Friday, October 31, 2014

Glittery Snowflakes

Welcome!  I am adding another card to my Christmas stash.   This was made
for the Merry Monday challenge to use Snowflakes, dry embossing and neutral colors.  I began with an Ivory card base topped with lustrous, glossy Oyster Pearl CS embossed with Darice EF Snowflakes  attached with foam tape. I love the elegant color of this CS.  I added a torn strip of clear Vellum stamped with a sentiment from GKD that I heat embossed with white EP.  The final additions were floating Snowflakes cut with Sizzix dies in DCWV Glittered paper also in a neutral color.  I added pearls to the centers for more texture and shine.  I am pleased with the final results.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Use snowflakes, dry embossing and neutral colors to create a Christmas card.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says anything goes.
Addicted to CAS: Use Vellum

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Clean and Simple with Leftovers

Second Post today:
 Joy at the House That Stamps Built challenged us to use some scraps and leftovers from other projects for the  Designer’s Choice Challenge.  I had some vellum with some black and yellow CS's lying on my desk. I decided to stamp the vellum with a Repeat Impressions Butterfly using versamark and heat embossed with Black EP.  After fussy cutting the image I attached it with a foam dot  to the yellow CS already cut to the right size.  I embossed the mat with Cuttlebug EF Leafy Branch before adding the image and stamped the Repeat Impressions sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I simply added that to the Black CS that I had leftover on my desk.

The House That Stamps Built:  DCC1022 Use scraps and leftovers
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #50 is to use vellum.  Butterfly is made with vellum...has stained glass look in real life.

I guess I could have  used smaller scraps but I had the right sizes for the card at my fingertips.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Santa Is Coming

Hello!  The focus of this card is a digital Image of Santa that I had saved in my files but do not know the source.  After printing the image, I distressed the edges with a distress tool and ink.  I assembled the card following the sketch from Sketch Saturday beginning with a card base of light gold CS, a layer of Green Pattern Paper and stripes of 2 other patterns, all patterns from Crate Paper Peppermint and Snowy Day pads.  Added a sprig of holly (stamped with Flourishes Stamp and fussy cut) on top of a bit of pine bough ( Impression Obsession die cut) when I attached the image.  I added some twinkle in Santa's eyes with Wink of Stella.   Maybe you can see it if you enlarge the photo.

Sketch Saturday: Challenge is Sketch #333 by Vanessa
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: St. Nicholas/Father Christmas/ Santa
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use Pattern paper
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Christmas

I wish I knew the source of this Santa image. Does anyone know?
I always try to include the name of the origin in my file but not this one.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Very Merry Christmas

Hello! Thanks for stopping by.  Today I am sharing a quick Christmas card using only 2 colors and heat embossing with Gold EP.  I stamped the Tree and Sentiment  from GKD Very Merry Christmas by Theresa Momber in Versamark on GKD Cranberry Tart and used a GKD Gold Metallic CS Mat and a Card Base of the Cranberry Tart. I wove in a ribbon of Red Velveteen with Gold Edging and tied on a simple bow to finish.

ABC Christmas Challenge: V is for Very Merry Christmas
Stamp TV Mix it Up Monday Challenge: It takes 2, Only 2---Use only 2 colors
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra:  Anything goes for Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge: Christmas
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fluttering By

Hello!  I started this card last week when I first saw the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch challenge but it took awhile to decide how I wanted to assemble the card using the Gold butterflies that I cut and embossed with Cheery Lynn die cuts.  I also took inspiration from a card that I made a couple years ago shown below.  Other supplies used were Red CS, Gold Metallic CS, Pattern Paper from Teresa Collins World Traveler Pad, Versamark, Gold EP, Paper & Such Stamps, Paper Lace from K&CO,

CAS(E) this Sketch: Shown on right
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes for a birthday. This week option is Washi Tape but I chose not to use.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Get Ahead, Get a Hat!

Hello! I am here today with a quick post....have to get some leaves raked and get ready for Trick or Treaters this afternoon.  I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to create this Christmas Card using a snowman stamp and sentiment from Heartfelt Creations.  I stamped the snowman head with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white CS and colored with Copics R59,BG72,75,B0000, N4,7 and an orange marker.  Added some Clear star for shine on cheeks. Fussy cut the image and placed on a Kraft oval embossed with Darice Snowflakes and sponged with teal. Following the sketch, I used pattern papers from Fancy Pants Timbergrove pad to assemble card.  Used Cuttlebug EF Herringbone to emboss one of the patterns. I added the sentiment stamped on Kraft label die cut stamped in Memento Teal Zeal and a snowflake cut with a Sizzix die and covered with Stickles Frosted Lace.

Tuesday Morning Sketches:  Sketch #272
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Challenge-if you want to get ahead get a hat- Christmas creation must feature a head ... with or without a hat!
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Use pattern paper
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Get Crafty and use Kraft

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spooky and Crafty with Kraft and Cat

I'm back.... with another Vintage Halloween Card made with a Digital image from Magic Moonlight Studio.  This was printed and matted on yellow CS that was embossed with Cuttlebug EF Forest Branches and inked with Red Ink.  I placed this on a Card Base of Kraft CS and added strip of ribbon, border of black drippy goo ( Martha Stewart punch), and bats ( Plumrose Lane digis).  I used Wink of Stella on the Cat's eyes and whiskers and the pumpkin eyes and mouth.....looks great in real life but not so much in the photo.

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says get crafty and use Kraft.
The Kraft Journal: Challenge #194 is color challenge using colors from the graphic on right.
Digi  Sketch Challenge: Use Pink and sparkly and/ or use the sketch. I used the sketch shown on right. No pink here.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 24, 2014

Scary Cat on a Pumpkin

Hello!  For this Vintage Halloween card, I have used a Vintage image of the cat on a pumpkin from Plumrose Lane that I sized and printed and then fussy cut.  I arranged that with vintage looking pattern paper from Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium pad, 2 of which I cut with Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval Frame doily die.  The card base is Slate gray CS layered with another pattern from the same pad. I placed some Kraft CS under the doily with the image before adhering to the card.  Added a black Olive branch cut with Cheery Lynn die, some red ribbon to the cat and glossy accents to the pumpkin. Colored the cat's hat red with a Copic.  Attached a Kraft tag stamped with MFP's stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black.

The Kraft Journal Challenge: Make it Monday Challenge # 194 Color Challenge shown in graphic on right.
Simon Wednesday: Simon says get crafty and use Kraft
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog: Challenge #155 is Vintage.  It looks like I am still doing last week challenge for Halloween but this card uses vintage like papers and a Vintage Halloween image.
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything goes with Ribbon or Trim
Crafty Ribbons Challenge:  #105 Tags n Ribbons
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #344 Trick or Treat

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Lantern

 Just for fun, I made this Halloween Lantern using the Cameo to cut a Silhouette file from Black Cardstock, Orange CS and Yellow Vellum and assembled with Scor-tape. Each side has a different design.   I used it with a battery operated flickering candle.

I am entering the challenges:
Scor-Pal Challenge: More than One Score" Challenge #9 - Fall/Halloween
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme: Halloween
 Stash: Black and Orange
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #125 Orange and Black

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Christmas Card of Different Colors

Welcome! Today I am back with another Christmas Card which I created with Non-traditional Christmas Colors.  My inspiration was the Merry Monday Challenge to do just that --create with Non-Traditional colors.  I began by heat embossing the Festive Frame from Melanie's GKD stamp set on White GKD CS with Gold EP and colored in the design with Memento Markers Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, and Rich Cocoa. I filled in with Copic Gold Marker. I trimmed the frame and attached to a mat of GKD Bubblegum Pink CS and then to a card base of GKD Jelly Bean Green. For the sentiment I heat embossed it on an oval of Bubblegum Pink with Gold EP and did the edge of the oval as well.  I attached this to the center with foam dots.

Merry Monday: #131 Challenge Use Non- Traditional Christmas Color
Stamp TV: Mix it Up Monday Challenge Christmas Comes Early
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #118 Holiday
Mod Squad Challenge:  Judy's Challenge is to create your most very favorite kind of card.  I guess my favorite cards include heat embossing and coloring. I am always fascinated by watching the heat transpose the EP, especially gold powders.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Use something new or never used.  I did not think this would qualify for Hazel's challenge but I have never used these colors or papers for a Christmas Card so I guess I qualify.

I love reading your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dracula Says Boo!


Good  Morning!  I said to myself that I would not make any
Halloween cards this year because I have so many in my stash that I
do not need any more.  But Halloween cards are so much fun that I gave in and had to make this one for Simon Says challenge.  We are to use the colors in the graphic shown on the right.  I used stamps from MFP's Boo To You and papers from my stash. Dracula was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with YG03, V15, E51, 100 and re pencil.  Memento Grape Jelly and Tangelo inks were used for the sentiments. I embossed each strip with borders from Cuttlebug Pop Culture EF. The drip was punched with Martha Stewart border punch.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Color Coordinates  
Missed the Deadline!!! Waited too late to post,

Shopping Our Stash: Theme is Halloween.
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge 218 is Halloween Colors
AAA Cards: Make any style card for Halloween.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Under the Big Top

Hello!   When I saw the current challenge Circus at Cupcake Inspirations (see graphic on right), I knew that I had to use the Flourishes stamp set Under the Big Top to create a card.  I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday with Stripe Paper from American Crafts Kringle & Co paper pad with the Tent, Banner, Balloons, and Verse stamps.
Other supplies: Ivory CS, Gold CS, SU Ruby Red Ink, Memento Cantaloupe, Memento Markers Summer Sky, Tangelo, Rich Cocoa,  Circle and Rectangle Dies, Gold Grosgrain Ribbon, Cuttlebug EF Polka Dots.

Cupcake Inspirations : Challenge #283 Circus.
Sweet Sunday: Sketch #241

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thinking of You

Welcome!  I was playing with the Chinese Lanterns stamp from Power Poppy Sunny Harvest set and created this card using the sketch from Saturday Sketch challenge.  The image was stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics R24, YR07,07,18, YG 09,67, Y13,17,E25 and cut with Nesties Square Die.  I inked the edges very lightly with Memento Pistachio. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I used a pattern background from Teresa Collins World Traveler pad which I thought gave a dramatic look with the Black Card Base. The pattern was embossed with Cuttlebug EF Wicker Weave.  The ribbon banner of Orange Satin was the finishing touch to emphasize the bright colors of the lovely Chinese Lanterns.

Power Poppy Peep of the Week: Share a creation using Power Poppy stamps.
Sketch Saturday: Use sketch #332 by Debra -shown right
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Use a sentiment
Sweet Stamps Blog: Challenge #192 Anything Goes

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, October 20, 2014

Interesting Card

Hello! Glad that you dropped by.  Before I start raking leaves today, I thought I'd share a card which my DH calls "Interesting."  Well, it is a bit different.  I made this for the challenge at Poppy Sketch shown on the right and we are to use  a pop of Houndstooth pattern.  After finding this pattern paper in a Fancy Pants Trend Setter pad and the loopy trim in red in my stash, I designed my card around these 2 elements.  The card base is Ivory CS embossed at the top with Cuttlebug Pop Culture Border and stamped on the bottom with the Train  and Sentiment from GKD The Northwoods and Life is Good sets.  They were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Black and Red EP's.  Added the strip of Houndstooth paper and the ball fringe trim
 to finish my design.
Poppy Sketches:  #15 with a Pop of Pattern

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Deep Blue Sea

Hello!  This card is for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge - Over the Deep Blue Sea at Stamp TV.  Tricia has asked us to makeWater Themed Card.   We can use nautical images, rain, snow... ANYTHING that has water!  Since I do not have many Nautical Theme Stamps from GKD (note to some GKD nautical stamps), I had to stretch my resources for this card.  I selected a verse from Melanie's Gifts from the Sea set and seashells from her A Year of Borders and combined them with a water looking Pattern from GKD Poolside paper pad to create this water themed design.  Other supplies used were: GKD Soft Sand CS, Metallic Copper CS, Versamark, Copper EP, SU Blue ink, and Nesties Label 4 Dies.  The embossed verse was recessed under the copper frame.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Simple Card with Recessed Image

Hello!  Today I have a card made with Gina K Stamps frame from  Lovely Labels 2, a sentiment from Stippled Nature, and an image of a wheelbarrow that I won in a great grab bag from GKD.  The image was stamped and recessed beneath the Label Frame  which I cut out the center with a circle die. The frame was popped up above the image with pop up dots. I assembled the card on a green card base with a mat of red topped with the framed image.  The card looks BIRL because the photo distorted the margins of red and green because of the way I had card sitting.  I was too lazy to redo the photo. I added a wooden button with twine for the wheel of the cart. Thought this was the perfect size and type of button.

Stamp TV: Release challenge is RECESSED - make a card with a recessed focal image. The focal image has to be down inside of it and the frame should be a layer above the image.
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Who's Got the button?

Stamps: All from GKD listed above
Ink: Memento Lady Bug, Espresso Truffle, Bamboo Leaves, Yellow glaze pen
Copics: YG 63,R22, E35
Papers: Green, Red, White CS
Button and Twine from Collection

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Black and Orange

Welcome!  I had in mind to make a Halloween card using orange and black but I got sidelined making a Black and Orange Butterfly so I ended up with a Thank you Card since I came across an already cut die word.  This was a card that just evolved on its own.....not what I had planned.

Cheery Lynn Designs Blog: Challenge is black and orange
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Super Fly---anything with wings
Crafty Catz Challenge: Black plus one other color
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #25 Orange and Black

Dies: Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly Small #2, Small #2 Angel Wings, Fanciful Flourish, Kiwi Doily
Papers; Black and Orange CS, Pattern from Echo Park The Apothecary Emporium Pad
Distress Tool

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 17, 2014

Old Friends Are the Best

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Repeat Impressions Sketch #0514 Challenge at The House That Stamps Built shown on the right.  I did  give the sketch a turn to the right for my use.  I love the Repeat Impressions Wine Series stamps which I have used for all the stamping.  The Wine Glasses were inked with Memento Tuxedo Black on to a rectangle of Ivory CS and colored with Copics R46 and R59 and shaded with a bit  of gray. I edged this with a Gold Metallic marker. To assemble the card, a Gold textured card base card was layered with a panel of pattern paper from Teresa Collins World Traveler pad. The sentiment was done with Versamark and Black EP on a Gold Metallic CS scrap and layered on a strip of Wine CS.  For embellishments I stamped the grape cluster and colored with the same Red Copics and Y28 and stamped the cork on a scrap of actual cork paper. These were fussy cut and attached.   I am pleased with the richness of this design.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Bears Building a Snowman

 Today I am playing with LOTV's stamp of Bears with a Snowman stamped on white CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics N 0,2,4, C00, B0000, YG67,G05.  I sponged the sky with Memento Summer Sky and added snow with Liquid Pearls and Frosted Lace Stickles. The image was cut with a circle die and matted on a Red Circle.  I decided to make this a gatefold card and used the sketch from Sketch Saturday. I used White CS for the card base and added panels of patterns from Pebbles Welcome Christmas paper pad.  I stamped, colored and cut out a tree to hold the card shut. This was attached with pop up dots. I finished the inside with a sentiment from Heartfelt Collection stamped in Memento Lady Bug ink and more circles.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenges:
 Use something round on your Christmas Card.
Sketch Saturday: #331 Use sketch shown on right
LOTV's  Monthly Sketch : Anything goes with a Lili of the Valley stamp.
Oldie But a Goodie: Theme is Christmas.  LOTV Stamp is older than 6 months.
The Glory of Christmas Challenge: Theme is Snowman
Alphabet Challenge: R is for round or rectangle. Lot of round on my card.

Thanks for stopping by.  I enjoy all your comments and visits.
Thanks, Theresa

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Giraffe sends Get Well Wishes.

This is my entry for the challenge at Addicted to CAS for the code word Stencil.  My card was made with a stencil that reminded me of the spots of a Giraffe.  After brushing brown ink on white CS  using the stencil,  I stamped the Giraffe stamp and sentiment with a darker ink.  Used Marvy inks. Sorry I do not have the source of the stamps.  Giraffe was colored with pencils. Card base is brown CS. I made this card at my last Stamp club meeting.  Love the comical look of the Giraffe.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Magic of Snow

Hello!  I have been away from blogging for a few days but am here today with an entry for some challenges.   I made this winter theme card with Repeat Impressions stamp of Whitetail Deer that I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copics. I sponged the background of the image with SU Sage Shadow ink and added some glittery snowflakes with Versamark and PSX Snowflake Embossing Tinsel.  I added some strips of Fancy Pants pattern from Timbergrove pad to the Card base of aqua CS from stash.  Base was embossed with Darice EF Snowflakes. Added some sparkle with Wink of Stella pen and Clearstar pen. Finished with a cut out sentiment from the pattern paper.

The House That Stamps Built: Designers' Choice Challenge #108 Winter
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #117-Make your mark.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch shown to right. This week there is a twist to do holiday themes. 
My personal Holiday is to celebrate the first snow of winter.....always a festive day at our house.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Favorite Things

Hello! Today I am posting an entry for Power Poppy World Card Making Challenge #4 to get Up Close and Personal.    We are to look around for some of our favorite things — make them personal — and be inspired! Take a photo of a few of those things and then, see it as a bit of an inspiration challenge — spark a little creativity with the textures, the colors, or even the objects.

Some of my favorite thing are represented in this photo taken by my DH - Teddy Bears, Flowers, Gardening, Birds and Birdhouses, and Fall Leaves and Colors.   We love and collect Teddy Bears including cuddly ones and concrete ones we have in our garden. The bears in the photo are Stony and Sharon (as in Sharon Stone) with Chipper. A few of the other garden bears are Rocksand and Brownstone.  Yes, we name all our bears!  I also love flowers of all kinds and the beautiful colors of fall.  I used these items as inspiration for my card shown below.

Stamps used are Power Poppy Sunny Harvest for the bouquet, Hen & Chicks for the sentiment. The Bear is an old PSX stamp, one of my faves.  Used Memento Rich Cocoa and Espresso Truffle and Copics Y02,06,13,17,21,YR 14, YG 09,63, E00,43,44,47, and Memento Red Marker. The bouquet was fussy cut and attached with Pop up dots. Papers used were GKD White CS and a pattern paper from scraps.

Power Poppy World Card Making Challenge #4: Use personal favorite things as inspiration to make a card.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge:  Use Pattern paper
SCS Hope You Can Cling To :  Lee's  HYCCT1406 A Bear for My Sister

Listen to My Favorite Things:

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hold on to Hope

Hello!  This month Split Coast Stampers is holding its annual Hope You Can Cling To Campaign to .  Read all the details here.
I made this card for Dina K's challenge to use something on your card that we hold on to daily -- a HANDLE. Keyword HYCCT1401C . Read more here.

I made this shaped card using a template that I have had a long time but do not remember the source.  I cut the teacup from pink CS and then added a design to the cup using Power Poppy Peonies Digi that I colored on the computer, sized and  printed on white CS. I embossed this layer with Cuttlebug EF Victoria and attached to the cup after trimming with the template. I also added rows of embossed dots with Cuttlebug EF Border.
I stamped the sentiment from Power Poppy Azaleas on white CS with Memento Tuxedo Black and inserted into a Pink Vellum teabag hung on a string.

Power Poppy World Day Card Making: Challenge 3 Choose Hope, Think Pink.  Join in one of the Challenges at SCS for HYCCT.
Link to card on SCS

I thought I'd share this first Teacup card made in 2009.
Same template as above.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa