Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Make It Monday #228: Pearlized Blending

Today's card will be entered in the Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink challenge.  This was not an easy one for me.  I am ok with what I got, but not crazy about it.  Check out the the Challenge.  It is called Pearlized blending.  It can be quite gorgeous, so check out what the others have done to achieve the look.
                                                           Here is mine. 

I went with the light colors of blue, pink and gray along with Perfect Pearls in white.  I do like the "brushed" off background, and the look of the flowers "floating" in water.  Sorry, I thought my picture would catch the shimmer. 
GKD card stock Moonlight Fog, White and scraps of Pink
Ink, Mama Elephant Winter, Memento London fog, Berry Sorbet, and Raspberry Fizz
Stamps, Brushed Off, Vintage Linens and Big Hugs by PTI
Clear embossing powder and Perfect Pearls in white
Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Thanks for checking out my post.  I really do enjoy reading all of your comments if you care to leave one. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Papertrey October Blog Hop Challenge

Papertrey Ink is challenging you to make a project inspired by the photo here.

Blog hop inspiration 
The colors of Red, White and Green are beautiful Christmas colors.  I was inspired by the tag and the shiny red ornaments as well.  I add some navy and here is the card that I came up with. 
GKD heavy and layering weight white card stock
Swiss Dot embossing folder
Pretty Pink Posh tag die cut twice, One from Red foil paper and the other was sponged with Distressed ink Red Barn
Papertrey Ink stamp set Tinsel and Tags, GKD navy ink, colored with copics
The leaves and red berries are dies from my stash.  

You have until 11:30 EST to make a project and enter it in the Challenge. Better get going!
Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment.  I love to see them. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Power and Spark, Power Poppy Challenge


The challenge this month is to used just a bit or piece of a digital or stamped image.  I had a large digital image of the Country Bouquet printed out for sometime, and decided to used just a bit of that.  I choose some soothing colors to used on this card in orange and green and put in on a base of Dusty Sage card stock by GKD.  The image is colored with copic markers and I also used some design paper from my stash.  Here is my card.  
Thanks so much for stopping by and I do love to see the comments and they are appreciated.  
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.  Mine is filled with activities and fun with friends. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 251

I must say that I purchase some new stamps and dies from that last MFT release, and I have not had time to play with them.  It was keeping me awake.Seriously.  When this week's sketch challenge came up, I was right there.  I really wanted to use the elf stamp set and die, as he is so cute, but decided to use the Dashing By image instead.

The circle is cut from vellum with the Cross-stitched die and then embossed with a snowflake folder.  I put frozen glitter on it and it really sparkles.  I did the same with the cut out snowflake die.  The rest is stamped and colored.  It was hard to glue down the vellum circle so that you would not see the glue.  I used score tape here.  Well, dinner is in the oven and I think that I will be doing some more crafting.  But no more posting today.  
Thanks so much for dropping in and I love your comments.  


Mod Squad Challenge

My BFF Judy Woodland is the host this week at the Mod Squad.  Her challenge is to Flip Flop a design.
The challenge  is to take a stamp you would normally use for one purpose, and use it for another.
I love Judy's design to use a Pansy for a Christmas card.  I went with the obvious way, to use a flower for a wreath design.  In this card, I used Kitchen Sink Stamp set called 3 step Daisy.  I only used 2 steps, as I wanted an "airy" feel. 

 This is a 6 X 6 card on white card stock with a layer of gold and then green.  I have stamped the finish layer with the two step daisy in GKD ink in Jelly Bean Green and Grass Green.  Then stamped the greeting from Simon Says in Gold Embossing powder on to the vellum.  I added the gold stickles for the bow and the ornaments.  
There is still lots of time to enter this fun and challenging idea that Judy had for this week.  I hope to see lots of you there.  
Thanks for stopping by I really enjoy hearing what you have to say. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Make It Monday #227: Focal Clusters

Today's card is just a cute little one that I made for a friend who is going through a tough time.  I hope that this card will bring her a little joy and sunshine.  She deserves it.
This technique is called Focal Clusters and you can see how Lexi does it HERE.
Once you find some stamps that fit together, it is quite easy and turns out very nice.  I love what I got on this card.

Stampin Up card stock in yellow
GKD card stock in white
Spellbinder die Romantic Rectangles
Papertrey Ink stamp Quilted Summer
GKD ink in Sweet Corn, Powder Blue, and Grass Green
Wink of Stella

I am entering this card in the Make it Monday #227 challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by, your encouraging comments as my greatest joy.
Have a great day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Winter & A Die the Mod Squad challenge

I have been gone for the better part of last week and I am just now getting to complete a card for this challenge.  My BFF"s  Donna Phelan and Joyce Erb are the hosts, I could not skip this one.   They are both people and crafters the I look up to. 
the challenge is to make a winter card and use a die.  I used a lot of dies on this one.  I got my inspiration from Pinterest, a good place to go to see that is the newest and best in the card making world.  My card is a CASE of the one that I found on the site.

Here is the recipe:
GDK layering and heavy white card stock
Simon Says Falling snow stencil
Lil'inkers stitched rectangle dies
Dienamics light post die ( a freebie)
Simon Says Stitched slopes and Hills die
Memory Box Cascadia Wreath, for the leaves. Green card stock from my stash.
Simon Says Holiday Hellos for the greeting, stamped in red embossing powder
Red embroidery thread for the bow.

I think this maybe my Christmas card this year.  What do you think? 
Thanks for your comments when you stop in  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Halloween Card

I needed a Halloween card, and I immediately looked for a challenge that would fulfill my needs, and one that I could participate in.  I found this sketch from MFT sketch challenge, and I used the colors from the Sparkle and Shine Challenge. 

Here is the sketch and HERE is where you can find it and how to enter the challenge. 
For this Challenge, you need to just be inspired by this picture.  You can find the challenge HERE
I was inspired by the colors and used the orange, yellow green on my card. 

I had fun coloring her and her outfit with my favorite copic markers.  The bat is just colored with black Wink of Stella. There is an orange panel in the back that is dry embossed and then a orange and yellow panel that  only partially cut with the MFT stitched fishtail die.  No fishtail.  I added some orange and yellow straw like stuff that I had in my stash.  I am going to have a hard time sending this one to someone.  There is some sweat on it.
Thanks again for stopping by and I love to read your comments. 

STV Challenge

The STV challenge this week is hosted by my friend and super card maker, Leslie Turner.   It is called, You  have me in stitches.  It is just that,put stitches on your project.
I went back to an old stamp set and just used the simple bird house image from it.  The set is Snow One Like You, by GKD.
 You may have noticed that my cards lately have some gold on them.  This one is no exception.  I put all of my gold supplies in one box and I just can't seem to climb out of that box.  It is my go to for this holiday season, except for maybe using some silver.   
I used GKD Cherry Red cards stock along with her design paper from the Cold Snap pack.  Oval stitched die from Lil' Inker and a spellbinder scalloped oval die.  The image is embossed with gold and colored with copic markers.  I added some gold bling on the corners and on the oval. 

Here is a close up of the bird house.
  I also used a gold pen and when over the stitches with it.
Thanks again for stopping by.  I love to read your comments and it truly makes my day.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Make it Monday

Make It Monday #226: Creating With Stripes

 I made a simple card for this challenge.  The technique seems to lend itself to the CAS style.  You can see how Laurie did it at PTI

Here is my card

I simply used the die called Leaf Silhouette and cut it from gold paper.  Placed them on a panel of white that was embossed with swiss dots folder.  I stamped the lines from a GKD stamp set using fall colors, of Charcoal Brown, Tomato soup, Faded Brick and Jelly Bean Green. The base is also Jelly Bean Green card stock.  That is all for today.  I am playing with my Cameo and having fun. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I really enjoy your comments. 


Monday, October 5, 2015


For this challenge you need to use All 3 elements.

#1 This sketch, as inspiration.
#2 Use non traditional colors to make a holiday card,
#3 Add a little sparkle or bling.

Here is my inspiration

 I used two Power Poppy stamp sets on this card. Short Stacks and Daffodils.  I stamped the bouquet on the bottom of the card and colored with copic markers.  Using Purples and blues. a bit of black gingham ribbon from my stash.  The ribbon on the gifts are colored with gold Wink of Stella, but you can't see the shimmer, so i added the gold twine under the sentiment.  That is from a Flourishes stamp set.  It is all on a base of Autumn Rose from PTI.  I did emboss the top of the white panel with a swiss dots folder. 

Thanks for stopping in, you can find the challenge HERE    There is time to enter and it was fun to do something different. 


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Go for the Gold day 6

Today is WCMD and although I made this card yesterday, I saved it for today.  this is also the last day for the Go for the Gold Class by Sandy Allnock.  Thanks so much for doing this fun and very motivating class.
You can still enter today, go HERE for all of the instructions. 

I have had this snowman stamp for ever and I use him every year.  But I am so sorry that I do not remember where I got him.  He is so cuddly and cute, I could not resist using him again. 
We were challenged to make a round card, and this snowman is perfect for that.  I have him peeking out of a wreath that  is sprinkled with gold as will as his hat.  And, of course, he is a shaker card.  Fun!

A better view of the gold sparkle in the wreath. 

Stitched Circle dies Li"l Inker
Craft a Board
GKD white card stock
Sponged Distress inks in Broken China and Salty Ocean
PTI stamp, A Wreath for all Seasons
Gold embossing powder
Viva gold pen, again applied with a brush
Blue sequins and snow for shakers

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate your thoughts.  Please enjoy today and go make a card!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Go for the Gold day 4

I have had this stamp set since last winter and could not wait to pull it out and use it.  Since I am making Christmas Cards, why not.  These little guys as so cute, and done in gold, how could anyone resist.
As long as I was making cards, I did two.  Just different backgrounds.

I liked this one the best.
 But I will show you this one too

Both cards have a base of Stampin Up paper in a dark teal.  Then a layer of GKD paper from the Cold Snap pack.

I used a spellbinder die, Label 6 and cut two of them. On the larger one, I covered it with the Gold paste, and layered the smaller one on top.  I did stamp it with PTI stamp, Brushed Off.
I used my new ink from Mama Elephant called Winter. Sandy used it on one of her videos and I had to get it.  The images are from Penny Black, Joy to the World.  I used my Viva Gold Pearl Pen to color their scarfs.  I squished out a bunch of the gold on a piece of paper, and used a brush to apply.  I really got some texture that makes the scarfs look plush.  Don't they all look so happy?  Who cares if it is snowing!

Thanks again for stopping bye, I hope that you have time to enter this fun challenge.  Sandy is doing seven days and there is still time.  You can find it HERE

Have a great weekend!

Go fhe Gold Day 2

I had this card made for a few days as it is the one that I was inspired to made from Day 2.  But I got lost in the reconstruction of my blog, which I am happy to say is almost back.   So from here on out, it is a new day.  Enough of that and on to the card.
This die cut from Ellentina classic collection, is cut from gold cardstock from PTI.  I placed it on a background of  splatter from Color Shine in Gold and Chartreuse.  The sentiment is embossed with gold too.  The base of the card is Fresh Asparagus from GKD.

You can play with Sandy in, Go for the Gold HERE She has a free class every day for 7 days.  It has been fun and a great way to start your Christmas cards.
Thanks for stopping by and I do enjoy reading your  comments.  They make my day! Enjoy!