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Sisterhood Of Crafters challenge

Happy New year everyone!  Today starts the first 2018 challenge at the Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge Blog.  The theme for this challenge is Frames!  Put on your crafting hats and let’s see what  you can do!  All the details are here:

Here is my card:

An unusual one for me, no stamps were used, only dies.  I made a wintery scene and framed it out with stitched rectangle dies.    Are you all tired of the bitter cold weather we are having?  Even here in Florida we experienced the cold – temperatures in the 20’s at night and even had SNOW!! I hop it warms up soon!

Another first for me is that this is the first Christmas card for the 2018 holiday season – At this rate I won’t be scrambling in November to finish my holiday cards!

Thanks for playing along with us!

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Hello friends – today marks a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog – and the theme is All About Christmas!

I know you have many Christmas cards  either ready to hand out or already mailed, so why don’t you show us what you have?  All the details can be found here.

Here is one of the cards I made this year.

I used the beautifully drawn image from Power Poppy on a stitched oval die cut.  It was colored with copic markers using reds and blues.   A stardust gel pen was used to add sparkle throughout the image.  The patterned paper on the bottom was some holiday paper left over from years ago.  A snowflake punch with a blue rhinestone were used to tie it all together.

I used this image as my main holiday card this year and decided to do two versions of the card.  Here is the same image and card design, but using different patterned paper and a slightly different coloring scheme.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

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Hello my fellow crafters!  It’s time once again for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge Blog.  Todays challenge is called “Let The Sparks Fly” – meaning anything that sparkles is air game!   Here is my card – doing a Christmas theme for this one!

Just about everything sparkles on this card!  I started with cardstock called Cryogen White – it is a lovely heavy duty card stock that has a beautiful shimmer to it.  It is not really a pure white, but more something between a try ivory and white.  Of course I have covered most of it up but it does shimmer -trust me!

Then I took my stamps and found a gold embossing powder that contained gold glitter.  I’ve had it for years and really only bring it out during the holidays.  The background stamps are from an old Waltzingmouse set called Nordic Winter and the phrase is from a Papertrey set of Christmas sentiments.  I used the glittery embossing powder on all the stamps.  Of course by the end I had the stuff all over me!  Even the ribbon I used has gold thread throughout it.

Here is a closer look – trying to capture the sparkle of the embossing powder – always hard to do in a photo!

I  hope you will join in with us over at the Sisterhood blog – thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

 

Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello stampers!  It’s time for another new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters Blog!  Todays challenge theme is “I See Spots!”.  So anything with spots, dots, etc. is good to go.  Break out that dotted embossing folder, dotted ribbon, paper or stamps and enter in the challenge. All the details are here.

Here is my card for the challenge.

So, I know this is more of a summery card, but when I saw the theme of the challenge for some reason I thought of a Lemon stamp set I had and thought I could do something with the lemon slice.

Now here is a fun tip – this particular stamp itself is a “detail stamp”  – meaning the detail outline in the card (the redish/orange outline) is the actual stamp.  I did not want to color in all those lemon slices and needed to find a round solid stamp to fill in the color.  Since this is a clear stamp, all I did was turn the detail stamp over and use the back side as a solid image stamp.

Take a look at the photo below – I flipped the detail stamp over and used it as a solid stamp to make the circles.

Then I turned the stamp right side up to get the detail and stamped it in a darker color.

 

I wonder just how many other clear detail stamps I have that can be used in this manner?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

 

 

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Hello friends – it’s time for another new challenge at the  Sisterhood Of Crafters Blog!    Today’s challenge is PINK!   Anything goes as long as it has some pink.  You can find all the details HERE.

First, let me apologize for he photo.  I just could not get a good picture of this card – it is really pretty IRL!

I decided to go with a clean and simple card,  with soft subtle colors (which I am now finding are very hard to capture in a photo in my craft room)..  My inspiration for the colors was a sweater a friend of mine has – a very pretty soft grey with some pink and white stripes at the bottom.  It’s hard to explain, but it is a very pretty sweater.

So I started with a very light grey paper and combined it with light pink paper.  Just a few tiny stamps for the center  (from Papertrey) – and a simple thank you card is created.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you visit the Sisterhood blog and take part in the challenge.