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

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Many Thanks

Hi and welcome to a new month! At Just For Fun we have a brand new challenge for you. It is a sketch challenge. We would love for you to join in the challenge and you might even win a gift certificate to the store! Also we are so excited about all the wonderful NEW stamps that have just been released. Please click here to see them.

Here is the sketch for the challenge and the card I made to go with it.

On this card I used the Just for Fun large Colorblock Butterfly. I used various colors of blue markers directly on the stamp, spritzed the stamp with water, stamped it on white card stock and fussy cut it. I adhered it to the Spellbinders Bow Elegance die on the card front. I stamped the Just For Fun many thanks saying on the bottom front of the card and used white embossing powder on it. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet.

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fancy Fish

Hi Everyone! Welcome to y blog. I hope you are having a good day. I just love all the great stamptangle stamps we have at Just For Fun stamps. There are so many ways to use them and they have such a unique look. You can take a peek at them here. I decided to use the small Stamptangle Fancy Fish on this card. I found a new technique and thought the fish would go perfectly with it.

I used patterned paper and several pieces of different colors of card stock. I cut circles using Spellbinders Small Circles dies from each piece, each circle getting smaller. I layered all the card stock and patterned paper on top of each other to make a porthole. The fish was stamped, colored with markers, fussy cut and pop dotted to the card. I added green rhinestones to the fish and porthole for embellishment. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet. I stamped just part of the saying since it did not fit on the tag. Clear Stickles was added across the card for waves.

You still have a few days to join in the Just For Fun Hot Hot Hot challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to the store. 

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

Challenges entered:

Stamp Sensations:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes A2317

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Flower Shaped Card

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I love shaped cards and you can make so many different shaped cards these days using all the wonderful dies out there. I made a flower shaped card using Spellbinders Blossom 3 dies. I placed the large flower die on red folded card stock and made sure the cutting edge was on the top of the fold so that when it was cut, the card would open. I cut 2 more smaller shapes using patterned paper and yellow paper.

I love the cute hedgehogs from Penny Black. I used this one from the Wonderful Day stamp set. I cut out the image using the Gina Marie Stitched Circle Die. I went around the stitching with a fine point Sharpie pen. This was pop dotted to the center of the card. The snail was also pop dotted to the card. The butterfly was cut using Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy die and added to the bow.

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

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critters Crazies:  Challenge #5 Use a Critter
Penny Black:  Shaped Card
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Challenge #170 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes (DT)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bits and Bobs #16

Hi! It is time for another bits and bobs card! I have a huge bag of rub ons that I have not used in ages. I pulled them out and while I had them out I made three cards with them. Rub ons are a great way to add flair to your card. On the first card I started with two different sheets of rub ons, but the sheet on the left must have been too old and it would not transfer. I wanted to use the music script. So I ended up using several of the rub ons on the sheet at the right.

The rub ons on this card are the swirls and two small butterflies at the top. After applying the rub ons I ran the card through an embossing folder. I found an oval piece of painted chipboard in my stash and stamped an old butterfly stamp on it. I added flowers and a ribbon scrap to make the bow. I don't think I have ever made a green and red card except for a Christmas card! This is why I like to make bits and bobs cards because you really don't go in with a plan and just try to match things as you go along, pulling things from your stash. You never really know how a card will turn out.

I have a hard time making simple cards because my thought is the "more the better!" Lol!  But I think this card came together pretty well. The flowers are rub ons. I found the cat in my image stash that I had already stamped on orange paper, so I pop dotted him to the card. Then I stamped a very old saying I have had for years.

Here is my last card. The circles are rub ons. I also found the typewriter in my image stash. I fussy cut it and pop dotted it on the card. Kids these days probably don't even know what a typewriter is. I got a portable one when I was in high school and I took it with me to college and used it a lot! Those were the days. Really old school!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my bits and bobs cards today. If you have any rub ons, pull them out and see what you can create with them. I had a lot of fun with mine.

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sea Shaker Card

Hi! I am glad you stopped by today. The challenge theme at Just For Fun is Hot Hot Hot. A great way to get cool from the August heat is to hit the water. I made an underwater scene on my card using the Just For Fun medium Stamptangle Seahorse and two seashells from the Beach Unmounted Sheet.

This is also a shaker card. I splattered Oxide inks on white card stock, placed some aqua sequins on the card stock, added a piece of acetate on top and then adhered the aqua Sewn Frame, by Gina Marie, to the acetate window. 

The seahorse was stamped onto an orange inked background and fussy cut. I stamped the seashells on cream card stock and colored some ares with a tan Zig water marker. These were also fussy cut. 

I stamped the saying on kraft paper and made a banner.

I hope you are staying cool this August. I know I am enjoying my air conditioning! We were without air conditioning for 5 weeks in May and June! And then again for a few days when the roofers came and broke our new ac unit we had for only 2 weeks!!! 

Please join in the challenge at Just For Fun. We would love to see all you wonderful creations and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

Challenge entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Challenge #5

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bits and Bobs #15

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I am showing another bits and bobs card today. I found a neat product in my stash that I bought years ago! I don't know where I bought this, but it had never been opened. This black paper is called Scratch Art. I looked online to see if this still exists and boy do they have a lot of beautiful kits of this product!

Basically you lay a stencil over the black paper and scratch off the areas inside the stencil and beautiful colors appear! I used a butterfly Kite stencil for this card.

After I scratched the butterfly I found some old Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers I had cut and colored many years ago and added them below the butterfly. I found a happy birthday die from North Coast Creations, cut it from aqua card stock to adhere to my card. 

I am excited that I have found another neat way to use my stencils.

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

Challenges entered:

Modsquad Challenge:  The Wing's the Thing

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