Thursday, December 6, 2018

Season's Greetings

My card today is for the  SSS Flickr Challenge 111.  As usual I am down to the wire.  I used a couple SSS products.  The Picture Book Snowman is one of my favorites.  I also used the Falling Snow Stencil.  I love this stencil and have used it year after year.  This time I used the Circle Doodle Background.  I embossed it in white  on craft, and then colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I like the way it turned out.
Paper:  Craft, Neenah, YNS, MFT and scraps
Ink:  Versafine and Versamark
Stamps:  SSS, and MFT
Dies:  MFT and Spellbinders
Other:  Prismacolor Pencils and Modellier Creme

Friday, November 30, 2018


Hello friends!  I have a card for the Wednesday SSS Challenge.  I am working on Christmas cards again.  I am so behind.  I just love this Folk Dance die from SSS.  It can be used in so many ways!

Paper: MFT, HA card and scraps
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  MFT
Dies:  SSS and MFT
Other:  Detail white embosssing powder

Monday, November 19, 2018

Like No One Elf

Hello friends!  I have a card for the current MFT sketch challenge.  I wasn't sure I would make it in time because of all the busy Thanksgiving plans.  I have had this cute little elf for some time and never inked it up.  It's about time!

Paper:  HA card, MFT, YNS and Neenah
Ink:  Versafine and GinaK
Stamps:  MFT
Dies:  MFT
Other:  Copic markers

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bling it Out Again

I have a second card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #39.  I am also entering my card in the current SSS Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes. I used Deco foil with my laminator this time.  I forgot how much fun this technique can be.  I matched the foil to some of the LawnFawn holiday papers for a less traditional look.    

Paper:  Lawnfawn scraps and HA card
Ink:  Versafine
Stamps:  Lawnfawn
Dies:  Lawnfawn and MFT
Other:  Deco Foil and HA pearls

Monday, October 29, 2018

Bling it Out

Today I have a card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #39.  This challenge is to use a little bling, and is perfect for this time of year!

I used a bunch of sparkly supplies.  Lawn Fawn paper, Imagine Shimmer spray and Icicle Stickles.  The background was a bit of a happy accident.  I used Distress Oxide Ink on Alcohol paper  and sprayed it with water.  It took a while to dry but the result was like snowy weather.  I also switched the dot on the eye to a heart.  One more Christmas card finished!

Paper:  Neenah, Lawnfawn and scraps
Ink:  Distress Oxide and Gina K
Stamps:  Lawnfawn
Dies:  Lawnfawn
Other:  Copis markers, Shimmer spray and Stickles

Monday, October 15, 2018

What's You Sign

I have two cards for the current Your Next Stamp Challenge.  Their Fun Friday Challenge is What's Your Sign.  My birthday is in December so I made a couple Christmas cards.  Lucky for me I am way behind in holiday card making, and this challenge is perfect!

YNS has some of the best dies too.  The Stripe-tastic Rectangle set is so versatile. I used it for a holiday backdrop.

Another favorite of mine is the Snowfall Panel die.  Add some sparkly paper and it is perfect!

Paper: Lawn Fawn, MFT, and Neenah
Ink:  Versafine and HA
Stamps:  YNS
Dies:  YNS
Other:  Copic markers, Wink of Stella and YNS Gumdrops

Friday, August 31, 2018

Fall Inspiration

I have a couple of fall inspired cards today.  I have so many stamps that I have inked once or not at all.  I challenged myself to use some oldies but goodies from PTI.  They all have tried and true techniques that I have loved and used for years.
The PTI Friendship Jar is one of my all time favorite stamp sets.  I never tire of it. The background resist panel was made with a Daily Bread Design Stamp and several distress inks.  I used two different sewing machine stitches for decoration.  I like the old nostalgic feeling that a sewing machine creates.  The images were colored with Copic Markers and the bottom two pumpkins were given a spritz with Shimmer.
I used another fun PTI set and some great new MFT glitter paper.  
This woven background is a new PTI paper.  It is perfect for this theme.  Glossy Accents were added to give the jug a ceramic feel. 
Paper:  MFT, PTI, HA cards and scraps
Ink:  Versamark, Versacolor, and Distress
Stamps:  PTI and OBD
Dies:  PTI ans SSS
Other:  HA gems and Copic Markers

I am entering my cards in the current SSS Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes