Sunday, October 23, 2022

One Card, Two Challenges

It's not often that I enter two challenges at once, but my card fits the criteria for

Here's my card. The Throwdown colors are green, orange, and white and I just
realized I threw in a bit of gold. Uh oh.

The leaves and sentiment are by Waffle Flower Crafts. I own a bunch of leaf dies
but have to admit that these are among my faves. The solid portion was colored with
Zig Markers and a waterbrush and the gold outline was adhered slightly offset
and bent a little for interest. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink and rounded
off the right bottom corner.
Off to enter these--both deadlines are tomorrow! Yikes!
Thanks for stopping by!

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Edited to add: My card was chosen as the random winner of the challenge! As the
Featured Stamper I'm invited to join a future challenge. Stay tuned!
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My card was also chosen as the Queen of Clean on Freshly Made Sketches!
SO very honored--thank you, Jacquie!


Friday, October 14, 2022

Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #10 -- GNOMES

Entering Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge is a first for me. I've always meant to 
join a challenge but never had the time. I couldn't resist this month's challenge because 
I have a few gnomes and a ton of coffee related stamps and dies.

I had some leftover gnomes and wanted to have one holding onto a coffee mug.
Extra gnome noses worked perfectly as hands! The sentiment was stamped on a
panel before being embossed with the coffee cups so it's a little wonky looking
but still readable, I think.

A strip of gingham plaid was added to the panel and the gnome and some
greenery were adhered to the card.

And I can chalk up another Christmas card for my stash!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 9, 2022

The Flower Challenge 73 -- Use a Sentiment and 6th Birthday

The Flower Challenge is celebrating their 6th birthday and the current challenge is
to Use a Sentiment.

I started stenciling Altenew's Flower Bed Stencil and couldn't stop at one panel.
It's a fun stencil with unlimited color combinations. After working on the stenciling,
I chose three different sentiments from Concord & 9th.

The main sentiment was cut from Concord & 9th's Mushroom card stock and all were
backed with vellum. I went "old school" and used gemstones from my stash to finish off 
all three cards.

Happy 6th Birthday, Flower Challenge. Here's to many more years of floral inspiration!

Friday, October 7, 2022

Fusion Challenge -- Autumn Leaves

I have a soft spot for leaves and after seeing blogging friend Michele's card and finding out
that Fusion's latest challenge is all about leaves, I had to join in. 

At Fusion you can play with the sketch or with the inspiration photo, or both. I went with
the photo--such gorgeous colors!

A pad of Altenew patterned paper made quick work of choosing the colors, and I
used a retired set of leaves from MFT. A dark brown panel was embossed with
an Altenew folder and the leaves were adhered and pulled up for dimension.

I die cut the "thankful" from white card stock, then inked it in ombré colors and
adhered it to the shadow piece. The sentiment was then adhered to the card.

Thanks to Michele for directing me to the challenge and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Inspired by National Coffee Day

I was excited to see that Laurel and Inspired by Challenges are back! And I wanted
to participate in the current challenge which is all about coffee.

Here's Laurel's easy peasy sketch.
And here's my easy peasy take on it.

 I own SO MANY coffee themed stamps and dies and one of my faves is this set of 
cups from Memory Box, which is long discontinued. I cut them from white card 
stock and inked them in warm colors. I die cut a small heart from the middle 
mug and mounted all of the cups on a kraft card base.

 Originally I was planning to white emboss the sentiment, but after stamping it 
in Versamark ink, I like how it looked so I clear embossed it instead. 
And that's a wrap. I'd better link this card in the IB gallery. 
Thank for stopping by!