Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hippety Hoppety


Here's an Easter card I made recently using the SU! chocolate Easter bunny stamp (r). I stamped it on a panel of very vanilla and colored it with some Tombow markers. The grass was done with a SNSS grass die and then cut with a GMD oval stitched die along with the image panel as well. I matted that with a pale pink piece of cardstock that was cut and embossed with a SB scalloped oval die, then matted that with some chocolate chip cardstock, done with a GMD stitched oval die. It was place on a very vanilla card base, and the sentiment was stamped with chocolate chip ink. I used a piece of matching pink twine to create the bow around his neck and adhered it with some glossy accents.

I'm sharing this with the Little Red Wagon challenge #387 - which is "hippety hoppety" - use something that hops.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you do!

Carol

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sunshine from a Brass Stencil


Do any of you still have those brass stencils you bought years ago? I kept mine, and decided at some point to try something new with them. I embossed this sun image and fussy cut it, then colored it with Copics and stuck it in my doo-dad box - unsure of what to do with it. When I saw the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #396, I went in search of something round and found this bright sun and decided it would work for this week's challenge. I layered it on a GMD die-cut stitched square panel of golden yellow, then matted with a panel of black. The flag banners were snippets of dsp, as well as the horizontal panel in gingham. The little red mini starbursts were cut with a SSS Bella Bloom die set and dotted with orange stickles for a little sparkle. The sentiment is from SNSS. This was all done on a very vanilla card base, but as usual - it shows up as white.


I really like this sketch and hope to create a few more cards with it. 

Thanks for stopping by and may your day be filled with brilliant sunshine!

Carol

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Will Work for Jelly Beans


I have an Easter card today, made with another pre-printed image I found in my stash. I have no idea who makes the image or how it fell into my hands, but it's cute, so I made a card with it. I matted the image with eggplant cardstock, using a punched border of the same color done with a retired SU! punch. I punched some small turquoise hearts with the SU! owl punch, and placed them on the centers of the border medallions. The background was embossed with a Darice basketweave ef, and I added a tiny turquoise banner done with a SU! punch, adding an eggplant heart to that. Quick, easy, simple and ready for Easter giving.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Old Stamps Revisited


This card makes use of an Inkadinkado dragonfly stamp I've had for eons. I started by stamping it with versamark ink on a black panel, then heat embossed it with white ep. It was pretty with the sharp contrast of black and white, but there are 2 birds hidden in the wings of this image, so I got out some colored pencils, stickles and a toothpick to make them more visible. You can click the photo to enlarge it, or you can see some of the stickles detail in the close-up picture here...


The papers are from a Little Yellow Bicycle paper pack, and the sentiment is from Verve.


Thanks for the visit, it's always great to have you stop by :)

Carol

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Pink Christmas



I know pink is not a traditional Christmas color, but I made this one in pink just to be different :) I pulled out a very old CTMH snowflake stamp set, and stamped the images with Versamark ink, then heat-embossed with white ep. I stamped the PTI sentiment in Versafine black and heat-embossed that with clear ep, then pulled out the distress inks and sponges. The top portion was done with Spun Sugar, while the lower portion was done with Picked Raspberry. I pulled out a big honkin' clear oval gemstone and placed it right in the center of the biggest snowflake. It looks blue in the photo, but it's clear and really looks pretty. I'm entering this into the following challenges:

March Rudolph Days - anything goes / Christmas

Jingle Belles - Christmas / Bling or sparkle

CHNC 326 - anything goes / Christmas


Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a fantastic weekend!

Carol

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Another Card for Mother's Day


 The challenge at Cards in Envy is to make a black and white card. A small pop of color is ok too, so here is what I made. I'm not sure I'm fond of these colors for a mother's day card, but it's done, and hopefully someone will like it. I pulled this unknown piece of dsp from a pack I bought without a cover and die-cut the Simon Says Stamp large heart doily in white. I took some red crochet thread and stitched around the inside of the heart for that little pop of color. The sentiment is from SU! and the heart-shaped gemstones are from Hero Arts.

That's all I have for today, but thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mother's Day



I used up my very last bits of blushing bride dsp to make the flowers on this card. I silver heat-embossed the Inkadinkado mother's day sentiment and added 2 die-cut Cheery Lynn mini flourish dies to the sides done with my Big Shot and some dark gray snippets of cardstock. The punched flowers were done with 2 different sizes of SU! flower punches and dotted with clear gemstones in the centers as well as randomly on the blushing bride panel. The beautiful background paper was bought pre-embossed and makes the most elegant cards in my opinion.

I'm entering this into the following challenges :



Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - use more than one die or punch



Thanks for checking in today - I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Carol

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Lawn Fawn's First Challenge


There's a new challenge in town, and it's Lawn Fawn's 1st one in celebration of their 7th birthday. If you make cards for children, Lawn Fawn is probably high on your list already for super cute images and products! The challenge is to create a birthday card, and I've pulled out some of my favorite Lawn Fawn products for this card. I used 2 different LF paper pads; "Let's Polka" and "Let's Polka in the Dark" along with a "Tag, you're it" die set. The little bird is from the "Science of Love" stamp set. I die cut the tag twice - once in pastel orange and once in the black polka dot, then cut it down to place on one side of the tag. The Happy Birthday sentiment was hand-cut from a CB happy birthday ef. I used an orange marker to highlight the raised "happy" and used a fine-point black marker to color in the de-bossed "birthday" portion. The little chick was stamped and colored with 2 different gel pens, and I added glossy accents to the glasses. The right side border was done with a SU! scalloped border punch, while those little orange and black "embellishments" were the negative cuts from the tag's topper circle. The snippets of ribbon were from my stash.


Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day today!

Carol

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bah Humbug!


I'm still having fun with the Tim Holtz crazy dog stamps, and here's another one with what I fondly call "grumpy dog.' He looks like the perfect match for this Bah Humbug die from Crafter's Companion. LOL I colored him with Copics, adding a gold sequin to his collar with a drop of red liquid pearls. The green snippet of dsp is by SU! (r) and the little golden lights were done with a SU! mini ornament punch (r) and some small snippets of gold mirror card. I strung them all together with some gold crochet thread.

I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground weeks #273 & 274 where you only have to use your snippets.

It's also heading over to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge CHNC #325 - which is anything goes as long as it's Christmas with an option of using no patterned paper.

Thanks for checking in today and have yourself a great Sunday!

Carol

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chocolate Easter Bunny


I'm in full Easter card mode these days, and here's one of many that I put together using the Lil Inker stitched Easter bunny die, along with a piece of PTI dsp. I scored the white panel in a criss-cross pattern to add a bit of interest, and layered this on an espresso card base to match the bunny. I added 2 different sized pink gemstones for the bow and the eye, placing him on a GinaMarieDesigns die-cut oval of white. The sentiment is from SU!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes. These are easily mass produced in different colors and so quick and easy to put together - perfect for me!

I'm sharing this with Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for March 2017 - anything goes as long as you use patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend too!

Carol