Saturday, October 14, 2017

Craftin Desert Divas October Release Day 1

Hello everyone.

It's Day 1 for Craftin Desert Divas October Release.  

2 Word dies - Sending die and Wishing die

New digital stamps - Gingerbread Lane digital stamps

Stencils - Snowflake Flurries stencil

Sequins - Jingle Berries and Polar Frost

October Release special: Save 10% on your order using 
code: release. 
Offer is valid till 10/16, in-stock items only, not valid for wholesale orders or previous orders.

I have 4 projects to share with you.  Let's get started.

Project #1 : Angel Kisses stamp

I cut my main panel with Crazy Stitched Frame die after I printed out the Christmas Tree from Gingerbread Lane digital stamp.  I then stamped the sweet angel from Angel Kisses stamp as if she's putting up the star on top of the tree.  I knew it's overlapping the existing star on the digital stamp.  So I stamped her again on another white card stock, colored only the star, fussy cut and glued it on top to hide the overlapping images.

Here is closer look.  I colored all images with copic markers and inked up my clouds with my homemade cloud stencil.  I also added Glossy Accent on the tree's decorations and on the angel's wings.  To finish it off, I sprinkled Fairy Dust sequins here and there.

Project # 2 : Christmas Wishes

This card I combined it with another digital stamp called Christmas Eve digital stamp.  It's already in CDD shop.  This huge file has alot of images cover everything you need to create Christmas card.

I colored all images with copic markers.  Love that little dreaming girl waiting for Christmas day and her adorable cat from Christmas Wishes stamp. 

Project #3 : Holly Jolly stamp

As this sweet girl from Holly Jolly is decorating her Christmas tree so I wanted to create the atmosphere of in the room.  I added the TV and table from Living Room Accessories digital stamp. 

I also stamped the adorable cat and hand drawn the light bulb string as if she/he is playing with them.

Here is the closer look.  I colored all images and scene with copic markers and accent them with Glossy  Accent and sprinkled Jingle Berries sequins (new) here and there.

Project #4 : Oh What Fun

I think this little girl is the cutest.  She's from Oh What Fun stamp.  I stamped her and masked her off to stencil my background with distress inks with stencil brushes.  I like the textured look that I get from stencil brushes.  I then used white pigment ink with Snowflake Flurries stencil for snowy background.

I created the snowy hill using thin typing paper to cover the bottom of my card before I created the sky background.  I colored the images and the snow slopes with copic markers and used Glossy Accent on her head band.  To finished it off, I sprinkled Polar Frost sequins (new) all over :)

I hope you like them and Thank you for stopping by today.


(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links.... Thank you for you support)

 Here are CDD product that I used

October Release Products
Crazy Stitched Frame
Christmas Eve Digital 
Living Room Accessories Digital

Glossy Accent
Fairy Dust 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Angel Kisses and Christmas Wishes stamps

Hello everyone... 

 Im so happy to be on Craftin Desert Divas' Blog today showcasing our Day 3 October Release.   We have 2 new stamps Angel Kisses and Christmas Wishes.  They're Gorgeous!

October Release special: Save 10% on your order using code: release. Offer is valid 10/13 thur 10/16, instock items only, not valid for wholesale orders or previous orders.

Here is what I have for you.
Project #1 featuring Angel Kisses stamp.

Isn't she beautiful...  I also can't stop using the gorgeous Snowflake Flurries.  
Here is how I made it.

I created a diamond mask out of thin typing paper as well as the little angel.  I also stamped her with the sentiment at the bottom onto white cardstock and cut it with Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies.  

I used the positive mask to cover the top part of the image and began to use VersaMark on the stencil and heat embossed the panel with Frosted Cystal embossing powder or you can also used clear or white embossing powers.  I then ink blended with pink distress ink.
I then put the negative diamond mask and also ink blended the inside diamond shape with some light/dark blue distress inks as well.

Here is the closer look.

I colored all the images with copic markers and put Glossy Accent on her wings and the golden ring above her. I finished it off by dropping Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew and stars with white gel pen.

Project # 2 : Christmas Wishes stamp

I love the snow globe from Shake It Up dies  I also included in Fall Border dies from previous release to set my snow globe scene.

Here is how I did it.

I created the circle from Shake It Up dies with watercolor paper and used blue shade distress inks to make night sky.  I stamped and colored the sweet girl flying with the reindeer with copic markers and fussy cut her out.

From black card stock I cut the border die and selective area I cut it with the same circle dies.  I also used Flag Banner dies for the sentiment.  

I assembled the snow globe for shaker and filled in with Flower Soft in Polar White.  For main background I used Snowflake Flurries stencil on kraft card stock with watermark ink for soft look.

I also cut the main background panel with Crazy Stitched Frame dies and sprinkle our new sequin Jingle Berries here and there.

I hope you like them and Thank you for stopping by today.

(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links.... Thank you for you support)

Here are other CDD products that I used

Crazy Stitched Frame
Inside Scalloped Rectangle 
Shake It Up
Flag Banner 
Fall Border
Morning Dew
Glossy Accent

White Gel Pen

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Truly Greatful - Top 3 Favorite Color Combos

Hello everyone!
So glad to be back on Craftin Desert Divas' Blog today.

We are jazz thing up a little bit for Diva's blog posts to bring you more variety styles and topics for our blog readers.

From October onward, every week we'll share with you our projects and concentrate on the topic of each week.  For 1st week of October we're focusing :

"Top 3 Favoirte Marker Color Combos"
Here are my most used color combos

Blue : B24 B26 B28 This combo I normally used for any general blue object but if I color Sea I'll use B000 B00 B02 B05
Green : I love to color flowers and there are so many colors of leaves but these are my favorite combos YG21 YG23 YG17 and YG95 YG97 YG99
Brown : For Hair I love to used E42 E44 E47 and hairs that tugged behind I'll add E49.  For animal I find E31 E33 E35 are beautifully and easily blended.

These are in natural blending group for copic markers.  I normally don't go with fancy combo but I'll used reflective light for hi light and seperate the dark and the light areas and that would give the feel of roundness and dimensions.

I hope you like them.  And here are my project that I used blue and brown with abit of green on my mouse from Harvest Wishes stamp.

Here is my project
Showcasing Harvest Wishes stamp and Lantern dies.

And since today is 1st day of October, I also would like to invite you all to join us for our new October Mood Board Challenge.  And here is our Mood Board photo inspiration.

Click here to join us at CDD Facebook Gallery.

Here is my favorite color combo : Blue, Green and Brown

Some of you might know that I love to color nature and create my nature scene so those are colors that I often reached out for.  Well there is orange but I can't color it green or blue right :) I wanted my pumpkins to be deep rich orange to match my October Mood Board photo inspiration.

I decided to created this shaker card using our Lantern dies as my shaker window and filled in with those pretty Maple Leaves sequin.

Here is how I made it

I cut the Lantern die out of brown card stock several times and one of them I attached vellum instead of acetate sheet for the softer look.  On watercolor paper I played with my peerless watercolor and chose the color that closed to the mood board photo.  I also colored the papa mouse from Harvest Wishes and fussy cut him out

I then stacked all the lantern cut pieces altogether and put one with the vellum on top.  I decided to add in the candle die that also from Lantern die.  For the background panel I cut it with Crazy Stitched Frame dies. I temperary put all pieces together and I felt it much needed for something on top of the lantern so I took the pretty bow dies from Shaker Tag dies and cut it from red card stock.  For the sentiment I used Flag Banner dies.

And here how it look after I put all pices together.

I also added in the pumpkins to balance out my images.  I put the papa mouse on form tape and attached the bow on top of the lantern.  I finished it off by sprinkling Maple Leaves sequin here and there and dropped Glossy Accent on the mouse glasses.

I hope you like it as much as I do and Thank you for stopping by today.  I also hope you can play along with us for our October Mood Board Challenge.
There are some prizes to be won.


Here are CDD products that I used

Harvest Wishes
Lantern Dies
Crazy Stitched Frames
Flag Banner 
Shaker Tag 
Maple Leaves Sequin
Glossy Accent

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Never Ending Card - Halloween Theme!

Hello everyone...  Super Happy to share with you my never ending card.  I had a couple of requests asking for tutorial...  :)

Managed to make YouTube vdo showing how I did it and here it is

And I also have some photo for you here as well..

I used Craftin Desert Divas Halloween Scene Stencil for this front cover.

Opened up 2nd page I used Frightfully Sweet stamp for the flying witch, the moon, the bats, pumpkin and troll cat.  The zombie creeping out are from Zombody stamp.  I also used Garden Border dies for my zombie to creep out.

Here is the 3rd panel I used Boo Crew planner stamp for all the 4 corners.

And here is my last panel using the adorable dracula and the cauldron are from Frightfully Sweet stamp.

I hope you like it and Thank you for stopping and Have a Wonderful day.


(Links are affiliate links which mean I'll earn some extra from CDD at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase CDD products from these links.... Thank you for you support)

Here are CDD products that I used
Halloween Scene
Frightfully Sweet
Boo Crew
Garden Border