Monday, October 24, 2016

Horse Lover's Birthday

It was not my intention to post a card today but I just finished this card for one of my granddaughters who is turning seven.  I loved how it turned out so I decided to post it.

The plaid BG is digital paper by JAK.
Stamp is from a Inkadinkado set.
I love my new dies with the piercing and stitches.  As you can see I used two but for the black oval, I traced the smaller die and cut it out free hand.
The #7 banner sticker is from The Kraft Outlet.  I made the right corner embellishment just by cutting at triangle, sponging, and adding a star cut out with a Verve die.

I took a pic after I personalized a note at the bottom - that's why it is blotted out on the pic here.

Thanks for looking and commenting.
SAS4Kids  - celebration
MFT - colors
Double D - plaid
Stamploration - stamps and sponging

Sunday, October 23, 2016

CAS Christmas

Another card using vintage stickers and some vintage looking background paper.
This card, seriously, took me about 5 minutes to make.  I used the clear star pen to put a little frost on the berries.  Looks pretty bad in the photos but better IRL.
The stickers are word strips by Tim Holz.

MFT Sketch:
MFT color challenge

Crop Stop - anything

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Merry Christmas Deer

Last year (or was it two years ago?) I made a tag for a Christmas present and ended up not using it.  So, of course, I saved it.  When I pulled out the bin of Christmas stamps this year, there it was.  It was a little too large to put on top a card so I copied the idea making it smaller then used the Tuesday Morning Sketch for them.
The images, flowers, and background paper are digital by Diane's Daydream Designs.  The sentiment is a Verve Stamp.   I put silver Stickles on the flower centers, sparkles on the tree, and the body of the deer.  Little bit of sponging on the edges of the tag with Tim Holz ink.
Tuesday Morning Sketch:

Other Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Stamploration Theme - stamps and sponging
All Sorts Challenge - sparkle and shine

Friday, October 21, 2016

Hello You

Taking a break from Christmas cards and I wanted to tackle a sketch at MFT.

The main panel is a digital stamp by Stamplorations.  I colored the blossoms with  Copics and sponged a Tim Holz ink on the rest.  After I glued on the words (MFT dies) , I traced around the letters with a gray Copic so they were more visible.
Very simple but I love how it turned out.

MFT Sketch
Simon Wednesday - think pink
Sugar Pea -  Oct. 19 photo
Stamploration - sketch and/or theme (Stamps and Sponging)
Stamploration Never Ending Challenge
Die Cuttin Divas - pink

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Vintage Stickers

My stash of Christmas paper, stamps, and stickers is overwhelming.  As long as I am making Christmas cards to send to people in nursing homes, I decided to use up some vintage stickers.  Maybe they will take a trip down memory lane.
Using the sketch  at Tuesday Morning Sketch, I put together this quick and easy card.
Love the BG paper from my stash.  I added a few drops of Stickles for interest. 

Tuesday Morning Sketch
Crop Stop - anything
Stamploration CAS

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Dogs and Slobbery Kisses

When I saw the challenge at Words 2 Craft By - Happiness is a Warm Puppy- , I knew immediately which images I wanted to use for some of the Christmas cards I am making for SAS4Kids.
This one I am showing today is one of the first digi stamps I ever downloaded - so many years ago.
 I printed off three images, colored them with Copics, then didn't know what to do with them until I saw the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I decided not to back the image with a solid color.  I love the stitched edge (Die-namics die) and popping the image up with dimension tape gave it the little bit of interest I thought it needed.

Word Art Wednesday - anything
Words 2 Craft By - Happiness is a warm puppy.
Tuesday Morning Sketch
Double D Challenge - plaid

Monday, October 17, 2016

Big Number Birthday

Turning 10 is a big deal.  After all, you are now in double digits!
 I try to make the 10th birthday special for each of my grandkids.
Here is a card I made for the next one turning 10.

and the inside made with stamps:

The #1 is made by printing an outline of that number onto designer paper.   The "0" was made by cutting out the pic and bordering frame with Spellbinder dies - circles and scallops.
Stars are cut with a Verve die.

Send A Smile 4 Kids - celebration
Scrapyland - anything
 Sweet Stampin' - spots or stripes
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything