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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking Back

I nearly wasn't going to do a yearly review this year.  But I was inspired by another blogger to do it and I'm so glad I did!  Here are my favourites from 2013.


January
I joined Bronwyn Eastley to form Still Addinktive, a card challenge blog.
We had a great team and some great challenges too but our blog was short lived unfortunately.

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February
Another card for Still Addinktive, this time experimenting with white ink and watercolouring.  It's great when you try something new and it doesn't turn out as expected but you still love it anyway :)

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March
Using my copics for a sketch challenge at Still Addinktive.

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April
A clean and simple brayered card.  I always enjoy making them.

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May
This was a great month craft-wise.
There were a lot of cards I really loved (so I just had to add more than one :) )

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June
My son got married and I made this card for them.  My most pinned card ever, by a long way!

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July
Was a big "crafting" step for me.  I decided to resign from Stampin Up and I was extremely honoured (and lucky) that Whimsy Stamps asked me to be on their design team. I was so excited to be a part of their team - and I still am :)  This was the first card I made for them.

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August
Another card for Whimsy Stamps.  I just had to make it "punny"!

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September
Another Whimsy image.  I love being able to colour cute stamps with my copics!!!

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October
Another great craft month!  I was asked to be a Guest Designer at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  I've had so much fun working with this group of ladies and I have gotten to try out lots of different stamp companies too :)
I can't just choose 1 favourite from this month either .








November
Maybe because I started making a lot more cards, being on 2 teams, it is harder to pick favourites?
So 1 for Whimsy and 1 for Bunny Zoe's :)

Winter Friends, Whimsy Stamps, Sylvia Zet, Wee Stamps, Christmas Card, copics

reindeer, christmas card, rudolph, wild rose studio, bluebell with poinsettias, copic

December
It was wonderful having so many different Christmas stamps to use this year. I like to give everyone a different card.

iris, sylvia zet, whimsy, copics, fairy, vines die, cambridge court, MME, magicial mini letter seals


whimsy stamps, sugarberry bliss, elizabeth bell. christmas

 I have been very fortunate to work with different teams of stampers this year and they have all been wonderfully friendly ladies.  I have also got to branch out and use different stamps from various designers (very cute ones too!) and use my copics all the time, which I love!  Looking back has made me appreciate even more how lucky I've been this year. And I think my work has really improved too :)

If you've been a long-time follower of my blog THANK YOU for sticking with me and if you're new, THANKS too!  It's wonderful to have some friends in blog land and I love reading your comments :)

Here's to 2014!  Happy New Year :)

Kathy

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Twinkle Toes

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are having a relaxing break now :)
I got quite a few crafty goodies for Christmas and I was very keen to use some of them and make a card, but firstly there was the dreaded job of cleaning my craft room.  It was such a mess!!!
Anyway after getting that done (it took me a whole day!!!) I decided to use this Jo Davies image and make a card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Isn't she gorgeous!!!  It is a Whimsy Stamp called Twinkle Toes and it's on sale at Bunny Zoe's at the moment too.  Actually everything in the store is on sale :)




The sentiment is from a Whimsy set called Magical Mini Letter Seals .  The beautiful paper is from a pad by MME called Cambridge Court and I tried to choose copic markers to match.  I used one of the Christmas presents I bought myself too :) , the Magnolia Tilda Lace Die, and I love it! I am going to use that a lot, I can tell.  I also used some star dust stickles, web ribbon and acrylic round gems.

I think this card would be great for lots of occasions, birthdays, graduations, even New Years Eve!

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Twinkle ToesMagical Mini Letter Seals
Card : x-press it, basic grey, Cambridge Court (MME)
Ink : memento black
Other : big shot, Magnolia Tilda Lace Diestar dust sticklesweb ribbon and acrylic round gems.

Copics used :
BG 0000, 10, 11, 13, 49
Y 11, 15
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 55
BV 0000, 00
RV 21, 23, 25, 63, 66
R 20, 30

Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

Kathy

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sugarberry Bliss

Hi and welcome to Day 22 of the Whimsy Stamps 24 Days of Christmas Event :)

The Whimsy Stamps design team are holding a fun event on the Whimsy blog in the lead up to Christmas. Each day from the 1st to the 24th of Dec. a member of the design team will share a holiday creation with you and today it's my turn :)
We will be posting a letter each day.  You need to visit every day, make a note of the letter and keep them safe. Once you've collected all 24 letters, you need to unscramble them to make a 4 word phrase.
Then email your phrase to whimsystampscontests@gmail.com by Dec. 31 2013 and if you've guess right, you will be entered into the draw to win the fantastic Grand prize :)

For my card I've used the beautiful Elizabeth Bell stamp Sugarberry Bliss.  Isn't she gorgeous and her puppy is sooo cute too!
I also used Holiday Sliders 3 for the sentiment and the Large Leafy Flourish Die.


whimsy stamps, sugarberry bliss, elizabeth bell. christmas


So here is today's letter :



We also have some fun Spot Prizes to be won!!!
The prizes could be hidden on the Whimsy Blog or on a Design Team member's blog, so be sure to leave a comment at both places :)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Kathy

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Marshmallows and Coffee


 I have a card to show you today using some gorgeous Whimsy products.  The stamp is by Time For Tea Designs and is called Marshmallows and Coffee.  I really love this stamp, it's so beautiful!


marshmallows and coffee, whimsy stamps, time for tea, birthday seal

I'm not much of a coffee drinker, I'm an Irish Breakfast Tea addict.  But I'm kind of imagining she's having hot chocolate with marshmallows instead.
The paper is from Whimsy too and is from a beautiful collection of blue papers called Winter Frost.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Marshmallows and Coffee, Birthday Letter Seals
Card : crumb cake, x-press it, Winter Frost
Ink : memento black, crumb cake
Other : copics

Copics used :
BG 000, 01, 10, 13, 49, 72
W 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 55
R 20, 30


These Whimsy stamps can also be purchased at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

I hope you get some time today to enjoy a coffee, tea or hot chocolate and cherish the moment :)

Kathy

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sweet Penguins

I have made a couple of last minute Christmas cards with some cute stamps from Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

The penguins are from a set by CC Designs called Sweet Penguins, and they are very sweet aren't they! There are 3 individual penguin stamps in the set and I decided to make a tower with them :)
I used a brayer to apply blue and pink inks to create the background and also added a CC Designs Cutters die called Lolli.  I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from a stamp in the Whimsy set called Holiday Sliders 3 and it does look a little like he might be sitting on a block of ice :)  The paper is from a pad by KaiserCraft called Sweet Pea and I have also used some light pink raffia lace.

sweet penguins, cc designs, holiday sliders 3

Well I was having so much fun with these cute penguins that I decided to make another card.  This time I just used the one penguin with a cute sentiment stamp by High Hopes called Penguin Greeting. I also used the beautiful La La Land Ornate Snowflakes die and added clear acrylic flat gems to their centres. The gorgeous background paper is from an Authentique pad called Joyous and I also added rock candy stickles to the edge of the snow bank.


cc designs, sweet penguins, ornate snowflake die, la la land,

These little penguins are so fun and you can make a card so quickly and easily with them.  I reckon they'd make great Birthday cards too with a "You're Cool", "Hope you have Cool Birthday" or "Hope you're birthday's sweet" sentiment. They are on sale at the moment at Bunny Zoe's Crafts along with a heap of other goodies in the Christmas Shop at 25% off.  You could buy yourself a great Christmas present or be well prepared for next year ;)

I would like to enter my cards into these challenges:
Cas-ual Fridays - Let it Snow
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas Catch Up

Thanks for dropping by today
Kathy

Thursday, December 12, 2013

4 Calling Birds

It's challenge time at Whimsy Stamps and this month the challenge is Party Time.

I decided to use the very cute Four Calling Birds stamp by Crissy Armstrong.




I don't actually know what type of birds Crissy intended these to be, probably robins I guess.  But I decided to make them peach faced lovebirds.  Their colours are so beautiful and Christmassy too!  I doubt you'd ever find one sitting on a snowy branch, as they are from Africa, but hey, you probably wouldn't see them using a phone to call their friends over for a party either :)

Ingredients :
Stamps : Four Calling Birds 
Card : confetti white, red, black, crumb cake, x-press it,  Delight (authentique)
Ink : memento black, crumb cake
Other : ornate snowflakes die (la la land),  stickles, bakers twine, vintage faceted buttons, copics

Copics used :
YG 0000, 01, 11, 91, 93, 95
R 000, 24, 29, 30, 39
BV 0000, 00
Y 13, 15, 21, 23
BG 000, 01, 05, 10, 13
G 24
C 1
W 00, 1, 3
E 33, 37, 50, 53
YR 14

Hopefully you can find some time to enter our challenge this month.  There are some great prizes to be won.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Kathy

Monday, December 9, 2013

Iris

Today is the start of a new challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and the challenge is Wings.
I decided to use a beautiful new release Whimsy stamp by Syvia Zet called Iris.
She's so sweet isn't she!

iris, sylvia zet, whimsy, copics, fairy, vines die, cambridge court, MME, magicial mini letter seals


The paper is from MME and is called Cambridge Court. There are lots of floral patterns in the pad, but I chose this one because it looked a little similar to her flowers.  And I then took inspiration from the paper and coloured the image with my copics in similar colours. So I have this paper (and the designers at MME) to thank because there is no way I would have chosen these colours myself but I love how it turned out :)

Ingredients :
Stamps : Iris (Whimsy Stamps), Magical Mini Letter Seals (Whimsy Stamps)
Card : x-press it, black, crumb cake, Cambridge Court (MME)
Ink : memento black
Other :  Vines Die (Whimsy), flat backed pearls, light pink raffia lace, bakers twine, big shot, white pen, copics

Copics used :

R 20, 30
RV 21, 23, 25, 63, 66
W 00, 1, 3, 5
Y 21, 23, 26
YG 0000
BG 0000, 01, 10, 72
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 55

I hope you'll play along with us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts this month. There is a great prize to be won and we'd love to check out your Winged creations :)

Thanks for dropping by 

Kathy

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Peace On Earth

This is my latest card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  I've used a CC Designs image called Peace On Earth and
I think she's absolutely adorable!

Peace On Earth, CC Designs, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Authentique Joyous, Christmas, Copics


I coloured her with my copics and added some star dust stickles to her wings and halo.  I also used the gorgeous Authentique Joyous papers again (I really love this paper pad!)  All the papers on here are from this pad, even the Merry Christmas sentiment is cut out from one of the sheets!  I distressed all the edges with walnut stain distress ink and added some black flat backed pearls too.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Stampin for the weekend - Feeling Festive
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Christmas

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Peace On Earth (CC Designs)
Card : black, vanilla, x-press it, Authentique Joyous
Ink : memento black, walnut stain distress ink
Other : big shot, nellie snellen 5 point star, star dust sticklesblack flat backed pearlscopics


I would also like to let you know that there is a PRE-ORDER on now for Magnolia Little Circus Moscow and Winter Wonderland DooHickey Dies at  Bunny Zoe's Crafts.




Thanks for dropping by today to take a look.  I really should count up my Christmas cards and see how many I still need to do. It's the first of December tomorrow! Not much time left!!!

Kathy

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just letting you know that Bunny Zoe's Crafts is having a

WEEKEND SPECIAL
15% OFF across the store!!!


It would be a great time to buy yourself a wonderful Christmas present :)

Kathy

Sledging

I have made a card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts using a very cute Whimsy stamp called Sledging.  It's a Time 4 Tea design and I just love it!
This is not actually what I think of when I hear the word sledging.  I immediately think of cricket,  as I've never even seen a sledge in real life before or ever gone skiing either.  But this does look like she's having lots of fun.
It is such a cute image and it is great for a Christmas card but you could actually use it for lots of other occasions too.  Bonus!

Sledging, Time 4 Tea, Whimsy, snow, christmas, sled, copics


I used the La La Land Ornate Snowflakes Die and some black and cream flat backed pearls.  The sentiment is from Marianne D Collectables - Corner and Winter Sent. and the paper is from the Mistletoe Magic pad by MME.


Ingredients :

Stamps :  Sledging (Whimsy),  Marianne D Collectables - Corner and Winter Sent.
Card : x-press it, black, Mistletoe Magic (MME)
Ink : memento black
Other : shabby white and shaved ice fran-tage, big shot, opulent ovals (SB),  La La Land Ornate Snowflakes Dieblack and cream flat backed pearls, copics

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 31, 33, 35, 37, 50, 53, 55
W 1, 3, 5
C 1
R 20, 24, 27, 30, 39
BG 0000, 000, 01, 09, 10, 49, 72, 75
BV 0000
YG 0000, 01, 03

Thanks for dropping by to take a look :)

Kathy

Friday, November 22, 2013

Posey

Hi and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps November Release Review Day Blog Hop.
There is a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way, so please make sure you leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win.

I decided to use a new stamp by Sylvia Zet called Posey.  She is absolutely adorable isn't she!!!
There are 2 new Wee fairy stamps this month.  A very pretty one called Iris and this one which is the super cute one :) And even though I am frantically trying to get more Christmas cards made, I just couldn't resist her :)

posey, wee stamps, whimsy stamps


I used star dust stickles on her wings and when dry cut them out.  I then used a knife to cut a little slit along Posey's back and slid the wing in behind.  Then I put some dimensionals near the end of her wings to raise them up and give it a real 3D effect.  I also sponged a cloudy sky behind her.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Posey, Magical Mini Letter Seals
Card : x-press it, black, grey, slate, Delightful (Authentique)
Ink : memento black, pool party, baja
Other : big shot, circle nesties, bakers twine, vintage faceted buttons, star dust stickles, copics

Copics Used :

YG 0000, 01, 03, 13
Y 11, 13, 15
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 55
R 000, 00, 20, 24, 30
BG 01, 10
YR 16

Please leave a comment and have fun looking at all the gorgeous creations on the hop :)

Kathy

Kathy Tanner  (Me)


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Bluebell with Poinsettias

I have made another Christmas card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts.  Can you tell I have a thing for reindeer?
They are beautiful aren't they! One of my favourite things to do at Christmas time, ever since I was a little girl, has been to watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on tv.  So I have a real soft spot for them.
I guess this one isn't Rudolph but it's very sweet anyway (maybe it's Clarice?).  I coloured the deer first and it just looked so pretty I decided to colour the poinsettia pink and go with a non-traditional colour scheme.

reindeer, christmas card, rudolph, wild rose studio, bluebell with poinsettias, copic


This gorgeous stamp is by Wild Rose Studio and is called Bluebell with Poinsettias.  I also used Season's Greetings Notables 7  and the Double Scallop Doily die from Whimsy Stamps.
I used copics to colour and added a little rock candy stickles to the ground.
The paper is from the MME Mistletoe Magic pad and I used a piece of  light pink raffia lace behind the doily.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Bluebell with Poinsettias (WRS), Season's Greetings Notables 7 (Whimsy)
Card : pool party, x-press it, pink pirouette, Mistletoe Magic (MME)
Ink : memento black, pretty in pink
Other : big shot,  Double Scallop Doily die (Whimsy),  rock candy stickles light pink raffia lace, buttons, bakers twine, circle nesties, gold spica, copics

Copics used :

Y 15, 21, 23
BV 0000, 00
R 000, 24, 30
RV 0000, 00, 21, 23, 63
B 0000
BG 000
E 50, 53, 55
YG 91, 93
W 00
YR 14


You know there's only 38 more days til Christmas. 
 I need to make a lot more cards!

Kathy





Thursday, November 14, 2013

Winter Friends

It's challenge time again at Whimsy Stamps and it's an easy one this month - Anything Goes.
There are great prizes to be won too, so please join us :)


I decided to use a beautiful new release Whimsy Stamp by Sylvia Zet called Winter Friends.
It is such a gorgeous stamp.  I love it!!!  Aren't they all so cute!


Winter Friends, Whimsy Stamps, Sylvia Zet, Wee Stamps, Christmas Card, copics


I had lots of fun colouring this one with my copics.
I used a gold spica pen for her head band and around the boots so that is a little sparkly in real life.
I used the Holiday Sliders 3 set again for the sentiment but just cut around the oval shape instead of using the whole stamp.
The snow is a mixture of shabby white and shaved ice fran-tage and the flourish is the Large Leafy Flourish Die from Whimsy Stamps.


Ingredients :

Stamps :  Winter FriendsHoliday Sliders 3 
Card  :  grey, black, lucky lime-aid, x-press it, Mistletoe Magic (MME)
Ink  :  memento black
Other  :  big shot, Large Leafy Flourish Die, marvellous squares (SB), shabby white fran-tage, shaved ice fran-tage, gold spica, copics



Copics used :

BG 0000, 000, 09, 10, 72, 75
YG 0000, 11, 91, 93, 95
G 21, 24
R 20, 24, 29, 30, 39
YR 14, 16
BV 0000, 00
Y 15, 26
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 55
W 00,1, 3, 5, 7, 9



Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy



Monday, November 11, 2013

Jingle Bell Rudolf

Today is the start of a new challenge at Bunny Zoe's Crafts and the challenge is to make something shabby chic or vintage.

If you follow my blog you'll know that I don't do this style of card very often but here is my attempt at it anyway :)




This is Jingle Bell Rudolf  from Magnolia Stamps.  Isn't he gorgeous!!!
I coloured him with copics and cut him out and placed him on a tag I made using  MME Mistletoe Magic paper.
I also used that paper pad to cut some snowflakes using the La La Land ornate snowflakes die.
The rest of the papers are from the Authentique Joyous pad.
I also stamped the word Christmas from Marianne D collectables corner and winter sent. set onto some cotton ribbon and the Santa sentiment stamp is Seasons Greetings Notables 7  from Whimsy.

Lots of sewing and a bit of distressing and inking with walnut stain and hopefully my card turned out to be shabby chic or vintagey enough :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Jingle Bell Rudolf (Magnolia), Seasons Greetings Notables 7 (Whimsy), Corner and winter sent. (marianne D collectables)

Card : naturals ivory, x-press it, Mistletoe Magic (MME), Joyous (Authentique)

Ink : memento black, walnut stain distress ink, olive

Other : big shot, Ornate Snowflakes (La la land), flat backed pearls, Christmas charms, star dust stickles, fran-tage, gold spica, cotton ribbon, copics

Copics used :

E 11, 31, 33, 35, 50, 53, 55
YG 91, 95
G 82, 89
R 00, 20, 24, 27, 30, 39
Y 11, 15
YR 14
BG 0000
W 1



Please play along with us in the challenge at Bunny Zoe's Stamps this month, even if you are usually more of a clean and simple stamper like me.  You may even be lucky enough to win a prize :)

Kathy



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Turtle and Dove

I have another Christmas card for Whimsy Stamps to share today.  And I used another cutie from Crissy Armstrong called Christmas Turtle and Dove.

This stamp is wonderful!  It's very cute, it's fun to colour, and there is no snow in sight!
I do love the look of snow on Christmas cards but we don't get snow in Australia at Christmas time and it's great to be able to make a card that fits our kind of Christmas too!

Christmas turtle and dove Whimsy Stamps


Hopefully you can tell that they are meant to be at the beach! :)
I brayered pool party, tempting turquoise and island indigo at the top and river rock at the bottom. I used some clear rock candy stickles to make little dots of foam for the waters edge and added some white gel pen to this too.  Then I added some fran-tage for the sand.

The sentiment is from Whimsy too and is a digi stamp called Sentiment for Christmas.  There are a lot of great Christmas sayings in it and you can make them as big as you like of course to suit your card.  That's the great thing about digi stamps.

Ingredients :

Stamps :  Christmas Turtle and DoveSentiment for Christmas
Card :  pool party, crumb cake, black, x-press it, Quill galaxy, silver glimmer
Ink : memento black, pool party, turquoise, indigo, river rock
Other : big shot, music ef (SB), cosmic star border (MB), rock candy stickles, star dust stickles, circle nesties, pearls, white gel pen, copics

Copics used :

YG 0000, 01, 03, 13
BG 0000, 000, 01, 05, 49, 72
Y21
YR 14
BV 0000, 00
R 24, 27, 29, 30
C 1 


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


Cute Card Thursday - sparkles

Cas-ual Fridays - embossing


Christmas Turtle and Dove is also available at  Bunny Zoe's Crafts .


Kathy


Friday, November 1, 2013

Little Jack


Whimsy Stamps has released so many gorgeous new Christmas Stamps this month and this is one of my favourites.  It's by Elisabeth Bell and is called Little Jack and Bobbin Christmas.
It's so sweet isn't it?!





I used the Holiday Sliders 3 sentiment set again but this time I just cut around the oval and put it on top of a die cut star.  I coloured it with some copics, inked around the edges and used some Fran-tage on it too.  It is such a wonderful sentiment set, you can use it in so many different ways to change the look of it.

I also used some beautiful Whimsy paper designed by Michelle Roos called Winter Frost.

Ingredients :

Stamps :   Little Jack and Bobbin ChristmasHoliday Sliders 3
Card : x-press it, crumb cake, suede, soft sky, Winter Frost
Ink : memento black, crumb cake, walnut distress ink
Other : Big shot, 5 point star (Nellie Snellen), Traditional tag stax (MFT), Stripes ef, frant-tage, linen thread, button, crochet trim, glossy accents, gold spica pen, copics

Copics Used :

W 00, 1 ,3
E 000, 00, 35, 50, 53, 55
Y 11, 15, 26
R 24, 27, 29, 30, 39
YG 03, 91, 93, 95
B 000, 00, 93, 95

The Whimsy Stamps on this card are also available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I had lots of fun colouring this cute stamp :)

Kathy

Thursday, October 31, 2013


 Just letting you know that Bunny Zoe's Crafts is having a sale.  So get in quick!  They have so many wonderful stamps and accessories - and you need them! ;)

Kathy

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Snowy

I made another Christmas card for Bunny Zoe's Crafts this week.
  This time I used a very cute snowman stamp from High Hopes called Snowy Tag .





I decided to colour him and cut him out to use as a tag (you need to imagine him on a beautifully wrapped present, as I have some cards done but I don't have any presents organised yet!) :)
You could use him as a cute bookmark too!

And then I coloured him again but this time just his hat, face and scarf and cut them out and used them on the card.




I die cut some letters and coloured around the edge of them with the same copics that I used to colour his face W3 and BG000.

I used the gorgeous  Joyous papers by authentique again.  The black has lots of Christmas sentiments in different languages and the red is a fun Christmas find a word  (the scroll at the bottom is on the paper, it is not part of my watermark :)

My daughter has a male teacher this year and I thought she might like to give this card to him so I resisted the urge to put stickles on the snowman or letters in case it made it too "pretty".  I did use some of the black flat backed pearls as accents though.

This stamp is actually very versatile.  It makes a great tag of course but there are lots of other ways it can be used if you just use the top portion of the image. Plus .... he's lots of fun to colour.

I would also like to enter this card into the "It's Snowing" challenge over at High Hopes Stamps.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Snowy Tag (High Hopes)
Card : RH Red, x-press it, Joyous (Authentique)
Ink : memento black
Other : timeless type alpha (sizzix), big shot, circles (SB), black flat backed pearls, copics

Copics used :
BG 0000, 000, 05, 72
YG 0000, 01, 03
R 000, 20, 24, 30
W 3, 5, 7, 9


Kathy

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lighting a Candle

Today's card is one I made for Bunny Zoe's Crafts and I used a really sweet image from their store called Daisy Lighting a Candle by Marianne Design.

It was one of those times when the card didn't turn out like I originally thought it would.  I was going to colour her all cute and use bright colours but then I started looking at the papers from  Mistletoe Magic and decided to paper-piece her dress and then she ended up being a bit shabby-chic looking, so I went with that. She's still very cute though!
The little "Christmas" sentiment is also by Marianne Design and is called Corner and winter sent.  It comes with a corner die but I decided to use it this way instead






Ingredients :

Stamps : Corner and winter sent (Marianne Design Collectable), Daisy Lighting a candle (Marianne Design)
Card : x-press it, black, vanilla, naturals ivory, Mistletoe Magic (My minds eye)
Ink : memento black, crumb cake
Other : big shot, opulent ovals (SB), ovals (SB), black flat backed pearls 4mm, fran-tage, star dust stickles, flowers (SU)

Copics used :

E 000, 00, 35, 50, 53
W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
C 1
Y 11, 15
YR 14, 18
R 30
BG 0000, 10, 13

Thanks for dropping by to take a look today :)

Kathy

Friday, October 25, 2013

2 Christmas Tales

Today we are having a Review Day Hop at Whimsy Stamps and the October release is a beauty so make sure you hop along to each blog and take a look.  There is a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way so please leave a comment today for a chance to win.

For my card I used the super cute stamp by Crissy Armstrong called  2 Christmas Tales.  Aren't they adorable!!!




I created a pretty sunset by sponging on some pink, purple and blue ink and I also used the blue to create some snow mounds and added some frosted lace stickles for the snow.  I coloured the rest in with my copics and I was really happy with how cute they turned out (although I think they'd look cute no matter how well you coloured them actually)!  I added some shine to the candy cane and their noses with glossy accents and used some Fun Flock on their hats too.

Ingredients :

Card : x-press it, crumb cake
Ink : pool party, wisteria, pip, stazon, memento black
Other : big shot, nordic sweater ef (sizzix), Slider 3 die, subtle candy dot, fun flock, frosted lace stickles, glossy accents, copics

Copics used :

RV 21, 23, 25, 66
R 000, 00, 20, 24, 27, 29, 30, 39
BG 000, 01, 05
W 00, 1, 3, 5
C 1
E 50, 53, 55 




Now please hop over to Louise's blog.

Here is a list of all the Designers participating today. 

Kathy Tanner  (that's me)

Don't forget to leave a comment for everyone and Happy Hopping :)

Kathy

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Santa Baby

I've made another Christmas card for my slowly growing stash :)
This time I've used Santa Baby from Whimsy Stamps.
Isn't she cute!




I used copics to colour her and then cut her out and I used Fun Flock for the first time too.
The extra dimension and "fluffiness" does look great on her dress and hat.

Ingredients :
Stamps :  Santa Baby
Card : olive, x-press it, brights core'dinations, Vintage Summer (Little yellow bicycle)
Ink : memento black
Other : fun flock, big shot, cross stitch #2 ef (sizzix), cosmic star border (memory box), copics

Copics used :
R 00, 20, 24, 27, 29
W 7
E 000, 00, 50, 53, 31
YG 11, 13, 17


The Whimsy Stamp on this card is also available at Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Hopefully you've made a start on your Christmas cards too :)

Kathy

Friday, October 18, 2013

Sending Robins

This is my first card as a Guest Designer for Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
It is a wonderful group of ladies to be working with and such a fabulous store too.
There are just so many crafty goodies to choose from!!!

I decided to use one of the really cute new Christmas releases from Wild Rose Studio called Christmas Robins.  Aren't they sweet!





I also used a sentiment set by Whimsy Stamps called Season's Greetings Notables 7. I actually cut the circle out and put it on top of another greeting from the set.  I wanted to use this sentiment because I thought it went so well with the robins, but I also wanted this background because I wanted to try colouring in the stripes with my copics to match the copic colours I used on the main image.  I was really happy with how this sentiment turned out.  Although after all the time it took to use 3 different greens on each line and 3 different reds I realised too late that I maybe would have got just as good a result if I'd drawn around the circle with a grey copic marker.  Oh well I'll try it that way next time :)

The paper is gorgeous and is from a pad called Joyous by Authentique.  I haven't tried that many paper pads YET  :) but I'd have to say that Authentique is my favourite so far.  Beautiful prints and I love the solid coordinating colours too, their paper is lovely and smooth and of a really high quality in my opinion. I will be buying more :)

Ingredients:

Stamps :  Christmas Robins. (Wild Rose Studio), Season's Greetings Notables 7 (Whimsy Stamps)
Card : limeade, x-press it,  crumb cake, Joyous  (Authentique)
Ink : memento black
Other : flat backed pearls, star dust stickles, button, ribbon (SU), gold spica, copics

Copics used :
C 1
YG 11, 13, 17
R 24, 27, 29, 30
Y 11, 15, 21
E 50
BG 0000, 000
YR 14


Kathy

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cherish Wyanet

The challenge on the Whimsy Stamps Blog this month is to make a card which is Shabby Chic or Vintage.
I don't tend to do that style of card very much.
Possibly my card is a Clean Shabby Chic one?  I'm not sure that's even possible but perhaps I've created a new style! :)




This stamp is called Wyanet (Beautiful) and it's by Syliva Zet.  She really is gorgeous isn't she!
I thought I might colour her with my warm greys (there is just hint of pink on her cheeks) and try to bring a vintage, sepia photo feel to it.

Hopefully you'll join us in the challenge this month, and you may even be lucky enough to win a prize :)

Ingredients :

Stamps : Wyanet, Birthday Letter Seals
Card : suede, crumb cake, x-press it, SU dsp, subtles core'dinations
Ink : memento black, crumb cake, baja
Other : big shot, circle nesties, double scallop doily die, fancy fan ef, crumb cake seam binding, subtles candy dots, fran-tage, copics

Kathy



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Special Gift


Kraftin’ Kimmie has a whole range of challenges this week in celebration of World Card Making Day.  I thought I would enter one and use another image from the wonderful Joyful Holiday set.

This set is really versatile because 2 of the 3 images can be used for birthday cards as well as Christmas cards and that is what I decided to do.  This image is perfect for any friends of my daughters because she is wearing a onesie.  I’m not sure if the whole world has caught onesie fever like we have in Australia but I’m sure they would love this card just because she’s in one!






I am entering this card into the Paper Piecing challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie.  I paper pieced the box and the bow and used the same papers in the background too.


Ingredients :
Stamps : Joyful Holiday (Kraftin’ Kimmie)
Card : x-press it, black, saffron, Authentique – Delightful
Ink : memento black, versafine black, saffron
Other : circle nesties, big shot, subtles button, bakers twine, kindyglitz, gold spica, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00
Y 21, 23, 26
YR 14
BG 0000, 000
RV 0000, 21
R 000, 20, 30


Kathy