Friday, October 19, 2018

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - October


Another month, another edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! I had such fun playing with this month's products! So much holiday goodness! The minute I saw the new Deck the Howls stamp set, I knew that was going to be my feature. I'm such a dog person!



Each one of these dogs are so cute, I couldn't decide which ones to use, so I ended up using them all! Four on the outside and one on the inside. I colored all my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies.



For my focal panel, I stamped and heat embossed the Christmas Background with Silver Pearl embossing powder onto some white cardstock for a subtle tone on tone effect. Then I die cut the Ho Ho Ho Die-namics from the center and popped it up over some patterned paper from the Candy Land Paper Pack. To finish things off, I added an additional sentiment and a little Crystal Stickles.


As I mentioned, I also did some stamping on the inside, which you can check out in the video! You can find it over on the MFT YouTube Channel or click below. And don't forget to leave me a comment and let them know how I'm doing! I really appreciate it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fall Fairy - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #39


Hey friends! Happy Monday and welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #39! This round we're making blinged out projects, and what says glitter more than fairies? I decided to create a fall fairy card by combining Fairy Friends with Happy Harvest.


I colored my images with Copics and die cut them with the matching dies. For my focal panel, I die cut some Bristol Smooth Surface cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Stackables, then blended on Distress Ink in Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, and Bundled Sage to create a twilight sky. Then I added my images with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape.


I layered my Kaisercraft Hide & Seek patterned papers onto my card base and popped my focal panel up over top. And then it was time for the bling! I added a sprinkle of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and Crystal Stickles to the fairy wings, lights, and sky.


I also did some stamping on the inside using Fresh Lavender ink, which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It means so much!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team projects, and link up your own blinged out projects to play along! I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, October 8, 2018

A Card Full of Hugs


Happy Monday, friends! Today I'm excited to share a fun card featuring Heffy Doodle stamps! They were so kind to contact me and ask if I might like to play with some of their products. Who could say no to so much cuteness?

My card features the adorable Yappy Happy Mail. These pups are so sweet, and I just had to color this one to look like my dog, Zadie.


I trimmed my images out with the matching dies and created a background for them using the MFT Cloud and Drifts & Hills Stencils and Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage Distress Ink.

I used a postage edge die to trim out my panel and popped it up with foam tape over a red cardstock panel. To embellish the card base, I took all the envelopes, hearts, and paw prints images and stamped them around the edge with Lawn Fawn Deep Sea Ink. I added a two-part sentiment, using the Heffy Doodle Sending die cut from the same red cardstock as the middle panel.


I finished off the inside with some additional stamping which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It means the world!



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Lift-the-Flap Fall - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #38


Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Chalenge #38! This round we are inspired by the season. I always get excited for fall because it means I can pull out one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Jump for Joy.


I combined it with the baby critters from Mom + Me, colored all my images with Copics to match my patterned paper, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For my focal panel, I used the Stitched Journaling Card die for the sky, and Stitched Hillside Borders for the grass. I die cut my leaf pile out of the green, leaving the left side attached to create a little flap. This was totally inspired by the lift-the-flap board books my boys used to love when they were little!


Then I glued my leaf pile over top and added the rest of my images around the pile and hiding my baby critters inside.  I used Merman ink to stamp my sentiment. 

I popped the focal panel up with foam tape over my patterned papers which I trimmed down using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables.


I finished off the card with some fun stamping on the inside in Walnut ink, which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! 



And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples, and link up your Awesome Autumn projects to play along! I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Speckled Frogs - Lawn Fawnatics September Feature


Hey friends! Today I'm happy to be featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog with a fun card inspired by a song my boys used to sing in Pre-school. All the details and more pics will be over there, so I hope you'll hop over (pun intended) and check it out.

If you want to watch the card come together, you can view it below or click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe!

Thanks for dropping by my corner of the pond! ;)

Monday, September 24, 2018

Otterly Great Birthday


Hey friends! I'm super excited to share today's card because I made it for my dad's birthday! His falls two days before mine, so we both celebrated this weekend! So I knew I wanted to make a masculine card, but of course it had to be cute as well... so Hello Bluebird Otter Friends was the perfect choice!

I colored up these cuties with Copics and made the fish look like rainbow trout. Then I trimmed them out with the matching dies.


I watercolored the background on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock with my Sakura Koi Sketchbox, die cut the Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #2 out of kraft cardstock and popped that over top with foam tape.

For my sentiment, I stamped in Lawn Fawn Walnut ink on some more kraft cardstock and trimmed it out with an Everyday Sentiments Banner. Then I layered everything on top of a Moonstone card base. To finish things off, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm Clear Droplets, plus a little Crystal Stickles on the fish's scales and on the bow.



I also did some fun stamping on the inside with Moonstone ink, which you can check out in the video. :) Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! I hope you enjoy the video! Have a great day!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Fall Friends - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #37


Hello friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #37! This round we're combining something old with something new. That's one of my favorite thing about Lawn Fawn products -- they're so easy to mix and match!


I am definitely still in the fall zone, so I decided to make a cozy friendship card featuring the moose and bunny from Critters in the Arctic. That moose is still one of my favorite images! I hadn't used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens in a while, so I got those out and watercolored my critters and the background.


I die cut a frame using the Knit Picky Fall 6x6 papers and the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables with the Reverse Stitched Scalloped Square Windows for the center, and popped it up over my focal panel with some foam tape. To finish it off I added a few additional strips of patterned paper, a sentiment from Chit Chat, and a little heart to the speech bubble.


I also carried the stamping onto the inside of the card with Merman ink which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon to watch there in HD and don't forget to show your support by hitting that thumbs up and subscribing to my channel! :)


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other incredible design team projects. Then you can go through your stash and get crafting with something old and something new!

Have a great day!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sunflower Field


Hi, friends! Today I have a fun card to share inspired by a gorgeous sunflower field near my house. Every day when I pass it, it makes me smile, and I wanted to recreate that on this card. 

I started with the Waffle Flower Grow Happiness, which is technically more of a Spring set, but I like to stretch my stamps in new ways. I thought, with a little artistic interpretation, the tall flower could easily be a sunflower, so I stamped all my images, colored them with Copics, and trimmed them with the matching dies.


For my focal panel, I die cut some sky using the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables and two shades of dirt for my field using Stitched Hillside Borders. I added a sentiment using Walnut ink, and then tucked my flowers into rows and adhered my sweet little mouse and her watering can with liquid glue.

I layered my Echo Park Celebrate Autumn 6x6 papers onto my card base and popped the focal panel up with foam tape over top. To finish things off, I added Crystal Stickles to the heart on the watering can, and Mercury Glass Stickles to the sunflower centers.


I also did some stamping on the inside, which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon to watch there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! Thanks so much for watching!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - September


Hello! I'm so happy to be bringing you the September edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! I don't know about you but I am suddenly in the mood for all the fall cards, and the MFT September release is perfect for that! 


This month I'm playing with the cute and cuddly Friendly Raccoons. I just love these little guys! I had so much fun coloring them with Copic markers, but what I really enjoyed was those fall trees! They add such great pops of color. To give my scene that breezy, autumn day feel, I included a few fallen leaves from Pure Innocence Sending Blessings.


To trim out both my focal panel and also the Fun & Frolic Patterned Paper I used the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2, which I find myself reaching for time and again, and trimmed out two Grassy Hills to complete the scene.


I also did some fun stamping on the inside, but I've got to save something for the video, right? You can watch below or by clicking the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner of the screen, which will take you directly to the MFT YouTube Channel, where you will probably want to stay awhile and soak up all that great content!
I hope you enjoyed this month's edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! If you did, be sure to leave a comment and let them know! Have a great day!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Fall Double Slider Loop Card


Hey friends! Make way for the squirrels! Today I'm bringing you a super fun and interactive card, with a squirrel that races back and forth across the scene. Sound fun? I know, right?!

For my card, I used the new MFT Birdie Brown Fall Friends combined with Pure Innocence Sending Blessings. I stamped the images in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, colored them in some muted jewel tones with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


To make my card interactive, I used the shorter of the two Double Slider Loop Slots and trimmed down a thin strip of ziplock bag to use as my mechanism. I fed that through the darker green Grassy Hill, stapled the ends together, trimmed off the excess, then added a pull tab using the Volcano Die-namics

I adhered my mechanism to the focal panel, which was die cut with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX set 2, and added another Grassy Border over top to hide the mechanics. I glued down my images and finished it off with a sentiment from Birdie Brown Greetings Galore.


To see how this whole card came together, watch the video below or click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right corner to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe!


Have a great day!

Monday, September 3, 2018

So Thankful - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #36


Hi everyone! I'll tell you what. I love summer! I have been hanging on to every last bit of it that I could. But now that it's September, I've given in to fall! September is also my birthday month, so it gets me thinking about autumn spices, apple cider donuts, cozy plaids, and colorful leaves. Our Lawn Fawnatics Mood Board Challenge fits right in that theme! 


For my card I decided to use Jump for Joy for that autumn vibe and the adorable squirrels from Cheery Christmas. Love those cute little guys! I colored them with Copics and put them on a Stitched Circle Stackables focal panel with a Stitched Hillside Borders to stand on. I framed that in with a burlap print Scalloped Circle Stackables.


The rest of my patterned papers I trimmed down with the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and sliced off the edge of my focal panel with that as well so that I could line it up flush with the right hand side. As a finishing touch I added a little Platinum Stickles and a sprinkle of Metallic Rose Gold jewels for a bit of bling.


If you'd like to see how this card came together, watch below or click on the YouTube icon at the bottom right of the video screen to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! I would sure appreciate it!


And now, please head on over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog to check out the other amazing design team creations! Then it's time to get crafty and see how our mood board inspires you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Reveal Wheel Lawn Fawn Feature


Today I'm so excited to be featured over on the Lawn Fawn blog along with my fellow Fawnatic Joyce in a fun double-feature. We'll both be using the same products to create a card -- I can't wait to see how hers came out! For all the details be sure to head on over.

This was my first attempt at a Reveal Wheel card and I have to say it was a lot of fun to make! Check out the video below to see how this card came together or click the YouTube icon to watch it there in HD. And don't forget to like and subscribe! Thanks so much for visiting!

Snappy Birthday


Hey friends! Hope you're having a happy, snappy Friday! Today I'm sharing a card featuring these adorable reptiles from Neat & Tangled Later Alligator. Aren't they just the cutest? I colored them in with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


To create my focal panel, I used MFT's Elegant Rectangle STAX to die cut some pale aqua cardstock and added Grassy Hills in light and dark green and two clouds from Cloud 9. I adhered my images with liquid glue and set that aside.

I trimmed down my Fun & Frolic patterned papers with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 for the larger stripe, which leaves that nice border around the edge, and trimmed the orange print with my paper trimmer to 2 1/2'' tall by 3 3/4'' wide. I glued those both down and added my focal panel over top with some foam tape. To finish it off, I added a white heat-embossed sentiment cut out using one of the Blueprints 29 Die-namics.


I also did some fun stamping on the inside, which you can check out in the video below. Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Sweet Birthday - Lawn Fawnatics August Feature

Hey friends! Today I'm lucky enough to be  featured today over on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog with another sweet card for our Coffee, Tea, and Treats Challenge. For this one I go over some tips on how to make your own custom patterned paper, incase you have a certain project in mind but don't have any in your stash to match.



And of course, a card like that needs a video to go with it, so I have a tutorial for this one as well. Speaking of coffee, tea, and treats, you might want to go get some and binge-watch some Lawn Fawn goodness! Thanks so much for watching!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - August


Welcome! Today I'm so excited to bring you the August edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! I was so inspired by this month's releases to make a dance recital card featuring a bunny ballerina that actually leaps back and forth across the stage!


I started by stamping my bunny ballerina and two flower accents from Tutu Trio, coloring them with Copics, and trimming them out with the matching dies. Then I created a stage by masking off the bottom and sponging on some Mustard Seed Distress ink for the spotlight, and Gathered Twigs for the floor. The Take the Stage Die-namics are the perfect accent to add the drama and really make it look like a recital stage. I cut them out of Chili Powder cardstock and added yellow tie-backs to match the spotlight glow.


The bunny ballerina definitely needed to be able to leap to and fro, so I used one of the slider dies from Hit the Slopes to cut out a channel. For my slider mechanism I used two pennies with an oval Slider Element glued between. Then I adhered my bunny on top with some more liquid glue, ensuring that her feet would touch the ground on the left and right, and soar high above the stage when she reached the center. As a finishing touch I added some Crystal Stickles to the bunny's wings and tutu, and to the background and the flower by her ear.


If you'd like to see how this card came together, you can click below or find it on MFT's YouTube Channel. I hope you enjoy it! If you do, be sure to leave me a comment, and hit that thumb's up button while your at it, so the lovely folks over at MFT know I'm doing a good job. Your support means the world! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Crow Picnic - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #35


Hi friends! Happy Monday and welcome to another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! This round is all about coffee, tea, and treats, and my favorite summertime treat is watermelon. I've been listening to an audiobook lately that was talking about crows, which I've always been kinda fascinated with, so I thought it would be fun to combine to two and create a little picnic for them.


I combined two seasonal sets, Happy Harvest and Happy Summer, colored my images with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies. For my focal panel, I cut out a piece of light aqua cardstock with the Cross-Stitched Square Stackables, and layered a Grassy Border and Simple Stitched Hillside Border overtop. I added a small white cloud from Spring Showers to the top right corner to finish setting the background scene.


To my Noble Fir card base, I added a piece of red gingham patterned paper from the Doodlebug Down on the Farm 6x6 to resemble a picnic blanket. I cut that out with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables so the dark green edge would show to mimic the watermelon rind. Then I added a polaroid frame from Say Cheese, Again and popped my focal panel inside that. To anchor it down, I added a little strip of washi tape at the top and bottom. As a finishing touch I used Glossy Accents on the crow's beaks and on the red of the watermelon.


I also did some fun stamping on the inside with Noble Fir ink, which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It means the world!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team projects. And don't forget to link up your coffee, tea, and treat themed projects for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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