Saturday, May 15, 2021

The Flower Challenge #56 - Reminder

There is still time for you to enter your favorite flower in The Flower Challenge this month.

I used poppies on my earlier card but my other favorite is daisies.
The flowers are from Altenew colored with Distress Inks.  The crisscross on the background is from The Stamp Market. 

The Design Team and our guest designer Bozena have their favorites on display to inspire you.  We hope you'll join in.

Just Us Girls #584 - Color Week

 It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen these:

I've mentioned before that I took my Altenew artist markers with me when we went south for two months and I just happened to use these colors on an image.

This lovely bouquet is from Waffle Flower.  All I did was add a heat embossed sentiment from PTI and another birthday card is in my stash.

Our wonderful Design Team and guest designer Jacinda have a lovely array of cards to inspire you.  Won't you join our challenge this week?

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Twofer Challenge #38

Things are really looking yummy over at the Twofer Challenge.  As Marie Antoinette said "Let them eat cake!"  or in this case make a cake.  Or cupcake.  You choose.

I chose cupcake because that's the best stamp/die set I have that could be finagled to make two different designs.  It's the Layered Cupcake set from Altenew.

Here's the rundown individually.

I stamped the cupcake and added a flower from The Greetery over the icing.  For display, I put it in the nested dome from Waffle Flower. The background is from Catherine Pooler, embossed instead of cut and the tag and sentiment are from My Craft Spot (oob).

I stamped the cupcake and then didn't know what to do with it to make a different design.  Aha!  How about shaker card?  I know the cupcake is still in the middle but the surroundings are different. ;)  The sprinkles are from a tag die set from MFT and the little pieces are some I saved from a die that cuts little holes all over.  Now that I see them I wish I'd done more like that instead of the bigger ones.  

For some added fun, Darnell said we could include our favorite cake recipe.  When my kids were young they didn't really like frosting so I came across this cake that solved the problem.

Chocolate Pudding Cake
Cook one small box of chocolate pudding according to package directions.  
Mix in one box of chocolate cake mix, stirring well.  
Pour into 9 x 13 pan and sprinkle with one cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips 
    and 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (optional). 
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  

It's moist and delicious as is but you could add whipped topping if you like.  EZPZ.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

CAS Mix-Up May 2021

It's stencil time at CAS Mix-up.  Stencil and rainbow ink blending.  How fun is that?!

I used a stencil from STAMPlorations that was a gift from a friend.  Using finger daubers I colored the various flowers in the requisite colors.  I first did them in order across the card but didn't like it so I matched up the flowers with a color.  The sentiment is from The Ton.  I think this would make a nice set of notecards without the sentiment so I may do a few more just to have on hand.

Thanks for dropping by.  Sending big hugs to you all.

Monday, May 10, 2021

CAS Christmas - May 2021 and Inkspirational #238

While looking for a foliage and berries stamp for CAS Christmas I found one that also works for the sketch challenge at Inkspirational.

The image is an old one from Penny Black, heat embossed in gold and watercolored with Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from PTI.  

I'm glad you dropped by.  Have a wonderful week.