Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cheers to Di at the Snippet's Playground!

Hello my crafty friends, the celebration of Di continues. First off I want to say if you are in the part of the country that is extremely cold, please stay warm and safe. It is winter after all, so it is what it is.

For my card today, I'm sending cheers to Di for her 7 year anniversary of running the Snippet's Playground, it is really 8 years old, but Di took over the challenge blog from Jules after a year. So for Di, it is 7 years of running the blog. She is an amazing host, so kind, so friendly, so talented, I could go on and on about how wonderful Di is! Parsnips, the bear is a hoot and tends to get us in some trouble out on the playground behind the bike shed, but he is a sweetie as well. And then there is the ever so cute and new to the family, Dudley. If you have had the privilege of playing along with your snippets (scraps) please do! Everyone makes you feel so welcome!! Di gives out prizes every fortnight (two weeks) out of her own pocket! So come and give it a play along won't you?! 

My cards are on the masculine side, as I needed some for my stash. But I know many women who enjoy a cold beer, especially in the summer time. I can't drink a whole beer, so my late hubby always gave me the first cold drink of his when he had one. I miss that! But some of the boys will give me the first sip if they are here. So I guess I'm bringing the Brewster's behind the bike shed this go around. lol Yes, I used snippets, all papers are snippets except the card base.

If you stuck with me this far, kuddo's to you! As always my list of supplies will be down in the recipe section. I want to thank you for taking the time to visit me and leaving me a comment. Your comments always bring sunshine and warmth to my day. I will be by to visit you soon as well!

We are having a snow squall coming through as this Arctic storm comes in with the winds. Brrrrrr............I'm going to hibernate except when Kahlua has to go potty. lol  

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
All cards use the Apple Blossom-Bubbles and Fizz stamps/die and embossing folder from the Papercraft Essentials Magazine

Card 1:
Paper Studio-Plaid Tidings-plaid snippet
Spell Binder Circles
Red snippet-no clue what paper company
Blue snippet-again no clue what paper company
Brutus Monroe-Ultra Fine Embossing powder in Penny
Shimmer Pen
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Pentel Gold Pen

Card 2:
Paper Studio-Plaid Tidings-plaid snippet
Paper Studio-cream snippet
white snippet-no clue what paper company
Shimmer Pen
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Pentel Gold Pen

Card 3:
DCWV Metallic's Mat Stack-gold and black snippets
white snippets
My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies
My Creative Time Stitched Starburst Dies
Shimmer Pen
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Pentel Gold Pen

Card 4:
Paper Studio Glittered CS-gold glitter snippet
Paper Studio black snippets
white snippet
Delicata Gold ink to ink up folder embossing
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Pentel Gold Pen

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Special Event!

Today is the start of a special event! Di's friend Darnell from across the pond has initiated a surprise Blog Hop to thank Di for the SEVEN years she has managed the Snippets Playground where we go to show off our snippets makes, enjoy bonfires, have hot toddies, jump rope, play on the Playground equipment, trade beads, horse-around in the tree house, ride bikes, play with Parsnip (and now Dudley), and generally have an amazing and fun time! This special event will run from Jan. 27th at 12:05 PST to Feb. 10th at 11:55 pm PST. 

Oh Gosh, I believe I first played in the Snippet's Playground challenge  in Nov. of 2014. I could be wrong, but think that was the first time. I was encouraged to play along by Mary of Carolina Cards. She had told me how fabulous Di and Parsnips was and she was right! Di is an amazingly sweet and talented lady not to mention very generous. She has the cutest little puppy, Dudley that is new to the family and she tells of his puppy antics. And of course there is Parsnips. He is so much fun as well.

So for my card, I made an encouragement type card (using a snippet of course!) for Miss Di for her 7 years of having the Snippet's Playground Challenge. Thanks for all you do Di as you do a lot and I know what a challenge it is to run a challenge! Love ya lots!!!

As always, I thank everyone who took the time to come and visit me. Your comments always bring so much sunshine to my life and makes my heart swell. I will be around to visit you soon too! 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
versafine onyx black ink
distress oxides inks
hero arts unicorn white ink
My Creative Time-Speech Bubble Sentiments stamps and dies: fabulous amazing talented, you
AliExpress: Frame

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 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....