Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Challenge-CAS(E) this Sketch #111

The sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch #111  challenge looks like this:

I don't use ovals much on my cards, and I don't know why, because I like working with them. :)

This is my card:

The image is Ranunculus Field from Stampendous, this is one of my favorite stamp sets, it's colored with copics.

The 'thanks' is a Memory Box die that I cut three times and glued together for some dimension.  I also used Wink of Stella on it but it doesn't show up well.

Thanks for coming by.........

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Paper SPARKS Challenge Feb 22-28

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge  this week is a Designer Drafts challenge.

Cute sketch, huh?  This is what I made.

I white embossed the images from Paper Smooches Nauticool, and then watercolored the scene with distress inks.  The sentiment is from PS Hullabaloo,  I white embossed the sentiment on vellum and then layered a piece of patterned paper under it. 

I still need birthday cards so I am making them as often as I can. I think his can be a masculine or a feminine birthday card.  :-)

Thanks for coming by and I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cards on Wednesday

I decided to enter Lawnscaping Challenge #100. This is their birthday celebrating 100 challenges! 

I wanted to do a birthday card, of course, and I am in need of birthday cards to replenish my stock, so it all worked out.    This is the card I made.

I used Lawn Fawn's Winter Sparrows for the image and Winter Penquin and Milo's ABC's for the sentiment.  The bird and balloons are colored with copics.  The patterned paper is also Lawn Fawn.  I did put  clear Wink of Stella on the balloons, but you can't see it that well,  :(  but it looks great IRL. 

When I was coloring the bird I think I leaned towards coloring it like a robin because I want Spring to come so badly, it has been a rough winter. :)

Happy Birthday Lawnscaping Challenge!! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Feb 15-21

This weeks challenge at Paper Smooches is Anything Goes.

I had the idea for this card and then had to figure out had to create it.  :)

I stamped the giraffe  and extended his neck to make him a little taller.  I folded the top of the card stock down to create a canopy.   I stamped some leaves on the canopy and also stamped, colored and cut some from vellum and card stock.  I attached the leaves to the canopy so his head would be in the tree.   Since I wasn't sure exactly where I was going with this card, I do like the way it turned out.  :)  I used Paper Smooches Zoo Crew and Sentiment Sampler for this card. (I added a googly eye, since I can't resist them)

Also entered into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Sunday, February 15, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #110

The sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch #110 challenge this week is:

This is a great sketch and the design teams cards were really fantastic.  This is what I created.

I needed a baby card and this design fit the bill!  I used die cuts to create the scalloped frame, cut it twice once from Sprinkles yellow vellum and once from patterned paper.  The image is from Penny Black, and I colored it with copics.  The sentiment is embossed  on vellum with Ranger platinum powder.  The baby gender is not known, so the colors needed to be neutral.  I kind of like that some expectant parents are waiting to learn the gender of the baby. :)

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Feb 8-14

The Paper Smooches Challenge is Picture Perfect this week, and here is the Inspirational Photo.

The photo is gorgeous, I love all the shades of pink and gold in it.  This is the card I made.

I used the Paper Smooches die Loopy Leaf and cut it several times and colored the leaves with copics.  I got the flowers from the free digital stamps that Paper Smooches offers for this challenge. I colored them, added a few white lines for definition and also added a enamel dot for the center of the flower.  The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.  I have to say I struggled with this a bit, I kept changing my mind on what I wanted to use in the background and decided on a tag and some patterned paper.  I think I am happy with it now. :)

Have a great weekend and thanks for coming by.....

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge # 99

Lawnscaping Challenge #99 is Clean and Simple. 


Ahhh, Clean & Simple, one of my favorite cards to make.  

I used Lawn Fawn's Journaling Card die and then cut it in half with Hillside Borders die.  Using Lawn Fawn's Monster Mash stamp set I stamped the images, colored them with copics and cut them out. This stamp set was originally released for Halloween, but seriously the sentiments and monster images are really versatile for a lot of different occasions. This sentiment is a perfect valentine sentiment for my 8 year old grandson, no mushy stuff for him! :-)

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Happy 4th Anniversary Paper Smooches!

Congratulations to Paper Smooches on their 4th Anniversary!!  LOVE all their stamp and die sets and have been a big fan for awhile!!

I wish Paper Smooches many, many more anniversaries! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cards on Wednesday

Today I made a card for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Feb .1-7-Anything Goes.

 This is my card.

I  watercolored the frame image using distress inks, clear embossed it, and cut it out.  Once I finished the frame I thought it would look good as a shaker card. The image is colored with copics.  To finish the card I added patterned paper to the card base.

I decided to enter this in CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #108 this week. This is the featured sketch.

Thanks for coming by.

Supplies Used:  Paper Smooches Stamp Set-Sentiment Sampler, Fancy Frames and Spring Fling, PPP Sequins.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

OCC Clean & Simple 4- Day 7

Last lesson :(   BUT I learned so much and enjoyed it immensely.  The lesson today, was One Stamp Three Ways.  I didn't have the stamp set that was demonstrated today.  All three demonstrators used the same stamp set to make a different card.  I decided to make a version of Jennifer McGuire's card.

 I used patterned paper on the card base and some black strips of paper to break it up at bit.  I don't know if you can tell, I added some clear seed beads to the cupcake 'icing', it looks a little like sugar crystals.  I wanted to do this technique and wasn't sure how it would turn out since I didn't have the stamp set used in the demonstration, I did like the results a lot!

See ya soon (well hopefully I won't be snowed in too long...)

OCC Clean & Simple 4-Day 6

I didn't expect another lesson, so this is great!  Today's lesson focused on Fab with Five.  Making a card using five supplies.  I really liked all the techniques in this lesson.  I spent most of the day creating cards using techniques from Day 6 and Day 7 (yep there was another lesson too, yay!)  There is a big snow storm going on here so really wasn't going to do much else. :)

I created a Tri Fold card that Julie Ebersole demonstrated.

Sorry the pictures aren't clearer, it is so gloomy outside and my lighting didn't do the best job.  But I was happy with this card, I haven't ever done anything like it.  I used one heart die cut, one stamp set, glitter paper, and some die cut mini hearts, I had left over from another project. 

Next card from this lesson was from Tasmin Ahmed, this is what I created.

To create the background you position washi or post it tape moving it on your paper at intervals  and  then blend with distress ink, leaving most of the gap between the tape empty, and inking heavily where the tape edge meets the paper.  I stamped and fussy cut the flower and leaves.  I embossed  the sentiment & the banner under the flowers.    I used 2 stamp sets, post it tape, distress ink, & embossing powders.  I went over five supplies, but I only used four on the last card.  :)

Doing another post for Day 7 also today. 

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