The Card Concept #44

TCC44-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and I am loving this week’s inspiration photo…wouldn’t it be dreamy to live in this home?!?! :

44My style is clean and layered. I was inspired by the overall picturesque scene, although the scene that usually happens at my house is more typical of how my card looks, one exhausted mom! There is LOTS of paper-piecing in the card if you look closely, and I colored the rest with Copics. The stamp set is retired from MFT Stamps called Merry Christmas.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to join us this week, we love to see your creations!

Crafter’s Companion – Cool Christmas

Snowman-Kerin-Sylvester-WMHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m sharing a fun Christmas card with you. With Thanksgiving only a week and a half away, I’d better get cracking on making my Christmas cards! My how time flies. This card was made with a super cute set from Crafter’s Companion from the Nordic Christmas collection called Cool Christmas. I just love this adorable snowman, but all of the sets in this collection are calling my name 😉

I began with Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock, and I used Spectrum Aqua markers in Charcoal, Black, Burgundy, Moss, Gold, Teal, Navy, and Orange to color in my snowman . The shadowing and snow are Aquamarine & Charcoal mixed & watered down. For the background I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink sponged with Navy Spectrum Aqua Marker splatters. I added a few sequins for a little extra bling.

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Sweet Sunday Sketch 295

SSSC295-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I am having a wonderful Sunday, I hope you are too! I started out the day making homemade sauce and meatballs, then took a show and got on fresh pajamas, then spent the rest of the day in my craft room…pure bliss 🙂

For today’s card I am playing along with this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch:


I used a super sweet new stamp set from MFT Stamps called Toasty Greetings, along with the matching die-namics set. I wanted to go a little non-traditional on this Christmas card, so my penguin is dressed in purple, colored in Copics. I also used the Die-namics Basic Stitch Lines for the linear portion of the sketch. It’s tough to see in the picture because they were so shiny the photography was tricky, but the dark little star speckles are shiny silver.

Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you have had some time to get crafty this weekend too!

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #150

CAS-challenge-150-kerin-sylHi stamping friends 🙂 This week CAS Colours & Sketches challenge blog is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary with sketch #150, and some of the Crafter’s Companion DT members are joining in on the fun! You’ll definitely want to check out the challenge, I hear there are prizes 🙂 Here’s the sketch:

CAS sketch #150


For my card I used the Makey Bakey – Make a Wish set. Oh my I just love these little mice! I colored them with Spectrum Aqua markers (have you tried these markers yet??? They are a MUST have!), and there is a FABULOUS SALE going on right now!!! Check it out HERE.  Here are the colors I used:

Mice: Terracotta & Tan (fur), Peach & Slate (bellies)

Cupcake: Red Violet, Scarlet, Peach (frosting), Crimson & Red Violet (cherry), Chocolate & Tan (wrapper)

Flame/Candle: Orange & Gold

Matchstick & Ladder: Chocolate

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll join the challenge this week!

Virginia’s View Challenge #20 {Texture}

moose-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge called Virginia’s View. This is a monthly challenge, and once I saw the inspiration photo and cards I was hooked. This month’s challenge is to use texture:

V. V. Challenge #20

For my card I added texture by using three different embossing folders, adding some liquid applique to my moose’s hat, and of course what would a Christmas tree be without some sparkly ornaments?! I used a little floral DSP for the rug to give it a textured appearance. The stamp set is called Merry Christmoose from MFT Stamps. How cute is this little guy?!? AND there’s even a matching die set so no fussy cutting!

The moose and tree were colored with the following Copics:

Moose/Tree Holder: E33, E35, E37, E59

Hat/Mug: R14, R17, R29

Pants: N2, N5, N7

Sweater: B21, B24, B26

Tree: YG95, YG97, G29 on top of a sponged layer of Old Olive and Garden Green SU! inks

Star: Y15, Y18

For the ornaments on the tree I colored some flat-backed sticky rhinestones with Copics in RV09, R29, B24, Y15, YR07, V09, YG05

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Crafter’s Companion – Makey Bakey Mice

Thanks-Petal-KS-WMHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m sharing a card I made with some new supplies from Crafter’s Companion. You’ll be seeing a lot of these little mice, I find them totally adorable (and so much fun to color)!

This set is called Makey Bakey Mice – Thanks Petal. This little cutie was stamped on Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock, then colored with Spectrum Aqua Markers in Tan, Chocolate, Charcoal, Terracotta, Peach, Spice, Scarlet & Moss. Once I was finished coloring him, I added a background using the Sheena Decorative Stencil called Distress Grid.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you find some time to get inky 🙂


Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches

jolly-hello-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’ve created my first Christmas card of the year to go along with two fun challenges, Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches:

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I was so excited when I found some gold cardstock for the Merry Monday challenge to use Red & Gold! I used it for his mittens and the little heart on his hat, along with the circle beneath him. I paired it with the Christmas Cuteness set from My Favorite Stamps, which, YAY, has a matching die-namics set so no fussy cutting!

I colored Santa in with Copics in R14, R17, R29, R39, and added a little E40 to his beard and hair, along with a little R30 for some rosy cheeks. The snowflake embossing folder is from SU!, but apparently it’s retired.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found a little time to get crafty this weekend!

The Card Concept #43

43-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 It’s that time again, time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and this week we’ve got a fabulous fall photo to inspire you!


My style is clean & layered, and I was inspired by the colors and rustic look of the photo. I saw some berry twigs in the background and thought of this wreath. I used the Seasonal Wreaths set from Flourishes (did you hear they are going to be re-opening?!?!), colored with Copics in Y15, Y18, Y38, YR15, YR18, R17, YG91.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find time to join us this week!

Crafter’s Companion – Exciting News!

enjoy-the-silence-kerin-sylHey stamping friends 🙂 I’m super excited to finally get to share some news with you! Today I’m beginning a new adventure…I’ve been chosen to be on the design team for Crafter’s Companion. I can’t even begin to explain how thrilling this is for me. Crafter’s Companion not only has a fabulous assortment of stamps, paper, embossing folders, tools and accessories, they also have Spectrum Aqua (what I’ve used on this card), and Spectrum Noir Markers!! Ooh la la I’m in heaven 🙂 You know me and coloring 😉

For today’s card I used a stamp set called Enjoy the Silence by Sheena Douglass, along with Spectrum Aqua markers in Moss, Aquamarine, Teal, Gold, Orange and Crimson, all on fabulous Watercolour Cardstock. Usually watercolor paper has a creamy off-white look to it, not this cardstock, it’s extra white and the best I’ve used for watercoloring!

Stay tuned for more fun creations with Crafter’s Companion products, woohoo!

MFT Sketch Challenge #252

MFTWSC252-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Guess what?! The Patriots are on Thursday night football…awwww too bad I’ll have to stamp all night while Jeff watches the game 😉 I’m going to try and squeeze in as much coloring as possible before Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge ends! I will be sad to see it end. Kathy is a huge source of inspiration to so many stampers.

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge on the MFT Stamps blog:252

I love, love, love this stamp set from MFT Stamps called Knead You. OMG how sweet is this little kitty?! My niece is a huge fan of cats so I think this one will be heading her way. And bonus, it has a matching die-namics set so no fussy cutting!

I colored this little cutie in with Copics:

Kitty: N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6 Nose/Bow: RV21, RV23

Box: E30, E33, E35, E35, E37, E47

Fish: N1, BG02, BG10

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