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Challenge x3

It’s the end of another week and I’m winding down. Back to the grind tomorrow. The weatherman got it wrong today…instead of 85 and sunny it turned out to be 70 (maybe) and cool AND RAINY! It poured rain all night and a good portion of the morning. It was okay though because we had no plans to go out and I did get some new goodies in the mail over the weekend. Perfect day to hang in my craft room and play.  I did make a few cards including a few challenge cards.

I’ll start with a card for the Color Throwdown Challenge ctd439. This week’s colors are: Red, Orange, Purple and Yellow. The bouquet in the challenge photo is gorgeous!

ctd439

This was one of the new stamp sets I got…it’s called Message in a Bottle from Create a Smile Stamps. Aren’t those little germs cute? I colored the image with Copics then fussy cut the bottle and covered it with SU! Crystal Effects. I used a memory box stencil to add some color before adhering the bottle with foam tape.

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Smooth White, Daffodil, Bristol; (stamps) Create a Smile: Message in a Bottle; (ink) MFT Red Hot, Daffodil, MFT Orange Zest, Black Licorice; (misc.) Crystal Effects, Stencil (Memory Box), MFT Dienamics, foam tape

Next up is a card I made for Freshly Made Sketches FMS284.

FMS284Products used: (cardstock) MFT Kraft, Tangy Orange, Black Licorice, Kraft Collection Solids & stripes 6×6; (stamps) MFT: You Give Me Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies; (ink) MFT Black Licorice, Tangy Orange; (misc.) MFT Dienamics, foam tape, Wink of Stella

Lastly, I made a card for the Casual Fridays color challenge CFC172: Pink, Navy and White.

CFC172

I used SU! markers to color in the letters. The MISTI makes it super easy to change the letter colors. I also used my MISTI to stamp the bottom half of the sentiment on a curve.

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Smooth White, After Midnight, Razzleberry, The Paper Studio DSP; (stamps) Casual Fridays: Shenanigans, MFT Make a Wish; (ink) SU! Markers: Pixie Pink, Ballet Blue, Pink Passion, Night of Navy; (misc.) MFT Dienamics, foam tape, Wink of Stella, Versamark, White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)

I’ve got a couple more cards to share this week so hope you’ll stop by to take a peek.

 

Calling All Coffee Lovers

Spring Hop 2017

Hello there. Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop. There are lots of fabulous prizes being given away so hop on over and check it out.

Cuppa CoffeeThis card is just full of cute little coffee cups in all kinds of bright fun colors. Look at all those adorable little faces. I followed this weeks MFT Sketch 325 and used MFT’s Perk Up stamp set.  I’ll be back later with another post.

MFT Sketch Challenge 325 #mftstamps

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Smooth White, Black Licorice, Daffodil, Sour Apple, Razzleberry, Doodlebug 6×6: Cream & Sugar; (stamps) MFT (Laina Lamb Designs Perk Up); MFT dienamics, Versamark, Embossing Powder, Foam Tape

Slainte!

For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way – 
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

One of my dear friends is the stereotypical Catholic Irish(American) from Boston. I like hearing her stories…stories of when she was younger, stories of her family, and her visits to see her grandmother in Ireland. My friend loves her Irish heritage and she loves celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. We celebrated this weekend with the customary corned beef and cabbage (and, of course, Irish beer).  Slainte!

I managed to get a few cards done today even though I mostly sat and lolly-gagged in my craft room for a good part of the day…in my pajamas.  Sshhhh. First up I’ve got a green card to keep the St. Paddy’s day weekend going…

MFTWSC Shamrock

I didn’t really want to make a St. Patrick’s Day card but it was leaning that way so I kept the sentiment generic enough so I can send it anytime.

I used the colors from this week’s Color Throwdown CTD434:  Green, Black, and Gold

combined with the MFT sketch #324.

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Sweet Tooth, Elf Green, Sour Apple, watercolor paper; (stamps) MFT (Lucky, PI sentiment); MFT die-namics, Distress Inks, MFT Black Licorice hybrid ink, Wink of Stella

Next, I’ve got this springy card…

No Line Crocus

Growing up in Buffalo, NY, the crocus peeking up through the snow was always a sign that Spring was just around the corner. So what better image to use for a spring challenge?

This was my first attempt at no line coloring. I stamped the image using Memento Desert Sand ink then colored the image with ZIG clear color brush markers – the verdict is still out on them. I’ve had them for a while but I don’t know that I really like them all that much.

I combined two challenges for this card:

  1. Adding to Friday’s Free-For-All #369 on Splitcoaststampers. The theme was Think Spring!
  2. Also adding this to Monday’s Challenge at Simon Says Stamp which was to use handmade flowers

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Smooth White, Daffodil, watercolor paper; (stamps) Technique Tuesday Crocus, Mama Elephant; ZIG Clear Color Brush Markers, Versamark, white embossing powder (Hero Arts), Memento Ink – Desert Sand

I’ve been incorporating cat and dog themes with some of the challenges I’ve been participating in because I’m preparing to send a stack of cards to a group that is collecting cards for animal shelters. Here’s a kitty card I made to fit SCS Color Challenge #626 (So Saffron, Cucumber Crush, Peekaboo Peach):

Kitty Color Challenge Products used: (cardstock) MFT Smooth White, Sour Apple, Chocolate Brown, misc. patterned paper, X-Press It Blending Card; (stamps) MFT; Copic markers, foam dimensionals, MFT die-namics, MFT Black Licorice hybrid ink, Wink of Stella

Thanks for checking out my cards. Have a great week!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside…

Brrr.  It rained all night and by the time I got up this morning it had turned to snow. It snowed ALL morning and afternoon. It stuck a little but I knew it wouldn’t last – it rarely does.  By dinnertime all the snow had melted. Snow in March is not all that shocking; I mean, it is still winter afterall. BUT snow in March in the south on the coast is a little less expected. Especially since it was almost 80 degrees last week. The good thing about getting this rain and snow is that it washed away all the pollen that accumulated all week. Everything had been covered with that fine, yellow dust. So, even though we got a Sunday Surprise, Spring is still on my mind and it was a blessing in disguise. I’ve got spring fever so I incorporated some spring elements into a few challenge cards I did this week.

I guess I’ll start off with this one.

I combined two challenges for this card:

  1. This week’s Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp focused on cards or projects for a special lady or girl with a nod to Penny Black products.
  2. I followed the layout from this week’s sketch challenge #635 on Splitcoaststampers.

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Smooth White, Black Licorice, SU! Kiwi Kiss, Neehah Solar White, My Mind’s Eye 6″x6″, Penny Black Stamps – April Showers, MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, foam tape

Next up are some fun, colorful pups…

MMTPT450

I combined three challenges for this card:

  1. I participated in this week’s Teapot Tuesday Challenge MMTPT450 over at Splitcoaststampers and this card will be sent to a special 13-year old girl who has been battling cancer most of her childhood. She loves dogs and they were to be the focus of our teapot cards this week.
  2. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #278. I stuck pretty much to the exact layout.

                3. The colors from MFT’s Color Challenge #65 were perfect colors for a
girl’s card and make for some fun colored puppies!

Products used: (cardstock) MFT Lavender Fields, Smooth White, Razzle Berry, Cornflower, Watercolor Paper, MFT 6″x6″, MFT stamps Lucky Dog, (ink) MFT Lavender Fields, Razzle Berry, Cornflower, SU! Bordering Blue, Versamark, Embossing Powder, foam tape, MFT die-namics

Next, is a card for this week’s Color Throwdown CTD433 : Cornflower Blue, Green, and White.

CTD433

Products used: (cardstock) MFT  Smooth White, Cornflower, MFT 6″x6″,  MFT stamps Tropical Flowers, (ink) MFT Field Day, Limelight, Versamark, Embossing Powder, foam tape, MFT die-namics, Nuvo Crystal Drops

Monday’s Challenge at Simon Says Stamp challenges us to make our own background with a focus on Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Products. I came up with this card by stamping and heat embossing the large butterfly stamp onto watercolor paper, then spritzing various colors of Dylusions ink sprays.  The sentiment is also a Dylusions product.

SSS Monday Challenge 3-6-17

Products used: (cardstock) MFT  Smooth White, Black Licorice, Watercolor paper, (stamps) SU! Swallowtail, Dylusions, Dylusions ink spray (Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Pure Sunshine), Versamark, Embossing Powder, sequins

And, lastly is this card that I made for MFT’s Sketch Challenge MFTWSC323.

MFTWSC323

I combined the sketch challenge with this week’s Ways to Use it Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. We were to include glasses in our design.

Products used: (cardstock) MFT  Insulation Pink, Black Licorice, Peach Bellini, silver mirror CS, Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper, MFT Die-namics

I’m happy I managed to get a few cards done this weekend and look forward to new challenges this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Another Week Wrapped Up

I don’t know about you but I live for the weekends. I get more done in those 48 hours than I do all week. After working all day I’m too pooped to do anything. Once I get home, I’m home.  I rarely go back out. I try to get a little crafty time in here and there during the week, but with it still getting dark out at 6:00 it feels like 9:30 and my energy level is drained. One of the things I do like to do is catch up on blogs and tutorials during the week. I keep track of the challenges on a tracking sheet I created then I do some or all of the challenges on Friday night or Saturday.

So, here we are at the end of the week – I only made two cards for three challenges this week.  I’m having house guests next week so I spent a good time Saturday straightening my craft room as my BFF and I will be spending some time in there during her visit.  Today I had a dear friend and her 87 year old mother over for dinner and games. Fun times.

First up is this cutie…

Otterly Adorable

I used the colors from this weeks Color Throwdown [ctd430]: Turquoise,  Sage Green,  Kraft/Gold,  and Dark Brown.

I used SU! cardstock in Tempting Turquoise and Sage Shadow for the waves which were cut out using MFT Die-namics. MFT cardstock in Kraft and Smooth White make up the card bases.  I colored the adorable sea otter (from MFT’s Otterly Love You) with Copic markers and popped him up with foam tape so it looks as though he’s bobbing in the waves.

CTD430 was combined with this weeks Freshly Made Sketche 275.

Next, is this purr-fectly content kitty from My Favorite Things Cool Cat set.

Pretty Kitty

I used MFT color challenge combo #63: Coral Crush, Peach Bellini, Spearmint and Green Eyed Monster.

I made a one layer card – well, two if you count the matting. I did some masking on the kitty and her little pet bed then used a Clarity stencil brush to stencil on the color in the background. I used MFT Peach bellini, Coral Crush and Spearmint premium dye inks. The kitty and bed were colored with Copic markers. The light sucks in my room once it gets dark out. I asked for a light box for my birthday (which is next week) so hopefully better photos are on the horizon.

As always, thanks for stopping by.