Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CC&S 257

Greetings! I hope you are doing well today. I'm sharing another DT card for CAS Colours and Sketches. This week is our double challenge, both a color and sketch challenge. I wasn't sure how to make this work at 1st, but after a few attempts it came together nicely. Who else tries a few times before their card comes together how you want it to? I hope you will play along with us , it's always so fun to see someone else's take on things. Hope to see you soon.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

January challenge

Hello! I'm sharing a card I created for the January challenge for the Ton, the theme is CHEERS. I don't have anything with cheers on it yet, so I went with happy retirement. I Love their floral stamps and long to own them ALL.. one day maybe. I've had a extra busy day, so I'm heading off to bed early, Be back soon.

Pinsights challenge

Pin-Sights Color Trend January Purple Haze
Hello! I've been wanting to play along with the Classroom's Pin sights challenge.... did you see this month's pin sights? Gorgeous colors! I finally made a little time to craft today. We are getting ready to re-do our living room(FINALLY) and I was washing walls today, along with my usual mountain of laundry. For this card I used my favorite stamp in the Ellen Huston line, did a bit of loose watercoloring and added the Hello die cut. I opted to keep the sentiment simple to avoid distracting from the flowers. Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Layer it up challenge

Welcome! I'm sharing my card for the SSS wednesday challenge "Layer it up" . I water colored this image from Concord & 9th, fussy cut it out, I used gold embossing powder on the edges of a piece of cardstock to match the embossing on the cake, added a diecut panel on top of that , then popped up the cake. Not sure the broken china ink blending I did on the die cut panel is the best color choice, but I wanted the cake to pop. I plan to try this in another color soon. Thanks for visiting me today.

PTI blog hop

Hello! I'm stopping in to share my card for the January PTI blog hop. It's very last minute, I had no ideas until 7pm tonight. That's how I work best.... under pressure.I didn't plan on playing along this month, then suddenly the idea came to me while doing dishes.  I used the cupcake die set,  sentiment is from Piece of cake set, and I used enamel accents for the sprinkles. Going to check out what others made, thanks for visiting me today.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CC&S #256

Welcome back! I'm sharing another card for the CAS Colours and sketches challenge. This sketch had me thinking moon and star right away. I watercolored a galaxy background ,embossed a sentiment from PTI, the star is also PTI, I die cut a circle for the moon and sponged on a bit of pumice stone distress ink .I hope you will play along with us , I love seeing what everyone comes up with.

Monday, January 22, 2018


Hello! Happy Monday. I know who likes mondays? Not many people, but I try to make the best of it. Look at the positives, it rained here and had it been colder we would have FEET of snow instead of inches of rain..not bad for Chicago weather. I'm sharing an Easter card(yep I've started them already) for CASe this sketch's weekly challenge. This sketch looked fun. Thanks for stopping by today, I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CC&S 255

Welcome , I'm back with another card to share for the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge. This week we have a color challenge, I saw these colors and felt they would work well for snowflakes. I'm currently trying to build up my thank you card supply , so I plan to make a few of these.Does anyone else do that< make a bunch of the same kind of card? I do that often , I usually switch up the colors.  I used a fun stamp from MFT for the snowflakes and the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti. Hope to have you join us, see you again soon.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

CASology #282 HUGS

Hello! I'm back with another card to share today. This card is for CASology challenge #282 HUGS. I am starting on some Valentine's cards , so this challenge is perfect for that. I watercolored various pinks , die cut some hearts and a sentiment. I'm having a difficult day with appliances, so I needed some crafting time to cheer myself up. Thanks for stopping by today.

MIM #309

Hello! I'm having a frustrating day today. My washer broke , so I purchased a new one.... guess what it isn't working either...so while I not so patiently wait (4 days no washer, laundry up to my ears) for lowes to bring me a new one I'll play along with a few challenges. This card is for MIM heat embossed stencils. I don't have any PTI stencils yet, so I made my own using a cover plate and some acetate . I used heat and stick embossing powder so I could try out my nuvo gilding flakes. When they tell you don't breathe when you open them , not kidding. I have a huge mess to clean up next. But the end result is pretty. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Where creativity meets challenge #17

Hello! I'm sharing a card for the Concord and 9 challenge "use your 1st C&9 stamp" , well sadly I only own 1 stamp set currently and this is it. I love it. I plan to buy a few more soon. This one was in my wish list forever , and my mom got it for me for Christmas. I inked it up that night. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

CC&S 254

Hello! I'm back with my 1st DT card for the new year. This is for CAS Clours and Sketches  sketch challenge . I am thinking Valentine's day after all those Christmas cards I made. I am tired of red and green, I needed something different. This is a stamp set from Neat and Tangled, I had it on my wish list FOREVER . I think this sketch is going to be a popular one as it works well with lots of different images. I hope you will join us.... be back soon.

Friday, January 5, 2018

CASology Encouage

Hello! I'm back with a card to share for the CASology challenge "Encourage". This is a new challenge to me, looks fun so I will play along again soon. I used the altenew painted rose stamp set, my mom got me for Christmas. Since it's a new stamp I'm also playing along with SSS wednesday "Something New" challenge . I am enjoying a day off from work today, plan to pack up Christmas and craft away my day. Thanks for visiting my blog today, have a fabulous day.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

HLS January challenge

Hello, I'm working hard at my goal to play along in more blog challenges this year. I came across this fun challenge @ HLS watercolor with sequins. I thought of a New Years card right away, sequins seem like confetti. I used some Gansai starry watercolors for the background, die cut  numbers and added the sequins. I've got someone in mind to send it to. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Merry Monday #271

Hello! My 1st official challenge of the New Year! I created this for the Merry Monday embossing challenge. I set a goal for myself to play along with a least 1 blog challenge a week....This is a fairly new one for me. I used a sentiment from Neat and Tangled , embossed with WOW gold pearl embossing powder, and I used some distress inks and distress oxides for the background, then I splattered a bit of white for a galaxy look. Thanks for stopping by, see you soon.