Monday, January 27, 2020

Guest Designer - Stick it Down

Thanks to the team at Stick it Down for selecting me to be a guest designer for January.  They provided a great sketch, and this is my card.  I just received a cute packet of birthday items from Try Stampin on Tuesday - perfect for a card for our daughter-in-law.  I added a swirly circle die cut from Memory Box.  Check out the January posts at Stick it Down here.  You have until the end of January to enter using the sketch for the month.
Any:  Scrapyland-

Thursday, January 16, 2020

A snowy thanks

This is for a grandson and his wife who live in Alaska.  I thought this would be appropriate for them!  One of my goals for the year (again) is to make a bit of a dent in my stash of images and other supplies.  And once again I did not keep track of the origin of this cute snowman!  He is trying to keep warm with that scarf!  The die cut is from an older Cuttlebug set.  I added a bit of glitter to the snow..some of it just looks like blobs on the screen!
Tic tac toe - column 2:  The House that stamps Built.
Sketch #2:   Sweek Sketch Wednesday
Cold embossing with something warm:  Double Trouble
Winter:  Cuttlebug Mania.
Any:   Patties Creations
            Crafters Castle

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Craafter's Cafe challenge 234

Since I live in Arizona, I could not resist this image from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  It is from a collection called Chasing Rainbows, and the sentiment from a set named Cotton Candy.
I used a mix of embossing powder over the dry embossed cs to try to creeate a rusty look to back up the desert scene.  I hope you will check out our challenges at the Crafter's Cafe - for a chance to win some great digis.  This time, the theme is Keep it Simple.  Our challenges run for two weeks.  Hope to see you there!
Sketch:  CASE This Sketch.
Rust it up:   Simon Says Stamp Monday

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Another anniversary lighthouse

Another version of a previous card -for another late anniversary greeting.  This couple also enjoys RV travel along the Oregon coast - and so do we.  This is such a lovely vintage picture - a freebie from TLC.  It was new to me to make these cards.   The sun is die cut from what was probably my first Cuttlebug purchase all those years ago -from an alphabet set I think is called Olivia.  I tried to die the edges of the image with coffee - did not turn out too well!

 Sketch:   Try stampin on Tuesday
New:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
            Die -cut-divas

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Vintage light house

I was late with an anniversary greeting - so thought this was appropriate.  I used a lovely vintage light house scene from TLC - great freebie!  The recipients enjoy travel along the Oregon coast - lots of light houses to see!  NEW:  though the image is vintage, I just got it from the TLC FB page.  I also used a gold sprig for the first time.  The circle cuts are Spellbinder dies.

Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches.
New:  Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any, with a vendor die:   Dies r us challenge

Saturday, December 28, 2019

For my sister - version 2

Another card for my sister who long ago had dreams of being a concert violinist - and who has played in several orchestras. The image is one of so many freebies posted by TLC in Facebook.  I used papers from a collection called Heirloom, and added a bit of gold cord.  Too late for Christmas, but I made a couple to send to my sister - maybe she can use them as notecards.  I forgot to measure, and they went in the mail today, but they are about 5x7. I cut the image with decorative scissors.
In dreams - Gecko Galz
Any -  Tuesday Morning Sketches.

for my sister

I saw this image and had to make something for my sister.  She has played in an orchestra, and likes vintage.  I hope she likes this - even though it is too late for Christmas this year.  Image is by TLC - one of a huge collection of freebies.  This may be a stretch for the :"dream" theme, but long ago her dream was to be an accomplished violinist.
Any - I used a previous sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches
Dreams -  Gecko Galz

Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas 2019 - more ornaments


Here  are 2 more ornaments I made for our grown grandkids.  Next year I will start earlier and do fancier ones!
Top example - cut with Labels (Spellbinder) die and Cheery Lynn pine branch dies:   
Scrapy Land challenge 
2nd example:  freebie ornament pre colored image from Beccy   (I cut out a second ornament to back the one from Beccy, using pattern paper; added gold ink for the trim.) - Beccy's Challenges
Christmas:   Hazelnut Christmas challenge
Any:   Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Christmas 2019 - 5.5 x 8.5

This is a 5.5 x 8.5 card using some cs from my Hope and Faith pack.  I cut around the top of the angels to make that panel fit!  Punched stars, and gold strip and cord to finish the card.  I need to get this in the mail LOL!
 Sketch -  Sketch Saturday
Any:   Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe Dec. 15 challenge

We hope you will join us for the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe....Holidays  OR
I spy with my little eye something beginning with C .  As you can see, I have covered  both aspects of the challenge.  The image is from QKR Stampede.  I fussy cut two candles so they could be layered with more dimension.  I used a bit of grey to highlight the white candle.  I used DP from my stash, and also found the tag in my stash of paper,  Check out the details of the challenge as well as delightful examples from fellow team members here.  
Sketch:   Try Stampin on Tuesday
Any:   Crafty Creations
            QKR Stampede

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas 2019

I am trying to complete a few more Christmas cards, even as it is time to get them in the mail!  OK, next year I really will start earlier!  Once again I am taking advantage of a colored image by Beccy.  The sentiment is from her same Nativity collection.  The oval die cuts are with Spellbinders.
Sketch:   Try Stampin on Tuesday
 Christmas:   Beccy's Challenges
                       Cut it up Challenge 
Stars:   Simon Says Stamp Monday:  
Any      Scrapyland

Christmas 2019 Pocket card

Sorry for the terrible photo.
I used my Christmas papers for a pocket card (scored and folded at top and bottom as well as side flaps).    The card is to hold an ornament and probably a check or gift card for grandchildren.  I try to make a card to display or for an ornament.  I used the freebie ornament  from Beccy's place - both the colored and black and white.  However, I found it hard to color the tiny holly leaves - just cannot see well enough!  On the "back" ornament I paper pieced part of the ornament to go with the colored holly.  Thanks, Beccy.
Christmas -  Beccys Challenges