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)


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Another Elf for CAS Christmas

Hello friends.

I have another elf today.


There's still time to join in at
where Nance is asking for.....

The Design Team and our talented Guest Designer, JoAnn, 
have some wonderful elfish inspiration for you.
And that gallery is full of these adorable little Santa's helpers!

I've stamped this little guy with Memento ink and colored
with Copic markers.

I used some sticky sheets to mask him so I could
stamp the snowflakes around him.

One present has been fussy cut and added with a dimensional.

I hope to see you in the CAS Christmas gallery!



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Santa's Elves (MFT-Birdie Brown)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Delicata Silver, Real Red, Cucumber Crush (SU Markers)
Paper:   Neenah (110 lb. Solar White)
Other:  Copic Markers, Stitched Squares (SSS), Silver Jelly Roll Pen for jingle bell


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Pink Poppies for CAS Watercolour

Hello friends.

I have another poppy today.


There's still time to join in at

We have a wonderful gallery of poppies over there and our
Design Team along with our Guest Designer, Rachel have even more
beautiful poppy cards to share with you.

I've inked this poppy with Distress ink and Distress Markers and used
my waterbrush to blend the colors.

I even got brave and die some splattering!

I hope you'll come join us at CAS Watercolour.
Challenge ends on the 24th.

And I'm taking this over to
Penny Black Saturday Challenge
ANYTHING GOES or
FRESH SPRING COLORS
SPRING



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!
Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blooming Garden, Banner Sentiments (PB)
Ink:   Spun Sugar (DI), Early Espresso, Soft Suede Splatter (SU), Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, MOwed Lawn, Peeled Paint (DM)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Neenah (110 lb. Solar White)
Other:  Double Pierced Rectangles (Avery Elle)


Monday, April 15, 2019

Embossed Poppy for CAS Mix Up Reminder

Hi.  Have you tried the Layered Stamping and Heat Embossing technique yet?


Susan is hosting CAS Mix Up this month.

There are tutorials at the challenge site if you're not sure how to do this.
I found the videos very helpful.

I had the beautiful poppy stamp set in my NBUS box and it worked
beautifully for this technique.

I used my MISTI and first stamped the solid part of the flower with
embossing ink then heat embossed it with Red Embossing Powder.
Love this red!

Then I stamped the outline with embossing ink and heat embossed
with Black Embossing Powder.

The leaf, bud and sentiment are also embossed with the Black.

Because I was afraid I'd mess up the whole thing by splattering, I
used a stamp to lightly stamp my splatters.

My Mixed Media are Layered Stamping, Layered Heat Embossing, and Dry Embossing.

I'll enter this at Craft Stamper Magazine
ANYTHING GOES


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Painted Poppy, Snowing (Alt.), Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Wow Embossing Pad, Delicata Golden Glitz
Paper:   Neenah (110 lb. Solar White), Basic Black
Other:  Primary Apple Red EP (Wow), Black EP (SU), Charles EF (Cuttlebug)