Sunday, March 26, 2017

Old Stamps Revisited

This card makes use of an Inkadinkado dragonfly stamp I've had for eons. I started by stamping it with versamark ink on a black panel, then heat embossed it with white ep. It was pretty with the sharp contrast of black and white, but there are 2 birds hidden in the wings of this image, so I got out some colored pencils, stickles and a toothpick to make them more visible. You can click the photo to enlarge it, or you can see some of the stickles detail in the close-up picture here...

The papers are from a Little Yellow Bicycle paper pack, and the sentiment is from Verve.

Thanks for the visit, it's always great to have you stop by :)


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pink Christmas

I know pink is not a traditional Christmas color, but I made this one in pink just to be different :) I pulled out a very old CTMH snowflake stamp set, and stamped the images with Versamark ink, then heat-embossed with white ep. I stamped the PTI sentiment in Versafine black and heat-embossed that with clear ep, then pulled out the distress inks and sponges. The top portion was done with Spun Sugar, while the lower portion was done with Picked Raspberry. I pulled out a big honkin' clear oval gemstone and placed it right in the center of the biggest snowflake. It looks blue in the photo, but it's clear and really looks pretty. I'm entering this into the following challenges:

March Rudolph Days - anything goes / Christmas

Jingle Belles - Christmas / Bling or sparkle

CHNC 326 - anything goes / Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Another Card for Mother's Day

 The challenge at Cards in Envy is to make a black and white card. A small pop of color is ok too, so here is what I made. I'm not sure I'm fond of these colors for a mother's day card, but it's done, and hopefully someone will like it. I pulled this unknown piece of dsp from a pack I bought without a cover and die-cut the Simon Says Stamp large heart doily in white. I took some red crochet thread and stitched around the inside of the heart for that little pop of color. The sentiment is from SU! and the heart-shaped gemstones are from Hero Arts.

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


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mother's Day

I used up my very last bits of blushing bride dsp to make the flowers on this card. I silver heat-embossed the Inkadinkado mother's day sentiment and added 2 die-cut Cheery Lynn mini flourish dies to the sides done with my Big Shot and some dark gray snippets of cardstock. The punched flowers were done with 2 different sizes of SU! flower punches and dotted with clear gemstones in the centers as well as randomly on the blushing bride panel. The beautiful background paper was bought pre-embossed and makes the most elegant cards in my opinion.

I'm entering this into the following challenges :

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - use more than one die or punch

Thanks for checking in today - I hope you're having a wonderful day!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lawn Fawn's First Challenge

There's a new challenge in town, and it's Lawn Fawn's 1st one in celebration of their 7th birthday. If you make cards for children, Lawn Fawn is probably high on your list already for super cute images and products! The challenge is to create a birthday card, and I've pulled out some of my favorite Lawn Fawn products for this card. I used 2 different LF paper pads; "Let's Polka" and "Let's Polka in the Dark" along with a "Tag, you're it" die set. The little bird is from the "Science of Love" stamp set. I die cut the tag twice - once in pastel orange and once in the black polka dot, then cut it down to place on one side of the tag. The Happy Birthday sentiment was hand-cut from a CB happy birthday ef. I used an orange marker to highlight the raised "happy" and used a fine-point black marker to color in the de-bossed "birthday" portion. The little chick was stamped and colored with 2 different gel pens, and I added glossy accents to the glasses. The right side border was done with a SU! scalloped border punch, while those little orange and black "embellishments" were the negative cuts from the tag's topper circle. The snippets of ribbon were from my stash.

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


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bah Humbug!

I'm still having fun with the Tim Holtz crazy dog stamps, and here's another one with what I fondly call "grumpy dog.' He looks like the perfect match for this Bah Humbug die from Crafter's Companion. LOL I colored him with Copics, adding a gold sequin to his collar with a drop of red liquid pearls. The green snippet of dsp is by SU! (r) and the little golden lights were done with a SU! mini ornament punch (r) and some small snippets of gold mirror card. I strung them all together with some gold crochet thread.

I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground weeks #273 & 274 where you only have to use your snippets.

It's also heading over to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge CHNC #325 - which is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with an option of using no patterned paper.

Thanks for checking in today and have yourself a great Sunday!


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chocolate Easter Bunny

I'm in full Easter card mode these days, and here's one of many that I put together using the Lil Inker stitched Easter bunny die, along with a piece of PTI dsp. I scored the white panel in a criss-cross pattern to add a bit of interest, and layered this on an espresso card base to match the bunny. I added 2 different sized pink gemstones for the bow and the eye, placing him on a GinaMarieDesigns die-cut oval of white. The sentiment is from SU!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes. These are easily mass produced in different colors and so quick and easy to put together - perfect for me!

I'm sharing this with Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for March 2017 - anything goes as long as you use patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend too!


Friday, March 17, 2017

A Touch of Green

I went digging into my stash for some green dsp and found a few snippets to put this card together. I used a Tim Holtz crazy dog image, coloring him with Copics and fussy cutting him. The little banner was cut with a SU! framelit die, and pierced around the edges using a SU! piercing template. I connected the dots with a Tombow marker to make it show up better on the light green dsp. I stamped the sentiment in chocolate ink and added a tiny candy dot to the top. The chocolate borders were done with a SNSS scalloped border die. For the final touch, I added some glossy accents to his eyes for a little shine!

I'm sharing this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "A Bit O' Green"

I'm also sharing it with the Shopping our Stash SOS#294 - Luck O' the Irish - use green

Thanks for stopping by and may you enjoy a wonderful St. Patrick's day whether you're Irish or not. Wearing a little green today might bring you a little bit of good fortune, who knows? Sweet shamrocks to all of you!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

I Think I Can

When I saw this cute little stamp in the "Designer Tee" stamp set in the SU! Sale-a-Bration catalog, I knew it would make some great cards for hospitalized kids, so I made it mine. I stamped the image with orange and blue inks and used a SU! note tag punch to cut the panel. I backed it with a SU! Scalloped top tag punch, then rounded the lower corners. The dark blue panel was embossed with a SU! square lattice ef, and I used a random piece of orange polka dot dsp and matted it with light blue. The orange border was done with a SNSS star scalloped border die. I die cut it twice, both in orange and light blue, inserting the blue stars into the orange panel, then using some of the orange stars to add to the top right side. I added a larger punched star to the top of the image panel done with a SU! mini star punch, and added one negative dark blue star done with the border die. 

I based the design of this card by using the Tuesday Morning Sketch #394 shown below. There is also a 2nd option to do the sketch with circles.

I'm also sharing it with the Dies R Us challenge #69 which is "borders and/or edges."

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day everyone!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Easter Tags

I've made a few Easter tags using little bits of leftover cardstock. The bunnies are all die cuts done with GinaMarieDesigns large and small bunny dies in blue and burgundy colors, with bits of grass done with a SNSS grass die. The sentiment is from SU! and the tags were done with a SU! note tag punch. The ribbon and twine was from my stash.

I'm sharing these with the Little Red Wagon challenge #385 - Tag It

Thanks for stopping by - may your Wednesday be wonderful!