Sunday, February 28, 2016

CYCI#109 - White, Yellow and Turquoise Color Challenge

Hi everyone, happy weekend!  I was really looking forward to this weeks challenge because who doesn't love this gorgeous color combination?

I made a fairly simple card with this gorgeous Gina Marie Designs Die called "Flower Background Die" linked here - Flower Background Die

I ran the die through my BigShot on some plain white cardstock.  Then I distressed all the petals with 2 colors of distress ink, (Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean). Once dry, I glued them in and added a few white dots with my UniBall gel pen. I then mounted the panel on Sunshine cardstock by MFT. Finishing off this card with a nice sentiment from a new WPlus9 stamp set called, "That Is All"

So that's it!  I hope you'll join in this week in our color challenge! Thanks for stopping by, I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment :)


Sunday, February 21, 2016

CYCI#108 - Sketch Challenge

Good morning from sunny South Carolina!  It's been a bit grey and cold for a while now, but I'm starting to see the beginnings of spring, we've had a couple days with partial sunshine.  Hooray!

Following this week's sketch over at CYCI, I used some patterned paper (old pack and I can't remember who made this), and cut out the striped background using the largest stitched rectangle by Lil'Inkers Designs.  

Then I took one of my favorite dies by Gina Marie Designs, (reminds me of the sun),  and cut it out from a very new color cardstock by MFT, called Pineapple.  The cross stitched circle is also a Gina Die and I'll link them below.

I colored up this fun little hot air balloon by Lawn Fawn, "Blue Skies".  Actually, this is the first stamp set I ever purchased from LF and I still love it!  The sunshine word die is from SimonSaysStamp and then a couple little enamel dots, sequins and gems finished it off!

Gina Marie Designs, Click Photo for info on die.  Currently out of stock, will be back in shop in 2 weeks.

Click Photo for more information on Cross Stitched Circles

So I hope you will join us over at CYCI this week. You can interpret this sketch any way you please, we look forward to seeing your creations!

Other challenges I'm playing in:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CC Designs Pollycraft Sweetheart Valentine

Hello everyone!  I decided to show off this cute image by CC Designs named Sweetheart.  My cousin Vonnie has gotten me interested in this line of cute little pixies!  I had been coloring her when I saw the latest challenge over at The Challenge, it turns out it's perfect for their color challenge!

Aside from the main image, the background stamp is by Impression Obsession, a french script that I love, stamped in grey Memento ink.  The dies are by Gina Marie Designs, her lovely stitched circle, doily and sentiment.  I added a few doodlebug pearls and a tiny heart by SSS.


Thanks for stopping by, I love to read your comments, have a great day!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

CYCI#107 Color Challenge - Kraft, Purple and White

Hello everyone and welcome to the CYCI#107 Color Challenge.  I hope everyone is doing well.  This week I had so little time to prepare..I have a friend coming for the weekend and we are going to shop and craft, craft and shop..and hopefully eat somewhere in there too, if we remember!  So needless to say, I've been spending more time cleaning the craft room than playing in it!

So I made a quickie CAS card.  This is not at all my normal style, but I have to admit, I enjoyed being able to stamp, heat emboss and add a few gems.  (yes Linda, you are right..I can't live without my gems!)  I think I may try making a few more CAS cards here and there!

I thank you for stopping by today and hope you'll consider joining in, no matter what your style, we'd love to see your creations!

Here's the link to go play the challenge at CanYouCaseIt:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

OSAT Blog Hop - Love Is In The Air!

Hi Everyone, you should have arrived here from the talented Sara Levin's blog..if not, please follow the links below, and start from the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Today I am featuring a card using a Memory Box stamp set called "Love Grows".  My friend Vanessa over at Butterfly Reflections, Ink has a nice little selection of Memory Box stamps, including this set in her store!  Here's a link, go check it out!

So let me just state the obvious right away, I LOVE mushrooms!  I can eat them in and on everything and I especially love to color them!  So I started by sponging Broken China and Mowed Lawn Ranger Distress inks to color my sky and grass.  I stamped, Copic colored and fussy cut all the images.  I chose the second largest Cross Stitched Oval die from Gina Marie Designs to build my scene, with lots of mushrooms and a cute little gnome near his garden!  

This is just one of Gina's brand new Cross Stitched Die Shapes, check out her store to see more!  

I'd also like to share another little project I made.  This is the sweetest mini journal inspired by Lawn Fawn!  Did you notice that I've used the same sentiment on this journal that I used on my card?  Check out the tutorial to make one or ten for yourself!

Thanks for stopping!  Next up on the hop is Dena Rekow..just click the next button below to move on!

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