Friday, October 20, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Release Day 3

Hello!  Are you just loving the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps releases or what?!  Today we are sharing the third stamp set that will be released called Joy, and it makes Clean and Simple Cards go together in a snap.  I LOVE the large font for the sentiments on here, and these would be great for mass producing Holiday Cards this year...


Isn't it lovely?  And the size is perfect for A2 cards!  All I did was heat emboss the Noel sentiment in gold, colored in the snowflake with a red Spectrum Noir Blendable Color Pencil, and added a few emboss lines before adhering it to my card base.  Talk about easy!


Thanks so much for stopping by now make sure you head over to the CAS-ual Friday Blog for more inspiration, peeks, and giveaways!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, October 19, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge Reminder

Hi again!  If you are looking for my CAS-ual Friday Release post click here, thank you!  Now I'm popping in with a reminder post to join the STAMPlorations Clean and Simple Challenge.  This is a month long challenge that you will find posted in the first week of every month.  You are allowed to use any products in our challenges too, just no posts promoting a specific brand please.  You can find full rules here.  And this month we are offering the twist of the color Orange.  Here is what I've created...


To create this card I've used the Many Blessings Stamps and Coordinating Dies, Fond Expressions Stamp set, as well as a retired Artplorations Woodgrain Stencil.  The stenciled background was spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine and set to the side to dry.  I then stamped the image with Versafine Ink and used my Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color it in.  I then stamped the sentiment in Brown ink and adhered it all together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you join in our challenges!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

CAS-ual Fridays Release Day #2

Tag team back again, party people let's let's begin... you know you are singing it!  No?  Just me.... (let the slow clap begin)...  hehehe!  Any who, I'm back with Day #2 for the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Release!!!  And this set sells you by it's title... Bomb Diggity... enough said hehehe!



 I LOVE it!  I went super CAS with this card, but I think the sentiment is so fun that it doesn't need much.  There are some great great splash images in this set too, as you can see the yellow ones I've added to my card.  The best part is that this little guy is on a wobble so when it opens it wobbles all around.

Make sure you pop over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more inspiration, peeks, and giveaways!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Stamp Company for the MarkerPOP Store

Hi!  The MarkerPOP Blog is down today so I'm popping in here and on the Facebook page to share a project featuring a new to MarkerPOP Stamp company called Studio Katia.  Studio Katia is a family run company based in Canada, and their stamps and dies range from super cute to pretty to essential!  Today I am using the Merry Poinsettia Stamp Set along with it's coordinating dies.



To create my card I stamped my chosen images onto Watercolor Cardstock with Versafine Ink.  I then colored the images in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I also used a little clean water to help the colors blend, and finished the Poinsettia's off with some Sparkle from my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.  (This pen is also water based and it could be used to do the watercoloring if you wish, but I just didn't think about it at the time.)  After the images had dried I used the dies to cut them out, and layered them onto some patterned paper.  For my sentiment I used the joy word die that was in the set and die cut it three times, stacking the dies for more depth.  I also went over the top layer with my Clear Sparkle Pen.



Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Supplies Used:
Studio Katia: Merry Poinsettia Clear Stamp Set
Studio Katia: Merry Poinsettia Die Set
Versafine: Onyx Black Ink
Zig! Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen: Clear
Patterned Paper: Pinkfresh Studio Designs
Paint brush

CAS-ual Fridays Release Preview Day 1

Woot woot!  It's time for some new CAS-ual Fridays goodies to make their debut with 4 days of fun, inspiration, and of course GIVEAWAYS!!!!  So let's get this party started with a peek at the new set called WTF 2.  This stamp set is a sequel to the WTF Set that was discontinued, and has a few fun play on words.  Plus it's perfect for those Over the Hill Celebrations...



These sentiments make me laugh!  Love the big WTF, and how it has your mind going else where lol.  For this card I chose to stamp my background first and color all of the 40's in with a mix of bright Spectrum Noir Markers.  Next I stamped, colored, and cut the WTF out popping it up with foam adhesive.  Finally I added what the WTF stood for onto strip of white cardstock backed with black.

Make sure you head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more inspiration, peeks, and giveaway details!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Friday, October 13, 2017

Multi-Step Florals on The MarkerPOP Blog

Hi!  I'm back up on the MarkerPOP Blog this week and with a new Altenew Floral Project...


I hope you'll stop over there to see the full project and how it came together!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

And don't forget this...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hope with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello!  This Thursday I am back on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog, but this time I am sharing a card full of hope.  While CAS-ual Fridays is celebrating their Birthday Month with a great discount in the Birthday Section of their shop 20% off (and top it with my discount code for more savings), Michelle has also made the blog pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month so today I've created a card using her Callin' All Sistahs Collection.


For this card I've used the Hope Fri-die, Hope Ribbon Stamp Set, and the Tag Buddies Fri-Die Set.  Full details on how this card came together can be found on their blog.


And don't forget to use my code for an extra 15% off your total puchase!

Happy Crafting and Shopping!
Lisa

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Fun

I'm back for post #2 today, and now I get to share the Birthday fun happening on the CAS-ual Friday's Blog.  All month long CAS-ual Fridays is celebrating their Birthday with fun Birthday Cards and a 20% discount on all products listed in the Birthday Section... plus I have a discount code to use on top of that! Woot woot!  Scroll to the bottom for my code.  Now I get to share my card for the day...


You can find full details on how my card came together over on their blog, so I hope you'll get to stop by and check it out!

And here's the discount code to save 15% of your total...

Happy Shopping and Crafting!
Lisa

Going Floral with Altenew on MarkerPOP

Hi!  I'm back on the MarkerPOP Blog today and I'm sharing all things Altenew...


I hope you will get a chance to hop over and check out my full post and photos.  Plus learn more about the MarkerPOP Video Challenge and how you can win a $50 gc!  Odds are super high at this point too!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Under The Sea with the MarkerPOP Challenge and Giveaway Details!

Woo hoo!  It is Sunday and that means it is time for a new MarkerPOP Challenge!!!  This time we have a beautiful underwater inspirational photo for you...


Since I'm still in a Winter mood I decided to make my underwater scene Christmassy with a play on words...



For this card I've used lots of Lawn Fawn goodies including: Trim the Tree, I'm So Jelly, and Watercolor Wishes 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  To create a water background I used my Gansai Tambi Watercolors.  For the tree and sweet critters I used a mix of Spectrum Noir Markers.  And finally I used clear sequins to reflect bubbles in the water, as well as for some added shine.


Thanks so much for stopping by and we can't wait to see what you link up for your chance to win this super cute Flora and Fauna Set...


Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Thursday, October 5, 2017

CAS Challenge Is Back At STAMPlorations

Woot woot!!!  The CAS Challenge is back at STAMPlorations Stamps!!!  And we hope to see you join in our challenges!  This month we are using the optional twist of the color Orange in your Clean and Simple Projects.  Here is what I've created...




This card was created with the New Beginning- Dee's Artsy Impressions, and the Hello Sunshine Phrase Die.  I used a mix of my Spectrum Noir Markers to color my image in and added some shine with Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens in Gold and Clear.  I then framed the whole thing in three times and finished it off with a partially colored sentiment cut.

We can't wait to see what you create!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

PS - You can save on your STAMPloration Stamps by using the Code: STAMPGIRLLISA  for 20% off your total purchase!!!

Watercoloring With Sparkle Pens

Hello!  It's Lisa from Lisa's Creative Niche and I am so happy to be back as a Guest Designer today, and I am so thankful to Tanya and Brooke for having me!  Today I wanted to share a few tips as well as a card using Sparkle Pens for watercoloring.


Sparkle Pens are perfect for watercoloring because you are able to squeeze some of the color onto a mat and use a paintbrush and water to pick it up.  Plus as an added bonus everything sparkles!



For this card I started by heat embossing the  Crafter's Companion Colorista Aqua Stamp Set: Love with White Embossing Powder onto Watercolor Cardstock.



I then added colors from the Spectrum Noir Summer Time Sparkle Pen Set onto my Kraft Mat.  When added color to embossed images I like to lay down plain water with my brush first and then go in with a touch of color.  This can create natural shading as the water dries.  I did this for the entire image.  I finished the card by adding a few splashes of blue, before adding the vellum sentiment from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua Toppers and Vellum Set.


I chose not to add any other embellishments as I feel the sparkle from the pens was enough on it's own.  A few tips I learned along the way.... A little color from these pens goes a long way.  I put more color on my kraft mat than was needed, so I suggest using a little and added as you go.  Second, you can choose to move the colors around with a clear Sparkle Pen after it has dried.  This will give you extra shine, but remember to wipe off the brush before changing colors as it will pick up each color.



Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I've inspired you to use those sparkle pens as a focal point and not just as an additive.
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock, Spectrum Noir Aqua Watercolor Cardstock, Crafters Companion White Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink Pad by Tsukineko, Crafter's Companion Colorista Aqua Stamp Set: Love , Spectrum Noir Summer Time Sparkle Pen Set, Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua Toppers and Vellum Set, Paintbrush, water.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Open The Door With Lawn Fawn at MarkerPOP

Hiya!  I'm popping in to share that I have a cute and interactive card over on the MarkerPOP Blog today!  As well as some details on an amazing video contest they have going on.  Here's a little peek at my project...


Hope to see you over there!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CC Today on HSN!!!

Crafters Companion is up on HSN all day!!!  Woo hoo!!!  If you are looking for what goodies are airing when click here, and make sure you join our Facebook Group for fun, inspiration, and giveaways all day long!!!





So much you need!

Happy Shopping/Crafting!
Lisa

Freebie With A Muse Studio!

Hello!  I'm popping in today to share a wonderful cause and how you can win a free stamp set (plus shipping and handling) by joining A Muse Studio in Stamping Out Cancer for the whole month of October!  Full details can be found here on their blog.  And here is the stamp set you can get for free...


And here is a card I've created with this set...


Enjoy your free set and make sure to pass the news along to your friends!
Happy Crafting!
Lisa
 
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