Wednesday, January 20

Erin Lee Creative January Release

 Hello Friends!

It's that time! Time for a new release from Erin Lee Creative.

My first card for you today features the new Star dies. 

I started with a red cardstock panel and stenciled the Houndstooth Stencil with black ink. 
I cut the panel down and placed it on a black card front. I then added the new stars cut from Holographic Cardstock. I cut the Shine die as well from the Holographic Cardstock and added it to the card front.
My second card today features the new Leaf stencil
I first used the stencil on a pool colored piece of cardstock. I used shades of blue and green when stenciling. I then cleaned the stencil, turned it and applied Duo Transfer Gel and allowed it to dry over night. I then applied gold foil with a laminator. 
I added the new Stay Golden Die cut out of Holographic Cardstock on a piece of vellum.
Prizes! Be sure to comment on blog entries along the hop so you can be entered to win a $50 voucher to use in the ELC shop! There will be two winners chosen at random from the comments left by January 27, 2021 on all the blogs.

Eva - You are here!!
Thank you for stopping by, Happy Hopping!!

Thursday, December 10

ELC Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

 Hello Friend!

Today I am excited to be part of the creative team sharing some AWESOME inspiration with you using the new Coffee Lover's Kit from Erin Lee Creative. This kit has some unique and fun creative things to play with! So fun! Let's get started!

My first card uses the super cool Cup Heart Die that is an addition to the kit. 
I cut it out of Holgraphic cardstock from ELC. 
The background features the Magenta Mirrored Cardstock that I dry embossed using the                     Fun House Squares Stencil.

The sentiment is from the 6x8 stamp set in the kit and is embossed with white embossing powder on a deep grey cardstock.
The shine and colors on this card can not be beat!
 I love, love, love the Holographic Cardstocks from Erin Lee Creative! 

My second card features the cute little coffee cup from the 6x8 set in the kit along with one of the sentiments. 
I stamped, water colored and die cut the cups. 
The background features the Hex Stencil (another of my favs). I used a a blue distress oxide on the light green cardstock to make the background. 
Fun, simple and quick!

Don't forget to comment before you move on to the next blog! The more you comment on the hop, the greater your chances to win. 2 lucky commenters with win the Coffee Lover Kit. the blog hop closes Thursday, December 17. Winners will be announced on the ELC Blog on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Here are the blog hop participants:
Eva Costigan ---You are HERE!
Next stop--Ceal Pritchett

Sunday, November 22

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Howdy Crafty Friends!! 

Today I am participating in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags, hosted by the wonderful Tracey McNeely at In My Creative Opinion. I am featuring one of the awesome new dies from Erin Lee Creative.
I decided to use the Circle Burst Die to create my tree tags.
First, I cut a circle out of scrap card stock that was slightly smaller than the Circle Burst Die. 
 I then cut a the Circle Burst on white card stock and attached this to the scrap circle for stability. I then cut another Circle Burst out of green cardstock. I used just the two large triangle sections to create the tree.

 I used the X Stencil with some green ink to stencil the pattern on the tree. 
I then attached the tree to the white Circle Burst piece. 
I used shades of yellow Copic markers to color the burst to look like light. 
I found a circle die in my stash that was slightly bigger than the Circle burst die and cut a blue circle.
From there, I layered the Circle Burst piece onto the blue circle with foam tape and added the Merry Christmas sentiment strip. The sentiment is from the beautiful Winter Florals Stamp Set.
I hope you you are enjoying all of the wonderful tag creations. Be sure to check out the sponsors listed below.

Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 2

Erin Lee Creative Hearts and Stripes Release

Hello Crafty Friend, so happy to see you here today for another Erin Lee Creative Release Blog Hop. 
Look at all that stampy goodness just waiting to be turned into colorful creations!
Today I used the Winter Florals set from the last release, Stripe Background and the Stripe Sentiments Stamps set for my card. 
I started out by stamping the florals in black in on my white card from. 
From there, I took a pick card panel and stamped the stripes in black. I layered that onto my card front with foam.
I used the Stripe die to cut out a white strip and stamped the sentiment in black. 
I wrapped a little bit of silver embroidery floss around the end and popped it on the card from with foam as well. 

Don't forget to leave a comment. There are two $50 gift vouchers to the ELC shop that will be chosen from all of the comments left on the blog hop. The winners will be announce on Monday, November 9th by Erin Lee Creative.

Go check out the rest of the fabulous creation!

Eva Costigan---You are Here
Jen Timko---Next Stop

Saturday, October 17

Release Day at Erin Lee Creative

 Hello Creative Friends! 

I hope you are enjoying the creative journey of this blog hop celebrating the new release from Erin Lee Creative. The guest designers are absolutely fantastic as well as the design team members. Lots of ideas to spark your creativity. If you are just joining here, there is a list at the bottom of the post that will link you to the next person. 

For my project, I decided to use the Girl Power Stamp Set. The set features an awesome girlfriend trio and some great coordinating sentiments/words. I actually started my card by using the Tie Dye Background stencil. For extra sparkle, I used gold glitter paste on one layer.

I stamped the girls on a white card panel and colored with a light shade of Copic markers and then added depth and shading with Prismacolor pencils. 
I layered the colored image onto some gold holographic cardstock for just another touch of bling and shine. I then stamped the sentiment on a black piece of cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. I again layered that onto some gold holographic cardstock and placed it on the card. 

Don't forget to leave comments on each of the blogs in the hop for chances to win one of the two $50 gift certificates Erin Lee Creative will be giving away to her shop.

The hop will end on October 24 at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 26 on the Erin Lee Creative blog. 

You are here---Eva Costigan
Next stop---Ceal Pritchett

Thanks for stooping by! Happy Hopping!

Monday, October 5

Pine Layering Stencil Cards

 Hello Friends!!  I am up on the Erin Lee Creative Blog today with a couple of card ideas using the new Layered Pine Stencil. This stencil has so many fun possibilities. 

The first card I created starts off with a blue cardstock panel. I stenciled the solid tree image onto the blue cardstock with white pigment ink. For additional texture and shine, I applied clear embossing powder while the ink was wet.

 After that, I took the second tree stencil and applied silver glitter gel paste onto the white tree. 

Once that was dry, I matted the tree image onto a piece of Holographic Cardstock.

I added a little silver embroidery floss for interest under the stamped sentiment. To finish, I added the completed tree piece to a white card base. 

Card #2 again features the Layered Pine Stencil but I only used the full tree image. I stenciled the tree into white cardstock with black glitter gel paste and set aside to dry. 

While the glitter paste was drying, I used the Aztec Diamond Stencil and applied it to a red cardstock panel with black ink.

Once the tree was dry, I stamped the Warm Wishes sentiment, From the  Holiday Blue Jay stamp set in a coordinating red ink. 

I used a fine tip poking tool to poke holes along the side of the Christmas tree, then used gold embroidery floss to string gold beads on for garland. Once the garland was complete I mounted the tree panel to Gold Holographic Cardstock and mounted onto my black and red stenciled panel. To wrap it up, the complete tree piece was added to a white card base. 

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Until the next time, Happy Stamping and Cardmaking!


Saturday, September 12

It's Going to Be OK

Howdy!! Hope you are doing well today. 
I have a very simple card to share today. 
I used the Protea Background Stamp from Erin Lee Creative for both the larger white grey stamped piece and the middle piece stamped in pink. 
I layered everything up to build the card and what you can't the Prisma glitter inside those pink stamped images. It gives it such a brilliant, sparkly shimmer. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Groovy Stuff....Peace, Love and Happiness

Good Day Friends! 
I decided I wanted to do a recap of some of my favorite cards that I recently made using the  Peace, Love and Happiness kit from Erin Lee Creative.

On this first card, I stenciled and then flipped the stencil to the other end and stenciled over it again.
Looks like a bunch of streamers. This is my favorite card that I made from this release. 
OK well, maybe the next card is my favorite card from this release, LOL. Again I stenciled, the shifted the stencil and used black Nuvo Shimmer Paste. 
Wowzers, I love the result!!
The VW image reminds me of Scooby Doo. One of my all time favorite cartoons. 
It's been awhile, my Splitcoast gallery will show that YEARS ago, I stitched on paper. I pulled the machine out and went to stitching. 
And finally, can't forget the alcohol inks. They must always make an appearance!
This was done on glossy black cardstock. I started by adding a layer of gold on the cardstock and built up colors from there. 
Have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, September 2

Happy Day

Hello Again! I am back to share another card using the new
 Look On The Brightside Kit from Erin Lee Creative. 
Today's card features the rainbow die.
I started by creating the card base from yellow cardstock. Next, I used the Scor Buddy to emboss lines on a white panel. I then stitched up the side of that panel with my sewing machine. 
 I cut the rainbow from a watercolored piece that I made using distress inks.
I decided to spread out the layers of the rainbow over the cardfront. It looked a bit empty in between those layers so I added the little bit of sparkly jewels from Honey Bee Stamps. 
Last, I stamped Happy Day in yellow (also from the new kit) and added it to the bottom of the cardfront. 
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Until next time, happy stamping!


Tuesday, September 1

ELC Look on the Brightside Kit Release

Hello there Friends! It's time for a new release over at Erin Lee Creative, welcome to the new release blog hop. Today Erin is releasing a kit called Look on the Brightside. For today's hop, I am featuring a slimline (or tall card for us ole' folks) chain link card using pieces from the rainbow die and a sentiment from the Here for You Stamp set from a previous released set.  I took the new rainbow die that is included in the kit and cut it twice in each of the rainbow colors. 
From there, I paired two of each color together to make the links and glued only one side of the link together. I assembled the chain and then stitched the links together at the seams. 
The background was created using the Tiny Squares Stencil. 
I assembled the pieces on the card front and added some cute little heart jewels to finish it off. 
Blog hop details:
We are giving away ONE KIT chosen from comments left across all of the blogs participating in this hop. Please leave a comment on any participating blog by Tuesday, September 8. The winner will be announced that week on the Erin Lee Creative Blog. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Here is the blog hop list.



Eva ---You are Here

Lynnea ****Next stop





Happy Hopping and Shopping!



Tuesday, August 18

Erin Lee Creative New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the ELC Release Blog Hop!!! Today is the big day---- the newest release over at Erin Lee Creative is available and ready for you to shop, shop, shop!
I chose this framed watercolor piece for my blog hop project today. A lot of the products in today's release remind me our great state of Kansas. I used the Sunflower background stamp, Arches watercolor paper and watercolors to create this vibrant piece. 
I stamped the image onto the watercolor paper with Amalgam Ink then started the watercoloring process. 
The first 3-4 layers are all watercolor, making sure to let the colors dry before adding the next layer. 
Once all the layers of watercolor were added I went back and added color in the nooks and crannies along with a few details with fine Sharpie markers. 
I just could not bring myself to cut it into a card. So this I framed it! Besides photos, this is my first ever framed piece of art that I have created.
I simply trimmed up the edges and found a couple of 8 x 8 frames from Hobby Lobby. 
The watercolor sunflower piece was layered on top of a piece of water cardstock to create the mat.  

Here is a photo of all the new release products that are available. 

Don't forget to leave a comment before heading off to the next blog, for a chance to win one of 3 gift certificates for $25 each from Erin Lee Creative. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments left on all blogs listed below. Comments must be made by August 24th, in order to be entered into the drawing. Winners will be announced at the Erin Lee Creative blog. 






 Eva :You are here!!!

Next stop: Ceal 


 Thanks for hopping along with the ELC Design team today!