2012 is on the way out and 2013 is on the way in. I always enjoy seeing the fireworks that welcome in the New Year around the world and I made this card to show a celebration of the New Year arriving.
I created the fireworks on the night sky by hand drawing with Glitter pen and stickles.
Second post today.....trying to catch up with some challenges.
The challenge at Cheery Lynn- to use lace- inspired me to create a Valentine's Card. I knew I wanted to use Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Die...one of my most favorite dies. I cut the die twice from some white iridescent card stock. I found some red lace in my lace box that I have had forever from a challenge prize. Trying to use up some of my stash. I cut 3 scalloped hearts using Nesties and GKD red card stock and layered with pop up dots. I used a white card base , then a layer of the red card stock, topped with an embossed textured white card stock using Cuttlebug EF Victoria...gives a romantic feel. I edged this layer with the lovely red lace and arranged the flourishes and the stack of hearts. I finished with a banner stamped with Flourishes " From the Heart" that I free cut. I may add some pearls to the heart but leaving card as is for this post.
Challenge link: Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge: Lace (real or faux) Tuesday Morning Sketches: Anything goes. No sketch this week which is unusual for this blog. I used more layers than I usually do, and liked stacking the hearts and letting the flourish float on the card rather than gluing it down. Crafty Friends Challenge: Add a splash of color to white
It is always fun to find forgotten items in your stash which are the perfect item for a card.
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One of my favorite winter stamps is this "Christmas Village" by PSX which I have used for many cards. This time I am using it as a simple black and white card using Versamark and Ranger black embossing powder on GKD white card stock with no coloring or embellishing. I used a GKD white card base, a mat of digital Snowflake Pattern Paper from Dreamees, and a solid black mat directly under the image. Looks like we are having more snow today.
We have had more snow here in Ohio but my thoughts have shifted to the beach and warmer temps in this card. I am trying to use some unused stamps and decided to use this sandcastle stamp which inspired me to create a summer card. I used the Sketch Challenge from What If? Wednesday. To add interest to the strips on the design, I used 3 different EF's instead of 3 colors or DP's. I also added a strip of flock to represent sand and a starfish charm.
Challenges: The House That Stamps Built: What If ? Wednesday Sketch #D2612
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge DCC1219 2 shades of blue
Supplies: Stamps: Repeat Impressions Sand Castle and Sentiment.
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa
Markers from Memento and Copics
Papers: Bazzill Textured Blue CS, GKD PP from Pool Side Pack.
Nesties Circle Die
Flock: Doodlebug Crushed Velvet in brown
Cuttlebug Assorted EF's
Starfish Charm-recycled from old sandals
Maybe this will warm me up.
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Snow is on my mind since that is what I see when looking out the window. There are so many cute snowmen stamps and some of my fave ones are from Sassy Cheryl. I just knew I had to play in her latest challenge to use a snowman and I used a great sketch from Sweet Sunday.
I did not know how hard it would be to photograph an all white card and using a blue background probably was not a good thing as it made the white look blue. This is not the best photo but it will have to do. I made this card to enter in a few challenges. Used 3 types of white cs...glossy, iridescent, and a textured one for the base card but none of that shows. I embossed glossy CS with Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes. Cut 3 snowflakes with Cheery Lynn #3 snowflake die but trimmed edges to appear as different shapes. Popped these up with foam dots. Added white grosgrain ribbons strips for additional texture. I embossed one with Cuttlebug EF Border "With Love". Added liquid pearls to embossed design for sparkle and texture.
Challenges to enter: Paper Players: CAS- Feature snowflakes. See graphic. No coloring or stamping made this a CAS card for me.
Hello all! I hope you had a great holiday with family and friends. Things are getting back to a normal pace and I am trying to get back into a routine of making cards and blogging. I have missed these activities for the last few weeks and mostly have missed visiting with my friends in blogland. To get back into the swing I have made a card to enter into Annabelle Stamps Challenge- to use colours of Chili, Lime, and Waterfall. I think I matched up the colors well enough and used 2 free digis from Annabelle- the flower image and the sentiment. I printed both on the Blue CS from stash and colored with Copics R24 and YG03. I added a red ribbon to this layer. I used a mat of Lime CS from stash that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Stylized Flowers under the image. Attached this to a layer of Annabelle Digi Paper Chili Check and then to a White CS Base. Finished with a green rhinestone. I never printed a digi directly on colored cs and then colored directly on the color cs but I like the result of how the colors on the blue cs stayed a true color.
It was fun to make a card other than a Christmas theme. With the snow we have had, I am inspired to take on some winter and snow card challenges. I hope to be back soon with some more posts.
Enjoy the after holiday time after all the hurry and scurry.
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Thank you. Theresa
I have been trying to use some of the items I had leftover when making cards and did not use. Here I used a piece of red cardstock that I had trimmed and embossed with Snowflakes and sponged with green ink. I pulled this out, added a green ribbon amd green base card. Attached a Die Cut from Susan Winget and have a finished card.
This was a quick card that I made using some of the items that I had in my stash. The background is a digi paper from GKD that I had printed, trimmed, edged with gold and embossed, but never used. I attached to a base of White CS and then attached the Reindeer cutout with pop ups. The deer was from a pack of Susan Winget Christmas Die cuts that I had forgot about.
Challenges: Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Use a reindeer. Cute Card Thursday: Red and Green CRAFT Challenge Christmas Color Throwdown: See graphic below. There is some black on the deer.
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Note: I redid photo since it showed 6 legs. The cutout is a 3D and 2 of the legs were not lined up in first photo so it looked like a 6 legged deer. I made sure the legs were attached in the redo.
I have some Christmas ideas to make with Altoid tins. I have saved several of these tins over the year. I decorated the top and covered the bottom of the tins and attached ribbons around tin with scor-tape. Th trick to making these quickly is to use adhesive card stock for the top and bottom. I used a textured adhesive CS from DCWV which has an assortment of colors. I will use the tins as gifts with candy, money and/or gift cards enclosed inside with a note.
Supplies: Altoid Tins Stamps: Mark's Finest paper Greeting of the Season, Poinsettia Blooms, Santa is an Unknown Stamp, Flourishes Snow Flakes Warm Winter Wishes Ink: Versamark, Memento Rhubarb Stalk Embossing Powder: Ranger Gold and Red Copics: Green, Red, Gold Papers: DCWV Adhesive Mat Stack, White CS Ribbons: All from stash Brads: Gold Trees from stash Stickles
Today, I am showing a Christmas project that I made as a gift for my Mother... a box of Christmas cards using a box that I recycled that contained a gift of nuts. The inside of the box folds out revealing the space I used for the cards, stamps, and address labels. Since my Mother is a quilter, I designed the top like a quilt square piecing squares of paper that were embossed for texture. Used die cuts and brad in center. Added DP to sides.
Supplies for box:
Papers: Green, Yellow, and White CS, Authentique DP, Red Foil Paper
Cuttlebug Assorted Embossing Folders
Cheery Lynn Build a Flower Die
Cards Inside: Made with a photo of a Quilted Wall Hanging that my Mother made. I printed cards on GKD white CS using Photoshop and embellished the front with gemstones, tiny ribbon bows and dry embossing with Cuttlebug Wicker Weave EF's. Took a while to tie 35 bows.
Second post today. This card is for Meljen's Sketch challenge shown on the left. I love this group of Caroling Snowmen and it is so fun to color...this time I did it in red and green to go with the papers I had laying on my work table. Added some snowflakes with embossing and liquid pearls. Cut out the Meljen's sentiment to finish.
Challenges: Meljen's Designs: Challenge 138 Crazy 4 Challenges: Create a Card That features a snowman Cute Card Thursday: Theme is snowflakes-used embossed snowflakes and added liquid pearl snowflakes. Paper Players: Theme is Snowmen Supplies:
Stamps: Meljen's Designs
Copics: R00,24, G19, B000, G19, YG09, C00
Aytou Spica Gold, Black Glaze Pen, Clearstar Pen
Paper: Green CS and Red CS from stash, Annabelle Digi Papers Stripes and Dots
Nesties Circle and Scallop Circle Dies
Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes
Welcome. Today I am posting a card made for a sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built. This is a simple card using holly pattern paper to give a holiday look.
Challenges: What If? Wednesday: Repeat Impressions Sketch #N2812 Crafty Catz Challenge: Recycle/Upcycle- Wide satin ribbon was saved last Christmas from a gift of Holiday Bread. One Stop Craft Challenge: Create something for Christmas for the Men/Boys. What guy does not like some love and hugs? Sweet Stamps Blog: Theme is Winter Greenery...holly is one of my fave winter greenery
Supplies: Stamps: Repeat Impressions
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Inks Barn
Door and Peeled Paint
Memento Lady Bug Marker and Black Glaze Pen
Copics E00, 34,35,37
Papers: Green Texture and Ivory CS, Authentique Paper Pack Wonder
Nesties Square, Scallop Square , Rectangle Dies
Ribbon Recylced from Christmas gift
Welcome! I forgot to share this card that I made for my great-nephew's 5th birthday last week. I always try to personalize childrens' cards and I thought using a picture of Alex would surprise him. I simply scanned a picture of him and placed his head on a digi image "Balloon Trevor" from C.C. Designs. I colored with Copics.I used a card base of white, red layers, and a layer of a digi plaid paper from Summer Driggs. Added some stripe ribbon and a 3D cut out balloon with string attached with pop up dots. The plaid layer was embossed with Cuttlebug Wicker Weave for texture. Love how cute his image turned out. I used Photoshop for editing the photo and combining the photo and image and also for the sentiment and printing the inside of his card.
This week, the challenge at Annabelle Stamps is to use colors of mint, emerald, and rose. I just purchased digi papers from there that are perfect to use. I used a sketch from The Sweet Shop to create my card. I cut the ornament from the top layer so the polka dot layer shows. I trimmed the "Ornament"with gems and ribbons.
Stamp: Annabelle Stamped for Christmas
Die: Annabelle Christmas Decorated Ornament Die
Papers: GD White CS, Annabelle Digi Paper Emerald Solid, Rose Polka Dots, Mint Stripe
Ink: Memento Rose Bud
Ribbon: Narrow Rose Satin and Wide Green Satin
EF: Cuttlebug Polka Dots
My friend Linda is hosting the Friday Free All Challenge at Stamp TV this week and I made this card for her challenge to create a Christmas project with no Reds or Greens using non-traditional holiday colors. I guess I broke the rules because I do have a tiny bit of green. I was just thinking that Pink and Browns were not traditional Christmas colors and lost sight of no greens. OOPS!
Supplies: Stamps: GKD Festive Frame sentiment, A Year of Borders by Melanie
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Bamboo leaves Marker
Papers: GKD White CS, Pink CS from Stash, Annabelle Digi Paper Polka Dots
Spica Gold Pen, Clearstar Pen and Yellow Glaze pen
Redo without green
I did a redo using gold Spica pen to color the pine so would not have green on card for STV Challenge.
Other challenges to enter original card: Scrap Creations: Merry Christmas Fab 'n'Funky : Use 3 of something....used 3 poinsettias Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Challenge: Make it Girlie-used pink and polka dots with glitter to be girlie
I made time today to quickly make a Vintage Christmas Card to enter at Sugar Creek Hollow and a couple of more challenges before time runs out. I kept this very clean and simple with little embellishments other than ribbon. I used vintage looking pattern paper and a colored digital image from Create with TLC. Why do I always feel I am cheating if I use an already colored image? But I did age the the image with a bit of distressing and also the background. Added the satin ribbons as I think they add to the vintage look.
Challenge Links: Sugar Creek Hollow: Vintage Christmas Crafty Ribbons: Use 2 or more ribbons Alphabet Challenge Blog: V is For Vintage
Image: From Create with TLC
Papers: Green CS from Stash, Authenitque Wonder Paper Pack and Tabloid Elements
Ribbons from Stash
Distress Inks Tea Dye and Barn Red
Welcome to my blog. I am so glad that you came by. I enjoy making cards for challenges but the difficult part is not always making a project but deciding what to create. For example the challenge at Craft a Scene this month is Troubled/Stormy Skies. That's right it has taken me almost the entire month to come up with an idea because I do not have stamps for clouds or storm effects. But I created my stormy skies with inks and Copics sponging and blending until I was happy with the result. I must say that I was pleased with the finished card. I used a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. Thought this might make a Good Luck Card for someone experiencing troubled times.
Good Morning. I am taking liberties to CASE a card that I saw recently on Annebelle Stamps's Blog hop. The card was made by Gayatri and can be seen on her blog Handmade by G3 here. I had the same Stamps and Dies to copy this very closely. I plan to enter the card for Annabelle's monthly challenge to use stripes at Stamp Embellish Create.
Other Challenges: Crafts and Me Challenge: Use Ribbon or Rim Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C164 Put a Bow On It
Stamps and Die Cuts: Annabelle Christmas Decorated
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Lady Bug
Papers: GKD White CS and Annabelle Digi Paper Chilli Stripe
Satin Ribbon and Rhinestones from Stash
Today I have another card in blue....guess the cold temps are making me feel Blue and Wintry. So I thought I'd make this blue card with silver for some challenges. I used some of my forgotten stash including the blue wired ribbon with circles of silver glitter, silver stickles and silver star confetti.
I have missed making cards, doing challenges, blogging and commenting for several days since I have been traveling and doing other things than being on the computer. I did have some cards posted last week but they were scheduled to post automatically. I am trying to get back in the swing by making this card for a sketch challenge at Annabelle's and some other challenges.
Welcome to my blog this Monday as we near the end of another month. As we approach December, our thoughts turn to snow and of course snowmen. Our challenge this week at FOSTV is to include a snowman or even a snow person in your creations. My card includes a Snowman Image from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. stamp set "Snow Gift Mini Set" and a sentiment from "Greetings of the Season". I also added a small snowman from"Christmas Selections" on the sentiment.
Please join us this week for the challenge and have a chance to win a Stamp Set
from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday December 2 to submit your projects atHome of Speedy
Stamps listed above
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk.
Markers: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves,Nautical Blue, Potter's Clay,Tangelo,Cantaloupe
Copics: B0000, 91,93,97, C00,3,9
Papers: White and Red CS, BasicGrey Figgy Pudding Pattern Paper
Spellbinders: Keyhole Die and Label Die
Cuttlebug EF Polka Dots
Welcome! We are back with another challenge from Speedy Fox and Friends. This week we have a recipe 1, 2, 3- Use only 1 layer, use only 2 colors and use 3 embellishments. That is easy as 1-2-3!
I began with a card base of textured green CS that I embossed with a Quickkutz EF scallop circle and did some score lines. Inside the embossed circle, I added a Poinsettia that I stamped from"Poinsettia Blooms" ( Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co) on red CS with Vesamark, heat embossed with black EP, and cut out. Added some Gold Gala Glitter to the center. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. from "Greetings of the Season". I made my own embellishments using the same poinsettia stamp as my feature image. I created 3 poinsettias from Shrinky Dink using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and pencils. That was the most fun part of making this card. So my finished recipe is done and ready to serve...1 Layer, 2 Colors Green and Red, and 3 Shrinky Dink Poinsettias. What are you going to cook up for the challenge? I can't wait to see.
Please join in our recipe challenge and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper,
a Heinrich Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, November 30 to enter the challenge
here. If you use Mark's Finest
Papers, a Heinrich Co. stamp, your name will be entered into the drawing twice.
Happy Monday! The Thanksgiving Holiday is almost here. The Friends of Speedy TV are asking you to create a Thanksgiving Card for the challenge this week. I have made a card using stamps from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. including "Autumn Splendor", "Scenic Selections", and "Daffodil Greetings". I stamped the pumpkin on orange CS with Memento Toffee Crunch and also on a green CS . I then paper pieced the top of the pumpkin using the green for the stem and leaves. The pumpkin was cut out and attached to an Ivory Mat on which I had stamped the leaves and sentiments. I also had embossed the upper part of this mat with Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls and added some score lines. I adhered this to an Orange mat and then a Pattern Paper Mat from K&Company. I attached this to the card base of a lighter Orange CS.
Please join us for the fun. If you enter the challenge this week you will have a chance to win a Stamp Set
from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday
November 25 to submit your projects atHome of Speedy
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family and friends. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday as you spend time with your loved ones and give thanks for all we have.
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Welcome to another Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge. This week we are looking for projects that Pop It Up. This can be a 3D element or whatever gives a pop it up effect. On my card I layered the pinecones on the focus image ...I stamped the image 3 times and cut the pinecones from 2 images and layered with foam dots popping them up and out.
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Toffee Crunch and Marker Bamboo Leaves
Papers: Leather and Ivory CS, SU Green Pattern
EF: Cuttlebug Forest Branches
Sprinkles: Annabelle Red
Die: Flourishes Keyhole by Spellbinders
Please join in and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich
Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, November 23 to enter the challenge here. If you use Mark's Finest Papers,
a Heinrich Co. stamp, your name will be entered into the drawing twice.