Snowflake Dreamer

Hello 🙂  I stepped out of my comfort  zone a bit with the colors of this card, made with the lovely Snowflake Angel by Ching-Chou Kuik.  I chose soft pinks, greys, blues and golds to coordinate with the piece of pretty DP that I found in my stash, and colored her with my SN and Copic markers.  I cut the image out…partly with a Nellie Snellen nesting die, and partly fussy cut.  I matted the image with blue and gold, and layered it on the design paper which was also matted in gold.  This was all positioned on a pretty, shimmery dusty pink background paper.  I used an Echo Park snowflake die, a snowflake corner die (gotta look this one up, as I tossed the packaging and can’t remember!!), and a “Merry Christmas” script die (same thing as the corner…I got way too excited), and cut these out from a blue CS, then added some gold Stickles to the die cuts and the snowflake in the image.  I finished off by adding some gold rhinestone embellishments.  I love the look of this untraditional color scheme for Christmas!!

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Crafty Addicts – #143 ATG Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

The Sketchy Challenges – #133 Christmas

Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas Goes

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 50 ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #366 AT Christmas with optional things that start with S – I used snowflakes and sparkle

Snowflake Sprite Door Deco

Hi there 🙂  Well, this project took so many twists and turns, I’m positively dizzy.  The only things that are the same as when I originally thought of it is the fact that I used aluminum window screen, it’s a door deco, and I used one of the adorable Sprites from Aurora Wings.  The original plan was a bow, but then I decided to cut strips from the screen, because I really thought it would be a good idea to scratch and cut my hands from here to kingdom come!! I fishtailed the edges, then bent and gathered them around a metal ring.  I added some glitter glue….smeared around on the edges…to seal the screen, add some sparkle, and further damage my hands!!  I was going to use a different Sprite, and, in fact, had it all colored up, when I was gifted 5 sprites from an amazingly generous anonymous lady (anyone that knows me, knows that I’ve lost sleep trying to figure out the anonymous part, lol.  But I’ve put the burning curiosity aside, and am just so very grateful to this person and their big heart <3 ).  I used the Snowflake Sprite,  coloring it up in very pale shades of pink and silver, with my Copic and SN markers.  I added glitter and pearly dots before fussy cutting it out.  I die cut 2 shapes, with some Michael’s nesting dies, from pink and silver metallic card stock.  I twisted the dies, and adhered the Sprite to them.  I then set to work cutting snowflakes, using Echo Park dies, from the same metallic card stock, as well as some iridescent glitter CS.  I attached some of these snowflakes to a thin silver wire (one thing that I did NOT have in my stash, so had to run out and purchase…..no silver wire at Michael’s, or the first 3 dollar stores that I visited!!!)  The wire allow the snowflakes to flutter around the Sprite.  I glued a few more snowflakes directly to the screen, and added a scattering of silver and iridescent sequins…..because you can’t have too much sparkle at Christmas!! This was extremely difficult to photograph, as the lighting sucked at the time, the pale colors of the Sprite aren’t captured, and the mirror metallic CS makes everything complicated!! However, I did manage to get a few close ups to give an idea of the project.  By the way….this one won’t be a gift, either….I like it too much, and it has found its home on MY door 🙂

 

I’d like to enter this into the following:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #61 Metallics

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #28 Nov. 2017

Simon Wednesday Challenge – ATG

Creative Knockouts – #222 Snow Much Fun

Cut It Up – #136 Christmas Song (Let It Snow by Dean Martin)

Merry Friends

Hi there 🙂  With the snow outside, it feels “natural” to make Christmas cards!!  It’s creeping up, as well, so time to stock up!  For this one, I used a sweet image from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  These sweet girls, Irma and Vieno,  are bundled up, ready for whatever weather blows in 🙂  I got this fabulous paper in a recent swap, so wanted to use it as well….and….hold on to your hats….I actually matched the coloring to the paper!!! Doing it this way works SO much better than winging it and hoping things match up! LOL  Yeah, yeah, what a concept, huh?  Anyway, after I colored the girls with my Prismacolor pencils, I die cut them out with a Nellie Snellen nesting die.  I wanted to use as much of these coordinating papers as I could, so I turned to the current sketch at The Sketchy Challenges for inspiration (did I ever mention that I loooove the sketches from them??? check them out!)

For the middle band, I used a piece of ribbon and some green twine.  I die cut the stamped and embossed sentiment out with another Nellie die, then cut a few snowflakes with some snowflake dies that, like a dummy, I didn’t record the manufacturer, and with soooo many snowflake dies out there, I can’t give credit where it’s due 🙁  I’m so happy with how this card turned out 😀

I’d like to enter it into the following challenges:

The Sketchy Challenges – #130, shown above

Dream Valley Challenge – #167 Add a Sentiment

Digi Choosday – Week 45 ATG

Deep Ocean Challenge – #167 Inspired by a Song/Movie (song You’ve Got a Friend in Me)

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #11 ATG

Steampunk Christmas

I recently signed up for a Secret Santa swap in the Make It Crafty Facebook Group.  I got a bit of a chuckle when my partner’s name came up, and it was one of my besties from right here in Saskatoon!! Lol.  I knew that she likes Steampunk, so off I went shopping at the Make It Crafty store!  I found the Steampunk Santa House and then the gorgeous Elizabeth J, which I merged with the house.  I wanted the background to be a subtle, old look, with miss Elizabeth “popping” in the foreground.  I went to work with my SN and Copic markers, with all this detail, the reading glasses were put on a few times!!  After coloring, I did a chalk background with some shimmering Pebbles chalks (that I completely forgot I had!), and added some sparkle to the snow.  I had a really cool idea for a sweet fancy fold for this card, however, though the image was teeny when it came to coloring, it was too large for the fold I had in mind.  I decided on a simple easel card, matting the image in a browny-green CS and some patterned paper.  I set to die cutting snowflakes, using a few different sets of snowflake dies for variety.  After laying everything out, and adding a stamped and embossed sentiment, it still needed something …. so I printed, colored, and fussy cut the Steampunk Gift digi.  The house and the gift digis came in a set, with a few other images, that saved me money, and gave even more options for future makes.  It was great fun making this card…and delivering it over coffee, rather than posting it, lol.

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs – November ATG

Fab N’ Funky Challenges – #369 Fashion

Morgan’s Artworld – #22 ATG

Polkadoodles Craft Challenges – Week 44 ATG

Winter Wonderland – Fun Folds