Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Gnome for Christmas!

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This stamp set by Jaded Blossom, Gnome for Christmas is one of those stamp sets that makes you smile every time you look at it.  How can you resist these darling Gnomes with the skinny legs?

I decided to create a snow globe first notice the tiny Gnome peeking around the Christmas tree!  I discovered that it isn't easy to get a decent picture through clear plastic but I finally settled that this was the best picture.

Copic Markers Used:
E00, R20, C3, Y28
B96, G19, R46

I love handmade Christmas Tags and this 'combined stamp' from the Gnome from Christmas stamp set was a quick and easy way to add a hand crafted touch.

Copic Markers Used:
E00, R20, C3, C7, Y28, G19, R24, 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Fall Feelings!

 The weather has certainly turned cooler here in Illinois and the leaves are begining to show colors. I’m Melissa and while I was sitting outside yesterday I was suddenly inspired to create something using the beautiful fall colors. Fall is a lovely time of year but it means that cold weather is coming way to soon. brrrrr Let’s enjoy the fall while it lasts!

I started by choosing Light Yellow discount card, Curious Metallic Poison Ivory, and from the Stardream Metallic package Copper.

Using this beautiful 3D leaf embossing folder with Curious Metallic Poison Ivory card and my die cut machine I got these amazing 3D results. The dimension in this is fabulous.

Of course, I had to ink up the embossed image for additional color. I used a blend of Ranger Distressed Fossilized Amber, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, and Distress Ink Fired brick. I used only one applicator because I wanted to colors to blend with each other.

Once I had the color applied I went ahead and trimmed up the edges and created two separate mat layers using Stardream Metallic Copper and Curious Metallic Poison Ivory card. I like a double matted card especially when wanting to bring out colors.

As you get to know me better you will notice I have a little addiction to dies, so I grabbed a few leaf dies to cut out and use as card embellishments. I used the Stardream Metallic Copper and the Discount Card Light Yellow for the leaves plus I inked these too. I then used a tag die with Curious Metallic Poison Ivory and a stamp to create the sentiment. Oh, and we can’t forget the ribbon!

I can’t say I’m looking forward to cooler weather but I recongize it’s time to drag out some warmer clothes. I think my card shares just the right amount of fall vibes for now. I hope you will save this to your Pinterest for future inspiration!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Santa Stop here!

How could I resist this sweet little reindeer?  His face is so adorable and you can get him from Conie Fong Art and Design on Etsy.  Her digital stamps are AMAZING! 

He was colored with Copic markers, listed below.  The paper is from Photo Play and from Doodlebug 6x6 paper pads that were hiding in my huge paper stash.  It's a simple little card because all it really needed was that adorable reindeer!

Copic Markers Used:
E13, E31, E33, E41
B000, B01
T5, T8
N0, CI, 
R29, R36, R59
Y26, Y28, YG17

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Halloween treat jars!

I love Halloween, the cute whimsy side.  When I saw the stamp set from Jaded Blossoms, Clear Jar Halloween add ons I HAD to get them.  You might see some similar jars later for Christmas...just saying.

These were colored with Copic Markers and I dug around and found some fun Halloween paper from my paper stash.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Hello Mr. Troll!

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This troll stamp set by Sweet Sentiment just made my day.  It's so clever and it's not often you get to create with a troll!  

I embossed the background layer and added some ink to darken up the trees.  Layered it on the patterned paper and added the other elements.  I used Copic markers for coloring.

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Copic Markers used for Troll:
Skin: E00, E04, E21, E34, 
Hat:  B41, B91, B93, B95, B97
Overalls: GY03, GY94, GY99
Other: E70, E71, E74

Friday, October 8, 2021

Mr. Penguin has a present!

This delightful little fellow is a digi stamp from Conie Fong Art and Design shop on Etsy.  I just adore her images, they are so cheerful and fun!

This was colored using Copic Markers and the base is made from LDRS Creative   Practically Oval die set.  The holiday papers are from Tulla & Norbert's Christmas Paper 6x6 pad.

Copic Markers Used:
T0, T5, T8, R27, 
G09, B24, B26, YR18,
YR19, N3

Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Below is my card using a Krista Smith Stamp, June Freebie.  I think this image is so cute I love the fact she is sitting on a box! 

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Colored with Copic Markers
Skin: E00, E11, E04, R20
Hair: B41, C5, C7, C9
Box: E33, E35, E37
Clothes: RV13, RV17,RV29, WO, W3

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


I had a little coloring practice today using these 5  Halloween digital stamps from Sweet November stamps.  I created this little scene with the digis before printing,  coloring, and cutting and I also added some die cuts.

Colored with Copic Markers. Green bubbles made using Nuvo Crystal Drops Apple Green.

Vampire skin: E00, E05, E31, R08, R05
Vampire Hair: BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, V06
Vampire Clothes: YR02, YR07, YR09, YG23, TO, T9
Kettle: T5, T8, T9, T10, YG23
Ghost: BV000
Bottle: BG18, G46
Pumpkin: R08, R05, R89, YR09