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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Day for Daisies Challeng #148 Use Vellum

Lately I've been wanting to do a couple challenges. I've looked at "A Day for Daisies" challenges but I never got my card done and posted in time..Life kind of got in the way. I did get a card done however for this challenge . I chose to use the skirt of flowers image for my card. The challenge was to use vellum. I cut the background out of vellum and fussy cut the image out once I finished coloring it. I used copics to color the image and topped it off with glitter. This pretty gal has blue eye shadow and I put a little glitter on her lids to show off the shadow. It doesn't photograph very well but in real life it adds a little something. In between the two vellum cuts I used smokey slate ribbon from SU. I finished it all off by adding some little pearls on the vellum and ribbon.

Here is my card:



I hope you liked my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Thursday, May 26, 2016

From the Heart Sketches #153 with a twist

The past week while looking through some fun blogs I ran into Imke's blog My Crafty Space and while I was scrolling through, I was in awe of the cards she was making using From the Heart stamps Here. They have some really fun challenges so I signed up to follow their challenge blog. I am doing the Sketch Challenge #153.


 Sketch153
While I was browsing I picked up a couple digi images and try my hand at a challenge or two. Here is my card for this challenge.
It was a ton of fun trying this out. The image is What's up Chick?. I used SU navy cardstock for the base and some misc dsp I had around the house, The red and yellow polka dot is DWCV Spring and Summer Cork Stack. I loved the cork paper as it had it's own adhesive on the back. A little bit of a challenge to cut with my fiskers smaller cutter but I think it worked out ok....

Thanks so much for stopping by, I do appreciate it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Monday, May 23, 2016

Crazy Card Chicks May 2016

This month Suzy sent out envelopes to our group containing Betsy the Beekeeper  (SU) which is retired. The set came out in the late 90's and was fun to revisit the images. We also got gold card stock from paper studios embossed with a honeycomb embossing folder. We also got Authentique honeycomb paper Eloise Floral (paper studios) Country Damask (paper studios) punched out flowers , sequins, gold cord and rose ribbon. Wow what a fun kit. I had fun playing with the envelope of goodies... Here is my card:


Although it is kind of difficult to see I did make a flower behind the punched out flower with the gold cord.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like my card.

Until next time.
Hugs,
Carol