Friday, February 24, 2023

Ampersand Birthday

Hello craft friends, it's Friday and I hope you have either some fun for the weekend or a nice relaxing one planned. I think I am painting trim again this weekend (as long as my neck cooperates) in Bret's kitchen. Which spending time with him is always a good day for me. 

I have another ampersand card today. Just simple CAS birthday card that was very hard to get a good photo of. Mirror card does love to bounce back the light doesn't it?! 

Nothing much about this card, just stacked the ampersand, did a small panel of gilding flakes in gold, silver and copper and cut the ampersand "tail" from. Using mirror card, cut my sentiments. The flower and leaves cut out of white scraps and color with some alcohol markers, but not sure I like them. But they are there now, so there it will stay. Popped my panel up on foam and done. 

I have been laid up with a bad stiff neck all week. So I am a little behind on commenting. Getting around some today since I can finally move my neck without lots of pain. So if I haven't been by, I will be soon I hope. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it and I appreciate you!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Gilding Flakes in silver, gold and copper from Amazon

Spellbinders small die kit for the month of January

Mirror cardstock scraps from my stash, think it is Cricut's mirror cardstock

110 lb Neenah cardstock

80 lb Neenah cardstock 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Last Two Valentine's

Hello crafty friends, hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's with your sweeties.

I have the last two Valentine cards to share. First one has been hot foiled. Still working with that, sometimes I get the shims right and other times I don't. I need more play I guess. But this one turned out pretty well, my first time using this foiling plate. Very simple as the foiling plates did all the work. I just ink blended the pink heart. Very simple, but pretty I think. 

Had one more little piece of that red smooshed paper that I used on the Cupid card, it was barely big enough for this ampersand die. For the tail, I used some pink smooshed snippets in my stash to give the ampersand some character. The ampersand and the postage stamp mat are stacked up with 3 or more layers. The hugs and kisses sentiments are individual letter stamps made to look like a Dymo/Dyno? Labeler-I think that is what they were called, but I could be wrong. I placed them down flat. 

                                          Here you can see the thickness of the stacks.

Thanks for stopping by, I know lives are busy. If I haven't been by to see you, I will be soon. I had all three dogs for a while and I got behind with commenting. Nothing new there though! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Spellbinder foil kit of the month for December 2022 and small die kit of the month for January 2023 

My Creative Time stamps - "Label Font" for the sentiment on card 2 and the Postage Stamp dies for card 2. 

Waffle Flowers A2 dies for card 1 mat

Neenah 110 lb card

Versafine Onyx Black ink

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Hope You're Feeling Loved...

Hello my crafty friends, I am back with another Cupid Valentine card. I think this one will go to Bret. 

Pretty much a CASe of a card Loll made a long while back, you can see it here. I had the ink smooshed paper in my backgrounds box, just a small piece if it, so it worked out well for this. I rubbed some gold gilding wax lightly over the smooshed ink background and the black heart in Cupids hand.  I got my panel on crooked, sigh. It wouldn't be a card of mine if something wasn't wrong with it. LOL 

Again, not much to this card but I do love how it turned out. Sorry again for the blurriness, I should have taken another photo, but it looked good or so I thought. Old eyes I guess. LOL 

As always. thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and see what I'm up to. I should be by to visit you soon as well. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cupid die was a gift so not sure where it came from

DIO smooshed background from my stash

Gilding Wax - Pebeo

Black Cardstock - Paper Studio

80 lb Neenah Card for the mat

100 lb Neenah Card for the card base

My Creative Time Stitched Square Dies 

Waffle Flower A2 dies

Sentiment - SU You Are Loved Stamp set