Sunday, December 17, 2017

Front & Back Birthday

I have a birthday card to share today, using one of the Art Impressions Front & Back stamps, Eat Itself Set (Sku # 4828):

 I coloured her with Copic markers and used the matching dies to cut her out with my Cuttlebug. The sentiment and cupcake are from SC0794 Big Birthday Wishes.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Doggie Kisses

Time to post a few cards that I haven't had a chance to this year... here are four cards using Art Impressions get well set, Doggie Kisses (Sku # AiCS38):





Friday, December 15, 2017

Coffee Lover's Hop - Sixth Post

I think I'm done now, ha!  It is National Tea Drinker's Day today, so in it's honour, I made a Christmas card using Verve's new Santa and Coffee digital set for the 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  It comes with not only the tea sentiment, but a cocoa one, and two coffee ones - so scroll down to see all of them.  I was really inspired by this darker patterned paper from Fancy Pants - love it:




Patterned papers are Fancy Pants Designs; Stamps are Verve Santa & Coffee; Copic Markers.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Coffee Lover's Hop - Fifth Post

I have three cards to share today - two are coffee themed for the Winter 2017 Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  All three are using digital stamps from Verve, and some older Close To My Heart papers:
 This one is using the Viva La Verve December sketch, and uses Santa & Coffee from Verve.
My second card is using My Cup to Yours by Verve, and the last one (below) is also using Santa & Coffee:


Work & Play and Funny Farm

Our last Art Impressions launch before the holidays!  The design team are sharing the two new Funny Farm and two new Work & Play sets that are now available in the Ai store.  I have Holy Moley Set (Sku #4934) to show you:
This is a sweet set containing four mole images, a couple of accessories, and six sentiments!  Thank goodness the packaging that comes with the sets is in full colour... cause I didn't exactly know how to colour a mole :o)  He is pretty cute.
 I decided some paper piecing was in order, so I stamped him on two different patterned papers from Lawn Fawn, cut the outfits apart and made two matching cards.  I pulled out my button stash, added some thread and twine and there you have it.
Be sure to visit the Ai blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has to share.  Happy stamping!
Copics used: Mole - E47, E44, E43, E41, E00, R32
Balloon - Y38, Y35, Y32, E50

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Coffee Lover's Hop - Fourth Post

Two variations of the eggnog/wassail cards that I posted a few days ago for the 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop:


Patterned papers are Echo Park and Fancy Pants Designs; Stamps are Verve; Copic Markers; Dies are Memory Box & Your Next Stamp

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Wonder

 I have the last of my Ai Christmas cards to share with you today - two cards using the lovely Christmas Wonder Set (Sku #4936) from Art Impressions:
  I kept both of these images to a fairly neutral palette - other than red & green, I used just the Copic Warm Greys & a hint of gold.
For this card, I fussy cut out the lamp post and the tree, and popped both of them and the sentiment up with pop dots.  Happy stamping!
Copics used: Greys - W7, W5, W3, W1, W00
Reds - R37, R35, R32, R30, R59
Greens - G46, G43, G40
Skin/hair - E11, E00, E000, R30, Y26, Y23, E50, E55, E53, E51, E47, E44, E43

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Coffee Lover's Hop - Third Post

Another one... and not the last, either.  I am playing along with the 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop with just one card today.  This sentiment is from a Verve digi set from last year "My Cup to Yours":
Patterned papers are I Love Winter by Echo Park; Stamp set is Cup of Kindness by Verve; Snowflake die is Memory Box; Oval dies are MFT; Copic Markers

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Coffee Lover's Hop - Second Post

Day two of the 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, and I have two more cards to share.  The sentiments are from Verve's new digi set released a few weeks ago "Santa and Coffee".  I really love "Bring on the Eggnog" and I actually had to look up Wassail to find out what it was!


I used some I love Winter paper from Echo Park, a YNS pine bough die and the cup image is from another Verve digi set: Cup of Kindness.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Yay, it's here again!  The 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop starts this morning, over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog... with lots of wonderful prizes from an amazing list of sponsors.  I have a bunch of coffee themed Christmas cards made and ready to go for the week, so here is the first group of three featuring digi sets from Verve:

Patterned paper is Fancy Pants; Digi stamps are from Verve (Cup of Kindness & My Cup to Yours); Dies are Your Next Stamp (pine bough), MFT (stitched shapes) La La Land Crafts (holly) and Memory Box (cup).

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Kangaroo Mouthful

The Art Impressions Design Team are helping to launch the new Mouthfuls on the Ai blog today!  There are five new stamp sets - each with cute elements that can be inserted in their mouth (or tummy as in my card today).  You can mix and match what items you choose, and there are at least two sentiments in each set.  Here is Kangaroo Mouthful Set (Sku #4947):
The set includes all the dies to cut out the small accessories and the little "Roo".  There is also a die that you place over the kangaroo's pouch that will perfectly cut the slit to insert the present (it can be pulled out).  Such a great, interactive card - the horn is inserted in his mouth, but sticks up, the present can be pulled out, and the sentiment and Roo are both attached with Pop dots.  Our current challenge is Funny & Punny - so head over to the Ai blog to see what the rest of the team has created, and you can link up your creation while you're there.  Happy stamping!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

More Ai Watercolours

A few weeks ago, I shared a couple of Christmas cards that I made using the Art Impressions watercolour stamps.  I was so happy with how the urn image turned out, that I immediately painted ten more just like it!  I made six of them into some larger 6 1/2 x 5" cards with some Basic Grey papers that I've been hoarding for years...  I made two of each:
 Art Impressions stamp sets used are: WC Ornate Containers, WC Fir Trees and WC Branches - you can find them all on the Ai website here!  I used my Marvy markers and a damp paintbrush to pull out the colour.  I did a little ink distressing and added a few brown rhinestones to finish them off.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Santa Paws

 I'm pretty sure that this is going to be everyone's favourite Ai Christmas stamp set this year... Here are a trio of cards using the very fun Santa Paws set (Sku #4937):
What's not to love about puppies dressed up for the holidays??
The images are all coloured with Copic markers and then I let my love of patterned papers do the rest.
I actually started this post with just the first two cards... but love the pups so much, that I've added these last two before the post went live!

Hope your holiday card making is going well!


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