Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Friendly Bear

My next box for Send A Smile 4 Kids is almost full so I pulled out a few images from my "left over" box and put together a few simple cards.  These images are by Bugaboo and the letters are die cuts using  MFT dies (Hello set).


Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - little critters
Tuesday Throwdown - anything
CardzTV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
SAS4K - bright colors
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Deep Ocean - furry friends
Power Poppy - frame
7 Kids - anything
Joy Clair - anything
Stamploration CAS


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fun New Idea

I saw this idea by Kelly featuring Honey Bee stamps earlier this week and wanted to try it. I found out that I have only one floral stamp set with matching dies.  That was a shocker.  Must do something about that!  LOL  The set I used is by Verve.

It took a bit of doing but I really love how it turned out and will make another sometime (especially after buying another set!).  The "you" die cut is Simon Says.  The sentiment is Unity.
Thanks for looking. 

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - bit of sparkle
Time Out Thursday - CASE
MFT - color challenge
Double D - flowers galore
Die Cut Divas - May flowers
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
7 Kids - anything
Words 2 Craft By- Springtime=partytime

Sunday, May 14, 2017

More Lilies

Apparently I am obsessed with lilies right now because here is another card with them as the focal point.   This is a digital stamp by Maxam Made.
Don't you just love black and white?
The left edge is a piece of patterned paper.  The "thank you" is Verve,
The frame is made by cutting out an oval (Spellbinder) on the main panel, then backing it with a smaller oval (black card stock).  I really like the layers and like the results when I take the time to do it this way.
Sketch:
Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - frame
MFT - sketch
Cardz TV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Deep Ocean - anything
Power Poppy - frame
Our Daily Bread Designs - thanks
7 kids - anything
Stamploration CAS


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lilies in Orange

Playing around with different colors for this lily image by Our Daily Bread Designs. 

I used the same stamp for the corners after stamping off each time.  Added a tiny bit of Tim Holtz distress ink.
The card at Time Out is the card I used as my inspiration.
I made the black frame by using two Spellbinder Ovals.
Sentiment is Verve.


Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs - thanks
Simon Monday - frame it
Cardz TV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Time Out - CASE
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Deep Oceans - anything
Poppy Power - frame it
Joy Clair - anything (photo inspiration)
7 Kids - anything

Friday, May 12, 2017

Going Western

One more opportunity to post a card as a Guest Designer for the Crop Stop.
Some of the cards I make are for children in hospitals.  It is easy to make cards for very small children but I also try to make some that would be fitting for pre-teens and adolescents.

For this card I used the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder.  After embossing, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The horse head is a one of the stamps in an Inkadinkado set.  The two corner pieces are Joy Clair that I fussy cut after coloring them.  All images were colored with Copics.  After cutting out the horse image with a Die-namic Circle, I used  Tim Holtz Distress Marker to make the stitch lines.
The horse piece is popped up with Scotch Foam Mounting Tape.
One thing I find really helpful for adhering ribbon to cards is Scorepal Tape. It hold the ribbon firm and keeps most ribbons from puckering.
Thanks for looking.  I appreciate your comments.

Challenges:

Mailbox Smiles - anything
Deep Ocean - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids Crafting - anything
Cutie Pie - cute stamp and ribbon
Simon Monday - frame
Power Poppy - frame 
Cardz TV - anything 


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Digital Frame

After playing around with several dies and several shapes trying to make an attractive frame, I still did not like what I was making.  I guess I wasn't in the mood for creating after all,  so I resorted to digital stamps again.  Both the frame and the verse have been in my files for ages.  I sized the verse to fit into the rectangle frame and colored that frame with a gold pencil.  The circle frame I filled in with black.

The stamp in the left top corner is a Penny Black stamp.  The butterfly is a die by Birch Press.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - frame
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Cuttlebug Mania - wings
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration CAS
  Power Poppy - frame it



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Thankful For You

A CAS card with a touch of elegance.
 This beautiful Stargazing Lily stamp is by Our Daily Bread Designs.  The die cut is Spellbinder Stately Lace.  Sentiment stamp is Unity.  They all combine to make an elegant card (in my opinion) and yet very simple to make.  I sponged Tim Holtz  Spun Sugar Distress ink and SU Certainly Celery ink on the edges.  Image is colored with Copics.
Thanks for looking.
 Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - hint of pink
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Time Out - flowers
Deep Ocean - anything
Our Daily Bread Designs - Thanks
7 Kids Crafting - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Stamploration CAS
Word Art Wednesday - anything