Thursday, September 30, 2021

I-Crafter October Release: Scottie Dog Die Set

Hello, and welcome!
I'm posting today as one of the new designers for I-Crafter, a company rather new on the
horizon and the brainchild of Lynda Kanase, designer, creator and extraordinary crafter! 

Products are released monthly, and lucky me gets to come in at holiday time!

This sweet Scottie dog die set is one of the newbies, and I'm featuring it with the
buffalo check stencil. 

Here's a shot of the new Scottie Die Set, and notice anything different?
I-Crafter's dies are Teal Blue! So unique and fun!

Taking you up close for a look at the foam inking on the dog, the double bow on the
present, and all the backing on the die cuts.

That fabulous scripted 'cheers' is included in the die set, and I've poised
sweet scottie on a box so he can point to the sentiment.

This cheery little sized A2 card packs a colorful and sparkly holiday greeting.
Hope you check out I-Crafter, and all the new holiday goodies!
Lots of inspiration there too!

                     222215 Scotty Holiday:

222189 Buffalo Plaid Stencil:

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Card Concept: Sunny Sunflowers


Welcome to a new challenge at the Card Concept, crafty friends!
Our theme is 'Sunny Sunflowers.'

Julie has picked this bright fall photo for us, complete with color swatches. 

The Greetery's Botanicuts Sunflowers are a set I fell in love with when they were released
a few years ago. There's just no missing with that set. I colored with my sponge daubers
and ranger oxide inks. 

The layering of the die cuts brings the flowers to life! 

Windowpane Plaid Background, A Side of Greens, Birthday Blooms,
 Let's Have a Word Happy, and Curio Cover dies also from the Greetery.

The Card Concept #160 {Sunny Sunflowers} 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Double D Challenge: Leaves


Hi there! I'm playing along with a new challenge (to me), called Double D. 
I found it while visiting my friend Birgit Norton's blog. She's on their design team. 
The theme is 'Leaves'.

Thankful for the Greetery's new release, and this awe inspired sentiment, 'Grace Upon Grace'.

I chose an oldie from the Greetery to accent my sentiment, Autumn Sketches. It's a 4 step
stamp. I wanted the actual leaves to have a watery effect, so I sponge daubed the stamp
while still in the Misti before stamping. That way I could blend my colors rather randomly.

The challenge run for 2 weeks, check it out here:

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Card Concept: Colorful fall

Hello! And welcome back to the Card Concept Challenges!
Just take a peek at our photo inspiration

Tossled fall leaves in bright hues. Talk about inspiration!
Colors? theme? Textures? The Leaves?

Here's a bit of inspiration from me

Well my 'leaf didn't fall far from the tree', with this card!
Leaves, textures, colors and even theme found it's way to my design.

The Fall and Holiday lineup of inspiration for the Card Concept will knock your socks off! 
Remember to tell us what inspired your creation, what style is your card, and, don't
forget the inspiration photo on your blog! 

Once again, welcome back! Can't wait to see what you create!