Thursday, April 27, 2017

Congratualtions grad


Thursday April 27, 2017
 
 
I know you have seen so many of my graduation - congratulation cards.. I made another like ones posted before.. This one has a different color tag.. Again Ranger ink smooshing. The background is Ranger inks and water drops. This card you can add money or gift card behind the tag. I love making these. You can find out the school colors and create the cards for the special grad.  The tag is Marianne die, the silhouette is Impression Obsession and a brad in the tag hole.
Very simple to make and fun to create.
 
 
Challenges:
Tuesday throwdown #340 - embossing (sentiment)
Penny's play-crafty #326 - anything goes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Thanks for being my friend - Inspiration Destination #127

Wednesday April 26, 2017
 
Welcome to another Inspiration Destination #127 challenge.
 

I created this card first making a water color background and ranger inks. I also used Stampin up silhouette flowers along the bottom so it looked like there were plants behind the trees. I then used Hewey spray and spritzed the background.. I set it aside to dry. I then used the Taylored Expressions tree die used a wood grain paper and colored it brown with Ranger inks. Then added it to the water color background. I colored up and die cut the Lawn Fawn dogs and sentiments and added them to the card. I used copics on the dogs.
I hope this card inspires you to play along.. Head over to the ID site and get more inspiration from the DT..
 


Challenges:
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number
Colour crazy wk. 16 - anything goes
Cupcake inspiration #404 - animals
Glitter 'n' sparkle #236 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #156 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Crazy 4 guys #167 - the great outdoors
Penny's play-crafty #326 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty creations #340 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 280-281 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #120 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters -"letter B" (boxers, brown, black, blue)
The male room #59 - many legs






Happy Mother's day - Catch the bug

Tuesday April 25, 2017
 
Hard to believe we are getting to the end of April.. The weather in the Pacific Northwest has been really wet (since Oct. 2016 to todays date - April 25, 2017 we have received 45 inches of rain.. that is WET and a record) but we are getting some warmer day and sunny skies in between raining.. I can't wait till I can stop putting sweats and sweaters on in the house. I hate starting a fire to warm up the house.. (we don't have a furnace).
 
Well on to today.. Catch the bug New Release  It's a cute image called Bear spring.. You can find it in the Bugaboo store
 
 
I thought this cute image would make a sweet Mother's day card.. I love the plaid paper and gives it a bright cheery feel. I used the Lil inker stitch die and some clear Nuvo drops in different areas. I added my cloud template and used copics to color the image. The sentiment is from Simon Says. Fast fun card.  Hope some awesome mother enjoys this card.


Challenges:
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number
Colour crazy wk. 16 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 412- I spy "b" (bear, blue, bug, bow, bling, blooms, brown, black)
Cupcake inspiration #404 - animals
Glitter 'n' sparkle #236 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #156 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes
Cards in envy - pretty pastels
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Deep ocean #153 - spring





Monday, April 24, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Monday April 24, 2017
 
I was asked to make a sympathy card by a friend.  I recently made a card for myself to give to a friend and now another friend asked if would make her one.
 I used some masking tape to block the center sentiment area and then using Paper Trey ink stamps and Simon says stamps to created the flowers, leaves and dots. I used Ranger/Altnew inks. I hope it's not to bright.. But who says sympathy cards need to be drab. I think it's bright and comforting.  I used a white gel pen on the blue flowers. I then stamped with Hero Arts the sentiment. I used Hero Arts Prayers die and cut it out 4 times and layered it. I then embossed it with Stampin Up grey powder. I embossed it about 4 times to make it thick and shinny. I added a few clear Nuvo drops.  
 
 
Challenges:
As you like it - favorite colors and why (teal, yellows and gray- like the spring happy feeling of bright colors)
Jo's scrap shack #185 - anything goes
Brown sugar #247 - use a die cut
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number
Allsorts wk. 412- I spy "b" (blooms, black, blue, brown, bling)
Glitter 'n' sparkle #236 - anything goes
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 278-279 - anything goes
Simon work it Wednesday - flowers
Crafting from the heart #156 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes







Sunday, April 23, 2017

Congratulations - grad

Sunday April 23, 2017
 
I wasn't going to post this card because I have been making a lot of graduation cards.. But I thought this is a little different than the others.. Still same with tag and being able to put a gift card or money behind tag.. but I did an embossed background using a Stampin up embossing folder.. I had a request from a friend to make her brother a green/yellow graduation card.. So I hope she likes. I did the water color smooshing Ranger ink water color tag. I used Marianne tag die and a bronze brad.. I embossed the Paper Trey ink congratulations and used Impression Obsession grad silhouette.
 
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes/opt. ribbon/lace
Make my Monday #44 - embossing/wet or dry (background and sentiment)
Crafty sentiments - men/boys
Cards und more #182 - monochrome
Jo's scrap shack #185 - anything goes
Brown sugar #247 - use a die cut
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number
Pause dream enjoy # 169 - tag
Allsorts wk. 412 - I spy "b"  (boy, black, brad)
Glitter 'n' sparkle #236 - anything goes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy mother's day

Saturday April 22, 2017
 
Hope you're having a happy weekend.
I was playing in my craft room and thought I better get some mother's day cards made..
My mother passed away 9-1/2  years ago.  It's really hard making mother's day cards. But I was thinking of her when I made this. She loved pinks and pastel colors. 
I stamped the Simon Says flowers, leaves and hearts and embossed with white embossing powder. I then used my copics to color them in. You really cant see it too well but I used a light blue copic behind the flowers to give some depth. Guess I should of used a little darker one but was afraid it would over take the flowers. I added some Nuvo drops and then colored a strip of paper with copic color used for the flowers and heat embossed the sentiment in white. I layered the card.
 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes/opt. ribbon/lace
Cards in envy - pretty pastels
Make my Monday #44 - embossing/wet or dry (sentiment and flowers/leaves)
Shopping our stash #299 - a rose by any other name
Cards und more #182 - monochrome
Simon Wednesday - showers and or flowers
Word art Wednesday wk. 278-279 - anything goes
Simon work it Wednesday April - April showers bring May flowers
 As you like it - favorite colors and why (pink and greens - great fresh colors and happy colors together)
Starln my pocket - spring /Easter
Jo's scrap shack #185 - anything goes
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number
Colour crazy wk. 16 - anything goes







Friday, April 21, 2017

Together forever, never apart, - Catch the bug - Free Friday

Friday April 21, 2017
 
Are you ready for another Free Friday from the Bugaboo Store?? You can see inspiration at Catch the bug the design teams cards using this fun image.. It's a favorite of mine.. Boy Bear..
 
 
 

 
So for this card I wanted to have a colorful background.. So dug through my OLD gelli plate lost but found papers.. I found this awesome colorful paper.. I backed it with some brown card stock and added to Kraft card base. I chose a Mama Elephant sentiment and embossed it in white. I added some twine next to the sentiment. I used a Spellbinder die and cut out the bear and colored Boy Bear with copics. I didn't like the plain background around the bear so I colored it in light blue (also in the gelli plate paper) and then took Tim Holtz stickle stencil and Ranger ink green (picks up the colors in the background gelli paper).  I liked the look. I added the image using foam dots to the Gelli paper. I added some clear Nuvo drops around the card. I like how the clear drops pick up the color behind the drops..
I hope you pick this cute free image up.. You will enjoy playing with this cute bear. To get inspiration head over to Catch the bug. 


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 278-279 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #42 - anything goes
Creatalicious #113 - anything goes/opt. birthday
The ribbon girl - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #177 - anything goes/opt. ribbon/lace
Make my Monday #44 - embossing/wet or dry (sentiment)
Crafty sentiments - men/boys
Crafty catz #367 - anything goes/opt. number