Saturday, December 7, 2019

Addicted to CAS #174

Do you have your Christmas Cards done?  Here's a chance to make one more although you really could make a different tree for the challenge at Addicted to CAS.  It's hosted by Ceal and her code word is
I got the chance to go with a friend to Gina Marie's and see all her fabulous dies.  You know I couldn't leave without purchasing at least one.  Ha, I did more damage than that but for this card I had a particular one in mind.  The Artistic Tree.  I'm glad I got it when I did because it's retiring.
I cut the tree from both gold foil and a smooshed panel, inserting the later into the foil.  I got a smudge when the glue interacted with the DI and so I inked a scrap of brown for a trunk.  The sentiment from C9 is gold heat embossed.  I couldn't just disregard the smooshed outline cut so I made a second card.
This time I inserted green foil and used a sentiment from HLS.  So now I have two more cards for my Christmas stash.  Will you make a Christmas tree?  Or do you have something else in mind?  I wonder what the Design Team did.  Let's go check them out shall we? 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Happy Little Stampers Christmas - December

We're getting near the end people.  It's December and I'm offering you a chance to make another Christmas card for Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.  This month the option is Candy Cane. 
Did I go with the option?  You know I did!
I watercolored the RC candy canes with Zigs and then wondered what to do with them.  I went searching for some DP and found this cute one in an ancient paper pack.  The background is not white or cream but when I put this pink against it, it looked perfect.  I cut the panel with a RC die and stamped it with a CP sentiment.

Get busy finishing up your Christmas cards and enter one into our challenge.  The Design Team and I would love to see you in the gallery.

The Flower Challenge #39

This year has gone by so quickly.  It's now December and time for the next The Flower Challenge.  This one is
Simple enough, right?  Just remember to keep flowers as your main image. 
I used a NBUS die from Gina Marie for my background.  Once I added the peonies from Altenew that were colored with Zigs I hesitated about a sentiment.  A lot of crafters use white embossed black strips and it always looks so good so I did that, substituting dark gray for black.

Nancy Penir is our guest designer this month.  She and the rest of the Design Team have some wonderful die cut creations to inspire you.  And if that's not enough, we have Crackerbox and Suzy as our sponsors.  They are offering a $25 gift certificate to their store to the winner.

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Just Us Girls #516 - Wild Card Week

Whenever there are five Saturdays in a month, Just Us Girls has a Wild Card challenge.  This week it's Vicki's turn to decide what we will do and she's chosen
That's right people.  You can do whatever you like and enter it in our challenge which will run for the entire month of December.  I added to my Christmas stash with this card.
I borrowed  this Amaryllis by EbE from Michele when we were at the cottage.  I colored it with Distress Inks, added a sentiment from PTI and mounted it on DSP.

The Design Team has some creative cards for you to see on the blog.  They hope to inspire you to make a card for our last challenge of the year.  Since you have this entire month to enter cards, we expect to see a lot of you in the gallery. ;)


Saturday, November 23, 2019

Addicted to CAS #173

I'm your host this week at Addicted to CAS and I've chosen what I think is an appropriate word for this time of year.  Or anytime actually.
I made multiples of this Thanksgiving card to send to the homebound people of our church. Once I had it set up it was easy to do.
I used a maple leaf from a set by HA and inked, spritzed and stamped in five colors of Distress Ink across the top of my card then added the veins.  The sentiment is a combination of CP and PTI done in Cup o' Joe.

The Design Team has some wonderful cards for your inspiration.  I hope you'll check them out and then make a card for our challenge.  We will be blessed if you do.

Just Us Girls #515 - Photo Week

Ready for winter?  I know I'm not but Maria has a wintery photo to inspired your cards for this week's photo challenge at Just Us Girls.
After seeing this I thought I need to get some cute snowman stamps.  I have a couple but they are too large for a scene like this.  Then I remembered the darling one I HAD to have from PB.  I mean I NEVER buy wood block stamps but Snowy is so endearing that I broke my rule.  He's still a little large for the scene but you can overlook that with his cuteness.
I started by stamping the trees from Deep Red (I love those trees!!) in HA Field Greens.  Snowy was colored with Zigs and some Puff ep added to his Pom Pom.  A little Snippet stamp from PB made a great sentiment.

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful weekend.