Monday, May 29, 2023

Freshly made sketch

 Hi Friends, 

I made a couple cards for the Freshly Made Challenge. OnChallenge linke was inspired by Jennifer Blum white card and the other is a rainbow inspired card. Just checking right under the wire  The challenge closes in a few hours! 

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

A few challenges


For the Freshly made challenge, see below.

Hi all, I’m sharing a few challenges for the week. 

For the first one, I combined the Color Throwdown 740 with the MFTWS643 sketch challenge. 

(MFT Butterflies Stamp Set is retired.)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Anything Goes 

For this card, I used Freshly Made Sketches

Supplies used will be provided upon request. Thank you.
Some are retired.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Card Concept 180b

 Hey there!

Since I decided to make a card, I figured I'd post it to my old blog which is still active. 

Some thing possessed me to make a card. I was scrolling around and saw 

The Card Concept 

 inspiration photo challenge and thought about all the supplies I had from a decade ago that would work very well.

The Style of this card is Mixed Media/Vintage. It qualifies not only for the style but because the supplies used are ANCIENT! 

I used embossing, heat and dry. I inked up an embossing folder with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and used an ivory paper with this cool Tim Holtz clock embossing folder. 

I used a retired Flourishes stamp set for the image and sentiment which I embossed with detail gold powder and cut it out with spellbinders fancy tags die. Do you remember all these products from ions ago? Obvi, I was inspired by the 180b image with the colors, the clock and the vintage masculine feel. It's hard to tell but the card base is a dark red. 

I also used the Freshly Made Sketch 554 to design the card. Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Hippity Hop


Hey there, let’s see if I can remember how to blog. 
This is my card for the Card Concept 172 and Freshly Made Sketches 529.
I used a Reverse Confetti stamp and die set “Hippity Hoppity”. I didn’t check to see if it retired, I’ve had it along time. I’m rusty with my Copics but I don’t mind. I’m just happy I made a card! 
Have a great day!
P.S. my card style is clean and layered. I was inspired by the colors.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Lawnfawnatics #70

 Hey there Friends, I have a card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #70. 

Sorry for the dark pics.
I was inspired by the watercolor hearts on the inspiration photo. 
Supplies used: LF Snow Day stamp set, LF Sparkle stamp set, Distress inks, Clear embossing powder, water brush, zig markers, versamark embossing ink, versafine pigment ink onyx black, silver star sequins, silver spica pen.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Flutterby TCC119

Hey Friends, I was very inspired by the Card Concept 119 inspiration photo this time. I decided to make a mixed media vintage card. I took out my MFT Butterfly wishes stamp set (maybe retired) and inked up the butterflies by stamping each in two shades of ink. I touched them up with some colored pencils. I then sponged around the edges with Antique Linen distress ink and splatter some gold spray and white paint on top. 

Using sketch 339 from Case this sketch I diecut and vellum square and gold heat embossed the sentiment. Deviating somewhat from the sketch I placed a punched butterfly and gold thread in the right corner and added some gold bling. The photo does not capture this as pretty as it is in person. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Happy Anniversary

Hi Friends, I am thrilled to be asked to Guest Star for The Color Throwdown Challenge!

 They provided a elegant, colorful floral color palette and inspiration photo to work with. You've got to play this week!

I had to pull out my WPlus9 Ranunculus stamp set. The golden flatware inspired me to gold heat emboss my image and I colored the blooms with Copic markers. I used more gold powder to heat emboss the Verve sentiment. (The inside says ...a happy anniversary). The Pretty Pink Posh scalloped frame was die cut with gold foil cardstock. I added a few tiny black splatters and sparkling clear sequins to finish it. 

My in-laws our celebrating 70 years married next week! I was thrilled to use the Color Throwdown #558 to make their card. 

Make sure you check out the design teams' cards as well. Thanks for stopping by!