Tuesday, December 13, 2022

CAS Colours and Sketches #500

Hey there. I am super excited to share with you today that I will be a part of the CAS Colours and Sketches design team for 2023. Do you have all your Christmas cards made? I am as done as I am going to be. So for the CAS Colours and Sketch Challenge I chose to make just a winter card. 

I went back to January of 2022 for my inspiration

I started with a white panel that I masked off the circle and blended petal pink ink around the edge and stamped a few snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn, Snow One Like You set. I then peeled off the mask and stamped the critters in basic grey ink and colored with alcohol markers. The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp, Tiny Words set. Using my stamp platform, I was able to bend the greeting around the circle shape. I added some white Wink of Stella for snow inside the circle and mounted the panel to a white, top folding card base.

I hope you will plan on joining us for a look back at the last year's challenges and a chance to win some great prizes!

Monday, December 12, 2022

AAA Birthday Card Challenge #44

 Hey there. Well, I have a surprise for you...I will be joining the AAA Birthday Card Challenge in 2023.  I am super excited to join this wonderful team of creative ladies. For our introduction we were asked to create a card with the December theme of embossing.  

I started with a natural white, top folding card base that I dry embossed with a holly embossing folder from Cuttlebug. Then I die cut a tag from watercolor paper inking the raised portion of the holly folder with a Pealed Paint ink and lightly misting the paper with water before running it through my die cut machine. then I took a wet paintbrush and moved the moss ink around the holly leaves. Using the splat technique and brown Distress ink to age the tag a bit. When it was dry I added the greeting from SSS Cleanline Everyday set and some red glitter Stickels. Then creating a red glitter hole enforcer and adding black twine I attached to the card front with foam tape.

I am looking forward to the year of fun birthday card challenges and I really hope you will join us because really, we all need to send more birthday cards!!

Sunday, December 11, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #230

 Hello. Welcome to our last AAA Cards Challenge for 2022.

What a beautiful mood board for us to play with! I grabbed onto the pink, purple and ornaments for my card.

I used Tree Trim Trio set from Papertrey Ink to create my muti-color tree. I then heat embossed a few of the dots with gold, sparkle embossing powder and added a few enamel glitter dots. Tada...Merry Christmas!

Thank you for spending the year with me creating CAS cards.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Time Out Challenge #228

Hey there. I have the opportunity to guest design at the Time Out Challenges. This is such an honor. We are inspired by a theme and it is Winter/Holiday. I hope you will plan to join us for this challenge.

I started with a white panel that I ink blended a bit of aqua ink then misted the panel with water. The panel was splattered with metallic watercolors. I die cut some snow-flakes from Lawn Fawn out of white cardstock and glued them to the panel. I also cut several layers of red cardstock with the joy die from Lawn Fawn. Then one from red glitter paper. Gluing them all together to create a stacked greeting. I also cut a thin strip of the glitter paper to add to my aqua card base. The small greeting was stamped in red ink from the Bundle Up set, Keri Bradford Studio. I then mounted the snowflake panel to the card base with foam tape.

Rows of Posies

 Hello and happy summer to you! My flowers have really started to pop outside in the last few weeks. I thought I might use the inspiration o...