Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Colour Q # 292

I was lucky to have the Colour Q Challenge extended.
I saw this really cute card by Julie Ebersol over at The Classroom
It was an easy but a little tricky die cutting and sponging in the background.

I used a nestabilities circle die and the dies from PTI Bitty Bouquets.
The sentiment is from PTI Keep it Simple: Thinking of You with a ranger embossing powder that looks a lot like the Berry sorbet ink I used for the strawberry slush color.  It is so pretty!

Better get this posted ASAP before I run out of time!  My previous card I made for Merry Monday, I thought it would also apply for the Muse Christmas Vision, only to find out I was late!

thanks for stopping by!

Merry Monday # 160

 
I am with my BFF, Linda and we spent the day making cards.
She saw yesterday that the Merry Monday Challenge was a "newsprint"... we were at Impress, a stamp store in Tukwila, Washington and we looked for newsprint paper, couldn't find any, but did find these newsprint tags, so I bought it for us to use.
The poinsettia is from Clearly Besotted:  Pretty Poinsettia which I fussy cut! The greenery is from
PTI Peaceful Pinecones and the sentiment is PTI:  Keep it Simple:  Christmas.
 
I had a great time watching my granddaughters play volleyball, unfortunately my younger one, who is 11 got hurt on the first match of the tournament and was unable to play the rest of the games.
On Sunday we had to be at the gym at 7:30 and my older granddaughter didn't finish until after 9:30 PM... that was ONE LONG day in the gym!!  I bailed on Monday... had my husband drive me to Tukwila to meet up with Linda so we could do some shopping.  I am staying with her until Friday, then I will take the train home.
It is always more fun to craft with a friend!
 
Have a great week friends!
 

Friday, May 22, 2015

a little Watercoloring...

I couldn't resist the new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
and they are the easiest water color pens to use!
Here is a sympathy card I made using the pens and an
Altnew stamp:  Persian Motifs
I am entering this in the Live Love Cards Watercolor challenge.

I white embossed the images then used the water color pens, I used two for the flowers, yellow and lite carmine and used lite green for the leaves, but by going soft, I was able to pull some of the color and then add more for the shading.  I outlined the image with a cobalt blue pen.
The sentiment is from PTI Think Big

Heading to Seattle for a 3 day Volleyball tournament for the granddaughters, then I am staying 5 days with my BFF for some fun stamping time!

Seize the Birthday ~ NO Topping

Time for another Seize the Birthday Challenge
And this time there is NO TOPPING!!  Just just make any birthday card that pleases you!
Awhile back my BFF, Linda was here for a week and she brought some of her special dies and stamps that I do not have.  This was her PTI Block party die.  I thought it would look terrific in black and red.  I actually already gave this to my SIL for his birthday.
I used my Martha Stewart scoring board and scored lines on my fine linen paper for the background to add some other interest to the card.  I then placed everything on a white card base.

Thanks for taking a look and we hope to see you over at the challenge!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Challenge # 35

The Challenge has an inspiration photo
Here I used PTI Sweet Life along with the jar from Friendship Jar: Summer
My jar was die cut using the dotted vellum.
Some lime sorbet Pretty Pink Posh sequins were used also.
 
thanks for taking a look!

Monday, May 18, 2015

MIM # 212 Fussy Cutting

Ashley has a video up at PTI blog showing how she fussy cuts around words that do not have dies!
I stamped and fussy cut just like she showed...I used the word from Life is Beautiful.
I masked off the card face and then used some distress inks for the background.
The small Beautiful Butterflies were inked up with Versafine black ink.
 
the inside of the card.

Fun technique!  I will try it again!
Have a great week!

Merry Monday ~ Non Evergreen Trees

The new Merry Monday Challenge asks us to use a Non Evergreen tree for our Christmas card.  I have the Impression Obsession dies of the birch trees...YEAH!
I started out with some Distress inks sponged on the paper:  peacock feathers at the bottom of the card, then worked up to dusty concord and finally some Colorbox Sky Gray pigment ink.  I used a little Gathered Twig on the birch trees.
The little deer is also a trio from Impression obsession.
(the hoof prints are from PTI In the Meadow)
The falling snow was made using irRESISTible pico embellisher.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge May 15

A photo inspiration over at Sparkle & Shine Challenge

 
I used the rose from Clearly Besotted: Happy Everything and colored it with copics.
A Winnie & Walter gift card is going to the winner selected for this challenge!
 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches # 186 & Colour Me # 71

I needed another Baby shower card...this time it is a little girl!
I couldn't resist the Ellie & Friends Elephant from Mama Elephant again and the umbrella from WPlus9 Pretty Patches Umbrella which I did some selective die cutting to make the handle a wee bit longer!
Once again I have some falling hearts...(I did just order a raindrop stencil!)
This card is going in two challenges!!  I know surprise, surprise...I can handle it if one is a sketch and one is a color challenge...ha ha!
the first is a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches # 186
 
And the second challenge is Colour Me # 71 
Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Confirmation and First Communion

My daughter asked me for two confirmation cards for this coming Saturday....
I didn't really know how I was going to make a confirmation card, but I guess the Holy Spirit gave me some mojo because this is what I came up with!
I sponged some distress inks onto my card base, then using a Verve Cross stamp, I wet it with water and placed it down on the ink, I actually did it twice..and you all know that distress reacts to water, so it gave a nice subtle soft cross look.
My "Holy Spirit" is a Paper Smooches stamp from "A Blessed Christmas".
The sentiment was just typed on my computer.
My grandson is receiving his First Communion this Sunday and sweet Marybeth sent me two chalices...small and large.  I made a bookmark with the smaller chalice.
Thank you so much, Marybeth!