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, December 31, 2010

Stamp Something With Glitter

This week's challenge at Stamp Something is to stamp something with glitter. Of course I had to make a card with snowflakes and a snowman. The image is from Inkadinkado. I glittered the snowflakes on the blue background, the snowman's face, and the little snowflakes around his face. You can see the challenge by clicking this link -- http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! May you be blessed in many ways!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thinking of You

I made this card for the Card Patterns challenge, sketch 96. I just got this wonderful patterned paper by DCWV and I just had to use it! I decided to make a Valentine card, so I used this cute vintage stamp. The inside of the card says "Thinking of you is such a nice thing to do." The frame is a Quik Kutz die. You can see the challenge by clicking here. http://www.cardpatterns.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Let It Snow!

Hi everyone! I trust you had a wonderful Christmas. We got a wonderful surprise here in South Carolina! It started snowing yesterday afternoon and we got about 3-4 inches! It has not snowed here in SC on Christmas Day since 1963! We hardly ever see it anyway! I went outside and took some pictures this morning. Here are a few. My little 3 yr. old neighbor was outside kicking the snow. He was so cute!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Well, Christmas is upon us! I want to wish everyone a wonderful, safe and blessed Christmas. Let us stop and reflect on the true meaning of this great season. This card is not the typical Christmas colors. I have been using this pretty vintage decorative paper this year for my cards and I have really enjoyed using it. So I have gone outside my box and tried something new this Christmas. Once again, have a Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pocket Full Of Wishes

This is my entry for the Stamp Something challenge this week. We are to make a pocket or tag. I went with a manly birthday card theme this time. I had this cute little pocket that went great with this denim paper. Click here to see the challenge -- http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baby It's Warm Inside!

The Impression Obsession challenge is -- All that glitters is not gold. We are to use another metal besides gold on our project. The "metal" I used was several layers of aluminum foil that I ran through a swirl cuttlebug folder. I then used Butterscotch, Terracotta, and Red Pepper alcohol inks to ink up the front. The cups were colored with colored pencils and Gamsol and then covered with Crystal Lacquer to make them shiny. I used white Liquid Applique  for the "marshmallows", because this is hot chocolate! LOL! You can see the challenge by clicking on the link -- http://mitrafriant.typepad.com/

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Summer BBQ

I am following the sketch challenge at Cat's Pajamas. I decided to make a summer card since it has been so cold here. LOL! Maybe this will make me feel warmer since I have been in an unheated empty building all day volunteering for Christmas donations. You can see the sketch by clicking here -- http://dancinginpajamas.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another Waltzing Mouse Challenge Card

Here is another Waltzing Mouse challenge card I made for this week's sketch. Here is the link to view the sketch.

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge

Here is my card for the Waltzing Mouse sketch challenge for this week. I love birds and I used this little cutie.  You can see the sketch here --http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Chick-A-Dees

For the Sparkle N Sprinkle December challenge we are to make a winter card. I have chick-a-dees that come to my bird feeder in the winter and I love watching them! I had to use these cuties on my card! I used the Fleur de Lis Shapeabilities die for the red and white medallion behind the birds. The green background was run through a cuttlebug folder and enhanced by brushing a clear ink pad over the raised areas. I used Liquid Applique on the branches to look like snow. The die that the birds are stamped on is a new Nestibilities set I just bought -- Labels nine. You can see the challenge by clicking here --http://sparklensprinkle.com/gameinfo.php   This card is also being entered into the Cuttlebug Spot challenge. We are to use our favorite embossing technique. You can check out their challenge here --http://www.thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside!!!

For the Cat's Pajamas challenge this week we are to use any of their Christmas stamps. I love this sassy cat! He looks cold and , WOW, it has really been cold here for the last few days! I made the Christmas tree by using a Quick Kutz scallop die and folding it in half several times. I then cut into the side of the fold to form the branches and opened it up. I used white Liquid Applique for the snow.You can view the challenge by clicking here -- http://dancinginpajamas.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Circle Card

I have had these circle cards for awhile and have not used them, so I decided to make one more for the Waltzing Mouse challenge.  Click below to see the challenge -- http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/12/challenge-26.html

Circle Challenge

I have been busy this weekend with card challenges! This card is for the Waltzing Mouse circle challenge. It was fun using all the dies. You can see the challenge here -- http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/12/challenge-26.html

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Colors

I am entering a lot of challenges! Here is another challenge card for The Stamp Something Christmas Colors challenge. Click on the link to see the challenge --http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/. This little bear from Sparkle N Sprinkle is a cutie! I framed him using a Heartfelt Creations die cut. Also this card is being entered into the Sparkle N Sprinkle winter card challenge too! You can see their challenge here --

I made a mistake and thought this bear was  from Sparkle N Sprinkle. He is not!  I will need to make another card for their challenge.

Running Zebras

This 6 x 6 fat page is serving 2 purposes. I am entering it into the December Beeswax sketch challenge and a club swap. You can see the sketch here -- http://rubberstampchat.net/showthread.php?t=4181. I used the batik technique for the background.

Batik instructions --

Use white tissue paper and stamp a background stamp or random stamp all over the paper using clear Versa Mark ink.  Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the stamped images and heat. I used 3 colors of color wash and sprayed over the tissue paper -- Butterscotch, Terracotta, and Lettuce. I then placed an old towel on my ironing board, then cream card stock, the sprayed tissue paper, and newsprint and ironed over the layers on medium heat. The tissue paper stuck to the cream card stock to give it stability to glue to my brown piece.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thank You

At the Hero Arts challenge this week we were to make thank you cards and we were also to follow a color theme. My card ended up being a 5 x7 because I was trying to get in all the colors! LOL! You would think with the bazillion pieces of decorative paper I have that I could find a piece with some of these colors!! We were to use kraft, cranberry, slate blue, pine and snow! We also were to add shine, so I used gold pearls for the center of the flower and on the corners of the frame. I used a Martha Stewart border and corner punch to make the white frame. I stamped the Hero Arts Square Flower Etching stamp on kraft color card stock and popped it up in the middle of the frame. Under the ribbon I stamped the Impression Obsession swirl stamp in dark green. The saying is from a G Stamp set. The challenge can be seen here --

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ice Blue and Lavender

Cat's Pajamas has another challenge that started yesterday. This challenge called for using the colors aqua, ice blue and lavender. I just had to use my new Magnolia stamp. Tilda is so cute! I love this color combination. To see the challenge click here http://dancinginpajamas.blogspot.com/

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