Showing posts with label Dynamic Duos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dynamic Duos. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bee Well Soon

I've got one simple card for a whole slew of challenges today!   I love when I can work several of them in on one creation!  Sometimes it just doesn't work out and I end up with a card full of junk (!)  and I have to start over and maybe just get in a couple of challenges - but today I think it worked out well!
First I sponged a chicken wire stencil on a white panel with More Mustard Ink. Then I stamped some stems, the bee and a sentiment all from PTI in black on the panel.  Then I die cut the panel with a stitched mat rectangle die (I seem to be using these stitched mats on EVERYTHING I create lately! - I just LOVE them!)   I was going to stamp flowers but then remembered my really old SU flower punch whose flowers were the perfect size - so I punched them then stamped a center on them and adhered them on the stem.

If you follow the weekly challenges out there you probably know many of the challenges I hit with this card:

Dynamic Duos - Black and More Mustard
Less is More - Masking or Stenciling
Curtain Call -   I was inspired by the colors and the jars of honey!
Addicted to CAS Code Word Luck - (lucky enough to get well!)

Stamps:  Honey Bee, Honey Bee Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  white - PTI, More Mustard - SU
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, More Mustard -SU
Accessories:  mini chicken wire stencil - The Crafters Workshop, blending tool - Ranger, flower punch - SU, stitched Mat rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Love Struck

We had our Valentine Sale at church this past Sunday -  a great success - we sold $140.00 worth of cards, treat boxes and Valentine chocolate lollipops!   Elizabeth, Jeannine and I were quite pleased.  I'm taking a few of the left overs to work to try and sell to co-workers this week (!)

But I'm still making Valentines -  because I just got some new goodies in the mail.  Today I'm using my new Paper Smooches stamp and die set -  Love Struck.
 I die cut the circles with my new Stitched Mats Circles from Lil' Inker Designs.  I die cut the red circle with the Snowfall die from Memory Box to look like places the arrows hit and missed!  I only thought of it when I was looking for a red scrap big enough to cut the circle and I found this piece that I had cut the Snowfall on but hadn't used -  and I thought "A ha"! that would look like a target full of holes from the arrows! - so there you go - that's how creativity strikes!

I made it a round card for the CAS on Sunday challenge
I used red and teal for the Dynamic Duos challenge
I loosely used the Just Us Girls Sketch

Stamps:  Love Struck - Paper Smooches
Paper:  white, pure poppy - PTI, Pacific Point - SU
Ink:  Ranger Distress Festive Berries, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  foam dots, Snowfall die - Memory Box, Stitched Mats Circles - Lil'Inker Designs, 1 1/4" circle punch - Ek Success, Arrow dies Love Struck Icons - Paper Smooches, Corner Rounder - Zutter

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Life that is Waiting for Us.

I find myself all ready for Christmas with time to spend in my craft room!  So I checked out some of the weekly challenges and made this card:
I'm submitting it to the following challenges:
 CAS on Sunday -  Happy New Year

Dynamic Duos I even got the 'sparkle' in!

  Cas-ual Fridays -Happy New Year

10 minute Craft  Dash Anything Goes   - this card took me 7 min 36 secs.

I don't send New Year's cards but thought this sentiment worked for the New Year concept of starting out fresh. "We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us"  Joseph Campbell.  The stamp is from Rubber Soul.

I'm taking Kent to the hospital this morning for his shoulder surgery - he'll be there overnight but hopefully ready to go home by noon time.  He's been in such pain from it - he's excited to finally be getting it 'fixed'!

Before I go -  I wanted to let you know about the template sale Adela has going on over at Creations by AR
She's offering a free Swirl Top Box template and 40% of everything else!

Stamps:  Rubber Soul
Paper:  Bazzill off white, Pure Poppy, True Black - PTI, DP Enchanted/Authentique
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  red rhinestones - Michaels, foam dots, circle and circle pinking Nestabilities,

Monday, October 14, 2013

A One Layer Witch!

I was home today for the Columbus Day Holiday and I got tons of stamping done -  I'm making Halloween cards and crafts to sell at our church fair in two weeks.  So I was glad to have time to work on all the ideas I had in my head!

Today's card will go in the box to sell at the fair.  A clean and simple Halloween Witch!  I started out with a white card, stamped the witch in black ink, then masked a circle for the moon and sponged the rest of the card in Dried Marigold Distress Ink.   I removed the mask and sponged the 'moon' with So Saffron.
I stamped the sentiment that comes with this wonderful WMS Vintage Witch set on the inside of the card
I'm entering this card in two challenges -  Less Is More - One Layer Witches and Wizards and the Dynamic Duos challenge this week is So Saffron and Calypso Coral.

I'll be posting Halloween projects all this week so I hope you'll stop by if you need some inspiration!

Stamps:  Vintage Witch - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Dried Marigold, So Saffron - SU
Accessories:  Eclipse tape (for masking), Ranger Blending tool and craft mat (for sponging)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Haunting

Today I have a card for the Dynamic Duos Challenge -  I haven't played this challenge for a while but I like that there are only two colors to use -  I seem to have trouble creating spontaneously when I have to use 3 or more colors - as they are often colors I don't naturally reach for!

Anyhoo -  Kraft and Black I like!    I used some new stamps from Waltzingmouse for my Happy Haunting Card
This wonderful tree stamp is Spooky Tree Backgrounder, the sentiment is from All Hallows Eve and the bats and spider (do you see him??!) are from an older set called Halloween Party.

I layered  a piece of washi tape under the sentiment that I popped up on foam dots.  I sponged all the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink just to give it a little shadow.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Spooky Tree Backgrounder, All Hallows Eve, Halloween Party
Paper:  Kraft, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Black Soot and Old Paper
Accessories:  washi tape - Darice, foam dots.