Feb 16, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 507: In the Kitchen/Cooking/Baking

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Hello and welcome! I have a new card to share today for our new theme at Allsorts challenge. It's Mervi's turn to host and she picked the theme of "In the Kitchen" so anything cooking or baking related.





I decided to use a cute stamp by Penny Black with a baker kitty from the set U R The Gift. It's been heat embossed and then colored with my Zig Clean Color Markers and then fussy cut using Cutterbee scissors. 

The floor and trim are a die set by Penny Black - Wood Floor , they are a newer purchase and this was my first time using this die set. I think it's perfect for many indoor themed cards!

The sentiment is from the Penny Black set with the same name - Sweet Wishes. An older one but love the fonts of the sentiments in this set, I think they work well for kids cards. Pattern background paper is an oldie from my overflowing box of scraps (I think it's by Basic Grey). White card stock is by Neenah and colored papers are by Stampin Up. The star on the cat's apron is part of the sentiment set.





Sharing my card here:
Shopping Our Stash  -  Use Markers (I used Zig Clean Color Markers)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge- Anything Goes with PB or Flowers
Send a Smile for Kids- Easter for Kids or Anything Goes for Kids
Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring
CCEE Stampers  Birthday Card
Krafty Chicks - Sweets
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Critter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper


And that is it for today, I hope you will join us at  Allsorts challenge. As always we  have a great prize that will go to one lucky winner.  Hope to see you there!



PS: There is also still time to join in my Crafty Wednesday challenge. This month's theme is Dies/Punches or Something with Hearts. Some great entries already and I would love for you to join in too!

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Feb 15, 2019

Hey There, Dollface!

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Happy Friday! I really didn't have any plans on making a card today, but as I was updating the daily challenge listings on my blog (I was a day behind), I notice this week's theme at TIME OUT Challenges is "Retro" and I decided making a card is more fun than doing chores so here is what I made :-)

All stamps are from the brand new Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February Kit. Although it is Art Deco inspired, I thought these stamps would make a great Retro styled card by using retro colors. 


I started out with Tim Holtz's Rays stencil and Distress Inks Broken China, Wild Honey and Oxide Abandoned Coral
Using  Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink ink I stamped the sentiment, image and martini glasses, which are all from the  Hero Arts stamp kit. I wanted to add a patterned layer so I dug deep into my scrap box and found this designer paper that I think has a retro feel to it and layered my card front onto it. Using my Crop-o-dile, I added eyelets to each corner of the card before adhering to a Sage Shadow (SU retired card stock) card base. 

As I mentioned  before, this set is so unlike any stamps I have but what a fun set to play with. Here is another recent card I made with this kit, where I also used the main die that came in this kit.


By the way, Hero Arts recently released their new catalog, and all products are now available in their shop, including the stamps that won their "most popular Stamp Kit" - the June 2018 kit. You can view all the products by clicking HERE or simply click the Catalog logo below. 

Hero Arts had a recent poll where everyone would vote on a favorite past stamp kit. The June 2018 kit won this poll and the stamps from the kit are now available for purchase as 2 separate stamp sets.

The Layering Sea and Sky Set and the Layering Waves Set. This kit was released before I had discovered the Hero Arts stamp kits, so I missed out, but I really NEED them and they will be making their way into my shopping cart very soon!! 


Back to my card though, here is another photo. As you can see, I accidentally got some yellow ink mixed up with turquoise, but it turned out to be a "retro" green, so decided to keep it anyway. 
I hope it qualifies for a "retro" themed challenge. 


I am also linking up with these challenges:
Tinker- Dream Die Cut / Stencil
International Art & Soul Make Your Own Background
Incy Wincy Designs - Make it Girly

and many anything goes themes:

Creative Fingers
QKR Stampede
Crafty Catz
Simply Create Too  
Crafting With An Attitude 
Crafty Creations 
The Crafty Addicts 
Lemon Shortbread 
Through The Craft Room Door 
Artistic Inspirations
Crafting from the Heart
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge  
Fashionable Stamping
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
The Corrosive Challenges 
Love to Craft
 


Thank you so much for visiting! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day. I will be back again tomorrow with my Allsorts challenge card. 

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Feb 14, 2019

Valentine's Bunnies

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Hello and welcome! I have one more Valentine's card to share (which I just finished this morning), so I decided to do a quick post.


Most of the items I used today are retired and no longer available. The cute image is a rubber stamp from LOTV. I stamped it with  Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and then used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring. I created a CAS scene by adding a die cut "hill" using one of Whimsy Stamps' Stitched Trio die and retired paper from Stampin Up. 
The sentiment is also by Stampin Up, heat embossed on black card stock. I don't remember which stamp set it belongs to...The little "love you" with butterfly is *I believe* from the Stampin Up set "Happy Heart Day", also retired years ago. The white card stock is by Neenah, and the light blue is Stampin Up's Soft Sky. The image has been fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors to add to the card. 




I am sharing with these challengs: 
Aud Sentiments Challenge- Love Or Valentine Sentiment 
Craft Rocket Challenges - Feb- Valentine
Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Wings
Crafting By Designs  - Love is in the Air
Crafty Creations  Always Anything Goes 
Moo-Mania & More - Love
The Crafty Addicts  - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas - Love
Always Fun Challenges- Love/ Valentines
Crafting from the Heart -  Anything Goes
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog- Valentines/ Love 
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Critter

AAA - CAS + Optional twist: Love 
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Love
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


And that is all for today! Thank you so much for visiting! I will be back again on Saturday with my weekly card for Allsorts challenge. 

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Feb 13, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - More February Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! I had some time to get inky and decided to create another inspiration card for my challenge - Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - here on my blog. If you are here to join in, you can find the linky tool at the end of this post. As a reminder, this month's theme is:

Dies/Punches or Something with Hearts. 
(Or you may use both of course!)

I am also really excited that the February My Monthly Hero kit by Hero Arts arrived in the mail and could not wait to ink it up! This kit is definitely very different from all of my stamps but I LOVE the theme and style.



I created an inky background using Distress Inks Mustard Seed and Wild Honey . The dancers were stamped with Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink and I used the matching dies from the Hero Arts February Kit  to cut them out. The intricate die from the  My Monthly Hero kit is the size of an A2 card, but I decided to use only part of it and trimmed off the rest. I used gold mirror paper (also part of the kit) and black card stock for the die cut and layered them. The half circle was done with a circle punch. This wasn't a planned addition, but ended up there because - you guessed it - an ink smudge. 



The February Hero Arts kit is available for purchase HERE. Kit subscriptions are also available if you would like to receive a kit automatically every month. If you do decide to become a kit subscriber, then please note, your subscription will start with the March kit and not with the current kit. You can read about Kit Subscriptions HERE


I am also sharing my card with these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Black and White plus one other color
Country View Crafts' Challenge Black and White plus one other color
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies 
Tinker- Dream Die Cut / Stencil
C.R.A.F.T. Weekly,  2entries - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Weekly - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times  - Add a Sentiment
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes w/ option of Hearts
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes 
International Art & Soul Make Your Own Background
Stamping Sensations - All Things Bright and Beautiful ( the color Yellow and Dancing)
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges-  Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create - Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle Anything Goes with optionof Valentine's Day
LeAnn’s World 101 -  Anything Goes
Love to Craft  - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes


To join in this month's Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge please leave a direct link to your blog post using the linky tool below. A prize winner and Top picks will be announced with the March challenge. You can take a look at this month's prize and last month's winner/ top picks in the original February post here


Please remember: this is a public blog, meaning any papercraft you link up or any comments left on this blog will be visible and clickable by third parties. The blog owner is not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without permission. 


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Feb 9, 2019

Allsorts 506: Winter Sparkle

Hello and welcome!
It's Saturday and that means it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Brenda is our host this week and she chose the theme of "Winter Sparkle".  This *should* be a fun one this time of the year, but I can't deny that I am sooooo over this winter weather. Between snow storms, ice storms and the polar vortex, more ice storms after that, and then more snow in next week's forecast, you can't blame us here in the midwest. We did get to see a blue sky and some sunshine yesterday, although very cold, but it was nice to have a sunny day.

But I did have fun with this card. I love this cute Eskimo couple Siku and Shiya by Mo Manning.




With a hill mask in place I flicked some masking fluid onto my Bristol Vellum card front. I let this dry completely then using an Ink Applicator Tool, I inked up the background using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Next I rubbed off the masking fluid with a paper towel.  With the help of my Tonic stamp platform I stamped the Berry branch by Penny Black onto the inked sky, then removed my hill mask. 

The  image has been colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, then fussy cut using Cutterbee scissors. I adhered them to the card with 3D mounting tape. The snowflake was done with a die from Dare 2B Artsy (which was part of their challenge prize I recently won), and the sentiment is an old wooden stamp by Penny Black. 


Below is a closer look at the image. I used the burnishing pencil coloring technique for coloring. I really wanted to add more shading, but unfortunately time is always an issue.



Sharing with these challenges:
Stinkin' Inkers - Baby it's Cold Outside
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday  - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times  - Add a Sentiment 
Brown Sugar - Love and/or Valentines Day
Simply Create Too  Anything Goes w/ option of Hearts
Challenge Up Your Life - Love is in the Air 
Just Us Girls -Weekly - Word Week: Love
My Time to Craft - All You Need is Love 
International Art & Soul - Make Your Own Background
Colour Crazy Challenge -  Anything Colored Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge  - For the One You Love


Thanks so much for visiting. Hope to see you over at the challenge blog, we're giving away a prize package by Stix 2. Remember you may enter up to 3 times for more chances to win!


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Feb 6, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - February Challenge

Happy Wednesday and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - February challenge! A huge thank you to all of you who played in the January challenge. I hope you all will join in this month as well! As always, the linky tool is it the end of this post.

For the month of February I picked the theme of.............

Dies / Punches or Something with Hearts.
Of course you may use dies with hearts like I did :-)





The image from the set Critter Party has been stamped with my new Versafine Clair Nocturne ink pad and colored with Zig Clean Color markers. Fussy cut with Cutterbee scissors to add to the design. The pattern paper is really old and the sentiment is also an old one by Stampin Up.

The image was layered over a white circle die cut. I added some faux cross stitches using an old set by Whimsy Stamp (retired). Here are some similar stitches stamp options. I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink again for stamping the stitches.


I am also sharing my card here:

 
Hand Stamped Sentiment
TIME OUT Challenges
Cupcake Inspirations
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Add Some Red
C.R.A.F.T.  - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Valentines
Moving along with the Times - Add a Sentiment 
Brown Sugar- Love and/or Valentines Day
Pattie's Creations - Love, Love, Love
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes w/ option of Hearts
Challenge Up Your Life - Love is in the Air 
Just Us Girls -Weekly - Word Week: Love
Penny Black Saturday Challenge  - Anything Goes with PB or Flowers
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Love


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This month's (February) prize:
One lucky winner will receive this stamp by Whimsy Stamps from my prize box.

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Last month's winner and top picks:

Craft Princess - entry no. 7
Congratulations, you are the January prize winner! Please email me at
ellibellescorner at gmail dot com
with your mailing address by Wednesday February 20th. 

Next up are my Top Picks from last month's challenge listed in the order of entry:

No. 18. Lynn
No. 24 Berni C.
No. 50 Debbie M.

Congratulations ladies! Your Top Pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blogs!

To be in compliance with GDPR I am not posting any links or cards, but all of these beautiful creations can be seen in last month's linky tool. 



If you would like to join in this month's challenge, please use the linky tool below.


As a reminder:
This month's theme is:
Dies / Punches or Something with Hearts
As always you may:
Combine with any other challenges
Enter up to 3 creations
Use any brand of stamps
And don't forget to:
leave a link back here to my blog.



Please remember: this is a public blog, meaning any papercraft you link up or any comments left on this blog will be visible and clickable by third parties. The blog owner is not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without permission. 


This post contains some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Feb 4, 2019

Hero Arts February Kit Release

Hello everyone,

nothing new to share today, but I did want to do a quick post letting you know that today is the Hero Arts February kit release, in case anyone is interested in checking it out. This kit will be available while supplies last.
I am a kit subscriber, meaning my kit will ship automatically, but it is now also available for purchase.
It looks gorgeous and so different from any other stamps I personally have!




As always, kits are a great value at $34.99 and this is what this month's kit looks like:


PS: if you are interested in becoming a kit subscriber, then your kits automatically ship for free (within the US). If you decide to subscribe, then please note, that your subscription would start with the March kit, and not with February. You can also read more details here.

Hope you have a great day!!


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