Monday, April 17, 2017

Pretty Pastels Challenge at CIE

Hello and welcome! The new challenge at Cards In Envy is "Pretty Pastels". Create a card using only pastel colors. Your card can be any size but must be flat to fit in an envelope! Here is my pretty pastels card:

DP: Our Daily Bread Designs pastel pack
Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart
Label punches: Stampin' Up
Have fun creating a card in pretty pastels!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Flowers and Fantasy challenge: CIE

Hello! Welcome to my post for the new challenge at Cards In Envy - "Flowers and Fantasy"! Create a card, any size but flat for mailing, using lots of flowers and a fantasy character such as fairies, unicorns, etc. Can't wait to see your make! Here's mine:

Digi: A Day For Daisies
DP: Recollections
Sentiment: Vera Lane Studio
Copic Markers
Stampin' Up Boho flower punch
White gel pen
Thanks for stopping by. Have fun with this challenge!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

An April showers paper-pieced card

Hi. I made this for a "Spring" challenge in a Facebook paper crafting group I belong to. I have always liked the Hambo Stamps digi, but this is the first time I paper-pieced the "umbrellas". The dp is a really pretty (and reasonably priced!) 6x6 pad from AC Moore called "Vintage Botanicals" by Love Nicole:

Digi: Hambo Stamps
DP: Love Nicole
Copic Sketch Markers
thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fight like a girl!

I used a new Tiddly Inks digi stamp to make a card of support and encouragement for a fellow paper crafter artist who is battling breast cancer:

Tiddly Inks digi stamp (freebie with your order)
Copic sketch markers

Monday, March 20, 2017

Black, White & a Smidge of Color

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! The new challenge at Cards In Envy is "Black and White with a Smidge of Color." Here is the card I made for the Design Team:

Digi Stamps: Tiddly Inks
Hope you'll join in this fun challenge at Cards In Envy!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

"A good friend is like a four-leaf clover"

Welcome! I am very excited to be a guest I-Teamer for the new challenge starting today at the Words 2 Craft By blog! Thanks to the W2CB team for inviting me!

The new challenge theme is inspired by an Irish proverb:

"A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have."
Here is the card I made:
Image: VTGIMG shop at Etsy
DP: Authentique "Emerald" 6x6 pad
Sentiment: PrintWorks Collection wood-mount stamp
I hope you will join in the fun of this challenge; I'll look for your creation at Words 2 Craft By!
Erin go bragh!
Sherry (Donovan) Hickey

Monday, March 6, 2017

Keepin' it simple at Cards In Envy

Welcome! The new challenge at Cards In Envy is "Keep It Simple." You can make any size card for the challenge as long as it is flat for mailing, without thick bumps and embellies.

Here's my card for the Design Team. I used a simple inchie design, punches and seam binding:

Come join the fun at Cards In Envy!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Red & Blue Challenge at CIE

Hi! "Roses are red; violets are blue..."  The new challenge starting today at Cards In Envy is Red and Blue (your white card base is ok). You can make any size card now at the Cards In Envy challenge; just make sure it is flat for mailing and doesn't have thick, bumpy elements.

Come join the fun at Cards In Envy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Celebrating with a "King Cake"!

Hello! The new challenge at Words 2 Craft By is "Celebrations" with an inspiration quote about Mardi Gras from Mark Twain. I've never been to Mardi Gras but certainly have heard and seen a lot about the festive parades and famous King Cakes. I used two Vera Lane Studio digis to create my version of a King Cake. It was fun adding lots more bling than usual to create a Mardi Gras atmosphere! I could use this for a March birthday card...

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Love is in the air!

The new challenge at Tiddly Inks is "Love." 'Tis the season! Here's my card for the challenge:

Image: Tiddly Inks Stamps
Embossing Folder: Darice
Glossy Accents
I hope my colors aren't too Christmas-y; I'm not sure why I went with the green dress lol.  Thanks for stopping by!

Valentine for great-nephews

I made a quick Valentine today with an old favorite Hambo digi stamp! I hope the boys like it; they are getting so big now (14 and 12). Or is it 15 and 12...hmm. They live in CA and I can't wait to see them in April.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Frilly vintage Valentine

I made  this card for the "Be My Valentine" challenge at Frilly and Funkie Blog. It was fun playing with vintage, which I haven't done for awhile!

Thanks a lot for stopping by for a closer look!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Be My Valentine challenge at CIE

Hello and welcome!
The new challenge at Cards In Envy is "Be My Valentine". Here is the card I made for the Design Team. I had some good paper piecing fun!

Come on over to Cards In Envy and join the fun of making flat cards for mailing!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Aqua, brown & cream for Christmas

Hi. Thanks for stopping by! The current color challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown is:

Aqua, Cream and Brown 
It was a challenge, but I had fun with it! Here is my card and the product details follow:
Evergreen digi stamp: Vera Lane Studio at Etsy
Arched window die: Poppystammps
DP: Authentique, My Mind's Eye
Star punches
Banner die: Reverse Confetti
Sentiment: A Muse Artstamps
Thanks again; hope you'll visit me again soon.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Dare to Dream!

I was so inspired by this lovely Mo Manning digi stamp! I made this card in honor of yesterday's Women's March as my own little way of expressing the hope that all little girls dare to follow their dreams! I colored the digi with Copics and the background is made with Ranger distress inks:

I'm going to post this over at Send A Smile 4 Kids, for their "anything goes" challenge.

Thanks for visiting; come back soon,

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pink & gray challenge at Cards In Envy

Hello and welcome! Here is my inspiration card for the pink and gray challenge that starts today at Cards In Envy challenge blog:

Image: Tiddly Inks Stamps
Sentiment: woodmount stamp in my stash
Copic Markers
Join in the fun and create any size card that is flat and fits in an envelope! Pink and gray is a fun and challenging theme! I can't wait to see what you post at Cards In Envy!

Friday, January 13, 2017

"Change" theme at Words 2 Craft By

I just found out today (Feb. 2, '17) that my card won the "Change" challenge at Words 2 Craft By! So proud!

"Change" is the theme at Words 2 Craft By, inspired on these well-known song lyrics:
If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself, and then make a change

When I saw this digi, I knew it was the one for me for this challenge! I can relate in so many ways to the little girl beside the pool, too scared to jump in!

Here's my card; thanks for this cute digi, Mo Manning!

Mo's Digital Pencil

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sketch challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card Throwdown has a new format (formerly called 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, it now offers a challenge twice a month; once a week must have been tough to administer!).  Once again I would like to try to keep up with their challenges and finish the year with a good stack of Christmas cards or have good cards to send to Send A Smile 4 Kids. We'll see how I do with my resolution.

It's a sketch challenge at CCT and here's the sketch:
And here is the card I made. You can see it is an A2 rectangle and I flipped the sketch:                   
Digital stamps: Vera Lane  "Maple"
DP: Momenta
I had a bit of a challenge executing my idea but I had fun, especially coloring Maple. I cut a little sprig of holly from another dp to tuck in her pocket.
Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll visit again soon,


Thursday, January 5, 2017

I was published--first time!

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I just wanted to share good news that my vintage carousel card is published in the Winter issue of Stamper's Sampler on page 46! The challenge was to use their template of a carousel horse and make a card. I am thrilled that they liked my card enough to include it in their beautiful magazine! It is my first time published and I am sure you can tell I'm very excited about it!

Thanks again for visiting!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cute dog walker digi

Hi. I made this card for a "cat or dog" challenge in a FB group I belong to. I love this Tiddly Inks image, which I paper-pieced and colored with Copics:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Snow Bird Challenge

Hello on the second day of 2017! The new challenge at Cards In Envy starting today is "Snow Birds." I found this perfect Stampendous cling stamp, Snow Bird, and colored it with Inktense pencils. I added Stickles to the branches for bits of "snow".

I hope you will join in the fun and create a card featuring snow and birds! I look forward to seeing your post at Cards In Envy challenge blog. Happy New Year!!