Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sparkle All The Way! Christmas Shaker Cards!


Hello crafty friends!

I have some super fun and super SPARKLY cards to share today! I just wish my camera was able to catch all that sparkle...SO much prettier and shimmery in person! 

For my Christmas cards this year, I decided to try my hand at shakers again. I haven't done shaker cards in years...I forgot just how fun these are to make!

I made 6 cards in total, in 6 different colors. Some in traditional and non-traditional Christmas colors. The best part...for me...no coloring was involved to create my cards! And since there are 6 cards...this will be a bit of a long post. lol


I used some super sparkly glitter cardstock from The Paper Studio for my card bases and to complete the finished look on the inside as well. I just LOVE TPS paper packs!

I created them in blue, green, purple....


... pink, gold and red.


For my cards today, I used my NEW Christmas sentiment set called, Sparkle All The Way (Explosion Version) available in my shop HERE! I also have a FREEBIE that matches this set that you can find in my previous post HERE!

I changed the colors of my digital sentiments to coordinate with the glitter cardstocks. After I printed them out, I stamped my Versamark Watermark ink pad over the entire printed images, I then added some SUPER sparkly Kaleidoscope embossing powder over them and then heat set them. So not only is my cardstock super sparkly, but so are the sentiments! I LOVE all the texture this created as well!

I'll share some close ups of them individually...

Gold


I think the gold one is my favorite!


Red


Side view...


Purple


Side view...


Blue


Side view...


Green


Side view...


And pink


Side view...


I have to say if I were to do these over again, I think I would omit adding the extra stars to the tops and just leave it at the sentiment on the tops. But, I'm still really happy with how these came out and I'm all for anything with sparkle and anything easy...when it comes to making multiple Christmas cards! 

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A HUGE 
thank you for stopping by and 
HAPPY crafting to all!
BIG, BIG,
xxHUGSxx


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~♥~Cards Will Be Shared With~♥~
Sweet Stampin Christmas - "Anything Goes Christmas"
Creative Moments - "Always Anything Goes"
The Crafty Addicts - "Always Anything Goes"
Digi ChooseDay - "Anything Goes"
Always Fun Challenges - "Always Anything Goes"
Crafting From The Heart - "Anything Goes"
The Paper Girls - "Shake it Up"
Whoopie Daisy Challenge - "Anything Goes Monochrome"
Pink Gem Challenges - "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends - "Anything Goes"
Crimbo Crackers -Anything Goes"
4 Crafty Chicks - "Anything Goes"
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - "Always Anything Goes"
Creative Craft Cottage - "Christmas is Coming"
The Creative Crafters - "Anything Goes"
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

NEW Christmas Digi Sentiment Stamps and a FREEBIE!!


Hello crafty friends!

I have some NEW digi sentiments just added to the shop and just in time for Christmas too! I have 2 NEW sets with bonus stamps available.

I had a ton of fun creating this set! All I could think of was all the sparkly fun that can be had using them on cards! And YES, I did have some sparkly fun creating these! I'll share the cards I created with them in separate posts...sooo excited...they're so SPARKLY!

Stay tuned to the bottom of the post for the FREEBIE!!! 
But if you would like to view and purchase the entire sets, you can click on the images below to be taken to the item in my shop or you can click HERE.

I created 3 versions total of this set. The second set comes with the bonus 3rd version!



And now for the FREEBIE!

You can click HERE or on the image below to download the FREEBIE!


The files are uploaded in zipped format, so you will need a program like 7zip or Winzip which you can download for free to extract them. If you have trouble, please leave me a comment and I will try to help you.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them! All I ask is that you give credit on whatever project you may use them on. And please do not share them or claim them as your own. You may sell your handmade cards with the sentiments, but you do not have permission to sell the sentiments in their original format.

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As a special Christmas gift and thank you to all my blog readers who continue to follow me, I have a special coupon code to be used in my sentiment shop BrossArtful Designs.

Receive 25% OFF your ENTIRE order with code:

XMASTHANX1

*Coupon code is valid until the end of December 2018*

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Until next time,
Thank you for stopping by and Happy crafting to all!
Big Big
xx Hugs xx




Monday, November 12, 2018

Hello Beautiful and A NEW Sketchy Cardspiration #3!

Hello there! 
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!

I have a new card along with a new Sketchy Cardspiration from me to share today! This is sketch #3! I'm really enjoying designing and sharing these sketches with you all and hoping you all are enjoying them too. Hope it gives you all a little kick start and inspiration to your card making day.

Scroll down to the bottom of this post to view the sketch I used to create my card today...


Side view


For my card today I used an older stamp I had in my stamp stash from Sweet Pea Stamps. I absolutely love this beautiful stamp! It was so much fun to color up too. Instead of Copics today, I used Prisma Colored Pencils. I've been taking Alyce Keegan's coloring classes from Kit and Clowder and she offers not only Copic classes, but colored pencil classes too! I'm learning so, so much from her! She is an amazing teacher!


And sorry...but I won't be listing my color combo for this today because when I colored it up I forgot to write down the colors I used. I will be sure to do that next time!

Some sparkly goodness closeups....


The sentiment I used on my card is from my NEW sentiment sets called "Embellish Me Circles". I have some freebies that match this set available on my blog, or you can buy the entire set from my shop HERE!

And of course the card is never complete for me unless I finish the inside too!


And now, here's my card sketch I designed to create my card today! 
Sketchy Cardspiration #03!


I will post my sketches off and on and they will be here for whenever you need a little inspiration! I hope you all enjoy them and find them useful!

I would LOVE to see any cards you make inspired by my Sketches!
You can share with me on Pinterest or on my Facebook Page in the coordinating albums created.

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A HUGE 
thank you for stopping by and 
HAPPY crafting to all!
BIG, BIG,
xxHUGSxx


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~♥~Card Will Be Shared With~♥~
613 Avenue Create"Anything Goes"
Addicted To Stamps"Anything Goes w/Ribbon"
Dragonfly Dreams"Anything Goes"
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends"Always Anything Goes"
Penny Black and More"Make Someone Smile
The Corrosive Challenges"Anything Goes"
A Gem of a Challenge"Anything Goes"
Colour Crazy Challenges"Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends"Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz Weekly"Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers Challenge"Anything Goes"
Crafting With an Attitude"Anything Goes"
A Bit More Time to Craft"Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time To Craft"Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bows Challenge"Anything Goes"
Crafts Galore Encore "Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas"Anything Goes"
Love To Craft "Anything Goes"
Crafting By Designs"Anything Goes"
The Crafty Addicts"Anything Goes
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

NEW Digi Sentiments and FREEBIES!


Hello everyone!

I have some NEW digital sentiments created and added to my BrossArtful Designs shop! I have to say that I think these are going to become my new favorite sentiments to use! I call these "Embellish Me Circles" because I created them with the thought in mind of using them to add embellishments to. I can see these being used to add buttons, pearls, brads, flowers, etc to. And these will be wonderful for any and all occasion or holiday cards as there are 6 NEW sets total, including all the holidays, occasions and just because!

I also have some surprise FREEBIES that match these new sets and a coupon code as a thank you to all my followers to be used in my shop! The FREEBIES will be available for anyone to download at the bottom of this post along with the coupon code!

Just click on any of the pictures in this post to be taken to my shop where the sentiments are available for purchase or you can go to my shop by clicking HERE.







And now for the FREEBIES!!!

You can click HERE to download the freebies or click on the picture below...


The files are uploaded in zipped format, so you will need a program like 7zip or Winzip which you can download for free to extract them. If you have trouble, please leave me a comment and I will try to help you.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them! All I ask is that you give credit on whatever project you may use them on. And please do not share them or claim them as your own. You may sell your handmade cards with the sentiments, but you do not have permission to sell the sentiments in their original format.

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As a special thank you to all my blog readers who continue to follow me, I have a special coupon code to be used in my sentiment shop BrossArtful Designs.

Receive 20% OFF your order with code:

THANKYOU1

*Coupon code is valid until the end of November 2018*

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Until next time,
Thank you for stopping by and Happy crafting to all!
Big Big
xx Hugs xx


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

It Must Be Time For Halloweening!


Happy, Happy Halloweeny!

I have a new card to share today! 
I had a TON of fun creating this Halloween card. This is my favorite time of the year and my favorite holiday too!


It's so SPARKLY! :D 
And I got a little carried away with the Glossy Accents creating embellishments with cut files with my Cameo! I got the SVG cut files for free from Birds Cards. I'm a little ashamed to admit this was my first time using my Cameo since I got it a few years back. lol


I got this adorable witchy stamp from Whimsy Stamps


I've been brushing up on my Copic coloring by taking classes from Alyce at Kit and Clowder. She's an amazing teacher. Thanks to her classes I finally know how to properly color in pumpkins, leaves, wood planks and even more backgrounds too! And I was brave enough and inspired to create my own background for this stamp too! 

If anyone is interested in the background I created, I digitized my drawing and giving it away for free! I will link to it at the bottom of this post! 


The sentiment I used on my card is from my new Halloween Pumpkins set available in my shop HERE and on sale for $1 for the rest of the year! I also have some matching freebies HERE!

And of course I always have to finish the inside!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

IMAGE: Jack-O-Lantern Joy from Whimsy Stamps and Sentiment from BrossArtfulDesigns
COLORING MEDIUM: Copic Markers
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Skin & Blush: E04,E11, E21, E00, E000, R22, R21
Hair: 100, C7, C5, C3 and V17, V15, V12, V01
Outfit:
Green: G26, YG67, YG17, YG03
Orange: YR18, YR09, YR07, YR04, Y19
Purple: V17, V15, V12, V01
Black: 100, C7, C5, C3
Pumpkin: YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, E13
Stem: E29, E18, E15, E00
Leaf: YR18, YR15, Y15, G85, G21, YG13
Fence: E79, E77, E74, E71, E70
Grass: E47, E44, E43, YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
Sky: B39, B37, B95, B91
Cat: C9, C7, C5, C3, 100
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For anyone interested in the background I created for this card, you can download it for FREE HERE or click on the image which will take you to the download link.


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A HUGE 
thank you for stopping by and 
HAPPY crafting to all!
BIG, BIG,
xxHUGSxx


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~♥~Card Will Be Shared With~♥~
Simon Says Stamp - "Anything Goes"
Pile it On Challenges "Black, Purple & Orange"
Crafty Creations Challenges - "Anything Goes"
The Crafty Addicts - "Anything Goes"
A Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Corrosive - "Anything Goes"
Little Miss Muffet - "Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampers Challenge - "Halloween or Autumn"
That's Crafty - "Spookilicious"
Crafty Gals Corner - "Halloween Colors"
Fab n Funky - "Halloween"
Shopping our Stash - "Witching Hour"
Through The Craftroom Door - "Anything Goes"
Always Fun Challenge - "Halloween"
Cute n Crafty - "Anything Goes"
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Happy Halloween and Sentiment FREEBIES!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Hello everyone! I have some freebies to go along with my new Halloween sentiment sets! 

I just realized I forgot to mention them here on my blog after listing them in my shop. And since today is Halloween...and a little late if you plan on sending cards out with them, lol...they will be on SALE for only $1 for the rest of the year! 

The FREEBIES link will be at the bottom of this post!

The NEW sets available in my shop! 
Click on the images to be taken to my shop...



How fun are these?! I had a blast creating them too! :)

Now for the freebies that match the sets!
Click on the images to be taken to the download links!



I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them!

Until next time.
Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting to ALL!
xx Big Hugs xx


Friday, February 16, 2018

Wishing You A Most Lovely Day - Sketchy Cardspiration #2


Happy Friday everyone! 
I hope you all had a great week and found some time to get crafty.

I want to thank everyone for your lovely comments you all left on my blog over the past week. I read every single one and tried to respond to the ones I was able to. Your kind words mean so much to me! 💗

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I have a new Sketchy Cardspiration for you today! 
I'll share my card inspired by my sketch first and add the sketch at the bottom.

I had lots of fun with this one and used as many matching papers as I could to make the sunburst pattern and then went further and stitched each one together!


After I got done stitching everything together, it kinda looked like a cool quilt! I will always love the look of stitching on paper...adds lots of awesome texture too!


The stamp I used is Magnolia Stamps "Tilda With Heart Balloons". I'm sure she is a retired stamp because I have not been able to link to her. I was lucky enough to purchase this stamp second hand, from a fellow crafter years ago, that was clearing out some of her older stamps. But if you're looking for a great place to buy Magnolia Stamps in the US, I've always bought mine from Magnolia-Licious.


The sentiment is my own design available in my digi sentiment shop HERE. The little crocheted hearts I got years ago from a fellow Etsy crafter. She custom made a bunch of different colored crocheted hearts for me. Her shop is called "Craft Me Crazy" and can be found HERE.

Some more close-ups...


The inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

IMAGE: (Retired) Magnolia Stamps "Tilda w/Heart Balloons" and Sentiment from BrossArtfulDesigns
COLORING MEDIUM: Copic Markers
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Skin & Blush: E13, E11, E00, E000 & R22, R21
Hair: 100, C7, C5, C3
Dress, Shoes & Socks: V17, V15, V12, B04, B02, B00, RV19, RV14, RV13, RV10
Balloons: Y17, Y15, Y13, YG17, YG13, YG11, V17, V15, V12, B04, B02, B00, RV19, RV14, RV13, RV10
Grass: G99, G94, G82
Sky: BG01, BG00, B00, B0000
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PAPERS: All DP is from "Recollections" and All cardstock matting is from "ColorBok"
EMBELLISHMENTS: All flowers and pearl hearts from "WOC", custom hand crocheted hearts from "Craft Me Crazy" and all other embellishments from stash
TOOLS: Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine w/"Grand Scalloped Circles" & "Grand Circles" dies, EKSuccess "Pinking Hearts Border Punch" and EKSuccess "Corner Rounder Punch"
OTHER: Stickles "Stardust" glitter glue and Glossy Accents

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And now, here's my card sketch I designed to create my card today! 
Sketchy Cardspiration #02!


I will post them off and on and they will be here for whenever you need a little inspiration! I hope you all enjoy them and find them useful!

I would LOVE to see any cards you make inspired by my Sketches!
You can share with me on Pinterest or on my Facebook Page in the coordinating albums created.

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A HUGE 
thank you for stopping by and 
HAPPY crafting to all!
BIG, BIG,
xxHUGSxx


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~♥~Card Will Be Shared With~♥~
Pile it on Challenge - "3D Embellishments"
Midweek Magnolias - "Anything Goes"
Colour Crazy Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz Weekly - "Anything Goes"
Jo's Scrap Shack - "Anything Goes"
Polkadoodles - "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede - "Anything Goes"
4 Crafty Chicks - "Lots of Layers"
Art Impressions Stamps - "Anything Goes"
Starz Stamps - "Make it Girly"
A Bit More Time To Craft - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Awesomeness - "Anything Goes"
Love to Craft - "Anything Goes"
Mix it Up Challenge - "Anything Goes"
The Creative Crafters - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Creations - "Anything Goes"
Inspiration Destination - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gals Corner - "Add a Heart"
Simon Says Stamp - "Add a Die Cut"
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