Birthday Wishes for a TGIF186!

Hello Peeps!

Welcome Back for another Challenge Card!

Today’s Challenger is TGIF #186

TGIF 186-shed bike country shabby chic

I saw… wood shed, bike, plant, and vintage or Shabby Chic!

 

Here is my take on the Inspiration Photo!

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I cut out and pieced the basket and wheels on the bike!

 

Here is the simple inside!

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HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR THE CARDMAKERS!

CARDSTOCK:

Crumb Cake- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

greeting banner mat- 1″ x 2″

Whisper White- greeting .75″ x 1.75″

scrap piece for bike basket

Early Espresso- piece up top

Pool Party- bike cut out

DSP:

Festive Farmhouse Dsp- front panel, 4″ x 5.25″

STAMP SETS:

Wood Words- greeting

Cake Soirée- inside sentiment

INKS:

Soft Suede- greeting

Early Espresso- inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Made in China die cut ‘She Love’ for bicycle

used it to also cut out the color overlays on the bike

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Delicate Lace Edgelits- used a piece  from the ‘Delectable Lace Edgelits

I used the discarded piece from the Edgelits, it looks like rick rack!

ACCESSORIES:

leftover colored Vellum piece from a Paper Pumpkin! plant in bike basket

I will save the lace for another day!

 

Here is the Card, once again!

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Another Birthday Card for my stash!

 

Until the Next Post…Blessings and Good Wishes to you ALL!

 

Happy Holidays…

Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays!

(got that tune stuck in your head?)

Welcome back for today’s Card…it is a Christmas Card!

I combined 2 Challenges for this Card!

A Sketch Challenge and a Technique Challenge!

 

Our first challenger is the sketch challenge…from

CASE(E) this Sketch # 298

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The second challenger is the technique challenge from

Just Add Ink #434

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Here is my combination of both Challengers!

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Loving that pop of Poppy Parade in the sprigs!

 

Here is what I did to the inside of my Card!

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I brought that pop or Poppy Parade inside too!

These were trimmed off the front sprig bunch…hey, we don’t waste good here!

 

THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR YOU CARDMAKERS:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ folded in half on the score

Whisper White, Reg.- 2″ circle with ‘Happy’

Poppy Parade- sprigs

Silver Foil Sheet- circle, 2.25″     strip down the front, .25″ x 5.5″

piece for ‘Holidays’ 1.50″ x 4″

DSP:

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP- strip down front side, .75″ x 5.5″

inside strip, .75″ x 4.25″

STAMP SET:

Merry Christmas To All- greeting, ‘Happy’, inside sentiment

INKS:

Memento’s Tuxedo Black- greeting, ‘Happy’ and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Merry Christmas Thinlits- ‘Holidays’

Frosted Bouquet Framelits- Sprigs

ACCESSORIES:

Basic Jewels Rhinestones- to dot the ‘i’ in ‘Holiday’s’ (the greeting)

 

Here’s another peek at the Card!

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The Pearlized look of the DSP inspired the Silver…so elegant!

 

Until the next Post…Blessing and Happiness to you ALL!

A Warm Christmas for PCC314…

Hello All!

Another Sketch…and I went Christmas!

What can I say…I must confess…I LOVE Christmas!

I am all for the Vintage and Rustic!!

I do like seeing all the glitz and glam too!

Today’s Card reflects the rustic and vintage I like!

 

Here is the Challenge from Paper Craft Crew #314

 

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Here is my take on the Sketch!

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I just want to wrap that wool blanket around me, sit in front of a fire,

drink a hot toddy, and sing Christmas Carols!

Oh wait…I live in NC now!

I’ll turn the A/C down and get myself in the mood…the

good part…I don’t have to shovel snow!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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I didn’t line the card…it is light enough to write on…and I

wanted the snowflake to pop!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES FOR YOU CARDMAKERS!

 

CARDSTOCK:

Crumb Cake- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Real Red- ‘blanket’-1.75″ x 2.75″

White Velvet Sheet- the 4 snowflakes (I used scrap pieces to die cut!)

unfortunately…this paper has been discontinued…the demand outweighed the stock and the cost to make more would cost too much for such a short time. This DSP would have gone Dec 31st…perhaps it will show up in the future…the new Catalog comes out the beginning of July…maybe it will be a staple in that Catalog…I hope so, I am bummed I couldn’t order more…hence saving the scraps!! It happens!

INKS:

Early Espresso- greeting, inside sentiment

Memento’s Tuxedo Black- buffalo check on ‘blanket’

STAMP SETS:

Snowflake Sentiments- greeting, inside sentiment

Buffalo Check- background stamp for the ‘blanket’

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Snowfall Thinlits- snowflakes

ACCESSORIES:

True Gentleman Embellishments- button

Linen Thread- tied through the button

5/8″ Burlap Ribbon- behind ‘blanket’, 3.25″ long

 

Here is the Card again!

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There are times, especially around Christmas, where I miss the Northeast.

However, the day after Christmas…nah!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Warmth to you ALL!

Candy Cane Wishes for FMS363…

Hello Everyone!

I am Posting this EARLY…I have a Craft Fair Today and I am

going to be leaving very Early…so this will be several hours early!

Making all the items for the Craft Show has put me in the Christmas Spirit!

I have Christmas on the Brain!

Many of the Challenges out their in Blog Land

are now doing Christmas themed Challenges…

…although I am at goal for my Christmas Card Stash,

I just can’t resist a Christmas Challenge!

Today’s Card is for a Sketch Challenge and it is NOT Christmas…

…but I couldn’t resist turning this sketch onto a Christmas Card!

 

Here is the Sketch Challenge from

Freshly Made Sketches #363

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At first glance, it looked as if this sketch was asking

for the DSP to make a large statement…the decision was…what DSP?

As mentioned before, I was at max for Christmas Cards, but….

I had to make a ‘sweet’ card!!!

 

Here is my take on the Sketch!

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I really like this DSP! It is called Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP.

The ‘Specialty’ is that some of the DSP is flocked!

Those ‘white stripes’ in the DSP…flocked! So Pretty!

I also used the new ‘Candy Cane Builder Punch’!

The Punch, punches out the Candy Cane AND the bow!

The Stamp Set is a 2 Step Stamp Set and I liked the that I could

put the greeting inside the Candy Cane!!!

 

Here is the inside of the Card!

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Kept it simple and left plenty of space for that personal note and signature!

 

THE STOCKS AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White, Thick- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the fold

Poppy Parade- mat for dotted strip, 1.25″ x 4.50″

DSP:

Santa’s Workshop Specialty DSP- left front panel, 4″ x 5.5″   right strip, 1″ x 4.25″

inside strip, .50″ x 4″

STAMP SETS:

Candy Cane Season- candy cane, greeting, and bow

Versatile Christmas- retired, inside sentiment

(there are some stamp sets I will not give up!)

INKS:

Poppy Parade- candy cane outline, and bow color

Memento’s Tuxedo Black- greeting inside candy cane, bow outline, inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Candy Cane Builder Punch- front candy cane and the bow

 

Here is the Card once again!

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I hope your Christmas Card stash is building…I will still enter challenges

with Christmas themes…just to keep giving you ideas for your stash!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Candy Cane Wishes to you ALL!

A Classy Christmas at the Lodge!

Hello All!

So good to be working on a Card again!

It’s been too long! I have been working on replenishing items

that I sold at the Craft Fair here in the Harbour!

I will be at the Elks Club on Saturday! Wish me Luck!

 

On to Today’s Card!

Today’s Card if for 2 Challengers!

Both are Inspirational Photos with themes!

 

The first Challenger is Inspired By #46

The theme: Classy Christmas

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The second Challenger is Stamp Ink Paper #176

the theme: At the Lodge

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I picked up on the ‘wood’ in both photos and went with it!

I wanted a ‘lodge-y’ look with a pop of Class!

Hence the white Christmas Tree!

 

Here is my Card!

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I pieced together all the elements!

Kind of like…cabin, wood pile, wool blanket, copper pots with a

modern touch with a white Christmas tree!

I really like how my card turned out! I was able to piece all

those rustic and contemporary together!

Kind of like what I do today!

 

Here is the simple inside of my Card!

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Brought some wood inside!

 

STOCKS AND MEASURES FOR THE CARDMAKERS:

CARDSTOCK:

Crumb Cake- base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ score @ 4.25″

Garden Green- ‘blanket’, 2″ x 2.75″        greeting mat, 1′ x 2.75″

Whisper White- greeting, .75″ x 2.50″     inside panel, 4″ x 5.25″

White Velvet Sheet- 2.25″ x 3″ piece for the tree

Copper Foil Sheet- square,  2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″

Gold Foil Sheet- small scrap for star

DSP:

Wood Textures- left panel, 2″ 5.25″     right bottom corner, 3″ x 3″ cut on diagonal

STAMP SETS:

Winter Wishes- retired, greeting

Snowflake Sentiments- inside sentiment

Buffalo Check Background Stamp- ‘blanket’

INKS:

Early Espresso- greeting, inside sentiment

Memento’s Tuxedo Black- Buffalo Check

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Stitched Shapes Framelits- copper square

Perfect Pines Framelits- retired, Christmas tree

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch- retired, gold star

Fringe Scissors- fringing the ‘blanket’

 

Here is my Card again!

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How is your Christmas Card Stash doing?

I am pretty much at my quota…any leftover I will use towards next year

or give away to my sisters! Depends how many are left over!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Rustic Love to you ALL!

 

Cards For Fun!

Hello Folks!

I have been real busy working on things for a Craft Show I will be

Vending at, this coming Saturday!

I vended at the Craft Fair held by our local Community last Saturday!

I have been working on replacing sold out stock from that Craft Fair!

 

Today’s items are Cards!

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The following pictures are close-ups of each, of the cards!

 

#1

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Highland Heather!

 

#2

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Mango Melody!

 

#3

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Light Night of Navy!

 

#4

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Blushing Bride!

 

#5

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Poppy Parade!

 

This pic is what the insides look like!

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The flowers, color coordinate with their fronts!

I got the idea for these cards from someone out there is blog land…There was

no name and I can’t cite this talent. Whoever you are…just know that I do

this to totally flatter you…If I knew your name, I would definitely give you credit due!

I am now trying to get the boxes made to encase these beauties!

 

It may be a few days before I post again…I will start bloging more after I

catch up with replenishing my stock for the Fair!

Thanks for you understanding!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Floral Love to you ALL!