Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sending Smiles

I really liked the sketch for this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch! and just had to play along!



Pretty simple and somewhat monochromatic.  I used the striped die from Reverse Confetti die cut from Warm Cocoa cardstock from Gina K.  Stamped and die cut the Painted Flowers from Altenew stamped in gray and yellows.  Added the sentiment from Hero Arts stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle on a mustard card base from Gina K.

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Just Us Girls #458 - Color Week

It's time for our Color Week at Just Us Girls and this week's beautiful color combo was chosen by this week's hostess, Bobby!


Come on over to the JUGS blog to see what our Guest Designer, Julie Beech and the rest of the amazing Design Team have created using these colors.


This uses Altenew's Painted Flowers and Concord & 9th's Hope.  Stamped the flower outlines and sentiment in Gina K's Slate Gray and the flowers with Hero Arts Dark Quartz stamping off the first layer once and then adding the second detail stamp in the same color for contrast.  Colored the leaves with a light green Prismacolor marker.  Layered on Slate Gray and onto an Artichoke card base.

How do these colors inspire you?  Come share your creations with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

This is also a fit for the Flowers challenge #141 at CAS on Friday  
CAS on Sunday


Friday, September 14, 2018

Autumn Leaves

Having fun playing with leaves.  When I was much younger I used to like to play in the fallen leaves, but now I can only play with the stamped type. 
I have been stalking the Twofer Card Challenge since it started and now I am jumping in for this month's challenge - Leaves.


I used Gina K's A Year of Leaves and colored them with Prismacolor markers on kraft.  The thinking of your card is monochromatic with browns.  I used an embossing folder on the gold layer and sponged some Memento Rich Cocoa ink on it.  Sponged some darker brown ink around the two leaves and sentiment panel.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. The many thanks card has the leaves randomly stamped around the outer edges on kraft and added the sentiment from Gina K stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle, matted with Dark Chocolate and layered onto a Tomato Soup card base.  All cardstock is from Gina K.

Here they are individually.


Thanks for stopping by for a closer look!




Thursday, September 13, 2018

You Mean the World to Me

Loved the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! so much that I had to do one more!



Stamped the globe from Concord & 9th with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink and then colored the land areas with Prismacolor markers.  The blue paper is from Basic Gray.

Thanks for visiting!



Eek!

Playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch! with this Halloween card.



Stamped the spider and the spider web from some random stamps I have, die cut the circle, added some silver Stardust gel pen to the web and sponged some black ink around the edge.  Foiled some lime green foil onto some yellow cardstock.  Added the die cut letters for the sentiment and layered it onto a Gina K Apple Green card base.

Thanks for taking a closer look!



Saturday, September 8, 2018

Just Us Girls #457 - Trend Week

It's time for a new challenge at Just Us Girls and it's Trend Week!  Carol has chosen a fun trend for us, Hand Drawn Elements!



We have Julie Beech with us again this week as our September Guest Designer  .  Come on over to JUGS to see what Julie and the rest of the Design Team have created with adding Hand Drawn Elements.


Carol is asking us to use hand drawn type images and this is the very first stamp set that I had purchased.  It's an old Stampin Up set and I have no idea what the name of it is!  Stamped the outline in Denim Blue and stamped the box part with Lime Green.  The sentiment is much newer and is from Concord & 9th, also stamped in Denim Blue.  Layered it onto a piece of blue and white polka dot paper.  Stamped the stripes down the side of the green base with Distress Oxide ink in Faded Jeans.

Now here is my first card.  I thought we were supposed to actually hand drawn some elements and I can hardly draw stick people!




Used a CASual Fridays set for this simple card.  The dotted circle is from Altenew.  Added the dashes around the edge of the circle and the little stars with a gel pen.  The WTF usually gets a double take at first glance.

Come show us your hand drawn elements and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week,  which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.





Saturday, September 1, 2018

Just Us Girls #456 - Word Week

It's time for our Word Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Ina is our hostess and has chosen the Word - Celebrate!



I would like to welcome our September Guest Designer - Julie Beech.  Come on over to JUGS to see what   and the rest of the Design Team have created with the Word Celebrate as inspiration.



Black balloons for a 60th birthday!  Stamped the sentiment from Gina K and the balloons from WPlus9.  On the inside I stamped the big 60 in gray and the sentiment in black.  Pretty quick and simple!

Come on over to JUGS to show us your celebration creations and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week!  If chosen, that would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Foiled Candles

Playing around with foil and my laminator and since this card is so bright it fits the challenge at TIME OUT Challenges.



Colored the candles with Prismacolor markers then foiled with pink Fancy Foil on the candles and gold foil on the sentiment and stars. Matted with black cardstock and used foam dots to pop it up.  Added a strip of rainbow chevron paper and matted onto a bubblegum pink card base.

I also added this to the Stamp TV gallery for their Monthly Mix Challenge - Pop It Up.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Just Us Girls #455 - Photo Inspiration Week

It's time for our Photo Inspiration Week at Just Us Girls and Vicki has a super and very timely photo for our inspiration this week!


Be sure to stop on over to the JUGS Blog to see how this photo inspired our Guest Designer, Ros Crawford and the rest of the amazing Design Team.  I would also like to say THANK YOU  to Ros for joining us this past month and sharing all of her talent with us!


I was inspired by the colors and the school theme.  I used stamps from Unity - Stenciled & Deconstructed and Smarty Pants.  Stamped the background with Memento Soft Sand on Kraft.  Stamped the report card, sentiment circle and label with Memento Rich cocoa.  Good luck is from a Studio G set stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle.  The banner is from a set called Rad which I think is from CASual Fridays, stamped in Rich Cocoa and colored in with Prismacolor pencils.  Colored the dots on the 2 with a light blue gel pen.

Now it's your turn to show us how this photo inspires you!  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible at a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Just Us Girls #454 - Color Week

It's time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and Angie has chosen a soft and beautiful color combo for our inspiration!


Come on over to the JUGS Blog to see the amazing creations inspired by this color combo by our August Guest Designer - Ros Crawford and the rest of the JUGS Design Team. 






I found this image in my stash, I think it is from Sprinkle & Sparkle.  Lime green foil negative adhered to an aqua piece.  Stamped the sentiment from Stampin Up on aqua, die cut and layered on a  light green die cut banner.  Die cut some lime green cardstock with a polka dot background and layered over some aqua and then adhered to a pale yellow base.  This is so hard to get a good photo of with the foil.


And one more.  I just got some Prismacolor water soluble pencils from Amazon in their Daily Deals and couldn't wait to try them out.  They blend beautifully!  I used a little frog from Gina K and colored in light green and yellow, added the water with an aqua colored pencil and added some clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.  I had to add the yellow Nuvo drops due to a little oops.


Now it's your turn to share your creation with us!  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Just Us Girls #483 - Trend Week

It's my turn to host the challenge at Just Us Girls and this week is Trend Week!  Watercolor continues to be a big trend in cardmaking and when you aren't that good at watercoloring you have to find a way to get good results!  I came across this tutorial from Jennifer McGuire for Fast Watercolor Looks and I am quite happy with the results.  Jennifer has some of the best tutorials!


Come on over to JUGS to see the amazing results our Guest Designer Ros Crawford and the rest of our amazing Design Team have gotten with this technique.



First I heat embossed the flowers and leaves on the die cut Altenew flowers then followed Jennifer's tutorial using the Distress Inks!  I love how they turned out!

I can't wait to see the results everyone gets with this technique!  Come share your creations with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Chill

Using some Altenew stamps and playing along with CAS(e) this Sketch! and challenge #200 at Cardz 4 Guyz - Relax.


Cardz 4 Guyz


Stamped and die cut the bottles then sponged with Distress Inks.  Colored the bottle caps with a gold Prismacolor marker.  Stamped the sentiment with an alphabet set from Altenew in Memento Espresso Truffle.  The gold layer is from Tim Holtz Shattered collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Just Us Girls #452 - Word Week

It's time for Word Week at Just Us Girls and Maria has chosen the Word Beach.  This is a great choice for our challenge since this is definitely Beach time!


Since this is the beginning of a new month, that means a new Guest Designer and I would like to welcome Ros Crawford!  Come check out what Ros and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with the Word Beach.


Started with a pre-watercolored panel and sponged on some Distress Ink in Antique Linen for a more beachy feel.  Dic cut the tag, tag topper, striped panel, sand dollar and the swirly piece all from Reverse Confetti.  Used Prismacolor pencils to add some color to the sand dollar.  Stamped the sentiment from Gina K in Memento Espresso Truffle and adhered to a kraft card base.

Come on and play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would put you in the running for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

This is also a fit for the Tag It! Challenge #138 at CAS on FridayCAS on Sunday

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Just Us Girls #451 - Photo Week

It's time for our Photo Week Challenge at Just Us Girls and Nancy has a gorgeous photo for our inspiration!


I would like to say a huge Thank You to our July Guest Designer Julia Aston for joining us this past month with all of her amazing creations!  Now, come on over to the JUGS blog to see what Julia and the rest of the Design Team have created with this photo as inspiration!


I was inspired by those beautiful flowers, but went with a simpler flower image that I have had and it has hardly seen any ink.  Stamped the flowers with Hero Arts Dark Quartz on ivory then stamped the sentiment with Memento Espresso ink.  Added some Nuvo drops to the flower centers, which are very hard to see in the photo.  Then layered onto a peach base.  Stamps and cardstock all by Gina K.

How does this photo inspire you?  Come share your creation with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Men's Golf Shorts

This week at Cardz 4 Guyz the challenge is Men's Fashion and I went with golf fashion.

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo


I immediately knew what image I was going to use!  This is from Clear Art Stamps and it's called Golf Time.  Colored with Prismacolor markers including the frame around the image.  Used an argyle embossing folder that was inked and then run through my Big Shot on the background piece, embossing and inking at the same time.  Die cut the sentiment from Tim Holtz in Gina K Charcoal Brown.

Thanks for dropping in!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Just Us Girls #450 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls and Lisa has chosen a beautiful, soft color combo for us to play with!


You really have to visit the JUGS blog to see all the lovely creations by our Guest Designer - Julia Aston and the rest of the talented Design Team.


Using my Altenew Beautiful Day flowers again!  Stamped the outline in black and only one layer with the pink.  Stamped the big swirly image from Technique Tuesday on the white base in aqua ink.  Added a few Nuvo drops.

Come play along with us and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Floral Birthday

Playing along with the Mod Squad Challenge with theme of Floral Birthday

Modsquad Challenge

And another entry to the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge for their Splash Watercoloring challenge



The splash watercolor background was done with Distress inks in Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters following Loll Thompson's tutorial.  Stamped the striped piece in Memento Elderberry from Gina K's Ribbon Stripes.  I am loving this new hydrangea stamp from Gina K!  Stamped the flowers and watercolored with Distress inks in blues and purples and then greens on the leaves and stems.  Added yellow gel pen to the flower centers.  Stamped the sentiment from another Gina K set in Memento Elderberry.  

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Watercolored Die Cut

The July challenge at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge is to Colour your Die-cuts + stamping + your choice



Also, over at CAS Watercolor Card Challenge this month the challenge is Splash Watercolor





Die cut the flower 3 times and glued together then watercolored with Distress Inks.  Watercolored the background panel with blue and green.  Stamped the sentiment and used a word window punch and adhered to the watercolored panel overlapping the edge.  My flowers are a little splotchy from some of the glue getting onto the top, but it gives it a little character and that's what I'm going with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Just Us Girls #449 - Trend Week

It's Trend Week at Just Us Girls and Bobby has chosen the ever trendy Watercolor Background.


Come on over to the JUGS blog to see the beautiful watercolor backgrounds created by our Guest Designer - Julia Aston and the rest of the Design Team.


A friend asked me to make a sympathy card for someone who just lost their beloved cat and this is the best cat image I could come up with.  I colored the cat to try to match what the cat looked like in life. Distress Inks were used on the background and then the leafy branched were added by using a stencil.  After sponging some green ink through the stencil, I added some brown to the branches and some darker green to the leaves with Prismacolor pencils.  I didn't have a color I liked for a base, so I swiped some Distress Ink around the outside edge of a white base and on a strip for the sentiment and the circle for a better match. 

Now it's your turn to create a watercolor background and play along with us at JUGS.  You could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Nautical Birthday

I combined 3 challenges for my Nautical Birthday card.

Cardz 4 Guyz # 198 -  Blue and Brown 

Cardz 4 Guyz Logo

Double D Challenge - Nautical

Double D Challenges

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch Challenge



One layer card using Kraft.  Stamped the compass image from Kaiser Craft with Hero Arts Pool ink.  Added the rope image from Gina K and colored with a Prismacolor marker.  Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts with Memento Espresso ink.  After taking the photo, I wish I would have stamped the rope first and masked it before stamping the compass.

Thanks for taking a closer look!