April 18, 2018

Blue Birds


This week at the Muse Card Club challenge our inspiration comes from a pretty card made by Kim Heggins (see below).  I used a Penny Black stamp and a Memory Box sentiment for my card.  I colored the birds with Zig markers and made 3 attempts until I colored the images on my card.  I then added a doily and a few white pearls and viola a card is born.

I took my inspiration from the cute blue bird on Kim's card, here it is:

So happy you stopped by today :)

April 17, 2018

City Crafter Birthday Celebration Week 3 - With Wen

 

Hi City Crafters!  Welcome to week 3 of our birthday month with our tradition of "CASE ME IF YOU CAN".  We are showcasing the work of City Crafter past designers and this week we have a lovely card by Wen for you to case.  Here's Wen's beautiful card:


We also have a prize this week:

So, please stop by the blog to see the DT creations and have some fun.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

April 16, 2018

Just Us Girls - Trend Week


This week's trend challenge at Just Us Girls is "Black & White Stripes".  I love to use black, white and red together and did just that for my card.  The roses and sentiment are from Altenew. The layered rose dies are new and I have already made 5 cards with them, just love this die set.  So, when I saw the challenge I immediately thought "one more rose card" in red with B&W stripes :)


So happy you stopped by today!

April 14, 2018

Altenew layered rose dies




Just added the Altenew Layered Rose die set to my stamp collection and I am in Love.  Altenew is having their 4th Anniversary Blog Hop this past week and there are so many wonderful sponsors and prizes to be won.  There is also a place to share you best Altenew projects so I am going to add my cards.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

April 12, 2018

Hi Sunshine


This week at the Muse Card Club the inspiration card is made by Tracey (see below).  I used a Penny Black stamp for my flowers and a die from Simon Says.  The little hi is from Mama Elephant.

I took my inspiration from:
*  the flowers
*  the colors
*  the design

Here's Tracey's card:

So happy you stopped by today.  Spring is definitely arriving here :)

April 10, 2018

City Crafter Birthday Celebration Week 2 with Ros


Hi City Crafters!  We continue to celebrate our birthday month this week with our birthday tradition "CASE ME IF YOU CAN".  We are showcasing the work of City Crafter past designers and this week we have another talented crafter for you to case, Ros Crawford.  Here's Ros' beautiful card:


And, as a special bonus we have a prize package this week sponsered by Kirsty:


Please stop by the blog to see the DT creations and don't forget to have some fun.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

April 8, 2018

Flower shaped card


This month's challenge at the Flower Challenge is to make a shaped card.  Naturally, I made a flower shaped card using dies from Stampin' Up.  The flower stamp is from Penny Black and I used Prismacolor Watercolor pencils to color the flowers and stems.  I then added a few Nuvo drops and a sparkly ribbon to finish it off.

Thank you for stopping by today.

April 7, 2018

It's a Good Day to be Happy


 Did you know it takes less facial muscles to smile than it does to frown.  So, It's always a good day to be happy :)

My card is made following the sketch challenge at Case This Sketch (see below).  I made my smooshy background with Distress oxide inks, the cute elephants and flowers are by Wplus 9 and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant.

Here's the sketch:

So happy you stopped by today :)

Rainy Day Coziness


I just love this Newton's Nook stamp of sweet Newton on a pillow and some blankets.  When I saw this week's challenge at Inspired By challenges the idea for this card popped into my head.  I was inspired by the name of the challenge "rainy day coziness" and used some new rain & umbrella paper and cute Newton being all cozy on his pillow and blankets.


Thanks for stopping by today :)

April 6, 2018

Happy Birthday Bunnies


Recently added a number of 12X12 designer paper to my ever growing stash.  The paper I used on my card is by Pebbles, just love the little white bunnies.  The die cut on the left side is Penny Black.

I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge which is "Birthday".

Thanks for stopping by today :)

April 5, 2018

Just Because you make me happy


Altenew is 4 years old and they are having a blog hop on the Altenew Blog.  I am new to Altenew stamps and made my card with a set called "Sketchy Floral".  I used Bristol paper, Zig watercolor markers and put the sentiment on a piece of vellum.  Also, used Zing gold embossing powder to stamp my image.

I am putting this card on the Altenew blog.  Check out the hop and all the pretty cards that are being showcased.

So glad you stopped by today :)

Birthday Bunny


Cute, cute, cute!! This little bunny dancing on the birthday cake just makes me smile.  I made this card for the current challenge at Cupcake Inspirations (see photo below). 

My inspiration came from the zig zags, and the white and pink bunny.  The stamps are by Stamping Bella; I colored the image with Prismacolor watercolor pencils.


So happy you stopped by today :)

April 3, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - Birthday Celebration week 1


Can you believe it's been 8 years since Kirsty started the City Crafter challenge blog.  Since this is our birthday month, we are doing our birthday tradition challenge "CASE ME IF YOU CAN".  The challenge is featuring the beautiful work by past City Crafter designers.

For week 1 we have a beautiful card to case by Samra Leshinski:


Please stop by the blog to see the lovely creations by the current DT and join in the fun.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

April 1, 2018

Magical Butterflies


Last month I attended a class to make Heartfelt cards, the background lilac tag paper on my card was a piece included in the kit.  I cut 3 Memory Box butterfly dies, added some pearls and a sentiment from Poppy Stamps.

I am entering my card into the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I altered my card a little bit and put the shape, sentiment and band towards the bottom of the card.  Here's the sketch:
Thanks for stopping by today :)

March 29, 2018

You're So Sweet


I made this card for the challenge at the Muse Card Club this week.  Barb Ghig is the guest designer and she created a lovely card for the muse (see below).  I made my card very similar to the design of Barb's card and was inspired by:

The scalloped and stitched border on the top piece
The color pink

I used paper from Photo Play called cherry blossom, a sentiment from Penny black and a butterfly from Memory Box.

Here's Barb's card:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

March 27, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - Tag It!


Hi City Crafters!  For the new challenge this week at City Crafter our host is Amy.  The theme for the challenge is "Tag It"; please make a tag or add a tag to your project.

I added a tag to my DT card.  After coloring my image I remembered this crazy, feathery ribbon I purchased a while ago and added it to her hat as the perfect, little fun touch.   Please stop by the blog to see all the DT cards for inspiration and let's have some fun!! 


So happy you stopped by today :)

March 22, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge - Blossoms


There is a fairly new card challenge out there called Twofer Card Challenge.  The idea is to make 2 cards using the same stamp with different themes.  I recently purchased a set called "In My Heart" from Our Daily Bread and the stamp set has this pretty single hydrangea flower in it.  As you can see from my 2 cards above I used the hydrangea for the sheep's bodies on the left side card and as flowers on the right side card.

Here's a closer look:



So happy you stopped by today :)

March 21, 2018

Life is Beautiful


This stamp is called "Filly Sketch" by Stampendous.  I find it so pretty and love to make cards with it.  I made this card (my second) for the March Take It Make It challenge at Craft Stamper.

I used distress oxide ink, Prismacolor watercolor pencils and hand made paper for the background.  The "Life is Beautiful" stamp comes from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by today.  A beautiful, sunny day here on the front range :)

Running Horses


I made this card for the March Take It Make It challenge at Craft Stamper which is "Anything Goes".

The stamps are from B & J's Art Stamps in New Mexico.  The background was done with distress oxide inks.
So Happy you stopped by today :)

March 20, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - M is for Monogram


Hi City Crafters!  This week we have a guest host, Brandy, and she is challenging us to make a card or project with one Letter prominently.  Any letter you choose.  And, as a added surprise one winner will receive a monogram stamp from Concord & 9th.

Please stop by the City Crafter blog to see inspiration from the DT and join in the fun.
Thank you for stopping by today :)

March 19, 2018

Happy Spring!


March 20th will be the first day of Spring 2018, Yippee!!  Of course, being March in Colorado we had a good snow storm yesterday that left about 5 inches on the front range.  The sun is shining today and the little snow-diamonds look so dazzling, just love this.

I made my card for this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch (see the sketch below).  Hydrangea is one of my favorite flowering plants; the flower stamp is from Our Daily Bread and the little sentiment is from Memory Box.  The image is colored with Prismacolor watercolor pencils, the background paper is one of my favorites however I cannot remember who made it :(.


So happy you stopped by today :)

March 16, 2018

Dancing Lady


The paper used on this card is from Carta Bella.  I love pretty papers and have quite a bit of them  When I saw this week's sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches I thought of this card right away.  The Memory Box die is called "Dancing Lady".

Here's the sketch:

So happy you stopped by today :)

So Happy


I used a new Altenew stamp set called "Sketchy Florals" on my card.  This week's challenge at the Muse Card Club is a pretty card by Tracey.  The peach color flowers drew me in, and as Spring is just a few days away I have been digging out my flower stamps and I'm ready to make Spring cards.

I didn't have peach markers or inks, so made my peach colors using orange and pink Zig markers.  Just happened to have 2 pieces of peach card stock and was on my way.

Here's Tracey's card given for inspiration:


So glad you stopped by today :)

Put a Bird on it


This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is "Put a Bird on it".  My card is made with a Penny Black stamp called winters ledge and as you can see includes many little birds on it.  I made the background using Distress Inks and added a small sentiment from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by today. A windy day it is on the front range :)

March 13, 2018

City Crafter Challenge - Is Anybunny There?


Hi City Crafters!  Our challenge this week at City Crafter is hosted by Marina and she would like to see a bunny on your project.

Who doesn't love a cute, little, soft bunny?  I chose to use stamps from Elizabeth Craft Designs called "Woodland Pals".  My card is colored with Prismacolor watercolor pencils.

Please stop by the blog and check out the wonderful creations by the DT and of course play along with  us this week.

Wishing you a wonderful "almost Spring" day :)