Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thinking of You...DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge for June 2016

I used papers from DCWV's Garden Charm stack to create this Thinking of You card for the June Stack-a-holic Challenge.  I used a Memory Box die to cut out the tiny butterflies from 4 different papers from the Garden Charm stack.  I added some ruby Stickles to the fussy-cut flowers on the left and added yellow rhinestone centers.  Using other papers from the stack, I cut out the sentiment and matted it with the dotted red paper.  I trimmed the edges of the sentiment panel with lace and mounted the panel on the card with pop-dots.  Some rhinestone flourishes complete the design.

This is the sketch that the challenge is based on:

Thanks for stopping by...................Paulette

I've Been Published in the Stampers' Sampler!

The Stampers' Sampler has published three of my Halloween cards in their Summer 2016 issue.  It's always exciting to see your work and name in print!  Here are the cards they featured in an article titled Frightful & Delightful:

Spooky Cat in the Hat

 Stamps: Hampton Arts 
Ink :Black Stazon
 Accents: Hat Sticker by Recollections, ribbons
Paper “Spooky Delights” by DCWV
Instructions:  Stamp cat on purple panel.  Add hat sticker.  Attach ribbons.  Mount purple panel on metallic layer and then onto orange layer.  Attach spider ribbon to black layer and mount the cat panel to this layer.  Mount on orange layer.

Hocus Pocus

 Stamps: Hampton Arts 
Ink :Black Stazon
 Accents: Firefly Stickles
Paper “Spooky Delights” by DCWV
Cut a strip of “graveyard” paper and attach to bottom of orange “Halloween sky” paper.  Stamp cat on white cardstock and use die to cut out cat.  Glue to card.  Add Stickles to eyes.  Stamp “hocus Pocus” directly to orange cardstock.

Spidey Sense

 Stamps: Stampendous
Ink: Black Stazon
 Accents: Spiders Ribbon
Paper:  DCWV
Image is stamped and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Hat portioned stamped on orange and green pattern papers and fussy cut.  Hat and hat band are paper-pieced on image.  Eyes are accentuated with  Crystal Effects.  Mat main image and added background layers.  Add spider ribbon.

I apologize for the poor quality of the photo of this last one---I forgot to take a picture before sending this card in.  This is a photo of the magazine page and unfortunately the photography in the magazine was a bit substandard too.

Thanks for stopping by.................................Paulette

Saturday, May 14, 2016

DCWV May 2016 Stack-a-holics Challenge

The DCWV Stack-a-holics Challenge for May uses this sketch:
For my paper selection I chose DCWV's Garden Charm stack.  The die I used for the circle flourishes is by Memory Box.  I punched the center circle with a 3" punch.  I added some lace, flowers and a butterfly as embellishments.

Wishing you a bright and colorful Spring................Paulette

Monday, April 25, 2016

Black and White Challenge

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

Inspired by Temperley of London

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

Let's Eat!

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.

Bon appetit.............................Paulette

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Love---Irish Style

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