Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time For Some NBUS

Hello!  Yes, it is time for Darnell's NBUS challenge and I just have to play along. I admit to still be buying new crafty things. Can't help myself! Can you? Here's my card for NBUS #12 using my new die called Front Door from Impression Obsession that I bought just last weekend. My local craft store had it on sale and I think it can be used in a number of ways. Lucky me!

A Christmas card came to mind first, so that is what I made. I could not decide where to put a sentiment, so it will have to be inside. Besides, I wanted to showcase the shiny pattern of the door/moldings. The black paper is one I have been hoarding the last bits of. It is from Hot off the Press, called Crocodile Black Specialty. The several pieces are popped up with black craft foam. Also a NBUS is the wreath that came from a Stampin' Up! set called Stitched Felt Winter Wishes that I bought at least a year ago. The holly and leaves are separate and glued on with Ranger Glossy Accents as other glues did not work on the felt. I did some surgery on the wreath part so it doe not overwhelm the door so much. Trying to make two of the panels look like windows in the door and not having any pale yellow cardstock, I used a piece of yellow Post it Note. Looks white in the picture, funny enough. My card base is Real Red from SU. 

Well, now I have 4 cards made for the upcoming holiday. This one cannot even be mailed as it is quite thick. It's a start. Right? Thanks, Darnell for your challenge! Take care and thanks for visiting! I love visitors!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Some Cards and Some Snippets

Hi Friends! Have a few cards to post that I have been working on. Hope you enjoy. So many were really fun to make!

First up is a card made to post as an entry for the last Retro Rubber Challenge but I missed the deadline, alas. The challenge is to use old stamps, which I have done.  As I am not ready for autumn yet, I still love to use flowers on my card.

My card was made with snippets of designer paper from an unknown company on a card base of Stampin'Up! heavy white cardstock. For fun I cut the paper on an angle and matted each piece with black cardstock from Bazzil. My focal point is an oldie but goodie flower from the SU set called Stipple Floral that is from 1998! I did not know the names of some of the flowers, so Splitcoaststamers members found out for me. It is called  Morning Glory  and is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black . The coloring was done ages ago, with generic colored pencils in various pale blues and greens, and the snippet was in my "to do" box. The blue of the paper matches the flower much better in real life! Honest! Narrow snippets of black cardstock help ground the two areas. To me the card looked like a sympathy card, so used another old stamp saying Deepest Sympathy from JustRite Clear on the inside. I am entering this card in the Pixie's Crafty Workshop Playground.

Next up are a few of the 12 cards I made fund raising for Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota. I've adopted one dog from them, and for the last year have been  fostering  then helping dogs get adopted. I still have Digger. He's doing well  for a really senior dog. The gray one and "woof" ones are sympathy cards for pet owners and the pink one is a fun birthday card. This Shih Tzu stamp is from Rubber Hedgehog Rubber Stamps and fussy cut out. The cardstock is SU Basic Gray as is the ink. The embossing folder is from Darice. Isn't it wonderful?

Next up the 3 woofs are saying goodbye. The die is from 7 Seven Paper/Studio Calico. The simple sentiment is from My Favorite Things Grand Peaceful Wildflowers set. I just used white and black for a peaceful card of sympathy.
Lastly is a pink Shih Tzu looking pup that is saying happy birthday inside. I used  SU retired Pretty in Pink cardstock with Impression Obsession 6-in-1 Frames dies in a couple of sizes. The stamp is from the SU set called Bella & Friends. I used a regular pencil to try to make her look furry like the Shih Tzu breed! It was really fun to try to do.

So that's it from here for now. Whew, a long post for me.Thanks so much for stopping by!