Thursday, December 29, 2016

W2CB #36

"Winter Is The Time For Comfort" Those are the words for this month's challenge over at Words 2 Craft By.  When I saw this I immediately thought of the set by SNSS and the little cup of hot cocoa.
I haven't played in any challenges for many months and I apologize for that and I will try to get back on track. 

I started by sponging an area of blue on my main panel then paper pieced the image which was colored with Copics on top of the blue.  They are hard to see but there are several white embossed snowflakes surrounding the image and then the two larger blue ones in the corners.  I sponged the white panel with Lavender Lace ink.    The purple layer is some light and dark squared paper I've had for years and  I sponged the edges with Perfect Plum.  The last layer is Tempting Turquoise.  The sentiment is from the same SNSS set titled Snowman Soup.   
It is getting quite cold here in our neck of the woods and we may get snow by morning so this challenge and card seemed quite appropriate.  Thanks for stopping in for a visit, I really like the company and I wish you all a good weekend and Happy, Healthy New Year. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Thank You

Hello Everyone,  I know today's card looks like it should be an Easter card but it is not.   My granddaughter gave me this stamp as a Christmas gift. Every Christmas she gives me a House Mouse stamp so I always use the stamp she gives me to make her thank you card.   
I colored it with Copics and cut it out with SB A2 Rectangle dies.  The paper is long time retired from SU! and I used plain black mats.  The sentiment is by Inkadinkado, and oldie but a goodie. 
I'm not sure when I'll get back on here so I'd like to wish you all a very Happy and Safe New Year. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,  My computer crashed a while ago which is one of the reasons why I've been MIA.  The other reason was because I was feverishly making cards for the Caring Hearts Drive ( got a very late start) and felt it more  important to make them than to post them.  This is an experimental posting.  I am now on windows 10 and I am not very computer literate so this is taking me some time to figure out what I'm doing and how to do things.    I did a production run of this card  and they are already on there way  and I'm trying my first run with this computer. 

I could not get a good picture of it because I used Shimmer Spritz on the front and it doesn't photograph well at all, at least not for me.  We all know photography is not my thing.    The stamps are very old ones.  The holly is from Outlines and I honestly don't know who made the sentiment stamp because I removed it from the wooden base and forgot to mark it.  I colored the sentiment stamp with SU! markers before stamping and I colored the holly with Copics.   I would like to wish  all of you who celebrate Thanksgiving a very Happy, Healthy one.  Thanks so much for popping in to say hello.   

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Black and Silver Christmas Card

I need to make Thanksgiving cards but in going through my stash I found this beautiful pattern paper (it is more like cloth) and I immediately knew I had to jump ahead to Christmas for a minute.  I have a friend that only like black, brown, silver and gold colors so as soon as I came across this paper I went ahead and made her Christmas card.    It is unconventional, I know, but she will love it just because of the colors, at least I hope so.
I used SU! silver paper to back up the IO die cut sentiment along with my corner punch and I was done.   Now that I'm looking at it here I am wondering if I should add some Shimmer Spritz to the sentiment panel.  What do you all think?  I would appreciate any suggestions.  That's all I have for today.  Time to get to making Thanksgiving Day cards. Not too much time to waste.  Wishing you all a great day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It's All About The Paper

Hello Everyone.  I am among the living once again.  I apologize if I have not visited your blogs as often as I should have.  I took quite a long break from card making and blogging to make a lot of scarves and hats to donate.  So now I hope to turn my attention back to card making again for a while. I have finished up a few in this past week so I thought I'd share a couple with you.  This card is for a very special couple that do a lot of travel both near and far. Their next few trips will be to  Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Maine where there are several fantastic lighthouses so I remembered this beautiful paper, dug it out and got to work.
I have to be honest I don't even know who this paper is by but I loved it the minute I saw it and have been hoarding it for years.  I wanted the paper to be center stage so I just cut it with my curly cutter and added a Hero Arts sentiment, a couple of punched hearts, the little gem stones and I was done. 
I do hope to get better about blogging and visiting so please bear with me for a while.  Wishing you all a terrific day and week ahead.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Yellow Birthday

Well it is very hot today so I decided to stay inside and play in my craft room a bit.  I have a couple of birthdays comping up in August so here is one of the cards I made today.
As usual my photography could use some help but here is the card.  I used two of SU!'s sets.  The flower from Lotus Blossom and the sentiment from Well Scripted.  The paper was in my stash as was the ribbon.  Kind of simple but I think and hope the recipient will like it.  Wishing you all a great evening and if you are in a "hot" zone please stay cool and be careful.  We may be in for some thunderstorms tomorrow evening and with this heat they may be duzzies.  Thanks for taking a peak into my little corner of the world.  Right now I'm having trouble getting full use of Blogger so as soon as I get it I'll be around to see everyone.   

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Aged Birthday Card-LOL

I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th.  It was a nice quiet day and had dinner with some wonderful friends.  Who could ask for more?  We have another dear friend that will be celebrating a birthday in a few days and he is an antique car and truck lover so I thought this was quite appropriate.

I used a pre-colored image by Doodle Pantry and also one of their sentiments which is just perfect for the recipient of this card.  He has a wonderful sense of humor and will get a big kick out of it.  The paper is retired from SU! and the image was cut out with a SB rectangle die and then I made a frame from the same set.  The paper is SU!'s Garden Green.  The Happy Birthday is a digi from Deedee Anderson, which unfortunately closed now.  I pierced the upper right corner of the image panel and even though the two panels are separate I also did the same in the bottom left of the lower panel. I wish you all a great week ahead and thank you so much for stopping by.