Monday, September 19, 2016

Just A Note


Supplies used:
Bearly Mine Petunia Parade Digi Papers
MFT Blueprints Stitched Die
Silhouette Cameo and label cut file 10161
Lace, Prima Flowers, Pearls, MS Branch punch



Challenges
Pile It On Challenge 117 - Autumn Colors
Come And Get It Challenge - Lots of Layers
Creative Knockouts Challenge 159 - Winged Wonders (Hummingbirds)
ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls (There's pearls on flower centers)
Crafts And Me Challenge - A/G Optional theme is Autumn

Sunday, September 18, 2016

You are so doggone special


Thank you card for my neighbor who is always buying our dog special treats.   I used a cute digi image from QKR Stampede called Doggie Bone and colored it with Copic markers.  Hand cut out the image at attached it to a circle cut out with a Spellbinders die.  Saying was cut out with my Cameo.   Blue and white paper from my stash.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean And Simple

Friday, September 16, 2016

A flower is natures smile

This cute kitty is sold by Motivet.  Colored the kitty with Copic markers and cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Saying is a retired stamp from SU.  Polka dot scrap from my stash.  This month's card for a cause at Splitcoast Stampers is to make cards for a animal rescue shelter.  So this one will be in the package I'm sending at the end of this month.

Challenges I am entering my card in

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Merry Chrismouse Easel Card Two


I made this easel style card with a cute precolored digi image from Dearie Dolls and a free cut file from My Scrap Chick.  Cut out all the card pieces with my Cameo. 

Challenges
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Christmas Die Cuts
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge 80 - More Than One Fold
Catch The Bug Challenge - The Great Outdoors

Merry Chrismouse Easel Card One


I made this easel style card with a cute precolored digi image from Dearie Dolls and a free cut file from My Scrap Chick.  Cut out all the card pieces with my Cameo. 

Challenges
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Christmas Die Cuts
Catch The Bug Challenge - The Great Outdoors

Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Halloween

Another card for the children's charity made with a kit called Autumn Friends designed by Trudy for Clear Dollar Stamps.  Created a card design in the Silhouette Studio software then cut out with my Cameo.

Challenges I am entering

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Fall flowers card four

Stamped this flower scene using the Hero Arts Real Flower Stamps from 2004.  Colored them with Memento markers and stamped onto Neenah card stock.  Cut out with MFT stitched die.

Challenges I am entering
Come And Get It - Flowers
Simon Says Stamptember - Must Use Stamps

Fall Flowers Card Three

Recycled a ATC I made using Memento markers and a oldie but goodie Hero Arts Drooping Flower stamp.  Converted to a card by mounting it to a layer I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.


Challenges I am entering
Simon Says Stamptember - Must Use Stamps

Monday, September 5, 2016

Fall flowers


Another flower card I made with a oldie but goodie stamp from Hero Arts.  Inked the stamp with Memento markers and stamped onto Neenah card stock.  Cut out the layers with my paper trimmer and mounted to some diagonal paper from my stash.  Finish off with a gingham ribbon.

Challenges I am entering
Come And Get It - Flowers
Simon Says Stamptember - Must Use Stamps

Watercolor stamping

Tried the watercolor stamping technique using Memento markers and a oldie but goodie Hero Arts stamp called Real Drooping Flower.  After stamping on watercolor paper, I used a paintbrush to soften and blend the colors.  Cut out the image and background layer with stitched square dies.

Challenges I am entering
Come And Get It - Flowers
Simon Says Stamptember - Must Use Stamps


Sunday, September 4, 2016

Snoopy Swing Card - second post



Another Snoopy swing card for this months Cards For A Cause at Splitcoast Stampers.  It's for a pet rescue organization.  They are asking for general theme and thank you cards to give to those who adopt pets or make a contribution.  Stamped Snoopy with Memento ink and colored with Copics. Used a Sizzix die to cut out card base, pink layer and image.  Whimsy die to cut out fancy corners.  

Challenges
Catch The Bug - September A/G
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - A/G

Snoopy swing card - first post


I made a fun Snoopy swing card for this months Cards For A Cause at Splitcoast Stampers.  It's for a pet rescue organization.  They are asking for general theme and thank you cards to give to those who adopt pets or make a contribution. Stamped Snoopy with Memento ink and colored with Copics. Used a Sizzix die to cut out card base, pink layer and image.  You can't tell from the photo, but the pink layer is embossed with a Darice Paw Print folder.

Challenges
Catch The Bug - September A/G

Saturday, September 3, 2016

From the paw of

This cute pup is a digi image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colored the image with Gimp and cut out with CC and Spellbinder dies.  White background layer was embossed with Darice Paw Prints folder.  Cut out white layer with MFT stitched die.  Added two tiny pink punched bones to the saying.

I made this for September's Cards For A Cause at Splitcoast Stampers.  It's for a pet rescue organization.  They are asking for general theme and thank you cards to give to those who adopt pets or make a contribution.

Challenges
Catch The Bug - September A/G

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Halloween Cards - 2nd post today


I was the lucky winner at HIMCR of a fun paper package from DCWV.  I plan to use a lot of the papers and labels to make cards for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.  Here's the second group of cards I made with them, Also used Cricut machine die cuts of spiders and bats.  I wanted to add goggle eyes to the spiders and bats, but the hospitals no longer allow small embellishments on the cards as the kids may eat them.


Happy Halloween


I was the lucky winner at HIMCR of a fun paper package from DCWV.  I plan to use a lot of the papers and labels to make cards for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.  Here's the first three cards I made with them, Also used Cricut and Cameo die cuts plus a Tweety image from the Silhouette store that I cut out with a Spellbinders circle die.  I wanted to add goggle eyes to the spiders and bats, but the hospitals no longer allow small embellishments on the cards as the kids may eat them.



Challenges
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die cut embellishments
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 153 - Cut it up - dies or machine
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 264 - Any holiday (Halloween)


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Just sitting here thinking about you


Found this cute little squirrel at the Silhouette store.  Cut the image out with my Cameo.  Cloud circle, ground, scalloped circle and saying were cut out with dies.  Used some woodgrain paper from my stash for the background and finished off with a jute bow.  This is going in the next box for the children's charity.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Its Hip To Be Square
Ike's World Challenge 71 - Square Card With A Circle

Monday, August 29, 2016

Puppy card


I used a cute precolored puppy image from Fred She Said.  Cut out squares with Spellbinders dies.  Added some fun polka dot die cuts pieces to the sides of the card and white flowers with pearls in the center.  This is for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 153 - Cut It Up
The Outlawz Challenge - Festive Friday National Dog Day  
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's Hip To Be Square
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die Cut Embellishments (White flowers)

Sunday, August 28, 2016

50th Holiday card

I'm finally done!  Here's my 50th card for the children's charity!

Challenges
HIMCR Challenge 264 - Any Holiday
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards

Thursday, August 25, 2016

49th Holiday card



49th Holiday card for the children's charity.  Only 1 more to go and I'm done with their box.  :0)

I made another gatefold style card like the one I posted this morning, but this one opens in the middle.  And I used the same snowman image from Bugaboo.   The snowman image was colored with patterns and solid colors in GIMP.  Cut out the image, saying and layers with my rotary paper trimmer, fiskars postage edge scissors and EK Success circle punch.   Snowflakes were cut out with my Cameo.  Embossed  layers with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder.   Added gems to the centers and a tiny twine bow.

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die Cut Embellishments (Snowflakes)
Catch The Bug Bingo Challenge - Players choice - Embossing, Bugaboo image, Bling
Holly Jolly Christmas 79 - Non traditional colors (purple, brown, blue and pink)

48th Holiday card




48th Holiday Card for the children's charity

I made a square gatefold style card using a cute snowman image from Bugaboo. Colored it with patterns in GIMP.  Cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  Embossed snow layers with a Cuttlebug folder.  Snowflakes were cut out with a Poppy die. Added gems to the centers.  

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die Cut Embellishments (Snowflakes)
Catch The Bug Bingo Challenge - Players choice, Bugaboo image, Bling
Holly Jolly Christmas 79 - Non traditional colors (purple, brown, blue and pink)



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Scalloped circle easel card


Here's a scalloped circle easel card I made for the children's charity.  The darling bunny is a digi image from QKR Stampede.  Colored parts with GIMP and parts with Copic markers.  Added some glitter glue to the bee's wings.  Cut out all the pieces with Spellbinders scalloped circle and circle dies.  Added a flower print ribbon as the stopper.

Challenges

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

You are so doggone special.

This cute little pup is a precolored digi image from Fred She Said.  Thought it would be perfect to use for a card for the children's charity.  Created the stripe and solid color papers in GIMP using the color challenge photo and the color picker tool.  I designed the card layers with Silhouette Studio DE software and cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die Cut Embellishments (Scalloped border and banner saying)
Delicious Doodles Challenge - All Creatures Great And Small

Monday, August 22, 2016

House Mouse Card - Summer Fun


Here's a card I made for the Cards For Hospitalized kids charity.  These cute little mice always make me smile and I hope it will make the kids smile too.  Cut out the talk bubble, image, purple frame and yellow card base with my Cameo. 


Challenges
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die Cut Embellishments (Talk bubble, frame)

Friday, August 19, 2016

47th Holiday card

47th Holiday card for the children's charity. Only 3 more to go.

This sweet image is made by Hobby House and sold on a sheet with several images.  I bought it from Joann.com last year.  Cut it out with Spellbinders dies.  Red background layer was embossed with Cuttlebug folder and cut out with MFT stitched die.  Tag was cut out with my Cameo.  

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Embossed)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 294 - Color Brown (Brown hair)

46th Holiday card

46th Holiday card for the children's charity

This little cutie is a precolored image by Mo Manning sold by Hobby House.  Cut out the image, scalloped background layer and tag with Spellbinders dies.  Embossed the red layer with a Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder.  Cut out red and green layers with MFT dies.  Added a tiny red bow to the tag.

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Embossed)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 294 - Color Brown (Brown hair)

45th Holiday card

45th Holiday card for the children's charity

I really love all the House Mouse holiday images.  They always make me smile.  Cut out image and 
scalloped background layer with Spellbinders dies.  Embossed red layer with Cuttlebug snowflakes folder, then cut out with a MFT stitched die.  Cut out the brown background layer with a MFT die.  

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards

44th Holiday card

44th Holiday card for the children's charity.  

Love this darling Stanley Claus bear from Beccy's Place.  Printed the bear and saying, then cut them out with my Cameo.  Embossed the red layer with a Cuttlebug folder, then cut out with a MFT stitched die.  Cut out both brown layers with MFT dies.  Added a tiny jute bow to the tag.

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

43rd Holiday card


Our dog woke me up at 4:15 this morning and I couldn't get back to sleep.  So I put the time to good use and made some cards.  This lovely image is from Fred She Said.  Saying is computer printed. Green and blue layers were cut out of card stock scraps from my scrap bin.  Snowflakes were cut out with EK Success punch.  Added some pearls to the center of snowflakes and a tiny twine bow.

Challenges
HIMCR 16HIMCR01 - Super Scraps Saturday
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Aug - A/G Christmas 

42nd Holiday card


Here's my 42nd card for the children's charity.  Only 8 more to go to finish their package.  To make this card I used a lot of left over card stock and paper scraps.  White layer was cut out with a Spellbinders die. Holly was cut out with EK Success punch.  Banner, image and tag were cut out with my Cameo.  The darling bear image is called Stanley Claus from Beccy's Place.

Challenges
HIMCR 16HIMCR01 - Super Scraps Saturday
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards

Monday, August 15, 2016

41st Holiday card

41st holiday card for the children's charity

Supplies used
GIMP to create patterned papers 
EK Success Holly Punch
Red twine and pop dots
Silhouette Cameo to cut out the images, banner and paper


Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Go Wild
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 425


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Turtley great birthday


The Cards For A Cause project this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and cake.

Found this cute turtle at the Silhouette store.  Printed the image and saying then cut them out with Spellbinders dies. Scalloped corner was cut out with EK Success punch.  Button was die cut.  Bow tied with white twine. Orange background layer with a Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder.  

Challenges
HIMCR16 - 16HMCR01 Super Scraps Saturday
Come And Get It Challenge - Punches And Dies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Go Wild
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Summer Fun
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Background is dry embossed)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

You are sew special


Just playing with my Silhouette Cameo using some pattern and cut files I bought
 at the Silhouette store.  Stitched background cut out with MFT Blueprints die.

Challenges

Friday, August 12, 2016

40th Holiday Card

40th Holiday card for the children's charity

Supplies used
Penny Black Holly Days Transparent Stamp Set
Basic Gray Aspen Frost Patterned Papers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Circle Dies
Poppy Snowflake Die

Challenges
Penny Black And More Challenge - A/G With A Stamp
ABC Christmas - P Is For Paper Piecing
Tuesday Morning Sketches 364 - See Sketch


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Happy Bird-day To You


The Cards For A Cause project this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and cake.

Found this cute little owl at the Silhouette store.  Printed the image and saying then cut them out with Spellbinders dies. Embossed the blue background layer with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. 

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Go Wild
HIMCR Challenge 262 - Pastel Colors
Paper Shelter Challenge 259 - Punches Or Dies
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Background is dry embossed)

39th Holiday Card

Here's my 39th holiday card for this year for the children's charity.

Supplies used
Penny Black Holly Days Transparent Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Sakura Silver Glitter Pen
MFT Blueprints Dies
Spellbinders Banner Die
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
 Blue Christmas Designer Paper From Recollections

Challenges
Penny Black And More Challenge - A/G With A Stamp
ABC Christmas - P Is For Paper Piecing
Winter Wonderland - Gold/Silver Or  Embossed Background
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background
Sketch Saturday Challenge - Sketch 424 (See sketch)


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Flamingo Card


This is for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Supplies
Bugaboo Digi Image - Flamingo Car
Colored image with GIMP
Silhouette Cameo 
Poppy Button Die
White Twine


Challenges
Crafty Calendar August - Summer Fun
Come And Get It Challenge - Buttons And Bows
A Gem Of A Challenge 175 - Buttons And Bows
Crafting When We Can - Challenge 125 - Things with wings

Another Birthday Card For SCS Cards For A Cause




The Cards For A Cause project this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and cake.

Found this cute little birthday birdie at the Silhouette store.  Printed the image and saying then cut them out with Spellbinders dies.  Embossed the blue background layer with a Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder, 

Challenges
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Background is dry embossed)
QKR Stampede - Challenge 203 Things with wings
Crafting When We Can - Challenge 125 - Things with wings