Saturday, March 17, 2018

Press Your Luck

This card I designed for the theme this week at
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
* Paper Pattern - From The Paper Studio called "Double Shamrocks", embossed with Provo Craft "Chicken Wire" folder.
* Twine - Spritz Twine Company.
* Clover - Image from Cricut Design  #M40949, inked with Septum Magic "Clear Glitter" pen
* Embossing on Shamrock-  Cuttlebug Provo Craft "Swiss Dots" folder.
* Sentiment - Computer- generated and matted on green cardstock.
* Photo Corners - From my stash, sorry no company name.
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Challenges Entered: - St. Patrick's Day  and/or Lots of Green

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wishing You

This card was inspired by the sketch this week at
Feeling Sketchy
I used a cream colored base card and matted with deep Gold cardstock...
* Paisley Patter - DVCW "Rustic" Stack.
* Strips - From same DCVW stack
* Embossing - Provo Craft "Perfect Paisley" folder
* Circles - Both are cut with Spellbinders
* Sentiment - Verve Stamp from the "Wishing You" set
* Border Lace - From local fabric store called Saas.
 Added pearl gems to strips and circle for a little more "somethin' something". 
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Friends and Flowers

 This card is inspired by the sketch at
CatchtheBugBlogspot: Stella Says
* Floral Cardstock - Is from the DCWV "Pocket Blossom" stack, which I then matted on a some light green cardstock.
* White Border - Martha Stewart Border Punch, cut on white cardstock. Added floral gros-grain ribbon on top.
* Circle - I used a Spellbinder die cut from a Nestabilities set.
* Coloring - The circle is cut out of plain white cardstock. I mixed Memento Dew Drops in "New Sprout", and Versa Magic Dew Drops in "Sea Breeze" give the circle some color.
* Sentiment - Is a Bug-a-boo stamp. Added bling to the flower center with a Septum pen in "Clear Glitter".
*Embossing - Provo Craft "Swiss Dots" folder using my CuttleBug.
* Butterfly - I used a pretty, pearly cardstock from the DCWV "The Shimmer" mat stack and my new Spellbinder Brilliant Butterfly metal die I have had for a while and am using for the first time. Added gemstones to it for bling. 
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Challenges Entered: - Sketch - Anything "Springy" (birds, flowers, leaves), use any manual (not electric) die-cutting/embossing machine, dies or embossing folders. - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Maracas Dancing Lion

This card is inspired by the sketch this week at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 

I started with matting a white base card with dark brown cardstock...
* Pattern Paper - From Michael's single sheet rack.* Strips - Are plain yellow card stock. I added Happy B'day printed ribbon to the bottom strip. Addedgreen Brads, for the tassel I used yarn.
* Embossing - Provo Craft "Spots & Dots" folder
* Image & Musical Note - Are stamps  from a set by Recollections called "Jammin' Animals".
*Lion Image - I used water color pencils to color the image. I used a Septum Noir "Silver" glitter pen on the maracas center for bling. I cut out a small circle from a yellow Pom-pom to create a fuzzy Lion tail. Added googily eyes, and used a Gelly roll pen in gold to color the musical note.
* Ovals - I used three sizes from the Cottage Cutz "Ovals" set.
SORRY! Don't know why the font size is showing up so small. Yet, the last part I entered at the bottom of the post turned out right...go figure. Maybe it will correct it's self back.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Music in Silence

This card was inspired by this week's sketch at
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog
* Musical Notes Pattern Paper - I used this single sheet musical notes pattern paper from Michael's on a white base card.
* Circles - All cut on Explore at 2.50, 2.00, and at 1.50", and then matted on the slightly larger black circles.
* Embossing - Is from the Cuttlebug "Allegro" folder.
* Sentiment - Is a quote by Mozart I found on line and printed out.
* Musical Notes - They are shiny 3-D embellishments from a pack of assorted colorful musical notes, sorry no name on package, anymore.
The card is quite simple but I think the sentiment carries a very powerful message.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Remember When...

This card was inspired by the challenge this week at
* I started with a Kraft base card and matching envelope. Next I cut a smaller piece of  beige gold foil-specked cardstock. I recycled this green net from a 3# bag of oranges I bought a while back ( I just knew this net would come in handy some day!) I covered the front of the cardstock piece with it.
* Gold Strips - I was in the middle of using my Scotch Tape Gun when I had to replace the roll of tape. I had the negative roll lining of the tape left over and it just started to unroll and unroll when I took it out. I thought "Hummm!...I will use this on the card...why not?".
* Image - I found on the Internet, I added the words "Remember When" and printed it out.
* Sentiment - I downloaded from the Internet.
* Oval - Is a Cottage Kutz from the "Stitched Ovals" set. I matted it to chipboard using my Xron "Create a Sticker". I asked my husband for the smallest fishing hook he had. I then attached it to the sentiment and taped the rest of the line to the back of the panel. Disclaimer: No fingers were hooked creating this card. My hubby clipped all the sharp points off the hook. Ha! Ha!
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Challenges Entered: - Recycle

Thursday, March 1, 2018

With Sympathy: Gold/White

I was inspired to create this card by the challenge at the
Fabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
We are to create a Sympathy card this week using our Provo Craft Cricut machine and the Cuttlebug machine.
* I started with this pretty soft lilac pattern paper by Craft Smith "Sunday Morning" stash. I then cut a smaller rectangular piece of white cardstock and attached it to a piece of very fine gold glitter cardstock from the Craft Smith "Holiday Glitzy Solids" stash.
* Frame - I cut from the Provo Craft Cricut cartridge called "Lacy Labels".
* Embossing - I used my CuttleBug to emboss the white panel with a Darice "Butterflies" folder.
* Sentiment - I purchased from Anna's Lovely Labels #MB1C828. Sentiment was written on Explore with a Cricut pen in "Lavender" ink.
* Ribbon -  Is a sheer, gold thread remnant from my Ribbon Scrap box. I cut thin gold thread from the ribbon to tie and add a knot to the ribbon. 
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