Saturday, February 25, 2017

Just Us Girls # 382

It's Spring!  No, not really but Sue has a fabulous Spring photo to inspire your entries at Just Us Girls.
Tulips peeking through the snow mean Spring to me although I'd rather not have the snow.
I decided to pull out my Inktense pencils to paint my PTI tulips.  I stamped the background with my NBUS Penny Black script stamp in Fog ink, inked around the edges of both the card base and oval with Fog and then splattered with Black Soot before popping up the oval and attaching the flowers.  The PB sentiment was embossed with black on vellum and cut around the edge.

For more inspiration, check out the blog for what the Design Team and guest designer Michele Greenwood have made.  Enter a card in the gallery and you may be chosen Chic of the Week.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Merry Monday #236

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.  That's what I used as the sentiment on my card for Merry Monday.
The fireplace was made with a MFT stencil, Hickory Smoke DI and a Clarity brush.  I also used my Distress Ink marker sprayer that I keep forgetting about.  The stockings are a PS die.

I cleaned up my work desk so I could work on a quilt.  It should be sewn together by tomorrow so I can get back to card making.  I have some new goodies I'm dying to use.

Thanks for dropping by.



Tag You're It! #66

Maureen Merritt is the guest designer at Tag You're It! Here's the tag she made for our inspiration.
I have the same stamp set that Maureen used so I pretty much CASEd her card with different colors and sentiment.
The stamps and dies are from Catherine Pooler and I used Altenew inks. The sentiment is from Penny Black.

Each member of the Design Team have made a tag inspired by Maureen's and are waiting for you to do the same.  Check them out at Tag You're It!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Heart Desire s #9

The mood board at The Heart Desires speaks to a lot of what I like: reds, chickens, vintage fabrics, quilts.  There was so much to choose from but it was the bunny that I kept coming back to and this is what I made.
The ME bunny stamp was borrowed from Michele and I knew they'd make a great anniversary card.  I used PTI Tipped Tops to cut my panel embossed in white the sentiment from CB.  I have a number of June anniversaries so I'll be ahead of the game.


I'm so glad you decided to drop by today.  Please come back again.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Flower Challenge - February

One of my favorite designers is guesting at The Flower Challenge and that meant I had to CASE Therese Calvird's card.
Isn't it lovely?  I don't have any of the elements she used but I did manage to take inspiration from her card and make this one.
I stamped the coneflowers from Altenew's Smile More on Bristol  and colored them with Zigs,  I saw this technique by Julie Ebersole that helped me get the dies in place to cut a top panel that I popped up with foam.  Try as I might I could not get an ombre-look stamped sentiment so I colored a scrap of vellum with my Zig,  heat embossed the sentiment in white, and die cut the outline.

I'm so glad you dropped by today.  I hope your day is going well.