Saturday, December 27, 2014

Home Sweet Home - Card

Hello everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with friends and family and were able to get in some crafty time.  I have been fortunate enough to have spent time with my family and some time in my craft room with some goodies that Santa brought me.

Now on to my card.

I decided to make a square card as I don't make much else other than the standard A2 or 4bar size cards.  I used Recollections 110# white card stock and the Simon Says Stamp stitched squares dies and I used the largest one for the outside and the thirst largest for the inside.  I love how the stitches are on the inside and out.  Then I used the Lawn Fawn "Home Sweet Home" stamp and die set for the banner and sentiment and stamped that in Memento ink.

I used my foam tape to make the shaker portion of the card and I added in Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear and Winter Snow Mix sequins and added in some star and other Martha Stewart shaped glitters (Christmas gift from my Mom <3) as well as some micro beads from Recollections.

I used copics (0, B21, B24 & B26) to colour in the banner to tie in with the sequins.  I then put all that on to a 4.25 x 425 card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

See you again soon 
Coralynn  :)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Gift Card Holders

Hi everyone!

I have a few gift card holders for you today.  I was inspired by Debby Hughes as well as Laura Bassen with their gift card holders.  

This is the one Debby Hughes had up on her blog here, and I used the SSS Stitched rectangle dies to cut to the patterned paper.  I cut out two pieces, one for the top and one for the bottom.  I used the LF Joy to the Woods set and heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I use the LF Stitched Hillside Borders dies to cut out the snowy slope.

I used 1/4 in double sided tape to adhere the sides so the gift card can slip in and be a bit snug so it doesn't fall out.  

 Then I used LF Peppermint Lawn trimmings  to keep the holder closed.  The great thing is you can make these for any occasion you want.

Here's another one I did with more Christmas patterned paper and Maya Road twine.

This was inspired by Laura Bassen's gift card holder and this is a card that opens and the gift card holder is on the inside panel.  I used Recollections 110# white card stock and LF Deck the Halls stamp and die set.  I used SSS Olive and Chocolate dye inks to stamp the images and sentiment.

Here is another one I used the LF patterned paper (which almost broke my heart to use as this is the one thing I hoard is LF paper).

Thanks for stopping by!

See you again soon.
Coralynn  :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Cards

Hi everyone,

I'm here today with a couple of cards that I've worked on the past week.  I revived my SSS order and had a few minutes to play.

First card is the SSS Furry Cat and Box stamp set and it's just adorable.  I used copics to colour in the cat and patterned paper to paper piece the box.  I used a little bow that came in the Limited Edition Holiday kit from SSS, stamped the sentiment with SSS Schoolhouse ink and finished it off with some enamel dots from MME that I purchased at my local Michaels last holiday season.

The second card I used the Joy to the Woods stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn.  I used copics to colour in the images and Versafine Onyx for the sentiment. 

I picked up some Heidi Swapp Shimmer pray from Michaels that was on sale in mint and used that in the background and I used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles to die cut the panel. I then finished it off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins in 6mm marshmallow and popped it up with some foam tape onto an A2 sized card base in 110# Recollections white card stock.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #96!

 Hello everyone,

I have another card that I am entering in the very last Lawnscaping Challenge for 2014!  I can't believe it.

Today's challenge is anything Christmas.

I used the Lawn Fawn's Joy to the Woods stamp and die set for the birch trees and the sentiment and the Winter Owl.  I used my Prismacolor Coloured pencils to colour him in and copics for the trees.

I die cut a square from the SSS In Stitches and cut it out of SSS Fog card stock (I think, it came in a SSSCK).  I used the Mama Elephant Sunny Skies set and I used the rays and stamped it in Fog and Smoke SSS inks and off set them. I used the falling snow stencil from SSS and used the Fog ink.

I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the snow flakes, square die cut and the Owl's scarf.  I had just run out of the glitter out so I used Jennifer's suggestion and filled it up with a bit of water and almost good as new.

For the shaker I used beads and micro beads of greys, back and clear and to complete the card I used Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow 6mm sequins. 

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon.
Coralynn  :)

Gift Card Holders

Hello everyone,

I have a couple gift card holders for you today. 

I have to thank Laura Bassen as they have giving me lots of inspiration for these gift card holders.  I used the pop-up holder that she showed on the Simon Says Stamp blog here.

I used the tree from Mama Elephant and the moose from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped the sentiment in Color Box white pigment ink and then heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I was hoping to fill in some of the spots that didn't stamp well.  

I then cut along the black lines just under the moose's ear and chin and used some embroidery floss in green and tied a little mini bell around his neck.  I colour in both images with my copics.  Since I had coloured these quite a few weeks ago, unfortunately I didn't write the colours down.  

This one I used the tree from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Forest and the adorable little ones are from Mama Elephant's In My Heart.  I stamped the Merry with the November SSSCK of the month and then I die cut the Christmas from SSS out of glimmer paper from Michaels.

Thanks or stopping by!
See you soon.

Coralynn  :)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #95 - White on White

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to update this post as I was chosen as Honourable Gnome for the card I sent in.

So excited!!

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments that were left on my post.  Everyone made me smile!

See you again soon!
Coralynn  :)

Hello everyone,

I know it's been a while since my last post and I apologize for that.  Christmas is quickly sneaking up on me and it's now two weeks to go!  Yikeeeesssss!!!!

Now for something fun!  I was so excited to see this challenge as I love monochromatic colours.

Now for my card.   I used the trees from Joy to the Woods, the owl from Critters in the Arctic and the bunny from the Snow Day set.

I used the coordinating dies to cut out the owl and bunny. I used the Stitched Hillside borders to cut out the snow drift and finished it off with some stickles.

I have to say the card is not this dark.  For the colours I used my copics, N0, N2 & N4 and for the bunny's ears and tail I used R20.  I used my clear Wink of Stella clear glitter pen for the ears and cheeks on the bunny and nose on the owl.  I stamped all the images and sentiment with Memento London Fog ink.

Thanks for stoping by!

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Elegant card

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I know I was able to get into my craft room a bit more than usual so I am excited.  I was able to make about 4-5 cards which compared to last weekend I didn't get any done!  It seams that sometimes I can spend 3 hours trying to craft but nothing comes about but then some days I'm in there for less than 2 hours and I get a bunch of cards done!!  I've come to the realization that I want to always make that perfect card and like Kristina Werner said during one of her videos..."it's just a card".  And you know what?  It is!!  As much as I love then they are just cards and I know those who get my cards will love them because they were hand made.

Now on to my card.  I've really been liking the monochromatic colour schemes lately.

I started with Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste on Recollections 110# white card stock.  I used a Heidi Swapp stencil that I picked up at my local Michaels.  I don't know the name of it but it's the 6x6 that comes with the heart stencil.

Before the paste dried I covered it with Recollections pearl embossing powder and then I let it dry.  I then heat set it with my heat tool and you can see how awesome it turned out.  I can't get enough of this look.  

For the tag I used Mama Elephant's Tag's a Lot and Simon Says Stamp's Bitty Butterfly stamps and die set and I used the second and third sizes and die cut them out of velum after heat embossing with Hero Arts white embossing powder.

To finish off the card I used Pretty Pink Posh's Marshmallow 6 mm sequins and I LOVE how they look on this card.   The rope I used at the top of the tag is something I was given from a long time ago and I have no idea where it's from or the name of it but I love it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Merry & Bright Card

Hello everyone,

I have a winter card to share.

I'm joining the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge "Anything Goes"

I started with a Recollections 110# white card base in the 4bar size. Then with a 3x3 stencil from Michaels to put down the texture paste flourishes.  I found a glitter paste from Martha Stewart that was in a clearance bin at Michaels.  The glitter paste itself it pretty chunky so I thought I would mix it up with the Ranger Texture paste and it made it a bit smoother but with all the sparkle.  

I used the Freezy Fellas stamp set from Paper Smooches, I coloured him in with my copics (B21, B24 & B26).  I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Snowy Day with Versafine Onyx Black.

To finish off the card I used the Winter Snow Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and I heat embossed the white parts of the hat and buttons with sparkly embossing powder from Recollections.  

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

OCC Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Day 1, 3 & 5

Hello everyone,
It's sad that the class is now over.  I am now playing catch up from the class as I had the most crazy week ever and wasn't able to post daily so here they are.

Day 1:  Duplicating Cards.

I was inspired by Kristina's card and the ease of making a lot of these.  You just form an assembly line type process and do each step to all cards before moving on to the next.  This one could be done with so many different papers and colour combo's and sky's the limit.
Fist I heat embossed the sentiment with Hero Art white embossing powder and then used the Falling Snow stencil and white embossing paste to do the snow.  I used a little die cut heart from red card stock and covered it with Christmas stickles.  Then I used the red twine to finish off the bottom of the card.


Falling Snow stencil - SSS
Kraft Cardstock - Michaels - Recollections
American Craft red twine - Michaels
Sentiment - November SSS SSCK 2014

Day 3:  Watercolour Cards

I used Peacock Feathers distress ink and Canson watercolour paper to create the background.  I then cut it out with the MFT Stitched rectangle stax dies.  I then cut out the Merry Christmas from SSS and then put it up on a 2.75 x 4.25 card.  I just cut an A2 size card in half and that gives me two smaller cards to use.  I find I have a better time designing cards that are smaller.


Cardstock - Recollections - Michaels
Distress ink - SSS
Die Cut Sentiment - SSS
Marshmallow Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

Day 5: Gift Tags
Inspired by Debby's card and for this one I don't think I would mass produce it but I love the idea for a few that you know would appreciate the time put into it.  I used Colour shine to splatter on the background and Hero Art Fresh Peach ink for the sentiment.  Paper Smooches snowflakes dies and glued them around the tag.  I then used Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish the card.  


Cardstock - Recollections / Michaels
Snowflakes Dies - Paper Smooches
Heidi Swapp Colourshine in the Coral - Micheals
Marshmellow sequins - Pretty Pink Posh 
Tag - My Favorite Things - Stitched tags - SSS
Sentiment - Holiday Hellos - SSS

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop - Merry and Bright Card

Hello everyone,

I'm excited to be participating in the next Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2014!  It starts tomorrow and you still have time to register.  

Now on with the card.  I have another Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins Christmas card.  These little guys are SO cute!  I just can't get enough.

I used the Mama Elephant Peek a Frame dies.  For the background I used a Hero Arts Ironwork background and stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with pearl embossing powder from Recollections.  Then I used distress inks on the sky and used the Landscape Trio dies and cut out the snow drifts/hills.   For the cute little trees are from the Lawn Fawn "Yeti, set, go" stamp set and I coloured them in with my copics.  I used Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Crystal Clear and I used Martha Stewart sterling embossing powder for the sentiment.  

I used the little snow and stars included in the Jolly and Merry stamp set that coordinates with the Arctic Penguins and I heat embossed them with the Recollections pearl embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Merry Christmas shaker card

Hello everyone,

I'm here with a shaker card today.  I didn't have much luck with my last shaker card I made (which was also my first one) but I love the little penguins from Mama Elephant that I just couldn't resist trying again.

I used the Arctic Penguins stamp set and I coloured the little penguin with C1 and 0 and used BG70 for the ice.  I used with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the images. I do have the dies but for this one I wanted to fussy cut the images.  I am one of those who doesn't mind fussy cutting as long as I don't have to do too much of it!  :)

I also use the new Mama Elephant Peek A Frame dies and I used the window die to make the shaker.  I ran the it through my Cuttle Bug and then turned the die around and ran it through again so that it would cut both sides as one side only scores the paper.

I used Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear 6mm sequins along with some Simon Says Stamp itty bitty 2mm sequins that came in a card kit and unfortunately can no longer remember which one.  I used the  rectangle die from the Femme Frames die set to cut out the vellum and used an A2 sized card base to put everything one.

I used the Merry Christmas die from Simon Says Stamp from last year's Christmas release and cut that out of shimmer paper I bought at Michaels.  I used Sea Glass SSS ink to stamp out the snow which is from the Arctic Penguins set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Welcome Baby - Card

Hi everyone,

Today I have a baby card to share.  I used the Mama Elephant "Just Hatched" stamp set and dies.  I used an A2 top fold card and Hero Arts Soft Vanilla ink to stamp a patterned background with the chick and one of the little extra stamps included in the set.

I cut out of pattenred paper (6x6 pad I've had for years) and used the inside oval from the Simon Says Stamp Frames Craft dies.  I sponged the edges with Hero Arts Butter Bar ink to have it pop off the card.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and used foam tape to adhere it to the card front. The sweet little chicks were stamped with Momento black and coloured with copics (Y13 & Y15).  To finish off the chicks I used a white gel pen to add a few dots to their cheeks.  

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

Coralynn :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Merry and Bright - Card share

Hello everyone,

Today I have my very first Christmas Card of the season!  

     It's an A2 size, side fold card cut in half.   I used the tree from Lawn Fawn's new "Snow Day" stamp set and used Prismacolor pencils to colour it in.  Then I used my white gel pen to add in a little dot detail.  I fussy cut it out and popped it up on form tape.  

     I used the sentiment from the set and I just love the way they did the "and".  I used Momento Tuxedo black ink.

     For the background I used one of the small dots that comes with the set and stamped it with SSS Fog ink then use my clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and went over all the little dots.  

     I then took my black gel pen and went around the edges to create a border.  Then I used a silver gel pen to go along the edge again and you know when you wonder if something will look good and you go and put your pen to the paper, the realize that you should have just left well enough alone, this was that moment!  Hahaha!  Oh well.  

Supplies used are linked throughout this post.  If there is no link on an item then it was purchased at Michaels.

That's all for now, thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn  :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Birthday & Hello Cards

Hello everyone!

I have a couple of cards that I share sneak peaks on my Instagram account earlier this month.

The first card is an image from the latest Online Card Classes - Copics for Card Makers.  I used the negative from the SSS Frames dies, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins in 6mm and the Viva Decor Pen in Ice White (JoAnn's) to make the little pearl dots.

Here are the colours I used for the flowers.  The class does end tomorrow but they will be announcing the next one soon.

For this card I used the October SSSCK "Friendship Has its Perks".  I love this stamp set.  Yes I'm a sucker for coffee cups, hehe!  I stamped the cups on Copic X-press It paper and used copics to colour them.  I then fussy cut them and popped them up on foam tape.  I used the SSS Fog ink to stamp the steam and a Copic 0.5 multiline to make the lines around the card.  I felt that it needed something to balance it out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn  :)