Monday, October 28, 2013

A Pretty Little Tag

Good evening!
Here is a little project I just completed...a fairly simple little tag using a lovely SweetStamps stamp called "Tower of Teacups". I stamped the image in blue ink and colored it with colored pencils and markers. The cardstock the tag is made from is from the 6x6 set called "A Walk in the Garden" by Best Creations Inc. 

And here are the rest of the items used to make this tag:
Sentiment stamp- JustRite "Favorite Occasions Set"
Dies- Spellbinders Lg Scalloped Circles, and
Cheery Lynn Designs Olive Branches
Glitter glue- Stickles Crystal
Flowers- from my stash
Ribbon- Pastel Stripes by Ribbon Trends
Yarn- EK Success Adornaments-Fun Fibers

I am entering this one in the SweetStamps challenge and the Word Art Wednesday challenge tonight!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Embossing and Leaves

Here is a pretty sympathy card with pearly embossing of a frame and a bouquet of fall flowers and leaves in the center. The brown background paper also has several pale leaves...but I'm still not sure if this qualifies as a "Fall" card or not. I guess not all leaves turn red, orange or yellow in the fall...some just turn brown!

Card stock - g.c.d. studios "Raleigh"
Stamps - SweetStamps "Queen Anne's Wildflowers", "With Sympathy", "Pretty Parchment Frame"
Pearls - KaiserCraft Basics "Snow"
Embossing Powder - Stampendous "PearLustre" white
Ink - TH Distress "Walnut Stain"
Ribbon and twine- from my stash

Challenges: - #61 Fall with String/Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Bless you!

Trick or Treat!

We don't do much for Halloween around here but we do get a few "trick-or-treaters" that stop by. October 31 is also my mom's birthday but I will make her a nice card for that next week. This card is just for fun!
AND for the SweetStamps monthly challenge: "Paper-Piecing" along with several Halloween challenges.

I used an old set of stamps I have from called "Best Witches" is still a favorite even though I don't get to use it much. I paper-pieced the pumpkin, the leaf, the hat and the upside-down paper bag. The legs and shoes are colored with alcohol markers. The black ink I stamped my images with is Memento "Tuxedo Black". Also added a little Stickles "Star Dust". The print background cs is Imaginesce "Wicked Whimsy". All the rest of the cs is from my stash. Paper-piecing is a great way to use scraps!
Challenges: - Sept/Oct "Paper-Piecing" - Halloween Linky Party

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Best Wishes Border Card

The theme for the challenge at SweetStamps this week is "Borders" so I used an unusual (& unbranded) stamp I picked up at a garage sale for 50 cents. It looks like half of a border so I stamped it in both directions, end to end and I'm actually happy with the result! Both stamped images are colored with colored pencils.

The pretty butterfly stamp is from SweetStamps called "Crown Butterfly"....a favorite!
The "Best Wishes" is a cheap little generic that doesn't stamp well.
The die cut border is Spellbinders "Fleur de Lis Accents" and the
 circle die cut is "Exquisite Circles".
Ivory cs is Cryogen, print is Imaginesce.
Rhinestones are KaiserCraft "Ice Blue".
Ribbon and twine...from my stash.
Challenges: - #100 Anything Goes
As always, thanks so much for stopping by! If you have a minute please leave a comment...I love to hear from fellow bloggers/cardmakers!