Sunday, January 13, 2019

Anniversary Flamingo Love


I just love these "Christmas Flamingos" so after removing the antlers they were perfect for an anniversary card. This is for me 5th son and his wife for their January anniversary. It was very cold on their wedding day - even for here in Florida! This was a fun card to make for the sketch challenge. 

I used the Festive Flamingos and Stitched Valley from the wonderful MFT collection. This card is for the Sketch Challenge this week. 

Happy Birthday Sis


My sister is a budding sketcher and watercolor artist. I am really proud of her. My love is still card making and dabbling with paints as backgrounds is about as artsy as I get. So this is her birthday card. 

This card is for the GinaKDesigns challenge for this year and on their new updated website! I created the background with some sparkly watercolors and then stamped the sentiment from the Grand Greetings stamp set. I also added the wonderful checked ribbon. It was a quick card to make but I do like how it turned out. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

December Birthday

I have 4 birthdays in the month of December and all my creativity is being sucked out making Christmas cards! So this one is rather simple for my grandson - I made a similar one for my granddaughter but used different colors. so this is it for this sketch challenge. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Elf

This is a last minute card and no natural light to take a better picture. I used some alcohol background as a backdrop for the elf then a few presents perfect for spoiling! 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Joy to the World

Joy to the World - the Joy card kit I got is so wonderfully versatile. This card may look pretty simple but it did take me a while. I used the double stitched die for the straight red strips on the background and then thought that there was too much white space so free cut thin strips of green to place in between. Then it still looked too plain so I added the bow on the top. I do like the final result of this card. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Christmas Gifts


Another Christmas card is in the books - I love sketch challenges most of all. That is what gets my creative juices flowing more than any other challenges. Thanks My Favorite Things for having one every week! I am not thrilled with the way that the stocking turned out but overall it worked. 

Monday, November 5, 2018

Spoiling

I had to make another card with these cute elves and decided to try using it for the MFT sketch challenge. I am not too thrilled with this one but it is done now. I used some white snow for the stocking and hat. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Christmas Elf

I had so much fun with this sketch that I made a second card using the adorable Santa's Elves set from MFT. I found some white flock that I had from eons ago and use that for the hat. I had a heck of a time with the Moroccan Die - it was tough to die cut and took a long time getting the pieces out. But if you don't look too close you can't tell (too  much)! 

Delightful Deer

This is for the sketch challenge at MFT. The photo doesn't show the silver glitter paper circle or the glittery silver sentiment but it does shine. And "YEAH" I have another Christmas card done! This is using the Delightful Deer dies from MFT, and they truly are delightful! 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Christmas Deer

My first Christmas card for 2018! I loved these Delightful Deer die set the moment I saw them on MFT! I made the star using a self made stencil, sponged the inside with dark blue ink and then I used some Decofoil on the the dots. It is really hard to see but those dots glitter and shine. I put the cute cardinal on the lovely script sentiment that was not from MFT but I loved that one.  

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Birthday Chicks - Gift Card Holder

The photo didn't come out very well because it is a silver metal gift box container. I created a circle tag with the Birthday Chicks stamp set on an alcohol ink background piece that I had made with gold foil in it. I am sorry about the picture though, it truly is prettier in real life. The colors are purple and yellow.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Peaceful

I just loved how the sky background turned out! I love seeing the surprise that alcohol inks bring out. The sketch challenge on MFT was a real "challenge" I did my best with it. The trees are arranged in a star pattern and for good measure I placed a star shaped snowflake on top of one of the trees. The products used were freebies this month. The sentiment was from a SSS set.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lovebirds Anniversary


When you (as we are) blessed with 8 adult children there are many cards that are needed throughout the year. Right now I have several anniversary cards needed for 3 of our sons and their wives. This is one of them. I used the colors for the color challenge on MFT for this card. It took me a bit to find an anniversary sentiment to go with it. I found this one in the "A Tweet Hello" set. I think it went just fine with the peacocks. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Many Thanks


So often I take images and color them in a variety of ways. This time I did things a little different. I had this panel of alcohol ink trial panel and had not yet decided how I was going to use it. When I saw the sketch challenge on MFT I wanted to do something with that panel so I stamped the images on vellum and let the color from the background come through. I tied a little twine around each leaf and left it. 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Cheer Up


I made this card for my high school senior grandson who got a concussion at his last football game and is not out for the rest of the season. He is very down about this so I hope this fun toucan will cheer him up. This card is also for the sketch challenge over on MFT.

Products used are from MFT:
Cheerful Blessings
Toucan Do It


Sunday, October 7, 2018

CAS - World Card Making Day


Then at the last minute I decided to create another CAS card because I was concerned that the one first one was not simple enough. I was all out of the Stitched Blooms flowers so I used the Doodled Blooms and the Yay for You sets. The light was about gone for taking this picture but you get the drift. 

MFTWCMD2018


World Card Making Day - I love that MFT had a challenge to go with it and thank you for giving me Sunday to get them done! I had soooooo much fun! Last week I played around with some Yupo Translucent paper and alcohol inks for fun I was very glad to have that done and used the Stitched Blooms dies to cut out a bunch of flowers. With those I made 3 cards. The first was the ROYGBIV. I used the Stitched Basic Edges to create a rainbow, some of the flowers and stamped on a balloon and sentiment from the Bundle of Balloons. 



The second card was to make a CAS card - more of the flowers and a simple thank you from the Twice the Thanks dies. I used an ivory background with a dark brown card base.



The third card and this time I used some of the smaller flowers that I had cut and added the Vase die and the Smile dies. I used a kraft for the background and brown for the card base. I am really not sure which one I like best but I do know that I will enjoy sending them.

Products used are all MFT:
Stitched Blooms
Stitched Basic Edges
Smile
Flower Vase
Bundle of Balloons
Twice the Thanks

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Birthday Scream!

What to do for an 11 year old boys birthday - scream I suppose! That is what I was thinking. Boys are tough to make cards for - especially preteen and teen boys of which I have several! So the monster it is and I hope he doesn't mind the bow but I had just received that in my last order (along with the monsters) and just had to try it out. This card is for the color challenge on MFT. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Prayers Going Up

Sketch challenge card for MFT. I wanted to have the background a little lighter then it was but I think the effect was still okay. I colored the flower using Prismacolor pencils - not my favorite medium for coloring but it did turn out okay. This flower set called "Fancy Flowers" is retired but still such a pretty flower set. The following MFT products were used:

Sending Prayers Stamp Set
Prayer Die
Fancy Flowers - Retired I think

Fun Birthday Shaker

I made this fun birthday card for one of my contemporaries. I love the "Growing up is Optional" - makes me smile. This card is for The Birthday Project challenge on MFT. This time it was to make the card interactive. You can shake this card for fun. It really came together pretty quickly. I just love MFT's shaker elements. 

Products used:
Gift Shaker Window Frame
Cheerful Greetings