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


Friday, February 24, 2017

Some Birdie Loves You

Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to show you a card I made using the StampTangle Chickadee and a saying from the Sentiments 3 stamp set from Just For Fun Stamps. I love birds and this is one of my favorites! I love the stamptangle stamps because you can color them in many different ways and get different looks using the same stamp.

I stamped the bird with Versa Mark ink, added white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I colored the bird using various colors of Twinkling H20s. I also colored the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die with gold TH20s and added it above the bird. I love these paints because of their beautiful shimmer. Here is a closer look at them.

I used a fun technique for the background. I put a few drops of light green acrylic paint on a piece of packaging plastic and spread it rather thinly over the plastic with a brush. I laid a darker green piece of paper on top of the paint and then another piece of plastic on top of the paper. I then pressed and patted down on the plastic with my fingers. Next I lifted off the paper from the plastic and came up with a neat looking background. This is called the dentrite technique.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will enter our Sweet Things challenge here. You still have a few days left! You might even win a store gift certificate! 

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pretty Peacock

Hi and welcome to my blog. Lately I have been playing with some of my new purchases and I want to show you a card I made with this new peacock stamp from King Rubber. These stamps are beautiful and stamp so crisply. The stamps also come with dies so that you can cut them out. You can see on the peacock that some of the feathers are cut and you can raise them up to look 3D. I colored the stamp using blue and green markers and then stamped on glossy card stock.

On this card I also used a Tattered Lace die that my good friend let me use. Isn't it beautiful?  I still have a lot of items to play with and hopefully I will be able to get some more things done soon and show them here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes #122
Scrapy Land:  Add Texture
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Use Your Favorite Tool ( vagabond for die cutting )                                                                                                    
Stamping Sensations:  Animal Magic

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bits and Bobs #4

Hi Everyone! Today I have another bits and bobs card to show you. It is never too early to make Christmas cards, so I made a Christmas card using microbeads that I found in a drawer. I have a few colors of these that I purchased many years ago at a stamp convention. I used clear ones over the image. I adhered them by using double sticky paper. I also found this piece of acetate where snowflakes had been embossed with white embossing powder. I adhered this to a background I had made awhile back with Color Bursts.

This is the close up showing the microbeads.

I am having so much fun finding old things and using them again. It is almost like using something new! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful  and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

CHNC Challenge #320:  Christmas/Cute

Friday, February 10, 2017

Stamptangle Valentine

I want to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day will be very special. Here is a card I made using the StampTangle Teardrop Heart from Just For Fun Stamps.  This stamp is so lovely, don't you think?

I stamped the heart on pink card stock using Versa Mark ink. I added white embossing powder and heat set it and fussy cut the heart. The heart was adhered on the white heart embossed background. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and layered it three times on the bottom of the card. I then added pink gingham, ribbon and bow, and three white enamel dots.

I hope you will join our February Sweet Nothings challenge here. We would love to see your wonderful creations!

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

Challenges entered:

Dies R Us:  Hearts
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes #121
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Young At Heart
The Paper Girls:  With Heart
Tuesday Throwdown:  Heart Strings

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bits and Bobs #3

Welcome back to my Bits and Bobs post. I want to show you a couple of cards I made from some cool stuff I found in a drawer that I have not used in ages! Have you ever heard of fusible fibers? I bought several colors of these at a stamp convention many years ago and I had to go online to remember how to use them! LOL! The old bits and bobs I used on this card are the fibers, heart stamps and silver pigment ink that I have had forever and a border punch that I think I have used once!

Fusible fibers are sparkly and thin. I chose white, silver and hot pink, spread them apart and layered them on my craft sheet. Aren't these lovely?

Next I placed a paper towel over them and used my craft iron to press over them. You must use a low temperature. The heat makes the fibers fuse together and they will not stick to the mat or the towel. Now you can see how the fibers fused together. They are flat, together and very shiny.

I decided to cut a heart shape out of the fibers using a die. To make the fibers more stable I laid the fibers on pink card stock and ran it through my die cut machine.

I ended up with a fun surprise! This looks like a boa scarf around the cut out heart! So I made another card using this piece that I will show in a bit.

Here is a close up of the fiber heart. You can see the shine better here.

This is the second card I made using the pink scrap. I found the perfect image to place behind the heart in my stash of images. The ribbon is from discarded  packaging.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have fun looking through your stash and finding fun bits and bobs to play with! Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations:  Anything Goes
Dies R Us:  Hearts
Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  The Color Of Love

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Perfect Pair

Hi and welcome to my blog. I want to show you a valentine card I made using the Just For Fun Cake With Candles large stamp and the Perfect Pair saying stamp. Just For Fun has just the right stamps to help make your valentines!

I chose the fun stripped patterned paper for y background that also had hearts on it. I used Diamond Glaze on them to make them shine as you will see in the next photo. I stamped the image and cut it out using the Nellie Snellon doily die. This was attached to the pink Spellbinders small die circle. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and added Sparkle embossing powder ( courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle ) to the cake icing. Yellow Stickles glitter was added to the candle flames. I edged the die, patterned paper and banners with pink dye based ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please come join the Just For Fun Sweet Nothings challenge here. We would love to see your creations and you may also win a gift certificate to the store! Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Cardmakers:  Love, Love, Love
heARTful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Rubber Stamp
The Paper Girls:  Patterned Paper

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Merry Christmouse!

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I have been trying to make Christmas cards all through the year so that I will have them all finished by December, so I want to show you this Christmas card I made using this cute House Mouse.

This year I am also trying to use up more of my stash. I found this pretty snowflake already die cut. It is the Dazzling Snowflake die from Memory Box. I ran it through my dotted swiss embossing folder and adhered it to my red card base. The image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut and pop dotted to the card. I punched 3 snowflakes and added Stickles glitter to them and also to the steam in the cup. You can see the sparkle better here in this picture.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

Challenges entered:

CHNC Challenge:  Christmas 318
Christmas Cards All Year Round:  Add Snowflakes
Rudolph Days Challenge:  Anything Goes/Christmas - January

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