Thursday, November 19, 2020

Seize the Birthday - Sparkle and Shine

Sparkle and Shine is our last challenge for this year chosen by Cathy.  My how time has flown. 

 Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Surprise Party Guest
Julie Peddicord
Check out her blog! 

My card 

Spellbinder butterfly dies
The sentiment is GKD Flower and Frames
Background created with Turquoise and gold splatters 
Gems from my stash

More inspiration here from the Design Team

Wishing you all a great Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Double D Challenge - Winter Blues

Supplies for this card: Penny Black Stamp and sentiment  Sweet Slider, Gina K Designs Branches from Festive Foilage Distressed Inks in blues and colored with my 
Copic Markers. 

Isn't this stamp set for a prize just so much fun? 
Precious Marieke - Winter Wear

Be sure to stop over and see the Double D Challenge post and the entire team
 has made cards for inspiration. 

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Quiet Christmas Part Two - Joy to the World Bouquet

We finish up this part of the Quiet Christmas Release with the grand design done by
 Marcella with great detail.  This is what she is famous for, her beautiful flowers. 
This stamp set in Polymer or digital includes,
Poinsettia, Hellebores ( some have gone to seed), Pomegranate, Pine, Ivy and
Cranberries!  You will have a masterpiece when you finish coloring this one. 

I did something a little different on this design, after printing out the digital stamp a bit larger than the original, I ran it through my Minc foiling machine with gold foil.  Then I colored up the flowers.  I love how this turned out. The finished card is 5 1/2 square base. It shines just like a Christmas card should.
You can see some of the shine here at this angle. I did use Copic markers to bring these beauties to life. 

Look at the sentiment also foiled in gold. Both the main image and the sentiment are layered in black card stock to make it classic. 

Here is the video.  I just had to capture the shine and I hope you enjoy! 

Now for the hop to see what the other Bloomies has created for you. Remember, you can order digital instantly or if you prefer actual stamps here. Power Poppy

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Quiet Christmas Part Two - Cuddle in the Cabin

It's day four of the Quiet Christmas Release and just look at this stamp set!  It is appropriately named Cuddle in the Cabin.  Did you see the great sentiments to go along with it?  I really went out of my comfort zone in this one. 

I wanted to color that cabin and place it in a snowy background.  I started by printing this digi on blue colored paper from Gina K Designs.  Who says that it needs to be on white.  I added the pine tree on the right side and enlarged it. Then I took my Prismacolor pencils and started to color.  Yes, you hear that right colored pencils.  You know that I usually go for my Copics but a girl can change her mind, right? 
Here is my card for your inspiration. 

Looks like my snowballs flakes are bigger than the moon in this case.  Lol
Just colored pencils and some white gel pen and a die called Anja's Square. 

Wouldn't you like to cuddle in this cabin? I would and that is why I chose the sentiment on the bottom.  

Please join the Bloomies on this hop. 
Barbara C - You are here
Remember these are available in polymer stamps and if you can't wait, you can get the digital set 
quick as a flash. 

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I will be back tomorrow for the last day of your release.  Don't forget to stop by. 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Quiet Christmas Part Two - Season's Greetings

This is day three and I am so excited about this stamp set.  The images are so darn cute with a reflection of gardening.  Any of you that know Marcella, know that she is an avid gardener. That is reflected in the wreath, Santa, and the sweet wheel barrel. This is a 6X6 stamp set with lots of images and sentiments for you to play with. Just take a look!

I just had to print out two of the images on this set.  The first is the wheel barrel that is filled with tons of Christmas.  I placed it in the snow with snow in the background.  I used Copic markers to color this and every one of the cranberries has crystal effects on them for realism. 

And the wreath was so much fun to color up.  Since it was digital, I enlarged it so that I could color up all of the details. My finished card measures 5 X 6 1/4.  Colored with Copic markers and I used a die to frame it called Anja's Square.  

Hop along with the Bloom Brigade! 

Barbara C - You are here

Please come back tomorrow for even more surprises! 

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