Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Challenge Winner & Bloglovin

I'm back today to announce our June Challenge winner! We enjoyed looking at all the fabulous entries and I hope you all had a blast getting crafty & crazy!

But first I need to announce that tomorrow Google Friends Connect (they way that many use to follow their favorite blogs) will be going away for good.  To prevent from losing all your favorite blogs that you follow, sign up with After you sign up be sure to follow OCS! (There may be a very good and SWEET incentive to follow the OCS on bloglovin...stay tuned)

Back to choosing our winner for our OCS challenge. chose #69 so Nancy D, you are our lucky winner! Please email lora at onecrazystamper dot com to claim your Stampaive prize pack!

Check back tomorrow for a new challenge and a new chance to win!!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Cloudy Day

For my post today I've used Sketchie from Saturated Canary, but I've slightly altered the image by cutting off a portion of her hair to leave her with just a bun. The wings and shoes are glittered with glitter ritz and her clothing was jazzed up with a glitter pen. For the clouds I used a Whimsy die then distressed the edges of them with some white ink. 

Be sure to check back in a few days for our new challenge, but for now there is still a bit of time to enter our "Summer" challenge.

Supplies Used
Sketchie(Saturated Canary), Cloud Die(Whimsy),  
Micro Fine Black(Glitter Ritz), Copic Markers

Friday, June 28, 2013

Just Motoring By with a Birthday Hi!

Hello, and Happy Friday! Today I have a fun card to show to you that I made for my very good friend Gary. My friend Gary LOVES to ride his motorcycle and when I saw this image I thought of him right away and just waiting for his Birthday to come around to make him a card, check it out....
Here is a look at the inside of the card....
SUPPLIES USED:  *High Hopes Stamps, Maurice  *Memento Inks: Tuxeto Black, & Rhubard Stalk  *Outside Sentiment: High Hopes Stamps, Just Motoring By  *Inside Sentiment: High Hopes Stamps, Growing Old & MFT Piggy Bank *Copic Xpress It Papers  *Copic Markers  *3D Pop Dots  *Cloud Die: Crealies Dies  *Blue Cardstock: Bazzill, Blue Bell
Here is a close up of Maurice to see the Copic colours used - I just love how the texture turned out on the moose....
COPIC COLOURS USED:  *Reds: R59, R39, R37, R35  *Blues: B99, B97, B95  *Yellows: YR24, YR23, YR21  *Greys: C5, C3, C1, C00  *Blacks: T10, T8, T6  *Moose: E37, E35, E33, E31, E30  *Hoofs: E59, E57  *Seat: T6, T4, T2
Well that is all for today, hope that you enjoyed today's card!
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

School is Out!!!

Good morning to all of my fellow crafters!! Yep today is the last day of school for my youngest daughter Kenzington..Carrington finished on Tuesday..I choose this stamp because this little gal is in her PJ's and this is what my girls want to do for the first couple of days they are off..This image is a NEWBIE!! Pipa is from Sherri Baldy, I just love the detail of these little gals..the name of the stamp is PYJANA TIME PIPA..I first stamped her with Staz On Ink and coloured her with DISTRESS INKS...Please do not look to closely I had a heck of a time getting it to work..I think that this is my third time using these puppies to colour...

here is a closer look....

Distress Inks used r these babies..

this is the stamp as well as a couple of other goodies..

Well I hope you like the card and HAPPY CANADA DAY to all of you wonderful people..Thanks for taking the time to stop by..

All of my supplies can be found over at ONE CRAZY STAMPER just click the link
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Krafty Kate

Good Wednesday morning to you all.  It is my turn to once again post here.  The weeks seem to fly by.  Is it warm where you are?  We are experiencing a bit of a heat wave and my hubby and I are on vacation at the moment so lots of time spent in the apartment pool is the cure for that. 

I have a bright and colourful card to share today that I made using an image once again this week from Saturated Canary.  I enjoy colouring up these images.

A close up of the image to see the Copic colours used:

Copics Used: Skin ~ E00, E02, E11, R20; Hair ~ E25, E29, E31; Clothes ~ B34, B37, B39, E41, E42, E43, R56, RV11, RV13, RV14, YR23, YR24; Blanket ~ B34, B37, B39, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, E41, E43, E44, R56, RV11, RV13, RV14, YG03, YG05, YG07

Remember there is still time to enter our "Summer Fun" challenge before time runs out at the end of June and a new one begins.

Have a GREAT day.  I hope you enjoy it no matter where you are or what you are doing.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Rose By Any Other Name

I have always adored the images that Sylvia Zet draws, and now her gorgeous images are available as rubber stamps through Whimsy Stamps as Wee Stamps. Her latest release did not disappoint - this lovely "Rosetta" is a delight to color!!!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then used light pastel colors to match the gorgeous designer paper from Authentique's Cherish collection. The image was cut with one of the newest Spellbinders dies - the Decorative Labels Twenty-Two. The edges of all of the designer papers are distressed, and small pearls adorn the corner of the card, which were made with a Lilac Pearl Pen. The antique lace is from my stash.
You still have a couple of days left to enter the challenge here at One Crazy Stamper to win an awesome stamp prize package - the challenge theme this month is Summer Fun!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Fun Darling Diva's

Hello crafters another fantastic day.  Today I thought I would share another fun image from Your Next Stamp-Darling Diva Collection, her name is Summer!  I
 guess it goes with the challenge here at One Crazy Stamper.   
There is still time to play along with the challenge, so please get your Summer Fun on.  This image was great to color and I love this paper pack from Bo Bunny-Prairie Chic, lots of bright summer colors.  Anyway, thats all from me.  Please pop on over to One Crazy Stamper and indulge in some retail therapy.  Till next time, happy crafting!
Copics-Hair-E42, E44, E49.  Dress-YG01, YG03.  Hat-RV21, RV23, RV25.  Flowers-FYG1, FYR1, FYG2.  Eyes-B06, E43.  Skin-E00, R21, E11. Shoes-C7, C9.  

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Seaside Dreamin'

Hi All;

For today's post for One Crazy Stamper; I have used this adorable stamp called Little Jack and Bobbin Seaside Dreamin', which is from the Little Cottage Cuties Collection designed by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps.

Supplies used:
There are still a few days left to enter this month's Summer Fun challenge for a chance to win a prize pack of 2 Stampavie stamps from One Crazy Stamper.

Until next time, keep crafting and having fun.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Being Fabulous

Isn't this image just as cute as can be? I think so and had so much fun colouring her. As you can see I used a lot of neutral tones to allow the pink tutu to really pop on this card. I dug around in my stash for some neutral tone embellishments and found a feather, doilie, twine and a wooden clothes pin. I also used a few dies and some washi tape, I hope you like it!

There is just over a week left in our June "Summer" challenge, so hurry up and enter for a chance to win a great prize
Supplies Used
Honey(Saturated Canary), Mini Ticket Die(Whimsy), Fun Life Tickets(Whimsy), Feathers-Pony(Bella Blvd), Distress Stickles-Rock Candy(Ranger), Distress Ink-Tea Dye(Tim Holtz)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Carousel Card Tutorial

Hello and happy Friday!  Today is a special post for me as I am going to share with you a tutorial on how to create a "Carousel" Card.  What I love most about this type of card is that it is a gift all on it's own for whom ever you create it for, I guess you could say it is a mini book card.  When I was creating this card I used my favorite colour, adorable images and sweet sentiments.

I am going to forewarn you that this post is going to be VERY picture heavy.  I am not a videographer so I decided to make my tutorial using photos - I sure hope you enjoy it and I would LOVE to hear your thoughts after you have had a chance to check it out!

What made me want to make this card is this amazing Marianne Design Card Carousel Die that Lora sells in the One Crazy Stamper store, here is a photo for you to see what the die looks like...
 This great Craftable Carousel die will give you the opportunity to make unbelievable cards. You can make a full circle (which is what I have to show to you today using the largest of the dies), half a circle, or just a quarter. The possibilities are endless!

Here are photos of the tools and supplies that I used to create this amazing card....
Supplies Used: * Whimsy Wee Stamps - Rosetta, Flower Fairies & Ruby  * DoCrafts Wellington 8x8 Stamp Set  * Your Next Stamp, Watnot Sentiments  * Stampabilities True Friends Sentiment  * High Hopes Thinking of You Sentiment  *  Menento Inks - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa & Rhubarb Stalk  *  Copic Xpress It Paper  *  Copic Sketch Markers (colours used listed below)  *  Scor-Pal 1/8 Scor Tape  *  Scor-Pal  *  Bazzill Basics Simply Smooth White Cardstock (for card Base & carousel)  * Squishy Scissors (for intricate cutting)  *  Quickie Glue Pen  *  Fairy Dust Glitter, Sugar Shimmer  *  Glue Dots  *  Marianne Design Card Carousel Die * Spellbinder Die - Blossoms Three  *  My Favorite Things Die-Namics - Flag Stax, Flag Stax Layers & Flower Trio  *  Sheer Ribbon * Pink Shimmer Card Stock  *  Patterened Papers:  MME 6x6 Pads - Love Me & Indie Chic Safron + Lost & Found 6x6 - Blush  *  Various Sentiments to match your theme  *  ATG  *

* To start off you will need to cut out your card base, cut 2 @ 10-1/4 x 6 + 1 @ 6 x 5-1/8

* You will need to choose your paper(s) and cut 10 @ 5-3/8 x 4-3/8.  I chose 5 different co-ordinating papers and cut 2 of each.

*Choose 4 images and 4 sentiments + a cover sentiment or decorative- I also chose to put a "handmade by" stamp on the back of the card.  The reason I did not put an image on the front and chose a sentiment instead is because when the carousel is opened the front and back of the card is not seen.  Also I chose a Spellbinder set that co-ordinated with my images and also had a few different size selections that I used throughout the whole card for a uniform look (I am a little anal that way if you have not noticed)
*Next you will need to cut out 4 pieces of the Marianne Design Card Carousel Die - see picture below....

*Using your ScorPal, score where I have noted on the bottom right die cut in the picture above.
* Next I put my card 2 large pieces of the cardbase together on top of each other and the smaller piece in the center of the "book", then  I placed all my patterened papers on the the card bases in the order that I wanted them to be seen on the carousel.  Be sure to attach a piece of ribbon on the underside ofthe front andback pieces of paper so as to create the tie to close the card.
*Once you have on your papers, add your "flower"anchors where two pages of the book join to keep each page attached to each other (this step can been seen on each page showing an image below).
*Next you will want to add your sentiments and coloured images to all the remaining pages.  Dont forget to add a "Handmade by" on the back cover!
*Once you have all your indsides completed, add adhesive to the small scored tabs of the carousel die pieces and attach to each section of the insideofthe book.
Below I have pictures to show you of each completed step of my book!  Copic colours used on all images will be listed at the end of this post for your refference if interested.
*My outside cover using the wonderful sentiment from DoCrafts Wellington 8x8 Stamp Set....
*Below is page one & two of my book...

*Here is a close up of the High Hopes Sentiment that I used on page 1....

*Here is a close up of the Whimsey Wee Stamps Rosetta with a paper pieced vest, that I used on page 2.  I did 3D effect the larges flower as well...

*Below is page 3 & 4 of my book....

*Here is a close up of the Whimsey Wee Stamps Flower Fairies (#1) with a paper pieced dress, that I used on page 3....

*Here is a close up of the Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiment that I used on page 4....

*Below is page 5 & 6 of my book....

*Here is a close up of the Stampabilities True Friends Sentiment that I used on page 5....

*Here is a close up of the Whimsey Wee Stamps Flower Fairies (#2) with a paper pieced dress, that I used on page 6....
*Below is page 7 & 8 of my book....

*Here is a close up of the Whimsey Wee Stamps Ruby with a paper pieced vest, that I used on page 7....

*Here is a close up of the Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiment that I used on page 8 - this is also where I will write a little some thing to the recipient of the beautiful book/card....

*This is the back cover ofmy book that I decided to put a "Handmade By" sentiment to finish off the project.  Tie up the book with a pretty little bow and voila!...

*Here is a view of the book before it is tied into the carousel....

*Here is what the full carousel card looks like when opened and tied on the side - pictures sure do not do this justice so hope you get the jist of it....
Copic Colours used on all Images:  *Skin-E11, E00, E000 *Dark Hair-E49, 59, E25, E50  *Lighter Hair-E29, E27, E23, E50  *Pinks-R56, R85, R83, R81, RV10, RV000  *Greens-G24, G21, G20  *Other-E40, E23
Well, that is my tutorial I prepared for you, I hope that you will give it a try as I am sure you will see a few more of these on my blog in the future because they are soooo much fun to make!  I would sure love to hear your thoughts on this fun card if you have time =)
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Turn!!

This is my card the image is a Sarah Kay the stamp is called Laura and Henri..I stamped it on white cardstock using MEMENTO TUXEDO BLACK INK..I coloured this lovely pair with PRISMA PENCILS and GAMSOL..NO COPICS I think I must be under the weather..

used these babes to distress the edges of all of my papers

these are the two set used to create this card...

I also used Stampendous FRANTAGE on the edge of the image..all of my supplies can be found at One Crazy Stamper..just click on the link

Pleae join us over at the challenge blog the theme is SUMMER Lora offers great prizes

Light Peach
Burnt Ochre
Limepeel Green
Green Olive
Prussian Green
Deco Pink Henna
Maghony Red
Black Raspberry
Light Umber

I hope you like this card I just love these little kiddies..have a great day and make time to create..hugs