Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Christmas Wishes

I'm super excited to announce that I am now a design team member for The Merry Christmas Challenge blog.  If you follow my blog, then you know Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make and I make them all year long so I am prepared for the holidays.

This little penguin is from Whimsy Stamps.  Isn't he adorable?
I hope that you hop on over to the challenge blog and join us in the new challenge. It's always Anything Christmas goes.

Card Details:
Image: Penguin Thinking of You from Whimsy Stamps
White embossing enamel
Quick  Kutz die for card shape
Cottage Cutz Mittens die
Cottage Cutz Woodland Pine Trees die
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges:
A Snowflakes Promise: Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge: Anything  Christmas Goes
Color Inspiration Monday: Anything goes with hand colored image

Monday, October 23, 2017

Masculine Birthday Card

I made this card for my dad's birthday.  I colored it up in the neutral blue and browns.  My mom had a good laugh when she saw the card because my dad was dressed in the same colors and had his reading glasses on the end of his nose just like in this image. 

Card Details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Gina Marie design dies
La La land bannder die
Happy Birthday die from Die versions

Entered in following challenges:
Avenue 613 Create: Anything Goes with option of masculine
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Pumpkin Day!

Today starts a new challenge for Aud Sentiments.  The theme is Use A Halloween Sentiment.
We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls and I chose to use this adorable stamp, Ellie with Pumpkins for my project.  

Card Details:
Image: Ellie with Pumpkins from Paper Nest Dolls
Gina Marie Designs dies
Spellbinders oval dies for pumpkin
Leaf die from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Corner Leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch
Sentiment computer generated by me

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Christmas card

 One more Christmas card to add to my stash.  I have just a handful of cards left to make for this year.  Of course it's never too early to start cards for 2018! 
I kept this card free of bulky embellishments so that it will be easy to mail.  I love the soft colors of this pattern paper so I colored the digi in soft colors too.  After coloring with copics I used extreme glitter paint to add a little sparkle to the angel wings, stars, ornaments and package ribbon. I used diamond dust stickles on the snowflake and flower.

Her is the inside of the card:

Card Details:
Image: Polka Doodles Stamps
Gina Marie Designs circle die
Rocking horse from Magnolia Doo hickey dies
Spellbinders snowflake dies
flower from Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Spellbinders die for card shape
Sentiment stamp from Magnolia stamps

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge: option of color challenge of purple and silver ornaments.  I just did silver

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Floral Birthday Card

This is my DT card for Addicted To Stamps. The challenge theme is Anything With Flowers. I couldn't resist using one of the Magnolia Stamps I recently purchased. I went on a little spending spree and bought several that I have had my eye on.
This color combo is new to me also.  Yellow is my favorite color and I rarely use it in my crafting. I paired it up with purple since they are complementary colors.

Inside of the card:

Card Details:
Stamp: Tilda with fantasy flowers from Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders die for card shape
Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies
Magnolia doohickey heart tag
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges:

Trick or Treat

This is my DT card for the Simply Magnolia October challenge.  The theme is Autumn.  I decided to make a Halloween card using this adorable Tilda stamp.
I dug around in my stash and found a few items that hadn't been used in awhile.  I used a Martha Stewart border and corner punch for the background and I found these great gem swirls that were at the bottom of my embellishment drawer.
Inside of card:

Card Details:
Stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Martha Stewart corner and border punch
Gina Marie Circle die

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Deck The Halls

Another Christmas card completed.  I kept this one simple and free of embellishments so that it will be easier to mail.  I think it turned out kinda cute.
This is my DT project for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The theme is always Anything Christmas Goes so it's a great way to get your holiday cards done in time to be mailed.

Card Details:
Image: From Christmas bundle from Polkadoodles
Rubber stamps for sentiment

Entered in following challenges:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Christmas Card

I'm getting closer to having all of my Christmas cards done. My plan is to have them ready to be mailed by the beginning of December.  
I created this card using Winnie and Penguin from the big Winnie White Christmas bundle.  The pattern paper is even from the bundle.  
After coloring the image with copics, I painted the wings with extreme glitter paint and then used tinsel glitter on her hat trim. The glitter was a gift I received several years ago.  I love using it for hat trims and this purple worked perfectly with the paper and copics I used.

Card Details:
Image: Winnie with Penguin from Polkadoodles
Magnolia Doohickey dies
Spellbinders die for card shape
Gina Marie Designs die
Tinsel glitter

Entered in following challenges:
Sweet Stampin Christmas: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge: Anything Goes

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oops! I Shot a Bunny!

When I saw this image from The Stamping Chef, I knew just how I was going to use it.  My grandmother used to put her hand over her mouth and  say "Oops, I shot a bunny!" whenever she passed gas!  It always made us kids giggle.
This card will be for my brother's birthday.  I am sure he will get a chuckle with this funny memory of our grandmother.

Image: Fairy Dust from The STamping Chef
Bunny: Magnolia Stamps

Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Birthday Wishes

The new challenge at Aud Sentiments is to use a die cut and a sentiment.  Pretty easy peasy.  This is my DT project for the challenge.  I used Vintage Tea Cups from The Paper Shelter for my card.
After coloring with copics, I painted the butterfly and pink hearts with extreme glitter paint

Card Details:
Spellbinders die for card shape
Corner leaf from Storybook Cricut cartridge
Gina Marie Designs square die
Extreme glitter paint
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Stamp: Vintage Tea Cups from The Paper Shelter

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Christmas Wishes

I am getting excited. Christmas is almost here!  And, my Christmas cards are almost done.  I need to work on my Christmas tags.  
This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge. The theme is always Anything Christmas goes. 

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Gina Marie designs dies
cottage cutz dies