Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Flowers And Butterflies

Good afternoon!  
The sun has actually made an appearance....twice today lol  
This has been one of the wettest and dreariest Springs I can recall.  And a bit chilly too!  
I suppose summer will appear like *snap*  
Hope we'll be ready for it!

I have 3 cards to share with you today!

This first one will be entered into the following Challenges;

Paper Smooches, May Flowers.
Stamping Sensations, English Garden.
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!

I stenciled a PTI leafy design using Wild Wasabi ink for my background. 
 Added some texture with a Couture Creations Embossing Folder, Flint.
Paper Smooches; Foliage 1 & 3 dies, Sentiment Sampler stamp set.
Amalgam Black ink.

Gina K Designs, Birds And Blossoms stamp set.
Spellbinders Classic and Scallop Ovals dies.
Memory Box, Homespun Heart die, cropped--I made it into a little flower near the sentiment.
Frantic Stamper, Mix N Match Poppies dies.
Amalgam Black ink.

Foam Dots for dimension.
Black and White checked Ribbon.

Sentiment by Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings.

This card will be entered into the Challenge at Gina K Designs, Things With Wings.

I used the Gina K Designs stamp sets;  A Year Of Borders and Take Flight.
Stamped in Amalgam Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.
The front of the card is nothing special, just pretty little butterflies.......

BUT the inside.......POPS.......literally!

Using the Dies R Us Butterfly #2 set, I cut 7 butterflies in rainbow color.
Using Gina's Connect Glue, I adhered them all together in the rainbow order:  ROY G. BIV.
That Glue is AHmazing!!!

I also stamped a large butterfly and my sentiment.

It just POPS!  
And still folds flat for mailing.....pretty cool, huh??

My last card will be entered into the Impression Obsession Challenge, Blue and Yellow.

I used the Impression Obsession stamp and die sets; Hanging Basket.
I stamped the hanging basket in Amalgam Black ink.
Then just kept adding stamped flowers and foliage in all shades of blues and yellows.
Inks in; Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Pool Party and So Saffron.

I then die cut the hanging basket and placed it over my stamped one.
Stamped 3 of the larger flowers and fussy cut them out adding some foam for dimension.
Adhesive Pearl for the hanger, colored with a Copic Marker.
Stamped my sentiment and a few falling leaves.
Inside another little flower and leaves.

Layered my white panel on to blue, yellow and another white piece of card stock, 
then adhered to my base.

As I was playing with flowers and butterflies I had a little visitor....not sure if he should be out and about during the daylight hours.....and he definitely should not be heading under my deck.  YIKES!

Shouldn't he be playing 'possum' ?!?!

Thanks for popping in!


Double D, Frames

Good Morning! 

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog

Here is your Inspiration Tile:

Here is my card:

Loved the colors of the frames on the Mood Board, especially the worn ones!

I used the PTI stamp set, Day Dreamer.  
My images were stamped in the following inks;
Bermuda Bay, Dove Gray, and So Saffron.  What a great color combo!  Who Knew??? 

My frame was created using the Simon Says Stamp die, Grid Frame.
PTI Big Basics Happy Birthday die, layered Teal over Black.

Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!

You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs!  

Here's the prize for this Challenge:

Thanks for popping in!


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Masculine Happy Birthday

Hello!  Back again!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges;

Simon Says Monday, Add Something Metallic.
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes!

This card has it all....a little sponging....a little coloring....and a little die cutting!  FUN!!!

I first created my scene using the 'vintage' Gina K Designs stamp set, Follow Your Dreams, stamped in Amalgam Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  An oldie but a goodie for sure!
My fishing rod and other dies are from one little set, by Cheapo Dies, Fishing Rod.  

I layered each die cut for a bit more dimension and added 
some metallic foil paper to the appropriate spots.  
 I quite love how these look.

The Distress inks I used for sponging my sunset were; 
Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey.

I think my brother in law will enjoy this creation!

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Birthday

Good afternoon!

Had a bit of time last night to play in the craft room!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges;

Altenew, May 2019.
Simon Says Monday, Add Something Metallic.
Stamping Sensations, English Garden.
Penny Black, Feminine.
Scrapy Land Anything Goes!
Dies R Us, Flowers.

I used the Altenew stamp and die sets; Peony Spray, image stamped in Amalgam Black ink 
and colored with Copic Markers.  I created my frame by using the Tutti Designs Stitched Rectangle dies, layered.  I backed it with a piece of White card stock which I added texture to 
using a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, I used the debossed side.
My sentiment was stamped and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder on to a piece of Moonlit Fog card stock which I cut with a Spellbinders Standard Circle die, and cropped.
MFT Designer Paper, Homespun Gingham.

I added mini metal sequins, I have 2 containers of these, all in different colors, 
they come in handy from time to time.

Inside I stamped my HB sentiment by Gina K Designs, Birthday Blessings.
Waffle Flower Tiny Candle die.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Hello Again!

This card will be entered into the following Challenges;

Penny Black, Feminine.
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes.
Memory Box, Embossing Extravaganza.
Dies R Us, Flowers.

I used the stamps and dies from Gina K Designs, Sentimental Summer.  
Stamped in Amalgam Black, Pear Pizzazz and Rose Red.
I die cut the Memory Box Orbit Circle 3 times and layered them together.  I then embossed my White card panel using the Flint EF by Couture Creations, it leaves such a rich texture. 
 I then placed my die cut back into the White panel.
I also placed a second dahlia with greenery on the inside of my card.

Hand cut flag banner tag.
Stampin' Up Oh So Succulent stamp set for the sentiment.

A simple little creation!

Thanks for popping by!


Birthday Wishes

Good Morning!

Today's card will be entered into the following Challenges;

Stamping Sensations, English Country Garden.
Penny Black, Feminine.
Gina K Designs, Things With Wings.
Scrapy Land, Anything Goes.
Allsorts, Pretty In Pink.
Dies R Us, Flowers.
Simon Says Wednesday, Happy Birthday.
WOW Embossing Powder, Favorite Technique.

Using several stamps from Gina K Designs, Something Good In Everyday, Stately Flowers 12, and Garden Silhouettes, I created my pretty birthday card complete with Tag.
Image stamped in Amalgam Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.
My tag was cut using the Tutti Designs Stitched Tags set, 
top one with die and then the 2 layers fussy cut.  
Designer Papers, PTI, Damask Designs.

I layered the Memory Box Butterfly Exhibit dies (cropped) with one from 
Dies R Us, Butterfly #2 set.
Adhesive Pearls, colored with Copic Markers.
White Embossing Powder, 
heat set on a piece of Black card stock, this is a favorite look of mine.
Gingham Ribbon.
Heart Button.
Natural Twine,
Foam Dots.

Thanks for popping in.