Thursday, February 23, 2023

Seize the Birthday #256 - Red, White and one other color

JoAnn is our host for this next challenge and since it is the month of Valentine, she has chosen the colors Red, White, and one other color. 

Of course, you can also enter a birthday card for anything goes. 

Here is my card. 

Supplies for this card are:
Spellbinders Knock on Wood embossing folder. 
Altenew Stargazer stamp and die
GKD red ink 
Stampin Up Wasabi ink
White splatters. 

Surprise Party Guest
Stephanie L

Please check out the blog where you will find more inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Friday, February 17, 2023

We are expecting visitors next week and there will be no crafting for awhile. That brought me to the bin of new craft products that I bought over the Holiday season and have not used as yet. Why not make a card for the next Color Hues challenge? So here goes using the new stuff that I bought. 

Here are the colors 
I pulled out my Gina K Precious Poinsettia stamp and die set. 
I stamped the colors of Jelly Bean Green and Turquoise Sea from  Gina K. 
I thought they were a pretty good match. 

Then I die cut the image out with the matching die as I wanted to use another new product.  I dry embossed the new Spellbinders 3D folder called Flurry of Snowflakes. I think it can be more than just a Christmas embossing folder. 

I had a hot foil that I did and used on a recent card, but saved the leftover piece. It was PinkFresh Geo leaf design and I cut out three of them and scattered them on my card front. 
Don't throw anything away!

Still more use from the hot foiled piece that was done in gold and turquoise. 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Double D - Birds

It is time for another fabulous challenge at Double D and Darlene is out host. She has picked out a few birds for your inspiration on this mood board. 

The Prize
For a random winner. 
This bird I have colored many times. It is a Power Poppy digital image that was printed out four times. I will have more cards to make after I complete the coloring on each. It is called Chickadee In Bayberry and is available. I colored it while on Christmas vacation and added some new product called   
Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff.  Look closely at the snow on the bayberry branch. 

I finished by sponging some distressed ink around the background of this card. Then did Splatters. 
Visit Double D Challenge and play along! Remember the winner is random. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Seize the Birthday #255 - Use Your Initials

This month our first challenge host is Glenda! 
She has a very clever challenge for us this time if you choose to do the toppings. 

Our "Topping" option this time is...
If you don't use the toppings, make sure that it is a birthday card. 
Use your initials she said, well that was a bit of a challenge for me. I actually listed my initials and then went to google to see the words that started with them. 
You may not have to be so literal about it and find words that you can work with immediately. 

Here are the initials that I used. 
B - Ball
A - Airdale Terrier
C - Clouds. 

Supplies used are: A colorful life for the clouds
Colorado Craft stamp and die, Watch This
Picket Fence die. 

Surprise Party Guest
Stephanie L

And please go to the blog for more inspiration and fun. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Color Hues - Coral and Sage

I am entering the Color Hues challenge because I love this color combination and the wonderful examples that the team has made for our inspiration. 
I will get right to it. 
Here is the card that I made quickly today. 

I recently (yesterday) received a gift from a BFF (Donna Phelan) of the Gina K Designs Poly glace sheets for foiling. This one is foiled in silver. Then I sponged the sage color over the top leaving some white space. Next, I added the Honey Bee Rose that I had already completed and the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps.  A few crystals from my stash completed the look. 

I am entering this card in the Color Hues Challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Double D - Hearts

Diane has put together a lovely mood board for this first challenge of February. The title is HEARTS and I think that you can find many ideas for your next entry. Let us get to it. 

Of course, there is a prize for a random winner. 

The Prize!

Here is the card that I did for this challenge. 

I purchased a few new dies recently and wanted to use them in the challenges.
For the background, I made several of these hot foil designs by Pink Fresh. This one is called Overlapping Geo Leaf. I used gold foil and colored in the centers using the coordinating stencil and blue Distress ink. The heart is The Greetery Botani Cut Boxwood die and I added the Forget-Me-Nots too 
The sentiment is Gina K So Many Sentiments 

I know that the mood board has lots of red, but I think this would also be good for Valentine's Day!

Please go over to see for inspiration from the team at Double D Challenge. 

Can't wait to see what you do! 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!