Friday, December 2, 2016


The cue card at CASology this week is "candle".  For my card I just made my own candle as I don't have any candle stamps.

I cut the candle from some gold glitter stripe paper and freehand cut the flame from gold.  The poinsettia and leaves were embossed in gold on vellum and fussy cut - the pine branches die cut.  Made my arrangement and added the small sentiment.  The card base is some Neenah white gold metallic and was cut 4"x5.5" so I could have the branches off the edge.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


The challenge at Merry Monday this week is masculine cards.

My son is a hunter so one of these will be going to him - probably the first one as that's my favorite.  Both cards have "Merry Christmas" inside. Used the HA Infinity Rectangles dies on both cards including the little one for the sentiment.   On the first card the stag was layered four times and coated with glossy accents (couldn't resist giving him a red nose).  The wreath is from the HA September MMH kit and the buffalo plaid paper is some more Target $$ bin paper.  The tree was stenciled on the second card with distress inks - then stenciled on the snowflakes and added the standing stag.  

I am also entering the first card in CAS on Sunday where the theme is "Christmas".

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Monday, November 28, 2016


Inspired By All The Little Things has a wonderful inspiration photo this week.

Used a scrap of pp for the frame and added the black background stamped with the sentiment and white embossed.  The tree and pine swag were die cut from a scrap of yupo paper colored with alcohol inks.  The "snowflakes" were created with some Nuvo crystal drops - they are white but photographed sort of blue (:  
Was also inspired by Gaytri's card where she used the TH Layered Leaves stencil and some Brushos to create a lovely fall card.

I used leaf green, red, orange and yellow Brushos on the stencil, spritzed with water and carefully lifted it up and was delighted how well it turned out with the first go!  On the bottom half I added versamark stamped leaves and berries and the thank you sentiment from EH Autumn Acorns.  The top part is popped up with some fun foam.  I am entering this in the EH Pinsights challenge -  was inspired by the leaves and colors in the inspiration photos.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016


Just received some new stamps and dies from Concord & 9th so decided to make a card which would fit both their challenge and the Merry Monday challenge to use pink and two shades of blue.

Cut the "happy" frame from SU pool party to make the shaker.  Added the MS sprinkles and some sequins in pink and different blues and some stars cut from glitter and silver paper.  Stamped the sentiment on a little banner and added that and another layer of silver a bit offset over the "happy".

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Saturday, November 26, 2016


Just a quick post with a peek at my card for A Blog Named Hero today.

There's still time to enter our holiday challenge and leave comments on the posts for a chance to win prizes contributed by all our DT members - so have a go!!!

In case you're interested, that gorgeous striped paper and the gold came from this pad

It's from the $$ bins at Target - only $3!!

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