Sunday, January 21, 2018

CAS on Friday - challenge #124

The current challenge at Clean & Simple on Sunday is to make a CAS-style love or Valentines Day card.   I think this is probably the most CAS card I've ever made, LOL!

The image and sentiment is from Brutus Monroe.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored the taco with Copic markers.  Now to just decide who I love more than tacos.....  :)

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #31 and Jingle Belles 3 of a Kind Challenge

Here's my second Christmas card of the year...only need about 38 more now, LOL!

The frame was done with the double stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things.  The sentiment stamp is from Gina K Designs and the Santa is from Gerda Steiner Designs.  The Santa was colored with Copics and then I swirled some enamel drops for his whiskers and eyebrows and added Stickles for the fur on his hat.   I added some light green Spica glitter marker to the sentiment, along with three tiny ruby stickers.  

I'm entering this card in the current Tic Tac Toe challenge, using the first horizontal line of pink, red and light blue.  (The Doodlebug background paper was perfect for this!)   I'm also entering this in the Jingle Belles 3 of a Kind challenge.  The three ruby stickers are small, but I think they add a great touch to the sentiment.  

Fusion card challenge - Coffee and a Book

I love the Fusion challenges because you have three options:  sketch only, inspiration photo only, or a combination of both.   For this week's challenge, I used the sketch:

Here's my card:

The dies are the Inside Out Double Stitched Rectangles from My Favorite Things.  The image is from A Little Bit of Pun, which is the stamp of the month from CTMH.  I colored the image with Copic markers and then added some Wink of Stella glitter pen for sparkle.

Be sure to check out the DT cards and all the entries over at Fusion!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

First challenge @ Stuck?! Sketches for 2018

Here is the sketch for the first challenge of 2018 over at Stuck?!  Sketches:

This sketch is really different from my usual pages, with small photos and photos at the bottom of the page, but that just made the challenge more fun.   I used photos of my youngest granddaughter's first birthday party.

You have until Jan 29th to join in  with the challenges at Stuck?! Sketches.  Hope to see you there!

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #308

After all the holiday cards and activities, it's time to get back to some scrapbooking!  This is sketch #308 over at Sketches in Thyme:

Jan 8 sketch #308

I used squares instead of circles for my photos, but kept the dimensions pretty close to the sketch.  I was changing out some photos in frames on the wall for more current ones, and decided to use the old photos on a page.  My grandson has grown a lot the last couple of years, but he still has that same sweet face!

PP:  Doodlebug Dragon Tails

Monday, January 1, 2018

First Christmas card of 2018

Time for the first Jingle Belles challenge of 2018!  This challenge is to use something new on a Christmas card - maybe something you received from Santa or something you bought yourself but haven't used yet.

For my card, I used the Penny Black "Trimming the Tree" stamp, which is one I bought right before Christmas but didn't use for this year's cards.  I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers, adding some Wink of Stella to the star and ornaments, and shading around the card with Distress ink.

Still need to work on my coloring (one of my goals in 2018), but I think this image is just too cute!  I love joining in the Jingle Belles challenges throughout the year and getting a head start on my Christmas cards!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Edge Stamping

Earlier this week, Jennifer McGuire posted a video on an edge stamping technique to yield two cards at a time.  I wanted to try the technique, and when today's challenges were posted at Splitcoast Stampers, one of them was for edge stamping, so it was perfect timing.

You can see Jennifer McGuire's video here:

Here are my two cards from this technique:

The flower stamp is from Simon Says Stamp and the sentiments are from Avery Elle.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored the images with Copic markers and added a few sprinkles of gold mist.

I'm entering these cards into the current challenge at Addicted to Stamps (flowers)