Monday, October 9, 2017

Modern Birthday Wishes

The challenges for World Cardmaking Day really got me mojo going...
Here is another card that I finished today. Fortunately some of the challenges are open the whole week! 

Stamps: Winnie & Walter (background strips, heart), PTI (wishes)
Die: Stamplorations (Birthday)
Other: Caran d'Ache (watersoluble crayons), washi tape

Sending this to the following challenges (check out the galleries for inspiration):

Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Background Building/Pattern Making

CUTplorations October Challenge
My die cut word shares some of the colors in the photo

Simon Says Stamp WCMD 2017

Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017

Be well,

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Bookmark with Important Message

I love bookmarks, I have quite a selection (no e-reader for me yet) and I enjoy giving them away. Today it occurred to me that a bookmark is a great place for an important reminder because you see it every time you open your book.

Stamps: Winnie & Walter (sentiment)
Other: TCW (stencil)

The challenges over at Winnie & Walter for World Cardmaking Day are open for a whole week, hurray! Check them out (there are many more on their website), get inspired, and make something!

Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 "Anything but a Card Challenge with Kelly"

Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 "Stenciled Challenge with Kate"

Happy Creating!

Be well,

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy World Cardmaking Day 2017!

Hope you have all spent some time in your craft areas today making beautiful cards!

There are many fun challenges out there but the one where an idea immediately popped into my mind was, of course, the rainbow challenge at My Favorite Things. I made two cards because I couldn't just throw out the negative, now could I? The striped paper I made myself with markers a long time ago because I had a similar sheet that I loved but couldn't find any more of it. So I made one myself and made color copies of it.

Stamps: My Favorite Things (sentiments)
Die: My Favorite Things (Happy)

ETA: Just discovered that Winnie & Walter also has a rainbow challenge. It is hosted on Lea Lawson's blog. Check out her amazing rainbow cards!

ETA: Also sending this to the celebration at

Simon Says Stamp WCMD

Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017

Don't want to keep you any longer so that you can go back and make more cards! But thanks for stopping by! And taking the time to leave a comment!

Be well,

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hugs in Red and Browns

The warm and cozy colors of Heather's card and the current color challenge at Winnie & Walter really spoke to me and I just had to make a card! I even used a piece of Designer paper, how about that! Soon I will run out, lol!

Stamps: Winnie & Walter (leaf), Hero Arts (wood background on the hugs die cut, sentiment), script background unmounted & unknown
Die: Winnie & Walter (hugs)

What is hard to see is that I stamped a wood background on the die cut word and it's three layers to give it some dimension. The reds are a bit brighter IRL.

Winnie & Walter September Color Combo

That's it from me for today! Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for your visit and your comments - they always make my day!

Be well,

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Little Sailboat

We live by a rather large lake and I never get tired to look out at the blue water dotted with sailboats in the summer. But I have no desire to learn how to sail and own a sailboat! I wouldn't say no if someone invited me on their sailboat but otherwise I'd rather make a card featuring a sailboat!

Stamps: My Favorite Things (background), Hero Arts (sentiment)
Die: SSS (sailboat)

This is another salted watercolor wash that I made at the same time as the green one. I cut a wavy slit in it to tuck in the sailboat. Added some Stickles there to mimic the sparkling water. Doesn't the balloon string background from My Favorite Things look like the surface of water here?

Since the die and both stamps are NBUS I am sending this over to Darnell's challenge

NBUS #12

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Be well,

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cat and a Rainbow of Fish

Quite a while ago I got this fun stamp set from the very generous and sweet Gundi from "papierelle" and finally dug it out from my bursting NBUS box to make a birthday card for her. (She likes cats...)

Stamps: ScrapBerry's (cat and fishes)
Die: SSS (balloon)

Just stamped everything in black Versafine, colored it with my Polychromos, added some accents on the fish with glitter pens, and put Glossy Accents on all the eyes! Die cut a little balloon from a scrap of glossy paper. White embossed one of the fish on a strip of black card stock. I had so much fun making this card!

I'm sending this over to the very generous and fun Darnell and her equally fun challenge called

NBUS #12
Check out the gallery to see what people have been finding in their NBUS boxes...

Be well,

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Best Wishes in Green and Gold

Over at the CAS Watercolor Challenge the theme is "Silhouette" and it doesn't have to be a black one. So mine is gold with a green watercolor wash, sprinkled with salt, in the background. Instead of using gems, I die cut the top of the flower again, cut out some of the circles, "hammered" them with the end of a brush to give them some textures and glued them on.

Stamps: Hero Arts (sentiment)
Die: Memory Box (flower)

CAS Watercolor September Challenge
ETA: This card won Outstanding Design!

CAS Mix Up September Challenge
ETA: This card won Outstanding Design!

Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Be well,

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