Sunday, October 30, 2022

Paws, Love & Joy Christmas Tree Pups

Jingle Belles - Not a Creature Was Stirring

Stamps and die by My Favorite Things
I use splattered designer paper 
for the background. and
gold Stickles on star and 
clear glitter on cat's wings

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Happy Halloween pumpkins

This was an easy card to create. I used all Hero Arts stamps and stencils and then just ink blended the edges in purple, green and orange. 

Beyond the Blue - Halloween or use colors purple, green, orange
Allsorts - Week 700 - Let's Celebrate

Stamps and stencils by Hero Arts

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

In All Things, Give Thanks

Now that Halloween is almost here, time to get started on Thanksgiving cards :).  I just make a few.

TIME OUT - Thankful

Stamp by Unity Stamp Co
Sentiment by Papertrey Ink
Watercolored with Jane Davenport watercolors

Sunday, October 23, 2022


This card was so easy to make, I used patterned paper from Hobby Lobby. No need to ink blend on the background!! Cut out die cut, add some glitter and voila, all done!! Very easy to mass produce.

Christmas Card Throwdown - Tic Tac Toe (Nativity/Glitter/Favorite Color - Purple)
ABC Christmas - U or V - Unusual Christmas Colors

Die set by Hero Arts
Stickles glitter on manger scene

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Trick or Treat Diorama

I wish I had set my timer for making this diorama and it took me 4 TRIES . Yes 4 tries to get it right. One of the problems I was having is I don't have a slim enough die cut long enough and I don't have an exacto knife (I'm afraid of using them) so I cut this shorter than the example. Mine is 5" wide instead of 6 1/2". That way I could use a smaller die cut for my middle and not have such wide sides. Hope this makes sense! Anyway, I dug out more Halloween critters to make this card. I do like how it came out even though it took me well over an hour to complete this card!! Whew!! Now I need a nap! LOL  Here is the tutorial on Splitcoast complete with a video should you want to try to make one. It does lay flat to mail but I am going to keep it on my desk for ME as it makes me smile :). 

As You See It - Halloween For Me, the Spookiest Thing on Halloween is always ... THE TRICK OR TREATERS 
Beyond the Blue - Halloween
Festive Friday - Challenge #FF0120 (Witch, Ghost, Pumpkins, Trick or Treat)

Stamps by Honey Bee Stamps 
Grass punch by Martha Stewart

Friday, October 21, 2022

House Mouse Pumpkin Painting

I made several different versions of this House Mouse card. This one has only 1 bat where my other cards had more bats. 

Beyond the Blue - Happy Halloween or use colors purple, green, orange
Craft Rocket - Autumn/Halloween
Creative Knockouts - Halloween
DL Art - Pumpkin
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes/Option of Fall/Autumn

Stamp by Stampendous
Bat die cut by Impression Obsession
Purple Distress Mica spray
Watercolored with Jane Davenport watercolors

Thursday, October 20, 2022

A Treat for You

Lift Challenge - Challenge #173 (On this challenge, we are to stamp a repeated image and then stamp another stamp on top of those stamps. Here, I chose an image from Reverse Confetti, then stamped a solid circle stamp over each one in a different color. I have never done this technique before. I love learning new things after 25+ years stamping!)

Stamps by Reverse Confetti and Amuse Stamps

Candy Corn Tree

 Try it on Tuesday - Halloween

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Have a Wheelie Good Day

I'm very sad that Reverse Confetti has gone out of business. They were one of my fave stamp companies and made the cutest critter stamps!! They had a huge 40% and then 60% off sale so I placed a large order. I got my stamps within 3 days!! I hate to see her go but I will enjoy my new stamps. Here are a few new ones :).  I colored this with my Copics.

The Paper Players - Anything with Wheels
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge #400

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Peace on Earth Wreath in red

This wreath is such a quick and easy card to make!!

Peace on Earth - Challenge #26

Stamps by Papertrey Ink

Monday, October 17, 2022

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Trick or Treat in the stars

I have made several of these cards, all are different. These critters are having a fun night trick or treating!

Festive Friday - Challenge #FF0120 (Stars/Ghost/Trick or Treat)
Cupcake Inspiration - Challenge 555

Stamps and die cuts by Honey Bee

Saturday, October 15, 2022

House Mouse painting pumpkins

Another House Mouse card, only a few more bats added to this one.

Little Red Wagon - I'm Bats about You
Crafty Gals - Halloween Colors
Make the Cards - Halloween
Shopping Our Stash - Frightfully Delightful

Stamp by Stampendous
Bats by Impression Obession
Distress Mica Stain in purple

Friday, October 14, 2022

May this Autumn Season Bring a Bountiful Harvest of Love and Happiness

The Diva's that Cut - Watercoloring
The Paper Players - Autumn

Stamp by Art Impressions
Square die cut by Memory Box
Colored with Art Philosophy watercolors
Nuvo orange drops on one pumpkin

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Winnie the Pooh with his map

Just a little watercoloring on this Winnie the Pooh card. I used some yellow Nuvo drops for the pot of honey and it looks so real!!

Cardz 4 Guyz - Teddy bear

Stamps by Unity Stamps Company

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

PEACE Love and Joy

This card took me a few tries to get it right. This technique is called Double Stamped Vellum and you can find the directions here at Splitcoast Stampers. First, I stamped the black stick wreath in Stazon ink. I let that dry. I flipped the vellum over and embossed the white dots on the opposite side of the vellum. It shows through nicely when turned around. In my first card, I had also embossed the love and joy sentiment in black but it curled the paper so badly, I restamped it in regular stazon ink. I love that big PEACE die cut by Papertrey Ink.

Fab n Funky - Embossing - Wet or Dry

Stamps, die cuts by Papertrey Ink
Bow die cut by Papertrey Ink
Slash Stitch Rectangle Die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Life is S'more Fun with You

I just love this image so much as I do love to make s'mores but rarely ever make them!! I used some white Nuvo drops to make the marshmallows look "real". If your lucky enough to have a birthday in the Fall months, I decided to make a few of these for my Fall birthday friends. 

Sunday Stamps - Fall Vibes

Stamps by Taylored Expressions

I used Nuvo white drops for the marshmallows 

Monday, October 10, 2022

Thankful for You

 The Paper Players - Purple, Green, Orange

Stamps by Hero Arts

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Keep Going, You Will Make It

The Flower Challenge - Use a Sentiment

Stamps by Gina K Designs
Watercolored with Jane Davenport watercolors

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Hello Fall

It's been awhile since I got out my Copic markers. Seems I am always doing watercolor but I think these called for bold colors so I used my Copics. 

Addicted to CAS - Autumn
Sweet Stampin' - Anything but a Birthday Card
Your Next Stamp - Fall
Aud Sentiments - Halloween/Fall
Craft Rocket - Autumn/Halloween
Day of the Month Card Club - Carve a Pumpkin

Stamp by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Reverse Confetti

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Trick or Treat during a full moon

I picked this Halloween set up on sale last month and I love how it came out. I used my copics to color the characters. 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - October Challenge #173
Four Seasons - Anything Fall
Little Red Wagon - Spooky Halloween
Two Old Bats Halloween - Anything Halloween

Stamps by Honey Bee Stamps
Grass punch by Martha Stewart

Monday, October 3, 2022

Happy Fall

Atlantic Hearts - Sketch#493
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Everything
Colorful Options - Outrageous Orange

Stamps by Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, Newton's Nook
Bow die cut by Papertrey Ink
Inks by Catherine Pooler and Copics

Sunday, October 2, 2022

3 Wise Men

Many thanks to my good friend, Meg, in Scotland for sending me several of these awesome die cuts. I paired it with some strips of orange paper. No sentiment needed here.

TGIF - What Would You Do Without a Sentiment