Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Birthday Sweets

I had so much fun making this card, its been awhile since I did paper piecing.  I thought it turned out well.  It is one of my work birthday cards for October.  Below is a close-up, you can see the glossy accents on the cherry, I got one of the awesome bottles with the needle on top to apply it and it is amazing.

A few fun challenges:
Sketch Saturday

WIW Photo Inspiration Challenge ~ S2116

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Happy Fall

This is the image I got from Gerda Steiner for participating in her August Progressive Challenge!  It is so much fun to see what she sends each month and to come up with an idea for it.

A few fun challenges:
Creative Corner Challenge: Autumn  9/29
Gerda Steiner September Progressive Challenge
Pile It On #117: Autumn 10/9

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Monthly Challenge MHKDesigns September/October

Photo/Color Inspiration for MHKDesigns September/October Challenge or
Anything Goes with MHKDesigns Products 

I was inspired by the colors in the photo:

I used Mum's the Word digital set and colored it with Copic markers.  I used fall papers using the Scor buddy on my background, loosely applied some Versa Mark ink and then gold embossing powder for a bit of a grungy look.  Die cut a doily, my stitched circle and some leaved.  I touched the leaves with a Versa Mark pen and gold embossed them for some character.  I added some gold thread and gold gems, a wee bit of bold embossing powder on the mums and here we are:


A close up: 
I hope you will check out the designs of the talented design team and link up to the challenge here.
I appreciate your visit.
A few fun challenges:
Mum's the Word Digital Stamp Set
Mum's The Word

Monday, September 19, 2016

Daisies and Butterflies

Just a quick card I made this morning, working ahead for October birthdays at work.  I used Daisies and Butterflies from Repeat Impressions,  papers from Recollections.  The Happy Birthday is a sticker. 

I made it with the following  fun challenges in mind:
Mrs's A's Butterfly Challenge #62 Butterflies + L for Letters and/or Lavender
Repeat Impressions DCC914 ~ Happy Birthday
Sketch Saturday: #430

Friday, September 16, 2016

Stamping group cards for September


A group of ladies from two parishes get together once a month and make cards for the shut ins and those that are sick.  Several of us bring 8 cards (easy to make), and the leader of the group brings several cards.  We have such a good time together and several of the ladies have never stamped before so it is fun to help them and see the joy it brings them.  I thought I would show the cards that I am sending out this month,  I thought it was a nice selection of cards.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Stenciled Card

Okay, I just can not decide about this card.  It sat on my desk for almost 2 weeks before it went on a card versus the trash.  I did a fall colored Brusho background and used gold paste with a Tim Holtz Wild Flower stencil. I bought some metallic paste and added it yesterday and added some distress inks.  My husband says it looks like a Monet, what a dear.  Only one work birthday this month so  that was my original intention for this card. I think it is just so different from my usual.  Let me know your honest opinion.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

A few fun challenges:
Craft Your Pasion #329   9/19
Ooh La La Creations #212  9/17
SOS # 269: Cut and Paste, no stamps, dies and stencils only   9/19

Thursday, September 8, 2016


My Chemo Buddy has completed her IV chemo so is graduating from Chemo Angels so I wanted to make her a cheery uplifting card to send with a little graduation gift.   Image is from Great Impressions, card stock from Amuse, not sure on the die cut window and curtains, and the rest from my stash.  I watercolored the bear and balloons after embossing on Stratmore watercolor paper with Zig markers, and then did a watercolor wash on the background with Distress Inks.  Closer view is below.

A few fun challenges:

Monday, September 5, 2016

MHKDesigner Inspiration

Hello!  Its Donna here with my August Inspiration Post for MHKDesigns!
I used Open Blooms digital set. I made my background with Brusho's. and then  fussy out 3 of each flower for layering, colored with Copics, glittered the flower centers with Doodle Bug Designs Sugar Coating metallic glitter and die cut the center of my card front with Standard Circles large.   I positioned my sentiment from the same set to be centered in my circle. This card will go in the mail to someone who needs a boost. I think this is such an uplifting saying.

A few fun challenges:
Come and Get It Challenges: Flowers  9/9
Sparkle N Sprinkle September Challenge  
Word Art Wednesday: Challenges #246-247  9/13

Thanks for stopping by!                                                    Open Blooms Digital Set

                                      Open Bloom Digital Stamp Set

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fresh Bouquet

Hi everyone, its time for another monthly challenge at House of Cards, this months theme is: 
Add a bird and/or colors.
 I was inspired by the colors. 

My image is  Fresh Bouquet from Inspired by Stamping.  I embossed the bouquet and then colored it with my Koh-I-Nor pencils inspired by a tutorial I saw on Inspired by Stamping. 

Close up below:
Check out the creations by the talented design team at House of Cards and I  hope you will join this months challenge.
A few fun challenges: