March 18, 2018

Spring Birthday - Distress Oxides

Hi, today I have a card to share with you that I created
following the sketch this week at

Here is the sketch.

I thought this looked like a fun sketch to create.
I love to create my own background paper using various mediums
and lately, I got the urge to place with my Distress Oxides. 

So using some Bristol paper I made a piece of paper using Oxides
in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Wilted Violet.
I love this combination of colors.  I made a larger piece so that I could
just cut off a panel for this card but still have the rest of the paper to use on another card.  
The colors reminded me of Easter but I didn't want to make an Easter
card because I probably would not use it as I don't send out
Easter cards.
The purple edge I made using one of my Fiskars punches.  The purple
circle is a Unity stamp that I stamped using Catherine Pooler
ink Sweet Sixteen and then hand cut it out.  The sentiment is
also a Unity stamp.  Cp inks are the greatest.
  The butterfly is from Stampin up that
is a 3 step stamp, so I used the same colors as I used on the panel.

Well I am just getting this one in under the wire at
MFT Sketch Challenge so I better get this posted.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Challenge entered:
a2z Scrapbooking - anything goes - ends 3/31
A Inky Mess - anything goes with mixed media - ends 3/24
Always a Happy Birthday - Birthday anything goes - ends 3/30

March 15, 2018

Sending Birthday Wishes X 2

Hello, hope everyone is doing well and avoiding the
icky stuff that is going around.  I have been lucky (knock on wood)
and have avoided it so far, my hubby not so lucky he has
been sick this week.

Well on to my cards, I have a couple of birthday cards to
share with you today both using the same
greeting stamp.

This one I used papers from a stack I have had for years
that has coordinating colors and patterns.  Makes it easier to
pick out papers.  The oval was cut with a die, the butterfly was a
punch and the vine is a die and stamp from one of the 
Stamp of Approval boxes.  

I created this card using Altenew flowers stamps with matching dies.
These flower stamps are a 3 layer stamp process, I love that it makes the flowers more dimensional.  The background I made using a stencil and some
Catherine Pooler Garden Party ink.  

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my cards today.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Creations - anything goes - ends 3/26
Creative Moments - anything goes - ends 3/19
Inspiration Destination - anything goes - ends 3/27

March 6, 2018

Hello, today I have a couple cards to share with you 
that came from 2 different sheets of 
K & Company paper from the Floral Dreams stack.  This is one
of my favorite K&Company stacks. 

Here is the first of the two cards.
 I made this card following a sketch, so when I cut the two pieces
of background paper on an angle, I thought well I may as
well, make another card right way with the other 2 pieces.
This one I used a couple Gina K stamps, for the flowers and the sentiment.
I colored the flowers with my Copic markers and die cut them out
using a Spellbinder die.

And here is the second one using those leftover papers.
I stamped the flower using a Stampin Up stamp and
then colored it using my Zig Clean Color pens.  The flower and the
circle sentiment was cut using a Gina Marie die.

I really like the way both of these turned out.  I am thinking this may be a great
idea to mass produce some Christmas cards this year.  I think I may
have to make a couple soon so I don't forget.

Thanks for stopping to take a peak.

March 5, 2018

Noah's Ark by Rick St Dennis

Hi, I am back to share my card for this months

This month our sponsor is Rick St Dennis you can see all his images HERE at his on-line shop. 

Here is my card.
This is one of the images we got to work with.
I have to say is not one of my finest.  I am not too happy with how it turned
out, maybe I will try to color is again using Copics, this one was done
with my Polychromo pencils.  
If I do color another one I will come back here and post it.

Well, you have until the end of the month to join in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.