Friday, November 25, 2022

Color Hues - Scarlet and Green

Isaw an adorable Christmas card made by my BFF Nancy Leppek and since I am celebrating Christmas in Florida it was the perfect card so I cased her card. You can see it here. 

This will be a quick post, so here is my take on Nancy's card. 

I hardest part was the computer generated sentiment for this card. Then I added the die cut and I am sorry I don't know who makes it. I did search and all I got was Amazon. It was a gift from a friend who recently pasted. A little sponging and coloring and it was done. Added the twine and red rhinestones. 
I made 4 for of these cuties. 

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Seize the Birthday #252 CASE a Seize the Birthday Designer

Hello, This is Barbara and I chose this topping for the last challenge of 2022!  I think you will have fun with it.  Just look back on all of the posts that we have done, pick out a card that you like and make one similar or just like it. Your choice for this one.  I would love to see you all do the toppings, but of course, it is not necessary. 

If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes" Birthday!
The choice is yours!

This is Designer Cathy's card that you may have seen recently and remembered. It is from August 2022.
I often need a more masculine birthday card and this was the one that caught my eye. Isn't it gorgeous and still masculine? I set about making one like Cathy's. But changed it up a bit, that is how I roll. 

I had a strip of the embossed panel from another card and rubbed gold over it. Then added the gold star and sentiment. ( Yes it is the one that you see often on my cards) Put that on a white panel and then a navy card base. It was done! 
Gina K Designs Tapestry Embossing folder, gold embossing powder, Navy and white card stock. 
Let's see what you can do? 

If you need more inspiration or ideas, check out the Surprise Party Guest and the team. 

Have a great Holiday Season and hope to see you in the new year! 
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Double D Challenge - Hot Beverages

                                        HOT BEVERAGES
(Coffee, Tea, Latte, Hot Chocolate, etc.)
Darlene has given us some things to think about when we want to drink a hot beverage. 
Just check out the mood board. 

My card

Can you believe that I have not ever used this die before? So glad that I did now. 
The die is MFT Coffee Cup and Perk Up.
I die cut and placed it on an already done background from Simon Says Stamp called Flora. I made a bunch of them a while ago.  I added a few flowers and leaves that were on my desk. 

The Prize

Hop over to the blog at Double D to see more of what the team has done. 
I am also linking this card up with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Sieze the Birthday #251 Ashwini-Many of Something


It is November I can't believe that we are getting close to the end of the year and November is the last month that Seize the Birthday Challenge posts.  We take the month of December off to refresh! 
This month Ashwini is the host and she has chosen the topping, Many of Something. You don't want to miss this one. Get out your crafty supplies and play along with us. 

                                                         Here is my inspiration for you. 

    My background has many of these things. Not sure what they are. Balloons or Flowers, You decide. 
I used Simon Says background stamp ( Flora) and die cut ( Happy Birthday) as you see in the picture. 
The technique that I did on the background is heat embossing and then some watercolor over the top. It was a day when I made many backgrounds that I could use later. This one came in very handy. The sentiment is one that you will see many times on my cards as it is easy and I love it. Some gold foil strips on the side and bling from my stash complete this card. 

And if you are not into toppings, just make sure that it is a Birthday card. 

 Surprise Party Guest
Give her some love and the rest of the team too. 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022


Diane is the host for this first challenge in November. The title is Thankful, Blessing, Grateful. Great for fall and the Thanksgiving holiday.  Your card will be inspired by this mood board that Diane created. 

Here s my card 
I just love the fall colors and the leaves using these dies from The Greetery.  Botanicuts Layered Leaves stamp and die, Autumn sentiment die and background stamp, Plaid.  I cut the sentiment from copper paper and love how the envelope matches. 

Prize - two sentiment dies

Check out the blog for more inspiration.

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