Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge 544

I am entering this card into the Atlantic Heart Sketch challenge.

I used the blueberry set from Kitchen Sink Stamps for the stamping on the stripes. The leaves on the focus piece were done with an old retired set from Stampin' Up. I punched the larger berries from a dark blue design paper and highlighted with a white pencil. 


Saturday, September 23, 2023

52 Christmas Challenge - Use a Stencil


My card is for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge to use a stencil:

I am also entering this into the C.R.A.F.T. challenge to make a humorous Christmas card. You can find the details here:

I used my new Unity stamp image and a die that was a gift from my sweet daughter in law. The image was colored with colored pencils, alcohol markers, and sparkle gel pen to get the glimmer on the skirt of the dress. I used various green distressed oxide inks to do the stenciling. The stencil is from 
Faber-Castell. I mounted it onto a red card base. 

Friday, September 22, 2023

Crafty Catz Challenge - watercolor background

I made this card for the Crafty Catz Challenge to use watercolor with the background, I used water color paper for the background and distress oxide inks for my paint. The image and sentiment are from Power Poppy and I colored the image with Copic markers. I did a little distressing around thee die cut edge of the image panel. I used a fine tip sharpie to make a few lines of definition on the background.

You can find the details of this challenge here:


Thursday, September 21, 2023

As You Like It challenge - favorite fall colors and why

Making use of my favorite fall colors - orange, golds, and peach for my challenge card for As You Like it. Orange has always been one of my favorite colors because it is so vivid and is made with red and yellow two of the other warm colors on the color wheel. It is the color that brings autumn to its fullness. This digital image is from Power Poppy as is the sentiment. I used a nice plaid to contrast with my fall colors and used some gold washi tapes for accents on my card.  You can find the details of this challenge here:


Addicted to CAS _Mushrooms

I made this card for the Addicted to CAS challenge to use a mushroom. I loved this cute image from Artistic Impressions so stamped it onto some vanilla cardstock,  and colored it with my copic markers. 
You can find the details for this challenge here:


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

House Mouse challenge #399

I finally got around to organizing a file box for completed birthday cards. I will continue to put addressed envelopes behind each month with the card that needs to be sent with the date penciled in on the corner of when it should be put in the mailbox. I have never been this organized so I hope this will help me get more of my cards mailed out in time. LOL
I made this card for the current House Mouse challenge to add to my birthday box. I used design paper to cut these banners. Then I stamped this image and colored it with copic markers. These little fellows always seem to know how to celebrate any occasion. 
Check out the details for the challenge here:


Monday, September 18, 2023

Krafty Chicks - Christmas cards

 I have been busy finding Christmas challenges to give me some inspiration for getting some of mine done early! I did this one for the Krafty Chicks Christmas challenge for September. I'm glad they have a Christmas challenge every month. I used mainly dies for this card and scraps left over from another Christmas card made earlier today. I added some gold gems to the wreath in addition to the red berries and red bow that were dies that came with the wreath die. 

You can find the details for the Krafty Chicks challenges here: