Sunday, November 29, 2015

HMFMC#208 Anything Christmas NO RED or GREEN

Good Evening and I've been at it again creating another card for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  

Here are the details:


Our very talented Teamie Christine is hosting and has chosen this great theme; 

ANYTHING CHRISTMAS (cards/boxes/ornaments etc)

**** NO RED or GREEN ***

We always have the OPTION of ANYTHING GOES on ALL of  our challs..just enjoy making your mousey creations..

They also some some really great prizes too. 

Here's the card created for this challenge:

I did a very clean and simple card in teal, with Santa's Helper House Mouse stamped in with Memento tuxedo black, He is colored in with copics, a little Wink of Stella under his feet, the hat Sparkly Fluff on it. The papers are Neenah Solar white in 80# and the PP is from AC an older line from Christmas a few years back. The sentiment is form Stampabilities and stamped in with archival ink in onyx black and some teal sequins glued on with Aleen's tacky glue. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

CASology: Week 174: OWL

I love woodland critters and especially OWLS!!!! So this was just the challenge I needed for inspiration. This week is owls over at CASology, they also have a great prize too from Concord & 9th. 

I also posted this over at Crafting When We Can: "Don't Forget the Animals" and at Naughty or Nice Challenges. #22 "Show us some wing"

Here's what I came up with:

He was designed using Neenah Solar white card stock in 80# weight, wood panel embossing folder, TH Distress inks in Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled glass, Walnut Stain and Vintage photo. The Word "PEACE" is a QK die along with Owl and branch. I also used sequins, 3M foam mounting tape, puffy appliqué and assorted adhesives. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

Time Out Challenges #45 Snowflakes are Winters Butterflies

The Challenge is Snowflakes here is what Time Out Challenges had to say: 

We have our 'Inspired by Word' challenge for you this fortnight. And the phrase we have for you is:

Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies

For this challenge, you can use any of these words to inspire you or you can use the whole phrase-you choose.  Perhaps you need more Christmas cards?  Then snowflakes might be a good choice! A bit fed up with Christmas cards?? Then butterflies might be the answer. We know some of you have sentiments with that exact phrase, so we are expecting to see that too!!

Here is my take on the challenge: 

The card was made using Neenah solar white card stock in 80# weight, so keeping with the snowflake theme, the base of the card was embossed in the cuttle bug with an older snowflake plate I had. The image is from Whiff of Joy, artist is Elisabeth Bell, stamp name Herb the snow man. He is colored in using topic markers, and highlighted with wink of stella and sakura jelly roll pens. the image was cut out with a spellbinder and back in a light blue Bazzill paper also cut out with spellbinder die cut and pop dotted to the card base. 

I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp " Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge "

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mojo Monday #425 Christmas Memories

This is the sketch and message from Mojo Monday:

Happy Monday and Happy Thanksgiving week to our US friends. Julee has created this fun sketch for you this week, we hope you find time during the festivities to play along with us.

Here is my take on Julee's sketch: 

This card made me feel a little vintage today. I did a very clean and simple card on this challenge. 

Card was created using an old PP paper line form Basic Grey called "Jovial", Bazzill kraft, brown and Neenah solar white card stock 80#. The stamped sentiment is from 4 Klear stamps the ink used is archival in Coffee, the die cut is the TH deer mini with 3M foam tape and snow flake sequins glued on with Aleen's tacky glue. Sorry about the cell phone snap shot, I was just to lazy to get the Nikon. Although I will say, I think the cell phone does a better job with the color.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

CAS on Sunday #72 Christmas and few other fun challenges

This looked like so much fun, so broke out my fun goodies and created a little something for the CAS on Sunday Challenge.  So here is my  CAS card for the Christmas Challenge.

I'm also entering this at AAA cards #53 Anything goes challenge , TIME OUT Challenge #44, Simon Wednesday Challenge " Christmas and at House of Cards for the stamp and window technique challenge. 

The card was created using: 

Neenah solar white card stock 80#, glossy paper, alcohol inks, dies cuts, sequins, embossing, copic markers, Aleen's tacky glue, ATG gun, scotch 3M foam tape and the penguin is from a hampton arts set. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

CAS(E) this sketch! #150

Happy Sunday!
I hope this post finds everyone doing well. It was so beautiful and cool here today, that it finally made me feel like the Holidays were here. I found another fun CAS challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch! Below is the sketch that was provided. 

Here is my CAS card on the this sketch:

This card was created with Neenah Solar white card stock 80#, red, brown, fawn and black Bazzill card stock, zag glue pen, TAG glue gun, Scotch 3M foam tape, red sequin, archival ink in coffee, Sentiment stamp is from stampabilities and the deer are a QK die.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday Addicted to CAS Challenge #77 Dimension + DT Call

Afternoon Crafters!

I have found another fun challenge today, Addicted to CAS! They are celebrating their 3rd birthday. The Challenge is to keep your card CAS, but add dimension. You should go see the amazing goodies that are up for the winning! I have been playing more and more with Clean and Simple cards and have really come to like it. The cupcake was backed with foam tape to give the card dimension along with the addition of the sequins. The cup cake is so glittery it will blow your mind. I wish my camera could pick up better.

They are also having a DT call and I think I may try out for this one too. Wish me luck!

Here is my submission for this weeks event.

 Happy Birthday Cup Cake was created with:

Neenah Solar White card stock 80#, Bazzill card stock in teal, Elizabeth Craft Designs peel and stick cup cakes, Elizabeth Craft Designs Microfine glitter, Copic markers, Sequins, Aleen's Tacky Glue, Sookwang double sided adhesive sheets, ATG Adhesive Gun, Happy Birthday Stamp from Stampabilities, Licorice pigment ink, TH Micro fine black embossing powder, heat gun and 3M Double Stick foam tape. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

Addicted To Stamps and More! Callenge #171 Anything Goes and DT Call

Good Morming! It finally feels like fall here in the great state of Texas. I have been feeding my recent fox addiction again as you can see. This is a CAS card I created last night. 

I love challenges so, I'm entering my little creation over at Addicted To Stamps And More!, I'm also going to try out for their DT. It's been a while since I've been on one, but I'm really looking forward to this. 

What I used to create the Welcome Fall Fox:

The card stock is 80# neenah solar white, TH blending inks in mustard seed, Spiced Marmalade and walnut stain, spellbinder "peony" dies, QK letter dies, TH poking tool, TH foam blender, 3M double stick from tape, stamps from Ink Antics "Squirrel" I used the leaves from this set and they were stamped with Versafine onyx black and the fox is form Imaginisce "Twitterpated collection" stamped with moments ink and colored in with Copic Markers and wink of Stella. Corner Chompers and paper cutter. 

P.S. This is my 100 post! :)

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Foxy

I'm back with a new card for a fun challenge over at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.  Foxy!
Here's the image of what we had to draw our inspiration from. 

This was my take of the Foxy Challenge:

The card stock is an old Bazzill double scoop paper, the clouds were all made with QK dies, images were stamped on Neenah card stock with memento tuxedo black ink. Images and die cuts are from Mama Elephant. They are my new favorite stamping company. I love these little foxes they are adorable. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Naughty or Nice Challenge #21 Monochromatic

I'm so excited I stumbled across a new blog today. The Naughty or Nice Challenges they have a really fun challenge going this month "Monochromatic" I have colored the perfect card for this and I'm so glad I get a chance to enter it here. The design is a digital download Mandela from Fred She Said Designs. It was colored in using Copic Markers, hand cut and stacked with pop dots. It is embellished with Stickles and rhinestones. It reminded me of a snow flake and I got a free die from Taylored expressions and it ended up being perfect for the card title. The paper used for the die cut was Bazzill. 

Here is the card creation:

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

Mojo Monday Card Challenge #424

This sketch was made by Julee over at Mojo Monday. This is for week #424. 

Here is my take on this weeks sketch, I used some Tim Holtz and SU Christmas stamps from a few years ago. The paper is Bazzill Kraft paper, TH Distress paper, and TH Holiday paper. I use my Cuttle bug and embossing folders along with some of my Spellbinders dies. There is also an acrylic stamped piece in this card too. Thanks for stopping by to look. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Charlie and Dog Revisited " A Farewell to Whiff of Joy"

WOW! Its been a long time since I have visited and updated my blog. It feels good to be back and sad at the same time. I see a lot folks have stopped crafting or are gone. Time changes things in amazing ways. I've been gone due to a serious spinal injury and surgery. I'm back and in amazing shape thanks to one of the most talented and wonderful surgeons in Houston. Thank you Dr. Shih for giving me my life back. 

So now on to my card creation, this is an old Whiff of Joy stamp that had been collecting dust and was being neglected. This was the very first stamp I had ever purchased on line. I figured this was a great place to get started again and I was pleasantly surprised with what the end result was. I hope you enjoyed seeing him again as much as I did. On another note about this stamp I discovered that Whiff of Joy is going out of business. Their last day open online will be November 28, 2015. Please go visit them for there farewell. I wish her well and all good things to  come in the next year. 

Whiff of Joy I will miss you, You have brought me great joy. 

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!!