Sunday, April 11, 2021

One more card thinking of you


When I saw the Fusion challenge, I knew it would be the perfect time to break out the new to me bee friends stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh. They are so cutely drawn.  I'll also be posting them over at NBUS #25.

A yellow card base in my favorite deep yellow shade, a hexagon coverplate partially weeded set the panel for my little bee scene.  Coloring was done with Copics and I am glad I had the matching dies for these fussy little pieces.  Lol.

This was fun to stamp, color, die cut and put together.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cherry Blossoms

 Hi There:

I love the cherry blossoms in the spring.  I was gifted this stamp set for a recent birthday so it had to come out to play.

Two takes on the main stamp of this set from CTMH.  Pink and Green for Color Hues, and more of a pastel take for The Flower Challenge

First for Color Hues using Tombow markers and mixed media paper with the blender pen. Finished with a scalloped edge and some pink gems.

The second card for The Flower Challenge used Tombow markers on neenah paper with no blender pen. Finished with scalloped edge, and a ribbon fed through some of the interior stitches on the panel.

Thanks so much for visiting.


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Birthday Cheer

 Hey there-

As I was reading through challenge blogs, three coalesced in my mind's eye for a card rather quickly. This rarely happens but when it does I know I need to make the card pronto! Especially since it was a MAN card! Whoo Hoo!

The challenges are Just Add Ink (feathers and leaves) The Male Room (wood) and Watercooler Wednesday (masculine).  

I used Stampin Up's Hardwood background stamp for the wood. The leaves and feathers are both from Simon Says Stamp, the sentiment die stack of shapes is from The Greetery and the sentiment is from CTMH.


Thanks very much for taking the time to visit.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sending Sunshine


We have another beautiful just into the 70's day. A little breezy and perfect for open windows.

Both Festive Friday Challenge and Cupcake Inspirations led me to make this card using Stampin Up's Sending Sunshine stamp set.  I like these watercolor-y scene building stamps and I have several. They are my go to's for man cards.  This one is for a gal though, hence the bits of bling.

I used Altenew Inks to make the card.  And that card base is Tempting Turquoise from SU...its probably not a current color but I had a brand new pack.  I picked blues green sunshine water and clean and simple from the Festive Friday List. I can imagine that little bear enjoying a sunset under that palm tree as he looks out to the water.


Thanks so very much for visiting.

ETA: I am also entering at Double Trouble - Summer Theme.  Thank you Suzanne for letting me know.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

DOX playtime


I spent some time playing with Abandoned  Coral, Wild Honey and Kitch Flamingo after seeing the mood board at Challenge up Your life.  I made two cards which will visit CUYL and CAS on Friday and AAA Cards as well.

After inking up a panel with the three colors in random parts, I die cut SSS leaf die to mount along the edge with a Thank you sentiment. This card will go to Challenge Up Your Life and AAA Cards.

In the left over bits  of the inked panel, I stamped and cut out the envelopes for the 
Happy Mail challenge at CAS on Friday using another old Simon's stamp set.

Thanks so very much for visiting.  For those observing, Happy Easter.


Friday, April 2, 2021

Lovely Day

 Hello -

The March Card Chain Challenge (Make a card, send a card, get a card) reveal day is here.  I went with the spring theme and the colors of shunshine, sea green and flamingo---or in my case yellow, teal, and pink.  

My card goes to Ohio this month.

This is a fun challenge, especially getting a card from someone you might not know. The challenge is international, but you do get to choose who you send to, by signing up right behind them.  The person behind you will send to you.  Gail and Jo do a great job keeping this running smoothly!

Here is the link for the April challenge which closes April 6th.

Thanks so very much for visiting.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Your Friendship

 Hello-  Its a beautiful 79 degrees here today, the windows are open and I am having a wonderful day.  

I sat down to play with Gina K's Spring Tulips, a recent gift.  I made 4 cards all the same but the colors and I'll be entering one to each of 4 challenges.  For Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I squished the card to a square. I am also entering at Addicted to Stamps,  Time Out Challenges and  Inspired by Challenges,

All were copic colored and had some gems added.

For Addicted to Stamps

For Freshly Made Sketches

For Time Out Challenges

For Inspired by Challenge

Thanks so very much for visiting, and I hope you're having a fab day too.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Crafting with Michele


Today, I had a playdate with Michele of I Card Everyone.  We connected through a messenger chat room and spent a couple of hours crafting and chatting. It was fun catching up.

We decided on floral cards and each used different stamps.  I settled on an old favorite Uniko's Gebera Daisy.  I simply love the profile stamp in this set.  Its impactful and easy to color.  I made two cards while we were chatting, and a few more after we finished basically similar but different colors to add to my Thank you card stash.

On this card the right and left centerline blooms are stamped on the card, the top center, lower left and right blooms were fussy cut and adhered with foam dots. Same treatment for the sentiment.  I used YG23 for the stems, and R17 and R29 for the flowers. Very simple and fast coloring.

For this card the upper left bloom and middle right bloom were stamped on the panel. The two lower left blooms were stamped and fussy cut after coloring.  The bit on the upper right is the trimmed bit from the middle left flower.  I do like off the page florals, somehow they feel more abundant.  I had no sentiment that fit in that box nearby so I hand wrote it with a sharpie.

If you haven't already go see Michele's gorgeous cards here.

Thanks much for visiting.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

With Sympathy

 Hello -

Hubs is working today so I had a little face time crafting with Peggy.  Three challenges caught my eye and I am completely out of sympathy cards.  I don't care to make them when needed, so I try to make a few when they run out.  My preferences are botanicals and monochromatic cards. 

Each card is for a different challenge and I am showing them individually in order of challenge due dates.

Freshly Made Sketches gave us a square sketch.

I liked the roundish leaves as the focal point with all the geometric shapes surrounding them.

I chose the lower left to upper right diagonal - Diecuts, Twine, Bright Colors.

The Less is More challenge asks for ink blending.  

I chose to use a similar shade to the watercolored leaves in a new stencil recently gifted to me by friend Hilary. The blending is deliberately in  an ombre fashion.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Enjoy your weekend.