Friday, October 20, 2017

They're Ookie and They're Spooky

Hi there, today I needed another Halloween card so I couldn't wait to use the cute little spooks in the Spooktacular Halloween digi set by Sunsational Stamps.  I love how adorable these little characters are.  This set packs in a lot of images, and you can find it Here

I started out by making two background pieces using the JustRite Crackle and the JustRite Brick background stamps.  I stamped the Brick background on a piece of medium grey cardstock using Close To My Heart Slate ink.  I then stamped the Crackle background onto white cardstock using CTMH Whisper ink.  I VERY LIGHTLY sponged the Whisper ink onto the white cardstock so it would just barely tint the paper but not to blend out the crackle pattern.

The next step was to cut my windows in the crackle patterned piece.  I used a 1-1/4" square and a 3-1/2" circle (that I only partially cut) to form the half circle window.  I then trimmed the bottom using an Exacto knife and straightedge.  I backed this piece with a light yellow cardstock so it looked like eerie light coming from the windows.

I printed out the super cute pumpkin, ghost and bat, then colored them using my Copic markers.  I fussy cut them out leaving a very thin outline, so they popped a bit.  I added each one to a window.  I then drew in spider webs and added this panel to the brick background piece using foam tape to pop it up.  The whole shebang was added to a white card base.

I found this shiny and whimsical Happy Halloween border piece in my stash.  It was from an old K&Company collection I have had since a class I took many years ago at Scrapfest, gosh I miss that event…sigh.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Happy Halloween Scarecrow

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and as we are heading towards the end of October, it's time to create Halloween projects. I've used this fun image today: Cornfield Scarecrow.

I colored the image with Zig markers, then fussy cut it.

I had some fun Halloween paper in my stash which I layered with cardstock.  For a rustic effect to coordinate with the image, I used distress inks on my papers which I then added to my card.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Hi all! Margreet here with a card for Sunsational Stamps.
Despite that this is the month of Autumn and Halloween, I have used digi Oh Christmas Tree.
Check out the store for some fun seasonal stamps.

xxx Margreet

Friday, October 13, 2017

Have a Bewitching Halloween!!

Hello Sunny Friends!  Annie here...

This month we're celebrating Halloween! Each of the Design Team Members will be creating fun Halloween theme projects. I created a card using the Little Witch from Trick Or Treaters Stamps

She has a goody bag and a lot of candy to add to it. I hope you join us for all the Halloween fun!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Havest Moon

It is time to share a halloween card using a fabulous digi from 

I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils.  I did several layers on my card to give it some dimension.  I added a cute sentiment at the bottom.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Choo choo train

Have you checked out the shop lately?  There's a lot of new items that Lisa has added.

I used the Halloween train set this month. This is so cute!
I added some digital paper from my files and colored the image with pencils and blended with gamsol.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Just Flying By To Say Happy Halloween

Boo to you all, today I have a shaker card featuring Sunsational Stamps Spooktacular Halloween set, and you can find it Here.  The image I used from this set was the silhouette of a witch and her kitty on a broom.

For the back panel I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to color an area for the moon.  I fussy cut out the witch and glued her to the center of the moon.

The front panel I began by heat embossing a scary tree from my Raisin Boat Eerie Night set (they are back in production!) in black.  I sponged on Distress Oxide inks using Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Black Soot.  Then I flicked water onto the background and let it sit a minute before I blotted it dry with a paper towel.

I die cut out a 2" circle for the moon/shaker opening, cover it with acetate, filled it with stars and tiny iridescent beads from Honey Bee Stamps and added foam tape to build up the shaker layer and then put the two layers together.

I added a few bats from the same Raisin Boat set and added Wink of Stella to them ( I don't think the photo is picking up that sparkle).  And finally I added the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Sunsational set, hand drew in a spider web and called it done.

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Happy Scrappin'
 Eileen :)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happy Halloween

Well it is time for some Halloween fun.
Today I want to share my planner spread using
Trick Or Treaters 2

I colored my images with Prismacolor Pencils.  I added some Halloween washi and stickers. The sentiments and images are inclued in the set.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Trick or Treat

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another post for Sunsational Stamps.  This month we are getting ready for Fall and Halloween.   Be sure to check out the store for some fun stamps perfect for the season.

Today, I've created a card with Cats on a Fence

I began by coloring the image with markers and inks, blending them together.  Then I fussy cut the image.  Don't you love all the details?

I created a card from black cardstock then added striped paper on top.  I wanted the image to stand out so I placed it on a black panel which I then added to some Halloween paper that I edges with black cardstock.  The Trick or Treat tag was slipped behind the panel.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Heidi the Witch

A new month means a new challenge at the Sunsational Stamps blog. The theme for this month is HALLOWEEN.
You may enter with a maximum of 3 times and the use of a stamp or digi from another company is allowed. If you use a Sunsational Stamps' image, tell us which one for an extra chance to win.

I made a card with digi Heidi the Witch, which you can find HERE in the webshop.
I printed the digi 2x, of which 1x on copypapers. I cut this one and masked it on the digi in order to color the moon with Pan Pastel first.
Then I used a fixative, removed the mask and colored the digi with Copics.
At the left top I put a spider's web with a spider and at the bottom several black cats.
Thanks for stopping by today!
xxx Margreet


Sunday, October 1, 2017

October challenge and September winners

Welcome to another month and a fun new challenge!!

Greetings Friends and Fellow Crafters, here we are with a new month already. The theme for our challenge this month will be "Halloween" what makes you think of this holiday season? I can say that our design team has some great ideas coming up over the next couple weeks to share with you on this subject. However, here are some inspirational projects to get your mind working:

These are some of my favorites that I made in the past.

Great Pumpkin Patch


Halloween Fairy, Pat the bat

Congratulations to 1st Place with a $25 digital images gift certificate: #2 Kleido

Congratulations to 2nd Place with a $15 digital images gift certificate: #3 Jolanda

Congratulations to 3rd Place with a $10 digital images gift certificate: #1 TraceyMo

Please contact Marji at and put Sunsational September Winner in the subject line. Thank you so much. 

So: now that we are fully inspired... how about getting creative and join us over on the Sunsational Stamps Facebook Challenge Page.

And here are the rules:

  • You can choose to make any paper crafts/ altered art creation you like as long as it fits the challenge theme.
  • You can enter a maximum of 3 times as long as it fits in with the theme and is a new creation. 
  • Using a Sunsational Stamps image will gain you extra entries into the prize drawing. Please name your images In your post. 
  • All entries must be new, please do not link creations that have been posted prior to the day the of the current challenge.
  • You must mention and make a link to our challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize
  • It is OK to link other online forums.
  • You are allowed to combine challenges.
  • If you don't have a blog you can link your photo from your Facebook account.
  • All entries to be linked before 8am EST, 1pm UK time, 2pm CET on Tuesday October 31.
  • The most important thing is that you have fun making your creations.
  • There will be prizes and the winners will be chosen at random from all the entries.
  • We are looking forward to seeing all your entries.

Friday, September 29, 2017

You Are My Honey!

Sweet greetings to y'all, today I made an anniversary card for my hubby.  I used the adorable Woodsy Critters digi set from Sunsational Stamps that you can get Here. This set is packed with many adorable images…critters and their accessories.  :)

I chose the bear…as you can tell from previous posts, I am partial to bears.  I colored him with Copic markers.  I also colored and die cut some adorable bees and hearts from one of my favorite Honey Bee Stamp sets Busy Bees and the sentiment was from the Bee-You-tiful Sentiments set, which I embossed with an older Ranger embossing powder in Lettuce Green.  The hive was made using two kinds of hearts from the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The tree branch was actually the tree from my Elizabeth Craft Designs die All Seasons Tree.  I am famous for using die cuts in a non traditional way…I like to get the most bang for my buck!

I added Wink of Stella shimmer to the bees wings and the hearts.  I used Ebony Nuvo Drops for his eyes.  I LOVE the look on his adorable little face.
I used a Lawn Fawn landscape die on some Bazzill cardstock in green (sorry, I forgot to take note of the color name) added that to sky blue cardstock.  Mounted that onto a piece of Kraft cardstock and put the whole kit-n-kaboodle onto the card base.  I forgot to mention that I had popped up the "beehive" and I did not adhere the leaves down, just the stem, so the leaves have a little dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Please follow the blog by clicking on the "Follow Me" button, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss a thing!

Happy Autumn Scrappin'
Eileen :)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all!

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another post for Sunsational Stamps.  This month we are getting ready for Fall and Halloween.   Be sure to check out the store for some fun stamps perfect for the season.

Today I'm using Happy Fall Y'all.    Love how the cute hedgehog is hugging those pumpkins.

I used several colors of distress inks and a water brush to color the images.  I started with a light shade of brown on the pumpkins, then added dark brown and dark orange highlights with a touch of green for the leaves.  The hedgehog was also lightly inked with a pale cream ink.

The panel was inked with brown ink then matted with green and black cardstock.  The card was distressed before the panel was added.

Happy Fall Y'all! was cut apart, inked and matted to match the image.  Then the phrase was added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Mermaid bear

Today I'm using the adorable mermaid bear for a Trick or Treat card.
I used the bat and the Trick or Treat from the great Trick or Treat set

 I colored the image with colored pencils, layering several colors to achieve some depth.

You've still got a few days to enter the challenge this month, the theme is fall.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Having One Of Those Days?

Hi All! Margreet here.
Today I want to share some inspiration with you using one of the cute ostriches from the digi Wild About You which is for sale in the Sunsational Stamps Store I earlier made a card with one of the lovely ostriches, which you can find here.
I have colored with copics and I die cut the digi, just as the matching text, with a Crealies' die. I fastened the text with foam. Some eye candy for the finishing touch.
You can still enter the September challenge 'Fall'
Don't forget to visit the Facebook Fan page and the Sunsational Stamps blog for some inspiration of the other DT members.

Thanks for visiting and I wish you a nice day!
xxx Margreet

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sunsational Team Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Today some of the Sunsational Design Team is taking part and sharing some creations with you using the stamp sets that can be found at Sunsational Stamps which include coffee related products. All these set are available in our store. Just click each designers link to see how they produced their projects. #fall2017clh

This card was created with the Clear Stamp called "Not Till First Cup of Brew" in the Sunsational Stamps Store. This was a fun image to color with my Spectrum Noir Markers for this project. My little guy needs his coffee to get the red out!!!

I have to say the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop is a project I look forward to participating in every quarter. 

Please be sure to stop by everyone's post and show them some love.







We are a Super Sponsor for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  In honor of this hop, we are offering 20% off of all digital stamps.  Use coffeelovers at checkout please.  Thanks and enjoy the hop.

As a Super Sponsor, we are offering a $25 dollars Digital Image Gift Certificates and two flash prizes of $15 and $10 Digital Image Gift Certificates.  Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along on the Coffee Lovers Fall Hop

Foxy Fall

Greetings, today I wanted to make an autumn card with one of my favorite woodland critters…a fox!  I am partial to foxes because my grand-pup is a Yorkie, but he looks just like a baby fox.  Swoon…  You can find Sunsational Stamps Woodsy Critters Here, this digi set is such a bargain!  You get so many adorable woodland animals plus a few extras!

I colored the fox and log with my alcohol markers and fussy cut them out.  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs All Season Tree dies to cut out the tree and autumn colored leaves.  I used a postage stamp style die for the blue (sky) background and mounted that all on a muted army green card base.  I adhered all the elements and popped the fox up with foam tape.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

cuddly halloween

Hi peeps,

It's shylaa here today to share some inspiration on our current challenge - Fall related. Halloween is a important event in fall season and i couldn't resist my hand in trying with these cute cuddly bears.

here is my card with halloween stamp

 I created the background with Sugary pulm lawn Distress Inks. Fussy cut the precoloured digi and adhered it to the center of the diecut panel. For my greeting, I printed it on the white cardstock and distressed edges and then popped it up with some foam tape. Have not embellished to keep the stamp as main focal point.

Closer views

Hope you got an idea and inspired

Stamp which i used is

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Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Bookworm by Marji

I am using the adorable book worm stamp today.
I stamped him 3 times, on white glossy paper, on green and again on red.
I cut out the pieces and glued them together, adding some white gel pen and crystal effects.

 I used some fun school theme papers and a fabric flower.
Simple and pretty cute if I say so myself.

Be sure to head to the shop and see what's new!

Join our challenge, this month's theme is fall.