Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sending Joy


Another crafty day card.  I hope my friends are sitting down when they see this. Generally when I don't finish a project and it comes home to be finished, it gathers way more dust before I get around to finishing it.  LOL.

I wanted the snow flurries to be in yellow but didn't notice the stencil still had blue on it from a previous card so green it is!

I'm entering this in Jingle Belles Pink Christmas for the Cure, Sparkles Christmas Challenge #81 Christmas for Kids 

The Details:  Penny Black Gift Giving, Lawn Fawn Merry Messages, Craftin Desert Divas Snow Flurries Stencil, Zigs, Versafine Onyx Black, Gina Marie Scalloped Oval Die, Distress Oxide Broken China and Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

We All Need a Bear Hug


Got together with some of the gals from our crafty group this weekend and had a blast . . . as usual! But, so not usual, I actually focused enough to make a few projects. Go, me!

This card was so simple to make thanks to Kimberly doing everything except the coloring for this make 'n' take she brought along Saturday. She's inspired me to take a closer look at my Zigs--these are not colors (the bear, eg) that I would have chosen but I love the results.  Thanks, girl!

I'm entering this in Curtain Call Cuddle, Jingle Belles Pink Christmas for the Cure, Penny Black and More Close to Nature


The Details:  Penny Black Christmas Hug, Zigs, Versafine Onyx Black

Monday, October 16, 2017

Cards in Envy Let's Play Dress Up


Grrrr-reetings, friends!  It's time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge!  This time we'd like you to play dress up. Super fun!

For my card, I masked the 3 background monsters then colored them up. Next I stencilled the web background in a variety of Distress Inks and Oxides, adding the Wilted Violet Oxide to give it a bit more bam. As you can see I hadn't bothered to mask which is really apparent on the mummy but that's okay--he's more mummy-like covered in cobwebs. Shiver. The vamp is mounted on foam tape so he's popping out at you. I added the web designer paper to frame the front panel--love how that looks.

I'm entering this in Cardz 4 Guyz #180 Halloween or Autumn Thank You and Addicted to Stamps and More #263 Holiday

The Details:  SugarPea Designs Monster Mash, Echo Park Cobweb Stencil, Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6x6 paper, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick, Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, Copics, Papertrey Ink Banner die, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Clarity Brush Applicator

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CDD October Release Day 2 - Holiday Hugs


Oh, I'm so bummed. Today is the second day of the full CDD October release and my last release card to show you. Boo. I've so enjoyed working with these sets and hope you've been inspired to check them out!

This time I'm featuring the Holiday Hugs set stamped on an Stitched In Circles Die and framed by an Inside Scalloped Rectangle Die. The sentiment tags are from the Treat Bag Die.


Killer cute, right? I love this set--so adorable!  I really like the effect of the image centerpiece against that embossed background.  t really pops!


I'm entering this in Just Add Ink #381 Just Choose Two (Embossing Paste, Coloring, or Sequins)   

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Holiday Hugs, Stitched In Circles, Treat Bag Die (tag), Inside Scalloped Rectangle Die, and Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Cuttlebug Forest Embossing Folder, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Saturday, October 14, 2017

CDD October Mood Board - Trolls Like Coffee Too!


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Craftin Desert Divas October Mood Board Challenge. This troll set is so adorable! I had a great time coloring up this scene and let the images remain the focus in this CAS layout.

Want to join in?  You know you do! Don't forget to add your creations using CDD products to the challenge album and share them using the hashtag #cddmonthly for your chance to win prizes in the CDD store!


I'm entering this in City Crafty #383 What a Fun-ghi

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Coffee Trolls, Timber (leaves), Harvest Happiness (pumpkin), and Harvest Wishes (sentiment), and Fancy Frame Dies

CDD October Release Day 1 - Angel Kisses and Holiday Jolly

I'm so excited that the sets I'm featuring in this post are available to buy right this very minute at the Craftin Desert Divas online shop! Christmas is just around the corner, people! (insert hysterical laughing)

First up, I've used Angel Kisses, the Fall Border Dies, and Distress Oxides to create a whimsical holiday scene. Yellow seems to be the It color for the design team right now. So loving it!


If you take a closer look at my background, you'll see there's lots and lots of visual depth. I create that by sponging with Distress Oxides, spattering with water, dabbing away the excess water then sponging again. Lastly I spattered Copic Opaque white for closer stars. Oh, the shooting star? That's me forgetting the panel was still wet. LOL.


The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Angel Kisses and Fall Border Dies, Distress Oxides, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Copic Opaque White


For my next card I've used Holly Jolly, coloring the images based on the colors in the Doodlebug Design Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper pad. So fun and unexpected for the holidays. I especially love pink Santa! This is as the world should be. :)


I used the Fall Border Dies and Fancy Frame Dies to create and frame the scene. Notice I inset the polka dot snow panel to reduce the thickness of the card a bit for mailing. Neat trick.

I'm entering this in Jingle Belles Pink Christmas for the Cure

The Details: Craftin' Desert Divas Holly Jolly, Fall Border Dies, Fancy Frame Dies, Doodlebug Design Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper, Uni-ball Impact Bold Point Gel Pen, Versamark, Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder, Memento Tuxedo Black

Now I hope you've been inspired to visit the rest of the DT to see what they've made and to stop by the shop.  Happy crafting!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CDD October Sneak - Holiday Hugs and Holly Jolly

We're on Day 4 of the CDD October sneaks and still have so much goodness to share with you!  

I have two cards for you today.  The first uses the new stamp set Holly Jolly and Snowflake Flurries Stencil, the other Holiday Hugs. These products will be available for purchase this Friday, October 13, at the Craftin Desert Divas online shop!



My first card is ever so pink and girlie! Just look at the wee girl cuddling her wee snowman--ack! I love this style of anime image, don't you? Oh! Notice the fluffy snow banks?  I used the Garden Border die for them!



For my second card, I created peekaboo windows using one of the Fancy Frame small rectangle dies on my Distress Ink/Oxide background. Then I stamped the images and colored them. The blue hair! That's one of my favorite things about coloring trolls or other magical characters--you can make them look however you want.


The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Holiday Hugs and Fancy Frame dies, Distress Oxides, Copics, Copic Opaque White, Versafine, Ranger White Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella