Saturday, August 29, 2020

Thankful and RAC

Hi Again...

Two more cards this afternoon.  They'll be visiting the galleries over at Time Out Challenges and Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

One more try with the print making technique from my last post, but a better die cut shape.  It to had its oh heck moment...the gold embossed sentiment did not show well, so I overstamped it with black.  Happy result, a nice shadow and it gives the big solid letters almost a filigree type look.

This on is going to visit at Tic Tac Toe with the diagonal of Heat Embossing, Big Sentiment, and Yellow.

My second card(s) are for Thanksgiving, and will be visiting Time Out Challenges - Season.

I bought this CTMH set last year but never got it out to play.  I cut the frame out of stencil material, and  used it as a guide for placing my letters and images on the card panel in my misti.  Took a lot of the guess work out of placement.


Thanks much for visiting.

Birthday Wishes

Hello -

I am alive and well. I know its been 10 days since I last posted.  I have made two cards in that time for design team challenge in the future hence no recent posting.  I just have been mojo less, and completely out of desire to make cards, partly because I want to make fall cards and somehow my quirky brain balks at the thought of doing so before September.  So I have enjoyed my little vacay from the craft table.

Today, I tried a technique that I have seen quite a bit of around blog land.  It hails from Kathy Racoosin called print making.  The instructive video is here.  I am sending this card to Seize the Birthday and Just Us Girls.

So I am not a patient person.  I rarely will try a technique more than twice if I don't get  results I like.  I'll give this another shot with a better die choice.

This one, worked but with a tweek.  I die cut my butterflies, colored them while they sat on a piece of watercolor paper, then I flipped them and pressed them into the paper.  Then I let it all dry.  I put the butterflies together and prepared to place them on the watercolor card base.  And it was just too busy.

The print was far to pigmented, I wanted more of a hint of the butterfly.  So I spritzed the watercolor card and put a towel on it to lift color.  I ended up doing that twice and I loved what resulted.

I added the butterflies, (in full disclosure...that third butterfly that is only landed in some black ink and had to be wasn't going to die cut and color another so I made it work.!)

A few matching sequins and a few gold ones to add to the festive feel. It was all mounted on a matching card base with a clean black sentiment stamped on the watercolor piece.  I am quite happy with the result!  Give the technique a try.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Another post today, for the second card of my little crafty session.
It is going to visit the galleries of  CAS Colours and Sketches and CAS on Friday.

  For your blog

I broke out Forever Fern from Stampin Up again.  
I just love the etched leaf images.

Thanks for visiting!

Vitamin Sea

Hello -

It is another afternoon in the crafty space while catching up around the house.

I am playing along with CAS Mix Up Challenge.  I have a cute sentiment from Newton's Nook and I watercolored a beachy scene over it after having heat embossed it in white.  I used distress markers for my colors Antique Linnen, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch.  I used them both the dry watercolor paper, and on the wet paper using a wet brush to move the color around to give some depth and texture to the card front.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Happy Birthday


Its been a bit.  I'm having a mid summer slump. My mojo took off on vacation.  But none-the-less I pushed on today with a  new stamp set from Stampin Up.  Its been in my bin for a while, I thought my Father-in-Laws birthday was a good time to get it out.  The set is called Mountain Air.

I'll be sending this to a few galleries.  Watercooler Wednesdays, Stamping Sensations, Cupcake Inspirations, and as the set is new to me, NBUS#17.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Summer School


A series of challenges that I enjoyed last year is back again this year.  Summer School by My Favorite Things.  There are five design concepts and once you complete a card for each, you've graduated.  I'm including all in one post, so settle in and scroll down.

It took awhile to make all five cards in one sitting, and I used only MFT products for the images and sentiments.  If you click on the design concept banner, it will link you to that day's lesson.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Did you attend summer school?  
Homework is due by the14th of August 2020

Twofer Card Challenge 30


Can you believe that it is time for a new Twofer Card Challenge?

This month Darnell's prompt is Sun/Moon.

I have no moon stamps and 1 sun die and 1 sun stamp set.  I chose the sun stamp set, 
the set is an old monthly kit stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

For the challenge, the rules are as follows:

After choosing the stamp set, I set about designing my two cards. I like to use sketches to make sure
I have two different designs before I put in the effort to make the cards.  I have in the past ended up
with two cards that were far to similar.

The two cards together.

and separately.

Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope to see your sun/moon creations in 
the Twofer Card Challenge Gallery!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Card Chain Challenge July


Again I am participating in a challenge that is fun. You make a card...send it off and get a card all in the same month all things being even.

This month, my card goes to Germany.  I try to send internationally at least 4 times a year.  If you don't want to send internationally you don't have to. You get to pick who you're sending to when you sign up...its the person ahead of you so you will always know if its local to you or international.

I went with the colors loosely and the sketch and the theme under the sea. The choices seemed to all come together nicely.


I hope Gundi likes the card as much as I enjoyed making it.

If you'd like to give it a try, you can sign up here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Feel Better

Good Evening-

I do love a big huge flower stamp, and this Hydrangea from Taylored Expressions is big and bold.

I'm hoping my green leaves are neutrals or how about blue and yellow mixed?  I should have left them uncolored, but I think the bold head needs them for balance.  The yellow dots are nuvo drops and they also provide some texture to the centers.  This goes to my SIL who is down with sciatica.

It is going to visit Cupcake Expressions (Colors Blue, Yellow, White) and Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes.


Thanks for stopping and have a fabulous weekend!