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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

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Many Ways to Color #3

It is time to show another card in my Many Ways to Color series. To color these flowers I used 2 colors of Tombow markers ( coral and red ) and colored directly on the flowers stamp. I spritzed the stamp a few times with water and stamped on glossy card stock. This works well on matte card stock too. I like this method of coloring because you can use many colors on the stamp - for example if there were leaves on the stems, I could have colored them green with my markers. When using just a stamp pad it would be hard to use different colors. Also this gives the stamps a watercolor look. I have a sample in the second picture where I colored the flowers in different colors using this method. These were stamped on matte card stock.



Stamp:  Poppy Field - Rubbernecker
             Saying - Summer Blooms stamp set - Rubbernecker
Frame - Free Hand Drawing
Tombow Markers


Stamp:  Poppy Fields - Rubbernecker
             Saying - Gina K
Stencil: Love & Cherish - Photo Play
Dies:     Stitched Rectangles - No Brand
Distress Markers

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

Challenges entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2305


 

Monday, February 6, 2023

House Mouse and Friends Challenge #383

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Welcome, we are here with a new challenge for you
# 383 
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES

with the optional theme of 
Add Doodling

Hosted by our Talented Teamie  Carol

Challenge ends February 19th


 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.
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I am always in need of birthday cards. I used this cute stamp and doodled on some streamers to make the card more festive.


Stamp:  Birthday Cupcake - Stampendous
Die:  Stitched Circle - Gina Marie
Paper:  Happy Cake Day - American Crafts
Glitter Glue:  Yellow - Stickles
Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Washi Tape

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to see you over at the challenge. Have a great day!

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Get Well Teacups

Hi and welcome to my blog! This time of year it is good to have some get well cards on hand. What better way to help the healing process than with a nice cup of hot tea! 


Dies:     Stacked Butterfly Cups - Tutti
             Stitched Oval - Gina Marie
Paper:   Mariposa - DCWV - black with gold flecks
             Gold card stock mat                                                      
Saying: Stickers - Starform

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

Challenges entered:

Die Cut Divas - Add Some Gold
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Food and/or Drink
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #581-582


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Many Ways to Color #2

I am back with my second card in this Many Ways to Color series. Today I used 2 color mediums. I bought some interesting pens awhile back. They are out line pens. When you write with them they are silver and a color makes an outline around the silver. I used them to outline the stars on my card. Here is a close up picture. You can see a faint pink and orange line around the silver on the stars. I was hoping that the outline would be a little bolder, but it still gives a neat look. I also colored using glitter markers on the inside of the stars.

                    Here is my finished card using the stars.


Stamps:  Stars Stamp and Die Set - American Crafts
Dies:       Swirled Stars Die Set - Sizzix (TH)
               Celebrate - Pink & Main
Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers
Out Line Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and Happy New Year!

Challenge entered:

Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2303







 

Monday, January 23, 2023

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #382

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We are here with a new challenge for you.


Anything Goes with the option of

Frame It


Hosted by ME

Challenge ends February 5th


 so join the fun!  Please use  a House-MouseDesigns(R)
  House-Mouse Friends /Happy Hoppers, or, Gruffies image stamped/decoupage or CD rom.
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the Official Mousey Family, House-Mouse Designs(R)
 

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Many thanks to our Sponsor for their generous support.


I love stencils! I bought this pretty leafy frame stencil recently and just had to use it as soon as I could! Thus the frame theme. LOL!


Stamp:  Iris Play - Stampendous
Dots - Stampin' Up
Stencil:  Framed Leaves - Picket Fence
Die:  Labels 4 - Spellbinders
Distress Inks
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Saying:  Sticker - Krazy Kreations

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to see you over at the challenge. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Beautiful Blooms
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Fabulous Florals
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #579 - 580




Thursday, January 19, 2023

Kati Kitten

Hi and welcome to my blog. I am showing a card with a new stamp that my good friend gave me. I have three cats, so this stamp is right down my alley! It is fun to find neat things in your stash that you have forgotten about. I found this acetate overlay frame and thought it would go well with the cute kitten. I also pulled out a gelli print from my stash to use as a background. The saying was stamped on the top of the acetate overlay.




Stamps:  Kati the Kitten - Woodware
               Saying - Fiskars
Acetate Overlay - Color Bok
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Tyhanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Inspiration Station:  Inspiration Photo #45


Pammies Inky Pinkies:  Anything Goes 2302
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  4 Legged Animals



Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Ice Skating Frosty

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I am showing a winter card using this cute stamp from Penny Black. I used a new plaid stencil that I bought myself for Christmas.😄 I also used Memory Box cloud dies and cut them out of glitter card stock. It has warmed up a bit here, but we are to get more winter like weather in a couple of days.


Stamp:  To All... Snowman - Penny Black
Dies:  Puffy Clouds - Memory Box
Stencil:  Plaids - Clear Scrap
Distress Oxide Ink:  Broken China - Ranger
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!

Challenges entered:

Dare 2B Artzy - Winter Fun
Penny Black - Something New
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Too Cute
Stencil Fun - Winter 



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