Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Double D Challenge - Suggle Up Buttercup

Well we have a new challenge for you today and it has a very interesting title.  What do you think of when you read Snuggle up Butter Cup?
Well it is November and even though I am in Florida, I think of snuggling up to a fireplace with a toasty fire.  Or, I think of a Kitty snuggling in a bunch of pillows and blankets. 
See what Team Diane dreamed up for you, or you can check out Team Darlene.  
                                                                They are both HERE 
                                                    Look at this warm and inspiring board.

I knew right where I was going to make my inspirational card.  


I used these supplies for this card:
Newton's Nook stamp Newton's Naptime
Lil inker tag die
Gina K Designs Kraft card stock
DCWV Sweather weather design paper
Stampin Up EF Cable Knit
Cler embossing powder, Wink Of Stella, Copic markers

                           Of course there is a prize and it is one you will want in your stash.

Thanks for stopping in to see more, I sure enjoy your comments and appreciate that you take time to leave them.  

Monday, November 19, 2018

Creative Confetti - Round the Corner

This week the challenge is pretty simple, just stamp an image off of the corner or you can just round the corner of your project.  I chose to stamp off the corner.  The new stamp that I have was the right one for stamping off the corner.  Here is my card. I am entering in the Creative Confetti challenge.
I used Grandma's Snowflakes stamp set and heat embossed with white.  Then sponged on Distress ink in Broken China,  I splattered white acrylic paint for the snow storm in the background. The frame is my favorite from Frantic stamper called Stitched rectangles.  I could not resist adding a few die cut snowflakes to the bottom corner with a pearl in the center.  
There is time to enter this challenge as if goes for a month.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

#11 Twofer Challenge - Wreath

This month the challenge is a word prompt and it is appropriately WREATH.  Since I have all of the Christmas cards done, I have some time on my hands and decided to make two cards. One Christmas and the other an encouraging card.  I used the same stamp that has not gotten inky except maybe once.  So sad!  My new plan is to use the stamps that I have and cut down on buying more.  Notice that I said cut down, not stop!  It would be too hard.  Anyway, here are my cards for this fun challenge.  

Supplies for these cards:
Paper Try Ink stamp Harvest Berries
On the left: SU Early Espresso Ink, Wrapped Scalloped Rectangle die by Memory box. White and Dark chocolate card stock.
 The card on the right uses the Gina K Designs Wreath builder.  I stamped the wreath with Tranquil Teal ink on a piece of card stock that I had foiled,  You can see the shine in this picture. The berries are stamped in the Coral Reef ink and I used Coral Reef card stock with a few scored lines on the bottom. 
Thanks for stopping in for a closer look.  I sure appreciate the comments if you care to leave them. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Creative Confetti - Just Color

This week we just have to color.  I do love to color, so I jumped right in as soon as I could.  It is easy to stamp something and color with your favorite mediums.  I don't have my favorite here which are my Copic markers, but I do have Spectrum Noire.  They are close, but not the same.  So bare with me as I show you my project.  
I have the new stamp set Amaryllis Bliss to use.  I stamped it in Memento Black ink and then looked for a special amaryllis to color up my image. 
This is the one! It looks like Christmas stripped candy. 
Here is my coloring which I had to turn into a Christmas card.

I am entering this card in these Challenges: 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, I sure appreciate the time and your comments. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Clean and Simple

Yes, It is a Birthday challenge and we have a toppings for you this time.  It is CAS, if you are not familiar with that, it is really Clean and Simple.  That should be easy, but for me, not so much. 
 
If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

Here is my card for you 
 I used Antique Linen to stamp with Altenew Persian Motifs on to water color paper.  Then used my Distress markers to watercolor them.  This may not be CAS enough for you.  Therefore I did another one that I am sure will be considered CAS.
This one is just stamped with a clear block on to the watercolor paper and then a silhouette stamp is used with blank ink.  It was a quick and easy one to do. 
Hope that you have some motivation and inspiration to join us at  
Seize the Birthday this challenge.  
Thanks for stopping by, and I sure appreciate your comments.