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Friday, October 9, 2015

Grateful Autumn Splendour water colour

Happy Friday!

When I saw this great sketch #144 from N@ Ali , I knew right away what I wanted to create!  I actually had a few ideas, so don't be surprised to see a second cup!
I have had a lot of fun water colouring sheets filled with Fall colours and die cutting with this new SSS Fall Wreath Leaves die.  I know that I want to make lots of cards for Thanksgiving, so I have cut out hundreds of these tiny gems.  The sketch presented a perfect layout for them and I finally ordered some Winnie and Walter goodies and was very excited to use this beautiful Grateful word die cut from The Big, the Bold and Blessings Cutaways.
The little leaves are arranged on a shimmery golden vellum paper and the Grateful Cutaway is cut from gold foil cardstock.  Just as easy as can be...
off to make a dozen or so more!

Sending over to SSS for WCMD 


Autumn Is In The Air

Sending over to Winnie & Walter for another entry into the Gold/Metallic challenge with Lydia
and also for the Water Colouring challenge with Vanessa

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

W&W WCMD Gold challenge w/Lydia

Another of the challenges for WCMD with Winnie and Walter is a 
Gold or Metallics challenge with Lydia Evans.  I adore all of her posts and have created a card using 4 different gold elements.

I gold heat embossed my Magenta Poinsettia stamp, water coloured with Gansai Tambi paints, heat embossed my SSS NBUS sentiment in gold, used a strip of gold crackle pattern vellum and a gold strip of metallic foil card stock.  The last gold element was to put speckles of gold paint (a first for me) to finish it off!
I admit, I struggled with what challenge to put this up for, as I used Gayatri's sketch and I also created with water colour, Vanessa's challenge.  I hope those W&W goodies arrive today!  I didn't realize that they were just down the road from me...they are 90 miles away in San Antonio!  Where have I been?

I am also adding this SSS WCMD challenge

Celebrating WCMD with Winnie & Walter

Masterboard...what a joy to create and a marvelous way to make multiples!
Shay (co owner of Winnie & Walter) showed us some beautiful transformations from her Masterboard.  I love the circular element that she added and used something similar for a couple of my examples.  I had so much fun making this Masterboard and so many ideas for more ...
I also am so happy that Winnie and Walter are hosting this wonderful WCMD event!  They have also kindly said that there is no requirement to use W&W only product...I thought this was so generous that I placed an order for some of their fabulous items on Saturday and it's on the way to me!  I hope to make more cards before the week's end with some of my W&W goodies!

 While I was at it, I made two Masterboard sheets.  I used a detailed stamp from a company called Alextamps (sadly, no longer in business) and stamped multiple times using Distress inks Shabby Shutters and Fossilized Amber, SU Sahara Sand and Cajun Craze onto a linen textured ivory base.  I really like these colours together.  Here are some of the individual card photos.

I hope you are having a great Autumn day! 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Grateful Friendship

I finally made time for the current Time Out challenge!  It's #41.
 'Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile'

Autumn is upon us and although the daytime temps here are still in the nineties, the mornings and evenings are starting to cool down.  It really is a favourite time of the year for me and a season to enjoy the daily blessings and express our true appreciation !
For my card, I used a NBUS PTI die (Enclosed: Sun) that I cut from a linen textured ivory CS.  I sponged on SU inks in 
Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango and PTI Lemon Tart to create an ombre-ish sun representing some Fall colours.  I die cut the shape into my card front and pieced in the sun.  To secure, I made circle rings and adhered to the back of the front panel while attaching/sandwiching the thin "for your Friendship" strip (SU) to the back side as well.  
My little leaves (WPlus9 maple leaf & MS birch leaf) were created with the same ink colours.  The Grateful (SU) is stamped on the inside of the card and can be seen through the circle window.
I chose to use these ink colours to play along with the Colour Q challenge!

Because there is an Ombre-ish feel to my Fall sun, I am also sending over to the SSS Monday challenge "Ombre"

And, one more
The Fusion Challenge for the Falling Leaves bouquet.  I used the sketch, loosely and changed the square opening to a circle.

Have a wonderful start to your weekend!


Memory Box classic

Memory Box has issued it's fifth challenge and it's a classic!  Black and White!

here is the card that I created using the MB Heart Twig Wreath and 
Fall Thank You sentiment.  White heat embossing for the wreath, Memento black ink for the image and just the tiniest touches from a few Copic markers.  The edges are two narrow strips of vellum from the SU holiday catalogue.
Easy Peasy!  I hope to have a second cup with this challenge using only their magnificent dies...
Thanks for peeking in!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ellen's Pin Sights challenge

Hello!  I made a card this morning for Ellen's Pin Sights challenge.
I focused on the tomato red and dark rich aqua colours from the inspiration board, as well as the little stars.  My sentiment is from the Merry and Bright stamp set (I cut off the teeny ampersand and replaced with a large gold foil die cut for a little more drama) and the leaf and big bloom are from Wild Garden.  This may be my favourite shaped leaf...ever!  
Have a great Day...and thanks for peeking in!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Woodland Thinking of You

I made a card for the Card Concept challenge, one that I have not played with for quite some time!
 The Forest Friends theme really inspired me with Fall upon us and all of the wonderful colours we associate with the splendour of the season!
I made my abstract background with the Tambi Gansai w/c paints, a nice warm colour combo that had a feel (imho) for the sentiment and dreamy fox from the sweet Avery Elle set "More Stories" that I used today.  All images and stamping are from the same set.  The terrific tree stump die is from Savvy and I love the intricate woodgrain this die gives...
I am also sending this card over to the SSS Monday challenge...Use a Stamp

Happy Sunday!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fun and Games

It's time to celebrate over at Muse!  400 FB likes!

Come on over to Muse and post a card before 8:00 am Eastern Monday to be eligible for a surprise blog candy!

For my card, I concentrated on the pastel colours and circles that Anita used in her beauty!  I just recently bought these adorable bunny dies from Impression Obsession and thought this was the perfect opportunity to create a little fun with them :)  So, come on over to Muse and join in on the fun...just like these little guys are doing!