Thursday, September 21, 2017

You brighten my day

Thursday September 21, 2017
 
Wow this is day 7 of the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop..
It's been fun creating my cards. Few I have loved and few not so much.. Maybe I hadn't had enough coffee that day when I created.. Any how this is another day and another card.
 
 This is my card. I took some dark gray card stock and dry embossed it. I then took some tanish card stock and my Stampin up stamps and dies and cut out the to go coffee cup and lid. I used Ranger inks to give some shading.
I found this awesome scrap dotted card stock so cut it out to fit as the cozy. I used Simon Says sentiment that has nothing to do with coffee but for my card it does. I added some of those left over Simons Says leaves I painted with Mission paints and touched up with Ranger. It needed something more so added the twine and more leaves. I won some gray bling dots from Close to my heart.. Aren't they pretty? and added them to the card. 
 
 
Challenges:
Fall coffee lovers 
The daily marker  day 21
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - pop it up
Crafting by design - drink up

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy mail - Aud Sentiments #189

Thursday September 21 - October 2, 2017
 
Well we are really getting into some fall now. Grandkids / Great Grandkids are in school and getting all things figured out.. Hope you are enjoying a quiet house now and can get some crafting done... LOL  Well on to the challenge..
 
We have another two week challenge at
 Aud Sentiments #189.. Our theme is
 
2 word sentiment.. ONLY TWO WORDS..   and make sure you sentiment is where we can see it..
 
 
 
So this is my two (2) word card.. happy mail... I tell you this is the second card.. I stamped this card out and had it ready to layer and so I turned the card over and applied adhesive.. WELL when I turned it over my ink smeared.. it was a red hot mess.. I had to remake it..
 
I used Simon says stamps. I at first used Ranger ink.. WHICH STAYS WET LONGER!!!! so this card is with Stampin up ink. I then colored the envelopes with copics and added glossy accents to the hearts.
 
I thought it came out cute. I've had this stamp set for quite some time.. it came in one of the Simon month kit but didn't know what to do with it so I wanted to try using it now..  I laid out the envelopes till I got a nice display and stamped them so they looked like they were stacked. I added the hearts in various places.. It for sure is happy mail.
 
Hope you find time to play along and can head over to Aud Sentiments to see the DT creations.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 21
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
Inky chicks #88 - favorite colors (blue/red)

I can hardly wait to regret this...

Wednesday September 20, 2017
 
It's day 6 of the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop..
Are you playing along?? Are you having fun and seeing all the creative projects??
 
 
 This is my card. I knew in my mind what I wanted to create but I think I over did the background. I probably should of left the white embossed hearts off and just stayed with the coffee cups and leaves. Trial and error.. Funny how your mind says one thing and you hands do another.. Any how I stamped the Impress coffee cup and hearts and embossed in white. I then added some Ranger inks to my craft sheet and spritzed with water and smooshed my paper and dried and smooshed more till I got the effect I wanted. I then stamped with brown ink the Simon Says leaves (oh the hearts are Simon says also). I then black embossed the Tim Holtz crazy dog and food bowl which is now filled with COFFEE and glossy accents..  I colored the dog with Mission paints and the bowl with copics. I used a brown copic for the coffee cups coffee. The sentiment is from Dylusions and the cute dog is saying this before he's getting ready to drink the coffee.  I added some Stampin up leaves in the corner and fussy cut the coffee cup and added to the leaves base. I added a wooden red heart. I can just see this dog drinking the coffee and running around the house like a crazy dog he is..
 
 
Challenges:
Fall coffee lovers
The daily marker day 20 
Crafting from the heart #175 - anything goes
Die cuttin divas #335 - national coffee day
Scrapping 4 fun #98 - technique (create embossed/ink smooshing background)
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
Crafting by design - drink up
Simon Wednesday - pop it up
 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Season's greeting - Inspiration Destination #134

Wednesday September 20 - October3, 2017
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Inspiration Destination #134
 
The theme is a favorite.. ANYTHING GOES
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Nest Dolls

 
Oh my isn't she a cutie.. This is Reindeer Ellie..
 I colored her with Copics and used Spectrum Noir glitter pen for the bows and ornaments.  I added a little Ranger ink around the edges and some half pearls and this cutie was done.
If you need inspiration or just want to give some love.. Check out the design teams cards over at Inspiration Destination.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 20
QKR Stampede #261 - anything goes
Use your stuff #280 - pets
Crafting from the heart #75 - anything goes

Fall colors - Craftaholics R Us #37

Wednesday September 20, 2017
 
Well this is another team I joined. Craftaholics R Us... yup I am a craftaholic.. I like that better than hoarder.. lol
 
Craftaholics R Us #37  We are a weekly challenge with a theme..
 
I am on the Green team and the theme is FALL COLORS  for this week.
I hope you can play along..
 
 
I looked through some designer papers and went for one of my favorite companies. Basic Gray.. I liked these 5 papers and thought what to do... So I added adhesive to my background base and laid the papers down then cut it down to 4.25 x 5.5. I then took Gina K - botanical stamp set and Ranger ink and stamped the script. I then stamped in black the two silhouettes and used gray ink for the other silhouette. I die cut the image out with My Favorite Things stitch die. I die cut two butterflies from an old Stampin up folder die. I added some twine and half pearls to them. I added some Nuvo drops to the one plant and Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the black plants.  I really hope I have inspired you. These are my fall colors.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 20
QKR Stampede #261 - anything goes
That's crafty - fly away
Your next stamp #73 colors
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
Always fun #24 - fall colors
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
Simon Wednesday pop it up (the script piece and butterflies)
 





Hello Love - Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #191

Wednesday September 20, 2017
 
Well this is one of the other Design Teams I joined..
Again it's a weekly challenge..
We have two teams. I am on the ORANGE team.
 
Each week we have a new theme. 
 The theme for this week is ANIMALS
 
 
This is a piece I water colored with my Mission water color paints. It is a pre stamped piece I got on one of my Simon Says monthly kit. I've wanted to paint it for awhile now but wasn't sure with what. Well the Mission paints are kinda new so this was the perfect shot.. I added Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the water.. I am pleased with how it came out. I had to google Flamingos on their beak to see what they look like.  The only flamingos you see in Washington State are the plastic ones in some peoples yards that are faded.. LOL.  I am happy with this card. I hope I inspired you to play along.  Any animal stamp, I know you have one..


Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 20
That's crafty - fly away
Use your stuff #280 - pets


May you always be content - Paper Play Sketches

Wednesday September 20, 2017
 
Welcome to a fun filled day for paper crafting.
 Today at Paper Play Sketches we have a color theme.. woo hoo love color themes.. Really makes me put on the thinking cap..
 
 
 
This is the theme... cant wait to see what you create..

 
So I saw the leaves and thought ok that makes it easier.. And with fall in the air this would be a fun card. So I took out my Stampin up leaves. I had this large leaf so I embossed it with black on Bristol and used my Zig markers and got the colors where I wanted them. I then die cut the image out and went over the leaf with Wink of Stella then took my Versa Mark and went over the whole image and clear embossed. I then found a few other Stampin up leaves I liked and went through my scrap box and found some papers that were ok with the color challenge and stamped the veins and took Quick quote chalk ink and went around the edges after I die cut them out.. I added a few small Martha Stewart punched leaves. The gray piece is a left over from a Quick Quote kit. I laid it all out and used foam dots behind most of the leaves. I stamped the Tech. Tuesday sentiment in the lower right corner. I used QQ chalk ink in pink and distressed the white card. For the final touch I added various drops of Nuvo Drops.  I love this card and the fun colors.

Challenges:
The daily marker - Day 20
AAA cards #99 - autumn colors
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Make my Monday #55 - autumn colors
Simon Wednesday  Pop it up