Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Catching up - Sort Of

 Can't even seem to keep up with everything lately.  I am posting a picture of the Card I received for Card Chain in June.  I for got to sign up for July's exchange.  Duh!

I received this card from Tina in June.  I love it's subtle colors and calm feel.  

 

Here are a few other cards I have made in the past month or so.  


These bunnies were a gift from Arlene in CA

Birthday cards for my church group friends


One of the four cards we made in the class I teach each month. 


And a little gift box from class.  It has a matching gift card.  

More church cards


Getting ready for Christmas


Another Christmas

Card Class work again

                                                              And one more Christmas




Monday, May 30, 2022

I have been busy lately but have found some time to make a few cards as well.  

My Card Chain Challenge card from April that I sent to Joanne was fun to make.  It was a design I had seen on Jennifer McGuires video from April 9, 2022 - Her Pop-Up Panel cards.  

My card has tulips on it from a new die I had just purchased from Spellbinders.  



The card I received in April was from Nathalie

It has a sweet Queen bee directing the activities of the hive.  


A few other cards I made in April are here.  Just getting back into making cards every day.  

These are the cards I made for my card class in April.  
It was a successful class. Everyone had fun making them.








Sunday, March 27, 2022

Cards received from Card Chain Challenge

 I haven't had the opportunity to post the last  couple of cards I have received from the Card Chain Challenge.  There are lots of talented ladies in this group! 

 Here is my card received from Arlene this month, barely getting it up before the end of the month.  Isn't this just the sweetest little warren of rabbits.  I hope they don't eat those red mushrooms.  I think they will go for the sweet smelling flowers instead.  This card is so amazing IRL with all the details Arlene added.

Her blog is Here   

                                              

This is the card I sent out to Lou in Austarlia.  I feel like she was cheated after receiving the wonderful card I got.  I will have to up my game.  I followed the Friendship theme and used the sketch for my card.  

Come join in the challenge and add your name to the fun.  


Here is the card I received in February from Debbie M.  Isn't the matting beautiful with the lacy die cut.  These colors are gorgeous and again all of the details one the card are amybe not noticed at first galnce on the card.  But it is just beautiful in the Blackberry card base with all the details on the layers. 

See her blog Here

This is my card made with a snail mail/friendship theme.  Also used the mushroom theme from the challenge and the sketch again.  These features are fun to color and give a little dimension with some foam tape.  Then I added some embroidered dots ribbon for more texture in the card.  


Hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the work from the other ladies as well as seeing my cards. 
 Have a wonderful week, tomorrow a new one begins.  





Thursday, February 3, 2022

Card Chain Challenge and January Card Class

                         Here is the card I sent out to Arlene for the Card Chain Challenge in January.

                              I enjoyed making it and used the colors from the challenge, also the sketch.  


This is the fun card I received from Jeanne!  
The bear would almost feel at home here in TX today.  
We are having sleet and freezing rain.  




These are the cards we made in my card class in Jaunary.  

I love the simplicity of this one.  I was able to use my Scan 'N Cut too so that made 
it much easier to cut all the pieces needed for class.  


This little Racoon is so sweet and innocent looking.  
He's cute but I wish he would tell his flesh and blood friends around
 here to leave my flowers alone and stop digging them up.
The butterflies in these colors warmed me right up when we made them.  
Embossing always makes the colors pop, especially with the black.  
    


Thursday, January 13, 2022

I Found the International Card Chain Challenge

 




I Joined the International Card Chain Challenge in November and so decided I should make a note of it on here.  I enjoyed making this card for the challenge.  



And Gail sent me a Norsk Bear friend for my bears.  I received this card from Gail in Norway.  



There's lots of frosty sparkle at the bottom of the card.  I couldn't capture it very well in the Photo.  






Monday, July 27, 2020

What can I say!  Covid is still here and my card group is still not meeting.  I have been spending a lot of time on Splitcoaststampers website and participating in their daily challenges.  

Here are some of the cards I have made for the challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.com.

This was for a Color challenge.  I love doing these challenges every Tuesday.  




Another color challenge and the dessert was to use an embossing folder. I also used heat embossing on the anchors on the background.  Lots of fun! 

The newest of the challenges on SCS is the watercolor Wednesday.  I am loving them.  I have wanted to improve my water color for a long time and these challenges will help me practice watercolor.


Working on my Christmas card stash also.  This Sweet and Sassy Cardinal 
is a go to stamp for Christ mas cards.

Had to make a Country themes card and the Buffalo Check BG stamp by Stampin Up really adds to the country feel of this card.  

Another watercolor technique for these large leaves.  

More water color,  this one with out any stamp (other than the sentiment), just freehand.

Another Christmas card to be put away for a few more months before it will be time to mail them out again.  Probably will make another one today also!  

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cards Through Covid 19

It's been several months since I've posted anything here.  Covid-19, corona virus, call it what you will started in about February.  It was easy to stay at home for the first two weeks that we were asked to Quarantine.  But after about two months I started getting a little stir crazy.  Now because Texas still seems to be getting way too many new cases, I feel like I should continue to stay home although things have started opening up.  Our area has very small numbers of new cases, but the area I would like to go to is one of the worst in new numbers.  Although I would bet that those numbers are coming from the inner city more than the suburbs.  Guess I'll just hold tight in my little East neck of the woods and be safe. 
So I have been making lots of cards and sending them during this time.  My card group did meet in June, but we are taking another look at July.  Not sure yet whether that will be a go. 

This fun card was one I did for a Splitcoaststampers Challenge, actually two challenges.  One was the Color Challenge and my card was chosen as the Favorite for the week of that challenge. 


The other challenge was the Teapotters Challenge.  We make cards and send them off to someone who is experiencing hard times and could use some cheering on.  So this one has already been sent off to Sandra.  

I'll put a few more pictures of some of the favorite cards I've made in the last few weeks.  



I've been going back to flowers and finding new stamps.  Power Poppy has some beautiful sigital stamps.  I've purchased a few.  The Hyacinth is one of those.  The Poppies are Stampin Up.  They are really wonderful with the dies added to the stamps!  I couldn't help but buy both of the bundles that had poppies in them.  


These three are fun with a little different techniques on the second and third.  
The first one is a set I bought from Altenew.  Its called Extra Special.  It's a pretty stem of flowers.  I colored it pinks here with the no line watercolor look.  

The second card with the big circle of flowers is a digital image that I colored with Copic markers.  Lots of pretty flowers in the image.  The unique part of this card is the impressed circles around the flowers.   Those were done with dies (lots of circles) all stacked together and then using a silicone mat run them through the Big Shot to impress the paper rather than cut. 

The third card is one that I used white CS and heat embossed borders of flowers on the card. Then using  distress inks I sponged orange and yellow inks around the flowers and into the center of the card.  Then you take a wet paint brush and with clear water paint the flowers.  The water lifts off some of the ink giving you a lighter look to the flowers.  I'm wishing the ink would have been a little darker and I could go back and ink some more but I am happy enough with the pretty flowers and these colors.  
So that takes us up through most of Feb and March.  I have many more cards I'll try to show you in the next few days.  Stay Home - Stay Safe.  I have to keep reminding myself of that now.  Because I really want to go SOMEWHERE!


Catching up - Sort Of

 Can't even seem to keep up with everything lately.  I am posting a picture of the Card I received for Card Chain in June.  I for got to...