30 November 2022

Learning to draw a brick wall

For anyone following my blog I am sure you have seen the odd post that I share my monthly marker class I do at Kit and Clowder. I actually love doing the classes and I am not sure why I find it hard to start them but this month's image was so stinking cute I jumped right in and actually printed out the digital image the day I received the class which is not a typical reaction. Here's Alyce's final colouring so you can see why I was so excited:

Of course I then relapsed with my head cold and 2 weeks later I start but at least it's still November so for me that is a first. 

Now blow me down with a feather I knew we were starting with the rock wall as I had seen the WIP's going up in our Facebook group. Little did I know I had to draw the rocks. I assumed wrongly they were part of the digital image. But I did it and surprised myself with how easy it was.

Now the reason I am blogging my WIP is that Alyce is sharing on You Tube this month Chapter 1 of our monthly class for FREE and it is actually very easy and well worth watching if you own any alcohol markers. In case you are wondering my monthly class costs me $20AUD/month and I receive one big class and a smaller bonus class each month.

Links are below for the video on You Tube, Kit and Clowder's website but I also have a link on the RHS of my blog anytime, it has lots of freebies on it - doing the free 101 markers is so good and I learnt so much. She also has colour blends and a bit of history if you are ever stuck for a colour combo on the website, the Facebook group is fun to join the members share all their colouring and there are a lot of free giveaways - we are just about to start the advent calendar so a great time to join the group. As well as alcohol markers she also does classes for pencils.

YouTube Video HERE

Kit and Clowder website HERE

Facebook group HERE

Well I am off to do Chapter 2 and my window today, it's a miserable day in Hamilton so a perfect day for colouring.
✿ Karen ✿

29 November 2022

Beautiful Snowflakes

This was the title of the second class with Pinkfresh Studios recent holiday virtual event. This class was taught by Carissa Wiley. I love Carissa's work which is typically pink with glitter.

Well she shocked all of us with her mint, tidal pond and stargazer blend but there was glitter and there was so much die-cutting!! The cards are amazing - unfortunately my photos aren't, now I try to blog but the cards are in the post yesterday, so ca la vie. 

The first card had a layer of die-cut snowflakes (double stacked) on the base card and I loved this look.  Then we die cut from a snowflake coverplate card panel the smallest art deco frame and then ink blended with the 3 inks. She recommended doing the lightest ink colour all over then doing the darkest, then filling in the middle with the mid tone and then blending any lines with the light and dark blending brushes. 

To be honest I may have preferred to ink blend; then use the coverplate die; then cut out the frame, as I obviously have too heavy a hand and ended up with a heavier amount of ink at the cut out pieces. 

It was then matted onto gold glitter paper and the sentiment was gold embossed onto vellum - this was actually the hardest thing - even Carissa had to repeat hers. You needed to be able to repeat stamp in your MISTI or stamp positioner so you got very clean letters. I think I failed. I tried Vellum paper and my Vellum card from SU! The card weight was better, the diecuts when cut out from the vellum paper curled too much - Carissa says she uses a 40lb weight Vellum but she didn't mention the brand. Even so this card is WOWTASTIC and we have sent it to Pete's mum, as we wanted to give her the best card from the series of fabulous cards I have made from the Pinkfresh event. It has layers of foam but I crushed everything really hard and flattened it a bit and it still fitted through the small letter opening in my NZ Post letter guide.

The second card was much easier and had a card within a card. Instead of a layer of double stacked snowflakes, we used the snowflake cover plate die to give dimension and texture. We added a coverplate die to the front and the inside of the card (the inside piece was trimmed 1/8" off the LHS). We then cut off 1-1/8" from the RHS of a standard A2 card. Then attached the smaller card  (6" x 4" - scored at 3") underneath . When we attached the smaller card it is blended with the 3 colours.

Again a shocking photo but I hope it is self explanatory. 

We used Vellum snowflakes to make it a bit more ethereal and some gold metallic pearls. It is important to note that no vellum snowflakes should go beyond the RHS of the card, otherwise the dendrites will get damaged when the smaller card is open and closed. See below to how I decorated the front small card. By the way the arms of a snowflake are "dendrites" as a piece of useless information to save up for an episode of The Chase.

Success at last finally a photo that is in focus and again this is a rather special card.

Supply List (all PFS unless stated otherwise):
Stamps: Christmas Sentiments
Ink: Mint, Tidal Pond, Stargazer, Versamark
Dies: Christmas Sentiments, Art Deco frame, Snowflakes coverplate, Large Snowflakes
Paper: Neenah White #80 for blending etc, #110 for card base (I tried blending on Hammermill and Lavinia smooth and multifarious but I liked the Neenah best which was extremely interesting), gold glitter (SU!), Vellum Card (SU!)
Other: Gold metallic pearls, Gilded embossing powder (BM), various stamping foam from my stash, blending brushes (TE),  Bearly Art glue, MISTI.

Well I am weeks behind finishing of this event I think this was "where I was at" when I came down with my cold/flu and disappeared. I had done all my die cutting before I got sick but there was a lot of work in the first card especially. I may try her pink version with white glitter paper next year for a special person or two. 

I only have Laura Bassen's make n' take to do for this class and then I will be finished which is sad and I will be counting down the days to their next virtual event late February 2023!

✿ Karen ✿

28 November 2022

I can taste Christmas is getting closer

I am a guest Designer at AAA CAS challenges for small and few plus baked goods for the upcoming fortnight.

I have some teeny tiny gingerbread people when I went looking and thought you can never have too many Christmas cards.

Supply List:
Stamps: Tiny Gingerbread and matching dies (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Memento and Versafine black
Paper: XpressIT blending, Polished Pink (SU!), Neenah White
Other: Copic markers, White gelli roll pen (Sakura), Pop Of Colour (scrapbook.com), Layering Squares framelits (SU!), thin foam squares (SP)
Challenge: AAA #229

Well I think my card looks good enough to eat, it has ended up being a 5x5" square card so I have enough white space. I hope you can join in with us. I love AAA challenges, as its a bi-weekly challenge so lots of time to think and then participate.

Thanks for popping in.
✿ Karen ✿

22 November 2022

Is this the best layering stencil I have used to date?

I am talking about The Ton's Peony Print layering stencils (7 layers). I blogged a few days ago about my Eat Sleep Crafty Retreat I signed up awhile ago for. Now one of the things the retreat wants us to do is work with what we have in our stash BUT they also supply a list of what they are using at the retreat, now 3 of the cards really went WOW to me and today's blog post is one of those cards. 

When I saw this card I could not believe how vibrant and cheerful it was. Then when I saw it was a layering stencil and it was actually available to purchase at Krafters Cart I just had to buy it and I also bought the big HI die (The Stamp Market)as well and the Glimmer rectangle plate (Spellbinders) too. 

In hindsight I felt it was meant to be because what are the odds that it would be available to purchase in New Zealand. Krafters Cart has an amazing range of products to buy but often we have to go on a waiting list for it to be restocked and that can take months.

This is the second card Justine Hovey taught us for one layer wonders, again I am not in a good head space with being sick and I actually didn't have my stencil covering my A2 card mat so I had to trim a bit off using my A2 additional layering die from Waffle Flowers. The stencil is 6 x 6" so I just needed to pay more attention.

Justine also taught us lots of cool tricks for using our Glimmer hot foil machines as well. I must re-watch as I didn't quite get my rectangles lined up straight (look closely at the main stenciled card it has a double row of hot foiled dots). 

I especially liked her label on her machine SHINY SIDE DOWN - that is such a perfect reminder and now my machine has the label too.

She also had marked out what the grid of an A2 mat looks like for lining up sentiments etc. and viola so do I now :)

This is such a cool card and I love you get 2 cards for one. I have used Amethyst glitter gems from Pinkfresh Studios on the "coloured hi" card. Inks used (all PFS): Seaside, Lavender, Candy Violet, Grassy Knoll, Olive, Marigold, Clementine.

Well that is the first class from the retreat finished and to be honest with all the tips I learnt I feel I have already got my monies worth from the event. Huge thanks to Justine I loved both her cards (Jennifer McGuire may have to be careful I may now have a new J in my life to stalk). 


✿ Karen ✿

20 November 2022

Eat, Sleep, Crafty Retreat day 1

What a cool name for an online event. I have to admit that sums my life up recently if I remove the crafty bit i.e. eat, sleep, retreat. My head cold of 5 weeks duration seems to have moved to my chest now and I sound terrible but actually I am feeling a bit better and had enough energy that I could get out of bed this morning and see the afternoon session for day 1 (it's a 2 day event). I signed up as Alyce from my colouring class was teaching a class and quite a few of the tutors I watch their You Tube channels.

The classes are run through a Zoom meeting and we can comment and one of the tutors answers our questions live which is just awesome. I managed to catch the last two classes live today and enjoyed them both thoroughly. As I am working at the pace of a snail at the moment I should be finished those classes in time for the videos of the classes I have missed to be uploaded (that would be my only criticism so far is that I feel they should upload them quicker but most of the tutors are crafting along with each lesson and putting their own spin and answering questions). Tomorrow I may catch card wars which sounds hilarious but I fear I will be missing it as I have to provide taxi service for picking Pete up after he drops a car in for a service). Ca la vie.

So Justine Hovey taught one layer wonders but unfortunately I was such a messy stamper and got ink in places I shouldn't of by blending past my mask and then random ink appearing in places I have no idea how. I had to cut my panel down to remove the over blending and add gems to cover up the ink spots so my card is not a one layer wonder but a THREE LAYER WONDER and I love it !!!

Supply List:
Stamps: Script (Indigo Blue)
Ink: Mint (PFS), Meadow (PFS), Emerald City (PFS), Versamark
Paper: Hammermill and Neenah White
Dies: Ornate Circle (PFS), A2 layers (WF)
Hot foil plates: Splatter Sentiments (SP)
Other: Glimmer hot foil machine, Satin Gold hot foil (SP), Jade glitter gems (PF), Gilded EP (BM), masking magic (GKD)

Well I seriously think this virtual event is worth signing up for and if you do it today you may get sent the links to see tomorrow's classes live but if not you can be like me and see them in a few days time. Click HERE if you want to join in on the fun.


14 November 2022

A wreath of presents

Another challenge card and another Christmas card so that is a plus in my opinion.

Addicted to CAS have an interesting challenge to use a present/s plus be CAS, so I had the idea I could use my Wreath Builder by Gina K Designs and use 2 small presents. 

I went with 2 non-traditional but fun colours bright blue and bright red-pink to play along with Less is More's Colour wheel challenge and then added some sparkle as it is Christmas and CAS on Friday thought we need more sparkle on our cards.

Now after constructing my wreath it was a bit blah so added another cute reindeer and their ugly jumper and Copic coloured him to match the presents and he also bought one too. So a big Ho Ho HO from me.

I know I have presents, sparkle and predominantly 2 colours used, I just hope I have enough white space for my card to be CAS but I enjoyed thinking outside the square or in this case inside the square so hope you have time to join in too.

Supply List:
Stamps: Ugly and Bright (LF), Yeti or Not (LF), Oh Goodie (SU!), Merry and Bright (SSS), Monster Fun (GSD)
Ink: Polished Pink (SU!), Tahitian Tide (SU!), Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Dies:  Ugly and Bright (LF), Yeti or Not (LF), Master Layouts 3 (GKD)
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110, Pink glitter (CTMH), Xpress-IT blending
Other: Wreath Builder (GKD), Quickie glue pen (Sakura), white gelli roll pen (Sakura), dazzling diamonds glitter (SU!), stamping foam, Copic markers

EDITED: My card was chosen as the winner at CAS on Friday's "Sparkle" challenge

✿ Karen ✿

13 November 2022

Pretty in Pink

I must be feeling better as decided I could look at my fav challenge sites today and have a wee play instead of doing classes.

This is a simple card but so squealing cute. I'm using one of those stamp sets I picked up yonks and yonks ago but never inked before today. It's called This Little Piggy by Sugar Pea Designs, it also has matching dies. All the little piggies are so cute and I may have to do a Valentine's card using this set too.

Just Add Ink is asking for "wings" and AAA birthday is wanting monochromatic which is never a fav of mine. So I have used on my card a lots of pinks which is also not a colour I use a lot. I used the fab weekly blends at Kit and Clowder to choose a pink combo for Copic colouring. I chose Alyce's "Cherry Blossom Pink" as I felt it worked with my distress oxide pinks.

I used MFT's mini cloud edge stencil for my cloud. I have to admit I have both the standard MFT cloud stencils but when I saw this mini one on a card I swooned I love the smaller rolling clouds. I have blended the clouds with Saltwater Taffy and the card with Spun Sugar I was hoping the Spun Sugar would be lighter than it is but overall I am very happy with my monochromatic pink card.

Supply List:
Stamps: This Little Piggy (Sugar Pea Designs)
Ink: Saltwater Taffy oxide, Spun Sugar oxide, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: This Little Piggy, Stitched Circles (SSS), Layered A2 (WF)
Paper: Neenah #110 (base), Lavinia Multifarious smooth (blending), Xpress IT blending (Copics), vellum (SU!)
Other: Rose Gold EP (ALT), foam, mini cloud edges stencil (MFT), blending brush (TE), white gelli pen (Sakura), Nuvo clear shimmer pen
Copics used: R000/00/11/30/32

Well you have 3 more days to play along with JAI and nearly 3 weeks to play along with AAA birthdays , so hope you can take some time of Christmas stuff to have a play. I see a lot of my favourite sites are saying this is their last challenge this week too, so I had better play along whilst I can.

Thanks for popping in.

EDITED: My card was chosen as the winner at Just Add Ink

And also in the top 3 at AAA birthday challenge site

In real life it is even more adorable than my photos show so it will be a hard card to actually give to someone.

✿ Karen ✿

Carissa's take on the Berry Branch class

Sharing today the make and take for the Berry Branch class with #pfcreateandconnect designed by Carissa Wiley.

Now when you look at all the bits I had to prep to make 2 cards it was the opposite extreme of Laura's clean style. 

Carissa makes magical cards that are normally very pink and have lots of glitter (her class is the last one to do for the event and she shocked us all by not doing pink) but you'll have to wait another day to  see them.

I have to say even though there were a lot of bits the cards came together very fast when I went to construct them. 

I have used the gold glitter drops on the LHS rather than the gold metallic pearls we received in our swag but both are pretty and work. The base card has Mint ink blended behind the snowflakes coverplate which is really pretty IRL and it is one of my favourite Pinkfresh greens. I think if I was to remake this card I would not do the vellum overlay on the inked berry branch but just have it as background or maybe even use a thinner vellum, my vellum card is quite thick but this is a very pretty card and so many little details you can tell Carissa definitely put her spin on it!

Supply List (all PFS unless stated otherwise):
Stamps: Berry Branch
Ink: Olive, Evergreen, Coral Reef, Passion Fruit, Mint, Versamark
Dies: Berry Branch, Art Deco frame, Snowflake coverplate
Stencils: Berry Branch
Paper: Neenah White #80 for blending, die-cuts etc, #110 for card base, Vellum card (SU!)
Other: Gold glitter drops, Metallic gold pearls, Gilded (BM), various stamping foam from my stash, blending brushes (TE), Bearly Art glue, Easy See highlighter tape.

✿ Karen ✿

11 November 2022

Was my Pinkfresh Create and Connect Class worth it??

Hi all I am 3/4 of the way though sharing my cards from the recent Holiday cards I am in the process of completing with Pinkfresh Studios.

Now this is the most horrible time of the year for signing up/paying cash for classes with Christmas looming. But it is a total no brainer to sign up for the next SCT Crop and Create Cardmaking delivered event which is going to be held the weekend of March 23-26 in the States; so 24-27 March in NZ. All the details can be seen HERE and to me I didn't even hesitate to sign up as that huge box of goodies was worth every cent I paid and that was even before I did the classes.

Now the SCT event provides a lot more product and all the card stock we need to make our cards  and in 2023 they are changing the format to 15 main classes plus guests so I have 2 friends signing up to do this event with me next year as they can see the value in this event.

My original thinking after experiencing SCT CCD and Pinkfresh Studios holiday event was that in 2023 I would do both the spring and fall events with SCT and just do the Holiday class event with Pinkfresh Studios.

I have signed up for the SCT Crop and Create Cardmaking delivered but when I think about the phenomenal cards I have made with the Pinkfresh Holidays card event I have actually signed up to do their next event as well. The full details and what we receive can be seen HERE. The cost as you can see for the SIX classes is $239 plus $90 shipping (USD). We receive a phenomenal amount of product plus SIX awesome teachers. Registration for the 2023 Pinkfresh Studio event closes November 13 (Nov 14 in NZ)  and for the SCT Cardmaking event when full and it did sell out last time.

I am 3/4 of the way through my holiday event with Pinkfresh Studios at the mo and I LOVE LOVE all the cards I have made so far plus to be honest the company I have been buying the most off for the last 2 years has been Pinkfresh Studios (from Krafters Cart) so whilst my love affair remains with them it is silly not to get some teaching in a really relaxed way on how to use their products.

This is what I received from my Holiday event and shipping was $90 USD as well.

I have to admit that as you will have seen if you read my blog I was/am totally blown away by doing a small online class with Jenn Shurkus and some Lawn Fawn stamps I bought on a whim and I am seriously thinking the way to buy, rather my usual random "oh that looks cool and I will use it one day" is to purchase to do a class or do classes that come with product. I meet Jenn through the SCT Crop and Create Cardmaking event.

Now the cost of SCT CCD and Pinkfresh are not insignificant but I say to you just take the number of classes you receive by $20/class and if I was at SENZ $60/class  minimum and the class is actually awesome value as we get product to remake cards  again and again.

Just posting a collage of my recent Pinkfresh Studios Holiday cards and more still to come....

Now I have also signed up to do another online class called East, Sleep, Crafty Retreat as my Copic colouring teacher Alyce from Kit and Clowder is teaching and she's working with a group of ladies; the majority I enjoy their You Tube videos and they are encouraging us to use our stash! Now the strange thing about this event is the one tutor I had never heard of; Tiffany Solaria her mixed media class I am so looking forward to and I have gone off and bought the stamps etc to do it just like her but this is also another great example of an online class that is affordable and hopefully I/we can all learn heaps, more details can be seen HERE.

I am currently doing the Holiday Class series with Online Classes aka Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner and it's phenomenal value at $25USD with life time access. I have to be honest this is not blowing my mind like their Spring Camp but still worth the $25.

Now I have to be honest there is one online class I will not be giving any more of my hard earned cash too and that is Stamp Me Some Love Academy with Brandi Mahon. The first event I did with her was free and I actually enjoyed it so when she had a paid event I thought I'd give it a go - it was a shambles IMO and a self promotion of selling "HER" to help you grow your business.

✿ Karen ✿

Another Berry Branch class

Sharing today the second class taught by Laura Bassen at the recent #pfcreateandconnect Holiday class.

I wasn't that enamored with the colours used in the class but went with the flow

The Berry Branch stamp was stamped with the Misty Coast ink for a no-line colouring look. The leaves are stenciled with lighter blue inks: Sky Blue and Seaside. We used just the Misty Coast ink for the berries with the 4th stencil just darkening the base colour.

My first attempt I used my normal sized blending brush for the base coast and then a smaller shade brush from Waffle Flowers for the contrast but was disappointed there didn't seem to be any contrast. They were just dark grey berries so I swiped a layer of Hero Art's glitter paste through stencil 3 and love how it turned out.

The background uses Kaleidoscope stencil again but this time using stencil 1 and 3. Class one we used stencil 1 and 2. I love how that stencil set can give so many looks. If it is released in the future I would definitely be buying it!

I also used the newly released Champagne Glitter drops OMG I love them all & highly recommend grabbing them if you can; Champagne is my favourite of them all. Even though it's a pale gold it almost looks silver here.

I die-cut multiple layers of the largest art deco frame inner rather than use stamping foam and I tried a few embossing folders but settled on SU! 3D Timeworn Type. I blended excess ink from my Seaside brush to make a piece of matching card stock to white emboss the sentiment on.

Now below is how Laura's card looks (apart from the fact I have used the glitter gems, I actually believe this was what was supposed to be in our swag as our kits were delayed getting sent to us whilst they were waiting for some "new" embellishment but they never arrived in time and we got the metallic gold pearls instead. 

This time I used the smallest brush (shader brush) for my base coat of Misty Coast and then used my bigger blending brush to do the contrast and it worked just like Laura's card.

Supply List (all PFS unless stated otherwise):
Stamps: Berry Branch
Ink: Misty Coast, Sky Blue, Seaside, Versamark, Versafine Clair Nocturne Black
Dies: Berry Branch, Art Deco frame
Stencils: Berry Branch, Kaleidoscope
Paper: Neenah White #80 for blending etc, #110 for card base
Other: Champagne glitter drops, Alabaster White (BM),  various stamping foam from my stash, blending brushes (TE), shader brush (WF), Timeworn Type 3D EF (SU!), Bearly Art glue, Easy See highlighter tape.

Well I still am not a huge fan of the blue and gray but I actually like my modified card a lot. I think the embossed frame adds "something"

✿ Karen ✿

9 November 2022

I need more Christmas Cards

I know Christmas is still over 6 weeks away and I have over 30 cards made already but I need another dozen I think. So my plan for the next 2 weeks is to finish off all my online classes I have yet to complete and I should be sweet.

Today's card is from Pinkfresh Studios recent Holiday create and connect classes. I was in the middle of these event when I went down with my cold/flu - 4 weeks later I arise like a phoenix (I hope).

As I have an idea how many cards I am short I am going to make TWO of every card that I haven't completed.

This card was taught by Laura Bassen aka laurafadora

Laura was the only teacher that didn't give us any homework as it is really easy to make the 2 cards she taught from scratch to finish in the 2 hour time slot with lots of entertainment from Hank the Tank aka the dog.

This is card one from the class.

The stamp set Berry Branch came with a matching die and a 4-piece stencil. We have gold embossed the branch image, stenciled and then die cut out. It was really easy to do 2 at once. The stenciled pattern on the base card uses the same inks as the berries and uses the Kaleidoscope stencil. The wee sentiment was just white embossed on the left over paper after die cutting out the leaves and then Passion Fruit ink was blended on top to make "matching card stock".

Supply List (all PFS unless stated otherwise):
Stamps: Berry Branch
Ink: Coral Reef, Passion Fruit, Fresh Pear, Grassy Knoll, Versamark
Dies: Berry Branch, Art Deco frame
Stencils: Berry Branch, Kaleidoscope
Paper: Neenah White #80 for blending etc, #110 for card base
Other: Gold metallic pearls, Alabaster White (BM), Gilded (BM), various stamping foam from my stash, blending brushes (TE), Bearly Art glue, Easy See highlighter tape.

The same card but different; I can see the LHS has stronger colours with the contrast colour but I like them both, and yah 2 more cards for the Christmas card bag!!

✿ Karen ✿

8 November 2022

Cute little gift tags

I've sent off my International cards and a few small gifts today so I wanted a couple of quickie gift tags to add to the parcels.

I used the Say What? Holiday Critters and Say What? tag dies (Lawn Fawn) to whip these up in approx. 20 mins. 

Copics used
Reindeer: E33/37/51/53 W6 R20
Jumper: BG11/13

I have pretty well coloured them up as per my Furry and Bright class with #creativechickclasses and blogged about 2 days ago.

✿ Karen ✿

6 November 2022

Furry and Bright

WOW its been 7 days since my last post. I have been semi-comatose in bed for the last 14 days if I am honest. I ended up getting sinusitis post a cold which wiped me out.

Hopefully we have turned the corner now. One of my infrequent stops at Krafters Cart real store (I normally shop online) I spied the most cutest set of animals and "ugly" Christmas jumpers called Ugly & Bright. We have members of our family that dress up in Christmas PJs mum, dad and the 2 kids, as the set wasn't very expensive I grabbed the set and matching dies at the time. To be honest it probably would have joined those stamp sets I buy and never use or use once and put away.

BUT I saw Jenn Shurkus aka Creative Chick advertise an online class using it so thought lets do it, the class was only $20 (USD) and I thought it would be great as Jenn as well as being a Lawn Fawn ambassador, does really cute Copic colouring. You can see all the class details HERE should you want to take the class too.

Once you sign up you see all the details for class prep and I saw you also needed an old Lawn Fawn set (?released last year Yeti or Not). I wish I had looked at the rest of the class supplies when I ordered my Yeti or Not as I may have ordered more but I have to say I am really happy how my cards turned out even if my backgrounds are different than Jenn's.

I can highly recommend doing this class and I am now starting to think maybe all my stamp purchases should be for classes I am going to do with a stamp set as I am sure I am not alone in buying something cos' it looks cute and I will use it one day but often never do!

So here are the 5 cards I have made so far.

Common supplies from Lawn Fawn 
  • Ugly and Bright stamp set and die
  • Yeti or Not stamp set and die
  • Henry's ABC's
All cards use
  • Black Glaze pen (Sakura)
  • White Gelly Roll 10 pen (Sakura)
  • Quickie Glue pen (Sakura)
  • Never thought I would say this ever again but Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!) Jenn loves glitter!
  • Copic markers
Card one: I have used the Candy Cane die from SU! to make a background using Sweet Sorbet card stock. The glitter paper comes from a pack from Memory Box called Delicate Pastel. The candy cane in the reindeer's hand is stamped with Strawberry Sorbet ink (SU!)

Card two: The background uses Pinkfresh Studio's Diamond Tiles background stamp and Sparkling Rose ink. More glitter paper from the Memory Box pack. The banner strip is an old MFT die (Stitched Sentiments). Stitched rectangle is from SSS. My card base is Polished Pink (SU!)

Card three: I have stenciled though Lawn Fawn's Snowflakes Flurries background stencil with Tumbled Glass distress ink then added Hero Art's glitter Hero Paste. The plaid background uses Taylored Expressions plaid stencil and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn distress inks. Stitched rectangles are from SSS. The hill is from an old set I have from Wplus9 called Landscape Borders.

Card four: One of the 2 bonus cards which I just had to make as I loved the colour combo of teal and violet. The background is blended through Lawn Fawn's Snowflake Flurries stencil and directly to card stock using Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac distress oxides. I tried splattering some Picket Fence ink on the background to make snow and semi-succeeded. The chunky glitter comes from Stampendous and is called shaved ice.

Card five: Using Waffle Flowers Snowy Pine Trees stencil with Kitsch Flamingo Distress oxide inks, more Stampendous shaved ice chunky glitter and another landscape border die from Wplus9.

This was such a fun class and colouring the wee critters bought a smile to my face when not much else was.
✿ Karen ✿