Friday, November 21, 2014

Doll Face

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Ok, hands up, who remembers the Barbie Beauty Centre?  You know the one with a Barbie head and shoulders where you can style her hair and do her makeup?  This fabulous new image from A Day for Daisies totally reminds me of it!  Isn’t she gorgeous?  All of the new designs this week are reminiscent of 1950’s Barbie faces (which was a little before my time :) but oh, so classy!  Here’s the link to Doll Face Five...on sale today too!  

I had so much fun colouring her,  I hope it shows.  I’m so happy with how it turned out.  She’s part of the new Doll Face Prints Kit (amazing).  I don’t get to colour people much and I have to say, this was such a treat!  

After colouring I put her on an embossed background (peacock feathers embossing folder) with some damask paper overtop, and a sentiment from Power Poppy (Sassy Succulents).  Along the bottom I added a strip of Scor Tape with Glitter burnished in.  It’s a little touch of glam.  

I gave her a jeweled necklace because it just seemed perfect for her, so glamorous!  

Here’s the Copics I used.  I’ll list what was for what because they’re all in a pile

Skin:  E0000, E00, E50, E95
Eyes and Makeup:  G40, G43, G46, G99, 100
Cheeks:  R00, R01, R02, 
Lips:  R12, R14, E95
Hair:  Y21, Y23, YR23, E31, E33, E35

Just for fun - here’s the Barbie Beauty Center that I had circa 1970’s.  I thought it was so fabulous!

Now enter the ADFD Team showing off more beautiful Doll Faces today...

Christine (you are here)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pray for Snow

Day Four of Sneaky Peek Week at The Cat’s Pajamas and we’ve got snowy penguins!  They’re all decked out for winter fun.  And since I’m a Canadian who sees winter about 5 months of the year, these guys are right at home making the most of it. 

This set is called Pray for Snow, and I played with it along with one of the new Cutables Files that Alma designed for this release the Triple Side-Step card.  So fun!  

I cut the card design with my Silhouette and the file from TCP and then cut my steps into a ski hill and a bit of an ice-skating pond.  What’s great about these cut files is that they also have the mats for the different sections in the files too.  It makes it easy-peasy.  I colored up my cutie pie penguins with Copics and then added them to their little spots.  The papers are Echo Park - Keepin’ Cozy, I thought the birch trees especially were great for the larger panel.  

I used the frame from Framed Up Two Cut Ups Dies with vellum behind to anchor the sentiment.  It’s like an icy window peeking out at the forest.  

Then for our skating friend I added some shimmery icicles by using the Icicles Cut Up Die on vellum, getting it inky with VersarMark ink and then embossing iridescent embossing powder overtop.  Then it’s rhinestones and seam binding to finish.  

Are these guys cute or what?  

Here’s another reminder that you can chat it up at the The Cat’s Pajamas Forum at Splitcoaststampers, each day Alma picks a winner and you get to walk away with the set for the day.

And don’t forget your invitation to the party!  We’ll be there with bells on!

Here’s the rest of The Cat Pack playing along today.  Have fun seeing what they have in store! 

Christine (you are here)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

All Is Bright

It’s Day 3 of New Release Sneaky Peeks at The Cat’s Pajamas and my favourite big eared bunny is back!  He’s all in a Christmas tangle looking pretty bemused and adorable.

He’s stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah White cardstock and coloured up with Copics to match this fun paper I had in my stash from last year’s Christmas papers, Echo Park Keep Cozy.  The patterns were just perfect for the design.  To accent the sentiment I used two TCP dies, Fancy Flip Frames and Bitty Banners.  Then for that touch of pizazz I added some iridescent cording with rhinestones attached to mimic the Christmas lights.  So cute!  

Here’s a closeup of the colouring, I knew that the soft blue pointillism background would work perfectly with the polka-dots in the paper.  

Here’s this sweet set for you, he’s irresistable!

Don’t forget that you can chat it up and WIN over on The Cat’s Pajamas Forum at Splitcoaststampers.  Alma generously picks a winner each day from the comments.  

And you’re invited to our Pajama Party next week where we celebrate the New Release!  Mark your calendars for fun!  

Pop on over to The Cat’s Pajamas Blog to see the other fabulous inspiration with this sweet set!  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Home for All Seasons

We’re back for Day 2 of The Cat’s Pajamas Sneaky Peek Week!  Today’s set is one of my favourites from this release.  There are so many possibilities with these wonderful stamps and the matching dies.  Introducing,  Home for All Seasons.  

Today I chose to go very CAS for this design.  If you know me, you know this is not my “go-to” style, but I think it really worked for me on this design.  I love the statement this card makes.  

I started by cutting out the different houses (there are three of them) from the Home for All Seasons dies (gorgeous!) onto cool blue cardstock.  Then on Neenah White cardstock, I cut out the house and then stamped in Pool Party ink, adding a little BG11 colour to the door, and parts of the house.  I added the red wreath popped up from the set onto the house and a red sentiment, with a little scoring and rhinestones for accent.  Super simple, but oh I love how it turned out.  

Here’s a closer pic of the details of the set and the dies.  They are really wonderful.  I have so many ideas swirling around my head for this set.   I think it’s a beauty, and it’s designed for more than just Christmas too!  

Just look how beautiful and versatile it is!  

Now don’t forget...

Pop on over to the TCP Splitcoaststampers Forum right now and comment for your chance to win this stamp set!  

Remember You are Invited to the Pajama Party coming up...

And there’s lots more inspiration to see with the rest of The Cat Pack...take a look and be amazed!  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Official Grinch

Woo Hoo!  I’m so excited to bring you Sneaky Peek Week from The Cat’s Pajamas!  We’ve got a whole week ahead of fantastic, fun TCP stamps and dies that will wow you!  Alma really outdid herself this month with some adorable sets, and totally creative dies and files.

Today we start with...Official Grinch.  You will crack up at this cute set :) It’s all about our sweatered Poochie friend looking very mod in an “ugly Christmas sweater party” theme.  

I stamped Poochie three times, coloured the sweater with Copics twice and then paper pieced the 3rd sweater in a very plaid design.  I mean, really, what’s an ugly Christmas Sweater Party without plaid right?  I just love the sentiment :)

You can spot some other new TCP goodies on this card, namely those fabulous intricate snowflakes.  You’ll be seeing them more this week on my creations, but what I love about them is that they are so detailed you can use them in so many different ways, including leaving them “all-cuts-in",  like I’ve shown here, as they are tucked behind the design.  

And in tacky Christmas sweater sort of feel I’ve added some baker’s twine and some green bells to accent the design.  Very jingly-tacky-chic :)

Take a look at how cute this set is?????

Now we’ve got some goodies to talk about...

Head on over to the TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers and chat it up!  Alma picks winners of each day’s sets from the Forum comments, and you can talk about anything you like :)

Be sure to put our Pajama Party on your calendar for next Monday the 24th in the Splitcoastampers Forum, it’s always a fun time and the Cat Pack shows off even more inspiration from the sets and goodies released this month.

For even more snazzy inspiration with this set check out the TCP Blog for all the Cat Pack playing along today!

Can’t wait to see you again tomorrow!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

2015 Calendar Winner

Sorry to be late’s the winner of the 2015 CardMaker Calendar as chosen by

Conniecrafter said...
Congrats that is very cool, I would have to say my highlight is being able to go to North Carolina from Illinois to visit our daughter and son in law that moved out there, I have missed her so much and it was great to see where they live :)
Congrats Connie!