November 28, 2017

You make my world Sparkle

You make my world Sparkle, now there's something nice to say to someone.  I am entering this card into 3 challenges today:

Casology - Round
CAS Colours & Sketches - sketch with a large sentiment
Cupcake Inspirations - cream, gold & brown

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Wonderful Birthday

I just added this wonderful die from Sizzix to my die collection.  It's a box card die set with 24 dies, everything you need to make a box card, here's a link to the die set:  Sizzix box card die.

After making this card I remembered the topping for the challenge at Seize the Birthdaty is monochromatic, so decided to add my card to the challenge.  Check it out, I always need birthday card and this fun challenge keeps them coming :)

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City Crafter Challenge - I believe in Santa Claus

Hi, welcome to this week's challenge at City Crafter - I believe in Santa Claus.  Kirsty is our hostess this week and she has chosen a Christmas album by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton called "Once upon a Christmas" for inspiration.  The DT have made wonderful cards for inspiration, please take a look and share your creations with us this week.

So happy you stopped by today :)

November 27, 2017

Muse Challenge #244

The challenge over at the Muse Card Club this week features a card of a pink Volkswagon by Kimberly Weiner (see below).  Well, I just happen to have this Volkswagon bus stamp by Purple Onion and when I saw Kimberly's card I knew what to do with this fun stamp.  I took inspiration from the following: the pink VW and the presents on top of the vehicle.

Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy a ride before the snow hits (snow in my neck of the woods anyway).

Little Red Wagon Sketch

I put this card together for this week's sketch challenge at Little Red Wagon.  The image is by Mo Manning and it's one of my favorites; who of us who has dog(s) hasn't squeezed / hugged them like this?  It's Love that makes up want to eat them up we Love them so much.

As the sketch below says, add a sentiment or embellishments wherever you like, so I added 3 sequins because I enjoy a little bling on my cards; here's the sketch:
So happy you stopped by today, thanks :)

November 25, 2017

Muse Challenge #243

I ask you , what could be cuter than a doggy shaker card?  These little Tim Holtz dogs have a place in my heart, I just think they are the cutest :)

Kim Heggins made the Muse card (below) for inspiration this week.  I used the following features of Kim's card for my card:  2 cute animals, polka-dot paper (mine has heart dots), and 2 word sentiment.

Here's Kim's card:

Thanks for stopping in today :)

November 21, 2017

City Crafter Challenge - Autumn Colors

Hi and Welcome to this week's City Crafter challenge; this week the challenge is Autumn Colors.  The design team have some wonderful inspiration for you up on the blog, we hope you'll be inspired to ink up your fingers, get crafty and have fun!

So happy you stopped by today :)

November 16, 2017

Furry Friend

This week's challenge at Simon Says is Furry Friends.  The challenge is featuring Newton's Nook stamps; I just Love Newton's Nook stamps so have quite a few and used one of my favorites for this card.  I used my Zig markers for the blankets and Derwent Inktense pencils for Newton.

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Christmas is a joyful time of year, the Joy die on my card says that so well.  I made this card with 2 challenges in mind:

Muse Card Club - Christmas card by Ardyth (see below).  I took my inspiration from the tree.

The Card Concept - Retro Christmas.  I used the clean and layered style for my card.


So happy you stopped by today :)

November 14, 2017

White on White

The Paper Players blog is hosting a color challenge and as you can see from my card the color is White, white on white to be exact.  This is the first time in all my years making cards I made an all white card; I've not participating in all white challenges before because I just couldn't come up with something.  Well, I'm taking a chance, hope you like this.  I had to add a little color for the sentiment, because I am a colorful card maker most times :)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Warm birthday wishes

I just love the challenge I recently discovered called Cupcake Inspirations.  Every week there are different cupcakes to inspire us and who doesn't love cupcakes and a card challenge.  I used an older Hero Arts stamp set for my fussy-cut leaves and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.  Added some designed paper and a few gems too.

So happy you stopped by today :)

City Crafter Challenge - For the Boys

Hi City Crafters!  This week Amy is our host at City Crafter and she has chosen "For the Boys" as the inspiration for this week's challenge.  I used stamps from My Favorite Things for my card, this cute little bear and his balloons shouted "little boy" to me.  Please stop by the blog to see the wonderful cards made by the DT, join in and have some fun!!

So happy you stopped by today :)

November 12, 2017

Autumn thank you card

Autumn!  I made this card for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I recently bought some Autumn design paper and I was so excited to see this sketch as I knew just the paper I would use on it.  In addition to the design paper, I used a leaf from Hero Arts, sentiment from Stampin' Up and wreath from Memory Box.  

Got this card done just in time for the challenge, whew!

Happy you stopped by today :)

November 11, 2017

Shopping Our Stash - Autumn Color Palette

The challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week is to use an Autumn color palette for your card.  As Autumn is my favorite season it's easy for me to create a card using the colors of this time of year.  I used stamps from an older set from Hero Arts for my leaves and a newer set from My Favorite Things for my sentiment.  The little thanks is a Penny Black die.

So happy you stopped by today :)

Muse Challenge 241

This week's Muse Card Club card (see below) was made by the talented Anita Bowden.  I Love seeing all of the Autumn cards in blog land these days and was so glad to have Anita's card to inspire me.  I took from the following elements of Anita's card for my card: the embossed background, 2 leaves and the colors.

Here's the Muse card:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

November 7, 2017

City Crafter Challenge - Love & Peace, Man

Hi there, we have a new challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog this week hosted by Marina.  It's a simple challenge, just add the word Love or Peace on your creation.  So, please stop by the challenge blog to see what the other DT members have made and join in.  Most of all, don't forget to have fun :)

Thanks for stopping by today :)

November 6, 2017

Just Us Girls - Word Week

The word for this week's challenge at Just Us Girls is Thankful.  For my card I used some design paper for the background and leave stickers with a little shine on them.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  Autumn is my favorite time of year; the crisp air and the changing leaves on the trees, so pretty.

There are so many things to be thankful for in this life of ours.
Thank you for stopping by today :)

November 2, 2017

Muse Challenge #240

Lindsey provides the Muse card this week for our inspiration (see below).  I knew I would use one of my Newton's Nook stamps the second I saw Lindsey's card.  I like to give books as presents and I purchased this stamp set some time ago to make cards to accompany the books :)

Here's Lindsey's card:

Happy you stopped by today.  Hope you can make time to read a good book!

November 1, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Double

The challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches this week is a double challenge where we are asked to use both colors and a sketch on our card.  I did not have the exact colors requested (see below) so I used the similar Stampin' Up colors of real red, Sahara sand and marina mist.

Happy you stopped by today :)