Saturday, October 28, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Leaves

Hi all,
I'm back to share a card for the latest challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Our Hostess this time is the super talented Anja, and she has chosen 'Leaves' for the code word!

Karren J. won the last challenge, so she is our Guest Designer. And, don't forget that we always have a great prize for the winner...this time Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor and Kylie is offering a $15.00 gift certificate to her store :) We hope you'll consider playing along with us!
Here is my card:

I love this sweet MFT stamp set...the images are so charming and it's a great opportunity to practice my Copic coloring skills. I stenciled the background with Grout Gray to showcase all the pretty fall colors on the leaves and stamped the sentiment in dark blue for a change. 

So, that's it for me...I hope everyone's weekend is off to a great start ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Pawlidays!

Hi there, blog friends ~
I have two cards to share ...My first card is for Freshly Made Sketches, using this cute little Christmas pup stamp from MFT. 

I used Copic markers to color the puppy and added Glossy Accents to the light bulbs. The berries on the wreath were made with Nuvo drops and the die cut sentiment was cut with gold foil. Also, the striped paper is from WRMK...acetate and gold pretty IRL.


For the past week, I've been hunting through my stash for a sentiment for the CASology cue card (Sorry), and shortly after I finished my first card, I found it! The irony is the pup from my first card works perfectly for this card, so I decided to use it again...hope you don't mind :)

This time I colored the pup in light brown and I also changed the colors on the Christmas tree lights. The brick background was stenciled in grout gray and the sentiment was stamped using MFT Label Maker Sentiments. 
That's it for me...have a wonderful week ahead!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Happy Pawlidays, Label Maker Sentiments
Dies: MFT - Happy Pawlidays, Joy; SSS - Wreath
Stencils: MFT - English Brick Wall
Paper: MFT - Gold Foil; WRMK - Acetate (Clearly Posh)
Misc: Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops

Monday, October 16, 2017

CAS Watercolor, CAS Mix Up & MFT Sketch Challenge

Hello again ~
I always enjoy playing along in Loll and Bonnie's monthly challenges, but this month, time has been slipping by quickly. So, before it's too late, I have two cards to share. My first card is for the CAS Watercolor October Challenge & 1st Birthday Celebration and the theme is 'Fall Leaves':

These gorgeous leaves were a gift from my dear friend Michele, and I thought they worked perfectly for this challenge. The angled panel was watercolored using Peerless Watercolors, and I curved the MFT sentiment using my MISTI.

Happy 1st Birthday, Loll & Bonnie! Here's to many more years of crafty fun with your challenge blog!!!


My 2nd card is for the CAS Mix Up October Challenge for the theme: Stamping, Layering Stencils and Your Choice (Copic coloring):

I started by stenciling soft blue clouds with Tumbled Glass (too soft so it's hard to see), then stenciled the balloon. Next, I stenciled the hearts onto the balloon and stenciled the grass in 3 different inks. Lastly, I used Copic markers to color the elephant and flowers...and that was it :)


My 3rd card is for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - With inspiration by Laura Bassen, how could I resist!

This little pup is from the new MFT set called 'Happy Pawlidays' and I couldn't resist him (and his friends). For the aperture on the sketch, I used the Peek-a-Boo Wonky Window for fun, and Copic markers to color the images. The background was blended with DI's and I added snow with a stencil and texture paste.  

OK, so that's it for me...Thank you for hanging in there, and thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge #122 - Pumpkins

Hi there blog friends,
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and just in time for autumn, our theme is 'Pumpkins'! Here is my card:

I wanted to add texture to this card so I used texture paste with the diagonal stripes stencil and Peerless watercolors for the pumpkins. Thank heaven I was finished working on the pumpkins because right afterward I spilled a cup of water onto the yellow/orange/red Peerless swatches...YIKES ~ What a mess!
Anyway, all are welcome to join us over at ATCAS and don't forget we always have a lovely prize for the winner...this time it's a GC from Create a Smile Stamps ~ Hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: PTI - Spooky Smiles (Sentiment)
Dies: SSS - Stitched Pumpkins; MFT - Blueprints 15 (Stitched Border)
Stencil: SSS Diagonal Stripes
Watercolors: Peerless
Gems: PTI - Rainstones

Sunday, October 8, 2017

MFT 2017 World Cardmaking Day Challenges

 Hi there,
I'm back to share four cards I created for the WCMD challenges at MFT...since it's a photo heavy post, I will keep the chatter to a minimum :)

The theme for Challenge #1 is ROYGBIV 

I created this card using MFT Big Balloons Stencil and thought it would be fun to use this shape instead of the usual round shape. I added glitter to the die cut sentiment and finished with the stitched frame from Blueprints 15.

The theme for Challenge #2 is DIE-NAMICS DESIGNS  

I blended my ink to create an ombre effect and added Star Dust Stickles to add some sparkle to this card. Plain vellum for the champagne glasses and gold foil for the die cut stamping!

The theme for Challenge 3 is BY THE NUMBERS

The 'Free with $60.' 'Thank You' when I ordered the MFT September Card Kit was the pop-up numbers I used for this card...I used Blueprints 26 for the remainder of the elements on this card except for the patterned paper on the '40' which is from Tiny Hearts Brights.

The theme for Challenge #4 is MAKE & MAIL

It's hard for me to create 4 cards in 2 days (it sometimes takes me a few days to create one), but it helped to have the flowers and leaves already stamped and cut in my stash :) To keep it simple I added the soft polka dot vellum paper and a lovely sentiment from the Beautiful Blooms set.

I also stamped my envelope for mailing ~

 As a 'thank you' to celebrate this years' anniversary at MFT, I received a really cute stamp set, so I chose one to use on my envelope.

That's it for me...I hope everyone had a great weekend and a really fun WCMD! 

Please don't feel obligated to comment on each card...just saying 'Hello' is truly appreciated...Thanks! And, thank you so much for stopping by,

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi there! I hope you've been able to play along with all the blog hops and challenges going on for World Cardmaking Day ~ There are lots of fun prizes out there!

I've been working on my first card for the past few days for this week's CASology Challenge for the Cue Card ‘Grid’

I think this new MFT Bitty Bear set is my new favorite...I stamped and colored the bear and tree trunk with Copic markers and framed it out with the wonky frame which I die cut with Graphic Grid patterned paper. The hearts were created with Mama Elephant Confetti die and everything was placed on an MFT Blueprints 15 stitched base.
Thanks to Anita for suggesting that I enter this card to the MFT 2017 WCMD Challenge for the category: Challenge #2 - DIE-NAMICS DESIGNS


I'm joining in the World Cardmaking Day festivities with this card for the Simon Says Stamp Blog and for the SSS Flickr Challenge for the theme - Anything Goes:

For this card, I embossed the 'Believe' stamp and flowers in Gold and chose a few of my favorite pastels for the petals and leaves. Lastly, I added a few clear gems and MFT Blueprints 15 stitched rectangle for the base...and that was it!

Have a fun weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Hi there,
I'm back with a quick post to share 2 cards ~ First up is for Freshly Made Sketches with a sketch by Jen T. and since this is the first time I'm inking up this stamp set, I am also entering my card into Darnell's NBUS Challenge ~

I pulled out my Copic markers to color this sweet MFT stamp set called "Magical Day" and added a few soft clouds in the background. 
Darnell's challenges (and regular posts) are always fun and this time, she is sharing a humorous card or two with us each day of the challenge. If you haven't been over there lately, be sure to visit her Here!


My 2nd card is also for Darnell's NBUS Challenge as well as CAS on Friday (use a die cut on your card) and Just Us Girls Challenge who are having their 
‘Wild Card Week’ and the theme is “Word Die Cuts”.

This is the first time I'm using this MFT die. I stamped the remainder of the sentiment from the 'Grateful' set and added a pop of color with 'Distressed Patterns' and a few splatters. 

Thanks so much for stopping by ~ Have a great week!