Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Card Concept: Long Summer Days


Card Concept's newest challenge is: Long Summer Days. 
Welcome, and just have a look at the inspiration photo... so many ways to be challenged!

Here's my card, hope it inspires too.

It also has a greeting for you, 'Happy Summer.' The Card Concept Challenge will
be on summer break, so this is the last challenge for a while. 
By the way...
 I was inspired by the beach theme, the colors, and the sea horses for my  
Mixed Media Shaker card.
See you all in the fall!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Adventure at the Lake


With the outside hovering around 109, the inside is the place to be, and my craft room 
with every possible 'craft aid' imaginable just begs to be played with. (Did I just start and
end a sentence with the word, with'?)

Friday's Greetery blog featured Norine and a timely post using the Destinations set. 

Norine's card had me lake dreaming, with picturesque mountains and cool breezes.
Destinations together with Destination Rectangle Die is what I used.
I sneaked in a few items from Destination Summer, as well, and the tag
is from Speed Tagging.

I used a pencil to add a bit of shading to the windows.

The Destination map die cuts the sections, which I inked and paint spattered.

Seriously folks, if I wasn't so comfy in my air conditioned craft cave, I'd be heading up 
to the lake right now! 
Are you busy? Wanna come?

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Cards for Guys


It's been a while since I've posted for the fun of it, and I needed to do a handful of 'guy'
cards, so.... hope you enjoy. There's a lot to see! The Greetery's newest release has sets
with masculine vibes, just what I was looking for!

Dad Jokes: High Steaks... together with the new stencil set, Tartan Plaid.
Don't know about yours, but the guys in my family love their steaks rare, so this 
set of cards is double whammy!

The fork through the steak, how cute is that?!

And matching Steak Knife too!

June is full of birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries for this family. 
I have fallen in love with the Reflections set. 

This one for a grandson turning 21.
FYI: I added tree branches through the trees, and then onto the water's reflection
with copics. The numbers were treated with Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist.

The thank you card and matching envelope are for a dear friend.

Seriously, how does she do it! The Big Plans Background stamp is brilliant! Betsy's 
brilliant mind thinks of everything. We have 4 builders in our family, and this stamp
sets the stage for a man builder's card!

Nailed It says it all. 

One last photo of a card done for the Card Concept Challenge.

OK, finally done, although there's more to do. Fortunately have lots left over to
do them! 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

A new challenge at the Card Concept,  Vacation Time. This rustic, cabin-esque photo
has a painting of a lake, which inspired my Clean and Layered card below

We'd love to see your take on the inspiration photo. Come, play along!

Stamps, dies and Stencils: the Greetery

A P.S. to this post:

I wanted to add reflection  to the water, of the tree trunks, and a bit darker around the shoreline, 
did so with copics. The results were just what this card needed!

A closer look at the changes. 

Liking the additions! 

Hope your week is full of crafty goodness