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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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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bits and Bobs #22

Hi Everyone! This is quite a crazy stamp to be using, but I was challenged by a challenge on a stamping board to use a stamp that you never use or have fallen out of favor with! Well, when would you really use this stamp? I actually bought this stamp in Scotland for a souvenir since we saw these shaggy cows on our tour. This one looks quite grumpy but they are actually docile animals. They look so funny with their long hair.



The bits and bobs I used on this card are the cow stamp, the handmade paper at the bottom, the inked background and an old cardboard star stencil. The saying stamp is quite old too. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to go through your stash and find old and unused things to create with.

Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Furry Friends
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  #8 Critter

Monday, November 13, 2017

Three Tier Card

Hi and welcome to my blog! It is a beautiful day here today. I hope you are enjoying your day. I want to show you a three tier card I made. This is the first time I have made one! I used several House Mouse stamps and sayings and made this a birthday card. Here is the picture of the card closed up. I used clear sparkle embossing powder on the frosting of the doughnut.  I used the Gina Marie Stitched Circle die to cut out the image.



Here is the opened card. You pull up in the ribbon to activate it.




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

Challenges entered:

House Mouse and Friends:  Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  #8 Critter
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  It's a Stitch Up


Friday, November 10, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi and welcome to my blog. I hope you are enjoying the Fall season as much as I am. I want to show you a card I made using several old and new stamps from Just for Fun.

 


I used new stamps Cluster of Stalks  and Tiny Flying Birds.  I stamped the older Stamptangle Pumpkin Lg.  on orange card stock and embossed with brown embossing powder. I fussy cut it and popdotted it onto the card. The two birds is an older stamp, Pair of Birds. The saying is from the Sentiment 1 stamp sheet.

To make the background I brushed watercolors on watercolor paper, crinkled some saran wrap and laid it on the wet card until it dried. I pulled off the saran wrap and it gave a tie dye pattern.

Please join us in this month's challenge. You do not need to use a Just For Fun stamp, but we would love it if you could. We would love to see your wonderful creations. You might also win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Double D Challenge:  Feeling Fallish
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes #137
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Thanks/Thanksgiving
Sugar Peas:  Mix It Up  #37

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bits and Bobs #21

Hi and welcome to another bits and bobs day. Today I found my stack of rub ons that I have not used in ages! They always add nice detail to a project. I found this die cut in a bag and decided to put my rub on on it. Aren't these pretty rub ons from K & Co?


This is how it came out when I finished rubbing it.



I layered this piece on an embossed green background. The bird from Inkadinakdo had been stamped with black ink onto orange card stock and fussy cut. I added rhinestones that came with the rub ons and also added a black cord bow.



Dig through some of your stuff and you may find some fun items that you have not used on your cards in a long time. Have fun!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Challenge #8 Critter
Simon Says Monday Challenge: All Creatures Great and Small





Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I just love this time of year with all the wonderful colors and scents. I want to show you a Thanksgiving card I made using a brand new Just For Fun stamp! It is called Harvest Bounty and you can find it here.


 

For the background I used the Just For Fun Basket Weave stamp. I stamped the cornucopia on an Oxide inked background, fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the card. I added ribbon, a bow and a leaf embellishment. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

Come join the fun challenge we are having this month. We would love to see your wonderful creations! 

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a blessed day!



Friday, October 27, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Hi Everyone! Halloween is almost here. Are you getting ready for those trick-or-treaters? I must say I miss the kids coming by. We live in a cul-de-sac and we don't get any kids in our neighborhood. Here is a Halloween card I made using brand new stamps from Just For Fun!


I made a bokeh background for this card by sponging on several colors of Distress inks, then laying a circle stencil on top and sponging on white pigment ink. I used the CJ-Canning Jar Wire Handle for my cauldron! When I first got my new stamps I immediately thought this was a cauldron but soon found out that it wasn't! I think it makes a good cauldron anyway! LOL! I stamped it and colored it in using a black Sharpie marker. I found some green Liquid Applique to add to the pot and I then added some clear Stickles glitter over it. The Witch Silhouette, Large was stamped in black beside the pot.

I hope you all have a very Happy Halloween!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes 02517

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bits and Bobs #20

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you a bits and bobs Fall card I made. I have been finding some interesting things in my stash since I started this bits and bobs series this year! I found a pattern book for paper piercing that was written in Swedish! Now my friends will tell you that paper piercing is NOT what I like to do, but I searched through this book and found a simple pattern and endured to the end! LOL! I laid the pattern over green card stock and placed them on a mouse pad so that I could poke holes with a pin.



This process is time consuming so that is why I used this simple frame pattern. I liked how it turned out.


I sponged on a little Distress Vintage Photo ink over the top of the piercing so that it would stand out a little more.

The gourds ( Just For Fun ) and leaf ( Rubber Stampede ) were already stamped and embossed in my stash, so I fussy cut them and pop dotted them in the frame. I added old rhinestones and a lace border to finish the card.  



Thanks so much for stopping by. It is time to get all those Fall cards made. I hope I have inspired you to make some using your old and interesting stuff! Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
Stamping Sensations:  Autumn Glory

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