Saturday, October 21, 2017

Just Us Girls #416 - Color Week

Dear Ones~
This week is COLOR WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Vicki has chosen black, purple and green. What amazing colors to play with.

Here is my card:
 Since it's almost Halloween, these colors would be great to create a Halloween card, but I chose to do something different. Stampin' Up has just released a fabulous stamp and die set called Christmas Quilt and I just couldn't wait to use it. This image has been paper pieced with the appropriate colors and then the pattern on the star was stamped with black ink. I think this new set is fabulous.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock
Paper Studio Trick or Treat Patterned Paper
Stash Green Glitter Paper
Stampin' Up Christmas Quilt Stamp/Die Set
Impression Obsession Stamp for Greeting
Judy Dots
 
Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our October Guest Designer Karola and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of December!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Double D - LEAVE it to Me

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D it's Team Darlene's turn, and the challenge is LEAVES. Use leaves on your project.
Just look at this luscious Mood Board provided for your inspiration! Is it not gorgeous??


So here's my card:
As you can tell, this is a birthday card for my dad. He is turning 99!!! I'm so thankful to still have him with me. This design has been CASED from some cards that Angie Cimbalo made recently. You can see them HERE. I thought her cards were just beautiful and I had to copy them. I have used a copper laminate which comes in a roll, think Contac Paper. I stuck it to a piece of card stock and dry embossed the panel. I think my dad will like it.
 
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx & White Card
Darice Basketweave EF
Darice Fall Leaf EF
SU Dragonfly Dreams for Greeting
SU Seasonal Layers Thinlits for Leaves
Deco Metallic Laminate 
Die Cut Letters by Art C

 
 
Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And you could win this awesome prize if you play along.
 
 
 Oh, and thanks for stopping by, your comments always make me smile.
Hugs,
~judy~

Monday, October 16, 2017

Christmas Cardinal

Dear Ones~
This is my first post as an inspiration designer over at Dies R Us. Dies R Us is a fabulous online store with a HUGE inventory of dies and other crafting tools. They carry dies from over 75 die companies, and always have discount prices. You really do need to go over and take a look

Here is the card I have made for your inspiration today:
I love Cardinals, and was so tickled when I found this sweet die from Dee's Distinctively. The die has many different sections which are cut and then glued together. Lots of dimension here. 

~Here's how I made this card~

I made an A2 card base with red card stock, made a mat with black, and finally added a layer of white. The corners were punched for a more decorative look.

 I die cut the cardinal with red and black card stock.

I painted a little bleach onto the beak and then sponged with a small amount of orange ink. The rest of the body and wings were sponged with red ink.

The Twig Wreath and Pine Boughs were die cut.

And then the whole card was put together.


These are the dies I used:

Dee's Distinctively Dies - Cardinal Left

 Impression Obsession - Dies - Twig Wreath 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like this sweet little cardinal, I know I do!!

And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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~judy~


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Just Us Girls #415 - Trend Week


Dear Ones~
This week is TREND WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Angie has asked us to make a Peek-A-Boo Card. How fun.

Here's what I came up with:
In case you hadn't noticed, it's my grandniece Maeryn's 5th birthday! What better occasion to make a Peek-A-Boo card? I have had this sweet little digi image for quite awhile and was just waiting until the right time to use it. Isn't she cute? I'm sorry I don't know where it came from, I just found it in my stash. I had so much fun coloring her with my Copics, and then I highlighted her dress and cheeks with my white gel pen. Maeryn's name was generated on my Cricut.

Here's the inside:
 These are the Ingredients:
GKD Ocean Mist, Red Hot and White Card Stock.
Colorbök Patterned Paper
Stash Digi Stamp
Copic Markers
Cricut Machine for Name
SU Layered Circle Dies
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for Bow
SU Papillon Potpouri for Butterfly 
Judy Dots

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that our October Guest Designer Karola and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of December!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Just Us Girls #414 - Word Week

Dear Ones~
This time over at Just Us Girls it's WORD WEEK, and our gal Sue has chosen the word 'LIGHT'. how fun is that?

Here's my card:
What greater light source do we have than our beloved SUN?? I recently got this stamp and its companion dies from Stamplistic. It's called Sunshine, and I just love it. Here I stamped the image in 4 different colors and heat embossed with gold. Then I used some of the dies to cut out the various layers. I think there are something like 8 dies or so in the set, everything you would ever want to cut out the elements in that wonderful stamp. This card is a 4 1/2 inch square.

Here are the Ingredients:
PTI Terra Cotta and Summer Sunrise Card
GKD Lemon Drop, Sweet Mango and Copper Card
Stamplistic Sunshine Stamp
Stamplistic Sunshine Dies
Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Autumn Red, Ripened Pumpkin & Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops
Fiskars Lace Corner Punch

I would like to welcome our October Guest Designer Karola Rehnström. She is super creative,  just go over to her BLOG and see what I mean!!!

Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful examples that Karola and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our October challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of December!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!
They always make me smile!!
Hugs~
~judy~

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mod Squad - COLOR ME FALL

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to be the host over at The Mod Squad Challenge, and I have chosen to do a color challenge. The colors I have picked are RUST, ORANGE and GOLD. Nice fall colors for our inspiration.


Our sponsor this week is Gina K Designs and Stamp TV
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Here is my card:
For this card I chose to use the GKD Inspiration Mosaic background stamp by Melanie Muenchinger. I stamped it on Sandy Beach card stock and then pulled out several different GKD patterned papers and paper pieced them onto the image. I also stamped and heat embossed the greeting and stamped and colored the leaf wreath in one of the rectangles. I cut those pretty leaves from 3 different card stocks for my embelishment.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Dark Chocolate, Sandy Beach and Sweet Mango Card Stock
SU Cajun Craze Card Stock 
GKD Birthday Hoot Patterned Paper
GKD Grateful Heart Patterned Paper
GKD Triple Play Holiday Stamp
GKD Sunkissed Autumn Stamp
GKD Dark Chocolate Ink
GKD Dark Chocolate Embossing Powder
SU Stampin' Write Markers
Prema Dies Forest Leaves Die
Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops
Stash Twine

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.
Hugs~

~judy~

Double D - Fright Night

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D, Team Diane has chosen the topic FRIGHT NIGHT.  Use the colors or the patterns or the images or anything YOU see in the mood board. Here is the Mood Board provided for your inspiration:
 

 And here is my card:
This was a really fun card to make, so many possibilities with that Mood Board. I decided to use the spiders and ghosts and I loved the colors. I have just done a bunch of layers and played around with pattern and texture. Those little ghosts are actually buttons, aren't they adorbs?

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx, Jellybean, White & Sweet Mango Card Stock
Paper Studio Trick or Treat Patterned Paper
Martha Stewart Spider Web Punch
GKD Wicked Stamp for Greeting
Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge for Spiders
Black Stickles Glitter on Spiders
Buttons Galore Ghost Buttons
Stash Google Eyes

Please come on over to the Double D Blog to see what the other designers have created. And if you play you could win this great prize. This Cottage Cutz owl die set is so stinkin' CUTE!!!
 
Oh, and thanks for stopping by, 
your comments always make me smile.
Hugs,
~judy