Monday, January 22, 2018

When It Rains, It Pours ...

I love this stamp by Technique Junkies. I got it last year at the stamp show in Columbia, SC. I used my Jane Davenport watercolors by painting each color onto the watercolor paper, let each color dry (they dry pretty fast) before adding the next color. I stamped the image using Versafine ink because I wanted a crisp black on top of all that color.

Crazy for CAS - All Colors of the Rainbow
The Paper Girls - Watercolors
Creative Knockouts - In Stitches
Moving Along with the Times - Clean and Simple

Stamp by Technique Junkies
Big & Little Pierced Chain Rectangle Die by Gina Marie Designs

Watercolors by Jane Davenport

Saturday, January 20, 2018

This seems only fitting since we still have snow on the ground

It's very odd to have snow on the ground here, after 4-5 days of it snowing. I mean, I do live in Concord, NC. LOL  It's finally gotten up to 50 degrees but so far, it's not melting. Our driveway and roads are pretty clear but our yard, not so much. The sun just doesn't hit it enough I guess.

For this card, I stamped this brand new cute snowman onto water-color cardstock. I colored him using Jane Davenport watercolor paints. I tore sheets of paper to glue to the side of the card. Then added washi tapes to the bottom of the snowman.

Challenge Up Your Life - Snowman
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - T is for Technique
Just Add Ink - Something New

Stamp by Unity Stamp Company

Friday, January 19, 2018

Striped with Copics

This background was so easy and I really love how it came out. All I did was take 3 different Copic markers and made stripes along the Yupo paper. That's it!  I water-colored him with Tombow markers and also used Copics for his scarf and gloves.

C.R.A.F.T. - Valentine
Cute Card Thursday - Something Fun
Little Miss Muffin - Anything Goes
Inspire.Create.Challenge - Love

Moose by Purple Onion Design
Sentiment by Amuse

Thursday, January 18, 2018

WOW. We got 7" of snow this week

And that is A LOT of snow for us in the Carolina's. Here are just a few pics from the past few days. I was really wanting to make a snowman but the snow was so dry that it would not hold together. Oh well. Maybe next time!??!??! Our driveway is finally beginning to melt ... I hope I can run to the library to pick up some books.

With Heartfelt Sympathy

I was playing with my Yupo paper and Copic refills to get this background.

4 Crafty Chicks - Sympathy
Moving Along with The Times - Clean and Simple
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals - Anything Goes

Cat die by Impression Obsession
Sentiment - Unknown

Monday, January 15, 2018

Cards in Envy - Tuxedo

Cards in Envy's second challenge for 2018 is "Tuxedo" (cards in black and white). You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing.

This is a blue footed booby which is a bird found in the Pacific Ocean region. Normally, I would have colored his feet "blue" but since this challenge is for black and white only, I just left it as is.  LOL

He's a cute little bird, isn't he?

Stamps by Impression Obsession

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Thank You

Time Out - Thankful
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Thank You
Pile It On - Thank You
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

I feel like I have been using this moose for every single card I've been making but he is my most favorite recent purchase. My son just got back from 10 days in Canada so I am sending his friend this card to say thanks for having him. She actually gets to see an occasional REAL moose when she goes hiking. Wouldn't that be awesome!?!??!?!?!

I water-colored him and the hot cocoa using Jane Davenport watercolors. I added some Sun and Moon Glaze to the hot cocoa to make it look more "real". I love that glaze!!

Moose and hot cocoa stand by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Friday, January 12, 2018

Yupo and alcohol inks anyone?

I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and found some Yupo paper. I got out my Copic refills, dropped a few drops of the refills along with some Copic Colorless Blender onto the Yupo paper to get this cool effect. I thought it would make a great little background for a Valentine's card since Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I colored "Spruce" the Moose using some Tombow watercolor markers along with Copics for his scarf and gloves.

4 Crafty Chicks - No Winter Blues
As You Like It - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Love/Valentine's Day

Moose by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Amuse

Thursday, January 11, 2018

I Miss You

For this challenge, they want you to "Frame it" and I immediately thought "how about a card using a "framed" window?  So I hope this qualifies for the challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters. I water-colored the image with Jane Davenport watercolors.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Frame It

Cats in window stamp by Eat Cake Graphics
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Soon, Valentine's Day will be here so why can't I use Spruce the Moose for my card? I hadn't used my Jane Davenport watercolor inks in awhile so I used those to color him and the hearts.

Always Fun - One Layer
Crafting by Design - Washi Tape
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions

Moose and heart stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Amuse Artstamps

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sending a Happy Hello

A Gem of a Challenge - Happy Anything
Cards in Envy - Winter Chills
Allsorts - Something New (this snowman stamp by Unity is new)
Crafty Friends - Something for a Lady
Alphabet Challenge - 3 of something (3 washi tapes)

Snowman and sentiment by Unity Stamps

Thursday, January 4, 2018

A dog sympathy card

Sometimes a dog sympathy card is needed .... This was pretty easy. I used a piece of Yupo paper (which I found at Hobby Lobby) and I used my Copic markers and colorless blender to make the background colors. Then I added this cute dog die cut by Penny Black.

City Crafter - Dogs
4 Crafty Chicks - Cards with Dies

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

A snowman new years card

Only 14 degrees here in the Carolina's this morning. I can't seem to get warmed up!!  It's been awhile since I colored with  my colored pencils. In fact, I think I had sold my colored pencils in a used stamp awhile ago and missed them so I found this set at Marshall's on clearance and thought I would give them a "go" again. To add the little white "snow" drops in the background, I used my white signo pen (note to self, mine is almost all dried up so I need to get a new one the next time I go to Hobby Lobby).

Pile It On - Snowman
Dragonfly Journeys - Fresh Start
Always Fun - Something New

Snowman by Unity Stamps
Handwritten sentiment

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside

It's 9 degrees this morning in Concord, NC so this card pretty much sums up how I feel this 2nd day of 2018! LOL 

Sunday Stamps - SSC169
Pile It On - Snow People
Inkspirational - Stamping Only
Cards in Envy - Winter Chills

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy Happy Happy Birthday

When Purple Onion Designs had their 25% off sale last month, I had to grab these moose and hot cocoa stamps. Oh he's so fun to color. I watercolored him using my Tombow markers and water. The hot cocoa stand I stamped in Stazon Spiced Chai brown ink and I didn't think it needed colored in so I left it "as is".  I added some patterned paper and some washi tape and voila, all finished and ready to mail out from one moose lover to another :).

Always Happy Birthday - Birthday

Moose and hot cocoa stamp by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Cards in Envy - Winter Chills

Happy New Year!!!! 2018 is here!!!

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy, the challenge is Easy as 1, 2, 3 ... You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

I won this stamp from Victorine Originals a few months ago when I entered a challenge on their blog. It's really fun to color with watercolors.

I hope you will join our challenge at Cards in Envy.

Snowman stamp by Victorine Originals
Sentiment - Unknown