Monday, November 23, 2015


The theme over at the Curtain Call Blog
challenge is Fox!

They are such cute critters,
I just HAD to join in.
I can think of a million card ideas,
from the 3 fox stamps I have.
Here is the one I did manage to complete...

The Unity Brand stamp is called 
I chose to make this a blank card,
since it didn't have snow.
That made me wonder if it was 
very Christmas at all!
The background is wood grain paper.
The gingham ribbon is very country 
style for a good "woodsie" looking card.

I used some masking, distress ink & Copic markers
 to color the image. It was tricky. case you forgot that fox song,
please watch the video!
It will stick in your head ALL DAY.
It makes me laugh & never gets old.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Acorn Tag

The background on Tim Holtz's 
November Tag has the coolest 
resist effect using paint!


If you follow his tutorial,
you can't fail.

Here is my twist on the challenge...

I chose an acorn Mini Blueprint stamped
image instead of the pumpkin.
The acorn was stamped on patterned paper
and cut out.  The "top" was stamped
on kraft paper to add a darker layer.

I will be trying this background again,
the texture is something you must see 
first hand, it's amazing!

This tag might be my favorite creation EVER,
even though it's relatively flat.
All the stamping I did gave it a 
crazy cluster appeal.
The arrows really make it cute.
Don't you think?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Stripes- Photo Card

Lately I've been trying to make 
creative use of vintage black & white
photographs I purchased at an antique store.

Sometimes it's a trick finding the
right sentiment to match a photo.

I thought this card turned out cute
with this spiffy old lady all dressed up
in a striped dress and mink shawl.
This photo is lovely.

The paper is Authentique brand.
I layered a bunch of flowers & added
a Prima butterfly & gems.

Linking up to:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Let There be Light

It's time for me to share
 yet another challenge entry. 
The theme is Let There be Light

I used a light bulb from
the Industrial Blueprints

I also made embossed twinkles
from the Retro Christmas stamp/die cut set.

This was a fun challenge that helped me
get creative with a rarely used stamp!
I might save this card for graduations.

Friday, November 6, 2015

MOJO 422

I'm used a winter theme on my MOJO 422
card challenge creation.

 Copic markers worked for 
coloring in this Great Impression
 brand bird scene.

I like to color in a few at a time,
and make several similar cards.

I just love this chickadee
and soon it will be Christmas!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

One Layer

Making a card with only one layer is a challenge!
I'm playing along over at Just Us Girls.

As usual, I got addicted to this style &
made several cards using masks and
distress ink.

The stamps are Studio 490, 
Unity & CTMH.