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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

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Reindeer Greetings

Hi and welcome to my blog. Have you gotten in the Christmas spirit yet? We had a surprise snow here in South Carolina over the weekend and it certainly put me in the Christmas spirit! We hardly ever get snow. We got about 3 inches. I want to show you a Christmas card I made. I am trying to do more shabby chic cards and I think this one qualifies.




I made the background by using a snowflake embossing folder and swiping a few colors of Distress inks over the raised areas. I stamped the deer (unknown) using Walnut Stain Oxide ink and cut it out with the Gina Marrie Stitched Circle die. The frame for the deer was made by using a Martha Stewart corner punch. I added some "greenery" at the top made from blue card stock using the Impression Obessesion Greenery die. The snowflake is also a die (unknown) and I added clear stickles glitter to it as you can see in the picture below. I cut a tag using a cuttlebug die and embossed the saying with white embossing powder. 




Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a blessed Christmas season!

Challenges entered:


Crafty Cardmakers:  Christmas
Cuttlbug Mania:  Anything Christmas
One Crazy Stamper:  Christmas/Winter
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Christmas/Winter Holiday
Sugar Peas:  Anything Goes #38
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes  TT372

Friday, December 8, 2017

'Tis The Season

Merry Christmas Everyone! I hope you are enjoying this Christmas season. I want to show you a card I made using some Just For Fun stamps. I used part of the new stamp Couple Under The Light Post. I inked up just the light post and stamped it on my blue inked background. I added yellow stickles glitter for the light. I also stamped the Snowy Pine, sm. stamp using green ink onto the inked background. I then applied white Liquid Applique and clear stickles glitter to the tree and ground. This piece was matted to red card stock and adhered to patterned paper. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.  The squiggles under the sentiment are mine.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Just for Fun has a new challenge this month and we would love to see you join in. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season!

Challenges entered:

One Crazy Stamper:  Christmas/Winter
Sugar Peas:  Anything Goes #38
The Paper Girls:  Stamping Fun



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Merry Little Christmas

Hi and welcome to my blog. Have you finished your Christmas cards yet? I have finished mine and now I need to get them addressed! Here is a Christmas card I made using a cute penguin stamp from Fiskars.


I made a reverse image of the penguin to show his reflection on the "ice". Different colors of blue Distress inks were sponged around the image. I then added acetate over it and added some glitter for the ice. I stamped the tree stamp from Inkadinkado three times and adhered sequins to them. The stamps were colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I made "snow" by using white Liquid Applique. The saying is from Sparkle N Sprinkle. 

Thanks so much for stopping by during this busy season! I hope you have a Merry Little Christmas!

Challenges entered:

One Crazy Stamper:  Christmas/Winter
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Icy Inspiration
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge:  Stamping Fun



Thursday, November 30, 2017

Joy To The World

Hi and welcome to my blog. I want to show you a Christmas card I made using a new Just for Fun stamp! Today we really need joy in this world. I hope the meaning of this Christmas season will bring much joy to you. Just for Fun stamps has a brand new challenge this month. Please pop over to see it and we hope you can join in the fun. You might even win a gift certificate to the store! Check out all the other designers' inspiration too!


For the background of this card I used a snowflake embossing folder.  I stamped the Just For Fun Skyline Silhouette stamp with blue ink onto white card stock, fussy cut it and adhered it to the snowflake background.  I used the Memory Box Orchard Tree Frame die to frame the card. I added Stickles glitter to the tree and to the tops of the buildings. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

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

Challenges entered:


                                     CAS-ual Fridays:  Winter Blues
                                    Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
                                    

Friday, November 24, 2017

A Fall Day

Hi and welcome to my blog! I hope you are enjoying your day. I want to show you a card I made using a new stamp actually called Spring by the Lake Silhouette. Even though it is not Spring I used this stamp for a Fall card!


I made the background by coloring with watercolor crayons on the back of a leaf stencil. I spritzed the stencil with water and laid it on some watercolor paper. I lifted off the stencil and this is the fun background it gave. I stamped the stamp in black ink on top of the background. I framed it using a Gina Marie die. This was pop dotted to a dotted swiss green panel. I added some leaf brads and a cord.

You still have a few days left to join in our challenge! We hope to see you there.


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

Challenges entered:

Modsquad Challenge: Build a Scene
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes N2217

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thanks

Hi and welcome to my blog. Are you almost ready for Thanksgiving? I want to show you a card I made. It is not a Thanksgiving card but a thank you card. I used a Penny Black stamp and a thank you die. I love the Penny Black hedgehogs. So cute! I colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and added flowers and a bow. I cut the image out using a QuickKutz scallop die.




Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and a Happy Thanksgiving! Don't eat too much! LOL!

Challenges entered:

Casual Fridays:  Gratitude With Attitude
Penny Black:  Thank You
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Furry Friends






Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bits and Bobs #22

Hi Everyone! This is quite a crazy stamp to be using, but I was challenged by a challenge on a stamping board to use a stamp that you never use or have fallen out of favor with! Well, when would you really use this stamp? I actually bought this stamp in Scotland for a souvenir since we saw these shaggy cows on our tour. This one looks quite grumpy but they are actually docile animals. They look so funny with their long hair.



The bits and bobs I used on this card are the cow stamp, the handmade paper at the bottom, the inked background and an old cardboard star stencil. The saying stamp is quite old too. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are inspired to go through your stash and find old and unused things to create with.

Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Furry Friends
2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  #8 Critter

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