Thursday, March 1, 2018

Watering Can "Thanks" Card

I discovered a new "to me" challenge called the Butterfly Challenge which looks like a lot of fun.  There is a "wheel" (see below) and you must do at least one thing on the wheel.  But if you can do more or all of the things on the wheel then you get entered more times for the prizes.  And last but not least, your creation must have a butterfly on it.  I was determined to do everything on the wheel which made for a very good challenge.  :)  Another rainy day here but nice and dry in the old craft cave.  Thanks for stopping by...hope you were able to stay dry.  ;)  My watering can card is joining the following challenges:
The Butterfly Challenge (I did everything on the wheel.)

Time Out Challenge (Bold -- I used bold colors.)

Craftaholics R Us (Sequins -- on the spout plus top of twine bow with jewels on top of the sequins.)

Sunny Day Crafting (I Is For Insects)

Rub-On Sentiment -- Pebbles, Inc.
Cardstock -- Recollections
Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (Watering Can Card)
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Sequins -- Jillibean Soup
Clear Jewels -- KI Memories
Twine -- Jillibean Soup

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Color Outside The Lines Card

How is your weekend going?  I'm having a rainy weekend with a little crafty plus baking time (did Chocolate Glazed Donuts for the family this morning for breakfast).  Time Out has a "hobbies" theme challenge and I thought of a recently acquired stamp set about coloring.  Coloring is a nice hobby (and one I enjoy).  I also used the sketch at CAS-UAL Fridays for placement inspiration.  I inked the green circles with a Distress Oxide ink pad and then overstamped the image with black ink.  Last I did coloring with markers for a fast and easy card.  My daughter came home from college this weekend and saw this card laying on my desk.  She commented on how much she liked it which made me happy (so now think I will mail it to her since she likes mail from home).  ;)

Ink Pads -- Distress Oxide (Twisted Citron) and Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Mini Tag -- Hampton Art
Cardstock -- Recollection
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Awesome Gnome Card

I found a few minutes to create this afternoon. (Maybe I should say I sneaked in a little "me" time when I had a million other things I should have been doing.)  ;)  This is a fun quick and easy card which uses a new stamp set I got in the mail today.  Isn't that little gnome cute?  I made this card to mail to my youngest daughter at college.  I think it will bring a smile to her face.  I also made a matching envelope from patterned paper like the sun pattern on the card (and forgot to photo).  I discovered an A7 size envelope at the Silhouette Design Store this morning and got very excited.  You can see it here.  Now I can do matching envelopes using my Silhouette Cameo for my cards.  Love it!  My little gnome want to join in at the following challenges:
Sunday Stamps (see sketch below)

4 Crafty Chicks (Lots Of Layers)

Cardz 4 Galz (Stamping)

The House That Stamps Built Challenge (I did row of Twine, Bright Colors and Die Cut.)

Stamps -- Your Next Stamp (Can Be Found Here
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections
Patterned Paper -- The Paper Patch
Die Cut -- My Favorite Things
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Self-Adhesive Sequins -- Jillibean Soup

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Steampunk Adventure Card

The Paper Girls Challenge is celebrating their sixth anniversary with a fun challenge.  You are to use six of something on your crafty creation.    I made a steampunk themed adventure card and used six small black brads.  When I made my kraft cardstock base I inked up the center with vintage photo distress oxide ink.  Then I sprayed some water on top of it and blotted it with a paper towel.  The steampunk woman image was stamped with black ink on top.  I repeated the process with the stamped sentiment.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the gears die cut and attached it with the six small black brads.  Easy but fun card.  I hope your Saturday is going well.  This morning I got a haircut and bought groceries so I won't be scaring anyone with my hair and we won't go hungry this week.  ;)  This lady on wheels is going to be joining these challenges:

The Paper Girls Challenge (Use six of something -- I used six small black brads.)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Add A Die Cut)

Stamps -- Deep Red (Image) and Hampton Art (Sentiment)
Ink Pads -- Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo and Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (can be seen here)
Brads -- The Paper Studio

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Snow Sled Fun Card

I almost feel guilty posting my snow fun card because it is a beautiful seventy-five degrees here today.  :)  Hopefully the warm weather won't stop these polar bears from their fun.  ;)  Keeping it short as I want to walk a second time (got to get those 10,000 steps) and enjoy this beautiful warm day.  These sporty polar bears are going to be sledding into these challenges:

The Paper Girls (6 Of Something --- I have six blue jewels.)
Mod Squad ( Winter)
The Male Room (Sports/Winter Olympics)
Simon Says Wednesday (Use A Die Cut)
Words 2 Craft By ("If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard.")
Freshly Made Sketches (see sketch below)
Stamps -- Penny Black (Image), Hampton Art (Snowflake Background) and Love Cynthia (Sentiment)
Ink Pads -- Momento (Black and Gray)
Markers -- Staedtler 
Cardstock -- Recollections
Tag Die -- My Favorite Things
Jewels -- DCWV
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #2 -- Hearts

First, let me say.....Happy Valentine's Day!  Here's hoping we all get the BIG box of chocolates!
It's time for the second Twofer Card Challenge.  The theme is hearts.  If you would like to join in on the fun, read all about it here.  I chose to use a jeweled heart image by Hampton Art in both of my cards. 

My first card I colored the image with markers and trimmed it with a stitched square die cut.  I added some small colored jewels by KI Memories.  I tied the bows from multicolored hemp cord and added them as the final touch.  
For my second card, I chose to do a wedding theme.  The sentiments are actually the ones which go with the  jeweled heart image's set.  You can see it here.
I'm also going to be linking up at these challenges:
The Paper Girl's Challenge (Their 6th anniversary -- so use six of something.  I used six small jewels.)
Use Your Stuff (Love Is All Around)
Happy Little Stampers (CAS Challenge -- Hearts)
Little Red Wagon (Luuurve)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dear Santa Card

One of my favorite kinds of card to make is a funny one.  When I saw the "dear santa" at the Silhouette Design Store (you can see it here), I immediately thought of a funny sentiment stamp I had by Riley and Company.  The Santa image is by My Favorite Things and I love the expression on his face....just like he had read the sentiment on the card.  :)  That's it for me today.  I hope my Santa card made you smile.  Jolly old St. Nick is going to be joining these fun Christmas challenges: