Thursday, April 25, 2019

Full Bloom for Krafty Chicks

Hello friends.  Today is my last day as Guest Designer for Krafty Chicks.


My dear friend Nance is hosting this challenge and she picked these 
gorgeous colors.

I love this stamp from Penny Black and I haven't used it nearly enough.

I placed the stamp in my MISTI and inked it up with Zigs one section
at a time.  After stamping, I moved the ink with a damp waterbrush and
continued stamping until I was happy with the results.

I had trouble getting the leaves just the right color and had to keep trying
until I found an old inkpad that seemed to be the right shade of green.

It's been fun joining in with the gals at Krafty Chicks.
Thanks for the opportunity.
I hope to see you in their gallery.

Also entering at Penny Black Saturday
ANYTHING GOES
with OPTION of
FRESH SPRING COLOURS

SPRINGTIME



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Full Bloom, Special Wishes (PB) 
Ink:   Mellow Moss (ret. SU), Whisper White (SU)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series), Neenah (110 lb. Solar White), Vellum
Other:  Zig CCRBM (220 Tea Rose, 28 Pale Pink, 69 Blush, 45 Pale Green, 61 Lt. Brown), White EP (SU)


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

An Iris Sketch

Hi there.  I'm so glad you could stop by!

It's time to get back to some Spring cards.


Today I'm squeaking in playing at The Flower Challenge #31
Here's the sketch...

The taller recangle layer is embossed with a die.

The smaller rectangle is the taller flower.

The butterfly and smaller flower and sentiment represent the flowers on the sketch.

I did the irises with stamps and Distress Markers and
cut out with matching dies.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Irises, Tiny Sayings (AE), Flora and Fauna 2 (Wplus9)
Ink:   Distress Markers (Victorin Velvet, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Pine Needles)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Linen Cardstock (Bazzill), Neenah (110 lb. Solar White
Other:  Iris Dies (AE), Classic Rectangle Die (SB)


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Earth Day Christmas

Hello, happy Earth Day.

Actually I think it was yesterday, but I'm still celebrating.


Are you scratching your head wondering what  a Christmas has to do with Earth Day?

It's an up-cycled or recycled card that I received last Christmas.

I worked perfectly for the Jingle Belles Challenge

I got a twofer out of it too.

The camera did a better job on catching the gold embossed trees on this one.



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Holiday Snippets (PB), Vintage Christmas Post
Ink:   WOW Emb. Pad
Paper:   Pine (GKD), Basic Gray, Gold Foil (SU), 
Other:  Up-cycled Christmas Card, Gold EP, Stately EF (ret. Craft Concepts)


Monday, April 22, 2019

Sparkle and Fluff

Hello.  Are you in the mood for Christmas?

I know we've just got past Easter, but Christmas will be here before we know it!

Meet Sparkle...

She's going to visit over at Christmas Kickstart
where Frosty is looking for Snowman (or snowgirl) friends.

She's colored up with Copic markers and she just sparkles!
See..

Her friend Fluff is out to visit the Kickstart folks too.

He opted for fluff instead of sparkle.


Well, he does sparkle a little.  It's hard not to when the sun shines on his snowy self.

I hope you're feeling sparkly today!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe (Sparkle)
Stamps:  Jolly Friends, Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Watermelon Wonder (SU)
Paper:   Neenah, Watermelon Wonder (SU)
Other:  Double Pierced Rectangle Die (AE), Copic Markers (YG 03, YG 63, R20, R24, G14, YG 17, R 37, E25, C00, B000), WOS

Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Jolly Friends, Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Neenah, Granny Apple Green (SU)
Other:  Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Copic Markers (YG03, YG63, R24, R29, E25, R37, G14, YG17, C00, B000), Flower Soft, WOS

Sunday, April 21, 2019

He is Risen

Wishing you a blessed Easter.


Easter in 40 Words

Love gave.
Help came.
Compassion reached.
Mercy saved.

Beauty filled.
Hope instilled.
Burdens lifted.
Grace Revealed.

Death ended.
Breach mended.
Joy danced.
Peace extended.

Curtain torn.
Power soared.
Freedom breathed.
Life reborn.

He forgave.
Truth overcame.
Glory rose.
Light reigns.

                           by Debbie McDaniel





Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Easter Blessings (Paper Smooches)
Ink:   Midnight Muse (SU)
Paper:   Bashful Blue, Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. hot press)
Other: Brushos, Wood Veneer, Cross Die (Paper Smooches) 


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter Bunny

Hello friends.


I found the little sponged piece in my background box, die cut it
 and added some foliage.

The little bunny die (isn't he adorable?) belongs to a friend.

The Easter eggs were die cut from various snippets of 
Alcohol inks and cardstock.

Looks like the Easter bunny is ready to deliver his eggs.

I'm going to take this over to
Card Stamper Magazine Take It Make It Challenge
TAKE a stamp and MAKE something amazing!
ANYTHING GOES



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Foliage Set 4051 (Art Impressions)
Ink:   Old Olive
Paper:   Neenah (110 lb. Solar White)
Other:  X-stitch Borders (Gina Marie), Stitched Egg Medley (Poppystamps), Bunny Die (AE)


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Lavender for Krafty Chicks

Hi.  I'm back again Guest Designing for Krafty Chicks


Since Nance offered the Guest Designer position and she had given me
this beautiful stamp set, I thought it was fitting to make a card with it
for this week's challenge.

Leanne is the challenge host and she's asking for
FLOWERS.

I placed the stamp in my MISTI and inked her up with Distress Markers.
I blended the flowers with a damp waterbrush pulling the ink to the 
center of the flowers and used a watercolor pencil to color the leaves.

I die cut a double oval frame and put a piece of vellum behind the 
smaller oval.

I thought it looked like a wedding card and didn't 
have any in my stash.  So I added the die cut love.

Hope to see you over at the


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Lavender (Power Poppy) 
Ink:  Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint (DM) 
Paper:   Neenah (110 lb. Solar White), Vellum
Other:  Heartfelt Die (PB), Double Stitched Ovals Dies (MFT), Large Size Letters EF (Kwan Crafts)