Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Flower Challenge - Reminder

I'm here to remind you that there's still time to enter The Flower Challenge.
One of my older stamps, and one I still love, is from Papertrey Ink.
The ferns were lightly stamped in the background before white heat embossing the Queen Anne's lace on Dove Gray cs.  To match the sentiment strip to the leaves, I ran the ink pad over my paper, let it dry and embossed the PTI sentiment.

Why not give one of your older stamps some love and make a card for this month's challenge.  Remember that the focus has to be a flower that you've stamped or die cut and that you can only enter six other challenges.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time Out #123 and Inkspirational #175

There are still some Christmas challenges out there and I have a card for two of them:  Time Out (Joyful) and Inkspirational (Anything Christmas).

I smooshed the background with Distress Ink and then spattered it with pearl paint.  The 'JOY' from MFT is cut from three layers of white and topped with glitter paper.  The sentiment from the same set is heat embossed in white.


12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Touch - Day 2

My last tag for the 12 Tags with a Feminine Twist challenge is up today.  I wish I had time to do more but things are getting busy and I don't need any more to use.  This tag was inspired by Carissa Wiley on Day 2 of the challenge.  Here's my take on her tag.
This will go nicely with my black and white plaid gift bag.  The greens are TH, the tag HA, the grid SSS and the sentiment CPD. 

And here's Carissa's tag.


Off to get myself prettied up for the holidays and pick up a few last minute gifts. I'll be back later with one last Christmas card - or two. ;)


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

I needed a tag for my great-granddaughter's gift and what better inspiration than Julie Ebersole on Day 10  of the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist - Non-traditional colors.  Julie used the EbyE Pop-Up Mittens for hers and so did I.

I stamped my cs with the plaid from Concord and 9th in pink and gray, cut one mitten and then a second out of white for the secondary tag to write my message.  A little silver snowflake from the set matches the silver cord to tie on the package.

Have you made your own tags this year?

Fusion - Christmas Ride

I had fun recreating the little scene for the Fusion Challenge.
Isn't that a sweet image?  Mine is a little different - more rural.
Ink blending courtesy of Distress Inks, houses and Santa from Catherine Pooler and sentiment from Happy Little Stampers.  They play together so nicely.

I hope all your holiday plans are coming together.



Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist II

I have another tag for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist challenge.  This one was inspired by Kelly Griglione on day 9 - watercolor tags.
The little owl is from Winnie and Walter, colored with Inktense pencils.  Here are Kelly's darling tags.

I'll have another one tomorrow.

Addicted to Stamps and More #322


This is the Make Your Mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More where you use paint, pencil, ink and even crayons if you want on your card. For my card I used Inktense pencils.

I love this Mondo Holly from EbyE.  All it needed  was a simple sentiment from Penny Black.

This will be my last post for Addicted to Stamps and More.  I have decided to step down from the Design Team but I want to thank Kylie for having me for the past three years.

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful entries into our gallery and for the kindly comments you've left on my blog.  I hope to see you in this gallery too so get busy making your mark.

CAS Mix-Up, Watercolor and Christmas

Time is running out now that the CAS challenges are cutting short for the holidays.  I didn't even get a chance to play along with them in November so I'm going to post all three cards together in order to make the deadline.

First CAS Mix-up where the prompt is emboss resist.
I had my PTI Meadow Greens on my desk for another card and knew they looked wonderful white embossed against a bright background.  In this case I used Brushos, with stamping and die cutting.

Next is 'Thanks' for CAS Watercolor.
An older stamp from Penny Black was watercolored with Zigs and backed with an MFT scalloped oval.  The sentiment is also PB.

Last but not least is the one for CAS Christmas using stars.
I still have a wreath I made similar to this and it was my inspiration.  I cut the SSS wreath in two colors of brown to make it fuller, then added the gold foil stars.  The bow is a NBUS die from MFT cut from gold foiled polka dots.  The gold heat embossed sentiment is from HLS.

Congratulations to Loll and Bonnie who are starting a new CAS challenge in January.
You and your wonderful design teams have made making CAS cards so much fun.