Monday, October 31, 2016

"Sometimes I just look up"

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to post at Quietfire Creations and I created a card using the lovely new stamped sentiment from Quietfire Design, "Sometimes I just look up":
Sometimes I Just Look Up - Mounted
Such a heartwarming sentiment!
The card has several Spellbinders dies layered (hop on over to the Quietfire post to see the dies used for each layer).
The pretty patterned rose paper is from Bo Bunny.
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Saturday, October 15, 2016

"Wicked" Halloween Treat set

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to post at Quietfire Design and I am sharing a sweet Halloween treat set.  The set used stamps from the ghoulishly great Halloween Wicked stamp set:
Halloween Wicked Collection
The stamp set is huge!  The Twelve Days of Halloween is awesome, too.  Such a great set!

Here are some photos of the Halloween Treat set:
 The patterned paper used on the card and treat bag is from Graphic 45's Rare Oddities.
 Closeup of the "Something Wicked".
 The wrapped treats!  Scale of dragon...Wool of bat...Eye of newt...
The treat bag with goodies enclosed.  :)

For more photos, hop on over to the Quietfire Design post.  Oh- and if you like the stamp set used then you are in luck because it is 50% off right now!  Woo-who!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day!
Kathy Jo

Sunday, October 9, 2016

"Peace" card with plaid stencil background technique

Hello Crafty Friends!

Christmas cards are in production in my crafty room which means that my room is scattered with die cuts, festive papers, ribbon and glitter.  I guess you can say it is a merry mess.  :)  

The holiday card shared today is my design team project for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  It uses the beautiful Peace die designed by Suzanne Cannon
and the stripes/plaid stencil
The complete instructions to make the card are on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  Below are some card details:
 The plaid background used dye ink (Momento) and texture paste with microfine silk glitter.
Isn't the Peace die gorgeous?  Suzanne designs the most beautiful dies and stamps!  The Peace die is no exception...love it!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Candy Corn Halloween card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Sharing another Tim Holtz Blueprint Halloween card- candy corn!  Yummy!  Candy corn is my favorite Halloween treat and I definitely needed to make a wee card using the candy corn blueprint stamp.
The image was stamped on water color paper and colored using Distress Inks and a watercolor brush.  It was die cut using the Memory Box stitched square and mounted onto an orange postage stamp die cut (Spellbinders).  
A 4x4 tent fold card was created using black card stock.  Tim Holtz' Halloween paper was cut to size and mounted as shown.  The Tim Holz "trick or treat" metal embellishment was secured with orange/white twine and liquid glue.
The inside is more TH patterned paper and the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Mini Blueprint Halloween set.
Isn't that candy corn just the cutest image?  I never would have thought to dimension a candy corn and seeing the image for the first time made me smile.  So sweet!  (pun intended)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Monday, Halloween

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tim Holtz Halloween Blueprint Pumpkin

Hello Crafty Friends!

My last post I shared a frightfully feline Tim Holtz Blueprint Halloween card.  The card in this post uses a blueprint pumpkin from the same stamp set, more Tim Holtz papers and dies.  More Halloween crafty fun!
The image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored using Distress Markers and a watercolor brush.  It was die cut using a Memory Box' stitched squares die.
The Halloween die is from the Tim Holtz Handwritten Halloween die set.
The patterned papers were cut to size and distressed using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The lace was mounted and light blue/white gems adhered.
Although the card has dimension, it will be easy to mail.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card.  :)
Have a great day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, AG
Simon Says Stamp Monday, Halloween

Tim Holtz Blueprint Frightful Kitty Halloween card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Recently I picked up the Tim Holtz Happy Halloween Blueprint stamp set, the Handprint Halloween die set and the Materialize paper pad.  Oh- those purchases have made me very happy and busy in my crafty room!  Today I would like to share one of several projects created using the goodies.  
The cat drew my attention right away as it reminds me of my tuxedo cat, Pepper...minus the orange checkered shirt.  :)  The image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored using Distress Markers and a watercolor brush.  It was die cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs' Stitched Circles.

The Halloween is the negative of the Halloween die cutout.  The seam binding was dyed using Distress Stain and water.
The inside is more of the patterned paper and the sentiment from the same stamp set.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed the frighteningly feline Halloween card!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday, AG
Simon Says Stamp Monday, Halloween

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tim Holtz Blueprint Christmas Tree card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Did you create a card yesterday for World Card-Making Day?  I spent some time in the craft room to complete one card and start on another.  Oh- I so love my new crafty space and creating in it!  It is my happy, crafty, paper place.  :)  

Did you enter into the World Card-Making Day giveaway?  If not, visit my post from yesterday to leave a comment.

Christmas is just around the corner which means that Christmas cards and projects are in full swing.  Today I would like to share a Tim Holtz Blueprint Christmas Tree card.  This card is colorful and too fun to make...so let's get started!

First, I created a Distressed Patina background using Tim Holtz paints in Tarnished Brass, Picket Fence, Fired Brick, Festive Berries and Candied Apple.  Several of the backgrounds were made for future projects.  Here is the background used on this card.  If you look closely, you can see the shimmer of the Tarnished Brass.
The Blueprint Christmas Tree image (from stamp set CMS135) was stamped onto watercolor paper using Archival ink in Jet Black.  The image was colored using Distress Markers in Peeled Paint, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China, Frayed Burlap and Ground Espresso using a watercolor brush.
A tent fold Kraft card was created (4.25" x 5.5") and distressed along the edges with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain inks.  The patina background was cut to size and distressed along the edges.  Next was a layer of green card stock, cut to size and gold Pen-touch applied along the edges. The image was cut to size and foam mounted on the card front.
A row of red/white gems and half pearls were added along the bottom.  The gems/pearls were from a local dollar store (Dollarama).

The inside contains more festivity.  The wreath and sentiment are both from Tim Holtz' stamp set Mini Holidays CMS177.  The wreath was colored using Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint markers and stamped onto watercolor paper.  After drying, the sentiment was stamped using Archival ink.  A small strip of the patina background was gold lined and mounted for a wee bit of colored flair.
The card is full of Christmas happiness inside and out.  
Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the card.  :)

Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, AG
 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

World Card-Making Day Blog Hop!


Welcome to our World Card-Making Day Blog Hop!

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Happy World Card-Making Day!  
The Quietfire Design Team has made some cards and assembled some cool projects to share with you - and there are some prizes to be had!  Hop on over to each of the designers listed at the bottom of this post and leave a sweet comment on their World Card-Making Day blog post.
 For my card I used a couple of the stamps from the Halloween Wicked stamp collection.  This stamp collection is HUGE and I am so having fun making projects using this set:
Halloween Wicked Collection
Here is a closeup of the "12 Days of Halloween":
To the left of the stamp are some black feathers and a jeweled embellishment:
The inside is the frightful "BOO".  All papers used inside and out are from Graphic 45's An Eerie Tale collection.
I have more projects created using this stamp set so feel free to pop in this month to see them.  :)
Now, the details on the Blog Hop:

To be eligible to win a prize, you must leave a your comment on the blogs before midnight on Sunday October 2, 2016. Prizes will be announced shortly after. Here is where you will visit this weekend!

Selma http://selmasstampingcorner.blogspot.ca/
Robyn http://rainbowweaves.blogspot.ca/
Diana http://yourstrulybydiana.blogspot.ca/
Yogi http://yogiemp.blogspot.ca/
Kathy Jo http://daisysanddaffodils.blogspot.ca/
Teresa http://victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.ca/
Suzanne http://quietfirestyle.blogspot.ca/


Thanks for stopping by!  Good luck on the Blog Hop!
Have a Happy, Crafty Day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, AG
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