Friday, December 8, 2017

Sparkly Stars - Winnie & Walter


Hi, Friends.......

I am back with one final, last-minute entry into the Winnie & Walter November Color Combo Challenge. Look at this wonderful inspiration palette that Heather gave us to work from:



I had this idea to die-cut some stars from super-sparkly glitter cardstock and put them on a blue background. I should have used something besides this DCWV glitter paper that is on a plastic backing of some sort. It is almost impossible to completely cut through when I use an intricate die. (Why don't I remember this from time to time...or at least write myself a note on the outside of the stack????? Nah...too easy!!! lol...)


So this arty look of leaving some of the pieces inside the star die cuts was not arty at all...it was necessity! I like it better like this, anyway. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :) )

I am also entering this card in the new Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge.  Shay is featuring the beautiful W&W Comfort + Joy stamp set (also on sale right now!! Yay!!).  I don't have this set (yet!) so I am taking inspiration from Heather's lovely card with the star trio in tones of muted gray and blue.  



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - True Multifaceted Star Cutaways die set
DCWV - Glitter Cardstock
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set

Hope you enjoyed my card. Next time, different glitter cardstock!!! :) Thank you for stopping by.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter November Color Combo Challenge

2. Winnie & Walter Rerun #26 - Comfort + Joy
3. DL.ART December Linky Party - Anything Goes
4. Uniko Challenge #44 - Christmas   
5. Word Art Wednesday #312-313 - Anything Goes
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #25  
7. Dare2BArtzy December Challenge - Spirit of the Season 
8. Stinkin' Inkers December Challenge - Celebrating the Holidays
9. Choux Choux Visions of Sugarplums 2017 Challenge - Christmas/Winter
10. Christmas Cards All Year Round  December Challenge - Anything Goes Holiday Related
11. The House that Stamps Built  DCC 126 - Glitter
 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Blue Roses - Winnie & Walter


Hi, Friends......

I am here with another watercolor card that I made for the Winnie & Walter November Color Combo Challenge. Look at this wonderful inspiration palette that Heather gave us to work from:



I love blue roses and had not yet used my W&W - Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses stamp. I knew it would be perfect for this challenge.

I heat embossed using
Stampendous - Clear Embossing Powder in Clear Bark and watercolored my roses with Distress Markers and a waterbrush. I kept this very simple and unadorned to let those roses take the spotlight. CAS is not my usual style, so this is about as clean and simple as I ever get! lol...



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses stamp
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Distress Markers in Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, and Hickory Smoke
Versamark Ink

Stampendous - Clear Embossing Powder in Clear Bark
Mixed media paper
Core'dinations cardstock

Hope you enjoyed my card. It's been fun playing with simpler cards and some watercoloring techniques. I am a little afraid, however, that if I ignore my scrap bags very long, they will secretly multiply. When I go back to my usual layered cards there might be twice as many scraps as there were before!!  Eeek!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

<3
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter November Color Combo Challenge
2. All Sorts Week 444 - Thank You
3. Word Art Wednesday #312-313 - Anything Goes
4. DL.ART December Linky Party - Anything Goes
5. Craft Stamper December TIMI - Anythng Goes Stamping Challenge
6. Penny Black at All Sorts December Challenge - CAS

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Happiest of Holidays - Winnie & Walter

Oh, my goodness.....this fat wintertime kitty looks sooooooooo much like my Ophelia (a boy cat... long story....) who gets so fat in the winter we call him Loaf-elia.  :D
Hi, Friends......

I am here with a watercolor card that I made for the Winnie & Walter November Color Combo Challenge. Look at this wonderful inspiration palette that Heather gave us to work from:


I decided to make a very simple snowy watercolor scene using the emboss resist technique with W&W - Our Town stamp set elements and no embellishments at all. My painting skills are limited, so this was quite a daring endeavor! lol.... But I like how it turned out.


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Our Town stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Big Bang Confetti stamp set (for a few extra stars)
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set (for sentiment)
Versamark Ink
Distress Ink in Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Frayed Burlap, Ground Espresso, Stormy Sky, and Faded Jeans
White Sparkle embossing powder
Mixed media paper

Hope you enjoyed my card!! Thank you for stopping by today.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter November Color Combo Challenge
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #362 - AG Christmas w/ opt. Quick and Easy
3. Choux Choux Visions of Sugarplums 2017 Challenge - Christmas/Winter
4. Word Art Wednesday #312-313 - Anything Goes
5. The Artistic Stamper December Challenge - Christmas
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #24
7. DL.ART December Linky Party - Anything Goes
8. HeARTful Challenge #22 - Anything Goes + a Stamp
9. Craft Stamper December TIMI - Anythng Goes Stamping Challenge
10. Penny Black at All Sorts December Challenge - CAS
11. Dare2BArtzy December Challenge - Spirit of the Season
12. Stinkin' Inkers December Challenge - Celebrating the Holidays

13. Uniko Challenge #44 - Christmas  
14. Christmas Cards All Year Round  December Challenge - Anything Goes Holiday Related 
15. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Icy Inspiration











 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Everyday Wonder Woman


Hi, Friends......

I am here with a card I made for a gal I know who is going through some rough things in her life. She has no idea of how awesome and how strong she really is.

 


  
This starry background is one I made a long time ago, but it didn't turn out the way I had planned so I just stashed it away for another time....like now! :) I inked the raised stars of my Darice - Assorted Stars embossing folder with Distress Ink pads and then dry embossed as usual with a sheet from my DCWV Woven Stack. Since my raised stars were inked, I used the de-bossed side for my background. To make it even more sparkly, I die-cut additional stars from the DCWV glitter cardstock.
Supplies used include:
Unity sentiment stamp
Versafine ink in Deep Lagoon
Gelly Roll pen to color the little star on the sentiment panel
Darice - Assorted Stars embossing folder
DCWV Woven Stack
Winnie & Walter - Big Bang Confetti Cutaways die set (stars)
DCWV glitter cardstock
Baker's twine from stash

Thank you for stopping by!! I hope you enjoyed seeing this card.

<3
Janis

 
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Star Light, Star Bright
2. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #24
3. DL.ART December Linky Party - Anything Goes
4. Craft Stamper December TIMI - Anything Goes Stamping Challenge
5. HeARTful Challenge #22 - Anything Goes + a Stamp

Saturday, December 2, 2017

From All of Us + Easy Masking Technique - Winnie & Walter


Hi, Friends......

I am here with a fun card that I made for the Winnie & Walter November Color Combo Challenge. Look at this wonderful inspiration palette that Heather gave us to work from:



I recently saw a wonderful card duo on Instagram by Catherine Gray that I wanted to try with my W&W So Tweet birdies. My card required a lot of masking, but I have a quick tip on an easy way to mask when you have the matching dies for a stamp set. I will share it with you below. I stamped and watercolored my birdies on mixed media paper and die-cut lots of little stars from glitter cardstock to add sparkle to my tree. I love how my card turned out!




Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set (for birds)
Winnie & Walter - LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs die set (for making masks)
Distress Markers - Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain
Distress Ink - Hickory Smoke and Stormy Sky
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set (for sentiment)
Versafine ink in Majestic Blue
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals stamp set (for pine branches)
Winnie & Walter - Big Bang Confetti Cutaways die set (for stars)
Scraps of DCWV silver glitter cardstock
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (for scalloped background)
Core'dinations Cardstock in Navy Blue

Can you spot the sleeping kitty in the background?  That's my Jetta.  <3

EASY MASKING TECHNIQUE - (FOR WHEN YOU HAVE THE MATCHING DIES FOR A STAMP SET.) 
When I first receive the matching dies for a stamp set...before I separate the individual pieces....I use the entire die framework to die cut a piece of plastic.  (I am using old developed x-ray film, but that's cuz I am married to a vet!  You can use make-your-own-stencil material or whatever you have on hand.)  Now I have ready-made masks either for the background or for the images.  Since this particular set had little dies nested inside the birdies (hearts, etc) there are perfect little holes for washi to stick through and secure the mask to my paper while I stamp around them.  Since the masks are a tiny bit larger than my stamped images, I just move them slightly to line up with the outline of my image on the side where I am working.  When I want to work on the other side, I lift the mask and line it up with that side.  Easy peasy.  These masks last and last....and since they are transparent I can easily see where I want to place them. 

Hope you enjoyed my card. Thank you so much for your sweet comments!!! I hope you have a lovely day!

<3

Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter November Color Combo Challenge

2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #362 - AG Christmas w/ opt. Quick and Easy
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Star Light, Star Bright 
4. Die-Cut Divas - Winter Time
5. The Artistic Stamper December Challenge - Christmas
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #24
7. DL.ART December Linky Party - Anything Goes
8. Uniko Challenge #44 - Christmas  
9. Choux Choux Visions of Sugarplums 2017 Challenge - Christmas/Winter
10. Christmas Cards All Year Round  December Challenge - Anything Goes Holiday Related

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

JOY - Winnie & Walter



Hi, Friends.....

Here I am with one more card for the the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge for this month. I have Christmas Community Bell and Choir Concerts this week, so I don't know if I'll be able to squeeze another project in this challenge before the gate closes. But I want to get this one in before I have to get dressed up for tonight. :)

This time I drew inspiration from Lydia's card with its fabulously festive stamped background. I hardly ever stamp my own backgrounds....(except for W&W challenges!)....so it is a fun change from my usual layers upon layers. Well, as you see, I did still managed to do sooooooooome layering. :) I even added a sprinkle of stars this time, too!


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped background)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (straight-edge rectangle panel)
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals stamp set
Distress Inks
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
DCWV Glittered Cardstock
Tiny Gold Star confetti from my stash
Ribbon from stash

Thank you so much for stopping by. Your visits and comments make my day!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - Rerun Challenge #25 Merry and Bright
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Star Light, Star Bright
3. The Ribbon Girls - November Any Image Challenge
4. All Sorts Challenge Week 443 - Inspired by Winter or Christmas Song - My card is inspired by "Joy to the World"
5. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #23
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Word Art Wednesday Week 310-311 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #361 - AG Christmas, optional twist: Doily

9. Uniko Challenge #44 - Christmas 

Happy Holidays - Gold, Black, Vellum


Hi, Friends......

Here again with another entry into the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge for this month. I again drew inspiration from Vanessa's lovely gold and black wreath card. I have really enjoyed using these rich and elegant colors!





Do you like that DCWV Mercury Glass background???? I totally LOVE it!! This is the stack that I had to buy THREE of before I would let myself cut into the first one! Ha. I heat embossed my sentiment on vellum to make an overlay, but the underneath pattern of the Mercury Glass paper doesn't show up too well in the photo.

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals stamp set
Versamark Ink Pad
Gold embossing powder
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
DCWV Mercury Glass Stack
Vellum
Various adhesive rhinestones from stash

Hope you enjoyed this card. I have one more that I will enter into the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge. It closes tomorrow, but that still gives you time to join in, too!! Hope to see you there.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - Rerun Challenge #25 Merry and Bright
2. Mod Squad Challenge - Use a Wreath as Focal Point
3. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
4. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
5. The Male Room Challenge #64 Use Vellum
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
7. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a stamp
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #361 - AG Christmas, optional twist: Doily
9. Word Art Wednesday Week 310-311 - Anything Goes Family Friendly

10. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #23
11.  Uniko Challenge #44 - Christmas 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Red, Gray, and White Christmas Card




Hi, Friends.....

I made several different variations of this Christmas card using the Stamper's Anonymous - TH Christmas Miracle and the Viva la Verve November Sketch.

I also drew inspiration for this card from a couple of lovely cards by Heather over at the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge for this month.  I adore the wonderful layering and the pretty doilies she used.


Supplies used include:
Stamper's Anonymous - TH Christmas Miracle
Versafine Ink in Satin Red
Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder
Winnie & Walter - Big Bang Confetti Cutaways die set (for stars)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
DCWV Glitter and Solid Cardstock scraps
Doily from my stash

Which one of these variations do you like better this red/gray/white one? Or the black/gold HERE. I might put one more variation up here on my blog and then put a few others over on Flickr. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - Rerun Challenge #25 Merry and Bright
2. Viva la Verve - November Sketch Challenge
3. Double D Challenge - Here Come Santa Claus
4. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #22
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Star Light, Star Bright
7.
HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a stamp 
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #361 - AG Christmas, optional twist: Doily
9. The Ribbon Girls - November Any Image Challenge

Monday, November 27, 2017

Black and Gold Christmas Card


Hi, Friends.....

I'm here with a festive gold and black Christmas card I made for Scrappy Mo's November Rudolph Days Challenge. I was inspired to use these colors by the dazzling black and gold card by Vanessa over at the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge for this month. Hers featured a chalkboard style card with that wonderful translucent half-erased look. I tried to imitate that look using vellum on my card.


 




I used the Viva la Verve November Sketch.










Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (for black background panel)
Stamper's Anonymous - TH Christmas Miracle
Gold embossing powder
DCWV Foiled Vellum Stack
Holographic Washi tape
Core'dinations - Black Cat Cardstock
Shimmery ribbon from stash

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and kind words so much!! Have a lovely week.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. November Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's - Anything Goes Christmas 

2. Viva la Verve - November Sketch Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter - Rerun Challenge #25 Merry and Bright
4. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #22
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6.
The Male Room Challenge #64 Use Vellum 
7. The House That Stamps Built - N2217 Anything Goes
8. All Sorts Challenge Week 443 - Inspired by Winter or Christmas Song - My card is inspired by "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"
9. The Ribbon Girls - November Any Image Challenge
10. Get Creative Challenges #64 - Holidays

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Guest Designer - Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge

Kind of my same reaction when I saw the Challenge theme for this Guest Design spot!!  lol...


Hi, Friends.....

I am delighted to be a Guest Designer for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge this fortnight. The theme this time around is Butterfly/ies plus H is for Handwritten and/or the Color Lemon. Mrs. A would like us to HANDWRITE our sentiment this time. EEEEK!!!  (You can just choose the color option to go with your butterfly, but where's the fun in that???)

As I suggested in the caption of the above cat funny, my tail puffed out a little bit when I saw the theme. One of the main reasons I rubber stamp is so I won't HAVE to hand-write OR draw!! lol.... But this is what makes challenges so much fun, right? So be a sport and join in, won't you? My goodness....I'm sure your handwriting is much nicer than mine, so I promise you it will all be lovely.



I decided to team the Lemon color portion of this challenge with some bright turquoise to make a bright and happy combo. After trying to get away with a simple Hello to handwrite, I realized my card really wanted me to include sunshine to go with this pretty lemon color. 

I practiced several times with wording and then made some faint (erasable) pencil lines to guide me as I tried to make my sentiment panel. Arrghh...rubbish, rubbish, rubbish!! Finally...I got tired of trying to stay in my own lines and just scrawled it out. That's what you see above. It's just my very real and very own uninspiring handwriting. lol.... I know YOU can do much better than this!!! :)
Supplies used include:
Dollar store butterfly
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Scraps of cardstock from stash
Lace seam binding from stash
Ultra-fine Sharpie for sentiment

Thank you, Mrs. A, for inviting me to Guest Design.  I hope all of you readers enjoyed my card today. Please join the rest of us over at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. I would love to admire your handwriting!!! :)

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #22
2. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #8 - Any critter as main feature
3. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
4. DL.ART November Linky Challenge 

5. The House That Stamps Built - N2217 Anything Goes
6. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #310 - #311- Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Purple Card and Tag Set with Butterflies


Hi, Friends.....

Are my American friends all busy getting ready for Thanksgiving? I have my menu made and all the things listed out that I need to cook or prepare each day to get it all done by Thursday. We don't have a big extended family, so we invite a couple of neighbors over and celebrate the day. I'm the only lady, so after the meal I retreat to my craft room while the men talk guy stuff. :)

Today, I am sharing a quick and simple little tag/card duo that I made sometime back while playing around with some scraps. Just realized that it fits the color portion of Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge this fortnight: Butterfly + the color Purple so I decided to enter it at the last minute. (The other and/or portion of her challenge is C is for Chevrons, but I don't have any of those in this project.)


I made this tag quite big so I can use it to decorate a larger-sized gift bag. 
Supplies used include:
Fiskars - XXXL Circle Punch (3" diameter)
Core'dinations Purple Cardstock
Scraps of cardstock from my stash
Butterfly sequins
Adhesive Rhinestones
Ribbon from my stash
Hope you enjoyed my little tag and card set. I am Guest Designing for Mrs. A tomorrow for her next Butterfly Challenge, so be sure to stop in. Have a lovely day!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #89 - Butterfly/ies + C is for Chevrons &/or the Color Purple
2. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
3. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
 

4. Deep Ocean Challenge #168 - Things with Wings
5. Allsorts Challenge #442 - Glitter

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fall Colors


Hi, Friends.....

It's Thanksgiving card time of the year again! I find it helpful to choose a sketch to use for mass producing my Thanksgiving cards. In the past it has usually been one of Julee's at Viva la Verve Sketch challenge....and so it is again this year! :)


I was immediately attracted to this sketch because of all the delicious scraps I could use LAYERS in the design. I have an entire tub completely full of scraps that are in fall prints!!! Seriously....one of those 12x12 clear cases that is 3 inches deep...you know the ones I mean, right? Plus other miscellaneous bags of them!!! So when I see a fabulous layered sketch around Thanksgiving...I am sooooooooooo IN!!!
I use this So Grateful stamp nearly every year for many of my Thanksgiving cards.  Inside the card I stamp a scripture and Happy Thanksgiving. 

Supplies used include:
A Creative Journey with Melissa - Fall and Winter Holiday Sentiments stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (scalloped edge panel)
DCWV scraps from stash
Core'dinations kraft cardstock
Lacy ribbon from stash
Thrift store bag of leaves :)

Hope you like my card. This was the first of my cards using this sketch, but I have made several batches of Thanksgiving cards with this sketch so far. Can somebody please explain how I have MORE autumn scraps now than when I started??!!! Eeek!! This defies all known laws of physics and mathematics. Scraps are scary!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Viva la Verve Sketches November Challenge
2. House That Stamps Built - DCC111 Falling For You

3. Allsorts - Colors of Autumn
4. Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks 307-308 - Use Snippets

5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7. Get Creative Challenges #64 - Holidays
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
9. The Ribbon Girls November Challenge - Card + Ribbon
10. Crafty Calendar Challenges November - Autumn colors
11.
Dare2BArtzy November Challenge - Gratitude
12. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #216- Patriotic OR any Thank You
13. Die Cut Divas November Challenge - Thankful

Friday, November 10, 2017

Out of Season Birdie




Hi, Friends......

Here's a card I have been wanting to make for a long, long time. So simple but fun and cute. My crafty pal, Karen Ladd, sent me some Springtime stickers a long time ago.....I think they were really for my granddaughter, but guess what! I kept a few for myself and had a card like this in mind!! :)

Then when I was scrambling around tonight finishing up all the entries in Lea Lawson's Crafty Comeback Party, I noticed she had a little mini-challenge to make an out of season card. Well, what she really said was more like put your seasonal things aside for a little while and make a card just for fun.  Voila!!! Time to finally make that springtime bird card!! 



Supplies used include:
Foam bird sticker
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts die set
Winnie & Walter - Sketchy Thoughts stamp set
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
Darice - Birch Trees Embossing Folder
Core'dinations heavy duty white cardstock
Sequins - bonus gift in a Winnie & Walter order! <3
Hope you enjoyed this card. Lea, I am so glad you are back!!! I'm looking forward to enjoying your crafty endeavors. Thank you for this amazing blog party!!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Lea Lawson's Day 12 Crafty Comeback Challenge

2. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #21
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #308-309 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes

5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Snow White (my birch tree background is all white)
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #8 - Any critter as main feature
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
9. Crop Stop November Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes + use product from company that CS sells (I used Distress Ink, a Darice embossing folder, Core'dinations cardstock, and WeRMemory Keepers Quick-Stik for placing my sequins)

Noel - Winnie & Walter



This must have been when the delinquency started.  :)

Hi, Friends......

I am back with one last entry into Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge.



I am way behind on my Christmas cards and so I decided to try one with these non-traditional colors.  It's different, but I like it. I love the gleam of the foiled cardstock and the sparkle of the glittered salmon cardstock.  The button die-cuts are fun, too! 


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scalloped edges and the buttons)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (straight edged panel)
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways die set
DCWV glittered and patterned cardstock
Distress Ink in Wild Honey and Walnut Stain
Various Sequins (peachy ones are Neat & Tangled)
Embroidery floss

That's all for now.  Hope you are have a lovely weekend!!!  Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. 

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge

2. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #21
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #308-309 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge

7. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #358 - Anything Goes Christmas opt food/drink
8. Get Creative Challenges #64 - Holidays
9. Crop Stop November Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes + use product from company that CS sells (I used Distress Ink and WeRMemory Keepers Quick-Stik for placing my sequins) 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Autumn Thanks - Winnie & Walter





Hi, Friends.....

I am back with another entry into Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge which closes soon!!!




The inspiration photo Heather chose is just gorgeous, but the colors themselves are not ones that I often would use together. So I decided to play around and get a little out of my comfort zone on this card.....going predominantly brown and gray with only a little bit of the brighter hues. After all, that's part of the fun of a color challenge....to mix things up a bit and try new combos!

Here's what I came up with.....I still like brighter colors better, but I had fun trying something different. And this has a bit of a masculine feel to it, so might be appropriate at times when a lacy, flowery card just wouldn't be right. 


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie &Walter - In a Word: Thanks Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine ink - Onyx Black
Distress Inks - for tree and inking edges of houndstooth panel
Distress Markers - to color in leaves on tree
Mixed media paper
DCWV papers
Pre-made card base
Neat & Tangled sequins

Well, here in Idaho our snow melted in the night and today is gray and rainy...one of those days where it seems like it never gets light. It kind of looks like my card! :) Dark days like this make me appreciate our dazzling bright snowy days. Can't wait for another snowstorm!! lol...

Thank you for your sweet comments and visits.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #216- Patriotic OR any Thank You
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #308-309 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7. Aud Sentiments Challenge #192 - Bingo + Sentiment (I chose the patterned paper, stamped image, faux stitching)
8. HeARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
9. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #20
10. Crop Stop November Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes + use product from company that CS sells (I used Distress Ink and Distress Markers)
11. Crafty Calendar Challenges November - Autumn colors
12. Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #213 - Anything Goes
13. Die Cut Divas November Challenge - Thankful

14. Dare2BArtzy November Challenge - Gratitude  
15. Craft Stamper November TIMI Challenge - AG with Stamping
16. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving
17. Double D Challenges - Feeling Fall-ish (I was inspired by the autumn tree and lovely sequins.)

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Joy in the Autumn - Winnie & Walter



Here's one last Halloween one.....for those of us who've needed dental work lately.  Ugh...

Hi, Friends......

I am back with another entry into Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge. There are only a day or two left, so hurry if you want to join in!!



I started making layers on this card and couldn't stop!!! lol... I just love the alternate print - solid - print - solid look that appeared! This doesn't look like my original idea.  It's only (Rock 'n Roll) two kinds of cardstock layered up together, but I LIKE it! (Now I'll prob have to go YouTube that song....)

I even made an attempt at "staging" this photo....tossed some sequins around beside the "middle" out of one of the layers. lol... I am such a lame photographer!!!  :)
Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - In Bloom: Maggie's Roses Cutaways die set

DCWV patterned cardstock
Core'dinations solid cardstock
Distress Ink in Wild Honey
Sequins and ribbon from my stash
Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  Your comments always brighten my day!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #215 - Ribbon and Sparkle
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #308-309 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7. The Ribbon Girls November Challenge - Card + Ribbon

8. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #19
9. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #20
10. Crop Stop November Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes + use product from company that CS sells (I used Distress Ink and Core'dinations Paper)
11. Crafty Calendar Challenges November - Autumn colors 
12. Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #213 - Anything Goes
13. Double D Challenges - Feeling Fall-ish (I was inspired by the lovely sequins.)


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Joy with Butterflies - Winnie & Walter



Hi, Friends.....

I am glad to be back in crafting mode after my big Cat Lovers Hop! Did you take part? We had a wonderful time....and already have next year's Hop in the works. If you want to help in the planning process, I welcome your input. PLEASE CHECK THE WINNER'S POST TO SEE IF YOU HAVE AN UNCLAIMED PRIZE AWAITING YOU!! <3




Today, I am sharing a card I made for the Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge. There are still few days left, so I hope you will join us!!




I have a super-abundance of leftover patterned paper strips that are 3-1/2" wide from notecard sets I make for gifts. These scraps are perfect for making tall format sized cards that fit standard business sized envelopes or ones I make myself. :)

I went a little bit shabby on this card with a doily, vellum and frilly ribbon. The butterflies and glittery cardstock add a romantic touch that makes this card suitable for any occasion, including a bridal shower or wedding.

I
double layered the diecuts for a shadow effect, reversing it on the butterflies. The tiny butterfly die cuts are one of my favorite things to make from the odd bits leftover on diecut negatives.

I sponged the edges of the patterned paper with Distress Ink to pull in another color from the Challenge palette.


Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (butterflies and scalloped vellum rectangle)
DCWV glittered cardstock scraps
Distress Ink - Wild Honey
Doily from stash
Vellum from stash
Shimmery Crinkle ribbon from DL.ART
Sequins - a bonus gift in a Winnie & Walter order! <3
Silver Adhesive Rhinestones from my stash (for butterfly bodies)
Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed seeing my card.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter - October Color Combo Challenge
2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday #215 - Ribbon and Sparkle
3. Pixie's Snippets Playground Weeks #305-306
4. Card Mania Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
5. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper November Challenge - Use patterned paper
6. DL.ART November Linky Challenge
7.
The Ribbon Girls November Challenge - Card + Ribbon
8. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #19
9. Cardz-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #20
10. Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday Challenge #213 - Anything Goes
11. Aud Sentiments Challenge #192 - Bingo + Sentiment (I chose the flowers (sequin flower), patterned paper, and pink)