Saturday, December 30, 2023

Happy New Year friends....

Hello friends - as the year is drawing to a close, so is our current challenge at Lost Coast Designs -  In the Deep Mid Winter. 

Today I wanted to share with you an ornament I made to welcome in the new year...

I found a bunch of these neat wood ornaments at a garage sale this fall and I knew they would be so much fun to use.  I started off by inking up the ornament with a couple shades of pink Distress Oxide ink. I then added black ink for the ornament cap.  I stamped a few Large Snowflakes and Small Snowflakes around the edge. I then stamped Happy New Year from the Party Words set in the center. I added a bit of glitter here and there...because everything is better with glitter you know - LOL!!
 I finished off the ornament with a bit of die-cut pine branches a jingle bell and ribbon.

It's ready to be placed on the tree to help welcome in 2024!!

Hope you've all had an amazing year and if you haven't already take a bit of time to join in on the fun. All the best to you and yours in the coming year!

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Let It Snow...

This months challenge at Lost Coast Designs is The Deep Midwinter.

 What's the Deep Midwinter without snow???

Today our little gnome friend is lobbying for a bit of the white stuff!

I started off by inking up a piece of white cardstock with various Distress Oxide inks. I then stamped the Trees background over top I added a bit of glitter to the trees here and there to mimic a bit of snow on the branches.   I then hand cut a couple snowdrifts and added a bit of ink and glitter.

I stamped the Front Sign Gnome on a scrap of white cardstock and colored him with Clean Brush Markers and wrote the little message on his sign. I finished him off with yes - more glitter (you can never have too much glitter - lol!!).  He was then fussy cut and affixed to the card using foam tape to make him pop off the background.

Do you have snow where you are for Christmas? 
We alas are having a warm and rainy snow in sight but we'll not let that dampen our spirits!

Hope you hop on over and join in on the fun!

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Meow, Meow, Meow - Santa Kitty

 Hello everyone... I hope you're all doing well.  Today I have a fun Christmas card for you using one of my favorite stamps from Carmen's Veranda.. Peekaboo Kitty...

The kitty was stamped on a piece of off white cardstock and colored with colored pencils.  It was trimmed and added to this fun piece of pattern paper.  I then stamped the Two Gnomes and trimmed away one of the hats. It was then glued about 1/4" above the kitty - I filled in the gap and added a ball with glitter.  I added a few bits of glitter to the trees as well.  Finally I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Party Words set.

Hope you've enjoyed todays card and that you join in on the fun...

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Boo - Witchy JJ

 Hello All...

Yes, #3 of the day. I wanted to share one last project I made today. It's a layout for my Halloween Junk Journal I've started. Today I am using the Gothic image for Decembers Challenge at Gecko Galz.

The witch image is the current challenge image and the rest of the goodies are from the collage sheet - Altered Halloween.  I just love her - she is so intense.

Gnome-y Christmas Wishes

 The stamp challenge at Gecko Galz gives you a digital image that you need to create with.  Well, I stepped a bit outside my box with this one and went BRIGHT...very bright for me.  The pink on the little girl gnome scares me a bit but be brave sometimes - LOL!!  

To help temper the very bright pink I added glitter...lots and lots of glitter.  
Made me feel better about the bright pink - LOL!!

Gecko Galz Stamp Challenge - Dec 23

Winter Elegance in Pink

 Hello My friends!

I've been busy today so get ready for several projects...first up is my take on the December Challenge at Gecko Galz - Winter Elegance.   I think this might fit the bill...

I used images from the collection Once Upon a Christmas. 

You all know how much I LOVE glitter....well I had a bit of fun with this card and added tons and tons of it. Pink, Blue and Pixie Dust I think it just brings the images to life.

Hope you all are enjoying the season!

Gecko Galz Monthly Challenge - December 23

Friday, December 8, 2023

Christmas Elegance

 This months Card Challenge over at Gecko Galz featured a lovely lady in red. I decided she looked very festive and turned it into a pretty Christmas card...

I used a set of dies from Anna Griffin to make the beautiful frame along with some foiled paper from Rinea.

Gecko Galz December Card Challenge

Sleep Til Noon!

 Hello Friends -

Today I wanted to share my creation for the Steampunk Challenge at Gecko Galz...

This fun image was the challenge image for the month of December. I LOVE it! So much fun so I decided that the sentiment fit this lovely kitty.  What do you think?  For some reason the gold ink didn't show up on the embossed background but it's there.

December Gecko Galz Steampunk Challenge

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Deep Midwinter Challenge - Purple Deer

 I my ink stained friends... I hope you're enjoying winter in your neck of the woods.  Today I wanted to step out of my comfort zone for a moment and try a color I don't use often...purple!  Yes, in my world there are purple deer.

So I stamped the Trees background stamp on white cardstock using VersaMark ink and embossed with white ep.  I then used 3 colors of purple and a bit of pink Distress Oxide ink to color the image. I trimmed and matted the image, added a bit of glitter and my purple deer family.

I hope you have a chance to join in on the fun! 

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Snow Much Fun....Shaker ATC Cards!

 I wanted to share my creation that I made this afternoon...ATC Shaker cards!

I created these cards using the Snowball Fun ATC collage sheet from Gecko Galz for their December ATC Card challenge.  I knew I wanted to make shaker ATC's because I have so many fun winter sequins mixes.  I just love the shimmer and sparkle not to mention movement to projects.

Layers and Layers Ornament Card

 Hello Friends...

New month means new challenges over at Gecko Galz! I just love playing with collage images...there are just so many fun things you can do with them. Today I wanted to share one of them - you can take a flat image, add several layers and make it dimensional or over in the UK this is called 3D Decoupage or simply decoupage. I did that with the December Christmas Challenge image to create this card...

You can see from the photos that I added 3 layers to this ornament both at the top and bottom of the ornament.

I the embellished the card with foliage from Honey Bee stamps and a wired ribbon.

December Gecko Galz Christmas Challenge

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Snowflake Wishes


Lost Coast Designs is celebrating winter all month long...  Today I wanted to share my first creation with you and it combines a few of my favorite things...snowflakes, glitter and blue!!!

I simply love the glitter and sparkle of real snowflakes so I thought I'd use some glitter embossing powder on these ones! (Large Snowflakes, Small Snowflakes) I wish you could see the amazing sparkle of these IRL - they are just so pretty.  I used several shades of blue ink to make the background then I stamped the Long Swirl in another shade for fun.  Finally I stamped the sentiment to finish it off. (Party Words)

I hope you take a bit of time to create this month and join in on the fun!!