Monday, March 31, 2014

March Challenge Winner

Thanks for joining in our challenge this month. We had fun looking at all the fabulous entries!  We used to choose the winner.

This months winner will be sent the Whimsy Prize pack and the winner is:

#29  -- Jane Z

Please email lora at onecrazystamper dot com to claim your prize.

Check back tomorrow for our new monthly challenge and another chance to win!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

How To Do Shabby Chic Tutorial

Hello Crafty peeps! I'm sure some if not all of you love and have seen these shabby chic styled cards and wondered how they do it. Because I know I did, so today I'm going to show you how.

My idea of shabby chic is a vintage, girly and distressed look. Most of all it has to be over the top embellished with lace, jewels, pearls, butterflies, flowers and lots of pretty stuff.  A little curled up corner with some tears here and there will also do the trick. I will be using a few key products that really help add to the over all shabby chic look. Go grab a cup of tea and enjoy!

Here is my card! 

Below is the How To Do Shabby Chic
As always I start off with a selection of design papers and my coloured image.

cheesecloth can be found at most grocery stores, it is great for crafting and making soups too!

After cutting a square of cheesecloth, it needs to be manipulated. To achieve this look pull and stretch the cloth in all directions, then gently fray the loose strings along the edges. Pictured top is a cut a 3x3 square, on the bottom are two different shapes of cloth that were manipulated.

Same goes for the burlap, cut a piece and manipulate it by stretching and pulling to your liking.

A close up

These two products combined help put the shabby in the chic. 

This distress paint has a dauber top applicator great for easy use and application. Along the edges paint it on starting from outer edge and feathering inward. Repeat until you are satisfied with the depth of paint colour and distressed look.

Finished look with distress paint. 

Another super fun product to work with is the embossing paste, I've seen it used with stencilling but thought it would work good for a shabby chic look. 

This paste is quite thick and gives a great 3D distressed effect. Using a sponge pouncer I applied the paste along the edges with a carefree approach. 

Finished look, allow this step to dry. 

This fun step involves embossing powder, embossing enamels, glitter and mica fragments. 

I inked up the edges with versamark and covered it with a clear ultra thick embossing powder. The ultra thick embossing powder is an essential base to allow the mica fragments to have something to adhere to. (sticky embossing powder works too)

I sprinkled on a medley of embossing powders, glitter, fragments and mica. 

Here is what they look like after being heat set. Always heat set from underneath or you will loose all your beautiful powders and fragments! (left is with embossing powders and fragments, right is just embossing powders. 

Finally raid your stash for ribbons, lace, pearls, jewels, flowers and embellish until you cannot embellish no more!

 Have a fabulous day!!

Supplies Used

Copic Markers 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Whimsy Stamps - Think Spring Bunnies

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  Next month as you know is Easter so today I have a card to show you that I made for my parents for Easter using the new Whimsy Stamps Think Spring Bunnies....
As you can see on the sign I changed it from "Think Spring" to "Just For You"!  Since it is easy to change out the words it makes this stamp so much more usable!

Here is a look at the inside of the card....
 Supplies Used:  *Image:  Whimsy Stamps - Crissy Armstong's Think Spring Bunnies  * Copic Xpress It Cardstock  * Copic Sketch Markers  * Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud & Dandelion  * Sakura Clear Glaze Pen  * Sakura Clear Star Pen   * Best Glue Ever!  * 3D Pop Dots  * Pearl Gems - Dainty  *

Here is a close up of the adorable little bunnies to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:  * Bunnies: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40  * Ear & Nose: RV10, E40  * Sky: B000, B0000, 0  * Grass & Leaves: G46, G43, G40  * Flowers: Queen & Co. Jewels + Dress It Up  * Butterfly: V17, V12  * Fly: Sakura Clear Star Pen   * Sign: Y15,Y13, Y11  *

I hope that you enjoyed today's card and maybe I have inspired you to crate an Easter project of your own =)

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cute Little Bunny!!

Good morning to all of my fellow card markers out there..Here is a little cutie for ya!! Who does not love a little girl hugging a bunny!!  This is a WHISMY IMAGE as per picture below..Just in time for EASTER..We just might have to get that Easter Bunny some snow shoes..

WHISMY IMAGE used and I stamped it onto white card stock..X-PRESS BLEND IT!! The ink that I used is MEMENTO BLACK TUXEDO BLACK

In this above picture is all of the colours that I used to colour in the image..I also put down which part I coloured in..The pencils used are for shading...

If you have time stop by the challenge blog and make something the theme is Anything goes!!  The prize pack is from WHISMY!! ONE CRAZY STAMPER CHALLENGE BLOG  All of the supplies that I listed here can be found at Lora's awesome store..ONE CRAZY STAMPER  Have a great day and be happy and safe!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wishing for Spring!!!

Hi All;

This month has certainly lived up to the saying "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb".  It seems that this March has been nothing but a lion all month long and we are all wishing for spring and the warmer weather.

For my last post for OCS this month, I have used this adorable stamp from Whimsy Wee Stamps Collection called Iris designed by Sylvia Zet.

Instead of using Design Paper, I used the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities embossing folder called Splendid Design Side A to emboss a sheet of plain white cardstock and using a sponge pouncer I coloured it with  Lime Green 3D Stamp Paint from Viva Decor, which gives a glittery effect.  As this is the first time I have played with this new product I only used one colour, but I can't wait to try some colour combinations.

Supplies used:  
  • Stamps:  Iris, Ticket Sentiments (both from Whimsy Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  X-Press It Blending Cardstock
  • Copic Markers:  Skin: E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, R20 - Blush; Hair:  E50 - Egg Shell, YR31 - Light Reddish Yellow, Y28 - Lionet Gold; Dress: G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green; Wings:  BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua, Bg10 - Cool Shadow, BG11 - Moon White; Flowers:  V0000 - Rose Quartz, V000 - Pale Heath, V01 - Health; BV0000 - Iridescent Mauve, BV000 - Pale Thistle, BV00 - Mauve Shadow
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pen:  13 - Lilac
  • Wink of Stella Brush:  999 GL Clear
  • Spellbinders:  M-Bossabilities - Spendid Design A; Adorning Squares Die
  • Viva Decor 3D Stamp Paint:  Lime Green
  •  Miscellaneous:  Papermania Vintage Notes Lace Border; Prima flowers,
There are still a few days left to enter this month's "Anything Goes Challenge" for a chance to win a fabulous prize pack from OCS.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Life's a Beach

Wow, another month has flown by, but you still have a few days left this month to enter the One Crazy Stamper challenge of Anything Goes with any stamped image - no digital images are allowed!!
For the entire month the design team has been featuring images from our sponsor company - WHIMSY STAMPS, and my card today has a wonderful Elisabeth Bell image called Beauty.

Once again I have used Copic sketch markers to color the image, and then I used a Sakura Stardust pen to add highlight to the mermaid tail ( you probably can't see the shine of the fins, but it looks great ! ). I used my Grand Calibur and a Grand die to cut the shape of the card, then layered paper from Authentique's Renew collection for added color. The ribbon and sentiment are from my stash.
Card Recipe
Tail - BG70, BG72, BG75
Skin - E00, E01, E02
Shirt & Shell in Hair - Y000, Y02, Y06
Hair - E13, E15, E19, YR24
Sakura Stardust pen
Have a great day, and be sure to enter One Crazy Stamper's challenge this month to win a fabulous prize.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Crown of Daisies

Hello friends, so glad you came back to see what I am show casing for One Crazy Stamper challenge blog today, and you know our challenge is "Anything Goes" this month. 
Our stamp company we are using for the month is non other than Whimsy Stamps.
Whimsy Stamps
Love these stamps, they are rubber and we know how much we love them. Today on my card I am using this ubber supper cute image from talented Crissy Armstrong Collection called Crown of Daisies.

 Oh and I do know that daisies aren't normally purple/lavender, but I like this color.
Crown of Daisies C1115
So cute, and fun to color up.  I sure do hope you get in your craft room and craft with us and play along.  Lora has tons of wonderful supplies in her store and online store.  Please stop by our challenge blog and play along this month, always awesome prizes too.  The only thing we ask is to use rubber or clear stamps on your project, NO digis.  Thanks!  Till next time, happy crafting!
Supplies: Washi Tape-American Crafts, Stamps-Whimsy Stamps Crown of Daisies, Flowers, Foam Tape, Spellbinders, Leaf Punch, Glue Dotes, Embossing Folder, Copic Xpressit Card Stock, Copic Markers-E41, E47, E42, E49, E44, E93, E50, E51, E11, E23, YG17, YG67, YG93, BG11, BG13, BG15, RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Babe on a Black Sand Beach

Another sensational Saturday is here and boy oh boy do I have a treat to share, this card is overloaded with layers of beautiful embellies. A few of my favourite parts are as follows: A handmade clay flower, made from a silicone mould, then I inked the petal edges with angel pink ink, spritzed with angel pink shimmery fireworks spray, then inked on verasmark and sprinkled chunky embossing enamel on and heat set it. The torn note book page look on the DP was done with a hole punch and a few snips with scissors. Also I'm totally loving the new Tim Holtz hashtags, you will be seeing a lot of them on my future cards (there is only one left in stock, grab it while you can!).

Now its your turn to join us in our "anything goes whimsy" challenge.

Supplies Used
Sailor Bays Sandcastle(Whimsy), Hashtags(Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz), Frantage Embosing Kit(Stampendous), Distress Ink-Black Soot, Tattered Rose(Tim Holtz)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Your a Star!

Hello and Happy Friday!  I sure hope that you had a great week!  Today I have a super cute Birthday card to show you, hope you like it, I challenged my self not to use patterned paper so I decided to emboss the background image and add die cuts to embellish...
Supplies Used:  * Image: Whimsy Stamps, Shy Girl  * Copic Sketch Markers  * Copic Xpress It Cardstock  * Sentiments: Whimsy Stamps, Everyday Moments  * Zig Wink of Stella Brush, Clear (on top of purple die cut stars)  * Glossy Accents (on eyes, shoelaces, black on the shoes and outside sentiment)  * 3D Pop Dots  * Zig Glue Pen  * Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black  *

Here is a look at the inside of the card....

 Here is a close up of the beautiful image to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:  * Skin: E11, E00, E000 * Hair: E49, E59, E25, E50 * Eyes: E59, E23 * Purple: V17, V15, V12 * Black: T8, T6, T4 *

This was such a fun image to work with and I hoped you liked today's card.

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring is In the Air!!

Good morning to all..Well the weather has started to warm up..YIPPEE lets hope Spring is on the way.. Today I have coloured up a STAMPINGBELLA IMAGE called Uptown girls PAIGE AND PEGGY..this can be found at ONE CRAZY STAMPER. This is one of STAMPINGBELLA'S new releases.. There is also some GLITTER DUST but with my lighting it is hard to see..My MOTTO is no card is complete without a little GLITTER..OK A WHOLE LOT OF GLITTER!!!!lol

One of the reason I love this image so much is above is a pic of the inside of my card and as you can see the saying is AWESOME!!

Picture of the STAMP I used..



947 Dark Umber
941 Light Umber
943 Burnt Ochre
1076 French Grey 90%
935 Black (my fav)
909 Grass Green
1005 Limepeel
913 Spring Green
911 Olive Green
1078 Black Cherry
937 Tuscan Red
Colbalt Turquoise
914 Cream

All of the supplies listed above can be found at Lora's store One Crazy Stamper..Also if you have some time join us over at our CHALLENGE BLOG..The theme is WHISMY STAMP no digital images please..the prize pack is a set of stamps...Thks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Hi Everyone;

It is Wacky Wednesday and we have another storm brewing but with a mixture of freezing rain and rain.  Spring is supposed to arrive Thursday, so here's hoping the better weather comes with it. For my post today at One Crazy Stamper, I have used another Whimsy Stamp called Ruffles from the Time 4 for Tea Collection  designed by Jo Davies .

Supplies used:
There is still time to enter this month's challenge for a change to win a Whimsy Stamps prize pack. You can use any stamp, but no digital images.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lucky Friends

Terrific Tuesday time is here again, and I have another Whimsy Stamps image colored and made into a card to show you today. This is Beau and Bashful from Whimsy stamp artist Sylvia Zet, that I have stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored with Copics.

Once the image was colored I used several of the Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Grand Calibur dies to cut and make the card shape. The ribbon and flowers are from my stash, dp is from Dovecraft, and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.
Card Recipe
Unicorn - E30, E31, E34
Horse - E50, E51
Mane - RV11, RV13, RV14
Flowers - RV11, RV13, YR23
Basket & Centers of Flowers - G12, G14, G16
Ground - E33

Don't forget to check out the rest of the design teams wonderful Whimsy Stamps cards, and then enter your project into the monthly challenge at here at One Crazy Stamper. The challenge theme is show us your project using anything goes with a stamped image, just no digital images please!

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Friends We Meet

Whimsy Stamps are a stampers great wonder.  I wonder why we all don't have them in our stash.  Hello and welcome back.  Today I am show cases this lovely stamp from Whimsy Stamps called "Picked Sweet" created by Elisabeth Bell. 
Picked Sweet EB1002
Here at One Crazy Stamper Challenge blog we have the wonderful design team and we are show casing the Whimsy Stamp company for the month of March, and would love for you to join us for our Anything Goes Challenge.
These stamps the design team has been show casing this month are only a tiny amount that Lora has in her store or online store.  Here is her link to her store and do stop over to the challenge blog play along with the anything goes challenge. Great prizes of course too.  We just ask one important thing, to please use rubber/clear stamps, NO digis.  Thanks for stopping till next time happy crafting!
Whimsy Stamps
  I also show cased another Whimsy Stamp on my own blog this month, if you would like to check it out also.  Here is the link!