Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Creative Card Chicks July

This month our kits were sent to us by Barb. Included in our envelopes were. Art Impression image and sentiment 29 again. SU birthday Bouquet DSP, and various embellishments. Ribbon from SU -blushing bride, cheveron , old olive grosgrain whisper white grosgrain, pink bakers twine, buttons in pool party pink and olive, olive brads and rhinestone brad.

I colored my image with copics. I loved the dsp and all the ingredients and had fun playing with the kit. Here is the front of my card.


I used the olive button and the pink and white bakers twine to make a flower for the front of the card.  Here is the inside of my card. 

Thanks Barb for the awesome kit. It was really fun making this card. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really do appreciate it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol


Friday, July 15, 2016

DDD July 2016 "Christmas in July"

Hi all, I've been MIA lately. Extra duties at work and orchestrating a shower for my Goddaughter's wedding has been taking a slice of my crafting time. Still crafting only not cards..It is once again time to get our duel on. This month our fearless leaders Jeanette for the Dazzlers and Kelly for the Divas chose "Christmas in July " as our theme. Here is what Kelly sent us and the details.


Hi Divas! The theme for your card kit this month is: Christmas in July!

Jeanette and I decided not to go with a religious Christmas, and instead, we are going traditional. For the Divas, I've given it an extra spin and I'm calling it Whimsical Christmas in July! Every year growing up, my brother and I would wait for the Charlie Brown specials to come on  From the Great Pumpkin to the Charlie Brown Christmas, we'd be glued to the tv. I was lucky to get a few Snoopy stamps before they retired including this Snoopy's Christmas Doghouse, so I chose the papers, embellies to go around Snoopy and his colorful doghouse Cmas lights ♥

Image: Stampendous Snoopy's Doghouse, sentiments are from The Alley Way Stamps "Jolly Holiday", stamped onto Recollections #110 cardtock in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

DSP: Crate Paper "Snow Days"

Embellishments: Sequin ribbon - Jay's Ribbon Company, loose sequins from HSN, teardrop gems from Recollections, Bling from Kaiser; buttons from Prima, Basic Grey; mics ribbons from offray, SU!, Hobby Lobby.

Your extra challenge this month is this: The Divas and Dazzlers are getting a jump start on Christmas this year with our theme "Christmas in July". Please share in your post: what is the first thing you do each year to get in the Christmas spirit?
Happy Crafting and MERRY CHRISTMAS!  ~Kelly


I had fun with this kit and the image is so cute, I chose to use all four of the dsp papers Kelly sent us. I colored the image with copics and I used black sparkly paper as a base. I have used a little glitter on each of the bulbs strung on Snoopy's house. I wrapped the bakers twine around one of the layers then threaded it through one of the buttons Kelly sent along. I wanted to use more embellishments but I wanted to keep it clean so the dsp stood out and the image was highlighted. I hope you like my card.



Here is the inside.



For the second challenge the first thing that gets me in the Christmas spirit is to put Christmas music on and putting up the tree right after Thanksgiving. As a child we never put up a tree until the week of Christmas which I really didn't like. We usually had a form of a Charlie Brown tree....but it always had awesome goodies under it. As I got older I would wait until everyone went to bed, turn off the lights, turn on the Christmas tree lights and listen to Christmas music....it was awesome.


Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it. Please take time and visit the other duelers blogs, I know you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,

Hugs,

Carol





Thursday, June 30, 2016

From the Heart June Stamp of the Month Challenge

Well I'm getting this posted late but hopefully in time. I found the From the Heart Challenges and have been trying to get in as many as possible. The June Stamp of the month challenge is Here..I purchased my stamp early on, colored the image in two different color combos and then got tied up in projects at work and at home. Since we are able to still post today I got my card finished and photographed and here it is:



I hope you like my card. I used a 6x6 designer pack of paper I have had around the house for quite a few years. The base is Pacific Point and Melon Mambo from Staupin Up. I colored the image with copics and added some blue mini tear drop gems from recollections.

Thank you for stopping by. I do hope you like my card. Please stop by the From the Heart site and see the cute images they have.

Until Next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Creative Card Chicks Challenge June

Our hostess this month is Debby and she sent along a great kit. It contained images, a kraft square card with an envelope and beautiful dsp as well as lace, flowers and several other embellies. How fun it was to play with. Debby asked us to make at least one square card and if we had time do another. I have enough for a couple more cards but ran out of time I chose to color my image with copics and to make it look like the jar acutally had water in it I used crystal effects to make the water shiny. The picture doesn't show how beautiful the ivory paper is that is the background for the oval image but it is amazing. I used the burlap and lace along with another pieces of the dsp to lay the base for the image and topped it off with the flowers in the corner, I only got a square card done.  Here is what I came up with.




Thank you for stopping by. I do appreciate it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol



Thursday, June 16, 2016

i {heart} sketches with a tWist #156

Well I'm finally getting my card finally posted for this challenge. Last week I attempted to get a card done and failed so am happy I got one done this week. The sketch this week is Here. I had purchased the "martini chicks" image when I first went shopping on this site. I thought it was so cute and loved the saying. I colored my image with copics and used the sketch. I found the bright DSP in my stash and used the new SU in color pink paper for the base. I also used a glimmer pen to color over the glasses and liquid in the glasses to try and give the glasses a more real look.

Here is my card:



And here is the inside:



Thanks for stopping by. I do appreciate it. 

Until next time,
Hugs,

Carol




Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DDD June Challenge---Pets

Hi all, it is again time for the DDD challenge our wonderful hostesses are Darlene for the Dazzlers and LJ for the Divas... Here is what LJ sent us....



Anyways, as you have noticed, you have received some cute dog images from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Our theme this month is Pets! Darlene and I decided on this theme when we saw each other at Camp-Stamp-In-Oga a few months ago.

Rest of the kit includes:

Patterned Papers from Paper Studio
Ribbon - Stampin Up
Banners - Spare Parts / Paper Studio
Bow - Spare Parts / Paper Studio
Brads: Recollections (Michaels)
Buttons: Papertrey Ink - Vintage Fall Collection.



What a fun kit to play with. Love the Kraftin Kimmie image...that little dog is adorable. I loved the kit. I used a technique challenge on Splitcoast stampers called a hinge card. I'm not sure if I did it correctly but do like how it turned out. It is a 5x5 card. I colored the image with copic markers and added the banner on the inside as well as a button on the front. The little burlap bow looked good on the bone and I also used some of the ribbon LJ sent. The bakers twine went through the button on the front of the card.




Here is my card:





and here is my card open:









I must apologize for the pictures...I thought I was WAY ahead this month (so far ahead I forgot I needed to post this...uggghhhh). The card has been done for a couple days but I hadn't taken a picture...so I had to take the picture in poor lighting...so again I'm sorry for the poor quality.


Thank you for stopping by, I do appreciate it. If you have a chance, please stop by the other blogs I am sure you won't be disappointed.




Until next time.

Hugs,




Carol



Thursday, June 2, 2016

I {heart} sketch challenge #154 with a twist

Well I'm back with another challenge issued by the challenge team at From the Heart Stamps. I scooped up the 48 hour freebie Frog and Frozen Flies to use on this challenge. The twist to the challenge was to show off your coloring skills. I've been practicing on my coloring skills for years and no matter how it turns out.....I am in awe of everyone else's coloring skills. I know we are our own critics so I keep plugging along and trying different things with my copic coloring. The sketch I used was here

Sketch154

I chose to turn my sketch and the banners are a little closer than on the actual sketch, The base of the card is  SU old olive, the next layer is SU basic gray and the dsp is Cloud 9 baby boy ribbit.  I used white enamel dimensional faux enamel for the dots on this little guys head. I also used of course glitter on the ants.I used my paper piercer and a template I picked up several years ago. I cut around the frog and mounted him on my card with mounting tape.  Here is my card:

Thanks so stopping by, I do appreciate it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol