Saturday, October 22, 2016

Chevron Pumpkins

Welcome!   I have another Pumpkin card.  I found this pumpkin stamp from the past and just had to ink for this quick and simple card.  The stamp is unmarked but I think it is from PSX.   I stamped the Pumpkins twice with Memento Espresso Truffle ink - once on a creamy paper and once on orange CS. I colored the vines and stems with Copics and fussy cut the orange pumpkins.  I embossed the pumpkins with a Chevron EF and inked the raised stripes with Brilliance Platinum Planet ink before attaching to card.  The verse is form GKD and stamped with SU Always Arthichoke ink.  I finished the card with an Orange card base and a couple of Dew Drops.  I love how the texture of the Pumpkins pop out of the photo.
The Card Concept: #60 Chevron Pumpkin.  I consider the style of this card Clean and Layered as I used paper piecing and embossing with some embellishments.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Friday, October 21, 2016

Plaid for Christmas

Hello! I am back with another Christmas card that I am entering into a few challenges.  I started with a Penny Black Tree stamp from the Wonder Collection.  I stamped it on white CS with Memento Cottage Ivy ink and added balls of Gold with Metallic Gold Gelly Roll pen. The GKD Peace & Joy Sentiment was stamped in SU Ruby Red. Following the Sketch from Tuesday Morning ,  I assembled the card with Plaid Pattern ( Digital paper printed) , White CS, and GKD All Spruced Up CS.  I finished up with GKD White Organza and Gold Ribbon and Bow.

Tuesday Morning Sketches: #374 shown below
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #218 Plaid
Double D Challenge: Theme is Plaid
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: # 386 Christmas
Crafty Ribbon: Challenge 172 Ribbon or Lace

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Shades of Fall

Hello!  The Mix It Up Monday challenge at Stamp TV is to CASE a card by DT Karen Hightower.  I chose her card Christmas Greenery #1 (shown below) and stayed true to her layout and use of pattern papers but changed the theme to  fall, the twine to raffia, and the colors to autumn shades.  Supplies used: GKD Pattern Papers from Sunkissed Autumn and The Simple Things pads, Ivory, Pumpkin Spice, Sweet Mango CS; GKD Stamps from Stippled Nature (Leaf) and Old Country Roses (Verse); SU Really Rust and More Mustard inks; Raffia from stash.
Stamp TV: CASE a DT-Karen Hightower
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: October Challenge
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: 175 Shades of Autumn

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sea You Soon

 Hello! Today I am taking a break from creating cards for the holidays and playing with the photo challenge at Always Playing With Paper.  I was inspired to use the colors of the pillows and used a beachy theme using some stamps from Gina K Designs Gifts from the Sea and a Seahorse stamp from Mark's Finest Papers.   I stamped the images with Versamark and embossed with Seafoam White EP. The sentiment was stamped with Pear Tart ink.  I embossed the blue panel with Spellbinders Impressabilities Sea Scape.  I am showing a closeup photo as it is hard to see in the card photo. Looks much better in real life.

The Challenge: #82 Photo Inspiration
Alphabet Challenge Blog: Q is for Quick and Simple
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #133 is Embossing Wet or Dry
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Trio of Pumpkins

Hello!  I have been playing a lot with pumpkins and there are a lot of challenges featuring them in blogland.  I took color inspiration from the challenge at Inspired By All The Little Things  and some glitter from the challenge at Curtain Call.  I stamped Gina K Designs pumpkin from Signs of Autumn on Oyster Pearl CS with Versamark ink and embossed with Gold EP.  I colored with Copics and added more gold with Gold Metallic Pen.  I placed this on a mat of Gray CS that was also used as the card base.  I die cut Happy Thanksgiving with Cheery Lynn dies from a Shimmer Gold CS used as the background for the image.  Finished with colored sequins for some sparkle and texture.
 Inspired By All The Little Things: #28 Used colors and pumpkin theme from the photo inspiration.
Curtain Call: Inspiration Challenge Glittery Gourds. Inspired by the gold glitter.
Tuesday Throwdown: #316 Festive Pumpkins

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Glittery Pumpkin

Hello!  I have combined pattern paper, gold metallic CS, die cuts, and a fussy cut pumpkin to create this card.  The Repeat Impressions pumpkin was stamped on an Oyster Pearl CS with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP.  I decorated the pumpkin with Metallic Gold Dots to make even more glittery. 
Supplies: DCWV Shimmery Gold CS, Metallic Gold CS, MME Stripe and Dot Pattern Paper, Cheery Lynn Dies Happy and Thanksgiving, Sakura Gold Metallic Pen, Repeat Impression Stamp.
Challenges to enter:
Curtain Call Challenge: Photo Inspiration Glittery Gourds
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge #316 Festive Pumpkins
The House That Stamps Built: DCC1012 Food or Beverage
Pals Paper Arts: Challenge PPA322 Sketch
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Seeing Spots and/or Stripes.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Roses to Thank You

Hello!  I have another card that I CASE'd for a challenge...this time for the challenge at Time Out and the artist is Ardyth whose card is shown below.  I copied almost everything-the layout, theme, and the word Thanks.  I used a strip of green foil at the bottom edge instead of Gold and added some sequins for the dots.  The Green strip foil at the bottom edge of the card is the same as the die cut word but does not show very well as  foil in the photo.
Supplies: Stamps Gina K Designs Country Roses 2; Inks Memento Love Letter, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves; White and Green CS;  DCWV Green Foiled CS; Cheery Lynn Die; Sequins from Stash.
Time Out Challenges: Challenge #68 CASE the card by Ardyth.
CAS-ual Friday : Challenge CFC158 use 8 of any one item on your card or project. I used 8 sequins.
Just Add Ink: Challenge #333 Just Add G. Used Green CS, Green Ink, Green Sequins.
Cupcake Inspirations: Make a card inspired by their cupcake. Used shades of Pink, Red, and Green.
 Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Dove of Peace

Hello!  I really like the card (shown below) by Brigit that is the Card to Case this month at Happy Little Stampers.  I took a lot from her design including the script background, stamping on the background, the die cut bird, the die cut panel, and the layout.  I changed up the colors and theme.  I had planned to add some distressing on the edges of the background but forgot that step.  I really like the finished card and plan to use this for Hanukkah and will be making more.
Supplies: Dies-Cottage Cutz Dove and Spellbinders Devine Eloquence; Stamps-Gina K Designs Peace & Joy and Birds & Blossoms; Paper-7 Gypsies Pattern Paper, GKD Little Boy Blue CS, Glossy White CS; Copics; Memento Bamboo Shoots Ink; Foam Tape.
Happy Little Stampers: October Case the Designer Brigit Norton
Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge
Just Add Ink: Challenge 333 Just Add G-added green ink to my background.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, October 17, 2016

Christmas Tag

Welcome!  The inspiration for this tag was the challenge at Tag You're It! designed by Leigh Penner.  I used a similar shape, layout and colors as in her design but used a Christmas theme and stamps to change it up. I heat embossed some stamps with White EP on to the gray tag and topped that with a stamp image colored and fussy cut.
Supplies: Stamps Gina K Designs Joyful Holiday; Inks- Versamark, Memento London Fog, Copics, Gold Metallic Pen; White EP; Papers- Shimmery Gray CS, White CS, Red CS; White Satin Ribbon; Cheery Lynn Die Merry Christmas.
Tag You're It!: Challenge #68
Mod Squad Challenge: ABC Anything But a Card. I made a tag.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Colors of the Forest

Hello!  I have another Christmas card that I made for the GKD release challenge at Stamp TV.  Gina asked that we use a wood grained background for a Christmas card.  I used White CS with Toffee Crunch and Rich Cocoa inks to create the wood grained panel.  I stamped the Tree and Sentiment from Gina K Designs Joyful Holiday with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP and then sponged the tree with SU Always Artichoke ink.   I assembled all on a Sage Green Card Base and added a snippet of GKD Organdy with gold ribbon.   I was thinking of the greens and browns of the forest when I created this card.
Stamp TV Release Challenge RELEASE 1016
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: October Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #190 Anything Goes with an Optional Twist - Use Green and Gold
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Totally Resistible
Happy Little Stampers: October Christmas Challenge-Embossing

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa