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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Card Concept.....Merry & Bright

Happy Wednesday Peeps!

Sorry for the long silence here on the blog, but I 'm back with a pretty little Christmas card for the new  challenge at The Card Concept Blog.
Here is our inspiration photo for this week:

Don't you love that photo, I took my inspiration from the colors, the poinsettias and the overall country feel of the photo.

I started out making my Poinsettia. I used Cherry Cobbler, and Mossy Meadow. I stamped the veins in the leaves in the same color as the paper and sponged the edges.
I used some gold foil paper for the center.

The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock and then a layer of the gold foil. I then used a layer of Corrugated Paper. love that stuff! I made my banner using some of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. 
I added the flower to the card with some dimensionals. I used some of the burlap ribbon that I cut apart and pulled out the strings to tuck around the flower. I then added a few little gold sticky back pearls.
The sentiment is from the Endless Wishes stamp set.
The card is a 5 inch square and would probably be better to add to a gift and not to mail. :)

Be sure and head over to the Card Concept Blog to see what the rest of the team did with this inspiration challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Card Concept......Hello Falll

Happy Wednesday Peeps!

Time for a new challenge at The Card Concept.

It is a new month and that means we have a new Guest Designer, this month it is the fabulous Julee Tilman from Poetic Artistry.

Here is our inspiration piece for this week:

I took my inspiration from the colors and all the circle elements in the photo.
I decide to make a fall wreath.
I used the Wonderous Wreath Stamp Set.
The colors I used are Crumb Cake, Brushed Silver, Hello Honey and Whisper White.

I stamped the Wreath image with Versamark ink onto the Brushed Silver card stock and then embossed with white embossing powder.

I stamaped the flowers with Hello Honey ink and fussy cut them out.
The sentiment is from the stamp set For All Things.
I added a ribbon bow, I realized after adding it and 
taking the picture that I used the wrong ribbon, 
(I used Summer Starfruit, which is retired instead of the Hello Honey)
 It coordinates tho, so I think it is OK. 

Be sure and head over to the Card Concept Blog to see what the rest of the girls did with this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sweet Sunday.......Hello Fall

Happy Sunday Peeps!

Here is the fun sketch we have for this week.

I wanted to make a Fall type card using some goodies from the Stampin Up Occasions mini.
I love the new Acorny Thank You stamp set with matching punch and
 I have had this corrugated paper from Stampin Up for a few weeks
 and wanted to use them for the acorns and had not done it so this was the perfect opportunity for me to do it!
I stamped the tops of the acorns onto Crumb Cake using Cajun Craze ink.
The bottoms are the corrugated paper punched with the matching punch.
I layered the tops over the base of corrugated acorn using dimensionals.
The leaf behind the Acorns is from the For All Things stamp set.
 I stamped with Crushed Curry ink onto Very Vanilla. I fussy cut it out and them crumbled it all up and then smoothed it back out.
I added some linen thread on top of the leaf and then added my acorns to make the fun little Fall element.
I think this grouping will be making an appearance on my
 Thanksgiving Name Cards. Be on the look out for those!

The base of the card is Crumb Cake and then the center element is Early Espresso and a piece of DSP from the Woodland paper pack.

The sentiment banner is from the For All things stamp set. I used Old Olive ink to stamp that on the Vanilla card stock.
I added a bit more Corrugated paper under the sentiment as well.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges....A Christmas Wish

Happy Saturday Peeps!!

Time for new challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges.

It is the last Saturday of the month and our hostess for this month 
final challenge for us is to get a jump start on our Christmas cards.

I had finally gotten my Sleigh Ride Edgelits that had been on Back order and was excited
to try them out.

I had fun making my background snowy sky.

I used some Water color paper and stamped the snow stamp over and over using Versamark
I then embossed using white embossing powder.

I then used three colors of blue to make the night sky.

I used Marina Mist, Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy,

I watered the paper down using a paint brush and then added my color starting with the lightest and graduated up to the dark ant the top.

I really love the look I achieved.

I die cut the row of houses using the thick whisper white and added over the back ground piece using dimensionals.

The Sentiment is from the Joyful Christmas stamp set and is stamped with Night of Navy ink.

I added several little silver sequin stars that I had in my stash to finish it up and add a bit of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, October 30, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches.....JOY

Happy Friday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

I love this fun sketch:

I knew right away when I saw it that I wanted to use this fun little penguin from the Snow Place 
stamp set

I stamped him three times onto my squares. I used the Stampin Up thick Whisper White Cardstock for the squares.
The penguins are stamped with Black Memento Ink, I stamped the accessories, hat, ear muffs and bow tie on scrap white and even those this set comes with matching framelits I fussy cut my accessories out.

I added a few little snow flakes around each penguin. 
The sentiment was made using the retired Skinny Mini Alphabet stamp set.
I used the fun little holly and berries stamp to accessorizes my little vertical banner sentiment.
\The base is Crumb Cake card stock and then the DSP is from the Merry Moments stamp set.

I finished up with a few little silver sequins.

Thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sweet Sunday......Witch Way

Happy Sunday Peeps!

Here is our fab sketch for this week:

I love a sketch with a nice circle element.
I decide to make one last Halloween card, I love this sweet little witch from the 
Stampin Up Haunt Ya Later stamp set.
I stamped her out and colored her with my copic markers.
I love her sweet face and pretty big eyes, she is not scary at all.
I do love her hair here done in grays and black, definitely witch wouldn't you say?

I keept my card fairly simple but I had to use my new Sleigh Ride edgelits, for my "haunted houses", they are so cute!
The DSP  here is surprisingly not from the Halloween paper this year instead it is a fun piece from the Sweet Lil' Things paper pack.

Be sure and hop over to the Sweet Sunday Blog
and see what the rest of the girls did with this sketch!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Crazy 4 Challenges......Thankful

Happy Saturday Peeps!!

Time for a new challenge at Cray 4 Challenges,
this  week our hostess has a beautiful fall color challenge for us!

Of course you don't have to do fall, but that is the direction I went.

I pulled out my Stampin Up Sheltering Tree stamp set to make my card.
I stamped my tree with Soft Suede ink and added the ground in with some Old Olive ink..
The leaves are done with Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks.
I added a sprinkling of Cajun Craze leaves as well.

The sentiment comes from the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set. I masked off the other parts of the stamp to just get this one word sentiment.
After finishing up with a small banner of pumpkin with some linen thread and a little blossom I still felt it needed some sparkle. So I added some drops of Copper Stickles in among the leaves, it added the perfect touch of glimmer even tho the camera does not show it that much!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog to see what the rest of the design team did with this challenge.