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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Number 1 - Creatalicious No. 142

Okay, this is my last post for the day. I am just a few days late with my post.  Just sitting here watching fireworks on the TV. We had a terrible rain storm today and the big firework display here in H Town was cancelled. I wouldn't have gone, but a lot of people do. I'm watching Macy's right now, but will watch A Capital Fourth later.

This card is for the Creatalicious Challenge.  The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with the optional For A Hero! The theme is optional so you can still join the fun and not use the theme.

Last year we had some great heroes in our town - the Houston Astros! Our baseball team won the World Series. I colored this little guy with the Astros colors in honor of them. We're hoping that they can do a back to back and win again this year.


I think it may be time to look into getting a new camera. This one is not doing justice to the colors.
Sorry, but I can't figure out now where I got this stamp from. The cardstock is SU Midnight Muze and the designer paper is also SU Patterns Pack. The sentiment is from LOTV- Sweet & Simple.

The copics I used were B0000, B37; E00, E02, E04; YR02, YR04, and YR07.

I hope you'll come join in the fun. I can't wait to see your creations.

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I Forgot!

Hello again. Here is my blog post number two for today. Another group I belong to on Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) is the Challenge Your Stash group. In this group the hostess of the month picks a theme for us and we each make a card using that theme. The fun part is that we are only allowed to use items we already have in our stash. No new items are supposed to be used.

Our hostess for June was Lola (Raevon). Her theme for us was to use either an elephant or a flamingo. I had a hard time trying to decide which to use since I had images of both of them. I finally decided on this cute elephant image from Mo Manning called I Forgot.


Materials Used:
  • Image - Mo Manning - I Forgot
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Sweet & Simple
  • Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Sweet Blush
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Rondelle Collection
  • Copic Markers - B0000; G24, G40; R20; W0, W2, W4
  • Accessories - Bling and ribbon from my stash; Nestabilities dies Classic Circle; Scallop Circle


I'm Stuck on You!

Hello friends! Yes, I'm still here. It's been such a long time that I almost forget how to create a blog post. First, Happy 4th of July! I hope you are enjoying your day. It was nice having the day off even though I spent most of it doing homework. I'm counting down the weeks though - only three more to go before this semester is over!

I've tried to squeeze in a little crafting here and there between class work. So I have three cards to get put on my blog. This is number one. I should have blogged it back on June 21, but I was too busy with school to get it on here even though I had it done. This one was for Creative Card Chicks, a stamping swap group on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month we have a different hostess who puts a kit together and sends it out to all the rest of the group. We each then make at least one card to share with the group. It's always fun to see what everyone creates. They are all different and always amazing. The month of June was Debby's turn to be hostess. She sent us all these cute succulent images, some great designer paper to go along with it and some fun embellishments.

The image is from Woodware and the paper from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment is from Deadbeat Designs. I had to figure a way to use the tag and I like how this turned out.

There was so much more to the kit. Maybe I'll have time one day to do some more crafting with the supplies. I usually write down what Copics I used, but sorry, I didn't do these. I think they were part of the RV and YG families.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

My Baby Boy - Creatalicious #140

Good morning and Happy June!  I don't know about you, but it really feels like Summer here. The temps are already in the upper 90's feels like over 100! Needless to say, I don't spend a lot of time noutside. LOL! Good old air conditioning.

I'm a little late getting my card posted, but this has been another busy school week with lots to get done. I was lucky I was able to get my card made for the challenge. Since the image is called My Baby Boy, I for sure went with a blue theme. We have a photo inspiration them this time. Not only did I use the blue, but also used a flower background.


Du kannst die Farben oder auch das Foto als Inspiration nutzen...
You can either use just one or more of the colours or the photo as your inspiration...

I don't do many baby cards, but it's always good to have one on hand just in case.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Cute As a Button - My Baby Boy
  • Sentiment -Stampin Up
  • Card stock - Stampin Up - Soft Sky; Xpress it Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - J'Adore collection (retired)
  • Accdessories - Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch; ribbon and from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B000, B01, B02; E31, E33; E50, E51, E53; R20, R81, R83, R85; Y00, Y21, YR23

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I hope you'll come join us for this challenge. Hop on over to the Creataliciouis Challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you. While you're there, you can always apply to be on the Design Team.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Edna with Cupcake - Creative Card Chicks

Hi my friends! I hope you are all doing well and having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I know I'm enjoying having three days off from work. Trying to get some stamping time in. Hard to do during the week when I'm working on school stuff - only 8 more weeks to go!

Today my card is for the Creative Card Chicks on SCS Monthly Challenge for May. We received our kit from Carol (momcgw) and it was just such fun to play with. I am late getting mine posted, but better late than never!
Materials Used:
  • Image - StampingBella - Edna with Cupcake
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Card stock - Stampin Up, Pretty in Pink;  Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer paper - Joann's
  • Accessories - Carol's stash
  • Copic Markers - B000, B00, B02; E000, E00, E01, E11, E50, E51, E53; R000, R00, R01, V25, W0, Y08, YR04, 0
Fun stuff.  Thanks Carol for a great kit. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Flower Elf - Creatalicious #138

Welcome back my friends. I'm a little late getting this posted, but better late than never, right! No more wasps, just busy with getting a handle on class work for this week. There is a lot of reading and writing.

Here is my card for the Creatalicious challenge for this fortnight.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Fabrika Fantasy - Summer Elf
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Sahara Sand; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up
  • Accessories - Ribbon - Stampin Up; Flower - Recollection
  • Copic Markers - BG70, BG72, BG75; E40, E41; R12, Y13, Y18; YG00, YG03, YG05, YG13
 Thanks to our fabulous sponsor for my image. I loved using it. 

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

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We are a small creative team writing and illustrating fantasy adventure and children's books. We love to draw fun and amusing characters, and are happy to offer them to you as digital stamps. We hope you like these digital images and they help make your creations bright, interesting and memorable!
 
I hope you'll come play along with us. You could win this fabulous prize or be chosen as one of the Top 3.  Good luck. See you soon.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Happy Birthday Explosion - IAS No. 32

Hi all! Happy Sunday. It's all good here. Pain from my wasp sting is all gone and you would never know to look at me.

I have spent a lot of time today working on my lessons for the week. Both classes require a lot of reading and writing, which is not my thing. I've never been crazy about any kind of writing. I'd much rather be creating and making pretty things. One of the questions for the discussion board this week is "To what extent is writing a natural talent and to what extent is it a skill developed through hard work?" I know what my answer is. :)

Well, on to the business at hand and my real passion - card making! The challenge for this fortnight over at International Art & Soul was to make an Interactive Card. I was kind of late getting mine done because of school, but I had seen this tutorial and I thought it would be fun. This is my second attempt. I messed up following the directions on the first one, but I like the way this one turned out.


 




This didn't take much to put it together, just pay attention to how you are to score it and do the folding.
Materials Used:
  • Stamps - Stampin Up Happiest Birthday Wishes; Age Awareness; Balloon Adventures
  • Ink - Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Tasty Treats
No copics, no coloring.

I hope you'll come and join in the fun. I'd love to see what you create. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3 and receive one of these lovely badges for your blog.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

April Flowers from my Stash

Hi friends!  I hope you are having a great weekend. Mine was pretty productive with only one hitch. I was out working in the back yard cleaning out passionflower vine that is growing into my Knockout roses. I happened to see a small wasp nest up in the corner of the door entry so I got a long stick to knock it down. I didn't see any of the mud daubers in there, but it turned out that there were a few and one of them nailed me on the bridge of my nose! I was able to brush it away quickly as soon as I felt the sting and get some ice on it so it didn't swell up and got rid of the sting quickly. After I took care of my nose, I got the wasp spray out and able to hit three of the mud daubers.

Even though I get started back in school this week, I had some time today to work on some cards. This one is made from a kit that I got from Heartfelt Creations last August after being at the Creative Keepsake Convention the weekend Hurricane Harvey hit Texas. I went to CKC so I could take the Heartfelt Creations classes to learn how to make these paper flowers. I love the cards that they make from their products. Unfortunately, they left the convention early because of the hurricane, so I've been watching videos to learn how to make these flowers.

This card was made for the Monthly Challenge on the Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoast Stampers. Sue (stampinspooky) was our hostess for the month of April, and her theme for us was to use Flowers or Showers. I love using flowers on my cards, so I chose to make mine Flowers.


I used a pale yellow ink on the flowers and pink on the small flowers.  It is so much prettier in real life.



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Blossom April Monthly Challenge

Hi my friends and Happy Sunday!

I hope that you're enjoying your day. Has Spring arrived yet? It came here and then departed. Our temps have been on the cooler side for us. I know some of you are thinking - Cool??  It's downright cold where I am!!  LOL! I'm sure. There  has been some wonky weather of late, but hopefully that will pass over soon and we'll get to the good stuff. I do have plants growing and flowers blooming, but so far not a butterfly in sight. I'm ready for them though with about 8 milkweed plants that are looking very appetizing - to a Monarch butterfly.

I finally have a card to share with you after finishing up my second semester of school. My third and last of this series of classes starts tomorrow (Creative Writing & English) and goes to the middle of July.  Maybe be the time it's done, I'll learn to like writing.

My card today is done for our Monthly Challenge group on Splitcoast Stampers - Creative Card Chicks. Each month one of the members sends out a kit to all the other members and we each get to make at least one card from the kit and share it with the rest of the group. This month it was Jeanette's turn to be hostess (Forest Ranger on SCS). She sent us this adorable image and sentiment. I just loved it even though I'm cat person.
The image is Blossom from Your Next Stamp. All the embellishments, papers (American Crafts), and ribbon came from the kit. I used Stampin Up Blushing Bride cardstock to mat everything and some gold Liquid Pearls to accent the flowers.

Copic Markers I used: B0000, B000, B00; E000, E00, E21, E23; G21, G24; R81, R83, R85; Y18

It really did remind me of Spring and brought some freshness and peace into a rather hectic time of my life.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Summer Walk - Creatalicious #136

Hello my friends. I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend. Our weather was picture perfect and spent time with family. All that has made me late in getting my card posted for this challenge.

Our theme for this Creatalicious challenge is Anything Goes with the Optional of Friends/Friendship.
Materials Used:
  • Image - The Paper Shelter - A Summer Walk
  • Sentiment 
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Baja Breeze; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Ink - Stampin Up Baja Breeze
  • Designer Peper - Basic Gray - Plumeria collection
  • Accessories - circle punch; Stampin Up scallop punch and edge punch; button and ribbon from my stash
  • Sketch - Retro Sketch #25
  • Copic Markers - E0000, E000, E00, E23, E25, E29, E50, E53; R24; YR0000, YR00, YR02

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is


Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
I hope you come play along with us. You could be the winner of this prize or picked as one of the Top 3. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring Tulips

Hello friends and Happy Spring!  So sorry if Spring hasn't caught up to you yet. I know some are still digging out from snow storms. Been there; done that. Don't want to do it anymore. I'm so glad that our cold, rainy season seems to be over for the time being and we're enjoying some pleasant weather with a bit of sunshine.

I love flowers and tulips are one of my most favorite. That is one thing I miss about being up North is having the beautiful bulbs poke out of the ground every Spring. The image for our card this month was just what I needed. This card is for our Creative Card Chicks on Splitcoaststampers. Each month our hostess sends out a kit containing images, paper, embellishments, and whatever she wants and then we all will make a card or two or three and post it on our thread. This month our hostess was Paola. Sad to say she'll be leaving the group after this round for personal reasons. We all wish her the best.
Here is what she has to say about her kit. "The image is from a stamp set from Sparkle and Sprinkle which is kind of local to Florida. The paper is from Michael's (The zigzag is more blue than the green that it looks like.) The butterflies are die cuts.

I used Stampin Up Baja Breeze for my card base and some Stampin Up ribbon for the bow.  I used my Copic markers to color in the image - B0000, R81, R83, R85; YG03, YG06, YG63, and YGY67.

That's it for today. See you soon.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ugly Sweater - IAS #29

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday! It's a little gray and gloomy here today, but hopefully the sun will come out soon and warm things up. Yesterday was a beautiful day and I was able to do just a little bit of work out there before I had to come inside and rest. That really irks me because I used to love to work out in my gardens and would spend hours out pulling weeds and digging in the dirt. That is one thing that age has placed limits on. 😧

So, what makes me happy now is time spent in my craft room. I did have a little bit of time during the last couple weeks to spend some time doing some creating. This card was made for the latest challenge for International Art & Soul. Our DT Team Member Jeanette picked the theme for our challenge which is to "Add Humor."






Materials Used:
Image and Sentiment- Art Impressions
Cardstock - Stampin Up Cucumber Crush; Xpress It Blending Card
Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Be of Good Cheer
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Flower from Hobby Lobby; ribbon from my stash
Copic Markers - B0000, B02; E00, E11, E23, E25, E51; G14, G16, G19; R24, R35, R46; Y18, Y35; YR04; W12

Now it' up to you. I hope you'll pop on over to the challenge blog and add your creation. I look forward to seeing some Humor on your projects. You could be a winner or one of the Top 3.

Our badges are our way of saying a big congratulations to you for sharing your creative spirit with us, for taking the time to join in and celebrating the freedom of art and crafting with us.  Please take your badge knowing it is given to you with all our love :)




I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

heARTful stamping - Anything Goes + a stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Happy Birthday Butterfly - IAS #28

Hi friends and happy Sunday! I hope you had a good week.  Busy here.

I love nature - flowers, trees, birds, butterflies - all the beautiful creatures. The other day I heard on the news that there was a yellow cardinal feeding in the backyard of a home in Atlanta, Georgia. Wow! Then today on Facebook, someone actually posted a video of the bird eating from a bird feeder. It is BEAUTIFUL! I can't imagine seeing it in real life. I have a pair of red cardinals that come and feed at my bird feeder and they are gorgeous, but a yellow one - awesome1

My card today is simple. I was a little pressed for time this week, but wanted to get a card done for the challenge since I missed the last one. I knew what I wanted to do from the start and so happy that it turned out pretty much the way I envisioned it. Our theme for this fortnight is to use embossing (wet or dry) and to use a die cut.




Materials Used:
  • Die-Namites - Butterfly die
  • Practical Publishing Int's - Floral Friends Embossing Folder
  • Hero Arts - Ribbon Messages, Stamp & Cut
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Crisp Cantalope and Daffodil Delight, white scrap
  • Accessories - bling from my stash
All done!

I hope you'll come and join in the fun this week at International Art & Soul. I'd love to see what kind of dies you have and embossing you like to do.  You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Rory's Orchids - Creatalicious #134

Hello again!  Here is my second card for today.  This is for the Creatalicious challenge you can find HERE.  Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with the optional of Girly! I think I did girly pretty well on this one
Materials Used:
Image - Lacy Sunshine - Rory's Orchids
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Sweet & Simple collectioin
Cardstock: Stampin Up Mauve Mist (retired), Certainly Celery; Xpress it Blending Card
Designer Paper - Basic Gray Kioshi
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Wild Orchid Crafts - Lace and Lace Butterfly; Flowers from my stash; Martha Stewart Leaf Branch punch

Copic Markers: E21, E23, E25; E40, E41; E50, E51, E53; R20; V000, V01, V04; Y13, Y18, Y19; YG00, YG03, YG11


Our generous sponsor for this challenge is




Store  -  Blog
Prize  -  3 digis of winner's choice
I hope you'll come play along with us and pop on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration. 

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes'
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Pearls and Lace
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Miss Anya Special Day - CYS

Good morning my friends. I have two cards to share with you today. This first one is for the group I belong to on Splitcoaststampers - Challenge Your Stash. Each month we are given a theme to use by the hostess and then  we all make a card to go with that theme.  Our hostess for February is Tracie (taclary on SCS). The theme was to use a heart somewhere on the card. I'm having a heck of a time with Photoshop and the color contrast. This has a hint of yellow.
 Materials Used:
Image - The Greeting Farm - Anya. I've had this stamp for a really long time and it finally saw some ink. 
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Sweet & Simple collection
Cardstock: Stampin Up Pretty In Pink; Xpress It Blending Card
Designer Paper - Pink &  Main Spring Fling collection
Accessories: Stampin Up Twine from Sweet Sorbet collection; Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers; Martha Stewart edge punch and leaf branch punch; heart charm from my stash; Nestabilities Classic Oval die
Copic Markers: B0000; E35; E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; R14, R27; R81, R83, R85; Y21, Y23, Y26

That's it for this card.  

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:
 
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes - Optional Use Flowers
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dollies - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 25, 2018

On Safari - Creative Card Chicks

Hello my friends!  I hope you're having a great Sunday. The weather here has been very rainy and dreary as it has been for most of the month. I always am so glad to get February over with. Everything else is going pretty well.

I am a couple days late with getting my card done for our Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge, but school and work kept me pretty busy this last week. We are changing our document storage at work to a document control database program instead of just keeping everything on our servers and there was a lot of work to do to get all the active files ready to be transferred to the new system. We've been having lots of training and meetings about it and more coming up this week. We'll go live in April.

Meantime, here is my card for the February Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. Our Hostess this month was KellyS.  She sent us all some images and a kit of papers and embellishments to use to make our cards. It's always interesting to see all the different cards that are made with the same ingredients.

Materials Used:
Image: My Favorite Things - On Safari
Sentiment: My Favorite Things - On Safari
Cardstock: Stampin Up, Soft Suede
Designer Paper: Hobby Lobby
Accessories: Offray  Ribbon, Scallop scissors
Copic Markers: B0000; E23, E25; E50, E51, E53; T1, T3, T5; YG11, YG61, YG65

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Bloom With Hope - IAS #26

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been 50:50. Saturday was great. I went to a genealogy seminar all day; met some great new people, and learned all about researching in the UK. I'm going to have to come up with a name for a new blog. I'm going to have to start one dedicated to genealogy.  This week I was contacted by someone looking for help for a research project so I've been HIRED! Wow! I didn't think it would happen so soon. I've very excited. I just hope I can do a good job. Anyone have any good ideas for the name of my new company???  Meanwhile, dealing with the old laptop and the new laptop and somewhere in between I have lost some files!!!!!  Not happy about that. I was able to search the old laptop and the external hard drive and the files aren't on either one. I'm going to contact the Geek Squad on Monday and seen if they think they can still get deleted files off the hard drive of the old laptop. Ugh!

So, to he business at hand. This is my DT card for International Art & Soul, Challenge No. 26 which is Anything Goes with Texture! You can make anything, but make sure you use some texture on it.  On mine, I used dry embossing. I haven't done that for awhile. I think it came out pretty good.






Materials Used:

Image - Stampin Up - Bloom With Hope
Sentiment - Stampin Up - Bloom With Hope
Cardstock - Stampin Up - Cool Caribbean
Ink - Stampin Up Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories - Ribbon from my stash; Stampin Up label punch; white embossing powder
Copic Markers - forgot to write them down, but I'm pretty sure I used BG0000 to start with.

I do hope that you'll pop on over to International Art & Soul this week and play along with us. You'll have fun!  You could be the top winner or picked as one of the  Top 3.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hugs and Kisses - Creatalicious No. 132

Good morning and Happy Hump Day! So glad for Wednesday. Are you seeing the Super Blood Moon this morning?  I could see the super moon out my bathroom window, but it hasn't started turning red yet. I  hope I'll be able to see it in a little while.

Today I have a card that I made for the Creatalicious Challenge for the theme Love, Anniversary, Thinking of You. I chose to do a Valentine's Day card.


Image - Whiff of Joy
Sentiment -
Cardstock - Primrose Petals
Designer Paper  - Digital
Accessories - bling and flower from my stash
Copic Markers  - B23, B41, B45; ;E21, E23, E25; E50, E51, E53; G20, G21, G24; R14, R24, R35; W0, W2, W4

Our great sponsor today is Wild Orchid Crafts


Prize  -  £15 voucher

They do have beautiful flowers and other embellishments. I do shop there a lot even though I didn't get to use any on this card. 

I hope you'll stop by the Creatalicious Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you for your inspiration and come on and play along. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Mod Squad - Valentine/Love
Simon Says - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts -Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cats in the Christmas Tree

Okay, so here is my last Christmas card post for January. They are supposed to send out emails to let us know that the next theme is going to be. I hope with my school work I'll be able to find some time to play along some more.

BTW, school is going pretty well. We are doing Math this semester. Have I ever told you how much I hate word problems!!!!! I guess with enough practice, I'll figure it all out eventually.
I finally found the digi stamp that I used.  It's from Mo Manning called Cats in the Christmas Tree.  The paper I'm sure is from Stampin Up, but I don't recall the collection. My "C" word for this card is "Cat." The ribbon is from my stash as well as the star chipboard. The sentiment is from Stampin Up - Happy Scenes and the mat and card stock is Stampin Up Mellow Moss.  That's 3 done for January. Not too bad.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

A snowflakes promise - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments design - Anything Goes

Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

A Christmas Wish

Here I am back again so soon.  I have two cards that I want to get posted in the SCS Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge and they need to be posted by January 31, so I needed to get on here and get them uploaded.  The challenge this month is to use the letter "C." For this one, I used my Copic markers to color the image of the snowman. The card base and mat are Stampin Up Daffodil Delight. The seam binding ribbon and bling are from my stash. The sentiment is from Stampin Up Joyful Season stamp collection.
I do need to work on my photography. The color on this is a little off. It gets either too light or too dark. That's all I have for this post. I wish I had jotted down the markers that I used.  Duh!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

A snowflakes promise - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments design - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges - Let it Snow
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Circle or Square
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A Cowboy Christmas - Christmas Card Challenge

Well, here I am again! I've now got a backlog of cards that I've made that I haven't posted so I'm going to post this one tonight and then I'll post a couple tomorrow night and then a couple more on Tuesday. I'll be working on school work starting tomorrow so no time to do more crafting until the end of the week.

I have a stack of images for Christmas sitting on my table. These are the second image that I printed off. Whenever I print an image, I usually will print two just in case something happens to the first one which means I get a lot of unused seconds. I decided to keep the Christmas ones on my desk so that I'll have them handy. I'm going to try to do the Christmas Card Challenge this year so I can have enough cards made by the time Christmas rolls around again. This one is for January and the theme is "use the letter C." I have three ready to post. The thing is, I colored these while I was recuperating from Shingles and I didn't  keep track of the colors I was using or where I got the image.
The cardstock is Stampin Up Real Red and Soft Suede. Not sure about the dp. I used my Copic markers to color the image which was cut using the Nestabilities circle die and the scallop circle die. The sentiment is from a retired SU stamp set and cut out with the 1 1/4" punch layered onto a circle of Soft Suede cut with a 1 1/2" punch. It was kind of tricky to get the stripe of Real Red lined up on the diagonal like it is, but I finally figured it out.

Hope you are having a great weekend. So sorry to see if come to a close and back to work tomorrow.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - The Power of Red
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
 Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Celebrate - Challenge Your Stash

Hi my friends. Hopefully I'm back on track and will be getting my blog posts done on time.Today I have a card for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Our hostess this month is Jeanette. The theme we were given was to use three different designer papers.

I made this card some time ago and completely forgot to write down anything about it. I'll have to do a search on the stamp. It's not digital. The designer paper is from Basic Gray, Hipster collection. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections and I used Martha Stewart's Fir Leaf Punch.  The bling is from Recollections on a Nestabilities Scalloped circle punch. The image is colored with Copic markers: BG000, BG01; E21, E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E 53; R14, R20, R21; Y17, Y19, V20.

That's it for today. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Avenue 613 Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Blue

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Chloe Good Luck -IAS #25

Here I am back again today. It's been so rainy and dreary out. I'm so glad that I was able to do all my grocery shopping online and have them deliver it to my house! This is something that is so worth the money. Today I shopped at three different stores.

This is another late card. It was supposed to be posted on my blog last Sunday, but with the computer issues, it didn't get done.  It's a little early for St. Paddy's Day, but I have a GF at work who is Irish and has a birthday in February. I think I'm going to give this card to her.

Materials Used;
Image - Tiddley Inks - Chloe Good Luck
Cardstock - Stampin Up Garden Green; Xpress It Blending Card
Designer Paper - Dowloaded from Computer
Accessories - "Luck," ribbon, bling - from my stash; Martha Stewart edge punch
Copic Markers - E50, E51, E53; G000, G00, G03, G05, G43; Y00, Y03, Y21

I hope you'll hop on over to the International Art & Soul blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created. You still have time to play along. Our theme for this challenge is Anything Digital. Easy Peasy.  See you next time!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:


Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes

Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers  - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
The Fairy & the Unicorn - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Something New

Happy birthday - Creative Card Chicks

Hi my friends. Happy Saturday. I'm only a week late with getting this card posted, but I was without my main laptop for most of the week. Last Friday the screen went out and after five days with the Geek Squad, they determined that they could not repair it beyond sending it back to the manufacturer for repair which would have cost a lot of $$. Was advised to not do that since the computer was old and was on the road to lots of other problems, so I opted to purchase a new one. With some help from one of the IT guys at work I was able to backup the old laptop to my external hard drive. I'm in the process of getting what I need uploaded to the new laptop. I must say, it is rather pretty.

So, last  Sunday was the first day to post our January cards for Creative Card Chicks. I was frustrated because I had mine done way in advance this month and then I couldn't get it posted. So finally, here it is.
Our hostess this month was Barb and she sent us this fun birthday kit.
Image: Whipper Snapper - Stack O'Birthday Cakes
Sentiment: My stash
Cardstock: Recollections; Stampin Up Baja Breeze
Designer Paper: Stampin Up - It's My Party
Accessories: Stampin Up Candy Dots, Crushed Curry 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Copic Markers: B0000, B01, B02; G00, G000; R20, R12, R22, R46; Y21, Y23

That's it for now. I've got some catching up to do, so I'll be back in a bit with another late card.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Birthdays
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers  - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Thank You - IAS #24

Happy Sunday, my friends.

I am happy today since the weather has warmed up a little bit. At least it's not 26 anymore and hopefully won't be any more this Winter. It's been a rather cold week here in H Town. All the kitties outside are doing just fine. I have 2 dog houses in the backyard, and I put some unused flannel sheets folded up in each of them. The kitties love to lay in there now.

School starts up again this coming week. We are doing Math this semester and since that is my forte, I look forward to getting through this one without too much trouble. I have been able to sneak in some crafting time this week so I'm back in my happy place.

One of the things I created was this White On White card for International Art & Soul challenge. I have a few Thank You notes to write and thought this would be a good design. It's simple and slips right into an envelope.

 

No coloring on this one. I used a dot embossing folder on the front of the card, then I used an edge punch on the long edge of a strip of cardstock 2 1/2" wide. The trees are dies from Heartfelt Creations and the Thank You die was in my stash. I don't have listed where I got it from. The bit of bling also came from my stash.

I can't wait to see how you all handle this challenge and what you will create. You could be the winner this time or one of the Top 3. Hope you'll come join us.