Friday, August 29, 2014

Another Holiday Card

Hello! I am still in a holiday card making mood.  Today I have a quick and easy, clean and simple card for a couple of challenges.  I used the Seize the Sketch shown on the right. Starting with a textured blue card stock, I embossed the front with a Darice EF Snowflakes and inked it with Brilliance Platinum Planet ink.  I then stamped the snowmen with Mark Finest Papers stamps in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Memento Markers.  I edged the squares with a Pilot Silver marker and added some snow with Stickles Frosted Lace. The snowflake and sentiment from Alys Paterson (Quick Cards) was heat embossed with Zing Silver EP.

Challenges :
Seize the Sketch: #27 This is their last sketch.
ABC Christmas Challenge: Q is for quick and Easy.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Farm Fresh Flowers

Welcome to my studio!  Today I am playing with the Photo Challenge #255 at Just Us Girls.  The first thing that caught my eye in the photo was the zinnias and other summer flowers.  I also pulled out the distress look of the roof on the truck and the greens, yellows and reds to create my card. Thought the polka dot paper picked out the colors of the sign on the truck.  This was a fun card
to make.

Other Challenges:
Simon Wednesday: Simon says anything goes.
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges: Last Days of Summer...I always enjoy the late blooms of zinnias in the last days of summer.

Stamps: Flourishes Zinnias, Garden Fresh
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink Antique Linen
Copics: G21,YG 03, R22,24,27, Y 06,17,18
Papers: Ivory and Red CS, Pattern Papers  Crate Paper DIY pad
Dies: Nesties Ovals
Corner Punch

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Merry and Bright Christmas

Second Post Today
Yes, I am still making Christmas cards.  This is for the challenge at Crafty Hazelnut and uses the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  Using a Sizzix ornament die, I cut twice from Red CS and Gold glitter paper. Actually this gave me 2 ornaments with colors reversed.  The card with the other ornament is posted here.  I attached a layer of pattern paper from Crate Paper Peppermint Pad onto a card base of Red CS.  I layered a Red Circle, a panel of Gold Glitter, a panel of Polka Dot Paper also from the Peppermint Pad and then popped up the Ornament. Added some glitter ribbon to the ornament.  Using Versamark and Gold EP, I heat embossed a sentiment from Spellbinders Stamp Set Heirloom Ornaments on a red strip cut with a Spellbinders die.

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Merry and Bright
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use Pattern Paper for card
Sketch Saturday Challenge: Week #324

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Christmas Ornament

Hello!  I am rushing to enter before the challenge at CAS(E) this sketch closes.  The sketch is shown on the right. I used a Sizzix Ornament die cut in red CS and gold glitter CS. The card base is a gold metallic CS layered with red CS inked with gold ink.  The sentiment was heat embossed with gold EP on a label cut with a Spellbinder fancy label die. Finished with a bit of metallic ribbon.                                                                                     
Other Challenges:
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fashionable Card

Hello!  I have found another interesting challenge which is finding inspiration from fashion.  What a neat idea to use for a challenge.   I used the colors and roses on the dress as well as the wood grain showed on the floor and table behind the model.  I began with a card base of navy CS that I embossed with Darice EF Wood Grain and inked the raised design with Brilliance  Moonlight White ink.  The rose stamp was from GKD "A Year of Flowers"  and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I cut the stamped  roses with my Cameo and then colored with Copics in shades of reds and pinks. I also heat embossed the roses with Versamark and clear EP.  I attached the roses with pop up foam following the design flow of the embossing.  The sentiment was cut with a Silhouette File in red CS attached also following the lines of the embossing.
Runway Inspired Challenge

Runway Inspired Challenge: RIC # 66...See photo on right
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Have a Cup of Java

Hello!  Yes, I have another CAS card ...this one is for CAS-ology cue card challenge JAVA.  I found this pattern paper and sticker from Crate Paper collection DIY Shop.  I thought the paper represented a morning sunrise and I must always have my coffee early in the morning.  I assembled the paper and label on a Red card base and added the cup of coffee using a GKD stamp that I paper pieced with red CS and stamped "Coffee" with MFP's Oh, Beans stamp in Memento Rich Cocoa.  That's all, folks.

Challenge links:
CAS-ology: Week 109 Java
Addicted to Stamps and More:  Challenge #109- Clean and Simple
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 226 : CAS

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Colorful Birthday Greetings

Hello! Are you having a great weekend?  I was inspired to make this card by the challenges at AAA Cards and Color Throw-down and added a doily for the Cheery Lynn challenge.  I think my choice of colors are a close match to the colors in the CTD graphic.

Challenge Links:
AAA Cards: Game #16 Inspire -Casing Jane Taylor ( See Graphic)
Color Throwdown: CTD 306 Nights of Navy, Pale Plum, Pear Pizzazz
Cheery Lynn Design Challenge: Doilies
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #109 Clean and Simple

Cardstock: Navy, Plum, Green
Ink: SU Night of Navy and Memento Lulu Lavender
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Grandiflora Roses  and Happy Birthday Sentiment
Dies: Cheery Lynn Ambergis Tiny Doily,  Spellbinders Blossoms
SU Green Grosgrain Ribbon and White Ribbon from stash colored with Copic

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Another Black, Silver, and Gold Creation

Some cards just do not come together without a lot of trial and error.  Such was this card for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge that I combined with the Sketch N Stash challenge and the Cheery Lynn Design Challenge to use Doilies.  Maybe that was just too much to combine but I think I did it.  I kept changing papers and embellishments and even the dies.  This was my finished project using some old black flocked pattern paper from DCWV to which I added some silver and gold embossing to add some more shine.  I am not going through all the steps in making this card as I think you can see in the photo.

Other challenges to enter:
Papertake Weekly Challenge: To die for-use die cut

Die: Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die , Circle dies
Stamp: GKD verse from First Christmas
Ink: Versamark
EP: Ranger Gold , Zing Silver
Papers: Black CS, Silver Paper, Gold Metallic, DCWV La Crème   Mat Stack
Punch: Martha Stewart Scallop Loop Border

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Inspired by Coastal Living

What fun is time at the coast!  One of the fun things that I do is collect seashells and I used some of the very small ones that I have in my stash to use for cards.  The Mod Squad Challenge this week is to create a project inspired by this new fascination and trend with all things coastal!  I used the blues and sand colors that make me think of the coast and threw in sand paper for the look of sand.  I stamped shells using GKD Stamps from Gifts From the Sea by Melanie. I cut them out and mixed with some actual shells to complete this birthday card.  The sentiment from the same set was stamped directly on the sand paper...never tried that before.

Mod Squad Challenge: Coastal  Inspiration-create a project inspired by this new fascination with all things coastal!
Alphabet Challenge: N is for Natural.  Seashells are my natural items.
613 Avenue Create Challenge: Anything Goes- no options this week.
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme-Anything Goes; Stash-Anything Goes

Stamps: GKD Gifts from the Sea
Inks: Memento Teal Zeal, Toffee Crunch, Desert Sand and Copic E50
Papers: Sand Paper, Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper (2 shades)
EF: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday
Shells: Collected on the Beach at Captiva Island, Fla.

These are some of the smaller shells that I saved for card making,

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Merry and Bright Christmas

My Christmas card today is for a combination of challenges.  I used black, silver, and gold with some dies and heat embossing.

Merry Monday: #122 use black, gold, and silver on card
Crazy 4 Challenge: Sketch challenge C4C249 on right
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: A few of my favorite things- used gold embossing, die cuts
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra: Anything goes for Christmas

Ink: Versamark
EP: Ranger Gold EP
Stamp: Spellbinders Heirloom Set
Papers: Black CS, Silver Paper, Gold and Silver Metallic
Dies: Annabelle Stamps Ornament and Border die
Gold Metallic thread

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa