Sunday, December 10, 2017

Snow Glob Mason Jar

Good morning friends~  I'm popping in really quick to post this card I made for the Make It Monday Challenge.  Betsy showed us how to paint trees using reinkers and a fan brush. 

 She definitely makes it look much easier than it really is.  I wanted to make mine into a snow globe Mason Jar.  I used Friendship Jar, Petite Places Church, Holiday Greens and Spruce & Sprigs.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ Christmas Card Day

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Winter Robin

Hello there and happy December!  I love to feed the birds and watch their fun antics at the feeders.  My three kitties like to sit at the window and watch them too.  We call it "Cat TV"!    Today's card looks like a scene I'd see out my window on a cold winters day.  

I started by cutting a Dee's Distinctively Pine Sprig Frame out of olive green cardstock.  

I  rubbed some Crushed Olive Distress Ink and Ripe Avocado ink to add depth and interest.  

 I mounted that onto a water colored panel and then mounted it onto an A2 sized white card base. 

Next, I cut the Dee's Distinctively Winter Robin out of white cardstock and added color using distress inks.  


Once the bird was assembled, he perched himself onto the pine branch.  

Here's the dies I used that can be found at Dies R Us:
Dee's Distinctively Dies - Winter Robin    Dee's Distinctively Dies - Pine Sprig Frame

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes

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Don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Reindeer Games

Good morning friends~ 
Two cute cards featuring two cute little fella's.
I stamped a scripty background and added it to a kraft cardstock base.  The background is done with water colors and the "smooshing" technique.


Is anything any cuter than these quirky little reindeer dressed in their winter holiday finery?  Out playing Reindeer games I suppose?

Products Used:
Image result for creative expressions reindeer pals  Image result for creative expressions stitched trees
I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Dies R Us ~ Christmas Carols ~ "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer"
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge ~ Using Stamping 
(Script background), Die Cutting & Water Coloring
City Crafter Challenge ~ Where Did You Get That Hat?


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Thursday, November 30, 2017

12 Kits of Occasion ~ November

Good morning ~  It's that time once again for the big reveal of the 12 Kits of Occasion cards for the month of November.  This month our hostess was Jessica Davis and I must say that Jessica totally outdid herself with this adorable kit just filled to the brim with Christmas goodness. 

 All of the images and beautiful papers were new to me.  I really enjoyed coloring up these cute images and playing with her adorable kit.  Thanks Jessica!

Now on to my cards:
These little fairies and tree house are so darling!  I colored them all up with copics and gave them a healthy dose of WOS.

Jessica included this pretty ribbon, felt snowflake and buttons.  This card that looks like a gift just seemed like the perfect way to use those elements together.

Wanna talk about cute???  These little bears decorating this Christmas tree.  So, so CUTE!

More cuteness with these sweet images!  Check out that little mouse holding a candy cane!

I wish I'd had more time to make more cards but I know that I'll be inspired by my team mates and will want to CASE them all.

You can find the complete list of products Jessica sent and see how my team mates used Jessica's sweet kit over at the 12 Kits of Occasion blog.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

PTI's November Blog Hop ~ Give Thanks

Hello ~  I'm playing along with PTI's November Blog Hop.  This is the inspiration photo:

And this is my card:
 I was inspired by the plaid napkin on the plate and created my own plaid using a piece of Fine Linen ChickenScratch paper and adding my own colored lines using Plaid Builder.  The colors of the the bird and flowers are seen on the chair wrap.  The bird, flowers and leaves are from the Give Love stamp set.  I'm in love with this set!    The pumpkin and sentiment from Autumn Pumpkins are both embossed in gold.

You can find all the details and join in on the fun HERE.

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