Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mojo Monday


For this week's Mojo Monday 480 card, it was fun to work with Authentique's "Journey" monochromatic papers while putting this card together.  Die is from PoppyStamps and sentiment from Power Poppy.  




Monday, January 16, 2017

Freshly Made in Neutrals

I'm completing this post and skimming under the deadline wire today!



Inspired by so many pretty cards this week, I chose neutral colors for my own Freshly Made Sketch.

The papers are from Graphic 45's Artisan Style patterns and solids pad; the die is from PoppyStamps, and the sentiment is from Power Poppy.  






Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mojo Monday in Pink


I dug out a 12x12 paper pad from Tim Holtz for this Mojo Monday card.  Pink seemed like a good choice to go against the winter that surrounds me.  The "smile" die is the prettiest one I have. It's labeled "intricutz dies" by Couture Creations.  





Friday, January 6, 2017

Freshly Made with a little Gold


This week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge is a simple one, but my choice of accent proved to be difficult.  The SU! gold thread is the skinniest I've ever tried to work with!  In fact, after I finished the card, I threw the spool of thread away.  However, I was committed to using gold, and I added a bit more with some gold Stickles on the wings of the butterfly.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mojo Monday 478 --the New Year


Because I started the new year just a bit late, I'm posting my Mojo Monday card on Thursday.  Blue is my favorite color, but I rarely use it for one of my cards.  For this card, I used paper from a 12x12 Docrafts paper pack in various shades and patterns of blue.  I also was able to use one of my favorite butterfly embellishments, a "Fantasy Butterfly" from Prima Flowers, and the "happy" die from Simon Says Stamp.



Less is More - Adding Dimension

It seems like forever since I've made a card or even visited my crafting blog.  Now I have at least four challenges to meet, and I'll start with Less is More.  The challenge is to add some dimension to a card.  I've used a frame die for a white-on-white card front with an image from Tim Holtz's "Runway" collection for Stampers Anonymous.  The "hello" die cut is also dimensional.


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Flower Challenge -- an older die or stamp


The newest card challenge for me is The Flower Challenge. For this particular challenge, I dug in the many drawers of floral stamps to find one of my most favorite:  the Impression Obsession "ruffled bloom."  I used Brushos in Brilliant Red, soaking the heat-embossed image on watercolor paper. The sentiment is from Stampabilities, stamped before the card was dry-embossed.  Challenge met.