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


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A Winter Hello

Hi! I hope you are keeping warm. We are supposed to get a little snow by tomorrow morning! This little mousey is keeping warm by climbing into his coffee cup!

I made the frame for this image by using Martha Stewart's corner and border punches. I colored the image using a watercolor crayon and a few Distress inks to make a watercolor look. Punched snowflakes were added and I added clear stickles glitter to them. You can see it better in the picture below. I also applied the glitter to different dots on the patterned paper and image.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Stay warm and have a great day!

Challenges entered;

House Mouse & Friends:  Anything Winter
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Patterned Paper
Sugar Peas:  Mix It Up #39
The Paper Girls:  Water Color

Friday, January 12, 2018

Winter Thanks

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. Here is a thank you card I made using the Stamptangle Stacked Tea Cups from Just For Fun. I love these stamptangle stamps because there are so many ways to color and use them. I colored this image using Zig watercolor markers. You may need to have some thank you cards ready for those Christmas gifts you received so I hope I can give you some inspiration.

I cut out the image using a Spellbinders Oval die and adhered it to swirl patterned paper. This was matted on orange card stock and then to the white card base. I used a punch for the border at the side. The saying on the tag is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet. I also added white Liquid Applique on the mugs and on the steam and then applied clear stickles glitter over it.

We also have a challenge going on at Just For Fun. We would love to have you join in and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Use Patterned Paper
Tuesday Throwdown:  Layer It Up

Monday, January 8, 2018

Shabby Chic #1

Hi Everyone! Happy New Year! One of my crafting goals this year is to make more shabby chic cards. I love this look and I hope to get better at it as time goes on AND that only comes with practice! I also plan on using up a lot of my scraps, so these will be scrap cards as well. On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month I plan on posting a shabby chic card I have made. Here is my first one!

I found the bird image in my stash, colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and cut it out using the Spellbinder Small Circle die. I sponged the edges with brown ink. I used a new stencil a secret Santa sent me and applied clear sparkle embossing paste in the left corner. The trees are Sizzix dies left over from making some Christmas cards. I found the pine cone in my stash and added it to the bow. I punched the greenery using a Tim Holtz punch. The edges of the strip of patterned paper was roughed up by using the Tim Holtz distress tool. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Haved a wonderful New Year!

Challenges entered:

Frilly and Funkie:  Three Is Not a Crowd ( 3 trees )
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes - With a Twist ( blue and ribbon)
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Winter Blues
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Something New ( stencil )

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Make a Wish!

Hi and welcome to my blog. I have made a card for several challenges using this cute House Mouse stamp, a fun layout, glitter paper and clear stickles. I used a numbers embossing folder for the background and the Gina Marie Stitched oval die to cut out the image.

I hope you are having a good start to the new year! I think most of us are very cold right now. Even here in South Carolina we have been having frigid temperatures for quite awhile. I hope you stay warm and cozy. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

House Mouse and Friends:  Anything Goes or Christmas
Sugar Peas Challenge:  Mix It Up #39
The Paper Girls:  Glitter

Sunday, December 31, 2017

JFF January Challenge

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope this will be your best year ever! As I get older each year goes by faster. I do not know where 2017 went! I want to show you a card I made for the Just For Fun challenge. We have a great challenge to start off the New Year. The challenge is to use blue, purple and silver on your card. These are such wonderful winter colors. I hope you will join us in the challenge and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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I made the background on this card by patting blue and purple Oxide inks on my craft sheet, spritzing with water and dragging the card through the inks. Once dry, I spritzed some water over the background to add some interest. Next I laid a stencil over the background and used white matte embossing paste. I then sprinkled silver embossing powder over the paste and heat set it. I stamped a new Just For Fun stamp called Silhouette Pines. I used Versa Mark ink and added purple embossing powder and heat set it. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great start to your new year!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes D2717

Friday, December 22, 2017

Peppermint Christmas

Merry Christmas! I hope you have been enjoying this Christmas season. I want to show you a Christmas card I made using some of Just For Fun's new stamps.

I took a blue inked background and added some sticker snowflakes to it and cut a window from brown distressed paper using a Memory Box die. I adhered it over the blue background and added it to the green checkered paper. I stamped the new Canning Jar sm. stamp on acetate and fussy cut it. I stamped the new Peppermint Candies 1 using red ink , fussy cut them and placed them behind the jar. I adhered the jar to the window. A paper doily was placed under the window. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I wish all of you a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Challenges entered:

Modsquad Challenge:  Winter Holiday Card

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Fawn

Hi and welcome to my blog. Are you ready for Christmas? I actually have all my Christmas shopping done and I can now do a little creating. I made a Christmas card using this sweet stamp from the Artful Stamper. At Cropstop, their challenge is to use any products they sell at their store. I used the Spellbinders Labels 39 Decorative Accents die for the red frame. The image was colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. It was cut out using Spellbinders Labels 4 die. The die was edged using a silver paint pen. I added flowers, cord, punched ferns and a chipboard snowflake as embellishments. Clear Stickles glitter was added to the sowflakes and snow. Silver pearls were also added for accent.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful Christmas season!

Challenges entered:

Cropstop:  Link Party #35
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Sugar Peas:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built: Tic-Tac-Toe ( Christmas, Red&Green, Glitter )

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