Monday, November 20, 2017

Let it Snow!!!

Hi everyone ~
There's nothing like a few fun challenges to get that mojo flowing, so I am back to share a tag and two cards that I created over the past few days ~

First up is a tag for the MUSE Christmas Visions Challenge #89 for a Christmas or winter themed tag in collaboration with Tracey’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 15. I am also entering this tag into Loll’s 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge - Day 12.


For this tag, I used Distress Inks with the smooshing technique for the background, Copic markers for the house and trees, heat embossing, acrylic paint (splatters) and die cutting.

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This week's Cue Card at CASology is 'Sharp'...I think the antlers on the Stag look quite sharp, so I hope it works for the Cue ~



My sweet blog friend Sarah Gray,  created this beautiful Stag stencil, and when I saw how she recently used it on several cards, I decided to purchase it through her Folksy Shop. I used Pumice Stone distress ink for the Stag and Versafine and clear embossing powder for the sentiment. I will be using this card as a thank you for Christmas gifts, so I added the jingle bells and twine from my stash.

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My last card is for 2 challenges: Muse Card Club #242 and this week our Muse is Ardyth, who created this beautiful Christmas card to inspire us ~


And, my card ~


I focused on Ardyth’s:
- Die Cut Tree
- Color Combo

I am also entering this card into the Happy Little Stampers November Challenge for the theme 'Anything Goes with Dies’
 I used SSS White Glimmery cardstock and I added small sparkly sequins to some of the tree branches.






So, that's it for me! Have a great week ahead ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,








Sunday, November 12, 2017

CAS Watercolor and Muse Card Club Challenges

Hi all ~ Even though my mojo is really low right now, I love a good challenge and wanted to play along in a few of my favorites :)

First up is the November CAS Watercolor Challenge for the theme 'Holiday':


My card...


I can't get enough of this holly leaf die, so I started by using distress inks to color the leaves and added splatters with white ink. I embossed the sentiment and mounted everything on a white woodgrain panel and added a few Nuvo Drops for a pop of color...done and dusted!
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My 2nd card is for this week's challenge at Muse. Here is the beautiful card Anita created to inspire us:


My take on Anita's card:


This is my new favorite Christmas themed embossing folder, gifted to me by my lovely friend, Michele...it's hard to see the depth of the impression on screen, but in person, it is AMAZING! 
So, I embossed the panel and watercolored the holly dies, then fiddled with the sentiment to shape it to fit the banner. A few red gems, and this card was completed.

I focused on Anita's:
- Embossed panel
- CAS Layout

Have a great week, everyone ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies
Card #1:
Embossing Folder: SSS White Woodgrain
Holly Dies: Tonic Studios
Sentiment: MFT Snow Globe Stamps
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Red Berry (Gloss)
Stampendous Detail White embossing powder, Copic Opaque White ink

Card #2:
Embossing Folder: Richard Garay - Pine Needles
Banner: Lifestyle Crafts
Sentiment: Ellen Hutson - Christmas Scribbles
Distress Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Hero Arts White embossing powder; MFT Dill Pickle cardstock

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge #124

Hi there ~ Mr. Mojo has left town, so I've been getting the house ready for the holidays and working on some 'tried and true' designs for my Christmas cards ~

Thankfully, it's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and we have a really fun code word:

STAMPlorations is our Sponsor, and Shery is offering a $10.00 GC to the store for the winner! We hope you'll find time to join us...Here is my take on the code word:


I love silver EP, but it hates the camera :) My sentiment reads 'Believe in the Magic of Christmas'. This is one of my favorite SSS dies and I love that it can be used all year long. Just for a change, I thought it would be fun to use non-traditional colors, so that's what I did!

We have a lovely and super talented Guest Designer for this challenge - Laurel S. and she has created a beautiful card to inspire everyone...Feel free to swing by and see what my fabulous teamies have created as well ~
Thanks so much for stopping by,








Saturday, October 28, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Leaves

Hi all,
I'm back to share a card for the latest challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Our Hostess this time is the super talented Anja, and she has chosen 'Leaves' for the code word!


Karren J. won the last challenge, so she is our Guest Designer. And, don't forget that we always have a great prize for the winner...this time Happy Little Stampers is our Sponsor and Kylie is offering a $15.00 gift certificate to her store :) We hope you'll consider playing along with us!
Here is my card:


I love this sweet MFT stamp set...the images are so charming and it's a great opportunity to practice my Copic coloring skills. I stenciled the background with Grout Gray to showcase all the pretty fall colors on the leaves and stamped the sentiment in dark blue for a change. 

So, that's it for me...I hope everyone's weekend is off to a great start ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,