Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Rose "Thanks" Card

I found a few minutes to hide in my craft room this afternoon.  :)  I wanted to do a card for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  I used the roses in the photo as my main inspiration.  I also want to enter this card at Die Cut Diva's and their flower challenge.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you found time to do something you love today.  I got to read on my porch and finish my book (The Alice Network which is one of Reese Witherspoon's book selections).   Let the summer reading and crafting begin.  ;)

Stamps -- Hampton Art (SC0754)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Candy Rose Bon Bon) and Momento (Pear Tart)
Sparkle Pen -- Spectrum Noir (Clear)
Cardstock -- Craftsmith and Recollections
Die Cut Background -- Silhouette Design Store
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Celebrating and Kindess Cards

I hope your Monday is off to a great start. Are you enjoying this beautiful weather?  I have been outside planting flowers and washing off porches.  It is my favorite time of year.  I love heading to the porch with a good book and looking at all the flowers.  (I even like watering and taking care of those flowers but asked me again in July.....and the answer might be not so much.  Then it will be HOT.)  ;) I have two cards to share today for fun challenges.  The first card is for the Inky Paws Challenge and uses the new stamp set by Newton's Nook called "Little Lilies."  There is also a shadow challenge at Just Us Girls so I shadowed my word die cut with black cardstock.  Stamping Sensations has a "Close To Nature" challenge and I think these lilies and butterflies fit the bill nicely.  Last but not least is the Cut It Up challenge of "Flowers."
Stamps -- Newton's Nook (Little Lilies)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Watercolor Pencils -- Staedtler
Blender Pen -- Zig
Sparkle Pen -- Spectrum Noir (Clear)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Die Cut Word -- Elizabeth Craft Designs (1288 Thanks)
Fringe Scissors -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Sequins -- Neat & Tangled
Twine -- Jillibean Soup
Punches -- EK Success

My second card is for the Time Out Challenge of the word "Wild."  I have some wild (but cute) animals flying by on this card.  The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Animal Magic" so I think animals flying in a hot air balloon are pretty magical.  :) 
Stamps -- Hampton Art (PS0977 Image) and Jillibean Soup (JB0629 Sentiment)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black and Seaglass)
Markers -- Staedtler
Chalk Marker -- Marvy/Uchida (White)
Patterned Paper -- My Favorite Things
Cardstock -- Recollections
Cloud Dies -- Jillibean Soup (JB1019)
Burlap -- DCWV
Sequins -- Neat & Tangled
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Paper Crimper -- Fiskars

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Purrfect Cards

I didn't get to join in on the last Twofer's Challenge due to illness in our family.  I was determined to play this month though.  :)  The theme for April is pets.  I chose a NUBS stamp set by My Favorite Things.  I used one of the cat images on both cards and two different themes of thank you and congrats.  Above you can see both cards side by side (per the rules at the Twofer Challenge of photographing the cards together).
Stamps -- My Favorite Things
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Watercolor Crayons -- Staedtler Karat Watercolor Crayons
Glitter Glue -- Stickles by Ranger (Turquoise)
Die Cuts -- Silhouette Design Store
Sequins -- Jillibean Soups
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery

Stamps -- My Favorite Things
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Watercolor Crayons -- Staedtler Karat Watercolor Crayons
Watercolor Paper -- Canson
Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup
Mini Tags -- Hampton Art
Clear Glaze -- Ranger Glossy Accents
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

My fun cat cards will be joining these challenges:

Die Cut Divas (Anything Goes With A Die)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge (Anything Goes With Patterned Paper)
Craftaholics R Us (Anything Goes)
Simon Says Stamp (Sparkle and Shine)
Tuesday Throwdown (Glimmer and Shine)

Until next time.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying your day and finding time to do something you love.  :)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Birthday Squares Card

Hope your Monday has been a good one.  I found a few minutes to craft and made this fun birthday card.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the "happy birthday" die cut squares from red cardstock.  I stamped the word celebrate twice and used my old trusty butterfly punches (thank you Martha Stewart).  ;)  I'm linking this card up at the following challenges:

The Butterfly Challenge (I did five things on the wheel:  the three colors plus two identical items and twine.)

Allsorts Challenge (Be There Or Be Square) 

Always Fun (Anything Goes)

Make My Monday Challenge (Things With Wings)

Diecut Divas (Anything Goes)

Stamp -- Hampton Art
Ink Pad -- Momento (Teal Zeal)
Cardstocks -- (Thistle Pink, Tomato Red and Teal)
Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (Happy Birthday Phrase)
Butterfly Punches -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Twine Cord -- Hemptique

Friday, April 6, 2018

Cat Lady Gatefold Card

This is the first gatefold card I have ever made.  There is a challenge at the Art Impressions blog to make one so I thought I would give it a try.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the card and the got the design here.  I used one of my favorite techniques in using watercolor crayons to create the background on the circle.  My funny cat lady will be joining these card challenges:
Art Impressions (Create A Gatefold Card)
Stamping Sensations (One For The Girls)
Double D Challenges (Twine Or Hemp Cord)
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (Feminine Anything Goes)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges (Color It)
Addicted To Stamps and More (Anything Goes)
AAA Cards CAS Challenges (Favorite Technique)
Stamps -- Hampton Art (Art Impressions SC0652)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Watercolor Crayons -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections
Card Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (Decorative Circle Gatefold Card)
Self-Adhesive Jewels -- KI Memories
Hemp Cord -- Hemptique
White Chalk Marker (Marvy/Uchida....Used to Make Dots on Dress Image)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Watering Can "Thanks" Card

I discovered a new "to me" challenge called the Butterfly Challenge which looks like a lot of fun.  There is a "wheel" (see below) and you must do at least one thing on the wheel.  But if you can do more or all of the things on the wheel then you get entered more times for the prizes.  And last but not least, your creation must have a butterfly on it.  I was determined to do everything on the wheel which made for a very good challenge.  :)  Another rainy day here but nice and dry in the old craft cave.  Thanks for stopping by...hope you were able to stay dry.  ;)  My watering can card is joining the following challenges:
The Butterfly Challenge (I did everything on the wheel.)

Time Out Challenge (Bold -- I used bold colors.)

Craftaholics R Us (Sequins -- on the spout plus top of twine bow with jewels on top of the sequins.)

Sunny Day Crafting (I Is For Insects)

Rub-On Sentiment -- Pebbles, Inc.
Cardstock -- Recollections
Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (Watering Can Card)
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Sequins -- Jillibean Soup
Clear Jewels -- KI Memories
Twine -- Jillibean Soup

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Color Outside The Lines Card

How is your weekend going?  I'm having a rainy weekend with a little crafty plus baking time (did Chocolate Glazed Donuts for the family this morning for breakfast).  Time Out has a "hobbies" theme challenge and I thought of a recently acquired stamp set about coloring.  Coloring is a nice hobby (and one I enjoy).  I also used the sketch at CAS-UAL Fridays for placement inspiration.  I inked the green circles with a Distress Oxide ink pad and then overstamped the image with black ink.  Last I did coloring with markers for a fast and easy card.  My daughter came home from college this weekend and saw this card laying on my desk.  She commented on how much she liked it which made me happy (so now think I will mail it to her since she likes mail from home).  ;)

Ink Pads -- Distress Oxide (Twisted Citron) and Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Mini Tag -- Hampton Art
Cardstock -- Recollection
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery