Dog Days of Summer

Retro Rubber has a picture for inspiration for the current challenge. I made this card for a dear friend who’s turning 80 soon. All stamp sets are by Gina K Designs and are all older than 1 year. The pitcher is from Stately Flowers 9 (2015). The flowers are from Daisy Delight (2017) Birthday Blessings is from Beyond Baskets (2012) 80 is from For the Grad (2019) and was just about the perfect size to go with the rest of the sentiment. The daisies were colored with Copics YR02, YR04, YR07, Y02, Y08. The card base is Lemon Yellow. The gingham is from my stash, matted with Sweet Mango. I’m also entering this in the Color Hues challenge. The current challenge is to use Yellow and Orange. They are celebrating their first anniversary.

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Six of anything

Congrats to Just Us Girls on their 600th Challenge – WOW! What a milestone. The challenge is to use six of anything. My card has six layers (besides the card base). I used Dark Chocolate for the mats. The PP is from Weathered Wood by Divinity Designs. The sentiment from Autumn Wreath Builder by Gina K Designs is stamped in Dark Chocolate on Ivory. The card base is also Ivory. I made this for the Brothers in my husband’s Lodge to thank them for their help and support at a recent BBQ fund raiser I was in charge of.

Daisy Delight

Sometimes the challenge is just getting the card done. I have been in a creative slump for quite a while. The need to create a card to go with a gift to be given tomorrow night and the inspiration photo at the Just Us Girls challenge was just the spark I needed. The flowers are from Bees and Flowers Fancy Dies by Hero Arts, colored with Copics: Y08, G24, C00 and C0. I cut the Vintage Jar die by Sunny Studio from vellum and sponged the bottom with Sea Glass ink by Gina K Designs. I added a bit of burlap ribbon from my stash and frayed it. I found a piece of gold cut with Alison’s Ribbon die in my stash. I recently got some May Arts Kraft Twine from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store which was perfect for the bow. The sentiment is from Clean Line Faith by Simon Says, cut with the smallest Tim Holtz Tag Die. The pattern paper is from Graphic 45’s Secret Garden collection and is cut with the Master Layouts 2 set from Gina K Designs.  This was fun to do, but very time consuming. I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Just Us Girls

Cuttlebug Mania

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

MSC Spring has Sprung

This card is for the Mod Squad Challenge Beautiful Butterflies. I used the March Sheetload of Cards Sketch while creating this card.

The paper used is from Lawn Fawn. When I have placed an order with this company, they include patterned paper with the order. This was one sheet, front and back both used on this card. Another sheet was used for a layer behind the floral and for the scalloped circle. The butterfly and greeting are from the set Spring has Sprung illustrated by Rupa Shevde for Gina K Designs. It is long ago retired.

I like this sketch. I may make a few more with the spring, Easter idea.

Quick and Easy Christmas Card

The challenge at  AAA Cards is made in minutes and this definitely fills the bill. After I made the first one and realized how super duper quick it was, I decided to create a bunch more. I cut a white card panel to 5 ½ x 4 ¼. I placed the greenery from the Joyous Season Stamp Kit by Simon Says Stamp at the bottom of the MISTI. After stamping the bottom of the panel in Memento Cottage Ivy, flipped over and stamped the other end. I placed the sentiment from the same set at the other end of the MISTI and stamped it in Memento Love Letter. After stamping I cut 1/8” off all sides and attached to a red card base. If it hadn’t been for this design, I’d still be making cards.

Orange is not my Marmalade.

The theme for the As You See It Challenge 239 challenge is “The color I avoid using most is ____.” Orange is just not my jam. However I was inspired by a card Sandy Allnock made a couple of months ago. It is such fun to watch her create – her cards just come to life. I won a $25.00 gift card from Sunny Studio’s release in August. One of the sets I got was Bountiful Autumn which has some nice Thanksgiving images in addition to some cute turkeys. I made this card for my husband. I was surprised at how much orange I ended up using. In addition to the carrot and pumpkin, there was the table runner – I couldn’t decide on a different color for it. Then the white background was just too stark, so I toned it down by brushing on Dried Marigold Oxide ink. I tried several card bases, but the one that worked best was Tangerine Twist by Gina K Designs. This was fun to do.

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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.

Christmas card, Style #1

This is style #1 of my Christmas cards. Base card is GK paper, the rest is Heartfelt Creations. The card is covered with chunky glitter and really sparkles. I have 10 of these made, all a little different, but the basic concept is the pinecone which is die cut and dimensional. Fun making the poinsettias with the mold press.