My Weekend

My weekend was spent working on some Christmas cards.  They didn’t work right, so will have to go back and do something else.  As I was frustrated with that, decided to make something fun.

Used the MFT Sketch Challengefor this week and made this one:

3-28-20 MFT Sketch

The sentiment is a piece of vellum that I used alcohol ink on.  I liked it so much that I made sure the colors were used when I colored, so it would work.  Had fun using colored pencils to color my card.  This set is called Penguins in Paradise, which unfortunately, has been retired.

Today I worked on this one for the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge #2 (I missed #1).  Their challenge was to use a set that was purchased with great aspirations, but has never been inked.  This beautiful set fell into that category.

3-29-20 HA Uninked

Spent some time yesterday making some alcohol ink panels and loved this one for a water scene.  Decided to emboss the bird onto some white shimmer paper rather than trying to emboss on the Yupo paper background and paint.  Either my Versamark pad is getting dry, though I’m pretty sure I reinked it last week, or it just doesn’t stick well to the shimmer sheet, but there were some areas that the black embossing powder didn’t get as well.  As I had freehand stamped it, didn’t want to try lining it up again, so just used a black pen to fill in the thin areas.

I used some small pieces of the background to decorate the inside, as well.

3-29-20 HA Uninked In

I used some black archival ink to stamp the image inside, as well as the sentiment on the front.  I was impressed with how well it did.

On Friday, I worked on my challenge for the challenge for this coming week, but I won’t put it on here, as I don’t want to give away the challenge.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.



Spring Color Card is having a seasonal challenge this week.  I decided to go with Spring, as I also wanted to do the MFT Color Challenge with this card.  Here’s what I made?

3-24-20 Spring

I used the Beautiful Bloom flower stamp, as well as a stencil from Hero Arts and an embossing folder from Spellbinders.  Used alcohol markers to color the flowers.  The smaller flowers are from a Birdie Brown set that has been discontinued.  It’s sad that they discontinue these adorable sets so quickly, but I’m glad I’ve got many of them, as I can continue to use them.  Used the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer for this one, to add some fun.  Now, I will say, the inside doesn’t slide right until I cut it down a bit.  Not sure if I fold on their score lines wrong, or what, but that’s what I have to do.  Then again, maybe if I use a lighter weight card stock it would work better.  I’ll have to try that.

3-24-20 Spring Up

Used the Picture Perfect set for this cute behind the window image.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

March 2020

This is quite the month.  As so many activities were canceled, I actually had a bit of time to sit and create this weekend.  Unfortunately, our internet decided it doesn’t want to work, so have to try and post what I can from work.

3-22-20 Rob B-day

This was another attempt at a birthday card for my husband that I like.  I had the tree and really wanted to put a dinosaur with it.  Had this Rubbernecker set, which worked okay.  The background was the challenge.  Decided to use light watercolors, but they turned out way to dark, so covered with vellum.  Looks like my volcano is floating, however.  Oops!  My husband will get this one, whether I like it, or not, as he won’t care that the volcano is floating.  Oh well.

Here’s an Easter card I made following (sort of) the MFT Sketch challenge for the week.

3-22-20 MFT Sketch

All of the pieces, except the base are vellum.  Coloring the vellum took a while.  Did it with pencil.  Hope you enjoy this one.  Used three different sets, but as I’m at work, I don’t have the names of them.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me.  Remember, God is in control, no matter what the world looks like.  His plan is good.  Though as we fight Him tooth and nail, it’s harder from our perspective to get there.  I’ve read the last chapter, it all works out in the end, as long as we trust Him.  You, whether I know you, or not, are being prayed for.

Green Flight

As it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve been seeing lots and lots of green, so wanted to play a bit.  Decided to use the My Favorite Things Sketch challenge as the starting point, then add some wheels for the Mod Squad challenge this week.

Here’s what I came up with:

3-15-20 MFT MS

Use some MFT Dill Pickle paper, as well as some foil with greens from Elizabeth Crafts.  The foil is embossed with circles from a Sizzix impressions plate and the wheels are made with a die from the BB Saddle Up & Celebrate Die-namics set that has apparently been retired.  The dragon is from the BB Magical Friends set.

I started this one as a birthday card for my husband, but I’m going to try a couple more before I decide which one to give him.  Eh, I may give him a couple.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Go enjoy the end of your weekend, or your week.

Dr. Seuss

At this week the challenge was to make a card reflecting a Dr. Seuss book.  I had some fun with this, as I actually felt up to creating, yesterday and today.  So . . .

3-7-20 Mod Squad and WCC

This one goes with Oh, The Places You’ll Go!  It also works perfectly for the ModSquadChallenge to use neon colors.  Granted, the only paper I have in neon is this GKD Lipstick Red, which is an awful coral color.  Her original Lipstick Red was a beautiful rich, deep red, and the order of this new color with the same name was a mistake.  It did, however, come in handy for this challenge.  I was able to find a set of fluorescent glitters, which worked for this, too.  Last, but not least, I found some Sakura gel pens in neon colors.  Whew, it’s a bright card and this picture does not do it justice.  The blimp set is one I got on clearance a few years ago and was from Taylored Expressions.

Then, after looking at the titles of all the Dr. Seuss books, which I’m sure I’ve read them all, I thought the MFT Sketch Challenge and the One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish would work perfectly together.

3-7-20 MFT Sketch and WCC

I had done a watercolor background on watercolor paper quite a while ago and still had a chunk left.  So, I used the Marbled Background MFT stamp, sprayed it with water, then pressed the watercolor piece down on it and held for a little bit.  When I pulled it off, I dabbed it with a dry paper towel and got this wonderful background that kind of looks like moving water.  There’s some sparkle to it, too, which is always a plus.  For the Dr. Seuss book, I did one red fish and two blue fish, but had to throw in a couple of whales from the Friends with Fins set by Bobbie Brown.  I didn’t want to cover up the one whale, so used a see through ribbon that went with the water.

I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to feel up to making a couple of cards.  I’ve been praising God that I’m feeling better and for the fact that He lets me be creative in ways that encourage others.  We have an amazing God.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Spring Colors

I did one card for both the current MFT Sketch challenge and the MFT Color challenge.  Definitely had fun with this one.

2-24-20 MFT Sketch and Color

This uses the BB Magical Friends set.  Such a fun set!

You can’t see it, but there is sparkle on the wings of the dragon, as well as the tips of its horns and a bit in the girl’s hair.

Thanks for taking some of your valuable time to check out what I’m up to.

Shakin’ Pocket

Okay, I did this card for 3 different challenges.

2-21-20 WCC MFT MS

The front follows the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge and uses their Cafe All Day Die-Namics, as well as a labels die from Spellbinders.  I also wanted to use it for the Mod Squad Challenge, so I used sticker borders for the sticker portion of the challenge.  The sequins are 4 different brown colors to imitate coffee.

Now, for the WeCraftCards challenge, it had to be a pocket card, so here’s the inside:

2-21-20 WCC Pocket Card In

Used more sticker borders on the inside, too.  Definitely had fun with this one.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.