Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Birthday Bear



Hello!  I have another bear stamp from Repeat Impressions  that I have never used so I thought I'd try stamping him on Kraft  CS.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink for both the image and TOU sentiment and colored with Copics.  I added the HB sentiment  and some flowers using Distress Oxide Ink Picked Raspberry which shows very good on the Kraft CS.  I like the Pink Ink so much that I also used it  inside the card with more Repeat Impressions stamps.  Just a simple card experimenting with Kraft and colors.

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes Challenge O2517
Seize The Birthday: Birthday theme with Topping Option- Use Kraft card base.




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

Holiday Card


Hello!  The inspiration for this Christmas card was the Sketch Challenge at Retro Rubber Challenges.  I did turn the sketch to make a horizontal design.  The tree image from Let It Snow set by  Creative Clear Stamps (dates back to 2009) was inked 3 times with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics.   I decorated the trees with Gold and Silver Metallic ornaments simply made with hole punches.  I used a vertical sentiment from Repeat Impressions Stamps heat embossed with Silver EP.  I edged the panel with Silver Metallic marker before attaching to a white card base.

Challenges:
Retro Rubber: Challenge 74 Time to Sketch. Have had Tree Stamp since 2009. The sentiment stamp is over 1 year old or older. 
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes Challenge O2517
The Paper Players: PP368 Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.  Used row 1 down -Tree, Christmas, Gold/Silver


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

Monday, October 30, 2017

Christmas Tag

Hello!  Today I have a tag that I made that was inspired by Emily's design on Tag You're It! Challenge #75 I used a similar layout and shape for the tag as well as adding a Christmas Tree.  Used stamps from Hero Arts October kit which are perfect sizes for use on tags.  Colored with Copics and Gold Glitter pen. Added a sprig of greenery (plastic) and red and White Baker's Twine.  Spellbinder Scallop Square dies used.
Other Challenge:
Make My Monday: Challenge #58 Anything but a card. 


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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Happy Bear in the Leaves


Hello! Our leaves are a bit too wet to be jumping in or even raking.  But this sweet bear is having a lot of fun and is so happy that it is fall.  He is a Great Impressions stamp from 2008.  I simply stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics and sponged the grass with Distress Oxide Peeled Paint ink. The sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp inked in Distress Oxide ink.   Used Rust CS from stash as base. 
Challenges:
Double D Challenges: Leave it to me challenge.
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #123 Leaves
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Theme is Bears 
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #156 Autumn



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Christmas Ribbon

Hello!  Sometimes cards are inspired by just a bit of ribbon.  I was trying to think what to use on a card with the theme Gifts and came across some ribbon that I had won - black grosgrain that was printed with Gifts and Merry Christmas - and decided to use this as the feature on my card.  Used an old Annabelle stamp - a sleigh filled with gifts- simply stamped in black ink on white CS. Added 2 strips of the ribbon and card was finished.
Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #262 Gifts
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #174 Anything goes with Ribbon Theme


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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Santa's Return to the North Pole


Hello!  Back to playing in the snow at the North Pole.  Created this scene with Hero Arts October kit using a dog sled, polar bear, and Santa flying in his sled.  The Mountain background was die cut and sponged with Distress Oxide ink and snow added with Marvy Snow Marker.  The shiny night sky  was made by accident when I spilled Metallic Blueberry Mist on my work desk.  I quickly grabbed some white CS to absorb the spill and now have shiny CS for several skies,  Foreground was made with torn Watercolor paper strips. Stamped the trees and sentiment and added the "Elf" house, sleigh,  sled and bear which were die cut.  Sign Post was fussy cut.  All coloring was done with Copics.  More snow added to trees with liquid pearls and to sky with Stardust Pen.  I imagine Santa is returning to his workshop since he is flying in that direction and the girl in the dog sled is headed there to welcome him home.

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge: Week 439 Christmas Creatures.  My creatures include Polar Bear, Reindeer, and Dogs.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Theme is Bears.  My Polar Bear is on the way to Santa's Workshop. He was stamped with Black ink, die cut, and covered in fur made with Snow Marker.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #357 Anything Christmas Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: October Anything Christmas Goes
Happy Little Stampers:  October Anything Goes with Dies
Mod Squad Challenge: Add Snow.  Used Snow Marker and Liquid Pearls for snow.



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

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sundown on the Safari


Hello!  Taking time out from holiday cards to play with Distress Oxide inks to create a scene with Elephants.  I stamped Trees and Elephants from old Mark's Finest Papers sets with black ink and heat embossed with Clear EP.  I then sponged the background with Distress Oxide inks using  masking for the setting sun, etc.  and added shadows and highlights with Pencils. Sentiments from the same stamp set.  Used a Yellow Card Base with ink distressing on the edge. 
Challenges:
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 385 Jungle Animals
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes Challenge
Crafty Creations Challenges: 353 Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes for Birthday

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Visit to the North Pole


Welcome to snowy North Pole!  I created this scene with stamps and dies from Hero Arts October kit.  I began with a light blue card base and spritzed the top edge with Gold Shimmer Mist for a snowy sky.  The Mountain layer, die cut from White CS,  was sponged with Distress Oxide Ink Iced Spruce  and snow was added with Marvy Snow Marker (new for me).   Snow was also added to the "street" and  the die cut buildings colored with Copics.  Finished with sentiment, trees and lamppost. 
#heroarts
Challenges: 
Mod Squad Challenge: Add Snow. Used Snow Marker that puffs up when heated.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #356 Anything goes with Christmas. Option is Traditional colors.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra:  October-Anything Goes with Christmas. 
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge:  Challenge 368 Week's theme is Christmas

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Purple Roses and Ribbons


Hello!  This card was made for Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday Challenge Just The Month from Cat. We are to make a card using the color  that corresponds to our month of birth on the list posted.  The color that I am to use is purple, not my most favorite color.  I used GKD Old Country Roses and stamped a trio of roses with  3 step stamping and various shades of purple.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Grape Jelly ink.  Finished with 2 shades of purple grosgrain ribbons,  purple sequins, and purple card base. (Sequins are all purple but appear differently in photo.)
Other Challenges:
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says Monochrome
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge 174 anything goes with ribbon. 

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Favorite Stamp


Hello!  For this card, I was inspired by the Photo Palette Challenge at The House That Stamps Built shown below.  I created a scene using Repeat Impressions Whitetail Doe and Fawn stamp and the tree from the Covered Bridge stamp.  The colors are represented in my choice of Copics for coloring and I included an animal theme. Finished with Chocolate Brown CS for base and mat and a DCWV Pattern Paper.  Chose not to add a sentiment but will do so when I use the card.  Other supplies used:
Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain, Versamark, Clear EP, White Pen, Dies, White CS.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Inspiration Palette Challenge O1817

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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thank You Card


Welcome!  Sharing a quick card made with Repeat Impressions stamps, HFC pattern paper, dies, and Pumpkin Spice CS.   Colored image with Copics and sponged edge with Distress Ink. This Thank You card was made for the challenge at The House That Stamps Built Dcc104 Count Your Blessings. 
Other Challenges:
City Crafter Challenge:  Week 84 Pumpkins
Alphabet Challenge: P for Pumpkins
The Paper Girls Challenge:  #138 Pumpkin Spice.  To me I think of the color of the card stock used on my card and the color of pumpkins with the thought of pumpkin spice. 

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ornament for Christmas

Hello! Another Christmas card using stamps and a die from Hero Arts October kit.    I created an ornament cutting a circle from White CS and added fussy cut Christmas Carolers and a die cut House with the stamped Sentiment.  The ornament with a red and white gingham ribbon and bow was hung against a Glossy White background embossed with  Ornaments, Snowflakes and Stars using a Darice EF. Hope you can see the embossing in my photo.  Finished with Red card base. 
#heroarts
Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas: Challenge 261 Ornaments
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge#174- Anything goes with ribbon.
Christmas at Sweet Stampin': October challenge-Anything Christmas goes.

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

Santa's Workshop


Hello!  This is a very different style card for me.  I created my vision of Santa's Workshop with stamps from Hero Arts October Kit and doing some fussy cutting.  The elves are working production style making cars of different colors and toys are stored on shelves against the wall awaiting delivery on Christmas Eve.  Used Red card base and a mat of Green CS to complete the card.  Coloring done with Copic markers.
#heroarts
Challenge:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge:
# 356 Anything goes for Christmas-Option Traditional colors.
Crafty Creations Challenges: #352 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #438 Christmas 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: October Anything Goes for Christmas

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Pretty Poinsettias



Hello! Sharing a couple more of my Christmas card creations.  I used GKD stamps and dies from A Year of Flowers set with Red Velvet and All Spruced Up CS.  The Flowers and Leaves  were heat embossed with Gold EP before die cutting. Other supplies were Heavy White CS, DCWV Pattern Paper, Embossalicious  EF, Memento Northern Pine Ink, Versamark, and Sentiment from Joyful Holidays. 

Challenges:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday Challenge Red, White, and Green
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge TT365 Clean and Simple
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #264 Clean and Simple
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #438 Christmas
CAS on Friday: #119 Make a CAS card with Flowers.
Winter Wonderland: Theme is Christmas Flowers
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Halloween with Count Dracula

Hello! As I said in yesterday's post, I love playing with some of my old stamps and could not resist making more Halloween themed cards.  I made another one with Mark's Finest Paper stamps from Boo to You set from 2011. This time Dracula appears on my card stamped in black ink and colored with Copics and Stardust pen. Used black card base and a mat of Purple Glitter paper with Spooky die cut and Plastic spider confetti.
Challenges:
Color Throwdown: #465 Purple , Black and White
Retro Rubber Challenge: #73 Boo! My stamps are from 2011.
Cards in Envy: Let's Play Dress Up!  Dracula is a great Halloween Costume.
Cupcake Inspirations: CIC427 Monsters
AAA Cards: CAS Game #101 Inspired by a 1931 Movie Dracula.




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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Eat and Drink with Frankenstein

Hello!  I told myself that I should not make any Halloween cards this year because I have several already in my stash.   But I love playing with some of my old stamps and could not resist making more Halloween themed cards.  I made this CAS one with Mark's Finest Paper stamps from Boo to You set from 2011.   I simply stamped Frankenstein with Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with Copics.  Stamped the sentiment and distressed the edges with Distress Oxide inks. It's hard for me not to reach for those Oxide inks which are so great for many uses.  Added a layer of Orange CS and a card base of White.  Vey CAS and quick. 
Challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge: #73 Boo! My stamps are from 2011 and some of my faves for Halloween.
Cards in Envy: Let's Play Dress Up!  Frankenstein is a great Halloween Costume.
Cupcake Inspirations: CIC427 Monsters
CAS On Friday: Challenge #118 Fall/Halloween 
Tuesday Throwdown: Challenge TT365 is Clean and Simple
The Paper Players: PP 366 Clean and Simple
AAA Cards: CAS Game #101 Inspired by a Movie.  Original Frankenstein was made in 1931. 
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge 264 Clean and Simple
House Of Cards: CAS Halloween and/or Colors






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Haunted Spooky House


Booo!  Today I am sharing a couple of Halloween cards that were made in the same way but with some minor changes.  I used a Just For Fun stamp Haunted House Silhouette that I just received (won in a challenge).  The house was stamped with black ink and embossed with Clear EP and then I sponged the background with Distressed Oxide inks Faded Blue Jeans, Peeled Paint,  and Black Soot using masks. The moon was sponged with Fossilized Amber.  I colored in the windows and door with Copics and added shine with a lacquer pen.  Added words cut with Cottage Cutz dies. The first card that I made, shown below,  was spritzed with Gold Shimmer mist but I used too much.  I added just a bit of the mist to the top card by spritzing on a paper towel and dabbing it on the card so I could control the amount.   Used Black textured card base on the second and Gray textured card base on the first.
First card

Challenges:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: October card challenge Halloween. Thanks for the stamp.
Die Cut Diva's: October Challenge be inspired by Mood Board.
The Paper Players Challenge: PP366 Spooky CAS.
Artistic Inspirations: Challenge #188 Make It Creepy
Make It Monday: Challenge #57 I put a spell on you. Halloween











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