Wednesday, November 1, 2023

More Falliday cards!

Falliday is into week 2 and you have an additional week to get your challenge cards completed : )

This is a card for Dagmars challenge- use tissue paper from a napkin or similar to emboss, then watercolor.  I used a SSS 3 D EF that had bird dies included, and watercolored the birds using distress ink and a spritzer.....  I love the look IRL!  

The coloring was quicker than it looks, and I used a few Copic markers, and Distress inks with a small stencil brush.  The die cut and embossed tissue bled a bit as you can see, but I love the look of it.  Thanks Dagmar for showing us this technique!

A card for Jeans challenge- she gave us a few parameters :

This fun card is Mixed Media at its finest!  I used a stencil for the background, added the Santa image and sentiment, then wanted to work on the collage.  Fun to add a stamp and the stenciling too.  The images are from Inkadinkado . 

Challenges: TBA

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

Falladay Day 1

It's Falladay at Splitcoaststampers!  We have 2 weeks of challenges and throwback tutorials- a bit more laid back that Dare to Get Dirty!

Three challenges for Day 1, which was this past Monday:

The first challenge is to use a piece of plaid flannel on our cards.

The candle/greenery die cut is a RAK.  The Sentiment die cut is by Memory Box. 

Next, we are to make a card using a 'real' postage stamp.  Bonus if you make it Mixed Media : )  

I used Gina K ink and a SSS stencil for the background. I added Nuvo Glitter paste over areas of the background.  The Snowflake in blue metallic card is also SSS.  Santa and the sentiment are Inkadinkado.  Colored pencils were used to color Santa, then a touch of Copics too.  I added glue then glitter to the beard. And, that is a real postage stamp- I love it for the Santa themed card.

Finally, the 3rd and final challenge was to make a 'peeking' snowman card.  

The Whimsey Stamps image was cut apart, and angled past the cardstock wall. The background was made with swiping Gina K blue spots across the back and blending them together.  Snowflakes were stamped in white from the Inkadinkado set I used for card #2 above. I used colored pencils for coloring the snowmen. 

If your up for a challenge, come join us at the Falliday Fest at Splitcoaststampers!

Card 1  ;TBA
Card 2 :
Card 3:   

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Friday, October 13, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 The month of October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I wanted to participate in an Instagram Blog Hop to support women that have gone through this battle and also for those in the process of this battle!  

IF you are on Instagram, this hop begins with @bkeeleycrafts

 I made two cards- use your stuff, right!

This image is by Unity, the EF came with my Gemini.... and the sentiment is from a set by Concord & 9th.  Done using PINK Distress Inks and glitter paper. 
 This card uses a die from Die-Versions.  I cut it out multiple times.  I cut one apart and used it as a stencil using the words to brush on inks for the background.  The white die is cut 3 times and layered, and the center ribbon embossed. The color is a bit wonky here.... I tried to adjust it, but I am just not that great with technology : )  

Challenges: TBA

Please consider hopping on over to IG to support this wonderful IGhop!!!

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Back in the saddle!

I am a bit behind in my blog posts!  Thought I'd share a couple of my latest cards : )  

The Teapot Tuesday challenge from 8/29- we send cards to each other : )  My card is in the mail.  This is a digi image from Power Poppy. I colored it using Copic markers. 

DigiChoosday- cardmaking- AG

Next, I made a card for the Technique lovers swap- using the Bargello technique:

I used a Michael Strong image- colored using Copics.  I added a strip of cardstock from a multi color pack...not sure from where?   It was embossed using an old SU EF.  I colored the Michael Strong Butterfly using soft pastel colors. 

Hope you have a great day!

Dream Valley- Dry embossing

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

America! America!

We have had company here all of July- and 2 of the 3 kids left today.  I did a Zoom today with a SCS friend and created a card for the Teapot Tuesday challenge.  We are making patriotic cards for a woman who has been promoted to Corporal!  God Bless Her!

 I used a House Mouse image and an Artistic Outpost sentiment for my card. I just love these sweet images!  I colored the image using Copics, added a gold back layer and a white card inside to add a note. 


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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Image Swap catch-up!

  Hi- I have been on the road visiting friends in June- from Galena to Cincinnati to Greenville Ohio to Lebanon Indiana.....!  I am happy to get back to my creative space!
 I am part of a swap where we exchange images (from stamp companies that allow that).  I needed to catch up a bit...and am up to date now.  

 Our May image- Colorado Craft Company

 This image was colored using Copic markers, die cut and mounted on a Prima DP . I fussy cut the sentiment and bird apart.  How sweet is this!

Our June image- Terry S sent it already die cut/Scan and Cut ready!  SO fun

I had the perfect DP for a birthday card.  The image was colored using Copics. Pretty CAS for me, but I love these cards and fun images!

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope your summer is going well!


Monday, June 26, 2023

Rainbow slimline & a dragonfly

A crazy and fast paced summer is upon us!  I finally had time for a couple of cards.  One os for an Instagram Hop with a rainbow theme. 

For an Instagram Hop (  )  using the theme of rainbow.  I used Distress inks for the background stencil.  The butterflies are Memory Box and the sentiment is a  MFT die.  There are so many fun ideas for using rainbows or the colors from the rainbow.  

This card uses a hand carved stamp- the dragonfly.  It is very shimmery IRL.  The backing is watercolor paper and watercolor inks. 

 I carved this stamp IMO and to celebrate my nephews 10 year anniversary from his Wilms tumor diagnosis- a kidney cancer.  He had a kidney removed at age age 15 and doing well. He and his family were very involved with the Dragonfly foundation, which supports pediatric cancer patients and their families.  I also made an ATC which I love using this image.  
 The sentiment die cut is by Lawn Fawn and is layered in black CS

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Back creating!

We have been traveling a bit, and doing day trips when home.  I had a chance to try to work on catching up- very behind on Swaps!

For the May Technique challenge at Splitcoast, we made Salt technique cards.  I combined the challenge with the Alpha A=Avocado challenge.

 I used Peeled Paint Distress ink and salt on layer one- using the wrinkle free distress technique to apply color.  I used a blending brush to add more color and dabbed on a bit of water on the next layer.  I added splatters of white paint and black ink next.  I die cut a vellum ovel (Gina Marie Dies) and added daisy die cuts from Memory box (from SSS), adding a twine bow.  The sentiment is SSS. (Simon Says Stamp). 


Next is the April image from Diane (Glamour) and it has been sitting waiting to be mailed on my desk for a while- the image is Whimsy Stamps. 

 We make a card with our swapped images and mail them to each other.  This is off to Ruby in WA state today! The image is colored using Copics and highlights using a white gel pen. 

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Monday, May 1, 2023

May at Jan's Digital Stamps

 How I love Poppies- one of my favorite flowers!  Jan's Digital stamps has released 2 new sets, and I chose to create using the Poppies!

I used Jan's pre-colored digital image and used the scan and cut (and an exacto knife) to carve this image.  I layered it on a shimmery white cardstock that was embossed using a 3D EF. The DP is Bo Bunny and is a few years old....  The Die cut is from MFT.  The base cardstock is SU Poppy.  

 I used the MFT die inside as well from plain white CS , and added a bloom and a bud from Jan's pre-colored image from this set.  

My Mom's cousin is buried in Flanders Field, so I always think of him when I see poppies!  He died the day before the war ended : (  I salute all of our soldiers!

Challenges: TBA

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

Colorful but simple......

 I took on this challenge today at Splitcoast- colorful but simple.  I love to have inspiration via challenges : )  I need to do a Spotlight card, so combined both!

I stamped this image from Unity Stamp Co. twice, and punched a number of the areas out, and then die cut the black circles backers.  I used a rainbow of colors using Copics, and also added a sentiment that would fit in the 1" circle punch from SU.....  

All of the colors of the rainbow are represented : )  

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