Sunday, April 28, 2019

Happy Anniversary Birds

Hello, again!  As promised, I'm back with another card inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches 500th Sketch


The beautiful bird image is from Gecko Galz The Art of Nouveau Collage Sheet, and I mounted it on black cardstock.  The fancy floral die is a Crafter's Companion Fancy Die'sire Edge'able.  This die has been in my stash for a long time and this is the first time I've used it.  The stitching along the edges of the turquoise strip is from MFT Die-namics Basic Stitched Lines.  I stamped an Anniversary greeting and finished off the card with some black sequins.

I was inspired by the following 5 challenges:
Carlin's Kaartenparadijs Bird and Photo Inspiration 3/3
Gecko Galz Customer Challenge Nouveau Garden UE The Outlawz Festive Fridays Anniversary 2/4
Tuesday Morning Sketches Sketch 500 3/3



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Winter, Hello Snow

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Susan - thank you for joining me! 

I wasn't planning to make another card yesterday but I was so inspired after completing the Tuesday Morning Sketches 500th Sketch Blog Hop that I ended up making two!  I'll be back with my second card shortly!  I really liked how Lori used a doily on her card for the sketch, so I had to try it!  I thought I wasn't going to meet my goal of making two holiday cards this month, and now I have!  Yay!


Except for the doily die, all images and papers are from the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa collection.  The bunny is popped up on foam tape, and I added Stardust Stickles to the bunny's tail and the snowman's pompom. I really like these non-traditional colours!

I was inspired by the following challenges:
ABC Christmas I for Intricate UE
Christmas Kickstart Christmas Bunnies 2/3 C8
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional For a Child UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper April UE
The Outlawz Festive Fridays Christmas 1/4
Tuesday Morning Sketches Sketch 500 2/3 (see below)
Winter Wonderland Cute Christmas 2/3
Word Art Wednesday 384-385 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 wk1



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Holiday Hello Bunnies

Hi, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a holiday card featuring bunnies!  My goal is to make two holiday cards a month but I think this might be my only one this month.  On a positive note, I made eight last month so I'm ahead of schedule.


Digital imageGraphics Fairy Vintage Christmas Bunnies freebie (thank you!)
Die:  Crafts Too Snowflake Border
Patterned paper:  Lawn Fawn Snow Day (scraps)
Embossing folder:  Taylored Expressions Winter Flurry
Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Your Next Stamp)
Ink:  Your Next Stamp Mocha
Other:  Brown snowflake sequins
SketchTuesday Morning Sketches #500 - Congratulations on your 500th sketch!  I'm on my way to check out your celebration blog hop!



I was also inspired by these 7 challenges:
ABC Christmas I for Intricate UE
Christmas Kickstart Christmas Bunnies 1/3 C8
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional For a Child UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper April UE
Rudolph Day April 1E C10
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 5/5
Winter Wonderland Cute Christmas 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Relax...

Hi, everyone!  I'm back again with my third card featuring the same sailboat scene die.  You can see my other two cards here and here.


The die is Penny Black Out to Sea, and this time I layered it on an alcohol ink background for the sky and then paper-pieced the ocean using scraps.  The embossing folder is Sizzix Texture Fades Waves, and the sentiment is from Stampendous Kitty Silhouettes.

I would like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 88 AG 3/3; Crafter's Castle AG Optional Spring or Distressed 2/3 C10; Creative Craft Cottage No Patterned Paper 3/3; Die Cut Divas Water 4/4; Jo's Scrap Shack AAG 3/3; Pile it On Lots of Layers UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 4/5; STAMPlorations April CAS Card Challenge Dark Navy 3/3 ;Word Art Wednesday 384-385 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk1; Yes...Virginia Show and Share with Virginia April 2/4


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Warm Ocean Breeze

Hi, everybody!  As promised, I'm back again today with my second of three cards, all featuring the same die.  Stay tuned for my third card, which I will share shortly. You can see my first card here.


The die is Penny Black Out to Sea, and this time I backed it with a digital background paper from Nothing But Freebies called Outside My Window (sorry this freebie is no longer available).  I mounted it on yellow cardstock and rounded the corners.  Next I layered this panel with craft foam and adhered to a grey card base.  The sentiment is from Neat and Tangled Hello Summer.

I would like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 88 AG 2/3; Crafter's Castle AG Optional Spring or Distressed 1/3 C10; Die Cut Divas Water 3/4; Jo's Scrap Shack AAG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Pile it On Lots of Layers UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 3/5; Word Art Wednesday 384-385 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Sailboat Scene

Hello, everyone!  Today I am sharing three cards, all using the same die.  I will share each card in a separate blog post, so stay tuned for the other two.  For this card I placed an alcohol ink background behind the die-cut and mounted it on navy cardstock, then rounded the corners.  I layered this panel with craft foam and adhered to a turquoise card base.


Die:  Penny Black Out to Sea
Clear stamp:  Sentiment (MFT)
Inks:  Ranger Alcohol Inks in various shades of blue

I would like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 88 AG 1/3; Creative Craft Cottage No Patterned Paper 2/3; Die Cut Divas Water 2/4; DL.ART April Linky AG UE 1/d; Jo's Scrap Shack AAG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 2/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 2/3; Pile it On Lots of Layers UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 2/5; STAMPlorations April CAS Card Challenge Dark Navy UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday 384-385 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Heron and Lake

Hi, everybody!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Zacisze Lenki - thank you for joining me!

Today I am sharing a nature-themed card.  I used Impression Obsession Heron and Lake die along with a digital background paper from Nothing But Freebies called Outside My Window (sorry this freebie is no longer available).  For the sentiment, I recycled a tea bag tag with its wonderful inspirational quote by Lao Tzu (see close-up below) and then tied some blue twine.


Here's a close-up of my recycled tea bag tag:


I would like to support the following challenges: Cupcake Inspirations Inspirational Quote 1/3; Die Cut Divas Water 1/4; DL.ART April Linky AG UE 1/d; Get Creative AG No Twist UE; ITD Creative Playground AG 3/3; Jo's Scrap Shack AAG 2/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 1/5; STAMPlorations TAGplorations April Challenge All About Recycling (the tag is the recycled item - a tea bag tag) UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; The UnstampaBelles Krazy Kritters Optional Twist Bokeh 1/4; Word Art Wednesday 384-385 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1




Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!