Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fusion 8/17 Challenge

Playing along with the new challenge @ Fusion.  Here is the inspiration piece for the challenge:

I used the sketch for my card, along with some Distress Oxide inks and the new Stamp of Approval kit from Catherine Pooler.

Distress Oxide inks: Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo

The background strip was created with the leaf stencil from the SOA kit, blending several colors of Distress Oxide inks.  The leaves were stamped and fussy cut and he stitch strip was cut with one of the kit dies and inked with Distress Oxide inks.  The sentiment, also from the kit, was stamped with Icing on the Cake ink from Catherine Pooler. I did some distressing and penwork on the edges, then added a twine bow and inked wooden heart. 

Muse Christmas Visions - card #4

Here's the final card for the Muse Christmas Visions August challenge.

I was inspired by the little penguins and the black stripe at the bottom of the card. 

I used a couple of stamps sets from The Cat's Pajamas for this card.  The images were colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I used Wink of Stella markers in black, white, and clear to add a little sparkle and then finished up with some Stickles on the snowy hills.   

This four-card challenge was a lot of fun plus I have four more Christmas cards in my stash now!
Christmas is only four months away.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Muse Christmas Visions - card #3

Back with another card for the Muse Christmas Visions challenge this month.  Here is the inspiration card from Cornelia

I have to admit that this one was a real challenge for me.  I liked the striped edge and the little hanging ornaments, but just couldn't figure out how to incorporate a deer image onto my card.  Finally, I decided to search through my Cricut images and found a cute print & cut even had little ornaments hanging from the deer antlers!  So that's what I used, and then stamped the sentiment on the little banner at the bottom.  I added some Wink of Stella to the collar and ornaments and some little sequin stickers to the collar for some sparkle.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Another card for Muse Christmas Visions

I loved this wreath card, which is one of the inspiration pieces at Muse Christmas Visions this month.

I stayed pretty true to the design of Cordelia's card.  The wreath is a layered stamp from WPlus9 and the elf is from Gerda Steiner Designs.  

Muse Christmas Visions, Challenge #83

Muse Christmas Visions has a slightly different challenge this month.  They are featuring four different cards from DT member Cornelia Wenoker, and you can choose as many of her cards for inspiration as you wish.  However, if you make four cards, one based on each of her four cards, then you have an extra change to win this month's prize.

Here is the first card that I used for inspiration:

I used the kraft background, the cookie theme and the design with the image in the top left hand corner.  

The striped background is from Catherine Pooler stamps, and is stamped with Lawn Fawn Lobster ink.  The other images are from Flourishes, which isn't around any longer.  The gingerbread man was stamped and embossed in white and the cookies were colored with Copic markers, then I added some clear Wink of Stella over top.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Peace on Earth from Jingle Belles

The current challenge @ Jingle Belles is to create a card using the word peace, a peace sign, or something that conveys a feeling of peace.

I used my Cricut to create this card front, welding the letters and some rectangles to create the diecut front.  Then I stamped the additional sentiment and adhered the card front with foam tape.  The card front is cut from white glitter paper and the backing is blue shimmer paper, so this is very sparkly in real life!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #10

Here is the current challenge board at Tic Tac Toe Challenges:

I chose the left vertical row:  metallic, anything but a card, and green.  I made a scrapbook page from my son's 1st grade photo, way back in 1987.  There's green patterned paper, and some Tim Holtz metallic stickers plus a gold metallic rub-on.  The patterned paper and stickers are from a couple of older Echo Park lines.  I love this smile on his face - such a happy guy!