Friday, October 20, 2017

CASEing Myself for Tag You're It! Challenge #75

Hello friends.  I had so much fun making the tag for the Tag You're It! challenge, I thought I would CASE myself!



I kept with the Fall/Autumn theme and used MFT's Harvest Mouse stamp set to come up with these 2 tags:



I used Gina Marie Design dies for the tags and then stamped and colored the images with my Copics.  The colored DSP behind the tags is PTI's Orange Zest Patterned Paper.  

Hope you'll join in with playing along with us at Tag You're It challenge...you can find all the details right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Make It Monday #300 - Build A Wreath

Hello friends.  This weeks Make It Monday challenge has Melissa showing us how to build a wreath using different images from different stamp sets!  It's always a delight to see what Melissa comes up with and she showed 3 FABULOUS cards to inspire us this week!

Here's what I came up with:


I started with a 3 3/4" by 5 1/2" card base like Melissa likes to use and added some plaid Canyon Clay DSP from the Bitty Big pack to the bottom third of my card base and then a strip of Honey Nut cs before starting to build my wreath.  I used Twig Wreath for my actual wreath, and then started embellishing using the swag from Autumn Adornments stamp set.  I just love those bitty pumpkins and acorns!  I also stamped and cut a few leaves from the Twig Wreath set with Honey Nut cs and then also stamped a few of the twig images in Canyon Clay ink.  I stamped my sentiment in Cocoa Bean ink using the Year Of Psalms: August stamp set.  To finish I added a seam binding ribbon, twine, & button, and then also added some Autumn Red Nuvo drops to the berries for a little extra added pop of color.

This was such a fun challenge to play along with and there's still lots of time to join in!  You can see Melissa's BEAUTIFUL cards and find all the details to play along right HERE.
 
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


Monday, October 16, 2017

CAS Watercolour October 2017 Reminder

Hello friends.  Just a reminder that you have until the 24th to play along with this month's CAS Watercolour challenge.


It's so much fun to be playing alongside all the talented designers this month as a Guest Designer!!


And here's what I came up with for this reminder post:


I had a brand new die from Poppystamps to play with...Gentle Leaf Collage.  I die cut the leaf image and then on a separate piece of watercolour cardstock, I used my Gansai Tambi watercolours in reds, oranges, and pinks, and just a tiny bit of purple.  Once dry, I adhered this layer to my card base, and then pop dotted the die cut leaf layer over the top of that.  I added an embossed sentiment banner using PTI's Ways To Say: Thinking Of You.  The small pink enamel dot added another pop of color to this CAS card.


For this challenge I watercoloured, die cut, embossed and stamped.

Don't forget this challenge is open till the 24th, and also that this is CAS Watercolours 1st Birthday, and 2 prizes are up for grabs...one for the challenge winner and one random draw lucky winner.


You can check out all the lovely cards from the DT for inspiration right HERE and then play along.  We'll look forward to seeing you in the gallery!!


Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


Merry Monday #261

Hello friends.  This weeks challenge at Merry Monday is brought to us by Kelly, and she would like to see you use an ORNAMENT on your card.


This was a perfect chance for me to play around with a new set by PTI called Brilliant Baubles, and here's what I came up with using some non-traditional colors:


I started by stamping the 3 different ornaments in Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, & Green Parakeet and doing a little bit of edge blending with Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, & New Leaf inks.  I embossed in silver the ornament tops, strings, and sentiment, and then finished by adding silver die cut bows, sequins, and rhinestone gems.  Pretty bright colors for a Christmas card, but hey, artistic license and all that you know!

So dig out your ORNAMENT stamps and dies...we can't wait to see what YOU come up with for this weeks challenge!  You can check out all the great inspiration from the DT and then play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Tag You're It Challenge - October Guest Designer

Hello friends.  I'm so excited to have been asked to be the Featured Artist over at the Tag You're It Challenge this month!  And since the weather is turning cooler and the leaves are starting to fall (at least here in Michigan anyways!), I decided on this little cutie from Penny Black to share with you.


When I was growing up, raking leaves was a family affair as we had SO many Oak trees in our yard and the leaves just kept falling and falling!  Back then we were allowed to burn the leaves and while I know now that it's not good for the environment, I still remember quite fondly the smell and all the emotions that smell brought with it!  Now with all our leaves, we have to bag them and the recycle truck picks them up.  All to say, this little girl brought back many memories!


The image and sentiment are a little set called Hello Autumn, and I embossed them in black and then used my Zig Clean Color brushes to color the little girl and leaf.  Once my image was dry, I masked her and then blended Salty Ocean distress ink lightly all around her and then used a Gina Marie Designs die to cut out my tag shape.

We can't wait to see what you're inspired to come up with, so check out all the inspiration from the DT, and then play along right HERE.


Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!



Thursday, October 12, 2017

Colorthrowdown #464

Hello friends.  Playing along with this week's challenge over at Color Throwdown, where the colors are orange, taupe & black.


I had a Impression Obsession image already colored up that worked perfectly for this challenge so all I had to do was make it into a card!  Take a look:


Isn't this a great image?!  (sorry my card isn't straight...I think my head was on crooked!)  I colored the pumpkins and bench/table with my Copics and then matted it to a piece of Bitty Big DSP (PTI) and then layered that to a white card base.  The sentiment is from PTI's Wreath For All Seasons.  I also sprayed quite liberally the image with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz, but of course it doesn't show up very well on camera...grrrrrr!!



There are so many BEAUTIFUL cards from the DT and in the gallery for inspiration, so check it out and play along right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Make It Monday #299 - Sentiment Windows

Hello friends.  Playing along with this weeks Make It Monday challenge where Dawn McVey shows us how to make a beautiful card using a die cut window to frame our sentiments.  I made a very simple card but absolutely LOVE how it turned out!

 
I started with a white card base and a piece of Pure Poppy Bitty Big DSP, and then cut my window opening with a rectangle die.  I stamped my sentiment next from O Holy Night and then finally got out my Beautiful Berries: Winter and had fun stamping the 3 different size sprigs with Olive Twist, Pure Poppy, & Scarlet Jewel inks.  After placing the sprigs on my card, I still felt like it needed something, so I added a bird from the Winter Woods set and it totally finished off the card IMHO!


This whole card just feels so bright and cheery and I love how well the Bitty Big DSP and the sprigs and bird go together!  I might have to make a few more cards similar to this.  Thank you Dawn...a GREAT challenge!!

There's still time to play and you can check out Dawn's lovely card and video right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!