Friday, November 10, 2017

Happy Little Stampers November ATC Challenge

It is time for another ATC challenge at Happy Little Stampers. 

ATC's are little works of art that measure 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.  They are very fun to create and I hope you will join us this month where the challenge is Words.  How much fun is this challenge.




I made a group of ATC's.  I had gotten a set of Tim Holtz stamps on sale and thought they would make great ATC's.  The background was made with distress oxide inks.  The words were stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and clear heat embossed.

Here is a close up of one of the ATC's.  I did add some doodling along the edge of each ATC.



Here is a picture of the other four ATC's.    ATC's are hard to photograph.  I was being lazy and did not photograph each one separately.


I hope you will join us in the month of November and play along with this ATC challenge

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Happy Little Stampers November Die Cut Challenge

It is November - time for another Anything Goes With Dies Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.   I love Anything Goes challenges - leaves you a wide open door for creating.


My card this month is very simple.  I had gotten a new embossing folder with all these Hello's on it.  The embossing folder is larger so this is not my standard A2 card.  It turned out to be monochromatic also.  I love these shades of teal or aqua.  Not sure which it is. 


The circle is a die and also the heart.  The heart is cut from vellum.  It adds a nice focal point for the white embossed sentiment to sit on.

I think I will make multiples of this card.  I send cards every month or so to 5 elderly ladies.  I think they would like this card.  I could use it for the month of February. 

Please come join us at Happy Little Stampers and create a project using your dies

Monday, November 6, 2017

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media November Challenge

Hard to believe it is November and time for another Mixed Media challenge.  Time is flying.  How did I manage so many things when I worked full time - retirement keeps me so busy - so wonderfully busy.

The Mixed Media Challenge at Happy Little Stampers for November is Tags


My tag is on a holiday card.  This card will go to someone very special because it took me a long time to think it through and finally finish it.  

Here is my card.



Here is the tag that is the focal point of my card.  The large snowflakes used on the project are from another card project I was working on where I needed the negative space of the card.  I had many snowflakes left over.  For the tag, I glued two layers of the snowflakes together to make it more sturdy.  The Joy was cut on my Silhouette also and it is two layers. 

I clear heat embossed the little dots on the tag.  The tag was then colored with several colors of distress ink.  The Joy was colored with distress inks, distress oxide inks and then a layer of Dina Wakely red acrylic paint.  I was not getting the color red I wanted.  I still don't know if I got the color of red I wanted.  I cut a strip of glitter paper and added to the bottom of the tag. 


Here is a close up of the upper left corner of the card.  You can see the layers of snowflakes under the tag.  A glitter enamel dot decorated the center of the snowflake.  The bow is seam binding.  Of course I had to wet it and squish it to get wrinkles.  It is tied with some silver cord.


Here is the lower right corner.  You can just see that a strip of glitter paper was put across the front of the card.  You see very little of it on the card.  I decided I needed to have a little more red on the card for some balance.  I cut a little berry branch with my Silhouette and colored it with the red acrylic paint.  A leaf spray was die cut out of  the glitter paper and added to the corner arrangement.


Lots of Stickles were used on the snowflakes to make them sparkle. 

Please come join us at Happy Little Stampers and make a mixed media tag project.

Oldie Moldie Monday

I am making more projects for my the craft fair my friend works on.  More supplies used.  I made 18 of this particular design.  I saw the idea on U Tube.  I just need to tie a twine bow around it.  

I also made 18 more in shades of blue.  The base that holds the cocoa packet is a business sized envelope which is cut at 4.125 inches from the closed ends.



Thanks for stopping by. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Mustesormi: Soitellen jouluun - Christmas Marching Band

what a cute card

thanks for joining us at HLS

Barb Housner (DT)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oldie Moldie Monday on Tuesday

I have been such a lazy blogger.  I have been creating but I don't get the pictured downloaded and blog post made.

I have been working on some projects for a craft fair that my friend does for Hospice in Seneca, SC.

Today I made wine bottle tags.  I cut everything with my Silhouette and stamped the sentiment.

I have made over 20 of these.  I should make more - great way to use up old supplies.  If you have double sided paper - you can get the tags and the mat for the sentiment.




These are three of the designs I created.  Happy crafting.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Warm Wishes

Over the week end I participated in a few challenges for World Card Making Day.  One challenge was to use old but never used items (hmmmm am I the only one who buys and never used her stuff).  I dug out a stamp and die set and an embossing folder and went to town.



I needed some contrast on the white so I took a stiff brush and softly brushed a distress ink over the top of the die cut panel.  I then ran it through my embossing folder.  The penguin was stamped, colored and die cut.  He is added with foam dots.  The sentiment was added using the Misti.  I have kitted about 10 of this card.  Some for my holiday cards and some for my friends big craft fair she is involved with for Hospice in South Carolina. 

I still think I need something in the blue area.  Maybe I will punch out some snowflakes and add them.

I am entering this into the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is Holiday.  


Thanks for stopping by.  I am off to spend some time with my grand dogs.