Friday, January 19, 2018

Snow One Like You

Welcome! Today I am making a card featuring Sunsational Stamps Arctic Cuties.  I love the little penguins and wanted to make a slider card and have my little male penguin sliding down to be next to his love. ❤



I printed the images onto white card stock, colored them in with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. For the snow banks and background I die cut the Little Town border twice, one on white card stock and one that I had sponged with Distress Oxide ink in Wilted Violet, then I trimmed the houses off the white one so I could use the lower portion as the snow-covered hill they reside on.  I cut another hill with a second landscape die  from Lawn Fawn.  I die cut the slider piece in the bottom snow bank piece using Elizabeth Craft Designs Sliders and Spinners die set.  I attached the boy penguin using two pennies and foam dots to assemble the slider mechanism.  This panel was popped up on the top snow hill using a double layer of foam tape.
I used a light blue Bazzill textured card stock for the sky panel.  I added snow using my Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White.
I am participating in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog challenge 437, you can access it Here and I am also participating in the 2 Crafty Crazies Challenge #10 you can access them Here.  I hope you have time to stop on over at these blogs and take a look at their inspiration.
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

giraffe love

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am Shylaa here today to share my DT inspiration for Sunsational stamps.

The challenge this month is to make wintercritters.

Here is my make a CAS card  made with Sweet on you Digital stamp from Sunsational stamps.


For this card, I coloured the digital stamp using camel watercolours Finished by card by adding faux dots and sequins.

Supplies used:
Digital Image - Sweet on you Sunsational stamps
Camel watercolours

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Sending you a latte love

Hey there, today I'm using 2 stamp sets in this card.
 I printed the logs paper and cut it using my birch trees die cut, super happy with the way it looks.  Isn't is awesome when your vision works like you want it to?
I let my Cameo cut out the bear and the latte.  I cut his arms myself so he can hold the latte.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Trio of Penguins

Hello everyone and as this is my first post of 2018, Happy New Year!!

It's Helen here today to share some inspiration using this month's theme which is 'winter critters'.

I've made a little three panel card using three of the images from the 'Ice Christmas' digi set which you can find here.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and used some patterned paper - each panel on the card measure 9cm square.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and don't forget to enter this month's challenge here.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

January challenge and December winners

Greetings Friends and Fellow Crafters, here we are with a new month already. The theme for our challenge this month will be "Winter Critters"  I can say that our design team has some great ideas coming up over the next couple weeks to share with you on this subject. However, here are some inspirational projects to get your mind working:

It's really cold across most of the country, I hope you are staying warm and have lots of crafting time!

Congratulations to 1st Place with a $25 digital images gift certificate:
Cicci With the Pen 
Congratulations to 2nd Place with a $15 digital images gift certificate: Jeanie Ellis  

Congratulations to 3rd Place with a $10 digital images gift certificate: Steffi H. 
Please contact Marji at and put Sunsational November Winner in the subject line. Thank you so much. 

So: now that we are fully inspired... how about getting creative and join us over on the Sunsational Stamps Facebook Challenge Page.

And here are the rules:

  • You can choose to make any paper crafts/ altered art creation you like as long as it fits the challenge theme.
  • You can enter a maximum of 3 times as long as it fits in with the theme and is a new creation. 
  • Using a Sunsational Stamps image will gain you extra entries into the prize drawing. Please name your images In your post. 
  • All entries must be new, please do not link creations that have been posted prior to the day the of the current challenge.
  • You must mention and make a link to our challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize
  • It is OK to link other online forums.
  • You are allowed to combine challenges.
  • If you don't have a blog you can link your photo from your Facebook account.
  • All entries to be linked before 8am EST, 1pm UK time, 2pm CET on Sunday December 31st.
  • The most important thing is that you have fun making your creations.
  • There will be prizes and the winners will be chosen at random from all the entries.
  • We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Warm Winter Wishes

Howdy-Hoot!  Well today’s project began as one idea and ended slightly different.  You would never know if I didn’t tell you…but I am going to let you in on a little secret…I made an oopsie.  There is a mantra that most paper crafters live by and that is “There are NO mistakes in paper crafting, just opportunities to embellish” or in this case alter the image.  😉
Warm Winter Wishes Card
Warm Winter Wishes Card
This is the end result, and I am happy with it, however, it was supposed to have two adorable owls on it.  But low and behold if I didn’t stamp the sentiment too high.  UGH!  I have ten thousand more things to make between now and yesterday so the idea of making another background was stressing me out, sooo….I cut one of the owls off and there you have it, one owl wishing you warm winter wishes instead of two.
Original Image with both owls
Original Image with both owls
I colored the image with colored pencils and blended it with Gamsol.  The image Owl Always Need You is from the Sunsational Stamps Shop.  Aren’t they adorable?!
Background for card
Background for card
The background was made by sponging layer upon layer of Distress inks.  I layered Tumbled Glass all over the cardstock then I added Peacock Feathers to part of it.  I flicked some water on top and dabbed dry with a paper towel, to create the snowy bokeh look.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment which is from Close To My Heart’Frosted set.  And as you see from the picture, the sentiment was a bit too high to accommodate both the owls…sigh…
Details of Warm Winter Wishes Card
Details of Warm Winter Wishes Card
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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Last Minute Christmas Card

Hello - it's Helen here to share a last minute Christmas card.

I've used the tree stamp from the 'Elf With Tree' set which you can find here.

I stamped once on the a piece of square card and then twice on to scrap card.  I cut out the tree and attached this with foam pads over my original image.

Next I cut out the snow layers and added these with foam pads.  I coloured the green with a Promarker and added a clear glitter glue to the snow layers.

Don't forget to enter our current challenge here - the theme is 'the magic of Christmas'.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Magical birthday

Hi Peeps,

I shylaa,here today to share a card on the celebration with Magical unicorn
Coloured the digi stamp with Starflyer watercolour pencils and did a fussy cut . Stenciled the card base with Distress ink. Adhered the digi image with 3D foam tape. Added Sequins & glitters to glow.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Happy Owl-idays

Hello there! It's a week until Christmas, are you ready?
Thankfully I am. 

I used 2 of my favorite images in this card along with some of my papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.
This one is called Happy Owl-idays

I hope you have a wonderful holiday with those you love!!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Holiday Triple Play

Welcome to Triple Play Wednesday!  We are upon that time of year where crafters have to get a move-on to complete (or begin) their holiday gifts, tags, cards etc.  Today I am using the stamp/image set You’re One Cool Friend from Sunsational Stamps to make three different holiday items.

Close up of snowman from You're One Cool Friend set

I am IN LOVE with this adorable snowman and his sidekick cardinal, I printed him out three times, colored him in with alcohol markers, added A Wink of Stella to make it glisten.  I colored clear gems with a black alcohol marker to make the snowman’s eyes appear to be coal and added some random highlight dots with a white gel pen.  Finally I fussy cut each one out then moved on to the packaging they were to be added to.
I embossed the gift tag with the polka dot embossing folder in my eBosser and added snowflake sequins for a little extra sparkle.  On the candy wrapper I adhered that fabulous transfer foil that I used a few weeks ago, to do this I put Scor tape along the top and bottom and pressed the foil onto the tape to adhere, then I simply lifted the foil sheet off and voila, a beautiful strip of silver foil to accent the wrapper.
Gift tag using You're One Cool Friend setGift tag using You’re One Cool Friend set
Top view of gift card box
Candy bar wrapper using You're One Cool Friend set
Candy bar wrapper 
Gift card holder using You're One Cool Friend Set
Gift card holder 
The clear gift box is lined with kraft color tissue and topped off with a beautiful red ribbon and bow.
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