Sunday, March 18, 2018

Power and Spark Challenge

Just make a card inspired by fabric, that's all.  Well I don't have any fabric I said to myself.  Then I read just a little further and saw that Ally Cope found her inspiration on Pinterest.  So off I went looking and and found this inspriation. 
                                           Aquas and Oranges in Honeysweet by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics 
Look at all of the lovely oranges and light green/blue. and a touch of bright pink.  I used them all on this digital image from Power Poppy, and It is an
Easter card too.  Just what I needed. 

Fun to added color and shade and blend them.  Here is a closer look at the flower.  I am taking the Kit and Clower classes, and have found them to be very helpful. 
I am entering this in the Power and Spark Challenge for this month. You can find inspiration every where. 
Thanks for stopping by and I do appreciate your comments always.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Teal and White!

I made a card for a special person's birthday.  Her favorite color is Teal. When I looked at the toppings for Seize the Birthday for March 15th. I was very happy to see that it fit the bill.  So I am writing up this post in advance.  By now, my card will be sent out and the recipient will have gotten her special card.
  Our "Toppings" option this time is...
"Teal and White"
Here is my card.  
 I am trying new ways to photograph my cards.  This is just one of the props that I am using.
Here is a more conventional view
 For this card, I used these stamp sets from Gina K Designs.  Bold Blooms and Bold and Blooming for the sentiment. White cardstock from Gina K.  Die is Frantic Stamper Lattice Beauty Edger.  Clear embossing powder and distress inks to color the flower.  Some sequins and clear drops from Kat Scrappiness.
Don't forget to finish the inside too.  A little more stamping and some scoring will do.

Our Surprise Party Quest is Kimberly Lackenbach and you can find here lovely creations for inspiration at Kims cards & Crafts.  

And see what the design team has done for your inspiration  I hope that you will play along with us. 

Carats and Carrots, are not the same!

I thought that since Easter is coming soon, I would make an Easter card for today's inspiration.  No not just a card, a funny one. I hope that you get a chuckle from it too.

Just look at the expression on that bunny's face.  I think he knows that he messed up. 
I started by die cutting the bunny and carrots and carrot tops from Fun Foam.  
Yes, that is not card stock.  It gave more texture to the bunny and I just kept on going with that. 
This is a top folding card that was put onto a base of pink.  I rounded the bottom corners of the
card and base with my corner rounder. The sentiment is computer generated.
 Don't forget to do something on the inside too.  A few more dies cuts and it makes it special. 
Here are the dies that I used for the card.
 Lawn Fawn - How You Bean? Dies  How you bean

It is not too early to make those Easter cards.  These dies will be very popular.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have some fun with these die sets like  I did!
And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Flower Challenge Anything Goes #18

Here I am again with another card for the Flower Challenge #18 anything goes.
Yes, It is another Sympathy card.  I have been needing those too much lately.  I hope that they will bring a little bit of comfort.

Here is my card for this challenge.  

 This is a digital stamp that was a free one from the Kit and Clower class that I am taking.  It is a lot of fun to learn how to add depth and dimension to an image. This one was colored with my Spectrum Noir markers and added to a panel that I dry embossed.   Just circle die cuts for the sentiment, and a matching envelope to complete it.
Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy!

Flower Challenge - Anything Goes #18

  Just a quick post today as I have several cards that I made recently that will surely fit this challenge of anything goes.  


Here is my card, it was necessary to make a sympathy card for a friend recently.  It seems that I am doing more of that lately.

 I used the stamp from Penny Black, Lustrous.  I then used some water color to enhance the flower and background.  Thanks for taking a look.  I will be entering this in the Flower Challenge above.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Double D Challenge - When Skies are Gray


When Skies Are Gray

Add some gray and

 use patterns, textures, objects from inspired!
Well this was a fun one for me, as I love this mood board for this challenge.  I knew what I wanted to do immediately.  Sometimes that works for me.  How about you? 
Here is the card that I made for this challenge. 

Don't forget the inside. A little scoring and stamping makes it special
Here are the supplies that I used:
MFT Stamp and die Coffee Date
MFT Stitched Heart
MFT Perk up stamp for the sentiment
Stampin Up ink Going Gray
Simon Says Gingham stencil 
Memory Box Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles.
Glossy Accents, and Wink of Stella
twine from my stash

 Here is the prize that you could win if you just enter a project, you have a chance. 
Please take a look at more inspiration from the Double D team.   You will not be disappointed.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Hues to Use

When I started coloring this Blossoming Cherry digital stamp,I as not thinking of the Hues to Use.  I just wanted to do something different as I recently colored with pinks.  Which, if course Cherry blossoms usually are.  I had heard about the classes at Kit and Clower and signed up.  This was my practice sheet.  Well, not the first practice sheet, but it turned out too good not to make into a card.  You can imagine my surprise when I saw the colors on the Hues to Use.  
The instructions and video's are so easy to follow and once I got my Spectrum Noir markers organized by color, I was so much easier and I have more respect  for them now. 

See for yourself! 

I used the ditial stamp Blossoming Cherry and made it bigger, easier to color that way. The die is Memory Box Wrapped Scalloped Rectangles and the word die is from DieNamics. I cut the words twice in dark brown and layered them so that they have lots of dimension. 
This was very rewarding and I can't wait for the classes to color hair and faces. 

Think about joining in the Hues to Use, if you do, you could be a quest hostess.
I am also entering this card in the Flower Challange #18 anything goes. \
Thanks for stopping by, I love and appreciate your comments. 

Dies R Us - St Patrick Day Card

Barbara Campbell here and it is  time for another card from me on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  It is now March and I thought that it called for a St Patrick's Day card.  The card was easy to make, but hard to photograph.  More later.
Here is my card.  
I have to use natural light when taking pictures, and in this case the green card stock did not look green.  I took several pictures.  Today, I tried again to take a better picture of the colors.  I was successful with the green, but now the white looks yellow.  See what I mean.
 I think you get the point.  Now here are the dies that I used for this celebration card.

Poppystamps - Dies - Leaf WindowPoppy Stamps Leaf Window  

Taking a picture was not the only problem that I had with this post.  I used Memory box Banner Parade and was surprised to find that it was no longer carried.  But look what I found in the store.  These dies will work perfectly for you.
Poppystamps - Dies - Splendid Stitched HeartsPoppy Stamps stitched hearts
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Celebration FlagsElizabeth Craft Celebraton Flags

 Hope that you take a look at the store, they now carry lots of things not just dies.    

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Seize the Birthday - No Toppings

 We start another month of fabulous ideas for your inspiration at Seize the Birthday.  You can do anything that you like as there are no toppings.  
No Toppings 
  Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

We have a new Surprise Party Quest with us for March and April.  Please Welcome 
Kimberly Lackenbach

Here is my card  

I made a collage of this card so that you can see the outside and the inside too. 
   This is the outside, it is a trifold card with a belly band to close it.  
The front has a lot of texture with die cute and the Happy Birthday done with dies. 
 Here is the band removed
I will list the dies at the bottom of this post. 
 Here is the inside, I used my colored pencils to color this cute puppy and girl. 
Gina K cardstock in Sweet Melon
My Favorite Things DP Plaid Patterns
Frantic Stamper Lovely Arched Loop Edger
Die-Namics Word Windows
Simon Says Happy Birthday
Stampin Up Edgelits scallop
Digital stamp from Tiddlyinks, Wryn Puppy Love
Sentiment Lil Inker designs and Altenew 
( Boy that was a lot!)

Thanks so much for stopping by, your comments are much appreciated.