Saturday, February 28, 2015

Shy Violets?

Another sunny day in Upper Michigan! But still cold although not as bad as it has been. Should have found time for a walk today. Oh, well..........

Getting down to the end of the violet rub-ons. I have one more card to share after this, and 2 more rubons to use. They may have to wait. We'll see.....

This is a bit of an unusual size for me (it's the size of regular 6" envelope), but I just couldn't cut up that background piece of cardstock. It was so pretty with the lattice embossing. Well, I guess the Darice embossing folder is called wire fence, but still, it looks like lattice. I took a little liberty with the sketch, but it really is just a bit longer, all the rest of the elements are there.

I will enter this in the Fab Friday Challenge #58- the sketch

Items Used: SU rhinestones, DCWV light orchid cardstock, purple cardstock from scrap bin, Old Olive cardstock, K&Co. patterned paper (from scrap bin),  Shimmering violets rub-ons, Darice wire fence embossing folder, foam dimensionals.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Violets again

Sunny but extremely cold here this morning! But spring is just around the corner-and then I will have some real violets to enjoy. Meantime I'll enjoy these.............

I'm down to just a few of the shimmering violets rub-ons left.

I will enter this in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly- Take you pick -- There were several choices and I picked the color challenge-cool colors, blues purples and greens

Products used:
Paper: Co-ordinations Foundations cardstock (dark purple), Neenah Solar white cardstock, SU old olive cardstock, DCWV light purple cardstock, and I don't know what the stripe is.
Accessories: Royal & Langnickel 'Shimmering Violets' rub-ons, Spellbinders Labels 18 & 25, and Fancy Tags 3; Stampin' Up Word Window and Modern Label punch, Ek Success border punch, SU rhinestones, foam dimensionals; Hero Arts All Occasions Messages, Momento Grape Jelly  Ink.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Violets, Take 2

Here is number 2 of the cards made with the Violet rub-ons. These rub-ons are sooo pretty. Hope my cards are doing them justice.

I  will enter this in the following challlenges:
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes

Kept this card on the simpler side. These pictures just don't do those violets justice-they are so sparkly in actual life. 
Anyway, here are the products used:
Rub-ons: Royal & Langnickel Shimmering Violets
Papers: SU Lovely Lilac (I think), SU Old Olive, Whisper White, Bazzil Purple
Accessories: Impression Obsession Word dies; Cuttlebug flourish boarder embossing folder, silver border stickers., SU Rhinestones colored with Copic marker V17 Amethyst, foam dimensional squares

Violet Love

I have been challenging myself to use up some of my stash. Right now I am focusing on ALL the rub-ons I have accumulated. And there are LOTS of them. These Lovely Violets are so pretty, and the quality of the rub-on is excellent. I've tried some that it's almost impossible to get them to stick completely.
Even the papers used here are mostly from my scrap bin stash:)

I will enter this in the following  challenges:
Sketch Frenzy Friday: SFF021315 & Craft Hoarders Anonymous: February Challenge - How I Love Thee

Items used:
Papers: background is from a  DCWV Halloween pack; and small blocks are Paper Pizzaz.
Cardstock: SU Whisper White,  DCWV light purple, SU Old Olive and I'm not sure what the dark purple is as was from my scrap bin.
Accessories: Royal & Langnickel 'Shimmering Violets' rub-on; Sizzix 'Love' word die, Spellbinders Labels 25 (white); SB JustRite Nested Oval Medallions; SB Picot Edge Circles, Recollections rhinestones

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

More of Mr. Hedgie

Well, today we have Mr. Hedgie taking a little relaxing time under the shade of a lovely daisy. I just can't get enough of these little fellows. On a gloomy, snowy winter day they go a long way to cheering me up:)


I stamped the Penny Black 'Lazy Days' image with Momento Tuxedo Black on Gina K Pure Luxury white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I used just the card sketch from the Fusion Card Challenge, which deadline I missed, of course. Anyway, I like the sketch, so that's okay:) He is cut out with Spellbinders Labels One and matted on SU Blackberry Bliss CS cut with SB scalloped labels one. I adhered him to the card base with dimensional foam.
Other items used are:
SU Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon cardstock; SU Moonlight design papers, SU Teeny Tiny Messages,  SU flag punch, & SU Blackberry Bliss Ink.

As well as the Fusion Card challenge I am entering this in the following challenges:
Scarpy Land-Anything goes with any brand die Scrapy Land sells
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge-All Creatures Great and Small, any animal
Operation Write Home Our Daily Bread Monthly challenge- Animals

Monday, February 9, 2015

Pink Carnations

Another sunny day, but soooo cold. Good day to stay inside and color :)

Today's card started out as a one layer, but the ink bled through the cardstock so I had to mat it on some pink.

 I actually liked that better, and then I added the silver line and corner stickers, and I liked it even more. It's used Momento Tuxedo black ink to stamp the Carnations (Stampendous) image on Crafter's Companion white cardstock and colored with the pink and olive green Chameleon markers. I used cool grey copic markers to add the background, or shadow.
It was hard to get the lines to show up as grey/silver in the picture, but grey/ silver they are! I do not know what the brand is on the border, corner and word stickers. We used to get them from a webstore in New Zealand, and there was no packaging or name. Sadly, the store does not carry them anymore. We've found some others in different places, but none with the variety that the NZ site offered.

I'm going to enter this in the following challenges:
Less Is More- the colors pink & grey
Just Us Girls - Word Week LOVE

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hedgie LOVE

I adore the Penny Black Hedgie images. They are so stinkin' cute, and fun to color.  I colored this image quite awhile ago, and just came across it again last week. I just had to use him!
OWH Sketch 247
I used Operation Write Home sketch # 247 for this card. I will also enter it in the following challenges:
Less is More Pink & Grey
Cards in Envy Two or more hearts
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Add a Heart
Penny Black Saturday Challenge  Hearts

Products Used:
Stamps: Penny Black 'Buzz in the Air'; HOTP Matching Borders and flowers
Ink: StazOn Black; SU Strawberry Slush
Papers/cardstock: Lawn Fawn 'Let's Polka'; SU Strawberry Slush, Basic Gray CS, Neenah Solar White
Accessories: Prima Colored Pencils; Spellbinders Labels 3; SU border punch, Copic grey markers for shadow

Lots of hearts

Well, guess it's time I get back to posting. Did not realize it had been so long. Been a busy winter so far, I guess.

The card to day COULD be a Valentine, but it could also just be a love card for any time of year-which was my purpose as it will be going off to Operation Write Home.

I will enter this in the following challenges:

Late Night Stampers Valentine/hearts/love
Fab 'n' Funky #245 Hearts &/or Flowers
Just Us Girls  Word Week-LOVE

Items used:
Stamp: SU Smorgasborder
Ink: SU Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Yellow, Pistachio Pudding, Always Artichoke
Papers: SU All Abloom paper stack, Daffodil Yellow CS, Strawberry Slush CS Pistachio Pudding CS, Whisper White CS
Accessories: Hearts Aflutter scalloped heart die, Fabulous Hearts Embosslit, Classic heart punch, Always Artichoke marker, Strawberry slush marker, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, sponge