Friday, November 21, 2014

O'Christmas Tree shaker card

Just a quick little post to show some cards that I made featuring a stamp set from Neat and Tangled called Winter Trees. I absolutely adore the trees and sentiments in this set.

I just started out stamping the image to color it just for the fun of it. Ended up turning it into a shaker card and I plan on linking it up to the challenge over at Moxie Fab World.

Second card wasn't as time consuming..

I was so excited to sit down and use my new stamps, and to use the snowflake sequins that I bought at work last year and hadn't used! I'm sure to use this set a few more times before winter is over and probably through out the year without the sentiments. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day and stay warm!

Winter Trees - Neat and Tangled
Copic Markers
Recollections- snowflake sequins and cardstock

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Muse DT call entry

This is a quick post for my entry in the Muse DT call. They say for the entry you can enter something old or new. I scrolled through my flicker account to see if there was one that I had done already to use. I came across this card that I never posted and thought it was perfect. 

I love the gnome and his mushroom home! Lawn Fawn has some of the cutest images! ;-) The call is running until the 11th of December for anyone that would like to go for it, or if you'd like to help pick a winner voting starts on the 12th of December. Anyone can vote for up to 3 cards. There are already quite a few wonderful projects entered. It'll be a tough decision for the voters. Good luck to all that enter!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Like totally love you

Today's card I made for my hubby. Wednesday is our anniversary. This stamp cracks me up cause I totally see the word life instead of like, so which means it's probably how I he'll see it too! I will add this card to Simon Says Stamp challenge blog

I'm on a slight watercolor kick still, it's a lot of fun! For the card I just stamped my sentiment on some watercolor paper and colored over it with distress markers. Then I attacked it with some water and a paint brush to blend them. I just added the panel to some pattern paper in my stash , didn't want to go over board and make it all girly for the hubby. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by, have great day!

Festive Berries and Broken China distress markers
Stamp- Heidi Swapp  
Paper- watercolor (Canson) and Patten paper (Studio Calico) 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Joy Ornament

Here with another card with a blue and gray/silver look to it. Last night while catching up some of my recorded shows I decided to pull out a neglected stamp set and play with my watercolors. I've been watching some videos on the WPlus9 YouTube channel and was very inspired! She is awesome.

Once I was done coloring it, I thought the panel I used was the perfect size for Freshly Made Sketch

 and of course another great option for  Merry Monday Challenge

Here is my finished card...

I'm no budding watercolor painter for sure, but I thought it turned out pretty decent! I love blue and white with sparkles!

Thanks as always for stopping by. Hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying the weekend!

Stamps- Close To My Heart (retired)
Ink- Salty Ocean and Weathered Wood (Ranger)
Watercolors- Artist Loft
Others- Biscotti Perfect Pearls, watercolor paper, wood veneer word, copics, and glitter tape

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fusion Ombre

 I made a card based off of the Fusion Card Challenge

Love the ombre and embossing on the cake. I did go a little out of my element on the card by adding the flowers to mimic the cake.  I also followed the sketch .

Using distress ink (Broken China) I tinted the vellum (bottom panel) and gave the other panel the ombre look. I then embossed the vellum panel with the cuttlebug and rubbed the distress ink over the embossing. ( Not easy to see in the picture) The big flower I made cutting and rolling a doily, adding gems to the centers for a little sparkle. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a fantastic Friday!

Merry Monday #134

I'm posting today to share a card I made for the Merry Monday challenge #134. 

I saw the challenge image and was ready to get started with my idea in mind! I call our tree the winter wonderland tree, full of blues, whites and silver! Here is what I came up with...

I embossed the ornaments in silver on water color paper. I watercolor them with distress markers. Just for a little more shimmer I used the Perfect Pearls as watercolor for the white areas. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


Ornate Ornaments (Lawn Fawn)
Recollection Detail Silver embossing powder
Distress Markers- Broken China and Chipped Sapphire

 Will also add this to the CASology Festive challenge

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Christmas home

I have a card today made with a Hero Arts set that I got from work last year. I've been waiting to use one of the houses from it. I attempted to make a serene winter scene and add glitter using some glossy accents. Also I purposely colored out of the lines on the Christmas lights to look like they were glowing.

I will be adding this card to the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge for the anything goes theme. I still have plenty of holiday cards to make so hopefully I will get more done to fit along some of the other themes they have going on the blog challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pumpkin Thanks!

 I like to make mini cards for my Avon customers when they order. I tend to stick with 3x3 size which is a great size to fit in just about any size bag. I like to try to make them a theme for for the month in which they order, so this month I decided to do a pumpkin. Which just so happened to fit with the following challenges:

Clean and simple

I got the Lawn Fawn So Thankful set earlier this year and hadn't used it yet. The pumpkins are the perfect size for a mini card.

To make the cards I just folded a 6x3 piece of card stock (110 lb) in half and added the a woodgrain washi tape at the bottom. The pumpkin and leaf images were stamped in Desert Sand Memento ink and colored with copics. The curly vines and sentiment were stamped using Memento Luxe in Rich Cocoa. I didn't saturate the paper to much with the Copics so the bleeding was very minimal.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

ETA: Woo Hoo!!!

ETA: Yay!!!!