Monday, May 16, 2016

"Deep Blue" challenge!

The new challenge at Cards In Envy is "Deep Blue" -- use primarily deep blue colors on your card, which can now be any size, as long as it is flat enough to fit in an envelope.

The background DP is actually blue (I promise)--just couldn't get an accurate photo!

Image: "Whale of a Time" digital stamp by Tiddly Inks
DP: "By the Sea", My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad
Starfish embellies: "By the Sea Enamel Shapes", My Mind's Eye
Have fun using your favorite deep blues and be sure to post at Cards In Envy!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Out of the box with #veralanestudio

I had a lot of fun today playing with my new digi set from Vera Lane Studio Designs. The set is called "Star". I love the two quotes that come with it; the one I used is a quote by Van Gogh. Playing with Vera Lane's digis has helped me grow as a card maker and try new styles and techniques.

I love looking at the stars and I had a ball making this card!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back for a visit soon. Have a good weekend!

Monday, May 2, 2016

"Just Us Girls" at Cards In Envy

Welcome! The new challenge at the Cards In Envy blog is "Just Us Girls." Remember, you can now make any size card as long as it is flat and fits in an envelope for standard mailing. Here's my card; it does have a bow, but the bow can be flattened quite nicely.

Focal point image: Crafty Individuals, "Un Bel Oiseau" rubber stamp
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils
DP: Teresa Collins World Traveler
Ranger Distress Inks
I am also posting my card at the May "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafty Individuals. I really had fun coloring this beautiful CI stamp!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Animal cards theme at SAS4Kids

I love this cute panda, part of a digi set from Tiddly Inks. So easy to use this digi; the only coloring was the ladybug, plus a bit of shading (which I can never resist doing).

Image: Tiddly Inks
DP: American Crafts from Michael's
I made this card for the Animals theme at Send A Smile 4 Kids.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 18, 2016

One more for "April Suns & April Shadows"

This is the first time I used a "mixed media" background that I had made as a background for one of the MFT Pure Innocence stamps. I like how it turned out and hope you enjoy it!

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Stamp
Glossy Accents'
Ranger Texture Paste
Range Distress Inks

"April Suns & April Shadows" at W2CB

I made two cards today for the current challenge at Words 2 Craft By  : "April Suns and April Showers."  I have also posted it at the Double D Challenge blog. Here is one and I will post the other one separately:

Hambo Digital Stamp
Pebbles "Garden Party" 6x6 paper pad
Adhesive lace trim
Glossy Accents, flowers, brad

"Another Year Older" at Cards In Envy!

The new two-week challenge theme at Cards In Envy blog is "Another Year Older"
You have two weeks to make any size or shape card (new rules) that is flat and fits into an envelope.
Here's the birthday card I made. I love this sweet digi. My bow is only one ribbon piece thick with a loose tie that squishes down quite flat.
Image: "Anna Belle Sweetness" digital stamp by Tiddly Inks
Come join in the Cards In Envy fun! I can't wait to see what you create.
Sherry Hickey