Thursday, January 18, 2018

2 Fer January

Using the challenge at Two Fer ...  Feathers ...
this is what I came up with. 
I used the same image from Paper Smooches and the same embossing folder from Cricut. 

For this card, I blended all my green distressed inks onto a piece of scrap and used water to distress it a bit.
I then cut a piece of white cs to fit the front and using a Spellbinders Heart die cut the heart in the center and then running it through with a Cuttlebug folder 'divine swirl'
The digi is from PaperSmooches and I hand painted the birds again with all shades of green distress inks. 
The small heart at the top is pinched and stacked and then topped with stickles. 
The sentiment is edged in Twisted Citron.
All mounted on a green top fold base.


For this card I started with the image on white card stock.  The digi is from PaperSmooches and I hand painted the birds again with all shades of pink distressed inks. I used glossy accents on the eyes to pull them up from the card a bit.
I cut white cs to fit the front and ran it through with a Cuttlebug folder 'divine swirl 
The banner is edged in Picked Raspberry.  
The cord is silk which was more trouble than I expected in that it wouldn't knot and it frayed (badly).
All mounted on a pink top fold base.


Thanks for stopping by for a look see.
I would like to add these cards in the following challenges if I may:

TwoFer card challenge - Feathers
Aurora Wings - ATG
Throwdown Tuesday: Distressing (the inks and that damn string)
Simon Say: Birds

Have an aaaaaaaaaamazing day.
Burrrrrrrrrr ... it's chilly one.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Gold Hellos

     This Hello is for you.

This was put together using a sketch challenge by Sketch Saturday (sketch below)

I started with white cs and 5 Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Wilted Violet.  Using just a very small acrylic block with some ink and water: I squished it on the white.  I trimmed it down and rounded the corners and let it dry completely.
On black card stock, I stamped the sentiment 'hello' from Recollections and gold embossing powder.  I trimmed that piece as well and anchored the rainbow piece on top.
I wrapped some pale pink silk yarn around and tied it in a knot.  I had to secure the knot with a dab of glue.
I then trimmed down a piece of gold cs from Recollections and rounded the corners and anchored everything on top.  From some of the trim, I cut the flag to go with the sketch and the set everything on top of of a black front.
A couple of paper flowers added and then everything set on a top fold black cs base.

Here is the sketch from 'Sketch Saturday'

I would like to add this card into the following challenges if I may:
Sweet Stamping = Lots of Layers
Tuesday Throwdown - Distress
Mod Squad - Rainbows
My Time to Craft - Something new ... new stamp set
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
CASology - GLimmer - all the gold shine

Thanks for stopping by  ...

Have a great day ....................

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Valentine Tuesday


This card is for the sketch challenge at


the challenge is Tic Tac Toe.

There are a lot of different elements in this card ... I didn't plan on it ... it just sort of happened.
            I started with black cs and used a back ground stamp - a texture cling stamp by Orchid Designs and used VersaMark Ink with white embossing powder.
            I then used a white texture paste (with a gloss shine that isn't captured with the camera)  and a bubble stencil in the two corners.
            The heart is cut with a dual die by Spellbinders.  The fancy scroll part was cut with designer pink plaid paper by DCW and the base heart was cut with pale pink cs.
            The sentiment was stamped on the same pale pink cs with a Hampton Arts Rubber Stamp with StazOn Black Jet and Clear embossing powder to give a shine and dimension.
            I then cut the edge with a Martha Stewart Daisy Dot edge punch and added two black gems for bling.
            All of this set on a regular pink cs side fold base.

Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Do more of what you love.

   This stamp is from Tiddly Inks and I used color pencils on it.  I hit her hat, the bow on her dress, the tip of the paint brush and the heart with Wink of Stella.  The big bow on her hat, and all the tiny bows in her hair were covered with glossy accents.  I trimmed it down and rounded the edges with my corner chomper.   I then set her on to dark red piece of cs with faux stitching around the edge with a white gel pen.
The sentiment was stamped on to the same shade of that darker red card stock with a  stamp from Recollections and  VersaMark with gold embossing powder.   I embossed it twice to get it good and thick.
I had a brighter red piece of cs ready for the face and I just laid all the elements on there.
I ran red hugs and kisses washi tape across the top so it would sit behind the sentiment and the same washi lower to sit behind the image.
I taped everything down with the sentiment square lifted with dimensional squares.
A few red sequins on the bottom corner and a few white ones on the top.
Once everything was set, I added a bunch of clear Nuvo drops around.

I want to thank you for stopping by ...

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Tiddly Inks - ATG
Cute Card Thursday - Something new ( a new stamp set for Xmas)
Craft by Design - Use Washi tape
Unicorn Challenge - ATG
City Crafter - LOVE
Fab and Funky - Let's Be Happy (who's not happy with a paint brush)
Creative Knockouts - ATG
CAS on Friday - LOVE

Have an amazing day !!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

a little gift

   I live by a Yankee Candle Flagship store.   Every now and then they have an amazing sale and this week is one with 75% off.
 I grabbed a bag full of votive candles to give as gifts. 
I made this box to put it in.  It just fits and is a pop out.
It's perfect.
I used light blue card stock to make the base and patterned paper from Recollections in shades of blue, white and a bit of gold  to enhance.
A glitter star cut from blue glitter designer paper with my machine (using the Accent Essentials cartridge) sits on top and then tied in a pretty pale blue bow.


I would like to add this to the following challenges if I may:

Through the Craftroom Door: ATG
Make My Monday: Blue and White
Simon Says:  Winter Blues
Simon Says:  Use Patterned Paper
The House that Stamps Built: Tic/Tac/Toe Snowflake, Blue, Glitter.
Bitten By the Bug 2:  Snowy and Cold.
Crafty hazelnut Patterned Paper Challenge
Card Mania: Monochrome
Casual Fridays: All that glitters.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek ...
Have an amazing day.


Burrrrrrrr ......

A cute winter burrrrrrthday card.  LOL.

I started with a stamp by Bugaboo.  The penguins are just too cute.  I colored them with markers and pencils then I used an embossing pen to wet the top of the snow in the image and topped that with 'snow' embossing powder.   I colored the sky background with blue watercolor to get that faded blue hue.   I topped the penguin hats with a wink of stella for fun.
Next, I cute out of white cs the drippy snow topper with a Sizzix die and used the embossing pen again on the long drips and embossed with 'snow' embossing powder.
For the bottom, I cut a Penny Black fancy edge piece out of white cs and then added blue Nuvo drops on the center of the flowers.
The sentiment was colored with pink marker and edged with Picked Raspberry distressed ink.   All of this was layered onto a dark blue front and then onto a lighter blue cs top fold card base.

Hoping the birthday is chill !

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please::
Tuesday Throwdown: Layer It.
Craft Rocket Challenge: Winter
QKR Stampede: ATG
Patti's Creations: Fun in the Snow
Shopping Our Stash: Out with the old/In with the new (older die on the bottom, new die on the top)
Die Cut Divas: Penguins
Daisy Chain: something new (new Sizzix die)
Bugaboo Challenge: ATG.
Dies R Us: ATG

Happy Crafting ....


Much Obliged

               This is my Team Design for .........
               GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE. 

The inspiration  challenge this round is a Thank You.

I started with white cs and a very cute digi stamp from Bugaboo that I used both markers and colored pencils.  I framed that with black card stock.   I added some clear wink of stella over the image to give is a bit of sparkle and pop.
I found a  piece of scrap peach orange floral from DCW which was off set behind the image.  I grabbed another piece of orange that I stamped with a background cling stamp by Prima and Vintage Photo distressed ink.  I set that off set again behind the paper piece.
All of this was then set on a different shade of orange cs front.
The sentiment was printed on black cs using a stamp set by  Inkadinkdo using VersaMark and white embossing powder and lifted with dimensional tape.
All of this set on a top fold card base in yet another shade of orange.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Craftaholics R Us: Use patterned paper
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: ATG
Sketch Saturday: Sketch
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Just Us Girls: ATG
Simon Says: Use Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look see ...

Wishing you all a wonderful day ...