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 :)