Monday, 11 December 2017

Stamp AnnieThing: Sparkle & Shine challenge

Hi Friends!
I have another card creation for you today, this time featuring a design from Stamp AnnieThing. I used Paige - Holiday Magic for this months Stamp AnnieThing design challenge which is Sparkle & Shine.


I stamped Paige in momento tuxedo black ink and coloured her with Copic markers. 
I used an embossing folder by We R Memory keepers to add some texture to the background and then added some gold thread behind Paige for some extra detail. For some sparkle and shine, I added some silver glitter card stock and some diamond rhinestones scattered across the card front. When the light catches it right, the card really sparkles.


I hope you liked my card creation for today! 
Until next time - Stephen 


How to Play Along:

- Create a new project inspired by  an "autumn leaves" theme.

-Share your creation at Our Facebook Group HERE by October 3, 2017

-Only one entry 

-A Stamp of your choice will be awarded to the winner, if we have five or more entries.


Friday, 8 December 2017

Stamp AnnieThing December Release - Day 3



Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's December Release!



Katy is available in the store Today along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I said it on wednesday and I will say it again...I can hardly believe this is the last Stamp AnnieThing release of 2017. Having said that, I am so excited to share with you what 2018 has in store. I have seen the stamps for next year and they are by far my favourites to date...if you arnt a member of the SAT Stamp Club yet, I strongly suggest signing up. There is some SUPER exciting things happening next year that you won't want to miss.

I had sun using die cuts, dry embossing, and pattern paper on this card. I feel it adds to the cuteness and whimsy of this super sweet image.




Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Cat Hat - C10, C8, C6, C4, C2
Hair - E99, YR27, YR24, Y21 
Dress - RV69, RV66, RV63
Stockings - Y02, Y00

I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Stamping Bella Friday Challenge


Hello Friends! Its Bellariffic Friday over at the Stamping Bella blog and this weeks challenge is a card sketch.

I decided to follow the sketch completely and I am really pleased with how it turned out. I used Tiny Townie Susie the Succulent and her adjoining die.

I coloured her with my copic markers as well as a little bit of coloured pencil to get a extra definition in the nooks and crannies of this sweet image.

Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R2o
Hair - T7, T6, T4
Succulents - YG97, YG63, YG61, V91, RV95
Leggings - Y17, Y11, T4, T3, T1
Terracotta Pot - E19, E08, E97


Like I said earlier, I followed the card sketch completely and I kept the design pretty simple to allow the focus to remain on the image that I coloured. 
I created a simple background, I used Distress Inks and blended Tumbled Glass for the sky and Shabby Shutters for the grass.

for the final detail, I added some Nuvo drops in English mustard for an extra pop of colour.


Lastly, I stamped the image in a very light grey ink on the inside of the card and then stamped the sentiment overtop in black ink.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Let me know who you would send this card to if you could.

Until next time - Stephen 








Thursday, 7 December 2017

Stamp AnnieThing December Release - Day 2



Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's December Release!



Penguin Have a Ball will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I think this is one of my favourite cards I created for this release. I have been having a lot of fun experimenting with pattern papers. I buy so much of it and I never use it...I decided that needed to change.


I love Katy's cute penguin winter outfit and I thought it would be fun to create a mini scene using the stitched cloud boarder dies from Lawn Fawn to create the puffy snow. I took advantage of the pattern papers from the Tim Holtz Christmas/Noel/Navidad paper stack to create the backdrop for my scene. I think that paper pad is so amazing that I ended up running out to grab a second one. Such beautiful papers in that set.

Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Cape - BG34, BG32, BG11, 
Penguin Costume - T8, T6, T4, T2
Fluff on hat - C4, C2, C1, C0
Beak - Y17, Y11
Snow - B01, B00, B000, B0000, 0

I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Stamp AnnieThing December Release - Day 1


Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's December Release!



Maggie will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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Its hard to believe we have reached the last release week for 2017!! 
I love the "Maggie - Awareness Is Key" stamp set as it is so versatile and can be used for any cause. 
I decided to have Maggie representing Brest Cancer awareness and obviously went all pink with this card. 


Copics:
Skin - E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, R22
Hair - RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21
Dress - V99, V95, V93, V91

I layered pattern paper, glitter card stock and some Nuvo Drops over top of the embossed white background I created with an embossing folder.



I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Stamping Bella Sneak Peek - Huggy Friends

I have another Stamping Bella sneak peek for you!! I love this set so much - Huggy Friends.
I kept my card layout fairly simple to allow the focus to remain on the lovely image...I think we all have a friend that this stamp set reminds us of and is an amazing addition to any stamp collection. Huggy Friends as well as the other amazing releases will be available on December 4th at Stamping Bella 

Copics:
Dark Skin - E49, E27, E25, E23, R22
Light Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Black Hair - T9, T6, T4
Brown Hair - E47, E43, E42
Yellow -YR23, Y17, Y15, Y13
Purple Dress - V99, V95, V93
Pink Dress - R02, R01, R00, R000



Stamping Bella Sneak Peek - Valentine Chicks

Stamping Bella is celebrating their upcoming December release by giving sneak peeks of all their amazing new stamp sets coming out on December 4th. I created this card using the  super sweet and incredibly fun "Valentine Chicks" stamp set. This image had me smiling the entire time I was colour it. I used my Copic markers to colour them up and added some Glossy Accent details on the envelope, the roses, and the truffle. I decided to fussy cut each chick out and have them popping out of the Stitched Triple Peek-A-Boo Window die-cut from MFT. I added pops of colour behind each Chick by ink blending some Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade, and Peacock Feathers (my favourite Distress colour!!). 

Copics:
Chicks - YR23, Y17, Y15, Y13
Beaks/Feet - YR18, YR15
Reds - R32, R35, R37, R39
Bows - G46, YG45, YG41, BG34
Envelope - E43, E42, E41, E40
Chocolate Truffle - E49, E47, E57
Truffle Wrapper - E44, E43, E42, E41



I hope you liked my card creation featuring The Valentine Chicks stamp set. This set along with all the other amazing set will be available on December 4th at the Stamping Bella online store 

Until Next Time - Stephen 




Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Tug of War with Stamping Bella

Hi Friends! 
I am so, so, so, excited and very proud to announce that I have joined the Stamping Bella Design Team. It's truly an honour to be in such amazing company, and also to be the first guy or "Fella" to join the Bella's. 
For my first project as part of the Stamping Bella design team I created a card for the new challenge up this week. The Challenge was to use the stamp set, "Christmas Tug of War". The stamp and die bundle will be 20% off all month...be sure to grab this amazing deal before its gone. Trust me when I say this was an extremely fun image to be able to colour.
I used my Copic markers to colour this super sweet image, then applied some Copic blending solution with a nubby rag to achieve the texture. If you are interested in the colours I used, they are listed below.




Copics:
Cat - YR27, YR24, Y23, R20
Dog - T8, T6, T4, T2, R20
Gift - R59, R37, R35, R32
Ribbon - G29, YG67,YG63, YG61


I had a lot of fun creating this card. I really enjoy playing around with my card layouts, experimenting with my dies and playing with pattern paper. Also be sure to check out the Stamping Bella blog to see what the other DT members created with this stamp set.

See you tomorrow with TWO sneak peaks of the December Stamping Bella release!

Until next time - Stephen a.k.a. (steveafella)



Monday, 27 November 2017

SAT - Ugly Sweater

Hey Everyone! Im on the Stamp AnnieThing blog today with another card creation. I decided to create a holiday inspired card that isn't necessarily for Christmas but that you can send to someone to let them know you care during this crazy holiday season.
I used Lorraine - Ugly Sweater and coloured her with my Copics



Copics:
Skin - E29, E27, E25, E23, E21 R20
Hair - 110, T7, T5, T3
Sweater - R39, R37, R35, R32
Green - G29, G16, G14

Monday, 13 November 2017

Mad About Plaid Challenge

Hi Friends!  Today I decided to create a fun Christmas card for the "Mad About Plaid" Theme Week challenge using the the even cuter Brooke - For Someone Sweet.



Copics used:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50 R20
Hair - E55, E53, Y17, Y13, Y11
Greens - G28, G16, G14
Reds - R29, R24, R22, R21





How to Play Along:- Create a new project and use a plaid print.-Share your creation at Our Facebook Group HERE by December 8, 2017-Only one entry -A stamp of your choice will be awarded to the winner, if we have five or more entries.






Friday, 3 November 2017

Stamp AnnieThing November Release - Day 3



Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's November Release!
This release is ALL ABOUT Travel!!!



Rae is available in the store Today along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Stamp AnnieThing November Release - Day 2




Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's November Release!
This release is ALL ABOUT Travel!!!



Brooke will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Stamp AnnieThing November Release - Day 1




Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's November Release!
This release is ALL ABOUT Travel!!!


Felicity will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Happy PurrDay with Stamp AnnieThing

Hi Friends! I have another card I am sharing today on my blog as well as the Stamp AnnieThing blog.
I needed a quick clean and simple Birthday card for my friend who is an avid Cat lover. I went through my collection and found Brittney - Purr and knew she would be just perfect or should I say PURR-fect for what I had in mind.
I coloured Brittney with Copic markers and fussy cut her out. I knew I wanted to make a window card, so I ink blended some Twisted Citron Distress Ink overtop of a stencil to make her really pop. 
For the sentiment, I die cut out the word "Happy" and placed some striped pattern paper behind it. I stamped the word "Purr" from the stamp set and then added the word "Day" after for a fun play on words. 
To finish the card, I adder a paw print diecut as well as some sequin and nuvo drops.


I hope you liked my card creation
Until next time - Stephen 



Monday, 16 October 2017

Girls Night with Stamp AnnieThing

Hi Friends! Its my day to post over on the Stamp AnnieThing blog. For todays creation, I made a card featuring two super cute images available at Stamp AnnieThing.
I love making scene cards and I love being able to mix and match different images to create dynamic scene cards. For this card I used Paige - Girls Night as well as Holly - Sweet Dreams
I coloured them both with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out.
To create the background, I raided my pattern paper collection and found two perfect pieces that I could use for the wallpaper as well as the floor for my scene. My room needed a window to help set the scene,  so I took advantage of a window die cut I had and then ink blended a night sky. To finish the card off I added white details with my white gel pen. 


I hope you like my card!
Until next time - Stephen 

Friday, 6 October 2017

Stamp AnnieThing October Release - Day 3




Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's October Release!






Sofia is available in the store Today along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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The card is a big departure for me...its super distressed, messy and ummm...not really me...BUT, I love how it turned out. Its never a bad thing to try new things and go outside your comfort zone - its actually very rewarding and I hope you really like it.
I started off by dusting off my never used Colour Bursts to create an almost firework like background. I then placed a rose stencil overtop and haphazardly added some roses using Black Soot Distress ink. Next I did the unthinkable...I crumpled it up and even ripped tares into it. I unfolded it and added more Black Soot Distress Inks. I grabbed some black ribbon I've had laying around for years and stapled it near the bottom of the card. I added a few sequins because it wouldn't be one of my cards without sequins :)
I stamped Sophia with Momento Tuxedo black ink as well as a number of the small roses and then coloured with Copic markers. I fussy cut everything...even creating a rose crown for Sophia using the roses.

I hope you like my card and don't forget to head over to Stamp AnnieThing as the October release is now LIVE!

Until next time - Stephen 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Stamp AnnieThing October Release - Day 2




Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's October Release!






Eloise will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I played around with a number of mediums to create this very cool textured card. I started by creating the sunburst background using a stencil and Distress Oxide inks...I am really loving those Oxide inks. I then diecut out the mountains as well as the Torii gate and added some gold gel pen accents. To create the foreground, I started by blending gold and bronze Nuvo Mousse directly onto some white card stock. I then pulled out my Tim Holz texture paste and added some champaign Gelato medium to the texture paste to tint it, then applied the texture paste using a stencil.
Eloise was coloured with my Copic markers and Fussy cut out. To finish off the card, I added a few gold sequins to help draw your eye across the card.

See you tomorrow for the last preview of the Stamp Annie October release.

Until next time - Stephen