Monday, April 19, 2021

Just for You


 I pulled out a very old Rubber Stampede stamp called Woman in Repose to make this card. I stamped the image with Memento London Fog ink on a piece of pastel yellow cardstock to match the card base. I found a piece of dark grey script dsp from Recollections and used that for the background. I used 3 embossing folders on this card. The card base was done with a CB Pinking Stitch to give it that pretty edge. The Smoky Slate verticle strip was done with another very old CB strip ef. I also embossed a yellow panel, fussy cut the flowers and glued them on top of the grey embossed panel, adding 3 basic grey enamel dots to the centers. I used a SU! square lattice ef on the 2 accent flowers at the bottom that were done with 2 different punches, adding 2 more grey enamel dots. The sentiment panel was done with a SU! Chalk Talk framelit die and SU! teeny tiny wishes.

I'll enter this into these challenges:

Color Hues #16 - Yellow and Grey



Let's Squash It! Challenge #7 - use at least 3 embossing folders and include a person



Thanks for stopping by and may your day be one of the best ever!

Carol




Saturday, April 17, 2021

Mother's Day Card


 Here's a mother's day card I made using pastel colors. The pastel blue background was done with a lawn Fawn die, and the pink frame was die-cut with an unbranded stitched die. The little gnome is from SSS and was done with snippets from assorted paper pads in pastel colors. I added a couple of pink bows to her hair that were colored with a fluorescent pink Copic marker. The tiny hearts on her dress were filled in with pink Nuvo drops. The sentiment is from a Verve stamp set called "Because of You" that I've had for a decade or longer, while the word "friend" was done with a random stamp from my collection.

I'm sharing this with the Retro Rubber Challenge #156 - pastels


Wishing you all a warm and wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by today!

Carol


Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Twofer #37 - Leaves


The Twofer Challenge #37 for April is "leaves" and I found time to play along this month. I pulled out an older favorite Hero Arts stamp set to create my cards using a leaf from the set.





I used a snippet of Wild Wasabi cardstock and stamped the leaves with Versafine ink, then heat-embossed them with gold and fussy-cut them. The flower is by SU! called Blended Bloom, and I also gold-embossed that image and colored it with Copics. The dsp is by SU! and the sentiment is a SSS pre-printed one. I added some black sequins and added a drop of black Nuvo drops to cover the holes in the centers.

I'm also entering this card into:





 For the second card, I used that leaf stamp to create a border with a snippet of raspberry cardstock I found in my stash. I heat embossed the images with white ep and also white embossed a black panel with a smaller stamp that mirrors the larger leaves and flowers in the set. I broke open a brand new stamp set from Lawn Fawn called "So Owlsome" that I received last year as a gift and made a little thank-you card for a teacher. The set has matching dies so I  cut the glasses from matching cardstock and finished it with Copics and a sentiment from the set. The final touch was 3 tiny heart accents at the bottom.

Since this is the first time I used this Lawn Fawn stamp and matching die set, I'm also entering it here:

 NBUS Challenge #25 - Never Before Used Schtuff


Thanks so much for the visit, I always love to hear from you and hope everyone is doing well in this chaotic world we're living in.
Take care of one another :)

Carol


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Twick or Tweet!


 I love making Halloween cards and made another one from a few snippets found in my stash. The stenciled panel was done with a Tim Holtz shattered stencil a looooong time ago, and got thrown into the unfinished box. It looks like it was sponged with distress inks of red, orange and brown, but I'm not certain. the black raven was done with a GMD die, and I dotted it's eye with a white gel pen. The orange panel was embossed with a spiderweb ef and the jack 'o lantern border was done with an old EK punch. The image panel was done with a long-retired SU! stamp called "twick or tweet" and I colored the skeleton with fluorescent Copics, and colored the background with another fluorescent Copic marker; then die-cut it with a MFT stitched square die. After I colored the background of the image panel, I colored a strip of white cardstock with the same Copic marker and put it behind the punched pumpkin border. I added a tiny spider die-cut with a TE die and added a pre-printed SSS sentiment with a little sticker on the end.

I'm sharing this with these challenges:





Since everyone is wearing masks these days, making Halloween cards all year long seems like a logical idea to me! 😊 Gotta roll with the flow, right? I will probably box them up and send them to Cards for Hospitalized Kids later this year (IF they're still accepting them) since I have no little ones to send them to anymore.

Take good care and keep your sense of humor while you have a fantastic day!

Carol




Friday, April 9, 2021

Birthday Card


Today I have a birthday card to share using some very old retired SU! IN color cardstock and Afternoon Tea dsp snippets that I've cherished for years. I die-cut the background panels with MFT stitched horizontal dies, and the oval panel with a MFT stitched die as well. The SSS gnome was die-cut with matching cardstock and matted with black to match the card base I cut the nose from white and colored that with a Copic marker. The balloons were done with a MS punch and stamped with TE birthday sentiments and attached to black twine bits. I used glaze markers to color in one sentiment.

I'll share this with the following challenges:





That's it for me, but thanks for stopping by and do have yourself a fabulous Friday!

Carol



 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Anniversary Card


 I made this card for friends who recently celebrated their anniversary. I don't know why I chose this color combination, other than the fact that I just liked it on the day I made this card :) I used a piece of SU! dsp for the orange background and a grassy green card base, using Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies on both. The anniversary circle was a digital stamp I found in my files marked MMD (?) so I printed it, die-cut it with a MFT stitched circle die, and then colored it with green and orange glaze pens. I die-cut 2 small stitched hearts and added green gems to the orange heart and orange gems to the green heart. The final touch was to add some orange gg ribbon.

which is to make an anniversary card.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Mother's Day Tulips


 Happy Tuesday everyone!
I found a strip of soft pastel striped dsp in my stash and it reminded me of spring, so I paired it with some pastel yellow cardstock and this stampendous image to make a card for mother's day. I colored the image with Copics, and added a stamped tiny butterfly from the SNSS serene silhouettes set, coloring it with Copics and a glaze pen, and adding highlights with a fine black marker. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers to give them a soft shimmer, and added a SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment along with an EK bricked punched border. The image panel was die-cut with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:








the Flower Challenge #55 - pretty pastels


It sure is great to see all those beautiful spring flowers blooming after such a long winter!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop and smell the roses :)

Carol



Monday, April 5, 2021

Sweet Pea Thanks


 I recently won this Poppystamps Sweet Pea Stem die by participating in a blog challenge and immediately made a thank-you card to send to the generous blogger who sent it to me. I die-cut the stem from wasabi green and powder pink cardstock, adding Copic highlights to the flowers to give them depth of color. I found an older retired SU! "thanks" stamp and added some pink glitter Nuvo drops for a wee bit of sparkle. 

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Dies R Us Challenge #166- a/g using brand of dies sold in their store






NBUS Challenge #25 - new schtuff is the sweet pea stem die


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all had a blessed Easter. 

Carol




Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter


I sponged the colors onto this card using Tumbled Glass, Citron and Raspberry distress inks. I sponged the middle section first with Spun Sugar, then used a die-cut cross for a mask, sponging over and around it with Raspberry ink to make the soft image of a cross appear in the sky. I added a SSS Bunny Hugs die-cut to the bottom, adding a Sweet 'n Sassy sentiment that I've had for probably ten years. I replaced the little heart in the bunny with some pink glitter paper for a touch of sparkle.

I will enter this into the following challenges:









the Retro Rubber Challenge #155 - Rainbow - use stamps more than 1 yr old




Wishing those who celebrate a very joyful and blessed Easter today. May your holiday be spent with loved ones once again.
Thanks for stopping by.

Carol




Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Easter Cards


Here are two Easter cards I made this year with a new Wavy Egg wafer die from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment was done with a set of dies that were a gift from a friend last year. I used an assortment of colors and designer papers to create the eggs and sentiment, and added clear WOS to the cross.


 Here's another version with an embossed basket weave background from SU! along with a turquoise card base. I used glaze pens to add colors to the tiny die-cut egg in the sentiment.

I'll share with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes


Last but not least, the NBUS challenge #24 because this is the first time I've used this wavy egg die.

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

Carol