Friday, January 31, 2014

Old-Fashioned Winter Fun

 I'm entering this card in two challenges.  One of the challenges is for Shopping Our Stash and the theme is "Cabin Fever".  With winter in full swing, I chose an image of a happy couple enjoying an outdoor activity: ice skating.  This card was planned around another challenge as well. Creative Knockouts is having a Tic Tac Toe theme and I chose the bottom row: metal embellishment, pearls/bling, and ribbon/twine.

Here is my card, details will follow:

The card base  is Sahara Sand with an embossed Sahara Sand layer.  I used some blue ribbon which coordinates with the blue patterned paper and solid layer.  The blue oval was cut with a Spellbinders flower oval die and the image was cut with a classic oval die.  Both ovals were sponged with Baja Breeze ink as was the rectangle layers behind the images.  I used a scrap of Baker's Twine for the tiny bow and two metal mitten brads for embellishments.  There are some tiny pearls in the two upper corners of the card.

 Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Silver and Blue Christmas

 The theme this week at Holly Jolly is "Silver and Blue Christmas".  I used for the first time my Sizzix Triple Circle Flip Its die.  I cut the card base in a heavy white card stock.  For the layers I used some blue and silver paper from Paper Flair. The snowflake stickers are from Sandylion Essentials.  the card was embellished with some narrow silver ribbon.  The vertical sentiment is from A Must Artstamps.  Are you ready to see the card?

Here is the front view:

Here is the card at a slight angle:

And here is the card fully opened:

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You Make Me Happy

 It's sketch week at The Paper Players and what a fun sketch it is!  I love how the tag tucks in to hold a special message!  Here is the card I made using their sketch:

For this card I used patterned papers, stamps, and some matching embellishments from the Prima collection called : "Anna Marie".  The card base is black and I used some white card stock to make slim mats around the top two layers.  The felt rose was from my stash and the felt leaves are an old embellishment from SU.  The ribbon is also from SU.

Next up you see the card with the tag pulled out:

The matching tag was part of the paper line.  I just added ribbon and tied a bow onto the string it came with.  The sentiment is part of the collection, as well as, the enamel hearts.  And finally the inside of the card:

I used the leftover scrap of paper from the 6 x 6 background piece used on the front of the card,   Since the card base was black, I also used a white Top Note die cut for a place to write a personal message.

Thanks for looking! 

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Sunday Stamps is offering "A Sweet Sketch" for their challenge this week.  Here is the card I made:

My card base and banner are Riding Hood Red.  I used a spellbinders die called Fanciful Lattice to cut the white piece behind the red banner.  I just trimmed off the top of the rectangle and the bottom is covered by the longer red banner.  This panel is popped up with foam tape.  The focal image and sentiment are from The Stamps of Life: sampler2love and I used the matching dies to cut out both pieces.  The image is also popped up with foam tape.  I love how the background of the image mimics the die cut design!  Serendipitous!  The sentiment banner is embellished with an epoxy brad and a single red rhinestone embellishes the image.

For the inside of the card I used the Spellbinders die again to make a panel for writing a message on.  The XOXO image is from the same Stamps of life stamp set.  All the stamps were stamped with SU's cherry Cobbler. I was going it use my Riding hood Red ink pad, but it has a weird gold sheen on it and the ink wasn't stamping true to color.

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Copper Christmas

 It's "Anything Goes" at Christmas Card Challenges  this week and I'm entering this Christmas card to their challenge.

I started with a corrugated kraft card base from Michael's.   The vintage image is from a decoupage book I bought several years ago:  Alphabets and Ornaments by Anna Corba.  So I dusted it off and found this image to use on my card.  I thought that copper paper would be a good color to complement the image, so I pulled out a piece of brushed metallic copper paper and used a Martha Stewart border punch on the right edge.  I used Old Paper distress ink and rubbed it over the entire image to soften the bright white paper it was printed on.  I distressed the edges and curled two of the corners inward.  The image panel was popped up with dimensionals.  Before adhering the image I wrapped two kinds of lace trim around the front of the card.  Then I pulled out some paper roses I had in my stash and made an arrangement with colors to complement the image.  The stems were curled around a paint brush handle for fun.  Distress Stickles was added to the petals of the flowers.  The sentiment is from A Muse Artstamps and was inked with black StazOn.

For the inside of the card I used more brushed copper paper which was border punched.  A layer of ivory card stock was sponged with Old Paper ink and the corners were punched with a punch that coordinates with the border punch.

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Let's Take A Road Trip!

"Let's Go Shopping!" is the theme at Come and Get It Challenges this week.  I'm not much of a shopper.....unless it's for crafting items!  There isn't much available locally so I try to take advantage when we go out of town to visit DD or either of our DSs.  Here is my "shopping" card to show how I like to spend my money!  This could be sent to a friend to invite them on a road trip in search of crafting goodies..

For this card I used kraft card stock for the base.  I placed Washi tape across the center and a bit lower on the right.  For the focal image I made an ATC sized panel and layered it on Real Red card stock.  The sentiment is made up of two different stamps.  The top portion is an old stamp from Embossing Arts.  The lower portion is from a SU set called "Carry On".  The two rubber stamp images are from D.O.T.S.  I colored in the word "stamps" and the rubber stamp images with Copics.  Red gingham ribbon was wrapped around the center of the ATC and then black and white Baker's Twine was wrapped around the ribbon and tied into a bow.  This panel was popped up with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card I used a white Top Note die cut that was punched with a Decorative Label punch.  Inside the opening I stamped the D.O.T.S. image three times.

Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentine Mailbox

This altered pink mailbox from the dollar spot at Target was made for a partner swap I joined on You Tube. I used a lot of embellishments from my stash and some patterned paper from Doodlebug.  Here are photos of all four sides:

It will be filled with crafty goodies and some sweet treats before sending it off to my partner.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Tape and Tags

 Twisted Tuesday Challenges is having another fun challenge this week. We are to use Washi Tape on our cards and then add another item that begins with one of the letters in the word TAPE.  Click on the link to check it out! 

I have a Real Red card base and then a white layer of card stock.  Next up is a paper doily
with two strips of Washi tape going across.  I wrapped some Baker's Twine around this white layer before attaching to the card.and tied it into a bow.  There are three stamped tiny tags (love, 4 you, and friend) and iridescent sequins pinned onto a small safety pin and attached to the bow.  I scattered some additional sequins around the doily and added a small felt rose.

Here is the inside of the card:

 One day I went through my pile of white scraps and die cut Top Note shapes and Spellbinders Labels shapes to have on hand for ease of finishing off the insides of my cards.  For this card I used a Top Note die cut and added some of the same Washi Tape that was used on the front of the card. A simple way to give interest to the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Friday, January 24, 2014

SOS #135: Winter Blues

 I have the winter blues.  Well not quite yet, but ask me in February or March!  I have the winter blues today because that is the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash .     Here is my card for their challenge.

The card has a Baja Breeze base and a Baja Breze layer that was punched using a Martha Stewart border punch.  In between is a white layer that was embossed with a snowflake folder.  I added one of my way too many felt flurries ( I try to use them whenever I can because they just won't melt away!)

Here is the inside of the card:

The inside of the card has a Top Note die cut in white and yes another felt flurry!   Happy winter!

Thanks for looking

Off to create some more!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sending A Winter "Hi"

 I was inspired by the photo this week at{PIN}spirational Challenges and made this card.  
Actually when I saw their challenge photo I was excited to use a totally different stamp...but I can't find it!  I'm beginning to think that I was either dreaming that I had an image of a row of tumbling penguins which is very likely, or that I really had one but that it was passed it on to someone else.  Which goes to show you that when you get rid of something you always find a need/want for it later.  Thus my compulsion to hoard supplies and such in my craft room!   Okay, on to the card!

I used an Inky Antic HoneyPop stamp set for this card and colored the images in with Copics, athen fussy cut the penguins.  On a side fold white card base I layered a piece of Pool Party card stock which was embossed with the Northern Flurries embossing folder.  I added some Stickles to the centers of the embossed flakes and also spread some to create the ground for the popped up penguin. The sentiment was punched out with a scallop circle punch and also popped up with foam tape onto the embossed snowflake.

Here is the inside of the card:


I added a piece of Pool Party to the right side of the card and put the sentiment on a scalloped oval.  Stickles was added under the HoneyPop snowball.  The image was stamped on white card stock and colored with Copics and fussy cut.  (Not too difficult to cut this little guy out, but I sure am envious of all of you who have a Brother ScanNCut!)  I placed the image near the fold of the card so that his hat and scarf overlap to the right side of the card.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Hedgehog Joy

I'm so excited that my card for the challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges last week won!   I got to choose some free digis at Floppy Latte!  If you missed it, you can see my card here!  I'm heading back this week to join in on their new challenge "Christmas Animals".

Here are the details for my card:

Stamps: Penny Black
Paper:  Gina K white, SU Cherry Cobbler, American Crafts: Merrymint
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Misc:  Wink of Stella Marker in clear, 3D sticker from Recollections, Spellbinders oval and large scallop dies, foam tape

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Worldly Women

I have two cards to share with you today.  They were made for a swap I joined on Splitcoaststampers.
The two women images are from the Inky Antics set Worldly Women #1. 

For the card above I stamped the image with black StazOn and colored it in with TH Distress markers.  I used Copic markers to shade the hair and outline the image.  The oval shadow is a stamp from Impress and was stamped with SU's Sahara Sand.  A Wink of Stella marker was used on the eyelids, lips, and bracelets. Rhinestones were added to the ears.  The patterned paper is also from SU: Bali Breeze.

 The image for this card was stamped with Memento black ink and colored in with Copics.  Wink of Stella was added to the eyelids, lips, purse, and shoes.  A rhinestone was added to the necklace and Fun Flock was added to the boa.  The sentiment is a Funny Bones stamp from Riley & Co.  The oval shadow is a stamp from Impress and was stamped with SU's Sahara Sand.  The patterned paper is from SU: Bali Breeze.

 Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!


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