Sunday, January 18, 2015

Curtain Call Challenge, NBUS, and a Clay Peek!



Hello and happy Sunday! 
I hope you all are enjoying the day! I have a card to share today for the Curtain Call challenge and Darnell's NBUS Challenge, and a little peek at what I've been doing with my clay.



I think .... that this might just be my favorite card I have ever made. If you've noticed lately, I have been enthralled with winter scenes with little animals in them, and preferably foxes, but I do love most cute little critters :) Everything on this card, except for the Hello was under the tree this Christmas, and what a fabulous Christmas morning it was! haha! 

I started this card by stamping the white snowflakes in the background in Versamark and embossing them with clear embossing ink. I then sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over it. The little village scene is from Cottage Cutz. I love it! It looked funny with the snow showing through the windows though, so I cut another one out of yellow and glued the yellow pieces in the windows and doors. I colored the adorable little fox with Copic markers and the Hello is cut from glittered Fun Foam. Love that stuff! I don't know about you, but I absolutely detest glueing layers of word dies together. I do it, but I don't like it. There's got to be an easier way!! 

Supplies:
Snowy background-My Favorite Things
Village Die- Cottage Cutz
Snowy Hill- My Favorite Things
Fox- WPlus9
Hello die- Serendipity Stamps

So this card is going to the Curtain Call Challenge which is Soft Scarf. My little fox has a soft scarf on, so I hope this qualifies. It's also going to Darnell's NBUS Challenge, because this is all NBUS! 




Now if you are still reading, here's a peek at what I've been working on with my clay. I took December off from my clay work , because it's an insanely busy month, and I wanted to be able to enjoy the holidays. I just recently got the clay back out and you'll notice in my photo that my clay work has been heavily inspired by my card making! I have been creating little winter scenes with animals in them! I've been having a lot of fun with these!



Allright! That's all I have for you today! It's going to get up to 60 degrees today and the sun is shining, so yay for that! The boys are out cutting trees down, so it's just the girl and me for most of the day. We're going to do some fun crafty things and maybe take a nice long walk with the dogs.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)



33 comments:

  1. Kay, your card is STINKIN' adorable...I LOVE it....sooooo fun.
    Your ornaments are AMAZING...seriously amazing. Perhaps you've already posted about your process but generally how long does it take for you to create one of your ornaments?

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    1. Hey Amy! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! :) Most of my time is spent conditioning and mixing the colors. After all of that's done, I can spend anywhere from about 30 minutes to 2 hours on an ornament. The gingerbread houses and some of the more detailed ones take the longest. The little winter scenes are taking me around an hour to do :)

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  2. Gorgeous! The addition of the yellow windows was genius! And I am totally enthralled with your beautiful ornaments! you are so talented!

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  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card, Kay! So cute! Your coloring is amazing.
    Now, your ornaments OMG!!!! Those have me speechless! You are so talented!

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  4. You are AMAZING!!!!!! Your card is gorgeous! I can totally understand it being your favorite of all time!!!! What a sweet scene! And ohhhh my!!! Those ornaments are just precious!!!! I love the scenes and the details! Wow!!!! Do you sell them on a site or at craft shows? They are so special!!! I love the red/white frame around the small snowman that looks like peppermint stripes! The trees, the candy canes and the sweet little animals! Adorable and just sooooo sweet!!!!!
    :) Jill

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  5. That's one of my faves too! Just love it, the soft colors and sweet fox and everything about it. The clay ornaments are awesome! You amaze me with everything you make!

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  6. Darling card Kay! Beautiful Winter wonderland creating! Love your gorgeous scenes! I grew up ice skating so I always love ice skating images and scenes! The hello is perfect for an icy scene! I still haven't made it to M's to get some of this glitter foam!

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  7. Fabulous, Kay! I love that soft sky peeking out from behind the scene, and I'm enthralled by your clay ornaments!

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  8. Kay I love everything about your card! The soft blue in the background, the houses and the sweet critter with a scarf! Looking forward to seeing those in your Etsy shop! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

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  9. Kay! That card is stunning, I love everything about it! You make such beautiful scenes. I just purchased that fox stamp set as well and can't wait to get crafty with it! & your ornaments!! oh my, they are simply stunning!

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  10. adorable card, and those ornaments you make are AMAZING!!

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  11. Well, I think this may be my favorite card of yours, too! The details in the Village die are amazing, and the fox is absolutely darling! Gorgeous coloring, too! Santa sure was good to you with all of these amazing goodies :) I love, love, love this card, Kay! Hugs to you!

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  12. It definitely has a "scarf" and it's definitely lovely and "soft"!! Perfect for the Curtain Call Soft Scarf challenge - thanks for playing along!

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  13. This card is pure sweetness. It reflects YOU! You have such a wonderful talent.

    And, I can't wait to see more of your clay ornaments in your ETSY shop. Looking forward to buying a few more for my 2015 Christmas tree! Blessings to you, talented one.

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  14. Hi Kay! I love seeing and hearing what you are up to! First of all your card is so soft and pretty and your ornaments are sooo amazing!!!!!! Wow they are truly a work of art!

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  15. What can I add that hasn't already been said? Your work is truly remarkable, Kay. Your card is fantastic with the scene you have created. Love the inked background, the snow softly falling, the whole wonderful scene topped off with the glittery sentiment. You have the magical touch my dear, when it comes to card scenes. And you have an equally magical touch when it comes to clay. Your work is excellent and remarkable. I'm running out of adjectives, honestly. I'm in awe of what you can do with clay. Your work is stunning, sweet and infused with love and happiness. Wow! :)

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  16. Kay, I just love your ornaments. Everyone gasp when my MIL open her present this past Christmas (which was your ornament). She loves it. So much detail. I had a hard time giving it away. Now, I need to get one for myself and also for them for this year Christmas. :)

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  17. Well its definitely one of my favs from you but there are soooooo many!!!! I see a snowman ornament with my name on it lol!!

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  18. Your card is gorgeous! And I agree, this has to be one of my favorites... although I really do love all of your cards! And holy moly... your clay ornaments are amazing! All I can say is WOW!

    Have a wonderful week! ♥

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  19. Your card is so darling ! I have been enjoying every winter scene you have been creating! love the new ornaments you have been making they are beyond adorable!
    I think you could link this up to the Serendipity Stamps challenge as well.

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  20. oh wow!! ...Gorgeous card!! All those little details ...
    what a fantastic scene! Loooooove .....

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  21. Perfect card,Kay!! Beautiful winter scene! The fox is adorable and i love the village and the sponging on your background!!!
    Your Clay creations are well...the most beautiful clay creations out there!!!
    HUGS

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  22. Your card is perfectly sweet, LOVE the winter village! And your clay, my goodness Kay, how insanely fabulous are those!!

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  23. I too am taken with those winter critters, especially this fox. Your card is fabulous!! What a gorgeous combination! LOVE it! Can't wait to see more of the wonderful clay creations.

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  24. Your wintry scene with the wee fox: soooo incredibly beautiful! As I've mentioned repetitively: you create 'cute' with a classy, sophisticated style. And those ornaments...oh my goodness! In love with them alllll! Gorgeous; as in 'blown away with awe' gorgeous! How fulfilling it must be to see such imaginative, stunning works of art appear under your fingertips. Happy sighhhh....I sincerely love visiting your blog: spirit-lifting, refreshing, inspiring and just such a warm, inviting place to be!
    Hugs~c

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  25. I can see why this is your fave, Kay! It has everything a card could possibly want! And the fact that it was made from Christmas NBUS makes it even more special and fun to put together! BTW, putting yellow in the windows was a clever must and together with the embossed snow, it just made this card sing!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3 again!!

    And thank you for sharing your new clay work, too! Your designs are just as beautiful, but your work is getting even more intricate and magical!! I hope you're having a great week!! Hugs, Darnell

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  26. Wow! This is beautiful and love the scene you created and the clay ornaments look fabulous and so cute. This card caught my eye when looking at the NBUS entries. I'm joining your website as a new follower and look forward to seeing your cards.

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  27. Your card is fabulous -- I can see why it's your favourite! So many fun details....
    And those ornaments are darling! You are so talented!

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  28. I love your clay ornaments, Kay! And your card is absolutely stunning! Thanks for linking up at the Curtain Call!

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  29. Your card is beautiful, but I LOVE your ornaments. I'll have to be watching for those to go to your Etsy store.

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