Saturday, April 25, 2020

Lovely Lily Pad Card For April CCC

Those that know me know I love the colour purple and I really like how this card came together for my card chain challenge card where the challenge colours were light purple, dark purple and black. :) It is now on it's way to the Netherlands. You can find more information about the monthly challenge here .
All supplies used are from Stampin' Up! 
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Silhouette Sweetness For March CCC

Here is a sweet and cheery silhouette card made for the March Card Chain Challenge that's on it's way to New Zealand. I chose to go with the colours and friendship theme.
To find out more about the Card Chain Challenge go here.


                               Theme Options: Things with Wings / Flowers / Friendship
Product / Technique Options: Embossing / Designer Paper
All images Stampin Up!

Thanks for looking!

All Stampin Up! supplies used; 
Stamps -Silhouette Scenes and Happy Birthday to You
Dies -Sweet Silhouette and Stitched Nested Lables
Stencil -Trees from Basic Pattern Masks
Paper -Whisper White CS and (R) DSP
Ink -Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc. Stampin Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Sequins and Twine 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Criss Crossed Card Duo

Made this card duo for the Splitcoast Stampers TLC784 Criss Cross Card Challenge .
I put my own twist on it by using a single sheet of 12"x12" double sided cardstock to 
create two 5.5"x 4"cards with 5"x 3.75" inserts at once.
Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock  -SU! Whisper White, Unknown double sided from stash.
Stamps -SU! Tiny Tags (R), Delicate Doilies (R), Honey Bee.
Punches -SU! Scalloped circle, 1-1/2" Circle, Tab and Lable.
Ink -Distress Spun Sugar and Vintage Photo.
Stampin Blends Markers in Pool Party lt and Daffodil Delight lt.
Basic Rhinestones, Collage glue and Stampin Dimensionals.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #28

How clever is this Dotty Jo has started a monthly Christmas Kickstart Challenge for all the details go here. A great way to get all your cards made ahead of time. My take on the red theme for February is a traditional red, green and gold card. It features a lovely sentiment and die design from Quietfire Design.
Thanks for looking!

Aloha -February CCC

Aloha, for this warm and tropical card I used the Stampin Up! Timeless Tropical stamp and die set. This card is now in Norway as part of the February CCC an international card challenge and exchange. 

Images Stampin Up!
Thanks for looking!

Supplies used:
Stampin Up!
Stamp and Dies -Timeless Tropic Bundle
Paper -Tropical Oasis DSP
          -Peaceful Poppies DSP
Cardstock -Whisper White, Silver foil
Ink -Emerald Envy, Rococo Rose
Stampin Blends Markers -Rococo Rose Lt & Dk, Olive Green Lt & Dk, Pool Party Lt

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Valentine's Day Cards

Oops I guess it would help if I actually pressed publish, oh well better late than never. ;)
A post I was reading a few weeks ago now reminded me of Valentine's Day back in elementary school. Every year we would make a something such as a giant decorated heart to hang on our desk. Every one including the teacher exchanged Valentines. It was a lot of fun and the best part back then was that no one was left out! I have been so lucky to have a caring family and awesome group of friends that have helped me out during  the last few years that I decided every one needed a card. 
Thanks every one I really appreciate every kindness more than words can convey!

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

New Year New Energy!

It's been too long since I showed my blog a little love. I have been creating cards and other paper crafts again and it feels so good. Here are a few of my latest creations.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July International Card Chain Challenge

This card is on it's way over the pond to Jane in England. Each month at The Card Chain Challenge Gail, Deborah and Jo challenge us to create a card using the prompts they supply.
For July it was;
 Here is what I came up with.

Stamp: SU! Uncharted Territory
Ink: Distress -Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone and Staz On
Paper:  SU! Sahara Sand CS, 7 Gypsies Global (Matt), SN White
Embellishment: Misc. Brads and SU! Bakers Twine        

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Happy May First

With the warmer weather I've been meaning to get back to my daily walks. Sadly there are too many excuses not to and I seem to know them all.
But hold on, that was until today when Rebekah, a MJF blogger I follow issued a May 31 DaysYou challenge. The idea is to carve a half hour out of your day for yourself and take a walk. Well my days are mostly my own so no problem there. She also mentioned to take a camera and snap a few shots along the way. So with out further ado I give you my May first walk in pictures.
The maples are in full bloom and the bees are rejoicing.
The last of the daffodils. I harvested some of
the dried ones for crafts.

These maple blossoms are gorgeous.

The lilacs are starting to bud out too.

I disturbed a pair of mallards when I took this. The water is very
high at the out flow and rising daily.

The beavers left their snack behind last winter.

Oregon grapes in bloom.

And home again, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Art Journal -Imagination

Happy Sunday, all though it is rainy out I can rejoice because it gives me some time to play in my Art Journal. I entered Imagination for week 17 -Letter I at Joggles 2018 Art Journal. Also entered in Emerald Creek April Dare. #ECAPRIL2018

And here a first dabble into magazine transfers using a Gelli Plate.
It came out fairly faint so I'll have to try again with other materials.
Stamps used: SU! and Darkroom Door.

Enjoy the day!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Two Birds Art Journal Trio

Hello Monday!
I had a fun weekend, on Saturday I finally managed to get my bicycle fixed and road worthy once more.  Then on Sunday it was Scrapbook day, oh YAH! Spent the day hanging out with some awesome creative ladies. Never get much done but hey it's all about the visiting and food, isn't it?

I managed to complete a few Art Journal pages so this is my share for today. 

The half moon shapes were stamped with a piece of wood I found
in our kindling pile. I love using found objects!
Entering this one in to Joggle Art Journal Week#16 Prompt-Six

Thanks for the visit!

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