Thursday, October 23, 2014

Holly on Kraft


Here's my card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use kraft. I started with a kraft card base, and used a Tim Holtz die for this basic card. I used pieces of dark green and chocolate chip, sponging everything with chocolate chip ink. I shaped the leaves by pressing them around a pencil and popping them up on foam tape. The berries were shaped and coated with glossy accents, and the SU! sentiment was done with chocolate chip ink.

That's all I have for today, but thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Butterfly Wishes


I don't often get the time to play along with Mrs. A's Butterfly challenges, but today I have a card for their 17th challenge, which is to either dry or heat-emboss your butterfly. I used 2 different butterfly dies along with 3 different embossing folders; all from SU! The sentiment, solid cardstock, and dsp's are also by SU! too. I love hand-cutting those hexagons and sticking them down into the embossed sections which reminds me of an old-fashioned quilt. I added a piece of blue bling to the smallest butterfly center and called this one done!

I'm also taking this over to the Snippets Playground #147 which is of course - to use snippets!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Haunting


Today I have another Halloween card to share. I cut the tag with my Cricut, and added some I.O. die-cut ghosts, along with some stamped bats done with 2 Judith stamps in white and Brilliance inks. I added some wink of stella glitter to a few bats, and tied some lavender ribbon to the top, after edging the tag with white. The smoky slate background was embossed with a SU! ef and sponged with black ink, and the apple green card base was from my stash. The ribbon is retired SU!, and the sentiment was computer generated. The finishing touch was a stamped cat from MFP.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Color Coordinates - Black, Slate, Orange Peel, Green Apple,                                                            Lavender.

Scrapy Land #4 - Use a die sold in their store (Impression Obsession) with a                               Halloween theme.

Tuesday Throwdown #218 - Photo-inspired Halloween colors.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Monday, October 20, 2014

Party Time!


Hello and a very happy Monday to everyone! Deedee's digis is sponsoring over at the Outlawz week-long party challenge and she has a free digi for you so you can play along and join the party! The set is called "Fun and Festive" and you can find it at Deedee's store in the free to try section but it's only available for free until October 26th, and then it goes into the store for sale.

This set includes this pre-colored cake image along with 2 of the included 4 dsp's you see behind it. Purple & green is my favorite color combo, so this set was right up my alley! I added some "jewels" to the cake by using some very old Geo sparkler stickers in diamond, circle, and teardrop shapes. I also used some tiny star stickers along with a little golden star gem just to make things more festive. I added some twine for the little tie around the image panel. The sentiment is also included in the set.

They're giving away a gift to their store if you play along at the Outlawz challenge this week, so there's no excuse for you not to play along now that Deedee's Digis is offering you this Fun & Festive set for FREE this week!

There's still time to play along with Deedee's October challenge too (which also includes a free digi) so be sure to check out all the details for that right here.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fun time at the party!

Carol

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