Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hello All,

   Challenge # 35 - Using: Design paper for background
                                        Dimensional flower

This is my take on Joan's Challenge from Joans Garden

Card I made to use for the challenge:   "Cross over Card" size 6"x6"
Products: Heartfelt Creations "Delicate Asters Collection HCDP1 226 (background for card and Sentiment
                                              The precut set of Delicate Asters  #3494 and the Dies that went with them.
                                               Cheery Lynn -Butterfly -  In #B205 and Out # B204
                                              Ribbon from stash
                                              Center of Large Aster I used yellow beads

 When you open the card you can take the sentiment card out of pocket or add Money, etc.
 This view shows the inside left side and the right side outside
OH: The tiny sq. at bottom of butterfly is the Velcro used to close card.
I truly love this collections can't wait to to use it more often and the butterfly flourishes -
I purchased  all these products from:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hello All,

   Was cleaning out a container full of "STUFF" and found my blue snowman ribbon and decided to do another card -Joans Garden Challenge 34

First I have to say the card(s) always look better in real time not pictures but guess it's the idea.

Tree - Marianne CR 1224 -The tree was spritzed with white perfect pearls for sparkle
Embossed background - Marianne embossing folder DS0907
Doves for corner emblishment-Heartfelt creations HDC 723
Snowman Ribbon from stash
Star - which you can't see on top of tree is CM-Star punch
Mini flowers on tree are punch a bunch punch

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hello All,

   Thought I would try another card because blue and white for cards is beautiful and wanted to give it another go.  So here goes:

Sizzix embossing folder: Polka Dots
La-Blanch Stamp -embossed with Ranger puff white for background of trees
Jumbo lace -already has adhesive on it (NEW at JOANS GARDEN) for boarder  around Trees
Snowman stamp from Inkadinkado embossed inn Blue Crystal popped on front of trees.
Perfect pearls for scarf and snowflakes punched for a CM punch.
Stickles - white for areas on polka dots (doesn't show up in picture)
Silk Ribbon for package effect look from stash
Blue Rhinestones for eyes and buttons on snowman.
Amazing what blue and white does to a card.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hello All,

   My how time flies - I can't believe it is time to post another card -I wanted to try a technique that Joan had re-introduced not long back in a class on this card. Hope you like it.

Card #34 - Blue and White using a snowman and tree

Products used:
Brass stencil from my old Sizzix embossing folders (Snowman)
Stencil embossing paste - to make snowman
Stickles - Blue  - scarf
Embossing powders: Ranger Puff white for the flourish and frosted crystal for snowflakes
NEW #8 punch (Snowflake) by We R making memories (purchased from Joans Garden
Loved the way it did the bottom right corner of the card with the flakes, dots, and edging
I added white card stock on back to show them off.
Trees are die cuts from Marianne and I don't have their #'s but again go to Joans Garden
Paper for card form Heartfelt creations "Frosty Blanket Collection) HCDP1 225

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hello All,

    Time for another challenge at Joan's Garden - This week was a stair step card which I have never done before and was not sure about it. But I thought and tried and came up with a paisley idea.

My take on the stair step card : I used a piece of K & Company paisley card stock for the back ground and I distressed the edges with TH Freyed burlap Distressed ink. 
I also used  a paisley embossing folder for the white and dark brown behind the cornucopia.
Cornucopia is an Inkadinkado stamp and I colored it with TH pens and put perfect pearls on top.
Flourish is from Cheery Lynn B127 ad Sun flowers are cut from Quick-Kutz dies, Spritzed with Glimmemr Mist F1912 "Pure Sun Shine".  Grass and turkeys are also Quick-Kutz dies. Sentiment is from Stampscapes Plate 33B
I did use bling for turkey eyes and pearls for the top of the Cornucopia pic.
Remember first time for this kind of card.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Hello All,

    I was thinking about the shaker card and going through old pictures found one that brought back great memories from when I was a kid. It was a carousel that was in a store where I grew up around Christmas time.  I started looking through my dies and found the dies I was thinking about and made a card that sort
of resembles a side of the carousel.  Thought I would share.

I dislike the way this picture makes my beautiful red card stock look orange but there was nothing I could do
So you will have to imagine Red card stock for back ground and the noses on the deer which are a deep read bead glued on sideways.

Green flourish (Cut from white card stock and then distressed with TH Peeled Paint and Pine needles) and deer (Cut from med. brown card stock -eyes are dark yellow rhinestones, green ribbon around necks. Used pearl stickles for tails ) are from Spellbinders S-4 287
Delicate chain # 837 poppy stamps  is cut from diamond glitter green card stock  which are the poles for the deer.
The Icicles cut from a Martha Steward boarder punch dipped in ultra fine white glitter,
Snow flakes are from a Fiskers corner punch and an EK Success punch They also have glitter but you can't tell from the pic. 
 My shaker box was a oval punch of a small picture from pine cone card stock, I used the arts parts molding film to  make the cover over it and popped it up.
Well it may not really look like a carousel but it sure reminded me of the one I rode about 58 years ago.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hello All,

   Joan's Challenge this week -Shaker Box! This is very interesting - My mind is blank as I start gathering Green and Red -snowflakes - animal - Well this is what happened:

Card stock - Graphic 45 -Christmas Emporium Collection "Tis the Season"(Back ground on card, and Basic Grey "Nordic Holiday" (Red/white backing for my shaker box, and let it snow sticker)
Backing for "let it snow" sticker is the center part of Cheery Lynn's DL180 Nautical Wheeler Doily
My animal's are on the red card stock - Dove, squirrel, bunny rabbit, and the bird of paradise.
My snowflakes are brads in various colors, red bow from stash and my little snowballs in my shaker box are from a bag of them I have had hanging on my wall for ever waiting for an opportunity to be used. I think they came from a stuffed pillow or something like that. The snow flakes on the shaker box are stickers from Joan's Garden as is the card stock etc.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Hello All,

    Wow the last day of a long week end and I thought I would sleep in , funny how you only want to sleep when it is time to go to work. So this morning I am wide awake and tomorrow I will be so tired and want to stay in bed. LOL - Life is strange - so I wanted to see if I could create a card that reminded me of a scene that you see often when driving down the road (old dead tree in middle of field with one bird atop) and using my tools turn it into a fall picture. This is how that turned out.

Paper - Graphic 45 -Bedtime stories
Tree - Time Holtz embossing folder (I embossed the card stock and then a brown card stock cut it out and  distressed with Ranger Vintage photo ink and layered on top of embossed for depth effect).
Bird - Heart Felt Creation - Garden Romance HDC723
Flourish -"Lacey Pumpkin Corner - B138 -Use orange card stock to put behind outline of pumpkin ran through embossing roller. Used distressed inks for highlights
Grass (behind fence) Quickutz
Ornamental Gate B196 by Cheery Lynn -
Sentiments - JustRite - Autumn Labels CL02200

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hello All,

    So I have stayed busy with the crafting and finished a small project for the boy's and decided on another card for Joan's Challenge 32 - This one is Autumn -

Although in the picture you can't really tell the Darker green is a swiss polka dot paper and the medium square is a lighter green swiss polka dot.
Tree - is Marianne Die "Swirly tree #98346 w/ leaves from 98311 (leaves cut in three colors)
Grass is same grass I had left over from the Apple tree card
Fall leaves - punches from a an eksuccess boarder punch
Letters - are bubble letters from Davis design (stash)
I love mums especially the one that look like the one I made for this card - I used the Spellbinders blossom #3 S4-357
Ribbon from stash
Note: Yes I am a little crazy and I did glue each leaf on the tree and ground (didn't take that long I relaxes me)
Rhinestones - Kaiser

Hello All,

  What a weekend, Rain, dreary and not very exciting - thought I would just craft - Joan's challenge is a Fall card using Tree Polka dot background and grass. My first thought's for fall is when my grand kids and I  to the apple orchard and pick apples so this is my card for the challenge.

Picture seem a little blurry - but real life it looks much better:

Background paper - Kaiser Craft - "Fall Orchard" (go figure)
Tree is a "Marianne Die" Orchard Tree Frame 98300 I cut in green and brown card stock cut the tree limb part and put on top of green tree.
Owl - Inkadinkado stamp cut out and Kaiser Brown Pearl for eye popped up
Big apple is a Sizzix die cut with the word "Fall" on it.
Wagon - Another Inkadinkado stamp cut out
Grass - I used a stamp land and stamps capes stamps using TH Distressed inks: Crushed olive, peeled paint and scattered straw, decorative scissors to cut edge.
Small apples - Small circle punch cut out curve in bottom added "leaves from the Mariann Die "Swirly Tree 98311". Yes I really did cut all those apples and glued all the tiny leave on the tree and apples.
Hope you enjoy your fall.