Thursday, April 29, 2021

Seize the Birthday #213 - Furry Friends

Hello crafty friends!  Are you ready for a challenge?  We got one for you! Cathy is our host and she has chosen Furry Friends.  This will be fun as there are lots of furry friends stamp sets that will work 
for this. 


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!


Our Surprise Party Guest is 
Lynda is known as Loopyloo
You can find her blog here. 
loopyloocards.com


Here is the card I did for this challenge. 

You can't get any cuter than these furry friends from Colorado Craft Company.  I bought this stamp after seeing Debbie Hughs use them.  Since then I purchased a few more. 
Just water colored them on watercolors paper and used a much used birthday sentiment from 
Gina K Designs. 


Don't forget to check out the rest of the team for this challenge. 
You can find the blog Here

I am so anxious to see what you will do for this one. 


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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Power Poppy Heart Abloom digital

Counting today we have 10 days left here in our winter home before we travel back to Wisconsin to spend the summer. That means I need to pack up not only my clothes but much more importantly, my craft supplies.  Yes, I do take stamps and dies with me.  I found that digital stamps are the best for traveling. This means that my craft room here is basically cleaned and I am not making cards.  But I do have time to do some relaxing coloring.  I printed out the Heart Abloom stamp set on cryogen metallic paper, good for Copics.
It took me a couple of days to color it up, but so worth it and relaxing. 
 It is as large as an 8X11 card stock.  It is very easy to enlarge a digital stamp. I had an idea to make more than one card with this gorgeous stamp from Marcella. 
I proceeded to cut it up to make four cards. 

These are the cards that I got from this one large stamp. 
Needing more than usual cards for prayers and just hellos I stuck to that theme. 


Putting a frame around and fussy cutting some of the flowers for this one. 

Again, I fussy cut the flowers and used a die from Penny Black on this one.
 
This one is a panel die cut on two sides and matted on black and then on Swiss dot EF on a white base. 


This one has the sentiment front and center. 

It will be so good to get back to family and friends as see them again.  



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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Double D Challenge - April Showers (water related)



April is usually a rainy month, at least where I live, and so we are celebrating this with our new challenge at Double D.  Darlene has chosen April Showers or (water-related).
Get out your stamps and get going! 


Here is my card for you! 


I could not resist using this almost brand new ( for me)MFT stamp called Puddle Jumper. I placed him on a background of rain by sponging on Distressed Oxide inks in Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, and Tumbled Glass and then added the rain with my white gel pen. He is colored with Copic markers. 


I wish that you could see the puddle that he is splashing in. 
 I covered it and the splashes in Glossy Accents. 

Prize:
Cheapo Dies - Rainy Day

Cheapo Dies - Rainy Day

Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and see what the other team members have done. 


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Color Hues #16 Yellow and Grey



Yellow and Grey are the colors for this challenge at Color Hues. I have been on a roll with these Pantone colors for this year, so why not. Just one more and it was fun. 
Here is my card. 


I found inspiration on my Pinterest page under Cards for Kids!  This is a total Case of that card. I changed the colors (of course) and the animals. When I went to find out who did it, so I could give her credit, it did not go back to her blog.  I searched Miranda K, and found her blog.  It is worth the look! 



For this card, I used these supplies:
MFT Adorable Elephants stamp and dies
Memory Box Banner Parade
Altenew Bold Alphabets
Casual Friday Whole Shebang Sentiment
Fossilized Amber Distressed Oxide ink
Grey and white cardstock. 
I made my own envelope too! 

Go to Color Hues here https://colorhuesthecolorchallenge.blogspot.com/

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Seize the Birthday Challenge # 212 - Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers is the theme picked by Tae Eun.  Are you not surprised?  Me neither!  Tae Eun does a great job with flowers and I am sure that she will WOW you again.  

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!


The choice is yours!

Surprise Party Guest

Lynda is known as Loopyloo
You can find her blog here. 
loopyloocards.com

Here is the card that I did for this challenge

The stamp set is Gina K Designs called Timeless Poppies and I chose to color them in blue. I used Copic markers in B 34, B63, B66, BG 15, and BG 72.  For the leaves, I used YG63, YG67, G43and C5 for shading. The background is a new to me embossing folder from Pink and Main called Plaid.  
I can see this in my future. 




The splatters were purposely put there with my Posca pen. 
 I didn't want to take a chance on messing up. 

Our Surprise Party Guest is Lynda and you will find her blog Here.
Stop by and give her some love and don't forget the rest of the team Here


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Monday, April 12, 2021

Make the Card Challenge #12 Butterflies

Back again with another card in yellow and gray.  
I am entering it in the Make a Card challenge #12 Butterflies. 



I am entering this card in the Make a Card Challenge #12 

For this card I used the Lovely Lilac stamp from Gina K Designs and Butterfly from Hero Arts/  Anna Griffin is the EF called Matalasse. The yellow ink is So Saffron from Stamp in UP. 




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MSC Challenge - Pantone colors

This is one challenge that I have not entered in a very long time.  But when I saw Judy's beautiful card for this Pantone color challenge I was inspired.  Let's go! 

Embossing folder, It is called Plaid from Pink and Main
                                                    The Stamp set is My Favorite Things Flowers in Bloom.

I am entering this card in the MSC and you can find it here.   
                                      
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Double D Challenge - Anything with a Rainbow~Unicorn~Mermaid


Do you believe that it is April?  I think that the time is going fast and soon we will be heading back to Wisconsin for the summer.  Yes, I said summer. All of you that have stayed in the north and have had a lot of cold weather and snow may not remember summer. But it is coming. 

In the meantime, while you wait, here is our next challenge at Double D. Diane is the host and this is the inspiration board for you. 
 
Anything with a Rainbow ~ Unicorn ~ Mermaid
   
I chose the Mermaid! 


This card is a great example of many different stamps and digis put together to make a scene. 
Mermaid is a digi from Tiddly Inks
The palm tree and sun are from GKD, Tropical Skies
The sentiment is Power Poppy, Gift from the Sea
Cloud stencil, Colorful Life 

That is all!



We have a prize for the random winner. 


Stop by the Double D Challenge Blog and play along.
Seed what inspiration there is from the other team members. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                






Thursday, April 1, 2021

Seize the Birthday Challenge #211 - Squares

This is not an April fool's joke! This is a fun challenge at Seize the Birthday this next two weeks. Joann is our host and she wants us to do Squares.  So let's go!

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!

Surprise Party Guest

Lynda is known as Loopyloo
You can find her blog here. 
loopyloocards.com
Here is my card for you. 

This was done with one sheet of designer paper that I had in my stash. I die-cut some of them with stitched squares and some with plain squares. Then I had fun arranging them on the front of this card. Next, I used the Happy Birthday die from Die Namics cut from gold foil paper. I called it done. 
I can't wait to see what you will do with this challenge.  Please pop over to the blog to see what the other designers have done. You may be surprised. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!