Saturday, October 21, 2017

Traditional Christmas Colors


I have a quick and easy Christmas card design today that makes good use of those snippets of dsp and ribbon you have lying around. I used a Stampin' Up! Petals a' Plenty ef for the red, and an embossing folder from a Sizzix Snow Globe/Powdered Sugar ef set for the white. I added some green ribbon from PTI that I've had for ages. The card bases are Wild Wasabi green and the side panels are Real Red. I added a Christmas sentiment from SU! and die cut it with a SB Nestabilities labels 25 die, drawing around the inside of the die with a red marker before cutting. The holly leaves and berries were done with a Poppystamps Holly Leaves and Berries die set and that's pretty much all there was to assembling these quick and easy cards. 

Here are a few more I made using assorted embossing folders on the red and white panels for some variety.


I'm sharing with the Craftyhazelnut's CHNC #356 which is a/g as long as it's Christmas with the option of using traditional Christmas colors.

Thanks for stopping by and here's wishing you a great weekend!

Carol

Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy Haunting


I have a quick and easy Halloween card today. I die-cut the Witch's hat with a Darice die, coloring the band and punched star with fluorescent Copic markers. The candy corn was done with Lawn Fawn stamps, colored with Copics and fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals. The dsp is from SU!, and the orange ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment was computer generated and the plum card base is by BB - a find from Tuesday Morning.

I'm sharing this with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which includes the following mood board :


I pulled some of the colors and the candy corn for my inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Friday is fantastic!

Carol

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Pumpkins


For today's card I used a stamp from Class Act Inc. called Pumpkin Patch. I colored the image with Copics and then die-cut it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die. The sentiment is from SU!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes. I matted with dark green, tied some twine around it and placed it on a kraft card base.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:



I am having a difficult time knowing Halloween is just a couple weeks away and Thanksgiving is right around the corner too! Where has this year gone?

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TMS #425


Good Morning everyone - it's time for the Tuesday Morning sketch challenge #425 and this week Bugaboo Digital stamps is sponsoring. We have a prize of 4 digital Bugaboo images of your choice up for grabs so that's a great reason to play along, right? Here is my card...


Bugaboo generously provided this cute Halloween Brat Dracula image which I colored with Copics. I used a Gina Marie Designs set of stitched square dies to make the squares, using pumpkin pie and SU! Halloween dsp. The background is also SU! Halloween dsp. I added a "Boo" sentiment to the image panel with a stick stamp by Judith and die cut the panel with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die.

Please take a moment to visit my DT members blogs and see their amazing interpretations of this fun sketch! You can find them all here:



Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing the wonderful cards you make with this fun sketch! Have a great Tuesday!

Carol

Monday, October 16, 2017

Snippets Card


Here's a card I made almost completely from snippets. I used a die-cut IO bucket and everything else came from my leftover bits. The pale pink panel had been previously cut and embossed with a next generation WRMK gemstone ef, and all the greenery had been previously cut. I just assembled the branches in the bucket, and punched tiny flowers from snippets with a SU! itty bitty punch, adding clear gems to the centers. The tag was die cut and stamped with a "for you" sentiment adding a black twine bow to the top. 4 black mini brads in the corners finished this one along with a bubble gum pink card base.

I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground weeks #303 & 304.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week ahead!

Carol

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Full Moon


Sorry folks, I couldn't resist sharing this card! LOL My stamping buddy generously loans me this image and sentiment stamp often to make cards for Halloween. There's no name on them and I believe she bought them at a trade show but they are gems aren't they? LOL I used snippets of cardstock from my stash for the glittered goo border (MS punch), sentiment panel, and scalloped die-cut circle (SB), white the image panel was die-cut with a MFT stitched circle. I added stickles to the top border, colored the image with Copics, heat-embossed the sentiment panel with white ep and stamped some tiny bats with a stick stamp by Judith. The final touch was to add 3 gel stickers to the bottom. I'm thinking now I should have added a tiny red heart tattoo to her butt! LOL 

I'm sharing this with the Double D Fright Night challenge and I hope they won't toss my card from the links for being too raunchy :) A good laugh never hurt anyone, right?


Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day in spite of the date on the calendar (gulp)

Carol


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thinking of You


I made this card a long time ago and sent it, but never posted it. I used a SU! woodlands ef, brayering with black ink on white card. I added a heat-embossed sentiment done with a Hero Arts stamp and white embossing powder, then added 3 red gemstones. The red bird was die-cut with a SNSS die, and I dotted his eye with a black marker. Quick and easy!

I'm sharing this with the Little Red Wagon challenge #414 which is "leftovers" - leftover uncompleted cards or unposted cards.

Also sharing with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - which is to make a "thinking of you" card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Carol

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

TMS #424


Today I have a CAS card - something I don't often make. For some reason I struggled with this week's sketch until I saw this pretty card on Brenda's blog. It inspired me so I CASED it to make my card this week. Thanks Brenda :) Here's this weeks TMS sketch #424...


 I started by masking off a rectangle area on white cardstock with post-it notes, then sponged distress inks of Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed. Next I stamped the (retired) SU! Upsy Daisy image in Versafine black ink. For the corner element I stamped 3 birds from a SNSS Serene Silhouettes stamp set. I added a sentiment panel with a MFP sentiment heat-embossed with white on black. I placed this all on a black mat and then a pumpkin pie card base.

Please check out my DT member's blogs for some more inspiration in using this great sketch by Melissa. You can find them here:


Thanks for dropping by and have a fabulous day!

Carol



Monday, October 9, 2017

She Believed..


I have a fun card I made using a SU! Hardwood background stamp along with a This Little Piggy stamp set for the image. I colored the piggy with Copics, die-cut the image panel with a MFT stitched circle die, and cut the scalloped mat with a SB die. The hardwood was stamped on kraft and sponged with 3 different distress inks. I added some pink twine and called this one done. The inside says simply "so she did!" I thought this would be encouraging for a child, so it's going into my next Cards for Hospitalized Kids box.

Speaking of card donations, I added a link on my sidebar to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Click it to be taken to the blog who hosts this event where Christmas cards are donated to nursing homes. I just sealed up a box of 126 cards heading there and this is why I make Christmas cards all year long. I have plenty for me to use personally and plenty to share with this great charity card drive.

I'm entering this card into the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge #7 where you can make anything - it just needs to include a critter on your card. I guess a flying pig can be considered a critter? LOL

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!

Carol

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Silhouette Stag


I have a quick and easy Christmas card made with a masculine feel because we have friends who are avid hunters and they love cards like this. I die-cut the KaiserCraft stag from black and placed it upon 2 stitched oval die-cuts done with Gina Marie stitched oval dies. The first layer was done with a random piece of cork cardstock, and the bottom layer was done with Caramel cardstock. The cardbase is also Caramel, while the dsp is retired SU! The sentiment was heat-embossed with white ep using a SU! retired stamp set. I'll make a few more in different colors and probably make a few matching tags as well.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:



Craftyhazelnuts CHNC #354 - Christmas a/g with optional use of purple color



Thanks for stopping by to say "hello" and have yourself a great weekend!

Carol