Cards, Challenges

Cards in Envy-Penny for Your Thoughts

To see all of the wonderful cards entered in this Challenge click here.

Last year when I first started crafting I bought several wood stamps on ebay.  After going through them looking for Christmas stamps I found this cute Stampin-up stamp set called Ruff Day and just loved this particular stamp.


Supplies:  Neenah Kraft Cardstock; Stampin-up Designer Paper; Prismacolor pencils.

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Addicted to CAS #118 – Friends

ATCAS - code word friends

So happy to finally use this House Mouse stamp from Stampendous I got last year called Wreath Kiss (Friend and Amanda).  I thought it was so sweet and fits perfectly in with the Friend theme.  I saw the soft coloring of the bird illustrated on the colored picture of the image and decided to color mine similarly.

Supplies: Prismacolor pencils; Waffle Flower Die; Neenah 100# paper. Sentiments-CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami and Gina K.


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Less is More-A real object challenge.

To find out more about this challenge, click here.

I walked around the house trying to find a real object for this challenge, I didn’t find anything that really stood out.  I knew I had some old single earrings that I had lost the mates to so I decided to check my jewelry boxes.  I found a rose earring, a tiki pendant and a hair pin (bee) and decided to use the hairpin.

I had also gone through some wood stamps that I bought last year on ebay when I first started making cards, there was a cute Penny Black stamp called “Lovin Flowers” and decided it would be perfect for the bee hairpin.  I stamped on Linen cardstock from Papers and More with SSS Barely Beige ink, colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  I also used a part of a Gina K sentiment for the “Smile” on the sign.

What a fun challenge, now I am going to challenge myself to use the other items I found.





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Stamp, ink, Paper Challenge #113 – Back to School

To get additional information on this fun challenge, linked here.

I have the “School Girl” digital image from Tiddly Inks and thought it would be perfect for this Challenge.  I printed the image and (sentiment from suggestions on what to write on a back to school card on the internet) onto linen cardstock.  I used Prismacolor pencils to color the image. The image, frame and sentiment were cut with Kat Scrappiness dies.  The image and sentiment are mounted with foam backing to Raisin Boat’s Sky Blue cardstock.


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TIME OUT Challenge – Autumn

There is also an option to do a 10 minute or less Speed Stamping, maybe someday I will be brave enough to attempt this.  Check out the Challenge at TIME OUT Challenges by clicking “here”.

The aspen trees and the deer with their antlers reminds me of Autumn which is right behind spring as my favorite season. I used the Crafters Workshop Aspen Stencil, deer stamps from Gina K stamp sets and the Celebrate sentiment is from Avery Elles’ Sentimental die set.  First I taped down my cardstock then taped the stencil over it, with  a dauber and iced spruce, peeled paint and faded jeans oxide I colored the background.  I also used a small eyeshadow makeup tip and used black soot oxide for the marks on the aspen trees.  With the stencil still in place I stamped the two deer, removed the stencil and added the die cut sentiment.  The white cardstock is Neenah 80# and the note card is Gina K’s Moonlit Fog.