Saturday, February 15, 2020

Paper Smooches February Challenge #2

Hello there!!  We are half way though the month, and that means it's time for a new Paper Smooches Challenge!  This challenge runs from February 15th through February 28th, and this challenge is a color challenge!  How fun is this  color palette?!


To create my card, I started off by watercoloring a wash of pastel purple using Faded Lilac Distress ink onto a piece of 4: x 5.25" watercolor paper.  To the bottom of the panel, I added a strip of white cardstock to ground my images.  I stamped and colored one of the snowmen and a few of the adorable critters from the Winter Greetings stamp set, and diecut them with the coordinating Winter Greetings Icons dies.  I arranged them on the snow bank, popped them up with foam tape, and above them, stamped a sentiment from the same set in black ink.  I used one of the small snowflakes from the stamp set and more Shaded Lilac ink to add some tone on tone snowflakes.  Then, I used the Snowflakes dies to add some bigger snowflakes to the panel.  Before popping the panel up on an A2 card base, I added a strip of patterned paper from the Half Moon paper collection, and finished off my card with some white gel pen accents and a scattering of white iridescent sequins.


Warm Hugs

There are three great prizes up for grabs!  You can find out more on the Paper Smooches blog!  You have until February 28th to add your project to the gallery for your chance to win!  I hope you will join us! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Paper Smooches February Challenge #1


Hello there!!  It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a new Paper Smooches Challenge!  This challenge runs from February 1st through February 14th, and the theme is LOVE!



To create my card, I started off with a piece of 4" x 5.25" polka dot paper from the fabulous new Half Moon Paper pack, which I watercolored with Distress Inks.  With minimal water, this worked beautifully.  To the bottom of that panel, I added a piece of striped paper from the same paper collection, separated with a thin strip of black cardstock.  I stamped and colored the bigger cluster of flowers from the Blossoming Buds stamp set and tucked it behind the new I Heart You diecut.  I added a scattering of tiny hearts cut using the Hearts dies, and some white gel pen accents before mounting the panel on a horizontal A2 white card base.


I Love You

There are three great prizes up for grabs!  You can find out more on the Paper Smooches blog!  You have until February 14th to add your project to the gallery for your chance to win!  I hope you will join us! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Paper Smooches January Challenge #2

Hello there!  Its time for another Paper Smooches challenge!  This challenge run from January 15th through January 28th and the winners will be announced on the 30th or 31st of January!


The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes!  I pulled out my Sunnyville stamp set and an older favorite of mine, Positive Strokes Two.  I started off stamping the painted stripes from Positive Strokes Two in shades of Distress Oxide inks to coordinate with the Rainbow Sherbet patterned paper pad.  Then, I stamped and colored images from Sunnyville with copic markers and die cut them with the coordinating Sunnyville Icons dies.  I arranged them over top of the striped area and popped them up with foam tape.  Then, I stamped a sentiment from the Kindness Sampler on a Bannerific diecut and tucked that underneath the sun and cloud.  I added white gel pen accents and a scattering of sequins to the panel before popping it up on an A2 card base.  See that fun patterned paper on the left edge?  It's a snippet from the Rainbow Sherbet paper collection, which I LOVE! :)


Smile

We hope you will be play along with us!  There will be three winners chosen!  Here are the prizes up for grabs:

One winner will win this awesome prize pack:


And another winner will receive a $25 Paper Smooches gift certificate, and a third winner will receive a $5 gift certificate!


You  have until January 28th to enter!  You can get all of the challenge details on the Paper Smooches Blog! We can't wait to see what you create! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Seasons Givings Giveaway Winner!





Thank you all for your comments on my Seasons Givings giveaway post!  A random number generator has chosen our winner!

Blogger Michele K. Henderson said...
I just love all your bright and fun designs! Thanks for being a part of Seasons Givings! Have a great 2020 and keep crafting!
Crafty Hugs,
Michele K. Henderson
crimsonowl@comcast.net
Jan 2, 2020, 6:10:00 PM
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Congratulations Michele!!  I will send you an email and get your package on the way!! :)





Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti January Blog Hop


Hello!  It's the 8th of the month and that means that the new release from Reverse Confetti is available for purchase NOW!  I have one more card to share with you using goodies from this release!

To create my card, I started off with an A2 card base cut from Polar White cardstock.  On top of that, I layered the new Oh My Heart Cover Panel Confetti Cuts die, also cut from Polar White.  Then, I added some black watercolor splatters.  I stamped and colored images from the new Cheerful Pals and OMG stamp sets and diecut them with the coordinating Cheerful Pals Confetti Cuts dies and OMG Confetti Cuts dies.  Before popping the images up with foam tape, I added a strip of the Sweet As Sugar patterned paper near the bottom of the card panel.

OMG 1

A sentiment from the OMG stamp set was stamped on a strip of white cardstock, and popped up under the other images.  To finish off my card, I added some white gel pen accents.

OMG 2

Be sure to hop along to see what the rest of the  Crew has to share with you today!!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

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Audrey Tokach - **you are here**

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Countdown to Confetti: Day 3


Hello there!  Welcome to day 3 of the Countdown to Confetti with Reverse Confetti!  All of the new goodies that the Confetti Crew will be showcasing over the next few days will be available tomorrow, January 8th at Reverse Confetti and at your favorite retailers!

Today, I am showing off my favorite projects and products of this release - Crafty Critters and Flowers for a Friend :)

To create this card, I started off  by watercoloring a background with a bright blue shade.  To the bottom of the panel, I added a piece of Sweet as Sugar paper pad.  I stamped and colored a few images from the Flowers For A Friend stamp set, and diecut them with the coordinating Flowers For a Friend Confetti Cuts dies.  I popped them up on the panel with foam tape.

Flowers for Friends 1

For the sentiments, I pulled out an older set, Figure of Speech, and paired it with a smaller sentiment from a new set, So Very Lovely.  To finish off the card, I added some white gel pen accents and tiny clay hearts from my stash.


Flowers for Friends 2

Next up, a set of watercolored tags using the Crafty Critters stamp set.  I watercolored a few pieces of watercolor paper, and when it was dry, I diecut it with the Stitched Hex Tag Confetti Cuts.  I used the strip of hearts from the new Hearts Confetti Cuts die set to ground the critters.  I stamped and colored all of the images from the Crafty Critters stamp set with Copic markers and diecut them with the coordinating Crafty Critters Confetti Cuts dies.  I popped them up with foam tape, and stamped sentiments from the set on a Bitty Banner diecut.

Crafty Tags 1

To finish off my tags, I added some white gel pen accents and black and white twine.

Crafty Tags 2

That's all for me today, but be sure to hop along to see what the rest of the Crew has to share with you!  Comment along the way for your chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate!

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Audrey Tokach - **you are here**

Monday, January 6, 2020

Countdown to Confetti: Day 2


Hello there!  Welcome to day 2 of the Countdown to Confetti with Reverse Confetti!  All of the new goodies that the Confetti Crew will be showcasing over the next few days will be available on January 8th at Reverse Confetti and at your favorite retailers!

Today, my card features the new Butterfly Wreath stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Wreath Confetti Cuts, and the new Stitched Scallops Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.  I first diecut the scalloped panel from Polar White cardstock, and inked up the bottom with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  I added a strip of patterned paper from the Darling Dots paper pad, and a sliver of gold glitter paper from my stash.  I stamped and colored the Butterfly Wreath and the two stand alone butterflies from the set with copic markers and diecut them with the Butterfly Wreath Confetti Cuts dies.  They were popped up with foam tape.

Butterfly Wreath 1

A sentiment from the stamp set was stamped onto a Bitty Banner diecut cut from white and gold glitter paper, stacked slightly offset and popped up in the center of the wreath.   To finish things off, I added some white gel pen accents and a scattering of gold sequins.

Butterfly Wreath 2

That's all for me today, but  be sure to hop along and see what the rest of the crew has to share with you!  Comment along the way for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate!

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Countdown to Confetti: Day 1


Hello there!  Welcome to day 1 of the Countdown to Confetti with Reverse Confetti!  All of the new goodies that the Confetti Crew will be showcasing over the next few days will be available on January 8th at Reverse Confetti and at your favorite retailers!

Today, my card features the new All the Love stamp set, coordinating All the Love Confetti Cuts dies and the fun new Hearts Confetti Cuts dies. To create my card, I started off with a piece of Polar White cardstock cut to 4" x 5.25".  I used the Hearts Confetti Cuts dies to diecut the striped heart in the center of the panel, then splattered the panel with gold watercolor before backing the heart with a piece of patterned paper using the new Sweet as Sugar paper pad.  I stamped Hugs & Kisses from the All the Love stamp set in Midnight ink and diecut the sentiment with the coordinating All the Love Confetti Cuts dies.  I popped the sentiment up over top of the diecut heart opening using foam tape.

Hugs and Kisses 1

To add a bit more red to the card front, I used the row of hearts die from the Hearts  Confetti Cuts die set, and cut it twice from Salsa cardstock to frame the sentiment.  I added white gel pen accents and a scattering of gold sequins before popping the entire panel up on an A2 white card base.

Hugs and Kisses 2

Be sure to hop along to see what the rest of the Confetti Crew has to share with you, and comment along the way for your chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate!  Hope to see you again tomorrow!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

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Audrey Tokach - **you are here**
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