Thursday, December 30, 2021

Altenew card project

 Hello and welcome to my blog!  

I wanted to share one of the cards I created using one of my favorite layering stamps by Altenew!  I had created it for Mother’s Day but never shared it! 

This is one of the first stamp sets I had ordered from Altenew!  Love them!  


Thank you for stopping by! Happy New Year!

The unexpected crafter

Friday, November 26, 2021

Altenew Brilliant Autumn Leaves Entry

 Hello, crafty friends!

Welcome to my blog!  Its the day after Thanksgiving and I am writing on my blog!! I LOVE Copic Coloring and stamping and that's why I am here! 😄 

I lately have been obsessed with Altenew products.  I was a bit intimidated by layering stamps but Altenew has really made it so much easier for me! Well, enough chatter.  Here's my card which I am entering on their monthly inspiration challenge.  

I used ALL Altenew products for the card, except for the cardstock and the black ink.

Pocket Full of Sunshine
Sugared Candies 
Z-Misty Morning

Triumph Tulip Layering Stamp Set

Beach Towel Stripes Stencil

Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set

You can find all these products on the link below:

That is all for today! I hope you are enjoying your holidays and spending some time with family, friends and crafting! 😄

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Crafting of Hue - Sponsor Jaded Blossom

 Hello, crafty friends!  Welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share two cards I created using a stamp set from the Sponsor of the Week at Crafting of Hue: Jaded Blossom.  I colored the veggies with Copic markers, listed below, and used Neenah Cardstock 85 lb, Solar White.

Copic Markers used:

YR06, YG04, YG02
G14, G12
YG09, YG06, YG03, YG00
V09, V06, V04
G17, G14, G12

Copic Markers Used:

E07, R17, R14
G14, G12
YG06, YG03, YG00
E37, E33, E31

That is all!  I enjoyed coloring this veggies.  Its not something I would normally color but it was fun!  

You can check out more of Jaded Blossom products here: 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Crafting of Hue: Sponsor of the Week: Artful Angel

 Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share two cards I created using a super cute stamp from the Sponsor of the Week at Crafting of Hue: Artful Angel!

Aren't these gnomes cute? I really enjoy creating these cards! I hope you like them too.

Newton Nook Gnome Garden

First Card

Copic Markers Used:


E11, E00, E000


C3, C1


R09, R07, R17


YG67, YG63


B29,B26, B23


C7, C5, C3

2nd Card


E11, E00, E000


C3, C1


YG99, YG97, YG95


E44, E43, E41, YR21


YG99, YG97, YG95


E27, E25, E23

Flower cart:

E09, E07, R17, N7


B66, B63, G14, YR23

I hope you have enjoyed your visit! Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave a comment and let me know you were here.

Artful Angels has so many beautiful and fun stamps! If you like Copic Markers like I do, Artful Angel has them also on their store! Check out the deals and offers! 

Artful Angel

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Altenew Fall Inspiration Challenge - October 2021

 Hello, crafty friends!!  Welcome to my blog!

I want to share another card I created using some of the lovely stamps and inks from Altenew.  I am also entering this card in the Altenew Fall Inspiration Challenge (click on hyperlink for challenge)

But first, this is the Inspiration picture to create the projects:

(click on image for Inspiration challenge)

And here is my project using the image above as inspiration.

These are the Altenew products used to create my card:

I enjoyed making this card since Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I hope you like it too! Please don't forget to leave a comment and subscribe is you wish!  I would love to know you stopped by!

Keep getting crafty!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Altenew Inspiration Challenge

 Hello crafty friends! Welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share with you a card I created for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge.  I have learned to love layering stamps and Altenew has such a tremendous variety.  

I used a simple layer stamp to create this card.  I kept it simple, which is my style.  I do not like to clutter my cards with too many embellishments as to let the images and sentiments speak for themselves.

Below is the inspiration card from Altenew.  I created my card based on the colors shown.  I hope mine did it justice. :)

Click on the image below for a link to the inspiration challenge post.

And now below is my card.

Altenew Products Used on this project:

* Peaceful Reverie Stamp Set

* Merry Reindeer Stamp Set

* Eastern Sky blue ink cube 

* Butternut and Yellow Ochre ink Cubes

Inspiration Challenge Link

I hope you like my card and inspires you to also enter the challenge at the Altenew Inspiration Challenge blog!  I love Fall and this was so much fun for me to create.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you visit again. Please don't forget to leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.

Keep Getting Crafty!

Monday, October 11, 2021

Sheepski Sponsor of the Week

 Hello, crafty friends!! Welcome to my blog!

Today I want to share a card I created with the sponsor of the week at Crafting of Hue Facebook group: Sheepski! I chose this image to create a card and created and clean and simple design that I think speaks for itself. 

As always, I used my beloved Copic Markers to color the image.

Copic Markes used:

E11, E00, E000
C7, C5, C3
R39, R37, R35
C7, C5 C3
B69, B66,  B63
E33, E31
B00, B000

I kept it as simple as simple!  I hope you like my card.  Please don't forget to leave a comment.  

Have a happy crafting day!

The Unexpected Crafter

Altenew card project

 Hello and welcome to my blog!   I wanted to share one of the cards I created using one of my favorite layering stamps by Altenew!  I had cr...