Saturday, July 25, 2015

Lawnscaping 110

Hey there friends! How are you this fine summer day? I'm happy to be sharing a card because I've been away from my craft room lately. I had to make a card for the latest Lawnscaping Challenge because I've missed playing. 

I made a baby card for my neighbor who had a baby boy yesterday. A boy after 2 girls is a happy event! The congrats die cut, clouds border die cut and rainbow die cut by Lawn Fawn were given to me at a card class by Jenn Shurkus. The cuts were part of a card that I didn't put together at the class so I had them on my desk. I added a frog and crown from the Critters Ever After set, colored with Copics and highlighted with a white pen. I stamped the sentiment in various color inks. It is from the Hello Baby set. 

For some sparkle and shine I added Wink of Stella to the rainbow and crown and added star sequins as well.
I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting!

Lawnscaping Challenge 110 -Color (rainbow)
Inkspirational-Anything with Kraft
Crazy 4 Challenges-Make it Royal I used a crown and the word prince

Monday, July 13, 2015

MFT Penguin Cards

"Summer time, and the living is easy", so easy that I'm not posting much lately! I have these 2 Penguin cards to share with you today. I needed a few summery birthday cards for next week.

 My Favorite Things Stamps sent me a 10 dollar birthday certificate so I HAD to pick up these sweet Penguins. I colored them with copics and cut them out. (I didn't buy the dies). For the first one I used last week's Mojo Monday Sketch 405 and some Doodlebug papers. For the second, I used *unknown* papers and a Sweet Sunday Sketch 264. (sorry about that distracting background paper in the 1st photo!)

Artistic Inspirations Challenges-135 Anything Goes/Optional twist of Summer!
Crafty our Passion Challenges-270 Anything Goes
Marker Pop -Summertime My Penguins are celebrating summer with Ice cream and a cool drink!
Crafting when we can challenges-98 Summer Fun
Penny Black and More -Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crazy for Challenges Critters

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Nautical Card

Hi Friends, This will be a quick post so I can make the deadlines for a few challenges today. For my card I used a sweet MFT Ala Mode stamp and some distress inks. I stamped her with Verifine Black ink on Ranger Distress Water Color paper. 
I used Tattered Rose for the skin and Antique Linen for the hair. The rest of the colors are Faded Jeans, Scattered Straw, Pumice Stone and Tumbled Glass.

 The colors were inspired by the ColourQ 296 Challenge this week. 
I included the graphic from The Challenge which I had in mind when making my card but missed it.

A Gem of a Challenge Summer Time
Allsorts Challenge Blue as the Ocean
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Summer Fun
Addicted to CAS.Challenge-66 Splash
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Lawn Fawn Blog Hop

Hi Friends and Lawn Fawn Lovers, I'm thrilled to be joining the other talented artists in today's Coffee themed blog hop! I'm glad you stopped by! 

It took me a few weeks to come up with an idea for my card, plus I wanted to buy the "Love you a Latte" stamp set. It was not a problem because it's so darn cute! 
I wanted my card to have a summer feel so I went with this brightly colored striped paper from Echo Park. I stamped the cute "to go" cups and coffee beans randomly on Kraft paper with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and again on the striped paper. I fussy cut the sleeves and adhered on the stamped cups.

 Then I took the whole piece and die cut it with a WPlus9 and again with a SB oval. A mug from the set was stamped and die cut for the focal point of my shaker. How cute is the mustache face? Also I stamped a sentiment from the set. I die cut craft foam as a base for the shaker and put in Doodlebug brown sequins (makeshift coffee beans!). And there you have it!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Funky Hats

Hi Friends, Just a quick post to share my Merry Monday 164 card today. The challenge is "Funky Hats" so I dug out this little guy to ink up. He from a Recollections set from Michaels. I colored him with Copics to match this scrumptious Bo Bunny Altitude paper. The colors are GORGEOUS! Some people don't like Purple, I LOVE it! 

Per the Retro Sketch 169 I set about trimming my papers, die cutting my image, wrapping some twine, adhering some wood veneer snowflakes and stamping the sentiment from a Hero Arts set. I had to leave the little element at the top off because I forgot about it while I was stamping the sentiment, then it wouldn't fit. 

Merry Monday 164 Funky Hats
abc christmas challenge M is for Magical, Elves are magical!

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Card Concept 37

Hey there! Here's my take on The Card Concept 37  Butterfly Effect challenge. My local card club had an emboss resist challenge. I heat embossed Winged Beauties from MFT with White embossing powder on water color paper. Then I water colored the background with Distress Inks. Some of the colors are from the newer releases like Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon. The not so new ones are Scattered Straw and Seedless Preserves. Aren't the colors yummy?

The sentiment and word die are Simon Says Stamp. I had fun but still am not getting the results I'd like with water coloring. I'll keep trying tho because it's fun! Some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finish it off.

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge -Favorite Product or Technique-Water coloring with Distress inks! 
The Corrosive Challenge Leave a little sparkle-I have sparkling sequins.
Aloha Friday Challenges 50 Birthday
Seize the Birthday Optional Theme, Nothing but Neutrals
MFT Challenges Rule of Thirds
MFT Summer School Movement

Lawnscaping 108

Hi Friends, I have a challenge card today for the Lawnscaping-Stars-and-Stripes challenge. Although the photo for the challenge has red white and blue, it's not mandatory, you just have to have stars and stripes. I used the newly released set "I'm so Jelly" stamps and dies. OH MY GOSH, they are sooooo cute! I went to a class at a papercraft store about an hour from my house last week. I bought this set and got to play with others from the release. How fun! 

I used Kathy Waffle's sketch file sketch and some cute Doddlebug paper. I used some vellum behind my Jellies, kind of like bubbles. (MFT Stitched circle dies).

For the Curtain Call Challenge, I took the turquoise and sand colors from the inspiration photo and the beach scene is where the starfish and jellyfish are. 

Curtain Call Flip Flops
Kathy Waffle's Sketch File Sketch
Little Miss Muffet Challenge Anything Goes
MFT Summer School -Line