Saturday, February 22, 2020

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

My Favorite things has a sketch challenge that I thought would work perfect for my great nieces card.  I paper pieced her dress and hat but colored the rest with markers.


My Favorite things - Cupcake day stamp, paper piecing and coloring w/markers
Carta Bella - Alphabet Junction paper
Lawn Fawn - Fancy Scalloped Rectangle dies


Hope you are enjoying a fun and creative weekend!

Connie

Friday, February 21, 2020

Animals

There were a couple challenges out there to use animals on your card.  I thought that would be a good theme for my nephews card.  I used my homemade cloud stencil to ink up the sky.  I was hoping these sprigs would look like bushes but now looking at it they could be young trees.  I had some left over cardstock that I had embossed with a wood folder, thought that would make a good texture for the bears, I popped the larger one up on foam tape.


Poppystamps- Mama & baby bear, Stitched Landscape and leafy sprig dies
Memory Box - Flying birds die
Homemade cloud stencil for sky




I am linking my card today in the following challenges:
Poppystamps - Animal Menagerie
DiesRUs Challenge - Wild Things

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hello

I wanted to make a card for a gentleman at church that is going through Chemo and isn't feeling very well.  When I saw the challenge at the Double D Challenge blog, I decided instead of having the outside say get well I would say that inside but have Hello as my greeting on the front.


I once again used my coloring calendar for the leaves and added a button that I stitched onto the card.

Donna shared in her post HERE how she embossed a brad to make it a different color, and I have a few dragonfly eyelets that are pastel colors and since I don't use those colors often they have been just sitting in my bin, so when I saw that she embossed hers I just had to give it a try and turn my light blue dragonfly into silver :)

Coloring for Calm 2017 calendar image, colored with pencils
Eyelet outlet - Dragonfly was blue embossed with silver embossing powder
Button stitched onto background
Hello die cut



Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

13th

I bet you can't figure out how old my great nephew has turned :)  I have used this skateboard guy on a few of my teen cards.  I colored him up with markers going off the paper I used for the background.  The numbers and sentiment are from a sticker sentiment book.


Stampendous - Skateboard kiddo, colored w/markers
Crate paper - Party day
Spellbinders - A2 distressed edges and lg. deckled rectangles dies
K&co. - Vellum stickers and sentiment

A few of you have been asking about my eye, I have to take the eye ointment he prescribed for a week, then go off it and see how my eye feels, they said those abrasions can take a while to heal, so after the week if my eye is feeling ok I should be good and I can quit the ointment but if not I may have to use until that feeling goes away.  But I am no longer in pain, just irritating and I can live with that :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Deer in a Row

This stamp reminded me of a Scandinavian print, and I noticed that they do a lot of repeat patterns so that is how I came up with this design of my card. I added a few dots with my white pen for a snowy background and added some border stickers in white to frame the red piece.


Stamp from Make cards Nov. 2018 magazine, embossed with white detail embossing powder
My Minds eye - O Christmas tree paper
Hot off the press - White Jewel border stickers
White gel pen

I had planned on making two of these cards, I thought I had cut the red piece the same, but after I finished stamping and embossing the second set I realized that my paper was a 1/2 an inch bigger than the first so it would not fit onto my card base, and instead of making a larger card, I went with cutting them out individually and making 3 more cards.


Stamp from Make cards Nov. 2018 magazine, embossed with white detail embossing powder
My Minds eye - O Christmas tree paper
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle layer die
Stamp in up - Frosted snowflake Sequins
Simon Says - Tiny words Christmas sentiment stamp



Stamp from Make cards Nov. 2018 magazine, embossed with white detail embossing powder
My Minds eye - O Christmas tree paper
Spellbinders - Labels twenty - nine dies
Simon Says - Tiny words Christmas sentiment stamp



Stamp from Make cards Nov. 2018 magazine, embossed with white detail embossing powder
My Minds eye - O Christmas tree paper
Hero Arts - Wood frame die
Spellbinders - Deckled rectangle die
Simon Says - Tiny words Christmas sentiment stamp

I am linking this up with CAS Christmas card challenge blog and Merry Little Christmas challenge blog

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,

Connie