Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Pumpkin

 Hello! I seem to be making a lot of pumpkin cards lately!  Today I am using a neutral color pumpkin that I cut with a file with my Cameo from an off white paper and kraft CS.  I embossed the pumpkin pieces with Darice EF Chevron for texture and inked the edges.  Following a sketch (rotated) from the Die Cuttin  Divas Challenge,  I assembled Kraft CS as the base, layered wood grain Pattern Paper from MME Now and Then pad.  I popped up the pumpkin in the center with the stem and a bow of Raffia.  Attached the sentiment cut with Lawn Fawn stitched circle die and added the Kraft leaf.

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge: #36 Graphic on left. I was inspired by the Colors, Wood, and Pumpkin.

The Card Concept: #41 Autumn Neutrals
I would consider the style of my card as Clean and Layered. Used clean lines,layers, embossing, pattern papers, etc. Inspired by the pumpkins and wood background.

Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #236 is the sketch shown.  Used Silhouette file for the pumpkin and leaf and a Lawn Fawn Circle die.

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use Pattern paper on your card.

The Kraft Journal: Challenge 244 is Halloween or Harvest.  Went with Harvest theme using pumpkin.

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Autumn is in the Air

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fall Thank You

Hello!  It is a good thing to have Thank You Cards on hand.  I created this one for the STV's Mix It Up Monday challenge "You Have Me In Stitches".  I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Dies (Both on White and Pattern Circles) and a stamp of stitches for my faux stitching instead of using the sewing machine.  I used Gina K stamps Signs of Autumn for the Pumpkins, the Thanks from North Woods, and the Stitched Scroll from Nana's Needleworks.  The pattern paper is from Gina K Autumn Landscape pad and yellow gold CS from Stash. Other supplies: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Tangelo inks, Pencils and OMS, Cuttlebug EF Acanthus by Anna Griffin.

 Other Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Get your fall on.

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fun with Scribbles and Doodles

Welcome to my studio!  Today I am a Guest Designer at City Crafter Challenge.  The theme for  week 282 is Scribble Doodle Fun (make a project that include a scribble or doodle... it could be your scribble stamp, die, or simply just doodling on your project). See the inspiration photo below:
 This is my card that I have made using a doodle stamp, an image that I doodled and colored, and a doodled sentiment.  Do you know the definition of doodle is 1. To draw or sketch aimlessly, especially when preoccupied. 2. To kill time; dawdle....To draw (figures) while preoccupied. ....A figure or design drawn or written ?
  I also used some pattern paper that has doodles/scribbles. 

When I was a child, I used to doodle primitive looking flowers such as the one I drew for my card.  I drew the flower with a Black Zig pen and colored with pencils.  I stamped a border on each side of the image with a Border Stamp from Mixed Media stamps by Julie Nutting.  I doodled the Happy Birthday sentiment.  I placed the image off center on the Pattern Paper layer from MME Collectible Remarkable pad so more of the doodles and scribbles could be seen.  The yellow card base is from my stash of papers.
This second card below was totally designed and created with Photoshop and printed on white cardstock and then mounted on yellow card base after I printed the sides with a doodle design
I still doodle sometimes if a pencil and paper are available and I am bored.  Are you a Doodler? 
Thanks to City Crafter and their designers for having me as a guest.
Thanks for stopping by the studio.  I appreciate all comments
Thanks, Theresa

Monday, October 5, 2015

Traveling by Camper

Hello!  Today this card was inspired by Challenge 24 at Retro Rubber which has a Travel Theme.  When I saw the graphic, I thought of a Flourishes stamp set "S'more Fun"  that I won a couple years ago and never used.  I know it is old because I won it shortly before Flourishes went out of business.....I so love their stamps.
 Anyhoo, back to my card...I stamped the Camper with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the image with a bunch of Copics and Memento Markers and even added some Glossy Accents to the windows and pots. After cutting the image with a circle die and then a rectangle die which I did not like, I freehand cut the image and placed on Navy CS and then on to some leftover scrapbook paper of a map.  Finished with some old Creative Imagination stickers from stash and attached to Navy card base.

A fun card ...maybe to send to someone leaving on a trip or even retiring.

My DH asked what state was the map for and I had no idea. It appears it might actually be part of Ohio not far from our home.

I have never traveled or stayed in a camper and do not have any desire to do so.  My idea of camping out is a motel with all the amenities of home.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

James On the Move with Wrapped Gifts

Hello!  I have been playing with one of my Lili of the Valley stamps called James Sledging Along.  I have had this stamp for a number of years.  I stamped him in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored  him with Copics and added some glitter with Glaze pens and Clearstar pen.  I followed a sketch from
C.R.A.F.T. Sketch challenge placing the image on a layer of Glitter CS and adding elements of ribbon, heat embossed sentiment, and some gifts wrapped in glittery ribbon.  The top Gift is actually a button and the bottom 2 were made from layered chipboard that I colored and wrapped in Metallic Ribbon.  The sentiment is an old one that I heat embossed with Gold EP. Papers are Red CS from stash and a pattern from American Crafts Kringle & Co pad.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #331 is Sketch shown below
ABC Christmas Challenge: T is for Transport.  James is transporting his gifts on a sled.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #249 All Wrapped gifts are wrapped.
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: #69  Green and Gold. May fit better in anything goes since I have some red on this card.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Pattern Paper
 The ABC Challenge: S is for Sprinkles. I used glitter CS, gold embossing and metallic ribbon.

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

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Doe and Fawn in the Forest

I have a quick and easy card today....yes this image is an easy one to color. I stamped the White Tail Doe and Fawn from Repeat Impressions on ivory CS and colored with Copics  and placed on a mat of Dark Brown and then a textured cardstock pattern from DCWV Safari Chic Mat.  My design came from the sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge.  I really like the combo of this Pattern Paper and the image.  I could not decide on a sentiment so my DH selected this one from Creative Clear stamps that I heat embossed with Zing Chestnut EP.  He said the deer looked as if they were waiting for someone.
The House That Stamps Built: WIW September Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday: Week #381
The Card Concept: 40 is Forest Friends
Cute Card Thursday: #393 Masculine
Alphabet Challenge: Q is for Quick and Simple

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

Colors of the Rainbow

Hello!  I am racing the clock to get this entry in at Merry Monday for their Challenge #173 Colors of the Rainbow.   I was trying to make stripes of the rainbow colors on a piece of watercolor paper with distress inks to use as a background layer but that just did not work out. 

Then I had the idea to die cut the words Merry Christmas with Cheery Lynn dies from my unsuccessful paper and placed them on a pattern paper from Crate paper and came up with this as my final result.  Added a strip of the ornament paper at the bottom just to anchor the card.

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

Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Card Making Day

Hello! As today is World Card Making Day, I must spend the day or some of it making cards.  And since it has been raining all day,  what else is a girl to do?  House cleaning, ironing....NOT!  I thought I'd join in the fun at Power Poppy and make a card for their challenge.  Check it out at Power Poppy-The Blog.
How to Play: Make sure to use all 3 Elements                     
1. Use the sketch as inspiration
2. Use non-traditional colors to create  a holiday card
3. Add a  little sparkle or bling
Below is my card that I made with Power Poppy Poinsettia Stamp Set.  I stamped the image with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics and used Wink of Stella and Sakura Clear Star Pen for some sparkle. Following the challenge sketch, I used pattern papers from Fancy Pants Timbergrove pad, Cheery Lynn Doily Die, a Nesties Oval Die to create the elements for my design.   The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and edged with a Copic.  To finish, I added some rhinestones to the center of the flower and a snowflake.  They were added to make sure I had some bling that showed since the sparkle on the image is hard to see in the photo. Kraft, Mint Green, White card stocks were used along with several patterns.
How do card makers using Wink of Stella  and Clear Star pen photograph the sparkle  to show in their photos?
I have about given up trying to capture in photos of my cards.
Love  hearing your comments. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Another Quick Christmas Card

Hello!  I am back using some of the same things that I just used in another CAS card.  I cut the Marianne's Christmas Bauble die with some Metallic Gold Card Stock and also with light blue CS.  I used the gold outline from the die and the blue pieces  to create an ornament.  I again cut Merry Christmas from a Metallic Gold Scrap with Cheery Lynn Dies. I added these with some light blue satin ribbon to a Navy Card Base. This was a quick and simple CAS Christmas card.  And I have pieces left to create another ornament.

Tuesday Throwdown: #246 Challenge Clean and Simple
CAS Colours & Sketches: Challenge #144 Navy of Navy, Metallic Gold, Sky Blue

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #248 Stick it down.  I stuck my Bauble and Words down.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round : The theme is No Stamping- simply create a card that doesn't feature stamping of any kind.
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: #128 Our theme this week is a Christmas theme but no red or green.
Alphabet Challenge: Q is for Quick and Simple

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

Never Too Early for Holiday Cards

Hello!  I am using some more of the things that I have on hand to make this CAS card for some challenges.  I used Marianne's Christmas Bauble die that I got last year and have never used.  I simply cut Metallic Gold Card Stock with the die and left it intact to stick on a Gold edged White CS and then stuck on "Merry Christmas" cut from a Metallic Gold Scrap with Cheery Lynn Dies. Attached this all to a White card base.
Other supplies used: Shiny Gold Metallic Ribbon, Pilot Gold Marker Pen
Less Is More: Week #243 Recipe is Something Shiny. Shiny Ornament, Words, and Ribbon.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #248 Stick it down.  I stuck my Bauble and Words down.
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog: Challenge #204 is anything goes.
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round : The theme is No Stamping- simply create a card that doesn't feature stamping of any kind.
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: #128 Our theme this week is a Christmas theme but no red or green.

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