May 24, 2017

Hi Sunshine....

SUNSHINE is the challenge word for this week's challenge at City Crafter.  This card is made from 3 dies and 3 little yellow bling gems and 1 stamp.

Sunshine - Simon Says Stamp
Hi - Winnie & Walter
Simple Leaf Flourishes - My Favorite Things
Treviso Blooms - Memory Box

So glad you stopped by today.  The Sun is shining here in the Rockies :)

May 23, 2017

Henna Elements - turquoise, lime and navy


There is a color challenge this week at Just Us Girls; the colors are turquoise, lime and navy.  Although the card base looks black in this photo, it is navy.  As I didn't have lime green ink I used wild wasabi ink for the little leaves.  The large flowers are turquoise and the small flowers are navy.  The stamp set is Henna Elements by Altenew.

Glad you stopped by today and a beautiful Spring day it is :)

May 22, 2017

Fusion - Navy Patterns

This card was made focusing on the sketch  at Fusion Card Challenge and also using navy as the prominent color.  The rose paper is from My Favorite things and I just love it.  The paper comes in bright and pastel colors; the blue goes so well with yellow, don't you think?

Here is the inspiration photo from Fusion:
So happy you stopped by today :)

May 19, 2017

A Bit of Sparkle

The Wednesday challenge at Simon Says is "a bit of sparkle".  Although hard to see, the flower on my card has quite a bit of Stickles "sparkle" on it.  I've had this Technique Tuesday flower stamp for some time now and I never get tired of stamping a pretty card with it.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Flower Challenge - Case a DT Member


This month the Flower Challenge is to Case a DT member's card.  The DT creates such beautiful cards it's a challenge in itself to pick one to case.  I chose to case the pretty card below by Aileen:

Glad you stopped by today.  We have snow on the ground, last one for Spring?

May 17, 2017

Muse Challenge #216

I made this card for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club.  The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the flowers were made using a stamp set called "painted petals" from Stampin' Up.

Here is the pretty inspiration card made by Jenni Murray:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

May 10, 2017

Handy Man Birthday


I haven't made a card for a guy in a long time.  When I saw this week's card by Tracey McNeely at the Muse Card Club I remembered I had these cute, little tool dies from Memory Box and set to work making my card for the challenge.

Here's Tracey's card:

Thanks for stopping by today.  A rainy & chilly day today :)

May 4, 2017

Muse Challenge #214

This week's challenge at the Muse Card Club is the card below by Anita Bowden.  I took inspiration from Anita's card from the circular stencil design, the colors and the die cut word.  As I don't have too many stencils and haven't mastered using them yet, I used "daydream medallion" stamps from Stampin' Up.

Here's Anita's card:

So happy you stopped by today and a beautiful Spring day it is :)

May 2, 2017

AAA Cards - Bright & Beautiful & DT Call

The current challenge at AAA Cards is Bright & Beautiful and a call for new design team members.  Springtime is in the air and I chose to make a colorful flower card.  Sad to say, I bought 2 large pots of bright pink geraniums and they were left out in the snow.  I cut all the destroyed flowers and leaves off this morning; the plants are so full I believe they will survive and produce more beautiful flowers (finger's crossed).

On to the challenge, below is the photo we were given for inspiration:

I'm going to submit for a place on the design team too. as I think I have the CAS card thing down now and I like this challenge very much.

Glad you stopped by today, happy Springtime to you :)

April 29, 2017

Paper Piecing

The challenge over at Just Us Girls this week is "paper piecing".  I was thrilled to see the challenge as I love to fussy cut and paper piece.  I chose this stamp from Prima, Julie Nutting "Megan" for my card today.

I stamped Megan twice, once on white cardstock and once on red and white flower paper.  I cut the flower skirt out and put a piece of a doily around the waist.  Added some red gems around her neck and splattered on the card.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, thought it was perfect for this card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Snow, snow and more snow today in the Rockies :)

Freshly Made Sketches #285

Lately I can't seem to get enough of Color, wonderful, bright colors!  And, my Zig markers provide me with the perfect medium to color and watercolor stamped images.

I made this sweet cat & butterfly card for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, please see the sketch below:
So glad you stopped by today.
Snow, snow and more snow in the Rockies today :)

April 26, 2017

April Showers

April showers bring May flowers, there most likely aren't too many people who haven't heard this little saying :)  The challenge over at The Card Concept this week is April Showers and although the lovely photo provided for the challenge has flowers and boots I chose to focus on the "showers".

This little girl stamp called Patsy from Whipper Snapper is adorable and I always like bringing her to life with color and sparkles.  I used a new paper pad by Lawn Fawn for the background and umbrella, love the plaids and colors in this paper pad.

Here is the inspiration photo:

Thanks for stopping by today, those April showers are coming down at our house today :)

Love brings us home....

I like the sentiment on my card "Life takes us in unexpected places, Love brings us HOME".  I made this card for the challenge at Muse Card Club this week.  One of my favorite stampers, Kay Miller, provided the Muse card for us and here it is:

Thanks for stopping in today.
Oh, Auntie Em "There's no place like Home"

April 24, 2017

Less Is More - Stripe

I made this card for this week's challenge at Less Is More, challenge #325 - Stripe.  The coffee cup is from Stampin' Up, the donut girl and sentiment are from Neat & Tangled; I just love this set it's so darn cute.  Don't know about you but I can always enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut. 

Thanks for stopping by today :)

April 19, 2017

Dogwood Branches

This week's challenge at Casology is the word Grow.  Again, I'm trying my hand at CAS cards and although I may have missed the mark this week I'm going to give it a go and enter my card in the challenge.  I used Memory Box dogwood branch stamp and stamped it twice.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for popping by today.
The flowers are starting to bloom in the foothills, won't be long now :)

Muse Challenge #212

It's been some time since I made a monochromatic  card and I must say I'm happy with this one.  I made this card for the challenge at the Muse Card Club this week.  This week's Muse card is by Jenni Murray, here it is:

Glad you stopped by today, have a nice evening :)

April 15, 2017

Amazing Butterflies

My card was a Featured Member this week at the Muse Card Club :)

I'm a little late with my card for the Muse Card Club challenge this week; somehow time got away from me.  For my card I used a butterfly stamp from Inky Antics and did each in 2 blended colors using my favorite Zig markers.  The Muse card this week is by Tracey McNeely and a pretty card it is (see below):

I took my inspiration from the multiple, colorful spheres on Tracey's card.

Thanks for visiting today, a lovely Saturday here in the foothills :)

April 13, 2017

Card Concept - Fresh Flutters

The photo that inspired my card is the inspiration photo for the challenge at The Card Concept this week.  I took my inspiration from the white flowers and the pretty butterflies.  I have always liked the sentiment I used on the card, it's so true and perfect for a Spring card.

Here is the inspiration photo:

Happy you stopped by today.  We are having such nice Spring weather here :)

April 9, 2017

One Layer Card - Curve

It's one-layer card time at the  Less Is More challenge blog this week, one-layer with a curve.  The stamp is from Denami Design called double Lily.  I stamped the stamp 3 times to make the curve, added color with watercolor pencils and stamped the sentiment from Memory Box to complete the card.

Glad you stopped by today :)

April 6, 2017

Altenew April Inspiration Challenge

I made this card for the April Inspiration Challenge at Altenew.  I used the small flower and leaves from Altenew's Hennah Elements set.  I smooched zig markers for the background and then splashed some blue ink with a paintbrush and water.

Here's the inspiration photo:

Glad you stopped in today and
a beautiful day it is in Sedalia :)

April 5, 2017

Muse Challenge 210

You know those stamps you have, they are in a drawer, and you almost forget about them?  Well, this cute little bluebird by Inky Antics is one of those stamp sets.  When I saw the Muse challenge inspiration card by Anita Bowden this week, I immediately thought of this bluebird with the big cherry. The inside sentiment is:  with a cherry on top :)

The inspiration I took from Anita's card came from the bluebirds and the ribbon.  Instead of embossing the background I chose to use designed paper with light blue in it.  Here's Anita's cute card:

Glad you stopped by today.  Snow has stopped and the sun is shining :)

April 4, 2017

"Surprise" Monster

Here's another new stamp I bought yesterday, CC Designs "Surprise" Monster.  As it turns out, this cute monster is perfect for the challenge at Casology this week - Icing.

Happy you're visiting today, still snowing here :)

Shiny Spring!

I bought some new stamps yesterday, Love buying new stamps, don't you?  The butterflies are from Stampendous, and I just love the way they are designed.  I made this card for this week's challenge at AAA Cards - shiny Spring.  The sequins and some stickles add the "shiny" to my card.

Thanks for popping in today.  Snow, snow and more snow today in the Rockies :)

April 2, 2017

Celebrate Everything

Celebrating the 50th challenge at Inspired by all the little things this week.  I chose to use these sweet, little, happy girls for the celebration.  I used Stickles to glitterize (is that a word?) the white on the girls cute dresses.  I focused on the sparkling white lights and touches of pink and black in the inspiration photo below:
Wishing you a happy, sparkling day!

March 2017 Card Chain Challenge

Hi there.  Every month I participate in an international challenge called Card Chain Challenge.  I have been doing this for years and have received so many wonderful hand-made cards from all over the world.

For March I sent the above card to Mrs. A in the UK and I received a beautiful card from Greta in Oregon.

If you like making and receiving cards from all over the world why not join us and participate in the challenge.  Check it out using the link above.

So glad you popped in today :)

March 30, 2017

Muse Challenge #209

Tulips along with daffodils are among the first welcoming signs of Spring.  Such pretty and delicate flowers to fill the senses.  I took inspiration for my card from Sonja K's pretty card below.  The elements that inspired me are: the oval window, lovely flower, sequins and the transparent ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by today :)