Sunday, October 28, 2018

Golden Deer

I love fall, the leaves, smells, pumpkins.  I just don't love knowing that the cold weather is on the way :(.

The Paper Craft Crew Challenge has an image inspiration:
I paired the Darice Deer in Forest and Inka Gold Brown and came up with this:
Love the contrast between the kraft and the gold.  I made the sentiment from Just Rite letters. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Blue (and White) Christmas

I am a paper hoarder.  There, I said it out loud.  What if I used it all?  Then what would I do?!?  I really do think this was, but I am trying to change.  I included some resin pieces as the embellishments, and highlighted the critters with some Wink of Stella, since the Believe was sparkly.  Here are some of my Winter Wonder and pearl papers, sacrificed for a couple of great challenges:
First up, Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge (with die cut option):
And the Jingle Belles Critter challenge.  Thanks to the Belles, I think I have most of my cards made for this Christmas!!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fun Fall Plaid

I got some fun leaf dies this week, and couldn't wait to try one out!
Lawn Fawn (amazing) plaid paper and sentiment die cut.  I inlaid the leaf with gold and orange.  Love the color combo from The Color Throwdown, even if I don't have the cute animals in my version:

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Love You!

Been making a lot of cards for Cards for Soldiers.  Haven't been playing along with many challenges lately, but thought I would play along with a few. 
Love the hearts die, but there sure are a lot of tiny piece!

Playing along with Try Stamping on Tuesday:
And the Shopping Our Stash Not Your Average Card Challenge (make a shaped card). 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

W2CB Mid-Challenge Reminder

Quick reminder of the Words 2 Craft By challenge - October Eves:
The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, 
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.  Humbert Wolfe

Love how the deep purple contrasts with the gold layer and embossing!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Ah Crap...

The Male Room has a really fun challenge - My Bad/Sorry.  I had to use this fun Unity stamp set:
I used an old Operation Write Home sketch, fussy cut the toilet, and layered up.  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our October Eves challenge!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Words 2 Craft By #58 - October Eves

The Words 2 Craft By prompt this month is:
The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.  Humbert Wolfe

I inked up an old dictionary page, and punched out the leaves.  I added a plaid stamp in off white ink and done!!  Show off your October Eves by November 7 by linking up HERE.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches

I'm on a roll!!  Four posts in 3 days!  Their sketch:
My version:
The card is black and cream with red accents.  Love this layout, will be making more like this with a sympathy sentiment.  I bought the stamp set used - anyone know the name or creator?

Sketch Challenge

I played with some fun media today:
The sentiment was heat embossed with JudiKins Lapis Lazul powder.  I used glitter paste embossing medium to a sunburst stencil, then die cut the circle.  The grass was also die cut.  The fancy border is an old Martha Stewart punch. 

Sharing with: 
The Paper Girls Mixed Media challenge and The Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge:


With my embarrassingly large craft hoard, I was shocked to learn that I don't have a pumpkin die or punch!  Sign.  I had to make do with what I have on hand. 

I found the purple letter and ghost background paper in a box of goodies gifted to me.  The pumpkins were cut with oval dies, embossed with a Sizzix texture plate, and inked with Tangerine ink.  The stems and leaves were hand cut. Sharing this with the Cards In Envy Spooky challenge

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Congratulations Kangaroo

Try Stamping on Tuesday has a sketch challenge this week:
Here is my version:
Kangaroo from SU! Animal Outing, not sure about the sentiment.  Anyone?  Paper from an older Studio Calico pad.  I have an embarrassing amount of 6x6 paper pads.  I am trying to be better about using rather than hoarding...  Check back on October 10 for the new Words 2 Craft By challenge!