Saturday, December 3, 2022

Snowy Dream Catcher

 I've been wanting to use these wonderful dies from The Greetery that I purchased over a year ago - and today is the day.   

I die cut the hoop from Hoop and Fringe die set, the snowflake net from Catching Snowflake die, and the feathers from Curio Spring Findings all from The Greetery.

I cut a second ring and set of feathers out of white card and layered them to the first die cuts.  The hoop and feathers are up on foam dots.  I added some clear gems for a little sparkle.

I'm linking my card to:

Split Coast Stampers Inspiration Challenge 

Sketch - I used a circle instead of a rectangle, and feathers instead of the strip

First time using all of the dies

Wrapping Up Christmas anything Christmas

Anything Goes

Paper: white, kraft - PTI, DP North Wind - Craft and You, Frozen Roses (on feathers) Ciao Bella

Accessories: Catching Snow Flakes die, Hoop and Fringe Dies, Curio Spring Findings (feathers) dies - The Greetery, foam dots, Just Married Gems - Buttons Galore and More, Small Talk Stickers: Occasions - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology

Friday, December 2, 2022

November Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 Today is the November reveal over at The Card Chain Challenge when they show all the cards sent and received around the world.  

I sent my card to Tina in Slovenia and I received a card from Suze in New Zealand!

Each month we sign up to participate and are given a person to send to and a person we receive from based on the order of when we sign up.  We are also given suggested colors, sketch, theme options, product/technique options.  We just need to pick one.

This month I used the Product - Stencils for my card to Tina.

 This is the first time I've used this fun Rolling Hills stencils set from The Greetery and I love the look of the bright colorful rolling hills!  I stamped one of the Small Trees from Lavina three times on the landscape and the sentiment from Thankful for Fall from Papertrey Ink.  I colored the sky with a light blue Copic.

You'll find all the cards exchanged this month as well as information on how to join in this fun monthly challenge at The Card Chain Challenge!

Also linking my card to:
 first time using the stencils and tree

must use a stamp

Stamps Small Trees - Lavinia, Thankful for Fall Sentiments - PTI
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Wild Honey, Rushy Hinge, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet, Aged Mahogany - Ranger Distress, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Versafine Archival Vintage Sepia.
Accessories: Rolling Hills Stencils - The Greetery, blender Brushes. BOO Copic.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Winter Village Snow Globe

Another Christmas card - simple to put together if you're trying to make multiples!

I die cut a flat bottom circle out of a white panel (to look like a snow globe!).  I die cut the Country Landscape from Memory box and adhered it behind the circle.  I put foam dots on the back of the white panel and layered the patterned paper behind the cut out then adhered it all to a white card base.  I added 3 tiny clear gems to 3 snowflakes.  The base of the snow globe (with the sentiment on it) is a die from Snowglobe #2 set from Sizzix and up on foam dots.  The sentiment is from PTI.

I'm linking my card to:

Time Out Challenge

Sketch on side!    
So Sorry to hear this challenge is closing

Stamps: Inside and Out Holiday - Papertrey Ink.
Paper: White - PTI, DP Northern Lights Paperpad - Recollections (Michaels)
Ink: Ultramarine - Altenew
Accessories: Flat Bottom Circle Die - Amazon, Country Landscape Die - Memory Box, Snowglobe #2 (base) - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Like a Hug in a Mug

After an unusually warm fall here in New England, it's finally turning colder (I'm happy! some people aren't?!)  and our minds are turning to warm winter beverages!

I pulled out the wonderful Cozy Cup stamps and dies  as well as the Coaster die for my card today - all from the Greetery!

I stamped and die cut the images and die cut the coaster - then I sponged over all the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I layered all the images over a panel of Wood Panel designer paper, stamped the sentiment from Hug in a Mug set from SU and added red acrylic hearts.  The saucer and foamed cocoa are up on foam dots.

I'm linking my card to:

Stamps:  Cozy Cup - The Greetery, Hug in a Mug - SU.

Paper:  Water color paper - Canson Cold Press, DP Wood Textures - Craft Consortium.

Ink:  Archival Distress Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans - Ranger, Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap, Versafine Clair Nocturne.

Accessories:  Cozy Cup and Coaster dies - The Greetery, finger dauber, acrylic red hearts - Honey Bee Stamps, foam dots.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Home is Where.....

 I have a lot of friends with dogs (and cats) and so I like to have pet cards on hand.  This card was so easy to put together - I just used papers from My Dog paper pad from Echo Park.  It has lots of  different dog images pages, and coordinating plaids, dots and solid color pages.  There are also pages of coordinating image/sentiments like the one I used on my card today.

I used two different papers from the paper pad as well as the sentiment piece which is framed in brown card and popped up on foam dots.

I'm linking my card to:
I was inspired by all the dogs on the top piece of the bag in the photo.

The winner of this challenge will receive the lovely bag shown as the photo Inspiration - made by DT member Kim!

Paper:  White, Cocoa Bean - PTI, DP My Dog 6"x6" paper pad - Echo Park
Accessories: foam dots.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Blue Santa

 I recently started playing with the wonderful Tartan Builder Stencil Set from the Greetery and decided to pair the plaid background with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix Retro Santa Die I recently purchased.

I just used one color on the 4 plaid stencils that I used - Ranger Distress Candied Apple.  I applied the ink with a blender brush.  And I gave Santa a blue suit for contrast.   The sentiment was made using Penned Elegance stamps and dies from PTI which may not be available now.  The sentiment is up on foam dots.

I'm linking my card to:
I was inspired by the red striped towel and the blue dishes

this is the first time I'm using the Santa die.

My background is stenciled.

Stamps:  Penned Elegance: Christmas - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  White - PTI, blue - Park Lane (JoAnn)
Ink:  Ranger Distress Candied Apple, Versafine Clair Nocturne.
Accessories:  Retro Santa Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Penned Elegance: Christmas dies - PTI, Tartan Builder Stencil Set - The Greetery, blender brush, foam dots

Monday, November 14, 2022

Bake it Merry!

 My card today is celebrating all of the wonderful baking that will be going on in November and December for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Gingerbread men (and women!) are my very favorite to bake during the season and remind me of my childhood the most, as my mother always made them for Christmas!

The cookie pan, spatula and pot holder are stamps and dies from Bake It Merry from The Greetery.  The gingerbread boy, girl, and sentiment stamps and dies are from Gingerbread Joy - retired from Waltzingmouse.

I'm linking my card to:

Fusion Challenge

I was inspired by the gingerbread cookies on the tray inside the mug as well as those standing outside the mug


First time using the Bake it Merry Stamps and dies

Stamps:  Bake It Merry - The Greetery, Gingerbread Joy - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU, Water color paper - Canson Cold Press, DP - Wood Textures - Craft Consortium.
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne, Caramel Toffee, Ruby Red - Altenew
Accessories:  Bake it Merry Dies - The Greetery, Gingerbread Family Dies - Waltzingmouse (retired), Copics E37, R29, foam strips and dots.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Snowman Snow Globe

I just love snow globes - I have a small collection of real ones, and several stamp/dies of them!

 I used an older set from Papertrey Ink called Winter Snow Globe with a sentiment from Flurries - a retired set from Waltzingmouse.  The snowflake was cut with Snowflake 3D Impresslits from Tim Holtz/Sizzix. 

I embossed the snowflakes in the globe with white embossing powder and the base with silver embossing powder.

The die cut snowflake and snow globe are both up on foam dots.

I layered a piece of clear acetate over the  snow globe but it doesn't really show in the photo! 

I'm linking my card to:



Stamps: Winter Snowglobe - Papertrey Ink, Flurries - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Ink: True Black - PTI, Versamark
Paper: White, True Black, Clear Acetate - PTI
Accessories: Winter Snowglobe dies - PTI, Snowflake 3D Impresslits - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, orange Copic, foam dots, white and silver embossing powders, heat tool.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

From Our Gnome to Yours

 Working on the Christmas cards now.  Although I already have enough made for this year I keep buying new things and want to use them!

For this card I used some purchases from Charlie and Paulchen, a company in Germany that I found through Chrissie Stokes' posts.

I die cut the gnomes, colored the pieces with Copics and die cut the hats again in patterned paper.  I die cut the cart out of woodgrain paper and inked over it with Dox Frayed Burlap.  I layered the cart over the patterned paper on foam strips and layered the gnomes onto the card with foam dots.  I added a Holiday Talk Sticker for the sentiment.

I love how fun these guys are!

I'm linking my card to:

first time I've used the hand cart die

Wood Red Animal/Elf


Paper:  Water Color - Canson Cold Press, Distress Woodgrain Card - Tim Holtz/Ranger, DP - Paper Stash-Tidings - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Frozen Roses - Ciao Bella.

Ink:  Ranger Dox - Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint

Accessories:  Big and Small Wights, Hand Cart dies - Charlie and Paulchen, Copics N10, W2, R20, R00, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.

Friday, November 11, 2022

A Pop Up Birthday

 I wanted to make a special 17th Birthday Card for my Godchild, Eden whose birthday is coming up on Saturday.   I decided it was time to get out the Platform Pop Up dies and Platform Pop Up Add On dies that I purchased a few months ago and get a card made!

Lawn Fawn has a wonderful YouTube video with step by step instructions on how to put it together.  It's really easy once you know what piece to put where!

I used a white cardstock for the base and back piece (the Platform Pop Up Add On die sold separately).  You can make a perfectly lovely card with out the back piece - just the base - and that will fit in a regular A2 envelope.  With the back piece on the pop up box, you need a 5 1/2"x5 1/2" envelope.

Here's a view from above where you can see the 3 layers for your scene.  The die includes grass and landscape dies to use on the sections.
Here's a view of it folded to mail.  I added PUSH stamps to the bottom so in case the receiver couldn't figure out what to do with it (?) - they would try pushing up on the bottom - and it really does just POP up!
Here's a view of the back.  I added a birthday sentiment here and panels of DP.  The die sets include the squares and angled piece dies that you use to cut the pieces on the panels.

I'm linking my platform pop up birthday card to:

I have many animals on my card!

Stamps: Backyard Party Stamp and Die Set - Essentials by Ellen Hutson, Ella and Friends - Mama Elephant, Sentiment Suite: Birthday - The Greetery, Simple Strips Birthday - Taylored Expressions, Interactive Labels - MFT.

Paper: White - PTI, DP Ink Drops Dusk and Ink Drops Earth -Craft Consortium, Silver Metallic Paper - Park Lane/JoAnn.

Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne

Accessories: Platform Pop Up Die, Platform Pop Up Die Add On - Lawn Fawn, Simple Strips - Taylored Expressions, Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper Case Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Copics, Acrylic Hearts - Honey Bee Stamps, 1" circle punch, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Today and Always

 A clean and simple card design today using a Layered Poppy Stamp set from Rubbernecker that I purchased quite some time ago and hadn't used yet.  It's a two piece set - one is the outline of the poppies and stems that I stamped in black  and the other is solid shapes that line up with but don't quite fill in the blooms that I inked in red - giving it a water colored look.

I stenciled around the poppies, added the sentiment and dots of black Nuvo Drops to the center of each poppy.

I'm linking my card to:

Poppies - Remembrance

First time using the Poppy Stamp

Stamps: Layered Poppy Set - Rubbernecker, Military Hero - PTI (both retired)
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Rusty Red - Altenew, Ranger Distress Old Paper, Versafine Clair Nocturne.
Accessories: mini stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, finger sponge, Black Nuvo Drops.