Friday, September 6, 2013

Christmas Roses

Blogger is acting up with my photo so hope all is well when I publish this card.

Today is the new Queen for the Day challenge on Splitcoaststampers -#180- and I have to say I wanted to case all of the new queen's cards. What a fabulous gallery. It is Cheryl aka CherylStamps and this is the card I cased. Isn't it beautiful?

My swag is Christmas Roses by Just Ink Lined and is a digital image. I cut out the flowers by hand. How nice it would be to have a die for it. I colored the image with Copics.

I'll enter my card into the challenge at Paper Take Weekly-Anything Goes With the optional extra to do a Christmas card/project
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge#40-Use something new when creating your Christmas or holiday card....This is the first time using my image of Christmas Roses

Hope everyone has a fab weekend. It is beautiful here and I think the nice weather will continue for several days.

Stamps-Digital image by Just Ink Lined/Christmas Roses, Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper-PTI white cs, black cs, MME 6 x 6 paper pad/Christmas
Accessories-Cuttlebug lg snowflake embossing folder, Copics

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I can't believe it is September and I can really tell it. Hubby mows, edges, and blows making the yard look great and in no time leaves and acorns have fallen and made a mess. Of course, some of it was due to rainy, stormy weather we had. Plus, a squirrel nest, that's really a mess.

I wanted to make a white on white card and used a 3D M Bossabilities folder I've been really wanting to try. I love it! Unfortunately, I had to cut part of the bottom off to get this size card. Maybe later I'll make a very large card and won't cut that pretty part off the card.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #95-Anything Goes
Oozak- #21---Anything Goes-Die Cuts/Punches
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes
Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery-September

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Big Hope
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-3D M Bossabilities folder, The Paper Studio white 3D paper flower asst., tulle and pearl
treatment from Hobby Lobby

Monday, September 2, 2013

Mixed Media/Wooden Shapes-HOPE

Good Morning....hope all celebrating Labor Day are enjoying their day and maybe will get in a bit of crafting. It's a rainy, cloudy day here. No picnic for us. Guess I'll have to craft all day.....hee hee

I've been wanting to try the tutorial at Inspired by Stamping-WHW#115--Creating Mixed Media with Wooden Shapes. It is really fun to do something a quite a bit different from cards. You can see a closer up photo on my Splitcoaststampers gallery. I'm also posting my card at the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery for September.

I started with a wooden bird. I used modeling paste, several ink sprays, a wooden note which I covered with Stickles, a button, feather, stamps, and a plastic mesh canvas on the tail and head. All the instructions can be found at the IBS site link I listed above.

I'll also enter this into the Mix-Abilility challenge Mix23 on  Splitcoaststampers.

A wonderful new challenge I've found: Word Art Wednesday challenge #95-Anything Goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Whimsical Banners/music, Big Hope.....HOPE is the bird.....that sings before dawn
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Liquitex modeling paste, plastic mesh canvas, wooden bird, wooden musical note, yellow Stickles, Tattered Angels glimmer mist/Dragonfly and Party Pink, dylusions ink spray/postbox red and pure sunshine, silver metal brad for eye, iridescent heart button, feather sprayed with glimmer mist