Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CCEE1738 Pirates

Hello!  Kelly is again our hostess for  this week's challenge ~
 Tuesday was "Talk like a Pirate Day!"
Create a card using anything pirate related and extra 'treasure/booty' for using a map
anywhere on the card! 

Check out the other great cards from the team at 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SOS321 Apple of my eye

I made this card for the Shopping our Stash challenge 321 with the theme Apple of my Eye.
I love this digital print I got from Power Poppy. I colored it with copic markers, The sentiment is computer generated. I found this lovely sparkly red paper in my scraps, and decided the black background made it pop, One of my favorite color combos is red, white, and black, so I used it on this card.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Kelly, our hostess for this week,  has chosen as our challenge this week for CCEE Stampers  
  an opportunity to  celebrate Roald Dahl Day!
For challenge #1737,  create a card using any one of his books as your inspiration.
There are so many ~ and Kelly being an avid reader,  hopes  you find a way to use them in this week's challenge.

The book I selected was James and the Giant Peach.  I used a peach from an old Flourishes set, I used a diecut of the city, and did some freehanded writing on my card this week. 

Check out all the fun cards made by the team for this unique challenge at the blogsite:

Mod Squad challenge and Shop our stash challenge

This is for the Mod Squad challenge this week to use heat embossing, and the Shop our stash challenge to use both dry and wet embossing.  I dry embossed the background panel, and then I used versamark ink to stamp the image and then I covered with gold embossing powder. My photo does not do it much justice and the gold is not picking up in my artificial lighting that I am using for this nightime photography. I used copic markers to color in the image.

I used some brown ribbon for a band around the card, and then added some gold chord to pick up on the gold used for the embossing.


This card is for the Color Throw Down Challenge that can be found here. It's never too early to get going on those Christmas cards, so I am adding to my stash so I have less cards to have to get made in December.  I send different cards to everyone, so it is easier to do all along the way as the year progresses. I used Oxide distress ink on this, and Unity and Stampin' Up stamps. The holly leaves are a diecut.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dragonfly Journeys True Blue challenge #100

How fun to see this challenge  taking place for the Dragonfly Journeys's 100th challenge! Trying out some of the new blue shades I have in my Distress Oxide Inks I created this background, then I stamped the large medallion is the darkest blue. I did this on watercolor paper. Then on white cardstock I stamped the girl. I colored her with copic markers and cut her out and placed her on the cards with dimensionals to pop her out a bit.  I like the way this turned out.

You can find the Dragonfly Journeys' challenge here.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

CAS(E) this sketch #238

I have been having fun using some of my older stamps for a few challenges. I decided to use this stipple hydrangea stamp for the CAS(/e) this Sketch challenge:

The hydrangea stamp is from Stampin' Up and the the sentiment is from Verve.