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! 


Tuesday, November 20, 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.  

Tuesday, November 6, 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.