Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Make It Monday #222 Die Cut Kissing

Hop on over to Make It Monday to see how Betsy Veldman does this technique on to dies.  This is a rather new twist of this technique and I was motivated to give it a try.  Betsy's version is very clean and simple.  Mine turned out a little more busy should I say.
Here is the link to see the video BETSY's technique

Here is my take on this challenge.

I needed a solid stamp and I chose the Rounded Diamonds by Avery Elle to start this card.  The die is from PTI, In The Woods.  As you can see I used a lot more of the die on my card than Besty did.  I really like the die and could not cut it up.  The diamond was stamped onto the base four times to form the image that you see.  Then I added another one in the center that is attached with foam tape to give it more dimension.  There is lots of texture on this one. The sentiment is PTI, Wet Paint.
Inks used were Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus from GKD.  Rhinestones from my stash.
I am Ok with this card, I think I will try it again using some different dies and stamps.  What fun.
I will enter this card in the Make It Monday #222

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #200

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating with a challenge, and lots of prizes.  My friend Nancy Lepek alerted me, and I just happened to have a card, already in the works, on my desk that I was making just for fun. So with just a few adjustments and some embellishments, it was done quickly. 
This is the sketch, pretty simple.  Here is the link.

This is my card.
I used an older Stampin Up set called Ladybugs, but there is an apple in it.  I stamped the apple with GKD Cherry Red  ink, and then used a water brush to lightly color them in. Thus making my own background. The sentiment is from Pink By Design.  There is a layer of Cherry Red card stock and a thin strip of it as well across the card. Then I added the numbers from American Crafts, and colored them red with Copics.
I was thinking of a Back to School theme, but i may use it for a get well card. too.

Thanks so much for stopping in, I do appreciate the comments as always. They are fun to read.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Mod Squad Challenge - Lavender and Lace

The Mod Squad is featuring the rather new stamps, for me anyway, from Kitchen Sink Stamps.  My outstandingly talented and great friend Judy Woodland is the Host this week.  Take a look at the card that she did for this challenge. That cameo is so real.  That is because the Kitchen Sink Stamps are layered in at least 3 steps. 
I was lucky to win a set, and now was my chance to try it out.  Well, I had to admit that I had some trouble lining up the layers and was about ready to quit. Seriously!  But a short text to Judy got me on the road again.  (They must have a song for that?) Thank you Judy.  So here is my Lavender and Lace card for your challenge and That is why it is a Thank You card. 

The recipe:
Lavender card stock from SU
White layering card Stock from GKD
Kitchen Sink Stamp set Daisy
Simon Says Die Chain link ( hope that it looks like lace)
Memory Box die A Little Thanks
Inks on the flower, Almost Amethyst,Lavender Lace, Wild Lilac, and Edible Eggplant
Leave ink, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
 One flower is stamped and the other one was fussy cut and pop out with dots
Last, cut three THANKS out and a glued them together and put Wink of Stella on it.

I got it now Judy!

Thanks so much for stopping by, there is plenty of time to join on this challenge.  If you use KSS, you will get a second entry.  It is a random winner, everyone has a chance. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 241

  This is the sketch for this week, and I quickly did a card with my newer stamp set from My Favorite Things.   Yes, I have been doing a lot of shopping.  Now I have to create a card to two.  There should be a new rule in this house.  Something like,  

You have to make three cards with a set, before you can use another one.  

Oh Poo! Who am I kidding? 

                                 Here is the card that I did for this sketch. 

 The recipe:
MFT Primitive card stock
MFT Four Way Chevron  cover die
MFT Cross-stitch Circle die
MFT Sunflower Sweetheart stamp set
Ribbon from my stash and various Copic markers
Glossy accents on the birds

Thanks so much for stopping in again today.   I am closing shop.  I promise!  

Power and Spark challenge Shabby and Chic

I really like the looks of Shabby cards, but I do not do them often. So this was a real challenge for me. I have had this stamp set and it reminds me of late summer and fall, so that is what I used.
Here is my card.

I used the stamp set from Power Poppy called Sunny Harvest, love those Chinese Lanterns. I was practicing my newest technique, White Wash. You stamp the image with white, and heat emboss it. Then using white ink and water brush, paint it white. After drying, you can paint on colors. I love how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate that you take time to leave a comment.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Life She Loved!

I absolutely love color!  Lately, I seem to be making a lot of monochromatic cards.  I was motivated by this sentiment, and some new card stock that I just purchased.  As I was making it, it just seemed the right thing to do.  All soft with vellum and peach colors.  Oh, and I had to keep it CAS.  I must have gotten bit by a monochromatic bug.  Oh well, here is my card. Let me know what you think of it.
I used the new GKD card stock called Peach Bellini.  Sounds delicious! The sheet of vellum was purchase at JoAnn's.  It has the flowers on it, but I colored them from the back with distress markers.  A recent tip from a friend, thanks Sharyn.  I used two dies, the tag is Pretty Pink Posh stitched duo and the other is from Simon Says called Frames. There is a layer of plain vellum over the tag.  Then the sentiment.  Isn't it simply beautiful!  I have had it for awhile, but this is the first time using it.  It is from Taylored Expressions, A life She Loved.  I stamped it with GKD Tomato Soup ink and used her clear embossing powder over the top.  Ribbon and sequins from my stash. 
I am entering this card in these challenges
Tag Your It! #27 Clean and Simple here 
Great Impression Monthly Challenge, Add a Sentiment  ( for my BFF Donna) here
Just Us Girls Trend Week - Vellum  here
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I am celebrating this weekend.  It's a good thing!
Thanks for your comments, I enjoy them. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fly away with me!

I made a card today using these cute images.  I love them both and I have used them many times.  There is nothing as cute as Newton clutching that balloon and floating up into the clouds.  Now, there is a Doxie to help him fly.  Here is my card and you will see what I mean. 

 I combined these images from two different stamp sets to make this one.  So cute to see the Doxie holding on to the balloon that Newton is holding on for dear life. 

Here is what I used to make this card.

Newton's Nook  Birthday Bash and Delightful Doxies
Die-namics Grass die
Lawn Fawn Spring Shower die   Clouds
Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Peacock Feathers for the background
Card stock from Gina K Designs Moonlite Fog and White
Glossy Accents on the balloon
A bit of silver twine

I will be entering this in the following challenges.
Inky Paws Challenge #23  Summer Lovin
Simon Says Wednesday  Challenge   Tie it Up
Scrappy Land challenge #23  anything goes

I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.  I do appreciate them.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mondo Magnolia

Finally time for me to play in my craft room.  It was a busy weekend and today looks like the only time that I will have to create.  I was inspired for this card by the picture on the Sparkle and Shine challenge.  I used a fall color, but I am NOT ready for fall, so I lightened it up by using ivory and leaving lots of white spaces. 
I colored watercolor paper with my Gansai Tambi watercolors to make the orange.  Then die cut and stamped the Mondo Magnolia flower.  I also sprayed Chartreuse Color Shine onto paper and cut out the "Hello".

The flowers were placed on the ivory GKD cardstock and I interlocked the stitched circle die from My favorite things. There is wink of Stella on the leaves and center of the flowers and a few green sequins from Paper Trey Ink.    
I popped out the center of the flowers to give it some dimension.

I will be entering this card in these challenges.
Dies R Us - Summertime fun.  here
Sparkle and Shine here
Just Us Girls Word Week Autumn here
Simon Says Wednesday Anything
Thanks so much for stopping in, I am going to continue to craft this afternoon. 
Let's see what I can do!  
Thanks for your comments, as I love to see them.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The end of the weekend!

Well, the end of a  weekend is winding down here.  A busy weekend it was.  Family was here for the weekend and there was the usual stuff along with a lovely bridal shower.  I just know have a chance to get into the craft room and make a card.  I think that I will just come flying into one of the challenges as it closes in just a few hours. 
Here is the card.
I chose to use the die from PTI called graduate.  The base is dark grey and there is a layer of design paper from MME called Sunny.  After cutting the cap out of GKD Sweet Corn card stock, I used a small star stamp to put stars all over the stamp. Lizzie shows you how to do that Here

Still using that die, I cut three of the words out and stacked them.  I put gold stickles over the top and then added some red sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. That is all.
I will enter this card in Simon Says Wednesday,  Anything Goes
and Make It Monday #219 Texture Kissing

Thanks for stopping by, I will be going to relax. Now that I have done some card making I can take it easy.