Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Double D - October

 Dear Ones~

Time for another Double D Challenge. This time our challenge is October - that's it - just OCTOBER. Here is the Mood Board provided for our inspiration:

And here is my card:

Of course I had to do a pumpkin. After all, when I think of October I think of all things pumpkin - pie, Halloween, pie, and also pie. I decided to use a Stampin' Up background die called Buffalo Plaid. It's one of my favorite images, but oh so hard to stamp. I left it a little rustic instead of trying to get a solid look.

Here are the Ingredients:

  • SU Cajun Craze Card Stock
  • Recollections Ivory Card Stock
  • GKD Kraft Card Stock
  • SU Terracotta Tile Ink
  • SU Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp
  • Inkadinkado Autumn Splendor Stamp Set
  • Concord & 9th Layering Leaf Dies
  • Spellbinder Fall Leaves Card Creator
  • SU Forever Flourishes Dies
  • SU Stitched Circle Die
  • SU 3D Basket Weave Embossing Folder
  • Stash Twine

  If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable die set. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.  


 
AND ON ANOTHER NOTE: The lovely Darlene and the fabulous Diane of Double D Challenges have started up another challenge blog for your creating pleasure. It's called Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge If you love Halloween and are sad because you only have a small window of opportunity to create Halloween cards, this is the challenge for you. Hop on over and check it out HERE.
 
I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy

 





Friday, October 9, 2020

Color Hues - Cream and Gold

 

Dear Ones~

Today's offering is for the Color Hues Challenge. This time the colors are Cream and Gold.


Here is my card:


I decided to go clean and simple with this card. This Lotus stamp lends itself so well to the clean and simple look. I wish it was easier to photograph shine. This card is super shiny and really pretty.

The Ingredients:
Recollections Cream Card Stock
Tim Holtz Metallic Card Stock
Lovely Lotus Stamp from the 
GKD Peace, Love and Sushi Card Kit
SU Happy Birthday to You Stamp for Greeting
Trinity Stamps Gold Baubles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to swing on over to the Color Hues blog. Lotsa great inspiration there!!

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse,
~judy



Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Mod Squad - Hello Pumpkin!

 

Dear Ones~

It's my turn again to host over at The Mod Squad Challenge Blog. This time I decided I would like to see a pumpkin or pumpkins on our cards.

SPONSOR

 Gina K. has been in the stamping industry since 1998 and started Gina K. Designs in 2007. As the business grew, Gina asked her husband Tom to leave his position as an attorney to join her in the business. Together they built Stamp TV, an online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, a social network for paper crafters and more! Since then they have created a new website called Gina K Designs. Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world. Gina’s goal is to continue to offer top quality signature products through her online store Gina K. Designs, along with informative and creative crafting videos. There is also a monthly card challenge, where you have 3 chances to win a $25 gift certificate. Visit that HERE.

PRIZE

A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here is my card:

For this card I used the Gina K Designs stamp set Haunts and Harvest from the new Festive Fall Card Kit.  I also used the Birthday Greetings stamp set for the background foliage behind the pumpkins. The pumpkins were colored with pencils and Gamsol. The background was done with the Harvest Flourish Stencil, included in the kit and was inked with GKD Plum Punch and Coral Reef inks. Then I applied Iridescent Glitter Glitz Gel over the inking. The photo does not do the glittery goodness justice. I used the Master Layouts 1 to cut the layers, and card stocks used were GKD Tomato Soup, Plum Punch and Ivory.
 

Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge Blog and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.
I hope you all are well and staying away from others as much as possible. These are strange times, aren't we glad we have our craft to keep us sane?

 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy



 


Double D - Wreaths

 Dear Ones~

It's a gloomy day here in Northern Michigan. I'm glad I had some time to play in my Happy Place. Today's offering is for the Double D Challenge, and this time we are looking at wreaths. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:


A dear friend lost her mom recently, so I thought this would be a perfect card to send to her.

Here are the Ingredients:

SU Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze Card

GKD Honey Mustard Card

GKD Fresh Asparagus Card

GKD Fresh Asparagus Ink

Darice Fall Leaf EF

SU Wreath Builder Die Set

GKD Lovely Lotus Stamp for Greeting

Spellbinders Tag Die

  If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable wreath die set by Cottage Cutz. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.  

I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy

Monday, September 28, 2020

Color Hues - Navy and Turquoise

 

Color Hues 

Dear Ones~

Today's offering is for the Color Hues Challenge. This time we are using NAVY and TURQUOISE. What a cool color combination. I love it.

Here's my card:

For this card I used the technique Gina K used a little while ago. I will link her video HERE. I took a couple of fronds from a fern, coated them in Versamark and stamped them on the navy card stock. Then I heat embossed them with the Ranger Antiquities Embossing Powder in turquoise. It's gorgeous IRL - there's specks of gold in it.
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Navy and Ivory Card Stock
Hot Off the Press Twilight Jewels Patterned Paper
Tim Holtz Metallic Card Stock
Spellbinders Fancy Labels 3 Die
GKD Thankful Greetery for Greeting
GKD Master Layouts 2 for Banner
Stash Gold Thread and Gold Pearls

Cold and rainy here in Northern Michigan today. A great day for some chili and cornbread, and to hang out in my craft room. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to swing on over to the Color Hues blog. Lotsa great inspiration there!!

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse,
~judy



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Double D - Don't Fence Me In

 Dear Ones~

This time over at Double D we are on the fence. The theme is DON'T FENCE ME IN, and here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:

I got my inspiration from the photo in the top left corner - that beautiful white gate. I used a Stampin' Up die for this, and I thought it would be fun to do a spooky kind of card. I did the masking technique with Distress Oxides to create that moon. I wanted to leave a white ring around it for effect.  I kind of like how it turned out.


 
 
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx and White Card Stock
Distress Oxides in Various Colors
SU Garden Gateways Dies
SU Under the Sea Framelits Dies
A Colorful Life Cloud Stencil
Sizzix Die for Greeting
Stash Bat Punch
 
 
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable Wooden Gate and Fence Die by Creative Expressions. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration.  
I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  
~judy


Monday, September 7, 2020

Ink On 3 - Silhouette Your Stamp

 

Dear Ones~
It is my honor once again to be guest designing for a fabulous company named Ink On 3. This is a wonderful company that offers inks, stamps, dies, stencils, even svg files, and more. Swing on over and check them out. You won't be sorry.
 
Today I want you to use your stamps in a different way. Did you know you can make them into a silhouette? Here's my card:

 
 
 
To begin, I made an interesting background by masking off a piece of card stock and sponging various inks using a piece of plastic so that I could get a defining edge. Here I used Ink On 3 Peacock Blue, Marilyn Red and My Jam Purple.
 

 

 


 

 

 

 Here is how it looks when completed.

 

 




 
 
 
 
Next I stamped the Koi fish from the Koi Pond stamp set onto my sponged background using my MISTI.




 
 
 
 
 
Then I colored the fish in with my black Copic Marker. And voile, a silhouette.











 
 
 
 
For a final touch, I added some embellishments with black and white markers. Then I stamped the Hugs greeting with a stamp from the Fox and Bunny Hugs stamp set. I also attached a few gems from Trinity Stamps called Bubble Blower.











I would invite you to hop on over to the Ink On 3 website and take a look at all the wonderful products offered there. And thanks for stopping by. As always, I adore your comments.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!!💗
~judy