Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Just Relaxin'

Image by Art Impressions; Verve sentiment; papers from my stash.
Sketch:        http://joannamunster.com/2015/07/15/ibsic-96/
Masculine:  http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/

Wine o'clock

The challenge at Art Impressions is to create a set of cards.  The Mojo sketch will be great to use for this set.  These images are from one of the AI pop ups- pre-colored punch out images.  Added dimension is from the Basic Grey chipboard sticker, the birthday embossing,  and the gems.  I also used the pinch out purse for an added layer.  The shimmery emerald cs and the clear raindrops are from the Classy Card shop.
Sketch:      http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/
Birthday:   http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/07/scribbles-designs-challenge-31-birthday.html
Dimension:  http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/
Gem:         http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/

Get well, Gordon

I have used this image several times lately - I need another get well card for a guy.  Too many of these this summer...
Image - pre colored Dearie Doll, Verve sentiment; We R Memory Keepers DP;  Basic Grey epoxy sticker
Inspiration (circles, layout - Tenia's card):   http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/search/label/July%20CASEplorations
Pattern Paper:     http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Animal:     http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Any:           http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/  

Monday, August 3, 2015

Card #1 for Adrienne

I will eventually be making a series of cards for our granddaughter - she finishes basic training at the Air Force Academy today.  She has had (extreme) limitations on contacts but I think now I can send cards - only letters before!  She is a cat lover and probably one of the toughest things for her is to leave her cat behind!
Except for the Unity greeting, all of these items are from my stash - not sure of origins.  Does any one recognize the cat?
Sketch:     http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/

Animal:    http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

 Any:        http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/08/dlart-august-linky-challenge.html

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy 29th????

These Art Impressions images and sentiments always crack me up!  I am sure they are out of doors - wonder what is behind them for the selfie?
Sketch # 88:       http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ 
Inspiration - the colors:  http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/
Feminine:           http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com/
4 girl friends:     http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Any:                    http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 31, 2015

Black and white with a yellow bow

The touch of color is a pale yellow bow.  Supplies:  various papers, birthday embossing, Unity stamp.  The black bg for the bird is embossed with leaves.
Layout:  http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.com/
Wings:    http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/
Animal:  http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/
Black and white with color:   http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.ca/search/label/challenges
Any:        http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/

Birthday Blessings

Supplies:  papers from Making Memories; image and sentiment - Our Daily Bread Birthday set; butterfly punch, sheer ribbon
Sketch #103:   http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Feminine:        http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com/
Inspiration (flowers, color):     http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/    
wings:              http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/
Any:                 http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

25th birthday

I often make cards requested by friends - this is for the daughter of a friend.  I like the papers, but should have done something the liven up the over all look.  Ideas, any one?
Supplies:  Papers from my stash - mostly gifts - I used the same DP as the middle panel to cut the numbers and flourish.  Numbers - cuttlebug die; flourish by Die-Namics - cut aparr; strips and daughter sticker - Dazzles.
Sketch #69:      http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
4 - dp panels :  http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Numbers as focal point:  http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/
Pattern Paper:  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:                 http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/AG-no-43.html
:                        http://www.simonsaysstampblog.cohttp://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/m/wednesdaychallenge/

Thursday, July 30, 2015


I need to replenish my supply of sympathy cards. 
Supplies:  Swiss dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Cheery Lynn butterfly die; various DP scraps.  This may seem like an unusual choice, but this stamp is a favorite for the front of sympathy cards (Paper Inspirations).  I used Tenia Nelson's card as inspiration for my case - primarily for the layout.
CASE:         http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/search/label/July%20CASEplorations
Butterfly:     http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
Fav. stamp:  http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge
Embossing:  http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/
 Inspiration (flowers and color):    http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/
Any:            http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/challenge-14.html

Another Get Well

I just used this image - but that card has already gone in the mail! 
Pre colored digi image by Dearie Doll; Script embossing by Cuttlebug; Crate Paper DP; Hampton art gems; twine.
Sketch:      http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Any:          http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Take your pick - color - green:   http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/

On the beach

Here are more of the Art Impression pop-up ladies - obviously having a great time at the beach!  They are die cut and pre-colored. The sentiment is a part of the collection.   I used some of my supply of Sugartree bg paper.  There is shiny glitter on the "water", and I added textured ribbon and a gem.
Sketch:             http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/ (5 ch. max)
Summer:          http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
By the water:   http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A tailored look

The stripe is from a sticker sheet - I have had a set for quite a while but have not used them much - and I discovered how difficult it is to adhere this large piece - it is definitely sticky and hard to adjust once it adheres!  Other supplies - Swiss dots embossing folder;  washi tape strip, gold sticker strip; Sizzix HB die; Cuttlebug asterisk dies.
Sketch:                        http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/
Inspiration (stripes):   http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
Not ordinary paper:    http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
 Birthday:                   http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ 
Any:                           http://stampedblessings.com/amusing-challenge/

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


This card is definitely outside the box for me.  I need to do that once in a while.  This is based on the original inspiration card for the monthly CASE challenge at Stamplorations - thanks, Tenia.  I kind of kept the layout and the bright colored panel.  I needed an anniversary card, so I used thedie cut from a Cuttlebug die.  I dry embossed the narrow strip.  The die cut, mat, and strip are all Stardream Metallic Neptune, available at classy Cards and Such. The image is colored with metallic gel pens.
Colors and patterns:   http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/2015/07/ccns-challenge-95-colors-and-patterns.html
CASE:    http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/search/label/July%20CASEplorations
Any:       http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/

Sympathy card

Embossing folder by Darice; stamp by Verve
Embossing:   http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/

Quick Get Well card

Image - pre-colored digi from Dearie Dolls; paper Studio DP; Washi tape; Cuttlebug die
Sketch:            http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.uk/
Pattern Paper:  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Thinking of you:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:                 http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/

Good by, friends


This will be used for group signatures - our friends have been coming to this park every summer for well over 10 years, and this will be their last summer.  We will still see them at our winter home, but many others will probably not see them again.  Both have been active in park activities.  John is an avid fisherman, and he runs the horse shoe tournaments.  Rita leads Silver Stretchers and water aerobics.  I tried to incorporate bits of several of the activities.  I used the sentiment Best Wishes - it is just too difficult to make it "good by".Image by Art Impressions, and sentiment die by Elisabeth Craft Designs.
Sketch:        http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Sentiment:   http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/
Good By:     http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
Summer:      http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/
The great outdoors:  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy 25th to Joe and Kathy

Members of our RV park often come to me for special cards, and here is another.  Joe and Kathy will celebrate a 25th anniversary,  Their friends wrote a verse, including a reference to fireworks after 25 years.  I knew I had this fireworks DP in my stash, so I built the card around it. The image is from my digi file.  The flourish is Die-namics. The letters and numbers are from various die sets.  I used Paper Studio glitter cs for the dies and the scalloped circle.  The card is 5.25 x7.25 - to fit a silver envelope I happen to have in the motor home!
Sketch:        http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com/
Bling:          http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/
"b"-birds:  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Die cuts:     http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/
Lift it up:    http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Not ordinary paper - glitter cs; silver shimmer cs(card base):         

BD in purple

I am still trying to catch up here after a few days of unreliable wi fi connections.  When I get behind I have been known to lose track of what I am doing LOL!!!
New Verve stamps - my Mojo prize last month.  Thank you!   On the other hand, the DP is some I have been hoarding for a long time!  The bg is embossed with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder.
Sketch:   http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com/
Raised - the birthday tag is on pop dots:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
New stamp:  http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2015/07/challenge-164-in-with-new-week-2.html

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Christmas 2015 #11

The embossed scene is by Nellie Snellen, and the verse from Our Daily Bread.  The inspiration is from the top left corner of the displayed photo.
Inspiration:  http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
"Dream of snow"  http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/
Christmas:             http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
                                http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/                                                          http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party    

Christmas 2015 #10

Supplies:  cream and green cs; Unity stamps; Vines EF (QuickCutz); Cheery Lynn window and branch dies; gold sticker strip; glitter on star, tree, branches.

Sketch:           http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.uk/
Inspiration (window box):  http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challengehttp://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
"B" - (window) box:            http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Christmas:     http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sympathy - grey and cream

These papers are lovely - from a pad whose cover has vanished and I lost track of the brand - it does have several great papers.  I try to keep sympathy cards subtle,and I think this reflects that.  The mats are a medium grey, and the top layers shimmery silver cs from Recollections  - it is especially great for dry embossing. The stamps are from a new Verve set just received as a prize from Mojo Monday - thank you!
Sketch:           http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
New stamps:   http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/