Saturday, August 12, 2017

Just wanted to Brighten you day

Here is a card that I made using a fairy from the Paper Shelter along with a sentiment from TLC, Create.  I love sunflowers so this fairy appealed to me, Fairy Emma.  When I go to the store and they ask, "Is there anything that we can help you find?"  I always answer, "An elf, to clean my house."  Maybe I have to change my answer since I never get one to a fairy.




Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Sunnyside
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up; Recollections
Stamp:  The Paper Shelter - Fairy Emma (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Just wanted to brighten your day
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollection
Ribbon:  Simplicity

Challenges
The Paper Shelter - Ch. 304 Blooming Days
Sweet Stampin' - Flowers
Di's Design Challenge - Flower Fancy
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 186 Fairies & Sentiment

Newton's Gondola

I have a interactive card that I made using the Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set from Newton's Nook.  I made the water of watercolor paper and put on Distress Oxide Inks.  It is raised on foam tape so the image can slide.  I turned the sketch sideways.




Patterned Paper: Paper Studio
Watercolor Paper:  Artist's Loft
Cardstock: Recollection
Stamp Set:  Newton's Nook - Newton Dreams of Italy (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China & Faded Jeans
Foam Tape
Dies:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 52 Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 355 Interactive Card
Alphabet Challenge - K for kinetics
Incy Wincy - No Words

Friday, August 11, 2017

Love is all around

I got this stamp from Art Impression when they had their birthday sale and I have finally used it.  I did some cleaning, and couldn't find my Memento ink pad so I used my Versafine which I think was too muddy.  I used my dies from My Favorite Things that were just retired and put pop dots behind the pink ones.  The image is two side so there is a front and back and I put a piece of patterned paper in between the image and the inside of the card.






Patterned Paper:  SEI - Fair - day
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp:  Art Impression - Love Spinner
Die:  Art Impression; My Favorite Things
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles; Grand Circle
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hemptique
Pop Dots

Challenges
Art Impressions - Ch. 214 Showered with Love
CHNC Patterned - August
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 355 Interactive Card
Alphabet Challenge - K for kinetic
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 341 Anything Goes

So sorry for the loss of your furry friend

My Best Friend's Mother lost her dog the other day, so I made this card for her.  Her Mother is 87 years old and now she is so depressed because she is at that age where she wants a companion, but is afraid to have another critter in case she herself would pass away.  For this card I embossed some pawprints in the cardstock as well.




Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Newton's Nook Furrever Friend
Ink:  Distress - Stormy Sky,  Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge
Divine Twine
Gems:  Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  Darice

Challenges
Inky Paws - Ch. 52 Sketch
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes with Ribbon/Twine
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 490 Embossing
A Snowflake Promise - Ch.43 Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 87 Embossing wet/dry

For My Flower Girl

I just love this Mo Manning image and couldn't help making this card. I made it as an easel card. I used several Distress Inks to create the splattered look of the background paper.  I have been enjoying doing this to match the colors.  The sentiment is in the inside and is also from Mo Manning.





Patterned Paper:  American Craft; Recollection
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Mo Manning - For the Flower Girl
Ink:  Distress - Peacock Feathers; Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick & Cracked Pistachio
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  American Craft
Button:  My Favorite Things
Jute:  May Arts

Challenges
Paper Shelter - Ch. 304 Blooming Days
RRR - Ch. 169 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 206 Card for a child
Crafty Gals Corner - Ch. 41 BINGO
(2 DP, free, flowers) (Button, free, sentiment)
Dream Valley - Ch. 160 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednedsday Challenge - For a Child

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Weirdo!

Here is my card using the Stamp of the Month for Gerda Steiner, Birthday Monster.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create, which I thought would be appropriate for a few of my friends, hehe.  I wanted to make sure that I didn't wait until last minute for this so I actually am getting it in at the beginning of the month.





Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe 
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Gerda Steiner:  I didn't eat yet - Birthday Monster
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - HOG WILD
Punch:  EK Success
Flowers:  Recollections
Ink:  Memento - Angel Soft
Gems:  Mark Richards
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Challenges
Gerda Steiner - August Challenge
Color Throwdown - Ch. 455
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 341 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 200 Birthday Wishes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 490 Embossing

Butterfly Floral Sympathy

I wanted to make a card for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge since I love the colors of this week.  I used a pre-colored image from Image that Digistamp called Freda's Flower Basket.  This is a great set because it comes with three patterned papers, four sentiments as well as the black and white image to color.  This sentiment is from another set called Sentimental Thoughts and I inked the edges.  I always like to have some sympathy cards on hand for when the occasion arises since you don't like to make them when you are emotional in time of need.






Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Image That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  Image That Digistamp (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Die:  Sugar Pea
Punch:  Fiskars
Twine:  Darice

Challenges
CHNC Patterned - August
CRAFT - Ch. 428 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 93 Add a butterfly
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 341 Anything Goes