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 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A Happy Birthday!


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

Pretty Protea



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