Santa's Reindeer Wreath

Happy Friday everyone! This week has been a week of experimentation as far as colouring is concerned. I’ve been trying to incorporate mediums into my cards that I haven’t used in awhile.

Today’s card features a few different stamp sets from Power Poppy. You all know how I love my little stamp images and like to use them in unique ways… well, today is no different! I used the little evergreen bough from the “Merry Littles” stamp set to create my own wreath plus a few other added accessories from the same stamp collection.

I created it using two different pigment inks… yup, pigment inks, from Catherine Pooler Designs to colour in not only my wreath but my Santa and deer image from the “Under Glass: Christmas Traditions” stamp set too.

I just love how they turned out!

To make my wreath all I did was:
  1. Using just the single pine bough from the “Merry Littles” stamp set, I stamped in a circle using the Green Tea and Eucalyptus inks.
  2. Then I applied some water to soften the layer.
  3. I went back again and added Green Tea and Eucalyptus ink with only the very tip of the bough stamp.
  4. I added some fun Rhubarb Crumble Nuvo Drops as berries. 
Have you played along yet in our 12 Days of Christmas Challenge?  There are 12 possible ways you can enter, and tons of inspiration we’ve given at the Power Poppy blog over the past few weeks.   Be sure to check out the first day and entry spot HERE, and a summary of all the 12 Days of inspiration are HERE

Before you go, take a moment and check out what my fellow Bloomies have been up to…

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a crafty weekend!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: Power Poppy (Merry Littles, Under Glass: Christmas Traditions)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 White)
Patterned Papers: Crate Paper (Fa la la la 6x6), Penny Black (Gentle Whisper 6x6
Dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles STAX 2)
Inks: Catherine Pooler Designs (Peppermint Scrub, Green Tea, Black Jack, Midnight, Icing on the Cake, Bellini, Sauna, Juniper Mist, Eucalyptus, Daydream), Sakura (White Gel Pen)

Other: Nuvo Drops (Rhubarb Crumble)

Recent Creations

Happy Thursday everyone!  I hope you're having a great week so far.

I've been having fun just simply creating this past week.  I coloured up a few holiday cards using some new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps I just received...

I loved creating all the Copic coloured scenes behind them both!

I also ordered my own Christmas gift (aka from my hubby) of some of the new Purple Onion Designs stamps. So as soon as I got them all stamped, labeled and organized in stamp pockets I had to create at least one stamp with them before I put them on the self!

I made this card interactive coloured with ZIG Clean Real Brush Markers.  The door is meant to open PLUS the front panel flips up too!

Under the front panel is this...

And what December in my family doesn't come with another birthday card or four!  This one was for my Mom's birthday yesterday.  I used a SINGLE digital image from "From the Heart" and modified it to create a few different bunny looks: some bunnies are wider, some bunnies are smaller and some bunnies only have one ear. I coloured them up with my Copics plus put some of their details in with Primacolor Pencils and a white gel pen.

The inside simply said...

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you get some creative time soon!

~ Ally ~

12 Days of Christmas

Oh good golly!  Where is my head!  It's been a super busy last few weeks for me... mostly with fun Scouting adventures with my Scouts but so many fun memories made with all of them for sure!

Come and check out my fun blog post on the Power Poppy Blog right HERE.

There are also 11 more tutorials for you to gawk over too.  Come check them all out HERE.

Have a great Hump Day everyone!!

~ Ally ~

Oh Happy Day & Happy Mail!

It’s almost Friday and we have lots of fun planned this weekend.  Saturday we get to help some of the local kids pick out donated gifts for their parents as Scouts for 1st Bow Valley.  I can’t wait to see what all the kids choose for their parents.

I received some Happy Mail this afternoon…. my newest order from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! I just adore Kim and she leaves the sweetest little notes in all her customer packages.  Thanks Kim!

I decide to get my butt in gear and enter in the November challenge over on the KKS Facebook page before the end of the month… just hours away.  I used the “Reindeer Games” stamp set and some amazing new Catherine Pooler Designs inks from her new Spa Collection to create my night sky.
I just adore those little reindeer fellas!!!

And I couldn't resist using the other stamp set in my Happy Mail... the "Furry Holiday Wishes" stamp set.   I just adore the festive little fox in this set...
Isn't he adorable?!?!?  LOL!

I’m off to curl up and watch my latest PVRed Christmas movie with a cup of something warm and yummy.

Night all!

~ Ally ~