Wednesday, October 17

still missing you...

This challenge was helpful for me to make a card for my friend who moved out of state recently.
She has a kitty that looks like what I colored this Tim Holtz “Crazy Cats” cat that I stamped with StazOn jet black ink on white card stock.
Next I colored the background with Prisma pencils like I colored the kitty.
On a separate piece of white card stock I stamped the pumpkin from Tim Holtz “Halloween 2” with the same ink and colored with the same pencils before trimming it out with scissors and gluing it to the card front.

blue leaf...

Using another leaf and white card stock I rubbed the leaf with Distress Oxide mermaid lagoon ink then used it as a stamp on the card stock.
This was layered on grey card stock and the a white card stock base.
The verse from MFT Stamps “Snowfall Of Blessings” was stamped on a white card stock strip with the same ink then layered not a strip of grey card stock.
To finish I added star sequins with tiny crystals in each.

it’s the day...


This verse from the Richard Garay set “Amazing You” could be used for anything.
Birthday, anniversary, wedding day card for the groom, etc.
Once again the leaves outside are providing a great stamping tool.
I dry them off, kinda wet here today, lay them on card stock and using Distress Oxide black soot ink, I sponge around the leaf.
This piece was layered with white linen card stock and black card stock before adding the challenge required enamel dots!

Monday, October 15


I find that I sometimes go back to stamps that I have had since I only bought from big box stores.
The base card is black card stock with a layer of grey card stock.
The main piece is water color paper.
To that paper I applied a circle that I made from multiple layers of low tack tape and die cut in the BigShot with a LifeStyle Crafts circle die.
The water coloring was done with a 1” flat brush and Arteza Classic Watercolors.
When it was thoroughly dry I stamped the verse from Inkadinkadoo’s “Expressions” and the flowers from Inkadinkadoo’s “meadow” set with StazOn jet black ink.

Sunday, October 14

baby shark Halloween...


For those of you who are not familiar with Super Simple Songs, they are a YouTube children’s video challenge that my granddaughter and I watch together.
They recently came out with “baby shark” with a Halloween theme and I knew I had an MFT set I could use so here it is!
The base card is white card stock.
The main piece is blue card stock that I scored to match the sketch.
Using MFT Mix-ables “Make Waves” stencil and Distress blueprint sketch ink I sponged the waves in each block.
Using MFT Stamps cactus September freebie set I stamped the small cactus onto white card stock with Distress inks.
The eyes were punched out using smal flower punches by EK Success, trimmed down and shaded with a sponge and Distress pumice stone ink.
The “coral” was inched from orange and purple card stock using Martha Sewart’s fern punch, then shaded as the eyes and pumpkins.
The verse from MFT Stamps “Spooky Sweets” was stamped with Distress wilted violet ink and shaded as before, then attached to the card front.
The shark from MFT Stamps “Beach Buds” was stamped with light grey ink and colored with Prisma pencil.
I placed this on a light box and drew the “ghost” costume on a piece of white card stock over it.
After trimming the ghost and shark out and gluing them together I punched out the grey and black for the eyes and hauled them to the “sheet”.
To finish I shaded the ghost and attached him to the card front.

To see the video click on the link below...

Saturday, October 13

CAS and color...


A quick and easy card.
The base card s purple card stock with a white card stock layer inside.
The main piece os white card stock with images from MFT Stamps “Tweet Holidays” stamped with Distress Oxide hickory smoke ink.
The images are colored with Prisma pencils, artist stumps and Gamsol.
The dots are Nuvo silver lining crystal drops.

holiday kiss...


Can you tell how happy this little one is about Christmas coming?
The card is kraft card stock.
The little girl from Stamingbella’s “Smoochie Squidgy” was stamped with StazOn jet black ink and colored with Prisma pencils.
Her dress and shoes were stamped on patterned paper, cut out and glued to the image.
The mistletoe was created by drawing a straight line with a permanent black marker, stamping the Stamps by Judith & Heather sticks leaf with  Distress ink and drawing the berries with white gel pen.
The verse from Lawn Fawn’s “Deck the Halls” set was stamped with the StazOn.

wobble, wobble...


In the case of this card for the surprise the leaf wobbles.
The base card is white card stock.
I stamped the girl from MFT Stamps “Birthday Cutie” and made a mask for her as well with StazOn timber brown ink.
Once I applied the mask I sponged different Distress inks to go along with the other challenge from {PIN}spirational.
Next I sponged some streaks above and below I added dots with a Distress brush.
I removed the mask and colored the girl with Prisma pencils.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped the leaf from MFT Stamps “Geometric Greenery” using the StazOn and colored it with the Prisma pencils.
To finish I die cut it out with the coordinating MFT Die-namics die and applied it to the front of the card with a Wobble spring.

tag your it...

There are so many tags punches, I think I have them all, but I didn’t have a large tag.
Now I have Newton’s Nook Designs “Fancy Edges Tag Die”.
The main tag is die cut using the tag from that set but not cutting the left edge.
Instead I folded the white linen card stock in half and placed the fold just inside the die edge.

The snow for the bottom is cut with one of the dies from that set and stamped with a verse stamp from Newton’s Nook Designs “Newton’s Curious Christmas” with StazOn jet black ink.
On the folded tag I stamped the image from the same set and colored it with Studio 71 markers.
I applied the snow mounds and red ribbon for attaching to the gift.