Monday, August 26, 2013

Hello Crafters,

   WOW summer has finally gotten here - but just in time for autumn - how funny is that! I wanted to post another card for the challenge over at :Joan Garden .  This week you could make 3 cards, Red and green colors, something from nature and cut a circle in center to STAMP image.

This is my second card:

Red and Green card stock (the two hardest colors to get a good pic of) I used the eBosser  Polka Dot embossing folder. The stamp I adore it, is from HFC "HCPC 3553 Peaceful Night" colored with chalk, TH distress markers.
The other products used were:  Marianne Dies - LRO 244 holly leaves and Poinsettia
                                                Cheery Lynn - Holly Corner B184
                                                                       Fern & Pine branch B146
                                                Crystal Elements - Berries gems
                                                Art Glitter - Gala glitz - Red/Gold
I almost forgot - the little pine cone is from my tree outside and I painted it white - just to cute. That's real nature.

This is a close up to show you the tiny beads in the Art glitter that I really did glue on one at a time (really wasn't that time consuming) but I like the look.
Very simple card - Oh you want to know what I cut the center out with. I had started another compete thought and had an X cut in the center and when that didn't turn out I just took my 1" circle punch and punched around. Not perfect but to worked.
Have a great week.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hello Crafters,

    Challenge over at for this week is: Three cards, Christmas Cards using Red and Green, Center cut out using a stamped image and something from nature. Oh and something purchased at  This is my first take on the challenge.

First I can't believe Christmas is coming so fast - This is the front of my card.

Paper - Green background is BoBunny "Father Christmas"
Rick Rack around my circle center was cut twice from two different side of the paper using: Quick Kutz - Circle dies (they have been in my stash for years and never used until today).
Stamped image is from HFC - HCPC 3490 "Holiday Mail"
I colored it using several mediums: H20's, chalk, Viva's paper pen - Tim Holtz distress inks
Poinsettia is from poppy stamp 861 made with white paper spritzed with Tattered Angels - Chalkboard glimmer mist.
Kaiser - red pearls
Cheery Lyn Pine branches  and Holly vines Marianne LRO244 

This is a close up of the flowers

I did finish the inside of this card but for some reason the picture would not transfer over - I must have ghosts.
Hello Crafters,
   Wow what a week - I finally find time to do a couple of cards for and of course the computer crashes... So since I made them I thought I would share them with you just because I did do them, but missed the post. So here goes.

 This is the front of the card -using the new Cheery Lynn Step card B348 I got from Joans garden -
Flowers from vellum and stencil from crafters work shop. Sentiment is Just Rite CR03875. Oh do you see
my bud in center - So much fun to make and will you believe I made it using the leaves that come in the die
stamp/die cut set from Heartfelt Creations HCD 728 - I usually toss the leaves as I love the others so much but decided to try them as flowers works awesome.
 This is the back side of the card using an embossing folder Anna Griffin. Now for card two
Same techniques were used on this challenge card.  Paper is HFC Burst of Splendor - Stencil - Ranger Dylusions Luscious leaves DYS 34261 - used misture of Art Anthology and Paint - Splashed 31121
and new Ranger liquid pearls "Keylime" Corner Blossom is HFC HCD 729 -Flowers are HFC vintage floret HCD727 and Cheery Lynn's Mini Flourish-B1175, B178, B169 .

Oh well thought was there the computer wasn't.  Let's just hope my computer stays up and running.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hello Crafters,

    I missed last weeks challenge because I was in Chicago with my daughter (Nikki) and my two grandsons
because their Father (Karl) has been very sick - he passed August 7th and we are all a little unbalanced to say the least. Copping one day at a time. I wanted to say thank you each and everyone who kept us in your prayers I know they helped and keep helping.  Because you can't always sleep while I was up talking with my daughter I was fiddling with this weeks challenge at I do believe the bullet to hit were: 2 Cards - Bird - outdoor scenic paper background paper, something purchased at JoansGarden. This is what I did.........

A fold I was taught by my friends and I liked the way the paper fit. These are the products I used:

Spellbinders S5-030 Fancy Tags Two -Die for Sentiment "Magical"
                    S4-340 Create a flake three - Snow flakes"
                    S4-490 Labels Four "Let it snow Sentiment"
                    S6-071  Twisted metal tags " Frame for "Let it snow"
Tim Holtz - Distress Marker-Peeled Paint
Quick Kutz - Snow Angel
Ranger "Wendy Veccki NEW Archival Ink "Fern Green"
Heartfelt Creations "Daphne paper Collection"
Close to my heart - Sentiment "Magical" - only item not purchased at
Just Rite - CR03800 Large  Fancy Holiday Sentiment "Let it Snow"
Stampendous white embossing powder
Arts - glitter white
Ranger embossing powder "Tinsel"
The following are shots of the card from other angles.
Isn't that just the cutest snow angel ever and loving the snowflakes (they are not real or cold)

And this is the magical scene of winter....