Chaienne

Chaienne

Thursday, September 2, 2021

August Card Chain Challenge Reveal - Happiness Blooms From Within

 

 
Hi, Friends......
 
I am here with my August CCC Card Reveal.  This card went to Dee in Kenya last month.  
 
The options last month were:

Colour Palette Option

(Exact matching is not required.)



Sketch Option



(Orient as desired.)

Theme Options: Movie Magic / The Sea / Friendship
Product / Technique Options: Vellum / Stamping
 
I chose the Color Palette, Friendship, and Stamping.  
 
Sadly, the beautiful pastel colors and silver embossing proved impossible to photograph!!!  Arrrgh..... The sentiment says:  Happiness Blooms from Within.

   

Supplies used include:
Versamark embossing ink
Silver embossing powder
Watercolor background
Spectrum Noir markers
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
 
Hope you enjoyed my card. You can still sign up for the September Card Chain HERE.  We would love for you to join us!!!
 
Janis
 
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:



Monday, August 2, 2021

July Reveal for CCC - Lucky to Call You Friend!

 

Aren't ALL cats strange?????  Mine sure are!  lol...  ❤

 

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Hi, Friends.....

I am here with my July Reveal for the Card Chain Challenge.  Such a fun group to be part of!!

July's challenge theme options were:

Colour Palette Option

(Exact matching is not required.)

 
Sketch Option


(Orient as desired.)

Theme Options: Summer / Snacks / Friendship
Product / Technique Options: Scraps / Fancy Fold
 
I chose the Colors and the Friendship theme.   My card went to Linda in Michigan.

I had a background that I made from some epsom salt crystals dissolved in dyed water.  I had made the colored solutions for a VBS kid craft and had leftover.  Could I toss 'em??? No way!!  lol...  So I made backgrounds for me to use.  This particular one had some of the colors of the challenge and I blended yellow around the edges for the color palette suggested.  Love the crystalline structures that you get from this technique.  I gave the background a coat or two of clear spray lacquer to help set the crystals.
 
The butterfly and sentiment are from a beautiful set I just received from  Melanie over at the Double Trouble Challenge.  (THANKS, Melanie!!)  I absolutely love this gorgeous set!


Supplies used include:
CTMH Winged Masterpiece S2103 - SOTM March 2021
Versafine Ink in Crimson Red
Clear embossing powder from my stash
Distress Ink in Mustard Seed
Epsom salt background from my stash
Mixed Media paper

Hope you liked my card!!  It was fun to use one of these arty backgrounds.  I think the floral butterfly looks good against it. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you would like to join the Card Chain Challenge, the August sign-ups are still open for a few more days HERE.  We'd love to have you join us!

Stay safe in the heat and storms, everyone.  So far we are doing okay.  We have had a few intervals of thunder in the last few days but thankfully no near strikes....and we even got some rain!  YAY!!  Still praying for safety from fires.  We have a couple hot days predicted and then more t-storms.  This comes with the territory, but our dry summer is putting us at more risk than usual.  We do appreciate the thoughts and prayers.

Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Butterfly Challenge #159 (I just chose the Quick Sand yellow color option this time + butterfly)

Saturday, July 31, 2021

July Rudolph Days - Merry Christmas Sloth

 


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Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a super-fun card for the July Rudolph Days challenge over at Scrappy Mo's.  I have been trying to get this card blogged for the last several days and now it is the deadline so......here it is!!  lol....

I had some old Stampendous flocked snowflake stickers in my stash that needed to be used.  I thought they'd look good on a simple red background.  I received this adorable Christmas sloth in a set from the sweet and generous Holley Barnhart.  (THANKS, Holley!!!)  I wasn't sure how the sloth stamp would look in red ink, but I LOVE it!!  What do you think?


Supplies used include:
Stampendous - Class A'Peel Velvet Snowflake Stickers (retired)
Pebbles - Cozy & Bright stamp set
Versafine ink in Satin Red
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set - retired
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Oval STAX die set (apparently retired)
Scraps from my stash for mats and frames

Hope you liked this whimsical sloth Christmas card!  Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Stay safe in the hot weather if you are in the Northern half of the globe.  Here in my part of Idaho, we haven't had more than a few drops of rain in a couple of months and thunderstorms are predicted for the next four days. Eek! My family is packing Go Bags, in case we need to evacuate suddenly.  I would appreciate your prayers for safety from fire!  Thank you.


Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
July Rudolph Days
2. CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #146
3. Christmas Kickstart challenge 52, fluffy or furry


Thursday, July 29, 2021

WINNER of my STENCIL GIVEAWAY...(Arrrrrgh.....I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT TO POST THIS!!!)


 
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Hi, Friends.....

I am such a total lame brain anymore!!  I was so busy getting ready for my vacation for our 40th wedding anniversary to Yellowstone that I forgot to draw the winner to my Christmas Stencil Giveaway!!!  I was hunting in my stash for something to make for Rudolph Days and spied that stencil still sitting there......(face plant!)  Will someone just shoot me and put me out of my misery now, pleeeeeeeze!!!   

So, finally......with the help of random dot org.....the lucky winner is:

Valerija

Congratulations!!  I will email you because it has been so long now that you probably are not checking for a winner notification anymore.   So sorry about that!  

Thank you to everyone who left comments and to those who also entered my drawing.   


Janis

Friday, July 2, 2021

June CCC Card Reveal - Sunshine and Rainbows


 

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Hi, Friends.......

Just a quick post to share for the Card Chain Challenge June Reveal.

The optional themes last month were:  

Colour Palette Option


(Exact matching is not required.)


Sketch Option


(Orient as desired.)


Theme Options: Things That Fly / Rainbows/ Friendship
Product / Technique Options: Stencils / Stitching (real or f
aux)

I chose the Rainbows, Friendship, and Stitching (Faux) and sent my card to Tina in Slovenia.  Fun!!

It was fun making the rainbow, clouds, and my flowery meadow with scraps!  Yay!
 
 
 
Supplies used include:
Lil' Inker - Rainbows and Clouds stamps and dies (retired)
Pink & Main Scallop Waves die set (retired)
Solid and patterned paper scraps from my stash
 
Hope you enjoyed seeing my card.  There are still a few more days to sign up for the July exchange.  We would love to have you join us!!
 
Stay cool and safe during this heat wave and over the 4th!
 
Janis
 
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

GIVEAWAY: June Rudolph Days - Santa and Reindeer Stencil

 


 

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Hi, Friends.....

Are we all warm enough yet????  It is sooooooooo hot here in Idaho that even the bugs are dying!!!  (The only silver lining I have found!)  I have to water my garden twice a day.  I can't have the stove on (Okay, TWO silver linings...no cooking!), or have the lights on, or do ANYTHING in the house.....even craft!  So it is fortunate that I had played with this Santa stencil and embossing paste several weeks ago.  I am squeaking in with this card at the last minute for the June Rudolph Days over at Scrappy Mo's.

GIVEAWAY ALERT:
Although I am happy with the way this card turned out, this stencil is not really my style.  It is a gently used retired brass Quietfire Santa and Reindeer stencil and I have used it only this one play session.  I decided that I would offer it as a giveaway to a commenter who would like to have it.  Maybe nobody wants it, but if you are interested say "Yes, please to the stencil" in the comments.  This giveaway is open until 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time, July 7, 2021.  I will send this gift WORLDWIDE....just like Santa does! 

 

Supplies used include:
Leftover gesso spattered background
 
Quietfire Santa and Reindeer stencil retired (YOU CAN WIN THIS!!!)
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste (retired)

W plus 9 - Tree Border
die set

Stamper's Anonymous - TH Collection 2016 Stamptember Holiday stamp set  (retired)

Versafine ink in Majestic Blue

Hope you liked my card.  I was wishing a snowy scene would make me feel cooler, but it didn't work.  lol...  (Feel free to remind me that when we had snow in May I said I was very ready for the warm weather to get here!!!  Arrrrgh!)  Stay safe if you are in one of the severe weather regions!!  Thank you for stopping by! 


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. June Rudolph Days
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #548
3.
CARDZ-TV AG Challenge #143

Monday, June 7, 2021

Glorious Spring Wishes

 


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a spring card I better get posted while there is still some spring left!!  lol..... Our weather turned chilly again, so I will be glad for the sun and warmth to get here again!   I used a lovely NBUS stamp set that Holley Barnhart sent me for my basket of daffodils.  (THANKS, Holley!!)  Love how bright and springy these colors are!! 

Supplies used include:
Gina K. Designs - Springtime Baskets (retired)
Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
Spectrum Noir markers
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set (retired)
DCWV scraps of Butterly Garden paper
Assorted solid cardstock

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card.  I hope your day is full of sunshine and flowers and even a few butterflies!!   


Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.
Creative Fingers Challenge #209 - AG
2.
DL.ART JUNE 2021 Linky Challenge
3.
Word Art Weeks #493-494 - AG
4. Crafty Hazelnut June Patterned Paper Challenge
5.
Hero Arts Stay Crafty Challenge #23 - Fun in the Sun (I went with a sunny theme)
6. We Love Choc Baroque June Challenge - Hand Colored or Paper-Pieced Image
7.
Butterfly Challenge #157 - N is for Naples Yellow and New York Pink (Just entering for Butterfly + two options this time.)



8. STAMPlorations Spring Fling Linky Party