Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 2017 DDD--"Would you like to Ride in my beautiful balloon"

Hi all, it is already the 15th of March....wow, the time flies quickly by. This month the hostesses for our monthly DDD challenge were Darlene for the dazzlers and Laura Jean for the divas. What a fun kit LJ sent to us. This is what she included:


Images (some die-cut) & sentiments from Up Up and Away from My Favorite Things, patterned paper from Fancy Pants (Life is Beautiful Collection) SU! Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon, SU! 5/8" Marina Mist Ribbon, Misc other embellishments.

 
This was a great challenge for me as I wasn't quite sure how to layout the card and really "showcase" the beautiful balloons LJ sent along. I wanted to used as much of the awesome DSP as I could as well as the embellishments. I finally came up with this card.


I used a layout with half the front of the card cut away and used the dsp to accent the basic black cardstock I used for a base. I colored the balloons and then cut out the solid balloon on the sheet. I layered the perfectly cut balloon over my hand cut balloon with mounting tape between the layers and used the pretty coral ribbon to tie on to the balloon layer.

Inside I placed one of the sentiments LJ sent along as well as laid the double smaller balloon and cloud on this layer so it would show behind the cut out front layer, as well as showcase the inside of the card when it was open. I like how it turned out.

This is an angle picture of the card showing how the front panel was cut away.

I hope you like my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have a chance, stop by and visit the other duelers as well. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DDD Unforgetable Feb 2017 challenge

Hi all, today is the day to post our cards for the February Challenge. For the Darlings Deb made the kit and for the Divas Suzy sent a kit. I was the recipient of Suzy's kit. I love the kit she sent. There was a image from SU and misc dsp and embellies...fun, fun, fun. I colored up my image right after opening the package and the card came together quite quickly. Needless to say it has been done for a few weeks now. I just wish my blog and computer would cooperate......ugggh.. Hard time posting once again BUT, I am posting on the date so that is a bonus.

 



Here is the front of the card. Not a great picture. The card is more vibrant in real life.

Here is the inside of the card:





I had such a good time with this kit. Thanks Suzy for supplying it.

Thanks for stopping by. Please stop by the other duelers and check out their creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol


Saturday, February 11, 2017

"Do all things with love" Crafters of Faith

This month our lovely hostess was Barb. This is the scripture she chose:

1 Corinthians 16:14 Do everything in love

This does not need to be a Valentine card, so you can make a card or a tag or anything else for any occasion, with Love!


While trying to figure out what to do I was searching around the internet and came across this image on a Precious Moments free coloring book page. I thought it was cute and knowing what it takes to make a pie from scratch from the crust to the finish, I thought....hmmmm to make a pie especially for someone is something one would do in love. I also thought this card could be a thinking of you, or birthday card with the right sentiment on the inside. Here is my card:






I used a recollections paper pack "colored pencil" and basic black paper as well as rhinestones. In the pack was sheets of paper with 6 different patterns on one page. The background I used for this card had the inside pattern right beside it so I thought....hmmmmm it would look good on the inside of the card and keep the color flowing through. Here is the inside of my card:






It is not a great picture of the inside as I had cropped the picture and centered it but apparently I didn't pick the correct image from my phone. I thought a sentiment could go in the center of the label when I decide who I will be sending this to.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate it. If you get a chance please stop by the other crafters of faith and see their creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed in their beautful creations.

Until next time,
Hugs,

Carol













 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Challenge your stash Jan 2017

Hi all, Barb opened a new group called Challenge your stash where the hostess comes up with a challenge for the month and we are supposed to use what we have and not go out and buy anything to make the challenge. This month Barb challenged us with a color challenge The 3 colors were blach white and silver. Black and white is usually my go to color combo and I thought great color challenge. (which it is), however I had a more difficult time coming up with an idea. I probably put way to much thought into it and made it harder than it should've been. I did use everything from my stash. I used basic black, silver mirror paper, an old SU set, embossing powder and the white shimmer paint. I also, pulled a half used pack of rhinestones and a silver discontinued ribbon from SU. Here is my card.



The silver mirror paper is behind the flower die cut out. and the rhinestones are in the middle of the embossed flowers painted with the white shimmer paint. My card didn't photograph well but I do like how it turned out in real life.

Thank you for stopping by, please stop by the other gals in the group and see their amazing creations. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mystery Image swap Jan 2017

Hello all, today I am sharing my card for the Mystery Image Swap hosted by Vickie. This is our 38th round and it has been a fun ride. The hostess sends an image to all of the girls participating in the swap and we have about a month and a half to create cards with the image. Vickie sent a SU image "everything nice" it was a cute image with a nice sentiment for the inside. I chose to make my own dsp  using glossy paper, I dropped 3 different colors of alcohol ink on the glossy cardstock and placed another piece of white glossy cardstock over the card stock with ink on it and smoshed them all together then slid them apart. This created two background papers. I then let them dry and cut them to size to create a blue/white background. My other colors didn't really show through as I think I may have not put enough of those colors on the paper. I colored my little gal with copics and used blue stickles on the rain to make it pop. I also used crystal effects on the boots to incidate that they were waterproof. The buttons on the coat is pearl colored liquid pearls and I used a Martha Stewart punch to do the swirly edge and cut the punched embelishment in half. I took rhinestones to the edge of the swirlies and put another accent between with pearls. My image is set up with double stick tape. Here is my card:


I used the swirly punch out on the insde as well with the sentiment centered over the full punch.

Thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate it. If you have a chance to go visiting the other mystery swappers I am sure you will be pleasently surprised how the image looks so different in many wonderfully creative ways.

Thanks again for stopping by.
Until next time,
Carol




Monday, January 16, 2017

January DDD Challenge 2017

Well here I am a day late. What a way to start out the new year. (Not Good.) We are starting off the year with Terry (Dazzlers) and Tami (Divas) sending out kits for us to play with. The ironic part of all of this is Tami sent out her bountiful  kit early and I have had my card done now for quite awhile. The part that tripped me was forgetting the 15th was on a Sunday and I didn't have my card available to post yesterday, so I must apologize to all.

Tami sent us an amazing Riley kit with Imaginisce DSP (..all of the pieces were beautiful), a bunch of misc vendor embellishments and the Riley Heart Balloon Image.

I colored up my image right away with copics and used crystal effects to make the balloon shiny. I then found a latch card tutorial and began work. Here is the front of my card.






And here is the inside:
 



Typically I try to use as many of the DSP papers that I can, however, with this layout I didn't want to over do ..

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. Please stop by the other duelers and check out how they used their kits. I am sure you will not be disappointed. (These are an amazing group of creative gals).

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol