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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #509 - All Occasions

Good Morning!

Well, it's rainy and dreary in Cary.  TS Bertha made a little show in our area in the form of lots of rain.  Today is now #2 of four of forecasted rain and storms.  So what is there to do on a rainy day?...maybe some crafting!
 Now onto the task at hand, a new challenge at Krafty Chicks.  Lori is our hostess and our theme this week is our All Occasions challenge.

One of my nieces turned six recently and she loves unicorns so I made her a unicorn card.  The unicorn is by My Favorite Things and the rainbow and cloud dies are by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I created the cloud background using a cloud die as a stencil.

Stop by the Hen House and see the rest of the Team's All Occasion projects.  It's also the last week for our May Guest Designer, Laurie. So glad to have had her with us!  Come play along with us!

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas - Merriest Wishes

Good Morning!

It's May 25th, which means it's time for the 
Keeping Christmas Inspirational BlogHop.  

I've been taking the Spring Card Camp 2 at Online Card Classes this month and decided to use one of the techniques and make a Christmas card for this month's blog hop.
I did a masking technique and die cuts.  I cut the ornament dies from masking paper and adhered the negative to cardstock.  Then I blended the ink on each ornament, after which I used some Christmas border stamps and Versafine Black Onyx ink and stamped them on the ornaments.  After peeling off the masking paper, I drew lines with a silver colored pencil, stamped the sentiment and adhered it to a black cardbase.  For the final touch I  added the colored enamel dots.

Be sure and hop through the list to see the rest of the Team's projects for this month:

 Nance Salkeld (You are HERE)

Hope you enjoy our hop this month.  Be sure and come back next month on the 25th for new inspiration!

Please stay healthy and safe during this pandemic.  xoxo

Keeping Christmas Blessings!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #508 - CAS (Clean & Simple)

Hello Thursday!

This week has flown by.  It's been a very soggy, cool one here in Cary, North Carolina.  It has mostly rained, I mean poured, for the past 3-4 days.  We have needed rain since we had a very dry, mild winter.  It would just be nice if it was spread out more.  

Since it's Thursday, there's a new challenge beginning at Krafty Chicks Challenge.  Tangii is our hostess and the theme is CAS (Clean and Simple).

I'm sharing a Mother's Day card I made using a background I created a while back.  I stamped the flowers in Versamark and white embossed them to create a border and then watercolored the background.  The center was perfect for a nice sentiment.  I layered it on a purple cardbase and finished it off with a few clear gems.  

Stop by the Hen House and see the rest of the Team's CAS projects as well as our Guest Designer's, Laurie.  Then come play along with us!

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #507 - Christmas

Good Morning!

It's time again for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.  It's the 2nd week of the month so I am your hostess and our theme is Christmas.  

My card uses. the stamp set, Fluttering Friends, by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I stamped the "holly" in Aquatini (CP Ink), masking off the berries.  Then stamping the berries in Rockin' Red(CP Ink) along with the extra berries I fussy cut for the bird to hold.  The bird I stamped with CP Midnight, then colored with a blending pen and Rockin' Red and Samba(CP Ink) inks.  The sentiment is from the Tiny Wishes set (CP Designs) and stamped in Rockin' Red as well.  I adhered the panel to a cardbase that I inked the front edges up with Aquatini.  
Stop by the Hen House and see the rest of the Team's stamping projects and welcome our May Guest Designer, Laurie!  Then come play along with us!

For Following Challenges:

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2 - Day One

Hello again.

I signed up to take the Spring Card Camp 2 at Online Card Classes.  It started last Wednesday.  So, of course, I'm a week behind sharing my creations each day.  Hopefully I'll get caught up before another week.  lol

Anyway, the first day was about Masking.  I used the Wings of Joy butterfly stamp by Catherine Pooler Designs once again. I actually used the butterfly die, cut it from masking paper, used the negative to mask off everything but the center. of a cardbase front for a single layer card.  Then, I used a blending brush to blend Flirty Fuschia, Tiki Torch and Tiara inks by Catherine Pooler Designs.  Next, I stamped a few small stamp images in Versafine Black Onyx around the edges of the wings.  I finished off the card with a sentiment from Shine On Sunflowers set also by Catherine Pooler Designs.

Fluttering Blessings!

More Mom Cards...

Happy Tuesday!  

I'm trying to share more cards I've made lately.  I've been creating more than posting.  These are more Mother's Day cards I made for some of Dave's healthcare coworkers to give their moms.

Motherly Blessings!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Butterfly Moms

Happy Monday!

I believe my mojo is finally back for a while and I've been taking advantage of it.  Woohoo!  I just haven't had time to photograph or post the results much.  So I'm taking a little time now to do that. This trio is Mother's Day cards I made for my mom, Dave's mom and Dave's stepmom.  I almost didn't send them I loved them so much I wanted to hold on to them a while longer.  Do you ever do that?  Just want to hoard your creations? <wink wink>  Anyway, I did not hoard and they all got them before yesterday.  
I used the Happy Butterflies stamp set and Wings of Joy stamp/die set by Catherine Pooler Designs.  They are part of her newest collection, Flutters & Blooms. 

The first one, I used a piece of a watercolored background piece I've had in my stash waiting for the perfect card for it.  It has blues and purples with flecks of gold splattered all over it.  So I stamped and embossed my butterflies with WOW Gold Fine emboss powder and then using Grape Crush, Pixie Dust, and Aquatini with water and a watercolor brush.  I set the background on some gold foil cardstock and a scallop border frame and adhered it all to a light blue cardbase.

Next one I used the same inks and buttefly set.  I also used the Garden's Edge die and the Painted Stripe background stamp stamped in Sweet Sixteen with gold foil cardstock separating the two.  The sentiments are from the Thoughtful Phrases set and they were stamped in Grape Crush on cardstock inked with Sweet Sixteen.  I finished the card off with a strip of gold foil cardstock and aqua enamel dots.

 The last card I used the Wings of Joy die actually to  cut the butterfly from a background I stamped a while back from the Doodle Garden background.  I used letters from      the Funky Alphabet set and stamped them in versamark on top of the butterfly and then embossed in WOW Gold emboss powder.  I stamped the other sentiment in Sweet Sixteen ink at the bottom corner of the panel. Then, I took a piece of the striped background I had stamped before and put it under the white panel at the bottom.  Lastly I added some Paisley Park sequins.

Hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day. 

Be healthy, safe and sane!  

Mom Blessings!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #506 - Stamp Act

Good Morning!

It's Thursday AGAIN!  Boy, quarantine or not, the days are flying by.  It's May already!

There's a new challenge up today at Krafty Chicks Challenge and Leanne is our hostess with the mostest!  Being the first week of May it our Stamp challenge.

(must have stamping on card)

I don't know about you but a lot of times I get inspiration for my cards from other things in my home.  Today's card is like that.  I created it using inspiration from a throw pillow on my bed.  

I used a REALLY old cat stamp by Fiskers or Inkadinkadoo, it's so old I can't remember.  The puddle is a paint splotch stamp by The Kitchen Sink and everything else if from the March Club Sursee kit by Catherine Pooler Designs.  

Stop by the Hen House and see the rest of the Team's stamping projects and welcome our May Guest Designer, Laurie!  Then come play along with us!

Krafty Chicks Blessings!