Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Summer Gladiolus

Hello!  I was being a bit creative using this image of Gladiolus on its side but it's just the way  I felt doing it. No logical reason why I did it.... I know they do not grow that way.  Glads come in nearly every color of the rainbow and  I decided to do mine in coral and orange tones by coloring with Copics....sorry no list. I followed the sketch shown below right.

Challenges to enter:
Power Poppy Peep of the Week: Use a Power Poppy stamp image on a project and link to their blog.
Seize the Sketch: STS#25 from Mona -see graphic on right
Simon Wednesday: Simon Says Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes

Stamps: Power Poppy Gladiolus Digi and Sentiment from Azalea Set
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Paper: Coral, Green, and White CS from stash, Pattern Paper from Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky Pad
EF: Cuttlebug Herringbone
Dies: Spellbinders circle and scallop circle
Grosgrain Ribbon from stash

Sorry, the photo shows the card a bit wonky but the edges are really straight.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Little Embossing, A Little Ribbon, A Little Stamp

Welcome!  Lately, I seem to be stuck on making CAS cards. But there are so many great challenges featuring the CAS style.  I don't see many CAS cards made with pattern paper but I love to create with pattern designs and use embossing on the paper to create some texture.  Here I have used the sketch shown below on the right and used  stamps from Power Poppy Sassy Succulents set.

CAS(E) this Sketch: Use sketch to create CAS
Power Poppy Peep of the Week: Create with Power Poppy Stamps
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: Triple Threat-Use at least 3 items from their list: ribbon, flowers, lace, pearls, sprays/mists, punched elements or die cut elements, rhinestones, doilies, dry embossing or scoring. I used Ribbon, Die Cut, and dry embossing.
Simon Wednesday: Emboss It
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use patterned paper to cover entire card.
Stamps: Power Poppy Sassy Succulents image and sentiment
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Bamboo Leaves
Papers: Ivory CS, Fancy Pants Happy-Go-Lucky pad
Spellbinder Die
Cuttlebug EF Herringbone
Ribbon from Stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Tower of Giraffes

Hello! Back for another post of another  CAS Card. I had been trying to come up with an idea for the Challenge at CAS-ology for the cue card RUN and remembered a stamp of running giraffes.  I stamped the pair of giraffes 4 times to create a Tower ...yes, that is what a group of giraffes is called.   I used a printed cardstock from DCWV Safari Chic Matstack  to create the scene of running giraffes with an African tree and sentiment all stamped in GKD Black Onyx ink.  I placed on a card base of DCWV Black. I hope this qualifies as a CAS card --I think I left enough blank space.

Challenge Links:
CAS-ology: CUE CARD is RUN
Fab 'n' Funky: Challenge is Walk on the Wild side

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

CAS with Style

Welcome to my studio!  I am making more and more CAS cards such as this one posted today. As I kept looking at the sketch from Poppy Sketches,  I could only think of a pocket stamp that I had, so I flipped the sketch and came up with this design.  I stamped the Heartfelt Creations Jean Pocket stamp with Versamark  on Purple CS and heat embossed with Gold EP.  After trimming out the pocket I distressed the edges and adhered to Pink Card base.  I stamped the Mark's Finest Papers sentiment also with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP. I cut a strip and punched a heart with EK punch from a Gold Glitter Paper to finish the design.

Poppy Sketches: See graphic for sketch and pop of  colors in Challenge #9
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Emboss it
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Words- all about feeling
Less is More: Anything Goes

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Krafty Gingerbread Christmas

 Hello!  Today I am sharing a Christmas card that I am entering in several challenges. There are many ongoing Christmas challenges for month of July and this week.  I made my card by stamping 3 Gingerbread men with brown ink on Kraft CS that I cut out and attached to 3 Red circles and added buttons for "their" Buttons and Liquid Pearls for the Icing on eyes and mouths.  Following the sketch on the right, I used a red card base and a layer of " krafty" pattern paper. I attached the images and added some ribbon with the sentiment and a ginger bread boy and girl button.

The Glory of Christmas Challenge: Sketch on right
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Use ribbon and buttons on your card
Craft Your Passion Challenges: Christmas in July
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly Challenge: It's a Jolly Holiday
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge is Christmas in July-  Used Spellbinders Circle Die and Ribbon Tag Die
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything goes with Ribbon
Die Cut Diva: Use bow and or buttons and die cuts
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #187  Cute Christmas Card. I think Gingerbread men are cute!
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Use Kraft on card-gingerbread men stamped on Kraft

Stamps:GKD Gingerbread and sentiment
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy
Papers: Red CS, Kraft CS, Crate Paper Snowy Day Paper Pad
Ribbon from Joann's
Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Die and Circle Die
Gingerbread buttons and Tiny buttons from Button Collection
Liquid Pearls

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, July 25, 2014

CAS Get Well

Hello!   Today I am sharing a CAS card made with shadow stamping with a monochrome theme.  Starting with a ivory card base, I added a layer of green and then the image layer stamped in 2 shades of green ink and a sentiment of green.  I added scoring on the edges  of the image layer and some green rhinestones.
Mod Squad Challenge: Use Shadow Stamping technique
The Paper Players Challenge:  Sandy's Monochromatic Clean and Simple Challenge

Stamps: GKD Stippled Nature and Elegant Flowers
Ink: Memento Bamboo Shoots and New Sprouts
Paper: GKD Ivory and Grass Green CS
Rhinestones from Stash

Thanks for dropping by.
I enjoy all your comments.
Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Flower Pots in a Circle

Hello!   Today I have made a round card using a digital image from A Day for Daisies called Favorite Flower Pots.  This looks like something I would place in my garden....some old worn work boots recycled as flower pots.  After printing the image, I colored with Copics and cut with a Nesties Circle Die and attached to a yellow circle and then  a base of red card stock cut with a lacey scallop circle die.  I stamped with a Flourishes Hello in Memento Rich Cocoa.

A Day for Daisies:  Make a circle card with A Day for Daisies image

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Summer Treat

What's more fun in the summer than enjoying an Ice cream cone on a hot summer afternoon? The Designer's Choice challenge at The House That Stamps Built  is Summer Fun.  So an ice cream cone came to mind as the theme of my card for this challenge.  I used the sketch from The Kraft Journal Challenge below to assemble the card,

Designer's Challenge Choice: DCC716 Summer Fun
The Kraft Journal Challenge Sketch 181

Stamps: Repeat Impressions Ice Cream Cone and Sentiment
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers: Kraft CS, scraps of Paper all from Stash
Ribbon from Stash
Pink Stickles
Paper piercer

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Countryside Bouquet

Hello again!   I have been playing with Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet digital image that I printed on watercolor paper and water colored with Distress inks and a water brush.  This is only the second image that I have ever colored in this manner.  I must say that I was really happy with the final results and how well I stayed in the lines. To see the details even better, click on the image to enlarge.  The hardest part of this card was deciding how to finish....the image laid on my desk a few days before I finally chose the card base and background. I pulled out the blue from the bouquet by adding some ribbon and sprinkles.  I thought this looked best as a square card which I seldom make.

I will share this at the Power Poppy Peep of the Week challenge.

Other Challenge:
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge:  Use a Hand Colored Image

Stamps: Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet digital image,  Power Poppy Sentiment from Lavender    set
Inks: Distress Inks Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Tea Dye
         SU Always Artichoke
Papers: Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Rusty Orange and Green CS from Stash, Fancy Pants Pattern Paper from
              Happy Go Lucky Pad
Loopy Ribbon and Sprinkles from stash
Nestabilities  Circle Dies
Corner Punch

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sweet Strawberries

Hello!  I have been away from card making for a few days since we have been to Tennessee for a visit with my Mother.
I missed the deadline for the Mod Squad challenge to use fruit with a twist for which I made this card.  But I found other challenges that my card can be entered.  I combined strawberry pattern paper and a stamped basket of strawberries to create this project.

Simon Wednesday: Spots and Dots. Used Swiss dots embossing, Dots on ribbon. Dots on strawberries. Dots around the frame.
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge: Fruit and Veg,  Everything on this card is over 6 months old...stamps, papers, ribbon.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: Eat Five a Day-use fruit or vegetable images.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July challenge is to use Patterned Paper to cover entire card base
The Crafting Café: July challenge is feeling fruity

Stamps: Flourishes Strawberries set for the Sentiment and Image:  GKD Lovely Labels 2 for frame
Inks: GKD Black Onyx, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R22,24,27,B0000, E34,35,55
Markers: Memento Pear Tart, Sukara Black Glaze Pen
Papers: Kraft CS, White CS, GKD Pattern Paper from Berries and Vines pad
EF: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Glossy Accents
Black with White Dots Ribbon from Stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa