Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thank You Tulip Block



Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card with you I finished earlier in the week.  Thanks to my health and migraines, I couldn't post it until now.

I started out by printing off this Tulip Block Square from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  Once printed, I colored using copic markers before layering, adding brads and then distressing the bottom layer using a fingernail before adding to my card using pop dots.  I then carefully cut apart a wooden "thank you" saying and added using glue dots.  My final embellishment was a black bling flourish.

Challenges entered:

Catch The Bug Challenges - November Thankful
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1945 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas #8 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar November 2019 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Week 44 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Nov 14 to Nov 20 - Anything Goes
Splitcoaststampers Free For All F4A504 - Thank You or Thankful

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Bugaboo
Card Stock: MFP
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Copic Markers, Fingernail, Bling Flourish, Brads, Pop Dots, Wooden Thank You Saying, Glue Dots


Friday, November 8, 2019

A Vintage Collage And More Never Before Used Stuff (NBUS)



Hello and welcome!  Today I am guest designing over on the Arty Divas Challenge blog!!  The project I'd like to share with you uses quite a few "virginal" items.  In other words, stuff that's never been used before.

I started out by stamping my never before used (NBUS) image on vanilla card stock in Tim Holtz chipped sapphire ink then coloring using both prismacolor and copic markers.  Once that was done, I stippled some tea dye and more chipped sapphire ink over and around the image before layering.  I then added some vintage brads before, as an after thought, distressed the bottom layer using my fingernail and a little PTI chai ink.  I then took the layered scraps and dry embossed them using a cuttlebug leafy branch embossing folder with my big shot.  Once that was finished, I stippled more tea dye ink over the embossed images before doing the same to the embossed K and Company designer paper (NBUS) on my card.  Before adding the embossed border to the card, I pulled out some decorative leaves I'd never used and added those underneath the embossed border using some scor-tape.  My layered image panel was then added to the card using pop up glue dots.  The final embellishment is a small navy blue bow.  I'm extremely happy with how this turned out since I was creating with another migraine.

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Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies #1944 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Week 44 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge November - Anything Goes

Lest I forget, a HUGE thank you to my friend Sarah A for the fabulous stamp.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to visit the Arty Divas blog to participate in the current challenge or for more inspiration from the design team.


Stamps: Hampton Art Women Collage/Passport
Ink: Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire, Tea Stain; PTI Chai
Card Stock: Stampin Up, K and Company Embossed Postage Stamps Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Stipple Brushes, Bow, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Leafy Branch Embossing Folder, Fingernail

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Halloween Spirits And More NBUS



Hello and welcome.  Yes, I have one more Halloween card to share.  Migraines, and other health issues, didn't allow me to finish it until today.  For the card, I pulled out a never before used digital image from Simply B Stamps and a martini stencil from Picket Fence Studios

I started out by merging the retired digital image (Spirited Betty) and the matching saying in MS Word, then printing it out on white card stock.  I then took the martini glass stencil, placed it on the folded card, then sponged Stampin Up rich razzleberry ink all over the card then colored my image using both prismacolor and copic markers.  Once the coloring was finished, I sponged the rich razzleberry around the edges, layered and added some pale yellow moon brads.  I then spritzed three markers over the image before adding to my stenciled card.  For my embellishments, I added some fibers from my stash, ice stickles on the drink glass, and highlighted the saying using black/red embossing glaze pens.

Challenges entered:

Shopping Our Stash #407 - Halloween
Arty Divas #7 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Week #43 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Simply B Stamps
Ink: Stampin Up Rich Razzleberry
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Computer, Printer, MS Word, Fibers, Ice Stickles, Brads, Glue Dots, Embossing Glaze Pens, Martini Stencil, Sponge, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin Up Markers

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Pretty In Pink


Second post from me today.  For my Pumpkin Kitty post, please scroll down one.  This cute little one took me few days to make since I was still dealing with a few health issues.  I've had her printed off for some time, just never colored or made a card with her.  It's gotten to the point with my health of, either try to focus on something besides how I was feeling, or just cry.  Lately, I've chosen coloring as my means of focusing.

This adorable little one comes from Kinda Cute By Patricia and is listed as one of her free images.  After coloring her using both prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled some going grey and pretty in pink over and around her before layering then adding some button brads.  I then pulled out a card with background I received as a RAK and added her using scor-tape.  I then added a black embossing glaze pen to highlight the eyes before adding a small pink bow.

Challenges entered:

Kinda Cute By Pactricia - October Facebook Group Challenge
Colour Craft Crazy Week 42 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - October
Outlawz Festive Friday Oct 18 to Nov 1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Stamps: Kinda Cute By Patricia
Ink: Stampin Up Pretty In Pink, Going Grey
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Computer, Printer, Stipple Brush, Brads, Bow, Scor-tape

Little Pumpkin Kitty



Hello and welcome. I've had this cute little image from Tiddly Inks called Fall Mavis (now retired although you can still get her as part of this image) for some time and just never did anything with it.  I wanted to go with a fairly clean and simple feel to the card so I did very little with embellishing the card.

After printing my image onto white card stock and, coloring with both prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled pumpkin pie and garden green inks around it before layering.  I then dry embossed a pumpkin pie panel using my big shot and pumpkin harvest cuttlebug embossing folder before rubbing the panel in pumpkin pie ink.  All this was then placed onto a garden green card.  I then added my layered image using pop up glue dots, a small black/white gingham knot, and silver circle clip.  As an afterthought, I pulled out my black glaze embossing pen to highlight parts of the Mavis image.

Challenges entered:

Tiddly Inks - Spooky or Sweet
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1942 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar October - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - P Is For Poppies or Pumpkins
Show Us Your Pussycats #47 - Meow-Loween or Furrything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great rest of your weekend.

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Fall Mavis
Ink: Stampin Up! Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Big Shot, Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Folder, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Ribbon, Clip, Stipple Brushes, Pop Up Glue Dots, Micro Glue Dots

Friday, October 25, 2019

Five Minutes Before


Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share with you a card I made using the Stella I don't always do mornings from Bugaboo Digital Stamps for Bugaboo's October Bingo challenge as well as a few others. For my card, I went with "distress, players choice and die/punch" bingo.


After printing off my image onto white card stock and coloring using both prismacolor and copic markers, I layered the colored image onto scraps of green and brown card stock then adding brads.  I then took my fingernail to distress the outside of the bottom layer.  Next, I took another brown scrap and dry embossed it using the cuttlebug circles embossing folder along with my big shot.  I then took a sanding block to "age" the embossed layer before adding it to a dark green card.  I then added the layered image to the card using pop up glue dots before adding flowers punched from card stock scraps, bling, and two acrylic circle stickers.  My final embellishments was highlighting Stella's glasses using a silver gel pen and sponging some distress inks around the edges of the card. I'm really happy with how this one turned out since it was made on no sleep.  Can we say "thank you migraine".


Challenges entered:

Bugaboo Catch The Challenge Blog - Bingo
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1942 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Week 42 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas #7 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Ink:Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Forest Moss
Card Stock: Stampin Up Scraps
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Acrylic Circle Stickers, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Circle Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Brads, Glue Dots, MS Hydrangea Punch, Bling, Sponges

Friday, October 18, 2019

We're Watching You And More NBUS



Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card that took me a few days to make thanks to my health issues. 

I started off by printing the Tempest Of Ice image (NBUS) from Stamps By Aurora Wings; then cutting the image panel down to size before stamping the icicles from the now closed MFP Stamp Shop above it.  I then colored everything using prismacolor and lyra pencils along with a blender marker.  Once the coloring was finished, I  stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass and broken china inks over and around the images before layering everything and adding brads.  For my card, I stamped the icicles in SU pacific point dye ink before adding the layered image.  Taking my blue gel pen, I highlighted the man's cloak before highlighting the wolves eyes in black, and the sword with a silver gel pen. I then added diamond ice stickles to the card, and once dry, added twine along with two wooden snowflakes to finish it off.

Challenges entered:

Stamps By Aurora Wings Facebook Group - October Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More #363 - Holiday
Outlawz Thursday Twist Oct 10 to Oct 23 - Dream or Nightmare

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Stamps By Aurora Wings, MFP Stamp Shop
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Pacific Point, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass/Broken China
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Prismacolor and Lyra Pencils, Blender Marker, Ice Stickles, Stipple Brush, Pop Up Glue Dots, Twine, Brads, Wooden Snowflakes