Saturday, April 17, 2021

Springtime flowers

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as I have read that this is going away, more details on my friend, Donna's blog.
 
Some anemone's from IO that I stamped and made cards with recently:
 
 
\My mom and I finally had a day out shopping at a local craft store and
she bought this stamp set and some other goodies as a belated  b-day
present for me, so this first card, colored with Copics was sent to her:

 
The second card I colored on the stamp with watercolor markers, misted the
stamp and stamped the image.  I like this card but the one above is my favorite.
Mom was very happy to receive it!


 Wishing you a crafty weekend and thanks for visiting!

A few fun challenges:
 
First card:
 
 

Second card:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The House That Stamps Built: Signs of Spring

 Signs of spring are everywhere so that is our theme this week at The House!

 My card: 


To me the first signs of spring are tulips and daffodils, I wanted a nice
sunny looking card so I went with Repeat Impressions  Daffodils today! I stamped 
my image with my go to black VersaClaire  ink and embossed with clear embossing
powder, colored with Copics, cut a few layers using a Daily Bread die set.  The yellow 
needed somethingso I used white pigment ink and stenciled a lacey stencil on it,
 it is very faint but in real life it adds to the card. 

 

Join our weekly challenge, you might just 
be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. you don't have to use
Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
Use my discount code on my side bar for 10% off: rr10df.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
A few fun challenges:
Addicted to CAS #195 Flowers  4/23
Use Your Stuff#420 Spring : Everything was in my stash  4/24

 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Lantern card

 


 
It has been a long time since I made a lantern card so when I saw this
as the challenge at Mrs. A's Butterfly challenge I had to play along. Her
directions are so easy to follow!  This will be one of my granddaughters
birthday cards.  I have a birthday sentiment on the lattice at the bottom, and 
birthday and other sendtiments stamped on other squares.  I also included 
flowers and of course butterflies.
 
A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge 155:  Fold and all elements  4/14
 
Simon Says Stamp-Wednesday Challenge Happy Birthday  4/15 
Scor-Pal #80  5/10

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Happy Anniversary at The House That Stamps Built

 Happy Anniversary to all who have April anniversaries, a popular month 
for wedding's.   A special anniversary today to Patti who choose our theme
this week of "create an anniversary card" for our weekly challenge at
 
My card for my husband for our April anniversary:

I used several patterned paper from a paper pack I am
trying to finish up the last snippets, first stamping the heart and 
Happy Anniversaryand then doing my layering and making my flower layers. 
 I did some sponging on the heart, die cut flower petals and leaves 
to add interest.

Supplies:
Repeat Impression stamps:
Other:
Backyard Table paper pad
Tim Holtz Small tattered florals dies
 
We would be happy if you join our weekly challenge, you might just 
be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. you don't have to use
Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
Use my discount code on my side bar for 10% off: rr10df.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
    
A few fun challenges:
613 Avenue Create April ATG -Option-Create a card for Spring) 5/1


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The House That Stamps Built-Monochromatic

 Time for another weekly challenge at The House That Stamps Built. This 
week's theme is Monochromatic.


I am ready for warm weather, palm trees and sunshine so I used
those thoughts for my inspiration.   Some simple stamping 
using my MISTI, layers and a few gems and this simple,
peaceful tropical card was done.

 Repeat Impression supplies:
 
I hope you join our weekly challenge, you might just 
be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. you don't have to use
Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
Use my discount code on my side bar for 10% off.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
A few fun challenges: 

 
 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Happy Birthday

 Today is Wendy, the owner and designer, of The House That Stamps Built,
so it was only fitting that I  show her birthday card for our Anything Goes
challenge this week.


I thought a cheery spring card was in order.  Flowers and butterfly
are colored with Copics and some Wink of Stella to add shimmer. A
couple die cuts and  also some gems of course.

Repeat Impression Supplies:
 
This photo shows the glimmer on the flowers better, click to enlarge:
 
 
We would enjoy seeing an anything goes or
a birthday card for Wendy from you in our 
weekly challenge!
 
Join our weekly challenge, you might just 
be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. you don't have to use
Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
Use my discount code on my side bar for 10% off: rr10df.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created:
 
A few fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge  #154 -Butterfly & Kobi 4/1
We Love Chocolate Baroque "Loves"  I love butterflies,and flowers in my crafting 4/1
 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

  Another theme challenge this week at: The House That Stamps Built.
The popular slimline card is out theme. 
 
Here is what I came up with:

I started with stamping the butterflies randomly with Versamark ink,
I then embossed with white embossing ink.  Then I blended Distress Oxide
Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Candied
Apple over them, buffing off the butterflies after. I splattered some water
over the top.

Repeat Impression supplies:
 
If you would like to join our weekly challenge, you might just 
be the lucky winner of the monthly drawing for the
 $25 Repeat Impression's  gift certificate. you don't have to use
Repeat Impression stamps but an extra chance if you do.  
Drawing is the first Wednesday every month.
 
Use my discount code on my side bar for 10% off: rr10df.

For inspiration check out what my teammates have created: