Monday, November 30, 2020

Turning the Page December 2020

Time to turn the page on our calendars to a new month.

I make calendars each year for my desk and my family.

I thought I'd set up a regular post on the last day of each month to share them.

I hope you have enjoyed my “Turning the Page” posts.

My goodness how fast this year has gone by!

Here's our December page.


 By the way, the calendars are clipped together and can be displayed on an easel
or hung on a push pin or magnetic hook.  We all have a different way to display them.

If you would like a word document with the calendar, email me (bonklass(at)gmail(dot)com.
and I will be glad to send it to you so you can design your own.

If your email address is not in your profile, I have no way to send this to you.

Email link is in my profile on the sidebar.

Time to do a new calendar!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Poinsettia Card

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


A while back I showed some coloring I was working on for the Coloring Challenge.

I used the print making technique to get the background and added some
gold and pink splatters.

Another view to show some of the shine.




Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Blessings (Verve OOB)
Ink:   Encore Gold, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick (DI)
Paper:   Watercolor (TH), Mixed Media (Strathmore), Neenah Natural
Other:  3D Poinsettia Die (Alt.), Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS), Gold EP, Gold Dazzling Details (SU)


Saturday, November 28, 2020

Happy Birthday Susan

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!
 
Today is a special day.
My dear friend Susan is celebrating a very special birthday.

Happy Birthday sweet friend!


I can't find the photo of the birthday card I sent her, but I have a
photo of a card I sent her last Summer.

Our mutual friend Loll is hosting a virtual birthday party for Susan.
I wish I could go in person and give her those hugs.

I hope you have a wonderful day of celebration, as we celebrate you.



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bundle Girl with a Cornflower (SB), Sketched Flowers (SSS)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah, Black
Other:  Copic Markers, Double Stitched Circle Die (LI-OOB), Circle Thin Frames Die (SSS)


Friday, November 27, 2020

Embossed TP

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Embossed TP?  Yep!
If you can spare a square, give it a try!


My dear and very talented friend Loll led us in this technique a couple of
months ago.  We took four squares of toilet paper and stacked them, spritzing
each layer.  Then put them in an embossing folder and run them through.

I've spritzed it with some shimmer mist so it has a wonderful shimmer
when the light hits it.

The cardinal has been cut from red cardstock and I've sponged ink around
the edges.  I used a Posca pen to add "snow" to the pine branch.

I'll take this over to the last Rudolph Days Challenge of the year.
A big thanks to Maureen and her team for this challenge each month.
It's a big help to get those Christmas cards done in plenty of time.
And I love doing Christmas cards any time of year!

I'll also share it with Krafty Chicks where it's all about All Occasions.
A perfect place for a Christmas card!



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Noel (OOB)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black, Cherry Cobbler, Handsome Hunter
Paper:   Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Garden Green (SU), Neenah
Other:  Snowflake EF (MS), Stitched Square Die (SSS), Small Cardinal Set (Dee's Distinctive), Holiday Greens Mini (TH), Subtle EF, Iridescent Shimmering Bliss Spray (Technique Junkies)


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thankful for You

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I didn't make many Thanksgiving cards this year.
My time was taken up with other things.


I've done a little double embossing and sponging color to say
how thankful I am for you.  You encourage me, and inspire me and make
my life better with your presence.

Here's a close up of the embossing.




Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  My Monthly Hero January 2020, (HA)
Ink:   VersaMark, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
Paper:   Neenah, Copper Metallic (bits from my stash)
Other:  Weathered EF (Taylored Expressions), Layered Leaves EF (SU), A2 Thin Frames (SSS), Words of Gratitude Die (PB), White EP


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Jingle Belles

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


For the Jingle Belles Challenge to be inspired by their banner...
I was inspried by the Red Glitter, Snowflakes & Jingle Bells.
I added a bit of green for the trees too.

Thank you Stephanie & Lauren for this fun challenge each month!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bitty Holiday Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Neenah, Red Glitter (Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad (MB), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (SU)
Other:  Green Sharpie, Kars Snowflake EF (ret. Cuttlebug), A2 Thin Frames (SSS), Jingle All the Way Die (PTI), Snowflake Die (?), White EP


Monday, November 23, 2020

Magical Poinsettia

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


I recently zoomed with some crafty friends and tried this new to me technique.

We inked a stamp with VersaMark ink and brushed on some powdered ink.
I used Lindy's Magicals.  Then we lightly spritzed the stamp and 
stamped on Mixed Media Paper. I actually got 7 pulls
with this inking.  Some weren't great, but I had several I could use.

Thank you Loll for sharing this technique with us.

Challenges:
Krafty Chicks #534 - Clean & Simple
Penny Black Saturday - ATG Optional Bingo (I used diagonal bottom left to top right)

 
 




Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Red Delight, Merry Up (both PB)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), gold Foil (SU), Neenah
Other:  Lindy's Magicals (Autumn Mapple Crimson, Ponderosa Pine Olive), Gold EP, Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Double Emboss Snowflake

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


I did a little double embossing for this card.  If you look close, hopefully you can see 
the crackle embossing in the background.

Then I embossed this 3D Snowflake (retired).

I had a time getting a good picture to show the texture and shine.



Challenges:
Christmas Kickstart : Use a Christmas Embossing Folder and Stamp
Let's Squash It : Use a Christmas Embossing Folder and Stamp

  


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:   Neenah, Crumb Cake Textured, Champagne Foil (SU)
Other:  Crackle EF (Darice), Winter Wonder 3D EF (ret. SU), Stitched Rectangle Die & A2 Thin Frames Die (SSS), Snowflake Duo Die (PB), Red Twine (Ali)


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Coloring Challenge

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


Kathy is doing another Coloring Challenge.
This time it's an 11 day challenge instead of the usual 30 day.
Thanks for hosting this Kathy.

I'm getting a late start and finally found time to color this beautiful poinsettia
die cut that was sent to me by a sweet friend.

The photo doesn't show all the wonderful detail of this die cut.

Now to get it put together.



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  
Ink:   
Paper:   Watercolor (Tim Holtz)
Other:  3D Poinsettia Die (Altenew)


Monday, November 16, 2020

Seeing Stars for Twofer

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


This month's Twofer Challenge is Stars and we have the option of making both into
Christmas cards this month but they still need to be of a different desing.

I used a die that I used for this card.

This time I used the die to dry emboss on this smooshed background.
Before embossing, I inked the edges with VersaMark.
After it was dry embossed, I sprinkled silver embossing powder over top
and heat embossed.

I used the die to cut stars from white cardstock and heat embossed some of the stars
with silver embossing powder then Platinum Sparkle embossing powder before adding
them over the top of the design.  The sentiment is embossed with the silver.

It was the end of the spool of silver twine and I went with the curl.


For card two, I stamped an old flourish stamp and sentiment with VersaMark on a piece 
of textured cardstock and heat embossed with Gold Tinsel Embossing powder.
I wish the photo showed the sparkle.

I've die cut some of the stars from Glimmer paper.

The bows are from a set of dies that a sweet friend sent to me and the 
hangers are some gold sticker strips.


Challenges:
Twofer - Stars - I took the option of making both Christmas cards with 2 different layouts




Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   WOW Embossing
Paper:   Mixed Media (Canson), Neenah
Other:  Marina Stars Die (MC Collection), Silver EP (SU), Metallic Platinum Sparkle (WOW), Silver Cord (ret. SU), Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS)  

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Baroque Motifs (ret. SU), Christmas Blessings (Verve OOB)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Neenah Natural, Textured (?), Gold & Silver Glimmer (SU), Red Foil
Other:  Marina Stars Die (MC Collection), Gold Tinsel EP (Ranger), Bow Die (?)


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Warm Wishes

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

There's still time to join in at CAS Mix Up. .


This month is Watercolouring.  

I've used one of Penny Blacks awesome poinsettia stamps and stamped with
Memento Toffee Crunch for a no line watercolor.

My coloring media was a combination of Gansai Tambi, Zigs and Caran d'ache
Supracolor Pencils.

There's a little dot of gold glitter glue in the center of the flower.


Challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Watercolor Off the Edge
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - ATG - Option Tic Tac Toe (bottom line across)
The Flower Challenge - Use a sentiment

  


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Warm Wishes (PB), Season's Wishes (PB)
Ink:  Memento Toffee Crunch, Versafine Onyx Black 
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Cover of a Mixed Media pad
Other:  Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Zig CCRBM, Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils


Friday, November 13, 2020

Whittle Bird in Birches

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


I admit it.  I just don't have good luck with inking embossing folders!

But, I did manage to get one good pass by sponging the ink on the folder
and running it through without spritzing.

I think the spritzing is my problem.  And spraying.


Since I finally had some success, I took advantage of it and got two cards out of it.

This sweet little bird is from Poppystamps and cut from a snippet of Inka Gold Smoosh.

Challenges:
CAS Christmas - Non-traditional Colors
Christmas Kickstart - Christmas Embossing Folder and Stamp
Let's Squash It - Christmas Embossing Folder and Stamp

    
 


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:   Think Big Christmas (PTI-card 1), Season's Wishes (PB-card 2),
Ink:   Weathered Wood (DI), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Neenah, Basic Black
Other:  Woodland EF (SU), Whittle Bird (PS), Stitched Rectangles Die (SSS)


Monday, November 9, 2020

Pine Boughs for CAS Mix Up

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


I've used a piece of salted background and used this beautiful, Big Bold stamp
that I won during Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge in July.

Using my MISTI, I stamped parts of the pine boughs and pine cone with White Pigment ink
placing it off the side.  Then I heat embossed the images.

I used Zigs and my waterbrush to add color to the pine cone and winked the boughs
and cones to add some shimmer.  The camera chooses to ignore the sparkle.


Challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Watercolour Off the Edge
Double D - Pine Trees or Pine Cones 
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes




Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Pine Branch & Pine Cones (Colorado Craft)
Ink:   Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Paper:   Watercolor (Arches Cold Press), Neenah
Other:  Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Salt (Seasalt, Himalayan Pink), White EP, Zig CCRBM (Brown, Mid Brown), WOS, Stately EF (ret. Craft Concepts)