Friday, October 30, 2015

October 30, 2015 Crazy Birds you are fabulous

I have a feeling I will be posting several cards made with this goofy little set of stamps Crazy Birds from Tim Holtz.  They are so much fun to play with and now I want the accessories to go along with the birds.  I colored this birdie with my distress water color markers and then cut a mask of the same bird out (which I saved) and used my SU Grunge set because it just looked right with this bird.  This card is already off in the mail giving some encouragement to a chemo buddy that has had a rough go the past couple of weeks.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015 Happy Birthday

Today is my hubby's birthday - and this is what I came up with for his card.  I got these Crazy Birds a couple of weeks ago and I am having an absolute blast playing with the images.  I then ordered the accessories on line and they were in my mailbox yesterday so I added the balloon to complete his card.  I colored with Inktense water color pencils, cut out with a stitched die, mounted it on my embossed Happy Birthday panel sanded slightly.  I thought it needed some manly bling so I added a couple of sequins. He ordered his own birthday present and it should be here today - a crossbow for deer hunting.  He is anxiously awaiting the UPS truck.  

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween 26, 2015 Halloween Treats

I have two chemo patients and 2 senior buddies that I send weekly gifties/and or cards to so for Halloween I made up these fun mini cans filled with wrapped candies.  This was so popular several years ago, you cut the bottom of the can with a Pampered (or similar) can opener - fill the can then glue the bottom back on.  I made some cute little Halloween tags to put on top of each can.  These went in the mail late last week so they will get them by Halloween.  Now I will have to buy more small cans of fruit so I will have some extra cans to fill for Christmas.  

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015 Mum's the Word

I LOVE the way this card turned out.  I won this set from MHK Designs called Mums the Word, it has 1 image and 3 sentiments.  I always need saying like this for my chemo buddies.  This was truly an experiment in coloring.  I had watched a video on coloring with Dewert watercolor pencils and OMS - never would have thought of that and I really like the way this turned out.  I love using the watercolor pencils with water but now I see that they are also multi purpose, what fun.  I used a paper pack from a dear friend Diana (one of my crafting buddies).  The paper is from Kaiser Craft and has a beautiful selection of purples, plus some punch outs (scallop border below the focal image.  I had to add just a bit of bling and some purple twine and this card is ready to go in the mail.  
              Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Sunday, October 18, 2015

October 18, 2015 Boo Eek

Another card using the Woodland Texture embossing folder from SU - this time I used a purple with white core cs.  I was shopping at WM the other day and ran across these too cute adhesive eyes 18 sets/pk and I immediately thought of Halloween - eyes peeking between the trees and the effect was what I was hoping for.  I thought it needed a touch of a little more Halloween so I die cut boo and eek with AMuse dies and I think the card turned out CUTE!!!  Oh no stamping except on the inside.
          DigiDesign - Halloween

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 15, Glitter Fall Leaves

Love my "new" embossing folder from SU Woodland Texture.  It is birch trees and I used white core cs and sanded a bit to bring out some white highlights.  I "reorganized" some cs last week and found a stack of glitter cs in a variety of colors and decided to use this to die cut my leaves and hi from.  Tied the stems with a bit of orange twine and I think the card turned out really cool.  There are tons of ideas on Pinetrest for using this embossing folder and I am glad I got it last week.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

October 13, 2015 Strength

There is just 2 days left to post in the blog hop for domestic violence.  I love the simplicity of this stamp set from SU and it worked up so nicely in purple for domestic violence.  I choose the message of "Strength" in hopes that those that are in a domestic violence relationship has the strength and hope to fight back and say No More.  No woman, child or man deserves to be abused in any relationship.Challenge:
     Damsel of Distressed - purple

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015 Prickly Friend

Every month I look forward to a "free" digi from Gloria Steiner and this month it was this cutey prickly hedgehog.  I colored him up with copic markers, cut out a circle so it would fit on my doily added a few sprinkles of tiny sequins to give it a fall feel and he is off in the mail this week to a chemo buddy.  I love Gerda Steiners designs - ok I have several of her clear stamps and a couple of her rubber stamps and well ok a few of her digis too. She is my style which is usually whimsy and this one is no exception.  

Friday, October 09, 2015

October 9, 2015 Fall Gold

One more card using this versatile stamp from Memory Box - I think you could make fall leaves, spring leaves or summer leaves.  I have had this saying for a "long" time - it was one of the $1.00 stamps at the checkout and I simply thought I needed it!!!  This card is on its way to Germany to a sister angel that has been having some challenges in her life.  Challenges:
     The Crafty Addicts - fall

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

October 7, 2015 Domestic Violence Card

When one of my besties told me about the challenge for domestic violence cards I knew what image I wanted to use.  The feather reminds me how fragile life is and no one deserves to be emotionally, verbally or physically abused by anyone.  I think the feathers  in purple worked up very nicely - needed a little splatter on the white space so used a watercolor brush and flicked some purple color on the card.  Challenges:
     Damsel of Distress - purple - domestic violence card

Saturday, October 03, 2015

October 3, 2015 Yipee

Can you guess this is another Gerda Steiner squirrel???  She came out with this fall set about 6 weeks ago and I ordered it almost as soon as it came on the website.  This time he is throwing leaves (fussy cut) up in the air as he is standing on a tree stump which again was stamped and fussy cut.  Squirrel colored with copic markers as well as leaves and accorns.  A little Autumn ribbon and this card is already in the mail.  Challenge:
     Gerda Steiner Share your work - use Gerda Steiner image

Thursday, October 01, 2015

October 1, 2015 Thankful for You Leaf

Similar but not the same - this is another leaf card where I used the negative to color in my leaf then I stamped the leaf image over it in dk. brown ink.  Embossed the sentiment and added a thin gold embossed strip to the right side.  I very very seldom do one layer cards but I love the way this one turned out. Plus I don't often do leave white space either I always want to add more but this one looks finished to me.  Challenges:
     Live,LoveCards - white space
     Chouxchous Paper Art - Fall or Halloween