Sunday, March 31, 2019

12 Kits of Occasions: March 2019 - A Whimsical Garden

A great big 'howdy' to you all! The last day of March brings the 
12 Kits of Occasions. And our hostess Lisa Elton from,
is spreading Spring our way with 'A Whimsical Garden'. 

Beautiful papers from Cartabella, darling die cuts and sentiments, stamped sweet Spring
 images, and the most gorgeous rose gold sequins ever! Be still my blossom lovin' heart! 
Well just take a look...

This guy is loving the rain, and the hope of Spring blooms so much, I had to lead with 
him. Life in my valley is beautiful right now. We've had loads of life giving rain, and I
thank God for every drop!

Lisa included this phrase, which I added to the inside of froggie's card.
Really... it says it all!

Next up, one of 3 Impression Obsession bunnies included in the kit, popped up on
a field of flowers.
PTI: Shape Shifters Oval 3 & Cover Plate Marquee.

Lisa wrapped our goodies in this green and white chevron paper. Wish you could
feel it, so rich and smooth. Perfect for 2 bunny friends enjoying the outdoors.
Corners cut from PTI's Mix and Mat Herringbone and some of Lisa's dp from the kit.

These 2 friends are mounted on Stamplorations: Luggage tags

Lisa stamped these 2 in soft brown ink for us. I used my Polychromos pencils to color them.

I'm a bit over the moon for this Art Gone Wild 'puttering around bunny'. Lisa sent us the 
mini bow too. Seemed a good place to put it, over the medallion, on the wreath. 
Colored with copics.

I also colored the trio of bloom die cuts with copics, and framed the card in black.
Poppystamps: Stitchwork Rectangle Frames.

Thank you, thank you, Lisa for a fabulous Spring-a-licous kit!
Can't wait to peruse my 'kit sisters' blogs to see how they used their goodies! 

Lisa is giving away a couple of mini kits on her blog. Be sure to visit her blog
for details.

Happy Spring! Hope it's beginning to look like Spring where you are!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Wishing You a Joyous Easter

Playing with Altenew's gorgeous floral stamps, 'Wallpaper Art', and my 
copics, I created an Easter card. Included in my order was the Layered Plaid
Cover A & B dies. I truly hated to cover the plaid die cuts up with anything,
but couldn't resist Eastery pastels with rosey copper Nuvo embossing powder
over the plaid. 
The top plaid cover die is a lavender pink shimmer cardstock I've 
had squirreled away forever!

I found a sentiment from PTI's Etched Eggs, and copper embossed that 
as well. The tiny posies are from Altenew's Build A Flower: Poppy.

When I chose my copics I made sure they were full color, that is, 02, 04, and so forth.
The pastels pop a bit more with full hue. 

Hope your weekend is full of fun and crafty goodness! 
Working on more Easter cards I can't wait to share!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wishing You...

It's time for a new challenge at the Card Concept, and we have this 'beachy'
 scene to inspire you!

I was instantly drawn to the shells and sand on an aqua background.

I used real sand on top of a Nichole Heady Sand Swatch stamp set, so I'm
going with a Mixed Media Card. The aqua bg is a piece of 12 x 12" wood print
designer paper that I had, but it was tan colored.
To change the color to aqua I brushed on Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst: Tiffany Lou Blue.
It has a lustrous gleam in real life.

A few of PTI's raindrops look a bit like water bubbles to me, so I added them.

All PTI product today, with the exception of the dp and sand.
My list will take you to the PTI store, where they still have all stamps and dies
at a discount. 

Recollections White Washed Woodgrain Scrapbook Paper
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst: Tiffany Loo Blue Spray
Beach sand

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hello Sweet Friend

Hello, sweet friends! I'm up on the Poppystamps blog today, with a 
 watercolor card full of spring blooms! Pop on by to see how I used my
new Arteza pens to create my scene.

Can't wait for the real thing, (blooms that is) in my neck of the woods!

Have a blessed weekend!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tag You're It: Yellow Dress

Tag You're It has a new challenge with a sunny yellow theme!
Come play along @ the Tag You're It Blog

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Just Saying Hello

Hi there! Hope you like floral cards, because this post is all about dancing
petals, wild rich color, and full of my love of florals.

Altenew has a challenge for the month of March, featuring a field of wondrous reds, greens 
and soft grey blue.

Irresistible if you love lifelike flowers, multi stamping for realism, petals 
that wave in the breeze, and stems and leaves that beg for shading,
you're familiar with Altenew'ss. Build a Flower series. I'm a fan.
Particularly my newest, Build a Fower: Poppy.
Sentiment: Build a Flower: Japanese Mum, white embossed on a 
Stamplorations tag.

There are 3 stamps for each bloom; a linestamp and 2 stamps for
dimension. Once I stamped my 3 big blooms, I added copics for further depth.
Then did the same for my leaves. The smaller white flowers are included
in the set, and the trio of leaves I used to stamp the side panel, as well.

Also entering the Flower Challenge, Anything Goes, a blog challenge that
'celebrates cards using floral images'. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

the Card Concept: Shamrock Blessings

Shamrock Blessings is the theme for the Card Concepts' newest challenge.

I saw the big rustic, multi colored and patterned shamrock, and went with a rather
elegant and layered card.

I used the Quilted Heart die from Concord & 9th, cutting it 6 times and sewing 3 sets of 
2 hearts together. Then assembling them in the shape of a shamrock. PTI Celebrate.
Play along for 2 weeks for a chance to be our guest designer.

Can't wait to see your take on the inspiration.
Speaking of inspiration, check out the blog for more inspiration from our designers.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Poppystamps Blog Blitz!

Hi Poppy Peeps! I'm up on the Poppystamps blog today with a card
for the Spring Blog Blitz.

Stop on by, see how I made my card, and leave a comment for a 
chance to win this fabulous die and stencil set!

And you have 2 ways to win... visit the Poppystamps Instagram, and 
tag a friend, and you and your friend both could win this die.

Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to visit the blog!