Friday, November 17, 2017

Merry and Bright


Hello!  Sharing a Christmas card inspired by the challenge to CASE a card by Michelle shown below.  We are to CASE and add your own little twist.  I made a Christmas card using striped pattern paper and die cut words in Gold Metallic CS and Red Glitter CS.  Used Cheery Lynn dies. Did a second version of the card but stamped some snowflakes in Red Ink on side.

Challenges:
Time Out Challenges: #96 CASE card with your own twist.
Mod Squad Challenges: Merry and Bright.  Red Glitter and Gold add more brightness to striped paper.









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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cut It Out!




Hello!  This card is for the Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV- Cut It Out!  We are  to cut a die on the card front and to use the cut out negative on the card front, and THEN the cutout portion on the inside.  I cut GKD Poinsettia die from A Year of Flowers on GKD Red Velvet CS for the front and layered a GKD White CS on the inside.   I then stamped the Poinsettia stamp through the cut out on the front with Memento Red ink and added some dots of Red Nuvo Crystal Drops.  I finished the front by heat embossing the Sentiment from GKD Joyful Holiday with white EP. Added some White Enamel dots.
For the inside I added the cut out Red Poinsettia after I stamped and heat embossed the image.  Stamped the words from GKD Peace and Joy with Memento Red ink and added a strip of Pattern Paper from stash scraps.

Other Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: November Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Christmas Color-Red because it is so bright and just shouts Christmas.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #442 Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #268 Holiday
Mod Squad Challenge: Merry and Bright
Happy Little Stampers: November CAS Challenge Christmas









Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Here Comes Santa


Hello!  My card depicts a scene of Santa leaving on his annual trip with Mrs. Claus waving him on his way. The stamps and dies used are all from Hero Arts October kit.  For the Sky,  I used White CS
that absorbed some accidently spilled Metallic Blueberry Mist on my work desk.  The Mountain layer was cut from special paper included in the kit.  The die cut elements were all colored with Copics.  Added snow with Snow Maker.  This was a fun card to create.
Challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Challenge 359 Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas with Optional Theme Reindeer. Included Santa's Reindeer.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: November Challenge Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' : Anything Christmas Goes
Double D Challenges: Here Comes Santa Claus
Happy Little Stampers: November Challenge Anything Goes with Dies







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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Just One Word-THANKS


Hello!  Playing with the challenge at The House That Stamps Built which is a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge N817 shown below.  I used Dew Drops, Thanks, and Sponging with repeat Impressions Stamp Thanks.  Inks are Distress Oxide Inks.  
Other Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: TTD 369  So Very Thankful
Stamp, Ink, Paper: Color Challenge 125- Dark Brown, Yellow Rust



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Falling Leaves


Hello!  Just had to make another falling leaf card using some older stamps (2009) from GKD Signs of Autumn and A Year of Leaves.  Stamped the leaves and sentiment with Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain and colored and sponged with other Distress Oxide Inks. Did an asymmetrical design with Woodgrain Pattern Paper and Orange card base.
Challenges:
Retro Rubber:
Challenge #75 Fall Colors. Stamps from 2009.  Inspired by colors and woodgrain of bench in photo.
Cupcake Inspiration: CIC  #431 Fall Leaves
Allsorts Challenge: Week 441 Colors of Autumn







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Monday, November 13, 2017

Thank You Card

Welcome! Today's card was made for 2 challenges... 1.Mod Squad Challenge It's all in the Color-to make a card or project using no white or ivory on the front. 2. Power Poppy -Power and Spark Challenge to use Portion Control...Create a project using only a portion of an image or of multiple images. No full images allowed .
I stamped a portion  of Power Poppy Poppies stamp in 2 corners of a Green Sage CS panel with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP.  I colored the images with Koh-I-noor Pencils.  I stamped the sentiments from PP Vibrant Thanks set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold EP.  The word Thanks was triple embossed with the Gold EP to give a more dimensional look.  (Saw this tip from Jennifer McQuire).  Finished with a Gold Metallic CS mat and a Red card base and Gold sequins.
This card looks much better in real life than in the photo.  Always hard for me to photograph shiny surfaces and get the true colors.
Other challenges to enter:
Creative With Stamps: Challenge #20 Thankful









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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thank You to All Veterans




Thanks to our Veterans who protected our freedom and liberties.
Thanks for all your sacrifices and services. 
I am grateful for all you have done and are doing.

I was inspired today to create this card featuring Poppies which is associated with Veteran's Day as well as Memorial Day.  Using a heavyweight White CS,  I embossed the card with a Darice EF then added Poppies cut out with Memory Box Darling Poppies die and words cut with Cheery Lynn Dies. 
A simple design to say Thank You to all Veterans on this day of Remembrance. 
Challenges:
Outside the Box: Memory Box Challenge #30 Thank You Cards with a Memory Box product
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C411 Challenge is Lest We Forget-Include Poppies on your card today, or make a card of gratitude and/or respect.
Crafty Catz: Challenge 392-No Patterned Paper
Die Cut Diva's Challenge: Theme is Thankful.
The Paper Girls Challenge:  #139 Honoring Our Veterans

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Red and Kraft Easy Card

Today I have a card made with Red and Kraft card stocks with no inking....very unusual for me not to use inks.  I was inspired to make this card for the challenge at Merry Monday Christmas Challenges  #264 .....to make a card with Kraft and Red.  I used a Cheery Lynn die for the sentiment and a Creative Dies Poinsettia Nesting die for the flower.  Added a strip of Dotted Pattern Paper from my scraps and an Enamel Dot that I thought brighten up the card.  Love the results and the ease of making this design! 
Other Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge:  It's all in the color-make a card or project using no white or ivory on the front. OOPS! I hope my white dots are not too much. 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: November Anything Goes with Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper


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Friday, November 10, 2017

Love and Peace


Hello!  Today's card is made with a Cottage Cutz die of a Dove and with Distress Oxide inks.  I made the background blending  Broken China and Peacock Feathers inks on White CS and spritzed with  Gold Shimmer Mist.  Added the Dove cut from White Glossy CS with foam tape.  Stamped the words using Penny Black stamps from Wonder Collection with Broken China ink.  Finished with a Blue mat and White card base.  Added a couple of White enamel dots. 
Challenges:
AAA Cards: CAS Game #102 Ink Blending
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week 387 Love and Peace, Man. Use word Love and/or Peace.


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Pine Cone for the Holidays


Hello! Playing with some stamps and die cuts to create this Holiday card.  I inked a GKD Pine Cone stamp with Brown and Green inks and stamped on white CS. I added more color with Copics and texture to the Cone with Clear Lacquer Pen.  I cut the Pine bough with a Impression Obsession die from Green CS, added some details with Copics,  and attached atop the stamped cone.  Stamped the Mark's Finest Papers Sentiments with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and heat embossed with Clear EP.  Edged the white panel with Green Copic, attached to a Brown CS layer and to a white card base.
Challenges:
Use Your Stuff: Challenge 287 Take 5-to take 5 things from your stash, that potentially has been lost among the collections and use them to create something.  Use old Pine Cone Stamp, IO Die Cut, Old Sentiment stamps, Green CS from stash, Green Copics never used.
The Paper Players: Theme Challenge PP369 Holiday Pines.

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