Monday, May 31, 2021
I love CAS cards because they can be made so quickly. So I used the new Plentiful Plants by Stampin' Up that included the stamps and dies I used. I used a stencil to stencil a small background and used mowed lawn distressed oxide ink on the stenciling, The sentiment is from Stampendous. I made this for the CAS on Friday Challenge and you can find the details for the challenge here:
Sunday, May 30, 2021
I love my AI ladies and they seem to even make the best of those "BIG" birthdays as they look like they will celebrate with this huge cake to hold all those many candles. I colored the image with Copic markers, and found some pretty papers in my stash to use as my background papers.
Saturday, May 29, 2021
I made this card for the Just Us Girls Challenge this week to use spots or dots. I used a large dotted background stamp that is a retired stamp from Stampin' Up. I used a digital from Power Poppy and dotted organdy and a great dotted edged rectangular die from Gina Maria. I colored my image with copic markers, and used purple distress oxide inks for the background dots on the card base..
You can find the details for this challenge here:
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
It's always fun to do a Christmas challenge during my weekly stamping, so when I saw that this week's C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week had a Christmas theme, I got pretty excited. Then since I was too busy until today, I saw the Shop your Stash challenge this week was to use gnomes. I thought how perfect to accomplish two challenges with one card. So here is where you can find the details of both of these great challenges:
The stamps I used are from Rubbernecker. Used some Christmas stickers in addition for embellishments and some design Christmas paper from my stash. To give a little sparkle to the light bulbs on the design paper I added some sparkle pen.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
I made this card for the SCS CAS challenge to use a diagonal line on the card. Since the International Art and Soul challenge theme is graduation and thought I could combine these into one card. I need to send two graduation cards this year for friends and family and both are boys. I think this will be a great card for one of them, and if I have another piece of that cardstock left, I might make it for the other young man too. There is no stamping on this card. I used die cuts, designer paper, and I freehanded the sentiment with a white gel pen. Although this looks gray in this picture, it is black and the gold chrome contrasts beautifully but is so hard to photograph.
The International art and soul challenge can be found here:
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Here is the challenge that I made this card for :
Friday, May 21, 2021
I don't really like real mice, but I do love my 4 legged little House Mouse buddies that can always find a place to stay in my stamp room!!! This is my newest cling set from Stampendous, I diecut the holes for them to be featured in for this card. The set even included those adorable paw prints. I colored my images with copic markers. You can go find the fun Monday challenges that are hosted by Simon Says here on the site:
Today has been one of those fun days to just play around in the stamp room. I found these scraps left as I was cleaning up a bit and thought they would look cute combined with each other. Then I found these funky die cuts I cut using a recent purchase from Obsession Impressions. Then I went to look at the challenges list (which is the only thing I keep in my daily planner--no indication that I am totally obsessed with my paper craft addiction). When I saw that Fab n' Funky was having a wedding card theme, I instantly thought of this fabulous Tim Holtz paper doll photo I had in my drawer. The thing that took the longest in making this card was finding the appropriate sentiment. Hope you enjoy this fun card.
You can find the Fab N' Funky challenge here at the site:
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
I am the hostess for this week's CCEE challenge so here it is:
May 20th is International Tiara Day, and also the birthday of Queen Victoria. So, get out your crowns, gemstones, and gold to see what you can create that would be fit for a queen. Maybe it might be a card or crown for your favorite little princess in your life, or maybe you love the look of Victorian styled art and decor. Have fun and be creative.
Check over at the CCEEStampers blog site to see what cards the team came up with that are fit for a queen!!
I am also entering this in the Mo Manning monthly challenge that can be found here:
I made this card for the Inspired by challenge this week. I decided to water color over some smudges that ended up on the left side of my card, so I am also entering this in the Splitcoaststampers Water color challenge #051. I used Kitchen Sink stamps for the stamps and I love their multilayered layers that add such depth and realism to the images.
You can find the details for the Inspired by challenge here:
I made this card for the Sunday Stamps Challenge #257. I was to use black, light blue, pink, peach, and coral. as my colors. I used some Stampin' Up stamps for the tabletop and the flowers. I used a digital basket from Impression Obession, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used some SU ink pads and some Distress Oxide inks and a versafine black ink pad for the black.
You can read the details of this challenge here:
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
This week's Just Us Girls Challenge was a color challenge making use of yellow, lavender and light blue. This is a Power Poppy digital image that I colored with copic makers. I used some yellow and lavender ribbon as my embellishment and used a Sizzix oval die.
You can find this challenge here:
Friday, May 14, 2021
You can find this challenge here:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Liz is here again with another May challenge. May 13th is Chocolate Chip Day. Who is not won over with a chocolate chip cookie in their life? So, on your creation this week, represent this day any way you would like from chocolate chip cookies, to chocolate of any kind, or making use of brown as your main color focus.
Check our the delicious samples the design team has left for us over on the CCEE blogsite.
Here is my card using that wonderful chef from an old Stampin' Up favorite and a cookie stamp from Stampabilities. I free-handed my sentiment. I used copic markers to color my image and some great design paper for my background.
I am so ready for some beach time, so today's Little Red Wagon Challenge caught my attention right away so here is my card for the Sea and Sand challenge that can be found here:
I used various colors of distress oxide inks for my stamped background, sand bottom, and seahorse. The background was made with a background stamp from Spellbinder. The seahorse ( from Deep Red) was stamped with oxide ink as well. I cut the seasweed from design paper free-handed. The sand was made with oxide and speckled with a old little background stamp from SU. The shells are so from an old retired SU set as well. The big blue air bubble are a set I just got today from Bo Bunny! I love putting so many of my sea stamps together on a card. Not quite the same as being at the beach but it was fun!!
I found lots of fun challenges today on Challenges for Days. I decided to make a card for the Simon Says challenge this week to use stenciling. That has become one of my "go to" techniques lately. My paternal grandmother did stenciling for many of my growing up years and worked it on fabric adding it to her quilts, and also table linens. I used a favorite stencil of mine from Gina K and also some flowers from one of my Gina K stamp sets to put this card together. The vase was made from two oval punches. I colored the flowers with copic markers and used gray for my cardbase. You can find this fabulous challenge here:
I was so pleased to have been one of the March winners over at Stamplorations and received this pretty stamp as my selected prize. Just wanted to share what a pretty card I created with it. I used it for the ABC15B2 challenge today over at Splitcoaststampers using a bokeh background as the technique that was required for that challenge. Thanks, Stamplorations and Shery Ross for providing your fun monthly challenges to take part in. You can find these monthly challenges on the blog that can be found here:
I colored the image with copic markers. The bokeh background was made with distress oxide inks and white acrylic paint.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Liz is the hostess for May, and we will be starting the month off with a baseball theme. May 6th is
Willie Mays' 90th birthday so make a baseball themed card or project in his honor.
I picked this daffodil digital from Power Poppy that I colored with copic markers for this Double D challenge to do a card using one of the flowers of the month using January through June. Daffodils are the flower of the month for March. I will be using this card for Mother's Day this weekend.
You can find this challenge here:
And I won as the top winner at Double D challenges