Monday, November 30, 2015

Your Friendship Means Everything

This was my first water coloring attempt...starting with a 12x12 White Daisy Sheet of Watercolor paper, I brushed on several soft colors from the coloring pallet and then blended them with water and set aside to dry.  When it was dry, I lightly sprayed with Pearl Mist and set aside to dry.  Now I had a background sheet that I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it.  

This card was made for Heart2Heart Challenge, dated Monday, November 23, 2015 "Give Thanks" I referred to several You Tube Tutorials on water coloring and chose to use my new water color set from CTMH even though there were several ink and water coloring products you could use and different techniques.  


I did two different focal stamped images, the first was from CTMH Stamp Set "Candlelight Garden"...stamped the jar, masked the jar to stamp the flowers and then heat embossed in silver.  And the second attempt at watercoloring I used CTMH Stamp Set "Balloon Wishes Occasions", stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white.

I chose my first water coloring image for this challenge.  On the image I used a Gold Mist on the background masking the jar and flowers, adhered white cardstock panel to back, glued foam to the back, cut another piece of my watercolored background paper and adhered jar/flowers to background.
Stamped Sentiments directly on card.

I had a rough time with watercolors...not sure I will do water colors again; but may try another ink choice for watercoloring...I definitely need practice.


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:

Design Paper/Cardstock:
     White Daisy Watercoloring with variety of colors
     White Daisy
Inks
     Watercoloring Pallet
     Spray Mist - My Tattered Angels "Pearl"
     Spray Mist - Heidi Swapp "Gold"
     Foam Sheet - JoAnns
Stamp Set
    S1512 Candlelight Garden SOTM



Special Delivery Happy Birthday

This was my first water coloring attempt...starting with a 12x12 White Daisy Sheet of Watercolor paper, I brushed on several soft colors from the coloring pallet and then blended them with water and set aside to dry.  When it was dry, I lightly sprayed with Pearl Mist and set aside to dry.  Now I had a background sheet that I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it.  

This card was made for Heart2Heart Challenge, dated Monday, November 16, 2015 "Wonderful Watercolors."  I referred to several You Tube Tutorials on water coloring and chose to use my new water color set from CTMH even though there were several ink and water coloring products you could use and different techniques.  


I did two different focal stamped images, the first was from CTMH Stamp Set "Candlelight Garden"...stamped the jar, masked the jar to stamp the flowers and then heat embossed in silver.  And the second attempt at watercoloring I used CTMH Stamp Set "Balloon Wishes Occasions", stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white.

I chose my second water coloring image for this challenge, put foam on back of focal panel and glued to the other cut of the watercolored background paper.  Stamped Sentiment directly on card.

I had a rough time with watercolors...not sure I will do water colors again; but may try another ink choice for watercoloring...I definitely need practice.

Also submitted to:

The Outlawz Challenges
Sunday "CAS" Sunday, November 29.2015
Mode of transportation you'd use to travel to see family or friends for the holidays or any occasion (car, train, plane, bike, horse, dog sled, magic carpet, walk, run, sleigh)...you get the idea.
Nov Inlinkz closed - Linked in Dec


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:

Design Paper/Cardstock:
     White Daisy Watercoloring with variety of colors
     White Daisy
Inks
     Watercoloring Pallet
     Spray Mist - My Tattered Angels "Pearl"
     Foam Sheet - JoAnns
Stamp Set
     D1667 Balloon Wishes Occasions



Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Ornaments

The Sketch used for my Christmas Card was Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #135, changing the sketch from landscape to portrait.  


 

Using one of the Design Papers from "White Pine" and choosing the Ornament die-cut from Cricut Design Space was cut for the focal point of the card, added red glitter paper to the back of some of the ornaments, added liquid glass to the glitter, and wink of stella on the other ornaments, and then adhered to panels of white and red cardstock. Took red cardstock and dry embossed it with an ornament folder, and used sandpaper on the edges and ornaments to age it.  Cut three small ornaments from red glitter paper and added liquid glass. Tied ribbon around the card and a double bow.  

AHSC with Sketch turned portrait


 
Also submitted to the following

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by.

Optional Theme "Sparkle, Sparkle, Everywhere" 
Not a Theme Card 

DL.Art November Linky Party 
"Anything Goes" Random Draw

DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #169
Nov 26 - Dec 9, 2015
Week #1 Christmas Alternative

Sunday, November 29, 2015 
Tic Tac Toe:  White, Sparkle&Shine, Ribbon
Tic Tac Toe:  White, Embossing, Punch or Die 

November 19 - Dec 1, 2015 
"Anything Goes" - Card 5 of 5 

Monday Greetings Challenge 
Two Color Christmas Card - Red & White 
and November 2015 Inlinkz

Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party - Week 2

All CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     White Pine 
Cardstock:  
     White Daisy, Cranberry, Red Glitter Paper
Embossment Folder 
     Darice Ornaments 
Die-Cuts 
     Cricut CTMH Artbooking "Ornament Cascade" 
Embellishments: 
     Liquid Glass on Glitter Ornaments 
     Wink of Stella "Clear" on Other Ornaments 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 

  






Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Soul that Lives Within

This card is the Freebie Progressive November Challenge at The Outlawz using the image from SLS Lines (an image on the Dark Side.)  Go to The Outlawz and check out the many creative cards for this image and you still have until the end of November to be an entrant.

The Outlawz Challenge Rules:  SLS Lines Image.  Not sure all our members that enjoy 'dark' will love this image and everyone that has never tried 'dark' it will add to your repertoire!  Given the option if you opt to not submit a design for this image, you can notify The Outlawz to let them know and you will still be eligible for next month's freebies.  



I wasn't sure whether I was going to participate in this challenge, but the challenge side of me decided I could do this.  While going through my stash to find appropriate paper and stamps, I came across the Adult Coloring Book I had purchased in Washington, D.C. last month when my daughter and I went back East.  I had planned to do some coloring on our air flight return to Arizona; however, forgot to pack my ShinHan pens in my carry-on.  Looking through the book I found a coloring page I would enjoy and could see it as the background of my card.  

After coloring the background, I then printed and colored the 'dark' image with some of the same colors of the background, fussy-cut and added a black panel to the back of the image.  Fussy-cut the background paper on the right-hand side to bring in some black from the card frame.  Found this sentiment I thought went well.  Glued the coloring page to the black panel, then used 3D Thin Foam Tape for the image, and 3D Regular Foam Tape for the Sentiment.  And yes, now I can add interpretation of the 'dark' to my repertoire.  

TRIVIA:  In this coloring page there are (4) smaller areas hidden in the colors where I didn't color them and they remain white.  Can you spot these?  They are all to the right of the 'dark' image, but not the large obvious areas of white.  You may have to enlarge picture to find them. If you find them let me know in comments by giving me the colors on each side of the white area.  The winner, first one to identify the correct white areas, can have this card or another card of their choice if still in my stock.  Good Luck.  Come back on December 5, 2015 to see if you're a Winner.  

Also submitted to:

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by.

Freebie Progressive November Challenge at The Outlawz
SLS Lines Image
and November 2015 Inklinkz

Aud Sentiments Challenge 
November 19 - December 1, 2015
"Anything Goes" Card 4 of 5

DL.Art November Linky Party 
"Anything Goes" Random Draw


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise

Design Paper from Adult Coloring Book
     "Color Me Crazy", Illustrated By Peter Deligdisch
Digital Image
     SLS Lines "VooDoo King"
Inks
     ShinHan alcohol-based pens, Varity of colors
Sentiment
     Typed in Word and Printed
Other
     3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thinking of You

I wasn't sure about this week's challenge with Color My Heart Color Dare #169, but with the Design Teams' beautiful inspirations I thought...I can do this.  And I only had to bring out one cardstock, white, and one ink Black.  So my work table was very neat until I started piecing it together...and back to my normal messy work area.  The Sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch #150 was used.  


I love white poinsettias so I knew I wanted them on my card.  Poinsettias were cut from Cricut Design Center, crunched, sprayed a Pearl Mist and added a pearl to the center.  Now I needed an embossing folder with flourishes...my selection had butterflies between the flourishes, so I just simply placed my poinsettias over the butterflies.  There were bead flourishes already embossed so I pulled out my bead flourishes and just kept adding them on the already formed flourishes. 

Knowingly I should have stamped the sentiment first, but I didn't. and that was a big mistake...I stamped it very crooked.  Well, I wasn't going to do the card over so a quick fix was done by adding a raised panel for the sentiment, and actually I liked it better then just stamped on the card.  


Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by.

 

Entry to focus chiefly on the White Daisy with just the stamped sentiment in Black


CAS(E) The Sketch #150
November 19-December 3, 2015

Also submitted to:

The Outlawz Challenge 
Twisted Thursday, November 19-25, 2015
"Anything Goes" Did not use Twist Something with Wings
and November 2015 Inlinkz

TTCRD "Anything Goes"
November 24-30, 2015

Aud Sentiments Challenge 
November 19 - December 1, 2015
"Anything Goes" Card 3 of 5

DL.Art November Linky Party 
"Anything Goes" Random Draw


CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Cardstock
     White Daisy
Inks/Pens
     Black
Stamp Sets
     Sentiment - C1605 Happy to Be Friends Occasions
Embellishments
     Pearl Flourishes from Joanne's
     Center of Flower - Opaques Pearl
Embossing Folder
     Darice - Butterfly Flourish

Monday, November 23, 2015

Penguin Christmas Gift Tag

A batch of 35 of these Penguin Christmas Gift Tags were made for my daughter-in-law for a Thank You Card to be used for attending a Holiday Bazaar that she is participating in with her delicious chocolates. Penguin, border and snowflakes were stamped on white cardstock, colored with ShinHan alcohol based pens, and brushed on Wink of Stella on hat, scarf and snowflakes.  Adhered penguin to red cardstock. Tags were cut with white cardstock and a patterned design paper in Cricut Design Space, adhered to each other, penguin panel added to Tag and finished off with a red and white twine. 



Submitted to the following challenges:
Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by. 


CTMH Products Used Unless Otherwise Specified:
Cardstock:
     White Daisy and Red
Design Paper:
     Dotty for You
Stamps:
     Penguin and Snowflakes "B1483 Seasons Greetings Holiday"
     Large Snowflake  "D1656 Miracle of Christmas Holiday"
     To and From "D1497 Cricut Art Philosophy Celebration"
Other:
     Zig Clear "Wink of Stella"
     Baker's Twine, Cranberry Red


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Happy Holidays

Year-round Christmas Challenges...Another card created using CTMH PML (Picture My Life) Cards and PaperPak "White Pines". Poinsettia was made from white cardstock, crinkled and sprayed with gold, brushed with Zig clear "Wink of Stella" and a gold gem added to the center.  The Holly Branch was stamped, and colored with Shin-Han alcohol-base pens, bow was colored  with Zig Gold "Wink of Stella." 


Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by. 

Submitted to the following challenges:

The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up
November, 2015 - Challenge #11
Theme:  Sparkle, Sparkle Everywhere
Not a Theme Christmas Card 

Aud Sentiments Challenge
November 19 - December 1, 2015
Challenge 145 "Anything Goes"  Card 2 of 5

All CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper:  "White Pines"
Cardstock:  Chocolate, Colonial White and Cranberry
Die-Cut or PML Card:
     Deer fussy-cut from PML Card
     Sprigs on Deer - Fussy-cut from Design Paper
Embellishments:
     Gold - Bling Gems Assortment
Other:
     3D Thin Foam Tape

All Is Calm

Year Round Challenges for Christmas Cards...This card was created using CTMH PML (Picture My Life) Cards and PaperPak "White Pines". Poinsettia was made from red and white cardstock, crinkled and sprayed with gold, brushed with Zig clear "Wink of Stella" and a small pearl added to the center.  



Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by. 

Submitted to the following challenges:

The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up
November, 2015 - Challenge #11
Theme:  Sparkle, Sparkle Everywhere
Not a Theme Christmas Card 


All CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper:  "White Pines"
Cardstock:  Chocolate, Colonial White and Cranberry
Die-Cut or PML Card:
     Deer fussy-cut from PML Card
     Sprigs on Deer - Fussy-cut from Design Paper
Embellishments:
     Gold - Bling Gems Assortment
Other:
     3D Thin Foam Tape

Holiday Cheer

Year Round Challenges for Christmas Cards...this card was created using CTMH PML (Picture My Life) Cards and PaperPak "White Pines".  Poinsettias were made from red and white cardstock, crinkled and sprayed with gold, brushed with Zig clear "Wink of Stella" and gold gems added to the center of flower.  Die-cut Snowflake brushed with "Wink of Stella." 



Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by. 

Submitted to the following challenges:

The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up
November, 2015 - Challenge #11
Theme:  Sparkle, Sparkle Everywhere
Not a Theme Christmas Card 


All CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper:  "White Pines"
Cardstock:  
     Poinsettias from White Daisy and Cranberry
     Frame from PML Cards
Sentiment from White Pines Complements 
Die-Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     Snowflake 
Embellishments:
     Gold - Bling Gems Assortment
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Zig Clear "Wink of Stella" Glitter



Have Yourself a Merry Christmas

Year Round Challenges for Christmas Cards...This card was created using CTMH PML (Picture My Life) Cards and PaperPak "White Pines". The Sentiment is from a PML Card. Poinsettias were made from white cardstock, crinkled, sprayed with gold, sequin holly leaves added, and red sequins added to the center of the flowers.  Poinsettias and fox were brushed with Zig clear "Wink of Stella."  


Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by. 

Submitted to the following challenges:

The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up
November, 2015 - Challenge #11
Theme:  Sparkle, Sparkle Everywhere
Theme Christmas Card - FT 3


All CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper:  "White Pines"
Cardstock:  Chocolate, Colonial White and Cranberry
Die-Cut or PML Card:
     Deer fussy-cut from PML Card
     Sprigs on Deer - Fussy-cut from Design Paper
Embellishments:
     Gold - Bling Gems Assortment
Other:
     3D Thin Foam Tape

Emojis Party Time Invitation

This card was created for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #134...and my inspiration for this sketch came when I was on Facebook Messenger and looking for an Emoji.  I thought why not do an invite by iPhone for a Party.  How many of us use the iPhone for invites already?

One card, one photo...invite people on Text giving them the detail of the party (reason, date, time and place), attach photo and request an RSVP attaching their favorite Emoji. And if they don't have an iPhone, use Facebook Messenger...how clever is this?


Well, I thought it was clever until I was looking for images for iPhone and/or Emoji images.  There are stamps out there but had no time for delivery of stamps, so I went into Cricut Design Space and created my own through clipart images, designed and modified, printed and cut all in Design Space. A challenge for a challenge for sure.  


Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by. 

Also Submitted to:

Simply Papercraft Challenges  #18
Friday, November 20, 2015
"Anything Goes" - Card 1 of 3

Aud Sentiments Challenges
November 19 - December 1, 2015
Challenge #145 "Anything Goes" - Card 1 of 5

DL.Art November Linky Party
"Anything Goes" Random Draw



Phone:  Used clip art of iPhone, communication bubble, and a couple stamp sets, and imported them into Cricut Design Space, using Print and Cut capability.  Used "Add" Text for the Words and placed some in the bubbles and the others on Message screen, "Flattened", Printed and Cut, and then colored and added designed frame.   

Emjoi:  Separated each of the Emjoi's from one of the clip art Stamp Sets from the previous Import, using the "Crop" for each Emoji, named, and saved each as a single image.  The Yes, No and Maybe Bubble and Emoji were put together with a Bubble and an Emoji, resized, printed, cut and glued to Black cardstock and then adhered to card.  

Any Occasion Invite:  Because the card is so generic, if you want the Party to be identified on the front of this Card, simply pull the card into Paint Shop and add a text box on the bottom left-hand corner (Sample Below) and put the occasion.  Make a larger text box and you can include the Date, Time and Place.  Save as a separate image, and then when the next party comes up, pull in your first card and add new information for your next invite.  Isn't technology fun and it can still be personalized.  
  



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Friend, Flowers in Your Garden

The inspiration from this card came from ColorMyHeart Color Dare #168, and The Outlawz Thursday Challenge using paper piecing.  I didn't have the La Vie En Rose paper packet in my stash, but my daughter had some so I borrowed from her. I was going to do a lot of mix and match with the design papers in this packet, but when I cut out the floral, I didn't want to cover it up with any other papers, so decided to fussy-cut four of the same flowers and attached them with 3D Foam Tape for dimension.  Didn't add too many embellishments because I just didn't want to cover the floral paper so it remained as a CAS card.    


Color My Heart Color Dare: Challenging you to use all the featured colors in the La Vie En Rose paper packet 




Also submitted to:  

The Outlawz - Thursday Challenge
November 12-18, 2015
"Anything Goes" Twist:  Paper Piecing
and November 2015 Inlinkz

Through the Craft Room Door 
November 24-30, 2015
"Anything Goes"









All CTMH Products Used Unless Otherwise specified
Card Size:  5 x 7
Design Paper:  La Vie En Rose
Cardstock:  Poppy and White Daisy
Stamps:  S1512 Candlelight Garden
Embellishments:
      Ribbon and Pearls from JoAnne's
   




Monday, November 16, 2015

Merry Christmas (Deer)

This card was created using CTMH PML (Picture My Life) Cards and PaperPak "White Pines". Poinsettia was made from red cardstock, crinkled and sprayed with gold and a gold gem added to the center.  


Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by. 

Submitted to the following challenges:

Merry Monday Christmas
Monday, November 16, 2015
Christmas Card "Use a Reindeer"

The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up
November, 2015 - Challenge #11
Theme:  Sparkle, Sparkle Everywhere
Not a Theme Christmas Card 


All CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper:  "White Pines"
Cardstock:  Chocolate, Colonial White and Cranberry
Die-Cut or PML Card:
     Deer fussy-cut from PML Card
     Sprigs on Deer - Fussy-cut from Design Paper
Embellishments:
     Gold - Bling Gems Assortment
Other:
     3D Thin Foam Tape

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Snowflakes..Kisses from Heaven

This Christmas card was inspired from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #133, which resembled a window to me, and what better than a shaker card to show off the snowflake sequins from Paper Sweeties, adding an Penguin image that is so comfortable and used to the cold and snow.  Also submitting to "Through this Window" at Heart2Heart.  


Did my window first, using a snowflake embossing folder, sponged with a light blue ink, heat embossed to bring out the shine of a snowflake, and before adding to the blue panel placed variety of sequins in each window.  Chose to use darker panels on the outside to frame the window appearing as wallpaper.  Next what to do with the focal point...snowmen or penguin.  I chose the Penguin, added pink to the scarf, shadowed his tummy, and used Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.  The sentiment was from a snowmen stampset.  

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
 

Heart2Heart - Monday, November 2, 2015
"Through the Window"

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by. 

Also submitted to the following:

Through the Craft Room Door
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
"Anything Goes" 

Aud Sentiments Challenge
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Week #2
Challenge #144  Tic-Tac-Toe with Sentiment
Favorite Color:Pink/Blue, Rubber Stamp or Digi, and Pattern Paper:  CTMH Snowhaven


The Outlawz Challenge
Sunday, November 15, 2015
CAS Challenge - Twist:  Christmas Card with No Red or Green
and November 2015 Inlinkz

The 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up
November, 2015 - Challenge #11
Theme:  Sparkle, Sparkle Everywhere
Used:  Sparkly Sequins in Shaker Windows, Wink of Stella on Penguin, Flakes and Frames,

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
Monday, November 9, 2015
"Anything Goes"

Also shared with:  



All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper:
     Snowhaven
Cardstock:
     Colonial White and Glacier
Inks:
     Black and Glacier
Die-Cuts (Cricut)
     The Frame was made with Cricut Design Space using Shapes
Stamps:
     Penguin - B1483 Season's Greetings Holiday
     Snowflakes - C1506 Flakey Friends Seasons & Nature
Embellishments
     Embossing Folder - Darice Snowflakes
     Embossing Powder - Ranger "Clear"
     Sequins - Paper Sweeties "Snowflakes" and "Sugar"
Other:
     3D Regular Foam Tape
   

         
       

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fall Splendor

This is a Fall Card created for Color My Heart Color Dare #167 and using the Sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #149, also made to enter as a CAS card at The Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge using something from your stash that you have not used in a very long time.

I started this card as a Bokeh background and looking at the colors it reminded me of  the colorful falling leaves back East "Autumn Splendor".  Instead of finishing the Bokeh technique, I used a Leaf Stamp Set and stamped several of the leaves along with some masking.  I used a combination of Chocolate and Goldrush for the background color, and then stamped the leafs in Chocolate.






 

Color My  Heart:  Add Kraft

Also submitted to the following:

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015
CAS Challenge using something from your stash not used in a very long time:  CTMH Stamp Set D1181 Autumn Splendor
and November 2015 Inlinkz

CAS(E) this Sketch
Thursday, November 12-19, 2015









Aud Sentiments Challenge
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Week #2
Challenge #144  Tic-Tac-Toe with Sentiment
Favorite Color: Fall Color, Rubber Stamp or Digi, and Pattern Paper

Bitten By the Bug 2
Monday, November 9, 2015
Thanksgiving/Fall Colors: Brown, Orange, Burgundy, and/or Gold

All CTMH Products unless Specified Otherwise:
Cardstock
     Kraft, Chocolate and Colonial White
Stamp Set:
     CTMH D1181 Autumn Splendor
Background Design Paper:
     My Own Personal Design (See Above)
Inks:
     Goldrush and Chocolate
Embellishments
     3D Thin Foam Tape







Autumn...The year's last Loveliest Smile

This card was created for Paper Sweeties Inspiration #37 and my inspiration came from the color palette.  For last month's challenge I had chosen the birdcage, but missed the deadline.  So, I decided to use the birdcage for this month's challenge, having a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do, so I changed the color palette and design paper.  I love the CTMH Design Paper "Pathfinding" for Fall/Autumn cards and chose the busier design paper which included all the challenge colors, along with a soft blue...the blue would be incorporated into my embellishment.  Abigail was stamped, colored and fussy-cut, her outfit was cut from design paper for the top and the pants colored, shoes colored on feet and added liquid glass.  



Back to Cricut Design Space...Selected a tag to provide a more decorative bottom for the birdcage so that I could place flowers in and around.  Selected two different flowers similar to the ones on the design paper, cut variety of colors, stamped with a small floral stamp, rolled the edges and then adhered with glue dots in/around and flowing down from the bottom of the birdcage.  Added blue and gold sequins to centers of some of the flowers, and added a flower to Abagail's hair.  3D Foam tape was used for Abigail and birdcage.  Blue crinkle ribbon/bow added to bottom of card.  The Sentiment, a quote of William Cullen Bryant, was on one of the Stamps in Paper Sweeties which I did not have, however I typed and printed the sentiment in Design Space with Very Berry color thin pen.   

papersweeties-inspiration#37

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be open...so hop on by.

Also submitted to the following:

Bitten by the Bug 2
Monday, November 9, 2015
Thanksgiving/Fall Color Challenge

Heart2Heart 
Monday, November 9, 2015
Trending Now - Gold Glitter, Crinkle Ribbon/Bows

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
Monday, November 9, 2015
"Anything Goes"

Through the Craft Room Door
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
"Anything Goes"

Aud Sentiments Challenge
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Week #2
Challenge #144  Tic-Tac-Toe with Sentiment
Ribbon or Lace, Rubber Stamp or Digi, Flowers

The Outlawz Challenge
Thursday, November
"Anything Goes"
and November 2015 Inlinkz

Products used in this Card: 

CTMH Design Paper/Cardstock:
     Pathfinding Paperpak 
     Paper Fundamentals - Enchantment "Goldrush"
     Cardstock Colonial White, Goldrush, Glacier, Lagoon
     Glitter Paper - Gold and Lagoon
Stamps: 
     Paper Sweeties "Abigail" 
     CTMH W2028 Delicate Wings, Petite Perks
Die-Cuts (Cricut Design Space) 
     Heart Flowers:  Kate's ABC's
     Pointed Petal Flowers:  CTMH Art Philosophy
     Birdcage & Birds:  Winter Frolic Bird
     Bottom of Birdcage - a Tag from Ultimate Creative Sampler
     Green Vine:  Anna's Garden Cards & Embellishments
     Sentiment:  Cricut Text
Embellishments:
     Paper Sweeties Sequins - Gold and Blue
     Paper Sweeties Blue Crinkle Ribbon
     CTMH 3D Thin and Regular Foam Tape
     CTMH Liquid Glass


   
     
     

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Time

This is a Thanksgiving card which was created for the Bitten By a Bug 2 Challenge (Fall Pumpkins) using the ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #166  and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #132. Who doesn't like Pumpkin Pie, and I don't always wait for Thanksgiving for this treat.  



In Design Space I came across a doily of pumpkins and thought that would make a nice focal point for the Atlantic Heart sketch.  Cut two different sizes, and then cut a Pumpkin Window Latch layering each, adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape, then added liquid glass to the Latch, and Wink of Stella to the doilies.  Cut another circle for the inside of Latch and in Design Space typed the text "Pie Time" which was cut in the circle and adhered to pumpkin rosette.  Stamped the sentiment, distressed with black ink, and added a couple of green leaves on each side and added Wink of Stella.
  

Monday, November 9, 2015

 
Twist:  Can add greens


     
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Monday, November 2, 2015 
"Through the Window" 

Saturday, October 24, 2015 
Challenge #94 - Cute Halloween or Pumpkins/Owls

Thursday, November 5, 2015 
Anything Goes - Twist:  Use 3 Colors of Your Choice 
(CTMH Sunset, Kraft,and Green) 
And November 2015 Inlinkz

Thursday November 5, 2015
Challenge #144 Bingo + Sentiment
Favorite Color: Sunset, Glitter Wink of Stella, Die Cuts

November 1-30, 2015, Daily 
"Anything Goes" - Random Draw

All CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Design Paper/Cardstock
     Paper Fundamentals - Basic "Black"
     Paper Fundamentals - Basic "Desert Sand" for Kraft
     Paper Fundamentals - Adventure "Sunset"
     Cardstock:  Black, Daisy White, Sweet Leaf, Olive
Cricut Design Space Die-Cuts
     Pumpkin Doily "Seasonal Souries"
     Pumpkin Window Latch "CTMH Artbooking"
     Leaves "CTMH Artistry"
     Pumpkin Text "Mini Monsters"
     Pie Time Circle Cut-out "Text Design Space"
Stamps
     CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase
Inks:  Black
Other Embellishments
     Liquid Glass - on Pumpkin Window Latch
     Wink of Stella, Zig Clear
     3D Thin Foam Tape