Sunday, 28 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Wendy Cranford

Hello and welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. What a busy month but so much fun creating cards hehe. You may have just come from the previous person or you may be starting here at my blog Juana Ambida. If you lose your way and get off track, there is a full list of this hops participants at the bottom of this post. I hope as you hop around you find lots of ideas and inspiration for your projects. 

Our special guest for this hop is the highly creative and multi talented Wendy Cranford from the US! Her work is just amazing and love all of them. As part of the hop, we get to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) any cards/projects that has been created by Wendy Cranford

Please take a look at her blog for many wonderful ideas. She also has a fabulous YouTube channel with many great and helpful tutorials. 

It was very hard to choose which card to CASE from Wendy, as they were all inspirational. However I couldn't resist the adorable card below - "Comic Strip Watercolor Kitty". I just love animal stamps especially cats and love how Wendy created this card as a comic strip.

To change it up, I have used a new set from the Holiday catalogue featuring the 'Merry Mice set and have a Christmas theme. It's such a cute and fun set and called for watercolouring. In place of the comic strip frames from Wendy's card, I have used the 'Merriest Wishes' bundle with the Merry Tags framelits and placed the mice inside the ornaments. Having them inside the ornaments complimented the sentiment; "It's time to deck the halls" from the Merry Mice set.  Here it is...

The Merry Mice fitted perfectly inside the ornaments and such a great way to incorporate them together with the Merriest Wishes sentiments. I have watercoloured in the Mice with an aqua painter on Whisper White cardstock. I also found inspiration from the holiday catalogue for colour examples of this set hehe. The ornaments and sentiment have been mounted on with foam dimensionals. 

The base card is Crumb cake and complimented the colour of the Mice as well as the Kraft handmade look. I have used the new Candy Cane Lane Baker's twine from the holiday catalogue to attach each ornament so it looks authentic and it's just perfect! The foliage/leaves in the back has been white heat embossed using the Christmas Pines set - another favourite of mine from the Holiday catalogue. It just suited the theme of decorating the tree.

I have used Clear wink of Stella glitter over the mice and added glossy accents to each of the objects they are carrying to give extra dimension.

Inside the card, The mice trio have been stamped as they appear in the set as a group and have stamped the sentiment twice so that it appears on one line. 

I have also used the other images from the Merriest Wishes set and have die cut the ornaments and circle using the coordinating Merry Tags framelits. These have been mounted on Stampin' dimensionals.

I hope you have enjoyed the card and found inspiration. Props to Wendy Cranford for the great inspiration. Both sets are just amazing and by combining them adds so much creativity to the card. The sets are available on 1st September for customers to order.  

Make sure you continue to hop all the way around and see all the amazing inspiration from the Crazy Crafters team. You are going to love what our team have come up with using Wendy's cards. Currently you are at my blog - Juana Ambida - so check the list to see who is up next. Enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you next time. Happy Crafting! :) 

Products Used:

• Merriest Wishes Clear Mount Bundle -  143520
• Merry Mice - Clear mount - 142145
• Christmas Pines - Clear Mount - 142049
• Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine - 141983
• Baker's Twine Trio Pack (Gold) - 141999

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  1. What a cute Christmas Card Juana. Well Done. Angexo

  2. sooo cute Juana! love how you added these little guys to the inside of the card too, beautiful work.

  3. An adorably cute Christmas card Juana...I love the inside as much as the front :-) I love that you too feel that insides should be as beautiful as the fronts x

  4. I love how you always seamlessly combine so many elements into your cards Juana. They're like little masterpieces! Great CASE. xo

  5. Juana, I got to your blog and took a big deep breath before scrolling down the page. The moment I saw Wendy's card I knew you would have used the cute little Mice. Using the Pine Branches, then the Tree Baubles and the Mice on the front side of the card are totally WOW Factors.
    Then to do the three of them again inside and another element with the 25 to represent the Christian Christmas Date of Christmas Day is totally WOW factors again. I adore your work, The person who receives this card for Christmas will treasures it for many Christmas's to come, it is a Gift on its own. xx

  6. Oh what a gorgeous christmas card, it's so stinkin cute! Another fabulous project Juana.

  7. Ditto to all the comments - you're crafting seems so effortless - stunning and ALWAYS GORGEOUS!!! XXXX

  8. Gorgeous card, I love the white heat embossed leaved on the Crumb Cake base & that is some crazy good fussy cutting you've done on the middle mouse! xx

  9. Love this, it will make such a great Christmas card :)

  10. What a gorgeous Xmas card! It's adorable. Love how you've used the pine again in white for this card! Well done and great CASE!☺☺☺

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  12. SO CUTE! Great job. Love the little mice. I haven't used this stamp set yet and I am itching too.

  13. This is really cute!!! I love how you alway combine different stamp sets together and create really different look.

  14. I totally love this card Juan....I can't wait to play with the mice set....thank you for the inspiration

  15. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love how you added the mice in the inside too!

  16. Super cute card. Love the colouring, just perfect!

  17. Such darling cards! I love their vivid coloring and the expert workmanship.


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