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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Tea Time - Monthly Challenge

Hello, I'm back again with my second card for the day. This is one I made for the SCS Monthly Challenge Creative Card Chicks swap. Each month the hostess sends out card kits to all the other members and we make a card from what she sends. This month the hostess was Roxie (morgainegeiser). I chose to use a beautiful die she sent of the teapot with flowers on it. It is a little busy, but I thought to interrupt all the flowers with a dark outline of the teapot with the Night of Navy cardstock she included.

The image and sentiment are from Tea Together cut with Tea Time Framelits die. The pattern paper is Share What You Love and the cardstock is Night of Navy.  I did pull out a small doily to use behind the die to also break up all the flowers. That's all for today. I have one more card, but I think it will wait until tomorrow.

Frog Princess - IAS #55

Hello my friends.  Happy Sunday. I hope the weather is good where you are. We are experiencing late winter temps. A shock to wake up to temps in the 40's when it's been high 70's lately. I'm about done with Winter.

I have a few cards to share with you. This is No. 1. This is made for International Art & Soul. Our theme this fortnight is CAS With Blue. Once I decided on the image to use, it didn't take long to put this together. It is from a kit I received in a swap that I take part in - the Card Shower Swap on SCS. Each month one of the members is the Hostess and everyone else sends a kit to her. I was lucky to be the first Hostess this year and received many great swap kits. This care is made with one that I received from Michelle (ticketbelle).

Image - Your Next Stamp - Little Darling Frog Princess
Ink - Gina K - Amalgam Ink
Designer Paper  - Kathy Davis
Accessories - Die, SU Label Punch; sequins, Arteza gold gel pen, pearls
Copic Markers - B12, B16; E50, E51, E53; R21, R22; Y11, Y21, Y23

That's it. I hope you'll hop on over to the IAS blog and join in the fun. Easy, peasy.  You could be the winner or one of the Top 3.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Rainboots and Blossoms - Card Shower

Good morning my friends and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. I hope you enjoy your day.

This was a fun card to make. After I picked my colors, it just all seemed to come together so well. First, this is for the International Art & Soul challenge. Our theme this fortnight is Green + 2 Colors. The two colors I chose to use are yellow and pink.

Let me just say that I love, love, love Heartfelt Creations. I have attended two conventions the last two years here in H Town just to attend their classes. They are all about flowers and I love flowers - either real ones or using them on my cards. So, I was very delighted when I got this card kit in January from Ruby (rawilkes on SCS) for the Card Shower Kit swap. It is so fun. Each month the hostess is the one who gets showered with card kits from the other members. I'm still working on the kits that I received and trying to use them in challenges or for my DT.  Ruby sent me the rainboot and flowers already cut out. I cut a little slit in the top of the boot and slipped two of the flower stems inside. The papers she sent were perfect from Carta Bella Spring Market.  I added the pink doily behind the rainboot to carry on the color scheme. I used a retired cardstock from Stampin Up called Mint Macaroon. The images were colored with Copic Markers - G21, G24; R81, R83, Y15, and Y19.

That's it for today. I hope you will check out the IAS blog challenge and see what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you and play along with us. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Simply Betty - IAS #53

Hello my friends, and happy Sunday! It's March - in like a lion; out like a lamb. We're supposed to be getting nasty, cold weather again. Yesterday was so nice, even saw the sun for awhile and I got to use my new A/C for the first time. The last two weeks have really gotten away from m and I didn't realize that it was already time to post another card for International Art & Soul. I was late getting it posted on the design team blog.

This fortnight our theme is Sequins and/or Beads. use as little or as much as you like. I went for a few beads on my card.

 This is a stamp I got a long time ago from Simply Betty Stamps. I don't see it on the website anymore which isn't surprising since it is so old. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - Sketchy Wishes. The cardstock is from Stampin Up - Sahara Sand and the designer paper from Basic Gray, Hello Pastel collection. I love BG paper and was so sad when they stopped making their paper. My accessories are just a few beads popped up in the left corner.

I colored the image using Copic markers - E29, E40, E41, E42, E44, E49; E50, E51, E53, E59,  R81, R83, and R85.

I liked the way I could just pop the image in the middle of the designer paper.

I hope you will come on over and play with us for this challenge. It's easy, peasy. Come check out what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration and play along. You could be picked as the winner or one of the Top 3.