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July 18, 2018

Beverage Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The cards I'm sharing today were designed specifically for Darnell's Twofer Challenge.  With the exception of the punched flowers, both have been created from the same stamp and die bundle, as per the rules.  Here they are together...


And a closer look...



I chose the shorter cup because it is perfect to create flower pots.  Do you agree?

Card: SU's Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Ink: SU's Soft Suede, and Antique Linen (whip cream) and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks
Stamp sets: SU's Coffee Cafe
Tools and embellishments: SU's Coffee Thinlits and Petite Petal Punch, and rhinestones from my stash

Challenges...

#7 Beverage at Twofer Card Challenge
AG at TTCRD
July AG at Not Just Cards

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


July 11, 2018

Painted Glass Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's cards are the last of the half dozen I created during my initial play with Stampin' Up's new Painted Glass stamp and die bundle...



Yep, you're not seeing things.  This IS a style which has been neglected by me far longer than the side focus of the others!

Card: Unbranded White (bases) and LOTS of snippets of SU's Whisper White, including the larger embossed panels
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp sets: SU's Painted Glass
Tools and embellishments: SU's Stained Glass thinlits and Butterfly embossing folder, and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

Challenges...
#330 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#7 AG at Crafter's Castle
#207 Flowers + A Sentiment at Aud Sentiments (bottom card)
AG at TTCRD
#28 AG at Pause Dream Enjoy

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


July 4, 2018

Painted Butterfly Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

To any of you, who like me are celebrating America's birthday today (or if you did so last or this coming weekend with it falling midweek), please enjoy yourself and be safe!

Following on from last week's painted roses... and hinted at in that post... here are two more of the cards I created during my first play with the Painted Glass bundle from Stampin' Up!



Although perhaps not obvious in the photo, the critters on the second card are die cut.

Card: Unbranded white bases and LOTS of SU's Whisper White Snippets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Stamp sets: SU's Painted Glass
Tools and embellishments: SU's Stained Glass thinlits and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

Challenges...
#359 Freestyle at HIMCR
AG at TTCRD
#211 AG at 613 Avenue Create

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


July 1, 2018

Popsicle or Food Image and/ or Colors at House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards.  I'm honored to be starting my 7th term among such a great group of talented designers, and I do so as the new Team Leader of Team 4.  To say I was blown away when offered the position after my dear friend Shawna stepped down is an understatement!

This month we're asking you to create a project using a popsicle or other food image, and or the colors from the inspiration photo...


And here's my card...


I changed the popsicle to an ice cream, but kept to the color palette.

Card: Unbranded White and SU Blushing Bride
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Image: Ice Cream Avery from the Paper Nest Dolls
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Noble Ornate Pierced Squares, CE Pinpoint Waves embossing folder, rhinestones from my stash, and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

Challenges...
#53 AG at CARDZ TV
#409 Summer is here at 4 Crafty Chicks
Cookie challenge #97 at Give a Crafter a Cookie

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


June 27, 2018

Painted Rose Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments.  I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know! 

The cards I'm sharing with you today are a couple I created during an initial play with the newly released Painted Glass stamp and bundle from Stampin' Up!  My mojo hadn't really returned at the time, so I began by gathering a bunch of white card off-cuts, and simply stamping, coloring, and die cutting a LOT of the roses from the set.  I did the same with the butterflies, but will show you those next week.

I still wasn't sure what to do with them, so folded some card blanks and had a play.  The result is a style I've not done for YEARS, though I have kept it CAS during that time...



I absolutely LOVE stained glass, and the bundle is already a favorite.  So much so that I didn't realize how many cards I've created with it over the last two weekends.  Don't worry, I won't bore you with them all in one go, but will show you the initial cards over the next couple weeks.

Card: Unbranded white (folded for the bases) and LOTS of SU's Whisper White snippets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Stamp sets: SU's Painted Glass
Tools and embellishments: SU's Stained Glass thinlits, and Nuvo Shimmer Sparkle pen

Challenges...
#329 Use Snippets at Pixies Snippets Playground
#340-341 AG at Word Art Wednesday
#206 AG + A Sentiment at Aud Sentiments Challenge

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


June 20, 2018

Petite Petal Mini Striplet Tower

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is a combination of a favorite die and card style...


Card: SU's Thick Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, and unbranded silver mirror
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Petite Petal Mini Striplet and unbranded rhinestones

Challenges...
#6 More than 1 fold at Crafter's Castle
#148 AG at Creative Fingers
#181 Add some bling at Dream Valley Challenges

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


June 13, 2018

Mini Inlaid Striplet Trio

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Although I've not used it for some time, this mini striplet die is another of my favorites and is perfect for inlaying.  Thankfully it doesn't take too long either, if you use a backing card and adhesive sheet.


Card: SU's Rich Razzleberry, Emerald Envy and thick Whisper White, and unbranded silver mirror
Tools and embellishments: Sue Wilson for CE Petite Petal Mini Striplet

Challenges...
#328 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
Linky Party #40 at Crop Stop
#356 Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.