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:


Monday, September 11, 2023

Can you handle the pressure? Trees


I needed to make some masculine Christmas cards for a friend. I used this 3_D embossing folder from Sizzix and inked over it with distressed oxide antique linen ink. I added some white stickles to some of the bumps to look like snow, The silhouette was a Momenta card front die that I cut apart and pieced to fit my space better. There are some trees in the scene so hope this fits the theme for the Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge to use embossing and trees. You can find the details for the challenge here:

Monday, September 4, 2023

Fall Fun

How fun it is to do some fall cards now that fall is here (on the calendar, but certainly not here in the weather.) This card was made with a wonderful Power Poppy digital image and colored with Copic markers. I did a little doodling around the edges so it would qualify for Saturday's Sweet Stampin' Challenge. Details for that challenge can be found here:

Double Trouble challenge to use 3 of the fall colors: red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and I used black and gray as neutrals. Details here:

and also the Inspiration Station Challenge to use pumpkins or gourds. Here's their inspiration piece:

and one last challenge this card is for is the Paper Players challenge to include a four legged animal on the card. So mine is the cat. Check the details for that challenge here:


September and Sunflowers

I love sunflowers and when I saw that was the theme of two challenges this week, I decided to make this card using this sunflower stamp and sentiment from Unity Stamps. I used versafine clair black ink for stamping the image and sentiment. I colored the image with Copic markers. I used some design papers from my stash and a Martha Stewart corner paper punch to make the paper loops for embellishment. 
These are the challenges that I am entering with this card:

Cupcake Challenge 577 - Bears

When I went into Hobby Lobby today to find some birthday gifts, I found this bear stamp marked down, and I remembered bears were the theme for the cupcake challenge today. So you know what that means, I had to get that stamp. I put this together with a tree stamp from SU and a sentiment from Impression Obsessions. The design paper was an old stashed piece from Basic Grey. I am always in need of masculine card ideas, so I was happy I came up with this one! 


Another CTD card for 758

I love this digital from Power Poppy that I water colored using my new LiddyGang Magicals. The colors are so vivid and are so perfect for this week's Color Throwdown colors. You can find the details here: 

The background was a mixed media project that made use of distress oxide inks, versamark ink,  LindyGang's Magicals, and versafine clair black. I used an Impression Obsessions background stamp under and over the colors and also a SU leaf stamp. The flower image was then fussy cut and put over the background. The sentiment is from Gina K designs!


Sunday, September 3, 2023

Try Stampin' on Tuesday

I stenciled  with distress oxide ink for the background for this card, added washi tape for the strips. The poinsettia is a large sticker. The sentiment is cut from a piece of design paper. I added gold faceted gems to the center of the poinsettia. I mounted it on red card base. 

You can find the details of the challenge here:


My Time to craft Christmas 68

It's fun to get started on Christmas cards early, so I made this card for the Time to Craft Christmas card challenge that can be found here:

I laid a stencil onto my blank paper, stamped the pine needles over it then blended the lighter green over the stencil when I had finished the stamping. I added two die cut ornaments and poinsettia stickers onto the ornament. The strip that says Merry Christmas is a piece of design paper. I mounted this onto a piece of red for the card base. 

Thanks MTTCC! It is an honor!


Color Throw Down 758

I made this card for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. The details are above this text. I used some Lindy's gang magical powders to color the background on my water color paper. I stamped the black patterned background with a stamp from Momenta. The flower and sentiment are from Pink Fresh. I colored the image with Copic Markers. The Lindy's gang magical powders made such vivid and vibrant colors. They were fun to work with and look forward to using this product that was new to my collection of mixed media items.