i created this card for the Impression Obsession challenge; this week’s theme is in the air. i used the chickadee stamp, C8589, die cut with the matching birds die, DIE003-A, made branches out of the stems of the hydrangea set die, DIE044-Y, and also used the hydrangea set die for the flowers. i stamped the birdhouse from the winter cardinal set CL301, (very cute and half price!) cut it out and popped it on foam squares; everything is coloured with distress inks, twinkling H2Os and watercolour pencils and of course i added green stickles to the flower centres after i sponged the edges of them. the paper sections on the bottom were cut from some DP. thanks for popping by.
i made most of this card on sunday, but i wasn’t able to finish it, take a photo or type until now because of a severe RA flareup that i’m still recuperating from. i’ll probably slow down a little bit, if it’s even possible to go slower, but it’s so difficult not to create; i fell behind in everything again and hope to stop by soon and get caught up on some commenting.
anyway, i’m playing along with the sketch n stash challenge with the option of wings – items from my stash include one and a half year old stamps and papers, four year old punches and brand new memory box precious heart dies. i coloured with distress inks and used plenty of stickles.
i’m also submitting this card to these challenges:
try it on tuesday challenge - feminine and fancy theme
one crazy stamper – flowers
whimsy inspirations challenge - anything goes
natalie and amy’s – things with wings
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i’ve had this stamp for quite some time, but just inked it up to make another spring card. i coloured with twinkling H2Os, used the memory box bird cage die and a MS punch around the page; of course i added stickles to the flower centres and the edge of the sentiment circle. i’d like to submit this card to these challenges:
make my monday - anything that flies ends may 11
moxie fab world – the wonder of watercolor ends may 13
crazy amigo – birds ends may 13
simon says stamp - things with wings ends may 14
no matter which – things with wings ends may 26
crafty calendar – blooms and blossoms ends may 31
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while i have many things i’m thankful for, i’m focusing on just one for this week’s impression obsession challenge. as i’ve mentioned before, i have severe RA, which makes daily living activities difficult, not to mention how the fatigue slows me down; however, DH is a tremendous help around the house and he always supports my need to create and encourages me along my card making journey. so, even though he has a stash of my cards, i made this shaped card for him. i used two impression obsession dies from my recent IO blog hop win: DIE009-Z the house and hydrangea for the flowers, which i sponged. i also used the door and window die, added a gold pearl for the doorknob and a rolled up piece of text paper for the newspaper. thanks for popping by.
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i made this card for the jingle belles prompt, which is holiday things that fly: angels, doves, cardinals, sparrows, Rudolph pulling Santa’s sleigh… you name it!. i did try to use a bird, several times, but it just wasn’t working, so i switched to this hang gliding mouse which fits the ‘you name it’ category. i coloured the image with twinkling H2Os and i used sketch #63 for the ‘sketchie free for all’ for this week’s papertake weekly. thanks for popping by.
i’m playing along with the Your Next Stamp Tasty Tuesday Challenge, which provided an inspiration photo full of beautifully decorated chocolate/blue/vanilla cookies that look so yummy. i coloured the image with a paintbrush, distress ink pads and tombow marker, added stickles to the chocolate chips and border of the image, and popped it on foam squares. i stamped the sentiment and added a couple of gems to complete this CAS card. thanks for popping by.
it’s the first sunday of the month so it’s time for a new theme at the penny black and more challenge; it’s sew special – create a card or gift for someone special to you with the option of adding sewing, real or faux. sewing was one of my hobbies i gave up because of RA, so i used an image that already had stitching on it, plus i pierced some holes around the edge. i coloured with a paintbrush, distress ink pads and twinkling H2Os and i used marianne design dies to make the rolled flower, leaves and my favourite tag. you’ll want to visit our challenge blog for inspiration and rules, which are pretty simple – use any company’s stamped image for your focal point, just no digis.
i’d like to submit this to the going girly theme this month at marianne’s design divas.
ETA: i’m also adding this to the moxie fab world wonder of watercolor challenge. thanks for popping by.
this is my May DT card for papercraft cafe, where owner marie keeps well stocked in memory box dies and i used three on my card: the antique birdcage was coloured with antiqued bronze distress stain to match the bo bunny little miss papers; i used matching paper to die cut one resting bird and the tiny flowers from the floral delights die. of course i added yellow stickles to the flower centres. this was a fun card to make and came together very quickly.
i’d like to submit it to these challenges:
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i haven’t had much time for card making lately so it was fun to create this card for my friend sandra’s rudolph day challenge to work on those christmas cards every 25th of the month. marie, the owner of papercraft cafe, taught me the burnished velvet technique with ritz glitter and this is the first time i used watercolour pencils to colour the glitter. i coloured the silver peel off sentiment with a red permanent marker, embossed the white glitter paper with the snowflake embossing folder and i was done, just in time to meet today’s deadline.
ETA: i’m submitting this to the moxie fab world watercolor challenge. thanks for popping by.
i’m just making today’s deadline for the jingle belles earth day special to create a card that includes a recycled element. a family member sent me a very large card last year with three adorable and fuzzy little penguins on it; i die cut all three and created these 4 and 1/4″ square cards with them. i stamped the penny black christmas text in gold, added the memory box die cut jingle bells and added some more glitter to each image. and, just because i have trouble stamping straight sentiments, i used a gold peel off. thanks for popping by to view my 400th post.