Saturday, November 28, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Birch Forest Scene - Have Yourself A Merry I got a new batch of Quietfire Design Xmas stamps yesterday and they are all so gorgeous I had a hard time deciding what to use first. BIG GRIN, but then I also wanted to use one of my newest dies the birch tree background and I paired it with my favorite deer eCut... ROFL. You can see all the newest stamps HERE (PS they are on special for a short time...)

The background is made using Color Burst and salt technique. Added some ribbon and brads This was a quick and easy card. the Color Burst was doing it's thing... I was die cutting and eCutting. Everything came together at the same time.

The sentiment and design element stamp sets I'm using are : "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" 3pce set; & "Merry Christmas Poinsettia" 2pce set

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
Fantastic Tuesday  #113  create a scene
Crafty Ribbon Challenge  #136 Frosty Xmas + ribbon
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #339 winter
My Time to Craft  #309 let it snow
Creative Card Crew  #101  what's cold outside
Oh La La Creations   #194 let it snow
City Crafter  #289 inspir image of birch trees/blue's and whites,
Christmas Cards All Year Round  monthly Nov  Xmas tree as focus
MMM Challenge  #215  Xmas tree as focal
Emerald Creek Challenge  holiday creations (Fallen Snow embossing powder on the inside snowflakes) PS I absolutely love your embossing powders. BIG GRIN

Thursday, November 26, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Quill Candle - Light Tomorrow - ECD Best Wishes of my quilling friends was making a quilled candle with flowers at one of our sessions... So of course had to make one too. Lucky I have so many friends that spark my creative juices... ROFL

I used the gold edge from encyclopedia books for the candle, that I got from another quilling friend a while back. Made some quilled red flowers, added glitter, die cut doo-dads and ribbon, and used a very heavy textured cardstock (Lava paper) for the background. Love the way it turned out.'m using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die "Best Wishes" on the inside (also available on Quietfire Design HERE). As well as a stamp by Bianca Petroschi.

And the quote ("Light Tomorrow...") on the front and sentiment ("Tiny Christmas Wishes" 3pce set) on the inside are rubber stamps by Quietfire Design. That little tiny Christmas sentiment is so cute...

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs  #323  Bingo: Kraft, flowers, die; emboss, free, guy; pearls, girlie, distress.
Craftin Desert Divas  Monthly Dec Xmas card
Sir Stamps a Lot  Monthly Nov Festive flowers & foliage
Facebook Card Making Magazine Challenge  Xmas Cards
Fab n Funky  #283 Xmas

Inky Impressions  #278  traditional Xmas colors
The Paper Shelter  #229 Christmas Card
Southern Girls Challenge  #124  use DP (textured paper on outside and die cut word on inside)
Casual Fridays  #145 use metallics (front & inside)
All Sorts Challenge  #338  use at least 3 dies
Craft Your Passion  #289
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  
Crazy Challenge  #211
TTCRD  #24 - 30

Monday, November 23, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Encaustic Poinsettia - ECD Season's Greetings - Take Time

Welcome to the Quietfire Sentiments of the Season Blog Hop! We’re celebrating the season with projects using our favourite Quietfire sentiment stamps and dies.  We have some great ideas to share with you!

We’re giving away a prize on each of the Sentiments of the Season blog posts.  The posts will be on Designers’ personal blogs and one on Quietfire Creations.  All you have to do is leave a comment on the Sentiments of the Season blog posts and you will be entered for a chance to win a Quietfire stamp or die from that blog.  Each designer will randomly choose the winner from their comments.

Here is our schedule:

Day 1- Monday November 23 : Teresa and Yogi (that's me BIG GRIN...)
Day 2 -Tuesday November 24: KathyJo and Judi Kauffman
Day 3 - Wednesday November 25: Wanda and Yvonne
Day 4 - Thursday November 26: Robyn and Selma
Day 5 - Friday November 27: Diana and Suzanne

If you get lost, just hop back to the Quietfire Creations blog to find all the links!

The deadline for leaving comments is Sunday November 29, 2015 at midnight PST.  Winners will be posted shortly afterwards here on Quietfire Creations.
Good luck and have fun

I Love doing encaustic painting. It's so quick and easy to create a quick card...

The rubber stamp quote on the inside is by Quietfire Design  and the "Season's Greetings" die from Elizabeth Craft Designs also available on Quietfire Design HERE

Click on any image to enlarge or click HERE to go to my web page.

Use a fry pan or electric skillet. Cover the fry pan completely in tin foil.
Cut another piece of tin foil, edges folded under and folded in half to create a platform to do your encaustic painting.
Use EnKaustikos hot sticks or Crayolla wax crayons to paint with. Temperature should be lowest setting somewhere around 150º. You'll know if your wax is just swimming too quickly... PS, don't forget you will probably be getting a reverse image so place your wax design accordingly...

 Works best when put onto a thin Rice paper - I used Sumi-E Painting and Calligraphy paper. Also works with tissue paper, but you have to be a bit more careful. Experiment with different paper surfaces.
After painting on the foil, lay paper (for rice paper - smooth side down) onto hot wax image (above left image). Lightly brayer over the image to connect the wax to paper. Careful the wax is runny so don't press too hard and smear the wax. Lift paper off and the result you get is above right picture. Now this may not look so great as is... put trimmed down, adhered to contrasting or accenting cardstock and details added to the painting... PS with some papers the other side is great to use as well.

Side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Embossed with Couture Creations "Mini Poinsettia" embossing folder.
I created my encaustic painting of the poinsettia, trimmed down and adhered to a red cardstock. Added Liquid Pearls "Buttercup" dots in the center. Adhered to card front.
Die cut the "Season's Greetings from gold glitter paper, adhered to front.

On the inside: stamped the poinsettia (Penny Black) inking the stamp with Distress mini pads "Mustard Seed" in the center, "Fired Brick" on the petals, and the edge of the pad "Mowed Lawn" along the pine sprigs and stamped.
Stamped the quote inking with the red all over and then touching here and there with the green, stamping, and clear embossing.

Friday, November 20, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Tea Cups - Happy Holidays - Find Yourself a Cup

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this stack of cups die from Poppy Stamps which I cut 3 times to create the multi colored stack of cups, then pieced it all back together... PS this is a good time to use those decorative scraps you have hanging around - which is what I did. BIG GRIN

The "Happy Holidays" is an eCut file from Suzanne Cannon available on the Silhouette onLine store. and the quote (part on the front and the rest inside is by Suzanne as well available on Quietfire Design. I added some alphabet stamp sets for the "Punch" word. 
The "Holly Flourish" stamp is from Elizabeth Craft Designs by Bianca Petroschi.
Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge  #173  anything goes
Jingle Bell Rocks  use your leftovers (the teacups from scraps)
We Love 2 Create  #23 anything mixed media
Aud Sentiments  #145  add a sentiment
Little Miss Muffett  #125 thanks or support
Cute Daisy May  Monthly Nov  Lots of Layers

Thursday, November 19, 2015

MC Nov/15 - MC Merry Christmas - Fancy Fold Presents - Who Says and Love Is What's's.htmlAnother card structure I came across recently and thought I'd make... Love the presents. The template, descriptions and details etc for this card is on my website which you can access by clicking on any card image.

I'm using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die "Merry Christmas" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

Also using several quote and sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design ("Who Says it's Better..."); ("Love Is What's In The Room..."); ("Tiny Christmas Wishes" 3 pce set)'s.html

And it fits for these challenges:
Creatalicious  #81 Xmas
Artistic Inspirations  #144 Feminine
MelonHeadz Friends  Bingo: flowers, sentiment, ribbon; digi, die cut, fancy fold; pearls/bling, bright colors, markers
Facebook Carmaker Challenge  anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  anything goes
Fantastic Tuesdays  #112 use some purple
TTCRD  #17 - 23 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #271 shopping spree
Lil Red Wagon  #316 Technique card
Penny's Challenges  #254 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Xmas
Hiding In My Craft Room  #225 use your scraps (all the presents are covered with bits of scrap decorated papers)
Pile It On Challenge  #95 Any Holiday
Crazy Hazelnut Challenge  Monthly Nov Xmas - sparkle/bling/embellish (2nd entry)
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #338 Xmas present's.html

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Happy Chanukah - Menorah Peace always need to make a couple Chanukah cards and it's so simple with Suzanne's "Happy Chanukah" stamp set, "Celtic Christmas" 4 pce set and her eCut file of a "Menorah" available on the Silhouette onLine store. I paired it up with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Christmas Candle" designed by Bianca Petroschi.

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Frilly n Funky something to do with light/candle
Love to Scrap  #66 Anything goes
Craft Your Passion  #288 anything goes

Monday, November 16, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Encaustic Winter Scene - Winter Wishes another encaustic painting - this time a winter scene.

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

I'm using a Quietfire Design sentiment and quote stamp. it fits for these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks  #272 ribbon
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #134 xmas tree
Cute Card Thursday  #399 birds/animals
Paper Take Weekly  Xmas Critters
Southern Girls Challenge  #123 twine/tape/ribbon
Pile it On Challenge  #95 any holiday
Scribbles Designs  #35 Xmas - non traditional colors
Incy Wincy Designs  #322 critters
ABC Christmas Challenge  W for wild thing
Inky Imrpessions  #277 furry friends
Wags n Whiskers  #166 embossing

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Encaustic Poppies - Thanks & Thinking of You continued to play with my Enkaustikos hot sticks and creating encaustic paintings. Having fun with them These are a couple of poppy cards. can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy'm using Quietfire Design sentiment stamps ("Thanks - cuddlers" 7pce set) ("Thinking of You" 2 pce set)  as well as a "Thanks" die available on Quietfire Design and on Elizabeth Craft Designs HERE

And it fits for these challenges:
MMM Challenge  #213 Thanks
One Layer Simplicity  #22 gratitude
Tuesday Throwdown  #270 Thanks
Crafty Creations  #302 Thanks
Sassy Studio Designs  #307  red, gold, orange, brown or green
Fussy n Fancy  #152 thankful
Simply Create Too  #98 give thanks
Catch the Bug  Thanks
Classy Cards n Such  #111 thanks

Saturday, November 14, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Fancy Side Easel - ECD Season's Greetings - When This Christmas'sGreetings_WhenThisChristmas.html
 As you know I love doing easel type cards... then I saw one that had a triangular front so of course had to make one...

Using lots of Spellbinder dies for this one. Loving the Holly Frame sets and surprisingly enough these cut quite well. Added the glitter Holographic circles for some added bling as well as the pearl flourishes.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy'sGreetings_WhenThisChristmas.html
I'm using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design ("When This Christmas...") as well as the "Season's Greetings" die also available on Elizabeth Craft Designs HERE

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Calender Challenge  monthly Nov  sparkle, bling, embellish
Power Poppy  monthly Nov  Embellish it
Virginia's View  #20 texture
Craftin Desert Divas  sparkle
Love to Scrap  #65 Bling
City Crafter Challenge  #287 dye it or dies
Fantastic Tuesdays  #111 something starting with "B" (Bling)
Scrap Creations  sparkle
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #144 Bingo:  emboss, stitch, DP; ribbon/lace, stamp/digi, flowers; favorite color, glitter/bling, dies
Craft Stamper  anything goes

Friday, November 13, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Encaustic Snowman - Unassembled - It's Beginning To Loo'sBeginning.html
 Well continuing on with encaustic painting... here's a snowman. Luckily we only had that one dump of snow which has since melted... I'm not anxious to see more

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy'sBeginning.htmlI'm using a couple stamp quote from Quietfire Design : ("Snowmen Fall from Heaven..."); ("It's Beginning to Look...")
And fits for these challenges:
Suzy Pants Smarty  #105 Blue & white
JW Scrapshack  #114  Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge  #172 no DP
Alphabet Challenge  T for tis the season
TTCRD  #1017 anything goes
Penny's Challenges  #253 use 3 of something (3 round buttons)
Sisterhood of Crafters   #44 Xmas
Art Impressions Stamps  #172 Xmas
Crimbo Crackers  #93 Xmas - Kraft or Buttons
Little Miss Muffet  #124 anything goes
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #337 Xmas'sBeginning.html

Thursday, November 12, 2015

MC Nov/15 - Coffee - ECD Friends - When I Saw This
When I saw the coffee image I had to use it... I love fancy coffee... 

Finally used more of my decorative paper... but in this case it wasn't hard to use - I thought the swirls in the paper really went well with the coffee flourish.

I'm using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design "When I Saw This..." Also using Elizabeth Craft Designs "Friends" die also available on Quietfire Design HERE. on any image to see more details and descriptions.

And it fits for these challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge  #116  Coffee, Tea or Chocolate
Fab n Funky  #281 CAS
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Thinking of You
The House That Stamps Built  #1111 focus on sentiment
Corrosive Challenges  #237  sentiment
Opus Gluei  #213 inspired by Coffee
Incy Wincy Designs  #321 Winter Activities (staying warm, drinking coffee and yakking...)
Craft Your Passion  #287 Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  #100 Sprinkle something (glitter & embossing powder)
Die Cut Divas  monthly Nov  warm and cozy

Saturday, November 7, 2015

MC Nov/15 - ECD Hello - Red Apples - Splendid Silent Sun good ripe apple is so juicy and yummy... When I saw this stamp (CC Designs "Apple Branch") I had to have it - BIG GRIN

I kept the card CAS. Fussy cut with no fuss... the apple branch using my electronic cutter.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy.'m using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die "Hello" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And using Quietfire Design quote stamp "Give Me The Splendid Silent Sun...

And it fits for these challenges:
Sisterhood of Crafters  #43  Fall
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #118 autumn or anything goes

Craftin Desert Divas  sweet & yummy
Cute Card Thursday  #398 food or drink
Moving Along with the Times  #7 leaves or trees
Sassy Studio Designs  #306 sweet as holiday pie
Alphabet Challenge  S for sweet treat
Cut It Up challenge  #83 something sweet
Polka Doodle Challenge  #45 autumn/fall colors
All Sorts Challenge  #336 ribbon/bows
Catch the Bug  anything goes

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Julian Waters - Ruling Pen & Blackletter Classes a 4 day workshop with Julian Waters. I have a bunch of samples/exemplars etc... Click on the image to go to that class - there is an internal link on my web pages to go from 1 page to the next... Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

MC Nov/15 - ECD Merry Christmas - Hexagon Poinsettia Merry Christmas

quietfirecreations.blogspot.caMy turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today with a hexagon card filled with poinsettia... BIG GRIN Love the use of the encyclopedia pages for the flowers.

quietfirecreations.blogspot.caToday's card uses the die "Merry Christmas" (available on Quietfire Design HERE)

 Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions, or click HERE to go to my web page

I'm also using a Quietfire Design sentiment stamp  ("Merry Christmas Plain and Simple" 6pce set )

 And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut Challenge  monthly Nov Xmas
Penny Black @ All Sorts  Monthly Nov Xmas
Craft Your Passion  #286 Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs  #320 anything goes
City Crafter  #286 Xmas
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
TTCRD  #3 - 9  anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge  #170 Flowers
Fussy n Fancy  #151 Flowers
Wags n Whiskers  #165 not square
All Sorts Challenge  #335 Xmas
Crazy 4 Challenges  #310 Xmas
Sweet Stampin Challenge  dies or punches
We Love 2 Create  #22 mixed media anything goes
Pile it On Challenge  #93 no square or rectangle
Scrapy Land Challenges  #29 anything goes

Friday, October 30, 2015

MC Oct/15 - ECD Best Wishes - Foil Edged - Blessed By The
I got my new laser printer the other day and have continued to experiment with foil and my laminator... Love the results from this card. Nicely aged look to the foil...

I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs "Berry Branch" to create the negative and positive foil edged pieces on the front, as well as die cutting it from fun foam to use as a stamp on the inside.

Also used the "Sea Glass" embossing folder for the edges and the "Best Wishes" die (also available on Quietfire Design HERE)

And quote stamp by Quietfire Design - "Blessed By The Christmas..."

Just click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Oh La La Creations  #192 embossing (used dry and heat)
Fab n Funky  #279 Xmas
Penny's Challenges  #251 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks  #270 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday  #397 sparkles
JW Scrap Shack  #112 anything goes
Polka Doodle Challenge  #44 sparkle, bling or glitter
Stamp and Create  monthly Oct use Kraft or brown (the striped cardstock)