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. 

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

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021


 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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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!

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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

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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!

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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. 

Blogs:   Jeanette  , Shelly- you are hereTracieDarlene

SCS Galleries:    Debbie B

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

Challenges: TBA

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Happy Birthday- Shake it!

I pulled out a card kit today and had a fun time creating a card for a Birthday!  Thanks Maggie (mschoener @ SCS).

   In the kit Maggie sent, there was a die cut of this fun balloon scene.  I decided to make it into a shaker card. I decided to back it with the DSP Maggie included with the kit. I added acetate and sequins and stickles : )  I used crystal effects and a couple of sequins attached to the acetate sheet, the rest are in there for shaking it up. The balloons were covered with Distress Stickles in blue and a touch of silver stickles added for accent.  
 The sentiment is from Sunny Studios. 

Challenges: TBA

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Friday, September 10, 2021

It's Beginning to get close to Christmas........

  I worked on Christmas cards today using the theme (from a SCS challenge) It's Beginning to Feel alot like Christmas...!

This image and sentiment are from Angie Blom Digital images.  (I so love her work- and if you go look at her site, remember prices are in Canadian, not US).  This was fast and I love it!  I also was creating for the Alpha challenge S=Scoring, so I scored the top of the card, the side edges and all of the snowbanks are 'raised' using a score tool, then glittered. The image is colored using Copics. I used a touch of blue Distress in for the sky. The snowflake diecuts are by Gina Marie. 

 LOL, OK, so I went a bit heavy handed with the glitter : )  I first scored the lower portion of the card to look like a rooftop...used Distress Inks over the shingles. I added Distress inks to the sky- Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans, then Prize Ribbon.  I added Stickles, Nuvo Glimmer paste and white paint next.  It was too little, not balanced, then overdone....Oh well....  I believe, so hope Santa will bring me something good (craft supplies possibly???) hehe  The sentiment is a portion of a Unity stamp......

Challenges: TBA

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Alpha Q=Quilt

I am trying to catch up on the Alpha challenge- a few weeks behind....  I found some Paper Studio DP on sale at Hobby Lobby, and thought it would work great as a quilt card. 

 I cut strips of 3/4" DP, and glued them down side by side, then cut the strips side to side and then arranged the strips in diagonal fashion. I used a sentiment from The Project bin and stamped it in Chocolate Chip to coordinate with the Chocolate Chip cardstock. 

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Thursday, September 9, 2021


I made a card for this weeks Featured Stamper over at Splitcoaststampers, a fellow Alpha challenge friend, Shirl.  I found a Christmas card to CASE, and got a two-fer : )

I had the opportunity to stop a a REAL stamp store in the past month, and saw these Memory Box dies and HAD to have them!  The scroll is a separate die, as is the peace sentiment and the background pricking die is a separate die as well. I will make a few more of these- I love this in blues, but will try a few different colors for fun.  What color can you see this done in???
Light blue linen cardstock, Blue-JFF, White shimmer cardstock.  

Challenges: TBA

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In Memory

It has been 20 years since Princess Diana died- wow- I remember where I was when I found out- I was at work in the Intensive Care Unit and there was a TV on...  I was so in shock- it was late in my shift...I went home and put on the TV and watched it half of the night!


IN memory of Princess Diana- it's a theme for the Teapot Tuesday challenge at Splitcoaststampers....  we send cards to other Teapot ladies....  I made my card using a digi stamp from AngieBlom digi stamps....  it is colored just in the greens and yellows, then I overlayed vellum which had an alcohol ink technique in it.  I scribbled Copic markers B21, B24, B26, B28 and dabbed on 91% rubbing alcohol,  I spattered alcohol on after the first round dried, then added splatters of WInk of Stella.  Next, I splattered on Copic/Alcohol inks on the top. I added a rose from IBFS (I Brake for Stamps) in yellow, as that was Princess Diana's favorite rose.  The die cut was from a market in the Netherlands I bought a couple of years ago, and I added yellow Offray ribbon thru it.  The die cut sentiment ( Michael's) was added in white over the blue card. A couple of sequins and the card is ready to mail off to a Teapot lady : )

Challenges- TBA
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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Colorful Life

 A rainbow background created with Distress Oxide ink blending:

  I saw Jennifer McGuire demo this on her blog a while back and have just gotten around to trying it.  I used just a red/yellow/blue Distress Oxide ink, and where you blend the colors, the orange and green pop out.  How cool is that!  
  The sweet Nymph is dressed in purple, as that is the last of the rainbow colors. Her wings are a very light purple with a hint of green, and alot of sparkle via Wink of Stella.  The image by CC Designs was sitting on my desk all cut out already (Scan n Cut) and I just colored it in.  
 Have a safe and colorful weekend (no rain clouds in the mix though!). 

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