Cozy Marshmallows

AAA Cards CAS Game #176

The challenge at AAA Cards is a CAS One Corner with an optional twist of cozy. Well I guess there’s a warm cozy feeling around marshmallows. Marshmallows in hot chocolate! Marshmallows roasted over a fire! Marshmallows in smores! I will readily admit that I love marshmallows!!

My marshmallow stamp is one that I have had forever and a day and probably never saw ink until today. This is a DRS. Designs stamp. The sentiment I made up and printed then die cut with a Momenta die set. I colored my marshmallow with some distress inks and a water brush. The focal image is mounted on kraft cardstock.

The last few days the weather has been warm but I do believe marshmallow weather is not far off.

Zombies Beware

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Simon Says: Spooky

A Halloween card created using Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelits w/Stamps & Texture Fades set, sentiment was heat set with black embossing powder is from Hampton Art’s Zombies & Stencil set. The background was sponged with a variety of Distress Oxide inks including the new Crackling Campfire. To highlight the drippy bloooood I used wink of stella glitter gold and then smoothed it out with my fingers. Zombie hand was colored with some Arteza real brush markers.

This card will be entered into Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge “Halloween Jump Start” anything goes challenge and into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Spooky! A first time for a Simon Says challenge.

Enjoy your day! It’s beautiful in Pennsylvania today and we are off to Chase’s socially distancing soccer game.

Color Blocking

GKD October Monthly Mix Challenge

Rema is hosting the October Monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K. Designs and the theme for the challenge is color blocking. I have color and I have blocks!! I will confess that I did use my new patterned paper pad on which I stamped the new incentive stamp set Thankful Greenery and heat set in clear embossing powder after stamping in black ink. Using first a white colored pencil then greens and pinks, I colored in the leaves and berries, cut apart my image into blocks and mounted on a layering purple cardstock adding the sentiment in white heat embossing powder.

Fun challenge — thanks for looking.

Wreath Layers

Double D Challenges Wreaths The Sisterhood of Crafters Lots of Layers

Happy Saturday! Today’s card is a wreath created with the GKD’s wreath builder template, sentiment from the same set, wreath fern is GKD’s Triple Play Frame stamp set and was stamped in Fresh Asparagus, Kraft and Faded Brick. Also used on this card was a Darice leaf embossing folder.
The Double D Challenge is to create a Wreath — check! The Sisterhood of Crafters is to include Lots of Layers — check!! The panels are all layered in black cardstock to give me a lot of layers but still ok for 1st class mail with no additional postage due (fingers crossed).

Two fun challenges! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a great day.

Ha-llama-ween

Halloween Jump Start

Just when I thought it was safe to put away Halloween stamps, our Stamp Buddy, Johanna, finds a new challenge blog from Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge. Halloween year round!! YES!!! The Halloween Jump Start challenge is Anything Goes!

My card to be entered into this challenge is for our granddaughter Brooke. We sing the word llama to each other and both giggle about it so of course when I found this Recollections stamp set it was a no brainer for me. My “spooky” night background was to my eyes a hot mess but when I covered it up with the spooky tree, some tall grasses (Memory Box Pasture Grass), some little ghost and shiny pumpkins I thought it was perfect for Brooke. Lots of elements that she will get a kick out of.

Mood Board

Thanks for looking and a fun new challenge.

Butterfly Wishes

AYSI Challenge #236

I’ve been making an anniversary card for my son and daughter in law for the last two weeks and it’s finally finished but a week late. We were hoping to hand deliver to them and out of concern for us warned that his area is spiking again in Covid positive cases made the urgency less of a factor. So this will be going in a priority mail box as well as some costumes and Halloween goodies for our granddaughter.

My motivation returned when I saw the speed challenge at the As You See It challenge with a butterfly theme and under 10 minute speed challenge.

My card was completed in 7 minutes and 5 seconds and only took me five days to decide what to make. Butterflies are normally easy for me since they are a reminder of my late mother. I must admit that I did not make the background but did find this gorgeous Recollections Gilded Ink paper pad today at my Michael’s. The die cut to show case the patterned paper background is a Simon Says Stamp Confetti Circle die, the butterfly is also from a Recollections Valentine’s Day stamp & dies set and the sentiment is from Gina K Design’s The Northwoods. I stamped the butterfly on the background paper with VersaFine Clair black ink which was not the greatest choice of inks. Since I had to spend some of my time using my mono eraser to get some smears off my card. Using clear embossing powder could have solved that issue I believe. I added some shine with the Nuvo Glitter Gloss pen.

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Thanks for looking. Hope you are having a great week!!

MSC Feeling Fall

With the current Mod Squad Challenge being pumpkins and the Double D Challenge being wreaths, I decided to combine the two. Using my MISTI made this fit a third challenge at Split Coast Stampers.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/10/wreaths-challenge.html https://modsquadchallenge.com/hello-pumpkin/

I love Susie Moore’s work and found a card she created for a blog hop a few years ago, using the GKD Autumn Wreath Builder stamp and stencil set, so I followed her design. I added acorns to my wreath where she had leaves, but she added shading to her pumpkins with alcohol markers. I have never added marker shading to inked images, so this was fun to try. I used GKD inks and Memento Rich Cocoa for the stamping. The cardstock is GKD Heavy Base White and SU Tangerine Twist. I am pretty low on other orange colored cardstock and there is 2 reams of this retired color, so it is being used heavily. The greeting is from Power Poppy Feeling Fall set which is retired, but you can find several of the images in digital form.

Zombie Chase

DRU Challenge #154 – Anything Goes

Our grandson who will be 10 years old a few days before Halloween so I’m pretty sure he will enjoy the zombies featured on this card which will be entered into the Dies R Us Anything Goes Challenge #154 to use a die company that is sold in the DRU store. The stamp set and coordinating dies are a Sizzix Tim Holtz Framelits w/stamps & Texture fades set. The frames were cut using Spellbinder’s Labels 17 set. The embossing folder is from another Sizzix Tim Holtz set.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Birthday Card

Thanks to Bonnie for sending the Desert Image, resized and printed. Brushed a very light distressed ink in the background. Used GK white card stock base, sentiment is from My Anchors Mini Kit (GK). Very simple card.