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Two Very different Cards!

Hi Everyone, I have two cards for you today. For the first one I pulled out my cute YNS stamps  and I am playing in their latest color challenge - you have to pick at least 3 colors. I settled for green, yellow and a tiny blue ink splot. Made a puddle of water on water color paper and then filled it in with water colors. Waited for it to dry and then stamped that sassy snake on it. Added some definition with a white Sharpie and some splatters, as well as the sentiment.  This is a one layer card - I love to make those. Rounded the corners.  Linking up with: Pink Elephant challenge  - Anything goes Your Next Stamp Simon Says Wednesday challenge  - anything goes And now my second card - very different and not my usual style. but I wanted to use my Ryn Tanaka stamps again - thy need to be inked up every once in a while..... This one I have had for a long time and actually never used.... I also wanted to play in the WOW embossing powder challenge - not

Addicted to Stamps and More #142

Hi Everyone, Its challenge time at  ATSM ! For the next two weeks our theme is Make your Mark - that means you must  use of anything that can make a mark - Stampin' Write, Copics, Promarkers, Painting, Chalks, Watercolours, Sponges, Stencils, Masks etc. etc. Not hard, right? I recently won that adorable stamp on the Pixie's Snippets Playground  and put it to good use right away! In case you don't know the Playground - you should go over there - all you need to have on your card is a snippet. I love it there - such an inspiring and friendly place! Now this card did not use a snippet - its a one layer card, colored with Copics. The little sentiment is by Papertrey - bent to make it curl out of the box. By the way - you still have a chance to take part in my 200 blog followers celebration - you can read about it HERE Linking up with  Simon Says Monday challenge - anything goes Hope to see you at ATSM!

For Susanne

Hi Everyone, I am sure a lot of you know Susanne from Keep in Touch - she is one of my old blogging friends. She recently injured her thumb (including tendon and nerv) and has to undergo surgery. She won't be able to make a card any time soon and I thought I'll cheer her up with a card: I kept it one layer - first I water colored the background. Then I used my brand new Misti to ink up the background stamp - did some multi-tone stamping here, does not really show in the picture. Added the sentiment. Since it did not show well I traced it with a white Sharpie. Heat embossed the Ladybugs and added a generous amount of Stickles. I really love that background stamp - I have not used it in ages....... My inspiration for this card came from my friend Gundi from Papierelle , who is celebration her 3rd year of blogging and has posted this sweet picture for us to play along with her: A blog named Hero - One layer card - all supplies by Hero Arts Throwb

STAMPlorations Inspiration #14

Hi Everyone, its INSPIRATION day again at  STAMPlorations !  The DT girls made some beautiful cards to entice you playing with your stamps or stencils - STAMPlorations or otherwise. For this card I used the Kingfisher from Shirley's set  Small Birds  and colored it with water colors. I then made a mask and sponged around the bird. The sentiment is from the new set  Noteworthy . LOVE the fonts!         So, if you are up for it - CASE my card or any other card and link it up  HERE  over at STAMPlorations. The InLinkz gallery  will be open until the 5th of May - gives you plenty of time! One winner will be randomly drawn from all entries to win a $15 gift certificate or their choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils. Also linking up with: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - CAS Aud Sentiments - Things with Wings

Curing the Blues....

Hi Everyone, a quick post today.... I made this card for a friend of mine (who loves shoes) and  is going through some though times right now. Hopefully this will cheer her up! I stamped those STAMPloration shoes on colored card stock, added some shading and fuzzy cut them. Mounted them with foam tape after adding cloth and Washi tape to the card base. Stamped the sentiment and doodled the frame around it, to comply with the Pink Elephant sketch :) Linking up with: ColourQ  - see below Kraft Journal  - anything goes Girlfriends Pink Elephant Challenge  - sketch Snippets Playground - the shoes are snippets Happy Stamping!

HapBee Birthday

Hi Everyone, I finally managed to make a card for my friend Monika's linky party . She is celebrating her birthday and of course I have to join in. You have to CASE one of her cards. I choose a really adorable one with a stenciled background and an animal in front and a white on black sentiment - see below. So, that's exactly what I did here: Monika's darling card: My materials:  the stencil is by iStencil  - its called swirling heart, but I see a whirlwind here.... The fat bee is by TAWS (Bee Unique)- I gave her glitzy vellum wings (Stickles) and a tiny googly eye. Simon Says Wednesday challenge  - CAS TAWS - linky party - anything with TAWS stamps Send a Smile 4 Kids  - birthday fun Seize the Birthday  - make your own background - I wonder if the stencil counts as background - I think it does... Happy Little Stampers - CAS and stencil Uniko challenge - Things with Wings And then I liked this card so much I mad

DAY 5 - Stamp Release Spotlight - SMALLBIRDS

Hi Everyone, welcome to the last day of our   STAMPlorations  blog hop! I hope you had fun this week! If not, you still have time to catch up and leave your comments - it increased your chances to WIN! We have 5 new stamp sets to entice you with: Spotlight on The Bee's Knees  SMALLBIRDS Used water color paper for this and watercolors....added the sentiment- also from this release called    FOND EXPRESSIONS  . The Paper Candi is mounted with foam tape. Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects  here . Stops on the hop: Darnell  - our amazing Guest Designer Becca Cornelia  - that's me Deepti Maria Monika Sari Shery Shirley Vicki Also linking up with: Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - q is for quick - this card did not take long to make, besides that - the bird is flying rather quickly ;) Bizzy Bec's April challenge  - anything goes A Blog named Hero

DAY 4 - Stamp Release Spotlight - HEAVEN SENT

Hi Everyone, welcome to the forth day of our   STAMPlorations  blog hop! I hope you had fun so far! If not, you' ll have plenty of time to catch up and leave your comments - it increased your chances to WIN! We have 5 new stamp sets to entice you with:  Today our Spotlight is on  HEAVEN SENT : If I would have know in time Shery is expecting a girl I would have made the Teddy bear pink.....but he got a pink bow with Copics. I fuzzy cut him and mounted him with foam tape after I masked and sponged the spotlight and added the splatters. The sentiment is from the same set. Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects  here . Stops on the hop: Darnell  - our talented, fun and so supportive Guest Designer Cornelia  - that's me Deepti Julie Maria Monika Shery Shirley Vicki Wei Wei I am linking this card with Snippets Playground  - add a snippet - the teddy is one Colour

Come and Celebrate with Me!

This totally sneaked up on me - all of a sudden I jumped my 200 followers barrier! I have been hovering in the high 190ies with some fluctuations and then - 202!!! I am speechless and elated! But I did not empty all those bottles on my celebration card (below) as you might have guessed :) But first I want to greet my new comers in the order of joining: Becca Cruger from The Damsel of Distress Dana Joy from Got Joy Creations Shawana Standish from The Grand Stampede  Hazel Kinvig-Paul from My Card Attic Ela G from  Ela est l√†  So happy you joined! Perhaps you'll stay on - I'll try to make it worthwhile for you! Easter is over, but its still  April and I choose this as my welcome picture for you: It is part of an installation by Michael Bishop and it is out side the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Colorado. I like those kind of grumpy looking bunnies....perhaps they lost some Easter eggs... So glad you joined and so happy that in those 2 1/2 yea

DAY 3 Stamp Release Spotlight Week - NOTEWORTHY

Hi Everyone, welcome to the third day of our   STAMPlorations  blog hop! I hope you had fun yesterday! If not, you' ll have plenty of time to catch up and leave your comments - it increased your chances to WIN! We have 5 new stamp sets to entice you with: Today we are featuring  NOTEWORTHY  . Another sentiment only set with cool fonts and timeless sentiments. You can use that for the rest of your stamping life and never get tired of it! I paired my card up with an  ARTplorations stencil , which I first sponged in yellow on watercolor paper and them spread clear embossing paste on it. After the paste dried I sponged with distress inks and added some water droplets. Did the same with the sentiment round and heat embossed the sentiment in white. The die cut vellum star behind it is from Papertrey. Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects  here . Stops on the hop: Darnell  - our amazing fun and imm