Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Pawlidays!

Hi there, blog friends ~
I have two cards to share ...My first card is for Freshly Made Sketches, using this cute little Christmas pup stamp from MFT. 

I used Copic markers to color the puppy and added Glossy Accents to the light bulbs. The berries on the wreath were made with Nuvo drops and the die cut sentiment was cut with gold foil. Also, the striped paper is from WRMK...acetate and gold pretty IRL.


For the past week, I've been hunting through my stash for a sentiment for the CASology cue card (Sorry), and shortly after I finished my first card, I found it! The irony is the pup from my first card works perfectly for this card, so I decided to use it again...hope you don't mind :)

This time I colored the pup in light brown and I also changed the colors on the Christmas tree lights. The brick background was stenciled in grout gray and the sentiment was stamped using MFT Label Maker Sentiments. 
That's it for me...have a wonderful week ahead!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Happy Pawlidays, Label Maker Sentiments
Dies: MFT - Happy Pawlidays, Joy; SSS - Wreath
Stencils: MFT - English Brick Wall
Paper: MFT - Gold Foil; WRMK - Acetate (Clearly Posh)
Misc: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops

Monday, October 16, 2017

CAS Watercolor, CAS Mix Up & MFT Sketch Challenge

Hello again ~
I always enjoy playing along in Loll and Bonnie's monthly challenges, but this month, time has been slipping by quickly. So, before it's too late, I have two cards to share. My first card is for the CAS Watercolor October Challenge & 1st Birthday Celebration and the theme is 'Fall Leaves':

These gorgeous leaves were a gift from my dear friend Michele, and I thought they worked perfectly for this challenge. The angled panel was watercolored using Peerless Watercolors, and I curved the MFT sentiment using my MISTI.

Happy 1st Birthday, Loll & Bonnie! Here's to many more years of crafty fun with your challenge blog!!!


My 2nd card is for the CAS Mix Up October Challenge for the theme: Stamping, Layering Stencils and Your Choice (Copic coloring):

I started by stenciling soft blue clouds with Tumbled Glass (too soft so it's hard to see), then stenciled the balloon. Next, I stenciled the hearts onto the balloon and stenciled the grass in 3 different inks. Lastly, I used Copic markers to color the elephant and flowers...and that was it :)


My 3rd card is for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - With inspiration by Laura Bassen, how could I resist!

This little pup is from the new MFT set called 'Happy Pawlidays' and I couldn't resist him (and his friends). For the aperture on the sketch, I used the Peek-a-Boo Wonky Window for fun, and Copic markers to color the images. The background was blended with DI's and I added snow with a stencil and texture paste.  

OK, so that's it for me...Thank you for hanging in there, and thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge #122 - Pumpkins

Hi there blog friends,
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and just in time for autumn, our theme is 'Pumpkins'! Here is my card:

I wanted to add texture to this card so I used texture paste with the diagonal stripes stencil and Peerless watercolors for the pumpkins. Thank heaven I was finished working on the pumpkins because right afterward I spilled a cup of water onto the yellow/orange/red Peerless swatches...YIKES ~ What a mess!
Anyway, all are welcome to join us over at ATCAS and don't forget we always have a lovely prize for the winner...this time it's a GC from Create a Smile Stamps ~ Hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: PTI - Spooky Smiles (Sentiment)
Dies: SSS - Stitched Pumpkins; MFT - Blueprints 15 (Stitched Border)
Stencil: SSS Diagonal Stripes
Watercolors: Peerless
Gems: PTI - Rainstones

Sunday, October 8, 2017

MFT 2017 World Cardmaking Day Challenges

 Hi there,
I'm back to share four cards I created for the WCMD challenges at MFT...since it's a photo heavy post, I will keep the chatter to a minimum :)

The theme for Challenge #1 is ROYGBIV 

I created this card using MFT Big Balloons Stencil and thought it would be fun to use this shape instead of the usual round shape. I added glitter to the die cut sentiment and finished with the stitched frame from Blueprints 15.

The theme for Challenge #2 is DIE-NAMICS DESIGNS  

I blended my ink to create an ombre effect and added Star Dust Stickles to add some sparkle to this card. Plain vellum for the champagne glasses and gold foil for the die cut stamping!

The theme for Challenge 3 is BY THE NUMBERS

The 'Free with $60.' 'Thank You' when I ordered the MFT September Card Kit was the pop-up numbers I used for this card...I used Blueprints 26 for the remainder of the elements on this card except for the patterned paper on the '40' which is from Tiny Hearts Brights.

The theme for Challenge #4 is MAKE & MAIL

It's hard for me to create 4 cards in 2 days (it sometimes takes me a few days to create one), but it helped to have the flowers and leaves already stamped and cut in my stash :) To keep it simple I added the soft polka dot vellum paper and a lovely sentiment from the Beautiful Blooms set.

I also stamped my envelope for mailing ~

 As a 'thank you' to celebrate this years' anniversary at MFT, I received a really cute stamp set, so I chose one to use on my envelope.

That's it for me...I hope everyone had a great weekend and a really fun WCMD! 

Please don't feel obligated to comment on each card...just saying 'Hello' is truly appreciated...Thanks! And, thank you so much for stopping by,