Sunday, March 19, 2017

L is for Ladybug


     This card has inspiration from a few challenges.
I started with a piece of black card stock and I stamped ladybugs with a set from Inkadinkado. I cut a piece of ladybug designer paper from Recollections and got that ready to go.
Grabbing a black base card I put the first piece of black and white washi tape alone the bottom.  Then the ladybug paper.  Then the lady bug stamps and topped that with a piece of red card stock cut as a flag that was stamped with the same white embossing paper with a Tim Holtz stamp.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may .....
Just Add  Ink = "L" is for Ladybug.
Sweet Stampin' = Sweet 'LADY'bug
Seize the Birthday = black and white and one color

     Fresh Made Sketches

Thanks for stopping by ...  have a great day!


Negative fly

                            So, what do you do with the piece of scrap from your image cut?  You make another card of course.  For this one I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for inspiration.
            This is the negative left over from the dragonfly cut in the card before.   I grabbed a piece of white cs and sponged Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet and glued that behind the cut negative.
           I trimmed it up a bit and ran faux stitches around with a gold gel pen.  I stamped the sentiment with a Hampton Arts stamp and gold embossing powder.
               I added the different color washi tape .

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


  Sketch Saturday = for the sketch #

Outlawz = ATG

Less is More = Use Washi Tape

Sweet Stampin = For someone special
Kraftin' Kimmie = Things with wings.

Thank you so very much for stopping by and taking a peek.
Have a fantastic day


Mint Flies

    This is a card using a sketch challenge from the Outlawz Challenge.  Using mint green cs I cut the circle - ran that through my cuttlebug with a daisy folder and mounted that onto a doily.
   The sentiment was stamped with a Hampton Arts stamp onto mint green vellum and wrapped around the circle.
The smaller butterflies were cut with a punch from paint swatches in various shades of mint.
The larger dragonfly was cut with both mint green cs and black cs  with my cricut (Art Nouveau) and layered.
      The light grey base went through the cuttlebug with the same daisy folder and the green and I added the green washi tape across the top

I would like to add this card to the following cards if I may please:

Craft Rockets =  make it feminine
Simon Says = make it green
Double D = Things that fly
Bitten by the Bug 2 = Birthday Challenge
Butterfly Challege = E is for edges with Mint.

Thank you for stopping by ...
Have a great day


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Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring Window


    This card is centered around a stamp from Beccy's Place.   Great goods there !!   I used both colored pencils and markers on the image.  I thought the pencil worked best for the bricks.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning to put it all together.
I have black cs that I ran through my cuttlebug with a swirl embossing folder.  The sentiment tag on mint cs was stamped with black StazOn and the stamp is from Inkadinkado.  I used wide mint green washi tape down the side and set all the squares off sides for the sketch.  Final touch were some white paper flowers.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Outlawz Challenge: Progressive
Beccy's Place Challenge
Crafty Catz = ATG with a touch of pink
Creative Friday = Flowers
Fussy and Fancy = Springtime


Tuesday Morning Sketches #394

Mono Gray


               Using the color palette from The House That Stamps Built I worked up this card.  Starting with lite gray card stock, I cut the background with a Spellbinders PostageStamp Die. I cut a second one with a slightly darker shade of gray and trimmed it down and stamped the sentiment with a Hampton Arts Stamp, black StayzOn and clear embossing powder to shine it up.  I also edged the top hickory smoke ink.  I cut the flower out of different shades of gray and black cs and highlighted with a white gel pen.
All of this was adhered to a white top fold cs base and then some pearl gems added to the corner for some blingage.

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


 The House that Stamps Built Palette Challenge

Little Scrappy Pieces = ATG
Dies R Us = Borders and Edges
Creative KnockOuts = Border Time
Star Stampz = Pearls and Gems
City Crafters = Spring (is here and yet so cold, damp and dreary) 
Sweet Stampin' = Anything But Birthday 

Thank you for stopping by today and 


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lime Green

I can't seem to shed it ... Thank Goodness it's March and tons of greens are floating around because my Muse is just hell bent on the Lime for some reason. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017



       This is for a sketch on Try Stamping (or not) on Tuesday.   This lavender cs is getting a work out this week.  I started with lavender and I ran that through my Cuttlebug with a large dot folder by Darice.  Using a cute Peep die from Simon Says, I cut the three bunnies from a matching paper pad by Simple Stories.  From yellow card stock, I cut the 'big hugs' using a die from Simon Says.  I tied yellow bakers twine around a couple of times and pulled the 'g' over.
I clipped the corners with a cloud We Are Memory Keepers Cropadile.
I adhered this all onto pale yellow CS and then pulled a bit of a cotton ball for their tails.

Here is the sketch for Try Stamping on Tuesday.

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

Happy Little Stampers - Use Die Cuts
Diva's that Cut - Animals
Animal Friends - Big Ears
Crafting By Design = ATG
City Crafter = Spring
Card Mania Challenge = Pastel Colors