Saturday, June 15, 2019

CAS Mix--Up Reminder

There's still time to make a card for CAS Mix-Up
My first card was rather feminine so I went masculine with this one.
I stamped the balloons from C9. stamped and masked the sentiment from PTI, then stamped then strings.  I used one set of Altenew Inks, adding one from a different set for the lightest balloon. White gel pen was used to make the polka dots pop.

Have you made an ombre card yet? The Design Team has inspiration for you.

The Flower Challenge #33 - Reminder

There is still time to play along with The Flower Challenge where Deepti Malik joins us as both a guest designer and sponsor.

I used another of Deepti's designs to make a background for this card.
I stamped the bouquet several times in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored the entire panel with Zigs and Distress Inks.  I wanted those little berries white so I used my embossing pen to color them in and white heat embossed.  The same brown ink was embossed on a vellum flag for my sentiment.

The Design Team and Deepti have cards to inspire you to make one for the challenge.  Please check them out.

Just Us Girls #492 - Color Week

Carol wants us to use one color on our cards this week but there's more to it than that.  You need to use the light, medium and dark of that color for the challenge at Just Us Girls.
I hadn't seen the banner when I made my card using blues which seemed appropriate for the Altenew Morning Glories.
Using a layered stamp I got all three colors on one image.  This is the newest set of Altenew blues and they are beautiful.  I used gray for the leaves and the sentiment from EbyE.

What colors will you use?  We welcome our guest designer for June, Marlena from Marlena is Faithfully Crafting.  She and the Design Team have some lovely cards to inspire you.  We hope to see your card in our gallery.  If you are the challenge winner you too have a chance to be our guest.



Monday, June 10, 2019

CAS Christmas - Gifts

One good thing about visiting crafty friends is they let you borrow their stamps and dies.  Last week on a visit to Michele's, she let me take the perfect die for the CAS Christmas Challenge.
The SSS packages look so pretty all wrapped in scraps of Christmas paper with silver foil ribbons.  Heat embossing the PTI sentiment caused my paper to warp and when I ran it through my Big Shot to flatten it out, the plate wasn't in the right place and made a groove on the panel.  I ended up embossing the background to cover it up and it is one of those happy accidents because I love the texture it gives. 

I sit here looking at the photo on the screen and the actual card and the color is so different.  No matter what I do with my camera, my light box or my photo editing program, I can't get things to come out true to life.  And it's not consistent which is the frustrating part.  I've even gone back and forth from my camera to my phone and that doesn't make much difference either.   Maybe I just need to wait for sunny days and take all my photos then.  It doesn't look like we'll have many of those this week.  But with all the new floor prep I won't have much time to make cards anyway.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you have a great week!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Addicted to CAS #161

Jaydee is hosting the challenge at Addicted to CAS and she has chosen this as our code word:
My father has been gone three years now but I made a card that I could give to one of my sons or my son-in-law who are the fathers of my seven wonderful grandchildren.
These cute little pups are from Penny Black and I colored them with PolyChromos pencils, blending with Gamsol.  The sentiment comes from CF.

The Design Team is waiting to show you the cards they made to honor Fathers.  We hope to inspire you to make a card for the challenge.

Just Us Girls #491 - Trend Week

I had the honor of choosing the trend this week at Just Us Girls. My choice?
There are so many different ones to use and ways to use it.  I used my new Nuvo Expanding Mousse.
I put it over a TH stencil on GinaK paper, let it dry 10 minutes and then heated it.  Here's a close up.
I made one earlier, forgot about it and didn't heat it until the next day.   It doesn't expand much after that long of time.
Back to the details.  I smooshed DOX on mixed media paper to make the flower and leaves from Altenew's Garden Picks.  For the sentiment I cut a SSS tag from metallic paper and heat embossed the sentiment in gold.

Now it's your turn.  The Design Team and our guest Marlena hope you'll check out their cards and then make a card for the challenge.  You may be chosen Chic of the Week and have a chance to guest for a later challenge.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Tag You're It! #89

It's time for the next Tag You're It! challenge and your inspiration is this:
My umbrella is a die from MFT cut in patterned paper that was a gift from Nancy.  I originally thought of placing the umbrella on the pink plaid from the same paper pack but it got lost so I cut another SSS tag in green and layered them. A heat embossed sentiment from HLS finishes it off.

How does the photo speak to you?  Why not check out what the Design Team has made. We hope you'll make a tag for our challenge.