November 23, 2014

Yuletide Greetings

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  I have a handful done, but no where near the amount I need to send to the people on my list.  This past week we had January weather in November, no snow just bitterly cold, and now we are back into the 50's!  

I have another Christmas card to share with you today, inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge using stamps from Artistic Outpost and Custom Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs along with paper from Bo Bunny.


The trees from the Sleigh Ride set are stamped in Hunter on a scrap of the pattern paper, then die cut using Our Daily Bread Designs Circle Ornament Dies, and matted on Espresso card stock using the the ODBD Custom Matting Circle Dies. The Elk is from the MidWinter stamp set, stamped in Ranger Coffee Archival on a scrap of the pattern paper, then fussy cut and adhered to the stamped panel as shown.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost MidWinter, Sleigh Ride
Card Stock - Kraft, Espresso
Ink - Hunter, Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Twine, Gems, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, Big Shot, ODBD Custom Circle Ornaments Die, ODBD Custom Matting Circles Dies

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November 22, 2014

North Coast Creations November Release

Welcome to North Coast Creations November Release! This month, North Coast Creations is releasing two Christmas stamps, Snow Angel Murphy and Nutcracker.  Continue reading below to find out how you can win one of two North Coast Creations $10 Gift Certificates good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.

I'm sharing cards created using both of the November release stamps along with Pattern Paper and Custom Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, NCC's Sister Company.

My first card uses Snow Angel MurphySanta's List (hat) and Santa Paws (sentiment) stamp sets along with Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collection 2014, Custom Matting Circles Dies and Custom Circle Ornaments Dies.


After die cutting the pattern paper from the Christmas Paper Collection, I matted it on Gold card stock, then the Soft Sky base card.  I stamped Snow Angel Murphy in Coffee Archival ink on Kraft and Vanilla card stocks and also on scraps of the pattern paper, cutting the pieces as shown, sponging the edges before adhering them.  I also stamped the "hat" from Santa's List on a scrap of the pattern paper, it fits Murphy just right!  I used the ODBD Custom Circle Ornaments Die to cut the pattern paper, layering it on the Gold panel that was die cut using the ODBD Custom Matting Circles Dies.

I used the omitting technique to stamp the sentiment from the Santa Paws stamp set on a scrap of the pattern paper, mounting it on Gold card stock and adhered to the card using dimensionals.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Snow Angel Murphy, Santa's List, Santa Paws
Card Stock - Gold, Soft Sky
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Big Shot, ODBD Custom Circles Ornaments Dies, ODBD Custom Matting Circles Dies, Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Seam Binding, Button, Gem, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2014

My second card uses the Nutcracker stamp along with Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collection 2013, ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies and ODBD Custom Flourished Star Pattern Die.


I created an SVG File for the Nutcracker, and cut the file from White card stock using the Silhouette, then used a SAMJ to stamp the image in Black Archival.  I added color to the image using STAEDTLER Watercolor Markers, sponged the edges with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress ink, then adhered the image to the Christmas Paper that was die cut using one of the dies from the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, adhering it to the Black panel that was die cut using the Vintage Labels Die. The large Black panel was die cut using the Flourished Star Pattern Die.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Nutcracker
Card Stock - Kraft, Black
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Seam Binding, Gold Cord, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensional, Big Shot, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2013/Vintage Labels Die/Flourished Star Pattern Die/Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, STAEDTLER Watercolor Markers

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ODBD Products:



Prize Details:
Two randomly selected winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate to North Coast Creations, good towards the purchase of NCC stamps,  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM EST to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!   Winners will be posted November 25th, on the North Coast Creations Blog, so be sure to check back there to see if you are one of the winners! 

For more inspiration using the November Release you can see the other Designers projects on the North Coast Creations Blog, or visit their blog links below:

Sandee * Lori * Dawn * Julie * Lisa * Amber

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November 21, 2014

Friendship - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Alter It Challenge, the challenge this week is Friendship.

My craft time has been a bit limited as of late, so I'm playing along with a few additional challenges.  Inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, I used My Minds Eye pattern paper along with images from Stampotique to create my card.  I added Zva Creative Crystal Gems to fit the Stampotique Bling It Out Challenge.


Details:
Stamps - Stampotique Originals
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival
Card Stock - Espresso, Vanilla
Other - Zva Creative Crystal Gems, Ink Blending Tool, My Minds Eye pattern paper, Vintage Brown Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Big Shot, Glue Dots

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Friendship Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

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November 18, 2014

Christmas Gift Giving

This week the Craftwell eBrush Design Team members are sharing Altered Projects using the eBrush.  I'm excited to share my projects with you, when I showed them to my family, they loved the glass pieces and said they looked like etched glass!

Here's my finished projects



These are the items I started with



Supplies:
eBrush - Sharpie Adapter 
Sharpie Markers (Metallic) - Silver, Gold, Copper 
Miscellaneous Die Cuts, cut with electronic cutter, or use dies 
Non Stick Craft Mat 
Glass Coasters, Wine Glass, Glass Plate 
Pattern Paper (Winter Paper Collection 2014) 

I have a few step out photos here in my post, to see more photos, please visit the Craftwell Blog.

When decorating the plate, I knew I wanted to add the color to the backside so I reversed the image (from Silhouette), then die cut it from vinyl using my electronic cutter, and placed it on the backside of the plate as shown.


I used the eBrush and Metallic Sharpies to add color, once dry, I removed the vinyl.




Here's a close up of the plate


To add the design to the Wine Glass, I used the eBrush and a Silver Metallic Sharpie to spray over the vinyl cut out (from Silhouette).  Let dry, then remove the vinyl.

I had the Glass Coasters in my alterable stash, as I had gotten them on clearance at Kohl's.  They have an opening for photos under the glass.  Instead of using photos, I used a cut file from Maya Road, and pattern paper.  After die cutting the deer, I used the eBrush and Metallic Sharpie Markers to add color to the die cut pieces than adhered them to the pattern paper.


Tip:  If you happen to notice any overspray of markers on your glass pieces, you can remove the marker using a Q-tip and Gamsol.

As with all decorated glass items, hand wash for best results.  You could also seal if desired, or bake in the oven to heat set. 

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November 14, 2014

Bloggers Challenge - Alter It

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Color Challenge, the challenge this week is Alter It.


I apologize for the poor quality photo, hopefully the weather will be better tomorrow so I can replace the photo.

I used an ornament black and gold embossed the star from Our Daily Bread Designs His Birth stamp set.

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Alter It Challenge.  Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed. If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments. 

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