Sunday, November 27, 2016

White on white sympathy

Once again, I am in need of a sympathy card, and I have none in my stash.  We heard at church this morning that the son of friends had passed away - as of now, I do not know the circumstances.
Sorry, the white on white does not show very well but I like it IRL for sympathy cards.
I tried a different way to use the Spellbinder Majestic Element circle dies - used them to emboss only, with a plain circle die for the base.  I have had a hard time figuring out how to use these dies, but I like this result.  I used a small die to create a "branch" for the eagle (Our Daily Bread stamp).  The sympathy embossing folder is by Darice.
Edited- I forgot to mention that I fussy cut the eagle- had to do a bit of reconstruction after I accidentally declawed him!
Sketch:  Our Daily Bread

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mistletoe Kitty

Image - a Christmas freebie, including the pre-colored image, from Imagine That Digistamp; Paper Studio DP; Washi tape - mounted on white cs; button dies cut in gold glitter cs.  I use the dies to keep the card flat enough to mail.
Sketch:    Life-in-Snapshot
Bingo - diagonal - sentiment, digi image, button:   The Paper Shelter
Any using Imagine That Digistamp:  Facebook Imagine That Digistamp
Traditional Christmas colors:   Double D
Christmas:  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2
                     Hiding in my Craftroom 
Pattern Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any:   Crafty Catz  
            Show us Your Pussies

Friday, November 25, 2016

QKR Stampede DT card for challenge #219 - Angels

This angel is fairly non-traditional for Christmas, but I felt the stars gave her a holiday feel.  You are invited to join us at the weekly QKR Stampede challenge.  This week has a timely theme - angels. Check out examples by my fellow Design Team members here.  You may enter up to 3 times before 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, and you will have a chance to win cute images!
This image is called Praying Angel, but I opted to place a small heart in her hands.  She is colored with Prisma crayons.  The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.  I used pieces from a large gift bag (lots of gold paper for $1 at Dollar Tree!) for mats.  I fussy cut her feet so I could use a smaller die.  The dark red dp has some music and lyrics.  The starry strip is sticker paper layered on white cs, and I added a gold ribbon.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Getting ready for Christmas:    Crafting by Designs 
Tis the season:    Creative Knockouts
Cute Christmas:   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Trio-tastic (halo-3 stars):   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Non-traditional image for Christmas:   Incy Wincy
Any:    Angies
             Classic Design Team
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends    
             Lemon Shortbread
             Love to Scrap  
            Paper Nest Dolls

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tri fold Christmas 2016

I hope you can see the opening at the middle - not sure if this is called a trifold, double gate fold, or???
Image - QKR stampede; sentiment - Hampton Art; glittery star; gold striped sticky paper, blue and shimmery champagne cs.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
More than one ( stamp):    Paper Shelter
More than one fold:   Star Stampz
Special fold:    Fussy and Fancy 
Little animals:    Crafting by Designs 
Christmas Critter:    Simon Says Stamp 
Christmas:    Christmas at Sweet Stampin 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Operation Quiet comfort

This is a card I made to add to a group I am sending to Operation Quiet Comfort.  They are requesting patriotic type blank thank you cards (with no glitter).  It is a great cause and I would encourage you to check it out and participate.
This is also my Design Team card for this week's challenge at QKR Stampede.  The theme is Thanksgiving /Thank you.  You may enter up to 3 times by 6pm EST Nov. 24.  Prizes are digi stamps from their shop.
The image and sentiment are both QKR stampede.  The brads and papers are all from my stash.  I used the gold foil seal from a can of International Coffee to back the images.
Sketch:  catch the bug Stella Say Sketch
Thanks/Thanksgiving:   Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
                                          Pile it on Challenge
Thankful Heart:     Dragonfly Journeys      
Military:        Ikes World                              
Stars:    Country View Challenges
Layers:    Whoopsi Daisy 
Any:     Crafty-girls-Creations
              Lemon Shortbread 
               Paper Nest Dolls

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Shepherd boy

Image - Recollections, colored with water color pencils (which I have not used much recently); Sentiment - Hampton Art; glittery star; Washi tape; Distressed stripes embossing folder.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Christmas:   Penny Black at Allsorts
                      Imagine that Digistamp
                      Stamping Sensations
Any - twist-different coloring:  Julia Spiri
Any:        Word Art Wednesday      

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sympathy lily

My file label says this is from Aurora wings.  Embossing folder by Sizzix; unnwn sentiment; washi tape.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Colors - dark grey, ivory, green:  Your Next Stamp
Any:  Polkadoodle
           Word Art Wednesday

QKR Stampede Design team card - challenge #217 - Touch of Gold

The weekly challenge at QKR Stampede is an easy one - use a touch of gold.  You may enter up to 3 times through Thursday Nov. 17, at 6 pm EST.  You will have a chance to win some great QKR digis.  This sentiment is QKR.  I used a scrap of DP, purple cs, gold mesh, and Pettilou flowers.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Colors ( turquoise, pink, purple):   Rubber Dance
Any:   Angies Digital Stamps
            A Bit More Time  
            Inspiration Destination
             Great Impressions 
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends         


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Same colors and image - glittery Christmas

 I use the same image and similar colors for most of our Christmas cards - and am always happy to find a sketch to  use!
Image - QKR Stampede;  Cuttebug snowflake embossing folder; star stickers; silver glitter; silver strip; shimmery silver cs.  I hope you can see the glitter scattered over the snowflakes - and elsewhere.
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Glitter:     Sparkle n Sprinkle
Shine:      Simon Says Stamp Monday
V=vertical:    ABC Christmas Challenge
Snowflakes:   Crafty Catz
                       Pink Gem Challenge    
Christmas:   Digistamps4joy-
                      Imagine That Digi Stamp

Monday, November 7, 2016

Christmas with a touch of gold

Image- QKR Stampede; Stampourri sentiment; shimmery cream and blue cs; oval dies, metallic ribbon, star brad, snowflake embossing folder.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Snowflakes:  Gem Challenge
Get ready for Christmas:  Art Impressions
I see a Star:   City Crafter
Touch of Gold:   Mod Squad
Vertical:    ABC Christmas Challenge

Sunday, November 6, 2016

HB, Spence

Seems like in our family birthdays come in groups!  This is for our grandson - just did one for his wife and another for his sister!  The images in my digi file are labelled StampArt but at the moment I cannot locate a web site.  The HB is from a stamp I have had forever!  BG has a couple of fishing DP scraps as well as a scrap of dark brown cs., and I used some mesh from a roll.  I hope you can see the gold strips in the mesh.   It is so difficult to work with but as long as I am satisfied with a sort of uneven look it is fine!
Sketch:    Life-in- Snapshot
Birthday:   Patties Creations
Cute:    Aud Sentiments
Mesh:   Frilly and Funkie (10 challenge max)   
Scraps:    Pile it On
For someone special:    Crafty Friends
Touch of Gold:   Mod Squad


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sympathy - for Deanna

This is another sympathy card I need this week - the third for someone from our church in just a month.
The image and sentiment are both from my stash and are items I neglected to label.  I colored with Prismas
Embossing - Cuttlebug - Swiss dots; Leaves - Sizzix.  Butterfly punches, ribbon, rhinestones. (Try as I might, I cannot get the rhinestones to show on the screen.  I used them on each of the butterflies.  They are pale pink and very shiny.
Sketch:    C.R.A.F.T.
Colors (yellow, grey, green):   Your Next Stamp
Thinking of you:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Tic Tac Toe (embossing, floral, rhinestones):   Cuttlebug Mania
Any:    Creative Fingers

Sympathy - for Kelly's

I have needed quite a few sympathy cards the past few weeks, and my stash is empty.  This is one of my go-to styles.  I have embossed and stamped on Recollection shimmery silver cs.  The image, colored with Prismas, is Our Daily Bread.  I have several sentiments on the computer to get the size and style I would like. 
Embossing:  butterflies by Darice, Swiss dots by Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug border die, shiny gems.
Sketch:   C.R.A.F.T.
Colors:      Our Daily Bread
Tic Tac Toe - diagonal (emboss, die cuts, purple)   Cuttlebug Mania
Any:    Lemon Shortbread


Friday, November 4, 2016

Splatters or sprays - QKR Stampede DT for challenge #216

The challenge at QKR Stampede this week is to use splatters or sprays.  I saw this truck and it made me think of splashing (?) through the mud!  I spattered water mixed with reinker, using my aqua brush.  Both the truck and sentiment are QKR digis.   If you enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times you will have a chance to win some of these cuties - even more if you use a QKR image.  The deadline is always 6pm eastern time on Thursday. I had a bit of this Paper Pizzazz dp to use and selected colors from the paper.  I used my distressed stripes embossing folder (Cuttlebug) for the bg - it kind of reminds me of tracks.  The oval dies are Spellbinders, and I added some acrylic dots.
Sketch:    Die Cuttin Divas
Happy...:   CCC Digi Creations
Thinking of you:    Simon Says Stampblog Monday 
                                 Simon Says Stampblog Wednesday
Cute:      Aud Sentiments   
Die cuts:    Deep Ocean
Any:       Inspiration Destination
                Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper 
                Creative Fingers  
                Crafty Sentiments


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

HB, Hanna

Our granddaughter-in-law loves her little dog.  This is not the right breed, but was so cute I had to select it for her card.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  I used papers from my stash, and added some shiny gems.
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
Sentiment:    Aud Sentiments
Any:   Lemon Shortbread