Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Make a Wish (2Crafty DT Reveal & SATW December)

I am back again with another 2Crafty Chipboard creation,
this time a very frosty and sparkly layout celebrating Winter and Christmas.

This layout was inspired by the gorgeous December mood board
over at Scrap Around the World, designed by Anna Komenda.
Obviously, I recreated the beautiful colour palette as well as many elements
from the images as snowflakes, flowers and the sparkling magic of Winter.

This month Scrap Around the World is collaborating with Stuck?!Sketches.
This is their December sketch challenge, 
gone live HERE on December 15th and designed by Laura Whitaker. 
I thought it went perfectly with the SATW mood board.

Now let's take a closer look at my layout
and all the 2Crafty chipboard used,
starting with the "Make a Wish" title.

Below you can see the beautiful and elegant "Festive Branch",
a piece of which I cut to use on another part of my layout,
and one of the many pieces from the "Handdrawn Stars" set.
I covered the chipboard with white paint, then added a little blue paint and blue
distress stain followed by more white and shimmer champagne paint.
I finished off with a red shiny sequin in the center of each snowflake.

I added a subtitle by using the words 'magic' and 'believe'
from the "Christmas Mini Word Set 2".
I decorated with more "Handdrawn Stars".

I cut up one of the dangling snowflakes from the "Festive Branch"
to add it to the flower cluster and did the same to the snowflakes 
from both the "Christmas Decorative Ornate Borders".

Aside from chipboard, I used many flowers from Petaloo 
which I dabbed with different shimmery paints...

and a lovely Zva Creative red crystal flourish.

The picture is of a coworker's adorable daughter named Audrée.
This layout just wouldn't be the same without this fabulous photo!

Well, I hope you've enjoyed these past 2 days of 2Crafty inspiration!

You can look up all the chipboard pieces I used, and many more,
 right HERE on the 2Crafty website 
to find a stockist nearest you.

Here are the chippies used today:


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Card Set (2Crafty Chipboard DT Reveal - Part 1)

In the last 2 months, I probably made over 100 Christmas cards
as I was preparing for a Christmas Craft Show to which I participated a couple weeks ago.

Among these many cards are this set of 3 featuring 2Crafty chipboard.

Card 1

The first card in the set includes the "Corner Holly Vines" 
that I separated in 2 pieces and used as borders.  I colored the chipboard using markers
and then added some lighter green Smooch paint and finished with a few dabs of shiny ivory.

The sentiment comes from the very popular "Card Word Circles - Christmas" set 
and the stars are part of "ATC Tiny Hearts and Stars".

Card 2

I used a corrugated cardboard card base for each of my cards
 and added red paint, red glitter glue and shiny ivory paint over each.  
The paper layer comes from the very new Joyous collection from My Mind's Eye.

This is one of my favorite holiday new release pieces at 2Crafty... 
the "Wicker Christmas Wreath", that comes in a set of 2.
After I had finished my card, I realized that I had used it upside down, 
but I think it still works.  ha! I added red glitter glue and ruby gems.

The word "noel" is one of many from the "Christmas Mini Word Set 2"
and I added some more golden stars.

Card 3

My last card features cut up pieces of the "Christmas Decorative Ornament Borders"
I had fun coloring in the ornaments again with markers
 and added little touches of Smooch paint and gold Perfect Pearls.

The sentiment was taken from the "Merry Christmas Card Pack".

Come back tomorrow for some more 2Crafty Holiday inspiration!

2Crafty chippies used today are:

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Angel Card (Simon Says Stamp Challenge)

Another quick post to share another simple Christmas card.

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge
"Bling It On".

Click HERE for all the challenge info and awesome inspiration from the Simon Says DT.

 I hope that i've inspired you to create today!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Doggy Joyeux Noel Card (Simon Says Bling It On Challenge)

Just a quick post to share with you a fun and cute card I created tonight
inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp challenge which is to "Bling It On"!

You can find out all about this challenge HERE.

Yes, a very bright and sparkly card!

I printed the image of the dog 3 times and fussy cut some areas to do different layers.
I then colored in the image with Copic markers.

And of course, inspired by the challenge, I added lots of Stickles and a few gems.

Thank you for dropping by!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Together All Bundled Up (December SOS Stash DT Reveal)

Today is my turn to share with you my take on the new Scrap Our Stash challenge for December!

This challenge, which went live on December 1st right HERE on the SOS blog,
offers this beautiful photo as inspiration.

The challenge is to create a layout using this photo to inspire you. 
It can be anything from color, theme, food, using circles on your layout , etc… 
ANYthing that inspires you!! There is one rule.
 You must use something from your stash that sparkles - glitter, bling, sequins, glitter paint, stickles, etc.

Winter is one of my favorite seasons to scrapbook as 
I love all the shine and sparkle that usually comes with snowflakes, 
and goodness knows we have plenty of those in eastern Canada where I live! 

Looking at the image inspired this layout featuring a picture of my boyfriend and I being all warm and cozy during a sunny Winter stroll which, obviously, ended with a hot cup of cocoa with marshmallows - yum!
Along with the SOS photo inspiration challenge, 
I was also inspired by the current Bo Bunny sketch challenge:

I wanted to bring out the beautiful colors of the SOS photo so I used one of my all-time fave 
Bo Bunny collections, Snowfall, with its stunning glittery papers 
along with metal trinkets and glitter-coated brads from that same line. 


I fussy cut some circles from the Bo Bunny papers and popped them up on my page,
inspired by the Christmas ornaments and the cups on the photo. 
A perfect Winter layout for a perfect Winter day! 

Thank you for visiting today.

Wishing you a beautiful and *cozy* Winter! :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook December DT Reveal - Part 3

It's already my final DT Reveal day for My Creative Scrapbook this month.

Be sure to check out the MCS blog all month long though for loads 
of inspiration and tutorials from all of us DT girls. 

 During my tutorial that will go live on the MCS blog later on this month, 
I will be showing you how I used one single sketch to create these 3 different cards with the Main kit.

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Christmas Challenge!

Thank you for stopping by!

I will have lots more Christmas projects to share with you throughout the month
so stay tuned!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook December DT Reveal - Part 2

As promised, I am back today for Part 2 of My Creative Scrapbook DT reveal
using the December Main kit which features products from the likes of
Echo Park, Carta Bella, Bo Bunny and more.

You know how much I love tags so I was pretty excited to fussy cut all these cute tags
 from the pattern paper in the kit.


Next if a very elegant yet cheery page using an old picture (1978!!!) 
of mini me and my brother visiting with Santa. :)

I love this picture of Sugar in a box at the base of the Christmas tree!

More tags!!!

As you can see, this kit is gorgeous and so are all the other MCS kits
that you can all see HERE.  Make sure to also check out the DT gallery.