Saturday, June 19, 2021

Wishing You Well

Hello and welcome.  Sorry it's been a bit between posts, but I've been dealing with a nasty migraine.  Today is another challenge over at Catch The Bug and my card is featuring a never before used image Bugaboo's Wishing You Well.

After printing the image onto Neenah white card stock, I colored it using Castle Art pencils before lightly stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink for the sky.  Once I was finished stippling, I layered it then added it to a hand made background that was sent to me as a RAK.  I wanted to keep the card fairly clean and simple so the only embellishments added were some Dew Drops.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to enter into the challenge at  Catch The BugPlease also stay safe, get your vaccine and please wear a mask so we can beat COVID.

Stamps: Bugaboo
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Neenah White, Close To Cocoa, RAK'd Background
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Castle Art Pencils, Stipple Brush, Glue Dots, Dew Drops
 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Well Shiver Me Timbers!!


Hello and welcome.  It's time for another Friday Freebie from Bugaboo stamps and you can grab this week's freebie over at Catch The Bug.  I love this cute little pirate monkey!

After printing him onto Neenah white card stock, I colored it using Castle Art pencils.  Once that was done, I created the cloud background using a Picket Fence Studio Slimline Cloud Stencil using Tim Holtz stormy sky distress ink as well as blender brushes before stippling the sand with Adirondack caramel ink.  I then layered the image and added some small silver brads then added it to my card.  The card base was created using white card stock with some dusty embossed DCWV All About Boys designer paper with stormy sky distress ink stippled around the edges.  I then added some faux sewing to the card and image panel using a black artist pen.  I admit I sometimes do things backwards. *shrugs* Oh well, it worked this time.  The only other embellishments were two silver dew drops and a pirate sword charm I've had in  my stash for years, and I mean years!  I'm really happy with how this turned out since I'm still dealing with these blasted migraines.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend and don't forget to grab your Bugaboo freebie here.

Stamps: Bugaboo
Ink: Tim Holtz Stormy Sky; Adirondack Caramel
Card Stock: Neenah White; SU; DCWV All About Boys DP
Accessories: Computer, Printer, PFS Blending Brushes, PFS Slimline Cloud Stencil, Castle Art Pencils, Charm, Ranger Glossy Accents, Black Artist Pen, Brads, Glue Dots, Dew Drops
 
 
 

Monday, June 14, 2021

PIP 2124

 Challenge 2124 - Team A

June 14

https://www.janmahew.com/

 

Hello and welcome.  This week's Pammie's Inky Pinkies challenge is being sponsored by  Jan's Digi Stamps.  I would like to thank them for providing all of the images the design team is using.

After printing the image onto Neenah white card stock, I colored it using Castle Art Pencils since I'm still dealing with the same migraine I've had for a few weeks now.  Once it was colored, I stippled Tim Holtz concord grape distress ink around it before layering and adding brads.  The card base is made using Stampin Up card stock and the dry embossed panel was made using a Sizzix swirl embossing folder and my big shot.  I then sanded the raised pattern before lightly stippling forest moss distress ink over it.  The border was made by taking some scrap designer paper and stamping it in concord grape distress ink using a long retired Stampin Up set called Beyond The Basics.  After adding my layered image, I decided to lightly stippled milled lavender and old paper distress inks over the main image to "age" it a bit.  The saying was then stamped in memento tuxedo black ink with another long retired Stampin Up set called Tiny Talk.  I then added grape organdy ribbon and a wine glass charm to finish the card off.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great week and let's continue doing our part to fight COVID.

Stamps: Jan's Digital; Stampin Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Concord Grape, Old Paper, Milled Lavender, Forest Moss
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up; Scraps
Accessories: Castle Art Pencils, Stipple Brushes, Sizzix Swirl Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Wine Glass Charm, Ribbon, Brads, Glue Dots

Monday, May 31, 2021

PIP 2122

 Challenge 2122 - Team A

May 31

THEME = BUTTERFLIES



 

Hello and welcome to another challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  I would like to thank Bugaboo for providing images the design team used.  Since this is the fifth week of the month, we have a theme challenge and that is Butterflies.  So show us your butterfly creations.

I started out by printing my image, Dandelion Butterflies, onto Neenah white card stock then colored using Castle Art pencils.  Once my coloring was finished, I lightly blended tumbled glass distress ink around it before layering.  Since I didn't have matching brads I made my own by using a hand held small hole punch, scrap card stock and a Martha Stewart glue pen.  The only other embellishments were a pink organdy ribbon and silk butterfly adhered using Ranger glossy accents.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to join in the challenge.

Stamps: Bugaboo
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up!
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Castle Art Pencils, Small Hole Punch, MS Glue Pen, Ribbon, Ranger Glossy Accents, Silk Butterfly

Sunday, May 23, 2021

I Will Sing

Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card I made using a beautiful Stamps Happen stamp sent to me by my friend Sarah A.  I was having a really down kind of day, thanks to my migraines, when I started this card.

After stamping it in memento tuxedo black ink on a Neenah white card, I pulled out my Castle Art pencils and colored it before layering and adding brads.  For my card, I pulled out a scrap piece of music note designer paper and added that to a pacific pointe card base before adding a strip of matching card stock then sponging Tim Holtz broken china distress ink around the edges.  The card is finished off by adding some blue prima flowers I've had for years and then some bling to their centers.

Challenges entered:
 
 

 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Stamps Happen
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Broken China
Card Stock: Stampin Up; Scrap Music Note Designer Paper
Accessories: Castle Art Pencils, Sponge, Brads, Glue Dots, Prima Flowers, Bling

Let's Celebrate Little Hedgie


 
Hello and welcome.  Today starts a new Stella Says Sketch challenge over at Catch The Bug and I'm using the cute little Hedgehog Flower digital Crafters Castle #41 - Anything Goesimage for my card.  I also took a little "artistic liberties" with my take on the sketch.
 
I started out by stamping tone-on-ton half of a green galore card base before sponging the matching ink around the edges.  I then die cut a scallop border in scrap orange card stock before stippling Tim Holtz spiced marmalade distress ink around the edges of it then added using glue dots.  Since I've been dealing with another migraine, I then popped up a tag I had made a while back, using dimensionals, before adding some flowers I made by punching scrap card stock using a MS hydrangea punch adhering them using Ranger Glossy Accents.  The final touch was gold ice stickle centers.  Easy peasy right?  

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great week and don't forget to enter the new Stella Says Sketch here.

Stamps: Bugaboo; Stampin Up On Your Birthday (retired), Boho Backgrounds (retired)
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade; Stampin Up Green Galore, Garden Green
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Castle Art Pencils, Ribbon, Dimensionals, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die, Big Shot, MS Punch, Ranger Glossy Accents, Ice Stickles, 3D Glaze Pen, Brads

Friday, May 21, 2021

Celebrating You With Wine

Hello and welcome.  Today is another Freebie Friday over at Catch The Bug and this week's freebie happens to be a fun Chef Pierre image.  

Once I had my (NBUS) image printed onto Neenah white card stock, I colored it with Castle Art pencils before sponging some rich razzelberry ink around the edges then layered and added gold brads.  For the card, I added a green felt grape vine border ribbon I bought on a whim over a decade ago and never used (NBUS). I then added my layered image popping it up over the felt border.  I then stamped the saying, from a long retired Stampin Up set, in memento black before adding a matching satin ribbon with a wine glass charm I've had for years and never used.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to grab your free image this week over at Catch The Bug.  

Stamps: Bugaboo
Ink: Stampin Up Rich Razzelberry
Card Stock:Neenah White; Stampin Up
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Brads, Castle Art Pencils, Felt Ribbon, Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Wine Glass Charm

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Take Me To The Beach Please!

Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share with you a card I made using the Day At The Beach digital stamp from Impression Obsession.  Now if you're not a fan of digital stamps, they also have it as a rubber stamp here.  I had originally started it a week ago for the new Free For All challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, however, I was slowed down considerably by a migraine.  I still have it, but it's a tad more bearable now.

Once I had the image printed off onto Neenah white card stock, I colored it using Castle Art pencils before stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress and Adirondack caramel inks around it then layered.  Since I didn't have brads that matched the card base, I made my own faux brads by punching some small circles then adhering them to the layered panel using a 2-way glue pen.  After adding the image panel to my card base, I pulled out some blue gross grain ribbon from my stash and added that.  The only other embellishments added were an old Paper Bliss tag with caramel ink stippled around it and waterfall ice stickles to highlight the ocean waves.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and please stay safe out there.

Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass; Adirondack Caramel
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Castle Art Pencils, Paper Bliss Tag, Glue Dots, Ribbon, Stipple Brush, Small Circle Punch, MS 2-Way Glue Pen, Waterfall Ice Stickles