Friday, November 21, 2014

Country Christmas

This is pretty much a CASE of a card I saw recently in a online card class.  I used the same die and design but that's about it.  The die is from Simon Says Stamp and the patterned paper is from Paper Studio.  Mainly just some scraps I had left over from another project.  The card base is Kraft card stock.  It's a little different for me and almost to the point of being "busy", but it's another Christmas card completed.  I usually send my Christmas cards out the first week of December, but that's going to be hard to do this year I think.  I'm getting ready to shower you with Christmas cards!

I'll enter this in the challenges at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets) Dies R Us (Christmas-Anything Goes).

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Time For Butterflies

Scrapy Land Challenges begins again today and our theme this time is to Use Texture.   Be sure and see all the rules over at Scrapy Land Challenge and enter.  Make sure you use at least one of the brands of dies from the store.  Below is a list of all the brands that Scrapy Land carries.

It's really not the time of year around here to see many butterflies but I think they're beautiful no matter what season it is.  For my card today I used a stencil and some embossing paste for the texture.  The butterfly was completed using the Fancy Butterfly die from Impression Obsession and some patterned paper. Pearls were added to the body of the butterfly.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on a scrap of vellum.  I added the vellum with some stitching leaving the ends of the thread dangling.

Be sure and enter our challenge at Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize package.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Thankful Little Owls

It's about that time once again.......yep, Thanksgiving is on it's way!  Mom has the pie and Pa has the corn!  Just wondering who's bringing the turkey!!

I used these darling little Pilgrim owls from Deedee's Digis.  This is pre-colored but also comes in the line version you can color yourself and also has some really cute sentiments.  I added a little Wink of Stella to the images to give them shine - but they're so cute they actually shine all by themselves.   The patterned paper was added to some Kraft card stock, the little owls cut out and popped up, and the the navy ribbon added along with a stamped sentiment.   Be sure and check out Deedee's Digis as we have a progressive challenge each month and you'll want to join in on all the fun.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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Friday, November 14, 2014

I Don't Do Watercoloring!

I love to see what other people do with watercolors and they're always so pretty!  I didn't have any watercolors and finally decided to bite the bullet the other day and buy just a very inexpensive set at Michael's.  Um.........I'll just say this......I'm glad I didn't invest a lot of money in them!  Maybe with practice I'll get the hang a little better. 

I kept this as easy and simple as could be by just smearing some of the colors for the sky and stamping this image from Crackerbox Palace.  I love the image for guy cards and since I have a few guy birthdays coming up soon I thought I'd give it a try with watercoloring.  If they like the color purple I have scored a hit! 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Swirls and Pearls

Another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown begins today and we have the theme of Swirls and Pearls!  We're being sponsored by Sweet and Sassy who also provided the images for the DT.  Be sure and stop by and see all the rules and then enter for your chance to win!

Although we really don't need another four footed friend in the house right now, I'd love to take this precious little puppy home with me!  I colored the image in Copics, added the swirly peppermint paper, the sentiment, then the snowflake and pearl.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Wishing for Snow

It's time for another challenge from Squigglefly and our theme this week is Christmas - with Non Traditional colors as a twist.  Check the challenge for all the rules and enter for your chance to win.  Be sure and see all the wonderful creations from the DT too!

This cute little snowman is called Star Light, Star Bright by Cheryl Alger.  This is a new image in the shop and you'll not only find this one but so many more.  Plus, there's a new artist this month (Sal Scheibe) that has some beautiful images you won't want to miss.   My snowman is colored in non traditional colors using Copics and then some shine added with the Wink of Stella Pen.  The embossing folder is called Snowfall from Sheena Douglas.  The sentiment is called Christmas Medley by Jess Holland.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

A Drunk Toad

Don't know if this guy is drunk from the booze or flies, but all you have to do is look in his eyes and know he's had just a tad too much fun!

A fun card for a very special someone with a birthday tomorrow!!!!

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