Saturday, April 17, 2021

It Is A Crafty Sentiments Weekend at Crafting of Hue!

Happy Saturday Everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I wanted to have at least a little playtime this weekend and got to color up this cutie! This is from Crafty Sentiments and you can find their shop here:

Check it out!

I colored this up using copics and for my patterned papers I used some Doodlebug 6x6 papers from my stash. I really love how this came out! Oh and they have a challenge blog and it is Anything Goes so you can find that here!

I can't wait to see what you create! Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!

Hugs,


Judy

Have A Fintastic Birthday

Happy Saturday Everyone! So I wanted to start out your weekend with something Fin-Tastic! Ok I couldn't resist. I am still playing with slimline cards and today I am going vertical. For this project I am using slimline dies from Queen and Co. for my card layers, along with a slim line paper pad for my patterned paper. I am combining that with a stamp set from Kraftin Kimmie called Oceans Of Love for my images and sentiment. I have colored up these fun friends with my Copics. For this shaker I am using a really thin foam tape that if you take off both sides of the adhesive backing, you can get the tape to bend, making it easier to create circle shaped shaker windows. Thank You Alison Heikkila for this amazing tip during your FB live the other night! I am using Ocean Beauties Sparkle Blends for my sequin mix for the three shaker compartments. There are so many amazing things in this blend!I even attached to the acetate on the outside of the shaker windows the adorable pink narwhals. I love them so much. I am also using a single sheet of acetate along with additional foam to pull this all together.Now I did use liquid glue to attach my top layer to my acetate layer. I have been finding it just gives me a little more time and wiggle room to get my layers in place better.

 
And here are a few close ups so you can get a better look at  this fabulous blend!


 
So, what do you think? I really love how this came out and will need to be adding some more slimline dies to my stash.

Head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release for April that is amazing!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

It Is Time For Challenge #218 With The Crafty Gals Corner!!!!!

Hi All and Welcome to Challenge #218 with the Crafty Gals Corner!  This time the challenge is Easter and Spring! For this challenge you need to create a project that is Eastery or Springy added somewhere on your project.  Check out the gorgeous samples from the design team! You can find them all here on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog

Our Sponsors for this challenge are:
 Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate
 Prize: 3 Digital Stamps
 
For this challenge I got to play with Little Easter Bunnies from The Paper Shelter
This image has been colored up with Copics. The pattern paper is from a 6x6 Paper Pad from Recollections. Aren't these bunnies just the cutest?
 
So we would love for you to play along! Remember this challenge is  Eastery or Springy, so post your image on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog for a chance to win the prizes for this challenge! You can get to the Crafty Gals Challenge blog by clicking hereYou have until 11:00 am MST on May 10th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Hugs!

Judy
 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Just Keep Swimming

Happy Monday Sparkle Blends Fans!I do hope your day has gone swimmingly!
Ok, I couldn't resist! So have you started playing with slim line cards yet? I have just started and it is a bit overwhelming and freeing all at the same time to learn how to play with a new size and shape of card base, and when it is one that is as large as this, it definitely takes a little getting used to.

For this project I am using slimline dies from Queen and Co. for my card layers, along with a slim line paper pad for my patterned paper. I am combining that with an older Stamps Of Life Stamp and Die Set for my fish and sentiment. I have colored up these fun friends with my Copics, and used my favorite Circles Shaker Shapes set from Queen and Co. for the round foam for my shaker circles. I am using Ocean Beauties Sparkle Blends for my sequin mix for the three shaker compartments. To be perfectly honest, there are so many amazing things in this blend that I don't even think they are all in here in these three spots! I am also using a single sheet of acetate along with additional foam to pull this all together.

 
And here are a few close ups so you can get a better look at  this fabulous blend!


So, what do you think? I really love how this came out and will definitely be spending more time on these bigger slim line cards!

So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release for April that is amazing!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy

Saturday, April 10, 2021

We're The Perfect Blend

Happy Saturday Sparkle Blends Fans! So I am still playing with stamping and heat embossing on vellum, but this time I am using Wow Turkish Nights Embossing Glitter instead. This particular mix goes perfectly with the new Love, Coffee Sparkle Blend. It is as if they were made for each other. Now I am using an old red rubber cling stamp from Heartfelt Creations called Coffee Talk Background. Absolutely perfect for this.

So I stamped my background onto vellum paper from Cutcardstock, using my MISTI, with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then used the Wow and my heat gun to heat emboss. The black doesn't even show through and the coverage is amazing. I then used a double stack of foam tape to create my shaker window, added my Sparkle Blend, and then added my acetate. I then cut from my same cardstock base a frame layer using a layering die from Lawn Fawn and adhered with Scor Tape. I then added, using On Point Glue, the coffee beans to the outer frame. These beans are from the same sparkle blend. Then I used a sentiment from a Pink and Main Stamp Set called Latte Love which I believe is also retired. I used the same Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossed and for this I used Gina K. Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder, and trimmed the sentiment and adhered with Scor Tape.






So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release for April that is amazing!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy

Friday, April 9, 2021

Squeeze the Day!

Have you ever learned a new technique, find that you are really thrilled with how it turns out and then want to keep doing it? Well I just recently learned about using stamping, heat embossing and coloring with Copics on vellum. And I am just totally blown away by what a cool effect it gives! 

For my project today I am using a background stamp from Hero Arts called Fresh Citrus Bold Print. I stamped this on vellum using Versafine in Onyx Black and then used Gina K. Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder and set with my heat gun. I then also stamped out my sentiment, which is from Zest Wishes, another fabulous set from Hero Arts, on white cardstock and followed the same process of stamping and embossing. Next I turned over my vellum and used my Copics to color the back side of the vellum. I then used a circle foam shaker base from my favorite Circles Shaker Kit from Queen and Company, and created my shaker with the white cardstock, enclosing the sentiment within my shaker pouch. I then added my Sparkle Blend. For this I am using a fabulous new blend called Lemonade Sparkle Blend. This is such a fun and fabulous blend! You can get a pretty good look at what is in the blend in the pictures following. I then adhered everything together with Scor Tape and adhered a black frame on both the front panel and as a frame for the shaker. I really love how this turned out!


So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release for April that is amazing!!!!!! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!

I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday!

Happy Easter Everyone! Wishing all that are celebrating a very Happy Easter! Today I am bringing you a Happy Birthday Card that is perfect for celebrating! And I am using the new Neopolitan Sparkle Blend!  Ice cream, sprinkles, sparkles, what could possibly be better!

Have a look at my project!

For this super fun project I am using a mix of supplies from several companies. I am using layering dies from Lawn Fawn, papers, dies and shaker from Queen and Company and Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock from CutCardstock for my white layers and card base. I am also using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Gina K. Connect Glue for my stamping and adhering.

And here is a better look at all the fun shaker elements!




So head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop. Grab your favorites and be sure to check out the whole new release before they are gone! And as always, take a look on the Doodles Paper Playground blogFacebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook to see all the fun things going on!
I do hope you enjoy this project and can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs!
Judy