Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sing and make music

Some of you may know about the Tuesday Tea Pot Party group at SplitCoastStampers.  I have been a part of this group since the beginning, but I have kind of neglected the parties in recent months.  I am going to try to do better!  Each week we have a theme (not really required) and we may choose to send the card to a worthy recipient.  The most recent party is to encourage Mimi who has stage 4 lung cancer, and more.  Her faith and music are important to her, so this verse is appropriate.  Check it out here
verse- ODB Sing to the LordDies - Couture / On the Edge and Spellbinders / Labels 5; chalk; sheer ribbon; unknown DP; CraftSmith cs (new - from Michaels).
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning
Colors:   Our Daily Bread
Any, with chalk:   Chalknstock
Dies:    Crafty Sentiments
New:    Crafty Calendar
Any:     Word Art Wednesday

Friday, January 27, 2017

DT card for QKR Stampede challenge #227

This nurse image is the one I selected for the weekly "anything goes"challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter as many as 3 times before Thursday at 6 p.m. EST - and you have a chance to win great QKR digis.  Take a look here to see what the talented DT members have come up with to inspire.
I send cards to several nurses - not sure if this will be a Valentine or a birthday greeting.  I used dotted DP, a strip of Washi tape, and grosgrain ribbon.  The larger hearts are die cuts, and the smaller pieces are embellishments by Sandylion.
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Hearts/Flowers:   Pink gem challenge
Colors (coral, lavender, green, beige):   Your Next Stamp 
Any:   Angies Digital Stamps
            Classic Design Team Challenge 
            Crafty Creations 
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  
            Love to Scrap
            Paper Nest Dolls
            World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Janet's birthday

Here is another birthday for January - for our great daughter-in-law.  I am running late - it must get in the mail today!
Stamp - SU; Oval die - Nestabilities Majestic Elements; shiny metallic cs; butterfly embossing folder by Darice; butterfly punch; corner rounder; tiny jewel. coloring with metallic gel pens.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Butterfly with jade and jewel:   Butterfly Spot Challenge
Spring fling:   Art Impressions
Shiny:     Crafting by Designs
Any:   Inspiration Destination

Saturday, January 21, 2017

HB, Lois

This fun House Mouse image is a great one for a friend who has moved away.  She was the leader of our church quilting group - we make quilts for those in need. This is a 4.5 x 6.25 format so there is plenty of room for several signatures.  The coloring is with Prismas.  I cut the image wiih crafting scissors, and added some metallic cord. I used a new piece of gingham DP, and new enamel dots - a just received prize.
Sketch - turned to accommodate the image:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
New, with a HM image:   House Mouse
Something new:    Crafty Calendar 
Birthday:      Dragonfly Journeys
                       Star Stampz


Friday, January 20, 2017

QKR Stampede challenge #227 - ATG with a twist - one for the kids

Check out the new weekly challenge at QKR Stampede.  The theme is anything goes, with the optional twist "for the kids".  The image I selected is "Best Friends" by QKR - I suspect lots of little girls have a dolly as a best friend.  I colored her with Prisma pencils, and added a bit of shimmer with gel pens and the gold swirls on the DP.  This is the first I used this DP pack - it is a Martha Stewart pad I got on clearance a while ago - had to wait for Valentine's Day to use it!  I did not use glitter or gems so I can send it to Cards for the Heart, which sends cards to children in hospitals or in foster care.  See details here:  cards-cause- january-2017.
 Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
New (DP):    In the Pink 
                      Cute Daisymay 
Love:    Whimsie Doodles 
Any:      Classic Design Team 
              A Perfect Time to Craft 
              Crafting When we Can 
              Crafty Sentiments 
              Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper     
              Lil patch of crafty friends
              Love to scrap
              Pammies Inky Pinkies
              Paper Nest Dolls

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Leah's Birthday

These birthdays come so fast!  I hope I am not late with this card for our granddaughter.  She will soon graduate from college, but since she is so fond of her cats I could not resist this Dearie Dolls image.  I used the overall look of the photo at Cupcake Inspirations to inspire.  The coloring is with Prisma crayons and metallic gel pens.  DP is by Lily of the Valley, and the card is completed with cord and Washi tape as well as a QKR Stampede sentiment.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Inspiration:   Cupcake Inspirations
Any:    Show us your Pussies

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Smiles for Rilee - MMTPT442

I have been neglecting the TeaPot Tuesday challenges at SplitCoastStampers - to make and send a card to the designated recipient.  This week that person is 6 year old Rilee who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.  She enjoys checking her personal P.O box so we are trying to fill it for her.  There is good news from the doctors and we hope that continues.  If you would like worthwhile destinations for your cards, check out the teapot group!   All it takes is a card and a postage stamp.  I used this image because the challenge encourages fairy wings and/or pixies.
Supplies:  Basic Grey cs; image by A Day for Daisies;  sequins, Cuttlebug die cut sentiment; Washi tape.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Two or more layers:   A Day for Daisies
Wings on things:   Allsorts
Any:     Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, January 14, 2017

On the edge die

I have been waiting to get mail including some new items - so far, nothing.  So I hope these dies will do.  I have used each of them only a couple of times, so they are pretty new to me.  The gem in the center of the flower is from a never used package.  This card is 4.75x6.25 - large enough for members of our church women's group to sign and send to a member who moved away not long ago.
Dies:  On the edge- Pansy Flourishes by Couture (used twice);    Blooms Two by Spellbinders (cut from metallic gold cs); sheer ribbon, Sincere Salutations greeting by Stampin' Up - edged in chalk.
Colors (2 blue, gold):  Your Next Stamp 
Blue Monday:   City Crafter
Chalk:    Chalk n stock
Celebrate:    Incy Wincy
                      Creative Knockouts (8 challenge max)
Mood board - top left:   Double D
 Any:    Glitter n Sparkle

Friday, January 13, 2017

Stencilled CAS for challenge #226 at QKR Stampede

This is my card for DT inspiration at the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede - CAS (clean and simple).  Check out the examples by the rest of the design team members, and join us for a chance to win QKR digital images - there are so many cute ones, as well as sentiments.  You may enter up to 3 times before 6 p.m. EST on Thursday.  The new QKR image I chose is Floating Away.  It is colored with Prismas, and fussy cut to adhere to the card.  I used a die cut for the sentiment.
 If you have seen a few of my entries you probably realize that CAS is not my usual style - in fact, it is a technique I find a bit intimidating.  I seem to have this need to fill that blank space!  Using this stencil took care of that need. I tried something new (to me) by using various shades of black chalk to stencil in the border. I have had both chalk and stencil for a long time, but don't often use them.
Hope to see you at QKR stampede!
CAS - use grey:   Stamplorations
Animal:    Patties Creations
Chalk:    Chalknstock
New:    Polkadoodle  
New technique:   Art Impressions
                              Star Stampz
 Use a stencil:       Happy Little Stampers 
Any:    Angies Digital Stamps
              Jo's Scrapshack
              A Perfect Time to Craft 
              Creative Corner
              Ikes World
              Julia Spiri
              Lemon Shortbread
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thanks, Evelyn

This is for a friend who did a favor for me - I left the inside blank so she can in turn give it to someone. The materials, including the image, came from my stash.  I have a folder full of images - some colored, others ready to color.  I selected papers and Prisma colors for the YNS color challenge - blues and greens.  The heart is a Basic Grey chipboard die cut.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Colors:    Your Next Stamp
Any:   Mod Squad
           Inspiration Destination      

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Thoughts for Troy

This will go to a young disabled man from our church who recently fell.  He is not badly hurt, but needs thoughts and prayers of encouragement.  Thanks, Wanda, for inspiration for a masculine card.
Sketch (reversed):     Mojo Monday  
Monochromatic:     Crafters Cafe
Any:   Lemon Shortbread
            Digi Choosday
            Word Art Wednesday 

Quick birthday card

All components of this card come from a kit by Kanban - Designer paper, sentiments, die cuts.  The flourish is cut from one of the papers using a die-namics flourish die.  I have lots of birthdays and other occasions to catch up on!
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches

Saturday, January 7, 2017

One more thank you

CS by Basic Grey (Hopscotch pad);  SU stamp;  gold sticker strips, herringbone Washi tape, brad.  I used 3 coordinated patterns from the BG pad, and used the stickers to separate a couple of the layers.  I used 2 strips of Washi  tape to make a wide strip.  The sentiment tag is raised with small dimensional dots,
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Inspiration (colors of dots):  Cupcake Inspirations
Any:    Penny Black at Allsorts
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Warm Thoughts for the QKR challenge #225

This week's challenge #225 at QKR Stampede is "Warm Thoughts".  We need to send warm thoughts to some of you in the northern hemisphere - according to reports, many of you have been shivering and shoveling recently!  I hope this sweet angel and greeting will make you feel warm and fuzzy. Check out the QKR challenge site here so see some cute images and even cuter inspiration from my fellow DT members. You have a chance to win some QKR digis - you may enter up to 3 times by 6 p.m. EST, Thursday, January 12.
New to me image ("Music angel) and sentiment are both digis from QKR Stampede. The angel is colored with Prisma pencils.   I used some pieces of DP from a Lily of the Valley pad - matted on pink cs.  The vertical strip is from a Washi tape roll.  Pale peach ribbon and orange rain drops complete the card.
Sketch #91:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Inspiration (colors; stars):   Cupcake Inspirations
Pattern Paper:    Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
New:   Allsorts
            Crafty Sentiments
            Smon Says Stamp Wednesday
Angel:   Fussy and Fancy
Any:      A Perfect Time to Craft 
              Classic Design Team 
              Cards Galore 
              Inspiration Destinationc
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
              Lemon Shortbread
              Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

For Will

Our family birthdays come in bunches and I need to work on the January ones!  Will was an avid hunter but is no longer able to get out for that - hope he enjoys this "foresty" card.  I  used a brand new die (PoppyStamps)- it is a prize I won a couple of years ago and have never found time to use.  I found some old bits and pieces of woodsy DP for a backing, a double strip of plaid Washi tape,  and roughed up some of the edges.  My sentiment verse is on the inside - I usually print these verses from my fairly large computer file.
Sketch:     Mojo Monday
Out with old, in with new:   Cut it Up
"New":     Crafty Sentiment
                   Crafty gals corner
Out with old, in with new        Simon Says Wednesday
Any:     Dies R Us

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

second thank you 2017

Stampin' Up stamp, DCWV DP, shiny cord, die cuts for strip and circles, punched flower like element - silver and purple cs layered with a tiny rhinestone to top it.
Sketch:   Seme-Challenge
Die:   Dies r Us
DP:    Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any:  Penny Black at Allsorts
          Inspiration Destination 
          Smon Says Stamp Wednesday

Thank you

The DP came from my stash of items received through SplitCoastStampers Wish RAK so I have no idea of the origin.  The colors fit the YNS challenge.
SU stamp, Sizzix embossing folder, Washi tape, Nesties cirdles,  dark green mat cs. silver sticker strip.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Colors:     Your Next Stamp
Butterflies:   CCC Digi Creations   
DP:     Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any:    C.R.A.F.T. 
            Southern Girls

Sunday, January 1, 2017

First card in 2017

I like to try to average a card a day - missed the mark in 2016 but at least I am off to a good start for 2017!
Materials) cs, image, sentiments are all from a Kanban kit; gold and silver ribbon.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Gold and silver:   Double D
Any:  Inspiration Destination
           Paper Shelter 
           Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
           Word Art Wednesday