Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hello Crafters

   Final card for this weeks Challenge over at:, I thought all three were simple but you have to decide that.

I used black card stock for this card I think black is dressy. I embossed the card stock with the Sizzix Poinsettia embossing folder.  I then used the Viva Paper and Pearl pens to color the poinsettia's. Pearl white for the leaves, yellow for the centers, green for the leaves and red for the berries. I cut only two Cheery Lynn ornament trees and used the paper piecing changing the ornaments to red and gold for the star.

Products Used:   Sizzix Poinsettia embossing folder
                          Viva Paper and Pearls pens - White pearl, paper green, red and yellow
                          Cheery Lyn DL 248 Ornament Tree
                          Perfect Pearls - White patina for the back ground of the tree (to make it glow)
                                                   Interference Red for the ornements
                                                   Green Patina for the tree
Hello Crafters:

  This is the second card I did in the Challenge at:  Using tech of paper piecing,  Red and Green colors  and the card can be simple or detailed.

I used white card stock for the card which I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing Christmas Orniment
design for the back ground (I also used the tech of bryering versa mark stamp pad on the top of the embossing folder then add white embossing powder. I then used light blue ranger perfect pearls patina to brush over the ornaments.  Cut Three Chery Lynn O Tannenbaum X-mas tree for the paper piecing tech.

Products used:  Cuttlebug embossing folder "Ornaments".
                        Cheery Lynn - DL142 O Tannenbaum Tree
                        Craft Narrows Ribbon - and Red ribbon from stash
                        Stampendous - White embossing powder
                        Ranger Adirondack- Dabber - GOLD for the Star.

Hello Ladies,

 This week over at Joans, the challenge was do up to 3 card, use simple or detailed cards using something sold at:, red and green colors and the new technique she showed us on her blog (taught by Pam Sparks ) called paper piecing.  The was a little challenging but oh so much fun. So I got busy Saturday night and managed three cards. So here goes #1

I used red and green card stock embossed with eBosser "Polka Dot" embossing folder, added for the Sentiment "Elegant JOY" by HFC with versa mark stamp pad and used white embossing powder. I love the way this word looks (old fashion elegance).  I wanted to make sure the little bow didn't move around so I cut two slits either side of the J and fed the bow through and tied, then layered the card stock. Next added self sticking lace at the bottom.  I cut three Timeless Amour in white, green and red felt paper. I used the tech and added green and red to the white. Added HFC poinsettia's and leaves. Poinsettia's are from vellum stamped in white embossing powder with their yellow centers of flower soft.

Products Use:   Verso Mark - Stamp pad
                         Stampendous- white embossing powder
                         Red and Green card stock - Bazzil from stock
                         Ribbon - from stash
                         eBosser - Polka Dot embossing folder
                         Heartfelt Creations - Classic leaf HCD - 436
                                                         Open leaf - HCPC 3545
                                                         Sentiment HCPC 3560
                                                         X-mas Poinsettia - HCPC 3557
                                                         Sun Kissed - Die HCD 734
                        Jambo Lace
                        Art Anthology - Pickle Paint
                        Flower Soft - Sunshine Yellow

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hello Crafters,

     This week at, the challenge is: Use a picture, use neutral colors and add a flourish. Sounds simple but wow it makes you think.  This picture I have had in my pics for ever. It was a picture my mother took when she was in her garden one day (before color)back in the 40's I do believe.
So I will be keeping this card for my self. Hope you enjoy it like I do.

The card stock looks almost gray but it is really black - I took a smaller sheet of the black card stock and embossed it using a technique Joan had on or blog a couple of weeks ago.  You take the embossing folder and brayered  ink over the inside top of the embossing folder and then emboss. This is the first time it turned out for me and I really like it.  I then added the picture put the flourish's on and added black/white rose buds.

Products used:  Embossalicious embossing folder "Elegance" EF8ELGNCE
                         Ranger Adirondack "Snow jCap" ink pad
                         Flourish - Memory box 98486 (2) cut
                         Flowers-Cheery Lyn B 151 and B150 cuties #2 & #3

Of course the card looks much better than the pic  - Simple beauty is wonderful

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hello again crafters,

 This is my second post for Joans Garden this week!

I must have been standing on my head - this is so crooked but only in the camera shot - Ha

I am not much on coloring but I love the stamp scenes so I gave it a shot.

Items Used:  Green card stock embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder
                    JustRite - Sentiment - Antique Autumn Tag one - CR-03975 embossed with Ranger
                                                     sea foam white embossing powder.
                   Heart Felt Creations - Stamp HCPC 3526 "Natural Beauty"
                                                     HCPC 3532 Beautiful You and HCD 736 Die
                   Tim Holtz - Distress Markers
                   Versa Fine black ink
                   Barbara Tromley's - Elements -Bark
                   Ribbon - sheer brown from stash
                   Leaves were cut from same colors and paper as the previous post

Hello Crafters,

   I must of been way out of sorts this week because I was totally brain dead! Every idea I had didn't turn out and it was just a mess. I am totally not happy with the cards I did for Joans Challenge this week, but decided to post because I haven't for a while.

This card I made because of two reasons first I wanted to use the cute Cheery Lynn Die "Birds of earth & Sky" second because often when driving past a field in the fall I always see a lonely tree out in the middle with one lonely bird hanging on from the winds. So that is why I decided to do this front. I used TH water color card stock (awesome stuff)and of course you can get it from : along with all the other items used on this card.
Item used:  Cheery Lynn - D136 Leaves
                                        B349 Birds of earth 7 Sky
                  Tim Holtz - Distress Inks: Ripe Persimmon, gathered twigs, mowed lawn, squeezed lemonade
                  Tattered Angels Spritz -pearl
                  Sizzix embossing folder - the tree
                  Colorbox Chalk -Blue, purple, orange, brown (to color the sky and ground
                  Robert Stanley - Brown mesh wired ribbon
                  Barbara Trombley's elements - Spinish and Bark (depth for ground cover)
                  Viva - Pearl pen - brown
                   CTMH sentiment -old stash (sorry not from Joans)
                   Stampscapes stamp 1993 "Grass" (oh my another not Joans)
                   WOW embossing powder earthtone "Olive"
                    Just Rite - Sentiment CR03630 (inside of card) shown below

This is the inside of the card - I think the leaves look so real
Remember most anything you need and or want to do crafting can be gotten over at: the best one stop shopping place......

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

 Hello All,

     Joan Garden is having a wonderful Challenge and I wanted to do something I have never done before so this time I made a card with a different fold (for me). Very 3-D I think.

Have to love how glitter and tiny lines never show up on my camera/computer - Oh well.
This card is called the Flexy Fold and oh so simple to do.  Brown card stock for base, Greens for the plaid over the brown (which are pieces of  fabric from stash).

Products Used: 

The card base was colored with Tim Holtz distress stain - Dusty Concord - I used Peeled paint on the leaves.

Cheery Lynn- Lacy pumpkin corner flourish B138
                      Hot Air balloon B360 (I used a small piece of green and white gingham with it.
Ribbon is from my stash
Martha Stewart punch - from white card stock for the lace border
Heartfelt Creations - Flowers made from vellum with HCPC 3537 Sun Kissed fleur (Stamped with Adirondack snow cap stamp pad.    Leaves made from vellum with  HCPC 3546 Classic leaf  aslo the die to cut them out. 
Versa mark with Ranger clear embossing powder
Dylusions ink sprays - squeezed orange and lemon zest
Tattered Angel glimmer mist - Blarney
Art glitter - glitter - sea shell.

 Picture close up of left front side

 This is a top view to see the two compartments to work with for dimension

This is the right side of the card.

I didn't add a sentiment at this time waiting for the right occasion to use this card.
Hello Crafters,

      I am still having problems with this computer so I hope I can get my Challenge cards on.
The challenge this week over at  is: Three cards, using Gingham, plaids, checks. Butterflies, something for fall, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrow etc. Something you can purchase at  Think I have covered all bases so here goes.

This is probably to busy for most but it just happened:
I used some material for draperies I have been given and wanted to use some of them. So the background is
a plaid brown, green and white.  I added the border as a ribbon effect (?) then the brown leaves (never believe what they are made from) flower and butterflies. Sentiment and there you have it. 
These are the products used:

Spellbinders - Wonderful Wings LF-006
Sizzix - Embossing folder (oops can't see it but white behind border)
Cherry Lynn - Fall leaf mes border B325
                      Mini Flourish B1175
Dylusions - Ink Spray - After midnight, Post Box Red, Pure sunshine, cut grass, Lemon zest
Versa Mark - embossing pad and Ranger clear embossing powder
Paper towels
Art Anthology - Pickle
 Art Glitter - Gala Glitz - Brown
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - peeled paint
Heartfelt Creations - Classic leaf - HCPC 3546 and HCD 736
Wooden block letter - no ID on them
Punch a Bunch - Leaves

Have you figured out what the brown leaves are made from yet? As I was cleaning my mess from the colors I had all over my mat I used a paper towel  waded it up and laid it aside. Next morning I saw I hadn't tossed it out so I opened it up and wonder what if and there you have the leaves.  I layered the Butterflies with white vellum and added dots to the back side.