Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bowl of Violets

Fascinated by the sketch at MFT,  I took time off from kids cards to come up with this one.


The image of violets is by Maxam Made Studios.  Sentiment is Verve.  I only have three Copics in the purple family.  Two were too dark so I went with the lightest.  I was pretty excited when I found a piece of designer paper the exact color.
Sketch:
Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Words 2 Craft By - Springtime = partytime
Power Poppy - frame
7 Kids Challenge - anything
Double D - flowers galore
MFT - sketch 


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Keeping It Simple

Working on a few cards today - simple, just for fun cards, using up pieces and scraps of designer paper.  Here is one for the SAS4Kids box.

I chose this cute digital stamp years ago when one of my Ghanaian granddaughters was little.  She is too old now to make her cards with this image but I love it so much - that cute round face and braids.  So I use it occasionally for cards that I am sending to the children hospitals.

Kraft card stock base
Left over designer paper
Brads
Copics
Tim Holtz Distress ink

Thanks for looking. 

Challenges:
Cardz TV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Stamploration theme and sketch

Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids Challenge - anything

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Friendly Bear

My next box for Send A Smile 4 Kids is almost full so I pulled out a few images from my "left over" box and put together a few simple cards.  These images are by Bugaboo and the letters are die cuts using  MFT dies (Hello set).


Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - little critters
Tuesday Throwdown - anything
CardzTV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
SAS4K - bright colors
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Deep Ocean - furry friends
Power Poppy - frame
7 Kids - anything
Joy Clair - anything
Stamploration CAS


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fun New Idea

I saw this idea by Kelly featuring Honey Bee stamps earlier this week and wanted to try it. I found out that I have only one floral stamp set with matching dies.  That was a shocker.  Must do something about that!  LOL  The set I used is by Verve.

It took a bit of doing but I really love how it turned out and will make another sometime (especially after buying another set!).  The "you" die cut is Simon Says.  The sentiment is Unity.
Thanks for looking. 

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - bit of sparkle
Time Out Thursday - CASE
MFT - color challenge
Double D - flowers galore
Die Cut Divas - May flowers
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
7 Kids - anything
Words 2 Craft By- Springtime=partytime

Sunday, May 14, 2017

More Lilies

Apparently I am obsessed with lilies right now because here is another card with them as the focal point.   This is a digital stamp by Maxam Made.
Don't you just love black and white?
The left edge is a piece of patterned paper.  The "thank you" is Verve,
The frame is made by cutting out an oval (Spellbinder) on the main panel, then backing it with a smaller oval (black card stock).  I really like the layers and like the results when I take the time to do it this way.
Sketch:
Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - frame
MFT - sketch
Cardz TV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Deep Ocean - anything
Power Poppy - frame
Our Daily Bread Designs - thanks
7 kids - anything
Stamploration CAS


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lilies in Orange

Playing around with different colors for this lily image by Our Daily Bread Designs. 

I used the same stamp for the corners after stamping off each time.  Added a tiny bit of Tim Holtz distress ink.
The card at Time Out is the card I used as my inspiration.
I made the black frame by using two Spellbinder Ovals.
Sentiment is Verve.


Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs - thanks
Simon Monday - frame it
Cardz TV - anything
Mailbox Smiles - anything
Time Out - CASE
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Deep Oceans - anything
Poppy Power - frame it
Joy Clair - anything (photo inspiration)
7 Kids - anything

Friday, May 12, 2017

Going Western

One more opportunity to post a card as a Guest Designer for the Crop Stop.
Some of the cards I make are for children in hospitals.  It is easy to make cards for very small children but I also try to make some that would be fitting for pre-teens and adolescents.

For this card I used the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder.  After embossing, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The horse head is a one of the stamps in an Inkadinkado set.  The two corner pieces are Joy Clair that I fussy cut after coloring them.  All images were colored with Copics.  After cutting out the horse image with a Die-namic Circle, I used  Tim Holtz Distress Marker to make the stitch lines.
The horse piece is popped up with Scotch Foam Mounting Tape.
One thing I find really helpful for adhering ribbon to cards is Scorepal Tape. It hold the ribbon firm and keeps most ribbons from puckering.
Thanks for looking.  I appreciate your comments.

Challenges:

Mailbox Smiles - anything
Deep Ocean - anything
Joy Clair - anything
7 Kids Crafting - anything
Cutie Pie - cute stamp and ribbon
Simon Monday - frame
Power Poppy - frame 
Cardz TV - anything