Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bits and Bobs #12

Hello! I hope you are having a good day. If you have been keeping up with my bits and bobs card series you know that I am trying to use up a lot of old things in my craft stash this year. Here is another card I made from some old items. Several years ago I cut out some dies from various colors of card stock in order to inlay the dies in different card stock colors. I still had some left. On this card I used the Heartfelt Creations Raindrops On Roses die by Spellbinders.

 I found this butterfly from Sparkle N Sprinkle, that was already stamped on card stock that I had glittered with fine clear glitter. I colored over the glitter using Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut it to place over the bow. 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes + Die
Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Touchy Feely
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Emboss It

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lights, Candles, Action!

Hi and welcome to my blog! Being a guest designer for the House Mouse and Friends has been so much fun! I love the theme for this new challenge - Interactive Card. I enjoy making action cards so I made this a wiper card. I learned to make this type of card many years ago and while rummaging through my stash I ran across one. I decided to make some more since it had been a long time.

Here is the front of the card.

When you pull on both sides of the card at the same time this little guy pops up! This mousie acts like a car wiper. He goes down when you shut the card and slides up when you open the card.

As you can see I used a lot of fun, bright patterned paper. I stamped the Mice Wishes stamp, colored and cut out the image using a Spellbinders Labels 8 die. I colored using Spectrum Noir markers and colored pencils. Cord and enamel dots were used to finish the card. The cute little mouse at the top was fussy cut and added to a small acetate piece. I stamped the saying in red, punched it out with a circle punch and adhered it to his feet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a very "mice" day!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies:  Critters
Casual Fridays #175:  Use Those Patterned Papers
Tuesday Throwdown:  Sugar High

Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Hi and welcome to my blog. Father's Day is approaching so have you made your Father's Day cards yet? Check out all the neat Just For Fun stamps that you can use for your Father's Day cards! This stamp reminds me so much of my dad and his 1956 Chevy. This Just For Fun stamp is actually a 1957 Chevy but my dad had the 1956 model. He must have loved that car because he had it for 18 years! I remember when the horn went out on it and he had a new horn installed where you pushed a button on the side of the steering wheel column. I was so embarrassed because it sounded like someone blowing his nose! LOL! I also remember that there were a few holes in the floorboard too. The car was a mint green color with black and white textured seats.

So in honor of Dad, I colored this car mint green using colored pencils and Gamsol. I used a silver paint pen to color the "chrome" on the car. Textured paper was used for the background that reminds me of the car's interior. I used some metal tape and ran it through an embossing folder and adhered it to the card. I stamped and embossed the saying from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet, onto black card stock and cut out a banner. My dad has passed away, but I will always have fond memories of him and his Chevy!

Don't forget to join in this month's challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Masculine
Simon Says Wednesday:  Make It Masculine


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bits and Bobs #11

Hi and welcome to my blog! I am showing another bits and bobs card today. Many years ago in my local stamp club we made faux leather backgrounds using wet card stock, background stamps, inks and Modge Podge. I made quite a few large sheets and I still had some left! I stumbled upon these in an old file folder. I used a piece for the background of this card.

I found this vintage car image from Sparkle N Sprinkle in my image stash. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and a silver metallic pen and cut it out using the Spellbinders Small Circles die. The strip of paper across the card came from some old packaging. The gears and cord also came from my stash of embellishments. I am hoping to use up a lot of my old stuff this year!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

heARTful Challenge:  Coloring Fun + Stamp
One Crazy Stamper:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Masculine

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Male Birthday

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I  want to show you a male birthday card I made using the Just For Fun Old Roadster and Long Script stamps.

I made the background by using a brayer and brayering over the card stock using Aged Mahogany and Faded Jeans Distress inks. I rolled the edge of the brayer in black ink to make the skinny stripe. This reminds me of old plaid fabric or a flannel shirt.

I stamped the script stamp onto blue card stock and stamped the car on white card stock and matted both of them on black card stock. I inked up just half the Happy Birthday stamp from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet and stamped it above the image. I then added ribbon, cord and metal embellishments to finish the card.

The theme for the challenge this month at Just For Fun Stamps is The Man. We would love for you to participate and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Also check out all the Just For Fun stamps for those male cards you will need this month. If you are like me, there will be Father's Day, birthday and graduation cards to make!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:

heARTful Chalenge:  Anything Goes + Stamp
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Monday, May 29, 2017

Think Pink

Hi and welcome to my blog! It has been fun being a guest designer this month for House Mouse Designs. I have another House Mouse card to show you today. The House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge is Think Pink. I love this satisfied little mouse inside the doughnut hole! I colored the icing pink using my Spectrum Noir markers. I then sprinkled on clear sparkle embossing powder to make it look more like icing.

This card is also a multi-fold card. It was fun adding all the cute images and embellishments inside.

I just love making cards with these stamps! Come join the challenge to be eligible to win some prizes. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Challenges entered:

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sea Escape

Hi Everyone! I want to show you another card using a new stamp from Just For Fun called Grey Heron At Water's Edge. Around here when Memorial Day comes everyone hits the beach! I just recently went to Charleston, SC to see my son. I love Charleston with its rich history and many islands and beaches. It was great strolling in the surf and feeling the breeze along the way. I made this card thinking about that wonderful time!

I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used my Distress inks to watercolor the image. I used some sparkle embossing powder on the sand and around the card base. 

You still have a few days to join the Just For Fun challenge. We would love to have you participate and you might even win a gift certificate to our store. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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