Friday, October 28, 2016

Fa la la la la! a recap for Great Impressions Stamps

Hello, and happy Friday, everyone!  I'm posting today for Great Impressions Stamps, and I'm re-posting one of my favorite cards from a few months ago.

Since Christmas is looming ever closer, and we cardmakers are feeling the need to "get those cards made", I thought I'd showcase this card...

This card features E815 Singing Birds and D472 Fa la la la la.

I colored E815 Singing Birds with Copic markers.  I added a bit of Icicle Stickles glitter glue to their hats for some added sparkle. 

Papers on this card are from Close To My Heart.  Dies are from Craftin' Desert Divas and Lawn Fawn.

Check out all the wonderful Christmas stamps in the Great Impressions Store.  You won't be disappointed!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party

Monday, October 24, 2016

Birthday Stars & Bubbles -- an Oddball Art New Release

It's New Release day at Oddball Art Stamps, and there are some great ones again this time, all to be found in the Etsy Shop.

I got out my watercolor paints to create a card using #343 - Bubbles & Stars:

Watercolor paper, watercolors, a brush and water were the ingredients in this card.  The background paper, card base, and sequins are from Close To My Heart. 

Need some of the new releases for yourself?  Use discount code DTJULIE10 to get 10% off of anything in the Oddball Art Etsy Store!  Yes!

Check out the Oddball Art Blog to see the other new releases.

Have you joined the blog challenge yet?  There's a few more days to enter here. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Just Keep Juggling

I had a little extra time to play today, so I colored up this adorable image from Gerda Steiner.  This is the November freebie at The Outlawz progressive challenge.

Love this tiger with his positive attitude!  He's concentrating so hard to keep it all together.  That's exactly how I feel these days.  I just might have to send this card to myself!

I colored Juggling Tiger with copic markers, then fussy cut it.  The papers on this card are from Echo Park.  I wanted them to be as bright and cheerful as the coloring.  I used a variety of circle dies from Craftin' Desert Divas and Lifestyle Crafts to make the card.  The sentiment is computer generated.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner -- Share your Design
Outlawz Progressive Freebie -- October
Outlawz Monday Challenge -- More than 2 Layers
Critters & Creatures Linky party 8 -- ATG
D.L. Art - October Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Sunny Day Challenge -- ATG

Friday, October 21, 2016

Hello Friend -- for Great Impressions Stamps

Happy Friday, fellow crafters!  I'm posting today for Great Impressions Stamps.  I love the days I get to showcase these wonderful stamps!

Great Impressions Stamps has a whole line of Harry stamps.  They are all adorable. Today, I'm featuring F591 Harry & Sunflower:

I colored F591 Harry & Sunflower with Copic markers.  The sentiment is B152 Hello Friend (another favorite of mine).

Papers on this card are from Paper Play, Autumn Day 12x12 collection.  The Kraft card base is from Close To My Heart.  I cut out the sun on my Silhouette Cameo with a file from the Silhouette Design Store. 

Have you joined in with the Great Impressions Stamps monthly challenge yet?  It's anything goes, and it goes all month, so there's still time!

Don't forget to check out all the awesome Harry characters in the Great Impressions online store -- and the other wonderful rubber stamps!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Critters & Creatures Linky Party -- ATG

You are Paws-itively the Best! for MHK Designs

It's time for a new challenge at MHK Designs.  The October/November challenge starts today and runs until November 20.  If you use MHK Designs products, our challenges are anything goes.  If not, you can still join us, but here's some photo/color inspiration for you:

Using the colors of this photo, and the circle from the wreath, I created this:

I used the MHK Designs Fur & Paws set and colored it with Copic markers, just doing a bit of shading. The sentiment is part of the Fur & Paws set. There are some great sentiments in this set!!

The designer papers are also from MHK Designs.  They are  Pawsitively Purrfect and Deck the Halls.

I created this rocking card on my Silhouette Cameo with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The paw print brad is from Paper Wishes. 

I hope you join in on the MHKDesigns challenge this month.  Shop the MHK Designs Etsy Store for some great vintage images and wonderful papers, create something fantastic, and link up!  I'd love to see what you make, and you can win some more great stuff!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Save the Hooters!

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, and at both The Cutting Cafe and Imagine That! Digistamp, we're honoring the month with some inspiration.  At The Cutting Cafe, the whole team is featuring files with a great cancer awareness theme this week.

I used the Ribbon Shaped Card Cutting File from The Cutting Cafe to create this:

The gingham paper, adorable owl, and fun sentiment are all from Imagine That! Digistamp.  It uses the Give a Hoot digital stamp set,  and the BCA Ribbons Digital Papers.  All Breast Cancer Awareness sets and papers are 50% in October using code BCA50 in the Imagine That! Digistamp shop.

Check out what the other designers from The Cutting Cafe have made for Great Cancer Awareness this week.  They'll be posting in the Cutting Cafe Facebook group.  Tomorrow, Oct. 21, check out The Cutting Cafe blog to see the entire team all in one post.  Leave a comment and you could win 3 sets of your choice!

Let's Celebrate! an MHK Designs New Release (day 5)

Today is the final day of new releases at MHK Designs.  It's been a great few days, and I've so enjoyed it! Today's new release is perfect for New Year's Eve, and it makes for a party on a card. You'll see what I mean....

This is New Year Greetings...

I printed the fun, vintage party couple on some bright red card stock.  I chose one of the sentiments from the New Year Greetings set on bright green card stock. Then, it was time to really liven things up.  The designer papers are from MHK Designs, cut out with various circle dies from Lifestyle Crafts. They're the Simply Seasonal collection. Champagne glasses cut out on my Silhouette Cameo with a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store, and a bit of gold glimmer trim from Close To My Heart finished out the card.

Sets used:

That's it for this week's releases.  I've had such a good time, and I hope you have, too!  I'll be back again tomorrow for the start of the MHKDesigns October/November challenge.  Please join us!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party