Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Can you handle the pressure - Circles/squares


I used this 3-D embossing folder for this challenge this week on Can You Handle the Pressure?  challenge. I used some dies from Momenta. You can find the details for this challenge as well as their link here:

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketch 745

I quarter turned this sketch for my card. I used a stamp from Unity Stamps for the verse and used espresso distressed oxide ink. The plaid paper is design paper from my scrap pile. I used a Sizzix oval die and a Sizzix flower die with Sizzix leaves die as well. The centers of the flowers are pearl embellishments. I thought this would make a great Easter card for the upcoming season. 


Allsort Challenge 768


I made this card for the Allsorts challenge 768. The criteria was to use shades of pink. I inked the inside of a 3_D embossing folder with pink distress oxide ink,  and then pressed my white cardstock between it. I really loved the look I achieved by that. The floral digital is from Power Poppy and is colored with copic alcohol markers. The sentiment is from Unity stamps and was stamped in versafine clair black ink. I mounted thiis front onto a pink cardstock base. I added a few pearls as embellishment. 

You can find the details of the Allsorts challenge here where you can also find the linky to play along:

Celebrating International Women's Day - Festive Friday challenge

My supportive sentiment for this challenge for the International Women's Day is "She is brave."
I also used pink, blue, and embossing.  I did use florals pieces although I would not call this a bouquet. I inked the inside of my embossing folder to get this lovely background. Those 3-D embossing folders are amazing! This one is from Sizzix.  


Friday, February 16, 2024

Inspired by quilts

I made this card for the Inspiration challenge ....quilts 

I used some pink scraps and even did a little zentangling on the pink squares with white gel pen, I used some washi tape in between thhe squares. The rose stamp is from an old retired Stampin' Up set. I used a sentiment from Tim Holtz's idea-o-logy pad that says "It's always the small pieces that make the big picture. 



Creative Knockout challenge 515

I wanted to try out one of my newest stencils from A Colorful Life using blue, green, and purple distress oxide inks, I used a Spellbinder die for the flowers and purple panel. The centers of the flowers are green sticker dots.  You can check out the details for this challenge here:
The sentiment says: Be Grateful.


Monday, February 12, 2024

Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge and pink/red/white

 This card is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge #564 and for the Cupcake Inspiration color challenge to use red/pink/white. You can find the details for each challenge here:


Here is my card:

I got to use some of my great Valentine paper scraps on this card. The stamp is an old retired Stampin' Up rose stamp. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy sentiment strip. 

Sketch Saturday challenge 744

 This is my card for the Sketch Saturday challenge :

I used a cranberry cardbase, added a kraft design paper for the back panel. I used a design paper for he corners and the middle panel. I added white gel pen details to the edges and also to the kraft background panel and the floral design paper. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy sentiment strip.  

Can you handle the pressure? challenge - red and pink

This card was made for the Can You Handle the Pressure this week. The theme is pink and red. I used a half of sheet of design paper mounted to a red piece of cardstock. Then I ran it through my Big Shot using a 3-D embossing folder from Sizzix. Then I rubbed a pink distress oxide ink pad over the red. The sentiment is a piece of washi tape. I added red puffy heart stickers as the embellishments. Then I mounted this to a pink cardstock base. The details for this challenge can be found here:


Sunday, February 11, 2024

Valentine challenges

Hearts and love seem to be the main theme this week before Valentines' Day, so this card fits the theme for at least 3 challenges for me:

I used double sided design papers to try the double twisted ribbon technique, punched out 3 paper hearts and stamped small sentiments on each one. I added flower sequins to each heart and small punched leaves. 

Friday, February 9, 2024

HMFMC 408 - Valentine

Always love using a house mouse stamp for any occasion and use this Paper Studio paper to go with this layout. The die is from Impression Obsessions and the heart die is from Spellbinders. I used puffy metallic red hearts for my embellishments. 


Love is in the Air for many challenges

I did this card for a couple of challenges that had a LOVE theme. I also made it for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and used the row with Rose/die/Love. I used a die from Momenta for the roses and a die from Impression Obsessions for the LOVE. The list of challenges and their links are below:


Thursday, February 8, 2024

Artistic Impressions challenge - You Spin me Round 369


I made this card for the "You spin me round" challenge. I love this frog stamp from my collection of Artistic Impressions and matched it with this dotted design paper. I added a few paper circle punches to the front of this card as well. I colored the images with copic alcohol markers. You can find the details of the challenge here:

As You Like It - Digitals

I made this card for the As You Like It challenge and although I have a wonderful collection of stamps of various types, I do love the digitals I have collected on my computer. The storage is easier, and having the option to change the size is a definite advantage that makes it a favorite of mine.  This image is a digital from Sweet and Sassy Designs.I colored it with copic markers. I added a Santa cap sticker for one of my embellishments. I am getting ahead on my Christmas cards by making them throughout the year.  You can find the details of the challenge here:


Monday, February 5, 2024

Crafting Happiness - red and pink

I did the zentangles in each section of this designer paper with a white gel pen. Then I punched three hearts from a piece of design paper and added a dimensional gnome sticker. The sentiment is an Idea-o-logy sentiment strip from Tim Holtz. I mounted this on a hot pink card base. 
I am entering this card in the Crafting happiness challenge to use red and pink.
You may find the details of the challenge here:

Inspiration Station Challenge - XOXO


I made this card for the Inspiration Station Challenge XOXO. I used stamps from Unity. 
I colored my image with copic markers. 
You can find this challenge here:

Addicted to CAS on Friday - hearts

Here is my card for the CAS on Friday challenge to use a heart. I made a stencil from a die of a heart. Blended on the worr lipstick oxide distress ink I stamped the flower image with versafine clair black. I colored the leaves inside the inked heart dark green with copic markers. I used a Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy sentiment strip. This is a one layered card. 


Paper Players 675

On my last order from Unity Stamps these papers and butterfly were included as a thank you gift. I made these cards with all the things they included in that little precious brown bag. It even included the card base and envelope.. They only thing I added was the the stamping to the tag (which was included), the washi tape from my stash, and a stash of ribbon in my craft pile. Thanks, Unity for supplying the material for this card. I am using it for the "Into the one I love" theme going on over at Paper Players this week. You can find their link HERE