Saturday, July 20, 2019

Addicted to CAS #164

I'm the host at Addicted to CAS for this challenge and have chosen the following code word:
I have a number of daisy stamps and it was difficult to pick which one to use.  I finally decided on this smaller one by Sheena Douglas.
I colored them with Zigs and then added Distress Ink to the background, as well as some blue and white splatters. The sentiment is from Altenew.  This was not the first card I made though.  Here's that one.
I tried to mask the stems with rubber cement and it was hard to paint those thin lines so I wasn't happy with the way the Distress Ink washed over the background around them.  For the blue card I got smart and did the background first and that worked much better.  I didn't have to worry about bleed either.

I can't wait to see your daisy cards.  They are my favorite flower and there are so many different daisy stamps out there that the gallery should be a veritable garden of them.

Just Us Girls #497 - Color Week

Nancy is our host this week at Just Us Girls 
and her choices for Color Week are
It's such a lovely color combination for someone like me 
who does a lot of florals.  
I had already stamped this lovely background from MFT and pulled it out to color with Distress Inks.  I thought it needed a bright border and what better to use for Nancy's challenge than some paper she gifted me with last Fall when Michele and I visited her.  It was the perfect color.  I struggled with a sentiment and decided to leave well enough alone.

What will you do with the colors?  The Design Team has some wonderful cards for you to see, including our guest designer Emma DelFosse.  If you're chosen our Chic of the Week you too could be a guest designer.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Less Is More #399

Celebrations is the theme at Less Is More 
and those kind of cards are easy to make.
For my card I cut the MFT word die from 'happy' paper and substituted a candle from Sugar Pea for the 'L'.  QACAS.  Or EZPZ.   Whichever acronym you prefer. 😄

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by.


The Flower Challenge #34 - Reminder

There's still time for you to play in The Flower Challenge.
For my reminder card I went with Zigs on the EbyE Mondo Wildflower.
I die cut the oval hemstitch and then decided the background needed some color so I watercolored it with Distress Ink, then added the birthday sentiment on foam tape.

Our guest designer Michelle Lupton and the rest of the Design Team have more cards for you to see over on the blog.  And don't forget that Uniko is offering a stamp set of their choosing to the winner.

We'd love to see your pretty pastels in our gallery.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Just Us Girls #496 - Trend Week

Maria is hosting Trend Week and this is what she'd like to see on your cards this week at Just Us Girls.
I had a card made when I got another idea early in the morning and decided to go with that one.
The rainbow stripes are a PTI stamp and the first four sentiment are from MFT.  The last one is from HA.

Our guest designer, Emma, and the rest of the Design Team have creative cards waiting to inspire you.  Take a look and then make a card for our gallery.  You may be our next guest designer.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Twofer Challenge #18

With my love of flowers I don't know why the first thing I thought of when I saw the challenge at Twofer was vegetables and how I don't have any vegetable stamps. 
When I got my brain in gear 
I pulled out my PTI Garden Gate set and made these.
I used to love hollyhocks 
and I remember making little dolls out of the blossoms.  

For my prayer card I used just one set of flowers and added some wisteria on an MFT die cut that was embossed with a SU folder and popped up on lavender cs.
The sentiments on both cards are part of the set.  
The next one is a birthday card.
I cut three layers of the gate, cut off the doors, glued them together and heat embossed them with platinum.  Distress Inks were blended on the background and then three sets of hollyhocks added in various colors of Altenew ink.  The MISTI really came in handy in lining up the layers and stamping multiple flowers.

I'm so glad I had time before I go on vacation to get a card made for one of my favorite challenges.  Thanks for dropping by to take a look.  You'll definitely want to look at what the Design Team has made too.  Head on over to the Twofer blog.