I was inspired by Darnell's cards using wide printed ribbon such as HERE & HERE. Finally yesterday I actually hunted down my bag of similar ribbons I bought over 10 years ago. I did use them on cards at the time, but none since then. I need some flat cards to mail overseas & wanted to enter the current challenges at Flourishes, Freshly Made Sketches, Pixie's Crafty Workshop & Curtain Call. This is one of my favorite Flourishes stamps & I colored it with 2 shades of green & red Distress Markers, added Stickles, gold dot stickers & a row of hand stitching. Thank you, Darnell, for giving me the inspiration I needed & thanks to all of you for your continued encouragement I so appreciate!
Friday, December 6, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
My new flannel sheets & kitchen towels are shades of blue & gray. They inspired my card for the Dynamic Duos and ODBD challenges. My stamps are by ODBD: Vintage Border Background & Little Things. A friend is facing surgery & I thought this might make her smile. My inks are Memento Teal Zeal and Brilliance Starlite Black. Love the softness vellum gives to a mat. Have quite a stash of paper flowers & decided I better start using them, especially since this bottle included these blue ones that are a great match.
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Saturday, November 30, 2013
Quiet holiday weekend with just the 2 of us and today hubby got the outside Christmas lights up--yah! Lights are my favorite decoration & I don't think he's ever gotten them up before Dec. 1st. I got most of the dusting done so tomorrow I can decorate inside. Decided I'd earned a break & made a card tonight. My stamps are by Penny Black: dancing deer, 40-258; lace trims, 30-181; the wonder, 30-040. The printed paper is MME & the inks are Memento Nautical Blue, Rhubarb Stalk and Distress Ink spun sugar. The deer is sprayed with Glimmer Mist for a lovely sparkle I can't figure out how to photograph, unfortunately. I'm entering the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, SSS Monday and SSS Wednesday.
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Friday, November 29, 2013
|Lucy's Inspiration Card|
Adding this to SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday challenges.
Off to work, but hoping for a short day. Take it easy if you're one of the mad shoppers--LOL! Thanks for taking time at this busy season to stop by my blog.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wishing my fellow Americans a lovely day. Stay safe & warm. Quiet at our house--starting to address Christmas cards, especially the ones going overseas. I do want to take a moment on this day of thanks to express my gratefulness for all your kindness & encouragement--you bless my life.
Wheat stamp by Art Impressions, Sentiment by CAS-ual Fridays, Distress markers, Versafine
Entering the Anything Goes challenge at SSS Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Just wanted to get your attention--LOL--not the color, but the Canadian company Magenta. Aren't these leaves gorgeous? I began collecting Magenta stamps over 15 years ago when I was introduced to them by a local store. I finally got a card done in time for the monthly challenge--Fall Colors & I have a head start on next year's Thanksgiving cards--always a good thing!
I made a water color background with Distress Inks fired brick, spiced marmalade, wild honey & scattered straw--leaving a bit of paper uncolored. Then I gold embossed the leaves & cut them out. The background is done with scattered straw & wild honey, the Stampendous! sentiment is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa & then the piece is embossed with a Sizzix folder. I sponged on a bit of frayed burlap & Delicata Golden Glitz. It's attached to the brown card front along with a piece of golden trim using foam tape. The round die cut leaves are by Penny Black & are sponged with the Golden Glitz. The leaves & a couple gold stick pins are glued to the card front along with a wooden button.
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Monday, November 25, 2013
Love the sweet MFT Spring Wreath, so decided to use it for a birthday card I'm sending next month. The current MFTWSC challenge provided the layout. I used a piece of an invitation I saved for the Spellbinders scalloped circle. The wreath was cut in MFT Kraft & Jellybean Green felt. I added gold sequins with Mrs Grossman's gold metal dots on top & a small gold bow. I use the dots sparingly as they were discontinued years ago. MFT Dispersed Dots diecut was mounted to a scrap of green cardstock for the background & the focal point is mounted with foam tape.
I love the mixed font of the sentiment from MFT Peaceful Wildflowers & it stamped perfectly using Memento Rich Cocoa. I'm also entering Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 100. So happy you stopped by.