Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Hello, crafty friends!!

Today I want to share a video I made coloring this super cute baby seals.  They are part of the New Release by Crafty Sentiments Designs.  I took two pics to show two different techniques.  On one is a smooth skin and the other you can see texture.  I will make another video at a later time where I show how to do it!

YouTube Video
for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

I used two of the Grey/Dark Copic Sketch markers:
C's and T's

I hope you enjoy my video and please don't forget to subscribe to the YouTube Channel and my blog for more crafting!

Thank you!

Yours Truly,

Coloring and Crafting Simply Stated!


Just a reminder that there is still time to play in our July Challenge/Christmas In July.
Our rules are pretty straight forward and as long as you follow them, you will be eligible for the winner's prize of 3 digis of your choice from our Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store.  We will also have a Top 3 who will each win one digi of their choice from the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store!!


  1. Our challenges start on the 3rd of the month and close as the next month's challenge begins. 
  2. In order to claim your prize, please make sure you follow our blog and/or join in our Facebook fan group
  3. Please link up with a NEW creation - no backlinking allowed. Link to the specific post with the project you are entering into the challenge, not to your blog in general.
  4. You must follow the theme of each challenge.
  5. You may use any image you wish.  Although we would love to see an image from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps, it is not required to come play along.  Your creation, however, must include some type of image - digi stamp, clip art, rubber/clear stamp, etc.
  6. You can submit any type of papercraft or altered project, you are not limited to just cards.  In fact, we encourage all types of creative projects :)
  7. Please mention our challenge and link back to us in your challenge post.  
  8. Maximum of 3 entries per challenge, no combined challenges limit.
  9. Entries that do not follow the rules will be deleted.
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                  Now time for some amazing inspirations from our DT

                   Anna using Beach Teddy

                  Tracey using Girl and Puppy In the Snow

                   Marie using Girl and Puppy In the Snow

                   Amy using Image #72 - Giraffe and Moon

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                  Monday, July 16, 2018


                  This post is much later than it should have been due to some technical issues with my video. I think they’re all under control now though! I hope you enjoy this summery coffee themed card.
                  I started by printing the Frappe Unicorn, which is image #120, onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour the image in. The exact colours used can be seen in the video above.I went with light grey to add shade to the unicorn’s body as I wanted it to appear white. I then used darker greys for the hooves. I coloured the nose pale pink, using the same for the inner ears. The mane and tail I did blue and yellow to match the colours I would be using in the background. Finally I coloured the coffee and whipped cream in brown and cream tones respectively.Having completed colouring my image I carefully fussy cut it out. I then added a healthy coat of shimmer using my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen.For the background I used a variety of leftover ink smooshed pieces. I’d created them whilst working on other projects. I had been doing some ink blending, and rather than wasting the ink left on my craft mat each time I instead spritzed them with water, and used them to make the smooshed background.The largest smooshed panel, which I used for my background, is made.with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide. The long panel is Mermaid Lagoon, and is an offcut of a larger panel that I used for a recent card. Finally the third piece is with Worn Lipstick.I edged my two strips with clear iridescent glitter peel offs, to add some more sparkle and shine to the card. I then used double sided tape to adhere each panel to my card, before attaching the unicorn using my tape runner.I used a sentiment from Love From Lizi’s ___ stamp set, which I stamped with Mermaid Lagoon onto my blue panel. Finally I added sprinkles to the coffee using Nuvo Jewel Drops in Limoncello and Seabreeze. I also used the Seabreeze to add interest to the unicorn’s glasses.This card manages to be fun without being too over the top. It was great to find a way to use up the smooshed backgrounds and I like that I was able to match the colours on my unicorn to the background pieces without any trouble. The sprinkles on the coffee would have worked better if they weren’t translucent, but they were the only drops I had in suitable colours, so I felt it was good enough.

                  Sunday, July 15, 2018


                  Hello everyone!  Hope you are doing awesome and enjoying your summer.  I just returned over the weekend from an awesome family vacation overseas.  I had a great time but I am glad to be home – I miss my dogs when we travel and also miss my crafting time, but I am so thankful for the opportunity to go and to spend time with family.
                  Today I am sharing a video I made several weeks ago using one of the amazing images from Sasayaki Glitter shop.  I chose Image #84 Under Water.  My video, shares some of my coloring techniques and some details on the easal card variation I made for this project.  Hope you will check it out and let us know what you think!
                  My card is a variation of an easel card.  I chose my papers from Doodlebug Designs and added a sentiment from a clear stamp in my stash.  Both image and sentiment are cut out with Gina Marie Designs die.  I added shells from my stash and bling from Bo Bunny.   I sure hope you like it and will go watch my video
                  Here is a closer view of my colored image.
                  You can check out my videos on the Sasayaki Glitter YouTube Channel and all images can be found at the Sasayaki Glitter shop on Etsy, go check it out, you will be happy you did, SO MANY awesome images!

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                  Hope you have enjoyed my project.  Hugs!!


                  It is time again for another Oldies but Goodies with Sasayaki Glitter Stamps! Our designers get to share some of our favourites with you. We hope that you will find some new favourites of your own by seeing some of ours.
                  Please stop by and give some love to the design team, they do such an amazing job.

                  Squirrel In Trouble


                  using Image Squirrel in Trouble

                  Image #25 - Birthday Cat

                  Chrissy  using Image #25

                  Birthday Cake

                  Tracey using Birthday Cake

                  Image #74 - Clown Hippo

                  Rose using Image #74

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                  Thursday, July 12, 2018


                  I recently decided I would try to challenge myself to make things that are a bit different from what I normally make. This card is a result of that. I’ve made shaker cards before but never a full front one, nor have I ever made an easel card, let alone an easel card that is a shaker! For a bit more fun I decided to make it a circle card. I’d originally intended to just make one video for this project, but then decided to split it into two parts. The first video shows the colouring of the image, and the second video shows the process of creating the card.
                  After printing the image, which is Image 121 The Fairy, onto some alcohol marker friendly paper, I got on with colouring using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I based my colours on the sequins I had picked out for my shaker, so lots of yellow tones.The version of this digi that I have doesn’t have lines to separate her outfit from her feet, so I coloured as though the outfit covers her feet too. If you buy the digi now you will find it has a line showing where the trousers end as well as a belt line.Once I’d finished colouring all the elements with my markers I took my white gel pen and added highlights to various areas where the light would hit, which adds interest and shine to the image. I also added white dots where her freckles are. I then moved on to making the card itself.
                  First I cut a frame of yellow using two Sizzix circle dies. I used the larger of the two circles to cut a piece of acetate, and used Glossy Accents to adhere the acetate to the frame. I cut another piece of yellow with the larger circle to make the back portion of my card, and two circles from white. I would have needed just one circle if I hadn’t cut my image panel too small. As it was smaller than the frame I needed to mount it onto a larger circle to make it work.I made the shaker element by adhering the image panel to one of the larger white circles. I then added foam tape around the edges, poured in my Simon Says Stamp Sunshine sequins along with a few pearlescent flower sequins from my stash, and pressed the acetate and frame over the top. This completed the shaker.Taking the remaining circle of white card I scored it 1cm from the top to create a flap that would adhere to my yellow base circle. I then scored again about halfway down (I did this twice because I wasn’t happy with the positioning the first time) to create the portion for attaching to the shaker element.I added liquid glue to the smaller flap, lined it up with the yellow circle and adhered it into place. I then added more glue onto the area below the other score line to attach to the shaker. The attachment points for each of the non-scored panels are on opposite sides from each other. Check the video if you’re unsure.At this point I realised that I hadn’t stamped a sentiment. Rather than trying to deconstruct the shaker and risking breaking it I decided to add a die cut sentiment. I used the Hello die from Sizzix‘s Friendship Expressions die set and cut it with the same yellow card I’d used for the frame. I then used Glossy Accents to adhere it onto the acetate.After adhering everything together I decided to add a circle of white to my bottom panel to give a place to write. I trimmed a bit off of the top so that it would fit, then adhered it into place.I still needed to create an element that would enable the easel portion of the card to stand. After hunting through my stash I picked a stamp and die combo from Hero arts. I stamped the largest flower from Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Flowers with Simon Says Stamp Orange Slush ink onto the same yellow card stock then die cut it. I also die cut a second, unstamped version from the same card. I adhered them together to give a slightly dimensional flower, then adhered that to the card base, which completed my card.

                  This was a fun project to make and whilst I did make some mistakes along the way I feel like I have learnt a lot from the process. I am happy with the finished card and I’m glad I tried my hand at making a shaped shaker easel card. (Try saying that three times fast…) I’m very happy with my colouring too, though I had a bit of trouble with the blending on her skin. The colours all came together really nicely and I definitely think that picking out the sequins first and basing the colours on them was a good decision.

                  Wednesday, July 11, 2018


                  Hello beautiful crafter friends, here today with another amazing project from our lovely July guest designer Kitty. Hope you love her project as much as we do.

                  I absolutely adore the shape of this card, it is super adorable how she made it to look like a gift box, goes amazingly well with the image. Such a beautiful project. Love all that details and the colours she has chosen for her project.
                  Her colouring is just stunning.

                  Make sure you swing by her blog and see her other wonderful creations!

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