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Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp Winter Hugs | Craft Collabs Video Hop | Giveaway

Good morning everyone and welcome to this months’ Craft Collabs Hop, where we come together to share themed crafty projects.
This month’ we are sponsored by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, found here.

My card today features Winter Hugs stamp set and a pearl alcohol ink background.

Polar Bear and Penguin stamped images

I first started working on the background for this card because I needed time for this to dry. I decided to work with Pearl Alcohol
inks in several shades of purples and pinks, along with a touch of silver and white. In a well-ventilated room, I placed a piece of
Yupo Paper onto my work surface and added the alcohol inks one by one, as well as the blending solution.

The fun part of creating with alcohol inks is that you can play around by adding the ink and then moving the ink around with a
blending solution and a felt applicator tool or a brush and even a straw will move that ink. There is no right or wrong way, it’s all
about just sitting down and playing around.

Polar Bear and Penguin stamped images

Once, I was happy with the outcome of my background, I set it aside to completely dry. In the meantime, I stamped all of the
images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock with Memento Tuxedo ink and used my Copic markers to color them in,
then the ScanNCut to cut them out.

Copic Markers Combination

Igloo: B000, BG000, B0000, Blender
Polar Bears: W2, W1, W00, R20, R000, Blender
Penguin: Black W9, W7, W5, W3 White W2, W1, W00, Blender Feet YR04,  E33

Polar Bear and Penguin stamped images

Once the background was dry, I added Distress Micro Glaze to seal in the color, then began working on the rest of the components.
I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock and heat set it with white embossing powder, then trimmed it down.
I used a stitched hillside die to creatively die cut a long piece of white cardstock for the snowbank. Once I had all of the
pieces colored and die cut, I was ready to add the components onto the card front and create a very wintery little scene.

Polar Bear and Penguin stamped images

Don’t forget to visit my YouTube channel for the process video, as well as a chance to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win!

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | A Gem of a Challenge | Southern Girls Challenge | Crafty Friends Challenge Blog | Tuesday Throwdown | Word Art Wednesday | 2 Crafty Critter Crazies | LeAnns World 101 | Colouring in Scrapland |

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!


Pattie’s Creations Moon Fairy | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team Project

Good morning everyone, it’s time for a new challenge on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. The theme is always
ANYTHING GOES and this week, the design team is creating projects with Pattie’s Creations images. For my card today,
I created a whimsy inspired card using the Moon Fairy digital image.

Moon Fairy Digital image

I began the card by printing the image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. I wanted the image to be prominent
on the card design, so I printed the image almost as large as the card panel. I created a mask by printing the image onto a
piece of printing paper and then added a temporary liquid adhesive to the back. For the tiny stars, I used a liquid mask
over the stars in order to create the background.

Moon Fairy digital image

Using a stencil and Distress Oxide ink in Wilted Violet, I created the purple clouds with a blender brush.
After removing the mask, I used my Copic markers to color in the image.

Copic Markers Combination

Skin: E04, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18, E49
Outfit: BG49, BG57, BG45, BG53, BG10
Wings: BG57, BG53, BG10
Moon: C02, C01, C0, C00, Y000, B0000, Blender

Moon Fairy

To finish this card, I stamped part of the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock and white heat embossed it.
The second part of the sentiment, I stamped directly on the background and added silver embossing powder.

Be sure to visit our sponsor, Pattie’s Creation for some of the most amazing digital images and pop over to Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge Blog for a chance to win!

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | A Gem of a Challenge | Di’s Digi Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Crafty Friends Challenge Blog | Word Art Wednesday | Crafts Galore Encore Challenge | LeaAnn’s World 101 | Pattie’s Creations Challenge Blog

 

Sugar Pea Designs’ Christmas Cheer | Nuvo Gilding Flakes | Copic coloring

Good morning everyone, I’m sharing one last holiday inspired card for this year featuring Sugar Pea Designs’ Christmas Cheer
stamp set and Nuvo’s Gilding Flakes in the background.

Sugar Pea Designs Christmas Cheer stamp set colored with Copic markers combined with Card Front Elements Builder II by Sugar Pea Designs and Nuvo Gilding Flakes in gold for a holiday inspired handmade card.

I started this card by creating the background first. I cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm panel to 4.25 by 5.5 and applied a
double-sided adhesive from Scrapbook.com diagonally across the entire panel. Then I applied the gold gilding flakes
and rubbed them in with my fingers. Once the entire panel was covered, I used a stencil brush to brush away any
excess flakes back into the container.

Sugar Pea Designs Christmas Cheer stamp set colored with Copic markers combined with Card Front Elements Builder II by Sugar Pea Designs and Nuvo Gilding Flakes in gold for a holiday inspired handmade card.

Next, I stamped out the images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo ink and colored
them in with Copic markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Bear: C02, C01, C00, Blender
Hat: B02, B01
Owl: E27, E55, E53
Lights: Y15, Y00
Red: R24, R22
Blue: B01, B00, Blender

Sugar Pea Designs Christmas Cheer stamp set colored with Copic markers combined with Card Front Elements Builder II by Sugar Pea Designs and Nuvo Gilding Flakes in gold for a holiday inspired handmade card.

I used the ScanNCut to cut out all of the images and die cut a tag from Gina K’s Red Velvet by Thermo Web cardstock using Card Front Elements Builder II by Sugar Pea Designs.

Then I added all of my components onto the card front with foam tape and finished the card with a sentiment strip
stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

This card is created for and entered into Sugar Pea Designs’ Mix it up Challenge #62

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Southern Girls Challenge | Creatalicious Challenge | Creative Moments Challenge | The Cuttie Pie Challenge |

Sugar Pea Designs Christmas Cheer, copic colored images. #sugarpeadesigns #handmadecards #stamping #papercrafting

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!


Lawn Fawn Oh What Fun | Clean and Simple Christmas Handmade Card

Hi everyone, I’ve had this stamp in my stash for a little while now and finally pulled it out for a quick and easy Christmas card,
inspired by the current LawnFawnatics Challenge: Happy Little Holiday Critters.

Lawn Fawn Oh What Fun stamp set combined with Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop die and Lawn Fawn Winter Wavy Sayings Christmas Handmade card.

I stamped the adorable Santa bear from the Lawn Fawn Oh What Fun stamp set onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb.
cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and used my Copic markers to color in this image.

Copic Markers Combination

Red: R39, R37, R35, R14
Gold: Y00, Y04, Y23, YR23, Y28
Bear: E25, E23, E21, R22
White: C3, C1, C00
White Gel Pen

Lawn Fawn Oh What Fun stamp set combined with Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop die and Lawn Fawn Winter Wavy Sayings Christmas Handmade card.

I envisioned a snow globe effect but the snow globe die would have cut out most of the background. So plan B was to use the
largest stitched circle tag and die cut the tag from a white A2 sized panel.
For the background, I used a piece of navy heavyweight cardstock and the Snowfall Backdrop by Lawn Fawn
and simply die cut the panel.

Lawn Fawn Oh What Fun stamp set combined with Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop die and Lawn Fawn Winter Wavy Sayings Christmas Handmade card.

To complete this card, I adhered the navy panel directly to a white card base then added the top panel with foam tape
for some dimension. I set the focal point pieces inside and then added a sentiment and finished the card off
with a couple of die-cut hearts from red cardstock with glossy accents.

Lawn Fawn Oh What Fun stamp set combined with Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop die and Lawn Fawn Winter Wavy Sayings Christmas Handmade card.

Don’t forget to stop by the LawnFawnatics Challenge Blog and check Design Team’s inspiration projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Addicted to Stamps and More | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!


Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Birds | Starfield Stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste | Christmas Handmade Card

Hi everyone, it is almost the end of the week and that means (at least in my house) hands up for the weekend!
I wanted to share an adorable Christmas card featuring this beautiful cardinal from the
Winter Birds stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs.

Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Birds, colored with Copic Markers. Newton’s Nook Designs Starfield Stencils and Nuvo Glimmer paste in Moonstone. Christmas handmade card.

I began by stamping out the images from the stamp set onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock with Memento Tuxedo
Black ink and using Copic markers to color in these. I used the ScanNCut to cut these images out. I had a little trouble with the
berries but nothing that a little tape could not fix.

Copic Markers Combination

Bird: R59, R39, R29, R27, R24, R22, E39, W33
Branch: E29, E27, E25, E23
Berries: R27, R39

Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Birds, colored with Copic Markers. Newton’s Nook Designs Starfield Stencils and Nuvo Glimmer paste in Moonstone. Christmas handmade card.

For the background, I took a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and ink blended Peacock Feathers Distress Ink using a blender brush.
Once it was dry, I die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle from the Frames & Flags Die set by Newton’s Nook Designs.
And then, I added the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone over the Starfield Stencil for a touch of sparkle to the background.

Newton’s Nook Designs Winter Birds, colored with Copic Markers. Newton’s Nook Designs Starfield Stencils and Nuvo Glimmer paste in Moonstone. Christmas handmade card. #newtonsnookdesigns | Copic coloring Cardinal | Handmade cards | Cardmaking

Once the background was dry, I adhered the images with foam tape and then added it on top of a red scalloped
rectangle panel. I debated on adding the sentiment to the front of the card but I chose to stamp the sentiment on the inside
and not cover up any of the gorgeous sparkle on the card front.

This card was inspired by the current Inky Paws Challenge titled “Snowy Day”, check out the design teams inspiration
projects for some amazing cards.

That’s it for this card, thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Addicted to Stamps and More | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!


Your Next Stamp Frosty Friends | Copic Markers | Christmas Handmade Card

Hi there, today I’m sharing a Christmas inspired card featuring Your Next Stamps’ Frosty Friends stamp for a sweet and shiny card.

Your Next Stamp Frosty Friends stamped image colored with Copic Markers set against an ink blended background for a sparkly Christmas handmade card.

For this card, I started by ink blending a panel of Bristol smooth cardstock with Seedless Preserve Distress Ink with a blender brush.
I added several layers of color to build up a bold background. Once the background was dry, I stamped the snowflakes
randomly on the background with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Your Next Stamp Frosty Friends stamped image colored with Copic Markers set against an ink blended background for a sparkly Christmas handmade card.

I only used one image from the stamp set which I stamped onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock with Memento
Tuxedo ink and used Copic markers to color in the image. I then used my ScanNCut to cut the image out.

Copic Markers Combination

Teal: BG49, BG45, BG53, BG10
White: C3, C1, C00, Blender, R22
Flower: RV69, RV55, RV00

I die cut a piece of white cardstock with Stitched Hillside Borders by Lawn Fawn then added some fine glitter by Lawn Fawn
on the hill to represent some shiny and sparkly snow.
I adhered the largest panel with fun foam to a white card base, then added the snowbank and my image.

Your Next Stamp Frosty Friends stamped image colored with Copic Markers set against an ink blended background for a sparkly Christmas handmade card.

This card was in part inspired by the current YNS #128 Winter Warm UP challenge, linked here! Thank you so much for stopping
by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

 Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | A Gem of a Challenge | Tuesday Throwdown | Word Art Wednesday | Time Out Challenges | Crafting with an Attitude | LeAnn’s World 101

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!


Fabrika Fantasy Naughty Cherry Elf | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team Project

Good morning fellow crafters, today starts the new challenge over on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog.
This month’s exclusive sponsor for the challenge is Fabrika Fantasy. Fabrika Fantasy store carries some of the cutest, fun
and fantasy images for card making and coloring enthusiasts! For my design team project, I used the pre-colored Naughty
Cherry Elf image for a sweet inspired Christmas card.

Fabrika Fantasy digital image of The Naughty Cherry Elf, Christmas handmade card.

I printed the colored image onto a piece of Neenah 110lb. cardstock and used my ScanNCut to cut them out. Working
on the background, I die-cut a piece of vellum with a large stitched rectangle die and using a Delightful Bubbles Stencil
by Echo Park with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone color. This is essentially a translucent paste with glitter, so whatever
the background is, that is the color that the paste will pick up. Since I used a translucent paper on top of white cardstock,
my paste took a white hue.

Fabrika Fantasy digital image of The Naughty Cherry Elf, Christmas handmade card.

Next, I die cut a tag from a piece of brown cardstock and added a woodgrain texture with an embossing folder by Sizzix. I added
a swipe of white pigment ink to give the impression of snow.

To finish this card, I adhered all of the elements, adding foam square and using a liquid adhesive. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment
using clear embossing ink and set it with white embossing powder onto red cardstock.

I hope you will join us and enter the challenge over on Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog for a chance to win a prize
and check out our sponsor, Fabrika Fantasy and their shop for some amazingly adorable images.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Lemon Shortbread Challenge | Crafty Creations Challenge | Southern Girls Challenge | Word Art Wednesday | Creatalicious Challenge | Creative Moments Challenge | Time Out Challenge |MFT Sketch Challenge |

 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!


Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero | 8 Cards from 1 Kit

Hi everyone, Today I’m sharing the eight cards I made using the Hero Arts’ November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit. And let me
say that this is an amazing kit. Not only for the value but the stamps and dies in this month’s kit are absolutely stunning.

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 1

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 2

I mainly focused on the images from the main kit in creating these cards with one exception from an add-on.
I first stamped all of the images I planned to use on Bristol smooth cardstock with black ink and heat embossed with
clear embossing powder. Since these images are tiny, I grabbed the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to quickly color
these images in, and die cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 3

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 4

For each card, I tried to incorporate some technique that would highlight each card from incorporating vellum, ink blending,
inlay cards or creating a custom background.

While most cards are simple in nature, they are also quick and easy to re-create or mass produce for the upcoming Holiday Season.

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 5

Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Hero Card Kit featuring 8 handmade Christmas cards from 1 kit, colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 6

The last two cards were probably my most favorite to create. The second to last card incorporates the Decorated Winter
Branches Window Fancy die add-on and simple ink blending for a stunning result. And the last card, probably my
favorite incorporates the Doorway Fancy die as an entire A2 sized card.

Hero Arts Decorated Winter Branches Window Fancy Die combined with ink blending, Christmas handmade cards.

Card 7

Hero Arts Doorway Fancy Die from the Hero Arts November 2019 My Monthly Her Card Kit colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Card 8

I have a video linked below and on my YouTube Channel of the cards I made using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit for November 2019.

As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used

Light Green 041, Yellow Green 053
Red 020, Wine Red 024, Deep Red 200, Geranium Red 029
Yellow 050, Mustard 067
Mid Brown 065, Oatmeal 064, Dark Brown 062, Light Brown 061
Light Blue 036, Cobalt Blue 036, Haze Blue 302
Light Gray 091, Gray 090, Dark Gray 095
Socks on Kraft Cardstock Pink 25, Light Green 041, Purple 082, Cobalt Blue 031, Red 020
House 031, 036, 022, 024, 053, 047, 065, 062, 064

This card is entered in the following challenges:

A Blog Named Hero | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Your Next Stamp Challenge #128 | The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge #363 |

 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!


Black Friday Crafty Sales and Specials!

Happy Black Friday all my Crafty Friends!!! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Here is a list of all the Black Friday Sales that I have visited and found. Shopping these sales are a great way to support all of the small businesses and stores that we all love. Thanks to each and every one of you for following me on Social Media and YouTube! This passion of mine has been a journey and your support helps me achieve in turning this from a hobby into a dream! These are affiliate links, so these help me feed the kiddos, and to be able to keep crafting for all of you!

Black Friday Deals at Scrapbook.com

  • Fri. 11/29 – Black Friday WEEK – BLACK FRIDAY
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  • $10 OFF Coupon
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Honey Bee Stamps Black Friday Deals 

  • Save 25% on all HBS brand products
  • Valid Nov. 28 – Nov. 29, 2019
  • No coupon code necessary
  • FREE US shipping on order of $75 or more
  • Get exclusive Holiday FREE BEE stamp with purchase of $35+
  • Get exclusive Holiday FREE BEE stamp & die with purchase of $75+
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Blitsy Has a 60% of One item

Studio Katia Black Friday Sales 

  • Save 38% storewide with Code BF2019
  • Sale Starts 11/27 ends November 30th at 11:59p MT (Not valid on MISTI & The Stamping Village products)
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  • Save 25% with Code Black2019
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Whimsy Stamps Black Friday Deals 

HallmarkScrapbook.com Black Friday Deals 

Your Next Stamp Autumn Harvest | Hello Autumn Handmade Card | Copic Coloring

Happy Tuesday everyone! I am sharing one last Thanksgiving card with you before we celebrate Thanksgiving! This card is inspired
by the current Your Next Stamp Challenge #127.

Your Next Stamp Autumn Harvest stamp images colored with Copic markers, autumn or fall-inspired handmade card.

I stamped all of the images that I wanted to use onto a piece of Neenah solar white 80lb. cardstock with Memento Tuxedo dye ink
and used my Copic markers to color them in. Once the images were colored in, I used my ScanNCut to cut them out.

Copic Markers Combination

Scarecrow Coat: E49, E47, E37, E35, E33, E50, E53, E55
Scarecrow Face: E15, E13, E11, E00, R22
Nose: E18, E15, E11
Scarecrow Shirt: BG57, BG53, BG000
Pumpkins: YR12, YR15, YR18, E11, E13, E15, E18, E47, E44, E43, G28, YG63, YG61
Rabbits: C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, R32, R20, R30
Birds: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30

Your Next Stamp Autumn Harvest stamp images colored with Copic markers, autumn or fall-inspired handmade card.

Part of this challenge was to incorporate plaid in the design. For my card, I used a piece of plaid patterned paper as a frame
around the focal point area.

I added some fall-inspired clouds to the background using a cloud stencil and Hero Arts inks. To complete this card, I stamped
the sentiment onto a piece of dark brown cardstock and white heat embossed it.

Your Next Stamp Autumn Harvest stamp images colored with Copic markers, autumn or fall-inspired handmade card.

Check out the Your Next Stamp Blog for all of the challenge information as well as design team inspiration for this challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Addicted to Stamps and More | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you.
Thanks for your support!