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Gab about Lawnfawnatics - Happy Little Critters

Stamping, Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn, StampsGabriela Sims3 Comments

Hello there! The new challenge is all about critters so I pulled out several stamp sets and got to work. I decided to do a one layer card that involved Copic coloring and some masking. I wanted my critters to be doing something normal, so I decided to have them  delivering a handmade card. I used Toadally Awesome, Say What? Christmas Critters, Love Letters, Yay Kites, and Jump for Joy. I started by arranging my images to get an idea of what I would need to mask.


Then I started stamping and masking using some Post-it tape. 


I then used my copics to color the sky and grass.


Next I peeled the images off one by one and started to color them.



My sentiment is from the Yay, Kites set and I stamped it with some Versamark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. I finished by adding some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, some tiny hearts, and some Gelly Roll pen accents. I trimmed a piece of Gotta Have Gingham down and mounted it on a 4.25” x 5.5” card base. 


This was a super fun card to make and it reminded me that I have quite a few Lawn Fawn sets that I really love. Until next time, stay safe in these crafting streets.

Happy crafting,


I have linked* to the supplies I used below:

Yay, Kites

Toadally Awesome

Say What? Christmas Critters

Love Letters

Jump for Joy

Gotta Have Gingham

Embossing Powder - White

Gelly Roll Pen

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Copic Markers

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Gab about knitting - The Beekeepers Quilt

How to, Knitting, Beekeeper's QuiltGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, today I'm taking a break from paper crafting to get some work done on what I like to call "The Knitter's Urban Legend", hahaha.  It's a project that I was working on about a year ago and it's really neat because you knit the quilt piece by piece by making little "hexipuffs"...but you need somewhere in the neighborhood of 350 of them.  So it takes me about 20 minutes or so to make one and I would have sworn I had at least 10 made...turns out I had a whopping 5! I have been getting Jimmy Beans Beanie Bags and I wasn't exactly sure what to do with all my mini-cakes of yarn and this project is perfect! I used my November bag first and was able to knit 5 more hexipuffs already. This project is easy because the Beanie Bag is the perfect sized project bag for this, it's a really portable project. I now have 11 hexipuffs (I made one out of some extra sock yarn I had on hand) and I am going to be knitting through my beanie bags to see how many I can make. I also think this will be a good way to keep me on task with continuing to make hexipuffs. These are a few of the hexipuffs I've made recently.


1 step closer. 

1 step closer. 

Beautiful yarn. 

Beautiful yarn. 

This is a project that will go on for about a year, or at least several months, I'll update the progress on this every so often and hopefully one day I can start assembling! Happy crafting! 

The Daily Marker 30 Day

Diy, Crafts, Supplies, Tutorial, Color, Paper crafting, How to, Coloring, Stamps, Cards, Graphic, Watercolor, DrawingGabriela SimsComment

I have been continuing through the challenge and here are this week's updates.  


My first spinner card

My first spinner card

This was created by using some patterned paper, my nesting circle dies, a hello die, and a Stampin' Up stamp. I colored the image using Copics and then drew a "back" of the image with a Copic Multiliner. 


A window card

A window card

I made this card with a coordinating Stamp and Die set from Stampin' Up.  I used a piece of acetate for "glass" in the window, I colored the images in Copics and did the background with Distress Ink.

Tomorrow I will be featuring the Chiffon Collection from QuickQoutes, I'll be showing how to make a Box Card. Happy Crafting!