Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crafter's Companion UK Birthday and a Giveaway!!

Hello friends! Hope your Tuesday is great! Crafter's Companion UK is celebrating its birthday and the CC USA sister is joining the celebrations as well!! This week Crafter's Companion USA has a week of sales! Who doesn't love sales {wink, wink}

Today, I want to show you a card I made using a sweet Bebunni image, and you can get it for FREE if you place a qualified order over a CCUSA!!

This cute image was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils:

Then I cut out part of the ear and die-cut the image with Circle dies and added a scallop red piece. Added a twine little bow and added stickles to the flower.

But wait!! That's not it, I have a beautiful set to giveaway! This Bebunni Celebration can be yours! What do you need to do? Just leave a comment and your name will be enter. 

I made this card some time ago with this set, you can find the info about the colors used HERE

That's it for today!!
Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win this set! You have until Sunday, October 26th (9pm Pacific Time) to enter!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A couple of "Clean and Simple" Christmas cards

Hello friends!! It's Saturday (night!) and I am here, blogging and relaxing on my couch after a day in the garden. My daughter and I cleaned  up 2 small boxes and 75% of the biggest garden box, we left tomatoes only on the ground, hopefully we will get more tomatoes before the real cold weather starts.
We harvested 22 pumpkins, 4 spaghetti squash, tomatoes, potatoes and beets!!

Anyway, after that I was so tired I only wanted to rest, I didn't even cook, ordered pizza and the family was happy. {wink, wink}

Ok, let me show you a couple of projects I made few days ago with a soon-to-be released stamps by Latina Crafter. I was in the Christmas and watercolor mood! They are super simple with lots of clean spaces (if you know my style, I love layers and layers)

Feliz Navidad: For this card, I stamped the trees on a piece of watercolor paper in versamark ink, added white embossing powder and heat set. Then I used my Inktense pencils and applied red, green, blue colors mixing them with a pencil until I got the background I wanted. Added a piece of dark green cardstock and zig-zag stitches. Then, addedthe panel to an A2 white card base. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of vellum in Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. Finally tied twine. My card was inspired the Fusion Sketch
Submitting this card also to: Virginia's View Challenge: Clean and Simple and Addicted to CAS: Vellum

Disfrutando esta Navidad: Means "Enjoying Christmas". Pretty much the same as the first card, for this one the same tree, I sprayed the image with sunflower and chocolate mists and blue intense pencil.Added straight stitches and die-cut the left side with a scallop line die. The sentiment was stamped tho the side, added red ribbon to create a nice contrast. I got inspired by the CAS(E) this Skech #96 

Hope you like them.
Have a great night!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For You Tutorial

Hi friends! Today  I have a very simple and fun tutorial using brand new Sheena Douglas Stencils, this time I am using "Summer Meadow Stencil" and also new to the store Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes, in this project I am using Matte Black Embossing Pate.

Lets get started:

  •  Looks like this after all the pretty shimmering spray.

  •  Then, take your Claret StazOn Ink and stamp the daisies from Poppies and Daisies set. 

  •  While the paste still wet, sprinkle Dreamweaver Gold Metallic F/X. Set aside to dry. After it is completely dry, get a little bit of the gold fix and rub it on the embossed areas. It will give the black a really nice shimmer. 

  • This is the result. I added the embossed piece to an A2 card base, I added a strip of Candy Red Shimmering cardstock and few white stars I had leftover from the Christmas Wreath Die.

Hope you like it.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Give Thanks

Hello friends! Today , I have for you a super easy card, yes, it's very easy. I used a couple of the new dies just released by Top Dog Dies.

Here are the details:

  • Make card base from Ivory cardstock. A2 size.
  • Mat a piece of red shimmering cardstock and an embossed dot background piece. Add stitches.
  • Leaves: Start with a piece of watercolor paper, (I chose watercolor paper because it can hold all the sprays and mists without changing its shape) mist the piece with Gold, Yellow, Green, Chocolate mists. I used different brands, but these are colors I used. Let it dry, then die-cut the leaves and acorn from Top Dog Dies Fall Foliage Die Set a couple of times. Shape the leaves to give them more dimension.
  • Add leaves and acorn to the card, add a gold bow and pearls.
  • Die-cut Top Dog Dies Give Thanks Die Set in Gold and Red Shimmering cardstock. Add them to card.

These are the dies used for this project:
Give Thanks Die Set

Fall Foliage Die Set

Hope you like it!
Have  fantastic day.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Christmas Bell Decoration.

Hello friends! How are you doing today? Hope you are starting a great week. I wanted to blog all weekend, but the nasty bug really hit us, cold, cough, headaches, more sleepy time and no energy at all. I disinfected my house yesterday, hopefully the bug is dead and I can come back into my normal and regular routine.

For now, I have a super cool Christmas project for you. I used my Ultimate, seriously the best tool on earth!! and the Angel Wings & Fancy Things Embossing Board to trace the bell and the Snowman Delight & Candlelight Embossing board for the holly leaves. I scored the bell on gold cardstock, then I dried embossed the 3 bells using Splendour embossing folder and for the leaves I used Green Envy Shimmering cardstock.
I created the beautiful bow using the Ultimate as well, the bows are amazingly easy t make and look a lot prettier than the other tool I used to use.
After I had all my pieces scored and cut out, I scored the bell in the middle and adhered strong red tape and put them together. Then, added the leaves, decorated them with red pearls and finally added the big bow.

I think this is perfect to decorate your Christmas tree or maybe your table. What do you think?

Hope you like it.
Have a fantastic day!