Thursday, October 27, 2016

Shiny Christmas

It's been a while since I played along with Retro Sketches.  I really like this sketch.

Metallic papers are really hard to get a good photo of.  I used some of my Reverse Confetti dies for the tag and topper and the gold striped piece.  Die cut some ornaments from metallic silver and purple foil and added some rub ons.  Die cut the snowflake border in a lighter purple then used an old background stamp (I think it is by Anna Griffin) to stamp the center of the card base with Memento Elderberry ink.  Added some gold and silver twine to the ornaments and used the same twine for the bow on top of the tag.

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Monday, October 24, 2016


Another Halloween card using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches


This is another unknown stamp from a friend.  Stamped it onto light yellow cardstock, sponged the edges with Memento Cantaloupe ink.  Stamped the image again on another piece of cardstock, heat embossed with black ep then cut the witch and her broom out and adhered her over the original image.  Strips of cardstock from my basket of scraps were added. 

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Sunday, October 23, 2016


Sending more love to my niece.  I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!

Stamped the flower from the Altenew Peony set with Memento Elderberry and Sweet Plum and WPlus9 white ink on some pale plum cardstock.  Masked the flower and stamped the Grunge from Basic Gray with the Sweet Plum then stamped the Smile from Gina K with the Elderberry.  I didn't have any cardstock to match the Elderberry ink so I took some white cardstock and inked the edges with the Elderberry for a perfect match and then layered onto a plum card base.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Just Us Girls #366 - Photo Week

Chris is inspiring us this week at Just Us Girls with a fabulous photo!

We have with us again this week our wonderful Guest Designer Jaydee.  Check out what Jaydee and the rest of the JUGS Design Team have created with this photo for inspiration.

I was inspired by the black cat and the jack-o-lanterns.  Started out by reverse masking to sponge various shades of yellow Distress Inks for the moon, then masked the moon and sponged the night sky in black and blue Distress Inks.  Stamped and heat embossed the cat, cut him out and placed him partially over the moon.  Stamped, colored and cut out the pumpkins.  Stamped directly over the moon with the little bats and sentiment.  Stamps are from Gina K and the cat is from Studio G.

Do you feel inspired by this Photo?  If so, come play along with us at Just Us Girls and you could be chosen as our next Chic of the Week, which would then make you eligible for a chance to become our next Guest Designer!  Please limit your entries to 3.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fight Like A Girl

Yet another card for my niece who is still fighting breast cancer.  And the timing was perfect for my inspiration from CAS-ual Fridays.

This WTF set from CAS-ual Fridays is really an attention getter!  Stamped the WTF? with Hero Arts Bubble Gum ink and the dots from the same set in Hero Arts neon pink.  Masked off part of the Where's The Fun so I could change fun to fight and used a label maker to add the fight.  Pulled out a Gina K set to add the lace borders.

Great challenge and perfect for supporting the fight against breast cancer.   Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

More Halloween

Third card done out of five for my grandsons.  This one is inspired by Cardz 4 Guyz - Boo! Halloween.

The house image was in a bag of stamps gifted to me from a friend and I don't know who it's from.  Stamped  and colored with Distress Markers.  The little skull dude  is from There She Goes and was colored with Touch Twin markers and silver gel pen on the blade then cut out.  Added a strip of caution washi tape.  Purple polka dot paper from my stash.

Three down, 2 to go!  Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


I've been working on Halloween cards for my grandsons. and the theme at The Male Room and CAS on Sunday are both Halloween!  I also used the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches on one of them.

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I used some really old stamps from my stash, unknown who they are by since I didn't keep them in their original package.  Stamped the little Dracula and colored with Touch Twin markers and cut him out.  Grabbed a scrap of green striped paper and stamped the spider.  Taped some washi tape onto some white cardstock, trimmed  and cut the fishtail.  Put it all together on a Lawn Fawn gray dotted notecard.

This one uses some old Stampin Up alpha stamps.  Stamped in some eyeballs and colored.  Stamped the flying skulls.  Adhered to an American Crafts purple and white striped card base.  Added some black glaze gel pen and a couple of dots of Viva Decor Paper Pen in red.

Two down and 3 more to go!  Thanks for stopping by!