Saturday, June 25, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure - Things with Wings

Dear Ones~
There's a new challenge up over at Can You Handle the Pressure. This time the theme  is THINGS WITH WINGS. Here is my card:
I LOVE the Tim Holtz die set Funky Insects. I decided to cut everything out in white to see what it looked like and I really thought it was cool. I die cut 4 rectangles from the GKD Master Layouts 4 die set (they look like postage stamps)  and then embossed each of them with a different embossing folder. Then I added some die cut elements on the moth for an organic look. I really like how this turned out and will be doing more of those critters with flowers and leaves attached to them. I think they look so whimsical.
 



Here is a close up of the moth.










The Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Recollections Rose Petal Card Stock
Tim Holtz Funky Insects Die Set
Spellbinders Mini Blooms and Sprigs Die Set
GKD Master Layouts 4 Die Set
SU Stripes and Splatters Embossing Folder
SU Fern Embossing Folder
GKD Tapestry Embossing Folder
SU Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder
Trinity Stamps Silver Baubles
Spellbinders Yana's Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and Die



 If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous Darice embossing folder, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created. 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by, your comments always make me smile. Please go take a look at the Can You Handle the Pressure blog, there's some wonderful inspiration over there. You won't be sorry.
Until next time dear reader, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
 ~judy

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Double D - Beach Time

Dear Ones~
Time for a new challenge over at Double D, and this time we are playing on THE BEACH. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
 

And here is my card:
I decided to do something different and create a scene looking out of a window. I like to imagine I'm at a summer cottage by the shore and can see the ocean from my window. I have an embossing powder by Emerald Creek called Dirty Sand, and I used it here to create the look of the beach.



The Ingredients:
Close To My Heart Perfect Day Stamp Set
GKD Sandy Beach Card Stock
GKD Warm Cocoa Card Stock
Paper Studio Beach House Patterned Paper
SU Uniquely Artistic Stamp Set
Emerald Creek Dirty Sand Embossing Powder
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamp Set
SU Smooth Sailing Die Set
GKD Master Layouts 5 Die Set
Trinity Stamps Baubles
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this cute die by Impression Obsession, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.  
 
 You should take a minute to swing on over to the Double D Challenge and check it out. There's lots of inspiration to be had there.
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure? - BIRDS

Dear Ones~
There's a new challenge up over at Can You Handle the Pressure.   For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on your project.  Heat (wet) embossing is permitted but only in addition to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:

BIRDS

  Here's my card:
I recently purchased some Nuvo Shimmer Powders, and they are so much fun. I had a go playing with them on a piece of watercolor paper, and the result is what I used to die cut the bird and flowers. I love how she turned out. I die cut a circle, embossed it with the SU Stripes and Splatters embossing folder and then sponged around the edge with Rococo Rose Ink from SU. I placed it behind the bird, thought it showed her off nicely. And I like the soft gray background instead of white or ivory. I feel like it really makes the die cut elements pop.

The Ingredients:
Stampin' Up Blackberry Bliss Card Stock
Tim Holtz Gold Metallic Card Stock
Recollections Stormy Sky Card Stock
Sizzix Tropical Leaves Embossing Folder
SU Stripes and Splatters Embossing Folder
SU Layering Circles Die
SU Rococo Rose Ink
Sizzix Bird Scene Die Set
Sizzix Geo Floral Frame Die
Spellbinders Mini Blooms and Sprigs Die Set for Flowers and Leaves
Spellbinders Yana's Sentiments for Greeting
GKD Master Layouts 2 Die Set


If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
 
Thank you so much for stopping by, your comments always make me smile. Please go take a look at the Can You Handle the Pressure blog, there's some wonderful inspiration over there. You won't be sorry.
 
Until next time dear reader, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

CHANNELING GINA - GKD Monthly Mix Challenge

 Dear Ones~

It is an honor, and my great good pleasure, to be hosting the June Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K Designs. Thank you Gina and Karen for inviting me!!


 
 I have been a fan of Gina's for so many years I have lost count. She is the one who inspired me to get into card making and I have never looked back. I have made many, many wonderful friends because of Stamp TV. Thank you, Gina!
 
My challenge for you this time is CHANNELING GINA. I am inviting you to chose one of Gina's videos and make it your own. Put your own twist on it, but keep the technique or design that she has featured in her video. The link to her videos is HERE. The video I chose to use is HERE. It is called Colored Pencils on Kraft Card Stock

Here is my card:
I chose to use Innocent Pink Card Stock instead of Kraft, and I hand stamped the floral spray by using Masking Magic and images from Arjita's and Lisa's stamp sets. I colored the resulting image with my Prisma Colors and Gamsol, highlighting it with my white gel pen, and fussy cutting it out. Then I mounted it onto a piece of White Heavy Weight Card Stock, which I scored to create a lattice look. The die cut HELLO from the A Little Hello Layering Stencil Bundle, along with a vellum die cut silhouette behind, finished off the piece. This is a 5x7 card.
 

The Ingredients:
 
GKD Heavy White, Black Onyx and Innocent Pink Card Stock
GKD Obsidian Amalgam Ink
GKD Masking Magic
GKD Bloomin' Wild Stamp Set
GKD Grateful Spray Stamp Set
GKD Count It All Joy Stamp Set
GKD A Little Hello Layering Stencil Bundle
Master Layouts 8 Die Set
Prisma Color Pencils with Gamsol

 
 
I do hope you will join us for this month's challenge. If you play along you could win one of three $25 gift certificates. I can't wait to see your creations.
 
Thank you for your lovely comments, as always they make me smile. 
And until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
 
Hugs~
~judy

Double D - White with One Color Only

 Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the challenge is to use white and ONE OTHER COLOR only. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

This is my card:
I love yellow and I don't use it very often. I decided it would be fun to use it for this challenge. I had a great time stitching the mandala, it's so relaxing.  Lots of dies used here with an embossing folder thrown in.


The Ingredients:
GKD white and Wild Dandelion Card Stock
Spellbinders Sparkling Mandala Die
DMC Embroidery floss
GKD Friendly Silhouettes for Greeting
GKD Wild Dandelion Ink
SU Rectangle Stitched Framelits
SU Ornate Layers Die Set
SU Stripes and Splatters Embossing Folder
Studio Katia Arctic Breeze Pearls


 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win these wonderful Pops Of Color in Ocean Waves Pearl and White, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.

 You should take a minute to swing on over to the Double D Challenge and check it out. There's lots of inspiration to be had there.
 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy


Saturday, May 28, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure - Butterflies Twist

Dear Ones~
Another challenge is up over at the Can You Handle the Pressure blog.
 
 For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on our project.  Heat (wet) embossing is permitted but only in addition to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:

BUTTERFLIES

The twist is OPTIONAL!!
As long as you use an embossing folder, your project qualifies!!!
 
Here is my card
For this card I used a die called Sensational Butterfly Collage by Memory Box. I first cut it out of metallic gold card stock, and then cut it out a second time with patterned paper from Crafter's Consortium called Ink Drops Vivid. All the patterned paper pieces were inlaid into the gold die cut. Time consuming for sure, but really worth it.  The white panels behind the butterfly are die cut pieces from the Sensational Butterfly Collage die which I ran through a Swiss Dot embossing folder by Cuttlebug. An oldie but definitely a goodie. Those pieces were inlaid as well.

 
 
  The Ingredients:
 SU Blackberry Bliss and Soft Succulent Card Stock
GKD Lovely Lilac and White Card Stock
Tim Holtz Metallic Card Stock
Crafter's Consortium Ink Drops Vivid Patterned Paper
Memory Box Sensational Butterflies Collage
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
SU Flourishing Flowers Stamp for Greeting
Trinity Stamps Bubble Blowout Baubles
 
 
 
 
We have a special treat this time. Our GUEST DESIGNER is one of my besties -  Barbara Campbell. She has created a fabulous design for your inspiration so go check out her BLOG and see. She is over-the-top talented. Thanks for sharing, Barb!!!
 
If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous Park Lane embossing folder, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
 
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by, your comments always make me smile. Please go take a look at the Can You Handle the Pressure blog, there's some wonderful inspiration over there. You won't be sorry.
Until next time dear reader, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
 ~judy
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Double D - Monochrome

Dear Ones~
The challenge this time over at Double D is Monochromatic. This is one of my favorite techniques, using only one color or multiple tones of the same color. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
Here is my card: 
I decided to use shades of tan for this card. I used a new to me die set by Spellbinders called Be Bold Blooms. This die set is simply fabulous and I can't wait to play with it more. 




The Ingredients:
Gkd Kraft and Sandy Beach Card Stock
Scrapbook.Com Neutrals Smooth Card Stock
Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms Die Set
SU Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder
SU Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp for Greeting
Trinity Stamps Baubles
Diamond Stickles
 
 
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this beautiful paper pack, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created. 
You really should swing on over to the Double D Challenge and check it out. You won't be sorry, there's lots of inspiration to be had there. 
Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy