Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sending a Whole Lot of Love Your Way--Sketch Saturday #447

January 21, 2017

It's Saturday and time for a new challenge at Sketch Saturday!

Our sponsor this week is  Digi Stamp Boutique.  The prize is a $10.00 gift card for the winner.  We sure hope you will play along with us!  We can't wait to see what you create!

My card is created using the Cute Love Panda digi stamp.


My card is created on a white card base.  The top layer is red and cut with a rectangle die.  I used some Valentine paper for the XOXO layer and backed it with black.  The digi Cute Love Panda was shaded with a Copic Marker-C1.  I added a heart on the side and covered it with Glossy Accents for lots of shine.  Three black enamel dots were added.  Wink of Stella was added on the red hearts.  


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Have a great week!

HUGS!
Claire

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Merry Christmas-Reindeer-Merry Monday #231

January 19, 2017

Today I am playing along with The Merry Monday Challenge.  I love the idea of making Christmas cards all year and this challenge makes me keep to the plan.  Check out their blog for lots of fantastic inspiration!

This week the challenge is Reindeer!  I knew I had to play along.  I have several stamp sets with reindeer and it was difficult to decide which set to use.




My base card is white.  I used the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies by SugarPea Designs to cut the background papers and the white rectangle.  The deer are stamped and cut out using the Avery Elle Kitsch Christmas stamps and dies.  I colored them with Copic Markers.  The sentiment and black snowflakes are from the same set and stamped in Memento Black ink.  Wink of Stella and white gel pen were added for shine and detail.  



Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think.  I love to hear from you!

HUGS!
Claire

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sending A Whole Lot Of Love Your Way-- NBUS Challenge #8

January 18, 2017

I am so excited to make a card to link to Darnell's NBUS challenge!

I found her blog a few years ago, and I LOL every time I read it.  Not only is she talented, but her writing brings such pleasure to many of us in the card making world.  She is warm, vibrant and very supportive to all card makers!  She encourages us with her warm comments and wit!  BIG HUGS, Darnell!  XX



The NBUS challenge is so much fun for many reasons.  She requires that you use "Never Before Used Stamps-Stuff"!  We all buy things that we never seem to find time to use.  But, this time, she has a theme to go along with the challenge.


Well, this was a challenge for me.  I am so glad she asked us to step out of the box.  I loved coloring with colored pencils on Kraft.  It was my first attempt and I really enjoyed the process.  Now, I know I will do this again!  



I just received this stamp set Heart Bouquet from My Favorite Things the other day.  I was so excited to ink it up.  I trimmed my Kraft paper with a stitched rectangle die and stamped the image with Memento Black Ink.  I had a variety of colored pencils in a container and pulled them out.  I added Wink of Stella on the hearts and her black Mary Jane's.  She makes me smile!



                           Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  

Don't forget to stop by Darnell's blog and check out all the wonderful inspiration. 

HUGS!
Claire