Friday, November 9, 2018

Thankful for Prickley Pear

I really like my Prickley Pear stamps.  I’m not sure why i don’t pull them out more often.  They stamp so nicely and the designs are a bit vintage with a bit of whimsey.  I pulled the sweet pumpkin set out today and inked up one of the non-halloween ones.  I wish I had pulled them out for my Halloween cards.  Maybe next year I’ll remember that.

Simon has a Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge this week. 

IMG_9687 (628x800)BG is ink brayered and run through Big Shot

Crate Paper – Farmhouse Collection DP

MFT stitched flourish

Hero Arts Sentiment

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

kwikie kard

IMG_9650 (630x800)ABC Christmas challenge for the letter V is very quick.  I set my timer when i walked into my craft room and from thought to finish this card took 22 minutes.  I don’t know if I could make one faster than that.  I love how the gold splatters brought life to this card.  it tied in the gold ornaments, I think.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Starry Night

Trying my hand with some oxide inks with brushes.  I used Faded jeans and wilted violet to get a night time effect.  My star is from Prickley Pear and cut out of foil with adhesive on the back.  The sentiment is perfect for this.  Reminds me of the hymn It came upon a midnight clear.  I looked through everything I had for a stamp like that.  I don’t have one. 

This pretty card is being entered into Simon’s Monday Challenge and ABC Christmas Challenge U for Upon.   I should have photgraphed this on a white background but I didn’t realize i had the black there until i loaded it to my computer.  The shimmery layer sits atop a navy blue base.

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cute little critters

Time to blog a bit.  Simon is having Animal Antics
for Wednesday challenge.  I thought it was time to work some more with this Gina K Designs kit Simple Things.  I can hardly take in that this kit was released four years ago.  I would have guessed two years.  Time flies when you’re stamping.
The MISTI makes a wonderful tool for making reverse images one of the coolest features i think, even though it’s not something i do very often.  I also love the big ricrac die from My Favorite Things.  it’s long retired but i love it when i need it.  Smile  The background is embossed with clear ink over white pigment.  oops, i grabbed the wrong jar.   
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

T is for Teal x 2

IMG_9602 (588x800)Such a beautiful die I couldn’t resist making the second teal card.  Even though it looks like white cardstock behind the ornament it is truly a nice thick piec of vellum that makes a beautifully transclucent bulb. 

Challenge:  ABC Challenge T is for Teal

T is for Teal

ABC Christmas challenge is almost done for this month.  I still want to add two teal cards that I have done.  I absolutely love this die I got in a basket of rummage goodies.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

S is for snow and washi tape, i guess

IMG_9599 (693x800)ABC Christmas Challenge this month is S is for snow.   I finally came up with this after three weeks of thinking about it.  My first time using puffy embossing powder.  i am no a fan.  it kind of blew around and made a mess. but i do love the snowflake dies. and washi.  I love Washi

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Using up DP

Friend Angie does  fabulous work with angled pieces on her cards.  I’m wanting to use up lots incorporate  designer papers into my creations and always find myself grabbing them and then shying away.  I wondered if angled layers would be helpful for me and I decided to jump in with that idea.  I’m loving the result.  This creation has some tiny little bling added to the DP and on the butterfly and I am entering it into Simon’s Wednesday Challenge.  It IS a sympathy card, after all, and I couldn’t do too much bling with that.

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