Saturday, April 22, 2017

Merry Monday #244

It's a wonder I even have a card to enter at Merry Monday.  I spent all afternoon Thursday making one and it ended up in the recycle bin. Everything that could go wrong did.  But I didn't give up and went back to it today.  It's different from the original and maybe better.

The wreath from PTI was stamped on a panel that was cut with a die from CP and popped up with foam.  The sentiment from SSS was heat embossed with WOW Sparkling Snow, as was the top layer of the wreath.

Thanks for dropping by.



Curtain Call and The Hearts Desire #11

It is such a lovely Spring image at Curtain Call don't you think?

I have several tulips stamps and was trying to decide which to use and what to put them in when I received my Altenew Vintage Teacup in the mail.  Decision made.
I stamped and masked the tulips from PB inside the teacup and colored it all with Zigs.  The sentiment is from E by E. I cut the panel with LF stitched rectangle and put it on a Smoke base.  When I got done I realized this was perfect for The Heart Desires challenge, too.


Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great weekend.

Just Us Girls #390

Another challenge is up on the Just Us Girls blog and Chris has a photo for your inspiration.
I took my inspiration from the pillow in the chair, the flowers and the frames on the wall and came up with this:
The flowers from Altenew were colored with Zigs and die cut to place next to the black frame.  The sentiment is from PB.

What do you see in the photo that inspires you to make a card.  We can't wait to see what you do.  You may be chosen Chic of the Week with a chance as a guest designer like this month's guest, Laurie Unger.

See you in the gallery.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tag You're It! #70

Our Featured Artist for challenge #70 at Tag You'e It! is Kim Heggins and she presented us with this darling tag.
I have the All Inside bear set from Essentials by Ellen and used him for my tag.
I colored him with Zigs and popped him up on a background that was inked with Distress Oxides.  The auxiliary stamp set has a number of images to put in his hands and once I saw the sentiment from the Lovely set by EE, I knew I would put flowers in his hands.

How are you inspired by Kim's tag?  Check out what the rest of the Design Team have done and then make a tag to enter in the gallery.  We'd love to see you there.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

CAS Mix-Up - April

NBUS to the rescue.  I needed something for the inlaid die cutting requirement for the CAS Mix-Up challenge and the leaves from PTI did the trick.
I smooshed a background (my choice) with Distress Inks and cut the leaf from it and from some Core'dinations green and inlaid it into my card front. The sentiment from MFT was stamped and heat embossed in Liquid Platinum.  Unfortunately I'm finding quite a need for prayer cards lately so you will be seeing a lot more of them.

Thanks for dropping by.  I'm off to see Michele (Friday morning) for a fun day of whatever we decide to do but I'm sure card making will be part of it.


Make It Monday #281

I was excited to see the challenge at Make It Monday because it gave me a reason to use my Garden Gate set again.  Dawn has a video on putting patterns behind die cut windows and you may want to check it out.

I cut the opening with a PPP die and popped it up over the stencil that came with the Golden Gate Market Kit and I inked with Altenew Industrial Diamond.  I die cut the wisteria and stamped it with PTI inks.  The sentiment is from CB in the same gray as the trellis.

It's a rainy day her in Mid-Michigan so I hope to use the time to get a few more cards made.  I hope you have a little time in your day to get crafty.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Flower Challenge #7

This month The Flower Challenge is a sketch and I think a fairly easy one to use.

I colored the flowers from Altenew's Smile More set with Zigs.  With all the flower stamps I have I don't know why I haven't gotten more cards made for this challenge.  Maybe I'll have time before the deadline to do another one.

Thanks for dropping by.