Monday, November 15, 2021

CCL-Celebrate the Season-Nov 2021

 Hi all, today is the last posting for this year. Once again Shelly is hosting for the Pearls and I am hosting for the diamonds. This month is the last month for my partner Shelly and I am going to miss her. When we were talking about a theme, Shelly had mentioned that she had purchased a stamp for each of her pearls as Unity was having a sale. She also thought having a tic=tac=toe challenge might be fun. I was thinking in my head we had to use the same stamp company (which we didn't but I just couldn't get it out of my head.) I went on the site and decided to buy stamps for each of my team mates as well. They had such fun winter stamps on sale so I had fun checking them out. Poor Shelly  I was really a challenge for her this month. 😕 .I had never done a tic=tac=toe challenge either so had to do some research on that with questions for Shelly as well.....

The diamonds kit contained 

Unity image Winter Joy

Several different designer papers from Christmas packs I had on hand, as well as other embellies from my stash.

 Here is the tic=tac= toe board both groups used. 


I chose to use line one. The snowflake is what I used for the enamel dot as it is an iridescent
flat back embellishment just like an enamel dot. I hope this works. My snowman and dsp are self explanatory.

Here is my card:



.Once again I desperately need photography lessons, but I do hope you like my card.
Please take a  little time and check out the other blogs and see the beautiful creations they have made. I am sure you will not be disappointed. 

Until next time
Hugs
Carol

Friday, November 12, 2021

Hot Mess = Success November 2021



The idea of Hot Mess  Success started with Kelly and the general theme is to Get Messy and you will have Success! Messiness can be almost anything that we come up with--glitter, alcohol inks, glimmer glitz, sponged backgrounds, etc., anything is a bit messy. We are a group of 6 and we will post a card each month on the 12th.

Hi all, today is the day we post our hot mess success creations. Today I chose to use a stencil and distress oxide ink.  I used the memory box heartwood stencil. On the stencil I used Pixie spray to stick the stencil to the paper then used Tim Holtz pumice stone and wild honey oxide ink to ink to the stencil. Once I had the first layer on I went back over it to darken up the colors just a tad. I used a plain white layer for my card base and then added a black layer, the stencil layer and a die cut  cutout in black paper to layer my image (Unity -Life touches) on top of the the stencil layer. I colored and hand cut out my flower image from Unity and popped it on the die cut. I did get messy as I was babysitting my granddaughter when I made the stencil part of the card. I used my Taylored Expressions brushes to apply the ink. I was thinking since they had a longer handle on them it would keep my hands clean when making my card but NOPE....I was still a mess when I got done.

Here is my card:

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I do appreciate it. Please stop by the other hot mess blogs and see the creations they have made. They have wonderful creations using some different techniques. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs
Carol 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Double Duty Oct 2021

         



Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set. Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way! But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something. Double Duty Again! We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month. See-Double Duty again! We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.

Hi all today is the day that we post our cards for the double duty challenge. As stated above we make two cards and use the same stamp set from a pre-selected stamp company. This month the company chosen is Taylored Expressions. I don't usually do many cards using the sentiment as the main focus but I really liked the sentiments and font of this set the set is call Hard lettered Sentiments and the Background stamp is Doodle Flowers. I made the cards almost identical but used different sentiments. I also colored the flowers in similar colors but wanted to try using some different colors together. I colored both images with colored pencil and tried mixing a few together.

Here are the cards I made:






I hope you like my cards this month.. Please take a few minutes to stop by and  take a look at the other members of this group. Barb, Jeannette, and  Kelly. I am sure you won't be disappointed

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 

Friday, October 15, 2021

Classy Card Ladies October Challenge==Humor/Snarky

Hi all, today is the 15th of the month and time for the Classy Ladies challenge for the month. The wonderful hostess's for this month are Darlene for the pearls and LJ for the diamonds. I received my kit from LJ and it was a fun kit. She sent: 

Images Snarky Cat--Tim Holtz  and several snarky sentiments

Embellies from Stampin up and LJ"s sash. 

DSP: K &Co --Green glitter  Oct Aft--orange /white -- Martha Stewart small circles

LJ also made her kits with a Halloween Theme as well.

In making my card I used 3 of the pieces of DSP  with the basic black as the base of the card and layering of the dsp. I colored  the cat, pumpkin and witches hat with colored pencils and then fussy cut them. I found a sketch I was following but I messed up and accidentally added a 3rd layer of the panels on the front of the card .I cut out a strip of the black and white checkered ribbon that LJ sent along as an accent, Thank you LJ for the fun kit.

Here  is my card:



I hope you like my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please take time and visit the other Classy Card Ladies blogs. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol





Wednesday, October 13, 2021

OCT Hot Mess Success

                                             


The idea of Hot Mess ~ Success started with Kelly and the general theme is to Get Messy and you will have Success! Messiness can be almost anything that we come up with--glitter, alcohol inks, glimmer glitz, sponged backgrounds, etc., anything is a bit messy. We are a group of that6 and we will post a card each month on the 12th.


Hi all,yesterday was  the day to post our Hot mess equal Success! I am late and I don't blame my
teammates if they tossed me out. Time management is not my friend these days. None the less I did use a new technique for me, I learned it at my stamp group a couple of months ago. I tried using a couple of the different ideas thrown out there from the gal that was demonstrating while I had all the stuff out. I believe that the technique is Faux Suede or Leather.

My card has a basic black cardstock backing and a kraft colored card body attached to the black back. On the black I mounted a slightly smaller black piece of dsp with big polka dots with a black shiny sheen to them. The new technique was done on the pumpkins I placed on top of the dsp. This is the technique I did. First I took a piece of brown paper bag and drizzled  Elmer's glue over it and then
spread the glue with a paint brush. Once the glue was on the paper bag and spread (doesn't have to be smooth) I heated the glue with my embossing gun. It will bubble at places where there is more glue and that is good as it gives texture to the paper. 


Next I took my image (MFT) and decided to emboss the pumpkin with black ink. (In the demonstration she used regular black ink and it lost it's definition once we colored the image.) By embossing the image I was able to keep the clear look of the black. Next I took pearl ex that had been made into a color pallet that when you added water to the ink it resembled water colors and colored my image. I then cut out my pumpkins and mounted them on the dsp.  The card needed something else so I made two little borders with the extra dsp and since I was finishing the card while babysitting, I didn't have any rhinestones so I mixed red and yellow paint together and took a wooden pick and made orange dots on the middle strip of paper.

Here is my card:


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I do appreciate it. Please stop by the others  blogs and check out their creations. The are listed on my side bard. I know you will love their cards and fun ideas.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

 


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Card kit group summer fun kit

Hi all I am here today to post my card from the cute gnome card kit  Barb sent for us to use during the time we took off from the card kit group during the summer. I had so much fun with the kit and really like the images Barb sent. I LOVE the dsp as well. I used a navy and pink base to match the dsp and then made layers on the front of the card. I colored the gnome with colored pencils fussy cut the image and used mounting tape to place the cute gnome on his layer. Here is my card:


I hope you like my card. Thank you Barb for the fun kit. I loved it and loved working with it.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 


Friday, September 24, 2021

Double Duty card challenge Sept 2021- The Picket Fence

 

                                    

Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set. Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way! But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something. Double Duty Again! We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month. See-Double Duty again! We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.

Hi all, I'm a day late. in posting as this month the company Barb chose to use for the challenge is The Picket Fence. It is a wonderful company and I just found them when I joined this challenge. I had a total of 1 stamp from them so I went out and purchased a couple stamps from Anchor paper. I totally lucked out and found a stamp called "Fran" and a matching die both on sale along with a couple sentiment stamps. To my dismay I stamped colored and die cut put them in the stamp package along with the stamps so as not to misplace them while making the rest of the cards. (I was working on a couple other swaps and set the colored images aside. I found my layout and went to pick up the images and for the life of me they are no where to be found,)  So I used the same bases and a different stamp to make the cards for this month. 

My doubles include same layout different backgrounds, same sentiment on both cards . My first card I used a white card base and did a layer of pink/lavender foil card stock. I then embossed a piece of vellum and colored the back of the embossing with water color. When that was dried, I  attached it to the foil using a piece of double sided adhesive cut to the size of the vellum. I die cut a piece of foil to back the sentiment and finished off the card front with little iridescent dots, In the corners of the card, on the foil backing the sentiment and on the sentiments I's and punctuations. Here is my card:


Not a great picture ugghh...for the second card I turned the layout sideways and used white cardstock  for the base and mounted a blue green foil on top of that. Attached to that was water color paper that I used a splatter stencil and blue green acrylic paint. I used a die cut  on the foil to mount my sentiment on. To finish off the front of the card I sprinkled sparkle silk from fun stampers journey and misc sequins. Here is the front of my second card:


On the inside I used a different sentiment from the same set on top of a piece of the foil and added corners of foil on two sides. Here is the inside:


I hope you like my plan "B". Please stop by the other blogs as I am sure you won't be disappointed. 
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol