Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hey Chick! Get Out of that Feed Bucket!


As you can see, I'm still having fun with that new I.O. bucket die I found at my craft store last week. I stamped and colored a chick from the SU! set "Hey Chick" and fussy cut her, sticking her into the bucket of chicken feed! Hah! I stenciled the image background piece with data dots and bubble stencils in potters clay and summer sky inks, die cutting it with a GMD stitched square die afterward. The scalloped border was done with turquoise and a SB scalloped square die, and both designer papers are from MFT. I used a stamp by Judith to add the weeds around the bucket with vintage photo distress ink and dotted some chicken feed at the top of the bucket with orange and yellow gel pens. (click to enlarge photo) The eggs were stamped from the SU! Hey Chick set, and I turned them over and cut the legs off as the stamp is an egg with legs (?) and attached them with glue to the horizontal border. The candi dots are by SU! and I tweaked the sketch by turning them horizontally as they just didn't look balanced to to me when they were placed according to the sketch.



Here's the sentiment for the inside which is why I added eggs to the front of the card. I stamped this at my friend's house years ago and knew it would be the perfect sentiment for this card! I punched the mat corners with a retired SU! punch to give it a touch of a country feel :)

I'm entering this into the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #409.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a fabulous Tuesday!

Carol


Monday, June 26, 2017

A Bucket filled with Flowers


On a recent trip to my favorite craft store, I spotted this cute little I.O. bucket die and for some reason I immediately thought of filling it with little flowers?! LOL I found a tiny snippet of smoky slate cardstock and cut it, adding some Copic coloring on top. The grass was a snippet of green grass I found in my stash, so I added that beneath the bucket. The flowers were all pre-punched with a SU! mini flower punch and dotted with black and clear gemstones in the centers. (Whenever I have tiny snippets left from a project, I usually punch them into flowers or tiny elements and keep them in a container for future use.) There are some punched MS ferns and an unknown die-cut stem in the center. I die cut the image panel with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, adding black and pink mats, then die cut the SU! dsp panel with stitched rectangles and matted with black, putting it all on a pink card base. The sentiment is from SU!'s the Herd, and the inside says "and I hope you're feeling better."

 I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground weeks #287 & 288.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Rudolph Days


Today I have a Christmas card I made using snippets of retired SU! dsp and a Lawn Fawn stamp set. I stamped the gingerbread cookie image on kraft cardstock, and fussy cut it, placing it on a die-cut MFT stitched circle cut with  white. The sentiment was heat-embossed with white ep on kraft, fussy cut, and matted with red. I added 2 tiny clear gemstones for the gingerbread boy buttons. I still had some leftover snippets, so I decided to make another one.


The only difference between the two is the sentiment panel. I embossed the sentiment panel with white ep on red card stock, and then matted it with kraft.

These Rudolph day challenges seem to be whizzing by so quickly my head spins! They run from the 25th of the month until the month ends.

Obviously, I'm sharing with the June Rudolph challenge which helps me keep that Christmas stash going all year long!

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a fabulous day!

Carol

Friday, June 23, 2017

Birthday Medallion


A dear friend of mine made and sent me this gorgeous crocheted medallion and I based the entire card around it. I die-cut several SB circles and scalloped circles to mat inside the medallion, adding a die-cut digital birthday sentiment I had on my computer with no name attached for credit. I found a piece of unknown pastel pink striped dsp and used that for the background as well as the largest circle die. I used a Cheery Lynn flourish die and cut it in white, adding some pink punched flowers done with a retired SU! mini punch. For the final touch, I added some clear gemstones to the flower centers and all around the sentiment circle for a little sparkle.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is to use patterned paper.

Dies R Us challenge #75 which is "celebrations." 


Thanks for the visit and I hope you found something inspiring while you were here.  Go have yourself a fantastic day now :)

Carol

Thursday, June 22, 2017

You Color my World



I made this fun card with yellow, blue and red cardstock which will be included in my next box for cards for hospitalized kids. I made the herringbone background with strips of cardstock, then embossed the entire piece with a square lattice embossing folder. The 3 square panels were water colored with matching inks, and the Lawn Fawn cute crayon was colored with Copics. The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn, and I cut it apart so I could make it fit on the card.

I based this card on the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #408, but instead of a square card, I opted for the A2 size.


I'm also sharing this with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 7 - watercolor

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your world is colorful too!

Carol

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Season's Tweetings


Here's another Christmas card I made with Lawn Fawn's Season's Tweetings stamp set. I borrowed a window die from my sweet friend and die cut it with some pastel grey and white cardstocks, inserting the white negatives into the grey frame. I stamped each negative with the images, coloring with Copics, then tied some red & white twine around the bottom, placing it all on a piece of SU! retired Christmas paper. I may have to borrow this window die again because it's perfect with this stamp set!

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

CHNC #338 - anything goes/Christmas - optional use silver

CHNC challenge extra for June - anything goes/Christmas


Thanks for stopping by and have a fun day!

Carol



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Open Sea


I pulled out my SU! Open Sea stamp set and had a play with it recently, resulting in this card. I used vanilla, cool caribbean, kraft, and early espresso cardstock colors. The kraft panel was heat embossed with white ep using a Kaisercraft background fishing net stamp. The ship was stamped with early espresso ink and tied with some teal colored twine. The blue panel was embossed with a SU! seaside ef; adding some brown enamel dots, while the card base was embossed with a SU! decorative dots ef. The anchor was cut with metallic gold using a Marianne die and I wove some neutral twine through it. The sentiment is a single stamp from SU, heat embossed with white on espresso card stock, and I used a light colored Spectrum Noir marker to add a touch of blue color.

I'm sharing this with the following challenges:

(my take on the challenge is that no matter how far you travel, you'll always be in my heart)

(I did both heat and dry embossing)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol



Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day


Here are the last of my father's day cards I made this year. This is similar to the one I made here, but I added a clip and sentiment to the tie with a silver bead. Those tiny silver buttons on the shirt collar are brads.The sentiment is by MFP heat embossed with white ep on black.



This card started when I stenciled on a piece of dsp that has light tones of tan, pink, and blue. I used a Tim Holtz stencil with white ink, creating the rocks in the background. The border was done with an EK bricked punch in black, and the Inkadinkado sentiment was heat-embossed with white on a kraft panel. I added 3 small copper brads to finish this one off.

Happy Father's day to all the dads out there - I hope you all have a relaxing and happy day!

Carol

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A Hunter's Father's Day Card


Today I have a father's day card made with a hunter in mind. I had been given this sheet of burlap by my thoughtful friend/blogger and die-cut it into an oval using GMD stitched oval dies. I die-cut the Kaisercraft stag with black and placed it on top. The corner accent was die-cut with a Poppystamps Tulisia corner collage die and backed it with a snippet of orange cardstock - the best match I had in my stash to coordinate with the orange burlap oval. I stamped a MFP sentiment and added a few negatives cut from a SSS pinpoint border and put it all on a kraft cardbase.

That's it for me today, but here's wishing you a great weekend, whatever you do!

Carol

Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Paradise


I have a big paper pad of black and white dsp I bought for a song, so I pulled out a piece of text paper and decided to ink it up with some distress inks by sponging randomly until I liked the result. I had a play with a Cheery Lynn French Lattice die using some GinaK blue raspberry cardstock to make the coverall for the sponged text dsp. I stamped a SNSS image on white, and paper pieced the umbrella with some of the sponged text dsp, then colored in the rest with Copics and markers. The image panel was cut with a MFT stitched circle die, while the yellow mat was die-cut with a GinaMarieDesigns stitched square. I have an old set of wooden stick stamps with a summer theme, so I added a little pineapple cocktail to the chair, and some flip-flops to the sentiment panel that were both colored with glaze pens. I had a large piece of sponged paper left, so I made a matching envelope flap to mail this card in.

I'm entering this card into the Use Your Stuff #267 challenge which is to use warm, summery colors.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great Friday!

Carol