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Butterfly Friends

Butterfly Friends

Butterfly Friends

Hi there :) I made this card completely by using the sketch inspiration from MFT Sketch Challenge and the color and stash inspiration from the Butterfly Challenge. I took a look at this sketch:

MFT Sketch Challenge 322 #mftstamps

…And then saw that the Butterfly Challenge had the theme of G is for Glossy Accents, with the color option of Slate Blue. I stamped the butterflies (Inkadinkadoo) all over the backing paper, then cut the frame from some slate blue card stock with my Cricut. I traced where the frame would sit, then used my Prismacolors to only color the inside part…..Of course using blue shades….Including the slate. I took a strip of ivory edged with some black pinstriping, then a strip of white, which I stamped a LDRS sentiment on.  Finally, I stamped and colored one more butterfly, which I covered with Glossy Accents, and added it as an accent.  The joys of photography (when it’s a bit dark), don’t really show off the colors in a true way, or the shine of the Glossy Accents….unless you really zoom in a lot.   I think this makes a cheerful, yet classy card for a friend!!

I’d also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cards and More – #179 Friendship

Simon Monday Challenge – Make Your Own Background

Artistic Inspirations – ATG #174

Zebras

Zebras

ZebrasI had the idea for this card the other day, and was really excited to get to it, because it was back to some of my old rubber stamping techniques.  I used an old rubber-stamp of a zebra, I don’t know the brand name, but I got it at Michael’s as part of a set of animals.  I used masking to make a row of them to run across the strip of white card stock.  The sentiment stamp is also an oldie…..it’s by Stampology.  I used a Nellie Snellen circle die to cut it out and to mat it in the turquoise.  I’ve had the animal print Cuttlebug embossing folders for a long time, but haven’t used the zebra (or tiger???) one yet.  It was perfect to use with CoreD’inations Black Magic paper :)  After sanding the embossing to expose the white, I matted everything with turquoise and added a few small brads to the corner.  Loving the CAS design of this card :)

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cuttlebug Mania – It’s A Zoo Out There

The Crazy Challenge – #243 We Love Animals

Lemon Shortbread – #36 ATG

Jo’s Scrap Shack – #178 ATG

Birthday Swing

Swing Into Spring

HiBirthday Swing there! Today, I have a card made with Ching Chou Kuik‘s Gentle As A Breeze. There is a challenge in the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group where participants use this image to make a project.  I actually made a card with this stamp previously, but learned that wine does not go well with coloring! I wasn’t happy with it, so I got my SN markers out and made this one :) With the colors of the image being so bright, I opted for leaving the rest of the card quite subdued. Some embossed paper for the background, a Poopy Stamps birthday die,  pearls, and a few white bows was all this spring-like card needed :) I hope you like it!!

I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Design - It’s Almost Spring!

Brown Sugar Challenge - ATG #239

Morgan’s Artworld - #4 For the Ladies

Glitter N’ Sparkle – #228 ATG

The Ribbon Girl s – Use Any Image

Feeling Crappy

Feeling C….y

Hi there!! As we ease into February, we also have a new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers for the next 2 weeks.  We have a regular sponsor, the fabulous Rick St. Dennis! :)

There is soooo much to choose from at his store, that it’s more than worth your while to enter for a chance to win one of his fantastic images!

Feeling CrappyI was in a “mood” when I got this stamp…..you can only guess what kind!! Lol!  The mood passed, so I decided to make a Get Well card.  The inside of this card says “…..that you’re feeling crappy”.  I printed the image onto kraft paper, and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment was printed at the same time as the image.  I wanted “something” to embellish it, and came up with a roll of toilet paper, rather than ribbon or bling :)  I cut a strip of paper, ran it through with my perforating blade to make the squares, then rolled it up.  I tore a few sheets off….just because :)  Hopefully this card will elicit a smile from the recipient!

Leaf Sympathy

Fall Thoughts

Hi there!! This is a rather late post for this weeks challenge over at Come and Get It Challenges.  We have the theme of “Fall” – although it is cold, and snowy and slippery here :(   But it will go away….to early for winter lol.  We also have the fabulous Eureka Stamps as a sponsor, who has such a great selection at their store, you will be spoiled for choice, if you are the lucky winner!!  The DT has come up with some gorgeous projects, so stop by and be inspired :)

Leaf SympathyI was given the Leaf Background image from our sponsor to use for my card.  I had so much fun coloring these leaves, and experimenting with some different color blends with my SN markers!! I kept it to a simple design, using triple time stamping, and just adding a quick sentiment strip and a few enamel dots :)

Silver bird

Silver Bird

Hi there!  Apparently, I forgot to post this….it’s been “one of those weeks”- but the difficulties I’ve been having with a person at work resolved itself in a HUGE bit of karma!  :)

Anyway, this is my card for the current challenge over at

As the badge says, the theme is Holiday, where any of your holiday makes qualify for an entry…..an this can be any Holiday that you may celebrate :) We have

as our wonderful sponsor this week, offering 2 digital images to a lucky winner.  Stop by to be inspired by my amazing DT team mates!

Silver birdI made a quick card, using some old stamps from Inkadinkadoo.  I stamped and  heat embossed the bird and sentiment in silver.  These were some of the first Christmas stamps that I purchased years and years ago :)  I then masked it off, and inked the sides with Dusty Concord and Peacock Feathers Distress inks.  I added some purple, teal and silver sequins, and matted it all with a silver shimmer card stock.

Thank You Squares

Thankful

Hello!  It’s time for this week’s challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!!  This week, we have everyone’s favorite theme

Our sponsor is

 who is offering 2 digital images to the lucky winner!  The DT girls have gone all out with their inspiration projects, so be sure to check them out!

Thank You SquaresI was in a autumn-y mood, but had no idea what I wanted to make, so I rummaged through my stuff (ok, for a few days, lol) and found these dies I forgot I had, and some plain colored card stock in fall colors.  I popped the die cuts up with foam dots, then cut a Thank you sentiment on my Cricut, which I added Glossy Accent to.  A few sequins, a piece of ribbon, and some feather die cuts, and I was done :)

MrAndMrsSnowCU

Mr. and Mrs. Snow

Hi there!! Where on Earth did August go? The leaves are already starting to turn! Although I love fall, I really dont like the cold that comes with THAT season that follows…  You’d never guess, with my card for this weeks challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  Our theme this week is a technique – embossing, and we have Crafty Sentiments

as our generous sponsor!   Stop by and see the beautiful embossed goodies that the design team has made to inspire you this time around :)

MrAndMrsSnowI was given this adorable image from our sponsor.  Mr. and Mrs. Snow was colored with my SN markers, and added some clear Wink of Stella to the snow people. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to selectively emboss around the image, then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on another panel. I matted everything with coordinating card stock, added a few silver dots in the corners, and called this card done!

I’d like to enter the following challenges with this card:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Use a Sentiment

Hiding In My Craft Room – Any Holiday

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Snow People

Craft Your Passion – ATG #327

Crafting From the Heart – ATG #125

AmazingCU

You’re Amazing

Hello there :) Another Wednesday has rolled around and that means it’s time for another challenge at

We are at the CAS part of our theme cycle right now, and have the wonderful

as a sponsor!  The DT ladies have created some beautiful projects, so please make sure you stop by!

AmazingI used the Ribbons and Stars border from Eureka, and kept it VERY simple (for me, anyway!).  I added a sentiment before printing, then colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers. I couldn’t resist adding 2 different shades of silver glitter to the stars. I matted it with black CS, and was done :)

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

                                                                            Sweet Stampin – No Designer Paper

   Moving Along with the Times – CAS

      Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – ATG #40

Tuesday Throwdown – #309 CAS

Robyn’s Fetish – ATG

Blue Luck

Dragonfly Luck

Well, I’m back from my somewhat dreadful “break” – that turned out great in the end :)  And it’s just in time for another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More!!!

This week we have a photo inspiration challenge, and it’s sponsored by the wonderful

who has a $10 gift certificate for the lucky winner!!  Be sure to check out the blog, and leave some love for my lovely teammates, and their gorgeous inspiration projects!!

For my card, I got inspiration from the colors and the white text.  I had a bit of a play with some inks and sprays, and, while everything was still wet, I sprinkled some large granules of sea salt on the whole bit, and then let it dry.  Love the effect it gave with the big salt!!!!  I wrapped some white floss around the side of it, then made a swirly out of the same floss, stiffened with glue.  I have this dragonfly image from DRS Designs, and figured it was the perfect time to use it, since they are sponsoring us :)  A sentiment cut with my Cricut, and the card was done :)

I used this sketch from Sunday Stamps as inspiration for the layout: