Oh the shine!

Supplies: Distress Ink (Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon), Spray (Mustard ColorShine by Heidi Swapp), Color Pencils, Ink (Tsukineko), Bronze Embossing Powder, Glitter fun foam leaf, Stamp Images (Leaf by and sentiment unknown).

This card had MANY UGLY phases, you know that moment your card is so bad you are tempted to toss it out! I persevered and I must say, “I WON!” I really like how the final card is. Maybe I should have taken pictures of all the many UGLY phases this card took. This card started with that embossed maple leaf that I watercolor, I have had that stamp for more than 10 years. I decided then to apply some embossing ink/powder to the brick colored leaf to add texture.

Challenges: Sisterhood of Crafters, Art Divas, Digi ChooseDay, Lemon Shortbread, Retro Rubber #147, TTCRD, Try Stampin’ Or Not

Get Well Soon Card

supplies: Stamps (Honey Bee Stamps), Flowers (Prima Marketing), Inks (Tsukineko), Watercolor Markers, Border Punch Quilted (EK Success), Die Cuts (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Paper (IO)

One of Bianca’s teachers was in close contact with someone that had the virus and she is now exhibiting some symptoms. I had been creating this card for a few days and decided to give it some final touches to send this to her from our family.

Challenges: The Paper Girls #211, Simon Says Monday Challenge, Make My Monday #135

Boo! – Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

These fantastic gals (Darlene and Diane) decided since there are all year ’round Christmas challenges to have their own year ’round Halloween one! I am joining them and I couldn’t get any more excited! The new challenge blog is called TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN Challenge. I may have a few challenges done ahead of time! LOL!!

It is a monthly challenge and the theme is ANYTHING HALLOWEEN! But of course we do have a beautiful inspiration board that you MAY use if needing a bit of a push in the inspiration/idea department.

Here is my card, I didn’t use the inspiration this time, because I wanted to use these pumpkins!

supplies: Pumpkin/Jack-o-Lantern punch by EKSuccess, “BOo” die cut by Sizzix, Pattern paper by , white pen by ZIG, old piece of ribbon.

I am guilty, I joined the slim card train! Super simple card, I loved that pattern paper, even though it’s not Halloween themed the colors cannot be any more perfect for a Halloween card. I paired it with this EK Success punch. This punch is pretty unique, you can punch the plain pumpkin (not pictured), the pumpkin with the lines and the jack-o-lantern… all with just ONE punch. I finished all of the die cuts (and even the stars of the paper) with a little white highlights with a white pen.

Birthday Cow!

I have been making a few birthday cards to send to some friends. This is the first one, a very old Stampin’ Up stamp, but it still brings a smile to my face! Please ignore the terrible choice of background color I used to snap the picture. At night, around midnight, this pink look perfect as a background for my picture. LOL!!!

supplies: Stamp (Stampin’ Up), cardstock base (Chatterbox), watercolors (Twinklin’ H2Os and Staedler watercolor pencils), bling (unknown, but necessary)

Close up of the inside of the card and the bling. I wish you could see the glitter those udders have! LOL!!! A little bling on the tail of the cow and some simple messy doodles to make the panel pop!

Challenges: The Card Concept #142 (inspired by the flowers), TCP Tuesday #373 (animals)

A little altering of a stamp

supplies: Dina Wakley Stamp from a Stamp/Stencil set.

This is the image I started with. I love her look, her “I know things you don’t!” look! She is going to go through some transformation with the help of my Stabilo All pencil and some watercolor crayons.

Yes, this is the same image! I love how she turned into this cool witch! I changed a tiny bit her features, of course added the hat, the curly hair and her striped dress. This is not even close to done. I think you guys are going to like the end result! COMING SOON!

Autumn Wishes on a Sunset

Yep, masking galore! This card has 6 images, all of them masked to create this cute scene! I forgot how much fun was to reveal each mask to see the finished image. These might be some old stash stamps, but I still adore them! I think I need to do one more card but with some blue or white pumpkins! … an idea is brewing in my head! Woot, woot! Am I the only one excited about it?

supplies: Stamps (Stamps and Smiles), Inks (Rangers Ink), Watercolors (Staedler Watercolor pencils, Twinkling H2Os), papers (Basic Grey), embellishments (foam leaves – unknown), post-it notes.

Challenges: Inky Paws Challenge #133, Sunday Stamps