Tuesday, November 13, 2018

TMS #479

Hello again and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #479.
This is a real fun design by Melissa and has possibilities for making lots of cute cards!

I had to drag out my old quilting templates to make the shape for this card. I'd almost forgotten I still had them but they came in handy this time around! I used a Lawn Fawn stamp for the image, adding some fuzz to the bunny's tail with liquid applique and puffing it up with a heat gun after it dried. I used a piece of pink polka dot dsp and stamped tiny hearts all over it, then added the sentiment, also by Lawn Fawn. This was a very quick and easy card to make once I figured out how to get that diamond shape!

I hope you'll come play along with us because there's a nice prize up for grabs again this week....

It's a Tim Holtz set with a stamp, 2 dies, and an embossing folder! Nice!

You could be the winner of this prize if you come and play along with this week's sketch challenge! Be sure to head over to the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge Blog and get inspired by our expanded design team! You'll be glad you did when you see what they've made!

I'm also going to share this card with the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge #20 which is to use a critter on your card.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Tuesday!


Monday, November 12, 2018

Sick as a Dog

My husbands' friend has been quite ill lately with a 2nd stay in the hospital. Yesterday morning I made this card before we went to visit him. When he opened it, he cracked up laughing and smiling, so this card did what I hoped it would do. I used a Tim Holtz crazy dog image, coloring with Copics. I made his tongue a fluorescent green color (because he's sick, right?) and coated it with glossy accents. I drew faint red lines in his eyeballs too before coating them (and his nose) with glossy accents. I added an Impression Obsession die-cut bucket and added a SU! sentiment to the front of it. The image panel and striped dsp panels were cut with Lil Inker stitched rectangles, and the little grey cloud was done with a Lawn Fawn stitched cloud die, while I drew in the raindrops with a Copic. The horizontal panel was a water colored snippet left over from a previous project which I embossed with a Cuttlebug Cape Cod ef. The cardstock base and striped dsp are SU! Pacific Point while the bucket is Lemon Lime, also from SU!

This card was made mostly from snippets, so I'm sharing it over at the Snippets Playground #339.

Also sharing with the Happy Little Stampers November Watercolour Challenge - anything goes with an optional twist of "get well."

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope all sickness has bypassed you this week! Enjoy the sunshine!


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Guest Designing for Twofer #11

  After playing a previous Twofer challenge and being named a winner, I'm proud and delighted to be guest designing for the Twofer #11 challenge this month, and the keyword is "wreath." You are to make 2 different cards with 2 different designs while using the same stamps, dies, or stencils to create your interpretation of a wreath.

I've made a Christmas card and a get-well card.

My immediate reaction was to start by making a Christmas card. I started with some traditional colors of red and green and added a piece of SU! woodgrain dsp for the background. The wreath was created with a Poppy Shasta Twigs die and dotted with red liquid pearls for berries. I added a double twine bow, and found the Kaisercraft die-cut sentiment in my doo-dad box - already layered with neutral and red colors and ready to be used.

For this get-well card, I made another wreath from kraft card stock with the Shasta twig die. I used autumn colors of very vanilla, early espresso, and pumpkin pie. The card base is kraft, while the embossed vanilla background was done with a Darice "Fall Leaf Background" embossing folder. The horizontal panel is a snippet of dsp that's printed with colorful autumn leaves, and I added a stitched die-cut banner (Li'l Inker) with a Sweet'n Sassy stamps sentiment. Next I added a stamped and fussy-cut SNSS flower that was enhanced with Copics to add a little depth to the color. The flower center was dotted with gold Stickles, and I also dotted the branches of the wreath with stickles for some subtle sparkle. The espresso panel was cut with a MFT fishtail banner die and the 3 tiny leaves were done with an EK border punch I've had for years.

I hope you find time to come play along with this challenge and be sure to visit -The Twofer Challenge #11 challenge blog to see all the inspiration from the design team! Darnell and these ladies make the most awesome cards and surely one of them will inspire you to play along with us! You have 2 weeks to join in, so come have fun with us!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great "Twofer" kind of day :)


Friday, November 9, 2018

A Basket of Thanksgiving Treats

We've been invited to a Thanksgiving dinner, so I decided to make a little matchbox treat for everyone who's going to be there.
I made this little basket (with an older GinaK template) to hold all the matchbook treats, using kraft card stock and some autumn leaves dsp along with some hello honey cardstock and ribbon. The leaves and acorns were made with Spellbinder's dies and white cardstock; sponged with Distress inks in peeled paint, fired brick, spiced marmalade, mustard seed and gathered twigs and clear embossed for some shine. The ovals were die cut with SB petite oval dies.

Here's the other side of the box with a Thanksgiving sentiment attached with gold cording, and 2 more SB leaves done the same way.

Here's what's inside the basket - matchbox treatholders done in the colors of Autumn, and they all have a little "happy Thanksgiving" punched greeting on the front done with a retired SU! Tags 4 You stamp set. (huge thanks to my sweet friend Wendy for making and sending me all of those punched greetings since I don't own that stamp set.)

Here's what the matchbooks look like inside. I used "A little something" for the sentiments, and die cut them all with a "square pillow box thinlet die." (both the stamp set and dies are from SU! and retired) The inside holds a delicious coffee thin from WaWa which fits perfectly inside the little pocket.

I'm sharing this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge.

Thanks for checking in today and I wish you a wonderful Friday!


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Cool Yule

I've been working through my snippet box trying to use up the papers I've accumulated through the years, and this card is made up entirely of them. The penguin stamp & die set is by Stampendous, and I paper pieced his sweater and hat with some retired SU! dsp and green cardstock, adding liquid applique to the ball on his cap. I embossed the polka dot snippet of dsp with a SU! softly fallen ef to add a little snow. The sentiment is from MFT and was heat-embossed with white on a Lil Inker stitched die-cut banner. The Cherry Cobbler stitched snowflakes are from Lawn Fawn and I dotted the centers with gemstones for a little sparkle.

I'm going to enter this into the Alphabet Challenge blog - P is for Penguins

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

TMS #478

Another Tuesday has rolled around and it's time for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge. Today I'm sharing my card for sketch #478 designed by Debbie.

I used an Inky Antics image that was colored with Copics and paired it with a Sweet'n Sassy sentiment on a Lil Inker stitched banner die cut. The top corner was made with a red scalloped circle die and some tiny white hearts done with a SU! owl punch, adding some tiny enamel dots to the centers. The swirl is a piece of a Cheery Lynn mini flourish die that I trimmed down to fit the corner panel. The dsp is from SU! and the twine is from the twinery.

Here is the prize up for grabs this week; an Art-C stamp and stencil set.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations right here on the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge blog where you'll find lots of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. In Addition to Melissa, DebbieJenée, and Patti, we're welcoming 3 new designers Andrea, Lori, and LJ to the team. Welcome ladies!

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


Monday, November 5, 2018

Christmas Hedgehog

I've had a couple of these Penny Black stamped images in my stash for quite some time now, and decided with Christmas just around the corner I'd better get busy and use them! I colored this with Copics and added some Frosted Stickles to the fur on the stocking along with some gold paint pen accents.
I used dsp from an old Bo Bunny Christmas pack, along with some dark green cardstock that was embossed with a CB Snowglobe ef. The tags were cut with Lawn Fawn tag dies and tied together with some twine. The enamel dots are from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is from SU!

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

MLCCB #4 - November Anything Christmas goes

LTCCB #28 - anything goes

CHNC challenge #410 - a/g as long as it's Christmas - Optional use glitter

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great Monday!


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Masculine Quilt Card

One of my husband's friends has recently been in the hospital, so I made him a quilt card to let him know we're thinking of him. I used a MFT stitched quilt die and used some black cardstock, along with some green Lawn Fawn plaid and Recollections black & white checkered dsp to put this one together. I added an Impression Obsession button to the center, adding shreds of green dsp in the center to look like thread. I added the warm wishes sentiment to the front with a get well message inside. He loved the card, and says he's saved every card we ever sent to him, so that's quite a compliment!

I'm sharing this over at the Dies R Us challenge #108 - stitched dies.

Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Milestone Birthday Card

One of my sister-in-laws will be celebrating a milestone birthday in a few days and this is the card I made for her. I used a SU! Healing Hugs stamp set for the flower and stems, and the sentiment is from SU!'s Beautiful Bouquet. The colors are daffodil and pear pizzazz, and the basketweave ef is also from SU! I added a black fishtail panel with some die-cut numbers done with a Quickutz and caleld this one done.

I'm entering this into the Seize the Birthday challenge which is always a birthday theme, and this week the topping is "foliage."

Also entering into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is anything goes.

Entering also over at Addicted to Stamps and More #316 - a/g

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


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween from Count Dachula

Happy Halloween from Count Dachula! I just love this digital image of a dachshund dressed up like Dracula with fangs for Halloween! LOL I added some double-sided dsp with cats and made sure the eyes appeared on the bottom to look a little spooky:) The punched sentiment is from SU as well as the tiny "boo" tag. I added a touch of orange gel pen to the spiders on the sentiment panel, as well as white gel pen accents to the dogs fangs and eyes. I enhanced the purple on his cape with a Fluorescent Copic marker and added a purple mini brad to attach the BOO! tag.

I'm sliding this one into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to create something Halloween/Spooky just a couple hours before the linky closes. I seem to be doing this more and more as time just flies on by!

Have a happy and safe Halloween and thanks for stopping by!