Thursday, May 24, 2018

Be an Alpaca

Hi Everyone!  I'm excited to be posting on the Dare 2B Artzy blog using the VERY cute Alpaca Cake stamps and Summertime Petals paper.  Here's what I made:



Isn't she super fun?!?  Love!

For more details on this card, check out my Dare 2B Artzy blog post.

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Susan's Garden Release

It's a SuPeR fun day over at Elizabeth Craft Design!  It's time for a new release from Susan's Garden!  My card features the brand new Forsythia dies.


Love these pretty flowers that I added as a bit of a frame around the new Stitched Hexagon dies.  The flowers are colored with Copic Y15, leaves with YG17, G85, and G99, and branch E15.  The paper I used is from the 6x6 version of Cucina w/ Love.  The sentiment is from the Plant, Grow, and Bloom Clear stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Prom Ellie

It's my day to provide inspiration for the Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  My card features Prom Ellie.




Ain't she pretty!  The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs 6x6 Sweet Vintage Rose collection.  I added some twine, doily, lace and roses to embellish her.  She is colored with Copics markers, but I'm sorry I forgot to write them down before putting them away.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Glitter It Up!

It's Designer Challenge Day at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  I always love designer challenge day!  So many beautiful creations from the design team!  ALSO, there's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!   Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!


This month's challenge to the designers is All That Glitters!  Here's how I glittered it up!



I made two cards using the glitter lace technique!  You can see the you-tube video about how to do this technique - here.  The white background is cut with the Dashing Rectangles using White Soft Finish cardstock.  I used the colors from the new Bloom Glitter Palette and embellished the cards with the Color My Flowers clear stamps and coordinating dies.  I colored them with Copic markers:

V20, V22, V25, R81, R83, R85, YG11, YG13, Y26, B93, B95, B97

The sentiment is from the Fashionable Phrases clear stamps, and I added some lace, seam binding ribbon and Nuvo drops to complete the cards.

Be sure to see all the other glittery goodness on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Friday, May 11, 2018

Masking and Mixing

I'm posting today over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a couple fun cards I made using a masking technique with post-it notes.  Full instructions are on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. 

Here's what I made.


And this one :)

Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the details.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

Craftily yours,

Karen



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Thursday!  It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy.  It's almost momma's day!  Here's what I created for momma:


To create this card, I used the BEEutiful Stamps, Honey Bloomz Paper and a sentiment from the Flowers for Mom set!  The image is die cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs Dashing Rectangles.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Joset Release Day

There's a whole bunch of FuN and NeW releases at Elizabeth Craft Designs today!  Whoop! Today's releases are from Joset.  Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post for a bounty of inspiration from my design team sisters.

This first one uses the NEW Party Lanterns dies.

For this card, I covered soft-finish card stock with adhesive and then die cut the lanterns.  For the base, I covered the in True Red Silk Microfine Glitter and the outer layer in Desert Gold. Pretty and sparkly.  The card front is die cut with the Stitched Rectangles. The lanterns are hanging from a Berry Branch die cut, and I used gold sparkly stickers for the strings.  The sentiment is from the General Sentiments Clear Stamps.  From my stash, I added a stripe of origami paper I had in my stash, and adorned the Berry Branch with Nuvo drops.

For my next card, I used the NEW Tropical Florals and the Stitched Hexagon dies.


The flowers were die cut from the Thinking About Rio de Janeiro paper.  The rest of the paper is from the Fly & Scrap 12 x 12 collection.  The "thanks" is a die from the Words 2 - Thinking of You set.  I covered soft-finish cardstock with adhesive, cut out the thanks and then covered it with Rose Red Silk Microfine Glitter from the new Bloom Palette.  I added some twine and Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen




Thursday, May 3, 2018

French Girl Avery

It's time for a new challenge at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  It's always anything goes; we love to see what you create!  My card features French Girl Avery.


She just makes me smile!  I colored her with Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11
Hair:  Y00, Y21, Y28
Clothes:  R43, R46, E41, E42, E43, E44
Poodle, C1, C3, C5

The paper I used is from Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Simply Love.  The flowers are also from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  My complete supplies list is below.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And be sure to join the challenge for your chance at winning a fantastic prize!

Craftily yours,

Karen