Thursday, October 30, 2014

Clean and Simple with Leftovers

Second Post today:
 Joy at the House That Stamps Built challenged us to use some scraps and leftovers from other projects for the  Designer’s Choice Challenge.  I had some vellum with some black and yellow CS's lying on my desk. I decided to stamp the vellum with a Repeat Impressions Butterfly using versamark and heat embossed with Black EP.  After fussy cutting the image I attached it with a foam dot  to the yellow CS already cut to the right size.  I embossed the mat with Cuttlebug EF Leafy Branch before adding the image and stamped the Repeat Impressions sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I simply added that to the Black CS that I had leftover on my desk.

The House That Stamps Built:  DCC1022 Use scraps and leftovers
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #50 is to use vellum.  Butterfly is made with vellum...has stained glass look in real life.

I guess I could have  used smaller scraps but I had the right sizes for the card at my fingertips.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Santa Is Coming

Hello!  The focus of this card is a digital Image of Santa that I had saved in my files but do not know the source.  After printing the image, I distressed the edges with a distress tool and ink.  I assembled the card following the sketch from Sketch Saturday beginning with a card base of light gold CS, a layer of Green Pattern Paper and stripes of 2 other patterns, all patterns from Crate Paper Peppermint and Snowy Day pads.  Added a sprig of holly (stamped with Flourishes Stamp and fussy cut) on top of a bit of pine bough ( Impression Obsession die cut) when I attached the image.  I added some twinkle in Santa's eyes with Wink of Stella.   Maybe you can see it if you enlarge the photo.

Sketch Saturday: Challenge is Sketch #333 by Vanessa
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: St. Nicholas/Father Christmas/ Santa
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use Pattern paper
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Christmas

I wish I knew the source of this Santa image. Does anyone know?
I always try to include the name of the origin in my file but not this one.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Very Merry Christmas

Hello! Thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a quick Christmas card using only 2 colors and heat embossing with Gold EP.  I stamped the Tree and Sentiment  from GKD Very Merry Christmas by Theresa Momber in Versamark on GKD Cranberry Tart and used a GKD Gold Metallic CS Mat and a Card Base of the Cranberry Tart. I wove in a ribbon of Red Velveteen with Gold Edging and tied on a simple bow to finish.

ABC Christmas Challenge: V is for Very Merry Christmas
Stamp TV Mix it Up Monday Challenge: It takes 2, Only 2---Use only 2 colors
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra:  Anything goes for Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Christmas
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fluttering By

Hello!  I started this card last week when I first saw the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch challenge but it took awhile to decide how I wanted to assemble the card using the Gold butterflies that I cut and embossed with Cheery Lynn die cuts.  I also took inspiration from a card that I made a couple years ago shown below.  Other supplies used were Red CS, Gold Metallic CS, Pattern Paper from Teresa Collins World Traveler Pad, Versamark, Gold EP, Paper & Such Stamps, Paper Lace from K&CO,

CAS(E) this Sketch: Shown on right
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes for a birthday. This week option is Washi Tape but I chose not to use.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Get Ahead, Get a Hat!

Hello! I am here today with a quick post....have to get some leaves raked and get ready for Trick or Treaters this afternoon.  I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to create this Christmas Card using a snowman stamp and sentiment from Heartfelt Creations.  I stamped the snowman head with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white CS and colored with Copics R59,BG72,75,B0000, N4,7 and an orange marker.  Added some Clear star for shine on cheeks. Fussy cut the image and placed on a Kraft oval embossed with Darice Snowflakes and sponged with teal. Following the sketch, I used pattern papers from Fancy Pants Timbergrove pad to assemble card.  Used Cuttlebug EF Herringbone to emboss one of the patterns. I added the sentiment stamped on Kraft label die cut stamped in Memento Teal Zeal and a snowflake cut with a Sizzix die and covered with Stickles Frosted Lace.

Tuesday Morning Sketches:  Sketch #272
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Challenge-if you want to get ahead get a hat- Christmas creation must feature a head ... with or without a hat!
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use pattern paper
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Get Crafty and use Kraft

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spooky and Crafty with Kraft and Cat

I'm back.... with another Vintage Halloween Card made with a Digital image from Magic Moonlight Studio.  This was printed and matted on yellow CS that was embossed with Cuttlebug EF Forest Branches and inked with Red Ink.  I placed this on a Card Base of Kraft CS and added strip of ribbon, border of black drippy goo ( Martha Stewart punch), and bats ( Plumrose Lane digis).  I used Wink of Stella on the Cat's eyes and whiskers and the pumpkin eyes and mouth.....looks great in real life but not so much in the photo.

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says get crafty and use Kraft.
The Kraft Journal: Challenge #194 is color challenge using colors from the graphic on right.
Digi  Sketch Challenge: Use Pink and sparkly and/ or use the sketch. I used the sketch shown on right. No pink here.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 24, 2014

Scary Cat on a Pumpkin

Hello!  For this Vintage Halloween card, I have used a Vintage image of the cat on a pumpkin from Plumrose Lane that I sized and printed and then fussy cut.  I arranged that with vintage looking pattern paper from Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium pad, 2 of which I cut with Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval Frame doily die.  The card base is Slate gray CS layered with another pattern from the same pad. I placed some Kraft CS under the doily with the image before adhering to the card.  Added a black Olive branch cut with Cheery Lynn die, some red ribbon to the cat and glossy accents to the pumpkin. Colored the cat's hat red with a Copic.  Attached a Kraft tag stamped with MFP's stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black.

The Kraft Journal Challenge: Make it Monday Challenge # 194 Color Challenge shown in graphic on right.
Simon Wednesday: Simon says get crafty and use Kraft
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog: Challenge #155 is Vintage.  It looks like I am still doing last week challenge for Halloween but this card uses vintage like papers and a Vintage Halloween image.
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything goes with Ribbon or Trim
Crafty Ribbons Challenge:  #105 Tags n Ribbons
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #344 Trick or Treat

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Lantern

 Just for fun, I made this Halloween Lantern using the Cameo to cut a Silhouette file from Black Cardstock, Orange CS and Yellow Vellum and assembled with Scor-tape. Each side has a different design.   I used it with a battery operated flickering candle.

I am entering the challenges:
Scor-Pal Challenge: More than One Score" Challenge #9 - Fall/Halloween
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme: Halloween
 Stash: Black and Orange
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #125 Orange and Black

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Christmas Card of Different Colors

Welcome! Today I am back with another Christmas Card which I created with Non-traditional Christmas Colors.  My inspiration was the Merry Monday Challenge to do just that --create with Non-Traditional colors.  I began by heat embossing the Festive Frame from Melanie's GKD stamp set on White GKD CS with Gold EP and colored in the design with Memento Markers Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, and Rich Cocoa. I filled in with Copic Gold Marker. I trimmed the frame and attached to a mat of GKD Bubblegum Pink CS and then to a card base of GKD Jelly Bean Green. For the sentiment I heat embossed it on an oval of Bubblegum Pink with Gold EP and did the edge of the oval as well.  I attached this to the center with foam dots.

Merry Monday: #131 Challenge Use Non- Traditional Christmas Color
Stamp TV: Mix it Up Monday Challenge Christmas Comes Early
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #118 Holiday
Mod Squad Challenge:  Judy's Challenge is to create your most very favorite kind of card.  I guess my favorite cards include heat embossing and coloring. I am always fascinated by watching the heat transpose the EP, especially gold powders.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Use something new or never used.  I did not think this would qualify for Hazel's challenge but I have never used these colors or papers for a Christmas Card so I guess I qualify.

I love reading your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dracula Says Boo!


Good  Morning!  I said to myself that I would not make any
Halloween cards this year because I have so many in my stash that I
do not need any more.  But Halloween cards are so much fun that I gave in and had to make this one for Simon Says challenge.  We are to use the colors in the graphic shown on the right.  I used stamps from MFP's Boo To You and papers from my stash. Dracula was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with YG03, V15, E51, 100 and re pencil.  Memento Grape Jelly and Tangelo inks were used for the sentiments. I embossed each strip with borders from Cuttlebug Pop Culture EF. The drip was punched with Martha Stewart border punch.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Color Coordinates  
Missed the Deadline!!! Waited too late to post,

Shopping Our Stash: Theme is Halloween.
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge 218 is Halloween Colors
AAA Cards: Make any style card for Halloween.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa