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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sympathy

FYI - the bg  color is aubergine (eggplant).  tattered lace die;  Cheery Lynn butterfly; Tattered Lace DP; Spellbinder circle dies.
Sketch:   http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Add something from nature:   http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
Use a sentiment:   http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/

Agnes celebrates an 80th birthday

A friend needs an 80th birthday card, and this will be one of her options.  Agnes is one of my favorite AI images.  This time I paper pieced her dress and purse to match the bg.  I have learned that choosing the right DP for the dress is important - and it is important to position the tiny designs correctly!  By the way, I am using this for a couple of "spring" challenges - looks like she has her whole spring garden on her head.  For dazzle I have used a number of metallic pens - especially for the shoes, jewelry, and for the edging on the dress.  The polka dot bg is washi tape, and the wider deep rose strip is from a Spellbinder die which embosses.  The numbers are Cuttlebug Olivia.
Sketch:     http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Spring colors:  http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-27T05:00:00-04:00&max-results=10
Girlie:      http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/
Spring:     http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-67-and-68/
Flowers:   http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/

Sentiment:  http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/
              http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/m/
                    http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Die cut:       http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com.au/




Sympathy - in greens

Inspiration by Vicki Dutcher
A friend needs sympathy cards so I will try to have a selection for her.  The image and all layers are shades of green - despite what the long panel looks like.  This is an image from SU that has been in my stash a long time - from a member of Splitcoaststampers WishRAK group.  Sorry, I have forgotten the name.
Once again, I used Vicki's card for the inspiration challenge at Stamplorations.
Inspiration:     http://stamplorations.blogspot.ca/2015/03/inspiration-post-march-27.html#more
Green image:  http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/
Sentiment:       http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/
Monocromatic:  http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Go green:         http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge
Any & sentiment:  http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Any:               http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/
                      

Monday, March 30, 2015

Black & White and music

Whew!  we have had two sets of guests this past wee- all family and the visits are great.  However, we are so used to being the two of us - so it seems a bit more tiring than usual!  Now I have several orders of cards to fill and several gaps to fill in in my stash!  One of the challenges below is to be inspired by a song.  We watched the behind the scenes of Sound of Music a couple of weeks ago - recorded it and showed it our guests.  Guess what music is running through my head!  Even DH said he is internally humming the tunes!  So this is kind of a generic inspiration of that movie - one of our all time favorites.
Sketch:   http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Song (see above):  http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
A cut above:          http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Scripture:   http://www.faithhopelove1cor13-13.blogspot.com/2015/03/scripture-challenge-fhl017.html
Punch:    http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:       http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/
                http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 26, 2015

String of pearls

Supplies:  Double sided DP - My Mind's Eye; Eggplant mat;  Word Art Scripture;  Spellbinder oval dies; pearls from a string (this was an embellishment item in my mother's things - probably an antique!); sheer ribbon.  (The scalloped oval die is available at Classy cards n such.)
Sketch #3:   http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
Pearls:         http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-24T00:00:00-05:00
Sentiment as focus:      http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Ribbon; shabby look:  http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/
Any:             http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
                     http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/

For Evelyn's 85th - shiny Spring butterflies

A friend from church is celebrating her birthday this week end, and I hope I have made a special card for such a special occasion.  For the YNS sketch I flipped and rotated the elements, but I think it is true enough to the original. The die cut is Floral Panel by Tattered Lace; the butterfly embossing by Darice; Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug, and there is a bit from the Embossibilities birthday folder.  The butterfly is part of a favorite SU set, Ageless Adornment.  To get the color I wanted I mixed 3 of Twinkling H20 blues.  The cream cs is Recollections champagne shimmer, and the blue is from a DCWV metallic pad (part of my long term stash!!)
Sketch:  http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
Embossing:   http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/ 
Birthday:   http://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
Special birthday:    http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/
Any:     http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-66/
Any:     http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/
              http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ 
             http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, March 23, 2015

Shimmery spring

Techniques/supplies:  Embossed butterflies using silver shimmer cs; Labels One, Majestic Elements dies (Spellbinders); sentiment by Verve;  glittery flowers by Petaloo, with pink gems; unknown DP - loose glitter added to highlight the flowers.
Sketch #2:   http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/p/link-list.html
Glitter:        http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.com/
Not square: http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/
Bling:         http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/
Color:         http://drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/%E2%97%8B%20Challenges
                   http://www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.ca/
Pastel:         http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/
Spring:       http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:           http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Vintage guy

This guy looks pretty vintage to me!  These are some of the pieces from an Art Impressions pop-up set. The bg is by Darice - I embossed on shimmery silver cs to give the look of metal.  The grass is by Die-Namics.
Sketch:   http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.ca/search?updated-max=2015-03-11T06:00:00-04:00&max-results=2
 Metal:    http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/Vintage:  http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-20T05:00:00-04:00&max-results=10
Birthday:  http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/03/week-11-birthdays-polkadoodles-challenge.html
Masculine:  http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/ 
Embossing:   http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
Any:         http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Mixed dies for Deb

I have been wanting to experiment with this new die set from Couture Creations - the Mariposa Collection.  The border at the left is cut from the shimmery burgundy layer.  The butterfly and small branch are also part of the set.  Birthday is from a Sizzix Happy Birthday die, and Blessings is by Cheery Lynn.  All of these are cut from silver shimmer cs (Recollections).  I added white half pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty).  Oh, yes, I added a second layer for the butterfly - in champagne, offset slightly.  If anyone has seen tutorials for using these dies please let me know!   This is for our daughter - her birthday is later this week.  She will be visiting, along with our son-in-law and granddaughter.
Sentiment as focal point:   http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
2 word sentiment:              http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Bling:    http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/
Wings:  http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/
 Any:     http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
              http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
               http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
           

Couture Maricopa prototype

This opens in the middle - gate fold.
(The white base is not visible).   I recently ordered a die set from Couture Creations, called Mariposa.  This set is designed to be used as the closure on gate fold cards - but now I need directions as I cannot quite figure out how to put them together.  I ultimately used the smaller butterfly with small glue dots to hold the two sides together.  The base is a dark burgundy shimmery cs.
Challenge - any:   http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
                               http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.ca/ 
                               http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Wings:                   http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/

Saturday, March 21, 2015

B&W for Hal


This is a bit late for Hal's birthday celebration - so I used the Blessings by Cheery Lynn instead of a Happy Birthday.  Image by TLC;  gears embossing folder from Darice; misc papers.  I used a double row of Washi tape for the long strip.  I have learned that it works better for me to adhere the tape to a strip of white cs- the pattern is clearer that way.
Sketch:       http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/
Celebrate:  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
Animal:     http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Vintage:     http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
                  http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/
Inspiration:          http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/
Any:      http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.ca/
               http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday, March 20, 2015

Butterfly sympathy card

A few days ago I happened to see a friend who purchases a lot of my cards.  She bought all of the sympathy cards I had left - so now I need to fill that void.
To color this Our Daily Bread image I used a technique I have gotten away from - I loaded my aqua pen directly from water color pencils.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The DP is by Anna Griffen - from my hoarded stash - time to cut into some of those pieces!  The butterfly embossing folder is by Darice; circle dies by Spellbinder.  You may purchase the Faith set (ODB) at classy cards.
Sketch:   http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Inspiration (spring-y greens and yellows):  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Two word sentiment:  http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Green:    http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/2015/03/ccns-challenge-76-going-green.html
                http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/
Spring:   http://livelaughstamp.blogspot.com/search/label/Monday%20Morning%20Challenge
                http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/
                http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
Any:      http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sympathy #3

This is another card to send to our friend Don.  His wife died on Sunday, after a struggle with cancer.  Several months ago they moved to be closer to family.  They were members of our Wednesday Bible class, so I will take this to be signed.
Supplies:  the image is from a website full of freebies - called Antique Images (thank you!); sentiment from Verve; DCWV and misc dp and cs' Petaloo flowers. 
DT Nina (Tuesday morning sketches) provided inspiration!
Sketch:  http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/
Any:      http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Birthday celebration

I had too many interruptions and distractions (no, there are no grandkids around, so that was not it !!) to do a decent job completing this - at the very least, I should not have left those big green circles at the top.  Oh well...
Supplies:  stamp by SU' misc. papers and cs;  Buttlebug birthday folder, a scrap of ribbon, gold cord, button.
Sketch:  http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Button and bow:   http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Celebrate:   http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 16, 2015

ODB scripture

Our Daily Bread is hosting a special challenge - use their scripture. I wanted to try a slightly different take on my Spellbinder Majestic Elements ovals - I really like the dies but have found them difficult to actually use.  For example, these sizes are a bit too large for the card, but I will go with it.  I used regular ovals for stamping, and to mat behind the open work.    The embossing folder is by Darise; flowers by Petaloo, and papers by misc!!
Sketch:     http://joannamunster.com/2015/03/16/ibsic-92/
Flowers:   http://www.drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/ 
                 http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/
Scripture:  http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/
Pink:         http://www.frosteddesigns.blogspot.ca/


Another sympathy card

This is another card that will be sent to our friend Don.  Phyllis lost her battle to cancer yesterday, and several church groups want to remember her. 
Supplies:  Cuttlebug border embossing folder; Darice Sympathy; Prima and other flowers; lt and dark green cs gems
Sketch:   http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.ca/search?updated-max=2015-03-11T06:00:00-04:00&max-results=2
Flowers:   http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/
Flowers:   http://www.lunagirlmoonbeams.com/
Any:    http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-10-30T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=1
           http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sympathy for Don Johnson

A former member of our church was called home over night.  They were active in Bible Studies and other activities. Phyllis, with her great attitude during her serious illness, will be missed.  This is a card I made to take to our group this morning so others could sign it.  I made it 4.5x6.5.
Supplies:  white, purple cs; Darice butterfly embossing folder, Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder;  shiny metallic butterfly by Kanban; Scripture from Word Art (thank you for your weekly offering - I appreciate having those options available.).
Sketch:   http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
B is for butterfly, Bible:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Things that fly:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Any:       http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/
                http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 13, 2015

Inside outside Marsala



Here is another outside/inside card. Again I have used the shiny deep burgundy cs, apparently a new color trend, as explained at the Paper Girl challenge.
Other products:  Sentiment by Paper Pretties;  Spellbinder circles and buckle die; Tattered Lace scroll panel; Darice butterfly EF;  ribbon; shiny rain drops.  Inside - unknown border die, KanBan sentiment panel.
 Sketch:  http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
Monochrome:  http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/
Marsala:      http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
Freestyle:    http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
"B"- birthday, butterfly, bow:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Inside/Outside:   http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:    http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
     http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
             http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
                                 

















Thursday, March 12, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Inside and Out

    I had this stamp out and decided to use it again - I do not often use the same image right away!  I also do not often do more than put a verse on the inside of cards - thanks to the challenge, I am stretching a bit!  For the inside I used materials from a kit from Kanban (Lovely in Lace).  It did not reproduce well, but the color is a pale teal to match one of the stripes on the front.
Other supplies:  stamps by Unity; Die-Namics grass die; Doodlebug DP. Pizzazz Aplenty cord, shiny Fiskars metallic pens, glitter to give a sparkly look to the grass. 
The grass and cs mat are a dark green not black.




Sketch:    http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/
Colors:    http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.com/
Green:     http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/
                 http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
                 http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party 
                 http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/
Spring:    http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
                 http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.com/
Decorate inside and out:  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:         http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Golden butterfly

Pruducts used:   Unity stamps, markers, misc. papers, glittery gold cs for the butterfly; Cheery Lynn butterfly, lace, Tattered lace die (panel bg for the main image).
Sketch:    http://www.theunitystampco-challenge.blogspot.com/
Gold and pink:  http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-65/
Gold:       http://cuttinandstampinchallenges.blogspot.com/
Pop of pink:   http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/
Sentiment:     http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com.au/
Any:   http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
            http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/

Backyard Vacation

For some in our country and elsewhere, spring cannot come too soon!  This vintage Dearie Doll is spending her vacation sprucing up the back yard!  Embossing by Cuttlebug, and grass die cuts by Die-Namics.
Sketch:     http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/
Vintage vacation:   http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/
Yellow, pink, green:  http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/
All tied up:   http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2015/03/challenge-154-tie-it-up-challenge-week.html
"B" - birthday, back yard, blonde:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Layers:    http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.ca/
Spring     http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Nature:   http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lots of green

I thought I should say in the title that this is green!  It certainly does not look green on my screen.  The base is what I would call kelly green, and the bg of the white swirls is kind of a dusky green.  That piece, by the way, is preprinted - another item from the Kamdam Lovely in Lace set.  (It was a huge set and there will be a lot of it - kind of nice for fairly quick cards.)  I fussy cut (well, sort of) along the right edge so IRL there is a bit of texture there.  The Scripture is a freebie from Word Art, cut with Labels4. The gems are pale green Rain drops (top left).
Sketch, with die cut:  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
Green:   http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party
Monochromatic green with die cut:  http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
Inspiration - Swirly pattern = sparkles):  http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2015/03/300th-challenge-celebration-sparkle.html
Any:     http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
             http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
             http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/2015/03/ag-no-23.html
             http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/

Marsala

Items from Lovely in Lace set by Kanban.  I was particularly intrigued by the current challenge at The Paper Girls.  Apparently, a hot new color is Marsala - a new term for me.  I know that color on the screen is not always true - but it certainly looks like the base color I used.  Since I (inadvertently) recently purchased a couple of packs of cs this color - now I can use it confidently, knowing I am in style LOL!!!  It goes well with these Lovely in Lace items.  the focal point is a punch out spray of flowers, with the floral bg.  I trimmed a bit around each piece, to allow the solid base to show through.  You may notice that the inner section has intentionally uneven edges - hard to cut, so I roughed them a bit for contrast.  I added a tiny button brad.
Sketch:   http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
Marsala (color):  http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
Button:   http://drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/%E2%97%8B%20Challenges
Color inspiration:   http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/ 
Any:         http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/03/dlart-thankful-thursday-march-linky.html

A falcon for MMTPT

This is an image from Flonzcraft.  The sentiment is a Cuttlebug die, and the embossing folder is Darice.  I chalked the embossed gears and the edges of the image.  The edges are also distressed.  This is also for the TeaPot Tuesday challenge at SplitCoaststampers - the card will be sent to Dave, who is going through a rough patch.  The link is below, if you would like more information and would like to join us.
Sketch:  http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/
Use a sketch, with chalk:   http://chalk-ah-lot.blogspot.com/
Old world look:  http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/
Add sentiment:  http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ 
Song - hymn, On Eagle's Wings:  http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:     http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/
              http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/
Teapot Tuesday:      http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/teapot-tuesdays-f260/mmtpt344~march-3-2015~im-bird-watcher-bucket-list-t597182.html 

Button and a bow



This is an image from the AI Pop up sets - and it is on pop dots.  I used a button brad.
Sketch:   http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/
Movie inspiration (RollerBlade):  http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/03/challenge-9-movie-madness.html 
Use a tie:   http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/
Button and bow:   http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Green:       http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
Green with die cuts and embossing:   http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:      http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
               http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Springtime birthday


I usually color the watering can a silver or grey - I kind of like the yellow!  The image (Our Daily Bread) is colored with a variety of inks, pens and pencils, to get the desired colors - which do not display well on the screen.  The flowers that look shades of lilac are really shades of pink.   Blessings die is by Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:  http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/
Pastels (blue, pink, yellow):http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Colored image: http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/?p=9345
Sentiment:    http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/
Layers:        http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.ca/
Spring:        http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.com/
Inspiration (many pink flowers):  http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/
Inspiration with yellow/green and blue:  http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
Doily, with Cheery Lynn die:   http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/

Friday, March 6, 2015

Pair of Birds

Image by Flonzcraft - a recent prize (Yeah!).  I think they have an Old World feel - I used Sepia ink, and a deep rust base mat - not as red as it appears here.  I lightly inked the Distressed Stripes (Cuttlebug).
Sketch:  http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/
Olde World:  http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/#
Stripes:   http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Get Well #2


I am taking advantage of a bit of time to finish up some challenges and add to my stash!
Supplies:  Misc. cs and papers; sentiment - purchased die cut; dots and spots (Cuttlebug) embossing folder, Cheery Lynn bee Die; Washi tape
Sketch #4:    http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/p/link-list.html
Sticky embellishment:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
Inspiration - multi colored dots:  http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
Get well:      http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ca/
Dots:            http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/
Any:            http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-05T00:00:00-06:00&max-results=1
                      http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/

Little bit o' green

I do not do much for St. Patrick's Day - hope this is close enough!
Unkown image; misc. papers and cs, Sizzix wood grain embossing folder; Prismas and metallic gel pens; twine.
Sketch #3:  http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/p/link-list.html
Green:        http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party
Kraft with green:  http://www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/
Kraft:         http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Spots and stripes:  http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/
Embossing:  http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/
For a boy:    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Get Well

Supplies:  Scripture - Word Art, Jan. 15, 2014; misc cs and papers; Washi tape, Petaloo flowers and half pearls
Sketch:  http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/
Get well (verse inside - May you be on the road to a speedy recovery):  http://bastel-traum.blogspot.ca/
Inspiration (multi colored dots):   http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
Sticky embellishments:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
          http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
          http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Spring green


Sorry - on my screen this is far from the right color - IRL it is various shades of green - generally dark and light sage green.  The sticky strip is gold and white stripes.  The main section is from Lovely in Lace by Kanban - pre cut dies cuts and bg patterns.  The ribbon is light sage green.
Sketch:  http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/
Sticky embellishments (sticky striped paper):  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
Spring: http://livelaughstamp.blogspot.com/search/label/Monday%20Morning%20Challenge
Any:    http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
            http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

HB, Peggy

This is for a friend who has difficulty seeing.  I hope the texture and big letters will enable her to see this.  I also used a very large font for the inside greeting.
Supplies:  circle dies;  Cuttlebug Olivia letters; Embossalicious HB embossing folder; chalk, flowers from my never ending Petaloo collection; half pearls; black grosgrain ribbon.
Sketch:   http://yournextstamp.com/blog/category/challenge/
Monochromatic:      http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/
Black and white with ribbon:  http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/
Circles:   http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/
Tic Tac Toe (middle row - dry emboss, ribbon, pearls):   http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/
Any:      http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/



Sunday, March 1, 2015

Erika is 80

A friend asked me to make a card for her sister who is going to be 80.  She wants something special and I hope this will be ok.  I have lots of cards saved on Pinterest and got some inspiration there.
Supplies:  Floral frame die by Tattered Lace; Leaves embossing - Sizzix; Floral embossed strip - Cuttlebug border; sentiment - Our Daily Bread; letters - maybe LifeStyle?; numbers - Cuttlebug; sheer ribbon; Petaloo flowers, tiny black beads.  I used some shimmery cs for the floral die panel.
Birthday:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
No coloring:   http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/odbdslc228-no-coloring.html
Embossing - a favorite technique:  http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-64/
No rules:     http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

Happy March!

WOW!  This year is already about 1/6 over!  Where does the time go...
First of all, my apologies for an Oops... will have to fix this one!  The embossing folder has images going in different directions, but not upside down!  I grabbed the layer and started adding tape - not paying attention to the direction.  No time to work on it any more now as we have to leave early for church....
Supplies:  Misc cs, stamp by CraftSmart;  SU sentiment (very old!);  markers; orange gem, Washi tape.
Sketch #86, spring:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Spring:  http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/
One colored image and one sentiment:  http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/
Layers:     http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
Birthday:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
Animal:     http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
Rubber stamp:  http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
Any:        http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/