Friday, October 31, 2014

Study in Silver and Eggplant

Dear Ones~
This is the last of the three cards I have for you today.
This was made for the StampTV Challenge, to use only 2 colors and no patterned Paper. Here I have CASE'd Sean Fetterman's card. Sean is a designer over at StampTV. Here is a link to his card:
And here is my card:
I absolutely LOVE eggplant and silver together. I think it's just so stunning.

Here are the ingredients:
GKD Edible Eggplant Card Stock
GKD Silver Embossing Powder
GKD Stamp Sets-
   Snow Flake
   Merry Little Christmas
   Let it Snow
   Christmas Joy

Well, this is finally it for me. I adore your comments!!! Stay warm, my friends!!!

Filligree Tree

Dear Ones:
Another post today - it's the second of three I will be doing.
This card was done for the StampTV Challenge , to use only 2 colors of card stock and no patterned paper.

Here's my card:
I CASE'd this from a card I saw over at The Mod Squad Challenge. It's by MeeMee, and here's a link to her blog:
I loved the simplicity and design of her card, but thought I would use a different die for the insert. I used my kraft knife to cut out the triangle for the tree, and placed the die cut behind it.

Here are the ingredients:
GHD White and Cranberry Tart Card Stock
GKD Christmas Joy Stamp Set for Greeting
Top Dog Dies Flower Lace A2 Die

Thanks for stopping by again - I adore your comments. Stay warm, my friends!

Fraptious Joy

Dear Ones~
Okay, so I'll just say it. It snowed today. Didn't stick, although some places just north of us had white stuff on the ground. Nonetheless, it snowed. Happy Halloween!!!
So today's card will be entered into two challenges. The Mod Squad Challenge, to do a blue Christmas card, and the StampTV Challenge, to use only 2 colors and no patterned paper.

Here's my card:
It's difficult to see in this photo, but I just got some ultra high embossing powder from WOW. the granules are really big, so I just sprinkled them on the card stock and heated them from behind so they wouldn't blow off. I love the texture it brought.
Here's a closer look:
It's really pebbly and fun.

Here are the ingredients:
GKD Ocean Mist Card Stock
DCWV Glitzy Glitter Card Stock
GKD Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches
WOW Ultra High Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by - I adore your comments. Stay warm, my friends!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy, Happy, Happy

Dear Ones~
This is another card I made for two challenges. The Monday Challenge over at StampTV, Christmas Comes Early, and the Monday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes.

Here is the card:
Isn't this little penguin just the cutest thing??? He's just so sweet. I paper pieced a bunch of different patterned papers for this one. Then cut out a circle and put the image behind, popping up the front a bit for dimension. I also paper pieced his little scarf.

Here are the ingredients I used:

GKD Lipstick Red and Black Onyx Card Stock
GKD Wishing You Joy and Simple Snowflakes Stamp Sets
Recollections Christmas Paper Stack
Spellbinder Grommet Tags Die
Copic Markers
Judy Dots

So that's it for me today. It feels so good to be posting again. I'm hoping now that things have settled down for me I can share with you more. Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments.

Not Your Traditional Christmas Card

Dear Ones~
It has once again been awhile since I posted here. We had our grandsons for the weekend - so much fun. They are 7 & 9, and are always coming up with something fun and funny.
This card was made for 2 challenges. The Monday Challenge over at StampTV , Christmas Comes Early, and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge , Anything Goes.

Here is my card:
I decided to do a kind of non-traditional card this time. I love that mother and child image, and wanted to color it to match the patterned paper. Isn't that little leg on the infant just the cutest thing?  I heat embossed the image with GKD gold embossing powder, and also gold embossed the mat behind the patterned paper. That way the golds would absolutely match.

Here are the ingredients I used:

GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock in White
Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Patterned Paper
GKD City of David Stamp Set for Star
GKD Christmas Joy Stamp Set
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis and Square Dies
GKD Gold Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Ribbon from my Stash

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your lovely comments. Stay tuned for another post in a few.........

Monday, October 6, 2014

Beautiful Bloom

Dear Ones~
Well, this is the first post I have done since August 21st. As many of you know, we were on vacation, camping on the shores of Lake Superior. My hope was that I could share my time up there with you here on my blog. However, the internet was so sketchy that I couldn't upload anything. I was very disappointed.
So anyway, this card today was made for the Mod Squad Challenge and the Stamp Out Cancer Challenge #2 over at StampTV. Both challenges asked us to use pink on our card, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Here's my card:
I love coloring the beautiful floral images from the GKD stamp set Bold Blooms. Here I watercolored the petals, and then hand colored the edging around each petal with gold paint. I just find watercoloring flowers very soothing.

Here are the ingredients I used:
GKD Pure Luxury White Card Stock
Gold Foiled Paper
The Haute Pink Stack by DCWV
GKD Bold Blooms Stamp Set
GKD Fabulous Frames Stamp Set
Floral Ovals and Standard Ovals Dies by Spellbinder
GKD Gold Embossing Powder

So there you are. It's so good to be back in my craft room - I have sorely missed it. And I have missed sharing my thoughts and creations with you, my friends. Thanks for stopping by! I adore your lovely comments!!!!