Friday, November 28, 2014

Peacock Masquerade

If you’re looking for my Power Poppy post this week scroll down or click HERE.  

I’m back with a new design from A Day for Daisies friends!  Today we’re ushering in a Sketch Challenge that I think you’ll love.  I printed off this gorgeous girl from Doll Face 2 in the mask.  I knew I wanted to colour up her gorgeous hair and her mask just gave me that peacock feathers masquerade feeling that I wanted to capture.  

She just seems like she should be a red head to me.  So, that’s where I went with her hair, then I added the peacock feather colouring to the mask, feathering around the eyes and then paired it all with a peacock style embossing folder, sequins and gems.  

Here’s the Sketch we’re inviting you to play with 

I’ve added some vellum for the horizontal panel  in the design as well as felt and a prety bit of ribbon.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy - Sassy Succulents stamped in Memento Teal Zeal, which works really well here.  

Here’s the Copics I used - sorry the photo is a mite blurry - there are times where taking the pictures from the angles I’m trying with this crazy brace makes it challenging.  I think you can still see all the numbers though.  On the left are the colours I used for the hair, in the middle for the skin, and lips, and on the right for the mask.  

So, join us in the challenge!  

And here’s more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the ADFD team....

Christine (you are here)

Hope, Peace, Gingerbread

Hello Gang!  Hope you are enjoying this Friday!  We’re in the middle of a snowstorm.  They say we’ll have 30 cm (11 inches) and then get very cold as the days go on.  We’re all bundled up cozy here, so I thought a pretty little gingerbread house would be in order.  

I pulled out Power Poppy’s sweet little set Frosted Gingerbread and did some decorating!  I stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa to soften the colour a bit and then coloured it all up with Copics in traditional colours.

The papers are Prima - North Country and the only accents are the little buttons, which I thought looked just like the decorations on the candy shingles.  Just an adorable image for Christmas designs!

Here’s the Copics used for the design.  

Now, we’ve got a couple more Bloom Brigade girls bringing you inspiration today and we hope to see more of your Power Poppy creations in our Peep of the Week Contest.  

Christine (you are here)

See you TOMORROW when we start the Power Poppy December Digi Release!  Gorgeous stuff coming!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Keeping Cozy with TCP

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends.  It’s my hope and prayer that you can see many things today that you are thankful for.  I’m just so thankful for the blessing of my precious family, and friends who’ve taken such good care of me while I’m recovering from this broken leg.  It’s just one of the many blessings I am counting this season.  

Well, I thought I’d drop in today and show you a few more projects I created for the Cat’s Pajamas Release this week.  I showed them off at the Pajama Party the other night, and now I thought I’d show them off to you.  Remember that there’s a big sale going on at TCP this week 35% off all items in store!

So lets begin with this sweet little triangle box!    

When I saw this cute triangle shape in the Handmade for You set, I knew it would be perfect for a little box like this.  I was thinking it would be perfect for a little gift inside (say like a Pandora charm or the like) or even to hang on the tree.  I cut out box shape with my Silhouette and then added the sparkly ribbon as a hanger and long curly tails.  

I created the little pine branch accents using felt cut with TCP’s Pom Pop Flower CutUps Die.  I used my scissor to cut up the center of the felt die cut forming fringes that I could roll on itself to form little “branches”.  I love how cute they look as accents.  

Next up, how about a cozy winter scene? 

I just adore the gorgeous Double Snowflake CutUps Die released this month.  They are so elegant and intricate!  I wanted them to take center stage on the front of the card using the sentiment from  Home for All Seasons.  

Then, it opens up on the inside to ...

A night time winter village!  Here I used the Village CutUps to cut out the houses and then used the amazing Basic Pop Ups CutUp to form the height and dimension to the scene.  

I’ve added sparkly Icicles to the rooftops and snow to the foreground and a brayered moonlit sky to the background.  These dies have so much detail they are just gorgeous!  

Alrighty, back to your turkey and stuffing US people.  Enjoy!  

Power Poppy Sale!

Need some shoppers enabling this season?  Power Poppy is having it’s first ever sale!  Here’s the deets.  :)  

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Best Journey Takes You Home

We’ve reached the end of a fabulous week of The Cat’s Pajamas Sneaky Peeks!  Today all the sets, CutUps Dies and CutAbles are available and we’re showing off another round of inspiration with these amazing sets...and also ushering in a TCP Tuesday Challenge!  It’s a colour challenge hosted by Nancy and it’s got a great combination!  You can play along in our Color Challenge and win Cat’s Cash....or be chosen to receive all the new sets and dies from a future release and play along with us.  It’s SO well worth it!   We also have a month long Blog Hop going on where you can jump in to win!  Just use anything TCP and you’re golden. Then, upload your card or project to the inlinkz button on the right side of the TCP blog. On December 26 we’ll announce the winner of a $50 gift voucher. Yup, a little sumpin’ sumpin’ for your Holidays.

You should have come from Wendy’s Blog along the Hop.  And, here are the great colours for the challenge below.

I pulled out the wonderful Home for all Seasons Set that I really love and made my own “gingerbread house” theme for this card.  I cut out several of the houses with the matching CutUps Village Die for this set, and embossed the house image in White Craft ink on Kraft cardstock and then white embossing powder.  I did this 2 times so I would have more layers to pop up on the design.  I also embossed the other houses in white onto the white cardstock background-layer that you’ll be able to see better in the other photos.  Along the bottom of the design I added white icicles with the Icicles CutUps die too.  

I added the front porch of the house and the roofline as a popped up layer, and also added a red door and wreath to the design.  I love the look of a red door on a house!  I placed the house on one of our Big Ticket CutUp die pieces in red.  

The sentiment is just stamped in white ink onto black cardstock with the addition of a little felt heart. Twine and rhinestones finish off the design, and you can see the embossed houses in the background.

On this view you can see how I popped up the layers.  I love the look!  

Here’s the gorgeous set Home for All Seasons and the  Village Dies that match...

I also wanted to show you all four Videos that Alma has created for this release in one place.  They are fantastic resources for using some of the amazing dies and CutAbles that she’s released this month.  

Thanks for joining us for a wonderful week of TCP inspiration, it’s been so much fun!  Now you can head on over to Julie Masse’s Blog to see what fabulousness she has in store for you on the Hop!  

And take a look at the fantastic SALE TCP has for you...

Tutorial Stamped Dough Ornaments

Hello Friends!  I’m up today on the Power Poppy Blog with a tutorial on how to create easy stamped Ornaments for your tree with dough.  I really love how they turned out, so I’m excited to show them off to you!  There are just SO many things you can do with this idea and I tried to show off many of them...hope you can take a look!