Saturday, December 8, 2018


I missed the deadline for the last challenge, but luckily my card fits SSS Flickr Challenge No 112.  I'm having a terrible time photographing my holiday cards with glitter, foil or metallics.  This one is very soft & pretty in person. 
The die cut trees from SSS Color Me Trees were sponged with DI iced spruce & bundled sage while the trunks were colored with an antique linen marker.  I covered them in Stickles Frosted Lace & glued them to a panel of SSS Fog cardstock.  Here's a close up before I added the tiny white snow dots in the background.
The sentiment from AJVD Christmas Star--a gift from my dear friend, Rosemary, was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.  I'm also entering CAS-ual Fridays & Inkspirational.

Next is my card for PTI MIM--Deck Your Dies.  I'm really loving the sentiment die that comes with PTI Bold Borders: Yuletide.  Finally pulled out a great paper pad from another dear friend, Betty.  It's kraft with gold metallic images plus plain gold sheets.  I stacked the words 4 high which makes a big difference in how they show up on the background paper.  Had to take the photo at an angle so the gold would look half way right. 
The three white felt snowflakes are from PTI What the Doodle: Snowflake dies, as are the gold stars.  I used Scallop Stackers: Small die to cut the panel--really love this one & wish I hadn't cut it apart.  Now I have the 2 dies taped in place so I don't have to try & line them up each time.  Another simple card, but that seems to be what I like these days.  I'm also entering VOSP Challenge No 1.
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I've barely made a dent in getting Christmas cards mailed, so better get a move on.  I do wish all of you a blessed holiday season.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Winnie & Walter

With picking up leaves and decorating the house I'm late getting my post written for the Winnie & Walter challenges that are about to end.  
First is my entry for W&W November Color Combo.  I used Distress Oxides & Distress Inks in fired brick, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber, wilted violet & peacock feathers for the smooshing on watercolor paper--drying between layers. 
My favorite W&W Hello die was die cut from a black scrap.  I used the negative space, adding in the little pieces.  The panel was attached with fun foam to a vanilla card.

Next is my entry for W&W Rerun No 36.  This is the first time it's been a stamp set I have & it's one I really love. 
The Joy die cut was covered with Transfer Gel & foiled with the beautiful red GK specialty foil. 
I heat embossed a couple little branches using an irridescent powder & added a double die cut vellum flower.  The center is a die cut circle embellished with Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher.  Finished off with black & white twine for a very CAS card.  I had to darken the pictures in order for the branches & flower to show.  I'm also entering CAS on Friday, AAA Cards, VOSP #1 & Time Out.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Create it Wednesday~Gift Bag

It's my day on the Precious Remembrance Shop Blog & I've taken a break from holiday cards to make a fun decorated gift bag.  Mine is for an anniversary, but it could also work for a birthday or Valentine's Day--just change the sentiment.

The PRS flat white paper bag was stamped all over in Delicata Silvery Shimmer with the cute block of hearts from PRS Everyday Stamp set.  The 3 strips were stamped with images from PRS Love Coupon Stamp set and the bottom edges were die cut with a wavy MFT border die.  I folded over the top of the bag & punched 6 small holes to tie on the black & white twine.  The sentiment from PRS Everyday Stamp set was white embossed on the black Poppystamps die cut tag & attached with a little red clothespin from my stash.  Now I better get back to Christmas cards!  I'm entering SSS Monday (B is for bag), SSS Wednesday & WAW.
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Monday, December 3, 2018

Hubby's BD Card

Quick post as hubby is raking leaves & I'm the picker upper!  My friend, Betty, reminded me about the Joseph's Coat technique which I haven't done in ages.  Thought it'd be perfect for hubby's BD card which I need this month.  I used Impression Obsession products Collage Leaf 5, Greetings Top Edgers & Large Bird on Branch. 
I covered a panel of cardstock with a variety of Distress Inks in Fall Colors.  Then I clear embossed the leaf randomly across the panel.  When it was cool, I sponged on DI gathered twigs & wiped the ink off the images.  Isn't it beautiful?  The bird branch die cut was covered with multiple layers of gold embossing powder, so it almost looks like a metal embellishment.  The sentiment was covered with gathered twigs DI & clear embossed.  I know it looks like Fall, but usually hubby's card is wintry looking & I wanted something different.  I love these leaves--not so much the ones waiting for me outside--haha!  I'm entering IO Autumn ColorsSSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
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Saturday, December 1, 2018

PTI Birthday and Christmas

Recently I got have lunch again with my friend, Vikki.  She gave me a bunch of Scallop Stackers: Large die cuts plus sheets of Bitty Big papers.  My card for PTI MIM uses some of them, as you can see. 
I added the dotted rectangle from Mix & Mat: Flourishes die & backed the center of the classic kraft with white cardstock.  Corner Adorner: February was die cut & stamped in Versafine Claire Pinecone, Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy & PTI Harvest Gold.  I stacked the flower 3 high & added Stickles to the center.  The sentiment is from Wreath for All Seasons & I added the little dots from Corner Adorner in white pigment ink.  Lots of interest to my eye, yet it's still flat for mailing.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday
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You know me--can't miss PTI Transformation Tuesday.  So honored to have one of my previous entries included in the PTI Newsletter.  This time I went clear back to 2012.  It's a card with the Copic background technique I learned from Nicole Heady. 
OLD Card form 2012
Thought it'd be fun to update this card with new products & make it for Christmas.  I love green & gold for the holidays, so used YG 63 & YG 67 for the background. 
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Then I heat embossed a wreath from Wreath for All Seasons using a glittery gold powder that's really pretty in person.  I used Scallop Stackers: Small to die cut the panel which I matted with a gold shimmer paper.  For the sentiment I die cut Bold Borders: Yuletide from 2 green papers very close to the Copic colors.  The light one was used for the shadow & I added Nuvo Glaze to the top layer.  Finished off with some gold & green circle & star sequins--just the right touch, I think.  Another flat card I'm happy with--now to get it in the mail!  I'm also entering Inkspirational & SSS Wednesday.

Edited to add: Also entering SSS Work it Wednesday.
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Snowflake Tags

I need to be getting Christmas cards sent, but first I made a couple more tags for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  I immediately fell in love with Joyce's red & white tags on Day 23.  Nice to use up some cardstock scraps. 
The snowflake die is Impression Obsession & the fun sentiment is by Rubber Soul.  I added a gem to the center & tied on white & metallic red twine.  I'm playing at The Snippets Playground, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
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Next is my second take on Tracey's Day 1 tags.  This time I used large snowflakes from a Penny Black stamp set that was given to me. 
I switched to Tracey's color scheme using Distress Inks dusty concord & seedless preserves.  I'm not always happy with the look of water splatters on DI, but this time I actually sprayed with my Distress Sprayer & I really like it.  The white embossed sentiment is also PB.  I'm also entering SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
Edited to add: Also entering SSS Work it Wednesday.

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