Saturday, December 30, 2017

CASology Challenge - Kindness

Hi there blog friends! I've been MIA enjoying Christmas with my family, and it's been a blast! If I haven't visited your blog lately, please be patient...I promise to get caught up asap :) 

CASology is hosting a 2-week challenge and their cue card is 'Kindness'. Since I'm lucky enough to have the MFT Kindness die, I was eager to play along ~

These beautiful leaves are from the MFT Geometric Greenery stamp set and I thought they would work well with the camouflage die cut technique. I used pink and gray (my favorite color combo) and added the 'r' to the sentiment with a fine marker. A wonky stitched border and a few sequins, and this puppy was done and dusted :)

Here is a close up:

As the year comes to a close, I want to thank you all for your sweet comments and wonderful heartfelt, friendships! How blessed we are to have such a great hobby ~ 
I wish everyone a New Year filled with love, peace, and good health!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Cardstock: PTI - Stampers Select White; MFT Grout Gray
Stamps: MFT - Geometric Greenery; PTI - Wonderful Words: Teacher
Dies: MFT - Kindness, Wonky Stitched Rectangle 
Ink: MFT - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Misc: Copic markers; Lucy's Cards Ice Cube Mix (gems)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

CASology - Gray; Muse Card Club

Hi there ~ A quick post today to share a few cards before these challenges close...First is a card I created for CASology for the cue card 'Gray'

I inked the die cut trees with several shades of gray to create a gradation of color, and added a sentiment and a few gems...easy peasy! 


This week's Muse is Tracey McNeely, and she created this beauty to inspire us:

And, my take on her card:

The sentiment was stamped and embossed with clear EP and the berries were made with Nuvo Drops.
I focused on Tracey's:
- Christmas theme
- Color palette

That's it for me today...if I am unable to post over the next several days, I would like to take a moment to wish everyone Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card #1:
Stamps: Ellen Hutson - Christmas Scribbles
Dies: MFT - Oh Christmas Tree, Blueprints 24
Inks: PTI Soft Stone, Altenew Warm Gray Cubes, SSS Smoke, MFT Grout & Cement Gray, Versafine Onyx Black
Gems: Lucy's Things

Card #2:
Stamps: SSS - Believe; PTI - Spruce & Sprigs
Enamel Dots: Nuvo Drops Red Berry

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Code Word: Sparkle

Hi there, blog friends! It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS and the code word is 'Sparkle'

This time of year it's not hard to put a little 'sparkle' on a Christmas card:

Here's a better shot at the sparkle in the background:

I dotted the sky with my glue pen and added ultra-fine glitter.

Don't ya just love an interactive card?

My granddaughter will love this card. I created it by using the new MFT Ski-sons Greetings stamps and dies. The trees are from Oh Christmas Trees and I used Copic markers for the bear and that cute little hat that's flying through the air!
We hope you'll stop by the ATCAS Blog for some inspiration and that you'll join us for the challenge ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, December 8, 2017

CAS Watercolor; CAS on Friday

Hi there ~
I've been MIA for the last 2 weeks getting ready for the holidays, but I love playing in challenges and couldn't resist joining in a few...

First up is a card for CAS Watercolor December Challenge for the theme 'Anything Goes'

For this 5" x 7" card, I used Peerless Watercolors (love how they blend) for the background and MFT Ski-Sons Greetings for the bear and sentiment. The stitched snow drifts are also by MFT and the splatters were created with Copic opaque white paint. Lastly, I colored the bear with Copic markers.


My 2nd card is for this week's challenge at CAS on Friday for the theme 'Christmas'

Here, I used the mistletoe from MFT Grateful stamp set, Joy die and the ornament from Happy Pawlidays. I colored the ornament with Copic markers and added Pico Embellisher to give it some shine. The bow is from Clearly Besotted Stamps Ornamental Style set...and that was it!

I'll be back tomorrow to share a card for the next challenge at ATCAS...hope to see you then ~
Thanks so much for stopping by.,,I appreciate it very much and I always enjoy reading your comments!