Thursday, January 18, 2018

Merry Monday #273

Just a quick post today before I get to sewing on sofa cushions for my DIL. 

My card is for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - red and turquoise. That seems to be a popular Christmas color combo lately.
I colored the elf from MFT with Zigs and used the packages from the set for my background.  I didn't know how else to do a sentiment so I repeatedly stamped the 'JOY' from PB. 

That's all for now.  Thanks for dropping by. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #254, The Card Concept #84 and Inspirational #152

It's not often I have a card that fits two challenges let alone three but today's card is one of those.

I had a productive day making these roses from WPlus9.  If you haven't seen this video that Dawn made on mass producing layered stamps you need to watch it.  It has been a life saver for me.  I made a ton of the flowers and leaves and then based my design on the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.  I also sat down one day with my Cricut and made a bunch of frames so they were ready when I needed them.  This one I heat embossed with pearl although it looks cream in the photo.  That's not the only thing that's off in the photo.  The sentiment is silver embossed and we all know how our cameras don't like shiny things.

While in the middle of creating I saw the challenges from The Card Concept
and Inkspirational.
Pink roses all around.  Plus some curvy lines and pearls.  A match made in blogland.

Thanks for dropping by.  I love it when you do.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #275

Challenge #275 at Addicted to Stamps and More is a photo challenge.  We're asking you to make a card inspired by this photo.  

There are a variety of elements in the photo that would make a wonderful card.  Here's what inspired me.
I loved the pictures on the wall with the black and white stripe but I wanted to do something a little different.  I had this black striped acetate that I cut to A2 card size.  Then I had to figure out how to put the card together so I could adhere the acetate and also have some hanging off the edge.  My solution was to fold a portion of my card panel over the acetate, glue it down with Scor-tape and use it for my sentiment from CF.  I cut off the other edge of the panel the same width.  The measurement in between is what I used for the actual card portion and adhered the panel to it.  The MFT tree was cut from gold foil polka dot paper. 

This is something different than I've ever done before and I enjoyed the creativity of it.  We'd love to see you get creative and make a card for the challenge.  How about it?

Less Is More #362

I know some people will be overjoyed that the color challenge at Less Is More is purple.  A lot of petunias are purple so that is how I rolled.
Panel:  Reverse Confetti borrowed from Michele
Stamp: WPlus9
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper (closed)
Inks:  Altenew and PTI

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Inspired By All the Little Things #77

I'm so glad that Inspired By All The Little Things will now be a two week challenge.  That gave me more time to make a card inspired by their cute critter photo.
You may be surprised that I didn't make an owl card but I had this one made before Michele sent me some cute owls to play with.
This little cutie is from Concord and 9th and colored with Distress Ink. I'm not sure I've even used him before.

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope your week is off to a great start.