Friday, October 30, 2020

Pink and Brown Birthday Wishes

 Hi there,

My card today was inspired by the Fab'n' Funky Challenges, which is celebrating it's 500th challenge with a special blog hop. I needed a card for a very good friend and I had recently picked up a fun little stamp set from Stampin' Up called "From All of Us" and since there are five critters in the image and five in our family, I thought it quite fitting! My friend loves pinks and browns, so I chose to use different shades of both in my project.

I began by stamping the image with Versafine Claire Morning Mist, using the stamp platform.

Next I colored in the image using a variety of shades of pinks and browns.

Once colored, I put it back in the stamp platform and restamped it with the Morning Mist and then applied Sparkle embossing powder to give the outline a nice crisp look and a bit of a sparkle!

Next I created a little cross-stitch frame out of pink cardstock and taped it down a wee bit wonky.

"from all of us", from the same set was stamped in the bottom corner, and the Birthday Wishes (bitty Birthday Wishes) was stamped in the top left hand corner. This was then foam mounted on to a piece of brown and white dotted designer paper. Nuvo drops were applied to the left hand side of the card and some brown and pink baker's twine was tied in a bow in the top right corner.

That finished off my card for today!

Here are a list of the ingredients used for my project:

From All of Us (Stampin’ Up)

Bitty Birthday Wishes (My Favorite Things)

Versafine Claire Morning Mist

Various Brown and Pink Copics

Sparkle embossing powder

Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles (Tutti Designs)

Nuvo Jewel Drops Strawberry Coulis

Nuvo Crystal Drops Dark Walnut Bubblegum Blush

Brown and Pink Bakers Twine

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card:
Fab'n' Funky Challenge #500: Your 2 favorite colors and tell us why
Creations in Pink: Anything Goes mainly pink
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #44: Include a critter

Hope you've enjoyed my share today.
Till next time,


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Deck the Halls!

 Welcome to my blog for October! This year is just moving at lightning speed, isn't it? I've been spending many hours with my bees this year! It has been a hard year for a lot of my beekeeping friends. At the beginning of the season there was an unusual increase in the amount of swarming and now we are combatting the Varroa mite! I am treating one of my hives for the second time right now - hoping that I can get both of them through the winter. My header for this month is one of my foraging girls out searching for some food to bring home. Asters and Goldenrod are the main sources for the bees right now.

The October theme for Christmas Craft Creations is music! You are all bound to have something music-related in your stash? Why don't you come join in the fun? For my card this month, I made some home-made sheet music and my stamp is the Rubbernecker Caroling Penguins.

Such a cheery bunch, aren't they?

I began by stamping the image with Nocturne Versafine Clair ink using my stamping platform. I had recently acquired the Nuvo Brush Script markers, so decided to give them a go. They were fun to use, putting a little on my easy clean mat and then using a waterbrush to apply to the image. The colored image was then put back in the stamp platform and was inked again with the same ink and heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder before being die cut with the coordinating die.

Nuvo Glitter Accents Fresh Snowfall was added to the pompom of the tall penguins hat for a little dimension and sparkle.

On to my sheet music! I just ran off a freebie sheet on my printer and then antiqued it with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink using one of my blending brushes.

Next, the holly sprigs were cut from green cardstock using the Winterland Holly die from CottageCutz.

The sheet music was layered to green cardstock. The penguins were attached with tape and foam tape and the holly sprigs were attached likewise. Red berries were die cut from red cardstock and attached to the holly sprigs with some Best Glue Ever.

The card front was layered to a red card base and and I stamped my inside sentiment (also Rubbernecker stamps) on to white cardstock. 

To finish I added some Winter Cranberry Glitter Accents to the berries.

This was a lot of fun to make. I really hope you've been inspired to join along in the CCC Challenge 

Below is the list of products that I used in my card today:

Caroling Penguins (Rubbernecker)

Caroling Penguins die (Rubbernecker)

Seasons of Gladness (Rubbernecker)

Versafine Clair Nocturne ink

Nuvo Brush Script markers

Sparkle embossing powder (EP107)

Winterland Holly die (Cottage Cutz)

Printed Sheet music

Frayed burlap Distress Ink

Scraperfect Best Glue Ever

Nuvo Glitter Accents Winter Cranberry

Nuvo Glitter Accents Fresh Snowfall

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers #217: Anything Goes

Look forward to seeing you join in our Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Blog with your music themed creations!

Till next time, stay safe!