Thursday, October 24, 2013

Couple more cards.....

Hello from beautiful fall weather Texas.  Today is absolutely a gorgeous day outside.  Did a lot of  housework and made lunch then went for walk with MIL.  Was really a nice walk.  Now I want to share a few cards I made in the past few days.  First card is done with stamps and stickers, very CAS, but still a fun card. The second card was done with the outline stickers and microfine glitter, yes I am still tring hard to get it down.  Colored glitter with copic markers.  Going to enter in a few challenges for the heck of it.  Enjoy!

(card group weekly Challenge - masking) 

Entering this card in the following Challenge(s):

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Autumn not Halloween

( Birthday card for a girl friend)

Entering this card in the following Challenge(s):

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, I love to hear from all of my crafty friends. Hope your having a great day!

Until next time

Friday, October 18, 2013

A not so perfect card.......

Happy Friday!  It's another dreary gray cloudy day here.  I have been playing around with Peel off Stickers, micro-fine glitter and Copic markers.  So far I have only made 1 that turned out the way I actually wanted it to and tossed 3 others.  So today I thought I'd share the card that I made that has a few issues, it's still an OK card, but just not as great as I would of liked.  Apparently I need a little more practice with this card technique.  Well anyways here is my not so perfect card!  

So can you see where the purple color is leaching out into the yellow?  I think maybe I used to much pressure when coloring with the copics.  It's not horrible but it could be better!  All products except the card base and black stone bling are from Elizabeth Crafts.  I love this technique, just need to practice it a bit.  Elizabeth Crafts has some cool outline stickers and their transfer sheets and dbl sided tape sheets are all very reasonable.  If you have never checked Elizabeth Crafts out, you should.  They have a great gallery and face book page with tons of pics for ideas.   I actually learned about this technique from a dear online card making Friend, Deloris. She sent me a card that was "gorjuss" earlier in the year and I have been wanting to try to make one since.   Well this was just to show that even someone who has been card making for some time has trouble sometime too, LOL

So this card was made for the Tuesday Color Challenge over at Outlawz. here is a pic of the color theme:

 At least my colors look right, even if the card is not perfect, LOL!

This card is being entered in the following Challenge(s):

             Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge  

It definitely will not win, but just had to share it anyway..... :)
Have a fun weekend.

Until next time,
Bye by

Monday, October 14, 2013

Last of the Fall Cards, I think....

Well hope everyone is doing well today.  It is still raining like crazy here off and on and they say it will continue thru Wednesday sometime.  As promised here are the last of my fall / thanksgiving cards, at least I think it is......LOl.

                Entered this card, above, in the following Challenge(s):

Tammy's Scraping Corner - Fall Colors

Fresh Brewed blog   - Pumpkin or Pumpkin colors

All 3 cards where made with a new Die that I just had to have when I stopped by Archiver', it's made by Taylored Expressions and it's called Quarter Foil.  It cuts so beautifully, used it in my Grand Calibur.  I glued the die to some patterned scrap paper attached with glue to card fronts and then embellished with recollections items.  They where quick to make and I am happy with the result.  Hope you enjoy seeing them.  And thanks again for stopping by my little piece of the online crafting world.  Please do leave me some love, I read them all and do my best to reciprocate the love.

Until next time
Have a fun crafty day!

Alittle late but got it in

Hello everyone.  I had to play and create a card for the Tuesday Color Challenge over at OUTLAWS Challenge site.  I have missed playing along for a very long time and the colors this last week were just to pretty to not play, so I made my card and just got it in on the last day, today, better late than never as the saying goes, LOL!  The color theme is below and my card follows, the twist was to make it Autumn or Fall related.  

Also used this card for my weekly card group challenge, where we had to use 1 stamp 3 times.  Some card friend will be getting this as a RAK soon.  I will be adding the other few fall cards later today or tomorrow so be sure to check back soon.  :

Entering in the following Challenge(s):

House of Gilli - Anything goes/ Fall 

Lady Anne"s  Challenges -  Fall/ Autumn

Make it Monday - Paper Craft Project

Until next time,

Happy Monday

Happy Monday.  Man it is raining by the bucket loads here.  Good day to stay in and play in my stash.  Today I have a Fall card to share.  I don't really make a lot of Halloween cards but I love to make Fall cards....... So here it is:

This card was made with Bazzil card stock, Spellbinder die, Elizabeth Craft outline sticker, and Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter. Colored the glitter very lightly with Copics. Then added a few bead bling pieces.

Entering this card in the following Challenge(s):

Heck of a Challenge - Autumn Colours

The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes

Sister Act - Cards only

Sparkle and Sprinkle Creative Challenges  Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking

I have a few more on my desk and will finish them as soon as I can. Have a marvelous Monday and thanks for visiting.  

Until next time,

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Some more Cards

Hi there all you crafty peeps.  As promised I am back with some of the cards I made while I was AWOL, Lol.  Not in any particular order here they are.  

As you can see I am getting Christmas cards started now.  I usually send out about 60 handmade I have start early, LOL.  Well that is it for now.  Working on some Fall cards now will show them soon.  Thanks for coming by and I am so happy to be back blogging again......
Be back soon

Friday, October 11, 2013

I am back finally!! Woohoo

Hello, Hello, Hello, and a very Happy Friday to all my crafty friends. I am finally back to getting a little crafty.  Not sure if I mentioned before that my DH and talked my parents into selling their home in Florida and moving here to Texas.  Well they did and it sold in August.  Now I should explain why we wanted them closer.  They are getting up in age (77 & 89) and my Step dad had Alzhiemer as does my MIL that lives with me and DH.  My mum is a bit younger than pop and they really had no one to assist with the house needs and not mention with their health needs.  So as of Aug. 19th they have moved to Texas.  They wanted to rent, so we found them a very nice duplex on the lake about 9 minutes from my house.  It was a hard move but so worth it.  Pop has fallen several times and it was awesome to be able to run over and pick him up for mom.  And yes we have ordered a gait belt to make it possible for her to get him up.  I believe they are happy here now, it took a while for them to feel like this is home, but they are adjusting fairly well.  I think it's me and DH getting used to have to run them everywhere from doctors, to shopping to just plain getting out, since pops can no longer drive and mom never has driven.  It's starting to all come together, I think.  And I am happy to be able to see them everyday if I want.  Here's a picture of them the first weekend they arrived, we had gone to lunch at a local pub.

 And then one of me and my Mum, isn't she just adorable
 So that is why I have been AWOL for a bit.  I have made a few cards here and there though, will be posting them soon.  Oh and my mum is a crafter also, so we can share all our stash now, yippee! OK now I will leave you with a card I made for my card groups weekly challenge. It was a card we hade to case and here is mine.

Entering this card in the following Challenge(s):

I'll be back later today hopefully to show you all the missing cards I've made while away.
Have a wonderful Friday!  Glad to be back Crafting.

Until next time