I chose to go diagonally from the bottom left to top right.
Summer - Ocean
Stamp - Mermaid
Here is my card for this challenge:
Oh my gosh, I just love this mermaid stamp from Impression Obsession. She looks a bit ornery, don't you think? The sentiment is too funny and is from Rubbernecker. This lovely embossing folder is Taylored Expressions.
I always loved summers in Ohio. I was fortunate to learn to golf when I was 14 and spent many cool summer evenings on the golf course. This was my favorite time of day to golf. I thought this Lili of the Valley Image was a perfect fit for this challenge.
I made a notebook cover for a 4 x 6 notepad. I have made several of these. They have been fun and easy to make and will a nice little gift to give.
Happy Monday! I am hosting the challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers - Add a Sentiment. I have been collecting quotes and sayings for years. As challenges do, this one opened my eyes to the fact that even though I am a lover of quotes and sentiments, I have never used them as the main focus of my cards. That is about to change! Below is my interpretation of this challenge.
The background was created with an embossing folder and distress inks. I used vellum on the top and heat embossed the sentiment. This lovely sentiment is from Unity Stamps. On the first version of this card, I added a pretty bow at the top. I just didn't like it. When I removed the bow, there was a spot where the adhesive held the bow. I tried to salvage it to no avail, had to start over. It took at least 7 more tries to get one that I could use. I was about out of vellum and was going to use card stock, but "sheer" determination kicked in and yes, that is a pun, 😊 I finally got one that would work.
I do like the final look and plan on using this technique for future cards. Hopefully, I won't have to buy a case of vellum!
Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing your cards for this challenge.
Happy Monday! A new, fun challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - Pearls and/or Gems and lots of them!
Can't wait to see your designs. Here is mine:
I have to admit, I tore up my entire craft room for this challenge. I took out every gem/pearl that I own. Quite the mess! I love this lattice die by Cheery Lynn Designs. It cut like butter, as did the butterfly die. It's a Cheery Lynn also. The little flowers were made by a punch. The butterfly is sitting on a My Favorite Things Die that was embossed. I am happy with the cheery result.
Happy Monday! A wonderfully fun new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, Things with Wings.
I just couldn't decide. There are so many great possibilities; angels, fairies, butterflies, dragonflies, cute little bugs. So I thought I would think outside the "box" (pun intended) and chose to feature this little fellow below.
This is "Max is Flying High" from Sassy Cheryl. He is off to some great adventure I am sure. It only took a cardboard box and a little imagination!
I am looking forward to seeing your lovely winged creations.
A happy and fun challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers - Spring into Spring. We are looking forward to seeing your Spring themed cards or projects. For this Challenge, I chose Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Beautiful Day stamps. I used watercolors for the flowers and background. A little Wink of Stella and a few sequins and this card is done!
Okay, my favorite challenge of the year, "Go Green" in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Come join us for this fun challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. We would love to see lots of green and/or a St. Patrick's Day creation.
I decided to go with what I love - a traditional St. Patrick's Day card.
The sentiment and shamrock are from Endless Creations. The stitched squares are from MFT. I added a little claddagh charm to finish off the card.
I hope that you will join us for this fun challenge.
Until next time.....
May flowers always line your path
and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through. - Irish Blessing
Happy Monday! Time for another fun challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Our theme this week is Love, Love, Love. I made this card for my hubby for Valentine's Day.
This sweet stamp is Sharing a Secret by Dreamerland Crafts. I love their stamps. You will see a lot more of them in the coming weeks. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I colored these cuties with Copics and used the Lawn Fawn Picture Frame Die to mount them. This is one that is so much cuter in person. It just did not photograph well.
Crafty Cardmakers is back in the New Year with a lot of new and exciting Challenges for you. This week's challenge is New Beginnings. Please interpret it as you will, just please make it clear what is "new". Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations.
Here is my design for this challenge:
Isn't this pup delightful? He is "I'm so Cute" from Penny Black. I used copics to color him. This smile stamp is from Honey Bee Stamps. I cut it out with my Brother Scan and Cut 2. To add interest and texture, I embossed the card base and added twine. The sentiment was computer generated.
I am very pleased how this turned out. I am going to give this card to my daughter for her birthday. She has a new pup coming to her home next week. A little Golden Doodle. I think this stamp could pass for a Doodle and I love the sentiment.
I am entering the following challenges:
Penny Black and more Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes