Saturday, February 24, 2018

Goth Savannah Fun

I love coloring the adorable images for Paper Nest Dolls Challenges!  I'm providing inspiration for this month's challenge using the sweet Goth Savannah digital stamp.


I love her long curls!  Fun!  I colored her with Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E00, E01
Hair:  BV23, C5, C7
Doll and Clothes:  BG02, BG05, RV52, RV55, V22, V25, Y00

The paper is from the Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Butterfly Dreams - 6x6.  From Elizabeth Craft Designs, I also used the Stitched Circles, Fitted Ovals, and Dotted Scallop Oval Dies.  The flowers are made with the Large Flower Die Set and the Small Flower Die Set.  I also used Dashing Rectangles dies from ECD to cut the background

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

Craftily yours,


Karen

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Float, Little Butterfly

A friend of mine had a birthday recently.  She LoVes butterflies.  To see the birthday gift I made for her, check out this blog post.  I also made her a butterfly card using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Love the polka-dots from the Thinking About...Rio de Janeiro 12x12 collection!  The butterfly, dragonfly and bee are from the Bugs & Butterflies clear stamps.  They are framed with a Stitched Oval die cut and a Dotted Scallop die cut.  The bugs are colored with BV00, BV02, Y23, Y26, YG61 and YG63.  I also added some Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter to the butterfly.  That pretty flower is die cut Daisy die using glimmer paper.  The sentiment is from the Plant, Grow & Bloom sentiments set.  I added some Fossilized Amber distress ink. I added a little lace and a couple Nuvo drops.

Thank you for stopping by!  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Easter Fun - A Designer Challenge

It's Designer Challenge Day Elizabeth Craft Designs!  Such a fun inspirational post on the blog, and 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, we are challenged to create a card with the theme:  Easter. There are SO many fun products at Elizabeth Craft Designs that you could use to create fun Easter cards and other projects - like the ones I used for this card!


The paper I used is from the Butterfly Dream 6x6 collection.  Isn't it pretty?!?  I also used Soft Finish Cardstock, 100lb for the sentiment and card base.

For the light teal paper, I used the new Dashing Circles dies to cut them.  I love the extra texture these dies create.  The other circles were cut with the Fitted Circles dies.

The eggs are from the Color My Easter Eggs stamps and are die cut using the coordinating dies.  That sweet bunny is from the Patchwork stamps and is die cut with the coordinating dies.  The Copic colors used were:

BG02, BG05, R81, R83, RV52, RV55, Y26, W0, W2

The sentiment is from the Spring Sentiments collection.  I added some grass from the Adventurous Edges die as well as some twine to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by.

Craftily yours,

Karen

Products from Elizabeth Craft Designs



Friday, February 16, 2018

Dare 2B Artzy - New Release Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop!!



We are celebrating the release of our new stamps, paper, dies and STENCILS!!

There are so many fun new products our Artzy Design Team has decided to have a Blog Hop to share off some of the amazing new things!!

You should have arrived here from Fabulous Chris's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

The winner will receive a stamp set and stencil of their choice!!
The Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!

Here's what I did!


Love these blooms!  Both the blooms and the sentiment are from the NEW Blossom Stamp Collection.  I kept the rest of the card simple with just some washi tape, a button and some twine.  Here's a close-up of the pretty image:



  
Your next stop in the hop is the inspirational Kendra's blog! 
We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It's all Gouda - Donut Worry!

Elizabeth Craft Designs has some new and FUN "pun" stamps - called Cute Food.  Here's what I created with them:




Ha!  So cute and funny!  Elizabeth Craft Designs also has coordinating dies to make them super easy to use in all sorts of ways!  The paper is from the Manly Man 12x12 collection.  I stamped with sentiments on Stitched Fishtail Banner dies (and just cut off the fishtail).  The "frames" around the images are done with the Fitted Circles and Dotted Scallop Circle dies.

I stamped the images onto Kraft cardstock and then colored with Copic:  BG72, BG75, W0, Y23, Y26, Y00, and Y02.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen





Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hugs for Valentine's Day

I've got a tutorial up over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  With Valentine's Day just about a week away, I wanted to make something fun, red and full of love!  Here's what I did!



I used their Simply Love paper, which is simply gorgeous.  I also used the brand new Laundry Party clear stamps and coordinating dies and the Berry Branch and Lace Heart Dies.  Love how this all turned out.  Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post for all the details!

Craftily yours,

Karen 

Supplies:

Alpaca the Cake

Excited to be featuring a NEW Dare 2B Artzy stamp today over on their blog.  It's called Spit Happens:


Isn't she just the cutest?!?  The sentiment is from the Alpaca Cake collection (which also has another adorable Alpaca!)  I colored up the images with Copic markers:  G40, G43, RV53, RV55, BG53, BG57, W0, W2, W3, E31, E33, and Y26. 

To create the sky, I used distress inks:  (from bottom up) Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, and Broken China.  I used the Earth and Sky Stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create it.  I also used the Stitched RectangleStitched Circles, and Adventure Edges dies all from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, February 5, 2018

Polka-Dot Fun

I'm posting a polka-dot card using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs:



Aren't those polka-dots fun?  Please note that I lined up all the polka-dots!  It's not perfect, but it was a challenge getting it close, so I want everyone to take note!!  (LOL)  The paper is from the Thinking About...Rio de Janeiro 12x12 collection.  That adorable little birdie was stamped from the Feathered Friends Clear Stamps and die cut with the coordinating dies.  I colored it with Copics:  RV63, RV66, B93, B95, YG11, YG13, YG25 and YR14.  The flower also has a little YG63 on it.  The sentiment is from the Banners Sentiments and is die cut using the Banners dies.  The pink pieces are cut using the Stitched Fishtail dies (even the one beneath the sentiment - I just cut off the ends.  The blue circle is cut with the Stitched Circles dies.

Thank you for stopping by!  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,

Karen