Monday, October 29, 2012

Finally a bit of time to play

Got a few spare minutes this past week to make a card just for fun.
This card is pretty straight forward an embossing folder, some ribbon, a big brad and a stamp.
I embossed the ornament folder on Coredinations cardstock then I used my Ranger Pearl Paint dauber over the raised areas to make the embossing really pop. I then matted the piece as shown and wrapped 2 colors of ribbon around the card and added the large Kaisercraft brad. I stamped a Hero Arts background stamp on the main card to add another layer.
Card Recipe:
Embossing folder: Couture Creations Xmas light
Stamp: Hero Arts Dot Flower pattern stamped with Vintage Photo Distress ink
Embellishments: Ranger Pearl Paint dauber, Ribbon and Kaisercraft brad

Sunday, October 21, 2012

In support of Ovarian Cancer Canada

Crafty Capers has been hit hard by Ovarian Cancer, we have a staff member who has been battling it for over 3 years plus there are several customers who are or have battled this ugly disease so...

Friday Nov 2 & Saturday Nov 3 Crafty Capers is planning a "Cards for Cancer" cardmaking extravaganza!

We will be doing 45 min (approx) mini classes at 5, 6, 7 & 8 pm Friday evening. Each hour there will be 4 mini classes to choose from. Saturday there will be all new classes running at 11 am, Noon, 1 & 2 pm. Classes cost $4 each or 4 classes for $15. ALL class fees will be going to Ovarian Cancer Canada
We are asking people to please preregister so we know how many people to expect and cut kits for. Classes will all have a winter/Christmas theme and we are madly working on our samples so they can be up for display in the store but please be patient as this is a very busy time of year for all our instructors.
Cards will be suitable for all skill levels (might be a good time to try your hand at cardmaking). As usual a basic class kit is required for these classes including scissors, adhesives (wet and dry), craft knife, cutting mat and black pen.
If you have any questions or to register please call Crafty Capers @ 585-0022 or email sales(at)craftycapers(dot)com
Hope to see you at the event it should be loads of fun!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Glitter, Dees Dies and Memory Box new arrivals

The store received a nice big order today containing Glitter Ritz Glitter, Be Creative tape, Peel Off stickers, Memory Box and Dees Distinctive dies. Here are some of the highlights:
Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitter: Apricot, Sand, Bronze, Chartreuse, Canadian Blue, Blue Teal, Blush, Java Bean and Liberty Blue.
Memory Box Deer Trio die
Memory Box dies:
Memory Box Frostyville border is back in stock

Memory Box Grand Window die
Memory Box Country Landscape
Dee's Candles die
Dee's Stocking Overlay other designs also available.
We also have a great selection of Christmas embossing folders by Couture Creations and Crafts too You plus lots of winter, Halloween and Christmas stamps.

Love, Joy, Peace

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We had a family dinner on Sunday and spent part of the time exchanging England trip photos and laughing at some of the less than flattering ones! (not of me for a change!!) It was a great evening. Monday, I spent the day planting tulips for spring and planting tomato plants. Did you know tomato plants will grow roots if you take cuttings from them and put them in water? Once they have roots plant them in soil and if all goes well I will have fresh tomatoes over the winter in my living room. I will let you know how it goes. Hubby is not too keen on this idea as we already over winter quite a few geraniums in the living room and we live in a small house!
Now back to cardmaking business - here is one of my latest creations. It uses quite a lot of Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight so as usual the glitter does not show up well. The cardinal scene is by Hero Arts and is a solid image. I tried to brayer a few Adirondack die inks onto the stamp to get a varigated sky it worked OK but would probably work better if I played with the technique a bit more. Once the brayering and stamping was done I added a piece of Be Creative tape over top of the image and added the Cool Highlight Glitter Ritz over the entire piece to add some extra sparkle. I matted everything as shown and added a Hero Arts sentiment and bow. The black faux brads were created with Black Enamel Accents.
Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy World Card day!

Tomorrow (Oct 6) is officially World Card Day, traditionally Crafty Capers does a big fund raising event however due to a staff shortage, recovering from the fantastic glitter weekend last weekend and Canadian Thanksgiving we have decided to postpone our usual celebration.
For those who were wondering, Deanna from In the Making (Glitter Ritz and Dees Distinctively dies) was at the store last weekend and it was amazing as usual! We are expecting another shipment of Peel Off stickers, Glitter Ritz and Dees dies early next week.
Here is a card I made before the Deanna arrived but I was having major computer problems so it did not get posted.
To make this card I stamped a Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish stamp with White Versamagic ink on kraft colored cardstock then I made my own glitter paper by putting Be Creative tape on white cardstock then applying Sand Glitter Ritz. I cut out my glitter paper with a Spellbinder Floral Burst die. I stamped a sentiment added some diamond gems to the flourish and the card was done.
I hope everyone has a great World Card Day and Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Love and Joy

I taught a private class a week or so back (hi Evelyn, Heather and Marilyn!) and here is one of the cards we did. A card this vintagy is rather out of my comfort zone but I like how it turned out.
I began by stamping the postcard image by Stampendous in black Versafine on white cardstock. I colored the holly leaves with my Prisma pencil crayons and added a bit of blue highlight to some of the snowy areas. I then pulled out my Tea Dye and Walnut stain distress ink pads and applied color around the edges of the piece. I ripped the lower left hand corner of my image. This caused the class participants much distress! LOL I curled up the other left corner then matted the peice onto a red Coredinations cardstock. I used my awl and a piece of foam to poke holes along the bottome of the image. I matted the entire piece onto a piece of Basic Grey pattern paper then added my Hero Arts sentiment and some twine.
Thanks everyone for stopping by.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jumbo Stocking

Wow October 1 where is the time going? September just flew by! I am now in the middle of the store's Christmas rush - lots of orders to do, to price, classes to prep for etc.
I did find a few minutes to get some play time in though - always need to find time for that!
I chose to play with the Stampendous Jumbo stocking stamp. It has been in the store for a while now feeling neglected. Poor fellow! LOL
I began this card by embossing the Jumbo stocking with gold embossing powder on white cardstock then I used my Stylus wand with a foam tip to apply color. I used Memento Bamboo Leaves for the green and Fired Brick Distrss ink for the red. That took all of 3 minutes probably. I pulled out my Stampendous Chili Pepper Red and Cotton Ball white fun flock and used my Art Institute clear drying glue to apply the flock. I added flock to the toe and heel of the stocking and some to the white area. I let the glue dry then cut out the stocking. I embossed a piece of Coredinations cardstock with a Couture Creations candy cane embossing folder and matted it a few times. I added a piece of May Arts twine and a Stampendous sentiment and 1 Christmas card completed.
Thanks everyone for stopping by.