Monday, August 29, 2016

A little weekend crafting

Hi there, crafty friends ~ I've been playing in my craft room over the weekend with some of my new goodies...my super sweet and incredibly talented blog friend, Kay Miller, just released her first two sets of stamps and matching dies at Papertrey Ink! How exciting is that?!!! Today, I'm sharing one set, and next week, I will share the other. I can't wait to see what else she comes up with in the future!

My first card is for Darnell's NBUS Challenge #7 (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) for the theme 'Anything Goes’ and this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More for the theme ‘Holiday’ ~




These cute Halloween images were so much fun to play with, and I used Copic markers to color them in. The curved panel along the bottom was blended with distress ink. Crisp, clean, simple and fun...my kind of card :)



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The featured designer for the current Tag You’re It Challenge is Michelle Short, and I love her inspiration tag! Here is my take on her tag:




I blended SSS Audrey Blue ink on the tag, then added the PTI Sunflower and ombre sentiment from the Make it Market Kit. I love adding a tag like this when I send a little gift package off to my Godchild...it works perfectly!




 As always, thanks so much for stopping by, and for leaving such sweet comments. I read and appreciate every one of them :) Have a great week ~






28 comments:

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fabulous Halloween card with expert coloring technique! These goblins are really adorable. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More blog. Please join us again soon!
:) Marie ATSM DT

Betty Keefe said...

darling Halloween card and love your sunflower tag - was just looking at that set today and thinking i should resurrect it!!

Nora N. said...

Oh our halloween card is oh so sweet!! Love your coloring on the the little festive figures!! I am in LOVE with the fabulous tag, though. Your inking looks awesome and I like the sentiment. Great take on the challenges.

Kylie said...

Absolutely adorable card. Your colouring is amazing Barb. Your tag is like a burst of sunshine! xx

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely wonderful Barb, you always know how to make a stamp set shine, Kay will be wrapt!

Char K said...

super love the little halloween guys!

Kay Miller said...

Oh Barb your card is absolutely darling! You have colored the little Halloween characters so wonderfully, and they looks so cute all clustered together there! You have really made my stamp set shine! Thank you my friend!! Your tag is so pretty too! Your blending is gorgeous! Happy week!

TK said...

Beautiful card and tag! The card is just the sweetest, and that little card is adorable.

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Barb. You look like you have had fun.

Michelle said...

I love your tag! And crisp, clean, simple is my kind of card also! Such a fun CAS card, Barb.

Martina Bartušková said...

Aww, what a cuties and I love how you created the gentle background. Thank you so much for joining us at Adiicted to Stamps and More!
Martina

Kelly Szafron said...

Adorable Halloween card! Your tag is lovely the sentiment is so cheerful! Thanks for sharing your work at Tag You're It!

I Card Everyone said...

Both cards are adorable, Barb! LOve Halloween - and everything Kay Miller touches - you, too, for that matter! xx
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Jeanne J. said...

Hi Barb! I love your Halloween card! Super cute!! But your tag? Oh MY!!! The inking on that die cut "Sunshine" and the gorgeous bloom! SO PRETTY!

TaeEun said...

Kay's Halloween characters are so cute! Adorable Halloween card, Barb! And the tag is so pretty. Love the ombre die cut sentiment you make!

Greta said...

Oh wow--your coloring on the card is perfect, Barb--darling card! Love the tag, too!

Bobby said...

So glad you got some crafting time in, Barb. I'm way behind in crafting AND commenting. Your Halloween card is darling and I love the ombre die cut on your tag. Great work!

Darnell J Knauss said...

It is so awesome to see so many of our talented bloggie friends now designing their own stamps!! I'm so thrilled for Kay and I adore how you have showcased her stamp art, Barb! You've made a really sweet Halloween card and a beautiful sunflower tag for your Godchild's gift!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7!! Enjoy your day!! Big hugs, Darnell

Cat Craig said...

Barb, both your tag and your card are wonderful. I love those images on the card...I am a fan of sweet Halloween stuff not the creepy stuff.

Susan said...

Love your tag...so bright and summery!! Thanks for playing along at Tag You're It!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous tag!!! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

artful-notions said...

Barb, your tag is wonderful! Love the ombred sentiment. And how sweet is that Halloween card?! So glad you played along at TYI!

Anita in France said...

Your sweet, spooky card is so adorable, Barb ... those cute little faces just have me smiling! Gorgeous, sunny sunflower ... so full of delicious summery goodness ... a lovely reminder of hazy summer days ... here the sunflowers are just starting to be harvested! Hugs, Anita :)

Michelle Short said...

These are both gorgeous, Barb! I love the card, so cute and thank you so much for playing along with Tag You're It. I love your take on my card, and that sunflower and sentiment are stunning! :)

Donna said...

Now that is one super sweet stamp set and one beautiful card.
As for the tag? Love it. X

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your win at TYI! And I love how you played with Kay's new stamp set--spooky cute card!

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely Tag Barb bright and happy colors there
and congrats on HM at ATSM yaay your first card is tooo cuuutee
love the colors and happy face there
how are you Barb.
hugs and see you around :)
Monika

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow I realize how out of it I am when I see your post and cards and was sure I had already commented--nope I didn't! Those Halloween cuties are too sweet, love this set now wishing I had gotten it. The tag of course I why I thought I had commented is amazing that big sunflower I just love and the sunshine die is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Tag You're It! An email will follow. xo