Happy Thanksgiving! Even though we were unable to spend the holiday with family, we have so much for which to be thankful. The weather changed our plans for driving to Tennessee at the last minute. I wish my family and friends a happy, healthy, and safe holiday and many blessings on this day of thanks. Enjoy the time with family and friends and great food.
Good Morning! Today I am sharing a card that I made for What If? Wednesday- Sketch Challenge N1313 at The House That Stamps Built. I used Repeat Impressions stamp Bear Hug Stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics. I used some stickers and cut outs as well as the Pattern Paper from Crate Paper DIY Shop Collection to complete the card with the sketch shown below. The coral card stock used for the base and mat was from my stash of papers. Nestabilities square and scallop square dies were used . Have a Happy Day!
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here? Where did the month of November vanish so quickly?
Hello! Looking from the inside out is the theme of this card. My card today is a bit unusual but I had to go a bit out of the box to meet the Challenge at Joan's Gardens this week. Her challenge is to use any colors, window, trees, and a product from Joan's Gardens. The tricky part was that I have no window dies so I had to make up my window with rectangle dies and to make it look more like a window, I fashioned curtains and a valence with pleated and embossed paper. I wall-papered the room with a floral print paper and used a wood grain print for the floor. Since the window looks to an outside view I created a winter scene that I stamped in black ink and colored with pencils. I hope the trees in the scene are enough to cover the required tree element. The Stampendous stamp "Snowy Postcard" is from Joan's Gardens that I recently won. Only a portion of the stamp is shown through the window. My card turned out a bit on the clean and simple style. More details on this challenge at www.atjoansgardens.com
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamp: MFP Sentiment
Papers: MME Happy Day paper pad for floral, Crate Paper DIY Shop collection for woodgrain, White and Pink CS from stash
Cuttlebug EF Argyle
Nesties Rectangle Dies
Merry Christmas from Santa! This jolly old soul is from Meljens Designs and I have used the pre-colored digi with a Meljens Sentiment also. After printing both digis together, I trimmed and matted them to an embossed blue cs and and a card base of black cs. I added some accents with Glaze pens and Stickles.
Challenges: Meljens Designs: Theme is Black Out- Use Black CS as Base Charisma Cardz Challenge: Christmas Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #152 For a Child
Meljens Digis: Santa's Jolly Smile and Merry Christmas Word Art
Glaze Pens: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green
Papers: Ivory, Blue. and Black CS from stash
Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls
EK Success Corner punch
Today I am sharing a card made for a few challenges. In searching for a Penguin image I came across this image that I had saved from PC Crafters a couple years ago and thought what a fun card this would be. Sorry the photo is a bit dark. I printed the image and stamped the sentiment with black ink and snowflakes with blue ink. I added Frosted Lace and Crystal stickles to the snowflakes and image for sparkle. I attached to a black mat and a card base of blue cs.
Welcome to another quick post since I am very close to the challenge closing at CAS-ual Friday. This card was inspired by the photo shown below. CAS-ual Friday teamed up with Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge to bring us a 2-fer challenge. I selected to use stockings on my card and stamped 4 stockings on white card stock and added a twine and sentiment.
Stamps: Stocking by Alys Paterson Stamps, Sentiment from Flourishes
Hello! I am here to make a very quick post for a challenge at Flutter By Wednesday which is almost closed and 2 more challenges. I have been trying to use products that I have never used...why have them and not use them? The Butterfly was cut in Yellow CS with a never used Cheery Lynn Lace Flourish Butterfly Die. For this CAS card I used a 6" card base of orange CS with a simple srtip of a striped Pattern Paper and embossed the unknown sentiment with Ranger Embossing Pearl Gold Powder. Then I attached the center of the butterfly to the card.
Challenges: Flutter By Wednesdays: Open with use of a butterfly or fairy. Simon Says: Thanks/Thanksgiving. Less is More: Use designer paper in a CAS way
Hello! I have been making more tags and again used images fromMagic Moonlight. These Vintage Santas were from a collage that I downloaded for free. I used a Flourishes Holly stamp to create a background of gold embossing on GKD red CS. I layered this on to tags cut in GKD green CS and attached the Santa images edged with Sharpie Gold Paint Pen. Embellished each of the tags with ribbons, bows and other items from my stash. Love the images of Santa.
Challenges: Sugar Creek Hollow: Make vintage tags or boxes.
Hello! Today I have another card for Joan's Gardens challenge to use Black and White Only, use Christmas theme, use a Frame, anduse a product sold at Joan's Gardens. See details at www.atjoansgardens.com. From my first card made for this challenge, I had a negative in black leftover from cutting a Doily with Cheery Lynn's French Pastry die and decided to use it for another card. I cut the edge with a Martha Stewart border punch and attached this to a white card base. To the center I placed an image from the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Collection that I cut with a SB Circle Die and layered with another circle cut with SB Lacey Circle Die. The sentiment is from Flourishes and was heat embossed with white EP. I added some sparkle to the stars with Sakura Clear Star Pen. I like the frame that resulted in using the negative. Inside the card, I used a verse cut from the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Collection. Shown below.
Vendors highlighted in red are sold at Joan's Gardens.
I made a clean and simple card using a Cheery Lynn Doily as my frame cut with French Pastry Die. To the center I added a verse stamped with Heartfelt Creations Sweet Memories Stamp and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This was added to a layer of White Cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug EF Polka Dots trimmed with Black Satin Ribbon. All was attached to a card base of Black Cardstock. Finished with Black Crystals on the design.
Products in red sold at Joan's Gardens.
Other Challenge to enter: The ABC Challenge: Z is for zebra. Use black and white and/or stripes
Today I have another fun card made with a Doodle Pantry Digi image and sentiment from the Snowman Pile-up Set that I recently received for playing in their current challenge. I used a sketch from Sweet Sunday's Challenge to create my card. I printed the colored digi image of the Snowmen and cut out with a SB circle die. I used a yellow card base with a mat of DCWV Striped paper----this really picked up colors in the image... and then a mat of glossy blue CS embossed with Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes. I love how the blue really made the image pop. I added some Frosted Lace and Crystal stickles to the image and did doodles around the edge with a blue gell pen. Added a yellow grosgrain ribbon and printed sentiment from the same digi set. I was pleased with how the colors fit together and the sparkle of the stickles. But do you think these snowmen might have mixed some moonshine in with their snow cones? They look like they are having way too much fun.
Craft Your Passion: Theme is add some doodling. I'm not a good doodler but I gave it my best try.
Hope your weekend is going well. We are having a rainy Sunday here in Ohio which is good crafting weather. I do not do many cards for kids but I recently acquired some digis from Doodle Pantry and am using the already colored Elephant and Sentiment from With Heart Collection in this card for Digi Sketch Challenge to use Animals and their sketch if you wish. This is my first time to enter a card at Digi Sketch. I pulled out colors from the image for paper colors. Fun and easy card.The Digis are part of Doodle Pantry's release of 2 new products for a
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I will be sending this card in my next box sent to OWH.
Supplies: Digis details above
Papers: White, Green, and Blue CS from stash: Pattern from GKD Pool Side Pad
Welcome to my studio! Recently at a meeting of my stamping club we made a flip card presented by Cheryl. She had precut and scored all the parts for the card with a die specially made for this technique which I believe was from Stampin' Up. I decided to make this style of card just using SB circle dies and my Scor-pal instead of spending more money. (DH will appreciate that?)
After a few trials on copy paper, I worked out the technique successfully and can also use other shape dies to create other designs. This was not difficult at all and saved me about $20-30 which I spent online this morning. My finished card is a Christmas card shown partly closed in above photo and opened in photo below. I made this mostly with scraps and leftovers.
Paper: GKD Red and Ivory CS, Authentique Wonder Collection including die cut on the front
(Joy to the World)
Stamp: GKD Christmas Verse
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Nesties Circle Dies
Cuttlebug EF Allegro
Christmas Bell 3D Stick on from Susan Winget
Ribbon from Joann's
Is this a flip or swing card?
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I did not plan another post today but the deadline for the Less Is MoreWeek 145 challenge is approaching and I did want to do a couple of entries for their One Layer Thank You card challenge.
For the first card, I simply used 2 embossing folders, one a floral border and one a small Thanks EF. I embossed the 2 on White Cardstock and then highlighted the raised areas with Memento Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, and Peanut brittle inks. The EF's were Sizzix for the text and Cuttlebug for the Border.
I used a Sizzix EF for this second one layer card by embossing the front of the card of Green Cor'dinations Paper and then sanding to reveal the embossing. Easy Peasy!
Second Post today. This week there have been several challenges for Thank You cards and I am entering this card in some of those challenges. I also entered at Stamp TV in their Mix it Up Monday challenge for De-Stressing. I made this one using a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches and GKD stamps and Papers. I added satin ribbon, seam binding and a self made shrinky dink Sunflower to embellish.
Supplies: Stamps: GKD Signs of Autumn and Fanciful Tags (sentiment)
Welcome! This card was made using a sketch from Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #246 in which we had a choice between 2 sketches shown below. I chose the one on the right in the graphic. I did something that I do not remember doing before....I chose not to color the stamped image because I thought it looked so good on the layered pattern papers just stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink. I think this looks very contemporary in an elegant way. I used Flourishes stamps from Dahlias and Zinnias (sentiment). I added a satin ribbon and button from my collection to complete the card.
Other Supplies: Papers: GKD Ivory Cardstock, All Patterns from Webster Pages Park Drive Pad
I grabbed a cup of coffee this morning and made this card to enter the Flourishes FLLCNOV13 Grab a Cup Challenge to be inspired by this fantastic photo (shown above) as we create something equally warm and inviting. I chose to be inspired by the colors in the photo and used Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes stamp set. (I used this because I do not have any Flourishes stamps with cups or coffee- but maybe I'll win one?). My card may not be that warm featuring a snow man but his winter wishes might warm you up.
Supplies: Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel and Summer Sky
White, Blue, Brown, Dark Chocolate Cardstocks all from Stash
Assorted Markers, Copics, Pencils
Spellbinders Oval and Blossom Dies
EK Corner Punch
Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes
Frosted Lace Stickles
This week at CAS-ology the theme is triangles. My idea was to use 2 equilateral triangles (All 3 sides are the same distance) to create the Star of David to make a Hanukkah Card. I cut the 2 triangles from Gold Metallic CS and stamped one with a very old stamp from Motion Stamps? using versamark and black EP. I selected SU Brillant Blue CS for the card base which I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Wickerweave for some texture. Tip: Instead of using a gold mat for layering I did something I have not done before. I heat embossed gold EP around the edges using Versamark Pen and ruler to ink the edges. This gave a layered look without additional weight and probably is less expensive. The photo does not capture the real look because the edge is shiny on all 4 sides which only shows correctly on the top edge. I simply finished the CAS card by attaching the 2 arranged triangles with pop up dots
This card came together very quickly since I had the image laying on my work desk just waiting for the right time to use. The image is from Old Design Shop which is a great source of vintage art.
Most of the items on the card were in my Christmas box of items that I had saved for using on Christmas cards.
I began with a card base of ivory card stock which I sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The next layer is a pattern paper from Heartfelt Creations that I embossed with Cuttlebug EF Allegro and distressed with a distress tool and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I added some paper ribbon saved from a gift on this layer and on the side edge of the inside of the card. I also wrapped some recycled twine before attaching to the base. Next I added the image also distressed with a tool and ink. Attached a premade ornament stick on and piece of plastic holly pulled from my goodie box for the finishing touches. (I had trimmed the outer edge of the card front so the ribbon on the inside shows.)
I am back with a second post today. Sorry, my photo does not show this card too well. I made this for Annabelle Stamps November challenge with the theme of "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas". I used stamp sets Stamped for Christmas and Decorated Christmas from Annabelle Stamps as well as her dies for the ornament and border. Cardstocks used were Gold Metallic and Red from GKD. Versamark and Ranger Gold EP were used for the sentiment and Red EP was used on the ornament. I finished with a shiny metallic ribbon and bow.
The first snow of the season fell yesterday and covered the ground and trees with winter white. I spent some time inside making some challenge cards. For this one I used a Heartfelt Creations Sweet Memories stamp on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and embossed with Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirl. I like the way the swirls in the embossing compliment the sentiment. I used a corner punch on 2 corners and wrapped the top layer with some old black and white check ribbon. I attached to a mat of black and to a card base of white.
Back today for another quick post and Christmas card. The theme for the challenge at Cute Card Thursday is Animal Magic. I thought of this magical gathering of animals at the Nativity scene in this image from Heartfelt Creations Christmas Card Collection. I cut the panel from the set, added some velvet ribbon with gold edging, some glitter with a Clear-Star Pen and a rhinestone, and placed on a card base of glossy Oyster Pearl Cardstock from my stash. Adhered the sentiment from the same collection with pop up dots. I enjoy all your comments. I have finished about 40 cards made with this Heartfelt collection that I will be giving to my Mother for her to send to family and friends. I will be posting more of them in the future.
Challenges: Cute Card Thursday: Animal Magic Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: Christmas/ Winter Holiday and Ribbon.
Welcome! Today I am showing a card made with the negative of a die cut , actually 2 negatives, one in red and one in white both left after cutting with Spellbinders Label 4 dies. Often when I am cutting a die, I try to remember to center the die on a large enough piece of cardstock so what is left can be used as a frame. etc. I embossed the white negative with Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes and layered on the red negative to frame my image. The image was stamped with an old PSX Village Stamp in Memento Tuxedo ink and colored with Memento markers. I added Stickles Frosted Lace and Crystals to the trees in the simply colored village. I finished with a printed sentiment from Heartfelt Creations Christmas Collection (from Joan's Gardens). I added 2 layered Snowflakes cut with Sizzix Die.
This card was made for Joan's Gardens Challenge to use Red, White and a hint of Green, use the negative of a die cut, use snowflakes (any kind works), and youmustuse
a product sold at Joan's Gardens. Joan also sells Memento inks, Sizzix dies as well as Heartfelt Creations products. Other Challenges: Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Theme is Winter Wonderland Charisma Cardz Challenge: Anything Goes Fab 'n' Funky Challenges: Traditional Christmas Colors The House That Stamps Built: DCC116 Snow Fun Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Theme is Outdoors Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge:Anything Goes for Christmas Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Negative Energy - I used 2 negative die cuts. Craft a Scene: Trees, Trees, Trees
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Welcome! I hope you are enjoying a great weekend. I was amazed how quickly that I made this card using a digital image, sentiment and paper all from Doodle Pantry Vintage Ornament Collection. I printed the already colored ornament along with the sentiment on white cardstock and trimmed to fit on a mat of the coordinating digi paper. I embossed it with Cuttlebug EF Argyle. There are several different ornament designs to choose. I attached this to a green cardstock base. I added a little sparkle to the gold on the ornament with a metallic Jelli-pen and embellished with a metallic bow with matching colors. I love the way this turned out in just a few minutes. This will be a great card to produce in quantity.
I am entering this card in the monthly challenge atDoodle Pantry Blog Digital Challenge #40 with the theme any digi goes
Other Challenges: Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 83 with the theme Christmas/ Winter Holiday with Ribbon. Simon Says Wenesday Challenge: Keep it Clean and Simple
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Welcome! I have a question today. Is a card made with glitter ok to enter in a challenge to make a CAS card because I think working with glitter is very messy notclean at all. At least for me, I get glitter on everything and every where. I began this card by covering a piece of Glossy Blue cardstock with scor-tape and cut with a scalloped heart die. After exposing the sticky side, I sprinkled with Crystal glitter and attached to a larger heart of the Glossy Blue CS. I attached the layered heart to a card base of textured Black CS and added the cut out with the sentiment that was heat embossed in silver EP.
EP: Zing Silver
Papers: Black and Blue all from stash
Glitter: Crystal from Stampendous...takes on the color of whatever you use it on.
The falling leaves Drift by my window The falling leaves Of red and gold.
Leaves are every where outside and my DH is working hard to keep them picked up but the leaves are winning that battle.
My card was inspired by Stamp TV challenge Falling for Fall and I used Tuesday Morning Sketch for the layout.
Stamps: GKD The Northwoods, A Year of Leaves
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Markers Rich Cocoa, Tangelo, Potter's Clay and Northern Pine
Papers: GKD Dark Chocolate, Ivory, Pattern from GKD Sun-Kissed Autumn Pad, Scraps of Orange CS
Spellbinder Oval Dies
EK Success Punch
Third Post today!!! I had not planned to do another post but I forgot to post this Christmas card for a challenge that ends at Flourishes tonight. The Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge FTTC244 from Katie is to use Plaid or Houndstooth pattern in a card. I had been hoarding this plaid paper from BasicGrey Jovial pad for such a challenge. This also was an opportunity to use a never ink stamp that I won some time ago from Flourishes called Christmas Wreath (now retired). I stamped the wreath with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on GKD Ivory CS and colored with Copics, Markers, and pencils. This was a challenge to color. I then stamped the sentiment under the image with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and trimmed to fit on a mat of the Plaid Paper and attached to an Ivory Card Base (5.5 x5.5 "). I seldom make this size card but the size of the stamp needed that extra space. I chose not to add any embellishments so that the beautiful image would be the star of my card. I did highlight the fruit with a clear glaze pen which looks great IRL. Also to enter in this challenge: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
This week Flutter By Wednesday has a challenge to use Any Winged Creature not just butterflies or faries. I made this card featuring a winter bird using products from the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Card Collection. I did some embossing using Cuttlebug EF Kassie Brocade and an embossing frame to do partial embossing. I used a slate blue card base from my supplies and glaze pens to highlight details on the image. I popped up the sentiment that I fussy cut.
I am also entering this in the Paper Players Challenge Wildlife #170.
I have another card for Joan's Gardens Challenge to use gold and
white, an embossing folder, pearls and a product sold at Joan's Gardens. I started with card base of white CS to which I attached a mat of gold metallic CS. I layered this with white CS embossed with Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes. I cut 2 snowflakes with Cheery Lynn Die Snowflakes 3 -one in white and one in gold. I layered these together with glue dots and a cut ring of gold and a pearl. I added a sentiment that I cut from Heartfelt Creations Christmas Card Collection pad that I purchased from Joan's Gardens. Added a gold edge and pearls to the sentiment to finish. Cheery Lynn dies are also availble at Joan's.
Morning! I am happy to report that I have finished all 36 challenges for SCS Hope That You Can Cling To campaign and in all I will have mailed 40 cards to UT MD Anderson Cancer
Center in Houston. Now I am turning my attention to other challenges and Christmas Cards. This clean and simple card was made for Joan's Gardens Challenge to use gold and white, an embossing folder, pearls and a product sold at Joan's Gardens. My card was simply made with a white CS card base, layered with an embossed metallic gold CS mat, white satin and organdy ribbon, and topped with circles die cut of gold and white papers stamped with a sentiment. The stamp by Heartfelt Creations Sweet Memories was purchased from Joan's Gardens. I enhanced the sentiment with tiny pearls. I used Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls for embossing.
Welcome! You might need to put on sunglasses before viewing. For those who have visited lately, you may know that I have making cards for the SCS Hope That You Can Cling To campaign that has been running since October 1st and ended with the last challenge posted October 31. I have almost completed all the challenges ---2 cards remaining to make. Today I am sharing 2 more of the cards. The first one is for Holly's challenge Sparkling Season...to make a holiday card using glitter. I am not really a glitter kind of gal but believe my Card for Valentine really shouts with Sparkle.
Supplies for #1:
Stamp: Repeat Impressions Bear and Verve Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Gold Ink for sponging background of image,Versamark, Copics
Gold EP, Gold Jelli-Pen, Pink Glaze Pen
EF: Darice Chevron
Papers: Heidi Grace Glitter Paper, GKD Gold Metallic CS, Ivory CS
The second card shown is for Lynn's challenge - I *Heart* You - to create a heart shaped card or a card that contains hearts.
Since I was now in a glittery frame of mind, I used the same glitter paper to create scalloped hearts for this card and edged them with gold.
Stamps: Flourishes Garden Fairies Set
Ink: Memento Morocco, Sharpie Gold Paint Pen
Papers: Heidi Grace Glitter Paper, Coral/Pink CS (Card base), Sand CS
Dies: Nesties Scallop Hearts
EF:Fiskars Texture Plate Hearts
Challenges to enter: Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes Paper Pretties: Bold is the new Black. The brighter the better. Crafty Catz: Paper Piecing-Bear's jacket and hat are paper pieced
If you would like to see other cards that I have made for CSC HYCCT, check my SCS Gallery.
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