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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jewel Rainbow Ice Cream Cones

I am linking this card for the Rainbow challenge over at CAS-ology this week and the SSS Monday challenge J is for..jeweled colours, in my case.
Let me explain...  
I have a confession.  I have never made a rainbow anything.  I would have to say that not all of the primary colours are at the top of my list.
Forgive me Ardyth!  I do love the variations of the rainbow colours and I decided to just get over it and use jewel-like versions to create and participate in the challenges.  I had the idea to use a small summery image and found this Basic Grey ice cream cone that had never been used.  The whole set is a NBUS and now an element from the set has seen some action!
I started by masking of two sections of my card front with Washi Tape and stamped the sugar cone part with PTI Vintage Linen.  The Washi Tape sectioning produces a nice straight stamping.  I then moved the Washi Tape strips up over the sugar cones and stamped the ice cream parts in SU Vanilla craft ink.  After that was dry, I took out my Sakura sparkle pens and added the (jeweled) ROYGBIV colours onto the rolled sprinkles part.  I also touched up the ice cream scoops with some white craft ink.  My sentiment is from a SU set and the card front is SU Barely Banana.
So, that's it then, a CAS summery birthday card!  Happy Birthday Jenn!
Thanks for taking a peek,
hugs-Chriss
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The questionable style...

Happy Wednesday!
I made a car for the Card Concept challenge # 15, a colour on, that is going on right now.  I really don't know what style to classify this as...
Well, at least I followed the colours, with the addition of B & W! 
This is a favourite colour combo of mine and has been for a very many years...ask my W.I.N.O.S. women in need of stamps friends (we are meeting tonight) and they will tell you!
So, for the card, I sponged the two colours thru a circle window card and nade some other smaller dots by punching the smaller holes.  I also used some PTI teensy weensy stamps from Love Lives Here Holiday.  Those are the heart trios and circle trios.  After covering the card front with the amount of colour that I liked, I laid a piece of polka dotted washi to ground the sentiment (and to help me keep things straight) and then die cut the PTI birthday die and inlaid.  I then die cut the Memory Box Happy twice and layered over top.  Oh, and I placed a black button holed brad over the i in birthday before I placed the card front onto the base!
Thanks for stopping in today...hope yours is lovely!

hugs-Chriss

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1000 KM Congrats!


Playing along today with CASE Study's #201.
I was in love with this card when I first saw it, so intricate and love the black, blue and white combo.  My dear friend in Toronto let me know last night that she had reached 1000KM bicycling since starting this June.  I am so proud of her, I just had to create a little card.  It's in the mail today!  Yay.
I used an MFT bike die and inlaid into SU Marina Mist, the congrats is an Elizabeth Craft die and the cloud is a Memory Box die.  The sentiment is SU and I stamped in PTI black and SU Marina Mist.  The little white "spoke" additions are PTI and I added the red embroidery thread to look like streamers...of some sort!

Thanks for peeking in and I hope that you are having a great day!
hugs-Chriss

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Merry Monday on Wednesday & CCCB Christmas!


Good morning!
I made a card yesterday for the Merry Monday challenge #118 blog (another Christmas card in the stash-yay!) and will also be submitting to the City Crafter Challenge Blog where Christmas in July is the theme.
I have a little stash of buttons, so selecting the button for my flower center was the most difficult decision  in creating this card!  
I have been organizing and tidying in the craft room, just 15 minutes a day, and came across a little pile of these Just Rite quilted circles that I had paper pieced.  With my Memory Box stem, Straight Stalks, I decided to layer the small version onto the larger version for my flower stem and have the quilted circle as my flower.  I added this ruby looking glass button with a teeny strand of silk ribbon threaded thru the center.  Easy Peasy.  This simple Christmas card style is not my usual fashion.  I usually have layers and layers, but I do like how this came out.  A sentiment from PTI is a good pairing for this homespun crafty card and I adhered with a little black stitching and left the front bits a little long for another little detail.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Have a great day!
Chriss


Monday, July 21, 2014

Cutting Edge challenge + SSS spots & dots


Hi there, back again today!  I created this card for the Cutting Edge challenge #4 and will also link to the SSS Wednesday Challenge for Spots and Dots.  
Isn't it odd that on some days the Mojo is running wild and others...well, let's just say that the trash receptacle gets a lot of action. 
I received an order of goodies last week while I was away (had to whisk the little box upstairs while darling hubby was pre occupied with other thing) and two of the items that I ordered were these Memory Box Eva Stem and Straight Talk dies that I cut out with chartreuse cs and I layered them.  The little blossoms are a NBUS item too from the same order, also Memory Box.  Teeny little hydrangea blooms, so, so sweet!  I love these new items.  The birthday die cut is PTI and I inlaid into the kraft cs.  I added dots of red and black cs instead of sequins above the sentiment and also black spots to the flower centers, so they are magically not hydrangeas any longer ;)  I think the cs gives a little more of an organic feel.
I created several other kraft and red and black cards for my card stash.  Here is one of them.
Thanks as always for stopping by!  I really     appreciate it!
Chriss

Colour Q #250 (where have I been?) a word and Thanks

Happy Monday!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful week-end!  I returned from a mini vacation in Newport RI and feel rested and full of energy!  It must have been the chowders and lobsters ;)

I have seen a few amazing cards created for the this Colour Q challenge on some of the blogs that I follow and I was inspired to create one too!  This is my first time playing along...where have I been?
My card was a quick one to put together.  I used this scrap of a Basic Gray patterned paper that has the colours and I embossed some swirls onto another BG paper to replicate the swirls in the inspiration piece.  I then simply created my word panel with a Spellbinders sentiment label and I die cut the Memory Box thanks 3 times in black and the turquoise colour.  These were stacked and inlaid into the turquoise panel.  I layered onto a black wavy strip, created with a border punch...remember those?  Another throwback product that I used today are those two brads for that extra pop of colour.  I love the dress in the inspiration piece!
I am also entering this into the Moxie Fab Wonderful Words challenge
and the SSS Work It Wednesday challenge
3 challenges...WooHoo
Thanks for stopping in and I hope that your Monday is marvelous!Chriss

Sunday, July 13, 2014

CAS(e) this Sketch 84

Having some fun today with the latest CAS(e) this Sketch! #84
I wanted some drama for this birthday card for a friend's Fall birthday, so More Mustard and Sage, with a sprinkle of Calypso Coral, all against black! I was inspired by this beautiful card from Coleen Dietrich over on the current Card Concept colour blog.
Love these together!
I used a tiny mosaic EF for the black card front, PTI flowers stamps from Happiness in Bloom and Embroidered Blooms and the matching die.  The sentiment is stamped in true black from the Embroidered Blooms set.  My photo looks a little more orangey than IRL, but the mustard and sage are a favourite combo for me.
Thanks for taking a peek and I hope that you are having a great day!
hugs~Chriss 


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Starting from Scratch!

Happy Saturday!

I created this card for the Simon Says Monday challenge blog where this week's theme is to Start from Scratch.  When I saw May's Christmasy card, I wanted to add to my Christmas card stash and here is what I came up with.  I had this patterned paper from waaay long ago and this became the theme for my cards.  I sponged the edges with Ocean Tides ink and adhered to a vintage cream card base.  The Kraft CS panel was run 'thru a CuttleBug with a pines branch EF.  I stamped this little cutie deer onto the cream CS and stamped and coloured with Copic markers, adding some sparkle to his eyes, cheeks and nose with various Spica pens and also added white spots with a white gel pen.
I used a circle die and cut out, then foam mounted to a Memory Box filagree circle die that was cut from a scrap of Ocean Tides CS.  I stamped the little Merry in the same colour ink onto Kraft and free hand cut a little flag that I inserted in between the circular image and the MB die cut.  To finish off, I added some stamped and die cut snowflakes.  I made a half dozen of these cuties and happy that the Christmas stack is now a little thicker!
Thanks for stopping by for a peek,
Chriss