Thursday, December 6, 2018

Creative Confetti -

It is the season of giving and that's what this challenge at Power Poppy, Creative Confetti is all about.  Make a gift that you would give to someone.
Well, there are a lot of gifts that a crafty person could make to give, and I picked tags.  Special tags for special gifts. These are digital tag images from Power Poppy called, Birch and Evergreens, Wreath: Felt leaves and fruits, and Candy cane classic.
Here you go! A gift of four tags for someone who wraps their Christmas gift with special care.



 One for a masculine gift.  I did use novo drops to just the branches. Dry embossed the tag with a brick pattern.  

This one is all glittered up for a more feminine gift. I sprayed it with glimmer spray and added novo drops to the berries. Just a few rhinestones.  If you don't have the right color ribbon, use your ink pad to color it.

This is a softer and grand tag with clear novo drops to the fruit. 

This is my favorite one.  The ribbon is gold and has clear novo drops to it.   By the way, this is a free digital image.  Just saying, what are you waiting for?  Go get it. 
 I will be entering these tags in the Creative Confetti challenge for this week.  You need to enter too.
Thanks for dropping in, I do love and appreciate the comments.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Double D challenge - Run Run Rudolph

We crafty people who make cards should be sending them out to our friends and relatives, so that means you need to get going and make some cards to send out this Holiday season.  I know that I have been making them for a few months and now I have enough.  This is a great time to add just one more to the pile and enter into this challenge offered by Team Diane this week.  You can make any kind of deer.  Here is my card inspiration for you this challenge.
This is all die cuts and was made quickly. 
 Nice for a Christmas card or a winter Birthday or Hello card too.  
I used the DieNamics, Deer Love and Memory Box, Tall Birch dies.  I hand cut the snow drifts and sponged a little blue on the edges and then some glitter. The moon is just a circle punch. Of course, I colored the deer nose red.  He could be Rudolph. 

Oh Yes, There is a prize for the random winner.

Come and join the design team at Double D. I can't wait to see what you all do, it is always so inspiring. Yes, I get inspiration everywhere, especially from you. 

Thanks for dropping in and taking time to leave a comment. 
 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Snowflakes are Beautiful

I was cleaning up my craft room and found a lovely die cut that a friend sent to me and wanted to use it in this Challenge from Dies R Us.  We are to use snowflakes.  
Here is the quick card I made this morning. 
For this card, I made a base of light gray and layered chocolate brown on top.  The design paper is from a Recollections paper pad called Christmas.  I put some rhinestones in the center of some of the snowflakes and also used some Glossy accents on them. Over the top of that, is the die cut from Memory box called Batavia Snowflake Oval. The sentiment is from the paper pack as well.  Pretty quick and simple.
I will also enter this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Thanks so much for leaving a comment.  I do appreciate them.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Happy Pawlidays stamp

I have made a card with my new stamp set that is just so adorable and it is called Happy Pawlidays.  It has 4 cute dogs and funny sentiments that go along with them.  All from My Favorite Things.
I will make this quick today.  Here is the card.
The supplies that I used are:
GKD red cardstock
GKD white cardstock
Stamp set Happy Pawlidays from MFT
Distressed inks for the background and white paint for the snow splatters
Colored pencils and twine from my stash.

Pretty quick and easy card to make.  I am entering this in these challenges
Mod Squad Challenge,  Use a critter on your holiday card
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge,  Anything goes.  

Thanks for stopping in and I do appreciate your comments.  Thank you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Creative Confetti - Tic Tac Toe

One last card for this month to join in the Creative Confetti at Power Poppy.  I made a quick one for this challenge and used the top row on the grid board. Using the Power Poppy stamp called Holly Golightly I stamped the image of holly with versamark and silver embossing powder.  Then I fussy cut the tag from that set and colored it with markers and pencils.
 
Here is my card. 
I followed the top row from the grid and used the Red, Silver, and Embossing.  The card has a Green Apple card stock base from Gina K Designs and a layer of silver then the top layer with the design on it.  The tag is adhered with foam tape to give it some dimension.  I added some Wink of Stella and neuvo drops to the holly. 

This was a busy month for me, how about you?  So thanks for stopping in to take a closer look.  I do appreciate your comments. 





Monday, November 26, 2018

Creative Confetti - Let's Celebrate!

November is almost over.  Did everyone have a great and fun Thanksgiving?  How much shopping did you do?  I certainly took advantage of some of those crafty sales.  Maybe a little too much! Lol
Don't tell my husband, but if he sees that packages coming, he just says, "If you are happy, I am happy." What a guy! 
Ok, on to the challenge.  This week we are to celebrate with a Birthday card!  I make those all the time, and one more is not a problem.  I am on the Seize the Birthday Challenge where I inspire and get lots of ideas for birthday cards.  This card is going to a dear friend who has a March birthday.  Here is my card. 

I did another no line water coloring on this gorgeous image called Winter Wonderland and the sentiment is from Party Time by Power Poppy.  I first stamped with Old Paper distressed ink and used my markers to color the rest. I wanted some splatters but was afraid that I would mess up the flowers, so I used a stamp from GKD to make them.  Much more controlled and that was how I wanted them.  Last, I added some Aquamarine Jewels.

Here are the Distressed markers that I used:
Faded Jeans
Weathered Wood
Festive Berries
Peeled paint
Thanks for stopping by to take a closer look.  I do appreciate your comments.  Happy Cyber Monday shopping!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Tags

My favorite object to add to a card is a tag, but this time I wanted to do something a little different.
 
Our topping this time is TAGS
But if you are not a toppings like of person, just make sure that it is a birthday card. 
On to my card  
                                                      This is what the inside looks like.

Supplies for the card: Gina K Designs paper and ink, Wild Lilac, Memory Box Main Stree Tag, Oval stitched die, Stamps are GKD, Love and Prayers and Birthday Greetings.

 I went to you tube for some inspiration myself.  Here is where I found how to make this tag card. Lisa Curcio calls it a Petal Palette Double Point fold card.  
I am looking forward to seeing your entries for this challenge.  
Remember this is the last one for this year, as we take the month of December off.  
Have a great holiday season and see you next year! 


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
Clear 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.
Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment. They sure make my day. 

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.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Doube D Challenge - Wishes are Possible

It is time for another exciting challenge from Double D Challenge.  
These gals put some great mood boards together to inspire you and me. 
 Here is the one for this challenge. 
     
Look at all of the possibilities here, I was inspired by the top right picture, 
             as I had a stamp set in mind and it was never before used.  
Can you imagine that?   You can use anything with a wish in it.

Here is my card for your inspiration.
I made a panel of white card stock that I sponged with Distressed Ink in Weathered Wood , Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans.  Then I did the Bokeh technique on it.  After that was dried I stamped it with The Clearly Besotted Set called Dandelion Dreams.  Perfect for this challenge, right? The sentiment is from that stamp too. I die cut a Paper Trey Ink die called Mix and Match Plaid, and place it all on a top folding card base of Powder Blue by Gina K. 

I also added some 3mm Clear Droplets.  
You should really take a look at what the rest of the team has done for your inspiration.  You can find all of them here. 
                                      

Here is a prize for the random winner.  
Thanks for your comments they really make me smile and are appreciated. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Creative Confetti - Use your monogram

This week Julie is asking for creations using your monogram.  She has it all spelled out for you on the Creative Confetti Challenge.  I am going to make this quick, as all of my craft things are packed and we will be leaving in just one day.  I still have things to do, but just one more card.  Lol
Thank goodness that I have digital images that I can use.
Here is my card. 
 My monogram is BAC. 
 B for Bling, the background paper and the silver scroll die cut
 A for the Acorn Ornaments digital imager
 C for the card stock, and the Copic markers for coloring.

I will be entering this in the Challenge for this week, Use your monogram. 
Thanks again for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really enjoy them. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Foilage

This is the perfect time of year for a fall feeling Birthday card.  
We have the toppings for you this challenge and it is FOILAGE. 
 If you are not a toppings kind of person, you can just make it a birthday card.  


Supplies to make this card: Paper Try Ink Enclosed leaf die
Gina K Design tomato soup card stock
Hidie Swapp Color Shine
Kurtake Starry Colors paints
Memory box die Scribble
Tuttie Design  stitched rectangles
Gina K Designs Happy Birthday Sentiment 
Vellum, brads and embossing power in Copper from my stash

See what the other members of the design team have done for you and we have a Surprise Party Quest as well.  Her name is Marianne and she lives in Greece.  I sure hope to go to Greece someday.

Can't wait to see what you will do this month. You can be our next Surprise Party Guest.

Thanks for stopping by and I really appreciate your comments.



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Creative Confetti - Art imitating life!

 
For this week at Power Poppy, we are to take a photo and use the design or color as inspiration.  
Well, this one took a little thinking and lots of looking at photos that I took this summer.  I found one that interested me in the texture and color and when with that photo.  
We went to Ashville N.C. this summer and while there toured the Biltmore estate where Dale Chihuly had an exhibit.  I took many photos of his glass sculptures and this is the one that I took for inspiration. 
There were sculptures inside and outside as well.  This is one that was on a pond in the garden.  I loved the colors and the texture of the glass and I seemed to remember a stamp set that Marcella did recently.  I went right to the set, called Sassy Succulents.  
Here is the card that I did. 
I wanted more of the succulents to show, so I masked off the plant and stamped to two more times.  Making it bigger as my inspiration photo shows. When I saw this sentiment in the same set, I thought I would just let the plant stand out alone.  I did sponge a little extra color behind it and then heat embossed the sentiment with Platinum EP.  The layer under the image is embossed with an EF that I thought looked like the glass in the picture. Less is often better! 
I am adding this to the Creative Confetti for this week.  Not sure if there will be another one next week for this month long challenge.  We will be hitting the road for the winter.  Yes, I am a snowbird.  See you all after I unpack and get my craft room settled.  
Thanks for leaving a comment and for stopping by. I will be looking forward to reading the. 


Friday, October 19, 2018

Fun with the Painting Pumpkins

If you saw my earlier post today, I said that I was going to color up the pumpkins with the jack O lantern faces.  Here is what I had fun doing.  Halloween colors all around.  After coloring, I cut them out of the design and placed them on a circle of orange design paper and added the words,
You're Fab Boo Lous!  Just fun.
Here it is.
You can use the pumpkins anyway that you like.  I liked them this way, they look more scary!  Lol
I used fun unusual Halloween colors and I am entering this in the Creative Confetti, Use the Sketch and Create. 
I think that you have seen the sketch before.  If not, here it is again.
 
Thanks again for stopping in and I do appreciate your comments, they make my day.  If you were here earlier today, you get extra credit.