Thursday, October 27, 2022

Seize the Birthday #250 Halloween Colors

Wow! Here it is the #250th Challenge at Seize the Birthday Challenge. 
Vicki is our hostess and has chosen the Halloween colors for it. 

This is the topping that we have for this challenge, but if you want to just make it a birthday card that is great too. 
I added Halloween images to the colors and I had this stamp set with Witches hats that I wanted to use. 
Here it is. 

The supplies for this card are; Simon Says stamp called, If the Hat fits.  Love that! 
Stampin' Up WebWishes, and Winter Scattered Flakes stencil by Memory Box. 
I sponged the background with green and purple inks by Gina K and colored the hats with my Copics. 
I thought it needed a little shine and added some silver sequins. 

The inside! 

Take a look at the blog for more inspiration and the Surprise Party Guest for this challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Double D Challenge- Orange and Black

As the weather gets cooler and we think of warm drinks named pumpkin spice and baked cookies and pies and all things Halloween, this is the best title for a challenge. 
Orange and Black
Darlene is the host for this challenge and here is the mood board for more inspiration. 

I can think of so many things that are orange and black that I just needed the colors 
to do this card for you. 
The supplies for this card are from many companies. The die HUGS is from PTI and is old. I am sure that it may not be available.  It has these great flower cut-outs that I placed orange card stock behind. 
Next I die cut Gina K Fancy Feathers.  One in orange and one in black and off set them a little.  The background design paper is from PTI and is old too. I also used Master Layouts 2 from Gina K. 
I love adding matching envelopes to my cards as they look so special. 

Here is a view to see how I added dimension to the HUGS. 

Of course, there is a prize for a random winner of the challenge. 

Please get to the BLOG to see all of the inspiration from the team. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Monday, October 17, 2022

Power Poppy Blossom Challenge Gold, Silver or Glimmer

How the weeks go by and now it is time for another Blossom Challenge
 brought to you by Christine and Power Poppy. 
We are moving on to more of a  Christmas theme.  
No surprise, as the new Christmas release will be out. 

This challenge will be to use Gold, Silver or Glimmer

I printed off one of the new Holiday Blitz 2022 Christmas images.
Mighty Pine
All of the new Christmas Holiday Blitz digitals can be purchased at Power Poppy. 

Here is the finished card that I colored up for this challenge.

I have been coloring up Marcella's beautiful images for a long time. 
Here is how I did this card. 

I used my laser printer as I had an idea to hot foil the sentiment. 
There are a lot of new foiling techniques out there, but I just used the 
Mini Minc for this one. 
This is where the glimmer will come in. 
The beauty of digital stamps is that you can print them any size.
 I choose to print this one for a 7 X 6.
It will be much easier to color those small spaces.  
If you are wondering how to print and resize images, just go to Power Poppy on the right sidebar where it says I bought a new digi stamp...Now what! 

After printing, I used my Mini Minc machine to hot foil the sentiment in Gold.
You will be able to see that better at the end of this post. 
      I printed the same image on copy paper to make a mask. 
I wanted to work on the background before I started any coloring. 

            With the mask in place, I place a stencil from Memory Box called Winter Scattered Flakes 
using a piece of tape as a hinge. 
And inked up the stencil with Mama Elephant Ink called Winter. 

Now I have snowflakes in the background of the Mighty Pine. 
I did some additional inking around the edges before I was happy with it. 

Next the fun part of the coloring. I like to complete one thing before going on to the next. 

For a little more gold glimmer I used a layer of gold glimmer paper that I made by using 
Versamark on the edge and gold glitter embossing powder. 
I apologize for the pretty bad video. 

Mighty Pine digital stamp
Memory Box Stencil Winter Scattered Flakes
Mama Elephant ink Winter
Copic Markers 
Y21,Y28, Y26, YR23 Bells
YG95, YG97 pine needles
R14, R27, R39 ribbon
E27, E39, E59 pinecone
I hope that you color up something Gold, Silver or Glimmery and add it to this challenge. There is a $25 gift card for the winner.  It does not need to be new or Christmas. 
Looking forward to seeing what you do! 

There is more inspiration from the Bloomies. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Seize the Birthday Challenge #249 - Faces, human or animal

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!

    Our "Topping" option chosen by Shirley is...

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

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

This is a mini slimline card. 
Stamp set is My Favorite Things Picture Perfect
Framed with Spellbinders squares
Preprinted sentiment from Simon Says 

Surprise Party Guest
Asa Johnsson
You will find her blog and cards Here
Don't forget to check out the blog Seize the Birthday Challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Double D Challenge - Octoberfest

Diane is the hostess for the next challenge at Double D and just look at the inspiration board. Wonderful ideas for fall cards.  I was inspired by the colors and the flowers on the right side. 

Here is the card that I came up with. I think it looks like fall Chrysthemunins. 
I used some colored paper and added Copic coloring to them as well. 

Spellbinders Sunflower and Ladybug die
Hello die cut from DiVersions
Swiss dot embossing folder. 

The Prize

Check out the blog for more ideas for this challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!