Saturday, February 10, 2018

shamrocks

I recently discovered a new challenge, well, new to me. It's the Cas(e) this Sketch Challenge. You have a sketch to use and your card is to be a CAS design. I like CAS cards and really like this week's sketch.  Here it is:




And here's my card:


I went with a truly CAS design. I stamped the Silhouette field of Shamrocks onto the center of my white card base using Memento Bamboo ink. The Happy St. Patrick's Day greeting was stamped onto white CS with Versafine Onyx ink, die cut with a SB label die and attached to the card base with foam adhesive.  Pretty quick and easy. I do like the look of this.

Thank you for the fun sketch challenge and for stopping by. I think I'll be trying out this challenge fairly regularly!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, February 5, 2018

love bug hug


Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Unfortunately I managed to come down with the flu. Not the best way to spend the weekend. I am feeling better today and hope to back to normal tomorrow.

My Valentine card today goes along with the Love Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations which DRS Designs is proudly sponsoring these next two weeks. My card was quick and easy to create, which was good considering I wasn't feeling too well this weekend. Here's the inspiration photo:



I started by stamping the Love Bug Hugs greeting with Versafine Onyx ink onto red CS, embossing two rows of hearts with a SU folder and then attaching it to the white card base. The Love Bug was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and die cut with a heart die from Spellbinders. I used a larger heart die from the same set to cut out the black heart. The heart piece was added to the card front with a plastic spiral to give some dimension and bounce to it. I cannot remember what those little things are called. 

Hope you can find some time to join in the challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. We'd love to see what you create, plus you could be the winner of a discount coupon to DRS Designs online store.

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings,
shelia

Thursday, February 1, 2018

TMS Challenge

There's a great sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week. Well actually, there's always a great sketch at TMS. I guess I just really like this one. What do you think?


Isn't it a fun sketch?

Here's the card I created.


I've had this heart DP in my stash for years. I'm not really sure where it is from. I started with the white card base, added the dp with a layer of red CS and then the white panel at an angle with a layer of red CS as well. The leafy or vine heart was die cut using last month's small die of the month from Spellbinders. The greeting was stamped inside the heart with Versafine Onyx black ink. I added some Nuvo Clear Drops on the white panel around the heart.

I made this card for my parents, whose anniversary is Valentine's Day.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, January 22, 2018

friends


 My cards today are all about friends. I really like the new Coffee cup image and the Coffee and Friends Greeting. I have so many friends who would love this.

I went with a pink theme on this card, thinking of Valentine's Day and added a couple of die cut hearts to the coffee bands. The cups were stamped, colored with Copics, fussy cut and attached to the white panel after embossing with a hearts folder and attaching the pink heart with the greeting. Everything is attached to the pink card base.

The inside is blank, but a Valentine greeting could be stamped inside if you wanted.

 My second card features the new Flakey friends greeting. I paired it with this trio of die cut snowmen. I added some pink ink to their cheeks while still in the die to give them a rosy look. Unfortunately it doesn't show up too well in the photo.

The greeting was stamped with VersaMark ink, heat embossed with white EP and then the blue panel was embossed with a snowflake folder. The snowflakes were made with IO dies and glued onto the panel. Everything is attached to the white card base.



On the inside I stamped the Snow better friend greeting and added some snowflakes with teal ink to match the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having fun creating. If you are looking for inspiration, be sure to check out DRS on line here. You'll find some fabulous stamps and a gallery of inspiration.

blessings,
shelia

Monday, January 15, 2018

love bug


Don't you just love this little love bug image? I sure do! For this Valentine, I started with heavy weight white CS and stamped the greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink in one corner and the Love bug with Memento black ink in the other corner. The love bug was colored with Copics and I used a red gel pen to color in his nose and the hearts on his antenna. You can't really see it in the photo.

Next I stamped the tiny lady bug from our 4 in 1 Garden Bugs stamp with Versafine Black Onyx ink onto a piece of red CS and die cut the word "love" from the red CS. I then used the same die to cut the work love from the white CS being sure to keep all the little pieces of paper from the insides of the letters. I used TH Matte Medium to glue the word love into place as well as the white parts.

Everything is attached to the black panel and then to the white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today. To see this cute image and more check out our on line store here.

Blessings,
shelia

Friday, January 12, 2018

TMS Challenge

My card today is for this week's sketch challenge at TMS. It's an easy and fun sketch. Here it is:



And here's my card:



I used hearts for the center panel and the sentiment and arrow for the banners. The greeting is new from DRS Designs and goes perfectly with their new ladybug. But I wanted to use a VW Beetle for this Valentine for my cousin. She got a VW Bug last year and I know she'll like this card. The car is from the $ bin at Michaels and has been in my stash forever. The hearts were die cut with SB dies. The arrow is from SB Small Die of the Month for this month. The white panel was embossed with a Darice EF. I did add some clear Wink of Stella to the car to give it some shimmer and shine.

Thanks for the fun sketch and for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cupcake Inspiration Challeng

Today I have a birthday card inspired by the winter theme challenge at Cupcake Inspirations this week. Here's the yummy cupcake:


And here's the card I created.



I started by stamping the snowflake background image with VersaMark ink onto a piece of water color paper, heat embossed with white EP and then sponged on some TH Distress Oxide inks for my sky. While that dried I die cut the snow banks using some Fawn Lawn Stitched Hills dies. The tress were made with a Memory Box die and the snowman is from a La-La Land Crafts die. Once those pieces were die cut and glued together I put all the pieces onto the card front. Part of the greeting was stamped onto white CS, die cut and attached to the top left corner. The rest of the greeting was stamped on the bottom snow bank with Archival Jet Black ink. I added some white highlights to the snowman's eyes with a white gel pen.

With all the snow and cold weather we've been having I thought this would be perfect for a dear friend who has a birthday coming up soon.

Thanks for stopping by today.

blessings,
shelia