Blue Winter Hearts

Double D Challenges

CASE-ing a little of this and a little of that with my card today. SimonSaysStamp released some layering heart stencils and I decided to make my own stencils using my Spellbinders Classic Hearts dies. They aren’t as large as the SSS stencils but they worked. My design was a CASE of Yana Smakula’s card using the SSS stencil with angled layered card stock. Sentiment was from an unkown stamp set in my stash. The hearts looks like they needed more attention so I stamped the Taylored Expressions Good Hearted background stamp over the hearts using versamark ink and then added a splat her and a splat there.

The Double D Challenge is Blue & White Winter to which I’ll be sharing my card. February is a winter month so my blue hearts will meet the challenge theme.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take care, stay warm and be safe.

Winter Bunny

Looks like a fun time for this bunny to be sledding down a hill with his winter animal friends. For my card today, I decided to play along with the following two challenges:

The Paper Players: PP574 Winter Animals

Sunday Stamps: SSC274 Split In Two

My background patterned paper is Craft Smart’s Winter Dream” paper pad from my local Michael’s, Hero Arts’ Snowflake Medallion Fancy die and Stampin Up’s Merry Crittermas stamp set.

Annette’s sketch for Sunday Stamps is featured below:


oops….does that really say Clean-And-Simple Winter Animals challenge for the Paper Players??? Well here’s hoping it will fit that challenge too….LOL.

Possibility of another inch or two or three of snow overnight tonight. Second warning for the snow people in my front window. I’m getting their storage box ready for them. Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take card and be safe.

Plaid Christmas

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #8

Another fun mood board from the Peace on Earth Challenges – Anything Christmas challenge #8. I opted to be inspired by the plaid boots with the truck tag hauling a Christmas tree. I worked on my gingham plaid background using a SimonSaysStamp gingham background stamp, layering it on black cardstock and adhering to a card base the same GKD color as the plaid panel. No truck for me this time but my tree is a Hero Arts November 2021 card kit and die cut my tree from white cardstock twice, adding a sentiment banner to complete the card. This Hero Arts card kit is sold on-line at Joann’s and included a stamp set, die, some cardstock, ink cubes, embossing powder and glitter and since it was a good price point decided to give it a try.

A simple little card that was fun to make for this challenge. It’s still very cold in Pennsylvania with two or three more chances of snow this week yet! So far the snow falls haven’t been too large but try telling that to my back! The snow people that are in my front window will be warned to knock off the snow or they will be banished to their box in the basement!

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take care and be safe.

Blue Carnation

The Sisterhood of Crafters

Continuing with the “Blue” challenge theme for January, The Sisterhood of Crafters’ January Challenge is The Color Blue. Blue should be the obvious color on your card project. I decided to CASE a card that was posted on the SSS website when the Carnation Frame die was released. I purchased a Sudio71 watercolor kit that was on clearance at SimonSaysStamps some time ago. The kit includes paints, watercolors and watercolor pencils with a few brushes. I decided on three of the blues, a flat brush, some water and went to work on creating my striped background. Maybe I should have added some splatter to the background? What do you think?

I die cut the carnation frame twice and once in navy blue. The navy blue pieces were inset into my flower. Sentiment is from Gina K Designs Lacey Flowers.

This is the second card I made using the same concept but using a blue frame die cut.

I’me starting a collection of cards for troops and try to keep sentiments more general.

Waiting for the snow to begin or to fizzle today, watching the Eagles get clobbered by the Bucs and making some cards. Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take care and be safe.

Favorite Pumpkin

Two Old Bats January Anything Halloween

It’s 1 am and probably past the witching hour but when you cannot fall asleep why not make one more card for the Two Old Bats January 2022 Anything Halloween challenge. So that’s exactly what I did. I was inspired by the pumpkins on this month’s mood board so got out my Fiskars spring loaded scissor and began fussy cutting pumpkins from a piece of Gina K Designs Spooktacular You patterned paper pack. (This is the best scissors for fussy cutting especially when you are not a fan of fussy cutting.) After arranging my pumpkin pile and using some Glad Press n Seal to save the order of pumpkins, I got busy on my background layer. I began by blending some Distress Oxide inks in wilted violet, seedless preserves, dusty concord and black soot and then used Hero Arts woodgrain fancy cover die to complete this panel. The finishing touches were to white heat emboss my SSS Creepy Cute stamp set sentiment and give a few spritzes of Wilted Violet spray to the card.

Here’s the fun mood board for the January challenge:

I think I can go to bed now and hopefully fall asleep. Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take care and be safe.

Danny Sympathy

Gina K Designs January 2022

Gina’s challenge for the January 2022 Monthly Mix Challenge is to use GKD inks and spritz with water to achieve a water reactive look. The inks I used on my cardstock were GKD’s Powder Blue, Lovely Lavender and Bubblegum with a little spritz of water, blotted with a paper towel and repeat gives a very cool look to the ink blended panel. The stamps used for this card are GKD’s Friendly Silhouettes and Garden Silhouettes for the sentiment. I needed to do some stamp surgery on the sentiment and took multiple times to line up using my Misti and acetate sheet.

This card is for an old truck driver friend of my husband you passed at the great age of 93. Happy trucking to Danny.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take care and be safe.

Happy 4th Birthday

Today’s our youngest grandchild’s birthday and Alexandra is 4 years old. These cards were mailed to her so she would have some happy mail to open today at her home. I used Jennifer McGuire’s Window Pop Out card design and it was quite easy to put together. Of course, I needed to start and stop the YouTube video a number of times. The rectancles and candles, as well as the sentiment are Gina K Designs. The stenciled balloons are Taylored Expressions layering stencils.

Another fun fold card for Alexandra which will be hand delivered with her presents. She is a fan of PJ Masks and Owlette. The images were all internet freebies and the patterned paper was from my stash. This fun fold was also a Jennifer McGuire’s Easy Flip Cards.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. We are hoping that we will be able to visit Alexandra next weekend. Looks like snow for us Sunday/Monday. She may be celebrating birthday month instead of birthday weekend.

Take care and be safe.

January Blues

Colorful Options: January 2022 Challenge

Colorful Options a new monthly color challenge will have a specific color of the month or optional rainbow colors. This month’s color is Winter Blue.

My background was ink blended for an ombre blue look using Prize Ribbon, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks over my emboss resist image from GKD’s Holiday Tapestry. Sentiment is SSS Script Hello.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take care and be safe.

Winter Chills

The Four Seasons Challenge

Brrr…’s cold outside and the January Winter challenge for The Four Seasons Challenge has a mood board that fits our temperatures to begin this month. I decided to focus on the icy red berries from the mood board for my card.

After stenciling some clouds using Pretty pink Posh’s cloud stencil, I added some snow using SSS Falling Snow Stencil and Taylored Expressions Glitter Happy Medium. My branch is Penny Black’s Nature’s Dance and Darice embossing folder completes this card for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take care and be safe.