Thursday, May 25, 2017


I used a unicorn digital image by Spyders Corner for my card today, coloring it lightly with Copics from the W family. For the mane and tail, I used a blender pen and my pretty in pink and bashful blue ink pads for some subtle color, then added Nuvo glitter drops for some sparkle. I spread the glitter glue around with a toothpick to fill in all those spaces. The border punch was pulled from my doo-dad box (a previous cut that was never used) and I added a couple glitter dots to the center holes on the edges. The rainbow was done with Lil Inker dies, and the digital printed sentiment is by TiddlyInks.

Here's a close up of the glittery tail with the pastel pink and blue colors beneath it. It looks much nicer IRL.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

the Little Red Wagon challenge #395 - Unicorns and Rainbows

Thanks for the visit and I wish you a wonderful day ahead!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sending Love

Here's a fun card made with a cute Penny Black image that I colored with Copics, and then added some glossy accents to the rose to make it pop. I matted the image with red, then added 3 mini banners on the side done with snippets of black & white dsp. The background was done with a SU! ef, and the sentiment was done with a SNSS stamp. The heart border was done with a Martha Stewart border punch and the twine is from the twinery.

I'm sharing this with the Penny Black Saturday challenge for May - which is wedding, anniversary & all things love.

Thanks for checking in today, and I send love your way for a brighter day!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Father's Day Gift in a Card

We've all seen this type of shirt and tie card for father's day, but I enjoy making them, so I made a few more for this year. The checkered dsp was a snippet from my stash and I placed it on a vanilla card base. The origami tie was made with thin black cardstock, and I added the SU! sentiment popped up on foam tape right over the tie. Here's the surprise inside the card........

I took some green cardstock and used a Data Dots stencil to sponge some dark grey ink on it, then cut it with a SU! scalloped top punch. I folded a $20 bill into an origami shirt and attached it with just 2 glue dots (for easy removal). I added a "Just for you" sentiment tag with silver cording, and added 2 different twines to the top of the tag to finish it. Every dad likes something "green" for father's day, right?  :)

Have a fine Monday and thanks so much for stopping by!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sunshine Makes me Happy

Here's a quick and simple card I made with a pre-colored digi image I've had for a long time. Sorry, I have no idea who makes this, but if you know, please let me know and I'll give proper credit. I die-cut the image with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle and placed some die-cut grass on it, done with a SNSS grass die. I added a small sun and 2 clouds, all done with Lil Inker stitched dies, and then placed an orange center in the sun that was made with a Poppystamps Holly and Berries die set. The sentiment was done with a TE stamp and it was hand-cut onto a snippet of blue cardstock. The cardbase is a beautiful textured baby blue color from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you lots of warm sunshine too :)


Friday, May 19, 2017

Get Well Card

While rummaging through my older supplies, I came across this old embosslit flower burst die by Sizzix and decided to use it since it hasn't seen any love for years. I cut 3 flowers with white and started with a cherry cobbler card base, adding a strip of matching ribbon along with 2 snippets of torn dsp from an unknown black & white paper pad I bought without a cover. I added a Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish die cut in black and placed some red gemstones in the centers of the flowers. I die cut a tiny tag from MFT, and stamped a TE sentiment on it, adding 2 tiny flowers done with SU! mini punches and added a snippet of matching ribbon along with some silver metallic cord. For the final touch, I randomly added clear rhinestone gems and called this one done. 

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Cuttlebug Mania - "You are Tagged"  - use a tag in your creation

Double D challenge - "Flowers Galore" - use multiple flowers on your creation

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Friday!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thank You

 I found this retired floral image in my stash, so I colored it after matching it with some DCWV Linen Closet dsp. I colored it with Spectrum Noir aqua markers and some green Copics, then added some sparkle with green and turquoise stickles. The twine is Lawn Fawn, and those mini flowers were done with Island Indigo cardstock and a retired mini flower punch, along with some matching brads. The image and mat were cut with SB petite oval dies. The sentiment tag was heat embossed with white ep and I used a SU! tiny tag stamp and matching punch, adding a turquoise gemstone for a little more sparkle.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - a bit of sparkle

Craftyhazelnut's May 2017 Patterned Paper challenge - a/g but must use patterned paper

Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #403 using the following sketch:

Wishing everyone a great Thursday, and thanks for stopping by :)


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Freezin' Season

I found this pre-colored image in my box of images and paired it with some blue cardstock that was lying on my craft table to make a fun Christmas card. I embossed a while piece of cardstock with a snowflake ef, and added a couple Lawn Fawn die-cut stitched snowflakes, adding a blue mini brad to the center. The MFT sentiment was done on white and placed on a SNSS ticket die cut. I used deckled scissors to trim the white to make it fit the die-cut. I added a snippet of blue ribbon along with a blue sequin and a few light blue gemstones and called this one done.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

the CHNC #333 - a/g as long as it's Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is beautiful!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Polka Dot Mania

I put a lot of polka dot strips together to make this background, just adding half going in one direction and the others in a different direction. I cut some sizzlet white stems and pulled out some of my neglected flower punches and used Red and Yellow to make the flowers, adding mini black brads to the centers. The SSS sentiment was heat embossed with white ep on black and die cut with a SU! Chalk Talk framelit die. I added a different punched mini yellow flower to the sentiment panel, adding a tiny black gemstone to the center.

I'm sharing this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "going dotty" (use polka dots)

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


Monday, May 15, 2017

Soccer Fun

I made another herringbone background for this card using shades of turquoise dsp and cardstocks which I embossed with a CB houndstooth ef. I searched through my doo-dad box and found a fun Penny Black pre-colored image to use with it, then cut it with a stitched square die. I added 2 layers of ribbon from my stash and 2 Lil Inker stitched sun dies in small and large, layering them with an orange snippet that was cut with a Poppystamps Holly and Berries die and popped that up on some foam tape. I added a little Copic color to the smaller sun die cut to add a little color contrast. I forget where I found the fun in the sun sentiment stamp, but it seemed to fit this card perfectly!

I'll share this with the Snippets Playground weeks #281 and 282 where snippets are the only requirement.

Thanks for checking in on this sunny Monday morning - I wish you a beautiful day!


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mother's Day Cards

Using an unbranded bow die, I made 2 mother's day cards. I cut the bow with pink and white, and added lots of wink of stella glitter to the embossed portions of the bow. I used a piece of Lawn Fawn plaid dsp for the background, and a SU! sentiment, then added 2 puffy stickers along with a clear oval gemstone to the center of the bow.

Here's a closeup of the WOS shimmer. I love that stuff!

Here's a 2nd one I made using red and white. I embossed the background with a Tim Holtz damask ef, and kept this one CAS.

I'm not entering these into any challenges - just posting them before Mother's day tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Saturday!