Thursday, March 29, 2018

Seize the Birthday -Use a Bird or Birds

Hi There, This time at Seize the Birthday our topping is to use "a bird or birds" on your card. It's the perfect chance for me to use my new Pretty Pink Posh "Hummingbird Thanks" stamps and dies. I also used PPP "Pretty Petunias". The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Thoughtful Messages" set, which was white heat embossed on black card stock.

For the bird and flowers I stamped them with Versafine Onyx Black on Bristol CS and colored with Zig watercolor markers. I enhanced them a bit with white gel pen.

The background panel is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Birds and Swirls, I believe.
I had a hard time with the bird, just wasn't sure how to color, but worked it out. Next time will be better! 

or Anything Goes

Other Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Anything Goes

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Inspired by all the little things 82

Hi, Friends, It's time for Inspired by all the little things #82. We have a GORGEOUS floral photo to be inspired by this week. I was inspired by the flowers and silverware. 

I stamped and die cut the beautiful WPlus9 Summer Southern Florals 2. I used many Momento Inks for that. I also die cut a white CS circle to set them on. I stamped my background with SSS gingham cling background stamp using the Misti for great coverage. 

I die cut the sentiment with SSS Sending/Wishing die with silver paper on top and 2 layers of white underneath. Instead of using the minuscule dots for the "i", I used tiny silver half pearl-type embellishments. Then I silver heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on white CS. 

Our guest this month is Kelly Lunceford. Come visit the blog and see what she and the rest of the talented team have made!
Thanks for stopping by.

Other challenge links below.

Simon says Stamp Wed. Challenge Easter Inspired (The colors on my card are easter-like)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seize the Birthday-Teal and White

Hey Friends, Seize the Birthday has a great new challenge for us! "The Toppings" is to use the colors Teal and White. Who doesn't love a pretty teal, aqua turquoise-y color? It's my favorite after pink. 

I used a Newton's Nook "Newton's Birthday Bash" stamp for this. It only occurred to me after the card was done that I should have put some clouds or ground at the bottom to give him a reference point. Oh well! (Rookie move, haha)

I colored the image with Zig watercolor markers, masked it with masking paper and sponged on some distress ink in an ombre fashion. I then splattered it with water and more distress ink, set it on a teal card base and added some sequins and tiny MS confetti. Lastly I added a healthy dose of glossy accents on the balloon. 

I had so much fun with this card esp. pulling the mask off and seeing the image and background together. It never gets old! 
Come play with us this week, won't you? 

The Toppings are Teal and White! or you can always use Anything Goes. Your choice.

I'm guesting for March and April! WooHoo!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics-Fun with Dies #24

Hey Peeps! How are you? I decided to play in the Lawn Fawnatics challenge since I needed a baby card. This set is older but I haven't used it that much. The ducks are so darling! 

I started by Copic coloring the little ducks and clouds and I paper pieced the umbrella. All are from the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby stamps and dies. 

My arched die cut panel die is from Pretty Pink Posh (Stitched Duo 3). I sponged it with Tumbles Glass Distress ink and die cut some grassy hills with Lawn Fawn Plaid Paper. I Stamped the raindrops from the same LF set with the same ink and set the ducks on top. 

I prepared my white card base by adding more LF patterned paper and stamped the sentiment. Darice twine finishes it off.

It's been a while since I made a card that was not for a design team. It was fun!
Thanks for visiting.

Other Challenge below!

Crafting by Design March Anything Goes

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Inspired by all the little things #81

Hey Friends, It's that time again. This week at Inspired by all the little things we have a pretty photo with lots of neutrals. I chose to focus on the labels and flowers. I found this great piece of patterned paper with labels on it in my stash.

 Then I grabbed a Penny Black (or Hero Arts) set for the Queen Anne's Lace flower. I heat embossed it in white and stitched in on my panel. For a nod to the glass bottles I tied a clear greenish blue button on some gold twine. No sentiment, I plan to use as a note card. 

While making this card I discovered that I do not own any shell stamps! The horror! This beach lovin girl has got to get some. :)

Kelly Lunceford is our guest for the month. Come on by and see her card as well as the wonderful design team cards. 

Other challenge links below.

Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge Anything goes (Simon graphic is in side bar)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

Hi Friends! Surprise! I'm guesting at Seize the Birthday for the months of March and April! How fun, right? I'm thrilled to be joining the wonderful design team. I always like to make birthday cards so this is perfect. 
I started my card by stamping and Copic coloring this adorable Llama image from Newton's Nook. I think it's supposed to be a Holiday set but I think it works for birthdays.
 After coloring and highlighting with a white gel pen and die cut it and set on a ink sponged diecut circle. I made the background and card base from MME birthday themed paper and a Lawn Fawn scalloped border die. 
It's easy to play along with this challenge. You can make any birthday card you would like! 
Thanks for visiting!

No Toppings this week.