Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy Haunting

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I have really enjoyed using the brand new Halloween stamps from Just For Fun, and you can see all of them here and here. On this card I used the Haunted Moon Tree.

First I stamped the 2-Sided Doodle Background/Frame on cream cardstock and rubbed a little Micro Glaze over each circle to act as a resist. I used various colors of Color Bursts on the background. Next I stamped the tree and Tiny Black Kat using Jet Black Staz On ink. The eyes are polymer stickers.

The theme for our challenge this month is Halloween! Come on over and join in the fun and you might even win a gift certificate to the store. You do not have to use a Just For Fun Stamp to enter.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Double D Challenge:  Fright Night
Modsquad Challenge:  Fall Fest

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Have a Mice Halloween!

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog! I want to show you a Halloween card I made. These mice are sooooo cute dressed up in their candy corn costumes!

I had just bought spider embellishments, so I drew a web in the corner of the card and a line for the spider to hang from. I also used green google eyes on the spider. Did you know that spiders' eyes show up like green pin points when a light is shown on them at night? When my oldest son was about 10 years he told this to me because he had learned it in scouts. So one summer night we went outside with flashlights held up to our foreheads and saw all the little pin lights in the grass and bushes. ( Now you can imagine how we looked to anyone that passed by and at that time we lived by a busy road! ) You would not believe the hundreds of little eyes we saw!!!! It can be rather creepy to know how many spiders are in your yard!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a very mice day!

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Critter - Challenge #7
Double D Challenge:  Fright Night
House Mouse and Friends: Halloween

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bits and Bobs #19

Hi and welcome to my blog! Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors, smells and crisp air! I only wish it would last longer. I made an Autumn card for my bits and bobs card today. I used some fun material called wire or copper mesh. I have not used this in ages and found some that was already heated and stickers applied to it. I found the wire mesh at Hobby Lobby I think in the wood section. To make this product more interesting, you take a heat gun and heat it and it will turn gold and blue in some areas! Place outline stickers over it and cut them out to use as embellishments as I have done with the leaf stickers here.

I had this image already stamped on glossy card stock in my image stash. I matted it to black card stock and then added it to the cream card base. I then adhered the leaves and label with the saying.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely day!

Challenges entered:

Crafting By Designs:  Anything Goes

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Halloween Greetings

Hi Everyone! Halloween is around the corner. Are you stocking up on candy yet? We don't get trick-or-treaters on our cul-de-sac, but we have a huge crowd at our church's Fall Festival, so I give a lot of candy there for the event. Here is a card I made with one of the many newly released stamps from Just For Fun! This stamp is called Witch With Broom Silhouette.  

I love this witch all dressed up for a Halloween party! The background was made by dripping watercolors down the card and then splattering some colors over it. I also added some sparkle enamel dots to make the card more festive. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love for you to join in our Halloween card challenge this month. You may even win a gift certificate to the store! Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Inspiration Destination:  Anything Goes #134
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes S2717

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sending Hugs

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today I have made a card using the Altenew Beautiful Day and Vintage Flowers stamps. I masked the flowers and leaves, added an svg die to the top corner and adhered some purple sequins. I love these layer stamps and the beautiful detail on them. I am entering this card in the Altenew September Inspiration Challenge. Here is the inspiration picture.

Here is the card I made.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a happy day!

Challenge entered:

Altenew: September Inspiration Challenge

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone! It seems that I am always needing birthday cards, so I am showing you a birthday card I made following the sketch challenge we are having this month at Just For Fun Stamps.

I ran white card stock through a dotted swiss embossing folder. The fun balloon patterned paper was cut using the Spellbinders Labels 8 die. I used Diamond Glaze on the dark pink balloon. You can see the shine on the right top of it. I colored and fussy cut the Gift Cube stamps and pop dotted them at the bottom of the card. I added polymer dots coming out of the open gift and green ribbons to the right side of the card. I used the birthday saying from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.

I would love for you to join the sketch challenge for this month. You could win a gift certificate to the store! We would love to see your wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Shimmer and Shine

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bits and Bobs #18

Hi and welcome to my blog! I want to show you another bits and bobs card I made. I love going through my stash and finding old things to use on my cards. I found a piece of canvas and dropped colors of Color Bursts over it and spritzed with water. When it dried I stamped some swirls around the edges using Teal Blue Staz On ink. I used Versa Mark ink to stamp the flower, sprinkled white embossing powder over it and heat set. Who knew that one could stamp so well on canvas! I used a piece of torn handmade paper that I had in my stash to place behind the canvas piece.  These were adhered to an embossed teal background. I also added some ribbon, a dragonfly charm and a few rhinestones from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will pull out some old things from your stash to see what you can make with them. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

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