Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dragonfly Note


IC608 challenge - really cool board called Rock Art by Nayler. I found this very beautiful ROCK.

I loved the clean and simple look of the beautifully painted dragonfly. Keeping the card clean and simple like the rock used a couple layers of white card stock off centered on the base and popped on dimensionals. Sponged in the blue and glued down the dragon fly. Finished off with some stickles on the dragon fly.

Dragonfly Note

Owl Always Love You


F4A388 - Old McDonald (Barn Owl)

This super cute owl was sent to me from a friend and I am trying to use up stuff that is in my craft room. I thought a barn owl would be great for today's challenge.

Colored the image with pencils and gamsol. Popped the image on dimensionals and a square die cut frame. Stamped the sentiment from Heartfelt_Creations. Framed the panel with some DP that my mom gave me and finished off with dew drops.

Owl Always Love You

Grillfather!

WT646 - Let's Warm Up!

Stamped the fun AI image and colored with copics. Trying to use more stuff from my craft room found the fun grill sticker in my stash and thought it would be fun for him to fend off the grill from the cat. Finished off with the sentiment in a hand cut bubble sponged in grey and popped on dimensionals.

This is another of the fun cards for my aunt to give my uncle next year. They have 4 cats and my uncle is going to get a kick out of this card.

Grillfather! 

Cute as a Bug!

MMTPT470 challenge - Calling all Ladybugs

Stamped the darling Penny Black image and colored her with pencils. Trying to use stuff up on my craft room I grabbed the green leaves die that was sent to me from a friend. Stamped the sentiment and die cut. Sponged on some red. Finished off with the die cut ladybug and some gems.
Cute as a Bug!

One in a Million


CAS439 challenge - Friendship

Stamped the Unity image and colored with copics. Sponged in the shyline with yellow, pink and purple. Used two city scapes and cut to fill in a city around the image and popped some on dimensionals. Finished off with sequins.

One in a Million

Sunday, July 23, 2017

You Have My Heart


FS546 challenge - The very talented Vicky White aka Miss Vicky. I found this amazing CARD.

Using a similar layout to start my card I added the center circle and finished off with ribbon to tie the layers together. The birds were colored with pencil and fussy cut and the circle was popped up on dimensionals.

You Have My Heart

Don't Worry Bee Happy


IC607 challenge - the fantastic Cuadros board on Pinterest. I found this wonderful IMAGE. I loved the yellow in the flowers and how they are spread out throughout the vase and image.

Using this rose mage from Heartfelt Creations I stamped the image and colored in yellow copics. Die cut the image and popped on dimensionals. The yellow hexagons were punched out of scraps of yellows and I added enamel dots in yellow for accents. Stamped the pink and main sentiment and popped it up on dimensionals. Finished off with a die cut Bee that was sent to me from another crafting friend.

Don't Worry Bee Happy

Winter Wishes

F4A387 challenge - Winter in July

CCCSEP17 - make our own backgrounds for our cards and place ornaments or candles

Used a Darcie snow EF on blue paper to create my winter BG. The die cut is from memory box and I added some tied ribbon to the ornaments. Finished off with the sentiment on dimensionals.
Winter Wishes

Your Day

WT645 challenge - Score!

This Darcie EF panel was sent to me and I thought this would be a great way to use it without covering up the great flowers to really show them off. Cut it down and trimmed in a pink paper. Trimmed the bottom of the panel with a punched lace border and then added score lines to the top and bottom. Added some ribbon from my stash and finished off with the wonderful sentiment from Penny Black.
Your Day

Christmas Package

CC644 challenge - This weeks colors, whisper white, cherry cobbler, garden green

CCC17MAY - Ink up something new

This card was created with the scrap die cut border as the starting point. You ask why...well it was cut and did not fit on a previous card correctly and too pretty to toss. I thought the fun skirt on this Stampin Bella worked great for the die cut. 

Stamped the image colored with copics layered the red layer and added the die cut piece. Again using up stuff in my craft room I added the die cut holly and berries sent to me from Jan (Precious Kitty).
Christmas Package

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Winter Scene

CAS438 challenge - Christmas In July

CCC17SEP - trees, Christmas or just snowy trees, and outdoor scenes

My MIL gave me the tree branches that are stamped on the white CS then embossed in white. Next I sponged on pink and yellow. Finished off with the deer, sentiment and sequins.

Tough to see in the picture but this really is super cute.
Winter Scene

Happy Holidays


FS545 challenge - Is the super talented Cindy Weeks, aka Weekend Warrior. Oh my goodness congrats Cindy, I have loved your gallery for a very long time. I chose this Card because I loved the colors on the card and thought they would make a wonderful BG on my card.

CCC17OCT - make your own BG

Sponged on the BG with greens and yellows to create the panel on the card. Added the memory box ornament die cut and added a few punched snowflakes and gems to add some additional layers to the ornament and stamped the sentiment.

Happy Holidays

Butterfly Beauty


IC606 challenge - I love Jennifer McGuire and love her wonderful videos to show how to do new techniques or great card ideas. This VIDEO with the distress oxides shows some great water stamping ideas with the distress oxides. I encourage you to watch to the end to see all the wonderful ideas. At the end of the video is this technique using black card stock and the distress oxide.

Using the wonderful Swallowtail stamp from SU and the distress oxide I did the same technique Jennifer did at the end of the video. Once the image was complete I finished off with some Dew Drops and Gems and popped the sentiment on dimensionals.
Butterfly Beauty

Lawn Ranger

WT644 challenge - Wanna Help me Paint a Fence

Stamped the Lawn Ranger and colored with pencils & Gamsol. Fussy cut the image and shaped. Die cut the fence, grass, squirrels and tag for the sentiment. Sponged in clouds and layered the scene.

This is another of the fun cards that my aunt asked me to make my uncle for next year. She wanted a John Deere and I thought it would be fun to color the tractor and his hat in John Deere colors.
Lawn Ranger

Sorry for Your Loss...


FS544 challenge - is the Amazing Ann Greenspan. Somehow I managed to get a different crafter on SCS link and made a card from their inspiration card. So as soon as i realized I went back to the craft cave and made a couple quick sympathy cards to honor the wonderful friend Ann. I chose this wonderful card for inspiration: HERE.

Die cut the BG with a triangular BG die and layered one on white and one on black. Die cut 4 feathers in black and white and added the sentiment. Finished off with sequins as Ann had on her card.

Sorry for Your Loss...

Something to be Thankful


FS544 Challenge - is the very talented Ann Greenspan (aka yaleann7). I love so many cards in her amazing gallery. This Card caught my eye and I just had to create these cards.

Stamped the leaves & sentiment and added splatters to the CS with grey distress ink and a paintbrush. Added stickles to the leaves and once dry tied off the hemp twine on the leaves.

Something to be Thankful

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Winter Wishes






IC605 challenge - Dessert Bites I found this very lovely Image and the teacup drew me in for a closer look.

CCCMAY17 challenge - ink up that new stuff - the teacup images are a new image sent to me by my friend Jan (Precious Kitty)

I colored the coffee cups shades of blue like the one in the image and layered on the sentiment ovals with dimensionals. Used a snow EF on the bottom and blue snow paper on the top. Finished off with a blue ribbon and a punched snowflake.

Winter Wishes 

This is the Beginning...






WT643 challenge - You're a Star

Super quick card here, stamped the image and colored with colored pencil and gamsol. die cut the frame and popped the frame and image up on dimensionals. Stamped the sentiment and added some DP punched stars.

This is the Beginning... 

Cats Eyes








FS543 challenge is the super talented kraftyaunt - Beverl. Wowza if you have not seen her gallery you should check it out. I found this wonderful Card. It reminded me of this fantastic Technique Junkies cat.

The image was sent to me by my friend Jan (Precious Kitty). Colored the image with copics then added Crystal Effects to the eyes to give them some dimension and interest.


Cats Eyes

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Laura

FS542 challenge - the amazing gallery of AJ Bodine, aka rutabagapie. I found this brilliant Card.

My friend Jan (Precious Kitty) sent me a stack of red cards with some DP glued down. I was searching for ways to use the stack of started cards and when I saw the FS card breaking up the left side of the panel it really was a great way to layer my card for breaking up the card base.

Using this wonderful Unity image colored with copics and layering on black CS I added some memory box die cuts to give her some pop and added the rose layer of DP to the top of the CS. Finished off with some liquid pearls.

I showed this card to my DH and he said this is Laura. Laura is his sister. So I think I will need to mail this card to her. She will love knowing her brother saw her in this image.
My apologies I had thought I grabbed the copics I used for this darling girl but I put them away too soon.

Laura

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Reading is Fun

IC604 challenge - Celebrating Pattern Paper

I loved the video that talked about how to pair up patterned paper. It suggested:

1 large print (Dark Brown)
1 medium print (Bold Stripped)
1 small print (Pink Stripped)
1 solid contrast (Black & Cream)

Keep only 1 Multi Colored Pattern (Stripped)

Playing with my scrap bin I decided the patterned pieces & layout. I added the bold solid brown color to get the pieces to pop off of the card and laid out the pieces. I popped the top piece on dimensionals and added a few gems here and there. Super video on today IC challenge, you should check it out HERE.

This wonderful Unity image was sent to me a Teapot Tuesday card from my wonderful SCS friend Carla. Thank you Carla, I loved playing with this image. She is colored with pencil. I also finished the image off with some small punched hearts and the large butterfly that both were sponged with some pink to pick up the pink in the DPs.
Reading is Fun

Stop and Smell the Flowers

WT642 challenge - Sabrina is our hostess this week for the challenge and she is challenging us to use strips of paper on our cards. Lets Strip

I am always looking for ways to use up scraps and this challenge was perfect. Using the scraps off the edge of the cut purple card I punched one strip and layered the brown DP strip with two purple strips cut from the edge.

Stamped the House Mouse image and colored with copics. Did the out of the box cutting on the image and popped up on dimensionals. Used a purple strip and punched the lace used a brown DP strip and layered with two purple strips that were cut off the edge of the base layer. Finished off with the ribbon.
Stop and Smell the Flowers

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Freedom & Happiness

MMTPT466 challenge - Create a card featuring any of the various fun activities, for celebrating the day, whatever you have a memories of from your own celebrations. Try to include a little red white and blue, but you can use other colors too.

For me on the 4th I enjoy the day outdoors either on a picnic or gardening or watching fireworks. I enjoy the freedom and happiness of the day so I used this great stamp from unity that had the perfect sentiment for the 4th of July. I colored her in red, white and blue. I added some velum for the sentiment a couple additional white flowers with liquid pearls.

Freedom & Happiness

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