Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Sparkling Christmas card using Emerald Creek supplies and digital images

Emerald Creek and Altered Pages have a fun collaboration at the moment and of course, I’m joining. The November theme is “unsung heroes” and I used the topic to create a sparkling Christmas card. For me the unsung hero is not a person, but a feeling. I think that “joy” is not valued enough, especially when we are all trying to get our errands done, trying to keep life together, etc. Joy is the feeling that keeps us going. So I used my joy for experimenting to create a sparkling Christmas card with Emerald Creek embossing powder, Altered Pages digital …

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A card for every season with Tilly’s Magical Garden from Catherine Pooler

4 seasons with Catherine Pooler

Wow, I received an amazing package the other day. Guess what was in it… the new stamp, stencil and die from Catherine Pooler’s shop. I was so excited, you should have seen the grin on my face πŸ˜› And the new release is gorgeous! I love the pattern on the stencil and the versatile flowers in the set. It’s so easy to create a card for every season and that’s exactly what I did. If you have followed me for some time, you know that I enjoy Catherine’s products. This woman always gets me all excited. She is just so …

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Video: I love you more than jewels with Strawberry Jude Stamps

I love you more than jewels with Strawberry Jude Stamps

Oh my gosh, the new stamp set from Strawberry Jude Stamps is just adorable! It’s dragons! I can’t get enough of dragons and this set comes with a range of little details, like jewels, flames and more. Unbelievably cute πŸ˜€ One of the dragons had to be the focal point of my card, so I decided to pick the guy holding the diamond. Then I used the other small jewel stamps to create the background. Of course, I had to add a bunch of glitter and shimmer, otherwise it would be a really boring gemstone πŸ˜‰ You can see the …

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How to create a fairy background with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Fairy Background with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Yay, I’m up over at the So Suzy Stamps blog again. Have you seen these cute little tea cup fairies over at So Suzy Stamps? They are back and they deserved an appropriate fairy background with Distress Oxide and Distress Ink. I just love the combination of the Distress Inks and Oxides, they always turn out insanely pretty. In addition, I found some Perfect Pearls in one of my drawers and added some fairy sparkle at the end. But see for yourself how easy yet beautiful this technique is: Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my …

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Video: 3D birds nest canvas with Art Anthology

Art Anthology birds nest

I’m back with a new project for Art Anthology, woohoo! This time I created a 3D project, well it’s 3D elements on a wood panel πŸ˜› I found this bird and the birds nest in the home decor section, next to plastic flowers and just had to take it home with me. My idea was to pop it up on a canvas. My thoughts went from cutting a hole into a canvas, to adhering at the bottom of the canvas and so on. At the end I decided to risk it and cut the nest in half. Unfortunately, my husband …

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Video: My First Galaxy Sky Background with So Suzy Stamps

Galaxy Sky Background with So Suzy Stamps

I got inspired by Justine’s amazing astronaut card and her galaxy sky background. I have never tried it before, because I thought it’s too difficult. After watching her creating this cute card, I just had to try it and I’m glad I did. It’s not the prettiest galaxy sky background in the world, but I tried something new πŸ˜€ I also let the camera run while inking everything. Enjoy! What do you think about the Nuvo embossing powder? Is that neat or what? πŸ™‚ Don’t forget that So Suzy is celebrating her birthday. That means you get special treatment this …

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Lovely, Amazing You – Notecards for Your Valentine

Lovely, Amazing You

Lovely, amazing you was the first sentiment that jumped at me when I looked at the Newton’s Nook “Happy Little Thoughts” stamp set. I love stamp sets like that. You can use them all year around and they fit to so many occasions, it’s not a fancy set or one that follows a specific trend. You can use it on any type of card with numerous techniques. Today I decided to create two little note cards using this stamp set and two more from Lawn Fawn. I started with blending three Distress Inks onto the card base. To get an …

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Video: Merry Christmoose with more Sparkle

Merry Christmoose

I’m back on the Kat Scrappiness blog with some more sparkle and a Merry Christmoose card. I had to use the Nuvo Glimmer Paste again, I just can’t help it πŸ™‚ This card is a little more settled than my last one, the goofy looking moose from Whipper Snapper Designs deserved a little sparkle though. And what is Christmas without sparkle?! Exactly! This quick video shows you how easy it is to create a cute card with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Embossing Powder. The results are super pretty and your craft room doesn’t look like a huge mess afterwards. …

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Joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop

winter coffee lover blog hop

Wow, it’s already Winter. Time for cute Christmas decoration, Peppermint Lattes, delicious chocolate and some snow (well, not for me). And to celebrate the upcoming cozy season I’m joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop with this fun Christmas card. I started by die-cutting a bunch of pieces from white card stock and the background from this amazing paper pack from Carta Bella. I just love the plaid paper in there! Red and gold always look gorgeous together, so I used the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Golden Crystal for the snowflake pattern. The Nuvo paste dries rather quickly, maybe 30 …

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Video: So Much Sparkle for Santa and his Helper

sparkle for santa

Hello and welcome to a new card for Kat Scrappiness, using a lot of sparkle and a new to me stamp brand, Nordic Stamps. Santa and his reindeer are just so adorable that they needed a lot of sparkly goodness around them. To create all this sparkle for Santa and his little helper, I used the new Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Embossing Powder. I just love both of them, for several reasons. First, the glitter is not too much. It’s sparkly, but not blinding. Second, the glitter is containable. You don’t have a huge mess on your craft table afterwards, …

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