Friday, April 12, 2019

Southern Girls Challenge - Frame It!

I'm playing along for the first time with the Southern Girls Challenge blog.  The current challenge is "frame it" - use a frame on your project.   Here's my card for the challenge:

The images are from the Mama Elephant Sticky Notes stamp set, colored with Copics.  I love the cute little dog peeking over the note!  Paper is from Doodlebug, and I just added some enamel dots for simple embellishments.   

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dandelion Wishes

I'm joining in the challenge at Cut It Up, to use a bunny or basket on your project.  Since I've already finished my Easter cards, I went with a cute little bunny on a birthday card.

The scalloped diecut frame is from My Favorite Things and the bunny and sentiment stamps are from Mama Elephant.  I used grass and cloud stencils from My Favorite Things for the background.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Santa's village

I'm joining in a couple of card challenge this week. The first one is the Library Challenge, which is based on this book.  I took inspiration from the book cover, with the multi colored buildings and the image flying above.

The second challenge is Jingle Belles 'Three of a Kind' challenge, using three buildings on my card.

The Santa's sleigh stamp is from Avery Elle.  The other stamps and the die cut trees are from a Hero Arts kit from Oct 2017.   The trees and sky were inked with Distress inks and the buildings were colored with Copic markers.  I added a little touch of clear Stickles for some sparkle.  Love all the elements for Santa's Village in this kit!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Less Is More Challenge #392

The new challenge at Less Is More is "shine a light".   I used a stamp set from Technique Tuesday for this card:

I stamped the light image and sentiment, then used strips of paper masking tape on an angle and sponged yellow ink to create the light effect.  Added a narrow yellow cardstock mat and three tiny sequins to finish off a very simple card.

AAA Card - challenge #137

Time for another challenge at AAA Cards.  This one is "made in minutes" with a challenge to make a card in less than 30 minutes, with an optional twist to use dry embossing

For my card, I inked one side of my embossing folder with Hero Arts Soft Leaf Shadow Ink, and then ran it through my embossing machine.  This gave a debossed look with just some slight color.  Then I stamped the sentiment and adhered it with foam tape.  This card only took 10 minutes to make, but it took me 5 minutes to pick an embossing folder and ink color, so let's say 15 minutes total.

The sentiment is from The Ton's Penned Sentiments set.  This set has some really nice sentiments that cover a lot of different needs.   I think the sentiment combined with the soft colors make a nice card for someone going through a difficult time.

Monday, April 1, 2019

It's the first of the month, and that means a new challenge is up at Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog.
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This month I made a card using a new item and some old stash items.  

The new item is a product called Glitter Kiss.  It's a soft glittery gel-like paste that you can apply with a brush, sponge, or your fingers.  I used a sponge to swipe some gold Glitter Kiss on white cardstock for the background on this card.  I attached the preprinted acetate front over the top and then diecut a framed opening and adhered over the acetate and card front.  The preprinted acetate and the thin gold border stickers are old items that I bought at Stampaway USA a few years ago.  I've been hoarding these two items because I like them so much.  I'm pretty sure similar items are still available at, though, so I may have to replenish my stash!

Friday, March 29, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #496

Here is the new sketch challenge from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

I used a Sunny Studio stamp set and Bella Blvd paper with this sketch to make an Easter card:

The circle frame die is from Scrappin' Desert Divas and the little cloud stencil is from My Favorite Things.