Chaienne

Chaienne

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Happiest of Holidays - May Rudolph Days






Hi, Friends.....

Here with a quick post for the May Rudolph Days over at Scrappy Mo's. I am also entering this in Jo's Christmas Kickstart where she asks us this month to use a wreath.


I went super-glitzy with a gold embossed wreath and rhinestone ornaments on a watercolor background I made with lots of shimmer sprays and ink. My mat is glittery gold.

Supplies used include:
Stamper's Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection 2016 Stamptember Holiday stamp set
Versamark Ink
Ranger - Gold Superfine Detail Embossing Powder
Canson - Mixed Media Paper
Dylusions Ink Spray
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - White
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Bronze
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (has scallops) - retired
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set - retired

Hope you liked this shimmery card. Thank you for stopping by today!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Scrappy Mo's May Rudolph Days
2. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #31 - Wreathed in Holiday Smiles (use a wreath)
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #492 - AG Christmas
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #440-#441 - AG
5. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #115
6. DL.ART May Linky Challenge

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Happy Thoughts - Craftartista's 3rd Blogaversary


Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a special card to help the lovely Mia at Craftartista celebrate her 3rd Blogaversary. Congratulations, Mia, you are awesome!!!


You can join in the fun, too, by making a creation using one of Mia's wonderful mandala digis that she has on her Freebies Page.

I used Mandala #15 with a previously made vivid orange watercolor marker refill background. Love this super-bright citrusy card....and I even got adventurous and added white accents with a gel pen! I adore how that made this card come alive. It is my new favorite way to embellish my coloring....esp for geometrics! Get your shades on and take a look:


Supplies used include:
Craftartista - Mandala #15 digitial image
Spectrum Noir markers
The Alley Way Stamps - Speak Easy stamp set (retired)
Versamark ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set (retired)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set (retired)
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Sakura - White Gel Pen

Do you like the bright colors? We've had a week of very gray, very wet weather and these colors really spoke to me.

Hope you will join in Mia's festivities for her 3rd Blogaversary!! Congratulations, again, Mia!!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Craftartista's 3rd Blogaversary - Use one of her Mandala digital images
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #440-#441 - AG
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #115
4. As You Like It - Favorite Embellishment
5. Creative Fingers Challenge #186 -AG
6. DL.ART May Linky Challenge
7. Double D Challenges - Begins with Letter M (I used Mandala.)


8. STAMPlorations May Theme and Prompt Challenge - Stamps + Tropical
(the citrus colors reminded me of tropical fruit)

9. STAMPlorations Spring Fling Linky Party - Spring

10. Time Out Challenge #162 - Free

Monday, May 18, 2020

I Will Bless the Lord....


Hi, Friends......

Yes, I am still around.....just haven't been blogging much. But I *have* been playing with purple patterned paper lately. (Say that 5 times fast!!!)  For spring, I love yellow paired with purple.  It reminds me of crocuses....some of my favorite flowers.  






I made a pair of spring cards with the current Wednesday Sketch from MFT.









I didn't want to cover up the pretty background with this STAMPlorations scripture, so I stamped and heat embossed it on vellum.


A long time ago, a friend gave me eight or so decorative envelopes that are somewhat larger than the usual A2 size. I kept thinking I should make some cards with the appropriate dimensions to use these envelopes. 

Since I was in a purple mood, I cut papers the right size and made cards that coordinate with them. I used ivory embossing powder on this one. Which do you like better?



































Supplies used include:
STAMPlorations - Bless the Lord - Typografia in Faith
Versamark Ink
Embossing powder from stash - ivory and yellow sparkle
DCWV scraps
Vellum
Prima flowers
Petaloo flowers
Ribbon, Brads, and Adhesive Pearls from stash

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you are staying well. We are getting a lot of rain here, so my garden is awfully wet. How is weather where you are?

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #489

2. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #378 - Use Snippets
3. Papercraft Challenges #58 - Spring
4. DL.ART May Linky Challenge
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May Challenge
6. STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge











7. STAMPlorations Spring Fling Linky Party - Spring (plus I used a STAMPlorations stamp)

 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Thankful for You, Mom



Hi, Friends.....

Here's a sweet card I made for my dear MIL for Mother's Day. She doesn't look at my blog, so I am okay posting it a few days early! :)

Somewhere along the line...maybe thrift store...maybe from some inherited craft supplies...who knows???.... I came to own a very pretty package of floral coasters. I LOVE them!! They are perfect for pairing with a doily and sentiment for a quick but charming card. There are four different floral styles and I let hubby choose which one to put a Happy Mother's Day greeting inside for his mom's special day. He chose this pretty purple one.  


I love purple and use it a lot on my cards.  I often pair it with green or yellow, but this time I tried gray to coordinate with this pretty coaster.  I love how it gives a very serene look to a color that often is quite dramatic.


Supplies used include:
Unity "Thankful for You" stamp from grab bag - still trying to track down which set it came from.
Versafine ink in Smokey Gray
Salvaged white cardstock from a mailing advertisement
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangles die set
Floral Coaster from stash
White Doily from my stash
Background panel from K&Co.
Core'dinations/Darice cardstock for card base

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope all you ladies out there know how vital and important you are...whether you are technicaly a Mother or not. All women play a crucial role as examples and mentors to the young ladies of today. Thank you for shaping the world of tomorrow.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Papercraft Business Challenge #29 - AG
2. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge 114
3. Kat Scrappiness May Challenge - Celebrate Moms
4. As You Like It - Favorite Color to Pair with Purple
5. TCP May Challenge #368 - Everyday Heroes
6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #438-#439 - Anything Goes
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May Challenge
8. Dare2BArtzy May Challenge - In the Garden
9. Double D Challenge - Lavender/Lilac/Purple




















 
10. Cards und More Shop Challenge - Sketch



 

Leafy Wreath Aperture Card




Hi, Friends......

I am here with a pretty card with a special feature that is fun and easy to do...but adds a little something extra to your card. It's an Aperture style that I learned over at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge back when she was on the Letter A in her challenge themes.
(She's currently on the Letter X...so this has been awhile!)

In case you didn't know, Mrs. A's fortnightly challenges feature, along with selected colors and themes, an optional fancy fold element.....with tutorials to help us accomplish them. I rarely attempt them, but I loved this aperture style card back when she introduced that challenge. You can see the card I made at that time HERE. I have been wanting ever since to make another. So here's the one I made this time.



Here it is propped open a bit......


I love how this style is ideal for using stickers that have sentiments printed on them. The pretty sticker and words still show when you open the card. 

Here's my card fully open....



Supplies used include:
M&C Boutique - Large Circle Frame die set
Sticker from stash
Sizzix - Circles, Scallop die set
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set (retired)
Scraps from stash for leaves, scalloped wreath base, and sentiment panel/mat
DCWV patterned papers and cardstock
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Cardz-TV - Favorite Phrases stamp set

Hope you enjoyed seeing my card. A big thank you to Mrs. A for introducing me to this style. Have a great day!!

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Papercraft Business Challenge #29 - AG
2. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge 114
3. Cut it Up Challenge #199 - Friends
4. DL.ART May Linky Challenge
5. TCP May Challenge #368 - Everyday Heroes

6. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #438-#439 - Anything Goes
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May Challenge
8. Dare2BArtzy May Challenge - In the Garden
9. Double D Challenge - Lavender/Lilac/Purple





















10. Cards und More Shop Challenge - Sketch

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Tiny Miracles with Vintage Vibe


Hi, Friends.......

I am here with a pretty card I made with a wonderful Unity stamp set from the lovely Lori Kobular (THANKS, Lori!!!) 


I followed the fun sketch from the current Cards und More Shop Challenge.

I left the butterfly image uncolored for a vintage sepia tone photo look. LOVE!!! Used lots of scraps for this card, including the gold shimmer cardstock mats, the striped piece, and the bits of gold foil doily which I folded around the corners.

Supplies used include:
Unity - New Fluttering Miracles stamp set
Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia
Sizzix - Circles, Scallop die set
DCWV scraps
Prima - Gold Doilies
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain for panel edges

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Hope you are staying healthy and safe.

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Cards und More Shop Challenge
2. Papercraft Business Challenge #29 - AG
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge 113
4. DL.ART May Linky Challenge
5. Craft Stamper May TIMI Challenge - AG
6. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #377 - Use Snippets
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper May Challenge
8. Dare2BArtzy May Challenge - In the Garden

Sunday, May 3, 2020

An Unusual Request.....



Hi, Friends......

What's the most unusual request you've ever had for a card? I got an order the other day for a funny one.....a chicken-themed sympathy card. A friend at church recently lost a bunch of her chickens to night-time raids by skunks. 🐔🐔🐔😞😠😢 Many of us up here in our tiny community have chickens and so we all can relate to the anguish of a predator attack. Another friend asked me to make a card expressing condolences for losing so many of her flock.  This sounded like fun!

I don't have one of those cute skunk stamp sets with a "That stinks" sentiment.  So I used a skunk from an adorable NBUS set my crafty pal Karen Ladd gave me (THANKS, Karen!!) and made a simple but fun card with a computer-generated sentiment. I colored the images with my Prismacolors.


Inside I used some chicken ephemera pieces from the Bella Blvd Barn Yard collection. I think their big eyes look a little bit worried, don't you?


Supplies used include:
Hero Arts - Woodland Creatures stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Unity - "So sorry for your loss" from Beautiful Life, Blessed Memories (Feb. 2015 Sentiment Kit)
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangles die set
Bella Blvd - Barn Yard Paper Pieces (retired)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils

I hope this card brings a smile to the face of our friend who lost so many chickens. (By the way, they have killed 4 skunks....so far!)  Hope you enjoyed the card, too. Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
 

Are you able to enjoy some spring weather where you live?  I have hummingbirds draining my nectar feeders and summer birds gorging on the seed feeders. So fun and interesting to watch them! Do you have any birdfeeders up?

🖤
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. NBUS Challenge #14 (The Hero Arts stamps and the Barn Yard animal ephemera are NBUS)
2. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #436-437 - AG
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge 113
4. DL.ART May Linky Challenge
5. Craft Stamper May TIMI Challenge - AG
6. Double Trouble Challenge #55 - Thing 1: Spring Things
7. Power Poppy Creative Confetti Challenge - Keep Your Distance (use several images that have space between them and are not touching)
8. Time Out Challenge #160 - Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the black and white stripes.)