Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Eclipse Card

  I have never tried making a sentiment eclipse card and thought I'd give it a try. I used my new Spellbinders embossing folder, a lot of ink blending with Distress Oxides and then the LOVE die from Simon Says Stamp. I learned that it is better to die cut before embossing. 

I popped up the letters with dimensional tape and rubbed them with some gold gilding wax, and added a few tiny gold heart embellishments.

Linking again to Tuesday Morning Sketches - #737 Anything Goes challenge

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Cold As Ice

 Challenge #760/1/2  at Allsorts has an option to create a project 

                             "Cold as Ice" ❄❅❆     or Anything Goes.


                                   Prizes from AALL and Create and Craft Stash

For some time I have wanted to make a little box fold card.  It folds flat into an A2 size and is pretty cute.  I used Flora and Fauna stamps for the images and sentiment. My icebergs were heat embossed with silver on vellum and then colored with Copic blue on the back. The igloo was cut with a Flora and Fauna die using matt silver card and then glued to vellum. The trees are die cuts from Gina K Designs. A funny little card, but my grandchildren will love it.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Daisy Ornament


I have been painting glass ornaments again this year. Last year I did quite a few snowy scenes on glass for friends as Christmas gifts, the year before I painted dozens of blue glass baubles for a P.E.O. fundraiser.  So once again we will be selling some hand-painted glass ornaments and vases at our next big fundraiser.  This a a brand new design and I have made two dozen so far and another two dozen to go.  Each daisy stands for one of P.E.O.'s seven founders.  It a a wonderful organization that provides grants. scholarships, and loans to women for furthering their education.

Linking this to the current challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches #737 is their annual Anything Goes challenge.

Monday, December 18, 2023

Happy Happy Happy

Good Morning!  

It's my Design team week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and I managed to dig out some supplies in the craft room that has been taken over by wrapping and gift projects. The designer paper is from my scrap box and was a part of a Simon Says Stamp kit quite a while back.  The embossing folder is among the first I ever acquired (perhaps 25 years ago!) and the sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn set, That little circle border is a MFT die.

Time to replenish the birthday card stock!

Hope you will find some time to play along this week.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Christmas Wreaths at Allsorts

 Challenge #759 at Allsorts is to create a Christmas Wreath - or anything goes.

My design team card for you used a stitched cover plate and I arranged poinsettias and leaf & berry elements from  Spellbinders Small Die set. The heat embossed sentiment is a Hero Arts product. 

Saturday, December 9, 2023

I Spy Something Beginning with B

 A fun new challenge at Allsorts!  For #758 Brenda challenges you to create a project using something that that begins with a 'B'

The team has all kinds of delightful inspiration for you on the blog HERE.
My card uses a clip art of a bookcase, stamps from Gina K Designs, and a sentiment from My Favorite Things. I have paper pieced the chair and blanket using patterned paper scraps and coordinating dies. The rest was colored with alcohol markers.  Reading, crafting, and cooking are my top indoor loves. I belong to three book clubs :-)

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

A Wintry Kiss


Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge #636

The  optional theme this week is 'Bundle Up.'  This did inspire me to pull out the sweet My Favorite Things set, Winter Kisses, because she is all decked out in a warm outfit.  

I rotated the sketch. I cut a number of white snowflakes and adhered them to the small panel and then sprayed silver shimmer spray over it all. I did the same with a plain piece of white card for the horizontal strip. The back panel was embossed with a Swiss dots folder. I cut up the sentiment to fit a tiny tag and added a few pink heart embellishments.

The girl was colored with Copics and die cut with the coordinating die. I used foam tape to pop the snowflake panel and also her figure on top of that. The tag was popped as well. It's so much more sparkly in person.  A photo lightbox is on my Christmas list. I hope Santa is listening :-)

Please check out the rest of the team creations HERE and join the challenge!  We love visiting and seeing your creations.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Holiday Slimline


Good Morning!

Monday morning means a new sketch at 

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and this week it is a slimline card.        I rarely make full sized slimline cards, but this was a fun create.

My Design Team card used Holiday Flora embossing folder by Gina K Designs rubbed with some Lunar Paste and Guilding wax.  The floral is from Spellbinder's Small die of the month.

The gold embossed sentiment is from an Altenew set, Festive Poinsettia. I embossed the fold of the envelope to match.

Hope to see you at AHSC this week!

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Fancy This


Good Morning!  

Time for a new challenge at Sketch Saturday.

My inspiration card for you uses some pretty paper given to me by a crafting buddy and I have stenciled Gina K Designs Fancy Floral layering stencil and used coordinating die. It was inked with Light Lilac, Medium Lilac, Jelly Bean Green and Asparagus. I added some pencil highlights. The white embossed sentiment is from Gina K Fancy Phrases set.

Faux Stitching

 The new challenge theme today at Allsorts #757 is STITCHING ~ REAL OR FAUX

My DT card is all faux stitching with a cover plate from Concord & 9th Geometric Quilt Top Dies, stitched circle dies, stamps with stitching elements from CTMH, sentiment from Gina K Designs. Stitching dies are all the rage right now, but I have yet to try it.  I expect there will be some stunning projects to see this week.  Hope you will check them out and join in the challenge fun. 

Prizes this week come from AALL and Create who still have some fabulous bargain to be had, lots of stamps and stencils are half price or less but you need to be quick as the sale will be over very soon.