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

Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas 2019 - shabby

The edges are shabby, and I added burlap for a shabbier look.  I think the colors and shading also add to the feel.  T he starry bg paper is from the Hope and Fauth paper pad. No red or green in sight this time!
sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Non-traditional Christmas colors:  Mod Squad
Christmas:  Audsentiments 
                      Frilly and Funkie
Stars:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any:   DLArt


Another recycled card - Christmas 2019

I am continuing to try to make a little dent in my stash of old cards,  The image, star, and verse are all parts of the same card.  DP - Faith and Hope pad; shiny ribbon; Spellbinder circle dies  The verse reads:  The wise still seek Him.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy 
Sentiment:   Audsentimentschallenge
Christmas:   Creative Knockouts
Stars:   Simon Says Stamp Monday  
Star Struck Starry Night:   Unstampabelles

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Thank you #3

Here is another version of my thank you set.  I especially like this sketch for what I needed.  Image -  Stampin; Up;  Spellbinder dies; cord; copper stickles on flowers; corner rounder punch.  The card is layered on a white base which is hard to see here.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Sparkle:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Dies:   Scrapyland

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Thank you #2

I like this sketch for the simple thank you cards I needed.   Image - Stampin Up;  teal and white twine; shiny stickles on the flowers;  Spellbinder circle dies;  corner rounder punch.  You probably cannot see it, but the card is mounted on a white cs base
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches
Sparkle:   Simon Says Stamp Monday 
 Dies:   Scrapyland
 Any:   Lavinia world challenges.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Thank you

I needed several quick thank you cards for neighbors - they have provided meals for us while I was recovering from surgery.  This was a great sketch for what I needed - though it is pretty much out of my usual style.  Image - Stampin' Up;  Spellbinder circle diesribbon; Stickles on flowers for a bit of sparkle; corner rounder punch.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Sparkle:  Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any:    Pammies Inky pinkies
Flower stamp:  The Flower Challenge
Use a die:   Scrapyland

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Crafter's Cafe Challenge 232 - One Layer OR Window

I used my window die from Poppystamps with the pretty sunflower from Morgan's Artworld. I colored the image with chalk pencils for a soft look. I chose the background paper because it reminds me of the sky and grass.  I added some branches from Cheery Lynn dies, and a sentiment from the first Cuttlebug set I bought - years ago,   We hope you will join this challenge at the Crafter's Cafe You can use the theme of a window, or create a one layer card.: 
Sketch:  Try Stampin on Tuesday.
Dies:   Scrapyland
Any:   Digichoosday
            Colour Crazy