Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April CCC

Hi There~

 The sketch and the colors were a bit challenging for me, so I went with the theme of cats.  Though I only used one cat.  As it turned out I sort of used the colors as well!  I added pink to the sign to make it a bit more feminine. The color option was cream, coffee, and platinum.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Thank you

Hello ~

One last card before I head to bed.  I wanted to color some more, that is my happy place.  I found three challenges that I thought would work nicely together.

CAS on Friday - ButterfliesColor Throwdown - Yellow Orange Navy and Green, and Freshly Made Sketches for the design.

An old Favorite Hero Arts Butterfly was stamped and colored with all the colors. I fussy cut the butterfly then popped it up over a copic colored band on the side of the card.  A small sentiment from CTMH under the butterfly, and some clear sequins to add some movement to the card.  I mounted it all onto a navy card base.  I'm quite happy with this one. Thanks to the challenges for the inspiration.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Go Wild


After working on the laundry and making meals, I finally got around to setting my crafty space to order. (It was like a cyclone hit after packing and then unpacking on our return home.  One of these days I will leave the house on a trip with a clean crafty space and a made bed. A clean kitchen has priority though!!!)

I looked through a few challenges and decided to play along with Casology - AfricaThe Male Room- Anything Goes, and Seize the Birthday - Texture.

For texture I added nuvo crystal glaze to the binoculars, the giraffe's eyes and the headlights of the jeep.  I also added some dot stippling to the ground for visual texture.


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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Make a Wish

Hello All~

I'm feeling a bit mojo-less having returned earlier this week from a 2 week visit with my Dad in California.  As I get a bit older I seem to need more time to re-acclimate from traveling.  We returned home in the early hours of Wednesday, and I am still feeling a bit sluggish.

I found three challenges to play in - along with a new stamp set called Dandelion Wishes from CTMH.  I felt the joy of a 7 year old blowing away on a dandelion the moment I saw the stamp set and I knew I had to have it.

I used two slightly different shades of black cardstock, The heat embossed panel has a slight sheen, while the card base is more flat. I thought that might add some dimension to the black on black.

The challenges are: Double D Challenge Black and White,  (new to me) Day of the Month Card Club National Dandelion Day, and Addicted to CAS Contrast.


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Monday, April 22, 2019

Thank You


I have a group of crafty ladies I meet up with about 3 times a month.  Often times I will take over some Altenew flower stamps and just stamp a bunch and make them into cards later on.  I stamped and then fussy cut quite a pile of blue primroses.  I had enough to make 4 cards.  Two of the designs are below.

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

Happy Easter.

I made a few variations of each card for this year's batch that was mailed.

I hope you are all enjoying a day of happiness with your loved ones.

Friday, April 19, 2019

A bunny


Today I have an entry that is clean and simple for The Card Concept.

I was inspired by that bunny on a clean white plate with just a few muted design bits on the plate along with the bunny.  The greenery and the daisy also made it to my card in a fashion.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Happy Easter

Hi there,

I have a little bit of coloring on an embossed image that my friend Betty sent me last year and I didn't get to it.  (thank you Betty, it was a fun image to play with- Studio Katia I think)

I used various colors of Arteza brush pens to color the flowers- I used lots of water to make the colors much softer versions than straight from the brush pen.  To finish it off I die cut the panel with a and added a pale pink card base.

I am entering this card to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More

Just add Ink

Less is More

Work it Wednesday


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Have a good Trip

Hello -

I couldn't resist making this card. As soon as I saw this sweet cat image in the Gerda Steiner Playful Kitten set, I was itching to make a card.

I had a cat who loved hopping onto my suitcase while Hubs and I were dating. He looks all black, but hes not. His underside had 3 white patches...as if he was wearing a bikini.  I miss him, he was the sweetest little guy who just showed up at the front door meowing one evening.  He came in the house and claimed it as his new space.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Die Cut Bunches Part 2 of bunches of blooms


Another post where I have cut a bunch of flowers, this time from MFT's Stitch Blooms and made flowers.  I used two tones of color for each flower and added a coordinating card base.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019



A thank you card for my Dad.  Of course there is a cat involved.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bunches of Blooms Part 1

Hi there~

There are times when I don't know what I want to create but I need to do something. This time I stamped a bunch of flowers using Altenew's Stunning Cosmos stamp set. I used their inks as well.

After having stamped them all out, I added some more depth with copic markers, and then fussy cut a whole bunch of them.  I have the dies, but with that many flowers its just easier to fussy cut since the shape is not super intricate.

Here is  my pile of blooms, you can see one of the pink flowers without the copic color addition.

I was able to make several cards with this bunch of blooms.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Happy Birthday


I am combining two challenges today - Seize the Birthday - Spring, and Color Throwdown Purple, Green, Yellow and Gray.

I started by creating a watercolor background with all 4 colors.  Over that I stamped some crocus flowers from Pretty Pink Posh in light gray and added watercolor in another no-line coloring attempt.

Once finished the panel was mounted on a pale green cardbase.  I love purple and green together.

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Christmas Kickstart


I need to get this in quick as time got away from me.  The challenge over at Christmas Kickstart is die cuts. 

 I used the MFT dies from a card kit last year.  The embossing folder is from Stampin Up.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Thinking of you


I'm playing along with a couple of challenges.  I took out the watercolors.  I haven't played with them in a very long time. The challenges are CAS Watercolor Challenge,  Die Cut Diva's and Double D Challenges.

I created a backdrop by splotching around some yellow, umber and green watercolors.  Once that was dry, I stamped in very light ink a portion of an IO poppies stamp.  I have about 1/3 of the stamp on my panel.  I went for a no-line watercolor look.  After adding several layers of color and allowing it all to dry, I added a sentiment from CTMH.  I die cut the panel, and mounted it on a pale green card base.

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Best Wishes


I've got another card for a couple of challenges.  I kept the water colors out and added the jar of embossing paste to my supplies.  This card will be entered to CAS Stencil Challenge and Addicted to CAS Ombre.  And its a stretch, as mine is a mirror image of the sketch at Case this Sketch.

I began with a piece of taped down watercolor paper.  I wet the panel in a small elongated triangle. I added lots of watercolor at the bottom and drew it up the panel.  I used some water to take out some pigment at the top of the color, dried it and added another layer of color at the bottom.  Once that dried, I added some embossing paste through the SSS leaf stencil.  I topped that off with a silver embossed flower on vellum from Altenew.  A small sentiment in sliver on black balances the bright pink.


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