Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas Wreath from a Flower

Welcome!   I have been playing with Distress Oxide inks again and was inspired by a video by Sandy Allnock  to create a wreath.   I used an old Poinsettia stamp (about 1 inch) from Poinsettias and Boxwoods ( had at least since 2012) by Flourishes ( designer Marcella Hawley) and stamped in a circle design with Lucky Clover ink on a watercolor paper panel.  I used a water brush to fill in the color and make it more abstract looking.  Used Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick inks with a Copic and Clear Star pen to add decorations with a small circle stamp, bow stamp and a pine cone stamp both from GKD.  Added some Nuvo Crystal Dots of Rhubarb Crumble.   Added Sentiment and Snowflakes cut with Cheery Lynn dies and a Card Base all in a Shimmering  Pink Pearl CS. 
The Card Concept: Challenge 82 Retro Holiday-inspired by the colors and wreath in photo.
Inspired by All the Little Things: #73 Inspired by the pastel colors and ornaments.
Retro Rubber: Challenge #76 Anything Goes.  Poinsettia stamp at least 5 years old or older. 

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Waves of Blue and Silver

Hello! I am back with this card that I made for a sketch challenge and also for a color challenge.  I used Distress Oxide Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean inks and Versamark with Silver EP to create my waves.  Then I added  some Snowflakes cut from Silver Metallic CS with a Sizzix die.  Finished with GKD sentiment stamped in Distress Oxide Ink. 
CAS Colours & Sketches: Challenge Sketch #249
Color Throwdown : Challenge ctd469 Blue, Light Blue, Silver

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Inspired by Ornaments and Colors

Hello!  My card today was inspired by the Inspiration Palette Challenge N1517 at The House That Stamps Built.  I found some ornament stamps (never used) from GKD Joyful Holiday set and designed my card using all the colors from the palette shown below.  The Repeat Impressions words were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  Used the Misti to stamp the sentiment.  Supplies used: SU Inks Regal Rose, Pixie Pink, Cameo Coral, Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red; Pink, White, Gold Metallic CS; Pencils, Clear Lacquer Pen, Gold Metallic Pen, GKD Circle Stamp, GKD Bow Stamp.
Other Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More:  Challenge #268 Holiday
Addicted to CAS: Challenge 124 Code word Bows
Addicted to Stamps Challenge: #157 Use more than one stamp. Used 8 stamps.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tree of Scraps

Second Post
Welcome!  Playing again with scraps of Pattern Papers.  This time I created a tree of various sizes of triangles.  I arranged the papers on a White CS embossed with a Darice EF placed on a mat of Red CS and a White Card Base.  Finished with a star die cut from another scrap using Hero Arts die and a Hero Arts sentiment stamped in SU Ruby Red ink.
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: November-Use pattern papers
AAA Cards: CAS Game 103 Celebrate.  Celebrating Christmas

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James Sledging Along

Hello!  Today I have pulled out one of my favorite LOTV stamps-James Sledging Along-to create a CAS card.  I stamped the image on White CS with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  Added a bit of glitter to the packages with Clear Star pen. Stamped GKD sentiment with SU Ruby Red.  Attached to a layer of foam before attaching to a White card base. 

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Furry Friends

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: 265 Outdoor Activities    

Less is More: Challenge# 355 CASE Susan's Card

Make My Monday Challenge:  #59 Snow Fun

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Turkey from the Past

Hello!  Today I am playing with Pattern Paper scraps and using a Turkey design from the past.  I cut 2 circles from Brown CS and added feathers, legs, etc. free cut from scraps.  Finished with a Green card base and a mat of another Pattern Paper. Tag is also a pattern Paper.  
Use Your Stuff: Challenge UYS #288-Use 5 or more Patterned paper on a project.  Used 7 patterns on this card.
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge #504 Birds/Animals
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything goes with Pattern Paper. 
Die Cuttin Divas: Challenge #343 Thanks or Turkey. 

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry and Bright

Hello!  Sharing a Christmas card inspired by the challenge to CASE a card by Michelle shown below.  We are to CASE and add your own little twist.  I made a Christmas card using striped pattern paper and die cut words in Gold Metallic CS and Red Glitter CS.  Used Cheery Lynn dies. Did a second version of the card but stamped some snowflakes in Red Ink on side.

Time Out Challenges: #96 CASE card with your own twist.
Mod Squad Challenges: Merry and Bright.  Red Glitter and Gold add more brightness to striped paper.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cut It Out!

Hello!  This card is for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV- Cut It Out!  We are  to cut a die on the card front and to use the cut out negative on the card front, and THEN the cutout portion on the inside.  I cut GKD Poinsettia die from A Year of Flowers on GKD Red Velvet CS for the front and layered a GKD White CS on the inside.   I then stamped the Poinsettia stamp through the cut out on the front with Memento Red ink and added some dots of Red Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I finished the front by heat embossing the Sentiment from GKD Joyful Holiday with white EP. Added some White Enamel dots.
For the inside I added the cut out Red Poinsettia after I stamped and heat embossed the image.  Stamped the words from GKD Peace and Joy with Memento Red ink and added a strip of Pattern Paper from stash scraps.

Other Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: November Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Christmas Color-Red because it is so bright and just shouts Christmas.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #442 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #268 Holiday
Mod Squad Challenge: Merry and Bright
Happy Little Stampers: November CAS Challenge Christmas

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Here Comes Santa

Hello!  My card depicts a scene of Santa leaving on his annual trip with Mrs. Claus waving him on his way. The stamps and dies used are all from Hero Arts October kit.  For the Sky,  I used White CS
that absorbed some accidently spilled Metallic Blueberry Mist on my work desk.  The Mountain layer was cut from special paper included in the kit.  The die cut elements were all colored with Copics.  Added snow with Snow Maker.  This was a fun card to create.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Challenge 359 Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas with Optional Theme Reindeer. Included Santa's Reindeer.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: November Challenge Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' : Anything Christmas Goes
Double D Challenges: Here Comes Santa Claus
Happy Little Stampers: November Challenge Anything Goes with Dies

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Just One Word-THANKS

Hello!  Playing with the challenge at The House That Stamps Built which is a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge N817 shown below.  I used Dew Drops, Thanks, and Sponging with repeat Impressions Stamp Thanks.  Inks are Distress Oxide Inks.  
Other Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: TTD 369  So Very Thankful
Stamp, Ink, Paper: Color Challenge 125- Dark Brown, Yellow Rust

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Falling Leaves

Hello!  Just had to make another falling leaf card using some older stamps (2009) from GKD Signs of Autumn and A Year of Leaves.  Stamped the leaves and sentiment with Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain and colored and sponged with other Distress Oxide Inks. Did an asymmetrical design with Woodgrain Pattern Paper and Orange card base.
Retro Rubber:
Challenge #75 Fall Colors. Stamps from 2009.  Inspired by colors and woodgrain of bench in photo.
Cupcake Inspiration: CIC  #431 Fall Leaves
Allsorts Challenge: Week 441 Colors of Autumn

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Thank You Card

Welcome! Today's card was made for 2 challenges... 1.Mod Squad Challenge It's all in the Color-to make a card or project using no white or ivory on the front. 2. Power Poppy -Power and Spark Challenge to use Portion Control...Create a project using only a portion of an image or of multiple images. No full images allowed .
I stamped a portion  of Power Poppy Poppies stamp in 2 corners of a Green Sage CS panel with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP.  I colored the images with Koh-I-noor Pencils.  I stamped the sentiments from PP Vibrant Thanks set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP.  The word Thanks was triple embossed with the Gold EP to give a more dimensional look.  (Saw this tip from Jennifer McQuire).  Finished with a Gold Metallic CS mat and a Red card base and Gold sequins.
This card looks much better in real life than in the photo.  Always hard for me to photograph shiny surfaces and get the true colors.
Other challenges to enter:
Creative With Stamps: Challenge #20 Thankful

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thank You to All Veterans

Thanks to our Veterans who protected our freedom and liberties.
Thanks for all your sacrifices and services. 
I am grateful for all you have done and are doing.

I was inspired today to create this card featuring Poppies which is associated with Veteran's Day as well as Memorial Day.  Using a heavyweight White CS,  I embossed the card with a Darice EF then added Poppies cut out with Memory Box Darling Poppies die and words cut with Cheery Lynn Dies. 
A simple design to say Thank You to all Veterans on this day of Remembrance. 
Outside the Box: Memory Box Challenge #30 Thank You Cards with a Memory Box product
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C411 Challenge is Lest We Forget-Include Poppies on your card today, or make a card of gratitude and/or respect.
Crafty Catz: Challenge 392-No Patterned Paper
Die Cut Diva's Challenge: Theme is Thankful.
The Paper Girls Challenge:  #139 Honoring Our Veterans

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Red and Kraft Easy Card

Today I have a card made with Red and Kraft card stocks with no inking....very unusual for me not to use inks.  I was inspired to make this card for the challenge at Merry Monday Christmas Challenges  #264 make a card with Kraft and Red.  I used a Cheery Lynn die for the sentiment and a Creative Dies Poinsettia Nesting die for the flower.  Added a strip of Dotted Pattern Paper from my scraps and an Enamel Dot that I thought brighten up the card.  Love the results and the ease of making this design! 
Other Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge:  It's all in the color-make a card or project using no white or ivory on the front. OOPS! I hope my white dots are not too much. 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: November Anything Goes with Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Love and Peace

Hello!  Today's card is made with a Cottage Cutz die of a Dove and with Distress Oxide inks.  I made the background blending  Broken China and Peacock Feathers inks on White CS and spritzed with  Gold Shimmer Mist.  Added the Dove cut from White Glossy CS with foam tape.  Stamped the words using Penny Black stamps from Wonder Collection with Broken China ink.  Finished with a Blue mat and White card base.  Added a couple of White enamel dots. 
AAA Cards: CAS Game #102 Ink Blending
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 387 Love and Peace, Man. Use word Love and/or Peace.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Pine Cone for the Holidays

Hello! Playing with some stamps and die cuts to create this Holiday card.  I inked a GKD Pine Cone stamp with Brown and Green inks and stamped on white CS. I added more color with Copics and texture to the Cone with Clear Lacquer Pen.  I cut the Pine bough with a Impression Obsession die from Green CS, added some details with Copics,  and attached atop the stamped cone.  Stamped the Mark's Finest Papers Sentiments with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and heat embossed with Clear EP.  Edged the white panel with Green Copic, attached to a Brown CS layer and to a white card base.
Use Your Stuff: Challenge 287 Take 5-to take 5 things from your stash, that potentially has been lost among the collections and use them to create something.  Use old Pine Cone Stamp, IO Die Cut, Old Sentiment stamps, Green CS from stash, Green Copics never used.
The Paper Players: Theme Challenge PP369 Holiday Pines.

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Gift Box for a Tag

Hello!  What a frosty morning here in Ohio!  It's cold enough to make one have thoughts of Christmas.  And thinking of making tags for Christmas gifts.  I was trying to think of something different than my usual tag shape and came across a GKD stamp in Melanie's Beyond Baskets 2 - a box lid with ribbon- and decided to create a gift box as my tag.  This one measures about  3" X 3.5".  
The tag featured above was my best design using GKD Red Velvet CS using Versamark and gold EP for stamping the lid and words.  I fussy cut the top of the lid and bow and cut the paper in the shape of a box adding one score line.  Used a red velvet ribbon for this one by tying a knot in the center of the ribbon and pulling the ends through  a hole in the center of the stamped bow.   I wanted the ribbon for the tag to look like part of the bow and not just pulled through a hole. 

Another tag was made with the same Red Velvet CS but I used a Gold Metallic ribbon. See photo below.

I used GKD heavyweight white CS for the first ones I made shown below. These were stamped with Memento red ink.  I colored the ribbon on one with red Copics and added some sparkle with Clear Star pen.  On the second white one I stamped the ribbon and bow on the Red CS and fussy cut and  attached to the white box. Used ribbons of Red Organza with Gold Thread and Gold Organza. 
Sentiment stamp is from Joyful Holiday and To and From stamps also from Beyond Basket 2.
Note: I won the Beyond Baskets 2 Set from Melanie some time ago. 

Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday-Tag You're It!
CAS-ual Fridays: CFC186 Anything but a Card

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Challenge #175 Anything goes with Ribbon.  Ribbon is an important part of my tag.

Happy Little Stampers: November Christmas Challenge Anything Goes Optional Twist Tag

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