Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Double D - Silhouettes

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D the theme is SILHOUETTES. How fun!!! Just look at the Mood Board provided for our inspiration:

 

And here is my card:
I just adore this old stamp set by Close to my Heart. I have not used it in a very long time. To make the background I cut a circle and masked off the moon. Then I sponged the sky with Distress Inks. After the sky was finished, I removed the moon mask and applied the background mask to expose the circle so I could sponge the color for the moon. The silhouette images were heat embossed with black embossing powder, and for a final touch I splattered Copic Opaque Ink to create stars.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Black Onyx, White and Ivory Card Stock
Distress Inks in:
Tumbled Glass
Salty Ocean
Chipped Saphire
Dusty Concord
Black Soot
CTMH Nature's Gift
GKD Masking Magic
Copic Opaque Ink




If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous die by Frantic Stampers. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created. 
 
So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D, there is always so much inspiration there.
Hugs~
~judy

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ink On 3 - Beautiful Hollyhocks

  


Dear Ones~
Today it is my great good pleasure to be guest designing on the Ink On 3 Blog. I have chosen to do some simple watercoloring with the beautiful Hollyhocks Stamp Set.









Here is my card:
I just love this sweet hollyhock image, and it's so conducive to simple watercoloring. For details on how I made this card, please visit the Ink On 3 Blog.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Passionate Pink, Black Onyx, and White Card Stock
SU Tufted 3-D Embossing Folder
Arteza Watercolors
Ink On 3 Hollyhock Stamp Set & Companion Dies
Ink On 3 Arctic White Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Ink On 3 Liquid Pixie Dust


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.

Hugs~
~judy

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Mod Squad - Back to Nature

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host over at The Mod Squad. I decided it would be fun to use something from nature on our creations. The real deal, something that is REALLY from nature, not just an image.

SPONSOR

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.Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.
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 StampTV, their online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, social network for paper crafters and more! Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world.

PRIZE

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

Here is my card:
When I was walking in the woods recently I found this really beautiful piece of bark from a Red Pine Tree. I thought it would be fun to attach it to my card. On a piece of Kraft Card Stock I stenciled a background with the Thick Brush Stencil and some Sandy Beach Ink. Then I stamped the images with the Something Good in Every Day Stamp Set and attached the bark with Gina K Designs Connect Glue. The flowers are from the Hugs and Wildflowers Stamp Set and are fussy cut from some watercolor paper that I smooshed with Coral Reef and Tangerine Twist Ink.  That little lady bug is from A Year of Flowers 2. I used Christmas Pine and Charcoal Brown Card Stock for the card base. 



Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments! Now get outside and find something fabulous!!!

Hugs~

~judy

Double D - Orange and White

Dear Ones~
Hello and welcome to another Double D Challenge.
Today we are playing with Orange and White - that's it. NO other colors. Now THAT is a challenge. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:
I decided to use a new die set I have recently aquired from Altenew called Polish Papercuts 3D Dies. This was so much fun to put together. I just pulled a bunch of different orange card stock from my stash and started die cutting.




Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Stash Orange Card Stock
Altenew Polish Paper Cuts Dies
PTI Beyond Basics Borders Stamp for Greeting
Lifestyle Crafts Woven Embossing Folder









If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous die set by Cottage Cutz. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
 
So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D, there is always so much inspiration there.
Hugs~
~judy

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Dies R Us - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Dear Ones~
Well, it has been quite some time since I have written on this blog. We spent 3 weeks camping on Lake Superior with our fifth wheel.  3 days after we arrived home I headed to Midland for my 55th high school class reunion, and last weekend I spent 3 days with my besties for Girls' Weekend. Whew, finally have time to catch my breath.

Today's offering is for the Dies R Us Challenge.  The challenge is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. I have no images or dies that are appropriate for these subjects, but I thought a hot air balloon is sort of a plane. So here is my card:
For this card I used dies from Waffle Flower, Elizabeth Craft Designs and Penny Black.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Red Velvet, White, Black and Sweet Mango Card
Penny Black Antique Frame Dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs Ribbons and Jewels Dies
Waffle Flower Year Round Words Die for Greeting
SU Carried Away Patterned Paper
SU Lift Me Up Balloon and Cloud Stamps
SU Real Red and Basic Gray Inks

So happy to be back in the blogging world again. I have missed my craft room and the opportunity to be creative. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I so appreciate your lovely comments. They always brighten my day!!!
Hugs~
~judy

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Double D - Focus on the Sentiment

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D we are FOCUSING ON THE SENTIMENT. That means we are to use the sentiment, or greeting, on the front of our card as the focal. Here is the Mood Board provided for our inspiration:


And here is my card:

I recently got this really cool stamp set by Altenew called Pattern Power. It's a multi-step stamping set which, after stamping in different colors, gives you a 3-dimensional looking image. After I stamped the 3-D image I stamped a greeting by Paper Wishes called Artful Affirmations on top of that, and heat embossed with black. I love the result.
 
Here are the Ingredients:
GKD Blue Lagoon Card Stock
GKD Key Lime Card Stock
GKD Black Card Stock
Altenew Pattern Power Stamp Set
GKD Blue Lagoon Ink
GKD Key Lime Ink
GKD Ocean Mist Ink
Paper Wishes Artful Affirmations Stamp
Versamark Ink
GKD Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder
Stash Ribbon
Nuvo Crystal Drops

  If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you would win this fabulous die by Pink and Main. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.
 
So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D, there is always so much inspiration there.
Hugs~
~judy

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mod Squad Challenge - Anything But a Card

Dear Ones~
This week is my turn again to host the Mod Squad Challenge. This week I decided to do ANYTHING BUT A CARD. You can make a box, a tag, an ornament or a bag. Anything but a card.

SPONSOR

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.Be sure to check out StampTV for a ton of great videos and techniques. They also have weekly challenges. Shop Gina K Designs.
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 StampTV, their online video website featuring broadcast quality paper crafting videos, galleries, social network for paper crafters and more! Gina now has over 200,000 followers over her various social media networks and video sites from all around the world.
A $20 gift certificate to the Gina K Designs store.

Here's what I came up with:
I decided that I wanted to make some inserts for my phone cover. You can get the clear plastic covers for pretty cheap on Amazon. So I made myself a template by tracing around the cover, and cut out the shapes.
For the poppy insert I used GKD Water Droplets Stencil and sponged with Ocean Mist and Key Lime Inks. Then I stamped the poppies with the GKD Poppy Inspiring Poppies mini stamp set. The Poppies were colored with Copics.  For the purple flower insert I used the GKD stamp set Hugs and Wildflowers by Lisa Hetrick. I made some masks and stamped the flowers in a pleasing arrangement on Bristol paper. These flowers were colored with Zigs. 







Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
GKD Water Droplets Stencil
GKD Key Lime & Ocean Mist Inks
GKD Inspiring Poppies Stamp
Copic Markers














Ingredients:
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Card Stock
GKD Hugs & Wildflowers Stamp Set
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers





Glad you stopped by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. You could win the prize! I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments!

Hugs~

~judy