Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Fairy Kisses and Wishes

The Poppy stamps River Faerie and Thoughtful Faerie are used for this birthday card placed on windows over a piece of DP from my stash.  The "Elegant Lines" EF provides the nests for  Wink of Stella and rhinestone and moon glass accents.   The Fairy sentiment is designed by Tracy Wray.  The ribbon is from my stash and the black border is created with sticker lines.  There is a heavy coating of  Wink of Stella in the debossed areas of the EF pttern and in the 2" punched color block windows.

The Birches for Autumn and Winter

This "Autumn Run" card was created with a background created in photoshop and printed on glossy photo paper. The Birch trees are edged in walnut stain distress ink and are cut from the Tim Holtz Die, Birch Trees. The two deer are  from the tiny Jumping Deer Trio die by Memory Box.   The tiny leaves are a maple leaf punch that is about 1/4inch.

The Tim Holtz Birch die is used below over a winter scene background from a photograph.  The little cardinals are from SU "Thougtful Trees".  The cardstock is SU real red and the ribbon is grosgrain.  The trees are burnished with distress ink.   The Season's Greetings Sentiment is a sticker from Pop Ups Etc.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Owl Card

This Shape card was created with Spellbinder's Fold-a-Long Owl Label. (661138)  The background is craft cardstock, and the  DP is by SU.  Eyes and beak accents are glitter paper. Pearl accents and Silver Wink of Stella are on the wings.  This Die requires careful paper choice, because the "reverse" or opposite right and left pieces are not available in the die, so you must flip cardstock to get the reverse shape.  This does not work well on plain cardstock because of the subtle differences beside front and back, and is only marginally successful with DP.  Options are NOT to face/cover the front folds of the owl at all, and use stamped designs if you wish.  It's a fun card to make but disappointing that a critical die is not included in the six die set.  I will use one of my Friendship stamps olr a personal note on the inside 

Friday, July 21, 2017


The Roses are distress oxide blended behind Die-Namics Scribble Roses Overlay cut in white.The Congratulations is burnished with distress oxide and is from the dieset Congratulations by Cheery Lynn Designs. The embossed background is a SU EF "Elegant Lines" (discontinued). Leaves are by Gina K  Designs and inked with Hero Arts inks. Clear Sequins, Wink of Steela and a little satin bow complete the card.   This card was especially made for my dear friend and (former) neighbor who JUST sold her house.  Congratulations, Nicki!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sentimental Iris

This card was created using Memory  Box Sentimental Iris Stamps, an Avery Elle die cut sentiment, distress oxide and ink watercolor and blending techniques.  It is finished with wink of stella, 3D crystal glaze and stickles accents. 
 I created this as a thank you for the help of a very special sorority sister of mine that I have known for fifty years.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thorn Tree and Grasses TNX

This vibrant card was created with watercolors creating a sunset sky as a backgrund for the Thorn Tree and the grasses. The Dieset is by Hero Arts.  The thank you sentiment is from Avery E lle Sentimental dies (D-16-01). The diecut Thanks is topped with 3D Crystal Glaze.  The artpiece is mounted on Daffodil Delight card base (SU)

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Daisy Elf CD Case Photo Album

This is the cute little Daisy Elf, the front "mount" in an eight page  CD case photo album.  She was created for my third entry this month in the "Things with Wings" Challenge.  And she is also entered in the Anything Goes Challenge for this month.
She is colored in Prismacolor pencils and accented with heavy wink of stella and stickles.  The CD album is made of pages created with Karen Schulz digital scrapbooking kit called Picture Perfect

Inside the CD case

 The photo pages

 Details of the Little Elf

The closed album.

Open album (front)

Just Keep on Swimming

This card was inspired by a "money origami" tutorial by Yvonne   but there are dozens and dozens of tutorials for origami fish on the internet all folded the same way.   The background is from a Waves template by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen (retired).  The sentiment was created in Photoshop and the little "bubbles" are clear sequins.  Can be used for good luck, get well, encouragement, or other.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

OF Mice---and MEN

This card is created for our grandson recovering from recent surgery.  The sentiment reads 

A Mouse is small and can go unnoticed
 But there is no limit to what a brave heart and fearless spirit can achieve.

The mice are fingerprints and stamps from Simon Says Stamp:  "Fingerprint doodles SSS101750"
The Cheshire cat is colored in  prismacolor pencils and coated with sparkle shimmer and is from Make it Crafty drawn by Zoe.  The Swiss cheese balls that the mice are hiding behind are made from various sizes of the letter "o" from JL Swiss Cheese font (from dafont.com)  They're colored with the gradient tool in Photoshop. The black border is a sticker.  

Monday, July 10, 2017

La Rue Heart Sympathy Card

This beautiful sympathy card is created with the Memory Box La Rue Heart (98255) cut from Smoky Slate paper, and matted with Basic Gray on a Smoky Slate card base (SU).  The flower stamp is from WPlus9 (Modern Peonies stampset)  The flower and leaves are heat embossed (white) and colored with watercolors.  The sentiment stamp is by Lawn Fawn from the LF844 Scripty Sayings stampset.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Deep Summer_Dandelion Sprite

This is the Dandelion Sprite by Aurora Wings.  The Sam Keen sentiment reads:  "Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."  The sprite is colored in Prismacolor pencils, touched with stickles and clear star and yellow and green glitter pens. (Shuttle Art) The artpiece is matted on green embossed paper on daffodil delight (SU) paper.   She's for the Anything Goes Challenge #53 at Aurora Wings this month.

 The inside of the card reads: 

Oh Dandelion, yellow as gold
What do you do all day?
"I just wait here in the tall green grass
Till the Children come out to play."

Oh dandelion, yellow as gold
What do you do all night?
"I wait and wait till the cold dews fall
And my hair grows long and white."

And what do you do when you hair is white

And the children come out to play?

"They take me up in their dimpled hands.
And blow my hair away."

When we lived in Washington state all summer long we fought and fought dandelions!  And so did all of the neighbors.  They appeared overnight and seemed to seed before we could get them "rounded up!"  I will send this card to my friend who still lives next door to where we were, because she's got a field of yellow right now again!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Silver and Gold Birthday Wishes

This card was created using gold, silver and bronze leafing flakes.  It is for a birthday for a special friend. 


Lady Bug Sprite

This card was created for the Things With Wings Challenge  The Ladybug  Sprite is colored with Prismacoor pencils, and fussycut for this card. The papers and popped up daisies  are created in Photoshop and are found in a retired digital scrapbooking kit by Karen Schulz.  The window is cut with the perforated die Oval Stitched mats.  Sequins are inside the tulle shaker window (by 28 Lilac Lane).  Card is finished with 3d Crystal glaze, Stickles, and Wink of Stella and mounted on black cardstock.  Ladybug Hugs sentiment was created in Photoshop.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wings and Petals

This "Things with Wings" Facebook Challenge entry became one of my very favorite cards ever.  She started out to be done in other colors (in my mind's eye) but as I worked she became an orange toned piece.  I was doing it for a friend who had kidney surgery for a cancerous kidney, and after I was all through with the card, I discovered that orange is the "ribbon color" for kidney cancer. Wings and Petals can be found here.  This one is colored in Prismacolor Pencils, finished in wink of stella, stickles, enamel dots and accents. She is double mounted on damask embossed orange paper, tied with an organza ribbon and has black glitter paper diecut butterflies (Colette Butterfly Branch #99387-by Memory Box).   Get Well soon is heat emossed black (Lawn Fawn sentiment scripty sayings stamp LF844)  The inside of the card has my note to my friend, and orange ribbon of hope, and two more black glittered butterflies.