Sunday, February 1, 2015

House of Cards February Challenge

 
  
 
It is time for the February House of Cards Challenge with the theme of LOVE.  How perfect for the month of Valentines day.  I hope you will join the challenge!
 
 
 
This stamp set is from Sparkle and Sprinkle and I thought it would be just adorable for the Love theme and for my husbands Valentines Day card. Easel cards are one of my favorites so first I made my base 11x 4 1/4 "(scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4"), and 5 1/4 by 4 1/4".
 

 Next out came the Copics: Y000,G12&94 E13, R20&22, and then B000,12&1, for the water.  For the water, first I laid down my blender pen, then the blues and used the blender pen after to get the soft water look. Then the free, yes free glitter Sparkle and Sprinkle sent with my stamps(Orchid Rose sparkles) on the hearts, red tinsel embossing powder on the word love (masked from a saying set I had). Washi tape works great for masking. Other supplies: Die cut: Spellbinders Scallop Circles, ribbon from Michaels, K&Co. paper.
To see the fabulous creations of the rest of the design team and to join the challenge go to House of Cards.

A few more fun challenges:
Addicted to Stamps:#97 Lots of Layers
Glitter and Sparkle challenge: Anything Goes
Love to Create: #151 Lace or Ribbon, Pearl or Gems and your favorite Valentine colors
Sparkle and Sprinkle: loose glitter
The Pink Elephant: #282 Love
The Ribbon Girl: Romance is in the Air


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Valentine



A few quick CAS Valentine cards I made this morning before I headed out for the day.  I bought a new Valentines  paper pack on sale at Michael's so used that and die cut hearts with my Amuse heart dies. They a bit dull  at first, so on the first card I added some red sponging and dry embossed my top cardstock and on my second card dry embossed my hearts and layered.  I've been into the red and brown combo this year for valentines. The Valentine cards are almost done!

A few fun challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #130 Valentines
That Craft Place Ltd: Valentine/Love
Time Out Challenges: Valentines Day

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Washi Tape Cards





Some fun Washi Tape cards Shirley and I made last week.  Shirley's original idea on the heart card came from Simplicity 's blog.  The heart die we used was from Hero Arts.  The flower card and butterfly card were a slight twist I came up with and use Amuse die cuts (just no white border as they were smaller die cuts).  I always struggle with what to use my Washi tape for so really liked this idea.  Very quick, yet bright and cheery,  I left the pink/green one without a saying and will add my saying when I am ready to send it so it can be for any occasion. Thanks  Susan, aka Simplicity!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Teddy Hug

This sweet little image is a Bugaboo digi called girl teddy hug.  I thought she was just adorable!  I hope you have had some relaxing time creating this week.  My friend Shirley, aka Glittered Paws, was up from Farmington for a day of stamping and chatting so I will have lots of cards to post so stay tuned. 

I colored this little sweetie with some Copics, used paper from American Crafts ,a saying from a stamp set from Maybelle RO, and a flower from Prima Flowers,  And of course it needed glitter, so used my Sakura pen on the hair and dress.  Hair is not my best but I was quite happy with the outcome on this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

A few fun challenges:
 Die Cuttin' Diva's:#199 Cheer up
Sketch Saturday: Sketch 344
TTCRD: Anything Goes
NBUS Challenge #3 (never before used digi)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sleeping Turtle

This sweet little sleeping turtle is from 2 Cute Ink.  I thought he (she) would be perfect for Valentines (or new baby, birthday...) so I just had to add it to my collection.  See close up below.   The  paper is from K&Company, is a fabulous 12x12 pack with every holiday and season in it.   Hope everyone is having a good week!
A few fun challenges:
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #355: Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #353

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Thanks a latte

This sweet digi is from  Drawn With Character, they have some adorable images. I won a Etsy gift certificate in the coffee blog hop and just recently used it for digi's from Drawn with Character, 2 Cute Ink  and a Random Fan.   I also recently won a gift certificate to Bugaboo. I have them all are printed and waiting to be colored!   I don't normally win things so have been very excited and enjoying this.  Thank you ladies for offering these nice gifts, I truly appreciate your generosity.

My supplies used:  Sizziz Word Labels die cuts, Reece paper from Red Rubber Designs, Copics:E000,11,13,&55,R 20 and 08, and my Wink of Stella.

I showed a close up so you can see the glitter from the Wink of Stella pen.


A few fun challenges:
Cuttin and Stamping Challenge: Challenge 5 Coffee
Die Cuttin Diva:#197 January Sketch Challenge
Sketch Saturday: Sketch 342
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog: #133 Anything Goes 
NBUS Challenge #3 (new digi)



                  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

House of Cards January Challenge

                                 

 
To use glitter and/or be inspired by this~
glittered (blues)
 
  
Happy New Year to all!
 
I get to announce today that I am part of the House of Cards design team and I hope you will join the first challenge of the year at House of Cards which runs for the entire month. You will also want to see the creations of my talented teammates, more pictures will be posted each week!
 
This photo was such a fun inspiration for the House of Cards January Challenge.  I went with both the inspiration and a bit of glitter.    My main image, Our Daily Bread Lighthouse, Papers (MME,. along with my choice of Copics ( C00, C3,C5,C7,E30,E33,B000,B05,BG10,BG23,Y21) were inspired by the colors and of course I had to add glitter with my Recollections shell brad and also my Wink of Stella brush on the ocean and sand!  I choose a Joy Fold for my card base (see bottom photo for a side view).

A few fun challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #164: Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps #132: Something Old (brad) & Something New (MME Papers)
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Special Folded Card
Through the Craft room Door: Anything Goes