Monday, October 23, 2017

Scaredy Cat

Happy Monday All!
We have had such wonderful weather this past week...in the 70's beautiful~breezy and warm!
I have spent the last 5 days outside ALL day working on
my flower gardens to get them somewhat ready for winter.
Weather ha snow changes and it is raining and will for the next several days...
kind of glad as I have a very achy back and it gives me a break...lol!

 I have more Halloween cards to share today
and this one is  made bascially using scraps and
a Tutti Designs die 'Black Cat'.


Instead of inking up a moon like I have been doing, 
I just used a SB circle die and a funky designer paper.

Mr Cat is cut from a black glitter paper.

I will be back later today (and the rest of the week)
with more Halloween cards...hoping to mail a few out this week!!

Entering the following challenges:
Dragonfly Journey's ....Halloween
Allsorts .... Halloween
My Time To Craft .... Halloween/Cat

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Best Fishes

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.

Diane on the blog today with the cutest digital image
'Gus - Fish Whisper'.
(Gus is also available in a rubber stamp as well HERE.)

I decided to create a step card with a stenciled background using the
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.


I used painters tape to tape the Stampendous stencil  Bare Trees on my card stock on all four sides.
Working with a marshmallow applicator
(these are little applicators to apply inks and such with...you can just see it
at the top of the photo below)
I them applied Nuvo Embellishment Mousse colors
You need to work rather quickly as the mousse dries quickly.


Starting with the bottom piece, carefully lift the tape off,
then the two sides, and the top lastly, like a hinge.
Below is the finished result..so pretty!



I printed the image the size I wanted in black and white,
then colored with my Copics.
A Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle was used to die cut the image. 


Using Nuvo Glitter Markers (these are 3 pack pens) from the sets
I colored in the fish, glasses, water drips, boots, cattails,
and a few places on the patches of the pants.


Using 1 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape on the bottom piece 
and 1/2"  Double Sided Tear-ific Tape on the side pieces of the image,
I sprinkled Chameleon Glitter on.


I printed the digital sentiment, then die cut with a smaller scalloped rectangle.
I once again used the Ember Glow glitter pens to edge the sentiment.


Here is a side view of the card, showing more detail of the background stencil.


Once again the finished card.
Thank you for visiting with me today.

Entering the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesdays .... Masculine ATG






Saturday, October 21, 2017

I Love You Snow Much

Today's the day 
The Cutting Cafe girls get together to showcase all
their projects.
Just by visiting TCC blog and leaving a comment
you could win 3 cut files of your choice!

This time we were given an 'anything goes' choice...
so many cool things to choose from!

I have been wanting to make some cute Christmas cards for the 'grands'
and decided to make a Snowman Shaker card!


I cut her on my Cricut Explore...so easy!!


I added Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry to her holly
and Stickles Distress Picket Fence to the shovel


The shaker was filled with MS Carrara Marble Course glitter.

So make sure and pop on over to 
The Cutting Cafe blog this afternoon and see all the
fabulous and various creations from the Design Team!!

Entering the following challenges:
Send A Smile 4 Kids ....Celebration For Kids
Crafty Friends Challenge .... Cute
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge ... ATG
Little Red Wagon .... Shape Up
C.r.a.f.t .... Christmas


Friday, October 20, 2017

Ghouls Just Want To Have Fun

Today's Halloween card is is kind of silly
with the sentiment and the goblins...
but oh so very easy to make
using designer paper from Me & My Big Ideas.
Actually both pieces were just scraps left in the 
'Halloween' scrap bag as was the piece I used for the tree!


This card was made for the Tutti Designs  store
using the die 'Spooky Tree'
that can be seen HERE.

The sentiment is a very old one from Michaels $1 bin....
I have had it forever!

More Halloween cards to come......

Entering these fun challenges:
Aud Sentiments .... Halloween + Sentiment
Cuttlebug Mania .... Spooky

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Halloween

Halloween is 'creeping' upon us (pun intended..lol)
and I have LOTS of Halloween cards to share...gee maybe I should mail some out!

I made this card using the Tutti Designs Spiderweb Corner.
You can see it in the Tutti store HERE.


I cut two webs, one from black and one from a designer paper,
then layered one on the other slightly offset.

I added a little '3D' spider and his lollipop
and stamped a sentiment from a really old
MS stamp!

All this was adhered to a black card stock base.....
that about sums it up...
I will be back later today with another Halloween card...
and am working on some really neat ones for Tonic Studio as well...
busy busy!!

Entering some fun challenges:
Pause Dream Enjoy ....  Spooky Cute

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Leave It To Me Challenge

Wow, two weeks into October all ready, and I am another year older....YIKES!
It also brings us to a new challenge at Double D hosted by Team Darlene.
The theme is 'Leave It To Me'
and using the mood board below.
We want to see leaves on your project.


For my card I simply went with the colors and of course the 'leaves.



I water colored a SB scalloped die cut using my Zigs,
then from scrap cut my PoppyStamps Monterey Vine
and Amy Design  Winter Owl.



I stamped the sentiment (it's a real 'oldie' from JustRite)
using the TH Stamp platform....how I love that thing,
it allowed me to stamp in the same place 3 times
until I was satisfied with the outcome!
(I added the link in case you want one, too).
A few rustic sequins were added too!

Come and join us at Double D and see all the gorgeous work the DT has,
so many beautiful varieties that will 'knock your socks off...
(I figured you are wearing socks since it IS October)!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Leaves Challenge

It's already half way through the month and that means
a start of a new challenge at the
Dies R Us challenge blog!
Our theme is 'Leaves'.



I went with one  of my favorite newly released dies in August from
Tutti Designs called
Tutti Designs Leaves Background.

I had been 'itching' to use gilding flakes on this die for a fall card
thinking it would make for a beautiful card.

It was pretty easy (though a bit messy as gilding flakes are)
but well worth the effort I think!



I simply cut the die from black card stock,
then applied Nuvo Glue Pen all over the die cut.
This glue is a 'tacky' glue that you let sit for a few minutes after applying
so it gets real sticky. (A MUST HAVE for these flakes)
Then you just simply add your flakes,
and use a stiff brush/sponge to get the excess off.

I cut a black strip of card stock for the
Tutti Designs Word Set - Celebrate  to sit on.
I used Versamark on the die cut,
then applied Hit The Beach embossing powder and heat set.
This is another of those embossing powders I love so much
that has the added glitter to it...it embosses with a pretty sparkle....
kind of like magic!

Make sure and head on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
to see what my teamies have created just for you!!

Entering the following challenges:
Mod Squad .... Fall Fest
4 Crafty Chicks .... Fall
Aud Sentiments .... Use a Die Cut + a Sentiment 
DL. Art .... Fall Colors
Moving Along With The Times .... Autumn~Fall