Category Archives: General Cards

Chipmunk assisting Fairy

 

  • Stamps –
    • Designs by Ryn “Faeries”
    • The Cat’s Pajamas
  • Dies –
    • Elizabeth Craft Designs “Stitched Squares”
    • Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Little Leaf Sets”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Chiffon Vintage” and Pink Paislee “Back 2 School”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade
  • Wink of Stella

I’m not always attracted to images with fairies, but I really liked this one with a fairy and a chipmunk! I’m sure that’s a big surprise to those of you who are familiar with my critter infatuation! I colored the image with Copic markers and edged all of the die-cut elements with Walnut Stain Distress ink. I colored the leaf die-cuts with Distress inks as well. I added a couple of layers of sparkle to the fairy’s wings with the Wink of Stella pen for the glitter effect. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Get Creative Challenges – Challenge #67- Fantasy, Mythological

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Iris – Thinking of You

  • Stamps –
    • Penny Black “Allegro” (iris)
    • Avery Elle “Loads of Wishes” (sentiment)
  • Patterned paper – Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph “Beautiful You” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I made this simple card featuring stamped iris. The colored ink was applied to the stamp with Marvy markers. I then added the sentiment at the base of the card. I mailed this card to a friend of a friend in Scotland, who is soon to be undergoing cancer surgery and treatment. Wishing Sandra only the best. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: A Gem of a Challenge #213 – Spring Flowers


Cards for the Troops: Squirrels and Such

Supplies:

  • Patterned papers – My Mind’s Eye “Indie Chic” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Dies –
    • Impression Obsession “Squirrels”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Smile Circle”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White and Kraft

I’m helping a friend put together a box of cards to send to a military unit so they can send cards home to their friends and family, similar to what we used to do for Operation Write Home. A group of us are challenging each other to use sketches, use up supplies, and so on. I created these three cards using a sketch from the Operation Write Home days. Here are a few of the cards I’ve made with this sketch so far. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 


Cerebral Squirrels: Thinking of You

  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Busy Squirrels” and “Playful Squirrels”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Maple Leaf Corner”
    • Creative Expressions Craft Dies “Atlantic Ocean Collection – Cape Verde”
  • Stamp – Inkadinkado Personal Expressions “Expressions”
  • Ranger Distress Inks
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I enjoy making Fall cards. When October begins, I think of leaves changing colors, my birthday (hee hee), pumpkins, and squirrels scampering. So I decided to make a card featuring squirrels scampering among the Fall leaves. I’ll probably send this to my son at college, who enjoys all things squirrel.

For this card, I die cut all of the Memory Box pieces from white cardstock and then used Distress Inks to color them. I cut the maple leaf die in the corner twice so I could inlay the contrasting color in some of the leaves. All of the supplies I used for this card have been in my stash for a long time, particularly the sentiment stamp that appears to be made in 2006! Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Simon Says Thinking of You (featuring Memory Box)

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group – Challenge #82 Fall is in the Air

 

 


Watercolor Butterflies – Hello

  • Stamps – Penny Black “Butterfly Trio”
  • Die – Technique Tuesday “Crocus” set
  • Enamel dots – Teresa Collins Designs
  • Zig Clean Color markers
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock

After stamping the butterflies onto watercolor paper, I began watercoloring the background for this card using ink from the Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush. I added layers of color until I was happy with the look. Then I colored the butterflies with the markers and waterbrush  as well, and added the die-cut and dots. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Happy Little Stampers October Watercolour Challenge

 

 


Smiling Laurel Burch Cat

  • Stamps –
    • Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats”
    • Justrite Papercraft, Inc. “Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three”
  • Stencil – from Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats” set
  • Dies – Stampendous Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats”
  • Ranger Texture paste – transparent matte
  • Ranger Distress Oxide inks: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Ranger Wendy Vecchi Mica ink spray – Buttercup
  • Copic markers
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Bristol and Cardstock

This is a card I entered in the Oregon State Fair Paper Arts competition and it won a first place in the mixed media category. Yay, me! I spent a lot of time layering the Distress Oxide inks and texture paste. The stamp set comes with a stencil that I used, that matches the geometric shapes in the cat stamps. I added the mica spray ink for some shine and contrast.  I colored the cat and butterflies with Copic markers, attached them to the background and finished if off with sequins to repeat the yellow from the spray. I really enjoyed making this card and playing with such a variety of media. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Crafty Awesomeness Challenge September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 


Eclipse Day: Sunny Wishes

  • Stamps – Darcie’s set JCS165
  • Dies –
    • My Favorite Things Die-namics #466 – “Sun, Moon & Stars”
    • Little B “Circles”
    • Spellbinders Edgeabilities “Classic Ric Rac”
  • Patterned papers
    • Echo Park “A Perfect Summer: Chevrons”
    • KaiserCraft Ubud Dreams (from 6-1/2″ paper pad)
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

In honor of the solar eclipse we experienced here in the path of totality, I made a card featuring the sun! I used a stamp set I’ve had for a number of years by Darcie’s. It was fun to repeat the sun’s rays with the die-cut from My Favorite Things and repeat the chevron from the paper with the die-cut made with the Spellbinder’s Ric Rac die. The sequins are an iridescent yellow, but they look pretty orange in the photo. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenge: Happy Little Stampers – August Anything Goes with Dies Challenge