Sunday, October 19, 2014

So Thankful for You


I'm taking a break from painting to work on some cards today. House painting takes a lot of time, so craft time has been random.

This is for the OWH Sketch challenge #238, and I'm using some pretty dsp I got at Tuesday Morning. The aqua side is the flip side of the polka dot navy. I used 3 different SU! flower punches for the flower, embossing the larger one with white on a snippet of dsp. I embossed the white panel with a CB swiss dots ef to mirror the dotted background, and added a SNSS sentiment done in Navy ink. The horizontal border was done with a SU! punch, and layered with some PTI ribbon, and for the final touch I added some royal blue bling in 2 different sizes from Pizzazz Aplenty.

I'm also sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #147 where I was fortunate enough to win last week - yaaay!!!

That's going to be it for me today, but thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Heartfelt Thanks


Here's a card I made and sent out a while ago, but never posted. I used PTI white card stock for the base, along with 2 PTI dies for the banners. I die cut a few of those tiny hearts with a snippet of red to scatter along the bottom of the card. The sentiment is from Verve.

Quick & easy, but those tiny hearts just won me over big-time!

I'm entering this into the Snippets playground #147 as soon as Parsnip wakes from his nap and unlocks the gates :)

Thanks for checking in and make it a great day!

Carol

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thinking About You Today....


Here's my card for Unity's FWF challenge, using one of my favorite Unity sentiment stamps. I used kraft, navy and red on the PTI die-cut background. The HA flower was stamped and embossed in all 3 colors, then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. I used a mini punch for the flower center. The flourish is by Cheery Lynn.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do.

Carol

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fright Night


I have a card for the Scrapy Land challenge #4 which is a Halloween theme, using any brand of die they sell from their store. I'm using the Impression Obsession ghost dies here, along with a SU! Fright Night stamp. I made a water-colored background to look a little bloody, and added a dark red MS goo punched border with some glitter accents. The strip of dsp was from my stash of snippets, and I embossed it with a SU! spider web ef, adding some definition with a black marker on the embossed areas. The spiders were done with a MS punch, and I added some white and black eyes to them, and all of the bats were done with 2 stick stamps by Judith. The ghosts were colored with a fluorescent Copic marker and I used black for the eyes and mouths.

I'm also entering this into the Snippets Playground #146 and I hope it doesn't scare the heebie-jeebies out of sweet Parsnip!

Thanks for the visit, and I hope you're having a great day!

Carol

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An Iconic Image


The challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #18 is "I is for Icon." I think a lot of wee ones consider Elmo an icon, right? I stamped and colored him with Copics and fussy cut him to pop up on foam tape on a yellow & white oval panel. The sentiment is from MFP, the paper is from Recollections, and the felt ric-rac is from my stash. Quick & easy for this one, but no snark this week :)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

Monday, October 13, 2014

Paper Weaving


I'm working on a box of Christmas cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive, and decided to make use of those left-over strips of dsp that I can't bear to throw away. I wove them together for the background of this card! I die cut a piece of white with a SB labels 25, drawing around the inside of the die with a black marker before cutting. The mat was hand cut by tracing around the outside of the die and fussy cutting. I punched a couple ornaments using a SU! mini punch and strung them with silver stickers. The sentiment is from SU!


Here's another one I made with my all-time favorite SU! dsp - long-time retired Holiday Thyme. For this one I tore the edges for a different look, and made the strips a bit wider. I used some beige/grey bassill cardstock for the card base and SB labels 10, and used a PTI sentiment stamp, adding some tiny geo sparkler stickers to the ornaments and for dotting the "i". I hand drew the lines with a black marker to suspend the mini ornaments.

If you have any Christmas cards to spare, I hope you'll consider sending some to this worthy cause. They go to elderly nursing home residents, and I'm sure they're well received!

I'm sharing these over at the Snippets Playground #146 since they were both made with leftover scraps of dsp!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pink Christmas


I know pink isn't a traditional Christmas color, but I made this card for the Jingle Belles Pink Christmas card challenge in honor of breast cancer awareness month. The ornaments were done with SU! stamps and punches and embossed with silver ep. I know the color cast makes the larger ornament appear pink, but it's silver! I added some pink gems from Pizzazz Aplenty to each ornament and also to the MB frostyville border. The ornaments were "hung" with silver stickers and it's all tied up with some SU! silver metallic ribbon. The dsp was cut randomly into "rays" and adhered to a white base.

I'm also entering this into the ScrapyLand #3 "anything goes" challenge with the Memory Box die cut border.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

Friday, October 10, 2014

Winter Joy


I'm squeezing this card in over at the Unity Friday Friends with Flair just under the wire. This cute pudgy snowman is Winter Joy itty bitty, and I colored him with Copics to coordinate with the dsp. I'm not so sure everything matches very well, but it is what it is :) I added a scrap piece of embossed coral cardstock and put some blue snowflake stickers into the centers that I've had for years. I added a MS punched snowflake in coral and placed another sticker in the center, then added some blue and silver metallic ribbon. The jelly bean border was cut from the pattern on the dsp, and I added some glittery accents to the snowman's ornaments.

Enjoy your Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Sister Act Card Challenge


Here's a card I made for the Sister Act Card Challenge #78 which is anything goes. Deedee's digis is sponsoring the challenge this week, so I made this card using her pre-colored Christmas Cardinal image & sentiment. I added some glitter pen highlights and cut it with a SB labels 25 die, drawing with a black marker inside the die before cutting. Finally, I used a piece of red burlap, some neutral twine, and 4 gold brads. Quick and easy, and another card added to my Christmas card stash.

Here's a little reminder that Deedee's October monthly progressive challenge is still going on. Win free stamps by playing along, and get all the details right here.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mosaic Top Note


While sorting through my overflowing stash of pre-made elements, I found this mosaic top note I'd made some time ago and just put aside for unknown reasons. I used assorted snippets of black, grey, and vanilla colors, adhering them in random fashion on a piece of card stock that was run through my Zyron. After all the pieces were adhered, I added some gold ep and heat embossed it, giving the mosaic look. (click to enlarge for detail) I stamped a SU! blended bloom flower twice on vanilla cardstock and fussy-cut and popped both layers up on foam tape, adding a big gold brad to the center. The leaves were done with strips of black cardstock, folded lengthwise, and run through a paper crimper diagonally. Then I just hand-cut them in oval shapes, working around the fold, open them up and voila! 
I added a gold embossed sentiment, placed this on a light grey card base and called it done!

I'm sharing this with all the wonderful playmates over at the Snippets Playground #145.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol