Friday, January 15, 2021

Classy Card Ladies Jan 2021 First challenge "Winter Fun"

 Hi all, Today is our first challenge of the new year. We were formerly the Dueling Darlings and we celebrated our 10 year anniversary last year. After our birthday celebration last year  there were a few changes made. The first thing was the change of the name of our group. We all voted and the new name is the 'Classy Card Ladies" and our groups are now the Pearls and Diamonds. I was a Diva and now I am a Diamond. I'm excited to once again start our duels. This month our kits were put together by our leaders Jeanette for the Pearls and Kelly for the Diamonds. The theme for our first challenge is "Winter Fun". Kelly sent a wonderful kit. filled with all kinds of goodies. 

Images: Gerda Steiner Designs Snow Angels--DSP:Recollections Paper pack Crystal Blues winter pack. Misc embellishments  Ribbons from Hobby Lobby and Michaels --and die cut snow frame from Lawn Fawn lawn cut. 

I had so much fun with this kit. The images were adorable and fun to color up. I loved the frame Kelly sent and the dsp was cute and hard to chose from. I colored my images with colored pencils and mounted two of the images on mounting tape and the little bird was mounted on a bobble spring so he moves back and forth appears to be making a snow angel.  I took the let it snow sentiment and mounted it on one of the other dsp and mounted it in the corner. I added glitter to the little hills on the die card and on the images as well as on the background snowflakes. I placed the gem snow flake off to the side on the blue background. I also put mounting tape behind the little hills to make them pop out a bit. 

Here is my card: 


I hope you like my card. I had so much fun making it. Please take a few minutes and stop by the other Classy Card Ladies blogs and I am sure you will be impressed with their card makings skills and creativity.

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Hot mess = Success Jan 2021

It is once again time for the Hot Mess=Sucess challenge. I am honored to be a part of this group with an amazing group of friends. I'm  not the neatest crafter as far as my crafting area goes. I spend too much time looking for things so this challenge fit right into my wheel house. (Although to be honest I have crafted at other peoples homes and so appreciate a nice organized work area so this year my goal is to get my area organized and more efficient.) That being said this challenge is more geared to the mess you create when making your card.  I missed last month and am so sorry about that. I was in the middle of retirement paperwork, Christmas shopping, wrapping and a whole multitude of other chores and completely forgot the date. 

This month however, I'm ahead on my card as I made it last saturday. I had seen a technique where you sponged (rubbed) ink of the background of the card. Next you took a stencil and sponged the same color over the stencil making the sponged area a little darker., Finally you take embossing paste and stencil and work another area of the card background with that to create your whole background. I attempted this with my card. I did ok with the embossing paste (I of course used a glitter clear paste) the normal stenciling didn't work as well but in the long run it was ok as the image I chose covered it up mostly. The image is stamped and embossed on water color paper and then colored with water base ink refills and then fussy cut it out.  I mounted the background I made on top of blue shiny paper and then the whole works went onto a white card base. I then cut thank you out of white shiny paper and mounted that on the flower image. I had fun with this card and trying a new challenge. I hope to try it again only with a bit better luck with the stenciling. 

Here is my card:


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you like my card. Please stop by the other mess challenge blogs. I am sure you will not be disappointed. 

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 



Monday, December 21, 2020

The Paper Shelter break Challenge- Anything goes


 For this weeks challenge I chose to use The  Christmas Candy Fairy image. I thought she was adorable and couldn't wait to color her up. I had found the shiny striped red and white dsp and the shiny red dsp at hobby lobby and thought it would work well with the image. 

It has been a crazy season for us not only with covid but with every thing else that goes along with Christmas....shopping...cards...babysitting the grandkids..along with getting ready to retire. (Which also involves training others to do my work.) It will be nice when life settles down a bit. Until then here is my card for this weeks challenge.




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

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 


Sunday, December 6, 2020

The Paper Shelter 10th Birthday Celebration and blog hops

There is fun fun fun going on at the Paper Shelter this week . They are celebrating their 10th birthday with a blog hop...lots of fun prizes and lots of great inspiriation. You can see what is going on and  join in the fun Here . The theme for all the fun is "A Special Celebration". I made a card using the digi...."the Bride". I think weddings are special celebrations and truthfully I love to see how people envision their special day. 

I loved the image the first time I saw her and had to have her. I think she is beautiful and looks vintage. I colored her up using copics, colored pencils and glitter gel pens. I cut a white layer to highlight this beautiful image I embossed the paper and backed it with gold holographic paper. i then cut another layer of white backed by gold. I fussy cut my bride and popped her up with a dimentional to finish up the card. Here is my card:



I was actually able to take the picture outside so it is a little  shaded in places but it turned out a bit better than some of the others I have taken.  

Thank you for stopping by.I appreciate your stoppingl  I hope you like my card.
Please stop over to the Paper Shelter Blog and join in the fun.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 



Monday, November 23, 2020

The paper shelter challenge # 450 Use a Digital image

Hi all, I'm here for the Paper Shelter Challenge #450. The challenge is to use a digital stamp. I chose "Snowflake" as my digital. I colored up my image with colored pencils and used gamsol with the pencils. I loved this image and thought it should have some shimmer so I went over the snowflakes with clear wink of stella to give them a shimmer shine to mimic stars. On the falling snow flakes, the snow pile at the bottom of the image and the snow on the tree I used a snow pen (kind of like puff paint). Heated up the white after  applying it so it would puff up and look more like snow.  I then cut out the image and mounted it on purple shiny paper which was mounted on a shimmer paper that was embossed with a snowflake. 

If you haven't had a chance to check out the images at the Paper Shelter you can find them HERE. The paper challenge is posted weekly and can be found here. Please check these sights out.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge.  



My picture didn't turn out really great but I'm trying to get better at taking photos.

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

Until next time,

Hugs,

Carol 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

November DDD Challenge--Red Nosed

 Hi all, it is the 15th of the month and the challenge is on once again. This month Shelly  sent kits for the Dazzlers and I sent out the kits for the Divas. When Shelly and I were discussing a topic Shelly suggested Pilgrims and a Thanksgiving theme. I asked her about images as I didn't have any that I knew of . She said she got some from CC designs. I looked at the site and didn't see the pilgrims but did see a set called Reindeer Games. I got back to Shelly and after a bit of back and forth we decided on "Red Nosed" for the theme. With this theme we could have gone the direction of anything that would have had a red nose, however, I had to get the set Reindeer games as it was so darn cute so that is what the Diva's got as their image.  The dsp I sent was from Hobby Lobby as were most of the embellishments. The ribbons came from my stash.

I colored up my images with colored pencils and gamsol and them fussy cut them out. As I couldn't decide which image I was going to use I colored all the reindeer and cut them out. I used basic black as the base for my card and for the layering of the dsp. and started building the front of my card from there. I struggled a little as I had a bit of a hard time not getting the papers I wanted to use to not make the card too busy. 

Here is my card:


I thought this little guy was adorable so guess who got to go on the card...I did used glitter glue on the fur part of his hat and the pom pom on the end of his hat to set that area apart. 

Thank you for stopping by, I do hope you like my card. If you have a few minutes, please stop by the rest of the DDD's blogs. I am sure you will not be disappointed in their creations.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol 


Friday, November 13, 2020

The Paper Shelter Challenge # 449 Card for a Child

Hi all, I'm here once again for the paper shelter challenge. When I first saw this site on Aussie Annie's blog I was so excited to see all the cute images. I was in the market for an image for my granddaughters birthday card and had such a hard time chosing an image. In fact I purchased several and of course went back for more. I colored up several of the images and made up a couple of cards. One I gave her and the other I am posting here today for this challenge. 

For this card I used the Cupcake Birthday image This image captured my heart the first time I saw it. I had some left over pieces of designer paper that I used for this card. Once I had this little one colored up I actually tried to match the dsp and card paper to the colored image. I also die cut the Happy Birthday from the background paper to add to the front. 

Here is my card:





Some pastel flat dots finish off the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I do so appreciate it.

Until next time,

Hugs,

Carol