August 18, 2017

Enjoy the Journey


I made this card for the Muse Card Club challenge #229.  We were given an adorable card made by Tracey McNeely as our muse (see below).  My inspiration was taken from the following:
  • Blue background
  • Lower right image
  • Upper left sentiment
Here's Tracey's card:

Thanks for stopping by today; enjoy your journey!!

August 15, 2017

Heard you caught a Bug


I made this cute, little card for the challenge at Less is More; the challenge is to make a one-layer card with a vehicle.  I used stamps from 2 sets for this card: 

Taylored Expressions - Wheely Great (VW and sentiment)
Poppy Stamps - Ornamental Butterflies (flowers and butterflies)


So glad you stopped by today :)

City Crafter Challenge #375 - You Don't Bring Me Flowers


Marina is the host of this week's challenge at City Crafter and she is asking us to make a card that has "NO FLOWERS" on it.  I chose to make my card using this Louis and Bronte stamp from Mo Manning.  I love how Bronte is licking the chocolate chip cookie Lewis is eating, and there is not one flower on my card :)

Please join us this week at City Crafter!

August 11, 2017

Multi-color Flower


I made this card for Muse Card Club challenge #228. Anita Bowden made the Muse card for inspiration this week and it's such a pretty and inspiring card (see below).

I used a die from Memory Box called honeyblossom sprig and a few different Stampin' Up inks to color my card.  I cut the die from watercolor paper, sprayed the cut die with water and smooched it on an acrylic block covered with a few different colors of ink.

Here's Anita's card:

Thanks for stopping by :)

August 8, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Paint Chips Inspired


This week at City Crafter, Kirsty has challenged us to make a card using paint chips.

Paint Chips?  I have to admit, this challenge stumped me.  I tried and tried to come up with something and just couldn't get there.  I came up with the card above and decided it was the best of the bunch, so here it is :)

I'm looking forward to see what you can do with paint chips!

Please join us at City Crafter.

Today is all about YOU


I like the challenges over at the  Fusion Card Challenge because you can choose to use the sketch, or the photo, or both.  This week I chose to make my card using the sketch as inspiration.  The sentiment and die cut are by Penny Black and the rose paper is by My Favorite Things.  

So glad you stopped by today :)

August 2, 2017

Juicy Oranges....

I put this card together for this week's CAS challenge at Casology - Juicy.  When I saw the word "Juicy" I immediately thought of oranges.  There is nothing like biting into a nice, juicy piece of a sweet orange.  The stamps on this card are by Purple Onion designs.  I used Inktence pencils for the orange pieces.

Happy you stopped by today.  I just may go and have an orange now :)

Horses, Horses, Horses.....


I made this card for challenge #227 at the Muse Card Club - Anything Goes.  I used Distress Oxide inks, twisted citron and ocean spray for the background and stamps by B&J Art's stamps in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

August 1, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 373 ~ Pretty In Pink


Hi There!  We have a new challenge at City Crafter this week "Pretty In Pink".  Amy is our host this week; she would like you to create a project using pink or shades of pink and one other color.

Here's the bubbly, pink photo Amy provided for inspiration:


So, please head on over to CCCB and share your projects with us!

Thank you :)

July 31, 2017

You're So Sweet


I made this card for challenge #232 at CAS(E) this Sketch.  The sentiment is from Penny Black and the donuts and whoopi cakes are a sweet patterned paper I have in my ever growing paper drawer.

Here's the sketch:

So happy you stopped by today!

Sparkle, it's your birthday


I made this card today for 3 challenges:

Seize the Birthday - topping = Splatter
Just Us Girls - Use something old and/or new
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

The splatter on my card was made using Bo Bunny glitter paste.  I used an older stencil by Tim Holtz for the splatter and a new stamp set by Penny Black for the sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by today.  SPARKLE!!

July 30, 2017

Inkspirational Challenge #140


I made this card for this week's Inkspirational challenge.  This is a photo challenge (see below) and I took my inspiration from the green and white wood background, the shells and the flowers.  Instead of flowers I used an older Hero Arts fern leaf stamp.  I added the dragonfly to give a spark of color to my card.  I think this card would be good for a guy, don't you?

Here's the inspiration photo:

So happy you stopped by today :)

July 29, 2017

Fairy and Poppies


I made this card for challenge #93 at Always Playing with Paper.  The challenge is "key words" (see image below).  I went with the word "friendship" for my card and used the following items:
  • Stampendous stamp - Poppy Fields
  • Poppy Stamps:  Fairy die cut and sentiment
  • Zig markers
  • Distress oxide inks
  • Stickles


So Happy you stopped by today :)

July 25, 2017

CCCB#372 - Something Beginning with the Letter S


Hi!  We have a new challenge by Marina at the City Crafter Challenge Blog this week; challenge #372 - Something beginning with the letter S.  

Here's the inspiration photo from Marina:

Please head over to City Crafter and see what the rest of the DT have made and join in the challenge.

Have Fun!!

July 24, 2017

Cas(E) this sketch #231


When I saw the challenge at Cas(E) this sketch this week I thought of this "dogwood branch" stamp by Memory Box because I knew it would fit perfectly in a little box.  I colored the flower and leaves with my Zig markers, fussy-cut the image out and assembled my card.

Here is the inspiration photo:

Glad you stopped by today :)

July 20, 2017

Muse Challenge #225


I made this cute, little card for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club.  We were given a card made by Kim Heggins for inspiration, see below.   I took inspiration for my card from:

glass globe - bee hive
butterflies - bees
green striped grass - green plaid grass

Here's Kim's card:

So glad you stopped by today :)

July 18, 2017

City Crafter Challenge #371 - Kraft Crafting


We have a new challenge over at the City Crafter Challenge this week, Kraft crafting.  Kirsty is asking us to use Kraft paper on our cards and/or projects - So here we go!

My card uses Kraft paper as the base; I added flowers from Altenew's Henna Element set and colored them with Zig markers.

Here's the inspiration photo this week:

So, hop on over to the blog and join us for a "Krafty" challenge :)

July 17, 2017

Girl in Pink


It's a color challenge this week at Just Us Girls, the colors are pink, dark pink and blue.  The woman stamp I used is Ruth by Julie Nutting.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  


Happy you stopped by today.  A beautiful Summer day it is :)

July 10, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 370 - Two Colors Only


This week's challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog is a color challenge, Marina is asking us to use just 2 colors for our project this week.  

For my DT card I used a Penny Black stamp and a Stampin' Up sentiment.  I chose blue and green as my 2 colors, just love blue and green :)


Please come on over and join us for the challenge this week!

Exciting News ....


I have been invited by Kirsty to be a Design Team member for the City Crafter challenge blog.  I am so excited and honored as I have enjoyed the challenge for many years and have always been inspired by the DT cards and projects and the many talented participants in the challenges each week.  My DT position starts tomorrow, July 11th with the 370th challenge on CCCB.

We would Love for you to visit and participate:  City Crater Challenge Blog

Happy Stamping, Lucille (K)!

July 7, 2017

Muse Challenge #223


I made this card for this week's challenge #223 at the Muse Card Club.  We were give this pretty card by Anita Bowlen as inspiration:


So glad you stopped by today :)

July 4, 2017

Musical Bird

 

I made my card for the challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog this week; the challenge is to use black & white (and maybe a touch of grey) on your project.  I had embossed this splatter background a while ago so I went through my stamps and selected this musical bird to go on the background.

Here is the inspiration photo from City Crafter:


So happy you stopped by today :)

June 29, 2017

Fly....spread your wings


The challenge at Casology this week is the word FLY.  Butterflies are so unique and pretty, they come in so many shapes and colors and as an added bonus they FLY around flowers.  I chose to put pretty Laurel Burch / Stampendous butterflies on my card because they spark my "color" imagination.  I then added a stencil of dots as my background and a few "flying" words :)


So happy you stopped by today.
Hope you're able to see a butterfly today :)

June 27, 2017

Muse Challenge #222


Made this card for the challenge at the Muse Card Club this week.  Kim Heggins provided the Muse card for inspiration (see below).

I took inspiration for my card from:
  • the cute scene
  • the little bees buzzing around the flowers
  • and the sparkle from the sequins
  • the half circle frame

Here's Kim's card:

Happy you stopped by today, make it fun :)

June 26, 2017

Life is better with friends


The challenge this week at Less Is More is a sketch challenge and sketch challenges are my favorite, so I jumped right in.  The pretty rose paper and sentiment on my card are from My Favorite Things.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
I Love to Stamp
Hope you do too


So happy you stopped by today!

June 23, 2017

Muse Challenge #221


This card was made for challenge #221 at the Muse Card Club.  I used a piece of colorful patterned paper for my background and the Hello background die from Poppy Stamps.  It took me some time to remove all the letters from the die cut and paste them into place on the paper; I'm happy with the result.

Inspiration I took from the Muse card came from the multiple "thank you" in different fonts and the colors on Jenni's card.  Jenni Murray made the Muse inspiration card below:


Glad you stopped by today and it's a cold one on the front range today :)