Trio of Plants

I spent time coloring a CAS card with a Power Poppy stamp set.

I used the Potted Primroses stamp set. It is no longer available as a clear set but you can purchase images as a digital stamp. I used Gina K Designs Amalgum ink for my stamping. I have a mini pad and it took about 3 times in the Misti to get a solid black impression, so I am not sure I really like this ink. However, I didn’t know how I wanted to color the image, so I chose this ink. I decided to use my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The lavender paper is from Stampin Up and is retired. I added score lines to give it something extra.

This will entered in the Power Poppy Clean Slate Challenge:

Thanks for spending time with me today.

Rose Hello

I found a few challenges that I thought would be fun to create for.

For this card I used Paper Smooches Rosy Posy set. Paper Smooches has been closed for well over a year, but I have never inked this set and colored it. The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp You Shine. This set was part of a card kit, which I did not purchase. I did purchase the patterned paper used in the kit and recently the stamp set went on sale, so I took the plunge and purchased it. It worked well for the greeting.

One challenge is CAS Colours & Sketches:

I used watercolor with the colors for this challenge. After the image was dry, I tried adding texture with the small end of the Cherry Cobbler marker. I liked the effect.

The second challenge is The Sisterhood of Crafters: Something New:

Since both images were never inked before, they are considered new to me.

The third challenge is Cardz 4 Galz:

I left a lot of white space, so this is definitely a clean and simple card.

It was fun using these colors, finding items in my stash, and creating a card. I am not sure who will receive this card, but hopefully soon I will find the person to send it to.

Gingerbread Christmas

This card began on Splitcoast Stampers with the Challenge Your Stash December challenge. The hostess asked for gingerbread or another sweet on your card. I went with gingerbread.

This card will be added to the Peace on Earth Christmas challenge with the anything Christmas option.

I used November 2020 Paper Pumpkin stamp set for the house. I embossed with white pigment ink, then used a Bic marker to color the small spaces trying to keep it away from the white embossing. The stitched square and rectangle dies are from The Stamps of Life. The decorative square die used is from Spellbinders. The gingerbread man is from The Stamps of Life addition set that goes with a snow globe set. The greeting is also TSOL from a large gingerbread set.

I enjoyed creating this card. I used an idea I saw on Pinterest. It was nice to use my stash and create something totally different with the items.

Stripes, Dressing up an Animal, Feathers

Here are my samples for three more challenges.

My Jolly Snowman was really pushing the hour time limit. I used a background from Simon Says Stamp called Stripes. It took forever to dry as I inked it at least 3 times using my MISTI. I struggled getting the stripes stamped cleanly. The snowman is from Inkadinkadoo and I have had it for many years. It has stripes on the hat and scarf, so it was perfect for the stripes challenge. I layered it two times. The second oval is hiding a major mistake and didn’t want to start again. The paper color is Soft Succulent. I used the pen gifted me for Christmas for the gold (Thanks Bonnie!). The greeting is a Paper Smooches greeting. I did enjoy this card, even though it took time creating and a long time drying.

Since the penguin helped decorate flamingo, he had to have his place in the spotlight. I used the penguin from The Stamps of Life to get him festive for Winter. The background paper is Gina K Designs. I love this penguin and was thrilled to create with him.

My last challenge for today is Feathers. I used a walrus from Paper Smooches along with the hat and greeting. He gets his feather from Hero Arts already created sitting in my stash. I kept the tag simple with a bit of twine. Some day, this will probably go onto a card as I rarely give gifts these days.

Thanks for sharing in my card. There are three more challenges that I have not created for. I hope to take care of that soon.

Flamingo, layers and Lace

More challenges for Virtual Stamp Night. Saturday challenges took of at 12 EST. I made samples for three of the ones posted today. The challenges are ongoing today and there will be a total of 10 new ones today.

First up is Dress up a Flamingo. I chose a flamingo from The Stamps of Life. She got her clothing from the penguin. I enjoyed creating this flamingo card.

Next is Layers. When styling in the fashion world, sometimes layers add to the outfit. I used a sketch from Dawn Griffith #238. I love her sketches as they tell exactly what size to cut the paper and die cuts. The sketch made the time used 45 minutes on this card. Everything is Stampin Up. Hippest Hippos is the stamp set used and Lovely Lipstick is the cardstock and patterned paper color.

The last one I am sharing right now is Ladies and Lace. I used Uptown Girls from Art Impressions. I colored as fast as I could using colored pencils and gamsol.

My challenge is coming up in 20 minutes. I hope to be back later to share more challenge samples. Thanks for reading and seeing what I am up to.

Challenge C Tuxedo Fold

There is a tutorial for a tuxedo fold on SCS. I followed it to the letter.

I used SU gray colors and white for the shirt. I had gray gems from Hobby Lobby and made my buttons. I had a punch to create the bow tie. I have no plans for this card. No one in my life is getting married or has any reason to need a tux.

VSN Challenge B is up

Challenge B is all about the Little Black Dress. I chose to actually create a card with a black dress.

The embossing folder is SU retired as well as the dress form. I found rhinestones to add a bit of jewelry to the dress form. The dress is cut from black glitter paper. I need a stylish reason to actually use this card.

December Virtual Stamp Night A

The first challenge is up on Splitcoast Stampers for Virtual Stamp Night. It is all about Ugly Sweaters.

This mouse is adorable in his sweater. The mouse is from Stampin Up as well as the paper and embossing folder. The reindeer image and banner are from Bo Bunny Joyful Christmas. Yes, this was made in one hour. I think it took the whole time.


I took a break from other things and made a simple card recently. I like the CAS Colours & Sketch challenge. They are celebrating their 500 challenge.

I am using Challenge #475 colors of Tatian Tide, Parakeet Party, and Sweet Sorbet. I used Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Winter for the gifts and Simply Winter Sentiments for all of my stamping. I used the MISTI and moved my paper up and down the platform using the grid paper to move it three spaces with each border.