Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Awesome Gnome Card

I found a few minutes to create this afternoon. (Maybe I should say I sneaked in a little "me" time when I had a million other things I should have been doing.)  ;)  This is a fun quick and easy card which uses a new stamp set I got in the mail today.  Isn't that little gnome cute?  I made this card to mail to my youngest daughter at college.  I think it will bring a smile to her face.  I also made a matching envelope from patterned paper like the sun pattern on the card (and forgot to photo).  I discovered an A7 size envelope at the Silhouette Design Store this morning and got very excited.  You can see it here.  Now I can do matching envelopes using my Silhouette Cameo for my cards.  Love it!  My little gnome want to join in at the following challenges:
Sunday Stamps (see sketch below)

4 Crafty Chicks (Lots Of Layers)

Cardz 4 Galz (Stamping)

The House That Stamps Built Challenge (I did row of Twine, Bright Colors and Die Cut.)

Stamps -- Your Next Stamp (Can Be Found Here
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Cardstock -- Recollections
Patterned Paper -- The Paper Patch
Die Cut -- My Favorite Things
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Self-Adhesive Sequins -- Jillibean Soup

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Steampunk Adventure Card

The Paper Girls Challenge is celebrating their sixth anniversary with a fun challenge.  You are to use six of something on your crafty creation.    I made a steampunk themed adventure card and used six small black brads.  When I made my kraft cardstock base I inked up the center with vintage photo distress oxide ink.  Then I sprayed some water on top of it and blotted it with a paper towel.  The steampunk woman image was stamped with black ink on top.  I repeated the process with the stamped sentiment.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the gears die cut and attached it with the six small black brads.  Easy but fun card.  I hope your Saturday is going well.  This morning I got a haircut and bought groceries so I won't be scaring anyone with my hair and we won't go hungry this week.  ;)  This lady on wheels is going to be joining these challenges:

The Paper Girls Challenge (Use six of something -- I used six small black brads.)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Add A Die Cut)

Stamps -- Deep Red (Image) and Hampton Art (Sentiment)
Ink Pads -- Distress Oxide in Vintage Photo and Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (can be seen here)
Brads -- The Paper Studio

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Snow Sled Fun Card

I almost feel guilty posting my snow fun card because it is a beautiful seventy-five degrees here today.  :)  Hopefully the warm weather won't stop these polar bears from their fun.  ;)  Keeping it short as I want to walk a second time (got to get those 10,000 steps) and enjoy this beautiful warm day.  These sporty polar bears are going to be sledding into these challenges:

The Paper Girls (6 Of Something --- I have six blue jewels.)
Mod Squad ( Winter)
The Male Room (Sports/Winter Olympics)
Simon Says Wednesday (Use A Die Cut)
Words 2 Craft By ("If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard.")
Freshly Made Sketches (see sketch below)
Stamps -- Penny Black (Image), Hampton Art (Snowflake Background) and Love Cynthia (Sentiment)
Ink Pads -- Momento (Black and Gray)
Markers -- Staedtler 
Cardstock -- Recollections
Tag Die -- My Favorite Things
Jewels -- DCWV
Baker's Twine -- The Twinery
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #2 -- Hearts

First, let me say.....Happy Valentine's Day!  Here's hoping we all get the BIG box of chocolates!
It's time for the second Twofer Card Challenge.  The theme is hearts.  If you would like to join in on the fun, read all about it here.  I chose to use a jeweled heart image by Hampton Art in both of my cards. 

My first card I colored the image with markers and trimmed it with a stitched square die cut.  I added some small colored jewels by KI Memories.  I tied the bows from multicolored hemp cord and added them as the final touch.  
For my second card, I chose to do a wedding theme.  The sentiments are actually the ones which go with the  jeweled heart image's set.  You can see it here.
I'm also going to be linking up at these challenges:
The Paper Girl's Challenge (Their 6th anniversary -- so use six of something.  I used six small jewels.)
Use Your Stuff (Love Is All Around)
Happy Little Stampers (CAS Challenge -- Hearts)
Little Red Wagon (Luuurve)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dear Santa Card

One of my favorite kinds of card to make is a funny one.  When I saw the "dear santa" at the Silhouette Design Store (you can see it here), I immediately thought of a funny sentiment stamp I had by Riley and Company.  The Santa image is by My Favorite Things and I love the expression on his face....just like he had read the sentiment on the card.  :)  That's it for me today.  I hope my Santa card made you smile.  Jolly old St. Nick is going to be joining these fun Christmas challenges:

Monday, February 12, 2018

Mr. Goldfish Card

I had to get up very early today to take my husband to the hospital for a test which was scheduled.  I tell you I am not a early morning person.  :)  Everything went fine though and we were home by ten o'clock.  Although sleepy and needing a nap because of getting up so early, I went in my craft room and created instead.  Aren't you proud of me?  (Wink.)  I have had this goldfish stamp set by Hero Arts a few months and this is the first time I have inked it up.  I loved the way Mr. Goldfish turned out so I'm going to be playing with it again soon.  I know both of my girls would love a card in the mail with him on it.  :)    I  also have three rows of pretty die cut "stitches" on this card.  Not sure the bottom two rows are showing up but trust me they are there.  I used one of the dies from the Stitching Lines by Julie which are by Essentials by Ellen.  The fish bowl was done with my Silhouette Cameo and you can see the design here.  I cut two of the fish bowls.  Inked and trimmed one to create the "water."  I adhered clear micro beads to the bottom of the bowl for "marbles."  I also used some clear sequins as water bubbles coming from Mr. Goldfish. This was a fun card to make!  Mr. Goldfish will be swimming by these challenges:

Essentials By Ellen Mix It Up Challenge (Use a Essentials by Ellen product plus a Hero Arts product.)

Always Fun Challenges (Anything Goes)

Stamps -- Hero Arts (CL945 Color Layering Goldfish)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Squash, Tangerine and Licorice) and Distress Oxide in Broken China
Wafer Tin Dies -- Essentials by Ellen (Stitching Lines by Julie)
Fish Bow Die Cut -- Silhouette Design Store (Lori Whitlock)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M
Misc. -- Clear Sequins and Clear Micro Beads

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Valentine "Be Mine" Owl Card

I have been having fun making Valentine cards.  I used my new Silhouette Cameo 3 on this one.  I am still "learning" how to use it but slowly but surely getting there.  ;)  I found this cute owl at the Silhouette Design Store where you can see it here.  I used a couple of My Favorite Things sentiment stamps with black ink after I got the owl assembled.  Lots of layers and a patterned paper card base by Cloud Nine from my crafty stash.  This has been a duck weather weekend....it has rained and rained.  Nice and dry in the 'ole craft room though.  ;)  This little love struck owl is going to be flying by these challenges: