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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I just love this time of year with all the wonderful colors and scents. I want to show you a Thanksgiving card I made using a brand new Just For Fun stamp! It is called Harvest Bounty and you can find it here.


For the background I used the Just For Fun Basket Weave stamp. I stamped the cornucopia on an Oxide inked background, fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the card. I added ribbon, a bow and a leaf embellishment. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

Come join the fun challenge we are having this month. We would love to see your wonderful creations! 

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Hi Everyone! Halloween is almost here. Are you getting ready for those trick-or-treaters? I must say I miss the kids coming by. We live in a cul-de-sac and we don't get any kids in our neighborhood. Here is a Halloween card I made using brand new stamps from Just For Fun!

I made a bokeh background for this card by sponging on several colors of Distress inks, then laying a circle stencil on top and sponging on white pigment ink. I used the CJ-Canning Jar Wire Handle for my cauldron! When I first got my new stamps I immediately thought this was a cauldron but soon found out that it wasn't! I think it makes a good cauldron anyway! LOL! I stamped it and colored it in using a black Sharpie marker. I found some green Liquid Applique to add to the pot and I then added some clear Stickles glitter over it. The Witch Silhouette, Large was stamped in black beside the pot.

I hope you all have a very Happy Halloween!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes 02517

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bits and Bobs #20

Hi! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you a bits and bobs Fall card I made. I have been finding some interesting things in my stash since I started this bits and bobs series this year! I found a pattern book for paper piercing that was written in Swedish! Now my friends will tell you that paper piercing is NOT what I like to do, but I searched through this book and found a simple pattern and endured to the end! LOL! I laid the pattern over green card stock and placed them on a mouse pad so that I could poke holes with a pin.

This process is time consuming so that is why I used this simple frame pattern. I liked how it turned out.

I sponged on a little Distress Vintage Photo ink over the top of the piercing so that it would stand out a little more.

The gourds ( Just For Fun ) and leaf ( Rubber Stampede ) were already stamped and embossed in my stash, so I fussy cut them and pop dotted them in the frame. I added old rhinestones and a lace border to finish the card.  

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is time to get all those Fall cards made. I hope I have inspired you to make some using your old and interesting stuff! Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
Stamping Sensations:  Autumn Glory

Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Haunting

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I have really enjoyed using the brand new Halloween stamps from Just For Fun, and you can see all of them here and here. On this card I used the Haunted Moon Tree.

First I stamped the 2-Sided Doodle Background/Frame on cream cardstock and rubbed a little Micro Glaze over each circle to act as a resist. I used various colors of Color Bursts on the background. Next I stamped the tree and Tiny Black Kat using Jet Black Staz On ink. The eyes are polymer stickers.

The theme for our challenge this month is Halloween! Come on over and join in the fun and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. You do not have to use a Just For Fun Stamp to enter.

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

Challenges entered:

Double D Challenge:  Fright Night
Modsquad Challenge:  Fall Fest

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Have a Mice Halloween!

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog! I want to show you a Halloween card I made. These mice are sooooo cute dressed up in their candy corn costumes!

I had just bought spider embellishments, so I drew a web in the corner of the card and a line for the spider to hang from. I also used green google eyes on the spider. Did you know that spiders' eyes show up like green pin points when a light is shown on them at night? When my oldest son was about 10 years he told this to me because he had learned it in scouts. So one summer night we went outside with flashlights held up to our foreheads and saw all the little pin lights in the grass and bushes. ( Now you can imagine how we looked to anyone that passed by and at that time we lived by a busy road! ) You would not believe the hundreds of little eyes we saw!!!! It can be rather creepy to know how many spiders are in your yard!

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

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Critter - Challenge #7
Double D Challenge:  Fright Night
House Mouse and Friends: Halloween

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bits and Bobs #19

Hi and welcome to my blog! Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors, smells and crisp air! I only wish it would last longer. I made an Autumn card for my bits and bobs card today. I used some fun material called wire or copper mesh. I have not used this in ages and found some that was already heated and stickers applied to it. I found the wire mesh at Hobby Lobby I think in the wood section. To make this product more interesting, you take a heat gun and heat it and it will turn gold and blue in some areas! Place outline stickers over it and cut them out to use as embellishments as I have done with the leaf stickers here.

I had this image already stamped on glossy card stock in my image stash. I matted it to black card stock and then added it to the cream card base. I then adhered the leaves and label with the saying.

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

Challenges entered:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes

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