Sunday, April 30, 2017

House Mouse Flower Arranging Card

The image is Stampendous House Mouse Flower Arranging cling stamp that I won from March's HMCB, and am thrilled with it!! Here is my card for this month's challenge.
I used my Kuretake watercolor palette of 12 colors which meant some mixing so as to have certain shades. Really fun to play with watercolors again!! It has been some time because of loving my Copic Markers so much!!
Supplies: Neenah 110 lb., Kuretake watercolor kit, Water brushes, Memento tuxedo black ink, Jullian Vance nesting stitched rectangles, Prima Flowers Tales of you, Fushia tulle from Hobby Lobby, Beacons 3 in 1, Scrapbook Adhesives Glue Dots, and Tape runner, Hug Snug white seam binding.
Also entering the following challenges:
Marker Pop Watercolor Challenge #118-People or Animal/Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
House Mouse FMC Challenge #239 -Stop and smell the flowers
Frilly and Funkie: Put on the Inking Cap

Monday, April 24, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Vintage Tea card for Mother's Day

  I am delighted to be a designer for Kennedy Grace Creations and am here today for a card I made with the Vintage Tea Cup stamp set. I just love using this set! It is so fun to decide what colors I am going to make the china!! This was to match with the papers from Graphic 45 that include tea images so went with the blues and pinks. Can you image if you could just find sky blue china to have coffee or tea in?! That would be wonderful!! 
   I have only one mother left, my mother-in-law. She loves to have her coffee and tea, so that is what I thought about when I made this card for her. My husband loved how it turned out, as well. Hope it delights you as much as it did us. 
Directions: Layering the card front with Medium Blue vellum, and the Graphic 45 Botanical tea pattern papers so that the blue peaked out on either side. Stamped and die cut all images and then fussy cut them all out. I always use my MISTI now and do multiple images to have ahead!! ;)  Then I matched my Copic marker colors with that of the Botanical Tea's. Using the dual colors of each, I shaded to have it look like the light was from above. I die cut the doily out of sparkle vellum and glued it and the tea pot down to the top papers. I added pop squares behind the tea cup, and placed it adjacent to the pot. Added the other die cut and bow to add balance to the bottom.
Supplies: Kennedy Grace Creations Vintage Tea Cup stamp set; X-cut Vintage heart doily; Copic Markers: B95, B21, RV21, RV02. Sparkle vellum; Medium Blue vellum; Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Sweet Chamomile; Die cut "Mom" from my stash;  Memento Tuxedo black ink pad; Neenah Bright White cardstock; MISTI; Fiskars scissors.
Kennedy Grace Creations Blog post.
Coffee Loving Card Maker's CASEing DT
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #162 - Put a Bow on it Theme As well as, RRR Challenge #163-Mother's Day
Simon Says: Showers and/or Flowers
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #278-279 - Anything Goes

Friday, April 14, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Thanks a Bunch

Today's post is my Kennedy Grace Creations card using the Time to Blossom (flower) and (sentiment). Sequins are their Enchanted Evening.
  The image is stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic sketch markers. I used the following: YG63, YG67, BG75,C01, R20, R24, R27. Papers are from Deja' View Wedding Romance (floral), and DCWV (pink scallop paper). I used a Cuttlebug die for the scallop frame. The rose is from Monamegabby.
Rubbernecker Stamp Challenge #7: April Showers bring May Flowers
Paper Sweeties April Challenge: Anything Goes

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Authentique Easter Cards

                         This is the card that was made for the Authentique April 2017 Challenge.

Love these adorable unique Easter images from Authentique's 2016 scrapbook papers. The background paper is actually is their baby papers. The ribbons are SnugHug seambinding in the baby blue and pink. Cardstock is Bazzill in baby blue, and pink as well. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.
Happy Easter!!
Frilly and Funkie: April Showers

Friday, April 7, 2017

Happiness is Fishing Together

This layout was a sketch that I made as a challenge. Trying to find the sketch to add as well.
The Die is a Kaisercraft Net, from the Recollections gold cardstock, and then turned over for the dark craft color which matched perfectly. The fish stamp is from Stampin Up Angel fish which I cut up and inked to look more like a fresh water fish.  Twine was added. The "happiness" is a wooden word from Recollections. The cream ribbon is Snug hug, and the turquious is May Arts 1/4" grograin. The papers are from Ella & Viv Paper Company which is designed by Reminisce Inc.  All adeges are inked with Prima Teak brown ink. Dots along the edges are Ranger Distress stickles copper.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Baby Be Mine Congratulations Card

I'm in love with these adorable images from the new release from Kennedy Grace Creations called Baby Be Mine! This is the baby hippo and I think she's adorable!!!

     Sequins: Winter Mint    

 I made this card using the DoCrafts X-cut Vintage Doily in Neenah Bright white, with two circles from Spellbinders large circles die (2 3/8") and Marvy Circle punch (2 1/2") with different purple papers including (OLD) Making Memories Purple solid, and gingham stripe. Stamped with Memento London Fog and then colored with Copics. Copics used were: C1, V12, V15, BV00, BV0000, YR21, Y32, YG11, YG13, R00, B000, B0000. Ribbon was from May Arts Irridescent fushia. I am loving the three looped bow! The sequins were added last and am loving those little flower pieces and seed beads mixed in, to place across the card!! I wanted to make this card gender neutral and so I added a small border of stripes and "Congratulations" for that goal! Hope you enjoyed my card as much as I did making it!!