Chaienne

Chaienne

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Leafy Wreath Thanks



Hi, Friends......

I am back with one more entry for the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #39 - Framed with Evelin T DesignsI don't own this set, so I drew inspiration from Crystal's lovely wreath card HERE.  

I also was inspired by the Winnie & Winnie May Color Challenge with this lovely palette: 

https://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2018/05/may-color-combo-with-heather-h-challenge.html


I cut my card base into a scalloped circle and added leafy elements and the layered sentiment die cuts over one of my leftover Easter egg dye backgrounds.  I added a couple of sweet birds for fun.

I also am entering this into the Unstampabelles - 1-2-3 Challenge.  I have used 1 word for the sentiment, 2 birds, and 3 each of the gold leaves and green leaves.  It has been great fun using Susan's formula for her wonderful no-stamping challenge this month.


Products used include:
Winnie &Walter - In a Word: Thanks Cutaway die
Sizzix - Circles, Scallop die set
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set
Memory Box - Resting Birds die set
Leftover Easter egg die background
Scraps from stash

Hope you like this sweet card.  I had so much fun making it.....feels great to be creating again.  Thank you for your lovely comments!!! 

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #39 - Framed with Evelin T Designs
2. Winnie & Winnie May Color Challenge 

3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #49
4. Unstampabelles - 1,2,3 Challenge

5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #336-#337 - AG Family Friendly
6. CropStop May Linky Party #39 - AG use product from company CS sells (I used Memory Box and Sizzix dies)

7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
8. Cuttlebug Mania - Butterflies and/or Birds (I used my manual Big Shot for die cutting)
9. Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday May Challenge - Summer/Sunshine
10. Die Cuttin' Divas - AG with a Die Cut

11. DL.ART May Linky Party
12. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #229 - Graduation or TY

Sunny and Splashy Happy Birthday




Hi, Friends......

I have been totally out of my groove on challenges for a couple of months, but I didn't want to miss out on submitting an entry into this month's Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge! The Rerun set this month is Framed with Evelin T Designs. I don't own this set so I got inspired by the sunny and watery colors on the fabulous card made by Shay (HERE).

I used one of my watercolor marker refill water backgrounds for this card.

(I know...I am weird. Most people throw away their kids' old Crayola markers that haven't been used in years!! Not me. I stand all the similar colored markers together tips down in a jar containing a half inch or so of water to let them rehydrate and recharge. The intensely colored water that is leftover is used to make these backgrounds. LOVE!!!)

Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set
Versafine ink - Onyx Black
Watercolor marker refill water background
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
Scraps from my stash
Tonic Studios - Nuvo Crystal Drops

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your kind comments so much!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #39 - Framed with Evelin T Designs
2. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #394 - Create your own Background
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #49
4. The House that Stamps Built - AG M2318
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #336-#337 - AG Family Friendly
6. Artistic Stamper May Challenge - Backgrounds
7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
8. Crafter's Castle Challenge #5 - AG opt share a fave technique
9. Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday May Challenge - Summer/Sunshine
10. Die Cuttin' Divas - AG with a Die Cut

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Happy Kitty ATC

I think I have posted this one before.  It reminds me of my sweet Jetta who sleeps curled up on my pillow at night.  Unlike this kitty who appears to have his own pillow, Jetta takes over the one I use and only leaves about 2 inches on one edge for me!  I love her anyway.  <3


Hi, Friends......

I made a batch of ATCs after my ATC BD celebration to send with prizes.  I stamped and heat embossed (one of my favorite techniques!!!) all over one of my bright purple and hot pink leftover Easter egg dye backgrounds and then cut it up for my ATCs.  FUN!!!  

Here's one I made with an adorable puffy sticker from a set that Christi Conley sent me with some sweet BD gifts and ATCs.  (THANKS, Christi!!!)  If I get motivated, I might post one or two of the others from this same background batch that have different images.


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy Cutaway die
Inkadinkadoo - Umounted Doilies (Pinterest image, set is discontinued)
Prima - Doorway stamp
Prima - Messy stamp
Prima - Seamstress stamp
Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Hickory Smoke
Clear embossing powder
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
Scrap of DCWV cardstock

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

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this ATC in the following challenges:
1. SUYP Cats Only Challenge #30 - Furrything Goes
2. Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #394 - Create your own Background 
3. Mod Squad - Stamp a Background
4. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #49
5. The House that Stamps Built - AG M2318
6. HeARTful Stamping AG Challenge (5-27 to 6-3)

7. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #336-#337 - AG Family Friendly
8. Artistic Stamper May Challenge - Backgrounds
9. CropStop May Linky Party #39 - AG use product from company CS sells. (I used Distress Ink and Prima stamps)
10. Blank Page Muse May Challenge - Embossing, any kind 
11. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May Mother's Day Card with Big Bow




Hi, Friends......

Still catching up on blogging Mother's Day cards while it is still May.  I got into a purple Graphic 45 frenzy and made a whole stack of cards using the fabulous vintage designs from this same Place in Time collection.  Swoon!!!

Here's the Mother's Day card that we gave to hubby's mom.  I loved this large corner design off of the May sheet but wasn't quite sure if it would work by itself on a card because of its size.  I took the plunge and went for a square format to let the background show.  I topped it off with pearls and a big shimmery bow and really like how it turned out. This square card was hand delivered so it didn't need special care in packaging or extra postage.  Yay!!

I am entering this no-stamping card in the Unstampabelles 1-2-3 challenge:  I used 1 word ("May"), 2 panels  (G45 focal and purple background), and 3 pearls. 


Products used include:
Graphic 45 Place in Time collection
DCWV scrap for purple background panel
WRMK Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain for distressing panel edges
Shimmery purple ribbon from stash

Thank you for stopping by!!  I hope your weather is as lovely where you are as it is here.  So many are experiencing some severe storms......or even volcanoes!!  Stay safe if you are in those areas.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Unstampabelles - 1,2,3 Challenge
2. Joy Clair May Challenge - AG or use Mood Board 

3. Crafter's Castle Challenge #5 - AG opt share a fave technique
4. HIMCR #354 - Any Holiday
5. Dare 2B Artzy May Challenge - Dreaming of Flowers
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #336-#337 - AG Family Friendly\
7. Get Creative Challenge #69 - Lots of Flowers
8. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #48  
9. CropStop May Linky Party #39 - AG use product from company CS sells. (I used Distress Ink and We Are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper)
10. ARTastic May Challenge - Flowers
 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Quilted Mother's Day



Hi, Friends.......

While it is still May, I will share a Mother's Day card that my pastor had requested for his mom who is a quilter.  I happened to have recently received this lovely quilt stamp set as a prize from Mary at Cardz-TV (THANKS, Mary!!!)......which was perfect for the card.  The sentiment is from a Unity grab bag.  In true quilting tradition, this card is made largely from scraps.  The dry embossing gives it a quilted look.


Products used include:
Cardz-TV - Quilted with Love stamp set
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Versafine Ink in Smokey Gray
Unity sentiment from Sadie Girl {a mama's heart}
Scraps from my stash
Darice - Interlocking Circles
Love the clean crisp lines of this card and the homey quilted texture. Hope you like it, too! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your nice comments!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #48
2. HIMCR #354 - Any Holiday
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #336-#337 - AG Family Friendly
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use More than One Stamp
5. The House that Stamps Built - AG M2318
6. HeARTful Stamping AG Challenge (5-27 to 6-3)
7. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #327 - Use Snippets
8. Joy Clair May Challenge - AG or use Mood Board
9. CropStop May Linky Party #39 - AG use product from company CS sells. (I used a Darice embossing folder)
10. Blank Page Muse May Challenge - Embossing, any kind
11. Penny Black and More May Challenge - AG must stamp focal

12. Artistic Stamper May Challenge - Backgrounds  (I used dry embossing to make a quilt textured background) 




Christmas Card Using Stickers



Hi, Friends.......

I am here with my May Rudolph Days card for Scrappy Mo's challenge.....don't want to miss that each month!!!  I am still getting things back into some kind of order around here since my Dad's memorial service last week.  Fortunately, I had made this card awhile ago to be ready for this week!

I had these stickers from an older Echo Park - Winter Wishes collection, so I thought I would use them for a fun and whimsical but still slightly masculine Christmas card.   I added a little bit of sparkly glitter for snow, as well as some of those weird snowflakes I am trying to use up...7 points on one of them!!  Whaaaat???  :)   I combined the soft flocked ones with some from the sticker set.   No stamping, either....Yay!

I am also entering this in the 1-2-3 Unstampabelles Challenge.  I used 1 sticker set, 2 different kind of snowflakes, and 3 background colors (purple, midnight blue, and white). 


Products used include:
Stickers all  from 1 Echo Park collection (Winter Wishes)
DCWV scraps
Dollar Store glitter
Strange snowflakes from my stash

Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate your visits and comments.  I actually have made several cards lately and will try to get them blogged soon.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. May Rudolph Days at Scrappy Mo's
2. Unstampabelles - 1,2,3 Challenge
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #387 - AG Christmas
4. HIMCR #354 - Any Holiday
5. Southern Girls - Sparkle & Shine
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #336-#337 - AG Family Friendly
7. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Masculine
8. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #48

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Bunny Hop Extended!



Hi, Friends.....

Super quick post to add another entry to Crafty Nomad's Bunny Hop celebrating her Big 50!!!!!!  Gail added a few extra days to the deadline and I am so glad to be able to participate with another card.  You can get all the details on how to enter and be eligible for the prizes HERE!! 

https://craftynomad.blogspot.no/2018/04/its-bunny-hop-linky-post.html

I made this card with a super-adorable Pretty Little Studio bunny die-cut. They have the sweetest, most precious little critters for VERY reasonable prices!! This little sweetie was only 25 cents!


Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Pretty Little Studio - Vintage Die Cut - April Bunny Mini
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies
Darice - Cherry Blossom
Winnie & Walter - Sentimental: Gift stamp set
Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia

Thank you for stopping by to take a look. Remember there are still a couple days left with the extension on Gail's Bunny Hop, so I hope you will join in!  Happy Birthday, Gail!!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenge:
1. Crafty Nomad's Bunny Hop Celebration