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November 7, 2018

Sending Hugs & Thanks

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 created with some of my new favorite Birch Press dies...



The background card was created with the direct to card inking technique... amazingly the first time I'd done it... then stamping with one of my favorite stamps from Stampin' Up!  I created a number of other similar pieces... no point in getting inky fingers for a single piece... so will show you more of the creations next week

Card: SU's Whisper White and Vellum
Ink: Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord Distress Inks
Stamp sets: SU's Timeless Textures
Tools and embellishments: Birch Press Delfina Layer Die, and their Sending, Hugs, and Thanks Big Sugar Script Dies, and Glossy Accents

Challenges...
#178 Thankful at Crafty Gals Corner (card 2)
AG at TTCRD
#215 AG at 613 Avenue Create

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


November 2, 2018

Monochromatic Christmas

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 one of five identical ones which have been sitting, unphotographed, on my desk for a couple months.  And yep, they are the only Christmas cards I've created so far.  Eeek!



That said, they are appropriate for a job application, I hope!  The amazingly talented Mynn of On A Stampage and other sites, has started a new challenge blog, Rainbow Card Challenge and is currently holding a Design Team Call...



As per the DT Call request, my style is mostly CAS.  I love white space, and you could say this card is CAS, but with the white and color flipped?  I would love to join the new team, not least because it would be my third such team led by Mynn.  She's a precious friend and I love her creativity. 

Hopefully that doesn't sound too suck up, and if it does, I'll try to distract you with the card recipe...

Card: SU whisper white base and snippets, and Tonic's Denim Ripple specialty card
Ink: VersaMark (although it might not be obvious the dies are all cut from glitter embossing powered card)
Tools and embellishments: SU's Star of Light thinlits, and X-Cut Merry & Bright dies, WOW clear sparkle embossing powder, and unbranded rhinestones

Challenges...
#214 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#427 Christmas at 4 Crafty Chicks
AG at TTCRD

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.  In the meantime, please wish me luck?


November 1, 2018

Gold & Pearl Accents 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.  This month we're asking you to create a project using gold and pearl accents, and or the colors from the inspiration photo...


And here's my card...


Card: Unbranded White and gold mirror
Tools and embellishments: Spellbinders Renaissance Jeweled Frame and CE pearls

Challenges...
#338 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
AAG at TTCRD
#43 AAG at Polkadoodles

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


October 25, 2018

Autumn Flowers &/ or Colors with HOC Team 4

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!

House of Cards Design Team 4 are sharing our creations with you today for our current challenge. This month it's to create a card or project featuring fall flowers, and or use the colors in this inspiration image...


And here's a reminder of my cards...



Full details can be found on the original post here.

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.  In the meantime, please take a look here at what my Team 4 teamie Sue has created.



October 17, 2018

Enjoy the Little Things

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! 

If you've already taken a peek at the card, you aren't seeing things.  Again.  It IS completely different to my usual, or even long forgotten style.  And is something completely new to me, cold foiling...


The foiling was so easy and I look forward to doing more of it with the few rolls I bought.  The sentiment, which I double stacked for stability, will get a lot of use too.

Card: SU's Cherry Cobbler and Gold Mirror
Tools and embellishments: Crafter's Companion's matt gold foil and Flourishing Vines foil transfers, Couture Creations Intricutz Enjoy the little things die, and SU's Lots of Labels framelits

Challenges...
AG at TTCRD
#337 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#374 Super Scraps Saturday at HIMCR
AG at Crafter's Castle

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


October 10, 2018

Smile smile smile

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 the one I created for my dear friend, Jim's birthday last month.  He has Cherokee heritage, so the design, created some magazine freebies, is perfect for him.


Card: Unbranded white blank, and SU's Crumb Cake and Whisper White
Ink: SU's Crumb Cake
Stamp sets: Magazine freebie
Tools and embellishments: Freebie embossing folder and dies, and Nuvo Sparkle Shimmer pen

Challenges...
October CARDS challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy
AG at Crafter's Castle
AG at TTCRD

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


October 1, 2018

Autumn Flowers 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.  This month we're asking you to create a project using fall flowers, and or the colors from the inspiration photo...


And here's my cards...


I used both the inspiration photo and colors to create twin backgrounds, inlaying the fall away pieces from one into the other

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

Card: SU's whisper white, early espresso, so saffron, peekaboo peach and tiny snippets of mossy meadow for the leaves
Ink: Mowed Lawn and Wild Honey Distress Inks
Tools and embellishments: Birch Press Delfina layer die background die, Sue Wilson's Sweet William (leaves) and Striped Nasturtiums

Challenges...
#336 Use Snippets at Pixie's Snippets Playground (used snippets for flowers and leaves)
#175 Anything Fall Goes at Crafty Gals Corner
AG at TTCRD

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