Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fluttering by

I needed one more 5x7 card for August birthdays and I  had been wanting to make a recessed window card so I  checked out several of my favorite challenges and this is what I came up with and I was quite happy with the result.  I stamped amuse studio's sunny side of life on white cardstock and sponged distress inks to get a sunset look.  I dabbed Versamark ink on the image and lightly sprinkled holographic embossing powder on the image to get a night sky effect:
I die cut my circle out of Kaisercraft paper (thank you Diane!) and did my layer with Washi tape at the bottom to match my sponging.  To coordinate my butterfly dies (Memory box and amuse) I layered my Washi tape on cardstock and them cut them out).

Did you notice the little corner butterfly punch in the top corners?  I guess you noticed butterflies are one of my many favorites!  Thanks for stopping by!

A few fun challenges:

Butterfly Challenge #36: Butterflies + W is for Washi Tape
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #148: Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Anything Goes: embossing powder (or loose glitter, and/or flocking)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

HOC August Challenge

Word Cue Challenge
The August HOC Challenge was such fun!  I've not done much with metallisc so this card took some experimenting and playing.  I put aluminum foil on cardstock and used an  embossing folder by Darice.  I could not get my Distress Inks or chalk inks to stick so to the foil so I hunted around my craft room and found Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish (gold paint) and put that on and it stayed! Then I was able to I dabb Distress and Chalk inks all over until I was happy with the look.  I die cut Happy Birthday from poppystamps.com,  stars from amuse, embossed the stars and put
paint on them as I did the foil.  I thought this made a rather elegant male birthday card.  I always enjoy new techniques.
I hope you will play along with this months challenge at House of Cards
and enjoy seeing the new designs and tutorials by the talented
design team each week at: House of Cards.

A few fun challenges:
Morgan's Artworld: #4: Use Three of Something
Sassy Studio Designs: Dry Embossing (Kreative Knockout)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sunflower day

Supplies: Gina K: A Year of Flowers,Dienamics
Stitched Die,Wink of Stella, Copics:YG 13&17,
E31-35-57, YR00-12-15.
This card is for my Chemo buddy who has graduated from the Chemo Angels Program  as she has completed her cancer treatment!  I am off to the post office to mail a little  congrats  gift  and this card to her when I finish my post.  If you know someone going through cancer treatment or you are interested in sending cards  or gifts to someone as they go through cancer treatment once a week, check out Chemo Angels, is it worldwide.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!
A few fun challenges:

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cheery Day


I wanted a  bright cheery card. This rose stamp is from Gina K. , colored
with my Copics and sponged with blue ink to coordinate with the
Jill Bean pattern papers, doilies from Amuse and butterfly from
Recollections,from my stash.  Short and sweet post.  Have
a great week!
A few fun challenges:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Christmas in July


 I could not resist this fun blog hop, my mojo has been on vacation so I thought this would be
perfect for me!  So much inspiration  from the design team and to copy one of my own
cards, and prizes too!

 Above is my original card and below is my Christmas theme. The butterflies and snowflakes are double embossed on these two cards.
And them I kept going with pattern paper versus water coloring for some very quick and
easy Christmas cards to get the supply going for this year! These snowflakes and ornaments are cut out of gold cardstock versus embossing.

You can join this fun challenge at:
A few other fun challenges:

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day


Happy Independence Day to my USA friends and happy weekend to my other online friends!
Just a couple quick and easy cards made with a 2 Cute Ink digi. White background is embossed
with stars by Darice. The embossed stars on the red was my first time using two
different color embossing powders, I like that technique! The red and blue stars are
a roll of stars by Recollections.  Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for
stopping by!
A few fun challenges:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

House of Cards July Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at House of Cards:
Use a food image and/or Colors
fresh cut color
I just had to combine both, the colors were fabulous and I had this sweet little
bear with a luscious looking ice cream cone from Darcie's Heart and Home that
had not seen ink yet!  I colored with   Copics, used some Copic blender fluid on a washcloth to texture the bear,  then put some Glossy Accents on the Cherry and
sprinkles.  Next I made a starburst background with imaginisce Hello Cupcake
papers. Then a few embellishments from my stash. 
Below is a close-up so you can see the details.

We have several new design team members so you will want to check out their creations!
Check out all the talented design team's creations here:
A few fun challenges: