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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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Sunday, March 19, 2017

New Fold

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am always looking for new folds and techniques for my cards. This fold has been around for awhile, but this is the first time I have tried it. It looks hard but it is very easy to do. This is called a tepee card and here is the link to the instructions

http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/2011/07/tutorial-how-to-make-teepee-card.html


I stamped the Inkadinkado bird using Distress Picked Raspberry ink, fussy cut it and added it to the Spellbinders Beaded circle die. The leaves is the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die that I cut from patterned paper.




Here is a side view.





This was fun to make and I hope you will give it a try. 

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

Challenges entered:


Double D Challenge:  Things That Fly
Stamping Sensations:  Close to Nature



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bits and Bobs #6

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am showing another bits and bobs card today. I am hoping to whittle down my stash of supplies but I think it might take a lifetime! LOL!  I hope I make a small dent anyway.




I came across a jar of Paper Perfect. I don't ever remember buying it OR using it, but I must have since about a third of is gone!  I spread the paste on a piece of plastic and let it dry over night. To make a bumpier texture I patted it with my palette knife.








After it dried I just peeled it off the plastic. The top looks like handmade paper and the bottom looks smooth and plastic like.






Next I decided to cut flowers and leaves from this "paper."  It did no cut through using my dies, so I had to finish cutting them out with my scissors. I then colored them using Spectrum Noir markers. I found that alcohol markers work better than anything else.





I found the lady image in my stash and I colored her using colored pencils and Gamsol. The patterned paper was a scrap and I found the ribbon in a batch I had dyed awhile back. I used a border punch at the bottom of the card.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes #124
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Handmade Flowers




Friday, March 10, 2017

Happy Birthday To You

Hi! Welcome to my blog. The challenge this month at Just For Fun is Happy Birthday. I want to show you a birthday card I made using these fun new bicycle stamps and washi tape. These bicycles remind of the time when my young boys and I went to a plantation in Charleston, SC and rented a bicycle for two to ride through the trails. And, that reminds me of the song, "A Bicycle Built For Two!"




I stamped the Old Time Bicycle Motif stamp and the High Wheeler Bicycle Motif stamp with Versa Mark ink, added black embossing powder and heat set it. I colored the roses using Spectrum Noir markers. I cut out the images and adhered them to a green square and then to a black square. They were pop dotted to the card.




For the card background I used various washi tapes on the corners and stamped the birthday saying from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I would love for you to join the Just for Fun Birthday challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Modsquad Challenge:  Song Inspiration
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Make Your Own Background
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  For a Special Lady/Girl


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bits and Bobs #5

Hi and welcome back to my bits and bobs series. Rummaging through my drawers I came across some Honey Pop. I have had this for many years and in many different colors and I don't think I have ever used it! It is fun stuff and is great for using inside a card for a fun surprise. I will get to that in a bit.




On the front of this card I used a background I found in my stash where I used a stencil, patted Distress inks on the stencil, spritzed with water and pressed card stock on it with my hand. I thought it would be a fun background for a birthday card.

I found these candles in my image file that are from Close To My Heart. I colored them with a colored pencil and Gamsol, fussy cut them and adhered them to the background. I punched the flames out with a circle punch and added Stickles glitter. I had the candles all lined up in a row to see where to place my saying when they moved wonky, but you know, I liked that better! So sometimes a mistake can be better!




Here is the Honey Pop I was talking about earlier. I made a balloon with it so that it pops out when you open the card. You have seen this in party decorations I am sure. Anyway, it comes flat and you stamp your stamp on it and fussy cut as normal. Place a glue dot on both sides of the image and adhere it inside the card. When it opens the image puffs out. I really need to use this more often!

I also had this bird image already colored in my image pile, so I fussy cut him and added him to the inside.

I hope you enjoyed my bits and bobs card today. I hope this inspires you to dig through your stash and find some fun things to play with again!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

heArtful Challenge: Anything Goes + Stamp




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hi and welcome to my blog! Today I want to show you a birthday card I made using these fun brand new stamps from Just For Fun! Ice cream is my very favorite dessert, so I just had to use these stamps on this card. You can see these stamps here. I also used one of the backgrounds on the 4-sided block at the top of the card. I also added clear sparkle embossing powder to the ice cream for a little shine.




Thanks so much for stopping by. I know you will have as much fun using these stamps as I did. 

Also Just For Fun has a new challenge this month - Happy Birthday. I hope you will join the challenge and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. We would love to see your wonderful creations.


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

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





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