Monday, October 3, 2022

More Cocoa Mouse


Here are a couple more fall cards I made with a Sweet 'n Sassy Cocoa Mouse image hiding behind a big pumpkin! I colored the image with Copics, and markers and used a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die to cut the image panels and dsp panels. I matted with snippets of brown dsp and ribbons and added the sentiment on a MFT stitched circle die along with a SB scalloped circle die. The little leaf and acorn on the sentiment panels were done with an EK leaf border punch from snippets of dsp and cardstock.


Both dsp's are from Lawn Fawn.


Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Monday!

Carol

 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Happy Fall Y'all!


 I just had to make a few fall cards with Cocoa Mouse and some Autumn leaves! I colored Cocoa with Copics and added a die-cut stitched frame along with a MFT die-cut stitched circle and a Spellbinders scalloped circle die for the sentiment. The leaves are Lawn Fawn die-cuts and the little green embellishment is from SU! The acorn paper was a random snippet but I have no idea who made it unfortunately.

Here are a few more of the same design with different papers and colors




I'll share the first card with these challenges:

Shopping our Stash Challenge #SOS480 - Leaf Me Alone (use a leaf)


Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a very happy fall y'all!

Carol


Monday, September 26, 2022

Switching to Christmas


 I'm finding joy in digging through my stash and using older stamp sets that have been neglected for so long! This is a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set I've had for eons and just felt it was time to use it again. I had a couple strips of water colored paper I'd made a while ago with my H2O's so I cut them into fishtail banners and embossed them with a CB swiss dots ef. I found the narrow strip of an embossed panel in my snippets box and decided to use that too. I colored the snowman's scarf with a Copic marker that was a close match to the color on the strips, then heat-embossed a silver star in the sky. I stamped the sentiment from the set and die-cut it with a stitched square and called this one done.

I'll enter this into these challenges:




use any embossing folder with an option of "Leaves"


Thanks for all the birthday cards and wishes for my husband and myself yesterday. It's quite a day with not only my husband and me sharing the same birthday, but my 1st cousin and my husband's 1st cousin also share the same birthday! If only we were all younger, that would be an excuse to have one heck of a party, eh? The best part is that neither of us can ever have an excuse to forget each other's birthday! 😉

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a grand day today!

Carol

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Turning 75


My husband is celebrating his 75th birthday tomorrow and I quickly put this card together for him after nearly forgetting to make his card as the month of September just flew by in a whoosh! He's always loved horses, so I  stamped a Serendipity horse image on the corner of the card base, coloring with Copics and fine line markers. I used a snippet of SU! retired striped dsp and added a MFT notched die with a snippet of kraft for the border. I used another snippet of SSS white embossed cardstock and die-cut it with a MFT stitched circle die, then added the I.O. die cut numbers cut from a snippet of gold matte cardstock. I added some tiny gold beads along with a pre-printed sentiment backed with a matching snippet of kraft.


 I had another small snippet of striped dsp left so I cut it and adhered it to the envelope flap to make the card a wee bit more festive.

Whew! Just under the wire I have his card made, that was cutting it close!

I'll enter this card into the following challenges:

The Snippets Playground #437 - must use snippets

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - card + matching envelope

Seize the Birthday#247 - A/G with an option of food


Allsorts Challenge week 695 - A/G w/option of  spots and/or stripes



Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy this first week of beautiful fall weather!

Carol




Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Healing Vibes


 I made this card a while ago but I don't think I shared it yet, so here goes.
 I used a SU! Blended Bloom stamp set for the pink rose, stamping with Versamark and heat-embossing it with gold embossing powder. I colored it with Copics and affixed some copper colored shiny beads to the center, adding glossy accents to hold them in place. After it dried, I add a tiny black Nuvo drop to the center; then fussy cut it and popped it up on foam tape on  a MFT die-cut stitched circle. The leaves were done with a SU! Healing Hugs stamp set and also fussy cut. The sentiment (also from the Healing Hugs set) was heat-embossed on black with white ep and fussy cut as well.



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

Carol

Saturday, September 17, 2022

L is for Leaves


 I always make a money envelope to tip the guy who mows the lawn for us every year, and since they'll be wrapping up for the season soon, I made an envelope this year with autumn leaves on it. I made the envie with kraft cardstock and used a snippet of plaid paper along with a piece of lavender cardstock. I used a MFT stitched die, along with a TE die-cut thanks die and some Lawn Fawn stitched leaves to put this all together - using snippets  found in my overflowing stash. I think this makes the tip a little special rather than just handing over cash.


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

Carol

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Masculine Birthday Card


 I made this card for my brother-in-law who will be turning 81 soon. I die-cut the numbers using SU! large number dies (r) and heat-embossed them with silver and gold embossing powder; using an older (r) SU! mini background stamp set. I matted the black piece with some gold matte cardstock, then matted that piece with a piece of mirror silver card. The striped dsp is (r) from SU! and the pre-printed sentiment was purchased from Simon Says Stamp.

I'll enter this into these challenges:

The Craft Rocket Challenge #96 - dots and/or stripes
( I used both dots and stripes)

(I used the retired SU! large number dies)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is a great one!

Carol

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Yellow Rose


 While rummaging through my stash, I found an older GinaK stamp set with a rose image that I haven't used for quite some time, so I stamped it several times and tucked the extra images away for future cards. I colored the rose in shades of yellow with Copics, and added a tiny bit of spritzing in green along with some black Nuvo dots for a little interest. The sentiment is a pre-print from Simon Says Stamp backed with a strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock from SU! (dues anyone remember that pretty older color?) The embossing was done with a SU! Tulips frame ef on a piece of yellow cardstock and that's a wrap!

I'm sharing this with these challenges:



Also sharing with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp it!
(use stamped images)

That's going to be it for me today. We're off to get some fresh produce at some farmer's market stands! My husband is set on getting one more watermelon before they're all gone for the season. Enjoy your day and take care! Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits :)

Carol

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Birthday Time


 Today's card was done with the colors of lime green and navy, and I rather like the combo now that it's finished! I used all snippets for this design, cutting 3 different border dies by Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and swapping the alternating negative stars for a fun look. The big stars were done with a very old SU! Sizzix die called stars#2 and I added a navy star brad along with a Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment from SU! The background was done with a Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder and this card was done!

I'll share this with the following challenges:

The Color Hues Challenge #48 - use the colors of Lime Green and Navy
This challenge is also celebrating their 2nd anniversary, so they are asking for birthday cards and coordinating their challenge with the Seize the Birthday Challenge which follows below.


Seize the Birthday #246 - coordinating with the Color Hues Challenge above


Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #551




The Snippets Playground #436 - must use snippets

For my American friends, I hope you're all enjoying the Labor Day holiday weekend and doing something fun and my wish is the same for everyone else too! Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you again soon!

Carol

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Leaping Deer


I have another Christmas card to share today, made with some of my favorite (r) SU! papers called "under the tree" along with a snippet of kraft paper. The background is embossed with a (r) SU! snowburst ef, and the die-cut deer is from Memory Box called leaping deer. I added a little die-cut stitched tag with some twine and used a (r) SU! set called Christmas Tag Labels from 2013 to create the sentiment. I added a little red gemstone on the deer's nose just for fun.

I'll enter this into the following challenges:

The Retro Rubber Challenge #190 - Tag, you're it! (use a tag)
must use stamps more than a year old






The Alphabet Challenge  - K is for kraft

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a happy Wednesday!

Carol