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Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Winter Wonderland

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am glad you stopped by today. I want to show you a card I made using the Snowy Park stamp from Penny Black. We had a winter wonderland a couple of weeks ago and then we had spring weather. I know winter will come back. Our weather here in the south is so unpredictable!






I cut out the image using Spellbinders small oval die and sponged a little blue and purple Distress inks for the sky. Olaf White glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle was used on the snowflake punch and trees and ground of the image. The image was layered on decorative Spellbinders dies and then layered on patterned paper. Blue rhinestones added the finishing touch.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Dies R Us:  Winter Blues
Penny Black:  Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Anything Goes With Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder,                                          Flocking

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bits and Bobs #2

Hi Everyone! This is my second "bits and bobs" card made with bits and pieces of things in my stash. I found some pigment markers at Target one day last year and decided to try them out. I colored these  masked crazy birds and loved the effect! I cut a strip from a piece of patterned paper and added it to the bottom of the card along with this small flower die from Spellbinders.. To finish the card I adhered a few enamel dots.




Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Get Creative:  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #266-267

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thinking of You

Hi and welcome to my blog! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you the card I made using my new Snowy Pine small stamp and the Peeling Paint Frame from Just For Fun.




I started with the frame and masked the trees. The frame was water colored to look like wood. I added white Liquid Applique and stickles glitter to the trees.




The snowflakes are stickers and stickles glitter was also applied to them.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Come join us in the January challenge that we have going on now at Just For Fun. You do not have to use a Just For Fun stamp, but if you do your name will go in the drawing twice! We would love to see your creative projects!

Happy Stamping!

April


Challenges entered:

Tuesday Throwdown:  Snowflakes
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes # 264-265






Monday, January 9, 2017

Enjoy Your Day

Hi! I am glad you stopped by today. I always love using the House Mouse stamps and isn't this little "Happy Hopper" cute!




I used some new supplies that I bought around Christmas time.  The gift border is a new Memory Box die. I used my new Spetrum Noir  amethyst sparkle pen on it to liven it up. I used my new Spectrum Noir pink garnet sparkle pen to color the ice cream. The saying came from another set of House Mouse stamps.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your day!

Challenges entered: 

House Mouse:  New, New, New
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges:  New Something

Friday, January 6, 2017

Vintage Flowers

Hi and welcome to my blog! Of course all my flowers are gone except for my pansies, but I am showing a flower card I made today from this picture inspiration from Altenew. Aren't these lovely flowers and colors?  These flowers look like snow and we have snow in the forecast today!




Here is my card. I used the Altenew Vintage Flowers set and stamped the flowers with white pigment ink. The ink tends to soak into the card stock so I colored over the flowers again with a white colored pencil. I used Gold Liquid Pearls for the flower centers.



The saying came from the Altenew layered Lily set. I embossed the saying with gold embossing powder and outlined the "thanks" with a black marker.

I flicked some gold metallic paint across the card for interest and then added the bow and butterfly. The twig was outlined with a gold metallic marker.



Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the new year so far!

Challenge entered:

Altenew:  Inspiration




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bits and Bobs #1

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you had a Happy New Year! I am starting off this new year with a new ongoing project on my blog. It is called Bits and Bobs! Have you ever heard of this term? While I was on a tour in Europe we had a delightful British tour guide who used this term quite a bit and I loved hearing her say it. The term "bits and bobs" in the UK means the same as bits and pieces here in the US. A bit was a 3 cent coin and a bob was a shilling worth 8 1/2 cents.

Like so many of us I have sooooo many scraps, stamped images, die cuts and bits and bobs that I need to whittle down and use! So it is my goal this year to use a lot of stuff I have in my stash already! So every first and third Thursday of each month I plan to make a card using stuff in my stash. One of the challenges I am entering is called Get Creative so lets get creative with our scraps! I would love to see you here and I hope I can inspire you to use some of your bits and bobs too!

This is my first bits and bobs card. I made this background awhile back using a stencil and my pump spray machine. I found this cute little bear in my image pile and thought he would go well with the background. I do not know the stamp company for this bear. I used an xacto knife to cut one of the trees and added the bear behind it. I also used a cuttlebug tag die I had cut a long time ago and stamped the saying from Hero Arts. Olaf White glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle was added to the trees.





You can see the glitter better here in this close up.





Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy New Year! I hope 2017 will be full of  fun creativity for you.


I would like to enter these challenges! 


Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Get Creative:  Anything Goes

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Colorful and Happy

Happy New Year! 2016 just flew by for me. How about you? I want to show you my card for the Just For Fun challenge that I made with a New Year's wish. Don't you love this saying from Just for Fun? "Colorful and happy is how I want your life to be." This is my New Year's wish to you!


So here is the first challenge of the New Year. It is a free for all, so anything goes! We hope to have you join in. You could win and receive a gift certificate to the store! You can see all the details here. Also check out the Just For Fun 40 % off sale!




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                                                    Now onto my card.




The first thing I did was to stamp the Jumping Girls onto watercolor paper. Then I taped together the Spellbinders small circle dies and embossed them on the paper.




Next I added Color Bursts in areas at the side and bottom of the paper and sponged some stars at the bottom using a stencil. I also added confetti stars and sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Happy New Year!


Challenges entered:

Simon Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #262-263 :  Anything Goes

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