Monday, February 26, 2018

Ski Boy

 This card was inspired by the challenge this week at
The Male Room Challenge
* I matted the base card with a very pretty cardstock with a cloud-like background with gold foil scattered throughout from the Craft Smith "Sunday Morning" stack. Sorry about the glare from the flash on the left side. Always hard to photograph shiny or foil papers. I noticed the same thing happened with the satin ribbon reflection.
* Image - I down-loaded from the Internet and colored it with watercolor pencils (please excuse my coloring skills...coloring is not my forte! LOL!!). I used a Cottage Cutz "Stitch" die to cut around the image border, I then used a Septum Noir clear glitter pen on the goggles & ski pole rings.
* Clouds - Are cut out with dies by Cottage Cutz. I again used the Septum Noir pen on them.
* Sentiment - I typed and printed out the sentiment on the computer. I then cut it out using a Spellbinder from the "Ribbon Tag Trio #2, and ran a blue satin ribbon through the tag.  
* Embossing - Though not very visible on here, I embossed the tag with a Darice "Cloud" folder.  
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I Love You Heart

  I made this card using the sketch by Kathie at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
I started by matting my base card with red cardstock and matted it with an elegant pearlized embossed-like paper from the "Core'dinations Cardmaker Series".
* Heart - From a Recollections "Valentine's Day Doily" pack.
* Center Heart - I cut from the same pearlized paper using the heart image from Circuit Design Space "Basic Cuts". 
* Sentiment - I wrote on Explore using a Cricut Explore pen in "Very Berry" ink. Tiny hearts are made from regular card stock using a mini punch.
* Flowers - Are store bought and made of felt material and the leaves are made using a Sizzix "Branch w/Leaves" die. 
I finished off the card by adding small red gems at the corners.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018


I made this card using the sketch for this week at
Sketch Saturday by Claire

* I covered the base card using single dark green 12"x12" cardstock in "Holly Berry".
* Striped pattern paper is from my scrap box, sorry no name on it.
* The white squares were cut on Explore. The sentiments were  also written on Explore using Recollections Medium Green Cricut pen. The matting dark green squares I cut out on my Explore using the same dark green cardstock. 
* The Clover is Cricut image #M40949 Clover Designer's Calendar.
cut the clover in two sizes and popped with them each with 3-D squares. The smaller clovers were also cut on Explore. The large and small clovers I covered with a Septum Noir Glitter pen for bling. Sorry, it looks and glitters better in person.

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Challenges Entered: - Something with the letter "L"

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