Monday, April 25, 2016
Dies R Us Challenge #47 is Black & White. This black butterfly was hiding out under my craft table today. I used a die by Marianne Creatables to cut it out. As usual any opportunity to divert my attention from cleaning up my craft area is a welcome diversion. I remembered this B&W cardstock from DCWV and found some black rhinestone flourishes I had recently purchased at a stamp show. In less than 5 minutes this easy-peasy card was done. I'm out of the mood now for clean-up chores but I love my card!
Have a great day............................................Paulette
Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Saturday Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to be inspired by the Temperley of London online catalog. My inspiration is this scarf: http://www.temperleylondon.com/shop/lettie-embroidered-dinner-scarf-black-ivory.html
The roses are cut with a Tattered Lace die. The die I used for the border is one I got from a used stamp sale and I don't know the manufacturer. The stamp is from PSX. I added some half pearls to the flowers.
I am entering this card in Dies R Us Challenge #47 Black & White.
Thanks for visiting............................Paulette
Sunday, April 17, 2016
The April DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge uses this sketch:
The cardstock I used for this card is from Nana's Kitchen stack and the Textured Jewels mat stack. I used a Die-namites die to cut out the apron. I distressed the edges of the apron with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink by Ranger. I added spoon and fork brads as embellishments.
This card could be used as an invitation or by adding a birthday cake to the inside, it could be used as a birthday card.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Rubber Dance Art Stamp challenge for March uses these colors and a St. Patrick's Day theme.
I continue to use my favorite couple stamp from Rubber Dance. I used an embossing folder from Teresa Collins to dry emboss the white layer. After stamping on white cardstock, I tore the edges and then added some Viva Gold in yellow green to the edges of the torn layer. I layered this onto orange cardstock and tore the edges of this layer too. The green shamrock doily completes the layers beneath the stamped image. I added some tiny orange flowers punched with a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch and shaped with a stylus. Green Stickles were added as centers. The leaf is a partial die-cut cut from a Cottage Cutz die. On the right is a strip of green glitter tape and layered flowers from Michael's dollar bin. A green gem is used as a flower center.
Wishing you a Happy St. Pat's Day..................Paulette
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
This is my card for the DCWV Stack-a-holic Sketch Challenge for March. The sketch is pictured HERE:
The DCWV stacks I used are the Jet Black Stack and the Cherry Limeade Stack. The birthday stamp is from Scrappy Cat and the punches are from Stampin Up. I used a pink half pearl and several black rhinestones as well as B&W gingham ribbon for embellishments.
Happy Birthday to my daughter, her hubby and my other friends who have March B'days......................................Paulette
Saturday, March 5, 2016
I design Hawaiian cards as a fundraiser for the Hula Assn. of the Midwest. A friend sent me a bunch of index pages from old Hawaiian calendars. I used a Cottage Cutz die for the hula girl and added a lei and flower to her hair cut from tiny flowers from a pink flower ribbon. I added yellow Stickles to the flower centers.
Have a great day...........................Paulette
Monday, February 22, 2016
The challenge this month at Rubber Dance Art Stamps uses this group of colors and a "Romance" theme.
I used Rubber Dance Art Stamps for the background. I stamped on the tan cardstock with Ranger Distress Barn Red ink. I also sponged the edges of this layer. For the heart I used a die from Die-namites. I cut the heart out of red glittered fun foam. I traced the edge of the die onto white cardstock and fussy cut the white heart. I added some heart shaped pearls to the center. I added three rows of white lacy trim to the tan layer and then attached the heart.
Hope you had a great Valentine's Day.......................................Paulette