Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Gobble all the Time

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using this Gobble stamp.  It's so doggone cute!!



Since I wanted some dimension, I stamped it twice and fussy cut one of the images. 


I colored both with images Copic Markers.  Then used glue dots to place the fussy cut image atop the main image.  It gives it just the right amount of dimension.  Then I added ink around the panel before matting it with cardstock.
 

The panel was then added to a striped card.  The phrase was also matted and added to the corner of the card.






Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Little Bit of Christmas ....


Hello - it's Helen here today to share a little bit of Christmas inspiration with you.

I've made a card using the very cute 'Snowman 1' digi - isn't he a cheerful looking guy?!

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some glitter glue to his hat.  The sentiment I've used is a peel off.

Keep checking back here for more inspiration from the Design Team and I'll see you later in the month with some more Christmas inspiration.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Thanksgiving


Hey there! It's  my day to share some cuteness with you.
Our challenge this month is Thanksgiving and there is a free digi on the challenge post so you can play along this month.  
I'm sharing 2 cards I made using him because he's so cute!!





Friday, November 3, 2017

Gobble Til You Wobble and Wobble and Wobble

Gobble, gobble!  Who doesn't indulge just a little too much on Thanksgiving?  I saw Sunsational Stamps adorable Tom Turkey image and I instantly thought of him wobbling, so I grabbed one of those Action Wobblers, printed out Tom Turkey and got coloring.  I used alcohol markers on him, I did not take the time to shade him as I think he is very cartoony and whimsical looking so the solid coloring fits the mood.  I cut him out leaving a slight border and added the wobbler to the back.

I wanted to make a raised top panel so I die cut a 3" circle centering it horizontally, but cutting it more toward the top half on a piece of brown patterned paper from my stash.  I also die cut a piece of fun foam at the same time to use that to raise the panel. I die cut a dark brown twig wreath from one of my Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to frame out the opening and my wobbly turkey!  I added Queen & Co Orange Slice gems to the wreath.  I made a GOBBLE sentiment block using some of my Authentique letters.  I adhered this top panel to the cream-colored card base, added my wobbly turkey and moved on to the inside.



I die cut 3 colorful feathers from a Studio Calico die that my sweet and generous daughter gifted me from her stash.  I layered the dark brown paper, brown patterned paper and an additional cream piece that I had printed 'til you Wobble on.  I added the feathers and added these layers to the inside and called it done!

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Happy Scrappin!
Eileen

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Challenge



Greetings Friends and Fellow Crafters, here we are with a new month already. The theme for our challenge this month will be "Thanksgiving" what makes you think of the holiday season? I can say that our design team has some great ideas coming up over the next couple weeks to share with you on this subject. However, here are some inspirational projects to get your mind working:





I had some technical difficulties with the link up button so we do not have any winners from October!  But, to make it up to you I am asking for you to link up both of your projects, this will be the only time a past project will be accepted.  So, link up your October Halloween creations and your November Thanksgiving creations for double the chance to win one of our prizes!
Also, because of my booboo, you get a treat!!

If you use this free digi on your entry, it will give you an extra chance for the prize!! So get creating!!


The prizes are: 1st Place gets a $25 digital images gift certificate,2nd Place gets a $15 digital images gift certificate, 3rd Place gets a $10 digital images gift certificate, all winners are chosen by a random draw.

So: now that we are fully inspired... how about getting creative and join us over on the Sunsational Stamps Facebook Challenge Page.

And here are the rules:

  • You can choose to make any paper crafts/ altered art creation you like as long as it fits the challenge theme.
  • You can enter a maximum of 3 times as long as it fits in with the theme and is a new creation. 
  • Using a Sunsational Stamps image will gain you extra entries into the prize drawing. Please name your images In your post. 
  • All entries must be new, please do not link creations that have been posted prior to the day the of the current challenge.
  • You must mention and make a link to our challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize
  • It is OK to link other online forums.
  • You are allowed to combine challenges.
  • If you don't have a blog you can link your photo from your Facebook account.
  • All entries to be linked before 8am EST, 1pm UK time, 2pm CET on Thursday November 30th.
  • The most important thing is that you have fun making your creations.
  • There will be prizes and the winners will be chosen at random from all the entries.
  • We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween everyone.  Steph Ackerman here with a cute card using the Trick or Treat Set.  This stamp set has 11 stamps for you to create a nice variety of Halloween cards.


 
I used a masking technique to create my design so it appears the ghosts are hovering over the pumpkin.
 
 
 
 
The pumpkin was colored with Copic Markers and the image was die cut with Spellbinders dies.




Using an assortment of Halloween papers, I created the card, then added the image on a larger circle before placing it on the card.  Trick or Treat was stamped and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
 
 



Monday, October 30, 2017

Fairy Good Birthday

Hi all! Margreet here. 
This time I made a card using the cute digi stamp Fairy Good Birthday, which you can find here in the shop.
I used copics to color in and die cut with a Crealies stiched die. The shape is a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and I distressed all edges. I edded lace and some banners to finish it off.
 Thanks for passing by!
xxx Margreet






Saturday, October 28, 2017

Spinner Card - Boo!


Hello - it's Helen here today to share a spinner card that I've made using the fabulour 'Trick or Treat' stamp set.

Here's what you get in the set:





You can find the set here on the website.

My first photo (above) shows the spinner one way round and here it is the other way round:


And here's a short video showing the card spinning.  A little tip I picked up from my friend Sylvia - spin the spinner part of the card several times before you send the card and then when the recipient opens it to stand it up, the spinner will turn by itself!



Monday, October 23, 2017

Halloween fun!


Hey there crafty pals! I have a couple of fun cards for you today.
These are some I made in the past.  I have been at the hospital all last week with my mom, so I didn't have time to get my new project finished.
Mom is home and doing really well.



You still have time to join our Halloween challenge!
Head to the shop to check out all the great images available!

Friday, October 20, 2017

They're Ookie and They're Spooky

Hi there, today I needed another Halloween card so I couldn't wait to use the cute little spooks in the Spooktacular Halloween digi set by Sunsational Stamps.  I love how adorable these little characters are.  This set packs in a lot of images, and you can find it Here


I started out by making two background pieces using the JustRite Crackle and the JustRite Brick background stamps.  I stamped the Brick background on a piece of medium grey cardstock using Close To My Heart Slate ink.  I then stamped the Crackle background onto white cardstock using CTMH Whisper ink.  I VERY LIGHTLY sponged the Whisper ink onto the white cardstock so it would just barely tint the paper but not to blend out the crackle pattern.

The next step was to cut my windows in the crackle patterned piece.  I used a 1-1/4" square and a 3-1/2" circle (that I only partially cut) to form the half circle window.  I then trimmed the bottom using an Exacto knife and straightedge.  I backed this piece with a light yellow cardstock so it looked like eerie light coming from the windows.

I printed out the super cute pumpkin, ghost and bat, then colored them using my Copic markers.  I fussy cut them out leaving a very thin outline, so they popped a bit.  I added each one to a window.  I then drew in spider webs and added this panel to the brick background piece using foam tape to pop it up.  The whole shebang was added to a white card base.




I found this shiny and whimsical Happy Halloween border piece in my stash.  It was from an old K&Company collection I have had since a class I took many years ago at Scrapfest, gosh I miss that event…sigh.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Happy Halloween Scarecrow

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and as we are heading towards the end of October, it's time to create Halloween projects. I've used this fun image today: Cornfield Scarecrow.




I colored the image with Zig markers, then fussy cut it.





I had some fun Halloween paper in my stash which I layered with cardstock.  For a rustic effect to coordinate with the image, I used distress inks on my papers which I then added to my card.


Thanks for stopping by today.



Monday, October 16, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi all! Margreet here with a card for Sunsational Stamps.
Despite that this is the month of Autumn and Halloween, I have used digi Oh Christmas Tree.
Check out the store for some fun seasonal stamps.

Hugs,
xxx Margreet





Friday, October 13, 2017

Have a Bewitching Halloween!!

Hello Sunny Friends!  Annie here...

This month we're celebrating Halloween! Each of the Design Team Members will be creating fun Halloween theme projects. I created a card using the Little Witch from Trick Or Treaters Stamps

She has a goody bag and a lot of candy to add to it. I hope you join us for all the Halloween fun!!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Havest Moon

Hello!
It is time to share a halloween card using a fabulous digi from 


I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils.  I did several layers on my card to give it some dimension.  I added a cute sentiment at the bottom.
Hugs,
Christine

Monday, October 9, 2017

Choo choo train

Have you checked out the shop lately?  There's a lot of new items that Lisa has added.


I used the Halloween train set this month. This is so cute!
I added some digital paper from my files and colored the image with pencils and blended with gamsol.


Friday, October 6, 2017

Just Flying By To Say Happy Halloween

Boo to you all, today I have a shaker card featuring Sunsational Stamps Spooktacular Halloween set, and you can find it Here.  The image I used from this set was the silhouette of a witch and her kitty on a broom.





For the back panel I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to color an area for the moon.  I fussy cut out the witch and glued her to the center of the moon.

The front panel I began by heat embossing a scary tree from my Raisin Boat Eerie Night set (they are back in production!) in black.  I sponged on Distress Oxide inks using Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Black Soot.  Then I flicked water onto the background and let it sit a minute before I blotted it dry with a paper towel.

I die cut out a 2" circle for the moon/shaker opening, cover it with acetate, filled it with stars and tiny iridescent beads from Honey Bee Stamps and added foam tape to build up the shaker layer and then put the two layers together.

I added a few bats from the same Raisin Boat set and added Wink of Stella to them ( I don't think the photo is picking up that sparkle).  And finally I added the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Sunsational set, hand drew in a spider web and called it done.

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Happy Scrappin'
 Eileen :)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happy Halloween

Well it is time for some Halloween fun.
Today I want to share my planner spread using
Trick Or Treaters 2




I colored my images with Prismacolor Pencils.  I added some Halloween washi and stickers. The sentiments and images are inclued in the set.
Hugs,
Christine

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Trick or Treat

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another post for Sunsational Stamps.  This month we are getting ready for Fall and Halloween.   Be sure to check out the store for some fun stamps perfect for the season.


Today, I've created a card with Cats on a Fence


I began by coloring the image with markers and inks, blending them together.  Then I fussy cut the image.  Don't you love all the details?

 
I created a card from black cardstock then added striped paper on top.  I wanted the image to stand out so I placed it on a black panel which I then added to some Halloween paper that I edges with black cardstock.  The Trick or Treat tag was slipped behind the panel.

 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Heidi the Witch

A new month means a new challenge at the Sunsational Stamps blog. The theme for this month is HALLOWEEN.
You may enter with a maximum of 3 times and the use of a stamp or digi from another company is allowed. If you use a Sunsational Stamps' image, tell us which one for an extra chance to win.

I made a card with digi Heidi the Witch, which you can find HERE in the webshop.
I printed the digi 2x, of which 1x on copypapers. I cut this one and masked it on the digi in order to color the moon with Pan Pastel first.
Then I used a fixative, removed the mask and colored the digi with Copics.
At the left top I put a spider's web with a spider and at the bottom several black cats.
Thanks for stopping by today!
xxx Margreet