Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wicked Chick - Halloween at OSCC

It's Halloween week! Lots of spooky challenges out on the craft blogs, included One Stop Crafts. I'm late posting my DT creation. Had an unexpected road trip last week for a funeral so I didn't finish tweaking until today. I went with Halloween colors to create a WICKED theme. You can still get the 'feel' of a holiday with your color palette, even if you don't have a traditional image. This week Kenny K is sponsoring the challenge. If you haven't seen his images, you will WANT to get your hands on some. Check out the OSCC blog to see what my DT mates created. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

They aren’t all popped up but they are layered up.
Something wicked this way comes, inspired by the classic Wizard of Oz. I used designer paper as my sentiment. 
365 Cards Day 76 ~Shape Up: Square
I’m bending a bit and using rectangles instead of sqaures, but they don’t overlap!
1 image, 1 flourish, 7 pearl dots on 7 scallops, 5 panels
365 Cards Day 188 ~21st Century (inspired by steam punk)
My Creation
Image Detail
Used Stickles and Glossy Accents to give her some wicked sparkle and shine.

Ins and Outs ~Wicked Chick
Stamps:Devilish Donna (Kenny K) 
Paper: SU Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie; DCWV the Midnight Spell; graphic 45 Wicked 1 
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics ( Hair: V000, 01, 06, 09; BV29; Skin: YG0000; G20, 40, 82; Boots: V9, 93, 95, 99; Dress: V12, 15, 17; Oranges: Y38; YR04, 18; E19) 
Accessories: Stickles (Orange Peel, Lavender); EK Success Sticker; Recollections Rhinestone Flourish; Liquid Pearls Lavender Lace; Glossy Accents

SU Spooky Treat

Is everyone ready for the ghouls tomorrow night? We seldom get trick-or-treaters but I bought some candy just in case. Unfortunatley Mr. Gears and I polished it off. I think there is 1 miniature Snickers left. I'd better stop at the store or else keep the lights out! LOL. Here's a cute treat idea that would be fun for classrooms or the special goblins in your life.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

My Creation
Ins and Outs ~SU Spooky Treat
Stamps: SU Batty for You and Pennant Parade 
Paper: SU (Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Peach Parfait, Pick Your Poison DSP) 
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Pumpkin Pie 
Accessories: SU (Ribbon, Hemp, Neutrals Brads, Punches – 1.25” Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval; Scallop Circle Die

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sweet Witch

I picked up this cute little witch as a freebie in blog land a year or two ago. She was perfect for me to practice on traditional skin/hair colors. I also did 3 different color groupings for the pumpkins. It all came together nicely and I'm trying to perfect my Stickles technique. I'm learning that less is more. :o)

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

 Color Inspiration ~ colourQChallenge #160

My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~Sweet Witch
Stamps: Pumpkin Love Witch (Torico) 
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Autumn
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics: Hat/Shoes C1, 5, 7, 9; Pumpkins Y38, YR04, 18, E19; Y15, 35, 38; Y17, 21, 38; Dress V000, 06, 09, BV29; Skin B0000, 00, 24; Hair YG23, 67, G29
Accessories: Studio G Label; Misc Halloween Bling; Stickles (Purple, Lime Green, Lavender, Black Diamond, Copper); Pop Up Dots

Bugaboo Halloween Cat

Another Halloween card to share. This is an image that was colored last year and waiting for a home. I added the glitter detail and went clean and simple for the style.
Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

Color Inspiration ~365 Cards Day 44 ~Color Scheme

This entire card is from old stash. The image was colored LAST Halloween, and the papers are from DCWV fall series TWO years ago.

My Creation
Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Halloween Cat
Stamps:Bugaboo Witch Cat 
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Autumn 
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics ( Y000, 15; BV0000; N0, 3, 5, 9; Y38; YR04, 18; E19; R000, 11, 20; YG23, 67; G29; V01, 09, 15, 17) 
Accessories: Stickles (Purple, Yellow, Cotton Candy, Stardust)

Sparkly Season’s Greetings

It's not too early to start thinking about Christmas. I think some stores had Christmas displays before the Halloween treats! We had our first experience with the white stuff this week, so I felt it was time to share a Christmas card. I didn't get to see the flakes as I was traveling and they had whisked away by the time I got home. This was original for the One Stop Crafts Challenge back in June, but due to some life difficulties I didn't get it finished and posted until now. :o)
Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
Sketch Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 41 ~White Space
My Creation
Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Sparkly Season's Greetings
Stamps:SU Many Merry Messages and Stitched Stockings 
Paper: SU (Marina Mist, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Subtles Patterns DSP)
Ink: SU Marina Mist, Versamark
Accessories: SU(Stocking Builder Punch, White Embossing Powder, Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Perfect Pennants Die, Snowflake Punch, Rhinestones)
Techniques: Embossing

Changito Fang-tastic

I found this image in my already colored bin and made a quick card. I love Changito; Stampendous has so many cute characters. They were one of the first companies I fell in love with when I started stamping. I have several Halloween cards to share, I hope you can check them out.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

Color Inspiration ~  365 Cards Day 37 ~ Color Scheme
My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Changito Fang-tastic 
Stamps: Changito (Stampendous) 
Paper: SU
Ink: SU Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black, Black Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Ribbon, Glossy Accents and Brad

Monday, October 22, 2012

Precious Piglet

Wahoo, for another week at One Stop Craft Challenge. This week we are sponsored by the AMAZING Doodle Pantry. I just love their images and chose to play with Precious Piglet for my card. Our challenge at OSCC is 'Anything Goes' so we expect to see lots of you playing along. You don't have to use a Doodle Pantry image, but we'd love to see you support our sponsor if you can. Laurie has several freebies on her site, so check them out.

I always have fun with DP images and pulled inspiration from several other challenges to create my card. Now I just have to pick who will receive my sweet piglet.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=
Doodle Pantry Digital October Challenge
Basic Grey Challenge #79 ~ Sparkle
365 Cards Day 150 ~ I’ve Been Framed frame with embellies in 2 corners
365 Cards Day 187 ~ Imagine This: Smart
As the farmer said, “That’s one smart pig.” Who? Why Wilbur of course from Charlotte’s Web!
Fussy and Fancy Cardmakers Challenge #74 ~ Anything Goes

My Creation
Image Detail
I used Copics to color the image and added shine with metal accent clips, pearls, stickles (in his eyes) and liquid pearls to the flowers. Not overly bling-ey, but still plenty of sparkle in real life.
I used lots of pop up dots to make my piglet fly off the page. The green frame is actually popped up from the image and then the image is popped up from the base. The white 'waves' along the bottom are all popped up intermittently as well.
Ins and Outs ~ Precious Piglet
Stamps: Precious Piglet(Doodle Pantry)
Paper: SU Whisper White; DCWV Latte Stack; Basic Grey Olivia Paper Pad
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics: Pig (E000, 00, 01, 02), Flowers (V91, 93, 95, 99, G20, 21)
Accessories: TPS Spare Parts Clips; His & Hers Adhesive Pearls; Black Diamond Stickles; Pop Up Dots; Marcella K Sheri’s Garden Word Dimensional Sticker; Spellbinder Dies (Big Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, Circle Nesties, Beaded Circle Nesties, Polka Dot Frames Frameabilities); Lavender Lace Liquid Pearls

Simple Sympathy

Hello all, is it just me or is Blogger being a bugger? I had several posts saved as drafts but when I went in to edit them for posting none of the photos showed up and everything keeps moving when I'm working on it. FREAKY! I just started from scratch and we'll see how it goes. This is a quick and simple sympathy card I made. I try to keep several on hand and unfortunately, they always seem to get used too quickly.
Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #104

365 Cards Day 104 ~ Flip Flopped convey weather opposite of what is outside your window right now
The flowers are long gone from my corner of the world, just a distant memory.
365 Cards Day 157 ~ Bound
My Creation
Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Simple Sympathy
Stamps: SU Close as a Memory, Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: SU
Ink: SU
Accessories: Twine, MS Border Punch
Techniques: Distressing

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Heat Embossing at the OSCC

Welcome to Saturday! We are back on track at One Stop Craft Challenge with some amazing new Design Team members. Thanks for waiting for us during the mini break while we regrouped. This week we are sponsored by the FABULOUS A Day for Daisies with a heat embossing challenge. I love ADFD images, they are so whimsical and fun to color. I was thrilled to play with Butterfly Fairy for my card. I hope you join us this week in the Embossing Challenge. I heat embossed my image on vellum and layered over a panel I'd used the shaving cream technique on. If you look closely you'll see my black and white background piece is double embossed. I inked my embossing folder with Versamark, ran my white cardstock through and then piled on black embossing powder. It gives a bit grungier look than the typical crisp lines from just one embossing technique.

I pulled inspiration from several other challenges too, please check out the links and join in their fun as well.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

TIP: The easiest way to add impact to your cards, is pile on the layers and give them some ‘pop’. This is super easy to do, especially with winged images. Add a mini pop up or glue dot behind the wings and your card is ready to take flight.
I’m pretty good at Copic coloring and using layers for oomph.
I fussy cut 3 fairies to create my dimensional girl. 
I think my card is indeed smothered with crafty goodness, maybe a bit TOO much. 
365 Cards Day 166 ~ Squared I have layers and layers of squares 
365 Cards Day 183 ~ Pick-a-Pattern (I used Polka Dots and Toile)
365 Cards Day 223 ~ Double the Fun (double up on at least 3 items)
1) Doubled up embossing with dry and wet; 2) Doubled up on stamping with a digi and rubber; 3) Doubled up on layers with each panel having 2 layers

My Creation
Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Butterfly Fairy Thinking of You 
Stamps: Butterfly Fairy (A Day for Daisies), verse from Stampin Up 
Paper SU (Whisper White, Basic Black),DSP, Vellum
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (Skin: E50, 21, R20, B05 (eye); Dress: R37, 46, 59, 83, 85, RV69; Hair: V000, 01, 15; Wings: RV00, R85, 110), SU Reinkers (for shaving cream technique)
Accessories: Silver Cording, EK Success Real Estate Sign Punch, Stickles, misc Sticker, Liquid Pearls
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Shaving Cream

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Themed Sympathy

The leaves are flying in my world, I almost needed a shovel to clear them off my van this morning. This is the only time of year I don't wish I had more trees in the yard. :) A quick and easy card to share today.

Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

My Creation

Ins and Outs ~ Fall Sympathy
Stamps: SU Thoughts and Prayers 
Paper: SU Whisper White, Bazzil 
Ink: CM Chalk Inks, SU (More Mustard, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust) 
Accessories: CM Punches, SU Ribbon

Monday, October 8, 2012

Teacup Mouse

Wahoo! Did everyone have a great World CardMaking Day/Weekend? I was able to add a few finishing touches to some images I have plans for and get quite a few cards posted on my blog. I think I cranked out about 20 challenges on the 365 Card Challenge blog. I still have LOTS to do to get them all done, but it was fun to mark a few off the list. Hope your weekend went well and here's to a fabulous week ahead!
Thanks for looking! Spicey Cat Chick =^..^=

 Color Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 219 ~ Color Scheme
My 'orange' items photographed more pink/red than they are in real life. I know, it's not a true orange...more of a coral. Sorry for being the ever rebel. :)
One Stop Crafts Challenge #197 ~ Time for Tea
365 Cards Day 145 ~ Overlapped (overlap every element with at least one other)
365 Cards Day 146 ~ Geometery (use 3 diff shapes – square, circle, triangles 2 used as dark purple mat)
365 Cards Day 153 ~ Comfort Zone use image that reflects your comfort zone
365 Cards Day 164 ~ Blossoming (3+ flowers – 5 in images, brad)
365 Cards Day 176 ~ It’s a Textural Thing (3 techniques to add texture). Embossed white layers, added glossy accents, 3D brad

My Creation

Image Detail

Ins and Outs ~ Teacup Mouse
Stamps: Reason to Smile (Stampin Up); Teacup Mouse (Beary Wishes)
Paper: Stampin Up and The Paper Studio
Ink: Laser Printer, Copics (BV0000, 000, 00; YG11, 13; R11, 32; W1, 3, 4; E30, 31); Stampin Up (Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso)
Accessories: Stampin Up (Embossing Folder, Antique Brad, Glossy Accents; 1 ¾” Circle Punch)