Saturday, April 23, 2022

Tree-mendous Christmas Card

Got crafty this morning for a couple of challenges.  I had new stamps to play around with too so FUN!  First I used Hero Arts Snowflake Swirl Bold Print stamp and stamped it in a bright blue on white cardstock.  I used a brush and Distress Oxide ink to go around  the edges.  I created a snow border at the bottom using stitched edge dies.  Next I stamped the Mama Elephant "Tree Picking" stamp set images and colored with alcohol inks.  I cut them out using my Scan N Cut which does a great job!  I used a snowflake punch and adhered five to the stamped and inked background plus a red bow.  Jingle Belles has a Winter Fun challenge and nothing was more fun when I was growing up than to go pick out the family Christmas tree with my parents.  ABC Christmas Challenge has "I Is For Inky" and I inked around the edges of the snowflake background.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm heading out to our front porch to read in a few minutes.  It is a beautiful sunny day here which will make for a nice afternoon of getting lost in a good book!  :)


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Stay Crafty Challenge Furbulous Card

Joining the Hero Arts Stay Crafty challenge with a theme of "Blend It Up."  I used my new Hero Arts Meowseum stamp set which is too much FUN.    I did ink blending in the center of the card base with Distress Oxide ink.  The flower and leaf die cuts are by Sizzix.  Thanks for stopping by and remember to stay crafty!


Recycled Gift Wrap Christmas Card

I have had such a busy two weeks that I almost forgot to do a card for the Jingle Belles challenge for Earth Day.  The challenge calls for re-cycled, re-used or up-cycled elements on your card.  A friend wrapped my present this past Christmas with a beautiful wrapping paper which featured houses decorated for the holidays.  I loved the paper and carefully unwrapped my present so I could use the paper later for crafty creations.  I immediately thought of it when I saw the Jingle Belles challenge.  I used a die cut sentiment by Sizzix which I cut from white fun foam for extra dimension.  Thanks for stopping to HURRY and get this linked cause only a few hours are left open on this challenge.  


Monday, April 18, 2022

Oh Meow Gosh Thanks Card

The Hero Arts Stay Crafty challenge for April is "Blend It Up."  I have a new stamp set by Hero Arts called Meowseum which I am having lots of fun playing with.  I thought it would be a good one for the "blend it up" challenge.  I took a background I had recently created with my Gelli Arts Plate and used Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide ink to blend around the outside edge.  I stamped the image with black ink on white cardstock and colored with alcohol markers.  A stamped sentiment from the same set, a die cut sentiment and baker's twine bow are the finishing touches.  Hope your week is off to a good start.  Thanks for stoppong by and remember to stay crafty.