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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #535 - All Occasions

 Another new Krafty Chicks Challenge is up in the Hen House!

Krafty Chicks Challenge #535 - All Occasions

Stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the team's CAS projects.  Then come join us! 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow American crafters!  Stay healthy and safe while you eat, drink and be merry!

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas Blog Hop - November 2020

 Good Morning!

Today marks ONE MONTH before Christmas!  YIKES!  Even in a pandemic this year has flown by. Anyway, being November 25th means the final Keeping Christmas Blog Hop for 2020!

I started out with one project and then after seeing Jennifer McGuire's recent alcohol ink technique, I changed it up.  I love this technique particularly on holographic cardstock!  I made many backgrounds with this technique but I'm only showing two cards today.

The photos don't really do them justice.  They shine and glimmer IRL much more.  Now hop along the list below to see the rest of the Design Team's projects:

Kelly Lunceford (Creator)
 Nance Salkeld (You are HERE)

Keeping Christmas Blessings!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #534 - CAS (Clean & Simple)

 Good Morning!

Today is Thursday and so it's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks!

Krafty Chicks Challenge #534 - CAS (Clean and Simple)

I created this card with a Prickley Pear acorn stamp that I colored with Copics.  I trimmed thin strips of colored cardstock in yellow, orange, brown and green to create the background.  The sentiment is by Sugar Pea Designs and stamped in Icing On The Cake ink by Catherine Pooler.

Stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the team's CAS projects.  Then come join us! 

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Thankful 4 Caffeine

  Good Evening!

Actually I guess it's "good morning" at least on the East Coast.  I'm squeezing in a card for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.  And I guess it counts for a day of coloring too at The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

I got this cute coffee drinking turkey recently and wanted to ink him up.  I colored him with Copics and then fussy cut him out.  For the background, I inked up the Leaf Burst stencil by Altenew, at least half of it so Mr. Turkey could feel a little more colorful.

I love that turkey and I think caffeine is something many of us can be very thankful for particularly this year!


Caffeine Blessings!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #533 - Christmas

Good Morning!

Happy Thursday!  

It's time for a new challenge over at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #533 - Christmas

My card began with the background.  I had been doing some stenciling and as always, I smooshed the leftover ink on my mat onto watercolor paper.  I added some white paint splatters to it also. The Evergreen frame is by Memory Box.  I used a WOW embossing pen to parts of the trees and base and sprinkled on some Sparkling Snow embossing glitter by WOW.  The church is part of the Alpine Village stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I stamped it in Versamark and embossed with Pure White embossing powder, again by WOW.  I did that a couple times.  Then I stamped it in Versamark again and added the Sparkling Snow Emboss Glitter.  I did this a couple of times also.  The lamppost is part of an old Stamp Of Approval Christmas set, "Here We Go A Caroling", stamped in Hero Arts Soft Granite.  It was also embossed with Sparkling Snow emboss glitter.  I cute the birds from blue watercolored paper.  The sentiment die is from Die Versions.

This photo shows the glistening of the snow glitter better.

Stop by the Hen House and see Leanne and Lori's projects and of our Guest, Claire.  Then come join us and get in the holiday spirit and make some Christmas cheer!

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Color Throwdown #619 - Guest Star Stamper

 Good Morning!

I'm so thrilled to be participating this week as the Guest Star Stamper over at Color Throwdown.  I was pretty surprised when I saw my card as Featured Stamper for Challenge #617.

I'm also excited because this week's color combo happens to be one of my favorites, especially for Christmas cards!  Here's my card...

I created my card using all Catherine Pooler Design products.  I started by masking off the Swatch background stamp and stamping it on white cardstock in Rockin' Red ink also by Catherine Pooler.  I created my stocking with a stocking die, cut from watercolor paper smooshed with Aquatiini and Fiesta Blue CP inks.  The fur I created by inking cardstock with Versamark and then embossing with bright white WOW embossing powder.  I reinked and added a layer of White Puffed Twinkle, reinked then added WOW Glisten and reinked a final time and added Wanderlust.  All emboss powders/glitters are by WOW.

Next, I inked up the candies from the CP set, Sweetest Season in Aquatini, Rockin Red and Versamark (embossed with silver embossing powder).  I cut them out with the coordinating dies and then glued them to the back of the stocking.  The sentiment I cut three times, twice from silver mirrored cardstock and once from white cardstock and glued them together.  A bit of a process, but sooooo fun to put together!

Once again, THANK YOU COLOR THROWDOWN Ladies for having me as your Guest Star Stamper this week!  Be sure and stop by the challenge blog and check out the Design Team's projects and then link up your own project inspired by this week's colors!  

Color Throwdown Blessings!

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #532 - Stamp Act - Nov 5th

 Good Morning!  

It's Thursday again!

Time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.  This is our Stamp challenge.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #532 - Stamp Act 

(Must have stamping)

I had this background already stamped on a cardbase so I stamped the three pinecones on matching ivory cardstock.  Added a red trim layer, popped in some die cut pine needles, stamped the sentiment and added a few sequins.  

Leanne and Lori have some great projects too as well as our November Guest Designer, Claire from String Bows!  So hop over to the Hen House and take a peek! Then come play along and stamp something pretty!  

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Monday, November 2, 2020

Sweetest Wishes

 Good Afternoon!

Happy November!

I have a card to share!  Finally being able to play around in some card challenges.

I used candy stamps from Sweetest Season by Catherine Pooler in Rockin' Red, Melon Ice and Mardis Gras inks also by Catherine Pooler.  The "sweetest" sentiment is by Heffy Doodle's Sweet Stuff and the Wish die by Catherine Pooler.

For Following Challenges:

Sweetest Blessings!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Sexy Broom

 Happy Halloween! 

It's still Halloween somewhere.  We skipped out on handing candy out since Covid has been increasing here in North Carolina.  I think it's only the 2nd or 3rd time ever to skip it.  However, my son, daughter-inlaw and I decided to celebrate it by eating and drinking lots of things not good for us and watching scary movies, probably not good for us either.  The Hubs had to work.  Halloween and full moons are always a busy time in the ER.

I made this card last week and never got around to sharing it. I colored the cat to look like our Bella.  I imagine she would actually say something like this as she is such the Diva!  LOL

The image and sentiment are by Riley & Company.  The background stamp is Hero Arts.  I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it in Black Magic by WOW.  I then sponged it with Grape Crush, maybe Flirty Fuschia, Pixie Dust and Sweet Sixteen inks by Catherine Pooler. I fussy cut the cat after she was colored in Copics. The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white.

Hope you had a safe and Happy Halloween!

Halloween Blessings!