Monday, November 20, 2017

CDD November Mood Board 2

My last Autumnal card although it felt like Autumn was a over a couple of weeks ago in my neck of the woods because it snowed.  S.N.O.W.  Craziness!  But I'm going to pretend it's still harvest time with my take on the CDD November Mood Board Social Media Challenge (use #CDDMonthly when you post to join in).  



I made this card twice.  The first try is above. Love the results but felt the balance was a bit off with the competing height of the cornstalks and scarecrow so I reworked it. I really wanted to reuse the background of the first card but that glue tape is stiiiiiicky. Beyond that, I like the balance much better in the new version.  How about you?




The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas  Harvest Happiness and Fall Border Dies, Distress Inks and Distress OxidesMemento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Versamark, Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder, painter's tape to mask

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cards in Envy It's Only Paper


This fortnight at Cards in Envy, we'd like you to use paper as your focus--no stamping, no embellishments (unless made of paper). You can do it!




I used preprinted papers and dies for my card. Now I did enhance the leaves with Copics--like no line coloring by number since I was just adding shadow to what was already there!

I'm entering this in Fusion Grateful.

The Details:  Jen Hadfield Warm & Cozy 6x6 paper, Ellen Hutson Hinged Alpha dies, Copics

CDD November Release Recap Day 2


Well, boo.  My last card showcasing the new CDD release. This week flew by!  I used two of the Arctic Pals to create a wintery scene. Brrrrrrr!


The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Arctic Pals, Outdoor Landscapes 2, Scene Builder, Snowflake Flurries Stencil, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Versamark, Copics, Ranger White Fine Embossing Powder, Glossy Texture Paste, Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter

Saturday, November 18, 2017

CDD November Release Recap Day 1

I can't believe a week of inspiration has gone by and now you're able to get all of these goodies in the Craftin Desert Divas shop. Yay!  Do you have a favorite?  Earlier I had said mine was the Holiday Sweaters set but then I made the Yeti Fun card. How am I supposed to choose??????!!!!!!!

I paired the adorable bear and kitten from Holiday Sweaters with the Christmas Eve Digi. I had forgotten how nice it is to be able to resize digis to exactly the size you want!  The Fancy Frames Die anchors the scene perfectly--notice how the bear and tree stick outside the edges--just an interesting visual for the card.


My yeti card makes my heart happy!  I love the plaid behind the mountains (notice I diecut two of the mountains from the Scene Builder Dies, just along the edge) and the plaid peeking out behind the Sending Die which I underlay with a dark version as shadow. It's really hard to see in the picture but I colored the mountains and Fall Border Die trees and houses with just a touch of purple used on the yeti. In real life, it helps create a bit more depth to the white on white.


The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Holiday Sweaters, Fancy FramesChristmas Eve DigiSending DieScene Builder DiesFall Border Die, Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating Glitter, Copics, VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Glossy Accents and Multi Medium Matte, Sakura Pinpoint Quickie Glue Pen, Uniball Pigment Pen, Gmund Savanna Limba Woodgrain cardstock, Lawn Fawn Chill Perfectly Plaid 6x6 Paper

Friday, November 17, 2017

CDD November Release Day 5


Ack, this new CDD Arctic Pals set is adorable! You'll find the images are simple enough and large enough for easy coloring with whatever medium you choose. For instance, someday I hope to watercolor these images.  Woo hoo!

I created a simple background for that cute bear by embossing the card base and layering on a Fall Borders die and Outdoor Landscape 1 die. I love the contrast of the smooth hills against that dimension snow background. The sentiment is from Holiday Sweaters, another new set.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Furry Friends and Addicted to Stamps and More #268 Holiday

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Arctic Pals, Holiday Sweaters (sentiment), Outdoor Landscape 1 die, and Fall Borders die, Sizzix embossing folder, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This is Why Snow is Fun


I finally got my hands on the Mama Elephant So Many Snowmen set thanks to Doodle Bugs. Woo hoo!

There are sooo many possibilities with this set. This one I kept simple as I'm planning to bring it along as a make n take for our December crafty gathering. Fun times coming our way!

I'm entering this in Mod Squad Merry and Bright, Addicted to Stamps and More #268 Holiday

The Details:  Mama Elephant So Many Snowmen, Stamplorations Let It Snow die, Copics, Copic Opaque White, Basis Blue Cardstock, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die, Doodlebug Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter, Ranger Multi Medium Matte and Glossy Accents (glasses), Zig Glue Pen

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CDD November Release Day 2

We are on Day 2 of the Craftin Desert Divas Release Lead Up!  You'll be able to get all the new products this Friday--woo hoo!


My first card showcases the new Holiday Sweaters set (my personal favorite of the release, not just because I'm a knitter!) as well as the currently available Sending Die, Sending Sentiments, Stitched in Circles Die and Outdoor Landscapes 2 die. I love the adorable uni and playing off of her colors with the golden yellows and rainbow stripes.  Did you notice the fence die behind her? Such a cool accent.

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Holiday Sweaters, Sending Die, Sending Sentiments, Stitched in Circles Die, Outdoor Landscapes 2 die, Distress Ink Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade, Echo Park Perfect Princess 6x6 Paper, Recollections Washi, Sizzix Snow Embossing Folder


My second card showcases the new Sorted Shapes 1 stencil. I masked part of the stencil to create the trees and used another part of the stencil to add snow. Love the versatility! It worked so well to create a scene with the Outdoor Landscape 1 hill and Oh What Fun girl and bunny.

I'm entering this in Moving Along with the Times #58 Trees and Merry Monday #265 Outdoor Activities.

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Sorted Shapes 1 Stencil, Fancy Frames Dies, Outdoor Landscape 1, Oh What Fun, Holiday Sweaters (sentiment), Distress Oxides, Scor Tape, Doodlebug Glitter, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Marvy Uchida Snow Pen