Sunday, August 26, 2018

One Black Cloud and a Boo

I probably make the least scariest Halloween cards ever but that's just how I roll I guess.  If you've followed my blog for a while you may remember that Halloween is not my favorite day.  (I DO love the candy corn that happens to appear about this time of the year though).   The grands all love Halloween even though I don't so of course they always have to get a card and treat from their Mimi.

This was my take on this weeks My Favorite Things sketch to enter their challenge.  The images, sentiment, paper, and frame die are all from MFT.  I added a little tiny black cloud above the frog and then googly eyes for fun.  Topped it of with some black Nuvo drops.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bring on the Beer

I haven't even gone back to my little crafty corner lately but did find this picture of just a plain old mug of beer card and thought I'd put it on the blog so you wouldn't forget I was around.  Just haven't been in the card making mood it seems.  Typical ups and downs with the moods on that I guess.  Anyway..........( And see, you saw the picture and title of this and you really really thought I was going to have a super fun post today or something.  Guess I was behaving myself today.  Unusual I know).

The stamp is from Jane's Doodles - and you really can't get much more CAS than this I know.  I added some liquid applique for the foam, colored it with Copics, and that was just about it.  The card base is Kraft of course.

Seems I've been on a masculine card making roll lately and that's good since guys need cards too.

I just notice that the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is food and drink - so going to pop this over there!

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Getting Crazy and Wild

Not to worry around here - I'm not getting crazy and wild.  Well......maybe not wild anyway.  Those days are long past - but gosh, sometimes I really miss them!  As far as crazy..........I'm not even going to discuss that.  It's a different kind of crazy as you get older though and not nearly as much fun!

This is a jeep load of animals and they're all from Gerda Steiner Designs.  I'm thinking the little guy is scoping out the road ahead for Troopers since I doubt if the elephant has a drivers license.  Anyway......I used some Kraft paper and a border die from Lawn Fawn for the bottom part.  The background was done with distress inks and a Newton's Nook stencil.  The jeep was paper pieced with some camo paper that I've had forever.

I'll enter this in the challenge at The Male Room (Wild and Free) and Crafty Sentiment Designs (animals).

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Moving Slow........

Moving slow on a Monday morning.

The image and the sentiment are Gerda Steiner Designs.  I used a stencil and some distress inks behind the cute little guy (or gal), colored with Copics, and that was about it.

Just a fun card to take you into this week.

I'll enter this in the challenge at AAA Cards (friendship).

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

No Idea Here............

I made this card several weeks ago, stuck it in the mail, and promptly forgot all about it.  I did take a picture of it before shooting it off though so that's a big plus.  The problem is that I don't know what I did!  I have no earthly idea what I did!  I don't think I've lost my mind just yet, but you never know.  I'm going to blame the lapse of memory on the heat.  It's been entirely too hot this summer. 

I do know I used a couple of stencils and maybe some distress inks.  That's it!  Oh, and the sentiment and die are from a Simon Says Stamp set.  It still made a nice birthday card no matter what I did I guess. I also think I should get some kind of Brownie points since I tried a different technique!

I'll enter this in the challenge at CAS Mix Up (stamping, stencil monoprint, and a die cut)

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Double Deer Birthday

Like it or not, deer season around here will be starting soon.  I can always tell by the number of camouflage vehicles that seem to pass through like they're in some type of road race.  They have their big trucks, four wheelers, deer feeders, and ice chests.......and I swear some of the ice chests are even decked out in camo!  Amazing!  I think the deer have already put the word out on the grapevine to start looking for hiding places now.

Anyway, not only is it deer season soon - but also a couple more birthdays for guys coming up.  I started making one card and then figured I might as well double it using the die cut on one and the negative die cut on the other.  On the above card I used the negative, some basic black card stock, twine, and a sentiment.

This second card is just like the first one - yet used the actual die cut and some wood panel looking design paper.

One of my blogging friend has been using this wonderful deer head die for a long time - and even sent me some die cuts of it not long ago.  After I received those I knew I just had to get that die - and did. It's from Kaiser Craft and makes great guy cards.

I used the sketch from My Favorite Things on both of these cards so will enter one in their challenge.  I'd also like to enter one in The Male Room challenge (they're celebrating their 5th birthday - congrats on that)!!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How Now......2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Surely you didn't think I'd say - how now, brown cow - did you!  This little darling is not brown at all but one of those very cute ones with the black spots all over.  Holstein.  Of course most Holsteins aren't running about with a skirt on either.  This one is just too cute all decked out in pink - and ready to party!

It's that time again and the challenge this month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies is sponsored by A Day For Daisies.  I've used the cute little Cow Dress for my creation today.   To enter the challenge and for a chance to win, just create a card or project with a critter.  We'd love you have you come by and play and can't wait to see what you create. 

For my card, I printed out the image, colored it with Copics, added the grass die cut and a few clear crystals.

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