Sunday, March 29, 2015

Embossed Butterfly

My card today is a get well card which I don't find myself making enough of these or better yet I don't send enough of these out to people. I think this card is quite pretty and would cheer up someone's day if they received it. 


The butterfly stamp is by:
and can be found at:

I heat embossed the image with Versa Mark ink and Ranger's platinum embossing powder. Then I colored it in with distress inks, an ink blending tool, and also some nibs all by Ranger Industries. I picked the papers I wanted to use before coloring it in so that when I was finished I fussy cut most of the butterfly out and set it aside while I constructed the rest of the my card front. All of the patterned papers are by Basic Grey. The ribbon is by Pebbles, sentiment by K and Co, rhinestones by TPC Studio and flower sticker by EK Success. The sentiment sticker is on a Spellbinders die cut made of Recollections white cardstock. I hope you like it.



Challenges:
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/ Bingo {Image, More than 2 layers, and Die cut}

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Water Coloring Owl

I did some water coloring yesterday with my Peerless watercolors on some Ranger watercolor paper. I cut this strip out of it and matted it onto some light olive colored cardstock and then onto the blue. One little trick I found to do with watercolor paper if it is warped is run it through your Cuttlebug with the sandwich as if you were embossing a Spellbinders die (for me that's A plate, 2 B plates, and a piece of chipboard.). It will straighten out your watercolor paper and make it easier to adhere onto other cardstock. 

The fun part of my card is the owl and it's die cuts. The wood veneer frame is by Maya Roads. I die cut a white and then a sparkly shape that mimics the wood. Then I die cut the two pennants hanging down from it. I used the Art Philosophy cartridge with my Cricut with Recollections paper. Then the owl in the center is a brad by Eyelet Outlet. I didn't add a sentiment yet because I'm still pondering if this would make a good graduation card or not.



Friday, March 27, 2015

Dreamweaver/Stampendous Blog Hop Day 5


This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and theDreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.
Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —
My card uses Stampendous stamp that can only be found at Woodware
Thank you Stamp
and
a Large Damask stencil can be found at
Woodware
or
Stencil with Style

I inked the stencil with Ranger distress ink and an ink blending tool. Then I used transparent embossing paste over the whole pattern and set it aside to dry.

The big ribbon is by May Arts which I've tied into a bow. The twine is by Lawn Fawn and I wrapped it around the bulk of the bow before tying it into a bow too. I stamped the sentiment by Stampendous in Hero Arts black ink on a Clearly Besotted die cut made of Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then I adhered the whole front panel onto a 5 1/4 square card base by The Paper Studio.

Thanks for looking.




Challenges:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dream It Up Potted Tulips



Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

Here's my hint of Spring:


My card is made with the stencil Potted Tulips by Dreamweaver Stencils which you can find at 


I dry embossed the image in my Cuttlebug and then while the stencil was still taped to the cardstock I inked the image with distress ink and an ink blending tool both by Ranger. I trimmed down the image and layered it onto Bazzill patterned paper and then onto a piece of pink patterned paper also by Bazzill. The ribbon is by May Arts and under the ribbon is a border punch by EK Success in pink cardstock. Then the sentiment is a stamp by Stampendous stamped in charcoal ink by Hero Arts.







The "B" team would love to share their interpretations of this theme:




Challenges:
Outlawz Thursday Anything goes

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dreamweaver/Stampendous Blog Hop Day 3

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.
Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —
My card uses the new stencil called Spiral Dots which you can find at

or

To make my card I mixed white embossing paste with Richeson acrylic paints and applied the paste with a palate knife by grabbing the different colors and letting them organically mix together. The ribbon is by Offray and the sentiment sticker is by American Crafts.

Thanks for looking.


http://useyourstuff.blogspot.com/ Stickers {Sentiment}

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TTCRD Truck Guy card




We are sponsored by:
 SandiSamples

I chose a truck image which is great for guy cards and you know how much I love a guy card. I printed the image out onto Ranger watercolor paper and colored the image in with Peerless Watercolors and a water pen by Ranger Industries. The patterned paper is by Studio Calico and the black cardstock is by Recollections and the blue is from Hobby Lobby. The blue is a portion of a Spellbinders die cut that I stamped the sentiment by Clearly Besotted with Hero Arts black ink. Then the brad is by The Paper Studio.





Thanks for stopping by.
Challenges:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Manly Monday Buck Scene

Welcome back to this week's edition of Manly Monday. There are a bunch to see today so click on the blog name over the photo to be directed to the masculine card or a couple of boy cards or a mixed media for a male. If you like what you see please become a follower of my blog so you can see Manly Monday every week. Thank you.
















Today's Manly Monday card for me features a scene stamp by Stamp N Plus. I stamped it with Hero Arts black ink onto Ranger's Specialty Stamping paper. When I first stamped it I was like...umm, it's still really wet and I can't do anything with it. So I let it dry over night and when I came back to it, it looked the same-wet. I braved it out and decided to try inking the image with distress ink and an ink blender both by Ranger. It worked out. I added a little bit of green around the horizon and a little in the water so the sky and water didn't like too much alike. I took a Ranger nib and some brown distress ink for the body of the buck. After  I added the color I sprayed the paper with water and die cut it with a Spellbinders die. 

I started with a piece of Fancy Pants patterned paper and taped on a piece of black cardstock by Recollections. The next layer is a piece of blue Coredinations cardstock and then the image cardstock on top of that. Then the birthday die cut is by Papertrey Ink, wish stamp by Fiskars, ink by Hero Arts and a brad by Stampin Up.


Thanks for looking.

Dreamweaver/Stampendous Blog Hop Day 1

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.
Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —
My card uses the new stencil called Spiral Dots which you can find at

or

To make my card I mixed white embossing paste with pink Richeson acrylic paints and applied the paste with a palate knife. The brown cardstock is from Hobby Lobby and the sentiment sticker is by American Crafts. This sencil reminds me of the candy on a paper that we use to love as kids. 

Thanks for looking.




Sunday, March 22, 2015

Stampendous on the Farm

Today's card uses a Stampendous farms stamp that I stamped in black Hero Arts ink onto Ranger distress watercolor paper. I colored the image in with Peerless watercolors and a water pen by Ranger. The die cut is by Spellbinders, patterned paper by The Paper Studio and Bella Blvd with ribbon by Offray and jute by Jillibean Soup. 

Thanks for looking.



Challenges:
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/ Bingo {Image, 2 layers, Die cuts}

Friday, March 20, 2015

Flourish Latte card

My card today features a Florish Latte stamp by Deep Red Stamps.



I heat embossed it with red embossing powder by Ranger and ink by Versa Mark on Strathmore watercolor paper. I wasn't sure where I was going with this card when I embossed the image so I stamped it on watercolor paper just too be sure. This card went together pretty easily once I picked the floral print and polka dots patterned paper by Pebbles. Then I matched the Martha Stewart ribbon with the patterned paper and then the sentiment is vellum by Studio 112. And that's it.

Thanks for looking.



http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/ Emboss it {rubber stamp that I've had since 2013}
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.com/ Something yummy to eat or drink
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ Flower power {patterned paper}

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wonder Woman Card

Today's card is a thank you card that I sent to friend/mentor in the crafting community. She does the nicest things for people and I wanted to send her a special card. She really inspires me to be a better person and be generous with the blessings God has given me. 

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs. I printed her out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored her with Copic markers. Then I die cut her out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside of the die cut with Ranger's distress ink (Squeezed Lemons). I die cut a different shape to put behind the image with Recollections blue cardstock. The patterned paper has all kinds of super power words on it and it's by Die Cuts With a View. The sentiment is by Simon Says Stamp on white Recollections cardstock in red Stampin Up ink. The red grid paper behind the sentiment is by GCD Studios and then the darker blue cardstock again. I tied some Lawn Fawn twine around the front card panel before adhering it to the card base and then embellished with some Lawn Fawn star dies.

Thanks for looking.



Challenges:
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes for a special lady
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ Favorite embellishment {Die cuts}

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Holy Bible Card

This is the perfect card for today as it is our last doctrine class for church. I stamped the holy bible stamp by Inkadinkado with charcoal Hero Arts ink and colored it in with distress inks and a water pen both by Ranger. I die cut the image out with a Deisgn Objectives die cut and inked the inside with pink distress ink. The pink patterned paper is by Craft Smith. the green by Recollections and the stripe in the center is by American Crafts. The border die cut is by Spellbinders, the flower is by Stampin Up and the brad by We R Memory Keepers.

Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Card

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I'm not Irish but I do love green. My card today is a little bit taller than usual. It is 4x5 15/16 because we (My husband and I and my brother in law) had extra envelopes from our Christmas photo cards this year and I couldn't throw them away. The card base is the green cardstock and the patterned paper is old be We R Memory Keepers. Then sentiment stamp is old and I stamped it with mowed lawn distress ink. The image is by Sassy Studio Designs. I printed her out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored her with Copic markers. I die cut the image out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink. The shamrock behind the image was in my basement and so I decided to add it for good luck.

Thanks for looking.




Outlaws Friday challenge-St Patrick's Day or mostly green
http://myshericrafts.blogspot.com/ Happy St. Patrick's Day