Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Flower Shaped Card

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I love shaped cards and you can make so many different shaped cards these days using all the wonderful dies out there. I made a flower shaped card using Spellbinders Blossom 3 dies. I placed the large flower die on red folded card stock and made sure the cutting edge was on the top of the fold so that when it was cut, the card would open. I cut 2 more smaller shapes using patterned paper and yellow paper.

I love the cute hedgehogs from Penny Black. I used this one from the Wonderful Day stamp set. I cut out the image using the Gina Marie Stitched Circle Die. I went around the stitching with a fine point Sharpie pen. This was pop dotted to the center of the card. The snail was also pop dotted to the card. The butterfly was cut using Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy die and added to the bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critters Crazies:  Challenge #5 Use a Critter
Penny Black:  Shaped Card
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Challenge #170 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes (DT)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bits and Bobs #16

Hi! It is time for another bits and bobs card! I have a huge bag of rub ons that I have not used in ages. I pulled them out and while I had them out I made three cards with them. Rub ons are a great way to add flair to your card. On the first card I started with two different sheets of rub ons, but the sheet on the left must have been too old and it would not transfer. I wanted to use the music script. So I ended up using several of the rub ons on the sheet at the right.

The rub ons on this card are the swirls and two small butterflies at the top. After applying the rub ons I ran the card through an embossing folder. I found an oval piece of painted chipboard in my stash and stamped an old butterfly stamp on it. I added flowers and a ribbon scrap to make the bow. I don't think I have ever made a green and red card except for a Christmas card! This is why I like to make bits and bobs cards because you really don't go in with a plan and just try to match things as you go along, pulling things from your stash. You never really know how a card will turn out.

I have a hard time making simple cards because my thought is the "more the better!" Lol!  But I think this card came together pretty well. The flowers are rub ons. I found the cat in my image stash that I had already stamped on orange paper, so I pop dotted him to the card. Then I stamped a very old saying I have had for years.

Here is my last card. The circles are rub ons. I also found the typewriter in my image stash. I fussy cut it and pop dotted it on the card. Kids these days probably don't even know what a typewriter is. I got a portable one when I was in high school and I took it with me to college and used it a lot! Those were the days. Really old school!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my bits and bobs cards today. If you have any rub ons, pull them out and see what you can create with them. I had a lot of fun with mine.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sea Shaker Card

Hi! I am glad you stopped by today. The challenge theme at Just For Fun is Hot Hot Hot. A great way to get cool from the August heat is to hit the water. I made an underwater scene on my card using the Just For Fun medium Stamptangle Seahorse and two seashells from the Beach Unmounted Sheet.

This is also a shaker card. I splattered Oxide inks on white card stock, placed some aqua sequins on the card stock, added a piece of acetate on top and then adhered the aqua Sewn Frame, by Gina Marie, to the acetate window. 

The seahorse was stamped onto an orange inked background and fussy cut. I stamped the seashells on cream card stock and colored some ares with a tan Zig water marker. These were also fussy cut. 

I stamped the saying on kraft paper and made a banner.

I hope you are staying cool this August. I know I am enjoying my air conditioning! We were without air conditioning for 5 weeks in May and June! And then again for a few days when the roofers came and broke our new ac unit we had for only 2 weeks!!! 

Please join in the challenge at Just For Fun. We would love to see all you wonderful creations and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Challenge entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Challenge #5

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bits and Bobs #15

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I am showing another bits and bobs card today. I found a neat product in my stash that I bought years ago! I don't know where I bought this, but it had never been opened. This black paper is called Scratch Art. I looked online to see if this still exists and boy do they have a lot of beautiful kits of this product!

Basically you lay a stencil over the black paper and scratch off the areas inside the stencil and beautiful colors appear! I used a butterfly Kite stencil for this card.

After I scratched the butterfly I found some old Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers I had cut and colored many years ago and added them below the butterfly. I found a happy birthday die from North Coast Creations, cut it from aqua card stock to adhere to my card. 

I am excited that I have found another neat way to use my stencils.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Modsquad Challenge:  The Wing's the Thing

Monday, July 31, 2017

Warm Thoughts

Hi! Today I want to show you a fun summer card I made. The theme for the challenge over at Just For Fun is Hot Hot Hot. I hope you join in and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. I made this card thinking about the sun since the total solar eclipse is coming on August 21st. In our area the eclipse can be seen 100% they say!

I started this card by patting three colors of Distress inks on my craft mat, spritzing water on the colors and swiping my card stock through them. When the card stock was dry I ran the piece through the Tim Holtz's sun rays embossing folder. Then I sponged a little more darker ink over the background. I stamped the sunglasses from the Beach Unmounted sheet in three different colors, fussy cut them and adhered them to the card along with a saying from the Sentiments 3 Unmounted sheet. I just had to use google eyes on the glasses to make a fun card!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day! Stay cool!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Beautiful Day

Hi and welcome to my blog. I just love the Altenew flower stamps and I want to show you a card I made using the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set. I am entering my card into the Altenew inspiration challenge. Here is the lovely inspiration picture.

I stamped the flower and leaves on heavy vellum and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then went over them using a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. I stamped the saying on the Spellbinders Label 18 die and sponged the edges with Shabby Shutters Distress ink.Pearls, a bow and flower were added for embellishment.

Thanks so much for looking! I hope you have a beautiful day!

Challenges entered:

Altenew:  Inspiration
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes

Friday, July 21, 2017

Memories In Time

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a vintage card I made using the Memories In Time stamp from Just For Fun. This is such a beautiful feminine stamp. I colored it using colored pencils and Gamsol to give it a soft look.

I used my new Flowers Frame die by Precious Marieke  to cut out the image. The middle die was just the perfect size for the image! The fancy frame around it was cut from dark purple card stock. On the lighter purple background I stamped the Long Script background stamp over it three times. I tore the upper right corner and sponged brown ink on the card's edges. Flowers and a bow were added for embellishments.

You still have a few days to join in the Just For Fun Wedding Time challenge. We would love to see your wonderful creations!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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