Saturday, August 9, 2014

Three Fir Trees

Here I am again with another DTGD challenge card. This is for DTGD14UnderstandBlue and DTGD14kittie747 challenges. Of course, I can't tell you what the challenges are because it is for Fan Club members only. This is over on Splitcoaststampers. It would be great if you would join this fun place, that is, if you're not already a member.

I wanted to get at least one Christmas card made during these challenges so I did this one. Now, I know some of you may not like these colors for Christmas (and I understand) but I sometimes like to do non traditional colors.

As you can see, I cut out a window for my sentiment and added the trees, ribbon, and star. Finished!
I'm entering my card in this challenge: Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes with non-traditional colors

Here's my recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Elegant Christmas
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Bazzill Paper Basics/Licorice Twist, unknown gray cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Impression Obsession Fir Trees set, black and white gingham ribbon, EK Success Paper Shapers star punch, Spellbinders rectangle die

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

Friday, August 8, 2014

On the Beach

Friday has finally arrived and I'm happy to see it. I know I'm posting a lot of cards. As I've told you, the Dare to Get Dirty challenges for Fan Club members is going on over on Splitcoaststampers and I've made a lot of cards. I made this card for the challenge I gave. We're supposed to be a tease and not give away what the challenges are so I'll just give the recipe of what items I've used.

Stamps-Make an Impression/palm tree, umbrella, beach chair, Studio 112/Relax lighthouse set (sailboat), Inkadinkado/Coastal Maritime set (sun ), A muse Artstamps/clouds?

Paper- PTI white cardstock, SU Old Olive and Bermuda Bay cs, unknown dp for sand
Ink- Memento/Rich Cocoa and Gray Flannel, SU Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy, and Cherry Cobbler
Accessories- SU Dazzling Diamonds, MS fine tip glue pen, Punch Bunch punches 14 and 30 fern punch for palm tree leaves, Copics, Taylored Expressions/Build a Scene-Rolling Hills

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Peony and Snow

I have a couple of cards that I'm showing today. I've made several cards for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges on Splitcoaststampers. These are challenges for Fan Club members only and so much fun with wonderful prizes to be given away. You should go over and join if you're not already a member.

The first card is a handmade peony. I used a Susan's Garden/Susan Tierney-Cockburn die. It was so much fun. I've really gotten into making flowers. The background is stamped with an image from Deep Red/Houndstooth.  My card is for challenges given by whippetgirl and ~Fee~. 

The next card is for a challenge given by UnderstandBlue. 

 This was a really fun card to make. For the snow, I used white mulberry paper cut with a Taylored Expression die/Build A Scene-Rolling Hills. The stamps are A Muse Artstamps/Birch Forest with Leaves and Stamps by Judith/dots. The falling snow is made with Winsor and Newton profession water colour in Chinese White. This is in a tube. An Impression Obsession die cut set was used for the birds/Birch Tree set. The circle was made with a circle punch and cut in half. The water is made with Tim Holtz Distress Paint/Broken China.

That's it for today. See you soon.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sunny Day Rooster I am with a big rooster head enjoying the sunbeams. I made this card for the Dare to Get Dirty challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It was a sample for Angela Bode's challenge. 
If you're a fan club member and I hope you are, you can come over and play. There's lots of fun and prizes. 

As you can see, I have made a card with distressed edges and several layers. 

I have a short post so I'll just get to the recipe:

Stamps-Impression Obsession/Rooster
Paper-Stampin'Up! Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler, Graphic 45/French Country
Ink-Stampin'Up! Soft Suede
Accessories-Copics E95 and G12  

Monday, August 4, 2014

Ribbon Heart

I have so much going on today but just had to get this card posted early. I am issuing a challenge today in the Dare to Get Dirty event going on at Splitcoaststampers so it will be a busy, busy day/week.

I made this card last Monday for the CAS283 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to use little scraps of ribbon. All of my ribbon is from Stampin'Up! I cut the die cut heart out and taped all my ribbon on it. I cut off the edges after it was all taped down. Next, I used the cut out piece to tape over the ribbon. You really should cut out a smaller heart for the top, making it much easier to cover the edges of the ribbon. I didn't on this card but made another one and it was much easier. I hope all my instructions were clear as a bell. LOL

The "Thanks"  from Taylored Expressions was added. I think it was a freebie I received.

I want to take time to announce the winner of my embossing folder found here:

It is Carol L. Congrats, Carol. I'll get your folder in the mail right away. I know you'll do something really adorable with it.

Paper- PTI white cardstock, SU Bermuda Bay 
Accessories- Stampin'Up! Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry,  Bermuda Bay,  Soft Suede,  Rich Razzleberry,  Spellbinders Classic Heart (Next to largest size), scissors for top of card, Taylored Expressions freebie/THANKS die cut