Saturday, February 17, 2018

Twofer Challenge #2

It's time for the second Twofer Challenge.  I love this challenge - and it can be a challenge - but it stretches your stamps/dies and your creativity.  For this challenge we are asked to use
Appropriate for February don't you think?  I ended up using a die for my cards.
This RC heart border was cut from a piece of paper that I made with the tissue paper technique and was filed in my WTDWT (what to do with this) drawer.  I paired it with some DSP I fell in love with but haven't used and a sentiment from PB for a valentine. 
I took that same die and embossed it down my white cs and then glued in the leftover hearts from the first card.  A silver embossed sentiment from PTI finished my anniversary card.

Thanks for dropping by today and have a great weekend.

Addicted to CAS #130

Doni is the host for this Addicted to CAS challenge and she chose this as her code word.
Until recently I didn't have any cat stamps.  I don't have Copics and wondered how I could do critter images justice.  Then I fell in love with a couple of PB cat and dog stamps and gave it a whirl. Here's not one but two little cat valentines.
This kitty is colored with Inktense pencils.  To compliment the DSP I cut some tiny hearts and stamped them with sentiments from PTI.

This is the same design in a different color way with the exception of the sentiment which came from PTI.

Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers who will award a $20 voucher to the winner.  Come on over to the blog to see what the Design Team has made to inspire you. If I can make two cards, surely you can make one for our CAT challenge.


Just Us Girls #428 - Color Week

Here are the colors for this week's challenge at Just Us Girls as chosen by Angie.
I often have difficulty with color challenges but the first thing that popped into my mind was 'berry'.  If the color is berry why not make berries.  And so I did.
These are the summer berries from PTI stamped with Altenew Ink and shaded a little with colored pencils.  The sentiment is from PB.

Our guest designer this month is Tenia Nelson and she and the Design Team have some colorful cards for your inspiration over on the blog.  Please go take a look and then link your card up in the gallery.  You may be chosen Chic of the Week and be eligible to be our guest in April.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Merry Monday #277

Finally a card for Merry Monday.  I played around with a number of ideas and none of them was worth the effort of finishing.  In desperation I leafed through my UFO drawer and found a "Brusho through a stencil" panel that I did a long time ago.  The colors worked well for a Christmas card.
The PTI sentiment was cut from glitter paper and inlaid into the panel. I'm not crazy about what looks like a tomato in the center of the O but trying a piece of plain white looked even worse, so it is what it is.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you have a great weekend.

CASology #287

We're better together and so we make our together cards for CASology.  Mine is about as CAS as you can get.
The clocks embossing folder speaks to the sentiment from a GinaK exclusive for CPD.  I can think of a number of people this would apply to.  If only all my cards were this easy. ;) 

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Papertrey Ink Stripe Challenge

I found a need for a more masculine get well card and the stripe challenge at Papertrey Ink gave me a great format for one.
Watercolor Wonder was used to make the stripes with Cracked Pistachio.  The Psalms quote was added on top with the fussy cut feathers.

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Inspired By All the Little Things #79

I have a fairly literal take on the Inspired By All the Little Things photo but when you have a bicycle stamp you have to use it.
This turned out even better than I imagined.  You can see the mixture of stamps below.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for dropping by.





Stamps: SSS Beautiful Ride, Sending Happy Thoughts, Ornaments and Presents; PB Happy Snippets
Dies: Beautiful Ride, Sugar Pea HB2U (CPD exclusive), SSS Stitched Rectangles
Stencil: MFT
Inks: Zigs, Altenew Evenng Gray and Crimson, DI Black Soot

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #258

Sketch challenges are one of my favorites and I love playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch.  This is the sketch for this week.
It was like a lightning bolt hit when I thought of the idea for my card.
I've long neglected the PTI Garden Gate set (that I HAD to have) and those hollyhocks seemed like the perfect image for my card.  A little grass die from MCS (closed) and a sentiment from HA grounds them.

Stately flowers hollyhocks are but I remember making dancing ladies out of their blossoms.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope flowers bring fond memories for you.