Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Couple of Older Cards

Sometimes when I'm short on time I just post in Flickr.  Thought you might enjoy seeing a couple of them.  First is a splash of pink card made with SSS Bright Blossoms & Painted Hugs dies.  
Next is another CAS Christmas card.  This one was done with smooshing for emboss resist instead of ink blending. 
The stamps are both by Impression Obsession.  Fun to use gold sequins for berries & to distress the edges--something I don't do very often anymore.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Spring and Christmas

My table is where I can see the TV & talk with hubby while I craft.  Works great while we watch football, so today I got 2 more cards made.  
First is another card for Winnie & Walter's WCMD Smooshing with Lydia challenge & I'm also adding it to Stenciled with Kate.  The panel smooshed with springy colors has been on my table forever.  It's Fall here, but my friends in Australia & New Zealand have Spring, so why not a Spring card?! 
I used packaging from a "to go" container to make a stencil with W&W The Leaf Effect.  Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel is just gorgeous--should use it more often. 
The sentiment from W&W Big, Bold, Seasons is stamped in gray on a vellum scrap & the panel is mounted with dark gray.  I have tons of flowers from before I started buying dies.  This one is really pretty--even included the pearl.  I'm also entering SSS WCMD & HLS Anything Goes with Dies.

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Next is another Christmas card--my absolute favorites to make!  Most of mine are one of a kind, but hubby's newly found cousins all get the same design.  My requirements are that they be flat, fairly quick to make & still beautiful. 
Thinking this will work.  I can even vary the ink color & the sentiment--depending on what hubby wants.  The 2012 Penny Black beautiful season sentiment is embossed in Liquid Platinum & Penny Black's 2013 christmas reds & greens is clear embossed.  I used a Nuvo stencil brush to add DI evergreen bough.  Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter drops add a bit of sparkle to the berries.  I'm entering Penny Black's Holiday Head Start Challenge, Christmas Card Challenges, CropStop, Inkspirational & SSS WCMD.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

PTI & Ellen Hutson

I always try to play along in the PTI MIM challenges.  This week Dawn's challenge is sentiment windows.  I had a wreath card in mind, but then I saw the left over orangish die cut on my table & decided to use it by cutting out the center to make a frame. 
I stamped the sentiment from PTI Meadow Greens on the front of a kraft card in Versafine Vintage Sepia.  Then I realized the sentiment needs to be on the inside of the card, duh!  Fortunately, I just flipped it & then cut out the window.  The ferns were stamped in white pigment ink & I splattered white paint.  My friend, Lisa, gave me some darling wooden flowers.  I inked one with a bit of DI vintage photo & added a pearl to the center.  I'm also entering SSS WCMD & Word Art Wednesday.
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Next is my entry for Ellen Hutson Mix It Up with Altenew.  I die cut the EH Leaping Deer from kraft cardstock & stacked it 3 high. 
The top layer was stamped with Hero Arts Tiny Snowflake Grid (thank you, Arlene) in DI vintage photo--allowing it to be uneven.  The green frame is made with Spellbinders Labels 18.  The sentiment from Altenew Painted Greetings was stamped in DI vintage photo & trimmed into a flag.  No bling as this will be hubby's BD card in a couple months.  I'm also entering SSS WCMDWord Art Wednesday & ABNH.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Winnie & Walter


Usually I'm pretty positive, but lately it's hard not to feel sad with all the disasters & strife in the world.  Cardmaking is a great escape & I do love sending cards to my family & friends.
So nice that Winnie & Walter are giving people plenty of time to enter their WCMD challenges.  I have 3 more entries today.
1.  CAS with Heather H
I love Fall leaves, but decided to make Fall roses using W&W Bed of Roses.  I began by embossing with Moonstone powder & then sponged on DIs wild honey, fossilized amber & twisted citron.  I sprinkled with water, blotted with a towel & spritzed with gold Perfect Pearls.  The panel is mounted with fun foam to a kraft card with embossed dots of the same powder using a Quickie Glue pen.  I'm also entering CAS on Friday, CropStop, Stamplorations CAS Challenge, SSS WCMD & Word Art Wednesday.
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Once again a stamp positioning tool to the rescue!  So fun making my rainbow panel using an image from W&W Scenery: Stripes 2.  The inks are Memento & the panel is mounted with a thin strip of black at the top & bottom.  My first plan was to stamp a little sentiment on the white card front, but ended up using my favorite W&W Hello die--much better idea!  The top layer is embossed with sparkle powder & I mounted it over a silver thread nest.  Finished off with PPP sparkling clear sequins.  I'm also entering SSS WCMD & Word Art Wednesday.
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I've had this DI smooshed panel on my table for quite awhile, so decided to use it for the challenge.  Should have done a practice run with the stamping, but too late--haha!  The white embossed images are from W&W In Bloom: Addie's Garden.  Decided to eliminate part of the area I wasn't happy with by die cutting the hello from the panel.  The little pieces were put back in place on the dark gray & I added 3 little paper roses from my huge stash.  I'm also entering SSS WCMD & Word Art Wednesday
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Still Crafting--Surprise, Surprise!

Pretty much every day is WCMD for me, but I love having extra challenges to celebrate "the" day.  Mr Random MFT didn't find me, but you never know about the others out there, including Winnie & Walter--one of my favorite companies.  They're so generous with lots of prizes, have the challenges open a week & even let people use any products they want.  First is my Craftie showing me at my table Saturday morning with my stack of W&W products. 
I'm holding my warm up project from the night before.  It's my entry for W&W Rerun No. 24
I fell in love with Lydia's card, so made my version using a SSS Village die, greenery from W&W In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals & sentiment from Big, Bold Seasons.  The inks are Field Greens, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides & Love Letter.  I added a white dot to the berries & covered them with Crystal Laquer.  The roof top has a bit of Frosted Lace Stickles & the gold behind the windows is brushed with Wink of Stella.  Fun to make a smaller card this time.  I'm also entering Christmas Card Challenges & SSS Flickr 81.  
Edited to add: Also entering SSS WCMD.
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I started with the 4th W&W WCMD challenge--Anything But A Card.  My project is a holiday magnet made with a foiled Sizzix die cut that's been sitting in my back room for ages waiting for me to get inspired. 
The cute little die cut & stamped snowflakes are from W&W Big, Bold Seasons & I double clear embossed them.  The background is debossed with a Darice folder & I used In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals for the stamped & die cut word. 
This will be added to my magnet collection on the fridge for the holidays.  At least I'll have one decoration up the day after Thanksgiving--haha!  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

MFT WCMD Challenges


I did it--got the 4 MFT WCMD challenges completed in time!  Now fingers crossed that Mr MFT Random will find me--great prizes!
#1: Rainbow
Used my Mini MISTI to stamp the cute bird & the separate wing from MFT Contempo Cage.  The Memento inks are Love Letter, Morocco, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy & Nautical Blue.  The sentiment is MFT High Rise Lower Case Alphabet.  The wavy edge is done with MFT Wavy Edge.  I'm also entering SSS WCMD.
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I inked MFT Spring Wreath with DIs evergreen bough & iced spruce.  The white dots are done with an extra fine Sharpie.  Finally tried sponging a card front going from dark to light leaving the top white--really like the look.  The bow comes with the wreath & I sponged it with DI festive berries to match the card.  MFT High Rise Lower Case Alphabet dies were cut from cardstock & glitter paper.  Couldn't resist using some of my huge collection of gems, including the one on the bow.  Looks like a black dot in the center, but trust me, it's a clear gem.  I'm also entering Christmas Card Challenges, HLS Christmas, SSS Wednesday & SSS WCMD.
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Finally opened the pack of Heidi Swapp stickers I bought ages ago.  Luckily, they included numbers & pieces I could use for a percent symbol.  They're meant to be colored with spray mists, so that's what I did. 
Boy do I love the Delusions Vibrant Turquoise--gotta make more use of it.  The background is MFT Geometric Grid silver embossed & MFT In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares cut the panel & the card.  I silver embossed the Verve word die & placed it into the negative I'd cut from the panel.  Fun little card for a blogging friend.  I'm also entering SSS WCMD.
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Hurrah--finally opened my MFT Desert Bouquet stamp set.  I stamped the greenery in DI bundled sage & the dots in weathered wood on linen cardstock.  The bundled sage was lightly sponged over the images & the Hero Arts 2003 sentiment was stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia using my old fashioned stamp positioning tool.  The stitching is done with Lil' Inker stitched rectangle.  No bling as I prefer simple & understated for sympathy cards.  The envelope is addressed & I'll mail it tomorrow.  I'm also entering SSS WCMD & CropStop.  Thanks so much for taking time to get through this long post.  I'll be catching up on your blogs soon.
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