Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Birthday and Sympathy



I have a blue and yellow flower card for The Flower Challenge #4.  I used PTI Forget Me Not stamps and dies.





I really liked the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #204, so used it again for this card I made to practice my Copic coloring.



My last card features PTI Tropics leaves randomly stamped all over my card front.


I am entering this card at Just Us Girls #376: All Over Stamping, Paper Players #327: black, white and any one color, and CAS on Sunday #99: black and white with one other color.




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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CASology Week #232: Cut




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is cut.  Our sponsor this week is Stamplorations, and they were kind enough to provide all the DT members with a die to use.  I chose this 'Birthday' die because I loved the font and I always need birthday cards.



I used my Copic markers to color a scrap of cardstock with an ombre pattern, then die cut the word 'birthday' from that scrap.  I stamped some colorful and festive bits of confetti around the sentiment, then impressed the panel with a numbers impression plate before adhering the die cut sentiment.

Now it's your turn.  How does CUT  inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by Stamplorations.

Our Guest Designer is Anita.


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

My Crafty Weekend


I was able to make several cards this weekend for challenges--just for fun.


I am really loving all my new Altenew inks.  The colors are so very pretty.  I am submitting this card at PTI Make it Monday #271: A La Carte--I went back to MIM #245: Color Isolation for this card.  I stamped the main bouquet image from Fresh Bouquet in black, and then filled in all the leaves and flowers with colored stamping.  I filled up the rest of the card front with the image stamped in Soft Stone and left them uncolored.

I am also entering this card at Just Us Girls #376:  All Over Stamping and AAA Cards #81:  Hello.







This big bloom from Winnie and Walter gave me ample opportunity to practice my Copic coloring skills.  I was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #204 and am also entering this card at Seize the Birthday Anything Goes.





I was inspired by the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches #205 for my next card.  I used Lil Inkers Inky Flowers and colored with Copics.






Last of all--another birthday card, this one uses the free mini set PTI sent out in December.  


I am entering this card at Simon Says Monday Be Square.


That's it for me today.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Hello, Hello.....



Hello, hello....I am popping in quickly to post 2 cards that have been sitting all week waiting to be posted.  I played around with my Copic markers and some new dies to make a pair of cards for AAA Cards #81:  Hello and Less is More #310: Ombre.





I started with a bit of card stock which I colored in an ombre pattern, then started die cutting the Hello's from them.  I ended up making a second larger ombre pattern using the same colors for one of the layers on the first card.






Here are the marker colors I used:


My goal this year is to get better about using my Copic markers.  Of course, I had to start out by buying a bunch of new colors.  Which sort of torpedoed my earlier resolution to shop less.  What can I say?  One goal at a time.

Gotta run as I am taking my daughter and her friends up to Knotts Berry Farm today, and I will spend the day at the movies and mall nearby, waiting for them to have their fun.  So nice that they are old enough to fend for themselves in the park.


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Time Out #74...Reminder...Celebrate





There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is a theme challenge with an option twist.  
The Theme is:

Winter

and the optional twist is:

White on White

(you can use black and other neutrals for the sentiment)




I die cut several large snowflakes out of white cardstock to make a white on white textured background.  My sentiment is stamped in silver on a white banner.

Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is  Claire A., so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Unilo is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.

This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CASology Week #231: Forest




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is Forest.  I went with an all white forest--perhaps I had snow on my mind.

I used a cover plate die of a canopy of tree branches and leaves, and then painted gold leaf on the ends.  Kind of a simple yet elegant way to send a card to a friend for no reason other than just to say hello.


I am also entering this card at AAA Cards #81: Hello.


Now it's your turn.  How does FOREST  inspire you?  I hope you play along this week.  Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the design team.




Joyce (that's me)

We are sponsored this week by  Rubber Dance Stamps.

Our Guest Designer is 


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hang in There and Happy Birthday



I've got two cards to share today.  My first card uses a brand new stamp set called Fresh Bouquet, and I am entering it at three different challenges who all want something new.


I am entering this card at Just Us Girls #375:  New, Simon Says Monday Challenge: Start Afresh, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: New Something.





My second card was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch #203, The Male Room #51: Anything Goes, and Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes.






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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

With Love and Happy Birthday



One of my goals for 2017 was to create more for fun, and today I am happy to share 2 cards I made for some fun challenges.

First up is a card using a brand new stamp from PTI--Splits With Love.  I was inspired by the colors at Color Throw Down #424.



I am also entering this card at Simon Says Monday Start Afresh and Simon Says Wednesday New Something.





And, I am squeaking in at the last moment with a card for CAS(E) This Sketch #202.  I used three sizes of the flower image from Verve Poppy Birthday and the Rose Petal collection of ombre inks from Altenew.





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