Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween Witches

Sneaking in another Halloween card before Saturday!

I'm joining in on the October Farm Fresh challenge on the TGF blog: Black, Orange & Purple! I finally got my hands on this *sweet* Hallo Witch from The Greeting Farm. (I've had my eyes on her every Halloween since she was released! LOL)

Halloween Witches

Again, I colored her up a few days ago since participating in Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge! I've been a bit behind the past few days but hoping to catch up with some new stamps that just arrived- Woohoo!

I'm also joining in on the fun at Simon Says Stamp for their Anything Goes Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Too Cute to SPOOK!

Happy Tuesday! & it's the LAST Tuesday of October! Can you believe how fast the year is flying by?!? (I certainly can't!)

Tuesday means it's time for a new challenge over at Tiddly Inks! & since Halloween is on Saturday... the challenge is SPOOKY DOOKY!

While I totally love Halloween... I'm not all about the scary stuff. (I'm a wimp! LOL) So on to my challenge card...

Too Cute to Spook

I used this cute Peekaboo Bugg and did some serious distress ink layering for the background. I masked a circle to create a moon and layered some night sky colors (broken china, seedless preserves, dusty concord) and swirled in a bit of clear wink of stella for a bit of a shimmer!

Hope to see you play along with us at Tiddly Inks! Check out all the deets on the Challenge blog!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Feeling FALLish!


I recently got my hands on the new Happy Harvest stamp from Lawn Fawn and couldn't WAIT to get it inked up! I actually made this card last week, but haven't had the chance to blog til now!

I had some fun with this set! I absolutely LOVE that scarecrow! I had colored him right when I received this set as apart of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge, (you may have see it on Instagram) I wanted to create a fun background using the other stamps... and this is what I came up with! I also used the Stitched Circle Tags die but just trimmed off the little hanger part.

Feeling Fallish

We visited a  pumpkin patch over the weekend too- so I'm feeling very fall-ish even if our weather doesn't say so! (we're still in the upper 80's here!)

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with the newest Tiddly Inks challenge!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cacti Wishes


Surprisingly, I was able to get some crafty time this weekend- doesn't usually happen often on the weekends!

Again, I was able to use an image I colored a few days ago (from Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Color Challenge) and put it on a card!

For those of you that don't know- I live in sunny Arizona, in a desert, so when Hero Arts came out with this cactus stamp set I knew I had to have it! AND then they came out with a holiday version with cacti decked out in Christmas lights! Since I haven't been able to get my hands on it (yet), I decided to create my own Christmas cacti!

Warmest Wishes

I stamped the cacti in green distress inks and colored with copics, I used the string of lights from Lawn Fawn's Baah Humbug to make them 'festive'! I'm pretty happy with how this turned out... can't wait to decorate some more! ;)

I'm entering this card into the Hero Art's October Holiday Cardmaking challenge!

Thanks for stopping by... will be back soon to share more cards!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Bunny

Can you believe that Halloween is in 2 weeks?!?  Are you all ready?

I colored this cute bunny from Lawn Fawn's Critters in Costume set the other day for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge (hosted by the fabulous Kathy Racoosin!) and just had to get him on a card! I put it together with the CAS(E) this Sketch #145 challenge

and came up with this...

Halloween Bunny

I always forget to pull out my lighter ink to do more no-line coloring, but I remembered the other day! The little bunny is stamped in Antique Linen and colored in copics. I also felt like getting inky since I had my distress inks out, the background is blended with Seedless Preserves, Broken China & Mowed Lawn. And the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

50th Anniversary!

Hello there!

I'm finally back after having my husband's family in town last week to celebrate my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary!  (which actually isn't until December, but it was best time for everyone to travel)

Anyway, I helped with the party decor by making some centerpieces for a few of the tables. I painted some small terra cotta pots gold, and planted succulents in them! (Have I mentioned that I love succulents?)

I finished them off with die cut tags (Hero Arts) and number dies (MFT) tied on some black twine.

and of course I had to make them a card too...
50th Anniversary

Keeping with the gold and black theme, I stamped the large flower from Avery Elle's Petals & Stems in gold and embossed. I used the 'happy' cutaways die from Winnie & Walter along with the anniversary sentiment from the Big, Bold & the Happy, and created a 'shadow' effect my layering the same die cut from black card stock. I tied in the same 50 number dies from the centerpieces in gold glitter card stock.

Hope to get to more crafting this week, but I have been coloring along (when I can) with Kathy Racoosin's newest 30 day coloring challenge and posting onto Instagram- check it out if you're not already joining in! Such an easy to squeeze in a bit of craftiness, even if it's not a complete card!

Until next time...

Friday, October 9, 2015

Happy Snail Mail!

Happy Friday Friends!

Just popping in to share a card I made using one of the NEW digis just released this week at Tiddly Inks-Snail Mail Wryn!

Happy Snail Mail

I paired it with a sentiment from Right at Home, Happy Mail!

Busy day today.. chat later!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

WCMD: Halloween Wishes

Happy World Card Making Day!

I usually don't get much time to get crafty on the weekends, but I made sure to squeeze in enough time for at least ONE card for WCMD!

After creating (& uploading to FB) my card from yesterday using the freebie from Simply Betty Stamps, I received another freebie- Dark Fairy Brittany!  Now, usually 'dark' images aren't really my thing... but she was fun to color!

SBS Dark Fairy

I added in some purple and aqua to lighten her up a bit.  I wanted my card to be pretty simple to keep the focus on the fairy. I stamped the background with a spiderweb image and layered on a few pieces of Halloween patterned papers. I remembered I had a stash of spider buttons and thought they were a perfect fit!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy October!

It's finally October which means Halloween is right around the corner!

Halloween is becoming one of my favorite holidays- I don't do the the scary-horror stuff, much more into the fun, cute & dress-up part of it! Think I love it more since having my kids- my son is SO excited! (now just to finish putting his costume together!)

Anyway, if you're not apart of the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends on Facebook- I suggest you check it out.  There's all kinds of fun going on over there!

This weekend there is some fun going on sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps- freebies involved! Starts off with this cute Little Pumpkin Lilly... if you complete a picture with her & upload it, you'll get another freebie! Hooray!

Since I loved the look of the copics on kraft, I decided to do it again!

Simply Betty Pumpkin Lilly

Finished it off by layering Halloween themed patterned papers, doily, burlap, and some twine!

Happy Weekend!