Friday, October 15, 2021

Classy Card Ladies- Humorous

It's the 15th of the month, and its time for the  Classy Card Ladies October dual.  Our Hostesses for this month are Darlene (Pearls) and LJ (Diamonds) has a humorous theme this month. 





And, inside:



Darlene sent us these funny sentiments and we were free to use our own image to go along with them. 

Stamps: Neat and Tangled, and I added EK success hydrant, Unity boy with pup
All stamped in Memento Tuxedo
DP: Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow pack
The kit also contained enamel dots, ribbons and mulberry paper flowers.

I colored the images using Copics. 

There were more sentiments and I have plenty to complete another card later : )  

Great dual Darlene and LJ!

Here are the links to the other Pearls and Diamonds- hop on around to see what the other ladies made with the exact same kit : )  The Pearls have one kit, the Diamonds have another. 

PEARLS:
Blogs:   Jeanette  , Shelly- you are hereTracieDarlene

SCS Galleries:    Debbie B

DIAMONDS:
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  , Kelly , , Laura Jean (LJ) 
SCS Galleries:  Suzy 

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Exploding card : )

You know I like to join in the Splitcoaststampers challenges, and really love the Teapot Tuesday challenges where we send cards to cheer others up.  Today, the challenge is for a young lady who was in a horrific accident and she is asking for Halloween cards. 


I made an exploding card- for the Alpha challenge (also at SCS) and combined that with a Halloween card for our teapot recipient- just 31 and needs to learn to walk again after an auto accident car vs semi....2 fractured femurs, one lower left Tib/fib fracture, shattered ankle, torn spleen and rib fractures....bad bad accident!  She is now in a nursing home for rehab....  more surgeries in the future.....  
 This sweet witch and the cauldron are from CC Designs.  The bats are fussy cut from DP. The moon is a punched circle and colored with Copics. The DP is DCWV and KC & Co.  The backdrop is a Halloween embossing folder. When this card is 'closed' it is 6" x 6"

Challenges: 
Incy Wincy- Halloween cards


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, October 11, 2021

Alpha w= Watercoloring

I am trying to keep up with the Alpha challenges on SCS (Splitcoaststampers) - and W=watercoloring is the theme this week.


Most of my watercolors are Daniel Smith, but I do have some QOR and other brands mixed in.  I used a Unity Stamp on watercolor paper for this card. I added Glossy Accents over the beads on the purse and the back of the chair where it says Antiques. The sentiment strip is TH and inside is another Unity image that is a Birthday sentiment.


This image is from a swap on SCS, and I watercolored it and used the colors from SCS for my inspiration.  Some of the colors- I used Distress inks for...like the sky- Bermuda Bay = Peacock Feathers Distress ink. The neutral -Mossy Meadows was added in using a Distress ink as well.  The sentiment is a MFT die. (It actually says Hello Beautiful ). The prompt for this card was for the Teapot Tuesday challenge last week.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, October 3, 2021

World Stamping Day!

 I was able to craft today- and I loved it! I do not usually stamp on Saturdays.  


This card was inspired by the Inspiration challenge at Splitcoast.  I love this DP by Paper Studio and used it to create- added images from SImon Says Stamps to complete the card. 




I had a card kit sitting on my desk from the Christmas Crazy challenge on SCS, and this is from Pam (Pammers) . The image is from CC Designs.  I Colored it using Copic markers. I die cut the DP and added the fussy cut images.  I colored the image with Copics and added Stickles. The embellishments were in the kit as well.  I used twine and the die cut Holly and red brads. I added Stickles over that.  

Two more Christmas cards completed!


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, September 30, 2021

CYS: S=Santa

I am late, but got my card done for the September Challenge your Stash group. (aka CYS). 


Jeanette is the hostess this month, and she chose "S" as our challenge.  So, a sort out of my craft space lead me to pull out this stamp- it is one in a set of 4...and has never been used- brand new and has an Archivers tag on it- and Archivers has been closed for 7 or 8 years now....  Ohhh my!  Glad to ink it up and create a card for Christmas- which will be here before we know it!

I blended Distress Oxide ink on the cardstock, ran it through a 3D EF, added Wink of Stella and white paint splatters. Next, embossed the kraft cardstock and used it as a mat for Santa. I added some Copic coloring for highlights on the image and finished off with snowflake gems and rhinestones. 

Challenges: 
Create Your Stash- Splitcoast you can see all of the the entries in the gallery HERE
SImon Says Stamps- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Dreams!

 I wanted to make a card for the Featured Stamper at Splitcoast, so went to work to create.  I happened to spill a full large cup of tea that was on my paper cutter, and in cleaning it up, found a couple of card kits I did not know I had........  One from Deb- aka SCS littledeb- the Featured Stamper!


The image was colored using Copic markers.  I fussy cut around the leaves of the sunflowers and used a die cut simply to draw a arched/circle top and fussy cut that out as well.  Everything on this card was in the kit little Deb sent to me except the Hero Arts sentiment. 

I would like to enter this card into the House Mouse and Friends Fall themed challenge.

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Shelly

Going Postal

 I decided to do the Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge at Splitcoast, the theme Going Postal.  My friend Sharon (Smadson) sent me a House Mouse image I was admiring (and do not have) and it is perfect for this challenge!


I love these little House Mouse images- so sweet.  I Colored using Copics and diecut using a postage stamp diecut.  I added a touch of Rose Red cardstock for a pop of color. The Hello sentiment is by Hero Arts. 

Have a great day!  I have been having trouble seeing pictures on most blogs, including mine....I googled it last night, and found a solution, and it did not help, so I got my husband involved....  He worked his magic and Viola! I can now see pictures.  Fingers crossed it stays this way!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Water stenciling

 Yes, water stenciling is the Technique Lovers Challenge at Splitcoast this week.  There is a technique video to help you see how it is done....easy and cool effects!
 
 

This card uses a stencil over Distress Oxide inks and then water is spritzed on and a paper towel over the open areas after a few minutes......  I stamped and fussy cut the MFT images and used Copics to color them.  A few dots and dashes using a white gel pen.....A Recollections cloud stencil was used for the sky.  Always happy to ink up stamps that I have not used before.  I will give this to my hubby!



This is the other side of the stencil, spritzed with water....  and a paper towel over it....  I looked up the Teapot Tiesday post- we make cards for people having health challenges or something in their life where they need a boost.  I so love this challenge.  This is for a woman who broke her Tibia/Fibula and is on crutches...she also teaches math, so we were challenged to have a number on the card.  The image has numbers on it, so perfect!  I left the lighthouse uncolored, I like it this way.  I made a walkway out of grey cardstock, scored it and highlighted it with a Copic marker.  I added dots with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is Unity- and it is a new adventure using crutches- my hubby broke his fibula playing baseball a couple of years ago.....!  Inside sentiment (Unity)  says- Hope you feel better a little more each day. The Lighthouse is fussy cut- and is from Divinity Designs. 

Challenges: TBA


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Jan's DIgital Images- HIS presence

If you are looking for the Crafty Card Ladies post, please click HERE

The challenges at Jan's begin back in November!  In the meantime, Jan continues to create and I just had to create using this set- you will see more cards using this beautiful digi made by me!!!


This set is names Silent Night. I absolutely love this set : )  The image is pre-colored.  I made a mask for the image and used Distress inks and post it notes to make the stream of light on baby Jesus, and then used posts it to mask off to add the sky and the ground.
  I used a translucent medium painted down the rays of light to baby Jesus and added shimmer with a WInk of Stella pen.  for the sky, I added blues, then spritzed on water, added white pain splatter, then Wink of Stella splatter.  I added Stickles to the sky for shimmer.  
 The cardstock behind the main panel is a white shimmer cardstock.  The back panel is Navy Blue card. The star is cut from a silver adhesive shimmer cardstock and added in 2 layers. 

Stop by the blog over at Jan's Digital Stamps for other cards using her new and older sets. Many are fall themed, but I wanted to use this beautiful new set!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Classy Card Ladies- Pumpkins

 We had fun creating with a card kit from Tracie (pearls) and Barb sent kits to her team (diamonds) with the theme of pumpkins. 

  

The image is from Newton's Nook, and I colored it using Copic markers. The pumpkins are Memory Box. I added a small line of shimmery Washi at the base of this card in copper/almost pumpkin. 


 I pulled out another die from the market in the Netherlands- I had enough ribbon in the kit to weave it through and make a small ribbon embellishment too. The image was fussy cut, colored using Copics and added to the die cut.  The DP Tracie sent is by Prima. 

Fabulous and fun kit Tracie!  

Which card is your favorite?  My husband likes one and I like the other : )  LOL 

Here are the links to the other Pearls and Diamonds- hop on around to see what the other ladies made with the exact same kit : )  The Pearls have one kit, the Diamonds have another. 


PEARLS:
Blogs:   Jeanette  , Shelly- you are hereTracieDarlene

SCS Galleries:    Debbie B

DIAMONDS:
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  , Kelly , , Laura Jean (LJ) 
SCS Galleries:  Suzy 


Challenges: TBA

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly