Thursday, August 27, 2015

Christmas Tag

 This is a tag I made for the challenge at Scrapyland.  It actually came together easily because most of the parts were in my scrap box.  The doves were illustrated by Marcella Hawley for Flourishes.   I stamped and  colored them last year but did not use them.  The flower was made last year too,and I had some left over wheat from another project. I cut and embossed the tag sponged it and then added my layers.  I did need to cut the holly leaves and the pine bough.

The poinsettia is a spellbinders die.
The holly  is Cheery Lynn
The pine bough and wheat are IO

I will enter the tag at Scrapyland's Here
Simon Says Wednesday ChallengeHere

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fall Invitation

A group I belong to needed invitations to a luncheon we are hosting in October.  I decided to go with a fall design,but I wanted something simple that could be mailed easily. I made an envelope with my envelope punch board that is a little larger than A2 size so this slips in easily and meets mailing standards for one stamp.  I looked on Pinterest for some ideas and I found a design I loved by Sherry Hester Here.

I will enter this in the Cheery Lynn Anything Goes Challenge Here
ans Simon Says Wednesday Challenge anything Goes Here

The branch is Spellbinders from their ivy die
The leaves and acorns are Cherry Lynn
The wheat is IO
The sunflower is MFT
Tin Holtz embossing folder
Gina K designs Cranberry tart card base
Distress ink used for shading flower and leaves.  

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lavender and Lace

My good friend,Judy Woodland, is the hostess at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week.  She challenged us to use either lavender or lace or both.  I think my lacy die cut will count as lace and I used lavender as my color.  All the dies are Spellbinders and the stamp is 3 Step Heart and Roses by Kitchen Sink Stamps.  These stamps are amazing. Most of them have a multi-stamp feature that lets you get great detail in your images. Kitchen sink Stamps is sponsoring this challenge so one lucky random entry will win a $25 gift certificate to their store.  Find the details Here

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fall Flowers

I started with a sketch from the Die-namites Sketch and dare challenge, For this card I used a couple of embossing folders as stamps using distress inks and water. I did a little layering added the doily then arranged  the leaves and flowers on top. 

I will enter this card in the Cheery Lynn Doily Challenge Here
and the Die Namites  Sketch and Dare Challenge Here
Simon Says Citrus Here

 Products Used
 Die Namites Beautiful Flowers
Cheery Lynn French pastry doily 
Cheery Lynn Dimensional leaves
MTF Sunflower

Monday, August 10, 2015

Interlocking Gatefold

My good friend, Barb is the hostess at Mod Squad Challenge Blog  She challenged us to make a gatefold card, and the  Cherry Lynn Challenge is Back to Nature(Birds, Butterflies etc) so I thought I would combine the two.  I made an inter locking card by cutting a frame using two Spellbinder dies in rose card.  Then I cut the smaller die out in ivory embossed the edges and sponged it while it was still in the die.  I stamped the sentiment and a few leaves on the die cut.  I cut the card base and layered it with some green card and ODB designer paper. After I assembled the card, I  popped on some flowers and leaves and a Cheery Lynn butterfly.

Card Closed

The Mod Squad Challenge Here
Cheery Lynn Here
Dies R Us Here
Simon Says Here
Simon Says Work it Wednesdays Here
Scrappy Land Here

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Stephanie's Card

I started with a 4x5 1/2 piece of card.  I used a mask to create the sun then used the negative of that mask to cover the sun while I sponged the sky.  Post it notes helped me to create the horizon line where the sky and sea meet.  Next I used a stamp set from Flourishes(no longer in business) to stamp the palm trees, clouds and boat.  Colored them with colored pencils the sponged some sand on the bottom.  Next I cut a Lucy Label from Karen Burniston.  I used it as a template so I could cut my sponged and stamped panel so that it would fit over the pop up parts. After the top piece was in place I sponged the bottom panel to look like sand.  I used toothpicks on the IO umbrellas and secured them to the back of the label,  The table and chairs is a sticker from Jolee.  You can't see them in the picture but there are some IO sand castles behind the table. I finished the bottom with a Happy Birthday from Cheery Lynn and another stamp from flourishes and some IO flip flops. The front of the card was done awhile back for another challenge. I won't lie this card took about three hours to do, but I like how it came out.

I will enter the following Challenges   Dies R Us  Summer Fun Here
Cheery Lynn Summer Fun Here
Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes Here
Simon Says Work it Wednesdays  Die-cuts Here

Front of Card  (I did this knowing that I wanted a beach themed  pop up card for the inside.)