Sunday, September 24, 2017

Autumn Greetings Card

I have done another card for the Pink and Main Autumn Challenge.  I used their new Fall Bouquets clear stamp set.  Now here is the tricky part, I also wanted to join the Stamping Sensations challenge.  It is a color challenge (see photo below) and the colors are non-traditional fall colors.  So I tried to do a fall card with a "different" color scheme.  Is there a law that says pink can't be used for an autumn card?  I hope not because I used it. (Wink.)  My different colored fall card is going to be linking up to these challenges:

                                                       Pink and Main Challenge (Autumn)

                                                                  Stamping Sensations

                                                                          Fab Friday

                                                                           
Allsorts (Things With Wings -- I have a bird and a butterfly on this card.)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Pink & Main (Fall Bouquets)
Ink Pad -- Momenta (Gray)
Markers -- Staedtler
Patterned Papers -- Jillibean Soup and KI Memories
Diecuts -- Sizzix and The Stamps of Life
Clothespin -- Jillibean Soup
Hemp Cord -- Hemptique
Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Autumn Blessings Card

I am sharing a card I made with a new stamp set I recently got by Pink and Main.  I fell in love with these cute Pilgrim mice and couldn't wait to get them "inky."  These thankful mice are going to be joining the following challenges:
Pink and Main Challenge Blog (#25 Autumn)

Just Add Ink (#378 Texture)

Craftaholics R Us (#37 Fall Colors)

Aud Sentiments Challenge (#189 Use A Two Word Sentiment)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Pink and Main (Autumn Blessings Set 02325)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)
Markers -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections
Embossing Folders -- Sizzix
Diecut -- Gina Marie Designs
Ribbon -- Michael's Stores, Inc.
Foam Pumpkin -- Hobby Lobby
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Sketch Saturday Gratitude Card


Today's card is one I did for the Sketch Saturday design team.  The sponsor this week is Fred She Said Designs.  The image I used is Pumpkins and Sunflowers and can be found here.  I colored the image with alcohol markers.  The sentiment is a rub-on.  If you have not tried one of the sketches at Sketch Saturday, you really should.  They are a tremendous help at creating a card faster (and I should also mention fun).  This card is grateful to join the following challenges:

Make My Monday (#55 Autumn Colors)

The Crazy Challenge (#257 Autumn)

Always Fun (#24 Fall Colors)

Craft Rocket Challenges (Something Beginning With The Letter "F"/I have flowers on my card.)

Craftaholics (#37 Fall Colors)

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge(#434 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving)

Really Reasonable Ribbon (Anything Goes With Ribbon)

Fussy and Fancy Challenges (#196 Fall Colors)


Friday, September 22, 2017

Caution: Coffee Card

I was straightening up my craft room and found this Newton's Nook stamp set which I got recently.  To tell the truth I had forgotten about it and it had a coffee theme.  I was aggravated at myself for not using it during the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I looked to see how much time was left and had a pleasant surprise....I still had time to get a card made with it and uploaded to the blog hop!  Yay!  So this is definitely my last one for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (sniff, sniff....trying not to be sad.....wink).  My prickly cactus is also going to be joining:

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge (Sketch See Below)

Color Throwdown Challenge

Just Add Ink

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Pop It Up -- I used pop dots on the sentiment tag.)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Newton's Nook (Cuppa Cactus Set)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Sparkle Pen -- Spectrum Noir
Cardstock -- Recollections
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Round Tag -- Hampton Art
Hemp Cord -- Hemptique
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Diecut -- Gina Marie Designs
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M
Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.
                                                                 

Scarecrow Coffee Card

We are down to the final hours of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I was determined to get one more card made!!!  I came in from my morning walk (got to get those 10,000 steps a day) and headed to my craft room.  My scarecrow coffee card is the result.  I like the way he turned out...I think I may work better "under pressure."  (Wink.)  I'm sad to see the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop end.  It has been such fun getting crafty with my coffee stamps and coming up with ideas.  But as Scarlet O'Hara says "tomorrow is another day" and we will have the spring one to look forward to.  My scarecrow will also be scaring up some fun at the following challenges:

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Craftaholics R Us (Fall Colors)

Little Red Wagon (Leaf It To Me)

Mod Squad Challenge (Leaves)

Creative Stamps Challenge (Leaves)

Die Cuttin' Divas (National Coffee Day or Shades of Brown)

Always Fun (Fall Colors)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I did row of autumn colors, dimension (with foam leaves) and rounded corners.)

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Unity Stamp Company (Scarecrow & Thankful Sentiment) and Altenew (small coffee cup)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)
Markers -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Diecuts -- Gina Marie Designs
Foam Sunflowers and Leaf Sequins -- Recollections
Orange Glitter Glue -- Stickles by Ranger
Pop Dots -- All Night Media
Corner Rounder -- Fiskars

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Coffee Cat Card

I have another card to share for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  For this one I used three colors of acrylic paints to add color to all the brown on the card plus match the foam leaves.  My coffee drinking cat is going to linking up to the following:

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Craftaholics R Us (Fall Colors)

Little Red Wagon (Leaf It To Me)

Pause Dream Enjoy (Animals)

Mod Squad Challenge (Leaves)

Creative Stamps Challenge (Leaves)

Die Cuttin' Divas (National Coffee Day or Shades of Brown)

Always Fun (Fall Colors)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I did row of autumn colors, dimension (with foam leaves) and rounded corners.)

CARD RECIPE:

Stamps -- Technique Junkies (Coffee Cat) and STAMPlorations (Sentiment0

Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Mudslide)

Acrylic Paints -- Apple Barrel by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Cardstock -- Recollections

Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

Diecuts -- Cottage Cutz

Clear Glaze -- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid Enterprises, Inc.

Baker's Twine -- The Twinery

Mummy Needs Coffee Card

Sharing another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I had so much fun making this one.  I inked the background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink pads and then sprayed lightly with water.  I used stamps, diecuts, inks, embellishments, and paints on this one...you know all the "good stuff."  The hop ends tomorrow so if you haven't gotten inky this week making a coffee card you need to get busy!  Get to work (or I should say "get to fun.")!  (Wink!)   My caffeine addicted mummy is also joining the Marker Pop Halloween challenge plus the C.R.A.F.T. challenge calling for Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving.
Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

CARD RECIPE:
Stamps -- Fiskars (cup) and Hampton Art (spider web and alphabet stamps)
Ink Pads -- Tim Holtz Distress Oxide (Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron) and Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Diecuts -- Sizzix
Wood Pumpkin -- Recollections
Enamel Stars -- Jillibean Soup (jb0377)
Marker -- Copic (Gray)