I’ll get you my pretty….

The Paper Players Theme Challenge PP561

and the theme is: Spooky! When I was looking for a stamp, I came across this old red rubber mounted stamp from Great Impressions and immediately thought of The Wizard of Oz. The Wicked Witch of the West cackles at Dorothy “I’ll get you my pretty and your little dog too.” Such a classic movie that I still watch every year it’s on tv. Nichol Spohr recently made a card for Colorado Craft Company’s new release using Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover and Black Soot. Taking inspiration from that card, I used the same colors for my background, adding white pigment ink clouds using my “Bonnie” cloud stencil and GKD ink. The moon was made using Tim Holtz moon mask stencil and lightly adding some antique linen distress oxide ink. The sentiment is a Recollections set and at the last moment decided to stencil some stars in GKD Honey Mustard ink.

Not too spooky for this challenge and thought it funny that there is a cat in the basket instead of Toto!

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Have a wonderful week and stay safe.

Batty Boos

Two Old Bats – October Anything Goes

It’s a new month and a new mood board with the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge. I decided to take my inspiration from the black and white on the mood board. Using Pretty Pink Posh’s Boo stamp set, coordinating die and the Spider Web Stencil, I created my black and white Boo card. After die cutting out the letters and cutting down a transparency to size, adding foam tape, opted out on making this a shaker card. I know it would have been perfect for a shaker but I’m not always a fan of them and also not very successful either. Anyway using the stencil on black cardstock, I pounced white pigment ink from Gina K Designs over it and gave it a spray of perfect pearls/water combo. Adhered everything and the card was just a little too stark white for my liking so then stamped the spider included in the stamp set makings a spidery border. I also added some clear heat embossed spiders on black and die cut just incase I didn’t have enough spiders.

This is a great day to make some cards. I had three different events yesterday so we decided to stay home to watch the final game of a disappointing baseball season for our Phillies. Here’s to hoping they can pull out the final game with a win. Eagles already lost so it will not be a happy day for Philadelphia sports fans to have two teams lose game.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Have a great day and stay safe.


Just Us Girls Challenge #604

Love these Halloween challenges! It’s a great way to help finish my cards. For today’s card, I stamped, stenciled, ink blended, dry embossed and heat embossed a variety of my stash. It was a variety of stamp sets for the greetings like Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Haunting, a set from Recollections Halloween, bat stencil. This was fun to make and I should have noted all of the stamps and items used before losing them on my desk!!

This card will be entered into the Word Week – Halloween challenge at Just Us Girls.

Hard to believe that it is October but not so hard to believe that I have tons of card to make.

Have a great October day and stay safe. Thanks for stopping in for a peek.

sunflower plaid

Make the Cards Challenge #35

The challenge with the Make the Cards Challenge blog #35 is Country Life + Buffalo Plaid. So for today’s card, I decided that my sunflower will represent my country life and created not quite buffalo plaid stenciled background in blue to enter my card into this challenge.

Using Taylored Expressions Wheatfield Dreams stamp set and coordinating die, I colored the sun flower with markers and colored pencils mounting it on a vellum oval die cut from classic Spellbinders oval nestabilities. The plaid stencil is also from Taylored Expressions and was inked in GKD’s powder blue and navy inks. The sentiment which was gold heat embossed is GKD’s Skeleton Leaves.

Fun challenge. Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Hope everyone had a great day. Stay Safe.

Flutter By

ModSquad Challenge: Butterflies

I just saw that the theme for the ModSquad Challenge is one of butterflies. How could I resist! My bright and cheery card uses the stencil from the April My monthly Hero kit Geometric Rotating Stencil and soft landscape window fancy die which was an add on to this kit. My butterfly was die cut from a complimentary green base with a light yellow detailed die using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Detailed Butterflies die set.

I will leave the message for the inside as I didn’t feel anything more was needed on the front.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek and stay safe.

You looking at me?

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge – September Anything Halloween

One more card for the September Anything Halloween challenge with Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge. My card was made using Picket Fence Spider Web Cover Plate die, Distress Oxide Halloween spray colors, and Hampton Arts Zombie Eyes stencil. This is a very cool cover stencil and I had fun making an inky mess with the DO sprays then decided it needed more and added the zombie eyes with some Gina K glitter glitz paste and some shimmer spray to top it off.

With spider webs being create everywhere outside and sometimes inside too, I was focusing on the spider in the inspiration board. There really is nothing worse than walking into one of those webs. Always walk around the pole and tree so you are not taken by surprise!

Have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping in for a peek and stay safe.

Stencil It

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Stencil

Gina K had a recent YouTube video “Fun with Stencils – Easy Technique” and it was easy to follow along and my card includes 5 different stencils. Using masking paper cut into 1/4″ strips, I masked off the border then thin washi tape to create my angled sections and ready to stencil. (post it notes definitely required….at least for me)

The stencils I used were GKD’s Square Mandala, Leafy Stencil, Harvest Flourish, Taylored Expressions Play the Angle and Hero Arts Sun Background. The word die is SSS Script Hello and Martha Stewart triple butterfly punch completed my card.

This card will be entered into The Sisterhood of Crafters – Stencil challenge.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.

Fall Colors Challenge

Just Us Girls Challenge #602

When a color challenge is for Red, Orange and Yellow, it definitely makes me think of fall colors. So for my card for the Just Us Girls Challenge #602 – Color Week, I pulled out some Distress Oxide Inks in Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed. After blending my background and cutting down my focal layer, I stamped the image from GKD’s Autumn Silhouettes in VersaFine Clair nocturne ink and yes I got inky fingerprints on my panel. GRRRRR…..you think i would learn. I did heat emboss the DO ink to help the drying and also the VersaFine Clair but did I check my fingers? NO! Finally got the image with no inky fingerprints to my liking and using hand sanitizer before touching anything. Sentiment is from GKD’s Thankful For You stamp set. I thought I needed more color so using GKD’s sweet corn cardstock and SSS’s 3D Fall Foliage embossing folder seemed to do the trick for me. I lightly blended the same DO inks over the raised parts of the embossing folder.

Fun challenge. Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Have a great day and stay safe.

Fall colors

The Paper Players PP559

Did you every have that one idea in your head for a card and no matter what you tried it just didn’t seem to make like you envisioned? Well, my first card (A) is the last of three I made for The Paper Players – Clean and Simple Challenge from Claire with a theme of Fall Fun. After gold heat embossing the Fall Colors sentiment from an older Inkadinkadoo stamp sent, I then used the SSS leaf stencil and several colors of Distress Oxide ink to complete the card. Layered it on a blue and adhered to the kraft card base. Hmmmm!!!!

Here are cards B & C:

Card B
Card C

The same colors of Distress Oxide inks were used on cards A & B. Card C I stayed with the orange, yellow, green shades. Card B is on black cardstock and after inking with the distress inks, I shifted the stencil slightly and added white pigment ink. It has a blurry look to me so maybe I should have did the white pigment then the color. At the end I just sprayed all three with my perfect pearls/water mixture and added to card bases. What do you think? Maybe they will grow on me. Suggestions welcome.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Rain tomorrow so hopefully I can spend more time making cards.