Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!


Here we are at the end of another month! Time is going so fast. I am sharing this card today to say Happy Halloween.  I used 2 digital images by Meljens to create a happy, not spooky card so as not to scare anyone. Not much coloring to do but added some stickles to the cute ghosts for some shine. I  used Copics YR09 and N4 and  a gold metallic pen to add some touches of color. Finished with a row of embossed dots and rounded corners and attached to a Orange card base.

Have a fun holiday if you are celebrating. I plan to get into the candy leftover from Sunday's Trick or Treating. I enjoy all your comments.
Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Working on Christmas Cards

 
Welcome. This morning I am thinking of all the people who are dealing with the effects of the storm Sandy and hope that all are safe and life will soon return to normal. My prayers and thoughts are with those who were in harm's way.
I am posting a card that I made a few days ago using a sketch from Tuesday Morning and using some scraps.  The poinsettia is stamped in Espresso Truffle and colored with Copics. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed with Red EP.
Challenges:
BasicGrey Challenge: Anything Goes-used Jovial Paper
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Supplies:
Stamps: MFP's Poinsettia Blooms and Flourishes Doves and Holly (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Ranger Antique Linen and Tea Dye DI, Versamark
Copics: R43,36,59, E37, YR02,YG95, G99
Papers: Ivory, Sand, Green CS, BasicGrey Jovial Paper Pack
Embossing Powder: Ranger Red
Punch: Martha Stewart Floral Scallop Border Punch
Nesties Circle and Scallop Circle dies

 Stay safe! I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, October 29, 2012

Trick or Treat

Happy Monday! Yesterday, we had a very wet Trick or Treating in our neighborhood which made for a small turnout but there were still some very cute and spooky ones at our door. I made this card with a digi from Sassy Cheryl...a Witch and Her Frog which I colored with Copics. I used a layout from Sweet Sunday.

Challenges:
Sassy Cheryl: Trick or Treat
Digital Tuesday: Halloween/Spooky
Scrap Creations: Halloween
Party Time Tuesdays: Trick or Treat
Tuesday Throwdown: Halloween
The Sweetest Thing Sunday: Sweet Sunday Sketch 170
Papercraft Star: Witches
Cute Card Thursday: Something Scary
Alphabet Challenge Blog: S for Skeletons, Spiders or Anything Spooky
 
Supplies:
Stamps: Sassy Cheryl Witch, MFP's Sentiment, Meljens Trick or Treat          
Inks: Memento Paris Dusk. Tuxedo Black
Copics and Memento Markers
Papers: White and Orange CS, Purple Glitter paper from stash
Black Grosgrain Ribbon and Confetti spiders
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sketch Challenge at FOSTV

Welcome to another Monday Challenge at Friends of Speedy TV. This week we have a CAS Sketch challenge for you to play. I made a Christmas card using Poinsettia Blooms, a new release from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.   I love this set, a great one for holiday cards.  I stamped the single Poinsettia on Ivory CS and colored with Copics.  I used pattern papers to complete the card on red card base.  From another new set Christmas Selections, I stamped 3 of the small hollys directly on to the stripe paper and colored with copics and added red gems.  
Supplies :
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  Poinsettia Blooms and Christmas Selections
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa and Rhubarb Stalk
           Ranger DI Antique Linen
Copics: R43,29, E25,39, YG 03,63
Glaze Pens Yellow and Clear
Papers: Red  and Ivory CS,  Authentique Wonder Pack
Red Rhinestones
 
If you enter the challenge this week you will have a chance to win the Stamp Set shown on right from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday November 4 to submit your projects at Home of Speedy TV.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkins at Speedy Fox and Friends

Happy Weekend!  We have a Challenge Theme of Pumpkins at Speedy Fox and Friends this week.  I picked paper piecing pumpkins for my card using Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. Autumn Splendor stamp set.  I used a sentiment from their  Buried Treasure.  I decided this would be a great fall birthday card.  Please check all of the great Design Team projects with Pumpkins.

Challenges to enter:
Cupcake Craft: Pieced Off- use paper piecing
Lollipop Crafts: Happy Birthday Challenge
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge: Fall Inspiration

Supplies:
Stamps: MFP mentioned above
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Tangelo,     Versamark
Copics for coloring Owl and Leaves
Embossing Powder: Ranger Copper Pearl
Glaze Pens: Orange and Yellow
Paper: Bazzill Green CS, Gray CS from stash, Echo Park Apothecary Emporium DP
Label Die Spellbinders
Nesties Oval Die

  I look forward to seeing what you come up with so please join in and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, November 2, 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.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 26, 2012

Inspired by my Husband

                            
 

 A few days ago, my husband gave me a beautiful Hallmark card for Sweetest Day.  When he selects a card he is always thinking if the card will give me ideas for my cardmaking. And his card (phhoto at end of post) inspired me to make this one  with butterfly dies and angel wing dies and heat embossing. I love the final results. I used a plum CS measuring 51/2 " X 11 3/4" to create the folded sides and used wing dies to cut into the folded edges so the wings extended beyond the folds. Then I attached Gold Metallic butterflies cut and embossed with dies to the extended wing cut outs . Stamped the sentiments with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.   Finished the inside with stamped verses on gold parchment.

Supplies:
Dies: Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies 2 and Angel Wing Dies
Stamps: Paper and Such Butterfly set
Ink: Versamark
EP: Ranger Gold
Paper: Plum CS from stash, Gold Parchment
Adhesive Paper Lace: K&Company
Gold Marker (Colored Lace)
 
Hallmark Card from my Husband

Challenges:
Do You Stack Up: Embossing-heat or dry. Used both.
PaperPlay: Butterflies or Bees or other things with wings.
Fussy'n' Fancy Friday: Anything goes 
Critter Sketch Challenge: Embossing
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: No Rules...anything we want to do.
 
Thanks to my DH for the beautiful card and his support!
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa




Christmas Cards

I am thinking about Christmas cards and trying to design a card easy to do in numbers. This might take a long time to make multiple flowers but it is a CAS design easy enough to mail. I used Cheery Lynn Build a Flower dies to make poinsettia and added a black rhinestone in center. Also used an Cuttlebug EF Wicker Weave and scoring on white background matted with black. Stamp is from MFP's. Papers all from stash.

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Use Black and White and one other color. (I added just a bit of yellow with red.)

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Peaceful Cabin in the Woods

Hello! This is a card that I made for this month's challenge at Craft a Scene. The theme is Majestic Mountains. I am using a newly released stamp On The Fly  from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. I colored the image with Copics and placed on a Wood grain Background and card base of dark gray. Finished with some birds and a sentiment. I kept the design simple to highlight the image.  This would be a peaceful place to spend some down time with nature.
Challenge Links:
Craft a Scene: Majestic Mountains
One Stop Craft: Anything Goes

Supplies:
Stamps: MFP's On the Fly and Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, and Summer Sky,  Ranger DI Brushed Corduroy
Copics...did not make list...sorry
Papers: White and Dark Grey CS, Wood grain Digi Paper from GKD
White Stickles on Mountain Caps

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa
Note: I see some other entries have used the same stamp at Craft a Scene.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I Built My Flower!!!

 
Welcome to my blog. I was so excited to have received my purchase from my win at Cheery Lynn Challenge that I could not wait to play with my Build a Flower #1 die set. But first, I watched Mike's great videos at Cheery Lynn on making flowers.  He has some great tips and is so fun to watch. This company is so great to deal with and so quick with responses and delivery.  And their products are fabulous. ( I was not paid for this endorsement.)
I had to improvise some of the needed tools but I did make my first flower shown on my card. I know that it's not perfect and I need a lot of practice but I thought it was pretty enough to use on the card. I know I will be using this die set a lot.
I kept my card fairly simple to highlight the flower but it does have a lot of texture. I used a green card base layered with an embossed and distressed pattern paper of sheet music. Added a Green Flourish and then my Poinsettia and Leaf.  Finished with a sentiment to make this a Christmas card for my stash.

Challenges:
Cheery Lynn Challenge 51: Texture
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Make your own embellishments
ABC Christmas Challenge: U is for Up to You

Supplies:
Dies: Cheery Lynn Build a Flower #1 and Fanciful Flourish
          Spellbinders Label 4
Stamp: Flourishes sentiment from Dove and Holly
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye
Papers: GKD Spruce Green CS, Yellow, Green and Red CS from scraps, Authentique DP from Wonder Pack
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Allegro
Yellow Globe Dome Gem for Center of flower

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

Monday, October 22, 2012

FOSTV Challenge

Welcome back to another challenge at Friends of Speedy TV this Monday morning. Hope you had a beautiful Autumn weekend.  Speaking of Autumn, the challenge this week is to make Halloween or Harvest cards....so be inspired by the upcoming holiday of trick or treating, the fall colors, the harvest of fall crops or whatever  you think of related to Halloween/Harvest and join our challenge.  I thought of pumpkins and leaves as shown in my card. I used "Autumn Splendor" a Stamp Set recently released by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I used heat embossing on all my stamping..Fall, Pumpkin, and sentiment.  I followed a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge.  If you enter the challenge this week you will have a chance to win the Stamp Set "I'm Going Batty" shown on right from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday October 28 to submit your projects at Home of Speedy TV.
 
Supplies:
Stamps: Autumn Splendor by MFPaHC
Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink Crushed Olive
Copics: YR 18,21,65, YG93
Embossing Powder: Ranger Copper Pearl
Papers: Ivory, Orange, Green Sage CS's, GKD Pattern Paper Sun-kissed Autumn
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Divine Swirls
Orange twine from Stash
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Happy Birthday, Theresa


I made this card to help celebrate with Theresa at My Sassy Cards who is celebrating her 50th birthday and being cancer free after 5 years of having being diagnosed with breast cancer.  Theresa's sister is having a virtual birthday party all month long at Tuesday Morning Sketches. All details about the party are here.   I wish Theresa many more birthdays continued good health.  The card is made with a Rose stamp from Flourishes colored with Copics using colors from CR84FN color challenge.
Challenges to enter:
Theresa's Virtual Birthday Party: Make a Birthday card with Pink
CR84FN65: Use Light Pink, Tan and Cream
Fussy and Fancy: Anything Goes
One Stop Craft: Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts: Birthday Cards
 
Supplies:
Stamps: Flourishes "A Year of Flowers", GKD "Fanciful Tags" for sentiment
Ink: Memento Toffee Crunch
Copics: E30,R11,81
Papers: Ivory, Pink, Tan CS's and DP with Script (Unknown source- from  my scraps)
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Divine Swirls
Pink Looped Ribbon from stash
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Fun

2nd Post Today - scroll down for Speedy Fox post:

Halloween is fast approaching and I love making cards for that holiday. In this card, I have used a cute digi from Mo's Digital Pencil "Trick or Treat"...isn't she the cutest witch?  I colored the image with Copics and pencils with some sponging for the sky.
I cut with Nesties Circle Die and placed on a mat of Purple glitter card stock cut with Lacey Circle Die. Used another circle of Orange card stock and arranged on a base card of Black. Stamped sentiment from "I'm Going Batty" stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers. Finished with a cute ribbon of orange pumpkins to match up with pumpkins in the image.
Challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog: Autumn Fun-Trick or Treating is my choice of fun.
Craft Your Passion: Which witch is which?
Fab 'n' Funky: Orange, Black, and Choice. Made Halloween card with my colors
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Halloween and Ribbon
Ribbon Carousel Blog: Month theme is Halloween Spirit
Crafty Catz: Halloween
Alphabet Challenge: S is for skeletons, spiders and Anything Spooky
Cupcake Craft: Two's Company-Bella and Bronte out together.
Papertake Weekly: Fright night-BOO!

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Happy Autumn

Good morning! Welcome to another Speedy Fox and Friends challenge. This week, we asking you to create cards with LEAVES. On my card I have used some copper  accents with heat embossing, metallic paper, brad, and a ribbon. (The ribbon has copper threads but they do not show in photo.)  I have used "Autumn Splendor" and "Tweet That"( Partial Stamp-Word Happy) sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. I look forward to seeing what you come up with so please join in and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, October 26, 2012, 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.

Challenges to enter:
Joanna Sheen Challenge: Autumn Breeze
Scrap Creations: Leaves
SweetStamps Blog: Stippled or Sponged
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Use Metal on a Card-Used metal brad, copper embossing, and metallic cardstock
Allsorts Challenge: Autumn Colors


Supplies:
Stamps: Listed above

Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Ink Peeled Paint for Sponging
Memento Markers:Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, Potter's Clay, Cantaloupe
Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Pearl Copper
Papers: Green Textured CS, White CS, Metallic Copper all from stash
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Victoria
Dragonfly Copper Brad from stash
Plaid Ribbon with Copper Threads: Jo-ann's

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 19, 2012

Early Morning Coffee



CPS201
 
 I just had to join in on the last challenge at Card Positioning Systems. I have had fun with many of their great challenges and hate to see them go. I chose CPS Sketch 201 which I had used before and is a fave. I decided to go with colors red, white and blue. I gave this card to my husband on our 35th anniversary this past weekend....he grinds beans and brews coffee every morning....and brings me a cup.  How wonderful is that?
 
Supplies:
Stamps: GKD Signs of Autumn and Life is Good
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Paris Dusk
Copics: E33, R22,24
Papers: White CS, DCWV Blue Paper, SU Reds
Glossy Accents
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
Punches: Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Border, Corner Punch
Heart Button from stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, October 18, 2012

OWH Color Throwdown

Today has been a very windy and rainy day...hoping the leaves on the lawn are all blown away.  Since it was too windy to rake today, I took time to make a card for one of the challenges at Operation Write Home. Midweek Throwdown Color Challenge---to make cards using black & white with a pop of red or green for our heroes to send home to their family and friends! I just received the "Poppies" digital set from Doodle Pantry for playing in their challenge this week.  I thought  one of their stamps and sentiment would be perfect for a card and Doodle Pantry is the sponsor for the challenge too. I printed the single Poppy and colored with Copics R22,24,27, N4,N7 and 100.  Using artistic license, I did the leaves and stems in shades of black since I wanted to stay with black, white and reds. Trimmed the printed sentiment, edged with black ink and placed on the image. I used a black textured card base, red mat and then finished with black beads in the center of the poppy. I think this would be a great card for OWH since I kept it CAS with appropriate sentiment and embellishment.
Other Challenge to enter:
Charisma Cardz: Clean and simple.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Happy Bird

 
I love to play with digis and decided I need to use more of some great digis that I have saved.  I have had this "Happy Bird" that was a freebie from Doodle Pantry and never used it in a card.  Every time I see my friend Patti post a card for Doodle Pantry (she is on their DT),  I say I must do one of their challenges.   The theme this week is to use a Doodle Pantry Image..that's easy enough.   I colored Happy Bird with Copics ending up with him more pink than red. I found some scraps of DCWV pattern papers which I thought suited the bird's personality and used a sketch from Sweet Sunday to make it all come together on a card base of turquoise.  Added some dew drops and a sentiment also from Doodle Pantry to finish.  Was as Happy as "Happy Bird" with the card.
Challenges:
Doodle Pantry: Use a Doodle Pantry Image
Sweet Sunday Sketch: #169
Flutter By Wednesday: Use any Winged Creature



I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy Fall with Digis

 
It has been awhile since I did a Meljens Design Challenge and I do love to create with her images.  This card is for a sketch challenge shown on the left. I used 3 of her images-Happy Fall (for my DP that I created), Happy Fall Badge, and Two Leaves. I colored with Copics and Markers. I cut the badge with a Nesties circle die and matted with a larger circle. I embossed the 2 images that I matted with Cuttlebug EF Victoria and Divine Swirls. Finished with some scoring and grosgrain ribbon in a fall color.

Other Challenges:
Critter Sketch Challenges: Happy Fall
Our Creative Corner: Fall in Circle- make circle card or use circle die on card
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Autumn Leaves
Kaboodle Doodles: Anything Fall

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Expressing Love CAS

 
Welcome! This is a quick post for a one layer card. I went very CAS on this card for CAS-UAL Friday Challenge to "Put your heart into it".  I simply used masking to sponge a heart with Distress Ink and a Spellbinder Heart die. Stamped the Flourishes verse from "Love Sweet Love"using Memento Tuxedo Black.  The heart looks a bit off center in the photo but is in the center. Guess it is the angle of the card.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, October 15, 2012

Altoid Tin to a Sewing Kit

Inside of Sewing kit
Welcome to our Monday challenge at Friends of Speedy TV.  This week we are doing Altered Items. I have collected empty Altoids tins for a long time and have quite a few. But what to do with them??  I have thought about making sewing kits with some of the tins for gifts.  When I received the stamp set "I'm In Stitches" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co., I thought again about making sewing kits but did not.  But when I was thinking about this challenge to do an altered item, I decided it was time to give the sewing kit a try. And so here is my result.....an Altoid Tin becomes a Sewing Kit to be used for travel or in a purse. The tins with a smooth top work best for this but there are  tins that have an embossed top.  Using an adhesive back paper made this a very easy project.  First I made a pattern to cover the top of the tin. I cut the cover in white textured  paper backed with adhesive and stamped first the Scissors with Versamark Ink and Gold embossed.  Masking the scissors I stamped the Pin Cushion and embossed with Red EP.  I filled in the design with a Green Copic.  I did the sentiment also with Versamark and Red EP.  I sponged the entire cover with  Distress ink to darken the paper. I attached a gold brad to the scissors. Attached the cover to the top of a tin.  Added ribbon around the tin.  I also covered the bottom with a piece of the adhesive paper (not shown). I then added my sewing kit items to the inside.

 If you enter the challenge this week you have a chance to win the Stamp shown below by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday October 21 to submit your projects at Home of Speedy TV.

Supplies:
Stamps: "I'm In Stitches" by MFP
Papers: DCWV Textured paper with Adhesive
Inks: Versamark, Copics Green, Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen
Embossing Powders:  Red and Gold
Plaid Ribbon and Gold Brad from Stash

Challenges to enter:
Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge: Altered Item
Craft-room Challenge: Alter It
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything but a card.

 I sprayed with a protective coating to protect the surfaces.  I enjoy all your comments.
Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Orange and Black Challenges

Good morning. I seldom show 2 cards in one post but since these cards and supplies are similar,  I am going to include both in this post.
The first card is one that I made for Cheery Lynn challenge to use Black and Orange and at least one Cheery Lynn die. I used the Kiwi Doily Die and Olive Branch Die. The Owl is a Northwoods stamp and the sentiment stamp from MFP's I'm Going Batty set. Also used Corner Punch, Spellbinder Circle dies, and Label 4 die.  Finished with bit of ribbon and some dewdrops.  Pattern Paper is from Echo Park Apothecary Emporium.
Challenges to enter:
Cheery Lynn: Black and Orange   I WON!!!!!
Simon Says: Use dies and/or punches
No Matter Which Challenge: Halloween Creations or Halloween Colors
 
                                    
My second card was also made for Halloween and a Black and Orange  challenge and I used the same stamps and most of the same supplies but added a border with Martha Stewart punch Drippy Goo and some confetti spiders. Embossed the orange mat with Cuttlebug EF Forest Branches.

Challenges to enter:
Cards For Men: Orange and Black
One Stop Craft: Heat embossing
Paper Pretties: Halloween
Stamptacular: BOO-tacular

Supplies in both cards:
Stamps: Northwoods Owl and MFP's I'm Going Batty
Inks: Versamark for Embossing the Owl, Memento Tangelo and Gray Flannel for sponging the image, and Memento Tuxedo Black for Sentiment
Black Embossing Powder
Papers: Glossy White CS, Oranges and Black CS all from stash

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

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Speedy the Fox has a Photo Inspired Challenge


Good Morning and welcome!  We have an interesting challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends this week---A Photo Inspiration Challenge.   Be inspired by the photo shown on the left to make a card. It will be interesting to see what you come up with so please join in and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, October 19, 2012, 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.  I was a bit stumped but finally came up with a card using "Autumn Splendor" set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I used Scor-pal to set up a tile design for the background and sponged with Memento Inks. I layered this on a white card base. Added a green flourish cut with Cheery Lynn Die "Fanciful Flourish" and then added the Owl and Leaves with Acorns that I stamped, embossed (Leaves),   colored with Copics and fancy cut. I used colors brown, gray, yellow, taupe and tan  from the photo to inspire my choice of colors. Finished with sentiment using Memento Pistachio.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 12, 2012

Another Fall Card

This is a card that I made this week and I almost forgot to post it. It was saved as a draft ...luckily I found the draft today.   I am back with another fall card...I did say I love to make fall card..didn't I?....just love the beautiful colors of Autumn.  I decided to make another card using this border stamp which is so fun to color. This is another CAS card but I added some embossing to give it some dimension.
Challenges:
CASology: Cue is Leaf
Lollipop Crafts : Something old, something new. Old stamp and new inks.
Papercraft Star: Fall Colors
 
Supplies:
Stamps: GKD "A Year of Borders" and "Buds and Vases" for sentiment
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Morocco
Copics for coloring
Papers: GK Ivory and Pumpkin Spice CS
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Another Vintage Thanksgiving Card


I am back with another Vintage card.  When searching for an image for the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow, I found this image from Magic Moonlight Free Images in my files and just had to use on a card. After printing,  I distressed the image with distress inks and a distress tool and placed on a layer of Digi Paper and then onto a mat of BasicGrey pattern from Oliver paper pad. My green card base is from GKD.  Added lace and ribbon with a couple of metallic leaves recycled from something.   The lace was recycled from my Mother's scraps in her sewing room that I claimed on a visit.

Challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow: Give Thanks for Autumn. Make a vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project in fall colours such as rust, orange, deep gold and reds.

BasicGrey Challenge:  Use ribbon and lace.  Used DP from BasicGrey Oliver Paper Pack.
Scrap Creations: Pumpkins
Crafts and Me: Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky: Vintage

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vintage Thanksgiving


Vintage cards are great for Thanksgiving cards especially when I have a great image to use that does not need coloring.  I just aged this digital image from Create with TLC with some distress ink and a distress tool. My background is a Digital "Old Paper"" from Graphics Fairy which I also distressed with ink and a tool.  Finished with the sentiment and a wide wired ribbon with ombre colors that matched the colors in my card.  Does the corn image make you think of the first Thanksgiving?

Challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow: Give Thanks for Autumn....make a vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project in fall colours such as rust, orange, deep gold and reds.
Fab 'n' Funky: Vintage

Supplies:
Stamp: Heartfelt Creations Sentiment
Digital Images: "Little Corny Vintage" from Create with TLC and "Old Paper" from Graphics Fairy
Inks: Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye and Brushed Corduroy, Momento Pistachio
Papers: GKD Pumpkin Spice, White CS for Printing Digi Paper and Image
Ribbon from Stash...garage sale find
Spellbinders Die

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Study of Colors

 
I love this time of year....the color of leaves is ever changing. Every morning the sun shines through the trees and they are a blaze of colors.  The canvas is aglow with a new explosion of colors each day as I look through the windows.  I love making fall cards and showing the colors of Autumn. In this card I tried to capture the transition of colors in a leaf.  It was just a fun thing to do as I played with masking and coloring with Distress inks creating a CAS card.
Challenges:
CASology: Cue is leaf. #14
Stamptacular Sunday: Photo Inspiration-fall leaves -see below
Kaboodle Doodles: Autumn Leaves Falling / Fall Colors
The House That Stamps Built: DCC1010 Masking Challenge....use masking to layer falling leaves.
Supplies:
Stamps: GKD "A Year of Leaves"
Inks: Memento Morocco, Pistachio, and Tangelo for stamping the images and sentiment.
          Ranger Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, and Barn Door for water coloring the leaves
Paper: Textured Ivory CS from Stash, GKD Pumpkin Spice for card base
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Second Day of Christmas......

 
I am back with another card for the challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for: The Twelve Days of Christmas.  I have images that I could use for each day of Christmas but I will only post one more for the second day.  Again I am using  the digital paper and images purchased online and designed by Kathy Sue Designs . The kit is "12 Bears of Christmas" and is perfect for the challenge.
This card shows The Second Day of Christmas theme. After printing, I cut out the round image and sentiment with circle dies and placed on red mats  cut with Nesties scallop circle dies.  Used a green card stock base that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls and highlighted raised areas with Brilliance Moonlight White ink. Finished with a red ribbon.  Another simple and easy card but again  it sings the song to a "T".

Other challenge:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge:  Carol Singing....my bear is singing the carol.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Autumn Leaves


I was inspired to make this card when I read Vicki's Oldies but Goodies Challenge at Stamp TV to use 2 different designer patterns. My card was made with Ivory Card Base but it looks white in my photo. I think the colors look much richer in real life. I colored the stamp using colors inspired by the DP and even they do not look true in the photo.  Anyway I am going to enter the card in some fall challenges.

Challenges:
Stamp TV: STVOLDIES8-use 2 DP's
DYSU Challenge: Warm Colors
Allsorts Challenge: Autumn Leaves and Trees
Stamptacular Sunday: Photo Inspiration of Fall Leaves-see below
Cupcake Craft: Autumn
Kaboodle Doodles: Autumn Leaves Falling/Fall Colors

Supplies:
Stamps: GKD "A Year of Borders" and "A Year of Leaves" by Melanie
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Morocco
Copics: YR18, YG 93,95, E34,39
Papers: GKD Ivory and Pumpkin CS, GKD Sun Kissed Autumn DP
Nesties Rectangle Die

Our trees have turned color in such a quick time....like overnight. And the mornings have been frosty.  Autumn is truly here.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

The First Day of Christmas.......

I seem to be making all sorts of cards these days. I was inspired to make this one when I saw a challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for: The Twelve Days of Christmas. I remembered some digital images and papers that I had purchased online last year and the light went off!  The paper designed by Kathy Sue Designs is "12 Bears of Christmas" and is perfect for the challenge.
This card shows The First Day of Christmas theme.  After printing, I cut out the round image and sentiment and placed on red mats all cut with Nesties circle dies. Added some shine and highlights with Clear Star and Glaze Pens. Attached the circles on pattern paper  that I printed and then on to a card base of green card stock. The ornaments on the pattern paper show other days of  the song.  A simple and easy card but it sings the song to a "T".

Other Challenges to enter:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Animals...think my bear qualifies
Oldie But  A Goodie: Inspired by a Song--"The Twelve Days Of Christmas". Purchased Paper and Images online over a year ago
Papertake Weekly: All Creatures Great and Small

  I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge


Happy Monday to you! We have a fun challenge for you today from Friends of Speedy TV. ...use Distressing on your card.  There are several ways to do distressing, the process of giving a card a worn look.  Probably, the 3 most common ways are with inks, with special tools, and  with stamps. I have used a combination of distressing on my card. I used a distress tool on the edge of the orange mat and also added some distress ink on the edges.  For the image layer, I simply tore the edges and then sponged with ink. For the image I used a mask over the stamped area and sponged the background to add a distress look to the sky.  I cannot wait to see how you use Distressing Techniques. If you enter the challenge this week you have a chance to win "Celebrate Big" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamp shown below. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday October 14th to submit your cards at Home of Speedy TV. 

Supplies:
Stamps: "I'm Going Batty" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk, SU Night of Navy, Ranger Distress Ink  Tea Dye
Pencils, Markers, Glaze Pens, Gold Metallic Pen for Coloring
Papers: White, Black CS, Echo Park Apothecary Emporium DP
Distress Tool
Cobweb Ribbon from stash

Challenges to enter:
Party Time Tuesdays: Frightfully Scary
Ribbon Carousel Blog: Halloween Spirit
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C157-Use Fave Halloween Character.  Always like a scary Witch.
No Matter Which Challenge: Halloween Creations or use Halloween Colors
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa