Thursday, February 26, 2015

Butterfly on Kraft

Hello! I am posting a one layer card made with Kraft CS using 2 GKD Stamps from Hope Is Faith and Take Flight and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I colored the butterfly with Memento Dandelion marker because a Copic would bleed through.   I then wrapped  Baker's Twine around the center and tied a bow.  This photo was not that great but hope you see the essence of the card.

The Kraft Journal Challenge:  Make I Monday CAS One Layer Card #212
Less Is More: Theme is Wings
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Take your pick from a list of Challenges.  I took the Product Theme Use Kraft Card
Stamp TV: Mix it up Monday challenge-Combine and color use 2 Gina K Sets, one image and one sentiment.  Color the focal image.  Used GKD Hope Is Faith and Take Flight sets.

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Stars for Christmas

Today is a rainy day in Florida....a good day to catch up with some posting. I made the card shown with some of the supplies that I have here with me.....using more of the Festive Flourishes Kit including 2 of the gold foiled die cuts and pattern paper.  I added these items with a glitter star (that I had cut earlier and found in some leftovers) on a card base of Metallic CS. Voila!! A Star (card) was born!

Merry Monday Challenge: Create a Christmas card with stars.
The  Glory of Christmas: Red and Gold
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: February Use Pattern Paper
ABC Christmas Challenge:  D is for  Die Cuts

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Birthday with Pattern Pow

Hello!  I love to play with pattern papers almost as much as I like to color.  This card was made with 4 patterns from Fancy Pants Wonderful Days pad.  I stamped GKD's Butterfly from Hope is Faith set  on a pattern square with Memento Tuxedo Black  and colored with a Memento Marker Dandelion.  I then sponged around the butterfly with Distress Ink Broken China.  Following the sketch from Sketch Saturday,  I arranged sections of the papers on a base card and attached the image.  The GKD Sentiment from Stippled Nature was stamped with Memento Nautical Blue.

Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday-STV15MON7
Backgrounds Challenge-You have to use  at least 3 different patterned papers and / or
you can use ink refills as Kendra did in her tutorial. I used some sponging as I do not any ink refills with me.
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #348 by Alex
CAS on Sunday: Theme is Chevrons
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog: Challenge #209 is Happy Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Toppings  option is Hearts and/or Arrows. There are Arrows on the pattern paper.
 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Birthday Card for Hannah

 Hello and welcome!   My great niece is 4 years old in March and loves Hello Kitty. I made this card for her using my computer to print images, the inside message, and the back  and used the Cameo to cut words and numbers.  I printed the front image twice and cut out the bow and dress and popped up to give a  3D effect.   Added sequins to front.......what 4 year old does not like bling?   The inside message was printed with a Hello Kitty font.   The inside Kitty was cut with the Cameo from a file using color cardstocks.
Winter Wonderland: For a Child ...does not have to be Christmas this week
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Thank you. Theresa

A CAS Hello!

Hello! Stopping by with a quick  card for the Challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch. I made this with a Navy card base and added a cut out made with a geo-die on Pink CS with a White back which showed when the die is folded.  I stamped a Winnie and Walters bold sentiment with Memento Nautical Blue on White CS and fussy cut and added to die cut.  I thought this was a dramatic card using the dark base.

Link: CAS(E) this sketch...#110 graphic on the right

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Candy Cane with a Bell

Hello...back to Christmas with another candy cane.  This is a CAS card using a digital image with some coloring added with Copics, Pilot Gold Marker, and Wink of Stella pen. I printed the sentiment with a Candy Cane Font.  After coloring the edge of the image with the gold marker, I adhered  the image on a card base of Red CS and added a strip of scrap of gold foil accented paper.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #145 Candy Canes (2nd entry)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. challenge: Christmas Traditional Colors

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Thank You with a Bear Hug

Welcome to my studio!  I hope you like my card today made with Repeat Impressions Bear image stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and Colored with Copics.   I use a textured paper towel and Copic Colorless Blender to give texture to the fur on the bears...hope you can see it.   I assembled the card following Tuesday Morning Sketch using a pink card base layered with pattern papers from MME Lost & Found pad. I also embossed a layer with Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls and stamped a Paper & Such sentiment with Memento Rose Bud ink.

The House That Stamps Built: Challenge DCC211 Thank You cards
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #287 See graphic on right
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says All Creatures great and small!
Shopping Our Stash Challenge: TP or not  TP-Use toilet paper or paper toweling as a tool to make your project.  I use textured Paper Towel with colorless blender to create texture on the bears' fur.
Addicted to Stamps and more: Challenge #131 Anything goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: You Matter

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love Is Sweet

I am back with a second card.  This project uses the layout from Sketch Saturday shown on the right and a digital Image from Meljens,  Love Is Sweet, a freebie that I have had a long time.  I colored him with Copics, fussy cut the image and attached to my card and added some red hearts found already punched in my stash. The card base is a Textured White CS with a layer of MME pattern stripe. I used some of the stripe paper to create pennants stamped with LOVE with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.

Sketch Saturday: Week #347
Meljens Design Team Challenge:  #247 Theme is Loving You
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says All Creatures Great and Small
Allsorts Challenge: #297 Love is all around.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Add a Heart

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Birthday Card with Heart

Hello!  Today I have a card full of  heart, not for Valentine, but for someone's birthday TBD.  I created this project with Nesties Scalloped Heart dies, White CS, 2 Pattern Papers from Fancy Pants, ribbon, and a Pearl Heart.  The sentiment is from GKD Inside and Out set and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.
I made this for Cat's Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV...Put Your Heart Into It.
Challenge Links:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday STV15MON 6
Open-Minded Crafting Fun: No Red, No Pink
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Pattern Paper
Seize the Birthday: Toppings option is Hearts and/or Arrows.  I used hearts.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Candy Canes and Corners

Hello!  Yes I am back to Christmas cards.  I have become addicted to some of the Christmas challenges and enjoy checking them out weekly.  This card combines 2 of the challenges using Candy Canes and decorative corners.   I had to use a digital image of  Candy Christmas stamps here with me... and printed the sentiment on my computer using a Candy Cane Font which I downloaded for free.  I tied some Bakers Twine to the canes and added some above and below  the sentiment. The top corners were decorated with sections cut from  a red doily cut with a Cheery Lynn die which I had in a bag of leftovers. 
Merry Monday Challenge: #145 Candy Canes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #215 Decorate a Corner
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra:  February Challenge is Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Theme is Red and White
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme-Red: Stash-Red Embellishments

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa