Saturday, July 29, 2017

Christmas in July

This month our challenge your stash challenge was issued by me. I know I have alot of Christmas stamps and embellishments but only use a very few of them come Christmas time as I make the same card to send out to everyone so I don't forget whose has gotten what. I found this little house mouse image and immediately fell in love with it a couple years ago. I really was impressed with the way the original card I saw was colored but hesitated to color up my image as I wasn't sure I could do it justice.
I finally colored my images up the end of last year and set them aside. When I issued this challenge I picked them up and made this card:



The gold paper is by K and Co "Christmas Cheer Gold Words Foil Paper" and the green is Basic Grey "Jovial Frosted Window" the little round Peace embellishment is also from K and Co. I know I purchased the paper and embellishments from Archivers so I have had it sitting around for several years as the store I purchased it in has long ago closed up.

I hope you like the card. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your checking my blog out.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mystery Image Challenge

This mystery challenge was hosted by the lovely Terry L.  A group of gals take turns hosting this group. When you are the hostess you send an image in with your return cards and that image is the new "mystery" image. No one knows what image is until they get it with your returned cards. We each make 4 cards with the same image. The hostess keeps one and each of us get three different cards back. It is fun and we get new and fun images that we most often don't have. This month Terry chose "heres the story" by My Favorite Things.

I used Umber cardstock for the base of my card and a wood pattern dsp as well as a newspaper print which I had in my stash. I also used a copper glitter tape for the background. I colored the cute image with copics. Here is my card"


I hope Terry likes the card I created with her cute image.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you hae a chance please stop and see the other swappers cards. I'm sure you won't be disappointed 

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol



Sunday, July 16, 2017

There are fairies in the air.

Hi all, I thought since my friends were posting fairy theme cards I would post a Mo Manning card I have made. I love her fairies and have purchase MANY MANY of her digital images. I loved this little fairy image. I hope you like it as well.



Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my card.

Until next time.

 Hugs,
Carol

Saturday, July 15, 2017

DDD July "2017" Midsummers Night Dream

This month our hostesses were Paola for the Dazzlers and Heather for the Divas. They chose a Midsummers Night Dream as their theme for this month. Heather sent us a fun, fun, fun kit to work with. I've been bad however, as one of the challenges was to put a maple leaf on our card somewhere to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. So I would like to wish Canada and all of her citizens a hearty Happy Birthday.

Our bountiful kit included an image from CC Designs--Cutie Butterfily
Papers Kaiser Craft Botanica Collection Roots and Stem --Kaiser Craft Mademoiselle Colletion "Flutter" amd Jen Hadfield Simple Life "Blue Meadow" Heather also sent a wonderful collection of various embellishments and ribbons.

Right away when the kit arrived I colored up my images and started working on a card. I loved this kit and had so much fun. I had made two cards however, I will  only be posting one today.

Here is the card I made with this fun kit:

I used some glitter on my little fairy and also cut out a happy birthday with one of my dies. If you look close you will see the pretty little vellum butterfly in the faries hand.

Heather and Paola asked us to look up some of the saying coined by Shakespear and reveal the one we used most mine is
  • Wild-goose chase from (Romeo and Juliet)

There were several very familiar sayings that I use as well but I use this one quite a bit.

I hope you liked my card. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please take some time and stop by the other duelers, I am certain you will not be disappointed with all the creativity this group has..

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol