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Monday, March 29, 2021

Bunny's Got Eggs

 Hello again!  

It's Holy Week and so I'm busy tying up last details on some Easter cards.  

This one I used a watercolored bunny die and set some bright colored watercolored egg dies around him.  I created a simple background behind them by ink blending through the negative space of an oval die for a stencil.  Very sweet and simple!

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Bunny Blessings!

Sheepish Wishes

Pastel sheep posing as bunnies! What's not to love?

I have had this sheep die for a couple years now and don't think I've ever used it.  I thought it would be fun to make pastel/rainbow sheep and add bunny ears to them.  It was perfect for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.  I had some watercolored panels in my stash I had created using Catherine Pooler dye inks smooshed on watercolor paper.  I always soak up my ink when I'm ink blending to have watercolored panels on hand.  So I cut out four sheep in the corresponding colors. I popped up their heads with some foam squares. The panel behind them is some clear acetate white polka dot patterened paper I've had for a long time.  I like the soft subtle texture and pattern it provides behind the sheep.  I arranged them in a stitched window panel die by Lawn Fawn and finished it off with a light grey stamped sentiment.

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Sheepish Blessings!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Sentiment - (Stamping Bella)
Paper: White cardstock (Neenah Solar White); DP: Stash. Watercolor paper(Strathmore).
Ink: It's A Girl, Limoncello, Pixie Dust, It's A Boy (Catherine Pooler); Soft Granite (Hero Arts).
Extras: Sheep die (Poppy Stamps); Bunny ear die (Poppy Stamps); Stitched window die (Lawn Fawn).

Hello Gorgeous!

 Happy Monday!

Happy Passover and Happy Holy Week to those who celebrate either!

I have a gem of a card to share this morning:

I was inspired by the gorgeous colors of the butterfly in the photo prompt at The Card Concept challenge this week to create a clean and layered card with multi media elements.

I cut out the die once leaving all the pieces in using stick it paper. I colored that layer with Copics.  Then i cut it three more times, twice in black and once in white and layered them using E6000 adhesive spray onto the colored panel.  I added Nuvo shimmer pen to the colored portions for lots of shimmer.  The background is a watercolored panel I had in my stash.  Everytime I ink blend I use up the remains on my work space and create a watercolor panel for future projects.

Since I colored the intricate die, I cut a butterfly out of vellum and added with the white embossed sentiment finished off the card which was all placed on a black cardbase.

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Clean and Layered with Multi-Media

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Gorgeous Blessings!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Sentiment - from Pineapple Accents (Catherine Pooler Designs-CPD)

Paper: Black cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Watercolor paper (Strathmore); White cardstock (Neenah Solar).

Ink: Copics; Embossing ink(WOW); Dye ink on background(Catherine Pooler); Shimmer pen (Tonic Nuvo).

Extras: Garden gate die (Catherine Pooler); Butterfly die (Memory Box); White embossing powder (WOW); pink gem.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

KCC #552 - All Occasions

Good Morning!

It's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks and Lori is our hostess.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #552- All Occasions

I made this card for my son's birthday.  It's a little goofy for a 29 year old maybe but he won't mind. I was aiming for him to be reminded of his goofy parents throughout the years so he will know they will continue to be goofy well into their golden years!  LOL 

I used a brick stencil from Lawn Fawn for the background inked up in Samba and Rockin' Red inks by Catherine Pooler.  The images are all by My Favorite Things, colored with Copics. And yes, I realized after I photographed that I forgot to color in the birds' mouths.  Oh well. 🤷

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Birthday Blessings! 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Floral Friends

Glittered alcohol inks and floral dies.

I have some backgrounds still from my alcohol inked glitter cardstock.  One was a thin, light blue holographic cardstock that I created a rainbow background with alcohol inks.  I cut squares and then used the floral die squares by Pink Fresh Studio and aligned them on a slimline cover plate die on top of the cardbase.  I finished it off with a Penny Black sentiment embossed in white on black cardstock.

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Diecuts-Flowers-Slimline Card

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Edited 3/27/2021

Friendly Blessings!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Pastel Bunny Hop

 Good Evening!

I have been enjoying some more time in my craft room, crafting away while listening to audiobooks.  It's such a nice way to relax, hear a story while I create.

This card was very simple.  I cut bunnies from pastel watercolored backgrounds and their bows from gold foiled cardstock and also cut the sentiment from white cardstock several times to bump it up.  I added some white splatters to the background before adhering everything down.

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 I did Bunny, Pastel Colors & Die Cuts

Card Supplies:
Stitched bunny die cut - (Lil' Inker Designs) 
Sentiment die- (Fun Stampers Journey)
Dye inks for watercolor panels (Catherine Pooler)
White acrylic paint
Watercolor paper (Strathmore)
White cardbase (Neenah Solar 110 lb)
Kraft panel (Lawn Fawn)

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Bunny Blessings!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Blossom Greetings

Good Afternoon!

It's a gorgeous Carolina day and spring is blooming all around central North Carolina.

I have a couple cards today to share. 

I've been wanting to play in the Twofer Card Challenge and this blossom die gave me that opportunity to create two Blossom greetings.

I used a new die, Peony In Bloom, by Catherine Pooler.  I also did the watercolor technique from CAS Mixup this month with the die.  I used the positive of the die on watercolor paper, leaving all the pieces inside it using stick it paper on the back.  Then, I used my Zig pens and colored the die, spritzed it with water as well as another piece of watercolor cardstock to create a background (smaller card).  

After getting the look I wanted, I peeled off the top negative of the die and adhered two more blossom dies to the bottom of it to use on the small watercolored background card.  I die cut two more white blossom panels to adhere to the top of the positive pieces of my colored blossom and then added Glossy Accents to all of the petals and leaves for a stainedglass effect.  

I cut down the watercolored background to a square, adhered the watercolored die cut and trimmed the excess.  I die cut a square frame using two square dies, to frame around the blossom.  I also die cut a banner label die and stamped the sentiment from One Liners Sentiment set by CP Designs. 

On the stainedglass card, I took some lavender cardstock and stamped a script background (Hero Arts)on it  in Serenade ink by Catherine Pooler.  The sentiment is from the CP Designs Happy Birthday Many Ways stamp set.

I love how both cards came out although I believe the "stained glass" one is my favorite.  I had to make it a birthday card for a special person.

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My Choice: Blossom Dies

Watercolor, Die Cuts, Stamping

NBUS Schtuff: Peony Die Plate, One Line Sentiments (Card 1), Background script stamp (card 2).

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Blossom Blessings!

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Krafty Chicks Challenge #551 - CAS

Hello there!

Hope you're having a good week.  It's beginning to feel a bit like spring here in central NC. Trees are budding and the pollen is beginning!  It's a southern spring! It's also time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge and Diane is our host.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #551 - CAS - Clean and Simple

I saw a new-to-me technique at CAS Mixup at the beginning of the month and played around with it.  So, I'm combining this DT card with the technique.  I took the cross die and cut it from watercolor paper. Then colored it with my Zig water markers, spritzed it with water and flipped it over on another piece of watercolor paper several times.  The insert of my card is one of those images.  I think it turned out really cool.

Don't forget to stop by the Hen House and see the rest of the Chicks' CAS projects. Then get crafty and play along with us.

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Die Cut, Watercoloring, Stamping

Easter Blessings! 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Irish Rainbows

Good Evening!
☘☘☘☘ Happy St. Patrick's Day! ☘☘☘☘

The soda bread and shepherd's pie were baked and consumed quite heartily this evening along with a wee bit (ok, maybe a WHOLE LOT) of Irish cider. LOL Usually, we go to the neighbor's for a St. Patrick's dinner but since we are still in a pandemic, they've curtailed their annual shenannigans for the second time.  This time last year we had just gone into lockdown.  This year, many are still awaiting for their vaccine.  There's hope for next year.  So I made an Irish dinner for us, all by scratch. I was in the kitchen for a good three hours but it was well worth it.  Then, I remembered I had not posted my card for the Inspired By Challenge. So here it is...

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Irish Blessings!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

KCC #550 - Christmas

 Good Morning!

It's been a gorgeous Carolina Blue week here in Central, NC with very warm temps to boot!  Of course, I always hold my breath in March when it begins to warm because when the trees begin to bud, that means icky, green-yellow pollen film falls onto EVERYTHING outside and wreaks havoc with allergies.  I already awoke onece this week with an awful sinus headache. It's like a cruel joke, Mother Nature warms us up but makes sure we don't enjoy it too much too soon.  lol

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks and I'm your host this week.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #550 - Christmas

Be sure and check out the rest of the Chicks' projects over at the Hen House.  And come play along this week.  It's never too early to begin Christmas cards for next Christmas!

Holiday Blessings! 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

KCC #549 - Stamp Act

 Hello there!

March is here!  So far it seems to be coming in like a lamb in North Carolina. It's also Thursday and time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks.  Leanne is our hostess for our stamping challenge.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #549 - Stamp Act 

(Must have stamping) 

For my card I'm sharing a card I made with my grandpup, Jack. We got the opportunity to dog-sit for him the week of New Year's and I thought it would be cool for his "parents' to get an "I miss you" card from him. I used dye ink and washed his paw off immediately so no harm came to Jack while he "helped" make this card.  I also used sentiment stamps and hearts from Avery Elle.

Go see what Leanne, Lori and Diane have created and also welcome our March Guest, MeSi.  Then, why not come play along with us this week.

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🐾Pawsome🐾 Blessings!