Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Purrfect Cards

I didn't get to join in on the last Twofer's Challenge due to illness in our family.  I was determined to play this month though.  :)  The theme for April is pets.  I chose a NUBS stamp set by My Favorite Things.  I used one of the cat images on both cards and two different themes of thank you and congrats.  Above you can see both cards side by side (per the rules at the Twofer Challenge of photographing the cards together).
Stamps -- My Favorite Things
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Watercolor Crayons -- Staedtler Karat Watercolor Crayons
Glitter Glue -- Stickles by Ranger (Turquoise)
Die Cuts -- Silhouette Design Store
Sequins -- Jillibean Soups
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery

Stamps -- My Favorite Things
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Watercolor Crayons -- Staedtler Karat Watercolor Crayons
Watercolor Paper -- Canson
Patterned Paper -- Jillibean Soup
Mini Tags -- Hampton Art
Clear Glaze -- Ranger Glossy Accents
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix

My fun cat cards will be joining these challenges:

Die Cut Divas (Anything Goes With A Die)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge (Anything Goes With Patterned Paper)
Craftaholics R Us (Anything Goes)
Simon Says Stamp (Sparkle and Shine)
Tuesday Throwdown (Glimmer and Shine)

Until next time.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying your day and finding time to do something you love.  :)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Birthday Squares Card

Hope your Monday has been a good one.  I found a few minutes to craft and made this fun birthday card.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the "happy birthday" die cut squares from red cardstock.  I stamped the word celebrate twice and used my old trusty butterfly punches (thank you Martha Stewart).  ;)  I'm linking this card up at the following challenges:

The Butterfly Challenge (I did five things on the wheel:  the three colors plus two identical items and twine.)

Allsorts Challenge (Be There Or Be Square) 

Always Fun (Anything Goes)

Make My Monday Challenge (Things With Wings)

Diecut Divas (Anything Goes)

Stamp -- Hampton Art
Ink Pad -- Momento (Teal Zeal)
Cardstocks -- (Thistle Pink, Tomato Red and Teal)
Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (Happy Birthday Phrase)
Butterfly Punches -- Martha Stewart Crafts
Twine Cord -- Hemptique

Friday, April 6, 2018

Cat Lady Gatefold Card

This is the first gatefold card I have ever made.  There is a challenge at the Art Impressions blog to make one so I thought I would give it a try.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the card and the got the design here.  I used one of my favorite techniques in using watercolor crayons to create the background on the circle.  My funny cat lady will be joining these card challenges:
Art Impressions (Create A Gatefold Card)
Stamping Sensations (One For The Girls)
Double D Challenges (Twine Or Hemp Cord)
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (Feminine Anything Goes)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges (Color It)
Addicted To Stamps and More (Anything Goes)
AAA Cards CAS Challenges (Favorite Technique)
Stamps -- Hampton Art (Art Impressions SC0652)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Watercolor Crayons -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections
Card Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (Decorative Circle Gatefold Card)
Self-Adhesive Jewels -- KI Memories
Hemp Cord -- Hemptique
White Chalk Marker (Marvy/Uchida....Used to Make Dots on Dress Image)

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