Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Twofer Challenge!

Hello my crafty friends, I hope everyone is having a wonderful hump day. It is a grey cloudy one here as we get ready for some snow to come in tomorrow night. So I'm hunkering down today and tomorrow I will go out for lunch and a movie with a friend, then hunker back down as more bad weather is coming for the weekend. So y'all stay safe if you are in the path of bad weather.



I wanted to try and join in on the Twofer challenge this month. I'm happy to say I got two cards made! The prompt this month as you can see if birds. This one was a hard one at first for me, but then something pinged and away I went on making them both. As always my supplies will be listed down in the recipe section. 

As always, your comments bring so much sunshine and happiness to my life. and I thank you for taking the time to visit me.  Again I am behind with commenting but hope to catch up today. Happy week everyone!





Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
My Creative time "Heart Love Note Dies" for the heart on card one
Maymay Made It for the "Love" sentiment on card one
My Creative Time "Already Missing You" stamp and die set for both cards
My Creative Time  "Celebrate Good Times" for the sentiment on card two
Stampin' Up "Botanical Blooms" stamp and die set for card two
Distress Oxide Inks
Hero Arts Unicorn White ink
Stampin' Up Botanical paper stack

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Bokeh Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I know another post! How did I accomplish this?! Well this is a very, very simple card. I wanted to try my hand at the bokeh technique and wouldn't you know that CAS Mix Up was having a bokeh challenge this month! I also needed a thank you card, so why not combine the two. 



Well I have to say I found something out when making this card. I have had daubers in my stash for years. Did you know they go bad? Probably so, but I didn't realize it. lol So got out a clean dauber and went to use it for my white circles and wouldn't you know it just disintegrated! What a mess. So went in search of a TH sponge to use on the blending tool. Ok that is better. So I did the bokeh look, ink blending and stamping as well as wet embossing. I think I covered it all. As always my recipes of supplies will be down below.  I told you it was a very, very simple card!



As always I thank you for taking the time to stop and visit with me for a while. Your comments always bring sunshine to this part of my world, especially since it is still dreary and raining a lot here. Could be snow though, so I'm not going to complain....to loud! lol Hope to be around to visit you soon too. 


Crafty hugs,






Card Recipe:
Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade
Hero Art White Unicorn ink
Maymay Made It Positive Vibes stamps for the "thanks"
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Ultra Thick Embossing powder in clear
DCWV Foil (mirror) black cardstock for the mat

Happy New Year! My First Challenge/post of 2019

Hello my crafty friends, I know I am late in wishing everyone a Happy New Year, but better late then never right?! Wishing so much happiness, blessings and good health to everyone!




Ok, I wanted to keep up with my Christmas card stash this year, Kahlua is getting better and not quite getting in to as much trouble as she was. Still gotta keep cords up though! But since she is being better, I was able to get some cards made. I wanted to join in on the CAS Christmas Card Challenge, the prompt is blue and silver. A color combination that I love, but never remember to use it. Dumb I know! So I thought, yep, I have to play along with this one. So out came the stamps and inks. As always everything I used will be in the recipe section below. I am also trying to use some of the many NBUS or stamp sets that haven't been given much love this year. Wish me luck. lol I even used some of my many snippets! So might go and join in over at the Playground, haven't been around to see Parsnips, Dudley or Di in a long while!

This card didn't quite turn out the way I envisioned it, but it is still ok and I'm good with it.  So I made 17 of them, well 18 but messed one up. lol But at least I have 17 cards ready to go for the coming Christmas season! I hope you enjoy it too. 

As always, I thank you for taking time from your day to stop by and visiting me. I love it when you do and I know that I have been slack on my visiting. But hoping to get better with that! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!



It doesn't show well, but I have a blue mat and then the white, blue is matted on a silver mirror card foil. I also know my baby Jesus looks black, but he isn't. 


Trying to tilt in the sunlight to show the shimmer of the silver ink. Not sure if you can see it or not. 


 And the inside, which I kept simple but matting matches the outside.


Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
Close to My Heart Remarkable Wreath and Reason for the Season (Reason for the Season is a NBUS set) stamp sets
Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink
Stampin' Up Night of Navy ink
Navy blue card stock scraps
DCWV Foil Paper (mirror card stock)
My Creative Time Belly Band stamp set for Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Maymay Made It Joyful Stamp Set for the His Presence brings....


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas my crafty friends! I know I have been MIA lately. Just been going through some "moods" and been busy. But I wanted to take the time to come on and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year! I also wanted to thank you all for the beautiful cards I have received!!! Getting a homemade card always lifts the spirit!!! I hope to be back in the new year more often and back to commenting as well. Here is a picture of my little window tree that I always have because of the dogs. I went very minimalist this year and it only has faux popcorn/cranberry garland and rusty jingle bells on it. I am loving it! The girls are sending their happy wishes for a very Merry Christmas as well!




 Please excuse my floors, been doing nothing but raining here still! So muddy paw prints on the floor and having to mop all the time. You would have thought I would have waited to take this photo until after I mopped, but you have to get the photo when you can! lol


Love and crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October CAS Watercolour Reminder





Hello my crafty friends, I'm here with a reminder that we are half way through the October CAS Watercolour ChallengeDon't forget to tell them Happy Birthday as well! Their 2nd birthday to be exact!




 As usually the CAS Watercolour Team has lots of inspiration for you as well as the gallery of cards from those who are playing along. I hope you will come and play with us as it is a super fun challenge!


For my card, I used some Distress Inks to make a water color wash for my background in our challenge colors. I almost ditch it, but decided to try to go over them again and then I liked it better. Then I stamped my dandelion, little extra bits and the sentiment with Distress Oxide ink. I  then matted it onto some acorn brown paper, although you can't see the acorn pattern. lol I wanted the brown, so used it.It looks like it is on crooked, but in real life it isn't. I also splatter the brown ink on to my washed background. Mounted it to my card panel and called it done. Now, what will you make with orange, green and brown in watercolour?! You have until the 24th of October and you can link up 3 times! Make sure to come and link up with CAS Watercolour Challenge, it's such a fun place to play and Loll and Bonnie are amazing and welcoming women as is the Design Team! 



As always I thank you for taking the time to visit with me for a spell. Your comments always add rays of sunshine to my life! I will most certainly be by to visit you soon too. I want to take this time to thank Loll, Bonnie and the Design team for having me as Guest Designer this month!! It was so much fun! 

Crafty Hugs,





Card Recipe:
Distress inks: Ground Espresso, Carved Pumpkin and Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide: Walnut Stain
Gina K: Peaceful Roses Stamp Set for the sentiment-NBUS
Maymay Made It: Sorry Stamp Set for the dandelion

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Guest Designer for CAS Watercolour for October!



Hello my crafty friends, it is CAS Watercolour's 2nd Birthday and they are having a celebration! How fun is that and can you believe it has been 2 years now?!! I can't! Congrats to Loll, Bonnie and the Design Team!




Guess who is Guest Designer?! Yes, me!!! I'm still pinching myself that my sunflower card here won me this guest spot! I hope I do CAS Watercolour proud, it's a heavy burden as these ladies are extremely talented. Thanks Loll, I am very humbled to be Guest Designer for the month of October! Here is the challenge for the month of October-a fun one for sure and I can't wait to see where it takes you all!



Here is what I came up with. I did the splash technique using Distress Oxides. I know my orange kinda looks yellow, but it is an orange. I also took my brown oxide and splattered dots as well.  I was please with how it came out, but I could have used some more green. I then die cut my butterfly image in dark brown card stock from my snippets box. I hand cut one of the circles off at the bottom. I see now I should have cut the top one off, live and learn. I popped this panel up on foam tape and placed it on my card base. I then stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it in white onto some more of that snippet brown cardstock and placed it on my card. I hope you go check out the design team's inspiration and then play along!



As always, I thank you for taking the time to visit with me for a spell. Your comments always bring rays of sunshine into my life and I appreciate you all so much! I will be stopping by to visit you as well. 

Crafty hugs,





Card Recipe:
Distress Oxides: Wild Honey, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint
Penny Black die: Butterfly Circles-NBUS
My Creative Time: Window Sentiment

Thursday, September 20, 2018

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hello crafty friends, I hope your Thursday is going well, it will be the weekend soon! I am taking off for the weekend and having a little get-away. Bret will be holding down the fort as well as the dogs. I'm anxious to get away just for a few days. So keeping this post short and sweet for once as I have much to do yet before I leave at noon tomorrow.



But before I left, I wanted to jump in and join the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. I wanted to join in on another of the CAS challenge, but time isn't allowing. The prompt word as you can see is "wreath". I hope my card is CAS-if not please delete it Loll. I had fun playing with the wreath builder stencil, but didn't use it for this wreath. A snippet from my ever growing pile was used as well. As always the recipe will be below. I thank you for your visit and your comments bring so much sunshine to my life. Especially this year as all it has done is rain, rain, rain. More rain in our forecast for 3 days next week, Mon-Wed and fall temps. Usually Sept is sunny and perfect temps, but not this year! Not much of a summer at all, so sad about that. Anyway I will be back on Monday and will catch up on my commenting once back home. Have a great weekend my crafty friends!



Crafty,





Card Recipe:
Maymay Made It Build A Wreath-wreath, sentiment, accents
Gina K ink cubes
SU Gold Embossing Powder