Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Azalea

Dear Ones~
Hope your week is going well. Today I have made a card to be entered in the Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday Challenge. This week we have been provided with this photo for inspiration.
http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mix-it-up-monday-stv17mon13-let-s-get-inspired

 And here is my card:
I stamped the flower image from Melanie Muenchinger's Stately Flowers 4, colored it with my Zigs, and fussy cut it out. I really love the black stripes in the photo along with the soft pink. My flowers are a bit bright for my taste, but I don't have many Zigs to work with. So there you are...lol.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White and Innocent Pink Card Stock
Kaiser Craft Shine Bright Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Splendid Circles Die
GKD Stately Flowers 4 Stamp
GKD Flowers & Frames Stamp for Greeting
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
SU Black Ink
Black Nuvo Crystal Drops

The sun is shining today. I almost forgot what it looks like - lol!!!!! Our furnace went out 4 days ago, but we got it fixed today. We do have a woodburning stove, so we have stayed toasty. Life is full of surprises!!! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your sweet comments. Enjoy the rest of your week!!!















Saturday, March 25, 2017

Just Us Girls #386 - Photo Week

 Dear Ones~
This week is PHOTO WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Vicki has chosen this photo of inspiration. So many possibilities with this one.
 
Here's what I came up with:
 Don't you just adore this cute little snail, happy to have his cozy home be an old teacup? This is a digi stamp I saw in a challenge somewhere and just had to track him down. It's from a company called QKR Stampede, and the name of the stamp is One Man's Trash. What a hoot!! He just makes me smile!!! The card base itself is cut with the PTI Noted Scalloped die for that sweet stitched and scalloped edge. I LOVE it. I colored the image with Copics.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
PTI Noted: Scalloped A2 Die
Paper Studio Textured Card Stock
Pebbles Basics Paper Pad Patterned Paper
QKR Stampede Digi Stamp
GKD Fabulous Flowers Stamp
Spellbinders Fancy Labels 2 Die
Spellbinders Oval Dies
Copic Markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Please visit the JUST US GIRLS blog to see the wonderful cards that our March Guest Designer Nance, and the rest of the team have made this week. And remember, if you win Chic of the Week in any of our March challenges, you will be in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of May!!   Good luck, and I hope to see you there. 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for leaving me all your lovely comments. They mean the world to me, my friends!!

~judy~






















Sunday, March 19, 2017

True Art

Dear Ones~
Hope your Sunday is going well. Today I made a card for the Stamp TV Monday Challenge. What's That You Say??? Yep, that's the challenge. Find a quote you love and reflect that quote in a card.

Here is my quote:
"Every artist dips her brush into her own soul, 
and paints her own truth into her pictures." 
Unfortunately, the author is unknown.

Here is my card:
My thought here was to have the pencil drawing the flower. In retrospect I would have done better to use black ink so it looked more like a drawing. Instead I did white heat embossing. But it was great fun to color the image with my watercolors. I also did a wash on the background. 
I have to say this is not the most favorite card I have ever made, but they can't all be perfect.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Sweet Mango and Ivory Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Colorbok Signature Patterned Paper
GKD Sending Love Stamps from the Kit
Majelo Mission Gold Watercolors
GKD White Embossing Powder
Nuvo Crystal Drops

I have a few more blogs to write and then I'm going to play in my craft room. I hope you do something wonderful today. Thanks for stopping by, and as always, I appreciate all your sweet comments.
Hugs~















                                                                                                

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Just Us Girls #385 - Color Week

Dear Ones~
This week is COLOR WEEK over at Just Us Girls, and our gal Lisa has chosen these gorgeous colors.  As always with color challenges, you are to use all three of the chosen colors as well as any neutrals that you need.  Neutrals are white, ivory, kraft, black, brown or gray.

Here's my card:
  
I like the simplicity of this design. It is a CASE from Tami White. You can see her card and video HERE. It was great fun to make, just stamping and not too many layers. I used mostly pink and grey, with just a hint of purple for the greeting and the scalloped oval die cut.

Here are the Ingredients:
PTI Soft Stone Card Stock
SU Smoky Slate and Basic Grey Card Stock
SU Wisteria Wonder Card Stock
SU Avant Garden Stamp Set
SU Sweet Sugarplum, Pink Piroette, Smoky Slate and Basic Grey Inks
SU Wisteria Wonder Ink
SU Layering Ovals Thinlits
Nuvo Crystal Drops



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

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




















Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams



Dear Ones~
This will be a quicky today. I wanted to play along with the Double D Challenge. This time we are to make a card with Things that Fly. Here is are the tiles they have provided us for inspiration:
 http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2017/03/things-that-fly.html
 While I didn't use any of the above photos for my inspiration, I did make a card with something that flies.
I saw this design the other day on YouTube.  You can see the beautiful card Tina created HERE
 I had to make a sympathy card and I thought this design would be perfect for that. I have used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits from Stampin' Up. These are the most gorgeous dies, and there is a companion stamp set called Dragonfly Dreams.
 
Here are the Ingredients:
SU Soft Sky and Tip Top Taupe Card Stock
GKD Ivory Card Stock
SU Falling In Love Patterned Paper
SU Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits
Crafter's Secret Stamp for Greeting
SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter



Thanks for stopping by, I adore your sweet comments, they truly make my day.

Hugs~
~judy~

 










Monday, March 13, 2017

It's Easy Being Green

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2017/03/lets-get-coloring-folks.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PowerPoppy-TheBlog+%28Power+Poppy+-+The+Blog%29 

 Dear Ones~
Hope you are having a wonderful day. Today's offering has been made for the Power Poppy Power and Spark monthly challenge. This month we are showcasing the new Pantone Color of the Year. The color is Greenery. It's a light, sunny yellow-green.



Here's my card:
I love this cute little parakeet from the Power Poppy stamp set Short Stack. Isn't he cute?? Here I colored the image with my Prismacolor Pencils. I smiled the whole time I was coloring him.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Applemint and Black Card Stock
My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Power Poppy Short Stack Stamp Set
Prismacolor Pencils
White Gel Pen
SU Balloon Pop Up Thinlits for the Bow
Black Nuvo Crystal Drops

Thanks for popping by. It's blustery here today, but not nearly as bad as our friends out East are experiencing. Stay safe, everyone! Love your sweet comments, I really appreciate them.

Hugs~
~judy~

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Peony

Dear Ones~
This is my second post for the day. This one is for the Altenew March 2017 Inspiration Challenge. Here is the inspiration photo:

 
 And here is my card:
I don't have many Altenew stamp sets and am limited with what I can do, so I just went with the colors in the photo. This set is called Peony Scrolls, and it's the first stamp set I ever got from Altenew.  I heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder and water colored it with my Mission Gold Water Colors. I LOVE them, they are so beautiful and easy to work with!!! I finished the card off with some gold splatter and gold thread.

Here are the Ingredients:
SU Real Red and Daffodil Delight Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Craft Smith Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
Altenew Peony Scrolls Stamp Set
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp for Greeting
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors
Paper Studio Embossing Folder
Stash Pearls and Gold Thread

So that's it for me, I'm outa here. Thanks for stopping by!! 
As always I adore your comments.

Hugs~
~judy~