Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bold, Bright, and Beuatiful

This lovely flower is a digital image by Hero Arts. Poetic Petals PrintablesPT004.  Until recently, I didn't know H.A. carried printables.  I love it.   So here is my CAS card with the beauty in the center.

Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle to make the frame.
Stampin Up alcohol markers.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - anything
Simon Wednesday -CAS
A Blog Named Hero - one layer
Craft Dee Bowz - ribbon and bow

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hello Honey

  
When I started putting this card together, I had no idea it would turn out so yummy.  I love the yellows and the Kraft together.  I made it for the Kraft Journal Challenge which starts today and ends Sunday 6 PM Central.  The challenge? CAS and use twine or ribbon.
The base is Brown Kraft.  The main panel is Buff Ivory which I backed with a piece of black c/s.  The image is encircled with black cut with a MFT Die-namic and then the matching Brown Kraft, cut with a Spellbinders Scallop Circle.  The yellow twine is one of the many colors of Baker's Twine at the Kraft Outlet.
The digital image by digistamps4joy is colored with Prisma Pencils.
The sentiment is cut out with a Spellbinder die.
Are you into making CAS cards?  The Kraft Journal would like to see what you create.  Be sure to include Kraft or some product from the Kraft Outlet Store.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - anything
Simon Wednesday - CAS



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cherry Blossom TIme

This year was the first year that I became aware of the huge amount of cherry trees growing wildly in so many wooded area.  After pointing it out to my husband, we were amazed at how many trees were blooming.  Most of them are white blossoms because they are wild and do produce a tiny cherry.  The domestic Flowering Cherry trees that have pink flowers never have fruit, but they sure are pretty.  I love seeing lanes or driveways lined with them. 

The flowers on this card remind me of cherry blossoms ( five petals and lots of stamens).  Because the stamp (Hero Arts) has a black center, I used a black pearl instead of making the centers pink or yellow.  The "hello" is cut out with a MFT Die-namic die.  The oval frame is made with two oval Spellbinder dies.  The designer paper and the lace are from my stash.
Each flower was colored with Copics and fussy cut.  The leaves are stamped onto Kraft then fussy cut. 

Challenges:


Scrapyland - pearls or lace
Scrapping4fun - lace
PartyTime Tuesday - anything
Little Claire's  - use Kraft
Classy Cards and Such - cherry blossoms
Sweet Stamps - pearls




Friday, April 24, 2015

Dogwoods in Bloom

I was looking through my box of extra printed digital images and spotted this beautiful bloom.  I was thinking it was a dogwood, one of the many things in bloom right now.  But when I posted this, I realized - this isn't a dogwood, it is magnolia.  Oh, well.  I love both.

The EF is by Cuttlebug.  The pink scalloped borders were cut with  MFT dies. The circle and scalloped circle are Spellbinder.

Challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas - Garden
Scrapping4fun - anything with ribbon
Little Claire's Digital challenge - flowers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Picking Flowers

My desire to do any gardening is decreasing each year, but I so enjoy the results of our labor.  It is wonderful to have enough flowers in our flower beds so we can pick them to enjoy in the house and yet still have enough to enjoy outside.  We also enjoy sharing.  Yesterday I filled two vases with Lilacs; one for me and one for someone else who was getting heady with the scent when she came for a visit. Last week it was tulips.  Next week it will by Rhodies.  I can hardly wait for the Peonies.

For this card, I started with the sketch at Sketch Saturday, using one of my new die cuts from MFT.  The image is Bugaboo which I colored with Copics.  The cluster of flowers in the left, lower corner were cut out with a Cuttlebug die.  I used Liquid Pearls in the center of each of the flowers in the cluster and on the image too.
Even with the Washi tapes, something seemed missing - the cardbase was too boring so I stamped tiny flowers with a stamp by SU using Versamark .

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - anything
Paper Takes - Cute as a button
Die Cuttin Divas - garden
Pink Gem - Spring
Scrapyland - pearls ( I used Liquid Pearls)
Dies R Us - hamemade flowers
Little Claire's Digi challenge - flowers

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Background of Color

So many lovely flowers in bloom right now.  It just makes me want to use flowers on my cards.  So many to choose from and so many colors.  This beautiful background stamp by Hero Arts has endless color possibilities.  So fun to color.   It is so beautiful by itself, I didn't want to cover up much of the flowers or colors.  But I did add a tiny little tag to say Hello.
The little tag is cut out with a Spellbinder die from the Shapeabilities Labels and Tags set.  And the beautiful ribbon is seam binding that I wet and crinkled.
Hero Arts is giving one lucky person two stamp sets if their card is randomly chosen at the Die Cut Divas Challenge.   This month the theme is In The Garden.  There are still two weeks to play.


Challenges:
Craft Dee Bowz - anything
Craft Your Passion - anything
Scrapping4fun - anything plus ribbon
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Die Cuttin Divas - garden 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Friends and Flowers

What would we do without friends?  I have many acquaintances but only a few close friends.  Unfortunately, my closest friend lives over 2000 miles away now.  I hope to see her this summer and made this card with her in mind.
I used a lot of products from the Kraft Outlet on this card.  The card base is Light Kraft.  The light panel is Buff Ivory on which I sponged some distress ink.  The crumpled flowers are made out of BrownKraft Text.  I cut them out with Spellbinder large scallop dies then sponged them with two different colors of distress ink.  "Friends" is stamped on a Small Grungy Prim Tag.  I love how the center of the tag is not stained and seems to highlight the word.
I wish you could see the embossing on the paper lace.  It is cut with a die and has the pretties pattern.  The other die I used is the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish for the green flourishes and leaves.   The Black Eyed Susan stamp is Mark's Finest.
The challenge at the Kraft Journal is to make a card with the theme of Anything Girlfriends.  We would love to see your entries.

Challenges:
Dies R Us - flowers
Scrapping4fun - lace or ribbon (paper lace)
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamploration - use a stamp and a # of things (3 flowers)
Little Claire's - use Kraft
Scrapyland - pearls or lace (paper lace)