Friday, January 19, 2018

Kitchen is the Heart

The challenge at Double D is Kitchen is the Heart of the Home.  Wow!  This was a tough one for me.  Seriously.  I had no stamps or dies that I could use for this challenge.  So I had a REAL challenge.  I remembered one die that I got a long time ago, and never used that had kitchen utensils, a placemat and palate. I pulled that one out and just looked at it for a long time.  Nothing came!  What to do?  
When my daughter was little, we spent a lot of time on the kitchen baking.  We had many cookie cutters for the different holidays and had fun baking cupcakes.  My memories brought me some motivation.  I would have to alter some stamp sets, but that was possible.  
                                                   Here is the mood board. 
Remember, my card is the memories that I have of the kitchen being the heart of the home.  
 I finished the inside of the card with another stamp set, but only colored the cupcake.

I die cut the utensils to make a stencil and did my background with them using Stampin Up ink Crumb Cake. I used one of the spoons and the bowl die to add to the scene.  Colored them up with Spectrum Noir markers. ( getting used to them)  Next, I partially stamped the image from My Favorite Things, Crafty Things,  placed the bowl and the spoon in her hands.  This panel was placed on a Kraft and then a red card stock base. I had to finish the inside with another MFT stamp called Hello Cupcake.   
As I said this was a real challenge.  Thanks Diane and Darlene and all of the design team for some inspiration. 
I will be adding this to the challenge at Double D Challenge

Thanks for stopping to see more.  Your comments are appreciated.  If you have some ideas for this challenge, you should enter.  There are great prizes. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Seize the Birthday - One Layer

We have a new challenge for you at Seize the Birthday,  As a matter of fact, we have one every two weeks.  This one has a topping of one layer.

 Our "Topping" option this time around is...
"One Layer"

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!
If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Supplies:  Make a Wish stamp from Penny Black
                 Sentiment ; My Favorite Things  Birthday Bears 
                 Ink Broken China Distressed Ink
                 Gina K  Designs heavy weight card stock in white. 
                 Colored pencils  

Please leave a nice comment for our Surprise guest for January and February, Kristie Goulet

And see what the design team has done for your inspiration  

Dies R Us - Four in One card

Hello, my crafty friends!  It is the new year and the Christmas decorations have been taken down and the Christmas card list has been updated for next year.  Now it is time to get down to some serious crafting. I'm Barbara, we have been lucky to spend the winters in a warmer climate, Florida. That means I need a second craft room.  I bring with me a lot of stuff that I need and have a lot here too.  What I didn't bring, is my stash of cards that I like to have on hand to mail out to friends and family. 

I set out to make one style card that I can put different sentiments on, to full up my stash. If you are interested, here is my card.

I cut a bunch of daisies in white card stock with the die from Penny Black called Bashful.
 Then I colored them while still in the card stock. It makes it easier to do and is very fast.
Next, I cut several of these Antique Frames by Penny Black in colors that would coordinate with the cards that I am making.
 Add a little ink around the edges to add dimension to the card. 
Of course, some dots to make them fun.

All of these cards were made pieces that were cut before, now I just adhered the daisy to the front and added a different sentiment to each one.  The sentiments are from the stamp set by Gina K designs called Fabulous Frames.
Now I have a few cards ready to send out as needed. Makes me feel happy. 
You can find the dies that I used on these cards in the Dies R Us store.
 Penny Black - Dies - Antique FramePenny Black Antique Frame
currently out of stock, but you could use any rectangle frame.  

The Penny Black Bashful die is no longer available.  I think that this one would look great too. 
 Penny Black - Dies - CoyCoy 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Another Power and Spark Map

Having fun with these maps and this one was so special, I just had to do one more. 

I saw this one done by Cheryl, and the dangling heart really got my interest. 
What can I do and make a card like that?

 I started out with some interesting papers from Recollections.  It was 12 x 12 scrapbook paper that I cut down to size.  The papers match and have some sparkles in them.  I cut the banners with a fishtail and placed them on a white card base to match the Map.  Next, I die cut a heart from Impression Obcession in white and placed it on the banners.  Using the stamp set from Power Poppy called Succulent Singles, I stamped several of them and colored them with Distress Markers.  Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, and Peeled Paint.  The fussy cut them out.  I decided on the three that I wanted to use on my card and put them on the heart with foam adhesive. The fun part was handing the one with some twine that I had with a little bow.  So cute!  I put some multi-porpose glue on my finger and ran the twine thru it.  That made it stick to my card front. I used the sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it with platimumn EP. I put Wink of Stell all over the succlents and added some clear Droplets for Kat Scrappiness.
I will be entering this in the Power and Spark Map it challenge.  
Thanks for stopping in.  I really appreciate your comments, but you should try with challenge.  It is too much fun. 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Power and Spark - Grap a Map

There is a fun new challenge at Power and Poppy this month.  It is the Power and Spark challenge, buy they want you to grab a map.  Lol  WHAT?  Well, you can relax,  a Map is just a sketch.  They have give you ten maps to follow so you have a large choice.  


I chose Nancy Sheads and her map for my design.  It was so much fun, I am sure that I will be playing again. Take a look at Nancy's card and then, here is mine.
PTI card stock in canyon clay for base and smaller panel
Recollections 12 X12 paper Painted fancy
Power Poppy stamps Winter Woodland and Good Thinking Renewal for the sentiment
Stitched circle die from Tutti designs
Sizzix embossing folder
Image is colored with distress markers
Gingham ribbon and sequins from my stash

You really need to take a look at all of the Ten Maps at Power and Spark that are offered, I am sure that you will find at least one that you will love to make.

Thanks for stopping for a closer look.  I love and appreciate your comments.