Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sending Smiles

 This card was created using a sketch challenge and a color challenge.  This sketch is from 'CAS this Sketch' and the color challenge is from 'Double D' (black and white and a splash of color.  The paper is from Recollections.  I have a large pad of just black and white papers.  I cut that to size of the black card base.  I cut the flag out of white cs and then the two diamonds.  The smaller one I used a small hole punch to mimic the sketch and then ran the faux stitching in a white gel pen.  The sentiment was stamped in white embossing powder using a Hampton Arts rubber stamp.  I attached that to a salmon pink diamond and then used dimensional squares to raise it from the base.  I found some pink squares in my stash that have been there forever and added them to the bottom in a diamond direction.

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

CAS this sketch

Double D Challenge; Black and white with a pop of color
Addicted to Stamps: ATG
Fab and Funky : Use Pattern Paper
CASology: Diamond
Creative Knockouts: Stitch it up

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Have a fantastic day


Saturday, July 22, 2017

blue snowman

My blue christmas snowmen.  I cut and colored the snowman from white cs.  The stamp and die is from Hero Arts. I used markers to color the snowman.
I cut the snow drifts with a curvy edge die.  The stamp 'let it snow' is from the same stamp set and the snow man.
I flicked white paint on the navy blue card stock top fold base and added white sequins about and on the buttons of the snowman.

Super fun.   As hot as it is ... I'm not looking forward to cold weather.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
4 Crafty Chicks =  Blue Christmas
Star Stampz =  Christmas in July
Cards 4 Gals =  Winter
Little Red Wagon =  Christmas in July
Deep Ocean =  Christmas in July
Outlawz =  Festive Friday Christmas

Thank you for stopping by ... please feel free to comment .. I would love to hear from you
Have a fantastic day

Monday, July 17, 2017

Laugh ....


This card is a for a sketch challenge at the Outlawz.
Using a little banner stamp, I stamped multiple flags in Peeled Paint, Broken China and Wilted Violet then fussy cut them all.
From black cs I cut the oval with a die then ran stitching around the outer edge with a pink glitter gel pen and then ran the whole piece through my cuttlebug with a swiss dot folder (that folder has been getting a lot of play this week)
On white cs, I stamped the sentiment in white embossing powder and let dry.  I then dragged it through Wilted Violet and Broken China Oxide Inks and then wiped off the color from the white embossed areas.
I glued down the twine and then added the little flags with dimensional squares to lift them up and over the twine.
I added the blue double loop ribbon to the bottom with various paper flowers to match everything going on.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Crafty Calendar:  Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle: Anything Goes
Dragon Fly Dreams: Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: Use Flowers

The sketch for the challenge is:

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Have an amazing day !!!



    This card was created using a sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
I smooshed both Distressed Inks and Oxide Inks onto white CS.  So many colors: I believe there's Orange Marmalade, Broken China, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint in there in one form or the other.  I then stamped the butterfly from Inkadinkadoo with Wilted Violet Oxide on top of the smoosh and then dropped Iridescent Stickles in various spots of her body and wings.
Mounted that on to teal cs and ran faux stitching with a gold gel pen.  I cut the tag to fulfill the sketch and stamped the sentiment "Heartful Thanks" ... also from Inkadinkado ... in silver embossing powder and tucked that under the main piece.
All of this .... mounted onto blue cs.
Voila !

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

Freshly Made Sketches

Through the Purple Haze:  Anything with wings.
Little Red Wagon: Thank You
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes.

Thank you so very very much for stopping by.
Have a fantastic day and happy crafting !!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

RWB Tree

   I worked a sketch challenge for this challenge from CAS this Sketch.  The blocks for the sketch are cut from two shades of red that were left over from my butterfly.
The tree is cut from navy blue cs and a die by Penny Black ... so much detail and always a clean cut.  I used a white gel pen for the heart.
All of that adhered to white card stock where I smudged the edges with Chipped Sapphire distressed ink.
I anchored it onto a navy top fold cs base.

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

 CAS this sketch:  sketch

Paper Sweeties: Red White Blue
Curtain Call: Red White Blue
Shopping Our Stash: Flag Colors
Simon Says: Red White and Blue

Thank you so very much for stopping by ....
Have a fantastic day !!


Mono Butterfly


         This card was created using a combo of challenges.
The first one would be Casual Friday's Tic Tac Toe ... going down the left side with butterflies, monochromatic and shaker.  The next challenge would be the Butterfly Challenge with 'K is for key and or the color vermilion'.  
So there you have it.
             I started with cutting the butterfly on my cricut using the Art Nouveau cartridge in a monotone of reds all stacked and secure. I had to cut a slightly larger solid in white to make it pop.
              I stamped the key with a stamp from Recollections in Fire Brick Red and then embossed with clear for the shine.
              To build the shake, I use left over red circles stacked and then added dimensional tape around the edges.  I backed the front with white dotted acetate and then filled the void with red and white sequins, stars and gems.
            A bit of faux stitching in white around the edges all on the vermilion top fold card base.   Fun Fun Fun !!!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Casual Friday: Tic Tac Toe: Butterflie/Monochromatic/Shaker
The Butterfly Challenge: Key and Vermilion
Seize the Birthday: Red and White and you
4 Crafty Chicks: Stamp no digi
Deep Ocean: lots of  Layers
Make My Monday: Summer Brights
Addicted to Stamps: Clean and simple.

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


A day at the beach ....


  This card is for the summer using those beachy blues.    I started with the sentiment on white cs and stamped the bars of colors using distressed inks in Blue Print Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Broken China.  I then flicked Chipped Sapphire and white randomly on top of it all.
I ran pale blue cs through my CuttleBug with a  rectangle die and then again with a random block embossing folder.
The paper on the edge is from Recollections.  I adhered everything on to lite blue top fold cs base and added sequins to the top corner.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Fusion : Using both the sketch and the photo inspiration.
Dies R Us - Layers
Star Stamps - Summer celebration
Deep Ocean - Layers
Simon Says - Summer
Creative Knockouts - Summer fun
Card Mania - Summer Fun
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor ATG with a twist of blue

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