Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Knitting Season

It has been raining here for a few days.  We needed it but I do hope it isn't here to stay til June!  One thing the rain brings - days indoors.  So, I am starting on Christmas gifts.  A good portion of the Christmas gifts we give are homemade - jam, baked goods, crocheted items.    Power Poppy has this lovely digital stamp.  I added my own sentiment which is the desire of my heart - that everything I do, make, or say will be for the praise of God who made me and gave me talents and abilities.

Power Poppy's challenge is to stamp and color on Kraft.  Image is colored with Copics and cut with a Spellbinder die.  The sentiment is also cut with a Spellbinder.

Challenges:
Daily Marker - 30 days
Coffee Lovers Fall Challenge
Power Poppy - color on Kraft
All Sorts - Autumn
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything 
Double D - sentiments and quotes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Life is Short. Enjoy your Coffee

Here is another cute image by Dearie Dolls.
Image colored with Copics and pencils.  Leaves are cut with an Impression Obsession die. Image cut with Die-namic Stitched Rectangle die.

Challenges:
Daily Marker - 30 days
Coffee Lovers Fall Challenge
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Word Art Wednesday - anything
7 Kids - anything
Joy Clair - anything

Monday, September 18, 2017

Latte to Go

Pumpkin Spice Latte is the favorite.  Don't you wish you could get one with a beautiful sleeve like what is on this Stamploration stamp?
My DIL love pumpkin spice lattes.  She had one while they were staying here two weeks ago.  So I decided to make her birthday card with an Autumn latte cup, coloring the design with Copics.  The BG paper is a scrap.  The swirl and acorns are embossed so after cutting out the Happy Birthday, I rubbed it with Versamark and embossed with clear empossing powder to match the swirl.  Then the cup looked drab so I masked off the top and bottom of the cup so I could use do clear embossing on the sleeve.  I wish you could see this IRL.  I took 20 pics but could not capture the embossed shine without glare.  Underneath the cup I put a few leaves (Spellbinder) which I had cut out and added ink to the embossed parts.
Now for the inside:
 I had to print out the word "wishing" but all the rest of the words are die cuts (you - Simon Says, a brew-tiful day - Stamploration) . Last step was to emboss a stitched border using a Die-namics Stitched Rectangle.

Thanks for looking.
Challenges:
Daily Marker - 30 day challenge
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Cardz TV - anything
All Sorts - autumn
Simon Monday - shimmer and shine
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Work It Wednesday - stamp
Joy Clair - anything
Coffee Lovers Fall Challenge
Stamploration CAS
Stamploration Never Ending Challenge

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Some Mornings

The image I used for this card cracks me up, although some times I feel like this - too early.
The image is a Dearie Doll digital stamp.  The sentiment? I think I downloaded it from Ginger's House. 
After coloring the image with copics and pencils, I made a coffee ring by pressing a round tin onto distress ink and then pressing that onto the paper.  The coffee splash is a stamp by Joy Clair.
Die-namics Stitched Rectangle was the die used. 

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Cardz TV - anything
Scrapyland - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Daily Marker - 30 days coloring
Fall Coffee Lovers 
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything

Saturday, September 16, 2017

First Coffee Card For Fall

Here is my first coffee card for this Fall's Coffee Lovers challenge.  I hope it is the first of many but we will see how things go.  I used the freebie at Stamploration.
Background EF is Darice.  Ovals are Elizabeth Crafts Stitched Ovals.  After I cut out the leaves with Impression Obsession dies, I ran them through the Cuttlebug again to emboss and then added some color to them.  Image and leaves are colored with Copics and Prisma pencils.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the blog hop at the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog.

Other Challenges:
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids College Fund - anything
Cardz TV - anything
Scrapyland - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Daily Marker - 30 day challenge
Stamploration - never ending challenge
All Sorts Challenge - Autumn


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Experimenting With Distress Oxide

I was excited to play with some new Distress Oxide ink pads but as I tried to blend them, I soon realized that I need some new round daubers.  I only have the rectangle distress ink sponges.  I am blaming my less than satisfactory results with that and I am sticking to that excuse!
But seriously, I am not that unhappy with the results.
The image and sentiment are from the Altenew Beautiful Lady stamp set.
The colors I used : Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers

Challenges:
Daily Marker - 30 day challenge
Time Out - CASE
Altenew - inspiration photo
Work It Wednesday - use stamps
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids - anything
Cardz TV - anything
Stamploration - CAS
Simon Wednesday - CAS

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

More Mail for Males

It is time to make a few more birthday cards for the guys in my family.  I had fun using this week's sketch at MFT.  My first card was a bomb out and got tossed in the circular files.  But this one turned out pretty good.
I started with a piece of printed Kraft cardstock and cut out a window.  Then I flipped over that piece so that the solid Kraft showed.  Next step was to cut the window frame using two dies from the Rectangle Stax and the Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT).  After cutting out the happy birthday (Elizabeth Crafts die) and adhering that to the window,  I cut out a small banner (? company) , "drew" a line with liquid pearls and added some Stickles.
Here is the sketch:
Challenges:
MFT - sketch
Cardz TV - anything
Scrapyland - anything
Die Cut Divas - masculine
7 Kids - anything
Joy Clair - anything
Tuesday Throwdown - happy birthday