Sunday, April 24, 2016

Animal cards theme at SAS4Kids

I love this cute panda, part of a digi set from Tiddly Inks. So easy to use this digi; the only coloring was the ladybug, plus a bit of shading (which I can never resist doing).

Image: Tiddly Inks
DP: American Crafts from Michael's
I made this card for the Animals theme at Send A Smile 4 Kids.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 18, 2016

One more for "April Suns & April Shadows"

This is the first time I used a "mixed media" background that I had made as a background for one of the MFT Pure Innocence stamps. I like how it turned out and hope you enjoy it!

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Stamp
Glossy Accents'
Ranger Texture Paste
Range Distress Inks

"April Suns & April Shadows" at W2CB

I made two cards today for the current challenge at Words 2 Craft By  : "April Suns and April Showers."  I have also posted it at the Double D Challenge blog. Here is one and I will post the other one separately:

Hambo Digital Stamp
Pebbles "Garden Party" 6x6 paper pad
Adhesive lace trim
Glossy Accents, flowers, brad

"Another Year Older" at Cards In Envy!

The new two-week challenge theme at Cards In Envy blog is "Another Year Older"
You have two weeks to make any size or shape card (new rules) that is flat and fits into an envelope.
Here's the birthday card I made. I love this sweet digi. My bow is only one ribbon piece thick with a loose tie that squishes down quite flat.
Image: "Anna Belle Sweetness" digital stamp by Tiddly Inks
Come join in the Cards In Envy fun! I can't wait to see what you create.
Sherry Hickey

Monday, April 11, 2016

A card for Mother's Day

My card was inspired by the current challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids: Cards for Moms or special females. I used a vintage image from Digital Two for Tuesday.

Vintage image: Digital Two for Tuesday
Tags: Poppy Stamps Stitched Main Street Tag dies
Sentiment and punches: Stampin' Up
Button punch: Marvy
DP: Carta Bella Sew Lovely 6x6
I really like the Stitched Main Street Tag dies, which I just purchased! I think I should have used a different color for the larger tag, oh well! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Trying background techniques!

Welcome! I had fun playing today with #veralanestudio stamps and background techniques I saw on one of Vicky Pappaioannou's YouTube videos. I really love watching Vicky's videos; she does beautiful work! I need to keep practicing but it was fun making this card:

Digital Stamps by #veralanestudio (Etsy)
DP: My Mind's Eye Kate & Co. "Oxford Lane" 6x6
Stencils: "Royal Menagerie" by Prima Marketing;  "TCW261s Mini Art" script stencil, Designs by Jaime, The Crafter's Workshop
Ranger Texture Paste
Adhesive bling
Ranger Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

An inspiring theme at Words 2 Craft By

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over she began to fly.
- Anon
This quote is the inspiration for the current theme at Words 2 Craft By: "Easter/Rebirth".
I happened to get this digi stamp set yesterday and realized it was really nice for this theme; the sentiment and story of Dorothy remind me that we are resilient and resourceful even when things are tough. Here's my card:
Digi Stamp set: #veralanestudio (at
Copic Markers
Gorgeous blue background: A gift I received from Beth Irwin Lyons
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Monday, April 4, 2016

"Flowers or Fantasy" challenge at CIE

Hello and welcome--and I know we are all happy to welcome Spring! The new two-week challenge starting today at Cards In Envy is "Flowers or Fantasy".

Did you see the change in the rules at Cards In Envy from only A2-sized flat (not more than 1/4" thick) cards to ANY size or shape card as long as it meets the flat requirement! (After making cards for OWH for five years, I am in the routine of preferring A2 cards!)

Here is my card for the "Flowers or Fantasy" challenge:

DP: Authentique "Seasons" collection (Spring)
Wood-mounted stamp: Hampton Art
Looking forward to seeing what your create for this new challenge! Thanks for stopping by!