Thursday, February 11, 2016

SSS-One Layer

Hi Friends, I have a card to share that I made for a challenge at my Local Card Club last week. The challenge was "One Layer" which happens to be this week's theme at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I used THIS set, Hero Arts With Sympathy set. The border stamp is from another set but can't recall which one right now. 

This is truly one layer, it's a piece of watercolor paper cut to 4.5 x 11, scored in half. I made a circle mask and sponged 2 distress inks inside then stamped the image one with the mask on and once with it off. I added some PPP sparkling clear sequins and some May Arts twine. 

I'm not a fan of one layer but when I make one (under duress) I usually like it. :)
Thanks for visiting!

Some other challenges:
Crafting with an attitude-12 -Anything Goes
Words to Craft By -Hearts Devotion
Cards And More -Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Hi Friends, I'm here with my Santa card for Merry Monday Challenge 190! I used my cute Santa from SSS/Clearly Besotted Winter Friends.

 I also used a SSS Peace Love and Joy set for the sentiment. Other items used are BG Jovial paper, holly punch, LF stitched square dies, LID rectangle die, Doodlebug sequins, Copic markers and recollections gems. 

So I'm working on this year's Christmas card stash. It was great to have so many cards to mail last December.  

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Challenge 58

Hi Friends, It's Friday, YAY! I have a card to share with you inspired by The Challenge 58-Masculine  photo inspiration. I used the colors in the photo and this Hero Arts car for a nod to the headlight. I don't have the skills to color this car with rust on it but I wished I could!

 After coloring with Copics I used Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch this week to put the card together. I substituted the rectangles for label shaped and left off the flower element and used enamal dots. (those are navy not black)
It wasn't the best choice to use sliver embossing power for the sentiment but I still like it. I'm happy to have this in my stash for one of the men in my family. 
Thanks for visiting. 

Cards for Guys -Spots and Stripes, I have stripes in the wood grain paper and the enamel dots spots.
Crafty Sentiments -Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Birthday Pinata Card

Hey Friends, I'm sharing a birthday card today that I made with a retired Freshly Made stamp set, Birthday Bash. Pinata elements are showing up in paper crafting lately so I pull out this set. I had never used it but it's so cute. 

I should have sponged the background of the oval but I will next time. I want to make more of these. The sequins are a mixture of Doodlebug sequins I mixed to match the ink colors which are Momento.

This is so sparkly and fun when shaken! I used die cut fun foam instead of foam tape which so much better.
Thanks for visiting! 

Crafty Gals 56 -Anything Goes.
Creative Moments 85 -Anything Goes
Lil Red Wagon 326 -Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments -Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew 105 -Anything Goes
Craft your Passion- Anything Goes

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mojo Monday 431, Challenge 57

Hey Friends, It's Saturday and I got to play in my craft room today! I've been wanting to play in "The Challenge 57" this week. I love the lacey, shabby goodness in the photo inspiration pic. I used the Mojo Monday Sketch 431 as a starting point. 

I stamped the Hero Arts Birthday Sentiment on a cream card stock circle and over stamped a TH cursive text stamp with Tattered Rose ink. I die cut the flower with MFT dies and added a gem brad. I added some pretty lace, die cut leaves and a brown twine bow. This card is for my Aunt's birthday in March. 
Seize the Birthday -Anything Goes or CAS

For my second card, I used Mojo Monday 431 again to create a Christmas card for Merry Monday 188 "Hot Bevvies" . I used a hot chocolate image from Lawn Fawn's Love you a latte. I kept my circle elements a bit high on the base so not to cover cover up the cute background paper. Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Lawnscaping 122

Hey there Friends, How are you this cold winter day? I'm sharing a Valentine card for several challenges. I'm playing in the Lawnscaping 122 "water color" challenge and the "critters" challenge for Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge (sponsored by Lawn Fawn). Then, for a nod to Jenn Shurkus's "Coolest Card Series" I had to add a few snowflakes to my scene.

I water colored the background on water color paper with Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries Distress Inks. I also smooshed the same inks on another piece of paper and die cut the heart. I used a water brush and Antique Linen ink for the bunnies. 

I used Rileys ABC's LF stamp set for the word Valentine, heat embossed in gold powder. The bunnies, snowflakes and other sentiment are from LF Snow Day. Other Lawn Fawn items are the Puffy Clouds border dies, hillside border dies, gold bakers twine, Polka in the Dark Paper. Rectangle die is LID and of course PPP sparkling clear sequins.
Thanks for visiting!

Lawnscaping 122 -Water Coloring
Simon says stamp Wed. Challenge -Critters
Coolest Card Series -Pinks/Reds Valentine colors
Aud Sentiments -Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts 125 -Embossing
7 Kids College Fund -Anything Goes

You can see the gold embossing here.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

MM187 and Coolest Card Series

Hi Friends, I'm combining some challenges to save time because the deadlines are looming so please scroll down to see both cards! 
My paper for this card is Simple Stories Cozy, Simon Says Stamps Tag dies, Hero Arts stamp, SB poinsettia dies, misc. ribbon and enamel dots.

Card 2

For this card I used a new SSS stamp set Peace, Love and Joy for the snowman and sentiment. I watercolored  a background with several distress inks. I heat embossed the sentiment and snowflakes.
I added a MFT die cut snowflake, heart and button.
Thanks for visiting!

Coolest Card Series-Watercolor 
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Ombre  (My background is Ombre, REALLY, for real!)
Craftin Desert Divas -Let it Snow Linky Party
Crafty Calendar Challenge -Something New (My SSS snowman stamp is new)