Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge for November 2016

I used this sketch to design a card for DCWV's November Stack-aholic Challenge.

The paper I used is DCWV The Pumpkin Patch stack.  The leaves were cut with  dies by Gina Marie Designs.  The twigs were punched with a punch by EK Success.  The frame was cut with a Couture Creations die.  

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mini Photo Album

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge for November is Anything But a Card.  I chose to make a mini photo book using a Penny Black die called silhouette lady.  I first created the book covers by covering cardboard rectangles with some silk tie fabric.  I added pages to the inside an attached the pages with gold cording through holes I punched on the pages.  I added some beads and extra cording as decoration.  I added a gold flower and some leaf sprigs as hair decoration.

My "Anything But a Card" book will make a little stocking stuffer........Paulette

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Remember to Give Thanks

The theme for Dies R Us Challenge #60 is Thankful for Nature.  It's always nice to have a stash of Thank You cards on hand.  I used some paper from DCWV's The Guilded Orchard.  I used a Gina Marie Designs die to cut the leaf.  I cut it from some red DP and also from the light colored DP.  I embedded the red leaf in the negative space created by the leaf that was cut from the light colored DP.  I mounted the light colored panel onto a gold foil card.  The "THANKS" was cut with a Memory Box die out of  a glittered gold foam sheet.  I added this to a red banner that I cut free-hand.  The flourishes behind the banner were cut from the gold foam sheet with dies from Marianne Creatables.  I fussy cut the tiny bird and added it to the leaf stem.  I highlighted the flowers and bird with a clear Wink of Stella pen and added gems to the flower centers.

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

And the Winner Is...

To celebrate my cards being published in the Autumn 2016 issue of The Stampers' Sampler I sponsored a contest.  From the comments posted here on my blog and over on my Facebook page, a random drawing was done yesterday.  The winner of the drawing is Deb Willier.  Thanks for playing.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Kitty

 The Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog for October is to use Fall Colors.  This Penny Black kitty stamp is actually a Christmas stamp.  The wreath around her head is holly.  I adapted it to be flowers punched from a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch.  I added a lacy border I made with a Tonic Studios punch.  The leaves were made with a Joy! Crafts die and the twigs with a Memory Box die.   I used gold Stickles for the flower centers.  My granddaughter has an October birthday and Fall colors seemed the way to go for this birthday card.

Happy Birthday, Chelsea!.................................Paulette

Monday, October 17, 2016

Spooky Delights

This my submission for the DCWV Stack-aholic Challenge for October.  The challenge uses this sketch:

I used papers from the DCWV "Spooky Delights."   I fussy cut the spider  and fashioned flowers from the ghost circle design paper.  The flower sprigs were cut with a Memory Box die.

Thanks for visiting...check out my give-away in my previous post today....................................Paulette

Help Me Celebrate!

On Wednesday, October 5th, I posted the news that I was published in the Autumn 2016 issue of The Stampers' Sampler.

My cards were published in one of my favorite features: Tempting Templates.  A new template is presented each month to challenge readers.  The template for this issue was a ladybug.  It is always so interesting to see all the submissions and unique designs created using the template.  

To share in my celebration Stampington is giving me a free copy of this issue of The Stampers' Sampler to share with one lucky reader of my blog and/or Facebook page.  My apology to my friends outside of the USA---The issue can only be shipped within the USA.

On Nov. 1st I will randomly choose the winner from a reader who posts a comment here on my blog or over on my Facebook page.

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