Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Koi for you.





This is my team submission for this weeks challenge at Try Stampin' (or Not) on Tuesday.  The theme this week is to make an oval or round card.



For this card, I started with black card stock and I cut the two ovals using a large oval die.  I then cut two small rectangle pieces to make a hinge on the top (inside).

I cut the Koi using multiple pieces of cs (pink, salmon, black and yellow) with my cricut using the Art Nouveau cartridge.

The sentiment was stamped with a Hampton Arts rubber set using hot pink embossing powder.
I ran faux stitching around the edge with a hot pink gel pen.

The inside of the card I cut 2 ovals in the next size down in the die set to glue over the exposed hinges and for writing.
To my surprise, this card fits perfectly into an A2 envelope.




Thank you for stopping by.  I'm still on vacation, but I had these all ready to go for you.

Wishing you a fantastic day and thank you for stopping by!  Feel free to comment  - I would love to hear from you.


Dawn.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Friends are flowers






      

Hello from the design team  at the Brown Sugar Challenge.  The theme this week is USE A DIE CUT and our sponsor this week is




For this card, I started with the image on white cs where I colored by blending colored pencils.  Using green cs, I printed the sentiment in an offset arc and then using an oval die set, I cut a hole for the inage.    I used a MS edge punch.  I adhered this all onto darker blue cs ... I set it all asymmetrical and added the paperflowers.

I hope you have fun playing along.






Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.
Dawn.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sun Rays




        This is my deesign team card for Try Stampin' (or Not) on Tuesdays - what a fun sketch (shown below) and to go with that there is a theme of 'a ray of sunshine'.  That is exactly what I am headed for too ... the Bahamas .... and pure sunshine and a well needed vacation ....  yea buddy !!


For this card I started with watercolor paper and water colored the rays from the corner.  I cut the short paper rays from orange cs with my Cricut and the Accent Essentials cartridge.  I hand punched the circle in a lighter shade of yellow cs.
The stamped clouds are from a stamp set from Neat and Tangled and I stamped them with Spiced Marmalade and  Scattered Straw and fussy cut them from the white cs and used dimensional squares to pop one over the other.
The sentiment comes from the same stamp set and I used Spiced Marmalade with clear embossing powder.






Here is the sketch for this week at Try Stamping (or not) on Tuesday.













Thank you for stopping by ... please feel free to comment.  I would love to hear from you

Have a fantastic day

Dawn

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bee Fierce





      

Hello from the design team  at the Brown Sugar Challenge.  The theme this week is Anything Goes and our sponsor this week is



For this card, I started with the image on white cs where I colored by blending colored pencils.  I cut the image with a nested circle die.  From pale yellow cs I cut the circle frame and then ran that through my CuttleBug with a swiss dot folder.  I adhered this all onto darker yellow cs ... the sentiment was printed on the same cs with the Bees and Flower added from Recollections.

I hope you have fun playing along.


I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may :
Addicted to Stamps ATG
The House that Stamps Built - use a die.
QTR Stampede - ATG/Easter
Cards for Galz - Fairy Nice
Dies R Us - Easter
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Lets Craft and Create - Easter/Flowers/Spring
Deep Ocean  - Easter
Daisy Chain - Spring



Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.
Dawn.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Floral Bouquet




 Welcome ... I totally forgot to post this one. It was right in the middle of my crazy tooth problem.
This is for a new group that just started up.
Stinking Inkers  and as a member of the design team, I would love to welcome you.
It's a monthly challenge and we would love to have you play along.  This months challenge is "Showers of Flowers" ... bring up the buds!


I started with a Fiskars stamp set 'Petals from Scratch" and then I blended with Spun Sugar, Warn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry and then hand painted the petals with same.     I used a marker for the flower centers.
I cut gray cs for the side panel and then used a MS edge punch for the scallops.   The sentiment was a Hampton Arts rubber stamp with silver embossing powder.
Pink dotted satin ribbon down the side and some white paper flowers to finish it off.
All of this on a grey top fold base.

This is for a coworker who was just in a bad car accident.  Sending it off to cheer her up.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Addicted to Stamps - ATG
4 Crafty Chicks - Flowers
Crafty Sentiments - ATG
Dragonfly Dreams  ATG
Lets Craft and Create - April Showers/Flowers
Card Mania - Flowers


Thank you for stopping by ....

Have a fantastic day !!

Dawn

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

4 cowboy ....

 

   This is a birthday card for a sweet boy and yes, he's turning 4.
I started out with a stamp image by Bugaboo Stamps using colored pencils to finish off the image.
I cut the frame on tan cs using nesting rectangles and then used walnut stain and vintage photo inks to smudge it.
The number 4 was cut with my Cricut using the Plantin School cartridge.
The designer paper was found in my scrap box and I don't remember who it is by and was set on the tan cs.
This was all set onto Kraft cs that I ran through my Cuttlebug using a woodgrain folder.
Brown and tan twine to hold it all together all on a top fold Kraft cs base.

Super fun.  Can't wait to send it to him

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Creative Knockouts - ATG
Die Cut Divas; Birthday
City Crafters = Birthday
Shopping Our Stash = Tie one on
The House that Stamps Build = Die Cut
Simon Says = Birthday
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch # 397
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

COOL





This is my design team submission for Try Stampin' on (or not) on Tuesday.
This is the sketch for this week 

I hope you join us for some fun. 

For this card, I started pulling bold colors of scrap cs from my left overs box and ran that through my Cricut cutting flower shapes with the Accent Essentials cartridge. The stamp is from Recollections (comic talk) and I used hot pink embossing powder on designer black and grey paper.  On the flowers,  I added faux stitching and dots with sharpie markers and glossy accents in the petals of the large blue flower.  I dropped large enamel dots into the centers of all three flowers.   All on top of a black top fold cs base.

Thank for stopping by and checking it out.
Have a fantastic day and happy stamping !!


Dawn.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pretty in Pink





      

Hello from Team B at the Brown Sugar Challenge.  The theme this week is Anything Goes and our sponsor this week is



For this card, I started with blending Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Warn Lipstick and Mustard Seed onto white cs.  This image is colored with both colored pencils and markers.   I cut a piece of pink cs with an arched die and then ran that through the cuttlebug with a tiny dotted folder.  The sentiment was stamped on ballet pink cs with hot pink embossing powder with a Tim Holtz stamp set.  I added a piece of ballet pink ribbon and a handful of paper flowers.  All of this on a pink cs top fold base.

I hope you have fun playing along.
Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great day.
Dawn

Sunday, March 19, 2017

L is for Ladybug

 


     This card has inspiration from a few challenges.
I started with a piece of black card stock and I stamped ladybugs with a set from Inkadinkado. I cut a piece of ladybug designer paper from Recollections and got that ready to go.
Grabbing a black base card I put the first piece of black and white washi tape alone the bottom.  Then the ladybug paper.  Then the lady bug stamps and topped that with a piece of red card stock cut as a flag that was stamped with the same white embossing paper with a Tim Holtz stamp.









I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may .....
Just Add  Ink = "L" is for Ladybug.
Sweet Stampin' = Sweet 'LADY'bug
Seize the Birthday = black and white and one color



     Fresh Made Sketches








Thanks for stopping by ...  have a great day!

Dawn

Negative fly



                            So, what do you do with the piece of scrap from your image cut?  You make another card of course.  For this one I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for inspiration.
            This is the negative left over from the dragonfly cut in the card before.   I grabbed a piece of white cs and sponged Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet and glued that behind the cut negative.
           I trimmed it up a bit and ran faux stitches around with a gold gel pen.  I stamped the sentiment with a Hampton Arts stamp and gold embossing powder.
               I added the different color washi tape .








I would like to add this to the following card challenges if I may:


   


  Sketch Saturday = for the sketch #









Outlawz = ATG



Less is More = Use Washi Tape






Sweet Stampin = For someone special
Kraftin' Kimmie = Things with wings.




Thank you so very much for stopping by and taking a peek.
Have a fantastic day


Dawn

Mint Flies





    This is a card using a sketch challenge from the Outlawz Challenge.  Using mint green cs I cut the circle - ran that through my cuttlebug with a daisy folder and mounted that onto a doily.
   The sentiment was stamped with a Hampton Arts stamp onto mint green vellum and wrapped around the circle.
The smaller butterflies were cut with a punch from paint swatches in various shades of mint.
The larger dragonfly was cut with both mint green cs and black cs  with my cricut (Art Nouveau) and layered.
      The light grey base went through the cuttlebug with the same daisy folder and the green and I added the green washi tape across the top






I would like to add this card to the following cards if I may please:

Craft Rockets =  make it feminine
Simon Says = make it green
Double D = Things that fly
Bitten by the Bug 2 = Birthday Challenge
Butterfly Challege = E is for edges with Mint.


Thank you for stopping by ...
Have a great day

Dawn



Thank you so very very much for the recognition.



Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring Window



 

    This card is centered around a stamp from Beccy's Place.   Great goods there !!   I used both colored pencils and markers on the image.  I thought the pencil worked best for the bricks.
I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning to put it all together.
I have black cs that I ran through my cuttlebug with a swirl embossing folder.  The sentiment tag on mint cs was stamped with black StazOn and the stamp is from Inkadinkado.  I used wide mint green washi tape down the side and set all the squares off sides for the sketch.  Final touch were some white paper flowers.









I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Outlawz Challenge: Progressive
Beccy's Place Challenge
Crafty Catz = ATG with a touch of pink
Creative Friday = Flowers
Fussy and Fancy = Springtime

   


Tuesday Morning Sketches #394

Mono Gray



HAPPY ST. PAT'S DAY EVERYONE !!


               Using the color palette from The House That Stamps Built I worked up this card.  Starting with lite gray card stock, I cut the background with a Spellbinders PostageStamp Die. I cut a second one with a slightly darker shade of gray and trimmed it down and stamped the sentiment with a Hampton Arts Stamp, black StayzOn and clear embossing powder to shine it up.  I also edged the top hickory smoke ink.  I cut the flower out of different shades of gray and black cs and highlighted with a white gel pen.
All of this was adhered to a white top fold cs base and then some pearl gems added to the corner for some blingage.








I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may pretty please:

   




 The House that Stamps Built Palette Challenge







Little Scrappy Pieces = ATG
Dies R Us = Borders and Edges
Creative KnockOuts = Border Time
Star Stampz = Pearls and Gems
City Crafters = Spring (is here and yet so cold, damp and dreary) 
Sweet Stampin' = Anything But Birthday 


Thank you for stopping by today and 
HAPPY ST. PAT'S DAY !! 

Dawn

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lime Green

I can't seem to shed it ... Thank Goodness it's March and tons of greens are floating around because my Muse is just hell bent on the Lime for some reason. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bunnies

       




       This is for a sketch on Try Stamping (or not) on Tuesday.   This lavender cs is getting a work out this week.  I started with lavender and I ran that through my Cuttlebug with a large dot folder by Darice.  Using a cute Peep die from Simon Says, I cut the three bunnies from a matching paper pad by Simple Stories.  From yellow card stock, I cut the 'big hugs' using a die from Simon Says.  I tied yellow bakers twine around a couple of times and pulled the 'g' over.
I clipped the corners with a cloud We Are Memory Keepers Cropadile.
I adhered this all onto pale yellow CS and then pulled a bit of a cotton ball for their tails.





Here is the sketch for Try Stamping on Tuesday.














I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:


Happy Little Stampers - Use Die Cuts
Diva's that Cut - Animals
Animal Friends - Big Ears
Crafting By Design = ATG
City Crafter = Spring
Card Mania Challenge = Pastel Colors

Sunday, March 12, 2017

NY State of Mind

          This card is for two challenges that were looking for inspiration from songs.
          Going with Billy Joel and NY State of Mind on this one.
          I started with white cs and blended the rainbow across using Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet.
          Using black cs and my Cricut, I cut the skyline using Sampler cartridge and the Statue of Liberty using the Stand and Salute cartridge.
           I stamped the sentiment on a small piece of black scrap with silver embossing powder.
           I blended on another piece of white cs Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Hickory Smoke.
          Using the sketch from My Favorite Things, I trimmed and adhered accordingly.





I would to add this card to the following challenges if I may:



My Favorite Things = Sketch








Casology = Landmarks
Fab and Funky = Inspired by a song
Polkadoodles = ATG
Through the Purple Haze = ATG (and she looks like she's in a putple haze)
Make My Monday = Rainbow
Casual Friday = Off the Edge
ModSquad = Song Inspiration


Thank you so very much for stopping by today ...
wishing you an amazing day!!


Dawn







Thank you so very very much for the recognition






Lime just for you


             I love this color combination and when I saw two challenges calling for it ... I was tickled.
               Starting with white CS , I blended the mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers and the added some water droplets.
              On another piece of white I cut the ovals with a die and then blended Twisted Citron from the center of the oval to the top and edges.
            I stamped the sentiment with a Hampton Arts stamp with Mermaid Lagoon and then topped that with clear embossing powder.
             The white dotted acetate is from Recollections.
             I stacked that all together and added the white stars, blue hexigons and silver and teal sequins in to void and sealed it closed.
              I adhered all that onto a blue cs base.  I added strips of blue and teal glitter tape to the top and a couple of dropped sequins about.
Shake, Shake Shake ....




I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:



Die Cut Diva: Sketch










 


 Color Throwdown: Lime green and Blue







 



Card Concept: Lime green and Aqua








Addicted to Stamps = Make Your Mark



Thanks for stopping by ... shake up the rest of your day and have fun!!!


Dawn


Thank you so very much Diva's




Sending Smiles







                This is a for a sketch challenge with Freshly Made Sketches.                   .
Starting with a piece of green plaid from Colorbok - I cut the long rectangle and used a gold gel pen to faux stitch the edge.  The green polka dot is from Recollections.  I attached those two pieces onto black cs and then faux stitches the top and bottom edges.
I stamped the sentiment with gold embossing powder and then die cut two nesting stitched ovals from the stamped black and a green.
All attached onto a black top fold base.






I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

Freshly Made Sketches = #278

The Paper Shelter = Dots or Stripes
Little Red Wagon = Plaids and Polka Dots
CAS Fridays = off the edge
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG

Thank you for stopping by ... all this green ... must mean March !!
Be safe, Be happy, Be Lucky

Dawn


Lucky Charm






This card incorporates a sketch challenge for CAS this Sketch.
I started with lime green cs and ran that through my cuttlebug and a striped woodgrain folder.  I cut the wording with  my Cricut using the Spring Card cartridge.  
From the same cartridge I cut the clovers.  I cut a small piece of green polka dot designer paper from recollections and placed it on that diagonal.
I added that sweet lace ribbon and all adhered to the same color card base a few added sequins, a large gem and some glitter stickles for the finish. 











I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
CAS this Sketch = sketch
Fantabulous Cricut = St. Patrick's Day
Bitten by the Bug 2 = Lucky
Creative Knockout = Greens
Color My Heart = Pick Greens
Deep Ocean = Dots and Stripes


Thank you for stopping by ...
Have a fantastic day

Dawn

Eat Drink

 




                  This was something I've had forever and never used - two fold.  One is the cartridge and Two is this embossing powder.
The cut is completely from the cartridge 'holiday cards'  The embossing powder I stumbled on this morning from my stash where I thought it was white snow ... but turned out to be iridescent  - which must have been in there so long I had no idea I had it and was shocked to see the beautiful butterfly I embossed this morning on black card stock (where I thought it was going to be white).
So I cut this on green card stock and decided that it needed a bit more to it and added the iridescent to it.  I punched a small clover and topped that with glossy accents.
Who'd a thunk??





I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may ......

Fantabulous Cricut = St. Patrick's Day
Bitten By the Bug 2 = Lucky
Creative Knockout = Lots of Green
Through The Purple Haze = ATG

Thank you for looking and stopping by.




Dawn

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Habiscus





        This card is for a great sketch on Try Stamping (or Not) on Tuesday with an optional theme of 'ANGLES'.  I have to admit, the black paper with the diagonal lines was driving me loopy.  The paper is from American Craft Paper.
         The center of the diagonal is a stamped image from a bargain box mounted find that I stamped randomly on white cs with Black StazOn.  I colored the flower petals with white crayon and then sponged Fired Brick ink over the piece where there is a color resist.  One of my favorite -- yet simple -- techniques.
      The black and white strip paper is from a holiday Valentine pad from American Craft that I had in my stuffs from a few years back.
         The sentiment was stamped with Fired Brick on white CS and clear embossing powder and then mounted with two metal daisy brads - that I absolutely forgot that I had a whole bunch of.
        All of this on a red card stock side fold base.


This is the sketch for this week






















I hope you have fun playing along with this challenge.




I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Stamping Royalty = your favorite technique (color resist)
Polkadoodles = ATG
Tuesday Throwdown = Thinking of you



Have a great day !!

Dawn

Monday, March 6, 2017

Celebrating pastels ......





          This card is using the sketch from SugarPea Design Challenge for the month of March
     Going with the purple once again .. this is a top fold card base.
        Starting with lavender cs, I put that through my cuttlebug with a small dotted folder from Cuttlebug.
        With a lighter shade of lavender, I also ran that through with a new 'celebration' folder Darice. It's a little bit longer than my card size and I had to cut it down.
       I found a small piece of printed paper with lots of flowers (I honestly can't remember the vendor, it's been in my scrap box forever) that I cut with a nested circle die and put that on top of the same lavender as the 'celebrate'.
       From a small piece of magenta cs I stamped the sentiment with white embossing powder using a stamp set from Tim Holtz.

BaDaBing ....




I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
 

Sugar Pea Design Challenge








Double D: Think Spring
BrownSugar: ATG
Addicted to Stamps:  ATG
Card Mania: Pastel Colors
Dragon Fly Dreams: Girly with a die cut
If you can Give a Crafter a Cookie:  Colors
Creative KnockOuts: use a die cut

Thank you for stopping by ...
Wishing you a wonderful day.

Dawn


Baby Baby Baby





      Here is a sketch challenge by Fusion.  I started with grey cs and ran that through my Cuttlebug with a folder by Cuttlebug with random alphas on it.  I found a printed grey and blue paint paper in my stash which is from Recollections.  The stamp is from Inkadinkadoo and I used black StazOn with clear embossing powder to give it some shine.  I cut that down and arranged it all to go with the sketch then added two paper flowers.










I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may, pretty please:




     Fusion: Scrambled Letters










Fab and Funky: Baby
Addicted to Stamps: ATG
Cards for Galz: name your powder (Recollections clear ... I use it on everything and I mean everything ...  to bring my sentiments it to a shine)
One Crazy Stamper: ATG
Stamplorations CAS Challenge: Sky Blue.


Thank you for stopping by ...
wishing you a fantastic day.\




Dawn

Greenish ........





        This is for a sketch for Watercooler Wednesday,  Starting with white cs, I ran it through my cuttlebug with a Darice folder of random blocks.   I then blended crushed olive, mowed lawn, peeled paint and forest moss onto the emboss.  I cut it down to match the sketch.  I stamped the sentiment with white embossing powder and a stamp from Inkadinkadoo and ran some stripes of washi tape across the bottom.  The flourish is cut with my cricut and the accent essentials cartridge and I dotted my gold gel pen through it.









I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:






     Water Cooler Wednesday: Sketch 












      Curtain Call: Use Green









Simply Create Too:  Use Green


4 Crafty Chicks:  Use Green


Thank you so very much ... have a fantastic fantastic day


Dawn

Dance to your own music ....





       Here is another sketch challenge from Fresh Made Sketches.  I started with white cs and blended the rainbow with the use of a stencil using Barn Door, Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Grass, Blue Print Sketch and Wilted Violet.  The sentiment was printed on a small piece of black scrap cs using white embossing powder and a stamp from Inkadinkado.
Adding a big enamel white dot and some sequin bling.










I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:\
 Fresh Made Sketches: Sketch 277
       













Moving along with the Times:  Rainbow
Sunny Day Crafting: Rainbow
Craft Rocket Challenge: no pattern paper



Thanks for looking ...
Have a fantastic day



Dawn

Lavender monotone ......





        So I must have been in a very purple mood this weekend ... seems to be my color of choice.  This card is for both a monotone and sketch challenge.  Grabbing three different shades of violet/purple card stock.  I ran one shade through my cuttlebug with a cuttlebug folder of various shapes/cogs.  I then cut the top shapes with my cricut using Accent Essentials cartridge.  From a lighter shade I cut the strips to work the sketch and ran some faux stitiching along the edge with my gold gel.   The sentiment was stamped with Wilted Violet and a Hampton Arts stamp.









I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:





     Sketch Saturday: Sketch








QKR: ATG
Star Stampz: Monotone
Crafty Sentiments: ATG


Thank you for peeking ....

Have a fantastic day !!


Dawn