Saturday, September 24, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure - Leaves

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:

LEAVES

Here is my sample:

Don'tcha just LOVE gnomes? They are all the rage right now!!! I saw a really cute door hanging that was a gnome whose beard was made of leaves and I thought, geez, how brilliant. I'm gonna make a card like that. I have a tiny oak leaf punch that was perfect for this project, and punching them all out went fast. I did some ink smooching with Distress Inks on a piece of watercolor paper and away I went.


The Ingredients:
SU Cajun Craze Card Stock
GKD Cream and Kraft Card Stock
Darice Fall Leaf Embossing Folder
PTI Scribble Circles Die
SSS Gnome Die for Hat and Nose
Marvy Oak Leaf Punch
Various Distress Inks in Fall Colors
Ranger Verdigris Embossing Powder for Hat
Copper Embossing Powder for Greeting
GKD Simple Sentiments for Greeting
 
 
  
 
If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this gorgeous embossing folder, just in time to make those fall cards. 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 there. You won't be sorry.
 
Until next time dear reader, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Double D - Things that Fall

Dear Ones~

This time over at Double D we are exploring "THINGS THAT FALL".  Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
And here is my sample:
I told my husband what the challenge topic was this time and asked if he could think of some "THINGS THAT FALL". He said, "old people". HAHAHA!!! I honestly thought about making a card featuring old people, but I could find an appropriate image. This card is made with part of The Greetery's Curio Series. I absolutely adore this group of dies. I cut all the elements out of white card stock and then colored them with alcohol markers. I feel like I have better control with creating realistic images with markers instead of just colored card stock.





Here's a closer look.








The Ingredients:
PTI Rustic Cream Card Stock
GKD Faded Brick Card Stock
Susan's Garden Specialty Card Stock by Spellbinders
The Greetery Curio Cover Die
The Greetery Autumn Findings Die Set
Dick Blick Alcohol Markers
GKD Inspirational Mosaic for Greeting
Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops
 
 
 
 If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this FABULOUS stencil, and don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.  

 
So here we are, making fall cards, where did the summer go?? I hope you are enjoying the change of seasons dear reader!! 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 dear readers, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure - Fall

 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:

FALL

 Here's my card:
I used a couple of different embossing folders for this card. One is a basket weave and the other is that fabulous swirling leaf design. The image is heat embossed with black embossing powder and colored with alcohol inks. The wreath was die cut with 3 different dies from Stampin' Up and layered together. I love the look.


 The Ingredients:
GKD Dark Sage, Ivory and Faded Brick Card Stock
Darice Fall Leaf Embossing Folder
SU Basket Weave Embossing Folder
SU Basket of Wishes Stamp Set
SU Wreath Builder Dies
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp for Greeting
Blick Alcohol Markers
Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops



  
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 there. You won't be sorry.
 
Until next time dear reader, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Double D - Baa-Cluck-Moo-Neigh-Oink-Quack

 Dear Ones~

Well it's time for another challenge over at Double D. Can you figure out what the challenge is by the title? Yup - farm animals. What FUN!!! Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:


And here is my creation:
I just LOVE these chickens, created by Debrah Warner for Gina K Designs. They just make me laugh. I thought it would be fun to stack them one on top of the other. This card came together pretty easily.



 
 The Ingredients:
GKD Cherry Red and White Card Stock
SU Pattern Party DSP
Darice Chicken Wire Embossing Folder
GKD Happy Hens Stamp Set
GKD Obsidian Black Ink
SU Rectangle Stitched Frame Die
Judy Dots 

 
 
 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this adorable stamp by Stampendous, isn't it cute? 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 dear readers, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure - Sentiment as Focus

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:

THE SENTIMENT AS FOCUS
 Here's my card:
I LOVE this greeting. What do you think??? The embossing folder I used is the much coveted and very sought after Matelasse from Anna Griffin. It is retired and very hard to find. I finally snagged it over on Ebay. Took me a long time to find it. Don't you love it when things work out?



The Ingredients:
Bazill Icy Mint card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Tim Holtz Silver Metallic Card Stock
Anna Griffin Matelasse Embossing Folder
are 2B Artsy  Everything is Blooming Patterned Paper
Spellbinders mini Blooms and Sprigs Die Set
Crafter's Companion Your Kind of Crazy Stamp 
GKD Silver Embossing Powder
 
 
 
 
 If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder, it's a stunner. 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, August 17, 2022

Double D - Wheels

Dear Ones~
This time over at Double D our challenge is WHEELS. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:
And here is my card:
This is a very, VERY old mini stamp set from Gina K Designs. It's no longer available, of course, but I think it's sweet and have kept it all these years. I just die cut the image after stamping and heat embossing black, and then sponged a little on the background.
 
The Ingredients:
GKD White Card Stock
Recollections Very Violet Card Stock
GKD Enjoy the Sunshine Stamp Set
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square Die 
GKD Petite Flourish Embossing Folder
Versafine Clair Black Ink
GKD Clear Embossing Powder
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Greeting Stamp
Spellbinders Mini Blooms and Sprigs Die Set
GKD Ocean Mist and Lovely Lilac Inks
Trinity Stamps Pearl Baubles

 
If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this cute die set 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 dear readers, here's celebrating your Creative Muse!!
~judy

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Can You Handle the Pressure - Dogd/Cats/Pets

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:

DOGS/CATS/PETS

Here's my card:
One of my dearest friends just lost her beautiful yellow lab. I know how she feels, we have lost many. I wanted to make her a card, and this is what I came up with. I embossed the three panels with three different embossing folders. The paper with the paw die was created with Nuvo Shimmer Powders. There's a lot of sparkle that you can't see in the photo.
 
The Ingredients:
Recollections Very Violet Card Stock
GKD White Card Stock
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
SU Stripes and Spatters Embossing Folder
SU Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder
Park Lane JoAnn Embossing Folder
SSS Pawsitively Loved Die Set
Nuvo Shimmer Powders
SU Layered Circle Dies
SSS Tiny Words Stamp for Greeting
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Top Dog Dies Banner #1 Die for Greeting
Trinity Stamps Bubble Bath Baubles
 

 

This is the sentiment on the inside, computer generated. I use it often, works for people or pets.






 
 
 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 there. You won't be sorry.
 
Until next time dear reader, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.
~judy