Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sunday Challenges

I have two card challenge cards to share today.  The first was inspired by the photo at Merry Monday.  The photo is listed down with my supplies. 

I was clearly inspired by that tree on the card.  I used sequins for the ornaments, and they provided quite a shine.  

My next card was inspired by a challenge at  Stamp Ink Paper.  It was cardmaker's choice . . . use your favorite stamp set, ink, colors and paper. 

Well, anyone who knows me well knows that it's hard for me to name favorites.  But I do have an attachment to my House Mouse stamps, and I've used this one a few time in other ways.  So here we go again.  

I think it is those darn lights that I adore . . . or coloring them . . . wrapped around those adorable little mice.  And my favorite cardstock . . . Neenah! 

I hope you all find some time to create. 


Supplies Used - Claus for Celebration - Tree
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Indigo (Hero Arts)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug)
Other: Stickles; Milk and Cookie Shapes (Doodlebug and Simon Says Stamp); Colorful Confetti Sequin (Simon Says Stamp)

Supplies Used - Warm and Cozy Holiday
Stamps:  Light Wrap (House Mouse Designs by Stampendous); Holiday Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx Pigment Ink; various Ranger Distress Inks used for watercolor of image; Memento Tuxedo Black;
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Canson Watercolor Paper; cardstock scrap from my box of scraps;
Accessories:  Birthday Journal Card Die (Sugar Pea Designs); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

Donut worry, be happy!

A bit of a pun for CASology.   And perhaps a little fun in creating as well . . .

These were all supplies from a past Simon Says Stamp Card kit.  Yep . . . donut worry, be happy.

 I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Donut Worry
Stamps:  Coffee and Tea Stamp Set  (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah); White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Cream and Sugar Paper (Doodlebug)
Accessories:  Sequins (Crate Paper);

Friday, February 9, 2018

Just a Few Attachments

A few attachments inspired by Inkspirational's challenge this week.  Some clips, and a note . . .

Loving the bold colors.  I pulled the supplies from an old Simon Says Stamp Kit.  

The weekend is here . . . and so, I hope you find some time to create!

Supplies Used - Thinking of You
Stamps:  Birthday Flowers (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Surf Blue and Black (Simon Says Stamp); Life in Color (Simple Stories)
Accessories:  Real Red Stitched Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Black Embossing Powder (WOW); Life in Color Clips (Simple Stories); Postage Dies (Simon Says Stamp)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Romantic Kitties for Just Add Ink

Sharing a card inspired by Just Add Ink.  Their challenge was to add romance to a card. What is more romantic then two little kitties enjoying each other's company? 

Don't tell anyone, but my background paper is Christmas paper that I just couldn't part with, and yet didn't want to store somewhere.  

 I hope you find some time to create today!


Supplies Used - Thinking of You
Stamps and Dies:  Love Cats (Impression Obsession); Thoughtful Greetings (Pretty Pink Posh)
Ink & Embossing:  Fiesta Blue, Midnight, Grass Skirt, and Party Dress (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Milk and Cookies (Doodlebug); Solar White (Neenah)
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Love of House Mouse

Anyone who knows me well knows that I'm a huge fan of House Mouse.  I have two cards to share today.  This first one was inspired by the challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  This month's inspiration was "anything goes", with the optional theme of "love".

I'm always going to pick love, because love wins.  It should always win.   And how about me using Christmas paper from a Simon Says Stamp card kit to make a card about love!  This was from the Milk and Cookie Doodlebug line.  Love this paper. 

And always love the mouse!

And a second card I will share was created with StampNation as my inspiration.  StampNation is my online community of craftiness.  This month they are doing a birthday celebration, and the challenge there was to create a birthday card for a woman.

This card also has a watercolor background piece that was created using Ken Oliver Color Burst.  

I hope you find some time to create!


Supplies Used - Confetti Hearts - House Mouse
Stamps and Dies:  Shower of Love House Mouse (Stampendous)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Onyx (Versafine); Various Zig Clean Colorbrush Markers or coloring of image
Paper: White Cardstock (Neenah); Milk and Cookies (Doodlebug); Glitter Cardstock (Tonic Studios)

Supplies Used - Happy Birthday House Mouse Dragonfly
Stamps and Dies:  Short and Sweet Sentiments (Close To My Heart); Hummingbird Feeder House Mouse (Stampendous)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Onyx (Versafine); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Lemon Yellow, Orange and Fuschia Color Burst (Ken Oliver); Distress Inks for coloring the watercolor image (Ranger)
Paper: Cardstock from Bazzill; Watercolor paper from Canson
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Perfect Pearls (Ranger)