Caty Christmas

I had cut this cat image out and found it too big for a project I did earlier this week, but definitely wanted to use it.  So, I played with some backgrounds today and thought this one was perfect to go with my cat.

7-11-20 WCC MSC Cathouse

This isn’t quite a slimline card, but it isn’t my typical A2 size, either.  It’s 6″ tall by 3 1/2″ wide.  Unfortunately, that means I’ll have to make a special envelope for it, as well as hand write my Christmas message.  The past few years I figure I spend so much time making the Christmas cards, that instead of hand writing my Christmas message, I print it out and paste it in.  That means all my cards for the year have to be either vertical, or horizontal A2 cards.  It works, mostly.

To do the sentiment, I don’t have Christmas cat sentiments, as I’m not a cat person.  However, this cat just really appeals to me.  So, I did the sentiment the correct size on Word, printed it out, then rubbed pencil on the back of the sentiment.  Put it on my background and traced the words with my pencil to mark it on the background.  Then went over it with a pen.  It sounds like a lot of work, but really didn’t take long at all.

Even though it’s the same image I used for the Mod Squad Silhouette challenge, this is a different cut out and a different size, as well as a totally different card.  And, as little as the picture makes it seem, the pink splatter is almost exactly the same color as the card base.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Sunset at the Beach

I made a different type of card yesterday and today.  I used the MFT Sketch challenge as well as the WeCraftCards Bingo challenge  and last, but not least, the ModSquad silhouette challenge.  I had all sorts of ideas for the Bingo challenge, but my one eye has been giving me problems all week and I can’t see quite right, so couldn’t do much.  So, covered 2 rows and 1 column with 1 card, as well as it’s matching envelope.

7-5-20 Beachy 1

7-5-20 Beachy 2

Inside, you can see my hand made hammock.  I was sure I had a stamp, but couldn’t find it, so made my own.  It’s kind of fun.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.  Have a wonderful week!

Strawberries

I decided to check out some challenges that I haven’t done in a while, today.  Did this one for the WeCraftCards weekly challenge: Mahjong.  We’ve been doing challenges based on games for June and will in July, as well.  It’s been fun seeing games I haven’t played before, as well as fun ways to do challenges using the games.  Apparently, Mahjong is a tile matching game, so we were supposed to use matching embellishments.  Also did this for the Mod Squad challenge this week of using fruit.

6-26-20 WCC MS Strawberries

Shakers may not be embellishments, but I had fun making two of the same.  Happened upon the green piece while looking for pieces to cut the stems from and thought it was perfect for the background.

Definitely had fun with this and have another idea for both these challenges in the works.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

 

Leftovers

I can’t stand to waste and I really liked the front panel I did for Easter card attempt 2, so used what I had cut out of that panel to make another card.  Embossed the cross again, but on that panel, this time.  Did it on white again, too.  Inked another base card with blue, then put it all together.  Yes, I’m putting this in all 3 challenges, again: Mod Squad, MFT sketch and MFT color.

4-5-20 MFT Easter 3

This one makes me happy, too.  It’s a peaceful reminder of the truth of who Jesus is and who I am because of what He did for me.

Thanks for a bit more of your time.

A Second Attempt

Decided to try another Easter card.  It’s my favorite time of the year, as it’s why I have hope, so had to find a good way to share that.

4-5-20 MFT Easter 2

For this one, I used some Distress Oxide inks to blend the front panel and the front of the base card.  Oh, this made me so much happier.  I embossed the cross on the base card, after doing the ink blending, in a copper embossing powder.  The lily needed to stand out, at least the one, so embossed it again on white card.  Cut that one out and popped it up.  Used a Silhouette torn rectangle die on the front panel, so you could see the cross.

This I like.  Sigh of contentment.

Thanks for checking back in with me.  I’ll be adding this to the MFT sketch challenge, color challenge, and the Mod Squad challenge.

Easter

I have been planning and trying to do Easter cards.  They are not going well.

This one was an attempt to follow the current MFT Color Challenge, as well as make an Easter card, which works for the Mod Squad spring challenge.

4-5-20 MFT Color Easter

Cut a sunburst stencil using my Silhouette and attempted to blend the light yellow, with the bright pink, like a sunrise.  I’m not too happy with the way it turned out.  Oh well.

I stamped the lamb first, then cut a sticky note for my hill, a mask for the lamb, as well as some clouds.  Laid my stencil over the top and started inking from the center with the yellow, then the pink.  Took the stencil off and did my best to use the blue in between, on all the white areas.  After inking, I pulled off all the masks, then inked my hill.  I wasn’t happy with it, so added some marks with my alcohol markers.  It wasn’t great, so added a bit more of the green with a sponge just lightly dabbing.  It’s better than it was.  Added a bit of very light brownish gray to my lamb and layered the whole panel on a bright pink base.

Not perfect, but you get the idea.  Jesus, the sacrificial lamb for my sins.  So very glad He gave me the opportunity to know Him.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

 

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 WeCraftCards.com 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.