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, November 30, 2016

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hi Everyone! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, it has for quite awhile in the stores! Do you have your Christmas decorations up yet? Mine are going up soon! I want to show you a Christmas card I made using the Just For Fun Stamptangle Christmas Tree and Gift Cube stamps.

I like making non traditional colored Christmas cards at times. I started with blue card stock and flicked white Gesso over the card with a paint brush. I wanted to use acrylic paint, but I did not have any white. I like the texture that the Gesso gave. The tree was stamped with Versa Mark ink onto a marbled background I had in my stash. White embossing powder was added and heat set. I did the same for the gifts and stamped on purple card stock. All the images were fussy cut and adhered to the background. I then added some white rhinestones and a bow.

Please join in the new challenge over at the Just For Fun blog! We would love to see your creations and you might even win a prize!

This month we are making it easy since we have 2 themes to choose from - Christmas and all it entails or Winter.  The choice is yours!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the Christmas season!


Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Altered Dies #23

Hi Everyone! I can't believe the Christmas season is upon us! This year just flew by. I want to show you another altered die card I made into a Christmas card. I am showing this a day early because my Just For Fun card is going up tomorrow. This cardinal by Inkadinkado is one of my all favorite Christmas stamps. The image was cut using the Gina Marie stitched circle die.

I started with the Tim Holtz Woodlands dies by Sizzix.  

I cut 10 trees and then cut the bottoms off of each one.

I then arranged these bottom pieces in a circle to form the wreath!

I had all these little "trees" left so I decided to make another Christmas card with them while I had everything out on my desk.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this has inspired you to create some wreaths of your own. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Crafting By Designs:  Get ready For Christmas
Double D Challenge:  Traditional Christmas Colors

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fall Is Still Here!

Hi Everyone! Even though we have just had Thanksgiving, I want to show you a Thanksgiving card I made. It seems like Fall has been so short this year because Summer just wouldn't let go! I love the Fall season and I just don't want to let go! LOL!

The new Fall stamptangle pumpkins at Just For Fun have been some of my favorite stamps. I stamped this medium Stamptangle Pumpkin onto rust card stock using versa mark ink. I added a darker rust embossing powder and heat set it and fussy cut the image. I used a new leaf stencil and sponged over it with various Fall colors of Distress inks to make my background. I cut a fence from brown card stock using an Impression Obsession fence die.

I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Have a great day!

Remember, you still have some time to join in on the challenge for this month. You can see the details here and you might even win a prize!

Challenges entered:

Scrapy Land:  Give Thanks

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Altered Dies #22

Hi Everyone! Are you ready for Thanksgiving? This card might put you in the spirit! Humor got the best of me with this quirky turkey! The saying is computer generated.

I don't really have any turkey stamps except for one small one. I really need to look at buying a few, so I made this fun turkey using a die and a chicken stamp by Sparkle N Sprinkle!

I started off  by cutting with the Cheery Lynn Mega Italian Flourish die. I cut from a background I had made a long time ago with alcohol inks.

The die was a little larger than the background, but I knew I would be cutting off some of the bottom anyway. I then cut between the scallops and this became the turkey's tail feathers!

The "turkey" is a chicken stamp courtesy of Sparkle N Sprinkle. I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut him and pop dotted him on top of  the "feathers."

I hope you enjoyed my altered die card today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations:  Animals
Scrapy Land:  Give Thanks
Word Art Wednesday:  Anything Goes #256-257

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Elegant Gourds

Hi and welcome to my blog. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! Can you believe it? I don't know where this year has gone. I want to show you a Thanksgiving card I made with the new Just For Fun Stamptangle Gourds and Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin.  I have been having fun using these stamptangle stamps! I stamped these stamps on various fall colors of card stack with versa mark ink. I used gold embossing powder on each one, fussy cut them and layered them on top of each other. I cut a frame from gold metallic card stock using the Spellbinders Labels 8 and Decorative Labels 8 dies. On the green card base I used  the Long Script stamp to add interest.

We are having a fun challenge this month at Just For fun Stamps and we would love for you to join in. You might even win a prize! You can see the details here.

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


Challenges entered:

Die Cuttin' Divas:  Fall Harvest
Double D Challenge:  Give Thanks
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Thanks/Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fall Tag

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am so glad to be having cooler weather and seeing some color on the trees now. I want to show you a Fall tag I made using several of Tim Holtz's techniques. You can see them by clicking here.

First I used some of Tim Holtz's rub ons on my card -- a script and some swirls.
Then I patted Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves and Tea Dye Distress inks on my craft pad, spritzed them with water and drug my tag through the inks to make my background. I sponged some Gathered Twigs Distress inks around the tag for more of a distressed look.

I stamped the pumpkin stack, by Sparkle N Sprinkle, onto watercolor paper and colored the pumpkins using Distress markers and my water pen. The image was fussy cut and pop dotted to the tag. I added leaf brads and sequins for embellishment.

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

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations:  Watercolor
Double D Challenge:  Harvest Blessings
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 :  November

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Altered Dies #21

Hi! I am back again with another altered die card. It has been a fun year seeing how I can use my dies in different ways than normal. I have three more to show and the year will be over! Boy has it gone fast!

For this card I started with this wreath die by Spellbinders.

I then cut it apart and used the parts like branches. These are the "branches" over the window. I also cut another piece off the die for the birds to perch on.

I used a Sizzix brick embossing folder and sanded it to make the card look like the outside of a house. I used patterned paper behind the window to look like wallpaper inside the "house." I stamped, colored and fussy cut the birds and tea kettle that is sitting inside on the "windowsill." The window die is the Decorative Window Scene die from Spellbinders. Wouldn't it be nice to have a spot of tea on a cold Fall morning? 

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

Challenges entered:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes
Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes

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