Friday, February 16, 2018

Sparkly: Just For You

This card I created using the sketch from
*Pattern Papers - Top is shimmery gold cardstock, bottom  is a pretty cream color background with   a starburst-like design in gold foil. from the DCWV "Pocket Blossom" stack. 
*Green Squares - From the DCWV "Taj Mahal" premium stack. I love this stack, it has all heavy cardstock in beautiful bold designs and bold colors. They also all have a smooth glossy look to them. Hard to take a picture of the gold-tone print on it. But, it is so pretty!
*Ribbon - From my ribbon scrap box. The ribbon has a flower cutout design and pretty shiny gold thread throughout.  
*Sentiment - An old rubber stamp from Michael's, using Chocolate Brown stamp in.
The green border is not part of the card, it is just background.
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Challenges Entered: - Sketch - Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Beam Me Up Scotty!

This card I created for the challenge at "The Male Room"
Base Card - First I used a yellow cardstock on the card base and matted it with this black and blue pattern from a pack of 6"x6"  pack of assorted tie-dyed patterns cardstock. It reminds me of the sky at night.
Embossing -  Is a Darice "Stars" folder.
Circle Sentiment - Is cut with a Martha Stewart circle punch. I typed out the sentiment on my computer, added a gold foil star, and used a Gellyroll silver glitter gel pen in a criss-cross design for bling.
Scotty Sentiment - Is a computer image download, matted on yellow cardstock.
"Light Beams" - I used yellow yarn. 
Theme is a card inspired by Television,
I chose the TV show "Star Trek" 
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Challenges Entered: - Theme: A card inspired by Television.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Best Wishes Blue Floral

This card is from a sketch by Kathie at Sweet Sketch Wednesday Two
The base cardstock and sentiment are actually a Navy Blue shade, but appear black in the photo. :(
Pattern Paper - By ColorBok Signature "Wild Indigo " stack.
Panel - Light Blue cardstock.
Embossing - Darice "Flowers & Leaves".
Corners - Fiskar corer punch.
Flowers - Made of heavy chipboard and individually stacked, some with glitter added to them. I have had these for a very long time, sorry no name.
Sentiment - Spellbinders "Sentiments 3" die using my CuttleBug. Matted with a soft Beige cardstock.
I used a Gelly Roll "Glittering" pen on the flower centers, and on the letter "i" for some bling.
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Challenges Entered: - Use any Embossing folders, Dies, CuttleBug

Monday, January 22, 2018

Three Little Daisies

This card I created using this week's sketch from the "Feeling Sketchy" challenge. My Get Well card supply is running low and I decided to make this a "Feel Better Soon!" card. Hopefully, it will brighten someone's day! 
Base Card - Textured 12x12" cardstock in a chocolatey brown shade from Recollections.
Pattern Card Stock - 6x6" "Enchanted" Simple Stories Double-sided stack. Matted on white card stock.
Embossing - Cuttlebug "Pinking Stitch" folder.
Photo Corners - My Little World "Corners" die set.
Daisies - Cut on the Explore using the Daisies image from the "Gypsy Wanderings" cartridge. I added orange Skittles to the flower centers.
Sentiment - Computer-generated using the "Bradley Hand" font on my font system.
Ribbon -   From my ribbon stash, sorry, no name.
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Challenges Entered:

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Glittery Hearts

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, time to get really creative! This is the first Valentine's Day challenge for far. :) ;)
I'm not too sure how I feel about using pink and black colors on my valentine cards, but I do love the traditional red & white color combos. So, here is my card!
I started with a basic white card base, and matted it with a red glittery cardstock from the "Holiday Glitzy Solids" stack from Craft Smith. I then use a Martha Stewart Hearts border punch on the bottom.
I used a satin lined sheer ribbon on the side and added two silver glittered heart brads by Recollections.
The white panel is plain cardstock which I embossed with a Darice "Hearts" folder on my Cuttlebug. The three hearts I cut out at different sizes on my Explore. I then embossed the hearts with a Provo Craft "Swiss Dots" folder on my Cuttlebug. The white heart I sprayed silver using "Glitter Mist".
The sentiment I wrote and printed out on my Explore with a Cricut pen in Ebony Black ink, and matted it with the same red glittery cardstock. I used the little negative heart cuts from the border punch, on the sentiment for some bling.
Sorry, my colors are do not show as red & white as they really are...Santa didn't bring me a new camera! :(:(
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 Challenges Entered: - Theme: Valentine's Day - Cricut Image: Basic Shapes Hearts

Friday, January 19, 2018

Vintage World Map

This card I created using the sketch from Catch the Bug Blog "Stella Says Sketch", I needed to make a male card in a vintage theme for this week at The Male Room Challenge. I think this sketch worked perfect for both challenges. Happy the way it turned out
* Started with a Kraft paper base card which has a matching envelope.
* Cut a strip of plain cardstock and embossed it with a Provo Craft "Hounds tooth" folder. The       ribbon I used on the strip pretty much looks and feels like a shoe-lace like material.
* Triangles are burnt brass stick -ons.
* Vintage map is a computer print out of "World Wonders". which I double-matted..
* Sentiment tag is an  "Artist" cartridge image cut. I printed out the sentiment using the "Algerian" font on the Cricut Explore.
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Challenges Entered: - Theme is "Vintage"

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Baby Boy Diaper Pin

YAY!!! Finally!!.... My very first post for 2018!
Happy New Year, wishing the year is starting out good for everyone. After the rush, rush, rush of the holiday season, PLUS my grandson's Soccer games, then catching this "yuck" that is hitting everyone and being in bed for a little over a week, I think I am now ready to really get back into crafting...let's hope!
*First, is this baby card I made, and it sure felt good to be crafting again!
I started with plain Navy cardstock over the base and applied a light blue baby footprints pattern paper over the Navy.
*The panel is also plain Navy and White cardstock. I embossed each with a Cricut "Cane Back Chair" folder. I wrapped Navy and Light Blue embroidery cord around the panel and added a Diaper pin with a bears face on it (my new embellishment).
*The sentiment is a banner image cut using the Close to My Heart - Artiste Cartridge, The text is written on my Explore using a "Geoed" color ink Cricut pen.
*I popped the image with 3-D tape squares. Added a small Navy blue button to banner.

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Challenges Entered:  - Sketch - January Blues - Anything Goes - New Cartridge, new embellishment (Diaper Pin), or new image. And one Cricut cut. (Banner: CTMH Artiste cartridge)