Monday, January 22, 2018

FCCB #318 - Snow!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!


Challenge #318-Snow
Make a project using anything snow related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!


This Weeks Sponsor is-

Lawn Fawn

And the prize is-

A $25 online gift code!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images. If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

This week I'm using the Speaking Of Winter Cricut cartridge, along with the Winter Village and Winter Fox Lawn Fawn stamp sets, to create two mini winter cards. When I think of winter colours I think blues and purples, so I grabbed some of those colours of cardstock and after cutting with my Cricut Explore I grabbed some Distress Oxide Inks to add just a little more colour. I stamped the cute Lawn Fawn houses on white cardstock and coloured them in with Prismacolor and Hobby Colour markers, which are alcohol based. A little bit of white gel pen adds some snowy highlights to the tiny trees, and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins add a bit more shine!

I used a Kaisercraft square stitched die to cut out the snowflake panel so I could pop it up over the blue inside background. Before gluing the two layers together I added blue and purple Distress Oxide Inks and flicked some Tattered Angels Chalk Chalkboard Mist on top to create a sparkly water droplet effect. 


The next card has a fun fold and the snowflake tucks into a little cut on the right side to close it. I popped up the middle snowflake layer after adding extra Distress Oxide Inks and splattering again with the Chalk Mist.


Here's a look at the stamp sets I used on the inside, which I stamped with the sentiment from the Winter Fox set using Distress Oxide Ink. I love using this ink for stamping! You can find a large assortment of sequins and crafty goodies (such as the stitched square dies above) at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop, and if you use the code KARLA15 you can save 15% off your purchase there!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what all the other Design Team members have come up with for this challenge - and enter your own for a chance to win a prize from our fantastic sponsor Lawn Fawn!

Linked to:
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #21 - Inspiration Board (inspiration from winter/cozy)














Sunday, January 21, 2018

Little Birdie Crafts Unboxing!

Hi friends! I hope you're all having a fabulous weekend!! I've been watching the Creativation videos online and drooling! Here's a few more goodies to drool over - I just received a fabulous box of goodies from Little Birdie Crafts and had to share them with you! Here's a video showing you closeups of the gorgeous flowers, stencils, chipboard, jute, paints and glitter in the box- have fun watching!


Check out Little Birdie Crafts at their website Blog FB  and IG , and you can  find Little Birdie Crafts at Itsy Bitsy. I can't wait to start creating with all these amazing products!

The canvas and burlap flowers in the Natural Line are just lovely. You can paint and mist them or use them as is. I just love the wooden elements!

The flowers are all handmade and provide employment to women in India - a great cause!

The detail is incredible! You'll find leaves, stems and even some butterflies in some of the packages.

These are fabulous to use on mixed media, cards, scrapbook pages or home decor!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a fabulous week ahead!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SpiegelMom Scraps - Will You Be My Lab Partner Valentine!

Hey friends! Hope you're having an awesome week 😀 I'm really having fun watching the cool sneak peeks that are showing up for Creativation. Tim Holtz has some amazing releases coming out, and Dyan Reaveley had an amazing live FB video today. I'm looking forward to seeing all the awesome new goodies coming out next weekend. Other than that, I'm of course having lots of crafty fun with the super cool new sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps! Here's a look at the adorable scientific valentine I posted on their Instagram last week. I used some Pretty Cute Stamps images and sentiments, watercoloured on Bristol cardstock - which I'm loving, before adding some Glossy Accents over the bubbly liquid.

I layered a Simple Stories journaling card over some pretty pink BoBunny background paper and added a little AC border punched strip, ribbon and a button. You can check out all the photos, details and the inside over at the SMS Instagram post. Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off your purchases at the SpiegelMom Scraps Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous week and if you're following all the Creativation fun, I hope you find lots of inspiration. Here's the link to a FB event if you're interested in checking out some of the goodies - Live From Creativation!

Linked to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - patterned paper


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Love You A Latte Valentine!

Hi friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week! The kids are back in school, and even though I love having p.j. days and relaxing around, it is kind of nice to get back into a bit of a schedule. I wanted to share this cute coffee valentine card with you today. Last week I met up with a couple friends at an indoor kids play area and I brought a box of card making supplies. The other ladies aren't card makers so I thought they might like a little card class and I stamped these cute images from the Your Next Stamp Perk Up set for us to watercolour with Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and a watercolour palette from Michaels.

After I watercoloured this adorable coffee stamp I layered the panel on some BoBunny paper from a NEW ephemera pack I hadn't yet used. I love these ephemera packs filled with bits of papers, stickers, ribbons, flowers and more! They coordinate lovely and are wonderful to pull from when you're crafting on the go. I added some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins (don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off 😉)


Inside I stamped the coordinating sentiment from the same set with Sienna Archival Ink and layered it on some pretty pink paper and then onto the light pink cardbase, which is cut at 4x4 - just perfect for a sweet little valentine!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'd love to know if you are planning on making any valentine cards this year. I just can't resist putting hearts, pinks and reds together 💟! Wishing you all a wonderful, crafty week!

Linked to:
YNS Challenge 80 - colour challenge (using 3 of the colours - I chose the dark and light pinks and the green)
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Something New (New BoBunny ephemera pack)


Monday, January 8, 2018

FCCB #317 - Something New!

 Happy Monday and welcome to another FCCB Monday challenge!


Challenge #317-Something New
Make a project using a new cartridge, embellishiment, or image. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!

This Weeks Sponsor
DL Art Store
And the prize is-

A $10 coupon code for anything in the store!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images. *If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas/Winter holiday! We had a really great two weeks, and I enjoyed all the down time I had with the girls. They head back to school tomorrow, and since we spent Sunday organizing our crafty area, I'm ready for a scrappy week ahead. For this challenge I'm choosing a couple 'new' crafty things to use on my project, which is a sweet and cozy winter card with a pretty snowflake border diecut using the Theresa Collins December 25th Cricut cartridge. I used the negative image of the snowflakes by 'attaching' the cut onto the card front - I just love the cozy blue sweater print on this Simple Stories Snow Fun paper! This allows the sparkly Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder from Emerald Creek to peek through the opening! Since I'd never used this pretty snowflake border cut before, this was my first NEW thing!

The next NEW thing I used was this adorable Lawn Fawn Llama stamp! I actually borrowed it from my darling 10 year old daughter. I go to a weekly card make 'n take at a LSS and over Christmas the girls were able to come with me. Amie convinced me I should definitely buy her this cute stamp, and since I planned on using it, and I love that she loves crafts, of course I did buy it for her 😉I used some watercolours and painted him up and then used a Spellbinders die to cut him out before adding some pretty embossed snowflakes from the stamp set. I love how the sentiment from this set looks so striking on the black cardstock border!


Inside, I used the actual snowflake cuts and then added my next NEW thing - these gorgeous new Teal Me Tomorrow sequin mix from the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop! You can see them on the front of the card as well below. I wasn't sure the exact occasion I'd be using this card for, so I left the inside blank until I'm ready to send it out. 


The last NEW thing I used today was a Tim Holtz snowflake die set my friend, Laura, lent to me. I cut the snowflakes from a watercolour patterned paper and then covered it again with the Soft Fallen Snow powder. It is sparkly and puffs up a bit to create a really cool texture while letting the colour underneath show through - very neat!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off at the SpiegelMom Scraps shop, and be sure to head over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to see what all the other Design Team members have come up with for this fun challenge! We can't wait to see what you create too, using at least one Cricut cut, for a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsor D.L. Art! Wishing you a fantastic week ahead!

Linked to:
SSS Monday Challenge - Winter Blues
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Something New





Thursday, January 4, 2018

SpiegelMom Scraps - Snowman Card Set!

Hi friends! I can’t believe how quickly Christmas vacation has been passing! We really have had a lovely couple weeks and our whole family has enjoyed sleeping a bit later, having lots of p.j. days and doing lots of crafts! It might be a little hard to get back to the swing of things next week! ðŸĪŠ

If you’re one of my regular blog readers, you know I normally post my SpiegelMom Scraps project here on Thursdays, so I’m just letting you know I’m still going to be sharing those projects - about 3/month - but the format has changed a little. I’ll be sharing them first on the SpiegelMom Scraps Instagram feed and then I’ll share the link with you here later in the day. If you want a first hand look, be sure to follow the SMS feed, but of course, I love for you to pop by here too 😍

Today, I’m sharing a couple cute little snowman cards using several of the gorgeous sequin mixes from SpiegelMom Scraps! I’m actually going to teach these cards at a Make ‘n Take at the Calgary Scrapendipity Store on January 18th if you’re in the area! Be sure to click the link to see all the photos and details. And don’t forget to use the code KARLA15 in the SMS Store to save 15% off  your order!



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a warm and crafty weekend ahead!



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Be Mine Bunny!


Hi friends! I hope you're all staying warm! It's been really cold here - today it felt like -40C with the windchill.  Brrr! Well, a good day to stay in and have some crafty fun! I'm sharing a cute Valentine card with you all, and if you want to see all the details just click to go to the Instagram link!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a very Happy New Years!!