Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Light in My Life

Friends have been the great treasure I have been blessed with over the years.  I feel so fortunate to have so many people in my life that provide support, laughter, inspiration, wise words, and open hearts.  I immediately thought of this CTMH set, Candlelight Garden, when I read the Week 226 CASology challenge this morning.

I stamped the sentiment on Outdoor Denim card stock with Versamark, and heat embossed with Hero Arts white.  The front panel (Strathmore Bristol paper) was cut with Simon Says Stamp stitched die. The image was stamped with Verafine black and colored with Zig water brushes. I added a bit of Liquid Glass to the flame and around it.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

AHSC #187 Winter Wishes

My, this has been one busy week and it's not about to let up!  But all my activities have been spent in creative fun with dear friends.  Almost forgot to post my card for the new challenge at Atlantic Hearts. Go check it out!

I am trying to use all my Christmas sets before I let some of them go.  The trees and 'snow' from my card are from a much older, and well-loved CTMH set called Tis the Season.  The sentiment is from the CTMH Frosted Cardmaking Workshop stamp set. Card stock used is Fern.

I clear embossed the snow dots and then sponged with Juniper and Sea Glass inks, with some Fern at the bottom of the panel. The trees were stamped with Fern and hand trimmed. I added a snippet of shimmery gold paper from the stash. The tiny stars were cut with a Verve Cut Above die.

Time to get back to felt ornaments I'm making for my two year old granddaughter's Advent tree, and Thanksgiving baking.  Really this is my favorite season.  Best wishes to all who are gathering with family and friends this week!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Purple & Gold

It's a Colour Challenge #301 this week at Less Is More, Purple & Gold.  So I have tried to create a night sky with stars behind the gold embossed sentiment.  The watercolor was done with Zig clean color brushes - violet and lilac. The 'stars' are splatters of shimmer gold water color.  Sentiment is a Close To My Heart stamp. The paper is Strathmore 140# cold press.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Giving Thanks

A second post for me today.  This card was one we made Thursday at my P.E.O. meeting. The ladies, most first time stampers, had a lot of fun getting inky with this Papertrey stamp.  It was inked with Hero Arts Ombre ink.  The dark circle was cut with Simon Says stitched circle die, and popped with foam tape.  The wheat was stamped with CTMH Golden Ember ink, and cut with the coordinating Papertrey die.  The leaves are Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves dies cut from various fall shades of card stock. Fern and crimped Dessert Sand card stock strips were wrapped with twine, placed behind the sentiment.

I am linking this card to two fun challenge blogs:
The Paper Players #320                                  and     TIME OUT #69 Give Thanks theme

Atlantic Hearts #185 Joyful!

Loving my new Christmas set from Close To My Heart!  These pine sprigs and cones are lovely.
The latest sketch is up at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  The design team inspiration will post on Wednesday, but you can get started now.

I began by punching a 2 1/2" circle from some copy paper and sponging with the new CTMH Sea Glass ink.  The pine was inked with Fern and the cones are Bamboo and Desert Sand.  I used a stitching die from Simon Says on a strip of Fern card stock, and cut the sentiment from some gold paper using a Savvy Die.

Then I sprayed the stamped panel with Shimmer Spritz. It is a very subtle sparkle, and I wanted I splattered gold from the Yatsumoto Shimmer water color set.  Though my camera can't capture it, the two are just right for a bit of sparkle.



Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 #101

Orange you glad it's your birthday???   This is the favorite color of my friend, and so I created her card all in orange this year.  I used the sketch here at SSW2 for my design.

Paper Smooches dies used for the balloons. Close To My Heart Wise Guy Birthday set for hat and sentiment. 


CAS(E) this 197: Birthday

CAS(E) this Sketch #197.  This is a wonderful sketch and it has been used on a lot of my cards lately!  I've used it for a Thanksgiving card, and today I changed it up to a sparkly birthday card.

Random stamped images from Simon Says Stamp Baby Party Animals set with Versafine black, and colored with my new Zig watercolor brushes. Love them!! The sparkle tape is Close To My Heart, and a few random sequins from the stash.