Sunday, December 10, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia




Hello! I am thrilled to be a part of Taheera's Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year! This is such a fun and unique event!



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!


The sponsor for today is Seven Hills Crafts. They are a UK based store which sells products from lots of my favorite stamp companies! I chose to use some products from My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn for my projects today.

For this card, I used the Pierced Circle dies along with the Scenic Snowglobe Die-namics from MFT to create a fun snow globe. The snowflakes in the background are the Mini Stitched Snowflakes from Lawn Fawn, and I just glued those to my background circle and trimmed the edges off. 


The sentiment is from the Snowglobe Sentients stamp set, and I embossed it with white embossing powder on black card stock. I also added some snow to the trees with white acrylic paint.


For my second card, I used the Stitched Arch STAX from MFT to create my snow globe. For the background, I stamped the Snowy Backdrop from Lawn Fawn with white pigment ink and also splattered a little bit of white ink to create a snowy look.  


The sentiment is also from the Snow Globe sentiments stamp set and it's embossed with white embossing powder.


Each day there's a prize up for grabs from a special sponsor! Please be sure to show our sponsors some love, as they have been very generous in giving their support and time to this event. As mentioned, this year every single sponsor is also a part of the hop on their own blogs so be sure to visit them. :)

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Seven Hills Crafts so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter Bloghop

Hello! I thought I would have a little fun and join in the Winter Coffee Lover's Blog hop! It's been a while since I did a card challenge and blogged for fun, and I just happened to have the perfect stamp for this, so thought I would play!


Just in the past few months I have fallen in love with these adorable little Greeting Farm Girls! I had so much fun coloring her in Christmas colors to go with my little Christmas scene!

For the background, I stamped the snowflakes from the Snowflake Flurry stamp set in Unicorn White ink on Kraft card stock. I added a snowy hill and stamped the sentiment from the Polar Pals stamp set.



I colored cutie pie Latte Anya and all of the other images with Copic markers. The tree and presents are from the Christmas Dreams stamp set by Lawn Fawn. The tiny holly on her hat is from the Joy To The Woods stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Anya I fussy cut out, and the rest I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

All of the products I used on this card are listed and linked below under supplies!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


Friday, December 8, 2017

Deck The Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop




Hello! I am really excited to be a part of the Deck The Halls With Inky Paws Blog hop with Newton's Nook Designs! Being a huge animal lover their cute stamps really speak to me. Be sure to to read on to the bottom of my post to find out about a fun promotion they have going on right now, and how you can win a $20 gift certificate to Newton's Nook Designs!


For my card today I used a really cute stamp set called Fox Hollow, and I also used the new Snowfall Stencil, which I love! For my background, I blended Picked Raspberry and Blueprint Sketch Distress inks onto some smooth Bristol Board. I then sprinkled with water. When that was all dry, I used the Snowfall Stencil and embossing paste. 


I cut a white snowy hill out and stamped the sentiment in the lower left. The foxes and trees were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. I added those with foam tape.



Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special! 
Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.



Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Newton's Nook: Deck The Halls With Inky Paws





Hello! I am so excited to be the featured guest at Newton's Nook Designs today for their Deck The Halls With Inky Paws Holiday celebration!




For my card today I am using and adorable stamp set called All Aboard For Christmas, which was part of their October release. This is such a cute stamp se,t and also comes with a dog and a cat to add to the train. I really had a hard time deciding which animals to use since I couldn't fit all four on a card. I finally decided to go with the reindeer and the cute fox. 





For my background, I used Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress ink on Bristol Board. I speckled with water, and then with some white ink. All of the images were colored with Copic markers, and I added some details with white acrylic paint. I added a snowy hill in the background, and then a strip of black and white striped pattern paper for my train track, then adhered the train and cars with foam tape.



The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock, and cut out with a banner die, then adhered with foam tape. I just love how this turned out! 

Be sure to check out the Newton's Nook Blog this week for lots of fun holiday inspiration, and I'll be back on Friday with another fun project for the Blog hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)





Saturday, December 2, 2017

Lawn Fawn: Christmas Dreams



Hello Everyone!

I have a warm and cozy card to share with you today using one of my favorite Lawn Fawn Sets, Christmas Dreams!


I just love the way this card turned out! It's just how I envision a wonderful Christmas eve! Warm and cozy by the fire, with my animals! I wanted this card to definitely have a warm cozy feel to it, so I used Rusty Hinge Distress ink to blend my background. I speckled it with more of the same ink diluted with water and also some plain water to give it the lighter spots.


All of the images were colored with Copic markers. Some of them I glued flat down, and then some I popped up with foam tape to give some dimension.



I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Dreams stamp set along the bottom and adhered my panel to a  top folded A2 white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Christmas Dreams to all!

Kay :)



Friday, December 1, 2017

Simon Says Stamp: DieCember Release






Hi all! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful time of year! I have a card to share with you today using a couple of the new dies from the Simon Says Stamp DieCember release! 



I am using the Swirling Star Trail die and the Picture Book Hugging Penguin Die along with a few older Simon Says Stamp dies. The sentiment is from the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set.

I cut the background layers out with the Stitched Slopes and Hills die set and the little trees are from the Village die set.




Each die cut piece was layered over so that the cut out stars are showing the layer beneath. I tucked the small white trees in just above the snow line, and I added some tiny white dots around the stars with some white acrylic paint.




I pieced the penguin together on top of one cut out of solid white card stock, so that I could pop him up with some foam tape. I added the sentiment and a strip of striped paper along the bottom. I also added some tiny white dots to the heart the penguin is holding and to his cheeks.

You can find these products along with all of the new DieCember Release HERE!

All of the products I used are listed and linked below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Kay :)





Check out the whole Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release!


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Simon Says Stamp: Watercolor Prints

Hello! I hope everyone has enjoyed the Thanksgiving weekend! 
I am excited to share with you a card I created with Suzy's Classical Watercolor Prints from Simon Says Stamp! These are so much fun to color in, and they are quick! A great way to put together some handmade Christmas cards in a snap!


There is not much to tell you about how I made this card. I just watercolored the image with Peerless watercolors then cut it down to 5 1/4 x 4 inches and mounted it onto a top folded A2 size card. So quick and easy!


I did flick a little bit of white ink around after I was done watercoloring :)

You can find the new SSS Release HERE

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Happy Week ahead!

Kay :)