Friday, January 18, 2019

Truckin' with Heart


Hello!  Playing with dies from Cheapo Dies to create a card with a lot of love! Die cut the truck from DCWV Foil CS,  tires from Black and Silver CS, hearts from Red CS and Metallic Silver CS, words from Red CS. Assembled the pieces on a panel of White CS that I edged with Silver Metallic Marker. Attached that to a panel of Patterned Paper and a card base of GKD Red CS.  Love the way this came together for a fun Valentine card.
I put this all together with GKD Connect Glue....this is the best glue ever. You must give it a try. I never liked to use glue before....too messy....but this works just great!  I was not paid for this endorsement.
Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: V is for Vehicle.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: 386 Hearts on Fire
Double D Challenge: Looking Back in Time.  The pickup truck is from another time.
The Male Room: Challenge #102 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges: January always about using Patterned Papers











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

Thanks with Flowers


Hello! Playing again with the combo of Black and White.  I used another old Flourishes stamp set Zinnias  by Marcella Hawley dated 2011 to create this card. Heat embossed both the image and sentiment with clear EP after stamping with black ink to give some shine.     Other supplies used: White and Black CS, Memento Tuxedo Black ink,  Clear EP,  Cuttlebug Argyle EF, Spellbinders Frame Die.  This was a great image to use since there are so many details.  I have used this stamp many times with lots of colors but this is the first time to simply stamp in black. 


Challenge:
CAS on Friday: Challenge #149 Flowers
The Paper Girls Challenge: #167  Black and White

Tuesday Throwdown: #423 Embossing. Use heat embossing on image and sentiment and dry embossing on black frame
Retro Rubber Challenge: #102 It's all about Black and White.  Stamps are about 7 years old.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wine Country


Hello!  It looks like major snow headed our way.  Time to go to a warmer climate?  Wouldn't it be nice to be driving in the wine country in Italy as depicted in my card?  I pulled out an old Flourishes stamp set Dreaming of Florence by Marcella Hawley dated 2012 to create this card in Black and White.   Heat embossed both the image and sentiment with clear EP.   Supplies used: White and Black CS, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versafine Black ink,  Clear EP, Gingham Border EF, Dies, Black Gems. 
I love my stamps from Flourishes. Fun to have the chance to use. 
Challenge:
The Paper Girls Challenge: #167  Black and White
Tuesday Throwdown: #423 Embossing. Use heat embossing on image and sentiment and dry embossing on black strips.
Retro Rubber Challenge: #102 It's all about Black and White.  Stamps are about 6 years old.


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Fusion of Sketch with Butterflies

Today I am playing with the challenge at Fusion's  5th Anniversary Challenge shown below.  We can choose to use the sketch or photo or a fusion of both.  My card was inspired by both.  I used 3 Butterflies (found in my stash of leftovers) that were die cut with Cheery Lynn dies from Navy CS and cut angel wings of Glitter CS from my scraps. I started with a Ivory card base and attached a panel found in my stash of handmade backgrounds that was made by blending assorted  Distress Oxide Inks and spraying Gold Shimmer Mist.  I added some die cut circles of navy and ivory with die cut shapes of navy and Glitter Paper following the sketch and then attached the Butterflies.   I like it when I use up some of my scraps and leftover die cuts and inked backgrounds. The sentiment from Gina K Designs was stamped with Memento Paris Dusk ink.
Challenges:
Fusion: 5th  Anniversary Challenge
Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge J919 Tic-Tac-Toe. Used top row- Glitter, Die Cut, Blue













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your comments. Theresa

Twofer Challenge Birds



Welcome!  Today I am posting cards that I created for the Twofer Card Challenge #12 - make 2 different cards for 2 different occasions using the same stamp, stencil, or die.   I used a Swan stamp from The 12 Days of Christmas stamp set that was in an issue of Creative Stamping.   For a Christmas card I stamped the swan 7 times (using a mask) on white CS with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics, stamped sentiments from the same set, and layered with a blue card base and an orange mat.   
The second card was made with 2 panels of White CS inked with Distress Oxide Ink Salty Ocean.  The panels were both results of my playing (experimenting) with DOI and were found in my stash  of saved handmade backgrounds.  The bottom panel ( inked by swiping the pad over the paper) was embossed with Fiskars Texture Pad Ocean and trimmed  along a wave. On the top of the card, I used a panel that looks like a sky with clouds.   I stamped another swan, colored with Copics, fussy cut, and attached to the card. Stamped some sentiments from my stash with DOI Salty Ocean.  Also added some glossy accents to the swans' beaks. 

Challenges to enter:
Twofer Card Challenge: #12 Birds
Tuesday Throwdown: #423 Theme is  Embossing. Use Fiskars Texture Plate Ocean.
Merry Little Christmas: #6 January  Anything Christmas



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

Monday, January 14, 2019

Glittery Cupcake


Hello!  Today I am sharing a card made using a stencil from Gina K Designs to sponge DOI Picked Raspberry on a strip of white CS that I fussy cut and layered on to a die cut rectangle of Glitter paper with a layer of Pink attached to a white layer with a pink card base.  Used Clear Star pink on the swirl for some shine.  I finished by adding a pre-cut 3D die cut Cupcake from Valentine Crafts and stamped a sentiment with the same ink. Followed the sketch below. The cupcake was actually recycled from an older card that I had made but never sent.
Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #402 Glitter or Foil
CAS Colours & Sketches: Sketch 303
CAS Stencil Challenge: January Stencil with Sponging (2nd entry)
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Recycle Something.



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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Card with Heart


Hello!  My card today was made with the My Favorite Things stencil Radiating Rays.  I sponged DOI Fired Brick on a panel of white CS using the stencil and then cut with  a Spellbinders Scalloped Heart die. I stamped a Gina K Designs sentiment in the center with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP. I attached the heart to Gold Metallic paper that I recycled from a card that I received from my DH and then placed on a white card base.
I do not have many stencils and do not make many cards with stencils.  But, I was inspired to make this CAS card for the new CAS Stencil Challenge that started this month.
Challenges:
Time Out Challenges: #126 Loving
CAS Stencil Challenge:  January Sponging with Stencils
Dies R Us Challenge: #112 Anything goes using dies by companies carried at DRU store.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Happy 99th Birthday!

 Welcome!  Today I am sharing a special card that I created for my Mother's 99th Birthday that is later this month.  I made a similar card for her a couple years ago and she loved it so I thought I would repeat my design by adding some more candles and also the Happy Birthday song.  I used Photoshop Elements to create the pages with text  and candles and then added dots and strips of glitter paper and used Diamond Stickles for glitter on each of the 99 Candles. That took a bit of time.  The front with 3 candles was attached to a Pink CS and then I attached 8 pages with 12 candles each printed on white CS.  The Happy Birthday song lyrics and music was printed across the bottom of the pages to which I added glitter dots.
The card fits these challenges:
Allsorts Challenge: Week # 502 Milestones with Numbers
Cards In Envy: It's all about the numbers challenge.  This card is less than 1/4", actually 1/8" so it does fit into an envelope.
Make My Monday Challenge: #87 Use Words or Sentiment.
Use Your Stuff: Challenge 342 As Time Goes By. 99 years is a lot of time gone by!
Crafty Catz: #444 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Birthdays


Photos below show the card as it appears opening.



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Friday, January 11, 2019

Have a Slice of Birthday Cake

Hello!  Making a card for some of the current challenges.  Used a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches with some patterned papers, an embossing folder, and stamps to create this birthday card.  Stamped a slice of cake on white CS with Memento Black ink from Flourishes Pinwheels & Popsicles set and colored with Copics.  Trimmed the image with a square die, used a corner punch to round corners and placed on layer of patterned paper. Used a silver metallic pen on the fork, added another layer to the roses with fussy cut roses, and used some glossy accents on the roses and sprinkles. Assembled the card with white base card embossed with Darice Flowers EF, strips of patterned papers, sentiment from the same set, and sequins and stars.
Challenges:
Seize the Birthday: #156 Anything Goes Birthday.
Crafty Catz: Challenge #444 Anything Goes with Optional Twist Birthday
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Spots and Dots
ModSquad Challenge: The challenge is Patterned Paper.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Always about using Patterned Paper
Double D Challenges: It's On the Menu-I have cake on my menu for the birthday at Double D.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #485 Sketch


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Thursday, January 10, 2019

What's On the Menu?


Hello!  I have been trying to think of a card to design for the challenge -It's On the Menu - at Double D.  I first thought of a theme with coffee and cake but then I thought what would be on the menu at an Italian restaurant, maybe where they had a chalkboard menu and al fresco dining?  So I decided to create my card with a chalkboard theme featuring wine served with fresh figs and grapes.  It would be fun to be there on a warm day enjoying ordering from that menu.  I used a pattern paper from My Mine's Eye Chalk Studio pad with the text already printed.  I used a stamp from Flourishes "Dreaming of Florence" set by Marcella Hawley.  I heat embossed the image with White EP and then colored with pencils.  Added some Glossy Accents to the glass and decanter. Inked the edges of the Chalkboard with white ink from Hero Arts. Attached to a card base of Ivory CS.  I was pleased with how the colors came out on the dark paper. 

Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: January always about using Patterned Paper
Double D Challenge: It's On the Menu. Inspired by the blackboard menu on the mood board.
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa