Friday, December 2, 2016

Unity Color Challenge- red, white, kraft

This is one of my new stamps from Unity Stamps, and I decided to use it for the new color challenge going on over at Unity Stamps this week to use red, white, and kraft. I stamped the image with versafine black, and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the red cardstock, and added white pearls. The cardbase is kraft cardstock.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Welcome to another week of challenges. This month we have Vicky as our hostess.

Today is Eat a Red Apple Day, so in the spirit of Christmas let's create something that includes the color Red.

Check out the other great cards from the rest of the team over at the CCEEStampers blog.

This might also fit the Craft Rockers Challenge #29 Winter time theme.

I used an stamp from Unity and colored it with copic markers chromatix markers, and Spectrum Noir markers. I found this little brass apple charm in my stash, so I colored it with my alcohol markers and daggled it with silver chord to go along with this theme of apple day.  I thought maybe this little red riding hood had a basket of apples she was delivering.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Completing my month of getting to be guest designer with the Crazy for Challenge group. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to join in on the fun of these fun Saturdays.  On this card I made use of a retired Stampin' Up set added some punched decorations, so glittery strips of paper and sequins and rhinestones always add  some glam. Check out all the fun over at C4C blog.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

CCEE1647 Pins and Needles

It's Frances as our hostess one last time to issue the challenges for November. I hope you enjoy her  final challenge for the month.

Sunday 27th November is Pins and Needles Day which commemorates the opening of a historical Broadway Play called Pins and Needles in 1937.

This week let's create cards with a sewing theme, using either stamps, dies,  papers, buttons, pins, needles or any combination of the above.

Such a fun challenge and I made some paper buttons, used seam binding for my ribbon, an actual pin, and images from the sewing room. Thanks, Frances for all
 your fun challenges this month.
Make sure to check out all the great cards from the team over on the blogsite: 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you visiting my blog. Count your many blessings and fill your heart with graditude. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fantasy Stampers Challenge - Vintage Christmas

I love vintage stamps and don't have a huge amount in my stamp collection, but I do love the ones I have and this is one of my favorites in my Christmas stamps. I tried to use muted colors using my copic markers. This gittered brocade paper was left as a scrap on my cutting table from a previous stamping project. Loved the regal colors and added the red seam binding tie to contrast and then added a sprig of holly. The challenge can be found here.

A little stamping fact about me. I don't really like repeating any card I do, mainly out of the lack of excitement that doen't carry over in duplicating what I have done. I love the creativity of putting it all together, so I compare myself to a kalidiscope. I just never like seeing it in the same way again, life is always in motion just like the pieces inside the kalidiscope, and the probablity of ever repeating that exact pattern is just so unlikely. As it is also with me. So, each person getting a handmade card from me  always gets a one of a kind, and I have to say finding these great challenges have been great motivation for me and kept me excited in the card making process this year. Most of them can be found here on my blog or in my gallery over at Splitcoaststampers. If you type in LLChristmas you will see many of my collection for this year that have been loaded over there. It's been a fun cardmaking season this year and I haven't had this much fun in years.

Bugaboo Bingo Challenge

I love these kinds of challenges, so had to get right on this one that the catch a bug challenge has going this week. Here's the choices:


I picked ribbon, Thanksgiveing theme, and distress.  Now to get this card in the mail tomorrow so it might arrive in time to my brother and sister in law. Hope all of you have a happy thanksgiving as well.

C4C363 Sketch

What a fun sketch this is for this week's challenge on Crazy for Challenges! Here it is, so give it a try and load your card over on the C4C

                                                          I used a favorite old Stampin' Up stamp on my card and loved working this striped design paper different directions fot the top squares. I colored the image with copic markers. I am always in need of "get well cards" so I made one for my stash.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!