Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bah Humbug!

Not everyone gets into the Christmas spirit, so I've made this card for those who need a smile during the Christmas season :) The Crafter's Companion Die'sire die was a find at Tuesday Morning for a ridiculously low price, and I couldn't resist adding it to my collection. I used the SU! owl & bird punches to make the owl, adding a Santa hat done with the Tim Holtz crazy bird accessories stamp set. I punched 1 more eye circle from kraft, cutting it in half and using the pieces as upper eyelids to make the owl appear droopy-eyed. The background was embossed with the SU! softly fallen ef, and the snowflakes were done with a MS punch, adding puffy stickers to the centers that came in a blog candy prize package. (thanks again Alice)
The die-cut sentiment was placed on a SB labels 25 die, which was lined with a gold paint pen before die cutting.

I'm sharing this in the following challenges:

October Rudolph Days - always a Christmas theme

Thanks for stopping by, and for all you "bah humbuggers" out there - just keep smiling :) There's a card out there for everyone!


Monday, October 24, 2016

Pink Christmas Ornament

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is having a "think pink" challenge this week, so I made a pink Christmas card. I die cut the Heartfelt Creations ornaments with blushing bride and silver mirror cardstock, popping the smaller ornament on top of the larger one, and adding silver gems and silver cording. The kraft background was embossed with a softly fallen ef and sponged with SSS white ink to look like snow. I added a "Be Merry" sentiment and a color-coordinating strip of dsp on the left side, along with a strip of embossed metal trim to match the silver on the ornament.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a fantastic Monday!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Anniversary Swans

I have an anniversary card to share today, made with a limited design Gina Marie Designs swans die. I added a little Copic color to the eyes and beaks and placed it on a stitched oval (GMD) that was then embossed with a CB Cross My Heart ef. The "water" was done with a SNSS die, while the sentiment was done with a SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp. The white pearl cardstock "frame" was cut with a SU! top note die, then embossed with a SU! square lattice ef, while the card base was embossed with a CB swiss dots ef. I added some swirly vines from a Cheery Lynn flourish mini die, and added some matching flowers done with a SU! mini punch, adding clear gemstones to the centers.

I'm sharing this over at the Snippets Playground week #252 because the entire card was made from snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Sunday!


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Plaid Christmas

I found a challenge to use plaid, and since I didn't have any plaid dsp, I made my own. I took a piece of white cardstock, and used a ruler to draw lines with Copics, markers, glitter pens and a gold paint pen. I used traditional Christmas green and red colors and added a scalloped border done with a SU! punch. I heat-embossed the SU! Wonderful Year sentiment, along with the mat, punched mini Christmas trees, and added a strip of gold-embossed cardstock to the right of the plaid panel. 

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day whatever you're doing.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

You Are a Cutie!

I made this card for hospitalized kids, hoping it will bring a smile to the child who opens it :) I used a Tim Holtz crazy dog image, coloring with Copics and fussy cutting him to pop onto the SB labels 18 die cut panel. All the papers were snippets from my overflowing stash, and the sentiment was stamped at my friend's house, so I don't know who makes the stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day. It's going to be an unusual 85 degrees here in PA today, so outdoors I go! There won't be many more days like this before old man winter rears his face once again :)


Monday, October 17, 2016

Purple & Green Sympathy Card

When I'm in the mood, I make several sympathy cards just to keep on hand, and this is one of those cards. I began with a Gina K cardstock base of Wild Lilac, embossed a frame with a Spellbinders scalloped petite oval, and added a white die-cut petite oval to the center. The flower was cut with a Darice Daisy die in Wild Lilac, Gumball Green, and Basic Black, and I fussy cut the lilac flowers to glue right on top of the green. The black flower centers seemed to balance all the colors together for me. The sentiment was done with SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes and 2 SU! punches.

I'm sharing this with the Cards in Envy challenge - to use purple and green colors. How could I not play along with this challenge as purple and green is my favorite color combination!?

Have a happy Monday and take good care!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Got Cheese?

I put this card together with snippets of dsp and cardstock found in my overflowing bits and pieces container. The main image is my favorite Cocoa Mouse from SNSS and I colored it with Copics, adding a horizontal scalloped border done with a SNSS die. The mice were done with Gina Marie Designs dies, and the sentiment is from MFP. This is another card made for Cards for Hospitalized Kids but I'm also sharing it over at the Snippets Playground #251 where the only rule is to use snippets.

Thanks for the visit - it's always nice to have you stop by. Now go and have yourself a fantastic day!


Saturday, October 15, 2016

3x3 Thank You

Here's a small 3x3 thank-you card I made along with a matching envelope that it's sitting on. I used SU! dsp along with some Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I die-cut the panels with my Big Shot and some Gina Marie Designs square stitched dies. The SU! Thankful Thoughts sentiment was stamped in Razzleberry ink, and I added some mini flowers done with a SU! punch and some Pool Party/Razzleberry cardstock, placing blue and pink mini gems to the centers.

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


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Witchy Bird

Here's a silly Halloween card I made with a Tim Holtz Crazy Bird, along with a big die-cut witch hat done with a Darice die and some snippets of cardstock. I used some stamps by Judith for the bats, spatters, and "boo", while the mouse was done with a die from GinaMarieDesigns. I cut the slime green card base and image panel with Lil Inker stitched rectangles and called this one done.

I'm sharing this with the Little Red Wagon challenge #363 - "best witches."

Have a great Thursday whatever you're doing, and thanks for stopping by! 
Best Witches!!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Aqua Holiday Cards

Today I have a couple of CAS holiday cards that went together quickly. I borrowed the sentiment die from a friend (I think it's a Spellbinders die) and cut it with some Bermuda Blue cardstock, punching a matching snowflake with a MS punch. The white snowflake was done with a Lawn Fawn stitched die and both snowflakes were adhered with a small silver brad onto a white embossed background done with a SU! softly fallen ef.

Here's another one done with a darker turquoise color called Island Indigo. The only difference is that I used a different MS snowflake punch.

I'm sharing these cards at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge #302 which is to use turquoise /aqua - a little or a lot.

I'm also sharing it with Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge for October which is anything goes.

Thanks for checking in today and I wish you a happy Wednesday!