Friday, November 15, 2019

50 Thank You Cards - part 2

This is the second part of my 50 Thank You cards effort,
For  this batch I used the same pack of 6x6 patterned paper (I think it was one from MME)
Layout is the same for all the cards, just alternated the strips. If you would like to see a video how to cut up your 6x6 paper pad to make these easy cards  - you can find it on youtube here
Thank You sentiments are mostly from Stampin Up, for focal points I used random images I had colored some time ago, die cuts from my scrap box and some large butterfly and bird stickers

Alphabet Challenge - Q is for Quick and Easy
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Thank You Sentiment
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Thankful

Friday, November 8, 2019

50 Thank You Cards - part 1

My daughter's friend asked me to make her 50 Thank You cards for adult males and females.
I had probably less than 10 in my stash so I went to work and this is the first batch.
I was watching Kristie Marcotte's videos about using up whole paper pads so I was inspired by them.
I used an older Bo Bunny paper pad  and choose images to fit the vintage feel of the paper.

Challenges:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - AG /Scrap Your Stash

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Vintage Christmas in July

Our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Christmas in July - and since it's our 400th challenge most of our team mates are offering a blog candy. So make sure you comment to win.
For my card I used a stamp from Stampendous called Snowy Postcard
It's very easy to make lovely cards with this stamp. I just sponged the stamped image with brown distress inks  and then added frantage shabby white embossing powder around the edges. For decoration I just layered several snowflake die cuts and added a vintage brad.

For my blog candy I'm offering this new Darice embossing folder for anyone who will comment on this post. Just tell me where are you from and if you celebrate Christmas.

Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas / Winter Buildings
Get Creative Challenges - Monochromatic
International Art & Soul - Christmas in July
Crafty Calendar - Christmas in July

Friday, July 12, 2019

Seahorse on watercolored background

Some time ago I was playing with paints and created a whole bunch of watercolor backgrounds, some of them mixed with shimmery stuff like PearlEx. Now I started using them :)
I embossed the seahorse with black EP to make it stand out more.
Challenges:
Country View Challenge - blues and greens
Challenge Up Your Life - Vitamin Sea
Take It Make It - Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Poinsettia Christmas Cards

A while ago I watched Jennifer McGuire's video about using a large stamp to stamp multiple cards at the same time. She calls is 2-for-1 edge stamping trick. I decided to give it a try and use my large Create a Poinsettia stamp from Stampendous.
Images were colored with alcohol markers and the background sponged. Season's Greeting sentiment is also from Stampendous. Kept it pretty simple otherwise.

Challenges:
Merry Little Christmas  Blog  - Anything Christmas Goes
Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafting By Design - Get Ready for Christmas

CAS Graduation Cards

I got this graduation themed die and since I'll need some graduation cards I decided to play with some watercolor and paint backgrounds.
 first background is done with pearly acrylic paints and has this lovely shimmer that does not show in the picture.
The other 2 backgrounds are watercolored.



Challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz - Graduation
CCEE Stampers - use at least 1 die
Always Fun Challenges - Graduation
Addicted to CAS - Graduation

Friday, April 19, 2019

Easter Animals

 Happy Easter Weekend to all who celebrate it. 
It's time to show you some Easter cards I made. Since I'll be working the whole weekend, I'm planning to give them to my co-workers.
I have a LOT of stamps that are being neglected, so I decided that if I take out a stamp set or a paper pack I'll make several cards using it.
Here is the first example:
Stamp set is from CTMH and is  called Easter Animals. Patterned paper and matching cardstock are also from CTMH. Embossing folders and ribbons are SU. Animals in the 3 cards on the top were colored with alcohol markers and the bottom one with Prismacolor pencils.

Challenges:

Thursday, February 28, 2019

30 day Use Your Scraps challenge - Day 30 - All that's left

It's the last day of my 30 day scrap challenge and I will post the rest of cards I made during these 30 days and didn't post. 
Can't say I used up all my scraps, but I got into a habit of using them and going into my sorted scrap box first.

First we have 3 simple Easter cards made with images colored long ago and left with the scraps.
Papercraft Challenges - All The Critters



Birthday card using rose from Flourishes, colored with Prismacolor Pencils and SU sentiment 
Crafty Cardmakers - Flowers 

LOTV boy birthday card

another Penny Black card using the same image as couple days ago

watercolored image from a very old SU set
Use Your Stuff - Do You Believe in Magic 
My Time To Craft - Pink & Girly

this is the second take on Floating Frame technique

some images still got messed up by Press 'n' Seal so I stamped them again and covered the ooopsies

no stamping on this one - background is a piece of SU patterned paper colored with Prismacolors



Wednesday, February 27, 2019

30 day Use Your Scraps challenge - Day 29 - February Roses

Day 29
Current challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Fabulous February so you could be inspired by symbols for February, like stone: Amethyst or flower: Violet or Primrose.\
I went with the purple for Amethyst and created this:


Image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and the embossing folder is by Tim Holtz.

Challenges:
Just Us Girls - Amethyst
Inkspirational - Use Your Stash


Monday, February 25, 2019

30 day Use Your Scraps challenge - Day 28 - Camera Kitty

Day 28
Today I have this cute card with Penny Black cat - image is colored with alcohol markers (as usual)

I used one of MFT old sketches for layout.  I layered 2 of the same die cut sentiments on top of each other to give the sentiment more dimension.

Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - anything with a critter
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with option of Critter
Dragonfly Journey - one word
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes with option of flowers