Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Serendipity stamp challenge

My apologies for all my errors!  I post using my blackberry....guess in the near future a new computer will be in the works!
Stamp used:

816-532-0740 serendipity stamps...
Beautiful stamp!
Stamped on black with versamark,  embossed with white from the stamp barn.

Wasn't real happy with my coloring! But calling it done!

Started with the pebbles chalks....
Tried gelatoes....ended up liking smooch

Flowersoft on the wreath,
Fence is from IO top cut off and bottom for top!
Poinsettia is marian, holly punch,and the little green greenery is the top of the hydreagea die from IO as well.
Stickles/PSX SPARKLES. We're added too!

Christmas cards

Monday, December 16, 2013

Weekend cards

Had some cut in a bag from the winter or spring
....never usually don't get more than one or two made in a day!  Storms are good,  another big storm coming this coming weekend maybe!

Still have a few more to make before saying finished!   Quick....but need to make some sympathy cards now.  Funeral tomorrow!

Have a great day,  thanks for looking!

IO challenge:. Think snow

snowing outside so got to play with my new toys from IO!  Received them Friday!  Love them!

Wreath is my friends....actually 2 friends have this one!  like it lots too!

IMP-die055 leafy branch
Die042-I sm. flowers
Die004-J fence
And the birds.....can't find the die!
It is IO too!
Background is IO cover a card.

Merry Christmas is cheery lyne: b186

Thanks for looking!  enjoy the snow!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Impression obsession

Impression obsession challenge: "Inspired By A Quote" Challenge!
 Stamps used: Impression Obsession:
• K11159 barn
• E3870
 Dies used: Impression Obsession:
• Die044-Y Hydrangea
• IMP-DIE055 Leafy Branch
Thanks for looking!
Happy belated USA Thanksgiving!  Have a great weekend!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

JustRite W.O.W.

Love my japanese oval use it lots!
Card size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
JustRite stamp

JustRite stamp

I have had these stamps for a while now, never really liked what I created with them!  This white on white challenge inspired me to try something with them!  I also used an embossing folder (the branch) that came in a set of embossing folders,  that I never liked!  the bird that was attached to the branch just didn't do anything for me!

Card size: 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
Ink:. Versamark. Dazzle
Embossing powder bridal by PSX.
Diamond PSX glitter
2 embossing folders

Just Rite-3~1/4" Round Stamp Set-Christmas Ornament

I don't have the correct circle size, so I hand cut the outer borders.  The inside circle I did use the spellbinders classic circle small die.

Cheery lynn merry christmas die too!

Thanks for looking!  (ps. I use my blackberry PlayBook for doing most all my postings!  So my apologies for my errors!)

And too cold to go outside to take a picture!  Trying to snow here most of the day!

Friday, November 8, 2013

JustRite challenge

I was hoping to do this challenge, it is due Nov 13, 2013.  I thought about this challenge most of the week trying to come up with an idea.  Played with some techniques in the evening but was not liking my inspirations! My choices of JustRite stamps are limited but have a couple set from many years back! Limited selection is sometimes a good thing for me so I don't get too many ideas and come up with nothing which makes these challenges really good because it keeps my focus! Thank you Shona for giving that push...took a while for me to do this blog/ challenge!!!...  I guess I need to thank wirless broadband too since dial up was one of the reason that I never considered it! This wireless "highspeed" isn't much better but at least I can use my blackberry at home!  Next I guess a new up to date computer!  Mine is very very old!

Was shopping the other day too (great day! Tired dogs is always a good thing too!) and purchased more than a couple new dies with my gifts from my family! The good thing about B Day even though I really don't like to see them come! This getting old thing really bites! I really really hate that I need to wear glasses now to do my hand crafts! My Gram that I have to thank for my love of hand crafts always told us to "look after your eyes". She had very little sight in her later years and was unable to do what she loved to do! anyway on with this.... I guess I can type more with a real keyboard, bad for any of you that might come on here and read this!!!... still doesn't help that I'm grammer and spelling challenged! So my apologizes! took the pic outside; Hopefully the pictures picks up the slimmer! Likely not!  I think I like the finished card...lots I likely would do different but took way too much time getting it to this point and then posted!  Too many things that need to be done other than making cards and other crafts!  So this will have to do!  My try!

Card size: 5 1/2 inch square.
Ink used: VersaMark Dazzle;
Embossing powder: Crystal by stampendous.
Card stock: white shiny and plain white card stock; little piece of clear vellum.
Dies: spellbinders: majestic elements Adorning Squares; circles( not the correct size). Cherry Lynn: DL113AB small Exotic Butterflies; Elizabeth craft design dies: Congratulations; Impression obsession dies: IMP-DIE044 Hydreangea set die; IMP-DIE055 Leafy Branch.
Fiskars Punch butterfly punch.
Other: white twine; perfect pearls: Perfect pearl color; Smooch Spritz: vanilla shimmer. Viva Opac Gloss Gel (which put a teaspoon full all over the hydreagea not by choice!)

THANKS for looking!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Today I was trying to come up with a card for the cheery lynn design challenge;

The first one I made was not liked by my household of critics.
So.....I tried again!
The stamp was from just rite, stamped with black memento ink.

Card size 4 1/4 - 5 1/2

stamped image around the background edge on white paper, stamped image twice on white paper to be cut out; one layer with flower and leaves, one layer with just one flower. Colored with mostly spectrum noir markers, still missing green and browns to color with
used pp1, dr3,  dr5
Bgr3 and black
Used copics y13 , yg17, e37
still on a learning curve to color with alcohol markers. I had 6 copic for many years but never added to the collection due to price. made due with sharpies and bics. I am liking the Spectrum noir markers!

Dies: Cheery lynn die cut: dl136 japanese garden lace oval
B132 flower chain border (on the first one!)
B192 lace hummingbird flourish (on the second one)
"Thanks" was from sizzix

I removed the hummingbird from the flourish; it was cut out of white cardstock and colored the same as the background stamped image.

Thank you for looking!
Happy November!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall card

Finding a stamp that I had the color of markers for was a challenge!   I love these markers but I don't have all the basics yet!...brown and green pretty important in most of my stamps!   Anyway,  
stamp: tl12-scooter tilda from Magnolia rubber stamps     
Ink:  memento black
Spectrum noir markers:  
Cr10;. Bgr3;  cr11;  pp1;  cr8;  fs3;  eb1;  dr7;  pp3;  tn2;  bgr1

Dies:  cheery lyn cutest 3; happy birthday
Cuttlebug pumpkin,  cottage cutz boxwood vine wreath

Diamond PSX sparkles
Little bit of EB7 spectrum noir on a sponge applied to pumpkin and background paper.

I entered in this challenge with spectrum noir and Simon says Wednesday challenge anything goes.

Thanks for looking!  Have a happy Halloween!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Quick card

Old reader's digest page, stamped image (IO hydrangea) with versafine black, embossed black embossing powder.  Colored with gelatoes.....quick!  direct applied the color to the image, blended the color with sponge.  Dies cut border in black glued all the pieces to the paper, die cut purple layer. Die cut happy birthday cheery lyn die. Should have inked the edges of the text page....but didn't!
Memory box dragonfly colored with metallic gelatoes.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hero Arts: Holiday Challenge

Impression Obsession: New Challenge - Favorite Technique

Inspired to try this challenge: favorite technique @ Impression obsession: "the white wash technique".  But this stamp wasn't really ideal....

:  stamp is f1097 mixed flowers
die cut: spellbinder label 1 from craft colored card stock;
 stamped image twice with versamark, embossed with white embossing powder; ( masked the label top and bottom edge with a piece of paper).
colored flowers and leaf image with the white 101 Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen. 
cut one flower out to layer; used gelatoes and paint brush to color.
embossed the blue background with embossing folder, rubbed white gelatoe on top a little bit. hand punched a butterfly; die cut: Thanks. The picture really didn't do anything for it! It really doesn't look real life! I took another picture but because of internet speed glitches, I don't have the time or patients to reload another picture; so this will have to do! sorry! but thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Poinsettia christmas cards

Dies:. Marianne die LR0142 poinsettia , cherry lynn merry christmas, spellbinders label four and gold labels four

Simon says stamping blog
Used the same poinsettia die as above,  cheery lynn merry christmas die, IO small deer(imp-die117),  embossing folder unknown name, trees.
Used white gel pen to add the snow effect,  add champagne gold gelatoes on the deer (cut out of chocolate brown card stock),  flowersoft for the center of the flower with buttercup sparkles personal stamp exchange  Product.  Layer torn white paper on bottom.