Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Dog Rose Card

 Hello All, have you been like me and spent your pandemic in house days
online shopping for paper crafting goodies more then you normally would?
I have to admit I have been addicted to not only layering stencils and layering stamps
but even the layered dies have captured my attention which is where this
card has come from!

I saw a challenge at Just Us Girls that I was able to use a 'new' to me
layered die from Altenew called Dog Rose.

I actually made 3 more cards using this die in different colors
which I will post at a later time.

I backed my card with paper from Lawn Fawn Spring Fling pad.

I have to admit that I also have taken quite a 'fancy' to the Altenew
stamps and dies and this set is no exception!

Also entering the following challenges:
NBUS .... Never Before Used Stuff

Signs of Summer Challenge

Time for a new challenge at Double D
and the theme is Signs of Summer
with the inspiration mood board below. 

This is sure to be a fun challenge as the signs of summer are endless!

I once again used the mood board as inspiration
letting the top left corner tile inspire ME!

I created my own background using the ship lap builder die from The Greetery.
I think this is must have die for every card maker, so fun and so very useful.
I created several of these backgrounds last summer and this is one of them
using TH Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
It reminded me of the picture in the above mood board.

I also used a never before used die from my stash from Cheapo Dies
Daddy's Fishing Buddy.  At the writing of this post this die was still
available but just so you know all Cheapo dies are being discontinued sad to say.

I used a scrap of  a background paper for the fish I had made
previously as  wanted the look
of a rainbow trout, it worked perfectly!

To see more summery creations by the Design Team,
make sure to visit our Double D challenge,
we always have a cool prize up for grabs!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Spring Flowers


June 15th already and that means it's time for a new challenge at
Dies R Us and as always our theme is anything goes!
One of my latest purchases from Dies R Us is this
Jeanine's Art Spring Basket die set.
It is loaded with all kinds of possibilities!
I adhered it on a Tutti Designs Scalloped stitched square
which was adhered to Tutti Designs Lily Heart Panel
coving up the heart lily panel
( makes an entire new use for this die).

I stamped my sentiment on a Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched rectangle.
All links are given below!

Jeanine's Art Welcome Spring ~Spring Basket
Tutti Designs Lily Heart Panel
Tutti Designs Nesting Scalloped Rectangles
Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Squares
Impression Obsession Twig Wreath (branches only)

Thank you for visiting me today!

Head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
to see all the fun creations from the Design Team
and join in with us for YOUR chance to win a DRU gift Certificate to the store!

For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 

Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts.  

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Monday, June 14, 2021

June Halloween Challenge Reminder

It's reminder time at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge
to join us and create a Halloween card
and we have a fun mood board to inspire you below. 

You don't have to use the mood board but just create anything Halloween!
I did let it inspire me and used the lower right corner for my stamps.
I used an image from Power Poppy that I have had forever and it has
never seen ink until today!
I colored it in with my Copics then mounted on a piece of
washi tape background panel generously given to me from my
friend and teammate Dar!

So we would love to have YOU join us for our challenge
that ends on the 28th at Two Old Bats!

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Sea

Today is our new challenge theme beginning at 
The Sisterhood of Crafters and is being hosted by ME
and I chose Water~Water~Water !

I have to admit I struggled with what I was going to use
as my mind just went blank lol!

I did have this stamp set pulled out and laying
on my desk from Sweet n' Sassy The Sea and decided
it would do the job.

I kept it pretty simple by inking the water area then stamping my image
over the top with Dew Drop Nautical Blue ink.
The sentiment is part of the stamp set.
I felt it needed something so added a few red sequins.

Take a visit to The Sisterhood blog and see all the fun creations
from my 'sistahs' and join in with us!

Entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday .... Create a Scene

Monday, June 7, 2021

Love Birds

Fun card today joining in with the CAS Mix Up which is FLIGHT
using watercolors. 

I watercolored this cute little bird set using Tombow markers, 
pretty easy peazy!
The background is a watercolor of sorts using some water
and a mix of powders.

Simple card and not much to it but I liked this cute bird set
and it 'fell' into my card one day while shopping
and it's the first time I have used it!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Haunted House

It's time for a new challenge at Two Old Bats
and as always our theme is Anything Goes Halloween!
We have a fun mood board to inspire you
and you can choose to use it or not!

I try to use it if I can as I find it fun and intriguing
and find it does help when creating!  

I went with the spook house to build my card around!
I used a haunted house cut out and  a SU bat punch
and two punches from Martha Stewart for the cat and witch
that I have had forever.

I have to say having this challenge year round is fun
as it gives me plenty of opportunity to use my very neglected
Halloween stash!
I also used a background paper from Lavinia on a slimline card base.
The sentiment is inside!

We would LOVE to have you join us at our 
Two Old Bats Halloween challenge...see you there!