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, February 17, 2018

Butterfly in Pink

Hi and welcome to my blog. I want to show you a card I made using an Inkadinkado butterfly stamp. The butterfly was part of a scene, so I fussy cut it to stand alone on this card. I colored it using white and pink Liquid Pearls to give it a bit of shimmer. I used pearls for the butterfly's body.

The pink circle was made using a Martha Stewart butterfly corner punch. I stamped a script stamp on the pink and white circle backgrounds. Enamel dots and pearls were added randomly on the card. I haven't used fibers in a long time. I rummaged through my fiber bag and found some to make a bow with.

The light pink background was made by using a resist technique. I pounced plastic wrap into white Liquid Pearls and then pounced it on white card stock. When it dried I sponged over the card stock with pink Distress ink. The Liquid Pearls acted as a resist.

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

Challenges entered:

Frilly And Funkie: Dare To Resist
Sugar Peas:  Mix It Up #40

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Mousie Christmas!

Hi and welcome to my blog. Each month I try to make at least three Christmas cards so that by Christmas they are all made. I have been doing this for three years now and boy has it helped with the stress near the season! I want to show you a card I just made using this cute House Mouse stamp!

The background is patterned paper. I cut a circle using the Spellbinders Small Circle die and placed a woodgrain panel that I made behind it. I then stamped the Merry Christmas saying form Inkadinkado. I stamped the stokings and paper pieced them using burlap patterned paper. They were fussy cut and pop dotted to the card. I used a Tim Holtz punch for the greenery and added the poinsettia.

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

Challenges entered:

Christmas Crafts All Year Round:  Use Mainly Red
CHNC Challenge #372:  Anything Christmas Goes/Cute
         CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes

Monday, February 12, 2018

Shabby Chic #3

Hi! Valentine's Day is right around the corner! I want to show you a shabby chic Valentine I made using scraps from my stash.

I started with the heart frame that I found in my stash of images. The heart was made by stamping with peg stamps. I stamped the Sparkle N Sprinkle birds and colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I fussy cut the heart using decorative scissors. All of the rest of the pieces, swirls, borders, ribbon, pearls and buttons also came from my stash and were added as embellishments. I used Tim Holtz's distress tool to rough up the edges of the pink patterned paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Challenges entered:

AAA Challenge:  All You Need Is Love 
Frilly and Funkie:  All You Need Is Love
Modsquad Challenge:  Have A Heart
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  It Must Be Love
Sugar Peas:  Mix It Up Challenge 40

Friday, February 9, 2018

Feel Better Soon

Hi! I hope you are doing well and haven't caught the flu bug. I made a get well card because it seems like the flu is really bad this year. I followed the challenge theme at Just For Fun for this month and used one of their many silhouette stamps. This one is called Favorite Spot. Speaking of a favorite spot, my three cats love looking out the window too. Sometimes all three are in the same window IF they are feeling tolerant of each other at the time! LOL! I have several bird feeders they like to watch.

I stamped the image on blue inked card stock, fussy cut it and added it to patterned paper. I used some lighter brown flocking on the cat. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I hope you will join the Just For Fun challenge this month. We would love to see your wonderful creations. You might even win a gift certificate to the store.

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

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Birthday Twisted Pop Out Card

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to show you a a twisted pop up birthday card I made. I like to make birthday cards that are fun and this type of card is perfect for that. Here is the link on how to make one -- twisted pop up card

I used scraps from a birthday paper pad I had and the images are from Penny Black's Critter Party stamp set. The saying on the inside was computer generated.

Here is the card opened.

I colored all the images with colored pencils. The candle was cut from a paper scrap and adhered to the inside of the card. All the images were cut out using the Spellbinders Small Circles dies.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Sketch J3118

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Silhouettes Challenge

Hi and welcome to my blog! Just For Fun is having a new challenge this month and the theme is silhouettes. Just For Fun has many silhouette stamps to choose from. I chose to use the Couple at the River's Edge stamp on my card since Valentine's Day will be here soon.

I stamped the image onto white card stock and used the saying from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet. I added punched hearts to the trees and a ribbon at the bottom.

Don't forget to join in the challenge and you might win a gift certificate to the store! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes #143
Mod Squad:  Valentine - Love/Red
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday, January 26, 2018

Hello Friend

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you are having a good day. I made a winter card using the Large Cardinal stamp from Just For Fun Stamps. I have had a cardinal couple in my backyard for many years and I loved seeing them at my feeder. I am sad because I have not seen them for awhile. I hope they did not fly somewhere else. I saw a hawk flying around a few weeks ago and I am afraid he scared them off or worse! Hopefully I will see some more cardinals soon.

I also stamped the Just For Fun Large Pine Bough stamp twice onto white card stock. I colored and fussy cut them, then snipped around the edges with my scissor to fluff them up. I also added white Liquid Applique on them for "snow." I used a background die that someone gave me and added clear Stickles glitter on each star. I cut words using dies cut from kraft card stock and outlined them with a black sharpie marker.

 Don't forget that we have a challenge going on. Please join in and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

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