Monday, November 23, 2015

Más vale tarde que nunca

I took a break from holiday cards to make an early (or late) Día de Muertos card featuring Dilly Beans Stamp #340, Frida's sugar skull. I practiced my Spanish (well, sorta!) and was inspired by two of my favorite Spanish-language blogs, Dilo en Español and Latina Crafter.

The sentiment is from the Queremos Pastel set by Dilo en Español Stamps. My husband picked out this cool sugar skull Washi tape for me at the craft store and I have had so much fun using it. The 3D skull was a gift from a friend. The patterned papers are all from Graphic 45's Fashionista collection.

Mom sent me some colored embossing markers (Marvy) and I just had to try them out! I colored the image with those markers (black, red, green, white) & Copics, and heat-embossed it with clear powder. I like the raised effect.

We're hoping to get to Mexico next year, for our family's semi-regular get-together. I really need to practice my Spanish!
Dilo en Español: Día de Muertos (+ DEE stamp)
Latina Crafter: Sketch #53

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pilin' on the Fancy Folds

The theme this week at Pile It On is Fancy Folds. We're sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs, so I used their lovely Latte Bouquet digi stamp to make this sliding pop-up card.

I colored the image, including the background, with Copic markers, and added detail with glitter pens.

Copic Spain Challenge: Anything Goes + Copic Markers
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything goes with Patterned Paper (2nd entry)
Little Red Wagon #316: Technique Card (sliding pop-up card)
Stampartpapel Retarte #65: Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls: Use any Image + Ribbon (on pull-tab)
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything Goes (2nd entry)

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas + Ribbon with Crafting with Dragonflies

This fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies our theme is Christmas + Ribbon. I raided my ribbon stash to make the tree; the star-studded ribbon is actually pieces of a collar my dog Walt wore when he was just a tiny puppy 10 years ago! I used a modified version of the Ribbon Frame Technique for the border.

Be sure to check out the gorgeous cards by my Crafting with Dragonflies teamies.

The backing papers are pre-glittered Core'Dinations cardstocks. Mom gifted me the metallic doiles; I cut down a gold one for the tree stump. The gold star is a patch, and I added some sequins & beads with Glossy Accents.

Crafty Gals Corner: Use Scraps (scrap ribbon & paper)
Simon Says Stamp: Christmas (2nd entry)
A Snowflakes Promise: Winter or Christmas Theme
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: Sparkle, sparkle everywhere (FT/2nd entry)
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything Goes

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Pink Thanksgiving

I just had to try my hand at another Concertina/Accordion Style Card, so I made this Thanksgiving card for a friend who loves all things pink!

The pumpkin is a sticker; the pumpkin was originally white, but I colored it with a pink Sharpie. The gold leaves are a ribbon. The sentiment on the side is heat-embossed in sparkly white powder, and I added some gold & leaf stickers.
Stampin' Royalty #304: Picture Inspiration
Taylored Expressions' Share Joy Challenge #12: Sketch +/or CAS (I'm giving this card to a friend for Thanksgiving)

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Warm & Fuzzy

I can't get enough of this sweater Silhouette cut file from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons. I decorated this sweater with a digi stamp I won from The East Wind recently, Tuxedo Cat 'Rang'.

I kept the design fairly simple to let everything shine. I added green flocking to the cat's hat, and a bit of ribbon for the scarf. The sentiment is heat-embossed in white & the pawprints are heat-embossed in shiny green.

I was also slightly inspired by this funny ad by Temptations cat treats:

We don't own cats, but I'm secretly hoping that my neighbor will ask me to watch her cats during the holidays... No way they'd let me dress them up though!
Animal Friends Challenge #32: Animal with a hat, scarf or gloves
Digi Galore: Monochrome with a hint of colour
Sweet Sketch 2: Sketch (rotated)
Simon Says Stamp: Christmas

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