Friday, November 27, 2015

A Christmas card

I love this Cheery Lynn Die French Lattice (small). It makes such an elegant background. I would use it on almost every card but I tend to do larger coloring designs that would just cover the whole thing. So sad. I do use it often on the inside of cards though. I used the 2nd die in this set: Oval-Scalloped-lg-stackers-nesting-dies/. The stamp I used is from(gasp!!!No, not Stampendous ;p) After Midnight Art Stamps Christmas Sheet #5. It was stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Then I went over the edges with the same ink and penned in over the top with Copic Atyou Spica in Sky Blue. Then I used my Irresistable Pico Embelisher to add a tiny dot on each of the scallops and at the meeting point of each lattice. I added everything to a white pre-made card that I edged with the Vintage Photo Distress ink. I made my Poinsettia with Cheery Lynn's  Build-a-flower-1-petals-leaves/. After I shaped the petals I used my Craf-t-Products-Metallic Rub Ons in gold and red on the flower petals and leaves. Before I used a small brass brad in the center of the Poinsettia I added light dabs of glue to the petals and sprinkled them with red micro glitter from Stampendous  Christmas-micro-glitter-kit. It doesn't show in the picture but it sure looks great in the light. 
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! Viki     

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

That's better

Yup, it looks much better with the animals added. I used my Tombow pencils to color the animals because I wanted soft color on them. The little fox has an orange red undercoat with a dark ocher over the top. The deer is just dark ocher with a touch of pink on the ears and cheek. I think just that addition makes the card look much better. Sometimes you just need to stand back and look something the next day and you will just know it needs more. 

The sun was shining today so I decided to see if I could get a good shot of my right hand. I wasn't even sure if I would be able to hold the camera with my left hand and take a decent shot. My nails are a lot longer on my right hand which is weird because I am right handed. I don't have a dish washer either. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Create Christmas

I have been having a blast playing with this set of stamps and dies from Stampendous. I was fortunate enough to win them along with 3 Glue Dots dispensers to try out and this gorgeous glitter. After I colored and cut each tree.I used a variety of yummy toppings. LOL This card I used radient pearls in Fandango Green over all and then I used Viva Decor's Pearl Pen as my snow and topped it off with the divine Crystal Micro Glitter from Stampendous that came in the glitter pack they sent me. Then I added my popcorn and cranberries. I am glad there is a die for those. On the star I used Sour Lemon Radiant Pearls and my yellow gold Spica pen. I almost forgot, I did use the Pop-Up die set on this card just upside down. I wanted pop up snow banks and I am now thinking maybe some Forest Friends would be nice. Especially the deer. If I add some I will put it up  in a new post.
  1.  Stampendous Cling Create Christmas 
  2. Create Christmas die set  
  3. Pop-Up Die Set 
  4. small and large snowflake punches
  5. blue Stardream paper
  6. light blue/grey card stock 
  7. dark teal card stock
  8. Stampendous Micro Glitter Kit
  9. Glue Dots

Can you see the Holographic effect in the glitter? I love it.The green red and crystal have it. A lovely linear Holo. These may well end up on my nails next month.  Holo nail polish is my new favorite.All my nails have a fine linear holo on them except for my index finger has a larger particle scattered holo. The fine holo is from Born Pretty the other I ordered from Bulgaria through ebay. I put them over chocolate brown pearl and did some stamping in white on every other finger.  That is a herringbone and a gauze. I wish I would have gotten my thumbs too. They have plaid and I love it. I think they will look great for turkey day ;p
Here are some glittered flowers I did to use on cards. The roses are from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms  and Cheery Lynn Designs Build A Flower #1   for my Poinsettias .           I used the roses on this simple card. This tree is done with colored pencil and blending solution. I used my irResistible Pico Embellisher in gold. I used my gold and blue Gel Pend and red Spica on the star and bows also on the ornaments for added sparkle. I cut some sections from the left over garland to add some dimension One last thing. I was playing with Yule Diamonds Perfectly Clear Stamps that I got last year from Stampendous. These are just cut out and laid out on my desk. That was the last thing I played with last night. 

Dollar Tree Haul and Super Catch Up Post

This post has been languishing in my camera waiting for me to make the time to load it.
These are some of the crafty goodies that I got at the Dollar Tree. The plastic picks came with the cup cake liners. What a deal! I got all three packs that they had. I got 3 packages of bakers twine too but I can't find the picture of those. Each package has 3 colors of twine in them so I am pretty much set for life on that. I don't remember how much was on each roll, but it is probably more than I need or will ever use. 

There it is! I finally found it.

Here are some of the Washi tapes that I got. I love the rainbow colored ones. I only found 2 rolls for Halloween and a few Christmas. While I was at it I got a few others that I liked.
I also saw some pretty Duct Tapes and chose these because I love the colors.I also found these pin cards to use. So cute. These are 8 little cards each with a different Halloween themed pin on them.

I found these pens with different colored inks and decided I needed them for doodeling. I also got a package of gel pens that are wonderful glittery colors. I think they are the best glitter pens that I have. They come in a 4 pack and are called Gell Rollers in case you want to check them out. Again, I couldn't find the picture.

I thought this kit would be fun. These are in the teaching area. You can color and cut out the shapes and make different geometric shapes. I thought the Dodecahedron looked like fun.

I got 2 of these Craft mats. They are a nice plastic and are 12 x 18 inches. So they are a good size to keep gunk off of your desk. The second one I got is for my computer desk so that when I am watching videos and doing my nails I won't ruin the finish on my desk(any more;P).
This is a piece I totally forgot about. It is a Halloween crown made from Spellbinders dies Imperial Border and Petite Monarch. I cut each several times to have enough to go around my head and glued them together. I used a printed spider web ribbon to weave through the Imperial Border and added orange dots and brown crystals.                                                                        

These are the start of my Halloween book. All the stamps are from Stampendous. I haven't decided how I am putting it together yet. It is half colored and there are a few more stamps I want to get to finish it. It is about half colored so far but I needed to get to work on Christmas so finishing it is on hold for now. I folded the cardstock before I stamped the pages to give me a better idea how much room I needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I found this beauty at a vintage store. It is huge! It is 12.50 x 19 x 1 inch thick from  1970.                                                                                                                                                                        This page is from the inside cover and has the constillations and the second page I am showing is the map of Africa. I just love the depth and colors on these maps.