Friday, October 11, 2019

WCMD (cont.) with Doodlebug - Happy Birthday MEOW


 
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2019 CAT LOVERS HOP
coming October 21-26, 2019
right here at
Her Peaceful Garden

Don't forget to participate in the following...it's NOT TOO EARLY.
You can do these right now!!:

GIVEAWAY -
Post my 2019 Cat Lovers Hop Badge (closes Oct. 20th)
SIGN IN
for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop (REQUIRED to be eligible for prizes!!)
Please look at the 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP - GUIDELINES and FAQs
Get started making your cat projects for the hop!!!
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Hi, Friends.....

I am here to share a sweet card I made for the Doodlebug WCMD Sketch Challenge. I got out my neglected Doodlebug Kitten Smitten collection. How cute is this little kitty??!!  I don't know why I haven't used it more!

Here's the sketch prompt they inspired us with:


I love the pretty printed papers and the fun Odds & Ends that come with this Doodlebug set. So adorable!


Supplies used include:
Kitten Smitten 6x6 Paper Pad
Kitten Smitten Odds & Ends
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 7 die set
Core'dinations/Darice Cardstock
Joy Clair is having several WCMD Challenges....and #1 is taking a photo of your crafty space.  Well, mine is such a disaster right now (as per usual) that I just took a shot of the very small wing on my desk where I made this card.   Enjoy!
Do you like my snazzy sizz?

Hope you liked this card. You have through Friday Oct. 11 to join in the Doodlebug WCMD Sketch Challenge yourself!! Have a great day.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Doodlebug WCMD Sketch Challenge
2. Simon Says Stamp WCMD Challenge - AG
3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #408-#409 - AG
4. MFT September Birthday Challenge - Add a Cat &/or Dog
5. DL.ART October Linky
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October Challenge
7. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #100
8. SUYP Challenge #47 - Meow-loween/Furrything Goes
9. Dare2BArtzy October Challenge - Cute Animals

10. Joy Clair WCMD Challenge #1 - Craftie

Sunday, October 6, 2019

WCMD - Merry Christmas


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2019 CAT LOVERS HOP
coming October 21-26, 2019
right here at
Her Peaceful Garden

Don't forget to participate in the following...it's NOT TOO EARLY.
You can do these right now!!:

GIVEAWAY -
Post my 2019 Cat Lovers Hop Badge (closes Oct. 20th)
SIGN IN
for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop (REQUIRED to be eligible for prizes!!)
Please look at the 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP - GUIDELINES and FAQs
Get started making your cat projects for the hop!!!

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Hi, Friends.......

Super-quick post to get this PinkFresh WCMD card in under the wire. Used a bonus free with purchase PinkFresh - Abstract Floral mini-die to make a Christmas wreath for this card. So cute. (THANKS, PinkFresh!!!)


I followed the current MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:




Supplies used include:
PinkFresh - Abstract Floral mini-die
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
PinkFresh - Simple Edgers die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Clearly Besotted - Modern Christmas stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in Crimson Red
Sizzix - Alpine Yule embossing folder
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Thank you for stopping by. I'll be back to add some more to this post, but I want to get it in the PinkFresh WCMD challenges!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. PinkFresh WCMD Challenge #1 - Favorite Technique (I used dry embossing on this card. Love how much it adds to an otherwise plain part of a card.)
2. PinkFresh WCMD Challenge #2 - Jumpstart to the Holidays
3. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #457
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #458 - AG Christmas
5. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #194
6. Simon Says Stamp WCMD Challenge - AG
7. CAS-ual Fridays WCMD Challenge - AG
8. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #406-#407
9. Papercraft Challenges #47 - Monochrome
10. SSS Work it Wednesday August/September Challenge - Celebration
11. SSS Monday Challenge - Let's Get Ready for Christmas
12. DL.ART October Linky

13. Through the Craft Room Door Week of 10/1 - AG
14. PinkFresh October Challenge - Circle Elements

WCMD - Fruit of the Spirit


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2019 CAT LOVERS HOP
coming October 21-26, 2019
right here at
Her Peaceful Garden

Don't forget to participate in the following...it's NOT TOO EARLY.
You can do these right now!!:

GIVEAWAY -
Post my 2019 Cat Lovers Hop Badge (closes Oct. 20th)
SIGN IN
for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop (REQUIRED to be eligible for prizes!!)
Please look at the 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP - GUIDELINES and FAQs
Get started making your cat projects for the hop!!!

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Hi, Friends......

I'm back with my other card I made yesterday for WCMD. As I mentioned on my last post, I usu don't get much crafting time in on that day because it coincides each year with our Community Cider Pressing. But I managed yesterday to get two cards made! Yay!!

This card uses the sketch from Cards und More Challenge #40 - Sketch. It's a fun one!


My crafty pal, Karen Ladd, recently sent me a packet of goodies and a lovely set of K&Co. scripture verse stickers with butterflies was included. LOVE these!!! (THANKS, Karen!!!) So I am also entering this in the current Butterfly Challenge with M is for Magnolia (a cream color, apparently...who knew????) and Mint.


I am using another non-traditional fall color scheme this time.  I think the muted monochrome aqua and shading along with the stenciled leaves still bring an autumn vibe, even though there isn't any gold and orange. I also did some background stamping with music notes with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. I love the vintage look it gives.

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: The Leaf Effect Creative Screenings
Distress Ink in Old Paper
Technique Tuesday - Glee Stamp Set (retired)
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
K&Co. Scripture Sticker with Butterfly
K&Co. Patterned Paper Scraps
Ribbon from stash
Darice/Core'dinations Cardstock

Hope you enjoyed this card! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don't forget to be getting ready for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!! Details at the top of this post.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp WCMD Challenge - AG
2. CAS-ual Fridays WCMD Challenge - AG
3. Power Poppy WCMD Challenge - Fall Theme
4. Butterfly Challenge #129 - M is for.... ((I chose Magnolia and Mint)
5. Addicted to Stamps Challenge #177 - For a Lady/Girl
6. Kat Scrappiness October Challenge - Halloween/Fall
7. The Artistic Stamper October Challenge - Music
8. Double Trouble Challenge 39 - AG (I only did Thing #1 this time)
9. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #406-#407
10. TCP Tuesday Challenge #362 - Fall
11. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October Challenge
12. Papercraft Challenges #47 - Monochrome 

13. Through the Craft Room Door Week of 10/1 - AG
14. Allsorts Challenge #540 - Use Ribbon 
15. Papercraft Business October Challenge #23 - TAG...You're It!
16. Cards und More Challenge #40 - Sketch


17. Stamplorations October Stencil Challenge

WCMD - Happy Birthday, Pretty Lady



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2019 CAT LOVERS HOP
coming October 21-26, 2019
right here at
Her Peaceful Garden

Don't forget to participate in the following...it's NOT TOO EARLY.
You can do these right now!!:

GIVEAWAY -
Post my 2019 Cat Lovers Hop Badge (closes Oct. 20th)
SIGN IN
for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop (REQUIRED to be eligible for prizes!!)
Please look at the 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP - GUIDELINES and FAQs
Get started making your cat projects for the hop!!!

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Hi, Friends.....

Did you get some cards made for World Card Making Day? I managed to get two of them done in the morning before our Annual Community Apple Cider Pressing event. Cider making is the highlight of autumn up here in our tiny mountain community, with games and activities for the kids while older youth and the adults work with the apples. Our neighbor, a honey producer, opens up his "honey house" and lets us use his roomy facilities for the work.

Apples are collected from the trees around here....both cultivated and "wild"....and we all help throughout the afternoon with the various parts of prep work and running the three cider presses (one electric and the others hand-crank). This is the first year I didn't work on the washing, sorting, trimming crew.....I was on the donut crew, instead. We always serve fresh, hot-from-the-oil homemade maple bars......SO YUMMY!!! After helping with cleanup, we all go home with several gallons of fresh cider. OH, YUM!!! It takes a lot of hands to make this all happen but it is so much fun. It's about the only thing that would snag me away from staying home all day and making cards on WCMD!!! lol....

Here's a card I made for a friend's birthday that's coming up soon. I pulled out a small bag of coordinating scraps from my stash and put together this autumny card. Even though it doesn't have the traditional seasonal colors of orange and gold, I think it has a fall vibe to it with the muted brights and warm, vintage shading.



Supplies used include:
Unity - "Happy birthday, pretty lady" from Sabrina {fashionista}
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Scraps of K&Co., DCWV, and Core'dinations/Darice patterned paper and cardstock

Thank you for stopping by today. Don't forget to be getting ready for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!! Details at the top of this post.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says Stamp WCMD Challenge - AG
2. CAS-ual Fridays WCMD Challenge - AG
3. Power Poppy WCMD Challenge - Fall Theme
4. SSS Work it Wednesday August/September Challenge - Celebration
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #99
6. Kat Scrappiness October Challenge - Halloween/Fall
7. DL.Art October linky
8. Double Trouble Challenge 39 - AG (I only did Thing #1 this time)
9. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #406-#407
10. TCP Tuesday Challenge #362 - Fall

11. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October Challenge
12. Cards und More Challenge #40 - Sketch (I turned the sketch upside-down.)

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Just For You



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2019 CAT LOVERS HOP
coming October 21-26, 2019
right here at

Her Peaceful Garden
Don't forget to participate in the following...it's NOT TOO EARLY.
You can do these right now!!:

GIVEAWAY -
Post my 2019 Cat Lovers Hop Badge (closes Oct. 20th)
SIGN IN
for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop (REQUIRED to be eligible for prizes!!)
Please look at the 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP - GUIDELINES and FAQs
Get started making your cat projects for the hop!!!

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Hi, Friends......

I have several family friends with autumn birthdays so I thought I better get a card or two made!  This one is for a guy so I made it no-frills, but with some colorful fall leaves.  I kept clean lines and masked off the edges of some watercolor paper to make my seasonal background.  I finished it with a simple sentiment.

 

I used the palette from the Winnie & Walter Aug/Sept Color Combo Challenge.  Beautiful, isn't it?  I think it totally works for fall cards.
 

 

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Kindness with Evelin T Designs stamp set
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Barn Door, and Antique Linen
Winnie & Walter - Sentimental: Gift stamp set
Versafine Ink in Imperial Purple
Canson -140 lb XL Watercolor Pad
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock for card base

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are getting ready for the Cat Lovers Hop coming up Oct. 21-26. Check out the info at the top of this page. It's not too early to SIGN IN (required to be eligible for prizes) and to be working on your projects!!

🖤
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Aug/Sept Color Combo Challenge
2. Allsorts Challenge 539 - Masculine
3. SSS Work it Wednesday August/September Challenge - Celebration
4. DL.Art October linky
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #99
6. Kat Scrappiness October Challenge - Halloween/Fall
7. Double Trouble Challenge 39 - AG (I only did Thing #1 this time)
8. Die Cut Divas October Challenge - Fall Colors
9. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #406-#407
10. Creative Fingers Challenge #171 - AG
11. Stamplorations October Theme and Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the busy background with leaves.)


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

SIGN IN HERE for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop







2019 CAT LOVERS HOP
coming October 21-26, 2019
right here at

Her Peaceful Garden

Don't forget to participate in the following...it's NOT TOO EARLY.
You can do these right now!!:

GIVEAWAY -
Post my 2019 Cat Lovers Hop Badge (closes Oct. 20th)
SIGN IN
below for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop (REQUIRED to be eligible for prizes!!)
Please look at the 2019 CAT LOVERS HOP - GUIDELINES and FAQs
Get started making your cat projects for the hop!!!

Hi, Friends and Cat Lovers.....

Are you all getting excited for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop????  I sure am!  This is our 5th year together....AMAZING!!!  Last year I introduced this SIGN IN to make my bookkeeping easier when I am randomly drawing the names for prizes for the Cat Lovers Hop. It helped me a lot and so I am continuing it this year.  


Since I want half of the prizes to go to commenters and half to project entry participants, I am asking everyone who wants to participate and be eligible for prizes to please sign in here. That way when people comment on your projects who are just followers of your blog and not really intending to be part of the hop they won't end up with a wonderful cat stamp set that they might not even want!!

Remember: YOU MUST SIGN IN HERE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES!!!!!

Also, some of our sponsors are only able to mail their prizes to USA addresses, so I need to know what country you live in. Besides, it's fun to see where everyone lives. :) Also, please leave me your email address (in code is fine) so I can easily get a hold of you if you are a lucky winner.  In the past, I've had to track one or two people down each year and sometimes they didn't even know they were part of a Cat Lovers Hop!! I want these prizes going to people who really are a part of our hop.

One other thing, some of our sponsors are offering digital images as prizes. I realize that not everyone uses digis or has a working printer and so might not really want one of them as a prize. This is your opportunity to let me know..."no digis please!", if you do not want to be considered for those prizes.

Included in the sign-in are a couple of prize opportunities from our fabulous sponsors that I think you are going to love. If this is your first year ever participating in the Cat Lovers Hop, please mention that in the comments, too. One of the prizes will go to a lucky randomly drawn first-time participant. Have you participated EACH year of the hop (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and this year 2019)??? One of the prizes will go to a lucky participant that has been with us from the beginning and not missed a year! 


NEW THIS YEAR:
One last thing.....in the past I have sometimes been confused by alternate usernames on different platforms for posting, linking, commenting, etc.  Many of us (including myself!) use two or more different monikers and most of the time I know who you are.  There are a few of you, though, who confound me each year!  (Hahaha....not too difficult to do!!)  Could you please list all your common usernames in the comments, too, to assist me when I am cross-eyed from running Random.org and making sure I have the right person from the right country getting the right prize?  THANKS!!

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TO SIGN IN (now through 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 27, 2019, which is the last day for comments.).... Please leave comment below with the following info:
1. What country you live in.
2. Your email address (in code is fine).
3. "Digis okay" or "No digis, please".
4. Tell me if this is your FIRST YEAR participating or if you have PARTICIPATED EACH YEAR without missing. (Commenting and/or linking up a project counts as participating!! So even if you were not able to make a project, but did hop around and leave some comments here or on the projects EACH YEAR...that counts!!)
5. NEW THIS YEAR: Alternate usernames on different platforms so I know who you are if you are a random winner there. (e.g. Janis, Janis in ID, J.Woolbright)
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Remember: YOU MUST SIGN IN HERE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES!!!!!

Thank you for helping out with this sign-in procedure. I appreciate your patience and understanding.  Let's make this 5th Cat Lovers Hop the best ever!!

🖤
Janis

GIVEAWAY: Post my 2019 Cat Lovers Hop Badge









2019 CAT LOVERS HOP 
October 21-26, 2019
right here at
Her Peaceful Garden

Don't forget to participate in the following...it's NOT TOO EARLY.
You can do these right now!!:

GIVEAWAY (you are here!) -
Post my 2019 Cat Lovers Hop Badge (closes Oct. 20th)
SIGN IN
for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop (REQUIRED to be eligible for prizes!!)
Get started making your cat projects for the hop!!!

Hi, Friends......

It's already October and time to get ready for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!!  Can you believe it is our FIFTH YEAR????  WOW!!!  To help spread the word, I am asking you to post my badge on your blog sidebar (and/or FB, IG, or any other of your fave social media outlets!).



Once you have posted it, please link up below and tell me in the comments where I can go to find it.  Naturally, there is a prize for one random participant.  Darkroom Door, one of our awesome returning sponsors, has generously donated this fabulous Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp.  Don't you love the amazing detail on this cat??  So cool.

https://www.darkroomdoor.com/by-theme/animals/eclectic-stamp-sitting-cat


PLEASE take a moment to thank Darkroom Door for donating this fabulous prize by visiting them at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube and saying, "Thank you for sponsoring the upcoming 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!!!" Be sure to follow and like while you are there!


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
1.  POST the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop badge on your sidebar (or on FB, IG, etc, if you don't have a blog.)
2.  LINK up below with your name.  YOU MUST LINK UP to be eligible for this prize drawing.
3.  COMMENT below telling me where you posted my badge. Please include a link if it is different than the one you entered in the Linky tool.
4.  Open world-wide!!  Yay!!
5.  Link-up for this badge giveaway closes at 11:59 pm Pacific October 20, 2019.....just before the hop begins!
6.  Winner will be announced with all the other winners from the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop a few days after the hop ends.

Thank you for helping spread the word!  While you are here, please hop over and do an early SIGN IN for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop
(Sign-in is REQUIRED to be eligible for the prizes!!)

🖤
Janis

Monday, September 30, 2019

Santa's Express - September Rudolph Days



Hi, Friends.....

Quick post here to share a fun project using some Christmas train stickers to make a long format card. Are you like me......you have stickers in your stash that never get used? I am delighted to finally get this little train set put together and onto a card.


(Sadly I can't remember where I got these stickers....so please forgive me if you are the kind friend who sent them to me. I try to make a note on the package where I got things, but this was unlabeled. Please let me know in the comments if you were the one!)

I splattered the background with Distress Inks and added some fun die cut snowflakes from scrap pieces of cardstock.
Supplies used include:
Christmas sentiment stamp from stash
Versafine ink in Crimson Red
Provo Craft "Santa's Express" stickers
Sweet Dixie - 4 Layering Snowflakes die set
Scraps of Vanilla Cardstock
Distress Inks in Faded Jeans and Fired Brick for splattering  

Hope you enjoyed this card.  Maybe it will inspire you to hunt through your sticker stash and use some for quick and fun cards.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. September Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's
2. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #20 - It's a Gift!
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #457
4. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #194
5. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #362
6. Creative Fingers Challenge #171 - AG
7. DL.Art September Linky
8. Stick It Down September Sketch (I turned the sketch on its side.)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Purr-ple Purr-thday



Hi, Friends......

I am here with a sweet little kitty birthday card I made for my granddaughter. She's nine now.....how did that happen???!!!

I am using an adorable set from Clearly Besotted that the loveable Di Wray sent to me awhile back. (THANKS, Di!!) I will enter this card in the Simon Says STAMPtember Clearly Besotted Collaboration Challenge.

I wanted to put a party hat on this festive feline, so I masked the kitty and stamped the hat. The problem was that the hat is an old wood mount stamp, so I was kind of flying blind on where to stamp. I practiced and practiced on scratch paper (heh!) and finally gave it a go on this piece of leftover Easter Egg dye background. I put an oval mask over the kitty and stenciled the background with Distress Inks, using the same inks to watercolor the kitty. I added a MFT sentiment and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins...and even put a bit of glitter on the pompom of the party hat. Sweet!




Supplies used include:
Clearly Besotted - You are Purrfect stamp set
My Favorite Things - Cat-itude stamp set
Party Hat stamp from stash
Tsukineko - Memento Ink
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Triangled Creative Screenings
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Canson -140 lb XL Watercolor Pad
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Hope you enjoyed this sweet card. Are you getting all ready for fall at your house? We have freezing temps and SNOW predicted for this weekend....(this is early for snow even for Idaho!!).....so I picked everything out of my garden and we got our two plum trees harvested. So I have been knee-deep in fruit and veggies to take care of. 

Thank you for stopping by today!!!

🖤
Janis



Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says STAMPtember Clearly Besotted Collaboration Challenge
2. Simon Says STAMPtember Pretty Pink Posh Collaboration Challenge - I used PPP sequins
3. MFT September Birthday Challenge - Add a Cat &/or Dog
4. Kat Scrappiness September Challenge - Sequins/Sprinkles
5. Addicted to Stamps Challenge #177 - For a Lady/Girl
6. SUYP Challenge #46 - Furry Thing Goes
7. DL.ART September Linky Challenge
8. Word Art Wednesday Challenge Weeks #406-#407
9. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #99
10. Papercraft Challenges #46 - No Designer Paper
11. SSS Monday Challenge - Real or Faux Stitching
12. SSS Work It Wednesday, Celebrate
13. Creative Fingers Challenge #171 - AG
14. Dare2BArtzy September Challenge - Your Favorite Color (I love ALL colors, but pink and purple are some of the top ones.)

15. STAMPlorations summer theme and sketch, AG with stamps

16. STAMPlorations Summer Mixed Media Challenge

Friday, September 20, 2019

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming


Hi, Friends.......

I am here with another card to share in the Simon Says STAMPtember Gina K Designs Collaboration Challenge. When I made THIS CARD with the layered roses, I made two of the backgrounds. I decided to turn this one into a Christmas card. I sooooooo wish there were some Christmas stamp sets with rose motifs, because I love the old carol "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming". I think roses make lovely Christmas cards.

For this card, I layered Noel diecuts, added some sparkly glitter to the roses, and glued a few clear sequins here and there. Placing it on a red card base gives it a festive Christmas feel. What do you think? I really love how it turned out.


Supplies used include:
Gina K. Designs - Old Country Roses stamp set
Distress Inks for flowers and leaves
Canson - Mixed Media Paper
Leftover Easter egg dye for background
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Glitter from stash
Scraps of DCWV solid cardstock
Darice/Core'dinations cardstock for card base

Hope you enjoyed seeing this second rendition of my background. Thank you for stopping by today!!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says STAMPtember Gina K Designs Collaboration Challenge
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #455 - AG Christmas
3. Papercraft Challenges #46 - No Designer Paper
4. Double D Challenges - Focus on the Sentiment
5. ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Sparkle (I used glitter and sequins for Sparkle.)
6. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #193 - AG Christmas
7. Creative Crafters Challenge #20 - AG
8. Allsorts Week 537 Challenge - AG + Opt Twist Photo Inspiration (I took inspiration from the Holiday sentiment and the flowers.)

9. Dare2BArtzy September Challenge - Your Favorite Color (I love ALL colors, but pink is a perennial fave.)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Making Spirits Bright



Hi, Friends.....

I am here with another card for the Simon Says STAMPtember Memory Box Collaboration Challenge. Are you loving the fun challenges SSS is doing this month as much as I am??? I am playing with some products that I haven't used for a long time. Yay!!

I also used the fun September Stick-It-Down Card Sketch:


I am always in a quandary as to the best way to adhere these intricate diecuts. My ancient sticker makers leave shiny sticky webs that are a pain to clear out. I don't have a really tiny point liquid glue bottle. I have not splurged on double adhesive backed sheets.

So what I did here was smooth a thin layer of Ranger - Multi Medium Matte with my all-purpose tool of choice (a halfway-straightened out paperclip!) along the back of this diecut. Since the starry background is matte, any traces that oozed out from behind were completely invisible after it was dry. Even under careful examination, I can barely discern where there was any excess...and I know there was some!

You can't tell in the photo but the snowflake heart diecut is made from shimmery pearl cardstock. So pretty! The beautiful rhinestones are ones that crafty friend Teresa Doyle sent to me some time ago. (THANKS, Teresa!!) I love that they are a shaded hue and blend into the sky so well, yet add that dash of sparkle!!



Supplies used include:
Memory Box - Snowflake Love Pendant (retired)
Ranger - Multi Medium Matte
Memory Box - Making Spirits Bright stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Tilda Cutaways die set
Versamark ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
AB Rhinestones from Teresa Doyle
Scraps of DCWV patterned and shimmery cardstock

Hope you enjoyed this card. I am so grateful for your visits to my blog and for your lovely comments. Hope all is well at your homes as you settle into autumn.......or spring for my friends at the bottom of the world!! :) Have a lovely day.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says STAMPtember Memory Box Collaboration Challenge
2. Stick-It-Down September Card Sketch Challenge
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Monochrome
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #455 - AG Christmas
6. House that Stamps Built DCC-S419 - Begins with B (I used a the word Bright.)
7. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #193 - AG Christmas
8. Creative Crafters Challenge #20 - AG
9. DL.ART September Linky Challenge
10. ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Sparkle (I used rhinestones for Sparkle.)
11. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #193 - AG Christmas
12. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #404-405 - AG
13. STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch, AG with stamps

14. STAMPlorations CAS Challenge

You're Such a Dear



Hi, Friends......

I am here with a purple monochromatic card I was asked to make for someone who loves purple. A deer trophy mount might not seem the normal thing to put on a lady card, but she also is a deer hunter...so I think it works.

I wanted to add something to the solid background, so I stamped a woodgrain pattern and then tore the edges. I like how the ink from the stamping penetrated the fibers of the paper and you can see the grain on the torn parts.

The doily got a little bit lost against that dark background, so I cut a white circle to lay underneath it to highlight the deer head. The rhinestones and scalloped panel add a feminine touch to counteract the masculine motifs.



Supplies used include:
The Craft's Meow - Rustic Greetings stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in Imperial Purple
Recollections - Woodgrain stamp (retired)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Scraps of DCWV paper and white cardstock
Distress Ink for smooshing
Rhinestones from stash
Darice/Core'dinations solid cardstock

Hope you liked this card with its interesting mix of motifs and embellishments. Thank you for stopping by.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. TCP Tuesday September challenge, use layers
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #404-405 - AG
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Monochrome
4. Papercraft Challenges #46 - No Designer Paper
5. Power Poppy Creative Confetti - Out of the Ordinary Background (I stamped and tore the edges of my background for a rustic effect.)
6. House that Stamps Built DCC-S419 - Begins with B (I used a buck.)
7. Penny Black and More September Challenge - Animals
8. Creative Crafters Challenge #20 - AG
9. Dare2BArtzy September Challenge - Your Favorite Color (I love ALL colors, but purple is one of my top faves.)

10. STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch, AG with stamps