Thursday, March 31, 2016

Viva Le Verve

This is a card I made from this week"s very nice sketch at http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/  that is designed by Maureen.
I have had this digi for a while and not sure who it is created by, sorry. I used water color pencils, which is pretty much all I use when coloring digis/stamps. I am awful when it comes to coloring. I added black Enamel Accents to the "nobby" at the top of the umbrella and to the slicker buttons for depth. I used a Gelly Roll Clear Glitter pen on the raindrops and water puddles. The circles are cut with Spellbinders. The clouds are 'sticko" by EK Success, the butterfly I added tine gems and it is a punch cut. The flower I bought at a fabric outlet store and is made of wire and mesh with yellow gems added on top. The sentiment I wrote on my Explore with a Cricut Explore pen in" Blueberry".

 
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cardz4guys

This week at http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/ were are to create cards using anything with the "Letter A".  With Mother's Day right around the corner comes children making their First Holy Communion. I wanted to use "Angels" to represent something with the Letter "A" on my card, I decided to make a card showing a boy making his First Holy Communion.
The photo is a computer download and I used a Gelly Roll pen in Gold ink on the Angels flower crowns,  the sentiments are written on a 6.50" X 5" cream colored blank card by Recollections using my Explore and Systems Font feature . I added a metal cross and metal Dove brads, the embossed straight lines along the left and right sides of the card I created by scoring them on my Martha Stewart Scoring Board.

 
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches

 I used this week's sketch http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/ to create my card which is designed by Jessi Fogan. I love the simplicity of the sketch and decided to also use it for the theme at Merry Monday challenge.
I downloaded the sheet music to the song, cut out bells on the Explore and added silver glitter and silver metallic cardstock behind the "holes" of the bells. Wrote out the sentiment also on the Explore and added satin ribbon & bow to the tag.


 
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Merry Monday

This week at http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ challenge we are to make a card using our favorite Christmas Carol. I have a few favorites, but "Jingle Bells" is one I really love because, around Christmas time when riding around with the grandchildren in the car,  this is one my Hubby and I always enjoy singing along with them....."oh what fun"!!
I downloaded the sheet music to the song, cut out bells on the Explore and added silver glitter and silver metallic cardstock behind the "holes" of the bells. Wrote out the sentiment also on the Explore and added satin ribbon & bow to the tag. I used this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches to create my card which is designed by Jessi Fogan and I will be posting it there, too.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Merry Monday

Here is my card for this week's challenge at http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ . We are to use a church on our Christmas themed card. My sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I think it worked out very well for each challenge.
Church Scene - Computer downloaded and cut and matted with chipboard using  a scalloped Spellbinder die.
Papers - Base card is Navy Blue cardstock, pattern paper is from the Recollections "All Season" stack. Panels are white cardstock matted with the same Navy Blue.
Corners - Are cut with a mini metal die.
Embossing - Is a Provo Craft "Hounds Tooth" folder.
I "glistened" all the snow, trees, church and fence posts with a Gelly Clear Glitter pen.

 
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Mojo Monday

This week at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/  we have this very nice sketch by Julee Tilman. I am posting it also at this week's Merry Monday challenge where we are asked to use a church on our Christmas themed card. I think it worked out very well for each challenge.
Church Scene - Computer downloaded and cut and matted with chipboard using  a scalloped Spellbinder die.
Papers - Base card is Navy Blue cardstock, pattern paper is from the Recollections "All Season" stack. Panels are white cardstock matted with the same Navy Blue.
Corners - Are cut with a mini metal die.
Embossing - Is a Provo Craft "Hounds Tooth" folder.
I "glistened" all the snow, trees, church and fence posts with a Gelly Clear Glitter pen.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Another great sketch by Debbie Foster at http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/ this week. I really dug into my Scrap Box for this card and used scraps for all the solid colors. Except, the card base is kraft paper cardstock and the pattern design one is Recollections "Bright & Basic 6X6" stack. The scallop cut is a Spellbinder die and the oval is cut, and written on my Explore. which I added chipboard to the back. I added gold metallic thread edged gunny sack ribbon and dark brown glitter dots.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches

To create this card I combined this week's very nice sketch by Melissa Craig athttp://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/ and the Color challenge by Sue Joyce at http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ which is to use the colors Silver, Gray, Black and White. The background is embossed in white cardstock with a "Holly" embossing folder by Provo Craft, The sentiment is written on my Explore using a font from my computer System Fonts and printed out on my Explore, as were all the circles. The ornament/snowflake (embossing folder by Darice) and the star (mini embossing folder by Provo Craft) are embossed on Silver Metallic Foil cardstock by ACSpecialty Paper foil stack. Never used the color black on a Christmas-themed card before, but I think the little bit of black matting gave it an elegant touch with the metallic silver cardstock. The gray cardstock has a very pretty shimmer to it, also.
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Merry Monday

To create this card I combined this week's very nice sketch by Melissa Craig at
http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/ and the Color challenge by Sue Joyce at http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ which is to use the colors Silver, Gray, Black and White. The background is embossed in white cardstock with a "Holly" embossing folder by Provo Craft, The sentiment is written on my Explore using a font from my computer System Fonts and printed out on my Explore, as were all the circles. The ornament/snowflake (embossing folder by Darice) and the star (mini embossing folder by Provo Craft) are embossed on Silver Metallic Foil cardstock by ACSpecialty Paper foil stack. Never used the color black on a Christmas-themed card before, but I think the little bit of black matting gave it an elegant touch with the metallic silver cardstock. The gray cardstock has a very pretty shimmer to it, also.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mojo Monday

This is a card I made using the sketch for this week at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ and the color scheme for this week at http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/.  Loved this sketch but was on the fence with the color combo. Once I finished the card I was very happy with the colors and results. The back ground pattern paper is from DCWV  "Stack 9", coral paper is from Recollections "Bright & Basic" 6X6 stack. Flowers from Michael's Flower Embellishment tins. The flower center is a brad from a collection from "My Mind's Eye". I added Skittles to the large panel corners and embossed it with a Provo Crafts "Houndstooth" folder. The "Cheer Up" stamp is from Close to My Heart "You Are My Happy" acrylic stamp set. Now that I posted my card, I see the coral color of the flower looks more pink, it is more the same color of the coral panel...boo! hoo! so sad!!


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Saturday, March 12, 2016

CASology

I'm finding CAS cards are not always so clean and simple to create, but this is a challenge, right?! This week at http://casology.blogspot.com/ we are to create "Laughter". This image I believe is spot on. So, here goes! I was looking for something cute and funny, I think this one is perfect! I have a great-nephew that is in Karate and for a 10 year old is doing very well. I think I will one-up him with this card!!
Here is the card Featured Designer Monika Reeck provided for inspiration. I was inspired by the cuteness and fun look of her card:

 
 
 
Here is the card I created. All I did was ink the borders all around the card with red and black Stazon ink pads, rounded the corners and popped the Sylvester panel with red cardstock. I think he pretty much said it all and not much more needs to be said or added. LOL!! 
 
 

Merry Monday

Hello,
Sorry for playing "Beat the Clock" this week...I had Cataract surgery this past Tuesday. Didn't think I would be up to crafting this week, but here I am, at the last minute. Hope I get all this cards done in time!
This week at http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ we are to use buttons...these I have a ton of, but only able to use a total of four on the card I came up with...shucks!! The Holly is a cut from my Explore. I used glitter cardstock to cut it out from. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Michael's and the embossing folder is "Snowflakes" from Provo Craft. The buttons are from my Button Jar. The Holly cut has three openings above the three buttons and I matted the openings with silver metallic cardstock. kind of hard to see, sorry. 

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Double D's Challenges

Feeling Green
The theme challenge this week at http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/ is to use green ( and, maybe a smidge of red)....I mean LOTS of green!!
The four-leaf clover is a cut from an Explore cartridge...one big and three smaller. The other one at the top is a brad. Sentiment typed and printed out on Explore. Added red/green panels cut from scrapes and Polka-dotted ribbon. Cardstock is all from single sheets.

 
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches

As long as I have been making cards, banners and pennants have always been my nemesis... until I bought my Explore and starting designing my cards on Design Space, now it is so much easier. This week at ttp://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/ , you got it, a sketch with pennants! Here is what I came up with. The pretty semi-glitter cardstock is from DCWV "French Country" stack, embossed with the "Chicken Wire" folder by Provo Craft. I created, printed and cut the pennants and sentiment on Explore. I loved the technique that Debbie used on another card on her Blog with the embossing-on-vellum video by Deb Valder and gave it a try. I embossed the vellum with a "Flower Swirl" folder by Darice,  leaves are a metal die by Sizzix.

 
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CASology

Toy Top Time
Very unique Cue card at http://casology.blogspot.com/ this week, the cue word is "SPIN". First I was baffled...what to do!?? But, let me tell you...these awesome DT members did not let me down...the inspiration provided by each was WOW! Right away a Toy Top spinning and spinning popped into my mind and I found one to download. First, I printed out the toy top, cut the image out into a 2.75" circle on the Explore, added a diamond shaped metal brad to the tip of the top, then glued the Toy Top circle to the inside of the card. I wrote and printed on the card (after a bit of measuring) the sentiment on my Explore. I would have loved to wrap the sentiment in a circle all around the cut-out, but, unfortunately it is one technique among many  other things I have not mastered, yet! I then punched out another circle at 2.50" with a circle punch under the sentiment to allow the Toy Top to show through the circle. And, of course we have to have some string to spin that top!! It was such a fun and simple card to create.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Merry Monday

  The theme for our inspiration this week at http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/  is "Tropical" Christmas. I found this sweet picket fence Christmas image with the sand, beach and Palm trees on the Internet and thought this was ideal. I cut out a Palm tree from my Cricut cartridges with my Explore, popped another layer of fronds on top of it for depth, fussy cut the holly from the background paper and added red pearls for the "berries". The flower-edged frame is also cut on Explore, the sentiment is computer-generated. Check out Merry Monday on the link above for more awesome inspiration.
 
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