Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Anniversary for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

I made an anniversary card for a couple at church using the sketch for MFT Card Challenges #221.  I have several more anniversary and birthday cards to make during April.
The card base is MFT Natural CS and the leaves are cut from MFT Spearmint CS using MFT Leaf-Filled Flourish die.  I used SU Pink Pirouette for the banner, top edge and MFT Upsy Daisy die.  I stamped the white background with MFT Burlap Background in SU Crumb Cake ink and cut it out using a die from MFT Blueprints 22.  I put it back in the die and cut the opposite corner as it only had one rounded corner and the sketch has two.  I added 3 Candi Dots by Craftworkcards in the corner.  The sentiment is from MFT Together Forever set.  I hand cut the banner.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Merry Christmas - Christmas Card Challenges #17

Good morning friends.  It is Sunday and time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  It is "Anything Goes"  this week and I am happy to share my card with you.

I used the sketch from Viva la Verve March Week 1 for my card.  


The card base is SU Cherry Cobbler, the mats are Basic Black, and the white is X-Press It Blending Card.  The DSP is from Teresa Collins Santa's List 6x6 pad.  The large white panel is embossed with Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons EF.  I used Verve's Light My World (candle & sentiment) and Pinecone Christmas (poinsettia), stamped in Mememto Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics.  I fussy cut the Poinsettia and used MFT Pierced Circle die for the candle image.  I inked the edges with SU Crumb Cake before removing the die.  The mat is cut with MFT Circle Stax 2 die.  The banner and flower are mounted with foam tape.  I added rhinestones to the center of each flower.  That's it for my card.  

You need to check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will play along with us this week.


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Happy Christmas for Merry Monday

The challenge this week at Merry Monday is to use a tree on your Christmas card.  I used this cute Daisie's Christmas Tree digi image from Di's Digi Images.  I printed her on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics and Promarkers.  I cut her out with Spellbinders Classic Oval (SSS) and matted her with Spellbinders Scallop Oval (SSS).  I sponged Bashful Blue ink around the edges before removing the die.  The green mats are cut from cardstock from a DCWV Christmas Scrapbook Kit In a Stack.  The DSP is from Echo Park's Reflections Christmas 6x6 pad.  The red strip is MFT Electric Red CS.  The sentiment is from MFT's Happy Christmas.  I hand cut the banner ends.  I used a Gelly Roll Clear Glitter pen on the ornaments and the star and mounted the image and sentiment with foam tape.

I am also linking to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Thursday morning friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday.  This week it is "anything goes" as long as it is birthday.  

I used the color challenge at Just Us Girls - black & white with your choice of a third color (I chose pink) and the sketch from Viva la Verve, March Week 2.
I used MFT Smooth White and Black Licorice CS, and SU Blushing Bride CS (it matches the DSP better in person).  The pink banner is cut with MFT Pierce Fishtail Flags die.  The flowers are from Verve Grateful Elegance and the matching larger Plain Jane flower (not available).  I inked the petal tips with Blushing Bride ink.  The sentiment is from Verve Birthday to You, cut with MFT Pierced Circle die and Spellbinders Small Scallop Oval die.  The ribbon is from SU.  The DSP is from a really old pack by Making Memories called Sabrina, love the pink & black together (can't believe I haven't used it before now).  I have had the pack of paper doilies by The Little Yellow Bicycle for awhile also.  

This is my first time using both of these so I am linking to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #4 (never before used schtuff)


And also Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Now hop over to Seize the Birthday and check out all the fabulous creations by my teammates.  I hope you will play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Color Me Challenge #63 and Freshly Made Sketches #178




ETA:  Yea, I was a Perfect Princess over at Freshly Made Sketches.
Hello friends.  I combined two challenges for my card today - Color Me Challenge #63, along with the Freshly Made Sketches #178.  I stamped the white panel with Sahara Sand ink and MFT Wood Plank Background and mounted it on the card base of Sahara Sand.  The MFT Sunflower die was cut from So Safron twice and layered.  The banner piece was cut from Marina Mist using MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags die.  I put it back in the die to cut the opposite end.  The sentiment is from SU Four You.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Christmas Card Challenges #16 - Anything Goes

Good Morning Friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week it is "anything goes" as long as it it Christmas.

I decided to use this cute Penny Black image from "Mimi's Christmas".  I stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card and colored her with Copics.  I used a SU Gold marker to color her halo.  I fussy cut her out and mounted her with foam tape to the Spellbinders Classic Oval, sponged with SU Soft Sky ink, and the Floral Oval cut from SU Blushing Bride.  The pink DSP is Blushing Bride from a retired 6x6 pad.  The blue is from My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas 6x6 pad.  Both are matted with MFT Whip Cream CS and the oval and banner are also Whipped Cream.  I stamped the sentiment from a discontinued MFT Christmas set and punched it out with the SU Modern Label punch.  I mounted it with double layers of foam tape and glued the ends down to give it dimension.  The card base is MFT Natural CS.

You should check out all the great cards by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges.  I hope you will join us this week.


Thanks for stopping by.  have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #15

Good Morning friends.  It is Sunday and time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  This week we have a photo inspiration for you - blue & silver ornaments.



I love blue and silver together and they make a beautiful Christmas card.  I used 2 ornaments from SU Tags Til Christmas (stamped in Soft Sky ink) and Contempo Christmas (stamped in Marina Mist ink) - sorry, both are retired.  Then I overstamped them with Versamark ink, embossed them with Irridescent Ice embossing powder and punched them out with the matching ornament punch.  I cut the bows from silver foil paper with a Memory Box die.  The pine branch is from SU Watercolor Christmas, stamped several times in Wild Wasabi ink.  The ornaments are mounted with foam tape on DSP from Teresa Collins Studio Gold 6x6 pad.  I stamped the sentiment from SU Greetings of the Season in Marina Mist ink. I also used the Silver Foil paper as a mat and the card base is Marina Mist.

This photo shows how shiny the ornaments are IRL.  They are so pretty.

My teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges have created some fabulous cards.  I hope you will check them out and join us in the challenge.

Carol  Donna  Gail  Heather  Jessica  Justine  
Margo  Marsha  Monica  Shirley Anne  Tenia

I am also entering my card in the Merry Monday Christams challenge - monochromatic blue,

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn