Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Penguin Party Love

Hi Crafty Friends,
Is it Winter yet? I LOVE the cold weather and all thing winter, especially PENGUINS! They are soooo cute! This guy is one of my favorites! Its from the digi set called Penguin Love from Polka Dot Orchard and it goes perfectly with the NEW Penguin Party Sequin mix from Doodles Paper Playground!

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: What is your favorite movie with a Penguin in it?
A: Me? I love documentaries so I thought March of the Penguins was FABULOUS
 
 





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Supplies:
Doodles Paper Playground Penguin Party Mix 
Polka Dot Orchard Penguin Love Stamp Set
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Heart Die
Kat Scrappiness Acetate Sheets
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fishtail Banner Die

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Shaker Card

Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a fun Happy Thanksgiving shaker card.

Today, I am using the Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend: Be-Leaf in Yourself,  

This festive seasonal blend is packed full of tiny little leaves and sequins in various textures, finishes 
and shades of orange, red, yellow & brown—making it perfect for all of your autumn projects.

This blend combines rich red and brown tones with just a touch of beautiful gold and green. 
It's full of glitter, metallic, iridescent & matte elements, including red crystals, gold microbeads
 and multi-hued no hole beads.


Autumn is basically time for pumpkin spice everything, 
so we knew we needed a shimmery blend of brown and 
orange sequins & beads with a sprinkling of Jack-o-Lantern Fimo slices
to give this trend a fresh new look.

This beautiful, high shine blend channels the clear blue waters of the Caribbean
 with teal, aqua and sky blue tones throughout. 
You’ll find tons of glitter, holo, iridescent and 
metallic elements over a base of matte blues. 

This is the card I created
Materials Used:
Pretty Pink Posh Stamps: Give Thanks
MFT Die
Maker's Movement Versa Dies
Tim Holtz Pattern Paper
Recollections Brand 110 lb Cardstock: White (card base)
Recollections Brand 65 lb Cardstock: Cream and Orange
Spectrum Noir Markers
Sakura Gelly Roll Pens: White and Black


Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!


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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Using Black on a Holiday Card

Hello! Alison here. My card for today was created because Amber, the owner of Doodles Paper Playground challenged me to make a holiday card using the "Dragon Glass" Sparkle Blend which is entirely black. Challenge accepted!
I originally thought that I would go super-goth with the card, but then I thought it would be fun to do lots of metallics and make it more elegant than goth. Though I may still do that on a future card. I used a couple of older ornament dies from Stampendous to make 2 shaker windows. The ornament tops were done by applying embossing ink and silver embossing powder to a scrap piece of cardstock, and after it melted, I die cut the tops.
I used a "Happy Holidays" stencil (also from Stampendous) and inked it with VersaMark and sprinkled the same silver embossing powder on to it. I love the shine! Around the edges of my top layer, I added even more VersaMark ink and sprinkled on the "Seasonings" embossing powder, which is a favorite of mine. Do you see all of the different colors in it? It's even more beautiful in person! If you ever try this powder, I highly recommend heating it from underneath, so that the large, chunky granules don't fly off of your cardstock.
Behind my shaker window, I didn't want to just use black cardstock. I wanted more metallics. So I squirted some Golden Glitz and Silvery Shimmer Delicata Re-inkers on to a Gelli Plate and mixed them a bit with a brayer. Then I laid my black cardstock on top and rubbed it to apply the color. I love the end result! And it really makes the Dragon Glass Sparkle Blend stand out. In the photo above, you can see the unique shapes, sizes, and styles that are in it.
There is a LOT of shine on this card, so it was tough to photograph. It looks better in real life, but I think you get the idea.

This is definitely not a traditional holiday card, and that's one of the reasons why I like it so much. The sparkle and shine are another reason. What products do you use to make your holiday cards non-traditional? Or, do you prefer to stick to the classics? Be sure to head over to the White Rose Crafts shop to see all of the Limited Edition Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground that are currently available. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Thanking of You Shaker Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun Fall shaker card.

Today, I am using the Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend: Be-Leaf in Yourself and

This festive seasonal blend is packed full of tiny little leaves and sequins in various textures, finishes 
and shades of orange, red, yellow & brown—making it perfect for all of your autumn projects.

This blend combines rich red and brown tones with just a touch of beautiful gold and green. 
It's full of glitter, metallic, iridescent & matte elements, including red crystals, gold microbeads
 and multi-hued no hole beads.

This is the card I created
Materials Used:
 Unity Stamps with Beth Duff Designs: Serenity is Peace
Lawn Fawn: Reverse Scalloped Die
Recollections Brand 110 lb Cardstock: Kraft & White (card base)
Recollections Brand 65 lb Cardstock: Medium Yellow
Spectrum Noir Markers

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you found some inspiration!

Be sure to tag us Doodles Paper Playground on social media -
if you create a project with our Sparkle Blends. 

There is also a new Facebook group where you can share 
creations you have made with Sparkle Blends!
Come check it out, share some inspiration!

All of our Sparkle Blends can be purchased only at the 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Happy Fall Y'all

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Hey Friends!  It's EK and today I am lucky enough to be guest designing here at Doodle's Paper Playground and playing with some of their sparkle blends sequins.  Today I pulled out the Copper Penny Sparkle Blends because I really feel this pack has a fun fall feel to it that is unique.

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I pulled out some distress oxides today in Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Carved Pumpkin as well as the Stampendous stamp set Jumbo Leaves.

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After all the ink blending and stamping, I added the copper penny sequins to each of the dots the stamp had left behind. 

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This was such a simple card to make, but yet, I think it really has such a fun look.

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Let me know in the comments below what your favorite fall sparkle blend pack is.  Until then, Happy Crafting.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Sisters, Leaves From the Same Tree

Hi Crafty Friends,
I am in LOVE with this sequin blend from Doodles Paper Playground called Be-Leaf in Yourself! When I saw it, I knew I had to use it with this darling stamp from Penny Black called Same Tree. It's perfect for my identical twin, Lauren. We really are the SAME Tree ;)

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you have a sister? Or a friend you consider a sister? What is her name and your favorite thing about her?
A: Me? Yes! My twin, Lauren (see below) and she is patient and the BEST MOM EVER.








 
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Supplies:
Penny Black Same Tree Stamp
Doodles Paper Playground Be-Leaf in Yourself Mix
Heffy Doodle Leaf Stencil
Winnie & Walter Scallop Rectangle Die

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Winter Shaker

Hello! Alison here. I've got a new shaker that I've got to say, I really love. It's a pretty Winter scene that makes a lovely, yet subtle Christmas card. But, with a simple sentiment switch, it can be used for plenty of other occasions. For an interactive element, I used the "Diamond" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. It mimics stars or snow falling.
I was really inspired by the Sloping Hillside die that I used from Poppy Stamps. I thought it was perfect for a nighttime Winter scene, and of course, it is begging to be used for a shaker window. I cut the window out of cream cardstock and colored the trees with 2 Tombow Dual Brush Markers. I created my sky on white cardstock, and used makeup brushes with Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides. To create stars, I watered down some white Gesso on an acrylic block, and flicked it on to my dry background.
I decided my front panel needed something else so I used my Woodgrain Layering Stencil from Tim Holtz with Old Paper Distress Oxide Ink. I created my card base out of cream cardstock, but I topped it with a piece of Kraft cardstock. Before I adhered it, I inked the 2 side edges with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled on Aged Hunter Embossing Enamels from Stampendous and heated the cardstock from the bottom. The large granules in this embossing powder mix don't stick to the ink because they're too heavy, so it's important to heat from below so that they don't blow away. You can see in the photo above the different sizes and colors in the mix.
Also note the beautiful Diamond Sparkle Blend. I left out the large sequins that are in it because I didn't want to overpower the sky. This Blend is filled with opalescent sequins in many shapes and several sizes, plus little acrylic gems and stars. I added a few sequins to the outside of my card for added sparkle. For my sentiment, I used a stamp from Stampendous' Christmas Farm set.
I love that this card is both rustic and sparkly. I love the texture and dimension, as well as the soft quiet of the little scene. I could imagine creating this card with different colors in the sky, and even changing the colors of the Aged Embossing Enamels. And of course, you can switch up the Sparkle Blends used in the shaker window. Pearl, for example, would be lovely to use. You can head over to the White Rose Crafts shop to see all of the currently available Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. Every sequin mix is unique and beautiful. You can use my code, "Alison 15" to save 15% off of your purchase. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Fall/Winter 2019 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Super Sponsor


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Good Afternoon Sparkle Blends Fans!
We are super excited to be sponsoring the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop once again! 

We're offering up the fun Coffee Themed Prize Pack pictured below, including our new Pumpkin Spice Sparkle Blend--a more than $20 value, but there are TONS of amazing prizes up for grabs from some incredible companies, so definitely check out the Hop and leave some comment love! 


If you're a fan of Coffee & Crafting, whip up a Coffee, Hot Cocoa, Tea or Cider themed project and add it to the In Linkz over on the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop post by 
Friday, November 8th, 2019
just click on the Hop Graphic at the top of this post!! 
(please no back-linking) 

We would love to see what you come up with! 
Sharing on Social Media, too? 
Please use the Hashtag #fallwinter2019clh

As an added bonus, you can save 15% on your total order at White Rose Crafts by using my coupon code:
AMBER 15

Don't forget to Shop our full collection of Limited Edition Sparkle Blends! As always, our blends are mixed by hand in small batches and are only available while supplies last! They won't be restocked, so make sure you get your favorite blends today!

Happy Hopping!!







Penguins Lottie & Tillie

Hi Crafty Friends,
My card for you today features Digi Doodles Studios Penguins Lottie & Tillie with Doodles Paper Playground October Sequin Blend: Opal.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: How many Christmas Cards do you send out?
A: Me? 25-30

I think my twin sister, Lauren and I, look like the Penguins in this Picture




 

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Supplies:
Digi Doodle Studios Penguins Lottie & Tillie
Doodles Paper Playground October Opal Blend 
CAS-Fridays Snowflake Cover Plate
Pink & Main Paper Paid

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Pawsome Birthday

Hello! Alison here. Today I have a birthday shaker card that features the "Pawsome" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. I paired it with a stamp that's actually from a Lawn Fawn Christmas set, but it is totally adaptable for birthdays.
I started off by stamping the presents from Lawn Fawn's "Simply Celebrate Winter" set on to watercolor paper and partially die cutting a rectangle window with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Then I cut around the gifts with an X-Acto knife. Next, I watercolored the presents with my Koi watercolor set from Sakura. I kept the Sparkle Blend in front of me as I painted, so I made sure to use colors that worked with it.
I decided I wanted the top layer to have a little more color, so I used "Rose Bud" and "Danube Blue" Fireworks! Spray from Imagine. I shook the bottles then removed the nozzle and tapped the straw from the nozzle to get my splatters. I made sure to cover my painted presents too so that there wouldn't be any splatters on them. In the photo above, you can see how pretty the colors are in the Pawsome Sparkle Blend. I left the Fimo paws and animals out of this card because I just wanted it to be a generic birthday card, without animals in it. I'll use them another time.
I backed my shaker window with a very old scrap from K & Co. Are they even still around? I loved them.... But I digress.....then I adhered my shaker panel to a white card base. My watercolor paper isn't pure white, but I like the slight difference in colors between the base and top panel.

Because the gifts are small and simple in design, they can get colored or painted quickly. The design is also fast to duplicate. The trickiest part is cutting the top of the gifts, but you could always stamp the presents separately, fussy cut them, and then adhere them to your shaker window. I just wanted this card to have a smooth top layer. The Pawsome Sparkle Blend has such fun and cheery colors, I knew it would be great for a birthday card. Be sure to head over to the White Rose Crafts shop to see all of the currently available Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!