Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter 2018

This is another Easter card using digis from QKR Stampede.    I used green and shades of brown and orange.  The circles were cut with Spellbinder dies.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
No more than 3 colors:   Incy Wincy
Easter:    Die Cuttin Divas
                Fab n Funky
Any:   A2Z Srapbooking

Easter Blessings to you

This is my wish that all of you will have a blessed Easter.  We rejoice in the news of the Resurrection of Jesus.  Our plans are to have Easter breakfast served by the youth of our church and attend the festive services.  Hubby is not able to travel, but his pain has eased some what so he should be able to take part in these activities - we are so grateful for these blessings.  Our family is scattered, but we have enjoyed many family visits over the past couple of months. 
This card (and one similar) is already in the mail.  I used the image a couple of years ago, but am happy to use it again.  Both the image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  I embossed the teal background, and added a bowBrown and green complete the image.  The DP strip is DCWV Garden Party.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
3 colors:  Incy Wincy
Bow:  Craft- Dee Bowz
Easter:    Aud Sentiments  
Spring colors:  Dream Valley (10 Ch. max)
Faith:    Rubbernecker 

DT card - ATG for QKR Stampede Challenge #289 - Butterfly

We hope you will join us for this week"s anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter as many as 3 times to win some images - the deadline is 6 pm EDT Thursday.  I used the QKR image called Butterfly.  To me, the butterfly and DP look like spring.  I cut the butterfly wish scissors - actually, there are two of them.  For the one on the bottom, which is also colored, I left a tiny white border and outlined in black.  I also curled it a bit for a dimensional effect.  The flowers are from a Stampin Up punch, with jewel centers.  The scalloped borders and sentiment are Hot off the Press stickers.
Sketch:   Rubber Buggy
Favorite color:   Dare2bartzy 
Two identical items (borders, butterflies):   Butterfly Spot Challenge
Pattern paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Spring:    Animal Friends
Any:    A2Z Scrapbooking
             Cards galore 
             Morgans Artworld
             Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
             Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easter Blessings 2018

This card will be late - just have not had time until today!  Image and sentiment from QKR Stampede; papers from an old stack called Garden Party (DCWV). I used teal, brown, and green in addition to the base white and black ink.
Sketch:  Feeling-Sketchy
Bow:   Craft-dee Bowz
3 colors:    Incy Wincy
Holiday:    Hiding in my Craft Room 
Easter/Spring:   Aud Sentiments 
                             Deep Ocean
Any:    House That Stamps Built 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

deb's 60th b'day - Oh NO!

Sorry for the very bad photo - am not sure why the flowers have such a washed out look.  This card is already on its way, so I can't re-do it!  I wanted to make a very special card for our daughter's 60th birthday.  (No, I can't believe it!  And, yes it does make me feel a bit older - but she hasn't stopped having another birthday each year!)  This is a front-step card - I was inspired when I saw this beauty - Cheribdesigns.  However, I am sure I did not correctly follow her instructions.  The stamp is one by Northwoods - a yard sale purchase for 25 cents!  The sentiment die is by Sizzix, and the bunnies, butterfly  and flowers from a selection of no-name dies.  I made the base so it opens from the right side, with a computer generated verse inside. This card could illustrate a pastime of gardening - or is it sitting by the mailbox waiting for my latest stamp order?
More than one fold:   Scor-Pal
Spring:    Cuttlebug Mania:
                 Mod Squad
Pastime:    Art Impressions
Rabbit:    Delicious Doodles
Wings:   Double D
Creatures:   Penny Black at Allsorts.
Bingo (DP, stamp, color):  Aud Sentiments
L=layers, letters:   Butterfly Spot
Birthday:   Star Stampz
Colors:   House that Stamps Built  
Floral:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Friday, March 23, 2018

DT card for QKR Stampede - "Basket of Eggs" ; Easter Blessings

The new anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede begins today and lasts until 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 29.  You may enter up to 3 times and have the opportunity to win QKR images.
I used the image called Basket of Eggs, and had a bit of DP with more eggs!  I used vintage rick rack for the borders and added several premade flowers by SandyLion.
Sketch:  The Rubber Buggy Challenge
Circles:     Pile it on
Floral Frenzy   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Easter:  Pink Gem
             Make my Monday
Bunnies, chicks, ducks:   Dragonfly Journey
Any (option - not square):   Cute Daisy May
Any:     Crafters Castle 
              Corrosive Challenges 
              A Perfect Time to Craft 
              Cards Galore 
              Paper Nest Dolls

Monday, March 19, 2018

"New" birdhouse stamp

I stopped by a yard sale on Saturday - and really had to restrain myself.  They were selling stamps (even sets) for a quarter or fifty cents!  I selected several I thought I might use - now I am kicking myself for not just getting them all and then giving them away.  This is called Neighbor Birds by Stampington.  I colored with Twinkling H2O's and watercolor pencils.  The sentiment is from SU Year Round Cheer - a set that had not even been mounted.
Sketch:   Feeling Sketchy
Animals:   C.R,A,F,T.
Feature creatures:   Penny Black at Allsorts 
Wooden birdhouses:   Frilly and Funkie
Tic tac toe diagonal (DP, fav color, stamp): Aud Sentiments 
Any/not square:    Cute Daisy May
                                Fab n Funky 
Use DP:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper 
 Any:    Word Art Wednesday

Friday, March 16, 2018

Tea Pot Party #503

These delicate blossoms, together with shades of purple, remind me of spring and Easter.  The stamps are by Verve;  Washi tape, a glittery purple flower, some gems, twine and DP by the Paper Studio complete the card. The mats for the card and the circle are also purple.   I used Spelbinder circle dies.  This week the SplitCoastStampers Tea Potters will send cards to a 16 year old special needs girl who is battling major illnesses, and needs some encouragement.  If you are interested in sending cards to individuals in need of cheer, you are welcome to join us here.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Spring:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
                 Cuttlebug Mania.
Ultra violet:   Incy Wincy Designs
Monochromatic:    Die-cut-Divas
Circles:    Pile it On 
Easter inspired:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 

QKR Stampede DT card - ATG #287

Today marks the beginning of a new weekly challenge at QKR Stampede.  Take a look at the challenge blog to see what all the DT members have created to inspire you, and join us for the chance to win some images.  You can win with any image or with QKR/Eureka images, and you are allowed 3 entries.  The deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT. 
The digital image I selected this week is Checkered Cow.  What a fun sentiment to go with it!  The borders are stickers from Hot off the Press.  I added some flowers and die cut buttons with twine.
Sketch (reversed):   The Rubber Buggy
Nursery rhyme - The cow jumped over the moon:   Allsorts
Digital image:   Cut it Up
Fave colors:  Dare2bartzy 
Silly animal:   Rubbernecker
Buttons:    Tuesday Throwdown
Any:   Crafters Castle
            A Bit More Time to Craft
            Lil Patch

Thursday, March 15, 2018

DT card for Crafter's Cafe Challenge #192 - Hand Made flowers

The challenge this week at the Crafter's Cafe is to use flowers that have some type of hand made component.  I made mine using an EK Success punch with 3 flowers. I cut in different colors, and added gems.  The challenge at the Crafter's cafe is open until the end of the month.  Check out the inspiration by the DT members, then join us for the challenge.
The image is from Digi Stamps 4 Joy, colored with Prismas.  The paper (double sided) is by Stampin Up - I thought one side looked like the streets for the mail truck!  I used gold mesh ribbon and an embossed bg to finish the card.
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
 Lots of green:   Di's Digi Designs 
                            Dragonfly Journeys
                            Patties Creations
Feminine:   Digi Doodle
In the garden:   Kitty Bee Aloha Friday 
Any - "going young":       Digi Stamps 4 Joy 
Any:   Polkadoodle

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Baseball and circles

This is to go to the brothers of a young girl having heart surgery - based on the Tuesday Teapot party at Splitcoaststampers.  Dearie doll image, papers by Paper Studio, Cuttlebug "hi" die, Die Namics baseball die.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Circles:   Pile it on

For MMTPT502 - 5 year old Payson

This week, the destination for SplitCoastStampers Teapot Party is 5 year old Payson.  She has alrady had 2 heart surgeries and faces more.  The challenge is to use a border (an embossed Darice sentiment).  She likes purple and cats - and of course the hearts (various dies) represent her surgery.  The image is by Dearie Dolls, colored with water color pencils.  I added some sequins - usually a favorite of little girls!  I have trouble arranging items at random - they just don't look right!  Ideas?
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Cats:    Show us Your Pussies
Layers:    Crafty Catz
Die cuts:   Creative Knockouts
Have  a Heart:   Addicted-to-Stamps
Feminine:   Creative Craft Cottage  
Circles:    Ple it On
Fairy tale - 3 kittens/lost their mittens:  Allsorts 
  (Can you see the kitten showing its bare paws?  And I think the mother is there, too!)

Any, with critter:   2crafty Critter Crazies

Friday, March 9, 2018

St. Patrick's Day DT card for QKR Stampede #286 - ATG

Mood board - Sum More Fun (VO Stamps)

 It is time for St. Patrick's Day cards - a great choice for entries in the Anything Goes weekly challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter as many as 3 times before Thursday afternoon.  There are 2 winners - one for QKR/Eireka images, and one for any product.  We hope you will join us.
I have used Eureka images (a sister company to QKR), some DP from my stash, ribbon, and Washi tape.  The shamrocks are colored with Prisma pencils, and ages. added a bit of watercolor to highlight both images. I used circle dies for the shamrock image.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Use green:    Createful Heart
                      Star Stampz 
Going Green:   Dragonfly Journeys
Monochromatic green:  Hiding in my Craft room  
Inspiration (greens):   VO Stamps Blogspot
Any:   A2Z Scrapbooking
            A Bit More Time 
            Lemon Shortbread
            Morgans Artworld
            Corrosive Challenges
            Jo's Scrapshack 
            Aud Sentiments

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Birthday celebration

Image by TLC; Washi tape, Spots and dots embossing folder; ribbon.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Circles:    Pile it On  
Birthday Party:   Bastel- Traum
Any:   Create-With-TLC
           Love to Craft
           Love to Scrap

Get well bunny

Digi Choosday.
Pre-colored digi by Darie Dolls; Cuttlebug embossing; multi patterned Washi tape - all perfect for a quick get wel card.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Bunny:     Mod Squad
                  Creative With Stamps
Spring:   Crafty Friends
Any:    Digi Choosday

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Springtime Duckie

Image and sentiment - QKR Stampede; papers by Stampin' Up.  I used my Spellbinder Platinum to cut the circle die cuts, and added twine with a bow.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Cute and cuddly:    Deep Ocean
Bow:   Cuttlebug Mania
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies  
            Digi Choosday
            Crafty Sentiments
            Through the Craft Room Door
            Simon Says Wednesday
            House that Stamps Built

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Light House and new DP

I got a new packet of DP at a yard sale and it will pair well with travel themes - the DP and stamp are both Stampin' Up.  I added a ribbon  and Sizzix die cut.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Black and White:    Paper Girls
                                  Tuesday Throwdown.
Pattern Paper:    Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper.
Bow:   Craft-dee Bowz
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies

Friday, March 2, 2018

DT card - QKR Stampede #285 - Hearts for the Troops

Once again, we invite you to participate in the weekly Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter up to 3 times by Thursday at 6 p.m. EST.  Winners receive images from the QKR Stampede - there is also a winner for using QKR/Eureka images, with more images available for winners.
I selected this  image from Eureka (sister company to QKR Stampede) called Stars and Stripes balloons.  I am going to contribute some cards to a local group called Hearts for the Troops.  A navy mom sends many birthday cards each month to her son's buddies.  This week they are going to pack up gift packs of plastic eggs and candies - a lot of sailors are going to get some sweet treats!
I used a Spellbinder scalloped rectangle die cut to back the balloon image.  The sentiment is also from Eureka, and the Celebrate panel is a colored sticker from Creative Imaginations.  This time I colored with a red fine point Sharpie.  I used the sharpie and gel pens on the sentiment.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Colored image:   My Creative Scoop
"B" - Balloon, Birthday, Blue:   Allsorts
Use a sticker:  Crafting by Designs
Die cuts:   Di's Digis
Any, with a die cut:   Cut It Up
Any:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
           House that Stamps Built
           Corrosive Challenges 
            Creative Fingers
            Jo's Scrapshack
           Digi Choose Day 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

DT Card #2 for Crafter's Cafe - Old Stuff Day

No, old stuff day does not refer to yours truly - at least, not for this challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.!  Rather, it is an opportunity to recycle - or repurpose, or upcycle - however you refer to it.  The challenges run for two weeks, and you may enter up to 3 times, with a maximum of 10 challenges entered.  We hope to see you - I know you have some old stuff in your stash to recycle.  For some great ideas, visit the blog to see what my fellow team members have used - there are some very original ideas there!  Share your ideas with us!
 I have used an image from a set by Sparkle n Sprinkle - called Stained Glass.  The set comes with two floral images in both pre-colored and black and white versions as well as sentiments.
This is the hand colored image from the set.  My recycled item is the gold mat - I cut it from the pouch containing a packet of coffee - from a motel stay a couple of years ago.  Yes, I save stuff to use on cards!  You can also see a tiny bit of a strip of gold - it is the negative from a sheet of sticker strips.  For the background I sponged ink on the Tim Holz embossing, and used a piece of DP to look like a grassy bg.  The sentiment is aso from the Stained Glass set.
Sketch:  Sketch- Tanten-
Flowers:   Pink Gem 
 Springtime:   Crafty Friends
In my Garden:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
"B" - Blossoms, Border:  Allsorts
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack 
           Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 

DT Card for the Crafter's Cafe challenge #191 - Old Stuff Day

No, old stuff day does not refer to yours truly - at least, not for this challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.!  Rather, it is an opportunity to recycle - or repurpose, or upcycle - however you refer to it.  The challenges run for two weeks, and you may enter up to 3 times, with a maximum of 10 challenges entered.  We hope to see you - I know you have some old stuff in your stash to recycle.  For some great ideas, visit the blog to see what my fellow team members have used - there are some very original ideas there!   I have used an image from a set by Sparkle n Sprinkle - called Stained Glass.  The set comes with two floral images in both pre-colored and black and white versions as well as sentiments.  This is the precolored version.  For the recycling I used a rose colored piece from a bakery box - and it is truly old stuff, as it has been in my recycle drawer for a few years.  I cut it with Spellbinder oval dies.  The gold strip is also a type of recycling, as it is the negative part of a sheet of stickers.  Now let's see what you can come up with.  You can also check out my other post with this challenge.
Sketch:  Your Next Stamp
Flowers:    Pink Gem
Springtime:   Crafty Friends
In my Garden:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
"B" - blossoms, border:  Allsorts 
Any:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
             Crafting-with- Friends