Chibitronics ~ Beating Snowmen Hearts!

Happy Monday all!  Today I'm over on the Chibitronics YouTube channel.  I'm sharing how I made this adorable group of snowmen and critters have pink heartbeats!

So I started by making my circuit base which included stamping and coloring my image up.  I used the adorable "Drop It Like It's Cold" stamp set from Sweet November Stamps and some fun Distress Oxide inks and Copic Markers.

I always stamp my images in lighter ink on my circuit base.  This allows me to more easily place my lights in their desired positions.

I used the stencil from the "Circuit Stickers and Effects Stencil" set and mapped where each of my LED Light Stickers and Craft Effect Stickers were going to go. Today I'm using Pink LED Light Stickers from the Tropical Lights Pack.They can also be found in the Lights Sampler Pack too!

I connected my battery to each side of the circuit and included my Craft Effect Sticker in the circuit too.

Next I added all of the Copper Tape to my circuit. You also have the option of using our Conductive Fabric Tape instead of the Copper Tape for a circuit. I started by creating the Negative side of the circuit first; allowing the Copper Tape to start underneath my battery.  Then I built a little battery housing to hold my battery in place and allow me to start the Positive side of the circuit on top of my battery.  In this case, I used a piece of acetate for the top of battery housing, wrapped the Copper Tape around that acetate and continued on with the rest of circuit.

Once the Copper Tape was laid down I added my Pink LED Light Stickers and my "Heartbeat" Craft Effect sticker to the complete the circuit.

Now that the circuit is complete, let's test it out!

VOILA...  some snowmen and critters with cute heartbeating pink hearts!

For more information and a visual step-by-step tutorial on how I made this circuit, please check out my video.  CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW.

Thanks for joining me today for another fun cardmaking tutorial!  See you soon!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler ~ Witchy Web

Happy Hump Day everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun Halloween card featuring some of the newly released spook-tacular Catherine Pooler products.

I started my card off by die cutting the scalloped die from the "Slimline Essentials Dies" from black cardstock.  I die cut 3 circles from the "Spooky-N-Sweet 6x6" patterned papers and layered on the cute little ghost, witch's legs and hat from the "Toil & Trouble" stamp set.  I colored everything in using Copic Markers.

Before adhering and stitching my circles, I used some Twilight ink to stamp on some bubbles on my white cardstock.

The inside of the card reads... "Happy Halloween"!

My card is based off my Splicoaststamper's Card Sketch for this week: SC925.

I'd love it if you joined us for this week's sketch!

Until next time, stay crafty!

~ Ally ~



Copic Coloring with Sweet November Stamps

Today I'm over on my YouTube channel sharing a real-time coloring video featuring the adorable "Harvest Wishes" stamp set from Sweet November Stamps.

I share a wide variety of tips for Copic Marker coloring!

You can check it out HERE....

I hope you enjoy!

Have a great Tuesday!

~ Ally ~

Craft Roulette ~ Fall Birthday

Yesterday was Fri-YAY so every Friday I aim to watch the latest LIVE episode of Craft Roulette!

What is Craft Roulette you ask... it's a weekly live show featuring improvised crafting, special guests, community contributions, tons of prizes and much, much more!  It's live every Friday over on YouTube.

So the four parameters that wheel spit out this week were:

  • Project: Tag with Pocket
  • Colors: #team + 2
  • Element: Light
  • Random: Black & White Image

Everything on that list is self explanatory except the colors parameter.  So over at Craft Roulette YouTube channel, the people who chat during the live event are called the Chatterboxes.  Along the way we got into a discussion about our favorite colors.  We decided that the most common favorite colors were either purple and orange.  So we started calling out our favorites... I happen to be #teampurple because it's my favorite color!  So that's where the # comes in for the color element this week.

So my project began with a fun black and white image, my "Typewriter Text Background" stamp from MFT.  Then I die cut the layers of my pocket element using the MFT "Elegant Stitched STAX Dies" and applied a purple inked stencil, "Knitted Stitching Stencil" from the Crafter's Workshop to my pocket front panel.

Then I stamped my fabulous hair girlie from the Sweet November Stamps set called "A Chill in the Hair" and colored her up with Copic Markers.  I fussy cut her out and added her with foam tape on top of my pocket.  To incorporate the "light" element of the parameters, I hand drwn in a little lantern on the branch next to her.

Inside my pocket I added a die cut tag shape from my Catherine Pooler "Scallops & Dots Die" and stamped on a simple "Happy Birthday" greeting from the MFT "Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 3" stamp set in black ink.

If you haven't check ed out Craft Roulette to get your mojo running you should! It sure makes me think out side the box.

A HUGE thanks to Sweet November Stamps for the gift of the beautiful stamp sets (and a few more!!).  I won the entire Fall collection on a giveaway they had a few weeks ago!  If you haven't checked out there amazing stamp sets and you love coloring people, critters and scenes, then you'll be falling in love with their stuff!  Thanks to Amy and her team!!

Until the next crafty moment... tootles!

~ Ally ~

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