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Friday, December 30, 2016

Asian Themed Happy Birthday Card

I made this Asian card for a technique lovers challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  Sabrina had a tutorial for us to make Asian lanterns.  All you need to do this is to have oval or round punches and a crimper. I used Art Neko Handmade Paper on the lanterns.   I used gold paper for the scalloped circle.  The image came from one of Art Neko Coin Envelopes.    I used an oval die to cut this cute boy out of the center of the bag.   I added the die cut gold Birthday Wishes for the finishing touch.

I want to wish each one of you a very Happy New Year.  Stay safe.  See you next year.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friends of Flourishes Christmas Challenge

It is Saturday and time for a new challenge for the Friends of Flourishes design team.   I used the
Flourishes Coastal Christmas stamp set for my card.   This stamp set comes in a stamp form as well as in a digital image.  After I colored my image,  fussy cut the wreath and placed a stamped sentiment behind it, then attached it to the pink doily.  The pink palm tree paper was perfect to showcase my beach themed wreath.

Be sure to check out the other design team members blogs to see their cards. 

The Friends of Flourishes team:

Shirley - You are here

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Blue Knight - Pathways of Life

The Ways To Use It challenge today is "Windows of the World". I used the stamp called Pathway Through The Woods". It makes me think about all the pathways in life and the ones we chose to follow. Wow, if we could put our paths on a map, we would probably have more paths on a road map than roads. In my life, I have chose a lot of wrong paths, but maybe those were the paths that led me to the paths that make me happy. Oh, well, that is my food for thought for the day. Have a happy day.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas - Gold Embossed Ornament

I have a pretty, but quick Christmas card to share with you today. I used the Art Neko images S1010001-Bold Star Christmas Ornament and the S1010014 Merry Christmas Text.
I chose a pretty bluish green card stock and I adhered it to a white card base. I used my embossing buddy to rub one the blue paper to prepare it for the embossing process. I used Versa Mark ink to stamp my image along with the sentiment. I then used gold embossing powder over it. For the finishing touch, I added a white bow on the gold ornament.
I appreciate your coming by today and I hope you liked the card.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Friends of Flourishes - Pearls and Lace

Hello, my crafty friends.   Today we are having the first Friends of Flourishes Challenge.  We were challenged with the theme of Pearls and Lace.   For my lace, I used the square lacy die.  I added it over a white dry embossed dotted layer which was adhered to the card base.  I colored my poinsettia from the Flourishes Year in Flowers 3 stamp set.  I used another die to cut and emboss the image.  I added my pearls in the corners.  I had a strand of silver embellishments and I snipped off pieces of it to place around the the image to give it more of a festive feel.

Be sure to visit the other team members and see the cards they have made to "wow" you today.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Art Neko Teahouse on Lily Pond

Here is a card I made for the Art Neko blog today.   I used the Art Neko image  Teahouse on Lily Pond.

I layered my gold shimmery paper and Asian designer paper over the black card base.  I colored my image using copic  markers and matting it over layers of the same papers previously used.  I used Asian dies to cut the Kanji and the bridge. I layered the Kanji and popped it up with dimensional.  I adhered the pieces to the card base to complete the card.

Thanks, for stopping in  today.  I hope you enjoyed my card.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Blue Knight Winter Cabin Christmas

Here is a card I made for the Technique Lovers challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  We were to add snowflakes to our cards.  I used glitter paper to cut the snowflakes.  I used the image Winter Cabin by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  The image was colored with copics on Georgia Pacific card stock.   I always thought this card stock  was hard to color, but some of my friends at QKR were using this card stock to make their outstanding cards.   It took me a while to be able to do it, but I finally got the hang of it.  Before I was using a very nice card stock which was super easy to color.   The last time I ordered the nice card stock, it was not the same so I am happy I can work with the Georgia Pacific plus the cost is cheaper.

Have a good day, Friends.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Crossing The Old Covered Bridge

Here is a card I made using images from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  The ones used are Covered Bridge and Antique Car Rear View.   I have always loved Covered Bridges and one does not see many of those around anymore.  I saw my first one when I was fifteen.  My parents took me to Indiana to visit friends.   I was so amazed to see a bridge that was actually covered.  

I colored my images with copics and fussy cut the antique car that is crossing the bridge.

Thank you, for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed my card.

Blue Knight Praying For You

I recently received this stamp from Blue Knight Stamps called "Praying For You".  I colored the  image with copics and fussy cut it.  I added some wings using a die from ODBD.  

I used a technique from the Splitcoast MIX challenge this week to make the background.    I took watercolor paper and sprinkled two colors of Ken Oliver color bursts on it.   I spritzed it with shimmer mist.  I used a piece of Saran Wrap over the top and then dabbed the wrap around on the paper.   Let's say my background does not look like it should because my paper was way to wet.  Since there was a big puddle I used paper towel to dry it up.    I let it dry naturally.

The Free 4 All challenge at Splitcoast was to make a card and attach a gift.    I created a bookmark using the angel with wings.    Since the bookmark could not be glued down, I add a corner die cut to hold the bookmark in place.     When the background dried I put my other pieces on the card.

Thank you, for taking a look at my little angel.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Art Neko Cowgirl

I made this card for the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast.  I matched my paper colors to a scarf.
I was needing a card for Art Neko, as well, so I added this little cowgirl to the  red and black designer paper.  The Art Neko set I used is "Cowboy Up" #A271FSHT.

Thank you, for coming by to look at my card. 

MKH Designs - The Write Stuff

Today I am showcasing the new The Write Stuff  digital stamp set for MHK Designs blog.    I really like this vintage set.    I wanted to keep this design simple.  I had plans to add some black rhinestones, but once I finished the card, I decided I liked it just the way it is.

Friday, December 9, 2016

MHK Designs - Fanciful Feathers

Here is a card I made for my guest designer spot for MHK Designs blog.   The Fanciful Feathers is a  beautiful set and I loved making this card.  I colored the image with copics, splattered some ink around it with a brush, added my much loved sequins and added the die cut sentiment. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

MHK Designs - Stitched Tea Party

Hello, my friends.   I couldn't wait to share this cute card made with the MHK Designs Stitched Tea Party digital stamps.  I printed the teapot on to colored paper, colored my flowers and leaves.  I used Stickles in the center of the flowers.   I used white acrylic paint and a sylus to make the dots.  Now just look at the cute sentiment,  isn't it really sweet?

Be sure and visit the MHK Designs blog to see what the other designers have made.

Be sure and tune in tomorrow.  I will be back with another card made with a new release from MHK Designs.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MHK Designs - Realistic Roses

Here we are and it is day two of the MHK Blog Hop.  Today I am showcasing the Realistic Roses.  The roses are beautiful.  I love yellow roses so I had to color them yellow.  I added a doily on my card because I always set my flowers on a doily.  I added lots of bling which does not show up well in my picture.

Thank you, for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used the new Realistic Roses stamp set. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

MHK Designs - Striped Petunia

Hi everyone.   I am happy to announce I am the guest designer for MHK Designs.  They are having a blog hop this week to introduce their new digital stamps.  The card  I made today was made using the
Pretty Petunias image.  I really like the way the  striped Petunia looks.  Mynn did an excellent job drawing this beautiful flowers.  I colored the image with copics.  

 You can hop along and make comments and make a card of your own to enter in our challenge.

I will have a card every day this week so come back each day and look at the creations I have made with the awesome images from MHK Designs.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Flourishes - Go Tell It On The Mountain

Today I am joining the Friends of Flourishes Design Team in a Stamp Review.  I made a Christmas card using the Flourishes Stamp Set "Go Tell It On The Mountain".   

Thank you, for coming by and looking at my card.    I hope you will take a look at my Teamie's blog, which I will list below, to see the cards they have made. 

Vickie - On The Fringe

Friday, December 2, 2016

Run, Run, As Fast As You Can

Here is a card I made for fun yesterday morning.  I entered it in the Ways To Use It challenge on Splitcoast.   I used a retired stamp set by Mark's Finest Paper.  I really had fun making my Ginger Cookie step card.   I used the Ornate and Lacy Ovals by Our Daily Bread Designs. 

Thanks, for taking a look at my card.   Have a wonderful weekend.