Monday, February 29, 2016

Christmas Card

It's only March and I already have a good start to my Christmas cards.  This is my dt card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes.
Since this card will be mailed to the recipient, I kept it free of bulky embellishments.  Gotta save a little on postage.

Card Details:
Image: Kidz Reindeer from Bugaboo Stamps
Spellbinders label dies

Entered in following challenges:
Not Just Cards: anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner: anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Owl Card

My son had his 22nd birthday the other day and this was the card I made him.  He is one of my biggest crafting supporters so I knew he would notice right away that I tried a new technique. (He did and asked me about it).  I finally got a chance to play with the distress reinkers I received for Christmas.  I painted the background with the ink and then dropped little bits of water on top to create the look.  I kept the card clean and simple (CAS) to show off the background. I really love the way it turned out and I can't wait to try other color combos.

Card Details:
Owl stamp: Not sure which company it is from
Distress inks: bundled sage, pumice stone, weathered wood
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Stitched circle die

entered in to following challenges:
Avenue 613: Anything goes
Come and Get It Challenge: Mixed media (die cuts and alcohol inks)
Scrappy Hands: Forest Animals 
The Paper Players: Clean and Simple

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Christmas Card

The theme this week at 52 CCT is Christmas Baking.
For my card I used this grumpy gingerbread man from Peachy Keen Stamps. I kept the card simple because it will probably go to one of my nephews.

Card Details:
Stamp: Peachy Keen Stamps
Stitched Circle Die

Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Easter Gift Box

Spring is in the air here in NW Missouri.  The temps have been in the 50's this week and today it's expected to get up into the 70's.  It's been great to get the little kids outside again for longer periods of time. Since it's Missouri, I'm sure it will get cold again and even snow before spring officially begins. 
This cute little gift box is my DT creation for Aud Sentiments. I used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge to make the box.  There were two slots in the top so I added ribbon. The box is only about 1/2 inch in depth so it's perfect for a little cash, gift card and small candy treats.
Project Details:
Image: Egg Tulip Bunny from Bugaboo Stamps 
Box: Tags, bags, boxes and more Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders dies
Chick: Easter Cricut cartridge
Butterflies: Martha Stewart punch
Sentiment: Computer generated by me
Entered in following challenges:
Crafts Galore: Use a digi
Die Cuttin Divas: Kids theme
Fan-tastic Tuesday: Anything goes with twist of cute

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Color Challenge Card

This is my DT card for 52 CCT.  The theme this week is a color challenge (Blue, Cream, Gold).  Those a beautiful colors for Christmas card.  I used this lovely Tilda stamp from Magnolia Stamps. I love the way the gold turned out on the candle and the flowers in her hair.  I colored the image with copics and then painted over the gold with extreme glitter paint.  I also used antique white embossing enamel which as bits of gold in it.
I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge.

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
La La Land banner die
Spellbinders dies
extreme glitter paint
embossing enamel

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Christmas Card

It's time for another weekly Christmas card challenge at 52 CCT.  This week the challenge is to follow the sketch.

I created a quick and simple card this time.  I used papers and printed images from the Recollections Christmas Noel paper pack.  I did add a sentiment using a stamp though.
I can't wait to see your Christmas cards made using this sketch. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016


I really like how this valentine card turned out. This is my DT card for the Aud Sentiments challenge "Use a Love Sentiment" 
 I started by taking the doily circle from the Easter Cricut cartridge.  I used cricut craft room to weld two of the doilies together for the card base.
I folded the front in half and then decorated with die cuts and stamps.
I wanted to try out a new coloring technique and make her outfit look like it was covered in sequins.  If you want to see how to do this, you can view THIS video on youtube. I did use some extreme glitter paint after I colored with copics for a little extra sparkle and shine.

Project Details:
Stamp: Stop In The Name Of Love Tilda from Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, T0, T1, T3, T7, E57, E35, E53, E50
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
Easter Cricut cartridge
Stop In Name of Love Sentiment Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Bee Mine Sentiment: Rubber stamp from Michael's dollar bin
Flutter Tree die from Spellbinders

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons: Love is in the air
Midweek Magnolias: Valentines/Love
Magnolia-licious: Love and/or hearts
House of Cards: Shaped cards

Monday, February 1, 2016

Christmas Stockings

Wow! Can  you believe it's already February?  Today is the day that winter storm Kayla will be dumping large amounts of snow on parts of the United States.  We are just on the southern edge of her predicted path so I don't think we will get much, if any snow.
Today is also the start of a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra.  The theme is Anything Goes.  I can't wait to see what you create.
I had fun making this card using the Christmas Brat Stocking Boy from Bugaboo stamps.  The stocking diecuts are a new set from Spellbinders I received for Christmas. ARe they fun?

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment: Bugaboo Stamps
Stockings: Spellbinders dies

Entered in following challenges: