Chuck’s Birthday

Double D Challenges

The challenge at Double D Challenges is celebrating their 5th anniversary/birthday party with of course CUPCAKES. Definitely cannot have a birthday party with out cupcakes, can you? This card, for my son-in-law’s birthday the end of January, I was anxious to use the Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Plaid die set that I received before Christmas. This is a set of three dies to create my plaid and each had to be cut 4 times to create the card front. My cupcakes because you cannot eat just one is an old red rubber Hampton Art Studio G stamp and the sentiment with candles is The Stamping Village’s Concord & 9th Happy Birthday set.

Happy Birthday/Anniversary to Double D and thanks for the fun challenges.

Chuck’s cupcake will need a lot more candles than 5 but a little less than 50!! Oh My!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Celebrating Lynn

January 2021 Monthly Mix Challenge – GKD

It turns out I had more birthday’s in January than I remembered. This card is for a cousin who has discovered that her breast cancer has metastasized to her spine and has started treatments and is recovering from gall bladder and pancreatitis over the holidays but good news is that she has decided to finally retire and hang up that nurse’s cap. Hoping that this “Put your Red Dress On” challenge hosted by Cat at Gina K Designs will let her know how special she is to me.

For my card and January 2021 Monthly Mix challenge the primary color is to be red as well as a celebratory card. My card base is Gina’s Red Velvet cardstock, the image was stamped from the Birthday Blessings stamp set in black ink but the little heart flowers were colored in using a Sakura Red Star gelly roll pen. The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped in Cherry Red ink. It was layered on black cardstock and I added a vine die cut that I picked up at my local big box store.

Have a great day and stay safe.

Alexandra’s 3rd Birthday

Dies R Us Challenge: DRU Challenge #160

The Paper Players: PP522

Today’s card is for our youngest granddaughter celebrating her third birthday. Not a lot of stamping on today’s card but some die cutting, some stenciling and layering on my 5×7 card. My background was created using Simple Stories Fireworks Stencil inked with some GKD powder blue ink. I used my Waffle Flower A2 Layers die to cut out my focal piece and layering cardstocks. Deciding to keep the snowy theme of Anna and Elsa going, I added a Cheery Lynn snowflake cut in cardstock and then again in sparkly paper, adding Concord & 9th double cut numbers dies and my New Simon Says Stamp Chunky Happy die with shadow and outline. My stamped feature is an older rubber mounted Kolette Hall stamp that was probably purchased in the dollar bin at AC Moore many years ago.

My something new for The Paper Players challenge is the SSS Chunky Happy die.

DRU Challenge #160 is an Anything Goes and I used Waffle Flowers A2 layers die as well as Cheery Lynn snowflake die and two others.

Anna & Elsa is wrapping paper that was too small for the present but perfect for this card. Thanks to Gina K’s recent Stamp & Chat on using wrapping paper for cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Twenty Twenty-one!!

December Monthly Mix Challenge

December Monthly Mix Challenge – Gina K Designs

I was debating about playing along with the December Monthly Mix Challenge hosted by Karen at Gina K Designs. The challenge is a Tic Tac Toe one and I wasn’t sure I liked any of these combinations

but finally decided on Vellum, Square and Emboss Resist. My square element is the side fold card which features the focal portion of the card as a square. This section was layered with some GKD patterned paper which was heat embossed in white and silver embossing powder then inked with Applemint and Turquoise Sea inks. The stamps were from Gina’s Celebration Diva stamp set. Then using a piece of vellum I heat embossed a sentiment from Sparkling Christmas in silver and stamped the champagne flutes from Gina’s Cheers stamp set in gold. I decided to stamp, color and fussy the Celebration Diva and add to the side panel instead of adding twine.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek.

O Christmas Tree

Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge SSC246

I’m finding a reason not to pack away my Christmas collection of stamps by entering this card into the Sunday Stamps sketch challenge by Melissa.

I found a Michael’s Recollections cling stamp set with this scripty tree and decided to use it with some non traditional holiday colors. The image was heat embossed with white embossing powder on Denami Designs vellum cardstock, then layered over a panel of Gina K Designs patterned paper and added a sentiment from Verve Stamps O Christmas Tree in Gina K’s turquoise sea ink and all mounted on a turquoise sea cardstock.

Thanks for stopping. Stay safe!

Skating Bear

ModSquad Challenge: Bears

Let it Snow… Let it Snow….Let it Snow….only on grassy surfaces, please. My skating bear however would probably prefer some ice for skating. Growing up our local fire company would spray water on a section of our playground for ice skating…what fun we had! Not sure if I would attempt that now since the bones are telling me to think again.

Getting back to my card, I found this fun bear and unfortunately I do not know the stamp set manufacturer but I’m thinking I picked it up at my local Michael’s on clearance. I colored him with Arteza colored pencils and lightly added some color to the image panel too. The sentiment is a red rubber Inkadinkadoo stamp which was heat embossed in bronze embossing powder and the panel layered on bronze cardstock. Snowflakes were cut from SSS Sensational Snowflakes die, patterned paper is GKD and a little bit of sequins that were hanging out on my desk.

My card will be entered into the ModSquad Challenge hosted by Nancy and must include BEARS!

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

The Stockings were hung….

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes Christmas

by the chimney with care! My card today features Hero Arts Winter Hearth stamp & cut set and will be entered into The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes Christmas/Winter challenge. My sentiment was from SimonSaysStamp Christmas Cheer stamp set. Spectrum Noir AquaTint was painted on my background and it was layered on Gina K Designs red cardstock.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!

Snowy People

The Card Concept: #HOL20

The final challenge of 2020 at The Card Concept is to share a photo of your Christmas Tree, favorite decorations or favorite card. Choosing my favorite Christmas card would be very difficult because if I can admit I really liked all of the cards this season. My Christmas tree is a tiny 3′ tree that was my mom’s and displays a lot of my kids and grandkids homemade ornaments. Special to me but nothing spectacular. Since I’m in snow mode, I decided to share my little display of Snow People. The years that we get too much snow these guys are put away early. We will see about this winter. This was today!

Thanks for the fun challenges at The Card Concept. Merry Christmas!

Poinsettia Hugs

Double D Challenges – Poinsettia

Here’s to another January birthday! My card today uses the Tim Holtz Sizzix Poinsettia Pieces die which was cut twice for the outline and all of those little tiny pieces were captured while still in the die onto a piece of press ‘n seal. The pieces were sponged lightly with some distress inks and then inserted back into the outline which was mounted on cranberry tart cardstock. This card was my second attempt. First after I inserted all of the pieces and found inky finger marks on the white cardstock…drat that slow drying distress ink….I decided to add some of the leaves to cover the smudges….mistake so that ended up in the trash. After clearing snow today, decided to give it another go and it worked better making sure the ink was dry before touching and inserting. The birthday is also a Tim Holtz Sizzix Celebrate die and hugs was stamped using GKD’s Whimsical Spring stamp set.

My card will be entered into the Double D Challenges poinsettia challenge. Pretty mood board for inspiration was included:

I’m loving the purple poinsettia but decided on the red/pink/cranberry tart color scheme.

Thanks for stopping by and be safe.