Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wishing You

This card was inspired by the sketch this week at
Feeling Sketchy
I used a cream colored base card and matted with deep Gold cardstock...
* Paisley Patter - DVCW "Rustic" Stack.
* Strips - From same DCVW stack
* Embossing - Provo Craft "Perfect Paisley" folder
* Circles - Both are cut with Spellbinders
* Sentiment - Verve Stamp from the "Wishing You" set
* Border Lace - From local fabric store called Saas.
 Added pearl gems to strips and circle for a little more "somethin' something". 
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Friends and Flowers

 This card is inspired by the sketch at
CatchtheBugBlogspot: Stella Says
* Floral Cardstock - Is from the DCWV "Pocket Blossom" stack, which I then matted on a some light green cardstock.
* White Border - Martha Stewart Border Punch, cut on white cardstock. Added floral gros-grain ribbon on top.
* Circle - I used a Spellbinder die cut from a Nestabilities set.
* Coloring - The circle is cut out of plain white cardstock. I mixed Memento Dew Drops in "New Sprout", and Versa Magic Dew Drops in "Sea Breeze" give the circle some color.
* Sentiment - Is a Bug-a-boo stamp. Added bling to the flower center with a Septum pen in "Clear Glitter".
*Embossing - Provo Craft "Swiss Dots" folder using my CuttleBug.
* Butterfly - I used a pretty, pearly cardstock from the DCWV "The Shimmer" mat stack and my new Spellbinder Brilliant Butterfly metal die I have had for a while and am using for the first time. Added gemstones to it for bling. 
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Challenges Entered: - Sketch - Anything "Springy" (birds, flowers, leaves), use any manual (not electric) die-cutting/embossing machine, dies or embossing folders. - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Maracas Dancing Lion

This card is inspired by the sketch this week at
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 

I started with matting a white base card with dark brown cardstock...
* Pattern Paper - From Michael's single sheet rack.* Strips - Are plain yellow card stock. I added Happy B'day printed ribbon to the bottom strip. Addedgreen Brads, for the tassel I used yarn.
* Embossing - Provo Craft "Spots & Dots" folder
* Image & Musical Note - Are stamps  from a set by Recollections called "Jammin' Animals".
*Lion Image - I used water color pencils to color the image. I used a Septum Noir "Silver" glitter pen on the maracas center for bling. I cut out a small circle from a yellow Pom-pom to create a fuzzy Lion tail. Added googily eyes, and used a Gelly roll pen in gold to color the musical note.
* Ovals - I used three sizes from the Cottage Cutz "Ovals" set.
SORRY! Don't know why the font size is showing up so small. Yet, the last part I entered at the bottom of the post turned out right...go figure. Maybe it will correct it's self back.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Music in Silence

This card was inspired by this week's sketch at
Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog
* Musical Notes Pattern Paper - I used this single sheet musical notes pattern paper from Michael's on a white base card.
* Circles - All cut on Explore at 2.50, 2.00, and at 1.50", and then matted on the slightly larger black circles.
* Embossing - Is from the Cuttlebug "Allegro" folder.
* Sentiment - Is a quote by Mozart I found on line and printed out.
* Musical Notes - They are shiny 3-D embellishments from a pack of assorted colorful musical notes, sorry no name on package, anymore.
The card is quite simple but I think the sentiment carries a very powerful message.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Remember When...

This card was inspired by the challenge this week at
* I started with a Kraft base card and matching envelope. Next I cut a smaller piece of  beige gold foil-specked cardstock. I recycled this green net from a 3# bag of oranges I bought a while back ( I just knew this net would come in handy some day!) I covered the front of the cardstock piece with it.
* Gold Strips - I was in the middle of using my Scotch Tape Gun when I had to replace the roll of tape. I had the negative roll lining of the tape left over and it just started to unroll and unroll when I took it out. I thought "Hummm!...I will use this on the card...why not?".
* Image - I found on the Internet, I added the words "Remember When" and printed it out.
* Sentiment - I downloaded from the Internet.
* Oval - Is a Cottage Kutz from the "Stitched Ovals" set. I matted it to chipboard using my Xron "Create a Sticker". I asked my husband for the smallest fishing hook he had. I then attached it to the sentiment and taped the rest of the line to the back of the panel. Disclaimer: No fingers were hooked creating this card. My hubby clipped all the sharp points off the hook. Ha! Ha!
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Challenges Entered: - Recycle

Thursday, March 1, 2018

With Sympathy: Gold/White

I was inspired to create this card by the challenge at the
Fabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
We are to create a Sympathy card this week using our Provo Craft Cricut machine and the Cuttlebug machine.
* I started with this pretty soft lilac pattern paper by Craft Smith "Sunday Morning" stash. I then cut a smaller rectangular piece of white cardstock and attached it to a piece of very fine gold glitter cardstock from the Craft Smith "Holiday Glitzy Solids" stash.
* Frame - I cut from the Provo Craft Cricut cartridge called "Lacy Labels".
* Embossing - I used my CuttleBug to emboss the white panel with a Darice "Butterflies" folder.
* Sentiment - I purchased from Anna's Lovely Labels #MB1C828. Sentiment was written on Explore with a Cricut pen in "Lavender" ink.
* Ribbon -  Is a sheer, gold thread remnant from my Ribbon Scrap box. I cut thin gold thread from the ribbon to tie and add a knot to the ribbon. 
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Ski Boy

 This card was inspired by the challenge this week at
The Male Room Challenge
* I matted the base card with a very pretty cardstock with a cloud-like background with gold foil scattered throughout from the Craft Smith "Sunday Morning" stack. Sorry about the glare from the flash on the left side. Always hard to photograph shiny or foil papers. I noticed the same thing happened with the satin ribbon reflection.
* Image - I down-loaded from the Internet and colored it with watercolor pencils (please excuse my coloring skills...coloring is not my forte! LOL!!). I used a Cottage Cutz "Stitch" die to cut around the image border, I then used a Septum Noir clear glitter pen on the goggles & ski pole rings.
* Clouds - Are cut out with dies by Cottage Cutz. I again used the Septum Noir pen on them.
* Sentiment - I typed and printed out the sentiment on the computer. I then cut it out using a Spellbinder from the "Ribbon Tag Trio #2, and ran a blue satin ribbon through the tag.  
* Embossing - Though not very visible on here, I embossed the tag with a Darice "Cloud" folder.  
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