Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas Wishes!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!
See you again in 2016!
Happy crafting,

Monday, December 21, 2015

Decorated Seven by Nine Binder

Hello friends, I'm changing gears today putting away the Christmas cards and gift wrap.

I brought along a selection of Valentine stamps to have on hand as we move into the New Year. They are stored in a 7 x 9 binder plain white and boring. So today I changed that by taking a sheet from my Collage Art Stack and randomly stamping all over it to make some cover inserts for my binder. These binders make great little albums too. This was  a super easy and fun project to do.

Supplies used:
Binder from Staples
DCWV Collage Art Stack
Quietfire Design -Go Forth and Alter, Created by Hand, Double Stroke Capital J, Illuminations 2
Stampin Up! -Awesomely Artistic 
Stazon Black and Black marker

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Illumination and Peace Window Tag Ornament

Just popping back in to quickly share a window tag ornament, it is decorated the 
same on both sides so it can hang in a window too!

The stamps I used are Quietfire Design and die cuts are Spellbinders.
I'm entering this at Die Cut Divas December challenge.
Signing off for tonight!

Poinsettia in Pink Card -Paper Tole

Hello friends, I confess that I love pink poinsettias. I had one in a water globe 
once and it glowed as if it was lit up by Christmas magic. :) 
What's your favorite Christmas decoration?

For this card I stamped the Quietfire Design Poinsettia three times with die ink. 
Once in green for my base panel and then twice in pink for the top layers. 
I coloured all layers with Bic markers and fussy cut the pink pieces, 
then shaped them before setting aside. 
Next I stamped the Merry Christmas before attaching the panel to my glimmer mat. 
Which was then adhered to the card base layer.
The final step was to attach the flower pieces with pop dots.

Thanks for the visit!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Poinsettia in Pink Christmas Card

Hello again...this lovely stamp set from Quietfire Design arrived this afternoon and the moment I returned from the Post office I just had to create with it! It looks a bit wonky in the photo because I was pretty liberal with the water while painting with my dye inks. Next time I'll use watercolour paper in the meantime a couple days in the mail should flatten the card out just fine. :)

I'm happy to answer and questions you may have about my cards.
Happy crafting!

Entered this in Virginia's View December Challenge

Playing Catch Up - Postcard, Thank you Card & ATC

Hello friends, today I'm playing catch up. The first share is a stamped collage postcard using the Dragon from Whimsy, Awesomely Artistic and Lovely as a Tree from SU!. The second a thank you card using an older Hero Arts stamp set. And my final share is a silly ATC titled Tropical Snowman made from an advertising flyer. The ATC and Postcard are available for trade.
I'm excited to be creating and trading ATCs again, I really missed it. :)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Winter Wonderland Card

Hello, today's share is a card I made using the Winter Wonderland sentiment from the previous post.

Quietfire Design stamps and sketched trees. 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

DIY CD Case Printing Press and Cards

Hello crafty friends, this morning I found some time to make a few cards, it took me three tries to put the sentiment on my stenciled Santa card. Then this evening  I discovered a video in you tube and voila sentiment printing just got a whole lot easier for me.
This CD case makes it easy to line up and print multiple copies
of a sentiment or other stamped images.
Using a Quietfire Design stamp here.

Close up view of double stamped sentiment.

This was the card that challenged me, Joyful sentiment is from SU!
I cut out Santa with my Slice and used it as a stencil.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Joy Card

The latest fusion challenge is up and it's a fun one this is my take on it. To check out more entries or to play along go here. Thanks for stopping by. Jutta

Paper from my stash and stamp from Quietfire Design.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Peace ATC's

Spent the morning playing with some new Quietfire Design stamps. I love this set, they worked
perfectly for some ATCs. It has been a while since I made an ATC and it feels
great to get back into them. These are available for trade on my flickr page here.

Thanks for the visit!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Challenge and Exchanges, Oh Yeah!

Hi friends, this evening I've got the Christmas blues going on but it's a good thing! I'm playing along in the Fusion card challenge -blue Christmas. This card was a breeze to make I added some sparkle to the patterned paper but sadly it doesn't show up.

Used a gorgeous stamp from Quietfire Design and SU! papers.

Fridays mail run netted me these three beauties below, it doesn't get much
better than this for happy mail days! :)
This sweet card is from Shauna for Nov SOS Card Chain Challenge.
These two gorgeous cards are from Arlene and LaVon as part of the
Angel Christmas card exchange on Age of Elegance Flickr Group Exchange. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

DIY Storage Box and Album Make Over

Hello! This weekend I continued on my efforts to organize my craft room. One of the things that I've been wanting to do for a while now is to make some custom storage containers. The first item I made was a box that holds my re-inkers it also fits washi tape very nicely. I have a lot of mat board scraps and they are perfect for making sturdy boxes. There was a bit of the scrapbook paper left over so I used it up for this sweet little card. I'm loving this paper stack. Then I tackled a falling apart 8x8 chipboard album that I use for storing my clear stamps in. Thanks for looking! Jutta

Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas Card Collection and Snow!

Good morning , let the clean up begin here's a view outside this morning.

Now on to the fun stuff and the rest of today's share, Christmas cards and a bookmark tag. These are
a mix of papers from my stash, die cuts and SU! stamps.

In the cards below I used my stamp for the snowflake details on the RH one and stenciled through my die for the LH one.

I really like how this bookmark tag came together, it's going to look great hanging on the front of a gift bag.

I'm always glad to answer any questions if you'd like to know more about how my cards are made.
Have a good weekend!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

All Occasion Card Set and Case

Hello, it's another snowy day here in the valley almost 9" today and it's still coming down hard. 
A perfect day to spend in the craft room. :)

My mother asked for a set of all occasion cards a while back,
 today I made this set with case for her.

I used some patterned paper from my stash and stamps from Quietfire Design and SU!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Oh the Joy!

Welcome back! 
Quietfire Design has new Christmas stamps and I just could not pass them up. 
Well they arrived yesterday and you know what that means, play time! :)

Where all the fairies hide card.

Joy, pine and poinsettias frame.

For the trees on the card I used the Magnolia Winter Forest stamp. 
The pine bough stamp on the frame is from Hero Arts.
The Quote and Joy ornament stamps are from Quietfire Design.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nov SOS Card Chain Challenge Entry

 Hello again, here's a little card and ornament that's on its way to 
Arlene in CA as part of Deborah's international  SOS Card Chain Challenge

Thanks again for stopping by today!

Trio of Angel Cards

Hello friends, is it really December first already. 
Today I'm sharing a trio of 3D cards I made for a challenge and exchange at 
Age of Elegance Flickr Group. Can you guess the theme?

Sentiments are from Quietfire Design and the images were online freebies.

It feels good to be back, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

create without limits -Bookmark

Here today sharing a bookmark I made with the fun Quietfire Design calligraphy stamp create without limits.
For the top panel, I started with a scrap of watercolour paper that was torn out of my Art Journal.
-Daubed a bit of pink and lt blue here and there on the dry w/c paper and roughed up the one edge that was torn from the Journal to give it more texture.
-Next I used a Memory Box die to cut craft foam for an outline stamp as well as various colours of card stock for building the flowers and pot (set aside). 
-After lightly wetting the w/c paper I used the craft foam outline stamp with dk blue ink  to make a shadow, let dry completely.
-Next I glued the lt brown CS outline over the inked shadow I coloured the flowers, leaves and pot with markers before adding the leaves and flowers in green CS followed by the flowers only in yellow CS.
Note: With the multiple layers offset slightly it gives it a nice 3d effect.
-Completed panel by stamping sentiment in same dk blue as the shadow. 
Then adhered panel to coordinating  patterned paper then to card stock. Since I had an plastic sleeve on hand I used it but it would look just fine without too.

Entered this into the Die Cut Divas March Challenge.

The sun is finally high enough that we can enjoy it in our sun room, 
hard to get up from a lunch break in here. ;)

Reflections, a photo from our files that I dedicate to my
aunt and godmother who left us last week. 
She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

To Create is to touch the spirit Card for March CCC

I hope you have been enjoying a sunny week too. Out at the lake house last weekend we had a half dozen crocuses peeking out between the bits of remaining snow. :)

Today I'd like to share  a card I made for the March Card Chain Challenge at SOS it is on it's way to Australia. A bit funny because the card I'm to receive will be coming from Australia. 

This time I managed only 3 of the criteria as I just couldn't find a way to add lilac onto my card.

Here is a link to the March Card Chain Challenge info. and to see some great cards for last months exchange check February card chain challenge reveal

The wonderful quote stamp is from Quietfire Design

Thanks for your visit today!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Art Journal Portrait Page

This is just a quick share of a portrait page I did in my Art Journal.

The journal is 9" x 12", 140# watercolour paper that provides a lot of texture when colouring or painting.
For my portrait I used pencil crayons and W/C paints.
It's been over 20 years since I've done a portrait. The inspiration struck in the last few minutes of watching a TV program so all but the initial oval sketched is from memory only.

What's an art journal for if not for trying new things or things that move us outside of our comfort zone. What will you add to yours, the mystery of what's next is what makes it fun! :)

Have a crafty day!

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