Monday, October 20, 2014

Interesting Card

Hello! Glad that you dropped by.  Before I start raking leaves today, I thought I'd share a card which my DH calls "Interesting."  Well, it is a bit different.  I made this for the challenge at Poppy Sketch shown on the right and we are to use  a pop of Houndstooth pattern.  After finding this pattern paper in a Fancy Pants Trend Setter pad and the loopy trim in red in my stash, I designed my card around these 2 elements.  The card base is Ivory CS embossed at the top with Cuttlebug Pop Culture Border and stamped on the bottom with the Train  and Sentiment from GKD The Northwoods and Life is Good sets.  They were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Black and Red EP's.  Added the strip of Houndstooth paper and the ball fringe trim
 to finish my design.
Poppy Sketches:  #15 with a Pop of Pattern

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Deep Blue Sea

Hello!  This card is for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge - Over the Deep Blue Sea at Stamp TV.  Tricia has asked us to makeWater Themed Card.   We can use nautical images, rain, snow... ANYTHING that has water!  Since I do not have many Nautical Theme Stamps from GKD (note to some GKD nautical stamps), I had to stretch my resources for this card.  I selected a verse from Melanie's Gifts from the Sea set and seashells from her A Year of Borders and combined them with a water looking Pattern from GKD Poolside paper pad to create this water themed design.  Other supplies used were: GKD Soft Sand CS, Metallic Copper CS, Versamark, Copper EP, SU Blue ink, and Nesties Label 4 Dies.  The embossed verse was recessed under the copper frame.

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Simple Card with Recessed Image

Hello!  Today I have a card made with Gina K Stamps frame from  Lovely Labels 2, a sentiment from Stippled Nature, and an image of a wheelbarrow that I won in a great grab bag from GKD.  The image was stamped and recessed beneath the Label Frame  which I cut out the center with a circle die. The frame was popped up above the image with pop up dots. I assembled the card on a green card base with a mat of red topped with the framed image.  The card looks BIRL because the photo distorted the margins of red and green because of the way I had card sitting.  I was too lazy to redo the photo. I added a wooden button with twine for the wheel of the cart. Thought this was the perfect size and type of button.

Stamp TV: Release challenge is RECESSED - make a card with a recessed focal image. The focal image has to be down inside of it and the frame should be a layer above the image.
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Who's Got the button?

Stamps: All from GKD listed above
Ink: Memento Lady Bug, Espresso Truffle, Bamboo Leaves, Yellow glaze pen
Copics: YG 63,R22, E35
Papers: Green, Red, White CS
Button and Twine from Collection

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Black and Orange

Welcome!  I had in mind to make a Halloween card using orange and black but I got sidelined making a Black and Orange Butterfly so I ended up with a Thank you Card since I came across an already cut die word.  This was a card that just evolved on its own.....not what I had planned.

Cheery Lynn Designs Blog: Challenge is black and orange
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Super Fly---anything with wings
Crafty Catz Challenge: Black plus one other color
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #25 Orange and Black

Dies: Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Small #2, Small #2 Angel Wings, Fanciful Flourish, Kiwi Doily
Papers; Black and Orange CS, Pattern from Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium Pad
Distress Tool

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Old Friends Are the Best

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Repeat Impressions Sketch #0514 Challenge at The House That Stamps Built shown on the right.  I did  give the sketch a turn to the right for my use.  I love the Repeat Impressions Wine Series stamps which I have used for all the stamping.  The Wine Glasses were inked with Memento Tuxedo Black on to a rectangle of Ivory CS and colored with Copics R46 and R59 and shaded with a bit  of gray. I edged this with a Gold Metallic marker. To assemble the card, a Gold textured card base card was layered with a panel of pattern paper from Teresa Collins World Traveler pad. The sentiment was done with Versamark and Black EP on a Gold Metallic CS scrap and layered on a strip of Wine CS.  For embellishments I stamped the grape cluster and colored with the same Red Copics and Y28 and stamped the cork on a scrap of actual cork paper. These were fussy cut and attached.   I am pleased with the richness of this design.

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Bears Building a Snowman

 Today I am playing with LOTV's stamp of Bears with a Snowman stamped on white CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics N 0,2,4, C00, B0000, YG67,G05.  I sponged the sky with Memento Summer Sky and added snow with Liquid Pearls and Frosted Lace Stickles. The image was cut with a circle die and matted on a Red Circle.  I decided to make this a gatefold card and used the sketch from Sketch Saturday. I used White CS for the card base and added panels of patterns from Pebbles Welcome Christmas paper pad.  I stamped, colored and cut out a tree to hold the card shut. This was attached with pop up dots. I finished the inside with a sentiment from Heartfelt Collection stamped in Memento Lady Bug ink and more circles.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenges:
 Use something round on your Christmas Card.
Sketch Saturday: #331 Use sketch shown on right
LOTV's  Monthly Sketch : Anything goes with a Lili of the Valley stamp.
Oldie But a Goodie: Theme is Christmas.  LOTV Stamp is older than 6 months.
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: Theme is Snowman
Alphabet Challenge: R is for round or rectangle. Lot of round on my card.

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Thanks, Theresa

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Giraffe sends Get Well Wishes.

This is my entry for the challenge at Addicted to CAS for the code word Stencil.  My card was made with a stencil that reminded me of the spots of a Giraffe.  After brushing brown ink on white CS  using the stencil,  I stamped the Giraffe stamp and sentiment with a darker ink.  Used Marvy inks. Sorry I do not have the source of the stamps.  Giraffe was colored with pencils. Card base is brown CS. I made this card at my last Stamp club meeting.  Love the comical look of the Giraffe.

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Magic of Snow

Hello!  I have been away from blogging for a few days but am here today with an entry for some challenges.   I made this winter theme card with Repeat Impressions stamp of Whitetail Deer that I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copics. I sponged the background of the image with SU Sage Shadow ink and added some glittery snowflakes with Versamark and PSX Snowflake Embossing Tinsel.  I added some strips of Fancy Pants pattern from Timbergrove pad to the Card base of aqua CS from stash.  Base was embossed with Darice EF Snowflakes. Added some sparkle with Wink of Stella pen and Clearstar pen. Finished with a cut out sentiment from the pattern paper.

The House That Stamps Built: Designers' Choice Challenge #108 Winter
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #117-Make your mark.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch shown to right. This week there is a twist to do holiday themes. 
My personal Holiday is to celebrate the first snow of winter.....always a festive day at our house.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

My Favorite Things

Hello! Today I am posting an entry for Power Poppy World Card Making Challenge #4 to get Up Close and Personal.    We are to look around for some of our favorite things — make them personal — and be inspired! Take a photo of a few of those things and then, see it as a bit of an inspiration challenge — spark a little creativity with the textures, the colors, or even the objects.

Some of my favorite thing are represented in this photo taken by my DH - Teddy Bears, Flowers, Gardening, Birds and Birdhouses, and Fall Leaves and Colors.   We love and collect Teddy Bears including cuddly ones and concrete ones we have in our garden. The bears in the photo are Stony and Sharon (as in Sharon Stone) with Chipper. A few of the other garden bears are Rocksand and Brownstone.  Yes, we name all our bears!  I also love flowers of all kinds and the beautiful colors of fall.  I used these items as inspiration for my card shown below.

Stamps used are Power Poppy Sunny Harvest for the bouquet, Hen & Chicks for the sentiment. The Bear is an old PSX stamp, one of my faves.  Used Memento Rich Cocoa and Espresso Truffle and Copics Y02,06,13,17,21,YR 14, YG 09,63, E00,43,44,47, and Memento Red Marker. The bouquet was fussy cut and attached with Pop up dots. Papers used were GKD White CS and a pattern paper from scraps.

Power Poppy World Card Making Challenge #4: Use personal favorite things as inspiration to make a card.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  Use Pattern paper
SCS Hope You Can Cling To :  Lee's  HYCCT1406 A Bear for My Sister

Listen to My Favorite Things:

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hold on to Hope

Hello!  This month Split Coast Stampers is holding its annual Hope You Can Cling To Campaign to .  Read all the details here.
I made this card for Dina K's challenge to use something on your card that we hold on to daily -- a HANDLE. Keyword HYCCT1401C . Read more here.

I made this shaped card using a template that I have had a long time but do not remember the source.  I cut the teacup from pink CS and then added a design to the cup using Power Poppy Peonies Digi that I colored on the computer, sized and  printed on white CS. I embossed this layer with Cuttlebug EF Victoria and attached to the cup after trimming with the template. I also added rows of embossed dots with Cuttlebug EF Border.
I stamped the sentiment from Power Poppy Azaleas on white CS with Memento Tuxedo Black and inserted into a Pink Vellum teabag hung on a string.

Power Poppy World Day Card Making: Challenge 3 Choose Hope, Think Pink.  Join in one of the Challenges at SCS for HYCCT.
Link to card on SCS

I thought I'd share this first Teacup card made in 2009.
Same template as above.

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