Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More #263

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. 
I got my idea for this card from one made by Ardyth that you can see here.  I cut the SSS ornaments from sticky paper and used the negative to color them with Distress Ink using a finger dauber.  The hangers were stamped with silver ink and Perfect Pearls  were applied for a little shimmer.  After stamping the sentiment from SSS I thought it still needed something so I colored a scrap of cs with the same silver ink as the hangers and added it to the bottom of the card. 

Now that you've seen my contribution, head on over to Addicted to Stamps and More to see what the rest of the Design Team has for you.  We hope it will inspire you to enter a card in the challenge.


CAS(E) This Sketch #243

Sometimes sketches are easier when they're more detailed.  The simpler they are the more choices there are for images to use.  This week's CAS(E) This Sketch was a simple one but I narrowed down my image to this:
You need to see the glitter to get the full effect of this snowy tree from TH.
Sentiment: Penny Black. Die cut hill: SSS Ink: Tumbled Glass , Onyx Black
A glue pen and glitter added a touch of snow to the hill too. 

Today's the day for lunch with some classmates and then it's back to cleaning out closets and drawers.  I'm in the purging mode so I need to keep it going.  I think I need to purge my stamps too but that will have to wait until later when I can decide what to do with them.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge and The Flower Challenge #13

The minute I saw the United We Flourish collaboration between Ellen and Altenew I knew I had to have those poppies.  I've use them to make a card for the Mix It Up Challenge.
I stamped the poppies in Altenew ink and fussy cut one side of them so they could hang over a polka dot panel.

Red, black and white are my favorite colors and poppies are one of my favorite flowers so I'm also sending this card to The Flower Challenge, where they are celebrating their first birthday.  Should I win I would like The Ton gift certificate.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your week is off to a great start.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

CASology #270

Do you remember a poem about a purple cow?  It goes:  "I never saw a purple cow.  I never hope to see one.  But I can tell you anyhow, I'd rather see than be one."  I have a purple cow that has been with me since childhood.
I've always love him and the poem and they were the inspiration for my card for CASology this week.
 The sentiment was computer generated.   'Unique' sounds much better to me than 'odd' which is the cue word,

It's turned rather cool here.  In fact it will be in the 30's tomorrow morning.  I knew this wonderful weather was too good to last but I can't complain.  We've had a beautiful Indian Summer.

Thanks for dropping by.  I love it when you do.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Merry Monday #260

Merry Monday has a sketch for this week challenge.
I just happened to have a panel that would work beautifully for the top layer of the sketch.

Last week Karen (Snippets) did a wonderful poinsettia card using Gelatos. You can see her card here.  I immediately had to try her technique using the few Gelatos that I got in a close-out kit a while back.  I placed the stamp from PB in my MISTI, rubbed the Gelatos onto the stamp, spritzed it with water before stamping, repeating the process until I was satisfied and then clear embossed it. I mixed some Inca Gold with water for the splatters.  The bottom panel and the sentiment are from glitter paper.  You can see all the shimmer better below.

Thanks for dropping by.  It makes me happy when you do.

AAA Cards #100

I've been having so much fun creating that I almost forget to post my cards.  Today's card is for  AAA Cards.


Pretty basic sketch don't you think?  I ended up switching the sketch around a little to make way for my quilt strip. I hope that's okay. 
I'm still in the prayer card making mode.  This one uses a WPlus9 stamp done in gray and peach with quilt embossing.

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great weekend.


Addicted to CAS #122

It's my time to be the host at Addicted to CAS and the word I chose is appropriate for this time of year. 


The PB pumpkins were stamped on Bristol cs and colored with Zigs.  The sentiment is from  Jillian Vance.  

The sponsor for this challenge is Create a Smile and you can receive a €15 gift card if you are chosen the winner.  Head on over to see what the design team has made and get some inspiration for your own card.  

We'd love to see you in the gallery.


Just Us Girls #115

It's trend week at Just Us Girls and our host Angie has chosen this trend:
There are so many ways to go with this trend but I wanted to use a new die.  I'm not real happy with the way it turned out but here it is.
I knew I wanted to put the pumpkins and date from W&W in the cutouts on this die.  The scallop is part of the set and I backed it with some old, old, old paper.  Then the boo boo.  I got something on the upper corner of the card.  I had already popped it up on foam and couldn't didn't want to do it over so I inked it up to cover it.  The colors tie in with the paper but maybe I should have done more.  I don't know but whichever of my grandkids gets this for Halloween won't care.

There is a lot of inspiration on peekaboos and windows by the Design Team and guest designer Karola over on the blog.  If you enter a card in this challenge you may be chosen Chic of the Week and have a chance to be a guest designer in January.

We hope to see you there.