Power Poppy: Candy Cane Wishes

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have some fun creative plans for the weekend.  I know I’ll be working on some fun Christmas cards.

Today I thought I’d share another fun Christmas creation.  Today’s card features the delicious decor of the “Berry Sweet Holiday” stamp collection from Power Poppy.
Copics: BG10, BG11, BG57, BG18, BG90, BG93, BG96, R08, R14, R27, R29, BV23, BV29, BV,31, N8
 
Make sure you check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created to share today…

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope get to create soon!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Berry Sweet Holiday)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 White), My Favorite Things (Vellum)
Patterned Papers: Echo Park (A Perfect Winter
Dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles STAX 2, Stitched Arch STAX)
Inks: Memento (Grey Flannel), Versamark, Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils (Yellowed Orange, Cream), Sakura (White Gel Pen), Spectrum (Sparkle Pen), Pen-touch Calligrapher (Silver)
Thread: Sulky (Metallic Silver)
Other: Stickles (Star Dust), White thread, Silver Embossing Powder.

Inspire Me Monday: Turnaround Technique

Hey everyone!  Happy Monday!

Today I’m over on the Power Poppy blog for my newest episode of Inspire Me Monday.  This month I’m doing a tutorial take on the turnabout stamps that have entered the stamping industry this year.

I have brand new video tutorial on how I created 2 of the 4 panels for the NINE Christmas cards I created.  Yup… I made 9 cards!  To check out all nine cards and the video on how I created their back grounds, you can click right HERE!

To add to my examples, I thought I’d share another card example here on my blog but this time use a birthday theme for my turnaround technique.

I first selected a variety of fun birthday themed stamps and sentiments and also some other mini stamps to create my patterned back ground.
Power Poppy Stamps Used: Party Time (Cake Slice, Sentiments), Tree of Life (Dove), Tea in the Garden (Strawberry, Lemon Tea Cup, Small Flowers), Sassy Succulents (mini succulent), Potted Primroses (potted primrose, single primrose), Short Stacks (Happy Birthday to You sentiment)

And onto the two cards I created using this fun panel…

My first card, I cut a complete rectangular panel from the back ground.   I created a tone on tone soft teal coloured back ground piece by stamping the “Happy Birthday” greeting in a similar ink on the cardstock.  Then I created a simple tag sentiment for the front.

And look at all the added sparkle…
Copics: V000, V01, R11, R12, R14, YR30, YG00, YG03, Y11, Y02, BG000, B000, G00

And for my final card, I only have a limited long strip of the back ground paper so I decided to add it to the front of my card on a slight angle and then add the long sentiment hanging over top.  Easy, peasy!

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope my video tutorial over on the Power Poppy Blog inspires you to create a festive back ground or two this holiday season!

Thanks for stopping in!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Short Stacks, Potted Primroses, Sassy Succulents, Tea in the Garden, Tree of Life, Party Time)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 White), Stampin’ Up! (Pool Party)

Patterned Papers: My Favorite Things (Proper Pinstripes Pastels 6x6), Your Next Stamp (Hugs and Kisses 6x6)
Dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles STAX 2), SugarPea Designs (Stitched Flags)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Catherine Pooler Designs (Mint To Be), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Spectrum Noir (Sparkle Pen)
Sequins: CraftMedley (Princess)

Tools: Copic Air Brush
Other: Stickles (Star Dust)

Power Poppy: Creating a Tablescape

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s time for another fun Power Poppy creation.  Today’s card was inspired by a challenge over at StampNation. Every few weeks for the past few months a new Christmas card challenge has been posted.  Themes from sweet treats to religious, to wreaths and knit patterns were posted to inspire.

My card today was inspired by the challenge to use the Tablescapes mood board. 

So I grabbed the brand new clear stamp set, “Under Glass: Christmas Traditions” and stamped out the Santa and reindeer under glass and then used the “Bottlebrush Holiday” stamp set to round out the back ground of my faux tablescape.  I think it turned out rather cute myself!  LOL!
Copics: G000, G00, G21, G24, YG17, G28, G85, E11, E13, E15, E18, R83, R85, BG72, R32, R35, W1, C4, T2, T6, T9

I was sure to add lots of glittery sparkle to this card too!

Now's the time to go and check out what my fellow Bloomies have been up to....
Christine Okken -- go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned on Monday when I share the Power Poppy Blog for my newest version of Inspire Me Monday.  See you then!

~ Ally ~
 
 
Stamps: Power Poppy (Under Glass: Christmas Traditions, Bottlebrush Holiday)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Copic X-Press It (White), SU! (Pool Party
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen, Stardust Pen), Prismacolor Pencil (Gold
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Falala 6x6)
Other: Stickles (Star Dust)

Power Poppy: Forest Finds

Howdy all!  Happy Sunday!  Today I’m joining in on one of Power Poppy’s digital reveals so I’m joining some of the Instant Gardeners today.

Introducing… Forest Finds!

This little digital cluster is a special ornament grouping!  A vintage pinecone, tiny pumpkin, and pomegranate ornament are arranged among poinsettia leaves and a berry-bedecked twig. Color this illustration for a simple, sweet, and quite unique way to wish your friends and family a warm and wonderful holiday season.  This digi set also includes 2 holiday greetings.

I had a hard time creating this card.  The colouring was easy but getting to the final card was a struggle for some odd reason.  It actually has quite a few flicks of purple throughout (and in the plaid paper), hence the dark purple card base colour.  So here she is...

 Copics: YG0000, YG01, Y11, YR00, YR12, YR16, R14, R37, R39, V01, V04, V05, V91 + Prismacolor Pencils

I used the “Holly Golightly” stamp set to add a simple sentiment to the bottom of my card.

And fancy Christmas tree ornaments just wouldn’t be the same with out some faux snow and glitter!

So join me and the other designers that have created to share with you today…
Cheryl Scrivens – go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you too get a chance to create something fun this weekend!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Forest Finds, Holly Golightly)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Copic X-Press It (White), SU! (Elegant Eggplant), Simon Says Stamp (Burnt Orange)
Patterned Paper: MFT (Trail Mix 6x6), Your Next Stamp (Winter Plaid 6x6
Inks: Versafine (Black Onyx), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Prismacolor Pencils 
Dies: Spellbinders (A2 Devine Eloquence, Decorative Labels 28, Labels 28)
Button:  Doodlebug Designs (Gumdrop Glitter Button)
Other: Stickles (Star Dust), Spectrum Noir (Clear Sparkle Pen), Thread.

Power Poppy: A Little Portion Control

Howdy!!  TGIF everyone! I hope you all have creative plans for this weekend.  I’m off on a snowshoeing hike with my Scouts on Sunday to hunt for a future Christmas tree.  Yes… I said snowshoeing. We got our first good blast of winter yesterday and it’s supposed to continue all day today too!

So being in winter mood, I thought I’d make another card for my holiday card stash.  I never seem to have quite enough made by the time I need to address and send them out.  So here we go…

I used the detailed and delicate “Glistening Paperwhites” stamp set by Power Poppy for both the image and sentiment.  I decided to add a few touches of gold to match the printed “Falala” paper.
 Copics: BG90, BG11, BG32, BG18, R81, R83, R85, R24, YG61, YG63, TG03, YG01

My card today also follows this month’s Power & Spark Challenge for November.  This month it’s all about using partial stamp images.  It’s a simple as that!  I can’t wait to see what you create!  For challenge details and rules, please click here. By participating, you could win a $50 shopping spree in the Power Poppy Shop!

Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…
Christine Okken -- go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Glistening Paperwhites)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Falala 6x6), Your Next Stamp (Winter Knits 6x6
Inks: Catherine Pooler Designs (Mint To Be), Versamark, Copic Markers, Sakura (Pen-touch Gold
Dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges)
Embossing Powder: Recollections (Detail Gold)  
Other: Sulky Thread (Metallic Gold)

Season's Greetings Everyone!

Howdy all!  I hope your week is going well!  I’ve been creating on and off and wanted to play along with My Favorite Things’s newest sketch challenge.

Here’s my fun card…

Here’s the sketch for this week… click here for the post.
I used the following MFT supplies:
Thanks for stopping by!  Join me tomorrow for a brand new Power Poppy challenge.

~ Ally ~

Power Poppy Happpiest Holiday 2017 Blog Hop

Today’s the day… the day you can order up all those amazing holiday stamps so you can be creating some amazing Christmas creations for your friends and family.  We’re so excited that we’re all sharing one last project using the Happiest Holidays 2017 collection from Power Poppy!

Today I chose to incorporate a number of the new stamp sets in one little ol’ card.  I started with making my own patterned paper using some the fun knit elements from the “Snow Kissed” stamp set.  Then I stamped out my greeting from the “Glitter House Village” collection and then I added a popped up tree in a cloche from our “Under Glass: Christmas Traditions”.


Copics: BG000, BG02, BG53, YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, Y000, Y08, Y15, Y17, R35, R37

I could help but add some sparkle.  What holiday card would be finished with out it!

Make sure you check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…
Christine Okken -- go here next!

PLUS… Marcella has something special for you!  A SALE….
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ve enjoyed our last 9 days of holiday creations.  I hope you enjoy browsing our blogs and happy shopping!

~ Ally ~

 
Stamps: Power Poppy (Under Glass: Christmas Traditions, Snow Kissed, Glitter House Village)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 White), Copic X-Press It (White), Stampin’ Up! (Real Red), Simon Says Stamp (Green Apple)
Dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles STAX 2, Stitched Scalloped Mini Edges)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Grey Flannel, Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Sequins: Studio Katia (Summer Fusion)
Other: Stickles (Star Dust)

Power Poppy: Winter Wonderland

Happy Monday!  I hope you had an amazingly creative weekend. Today is final day of Power Poppy’s newest Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set features a beautiful holiday bouquet of Poinsettia, Poppies, Pepperberries and Dusty Miller.  It’s truly magnificent!

Introducing… Winter Wonderland 

For my card I draped the bouquet over opposite corners of my cardstock and coloured away.
Copics: B12, B14, B32, B91, B66, R29, R37, R39, R89, W9, YG00, YG01, YG03, BG90, BG93
 
I was actually inspired by this photo I found on Pinterest for the colours of my Poinsettia…
Source
Very unique isn’t it!  It’s actually spray painted and then dusted with gold glitter!!!!

So added some gold spray to card too...


Check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created to share with you today…
Christine Okken -- go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as each one of the Bloomies shares one more Happiest Holiday creation for our Blog Hop.  See you tomorrow when all the stamp sets go live for purchase.

 ~ Ally ~
 

Stamps: Power Poppy (Winter Wonderland)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 White), Copic X-Press It (White)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils (Crimson Red), Sakura (White Gel Pen), Pen-Touch (Gold Pen)
Dies: Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles)
Other: Tsukineko (Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Gold).

Power Poppy: Tweet Tidings

I hope you’re having a great weekend everyone!  Today is Day 7 of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set showcases the sweetest little chickadees. If you loved our digital “Chickadee in Barberry” stamp then you’ll love our fabulous clear stamp set!

Introducing… Tweet Tidings

For my card I wanted to share that sweet single Chickadee.  These little birds remind me of my childhood as my Dad built these cool bird feeders and we put them outside the living room window and we’d have all the little birds including Chickadees come and visit for a snack in the winter.  So dear to my heart…
Copics: BG90, BG93, YG93, YG95, BG000, E51, E31, E71, W0, W2, W4, W6, W9, C3

Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…
Julie Koerber-- go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow for our eighth and final holiday reveal.  Trust me… you won’t want to miss it!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Tweet Tidings)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 White), Copic X-Press It (White)
Dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Ovals, Stitched Mini Scalloped Ovals)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Grey Flannel), Copic Markers, Sakura (Glaze Pen)
Patterned Papers: Authentique (Peaceful 6x6)
Punch: Martha Stewart (Branch)
Other: Stickles (Star Dust), Threads.

Power Poppy: Glitter House Village


Happy Saturday!  Today is Day 6 of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set showcases the sweetest little village set up that you have ever seen! You are going to want to glitter this one from one end to the other!

Introducing… Glitter House Village

For my card I wanted to keep my colour palette fairly simple so I stuck to brown tones for the houses, 3 shades of green for the trees and some touches of purple and red.  And lots of sparkle of course!!!
Copics: B0000, BG000, B12, B21, B23, B34, B45, V12, V15, R29, G12, YG45, YG67, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, BV23, BV31
 
Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…
Christine Okken -- go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as we share our second to last stamp set for the holidays.  Yes… two more release sneak peeks to go!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Glitter House Village)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It (White), Stampin’ Up! (Cherry Cobbler)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Dies: Lawn Fawn (Stitched Rectangles)
Other: Stickles (Star Dust)

Power Poppy: Berry Sweet Holiday


TGIF!  Are you excited about your weekend?  Do you have any crafty plans?    I sure hope so!
Today is Day 5 of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set features everything sweet for your holiday season.  Lots of little images that I know you’re going to use to make some fun Christmas card back grounds with.

Introducing… Berry Sweet Holiday

For today’s card, I wanted to use a less traditional colour scheme and have fun with this adorable wreath image.  So here it is…
 Copics: B26, B28, B45, BG10, BG15, BG49, V12, V15, V17

Now check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created to share with you today…

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as we share some magical vintage beauty with you!  Stay tuned…

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Berry Sweet Holidays)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 Clouds), Copic X-Press It (White)
Dies: My Favorite Things (Snowflakes), Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders 1)
Patterned Papers: Doodlebug Designs (Frosty Friends 6x6)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers
Rhinestones: Studio Katia (Sparkling Crystals)
Other: ribbon

Power Poppy: Flowering Santa

Howdy all!  Today is Day 4 of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set features the cheery face of the the beloved Santa Claus and some gorgeous holiday florals and sentiments.

Introducing… Flowering Santa

For my card to day I wanted to add some colour to not only the flowers in his beard but a little colour to his actual beard.  If you look closely, I have incorporated some pinks, purples and greens right into some of those curls.
Sorry I don’t have a Copic Marker list for you as I was colouring this cheery fella on the go at the time!

It wouldn't be a holiday card without some kind of sparkle on it...


Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…
Christine Okken -- go here next!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as we will be showcasing some sweet treats just for you!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Flowering Santa)
Cardstock: Recollections (#110 Clouds), Copic X-Press It (White)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Ink (Seedless Preserves), Ranger Distress Oxide (Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry), Sakura (White Gel Pen)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh (Sparkling Clear Sequins)
Stencil: Altenew (Halftone Stencil)
Other: Nuvo Drops (Mountain Dew), Stickles (Star Dust)

Power Poppy: Under Glass: Christmas Traditions

Happy Wednesday!  Today is Day 3 of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set features some fun winter and holiday scenes that can go under glass.  There are so many fun things to colour in this stamp set!  And of course, you can stamp just the scenes themselves without the bell jar!

Introducing… Under Glass: Christmas Traditions 
For my card to day I wanted to colour up Santa and his little deer.  I just love Santa’s cute plump cheeks and his sweet little furry friend.
Copics: R29, R37, E04, E000, Y02, Y17, Y28, YG01, YG03, YG23, YG17, E00, 
E01, R12, B000,BG90, E81, BV23, BV31, E43, E31, E55, E23, E44, E47, E49 

Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today… 

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as we showcase a very festive floral fella!

~ Ally ~
 
 
Stamps: Power Poppy (Under Glass: Christmas Traditions)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Bazzill (Bitter Chocolate), Copic X-Press It (White)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Believe)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen, Stardust Pen)
Dies: My Favorite Things (A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX 2)
Rhinestones: Studio Katia (Sparkling Crystals Mix)
Other: Thread, Mini Snowflakes

Power Poppy: Rustic Rejoicing

Happy Tuesday!  Today is Day 2 of Power Poppy’s newest and most fabulous Happiest Holiday 2017 release.

Today’s stamp set features two glorious holiday favourites… an angelic nestled dove and a swag of shiny bells & pine cones and of course, some amazing sentiments to accompany them.

Introducing… Rustic Rejoicing

For my card to day I’m showcasing the stunning bells & pine cones.  I was inspired by the greys and blues of the snowflake paper so I incorporated those colours into my swag.  I just love how it turned out!
Copics: B95, B97, B99, B01, BG11, C1, C3, C5, C7, W2, W4, W6, W8, E53, E55, E47, YG61, YG67, BG72, BG75, BG78

I had to make sure that those little bells were super shiny.  I used some Silver Pearl Fine Tec watercolours to add my shimmer.





Take a few moments and check out what my fellow talented Bloom Brigaders have created for you today…

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned tomorrow as we showcase a holiday version of our amazing Under Glass stamp set!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Power Poppy (Rustic Rejoicing)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Copic X-Press It (White), Kona (Grey)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Hello Winter)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black, Flannel Gray), Copic Markers 
Paints:  Fine Tec (Shimmer Watercolours)
Dies: My Favorite Things (Snowflakes)
Sequins: Studio Katia (Pink Winter Fusion)
Other: Thread