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Friday, September 23, 2016

Sweet Penguins

I really felt like making something Christmasy this week so I grabbed one of my all-time favourite sets by CC Designs. I just love these sweet penguins SO much and I had lots of fun colouring them.

I found a background piece I had made ages ago using the Bokeh technique and decided to use it with the cute penguins.  It was very bright through, so I placed a piece of vellum paper over the top of it which also added some extra dimension and looks great.



Ingredients :
Stamps : Sweet Penguins, My cupcake twila
Card : x-press it, snowy day (CC Designs), vellum paper, shimmery white
Ink : memento black, versamark, white craft ink, turquoise
Other : Circle die, layering tags die, silver ep, Copics

So this is my first Christmas card for the year.  I LOVE making them, so hopefully there will be lots more to come :)

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Sew What
Anna's Craft Cupboard - colour challenge
Work it Wednesday Simon Says Stamp - Stamp

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Forest Pixie

I have a really cute card to share today, using the new CC Designs set called Forest Pixie.
You might be wondering where the pixie is?!  Well she is gorgeous, but I decided to make this all about the adorable forest creatures instead :)
All of the stamps are from this set and I used the matching outline die too. It comes in very handy for cutting out this many little elements.



I decided to use a sentiment from the new 4 seasons sentiments set.  I thought it went well with the scene and I will be able to use it for lots of different occasions.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Forest Pixie, 4 Seasons Sentiments
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, naturals ivory, espresso, celery, gumball
Ink : memento black, espresso, pool party, celery
Other : Forest Pixie Outline Die, Make a card #14 die, Make a card #11 die, autumn enamel dots, copics

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Ribbon Girl - anything goes
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy




Friday, September 9, 2016

Clove with Coffee

I have another card for CC Designs today using one of the new stamps from the Rustic Sugar range.
This one is Clove with Coffee.

I decided to leave it without sentiment so that I can use it whenever there's an occasion that I need a guy card.  I think it would work for just about anything :)




I coloured him with blue and grey copics to match this gorgeous paper by Maja Designs and used distress inks around the edges of all papers.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Clove with coffee
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, espresso, Vintage Autumn (Maja Designs)
Ink : memento black, distress ink (walnut and linen)
Other : rectangle die, copics

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

ABC Challenge - O for Open
Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Stamp it
Wednesday's creative inspirations challenge - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy



Friday, September 2, 2016

Cinnamon with Sunflower



Today is RELEASE DAY for all of the new SEPTEMBER Products at C.C. Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, this release revolves around the Fall Season! For the month of September, we have 9 new character stamps, 5 new dies, and 1 new sentiment set. We are also introducing a new artist to C.C. Designs and the new line is called RUSTIC SUGAR...so adorable!!!

I decided to use one of the cute stamps from the new line called Rustic Sugar. This one is Cinnamon with Sunflower and she is adorable isn't she?! 
The "thinking of you" is from the new 4 Seasons Sentiments set and I also used the scalloped rectangle die.





Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team! Check out their amazing creations!
And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. There is a $25 CCD Store Gift Certificate hidden on one of our Design Member's Blog so you definitely want to comment on each blog. :)

*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, September 4th at NOON, 12pm EST. Winners will be announced the following week. Don't forget to also comment on each CCD PREVIEW DAY Post for a chance at winning a $15 CCD Store Gift Certificate, and answer the Facebook question for a chance at a free stamp.

Happy Hopping!!

Kathy


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

4 Seasons Girls





It's almost time for the September release at CC Designs and I have a little sneak peek for you today.

This sweet girl is from a new Roberto's set called 4 Seasons Girls.  There are 4 adorable girls included but I chose to use this cutie wearing her vest.

The sentiment is new too, it's from the 4 Seasons Sentiments set.




She is so cute and was lots of fun to colour!

Please drop by the CC Designs Blog to see some other sneak peeks and for your chance to win a prize :) And don't forget to drop by my blog again on September 1 for the new release blog hop and another chance to win :)

Ingredients :
Stamps : 4 Seasons Girls, 4 Seasons Sentiments
Card : x-press it, pip, My Girl (MME)
Ink : memento black, versamark
Other : Rectangles #1 die, white ep, Dots (smoochie, autumn, little man), copics

Copics used :
R 20, 30
RV 0000, 21, 23, 25
YR 14, 16
Y 11, 13, 15
W 00, 1, 3
E 000, 00, 21, 35, 53, 55
BG 0000, 01, 10, 11


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Creepy Crawlies


I have another card to share using one of the new images from CC Designs.
This one is from the Creepy Crawlies set.
The sentiment is from Monster Mash.  I love it because it can be used for so many occasions and not just for Halloween!




I got the inspiration for the colours from this month's mood board challenge at Scrapbook Boutique.
I really like the look of this vibrant green with the greys and black.


Ingredients :
Stamps : Creepy Crawlies, Monster Mash
Card : x-press it, sahara sand, black, Summer red raspberry (Jillibean Soup), Uncharted Waters (Glitz)
Ink : memento black, versafine black
Other : Tags die, copics

Copics :
R 20, 30
YG 0000, 01, 03, 13, 17
E 000, 00, 21, 50, 53, 55
W 00
C 1, 3, 5, 7, 9


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Scrapbook Boutique - Mood Board (colours - green, grey, black)
Love to Scrap - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy




Thursday, August 11, 2016

Meow-lloween Kitties


I have another card to share from the wonderful new CC Designs August release.
This time I've used the cute mummy cat from the Meow-lloween Kitties set.

There are heaps of cute cats in this set but when I saw this one I had the idea to write "Curses"  on the front and I'll probably add "I forgot your birthday" on the inside (knowing me).




I don't think I've raided the medicine cabinet when crafting before but I did for this card.  I decided to use a little piece of real bandaging and left it dangling down on the side.  It looks great in real life :)

I used the new Half Rectangles Die to cut the background papers out and I used the new Dotted Rectangle Die for the base the cats are on.

I made the word using some rub on letters I've had lying around for years.

Ingredients ;
Stamps : Meow-lloween Kitties
Card : x-press it, Delight (authentique)
Ink : memento black
Other : half rectangles die, dotted rectangles die, meow-lloween kitties outline die, rub ons (MM), copics

Copics used :
YR 14, 16, 18
Y 11, 13, 15, 26
YG 0000, 01, 03
R 00, 20
W 1

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Simon Says Stamps - Go wild
One Crazy Stamper - Fall/Halloween
Aud Sentiments - For a child + sentiment
Southern Girls - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy