Thursday, April 9, 2020

Seize the Birthday - Spring Fling

The toppings for this challenge Spring Fling!

Lindsey has challenged us to make Spring cards.  For me that means flowers. 

But if you are not a toppings kind of personJust make it a birthday card and that will work too! 
Here is my card for your inspiration.

Can you feel the spring on this card?  I just love poppies and this was my go-to stamp for this challenge. Spring flowers are so much fun to color and make cards.  I used the newer stamp from Gina K Designs called Vertical greetings and things.   Not only does it have poppies but fun vertical greetings that can be used on many cards.  I started with watercolor paper and my Arteza Real Brush pens in Cantlope, Apricot, and Orange. To define the flower petals I used a Prismacolor pencil in Vermillion.  For the foliage, the colors are Pea Green and Crockadile Green.

Next, I die cut the panel with Simon Says Die called Postage Stamp Edge die. That was layered in Sage green and a base of Asparagus from Gina K Designs. 
The hardest part of this card was to add splashes of ink.  I can't tell you how many cards I have messed up with bog blobs. 

Our Surprise party Guest is Steff Perry, you can find her creations Here
More inspiration here from the Design Team

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!

Double D team Positive challenge

On Thursday, April 9th The Double D Challenge members have decided to challenge each other to post a card to Cut it up challenge blog. We are hoping to stay positive and encourage others with our love of card making.  Here is the card that I made. 
 You have two views as of this in an interactive card.  I did take a video of how it works,
 but couldn't edit it for this post. 
Now go check out what the rest of the team has done to challenge me. 

Supplies for this card are:
Distress Oxide Ink in Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans; and Tumbled glass
MFT Grassy die. Somebunny Stamp and Dies
Die-Namices Leaping slider channels. 
Lawn Fawn Spring Showers. 

I will be entering this in the  Cut It Up Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Creative Confetti - Flowers for the Frontline

I am so happy to be hosting for Creative Confetti at this time as I have a challenge that is near and dear to my heart for you this time. 

Whether you are at home self quarantining or still working. We are all doing our part during this crises. There is a lot of grief and uncertainty but there is goodness too in the world. That goodness will keep us together.  As a retired ER nurse my thoughts are with all of the doctors, nurses, and first responders who are on the frontlines taking care of the sick with courage and resolve.  They are the Heros. 

For today's Creative Challenge I have chosen Flowers for the Front line. 

HOW TO PLAY: Simply make a card with flowers on the front and a sentiment that shows how you feel about our Frontline.  It should be a thank you or an encouragement.  
I will urge you to not only make a card but to send it off to your local Emergency Room Staff.  I will be mailing mine to my friends that are working long hours to help with this crises. Lets spread some goodness and make them feel valued and appreciated. 

On to my Creation!

I used a digital stamp called Hummingbird Paradise.  It comes with or without a hummingbird.  I placed a sentiment in the middle from two different digital sets.  One is Flower Bomb and the other is Acorn Ornament. They fit nicely in the middle.  I printed it out with my laserjet printer which enabled me to use heat foil the sentiment.  The rest was colored with my Copic markers. 

Here you can see the foiled sentiment  

And now, Let's see you make Flowers for the FrontlineShare your creations by linking them up below. Every single entry will be in the running for a $25 gift card to the Power Poppy Shop!

Please stay safe and well, until next time.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Power Poppy - Fun Friday

Since we are sheltering in and have more time to create fun and interesting cards, here is one that I made this week for Fun Friday at Power Poppy. 
I will get right to it. 

I used spring colors on this one and the digital stamp called Bees in Foxglove 
Colored it up with my Copics and some pencils too  Then fussy cut it out, yes I did! This originally was going to go in a watercolor paper background, but I ended up cutting out an oval that I liked from a section. I only used one of the branches of the foxglove.  With digital images, you can do that. 

Fun close up of the card.  I sure hope that crafting makes you feel better like it does for me. It does take up time as well. Please stay safe and well.  Hugs to you all! 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Double D Challenge - Banners

Hello, friends, it is time again for another fun Challenge at Double D.

Team Diane is your host for this challenge and it is called 
Look at all of these colorful banners!
I know that it is April 1, but this is no April fool joke.  Get your craftiness out and make a card.  
Here is mine. 
 I just die cut some banners and crafted away.  It was easy.  See what you can do for this challenge as a random winner 
will get this prize. 

You could make some great birthday and congratulation cards with this one. 


Simon Says Die Party Banners
Cherry Lynn Fishtail Banner
My Favorite Things Sentiment  from Twice the Wishes 

You will find more inspiration from my fellow team members Here
Thanks so much for your comment, I appreciate them for sure.