Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Give Thanks

It's Halloween here in the US, but we have to hurry move to the next holiday now hehe.
Here is a New Release for Bugaboo of a Thanksgiving image.  The wonderful part about digital images is that you can print them the size that you want so you can put them on whatever card you want.  I made an A2 card, see my team members who made other sizes.  For this image you could also just use some of the squares if you wanted.
I included a couple of pictures of some pictures of my photo shoot of my adopted Grandchildren.  And my daughter who went to a costume party this past week.

Pattered Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Gobble On
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp: Bugaboo - Bugaboo Thanks 6
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Ribbon:  Michael's
Pearls:   Recollections
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 199 Thankful
Word Art Wednesday - Ch.306-307 Anything Goes
Scribbles - Ch. 58 Picture Inspiration
Dragonfly Journeys - Ch. 104 Attitude of Gratitude
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 206 Ribbon ad Pearls

Sunday, October 29, 2017

S is for silence and snowflakes

I made this card using an image and sentiment from TLC, Create.  I used my Distress Oxide inks and did the background.  Then added some Snowflake shavings to the trees and ground as well as the flowers.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Christmas Mist Papers 6; Fancy Pants
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Reindeer and Tree Silhouette
Sentiment:  S is for silence and snowflakes
Flowers:  Recollections
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ink:  Distress Oxides:  Lucky Clover and Faded Jeans
Stampendous Shaved Ice

CHNC - Ch. 357 Anything Goes Christmas optional something with wings
CHNC Extra - October
Allsorts - Wk 439 Christmas Creatures
The Male Room - Ch. 72 Silhouttes
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 501 Vintage/distressing
Christmas Card Throwdown - Ch. 20 Stash (Canvas and/orWood)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cats have staff

I have one last card to make for the Cat Lovers Hop and it is using a freebie that is available at TLC, Create.  I have a lot of commenting to do tomorrow.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Small Circle; Teardrop Circle

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 287
Crafting with Dragonflies - Ch. 92 Designer Paper plus sentiment only

Fish Wisperer

Here is my card that I made for the Bugaboo Challenge as a GDT for the Saturday Challenge which is a photo inspiration.  I used the Gus Fish Wisperer image and sentiment.  I had some great die cuts to match and made this a gate fold card.  I thought of my son, who just LOVES to fish when I made this card.

Catch the Bug Photo Inspiration
Trevor, my son, 2016
Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Hook, Line and Sinker
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dination; Recollection
Stamp;  Bugaboo - Gus Fish Whisper (see above for direct link)
Dies;  Sizzix; Memory Box; Martha Stewart; My Favorite Things
Ink:  Distress - Broken China
Sakura jelly glitter pen

CHNC Patterned - October
Crafting from the Heart - Ch. 180 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 352 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Friday, October 27, 2017

Scarecrow Sitter

Today at Bugaboo is the Friday Freebie of this adorable image Scarecrow Sitter, and here is my card as a GDT member.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create.  For the hay bale I used a piece of cork and some raffia.  I usually have some scarecrows outside in my yard this time of year.

picture from 2016

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Autumn Magic
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Cork:  EK Success
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Scarecrow Sitter (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Autumn Words Collage
Raffia - World Market
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Hanna & Friends - Ch. 285 Halloween or Autumn
Crafty Friends - Ch. 69 Cute
Di's Digi's Design - Halloween and/or Harvest
Word Art Wednesday Ch. 306-307 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

You make me smile

I have another card for the Cat Lovers Hop.  My Dad and Uncle came today for the day to do a few things around my house and they haven't been at my house since April.  They used to come every couple of weeks so this is unusual this year.  One of the first things that my Uncle asked is where my male Siamese cat was since he always would have to check out what was happening in "HIS" house.  So I told him that he was no longer with us, and even though he acts like a tough guy, he was sad.  He said to me, "He was a good looking cat and was friendly."  I about fell over.  Then my Dad said, she still has two too many.  My Dad doesn't believe in having indoor pets.  I just said, "Dad, you know better than to start this discussion...again."  So for my card today, I used a digital image from Lili of the Valley.


Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Happy Cat
Spellbinder:  Small Circle; Small Scalloped Circle
Flowers:  Recollections

CHNC Patterned - October
Sisterhood of Crafters - I see spots

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Every Good Witch Knows....

Today I'm a glad to be a GDT member for CRAFT Challenge 439 which is to add Ribbon and Distress your card.  The sponsor of this Challenge is Rick St. Dennis and my image is MAGYK Moana Witch, and my sentiment is from TLC, Create.  I made this an easel card.  I made the background paper by blending distress oxide inks.  Then on the patterned paper and cardstock on the front I sprayed it with a Krylon web spray.

Patterned Paper: Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Multi Media Paper:  Strathmore
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide - Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Black Soot
                        Memento - Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Spiders:  Recollection
Sakura Jelly Glitter Pen

Crafty Cardmakers - Ch. 198 Spooky
Hanna & Friends - Ch. 285 Halloween or Autumn
Tuesday Throwdown - Ch. 366 Spooktacular
Come & Get It - Add a pumpkin
Allsorts - Wk 438 Halloween
Sweet Stampin' - BINGO  (Cobwebs, sentiment, witch)
RRR - Ch. 174 Anything Goes with Ribbon
Aud Sentiments - Ch. 191 Halloween plus a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 501 Vintage/Distressing
A Cheerful Sketch - October

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pierrette Thinking of You

Here is my card for the Thursday Inspiration at Imagine That Digistamp using the image Pierrette and the paper from the set Pandas.  I added a gem on the cheek, three in the corner and a rose so to keep it rather simple.  I used the pre-colored version of the image.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That Digistamp - Pandas (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp & Sentiment:  Imagine That Digistamp - Pierrette (see above for direct link)
Die: Sizzix
Flower:  Recollections
Bling:  Mark Richards

Sketch Saturday - Ch. 486
Crafty Creations - Ch. 353 Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - ch. 181 Remembrance/Sympathy/Thinking of You
Creative Craft Cottage - Ch. 98 Use a sentiment
Polkadoodles - Wk 42 Anything Goes

Wreck the tree

This is something that I learned very quickly with having cats....no glass ornaments, no hooks and actually NO TREE.  So we haven't had a Christmas tree up for quite a few years.  My male Siamese cat passed away in July so I don't know if I dare try it again since I still have two 10 year old Siamese girls from the same litter that still get into trouble.
For this card, I used a new image from Mo Manning, called Meowy Christmas Cat and a sentiment from TLC, Create.  The beautiful gold ribbon is a win I got from Stampin' Up from Linda.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Days of December
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Meowy Christmas Cat (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Cat Christmas
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up 1/8 inch gold
Spellbinder:  Diamondessence

CHNC - Ch. 356 Anything Christmas optional traditional Christmas colors
CHNC Extra - October

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Newton in Christmas tree

I had this image colored last year, but never put a card together.  I colored it to match my male Siamese cat that passed away in July...he was only 12 years old, but the vet thinks he had abdominal lymphoma.  I miss him since he was the one who supported me the most and was always there for me.  He was also the naughtiest, and he is the reason we haven't had a Christmas tree in quite a few years either.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Jovial
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Newton's Nook - Newton's Curious Christmas
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Spellbinder:  Small Circle; Sugar Pea

Cat Lovers Hop - 2017
Inky Paws - Ch. 58 Sketch
CHNC - Ch. 358 Anything Christmas optional traditional Christmas colors
CHNC Extra - October