Monday, January 16, 2017

Warm Hearts

Hi Everyone.

Hope you had a good weekend. If you live in the states, then you may very well be enjoying a long weekend, since today is Martin Luther King Day. My husband has today off and will most likely spend his day in the basement working on his HO trains. He started this hobby last February and has been working steadily on it every since. He has a train station, logging center, a lake, mountains, even a cell phone tower! He even comes into my craft area to look for things he can use. He took one of my blue Copic markers to try and draw the lines for a handicap parking spot at his train station. It didn't show up on the dark pavement, but I had a blue sharpie that worked. It's really quite fun to see how creative he is being. Plus now if I say I'm going to Michael's or Hobby Lobby he says he wants to go along! 



For today's card I started by stamping the snowman and masking him off while I stamped in the snow lines and the snowflakes in the sky area. After heat embossing the snowflakes, I added a mask for the snow lines and sponged on TH Tumbled Glass ink, then the snowman was colored in with Copics. The greeting was cut in half and stamped onto pink CS and die cut with a SB nestie banner die. Once this panel was attached to the card base, I added the die cut hearts to look like he's juggling them. A snowflake and pink half pearl complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today.

shelia

Friday, January 13, 2017

Challenges

I have been working on some cards for a couple of challenges this week. My first is for Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge 385.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:


I turned the sketch sideways. It just seemed to work better for me that way. The card base is white with a layer of black CS and then a Perfect Plum layer that was stamped with DRS Designs Love silhouette heart in Perfect Plum ink. The greeting was stamped onto white CS with Versafine Black Oynx ink and then a small silhouette heart was added with the same plum ink. The panel behind was stamped with the ribbon heart image in black onyx ink and layered on black CS. The banners were die cut. The white one was stamped with DRS Designs small hanging hearts in plum ink. I added some clear wink of Stella to the small hanging hearts as well as the purple heart. Some milky white rhinestones complete the look.

My second card also uses the Love Silhouette heart, this time as the focal image. This card is for this week's Cupcake Inspiration challenge 389.  Here's the yummy inspiration:



And my card:


I started with a white card base, inked up all the edges with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with silver EP. The Love Silhouette heart was also stamped with VErsaMark ink and heat embossed with silver EP. Once it cooled, I fussy cut it out. The white panel was die cut with a SB nestie die, layered onto black CS and then attached with strong adhesive to the embossed white card base. The silver heart was attached with foam dots. Some silver bling was added to the flower centers. My parents' wedding anniversary is Valentine's Day, so I think this will be their anniversary card.

Thanks for stopping by!

blessings,
shelia

Monday, January 9, 2017

Amazing Love

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a good weekend and were able to find some time to get crafty! I've been busy creating thank you cards, but took some time to create my first Valentine card of the season. I really need to get busy on those! My easel card today features a couple of new images for Valentine's Day:  Amazing Valentine Greeting and Amazing Love Puzzle. My grandson will definitely enjoy this love maze, I'm going to recreate this in some blues for him.



For the front of my card, I stamped the Woven Plaid background image with SU Real Red ink onto pink CS. I die cut a heart from the center of this panel. Next I stamped the Amazing Valentine greeting with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored it with Copics, die cut it with the same heart die and glued it into the opening after attaching the panel to red CS and then onto the white card base. Some glitter heart stickers were added to the corners. Here's a look at the front of the card.



For the inside, the Love Maze was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS and attached to red CS and then pink CS. Before attaching it to the card base with foam strips, a pink heart brad was added.


Now I think, I'll get started on that card for my grandson. Thanks for stopping by!

shelia

Monday, January 2, 2017

Hot Cocoa


I am an avid coffee drinker and must start my day with a nice hot cup of Joe. But it's that time of year when cocoa can compete with my coffee! There's just something about a nice hot cup of cocoa with a pile of marshmallows when there's snow and cold. Maybe it's the inner child in me!?

So my card today is in honor of all the Hot Cocoa lovers out there and it features a new image: Winter Wonder Words (1099H) from DRS Designs. I stamped this new image with SU Ballet Blue ink onto white CS and layered it onto blue CS. The Cup of Cocoa was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. Before attaching it to the card base, I stamped the snowy background image with the same Ballet blue ink.



For the inside of my card, I cut a piece of white CS, stamped the Winter Cheer Greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and the row of marshmallows with Memento Black ink. I added some highlights to the marshmallows with Copics and the card is complete.

Hope you like it. Enjoy some hot cocoa with me!!

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, December 26, 2016

Baby it's Cold Outside!


Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I did. We were able to be in VA with family to celebrate, so that was extra special! Plus we were able to leave the frigid cold behind in Ohio!!

My card today features a couple of soon to be released images from DRS Designs. I started this card by stamping the interlocking snowflake background image onto white CS with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear EP. Once it cooled, I used TH Distress inks to sponge on the color. I did the same with the new greeting Baby it's Cold Outside (1137G), then die cut it with a SB circle die and popped it up with foam adhesive. The mittens were created with a paper punch. I punched 10 mittens, using 5 for each to give some dimension. I used the tiniest snowflake from the background image to stamp onto the mittens with TH Tumbled Glass ink. I also sponged some ink around the edges of the mittens as well as on the top rim. The bow was created with some glittery white cross stitch thread and I attached the mittens to the ties and card with foam dots.



To create the inside, I started with a piece of white CS slightly smaller than the navy card base, folded it in half and die cut a snowflake being careful to not die cut the bottom parts completely through and glued it to the inside. This way the snowflake pops out when you open the card. The greeting is the new Snowy Days Greeting (1123F) from DRS Designs. I stamped it with VersaFine Black Onyx ink and added a few snowflakes stamped with SU Night of Navy ink.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are keeping warm!!

shelia

Monday, December 19, 2016

Good Friends



Hi Everyone! With less than a week till Christmas, I thought I'd share a quick and easy card today. I used a sketch from a few weeks back on Splitcoast Stampers. I started with a white card base, stamped the Good Friends greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and then added a small strip of silver glitter CS. Next I added the navy CS and then the die cut silver stars. To complete the look some silver sequins and tiny stars were added. I used Glossy Accents to hold them in place.

I really like silver and navy together and am very pleased with the way this turned out. I think this is a great card for special friends at Christmas. It's quick and easy to put together too, which is a definite plus at this time of the year!!

Thanks for stopping by,
shelia

Monday, December 12, 2016

Jingle Bells


Hi Everyone. Hope you had a good weekend. Can you believe Christmas is just under two weeks away. It seems to come quicker and quicker each year!

My card today features our new Holly Jingle Bells and the matching greeting. I started by stamping them on white CS, colored the image with Copics, die cut and layered on black CS. The background was created using two different EF with red and green CS. After attaching the two panels to a black layer, I added the focal image and greeting and then some die cut holly and bow. A few red rhinestones complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today!

shelia