Friday, December 28, 2018

Winter Thank You

Hello! Just playing with some patterned paper, embossing folder, dies, and cardstock. No stamping involved in the making of this card. I embossed a strip of All Spruced Up CS(GKD) with Darice Pine Branches EF and added some color to the pine cones with Krylon Gold Leafing Pens and added Perfect Pearls to the other raised surfaces of the branches.  I die cut a Branch with Impression Obsession die and words with Cheery Lynn dies from the same green CS and attached all to white CS layered with Patterned Paper from my stash. I was pleased with this Winter Thank You design.
Challenges:
 Allsorts Challenge: Week 499/500 Theme is Thanks a Bunch
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: December Always about using Patterned Paper
Die Cut Divas: December Theme is Winter
Happy Little Stampers: December Anything Goes with Dies

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

Winter Butterflies


Welcome! I was inspired by the snow globe shown on the mood Board at Double D Challenges and created this card using stamps from Repeat Impressions for the snow globe and the snowflakes inside the globe.  Used a sentiment from a stamp set from Simply Cards (2017)freebie. 
What would be as lovely as a Snowglobe filled with Glittering Snowflakes?

Other Supplies: Versamark Ink, Gold EP, Gold marker and pencil, White EP, Memento Summer Sky Ink, DOI Salty Ocean, Snowflake Die, Circle Die. White CS, Patterned Paper from stash.

Challenges:
 Double D Challenges: Theme is Let It Snow
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge D2618 Anything Goes
 Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: December challenge always about using Patterned Paper
Stamping Sensations: December Challenge Inspiration for Winter Sparkle

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

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Crafting with Corks

Hello!  Took some time out from paper crafting to do some crafting  with Wine Bottle Corks.  I made this Bird House with corks and a hot glue gun following a design that I saw on Pinterest.  We have collected a LOT of corks over on the years and I am always looking for ways to reuse. Have made wreaths, caroling angels, trivets, bulletin boards, etc but this new project used a lot of corks....about 169-I counted.  I used a lot of glue to make sure it holds together and added a screw eye for hanging.  I plan to make the entry hole smaller but still working on that.  It should be only 1.25 -1.5 inches for smaller birds and to keep out the larger birds and predators.  Below photos show the sides and back.
Now I have to decide if I will hang this outside for the birds in the spring.  If I make another one, I will include an opening so the house can be cleaned after use by a bird family. 



Have a great day!  I think I will go uncork another bottle of wine and start saving for another project.
Theresa

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Winter Scene

Hello!  I am still creating Christmas cards even though the I have mailed all my cards this year.  I still am inspired by some new products to create this design with freebie dies from a magazine.  In fact all the elements of this card are from die cuts from the free set...no stamping involved.  Sponged a white card base with Memento Summer Sky ink and added a layer of textured watercolor panel for the hill and then the trees, snowflakes, deer, and words.  As an afterthought, I added the die cut squirrel in one of the trees.
I lined the deer, squirrel, and trees with contrasting cardstocks which added more dimension. 
Challenges:
 Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #484 Anything Goes
Double D Challenge: Theme is Let it Snow
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Winter Cards

 Sharing a couple of Winter / Holiday cards that I made with foil accented cardstock from my stash and used with Blue CS and Silver Metallic CS.  The top card was finished with a precut and stamped topper and holly leaves cut with a GKD die.  The second card uses die cuts and stamp  from GKD sets.
Challenges:
Use Your Stuff: Challenge #341 Christmas/Holidays
Tuesday Morning Sketches: 484 Anything Goes
Mod Squad: Challenge is Christmas or Winter Project using a Metal Die.

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

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Christmas Poinsettias


Hello!  Christmas is almost here. Just had to make this Christmas card for the Inspiration Palette D1918 challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  I used Creative Dies Poinsettia Nesting dies (a freebie) with various pink card stocks to create Poinsettias with Green metal brads.  I rubbed  Perfect Pearls on the petals for some shine.   I attached the flowers to a Mint Green Cardstock (Brazzill) layered with a strip of embossed Cranberry CS.  I finished with a Repeat Impressions sentiment stamped in SU Bravo Burgundy ink. 

Other Challenges to enter:
Modsquad Challenge: Christmas or Winter Theme Project with Metal Die
Die Cut Divas: December Challenge Theme is Winter/Winter Holidays
Happy Little Stampers: December Anything Goes with Dies
Dies R Us Challenge: #111 Anything Christmas
The Flower Challenge: #27 Use older stamp or die. Dies are a couple years old.


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

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Snowflakes Falling

Hello!  Today I have 2 versions of a Christmas card using Repeat Impressions Snow Flakes stamps and a sentiment stamp from Ornaments and Snow Globes series.   I stamped the Snowflakes and sentiment with Versamark ink on Blue CS and heat embossed with WOW Silver EP.  I inked the edge of the panel with Pilot Silver Metallic Marker and attached to white card base.  Love the details of the snowflake stamps with the sparkly silver embossing.  
For the second card, I repeated all the steps in the above card but added Ultra-fine Crystal Glitter on the panel with double side adhesive paper.  It's a bit hard to see the stamped elements in the photo. But it's a very glittery card! 
Challenges to enter:
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 442 Snowflakes
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Christmas
Daring Cardmakers: Theme is Snowflakes Falling
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge D1218 Used top row Sparkle, Snow, Silver

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

Santa with Deer

Hello!  Today I have a simple Christmas card made with a digital image from my files....not sure of the source but think it was filed under Prairie Fairy. Colored in red, greens, and browns(Kraft).  GKD sentiment stamped with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink and used card stocks of Kraft, Green, and white.  Love the scene of Santa feeding the baby deer.
Challenges:
Cards in Envy: The Spirit of Christmas. Card depicts the spirit of Christmas giving and fits into envelope.
Double D Challenge: Run, Run, Rudolph.  Just had to enter this cute deer in the challenge.
Color Throwdown : #523 Red, Green, Kraft, and White



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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wreath Card

Hello!  Back with another wreath card -this one in Black and White.  I used Gina K Design stamps from the Holiday Wreath Builder with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Added rows of black gems and pearls to finish the card.  Used circle dies to trim the wreath and add a frame of black CS before attaching to white card base.
Challenges:
Modsquad Challenge: Build a wreath card with small stamps.
CAS on Friday: #147 Make a Christmas Card
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas goes-optional theme add gems or pearls.
TIME OUT Challenges: #124 Joyful




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

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Poinsettia with Watercoloring

Hello!  For this card I have used one of my oldest and favorite poinsettia stamps from PSX.  I think this may be the first time that I water colored it.   I used Distress Oxide ink Fired Brick to stamp the image on watercolor paper and used a water brush to color with  Fired Brick, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, and Fossilized Amber DOI.  I added some highlights to the center of the flowers with a Metallic Gold Gelly Roll pen.  I used Spellbinders Regal Frame dies to cut a frame from Fresh Asparagus CS and used a Shimmery Yellow Pearl CS as the card base.  The sentiment from GKD was stamped with SU Always Artichoke ink.
Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge: Week 497 Christmas Flowers
Happy Little Stampers: December Anything Goes with Dies
Happy Little Stampers: December Christmas Challenge Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: December Watercolor Challenge Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge: Challenge #27 use an older stamp or die.  The stamp is dated 1992 so I know it is an old one.  The die that I used is about 3 years old.




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

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Happy Hanukkah

 Welcome to my studio!  I made some Hanukkah cards which I mailed out last week.  I am sharing this one that I made using stamps from Gina K Designs Holiday Wreath Builder set.  I stamped the Star of David and sentiment with Memento ink.  The circle design around the sentiment was heat embossed with gold EP. I added the Gold Dreidel cut from Gold Metallic Cardstock with a Quick Kutz die. Used GKD Powder Blue and White Card stocks.
Note: The Star of David Stamp is missing in action.  I hope it turns up in the studio but I have searched everywhere.  I love the size of this stamp.
Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Build a Wreath Card with small stamps.
Die Cut Divas: December theme is Winter/Winter Holidays.

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

Ornaments or Tags




Welcome! Today I am sharing a couple of creations that could be use as hanging ornaments or tags on gifts.  They both were made with Repeat Impressions stamps from the Ornament and Snow globes set.  I used circle dies for cutting.  The top tag with the scene of a moose in the snow was stamped with Memento ink and Versamark  and colored with pencils and Copics, Added some sparkle with Diamond Crystal Stickles.The base was heat embossed with gold EP.  Added a Green satin ribbon.

The next tag with Candy Canes was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Red EP.  I added a frame of Red CS die cut with circle dies and added the stickles for sparkle. Finished with a White satin ribbon for hanging.

Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: DCC215 Anything but a card.
Double D Challenge: Run Run Rudolph. I used a moose instead of a deer which is acceptable.



Have a great day! I love reading your comments.  

Santa and Friends

Hello!  Today I have a card made using a print out from a file of PC Hug Art showing Santa with a Bird, Bear, and Reindeer. I fussy cut the image printed on white CS and attached to a panel of Green textured handmade paper. Added a stamped sentiment cut with a Spellbinders label die.
Challenges:
 Cards In Envy:The Spirit of Christmas challenge
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon says B is for?  I say B is for Bear and Bird.
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 441 Santa
Merry Little Christmas Challenge: MLCC #5 December Anything Goes for Christmas
Double D Challenge: Run Run Rudolph







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

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Black and White Christmas




Hello!  I was playing with the Monthly Mix challenge at Stamp TV Holiday in Black and White and created 2 cards with Gina K Designs stamps.  The top CAS card features the ornament from Merry and Bright set and sentiment from Holiday Wreath Builder.  Stamping was done with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and heat embossed with Clear EP. Added several Black Gem stones to complete the card.  Other supplies: Black and White CS, Nesties Circle Dies.

The background of this card was stamped using GKD Music Background.  I attached the background to a black mat and a white card base.  The sentiment was from Merry and Bright set.  Used the same inks, embossing powder, and papers as above with oval dies. 

Challenges:
Stamp TV Monthly Mix Challenge: Black and White Holiday
Happy Little Stampers: December CAS Challenge-Emboss-used heat embossing.
Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #169 Christmas Non-Traditional Colors
Make My Monday:#85 Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sparkly Trees

Hello! How quickly November went by!  My card today was made with a lot of glitter!  I used a tree stamp from Gina K Designs Northwoods set which I actually stamped twice in the background with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear EP but that layer got lost when I stamped the trees with green Memento inks in the foreground and added a layer of Crystal Glitter using a double sided adhesive paper.  So much for my original design.....the card evolved into another look.  To the glittery image,I added a frame of green handmade textured paper from my stash and adhered to a white card base.  Finished with sentiment embossed with silver EP that I fussy cut.
Challenges:
 Crazy 4 Challenges:C4C 463 Create a card that features a tree.
Always Fun Challenges: #86 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: December Challenge Winter Sparkle

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christmas Angel


Before I added the sentiment.

 Hello!  Today I have a CAS card using Gold Metallic and White Washi Tape and a Black strip that I heat embossed with Black EP on Scor-Tape.  The angel was stamped and heat embossed with Gold Metallic EP and then fussy cut to attach to card.  This stamp was from a magazine freebie. Finished with a Gold Embossed "Alleluia" using an old Flourishes Stamp.
Challenges:
Shopping Our Stash:#382 Washi-Washi-Washi
CAS on Friday: Challenge #146 Use Washi Tape on your card.
TIME OUT Challenges: #123 Black + White  + one Color (Used gold)
CAS(E) this Sketch: #298 Shown below.



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

Monday, November 26, 2018

Playing with Glitter

 Hello!  I am not one to use glitter very often.  In fact, I try to avoid it all together because of the mess.  But after seeing some cards covered completely with glitter, I had to give it a try.  I used tree stamps from Gina K Designs Northwoods 2 set that I stamped with Versamark on Navy CS and heat embossed with Silver EP. I then used double side adhesive paper on the panel and added Crystal Glitter to cover the entire area. Used a Swiffer dust cloth to clean up the mess. Placed the shiny scene on a Silver CS mat and the a Navy card base.  Finished with a Hero Arts sentiment stamped with Silver EP on  die cut of white CS.
I made a second card with the same tree stamps, Silver embossing powder, and Navy CS but without the glitter.  I added snow with Liquid Pearls and edged the panel with Silver Metallic Pen before attaching to a white card base.  The sentiment from a magazine freebie was heat embossed with Silver EP.
Challenges:
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Baby It's Cold Outside.
Sweet Stamping: Whatever the Weather
Allsorts Challenge: Week 495 Inspired by a Song.  My song-Let It Snow
Just Add Ink: #435 Photo Inspiration shown below

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

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Christmas Poinsettias

 Hello!  I created this card using some patterned paper from my stash, a poinsettia die, circle dies, and a Gina K Design stamp.   I did not have any dark green cardstock so I used white CS and colored the areas shown beneath the pattern with Green Copic.  Finished with a green satin ribbon bow and a white enamel dot. Used the sketch #480 from Tuesday Morning Sketches for my design.
Other Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #413 Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: All about using Patterned Paper

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

Monday, November 19, 2018

Candy Cane Ornament

 Hello!  I was playing Tic-Tac-Toe at The House That Stamps Built and created this Christmas Card using Repeat Impressions stamps from the Snow Globe Series.  I used the diagonal row of Sponging, Texture, and Twine-- I sponged the white card base with DOI Fired Brick before attaching a mat of red CS and the ornament,  but it almost looks like a solid cardstock  in the photo.  The texture is from the heat embossed sentiment, the heat embossed candy canes,  and the metallic gold die cut circle.  I was attempting to create an ornament with the Candy Cane edged in gold,  but it almost looks like one of those ornaments made with a Mason Jar lid.  Finished with a Red Metallic Twine and Bow to hang the ornament.

Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge:Week #494 CAS Christmas
The Paper Players: PP 419 CAS Sweet Treats
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe N1418
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa