Monday, August 12, 2019

Monochromatic Jungle Card

     I saw this challenge over on the Double D challenge blog and just wanted to go play along.  This sweet little zebra is another of the many stamps I own, which came from an unmounted collection bought years ago.  If anyone knows who makes it, please feel free to let me know.  I just hate not showing these stamps love.  I also used lots of dies from my stash too.  I shadowed my Zebra with Copic marker and added black Nuvo drops as accents.  The designer paper is a chevron print that was bought from Tuesday Mornings and has a slight shade of pink distressing.  I also used Crafter's Companion metallic card in matte and shiny silver.

     So as I said I will take this over to the Double D Challenge blog where this week the challenge is "It's a jungle out there".

     I will also enter this as a second entry at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

      How about Paper Players #454 which is Black, White and One Other Color!  My extra color is silver!

     This mission that I've been on, to use all my unloved goodies, continues.  You just never know what you will see here if you visit!  LOL.  Oh, and thanks for that, also!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Negative and Positive!

     This was pure playing but I used everything I had to make these cards.  I also drug an old SU! set out of the closet to join in the playing.  That set is called Fishy Friends.  I just love these comical sea creatures!

     I started with plain white card stock panel, and 3 Distress Oxide inks.  They were Old Paper, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers.  Each ink was stamped using a bubble background stamp, which  found in my stash.  I cut the one panel with a inside scallop circle die, and the second panel has the inside of the circle as a background for my fish!  There are scraps of paper from Heidi Swapp, that were used as layers.  My seaweed in metallic silver, and starfish are dies from Gina Marie.  The fish in the circle uses the SU! Happy Birthday Frame to ground him.  For embellishment I used Nuvo Drops in Blizzard and Duck Egg Blue.  Nothing was wasted!

      I would like to share these over at Pixie's Snippets Playground #358, which is use snippets all the time.

     Your visit is greatly appreciated.  Hope you have a terrific Tuesday.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sweet Doxie

     I was recently able to get my hands on this adorable Dachshund die.  This card kind of evolved on it's own.  It started with a play with some watercolor paper, which was then die cute with a semi circle cross stitch die.  My card base is in rust and the designer paper is from K & Co's Sweet Nectar collection.  Next I die cut the Doxie and used fingertip daubers and ink pads to apply color.  I used some SU ribbon for a cute bow, and Golden Sunset Nuvo Drops as my accents.  I added accents to the dog with a Copic.

     Just a quick post for a Saturday.  Hubby is dog sitting, for our son, and I am manning the resident Doxie at home.  August sounds like it will be a jam packed month and getting us closer to hubby's Halloween retirement... Woo Hoo!  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Love Me Some Critters!

     Today's card features a stamp that has been in my collection for what seems like a zillion years.  His name is Henry, and he is made by Rubbernecker Stamps.  I thought he deserved to see some daylight!

     My card starts with a white base, and then I added a panel stamped with the Buffalo Check, background stamp from SU!  I added a few strips of  red bandanna paper from my scraps.  Henry is stamped on a Gina Marie Designs, fishtail tag die and coloring is done with Copic markers.  My sentiment and word bubble were grabbed from other random sets.  I tied a twine bow and added some navy Nuvo drops, plus a little sparkle to my heart.

     I am entering this over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, for their newest Challenge.

     Most of our friends are in the upper years, so I thought this one would make a great birthday card for the stash.  I hope life is good in your part of the world.  Seems we have yet another week almost kicked in the butt!  Thanks for the visit.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Dancing Sheep!

     I just adore this cute stamp set, and for the life of me, I can not figure out who makes it.  I have tried Google and everything.  If you happen to know, please pop it in the comments.  Thanks.

     When I saw the new sketch challenge at Paper Players 452, I knew these little guys would fit in the middle of that sketch!

     My card starts with a base of Sweet Corn card from Gina K. Designs, some scraps of mint and pink and very vanilla,  from my stash, and a piece of DP from K & Co's Wild Raspberry Collection.  I fussy cut my sheep and stamped a sentiment from the same set.  The only embellishments are some Diamond Stickles and pink Nuvo drops.  I was a real rebel and moved my sentiment to the opposite side, for better placement.

     Tuesday, already?  How is this possible?  Sounds like it will be another hot one, too.  Oh well, more time to stay in and craft!  Thanks for stopping by.  Keep cool!

Monday, July 29, 2019

A Background Challenge

     I have a friend who has been doing a beautiful job of using all of her older Stampin Up stamps.  She recently challenged me to create a card using a background stamp that we both own.

     The stamp is the Happy Birthday Greetings background stamp.  I was not quite sure how I was going to use it, but I think my card came out okay.  I started by using Versamark and gold embossing powder on a white panel.  I layered it on matte gold and a black card base.  I found this fun party hat die in my stash, and cut a couple for my side border.  For embellishments, I used gold Nuvo Drops, and some sparkly gold ribbon.

     Please visit Wendy's blog  at WeeBeeStampin4Fun here.  This was such a fun way to play with our stash!

     I would like to enter this card at the Double D Challenge, which is a Birthday Challenge.  I love the lower corner of the inspiration panel which is all black, white and gold.

     Thanks for visiting me today, and I hope you start your week off with a smile!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Visiting Vintage

     This card opens a world of emotions to me.  My mom has been gone since 1997 and at that time, she was an avid collector of antique buttons.  She also bought and sold collections all over the world.  Parts of  her collection were photographed for the Big Book of Buttons, which is like the bible for collectors.  When I saw this stamp for sale on a FB group, I just had to have it!

     This card started with a white base and a layer of vintage floral.  I stamped my image in Memento ink and cut it out with a cross stitch rectangle die. This pretty stamp is from Stampington & Company. I colored sections in with a pale Copic marker and added Glossy Accent to my button holes for texture.  My gold foiled sentiment heart is from Crafter's Companion, as are my corner dies, I do believe.  The card is finished with a satin bow and a few pale pearls.

     I would like to enter this card at the Allsorts Challenge # 530/31 which is Buttons and Bows!

For now I have left it as a blank note until I find the right person.  Thanks for the visit, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Masculine CAS

     Last month I made an assortment of birthday cards, for a very nice business man I met.  This was one of those cards.  He had mentioned he gave one to each of his employees.
I gifted him with a few to keep him going.

     Most of what was used for the CAS card were scraps from my desktop.  A pieces of designer paper was added to a white base.  My stamped layer is also done on white, with my image in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  The stamp was purchased on Ebay and arrived with no name.  All I knew is how I struggle with making cards for the men in my life, and knew it would get lots of use.  I used  shades of green and blue ink with my makeup brushes to add touchs of color to my panel. A simple Happy Birthday die cut was added to the top, using a leftover scrap of gold foil card stock.  My inside reads "Fishing You Many Happy Returns".  That stamp is from Rubbernecker.

     I would like to enter this at:  1)  Paper Players #451  Clean and Simple Masculine.

                                                  2)  Pixie's Snippets Playground #357  Always use snippets.

     Sorry I have not been posting, I just get into a slump.  Perhaps the lifting of the heat will get things perking, again.  Our state fair is 10 minutes down the road and with the heat index being 120*, I just could not bare the thought of going, so I sent hubby by himself.  It is however, a good time to sit and do some stamping.  Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Never Too Many Birthday Cards!

     I always like to keep a large assortment of Birthday cards on hand.  I was watching a video about using scrap for backgrounds.  You take pieces that are at least 2 inches wide and cut them diagonally to form long triangles.  I like how this worked out, and i will be making more.

     My Flower Shop stamps and punch, from SU! was also being neglected so I added them to the mix.  The flowers were stamped in Rich Razzleberry and Wisteria Wonder.  My Happy Birthday die was a gift, so I am clueless.The only other thing was adding centers to my flowers with some Nuvo Crystal drops.

     I would like to enter this at Fab & Funky Challenges #448, which is the Colour Purple.

     This would also be great for the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop #356, which is using all of       our Snippets.

     It is so funny to see some of the paper scraps I have hoarded!  It actually ages me!  LOL.....

     Have a wonderful Hump Day, and I hope to see you again soon!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Surf's Up!

      Here is a fun card I created last week.  Had the pleasure of family visiting and it has been laying on my desk since.

The items I used are as follows:
Papers:  Designer paper from Heidi Swapp, A printed beach, and assorted white card scraps for die cuts
Stamps:  The Chillin set from Simon Says Stamp
Dies:  Sea Gulls from IO,  stitched clouds from Lil Inker, starfish from Gina Marie
Ink:  Coloring with Copic markers, images stamped with Hero Arts, intense black ink
Embellishments:  Nuvo Glitter drops, Crystal Lacquer for nose and mouth.

     I would like to enter this at Paper Players #449, which is Water Sports (surfing).

     Also, entering at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge for this month, which is #28.

     Another at Allsorts Challenge which is Summer Fun/ or Sport

     How about Just For Fun July 2019 Challenge which is At the Shore Line.

     This Chillin stamp set has the greatest dog images!  It even has sentiment for retirement!

     I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Around here, it was hard to plan anything with all of the pop up storms, so we did lots of eating out and short trips.  Did some antiquing, mini golf, and a trip to the DuPont Nature Center, which my grandson loved.  He learned all about special turtles and horseshoe crabs, plus got to see how they eat.  Thanks for the visit.

Friday, June 28, 2019

A Sympathy with Butterfly.

     As some of you know, I create sympathy cards for my daughter's office at work.  Unfortunately, they go through quite a few as they are in the health care field.  Sometimes I have to replenish quickly, and this card is one that is easy to duplicate.

     My background paper has succulents mixed into the flowers and I thought it was such a pretty background.  I printed it from an image found on Pinterest.  That was added to a base card in a rose color. My die was a gift, and I am unsure of the maker.  I added Queen and Co pearls and a sympathy sentiment stamp on the edge of the butterfly.

     Have a great weekend, and I will see you again soon!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Starting with a Wreath.......

      Have you ever gotten a plan in your head and it haunts you until it can come true?  That is what happened with me this week.  I was looking around my craft room and seeing all of the stamps set I own that have little stamps includes.  It seems I always use the main images, but never the extras.  I decided to resolve that issue, after watching many videos on the Gina K. Wreath Builder Template.  I purchased a set from a lady who was selling her's on FB... Gee, wonder why she would part with it?  It arrived and I went to try it out.  It was then I realized my Misti was too small!!!!  Since I have a sweet hubby, he did not give me grief about buying a new size.  Well, that too has arrived and I finally got to play.  I used a stamp set from Altenew, called Parrot Paradise.  Oh, that was fun!

     My inks are Nuvo Hybrid inks, and since the rounded leaf was quite solid, it stamped a bit mottled, which I think added to the texture.  The parrot was colored with Copic markers, and popped up with foam.  I used a die cut for my sentiment in matte gold and designer paper from Webster's Pages.  I have hoarded those papers for years! All that was left, was to add gems for a bit of sparkle.

      I would like to enter this at Little Red Wagon #503...Which is Much Ado About Nothing.  Do not make a card for a specific holiday.

     This will also go over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes.

     We are in the grip of a heat wave and stamping has been a big part of the last couple days.  Hope all is well in your little part of the world, and thanks for stopping by.  Sorry if I was windy, but I am hooked on these new tools!