Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 2017 DDD--"Would you like to Ride in my beautiful balloon"

Hi all, it is already the 15th of March....wow, the time flies quickly by. This month the hostesses for our monthly DDD challenge were Darlene for the dazzlers and Laura Jean for the divas. What a fun kit LJ sent to us. This is what she included:


Images (some die-cut) & sentiments from Up Up and Away from My Favorite Things, patterned paper from Fancy Pants (Life is Beautiful Collection) SU! Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon, SU! 5/8" Marina Mist Ribbon, Misc other embellishments.

 
This was a great challenge for me as I wasn't quite sure how to layout the card and really "showcase" the beautiful balloons LJ sent along. I wanted to used as much of the awesome DSP as I could as well as the embellishments. I finally came up with this card.


I used a layout with half the front of the card cut away and used the dsp to accent the basic black cardstock I used for a base. I colored the balloons and then cut out the solid balloon on the sheet. I layered the perfectly cut balloon over my hand cut balloon with mounting tape between the layers and used the pretty coral ribbon to tie on to the balloon layer.

Inside I placed one of the sentiments LJ sent along as well as laid the double smaller balloon and cloud on this layer so it would show behind the cut out front layer, as well as showcase the inside of the card when it was open. I like how it turned out.

This is an angle picture of the card showing how the front panel was cut away.

I hope you like my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have a chance, stop by and visit the other duelers as well. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DDD Unforgetable Feb 2017 challenge

Hi all, today is the day to post our cards for the February Challenge. For the Darlings Deb made the kit and for the Divas Suzy sent a kit. I was the recipient of Suzy's kit. I love the kit she sent. There was a image from SU and misc dsp and embellies...fun, fun, fun. I colored up my image right after opening the package and the card came together quite quickly. Needless to say it has been done for a few weeks now. I just wish my blog and computer would cooperate......ugggh.. Hard time posting once again BUT, I am posting on the date so that is a bonus.

 



Here is the front of the card. Not a great picture. The card is more vibrant in real life.

Here is the inside of the card:





I had such a good time with this kit. Thanks Suzy for supplying it.

Thanks for stopping by. Please stop by the other duelers and check out their creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol


Saturday, February 11, 2017

"Do all things with love" Crafters of Faith

This month our lovely hostess was Barb. This is the scripture she chose:

1 Corinthians 16:14 Do everything in love

This does not need to be a Valentine card, so you can make a card or a tag or anything else for any occasion, with Love!


While trying to figure out what to do I was searching around the internet and came across this image on a Precious Moments free coloring book page. I thought it was cute and knowing what it takes to make a pie from scratch from the crust to the finish, I thought....hmmmm to make a pie especially for someone is something one would do in love. I also thought this card could be a thinking of you, or birthday card with the right sentiment on the inside. Here is my card:






I used a recollections paper pack "colored pencil" and basic black paper as well as rhinestones. In the pack was sheets of paper with 6 different patterns on one page. The background I used for this card had the inside pattern right beside it so I thought....hmmmmm it would look good on the inside of the card and keep the color flowing through. Here is the inside of my card:






It is not a great picture of the inside as I had cropped the picture and centered it but apparently I didn't pick the correct image from my phone. I thought a sentiment could go in the center of the label when I decide who I will be sending this to.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate it. If you get a chance please stop by the other crafters of faith and see their creations. I am sure you will not be disappointed in their beautful creations.

Until next time,
Hugs,

Carol













 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Challenge your stash Jan 2017

Hi all, Barb opened a new group called Challenge your stash where the hostess comes up with a challenge for the month and we are supposed to use what we have and not go out and buy anything to make the challenge. This month Barb challenged us with a color challenge The 3 colors were blach white and silver. Black and white is usually my go to color combo and I thought great color challenge. (which it is), however I had a more difficult time coming up with an idea. I probably put way to much thought into it and made it harder than it should've been. I did use everything from my stash. I used basic black, silver mirror paper, an old SU set, embossing powder and the white shimmer paint. I also, pulled a half used pack of rhinestones and a silver discontinued ribbon from SU. Here is my card.



The silver mirror paper is behind the flower die cut out. and the rhinestones are in the middle of the embossed flowers painted with the white shimmer paint. My card didn't photograph well but I do like how it turned out in real life.

Thank you for stopping by, please stop by the other gals in the group and see their amazing creations. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mystery Image swap Jan 2017

Hello all, today I am sharing my card for the Mystery Image Swap hosted by Vickie. This is our 38th round and it has been a fun ride. The hostess sends an image to all of the girls participating in the swap and we have about a month and a half to create cards with the image. Vickie sent a SU image "everything nice" it was a cute image with a nice sentiment for the inside. I chose to make my own dsp  using glossy paper, I dropped 3 different colors of alcohol ink on the glossy cardstock and placed another piece of white glossy cardstock over the card stock with ink on it and smoshed them all together then slid them apart. This created two background papers. I then let them dry and cut them to size to create a blue/white background. My other colors didn't really show through as I think I may have not put enough of those colors on the paper. I colored my little gal with copics and used blue stickles on the rain to make it pop. I also used crystal effects on the boots to incidate that they were waterproof. The buttons on the coat is pearl colored liquid pearls and I used a Martha Stewart punch to do the swirly edge and cut the punched embelishment in half. I took rhinestones to the edge of the swirlies and put another accent between with pearls. My image is set up with double stick tape. Here is my card:


I used the swirly punch out on the insde as well with the sentiment centered over the full punch.

Thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate it. If you have a chance to go visiting the other mystery swappers I am sure you will be pleasently surprised how the image looks so different in many wonderfully creative ways.

Thanks again for stopping by.
Until next time,
Carol




Monday, January 16, 2017

January DDD Challenge 2017

Well here I am a day late. What a way to start out the new year. (Not Good.) We are starting off the year with Terry (Dazzlers) and Tami (Divas) sending out kits for us to play with. The ironic part of all of this is Tami sent out her bountiful  kit early and I have had my card done now for quite awhile. The part that tripped me was forgetting the 15th was on a Sunday and I didn't have my card available to post yesterday, so I must apologize to all.

Tami sent us an amazing Riley kit with Imaginisce DSP (..all of the pieces were beautiful), a bunch of misc vendor embellishments and the Riley Heart Balloon Image.

I colored up my image right away with copics and used crystal effects to make the balloon shiny. I then found a latch card tutorial and began work. Here is the front of my card.






And here is the inside:
 



Typically I try to use as many of the DSP papers that I can, however, with this layout I didn't want to over do ..

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. Please stop by the other duelers and check out how they used their kits. I am sure you will not be disappointed. (These are an amazing group of creative gals).

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol







Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November DDD-Give Thanks

Hi all, Well it is still the 15th....our theme for this month is Giving thanks. Shelly is the hostess for the Dazzlers and I am the hostess for the Divas... meaning that I sent out the kit to our group and Shelly to hers.

This is what the Divas were sent:

 The theme Shelly and I chose is "Give Thanks". We were thinking of going Thanksgiving but thought give thanks would/could incorporate Thanksgiving or could be a thank you card. Either way we thought fall colors would be a nice touch. With the Holiday Season upon us we reflect upon all that we have to be thankful for so as an extra we would like you to share (if you are comfortable with it), what you are especially thankful for.

Our kit contains....Wheelbarrow image and sentiment from SU's grateful set. The praying boy and girl is from stampendous. The other sentiment came from hobby lobby. The DSP is from a K & Co paper pack I had in my stash. The ribbon came from Michaels. The glitter brown paper tape is

recollections. The other embellishments are from my stash so I don't have the exact companies.

 I hope the Diva's got enough supplies to create with however, they are so creative, I'm sure they would make anything work.

I had a hard time deciding on an image so sent 3 along. Both Shelly and I love the fall colors so rich and vibrant. I found a paper pack that I had picked up several years ago. I loved the colors and wasn't sure what I would use it for but DEFINATELY needed it...lol. Apparently I did need it for this challenge. I did try to use at least one side of each dsp and think I managed to. Since I had such a hard time deciding on an image, I used one on a regular card and one of the others on a 3x3 gift card.
Below are my cards:



I tried using a different kind of ribbon treatment not sure how I feel about it but left it on. I used two ribbons one slightly larger than the other and tied them together in 3 places with bakers twine. I then put some sparkly brown dots in the center of each piece of bakers twine. Here is the inside of the card:


I had sent along leaf stickers as I had gotten them at a garage sale and had several packs. I wasn't sure if I was going to use them but thought they kinda looked nice on the inside of the card.

With my 3x3 I cut thin pieces of the leftover dsp and wove them together to create a background. The colored image just didn't pop with the weaving behind it so I took another scrap and used it as backing for the image.



 Here is the front and inside of the 3x3.









Lastly, especially during this holiday season we reflect on what we have to be thankful for. It is difficult to pick just one item as there are so many, however, I must say I'm thankful to be an American where we still have choices and we can chose when we get up in the morning to go where we want/need to, leave our homes without fear of being shot, worship in our choice of religious beliefs and pick our friends. There are so many more things I am thankful for, as I say the list is really long.

I am also, thankful for this group of creative ladies. I know if you stop by and check out their creations, you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by,
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol