Category Archives: Friday Mashup

Witchy with her cute friends


  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Witch Way is the Candy” clear stamp set
  • Embossing folder – Sizzix Texture Fades – Tim Holtz “Cobwebs”
  • Copic markers
  • Wink of Stella
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny

I really enjoyed coloring these stamped images!  The little animals are so cute. I colored each with Copic markers and cut them out by hand. I popped up the frog with some foam adhesive and made a little spring out of paper so the bat would pop out and wiggle a bit. The background is black cardstock embossed with the Cobwebs Texture Fades by Sizzix. I was so pleased to be able to borrow the embossing folder from a friend while I was putting this card together! I then colored the web with my Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle (you know, the way a web would sparkle in the sun). For a closer look, some of the details are shown below.

I am entering this into the Friday Mashup Challenge this week for its Halloween theme. I’ve also been coloring along this month with Kathy’s coloring challenge at The Daily Marker: 30 Day Coloring Challenge. We try to color at least 10 minutes a day! Thanks for visiting today.mft-halloween-kitty


Metallic Butterfly


  • Stamp – Indigo Blu “Ink Splat Butterfly”
  • Die – Poppystamps “Lovely Tendril”
  • IndigoBlu Mega Flake gilding flakes “Morris Dance” and FlitterGlu
  • Patterned paper – SEI “Mirelle: Goblet”
  • Metallic cardstock – DCWV Metallic Gold
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This was my first card made with the IndigoBlu gilding flakes. The May Mixed Media Card Challenge is to create a card with wings and an optional element of foil. The Friday Mashup Challenge #210 going on this week is to create a project with butterflies. This mix of gilding flakes is so pretty with multiple metallic colors mixed in with gold and copper. I stamped the image with FlitterGlu, which is super sticky and then burnished on the gilding flakes. It is sort of magical when you get through. I added the small die cut with another metallic texture for a little more visual interest. Here is a closer look:



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Halloween Kitty Tag = Spooky!


  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Black Cat”
  • Dies – Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations “Tag Collection”
  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Frightful Collection: Spooky” (both sides)
  • Epoxy Sticker – K&Company – Brenda Walton “Haunted Clearlly Yours”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Black Soot
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti

Today I present you with a spooky Halloween cat with some sparkles for good measure. I created this for the challenge at Friday Mashup (Friday Mashup 181) which was to create a card with a tag, or one with bling, or one that featured both. Well, this fit the requirements for both. The patterned paper had lots of sparkle (not sure how clear that is to see in the photo) and I created a cat tag, distressing the background with Ranger Distress Inks. I also spritzed the whole card with Perfect Pearls Mist for some additional bling. The whole card is quite spooky in my opinion!

Here’s a closer look:




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Bunnies to warm your heart


  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” set
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Bluebelle Collection: Capri” (both sides)
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities – Standard Circles Large
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

This is a very simple card in which I used a number of images from the new Lawn Fawn “Snow Day” clear stamp set. I colored the bunnies with Copic Markers and edged the elements with Black Soot Distress Ink. I added a smattering of little stamped hearts from the same stamp set down the left side of the main panel to tie the heart theme up. This week’s Friday Mashup challenge (#175) is to create a card using animals, so here it is. Thanks for visiting.

A Penguin Hello


  • Stamps – Memory Box “Penguins at Play” (penguin and bow tie) and My Mind’s Eye “Find Your Wings and Fly” (Hello bubble)
  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “Walnut Grove: Nancy” (black and white chevrons), BoBunny Dot-to-Dot “Licorice Dot” (black flourish) and Lawn Fawn “Bright Side” collection (bow tie)
  • Stickers – Heidi Swapp enamel stickers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

What’s black and white and blue all over? Well, I wish I could come up with a good punch line. The blue gives the penguin a nice icy touch! I made this card for two different challenges. The sketch is the current one at Freshly Made Sketches #141. I also used a black and white, plus one more color pallette that included a word bubble in response to the Friday Mashup #165 It’s All About the Bubble challenge. Whew! It is always fun to use this Memory Box penguin set because you can dress him up for any occasion. This was just a simple bow tie day! I stamped the bow tie on a piece of patterned paper to dress him up a bit. Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday Mashup – Happy Father’s Day


  • Stamp – Hero Arts “Father’s Day Message”
  • BARC Wood Tape “Cherry” – Arc Crafts
  • Patterned papers – Simple Stories “Say Cheese”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and BoBunny
  • Sequins – Doddlebug Designs, Inc.

Today’s Father’s Day card was created in response to the Friday Mashup Challenge. I was to create a project for Father’s Day stamping on anything but cardstock. So I selected wood tape for my stamping surface. It seemed appropriate for a masculine card. This is the card my son and I gave my husband this morning. Thanks for stopping by.