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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Muse and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I know, I already had a post today, but there is all those looming linky closures and for tomorrow I already have a post scheduled.....so what the heck, here is another one....I am combining 3 challenges here:

The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - organized my the fabulous Amy Tsuruta and equally fabulous Chaitali
The Muse - where one of the queens of CAS Shona Chambers entices us with her beautiful card and lastly the Kraft Journal  - where the theme is One Layer Cards.

When I think coffee I always think Kraft...so that's what I went for:

This was really easy to make - I used that STAMPlorations set VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry, heat embossed on Kraft and added gold threaded twine. The little hearts are from  Paper Smooches. I was contemplating heat embossing in different colors, but I like the white....

Here is Shona's card:


Enjoy that coffee!

Curing the Monday Blues

I am playing again in Taheera's Monday Blues challenge. The inspiration picture she has selected has quite a masculine vibe - therefore I made a Dad's card. Dads often are under appreciated I think - so lets honor them!

I used PP as background. The D@D die cut is by Lil Inkers, as is the sentiment. The scalloped border is by Neat&Tangled and i used some home made enamel dots. The stiched rectangle is a Simon Says die.

I am also linkin up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes
and Simon Says Monday challenge - no rules

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog  Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Enjoy your day!

Friday, February 27, 2015

STAMPlorations February Inspiration - Trendy Butterflies

Hi Crafty Friends - its inspirations time again at STAMPlorations!

You know what that means, right? Our DT has created some cards for you to CASE  and link them u to the Inspiration CASE Playground. You don't need to use STAMPlorations stamps to play along; any stamps from any company are welcome, so long as you don't solely promote those companies.

Here is my inspiration card:

I used this set:

The background I made with the plastic wrap technique, which is really easy and  I love the result! I also added some gold foil butterflies (Memory Box Butterfly delights) and gold string.

I hope you find time to play! One winner will be randomly drawn from all entries to win a $15 gift certificate.
So hop on over to the Inspiration Playground!

I am also linking up with Simon Says Wednesday challenge - anything goes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Guest Designing at Colour me....! challenge #60

Hi everyone,

this is my last GDT stint for colour me....! It was a lot of fun. Than you again, Tara and Hayley, for giving me that opportunity!
Here are this weeks colors:

And here is my take on them:

I had to use that TAWS set- Line upon Line for it. It reminds me about the colored arrows in the inspiration picture - I even kept the same order of the colors. Added some sequins for extra interest.

The sentiment is by TAWS as well. 

Thank you all for playing with me this month! I hope last week turnout will be even better than last. An don't forget to check out the wonderful cards by this amazing DT!

I am linking up this cards with TAWS - anything goes for February

Monday, February 23, 2015

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #267


I know I already had a post today, but I discovered the Stampin' Royalty Challenge picture today and HAD to play. I came home from work, cooked dinner and then up to my craft room. I was drawn to the ampersand and the modern bed/couch.....so here it is:

The ampersand (heat embossed) with some grey"pillows", some pearlescent white Paper Candi and black splatters. 

Materials: ampersand, you and me: Hero Arts, sentiment and squares: TAWS - Pieces

   Click to Link Up!

Also linking up with TAWS - February linky list  - anything with TAWS stamps

Happy Stamping!

STAMPlorations February Inspiration - Punny Cards

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day at STAMPlorations

The DT girls made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps - STAMPlorations or otherwise..... 

For this inspiration post we want you to pull out your old STAMPlorations stamps. I am using a set that I truly think is under appreciated 

I have used it in the past to create some cute animals (you can see them HERE and HERE) and I promised back then to make some more, but I never got around to do that...until now! I had so much fun, I made a whole series of it:

All you need is a punny sentiment and some googly eyes! Doodle the extremities, etc and voila you have a quick and funny CAS card!


 Semtiments by  Stampin' up (frogs), Michaels (bunny) and Technique Tuesday (crab)

Come on over to STAMPlorations and check out the Inspiration Posts. Perhaps you feel inspired to  CASE my card and link it up to the Inspiration CASE Playground. You don't need to use STAMPlorations stamps to play along; any stamps from any company are welcome, so long as your posts don't solely promote those companies.
The InLinkz gallery will be open until the 5th of the following month.
One winner will be randomly drawn from all entries to win a $15 gift certificate.

I am linking this set with Challenge up your life - one layer card
also adding this set to Flashback Friday - geometrical (those stamps are now a little over 1 year old, I ordered them before I started on the STAMPlorations DT - to have something to work with and in January I was with them for one year, yeahh!)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Eyelet Birthday Card

Hi, Crafting Friends

I needed a card for my daughters birthday, so what is better than combining a color challenge with something else?
That something else is the eyelet challenge over at Retro Rubber where my friend Susanne is GDT! Of course I had to play!!!!! I used the colors from this weeks Color Throwdown.

The numbers are dangling from gold threads- threaded through eyelets. The birthday die is Papertrey, as are the numbers. The happy is Paper Smooches - Sentiment sampler - my very first Paper Smooches set I bought several years ago....

We had one warm day today - 46 degrees, tomorrow night the predicted low is 1 degree - isn't that crazy???

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Snow Monster and Happy Mail

Hi Everyone,

its snowing here in New Jersey! So I made a winter card for this week's Muse challenge. Marion Vagg made a real beauty this week for us to case - took me forever to think of something to do her card justice.....

I decided to make a shaker card. Used my brand new stitched dies from Simon Says - made this real easy. I took that cute monster from Paper Smooches - Falling for you, stamped it onto a scrap piece of white card stock, masked it and then sprayed with Heidi Swap color spray. I lightly colored the monster (Copics) and then filled the inside of the shaker with sequins and micro beads. The sentiment is by Paper Smooches and YNS.

Here is Marion's beautiful card:

And here is another view of mine:

I am also linking up with 
Paper Smooches - anything goes
Shopping our Stash - The Big Screen - this monster reminds me about the abominable snow monster in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
CASology - Monochrome
Create something Catchy - Love shaker cards - I know it is a birthday card, but there is a lot of love in it - see those little sequin hearts?
Seize the birthday - hearts or arrows - added little sequin hearts
ShowCASe your style - Birthday

Bumble puts star on tree


And now I want to share some happy mail with you - gorgeous Valentine cards, that fluttered into my house from dear blogging friends:
This is Darnell's wonderful card - also had some stamping in the inside!

The next two cards are from my sister (she has no blog....)

Aren't they fabulous!!!

This beauty is by Susanne - you may have already seen it on her blog - if not, go and say hi to her - she makes fabulous cards - and tell her I sent you ;)

And now - drumm roll.......!!!!!!!!!

I am starting with the inside - Flo's stinkin' cute trifold card!!!!

I was gushing over it when I saw it on her blog and jokingly asked if that one is for me ;)

I guess its was!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Make it Monday with Colour Q

Hi Everybody,

just a quick post today.....

I made a card for this weeks Make it Monday over at Papertrey, where talented Laurie Willison shows us how to use Cover Plate dies to create stencils to be used with embossing paste. I used my favorite new embossing plate from Papertrey to make this card and the colors I took from this weeks
Colour Q challenge. 

I made myself a stencil form the cover plate, smeared embossing paste over it and let it dry. I then inked it with distress inks. The die cut sentiment is Papertrey as well, the happy is by MFT as are the die cut sequins. 

Hope you like it!
I am also adding this card to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - add a little texture

   Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Little Tangles and Fusion


I have a quick card for you, using all Neat & Tangled stamps and the inspiration came from the Fusion challenge (see inspiration picture below).

I used that neat triangles stamp, inked it with distress inks and spritzed it with water, before I stamped it on water color paper. You see some of the colors are blending and it gives you a watercolor effect.

I heat embossed the round HAPPY with glitzy black embossing powder. If you are wondering why the black circle - in the picture there is a lamp with a round black stem (or whatever you call that...). Added some Washi tape and enamel dots. 

Seize the Birthday - no topping for me...