Saturday, February 17, 2018

Calm Before The Storm

Sure glad I took some time Thursday to work on a few cards because I definitely won't have any time until the middle of next week to do any crafting.   Lots grandchildren and overnight guests during the four day weekend.
I decided to try my hand at stencils (Stamploration)  and Distress Oxide ink again.

The flowers and their coordinating dies are Reverse Confetti.  Sentiment is Verve.
Sketch:
Challenges:
Simon Monday - note or notepaper
Simon Wednesday - use a die
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/2018/02/anything-goes-challenge-322-323.htmlWord Art Wednesday - anything
MFT - sketch

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Lots Of Cuts and Lots of Layers

Here is another card that took quite a bit of time but the results were worth it - a special card for a  DIL.
Hearts - cut out with stitched heart dies
Ornate gold heart - Silhouette
Circles - cut with MFT Circle Stax
Tim Holtz Distress ink and Distress Oxide inks
Besides the splatters of Oxide ink, I colored some confetti with Copic makers and then glued those little pieces onto the card front.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - love in the air
Simon Wednesday - love
Time Out - love and photo inspiration
Deep Oceans - love is all around
Die Cut Divas - love in the air
Power Poppy - love to sparkle
Joy Clair - love and photo inspiration
7 Kids - anything




Friday, February 9, 2018

So Personal

Don't you love it when you make a card and just know it is perfect for the recipient?  This card was inspired by Carolyn King.  After I cased it, I just knew which daughter it was made for; the colors, the uniqueness. I love it!
Here is the card I CASEd:
 So back to my card - I used three dies from a set of stitched heart dies.  "Love" and "you" are Simon Says dies.
Washi tape, triple heart stamp and sequins = perfect for daughter.
Challenges:
Die Cut Divas - love
Joy Clair - love
Simon Monday - love
Simon Wednesday - love
Stamploration - paint it red/love
Cut It Up - layers  of love
Time Out - love
Double D - sequins
Deep Oceans - love
Crop Stop - anything
House that Stamps Built - focus on words

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Yay! Last Valentine

Yes, I finally finished all the Valentines and will mail them off tomorrow.  I'm so happy to be done, I'm not even waiting til tomorrow to post this last card.  I will look back at my photos because I know I have not shared all of them so even though this is the last to be made, I will probably share a few more ideas.  This one is really quite simple but so cute for my baby grandson (who obviously won't care but his brothers would really wonder why Gramma didn't make one for the baby!)
I colored the image by DearieDolls with Copics then cut it out with a Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Oval.  The sentiment is Repeat Impression that I stamped and then fussy cut.

Challenges:
Simon Monday -Love is in the air
Simon Wednesday - it must be love
Scrapy Land - anything
Deep Oceans - love
Dies R Us - for the one I love
Die Cut Divas - love is in the iar
Joy Clair - love
Daily Marker - 30 days color
Work It Wednesday - love
CardzTV - anything

Monday, February 5, 2018

Successful Shaker Card

My track record for shaker cards is terrible but  Whoohoo!  I finally made a shaker card that I like!
This time I used a sheet of foam, cutting out the heart shape and then adhering the whole piece to the card.  So much better for me than putting small foam pieces under and around the heart trying to seal it for the confetti inside. 
I really love this heart die (unknown company) and the "always" die by Stamploration was perfect for this card.  What I put in the shaker - sequins and some metal confetti.  Love the mix.
Here is the sketch: MFT
This card will go to one of my precious granddaughters.

Challenges:
Die Cut Divas - love
Work It Wednesday - love
Joy Clair -love
Die Cuttin Divas - anything
Simon Wednesday - anything
Dies R Us - for the one I love
Simon Monday - love
Power Poppy - love to sparkle
Stamploration - paint it red
Stamploration Never ending challenge






Thursday, February 1, 2018

Heavy Duty Card Making Month

February - usually dreary, gray, rainy, and a bit depressing around these parts.  But despite all that, I love February because I love Valentine's Day.  As I've said in previous posts, I make a card for each person in my family (26).  So for the next few days I will post some more of the Valentines that I finished.
Last year I bought a few more heart dies. They are not from well know companies - but I sure love them.
I cut the heart out of the pink cardstock then in-laid the heart that I cut out of a polished stone paper I had made ages ago, but first put a piece of printed paper (Doodle Pantry) between the white card base and the pink cardstock.  This will go to one of my precious granddaughters who will enjoy the pinks, ribbons, and pearls.
Sketch:

Challenges:
Die Cut Divas - love
Crop Stop - anything
Work It Wednesday - love
MFT - card sketch
Joy Clair - love
Dies R Us - for the one I love
Die Cuttin Divas - anything
Simon Wednesday - anything
CardzTV - anything

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Be The Most

Isn't this a cute card to give to a child (one of my grands) to encourage them to be a bright spot in someone's life?  I felt like coloring yesterday and also knew I wanted to use an image and sentiment about color.  This is an image and sentiment by a company no longer in business.

The splashes and splotches of color are stamps from a Joy Clair stamp set done with Distress Oxide inks.  The cup and contents are colored with Copics and Prisma pencils, cut with Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Oval die.
The tag is cut with a Spellbinder die.
MFT Sketch:

Challenges:
MFT Color Challenge 
 MFT Sketch
Simon Wednesday - layers
House that Stamps Built - anything
Scrapyland - anything
Time Out - each day is a gift. open, celebrate, enjoy
Word Art Wednesday - anything
7 Kids - anything
Daily Marker - 30 days color challenge
CardzTV - anything