Monday, February 19, 2018

Perfect Pear

Happy Monday everyone! Today I'm sharing a little card with y'all.  I tried to keep it simple and have the main focus the adorable set of pears =)

I started by cutting everything for the pears with my Silhouette Cameo.  I then chalked all my edges of the pieces.

Once they were all chalked, I assembled my pears.

I took a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock and created a little background with 2 distress markers and a water brush.  I didn't have a design in mind so I went with just a random spot of ink.

Next I took some green twine and separated the strands.  I only wanted the green strands for this project.  I randomly glued the two strands over my distressed spot.  To finish out that area, I cut a 3" circle from a sheet of vellum and trimmed a 1/2" off one edge.  Adhered that over the distressed area and the base was done.

Using some foam tape, I adhered the two adorable pears. Are they not the cutest?!?

Add a few little sequins and a veneer heart and the card is complete =)

For this card I used the following goodies:
KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ Shoptastic Cuties You're Pearfect
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Vintage photo and mowed lawn
Bazzill Cardstock
Kuuqa Stitched Circle Dies
Recollections Vellum paper
Sookwang Double Sided Tape
American Crafts Wood Veneer Heart
Pretty Pink Posh ~ Impress Valentine Mix Sequins
ColorBox Chalks ~ Warm Green, Warm Red, Chestnut Roan, Ocean Blue
Stickles ~ Tropical Tangerine
Pebbles Classic Chalks
Black Recollections Pen
White Gelly Roll Pen
Foam Tape

Friday, February 9, 2018

Little Bunnies

Well I'm back!! Slowly returning to crafting after surgery.  I'm just over 3 weeks post-op and thankfully had my stitches removed along with the bulky cast/splint.  Unfortunately, I'm now in a full arm splint preventing me from straightening my arm. I'm not supposed to use it at all, but have managed to get some coloring and piecing done... just takes me a LOT longer to accomplish those tasks.  But I couldn't resist trying to color up the adorable Spring Bunny Friends from Gerda Steiner Designs.  If you didn't know, they run a progressive challenge every month... if you participate during the month, you get the next month image FREE!!

So for my card I wanted to make it a bright, sunny Easter card. I grabbed a few elements from the Silhouette store to create the background.  I wanted to keep it clean so the bunnies remained the focal point.

I used my beloved PrismaColor Pencils to color this adorable image.  Overall, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.  Took a couple hours (yes hours!) to color as I cannot bend my wrist, straighten my arm or turn it lol.

Goodies used on this card:
Gerda Steiner Designs ~ Spring Bunny Friends
Lawn Fawn ~ Grassy Border Die
Silhouette Design #121769 Easter Flower Card
Silhouette Design #43841 Sun Sunburst and Sun Frame
Scrappy Moms Spring Fling Stamps
Bazzill cardstock
Colorbox Chalks
Archival Jet Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!!

This card has been entered in the Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

Monday, January 15, 2018

Do I smell cake?!?

Last day of crafting before surgery and I have an entire list of things I want to take care of beforehand.  I've been busy preparing homemade noodles, breads and sauces for quick dinners while I recover.  Anything to help my hubby out while he's filling in for me =)  

So today I have a simple little birthday card using this fun stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.  The monsters in this set are so fun and cute!!  Y'all should definitely check it out.  I opted to emboss my image in white so it stood out on the kraft cardstock.  A little something different lol

For this card I used the following goodies:
Gerda Steiner Designs ~ Monster Fun Stamp Set
Die-namics ~ Bracket Edge Die
Doodlebug Design Hip Hip Hooray Paper Pad
Prismacolor Pencils
Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder
Stampendous Clear Embossing Ink
ColorBox Chalks
Jelly Roll Pens ~ White and Neon colors
Blue Glitter Enamel Dots
Kraft cardstock

I've entered this card in the following challenge:
Gerda Steiner Designs ~ Share Your Designs 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

little love...

I seem to be in a scramble to get projects finished before my next arm surgery.  I'm undergoing treatment for tennis elbow and that will take me out of the crafting world for a few weeks.  But until then, I'm going to push on coloring and crafting=)

Today I have a cute little card using an adorable image from Gerda Steiner Designs called Panda in Love.  Yes, you will notice I did not color my bear like a panda, rather a little teddy bear.

Despite it being a panda - it still turned out cute colored with brown/yellow tones.  The background is created using part of the With Love Collection from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  I cut the main piece out and used my eBrush and a few Sharpies to give it a spray painted look.  Love how it all turned out.

For this card I used the following goodies:
Gerda Steiner Designs - Panda in Love
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - With Love Collection
Prismacolor Pencils
eBrush Airbrush system
Grey/Red/Purple Sharpie Markers
Pink Glitter Enamel Dots
White Gelly Roll Pen

I've entered my card in the following challenge:
Gerda Steiner Designs - January Challenge

Friday, December 15, 2017

Sew Much Love

Well Christmas cards are done, finally!!  Time to move on to cute Valentine's Day cards.  I LOVE this adorable image from Gerda Steiner Designs.

I'm loving the look of coloring on kraft cardstock so I decided to create a simple card using that technique.

The image really pops against the kraft paper.  I created the sentiment in my Silhouette software and printed at the same time as the adorable bunny.  Added a few glitter enamel dots and there you have it... simple but oh so cute card =)

I've entered my card in the following challenge:
Gerda Steiner Designs December Challenge

Friday, December 1, 2017

Candy Cane, Anyone?

I'm bringing you another adorable Christmas card today.  This little penguin is such a cutie! 

I decided to use non-traditional colors for this card.  Sometimes, different is good =)

Digital stamp is from Bugaboo Stamps called Candy Cane Penguin

I've entered my card in the Bugaboo Stamps Stella Says Challenge #519   

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Warm Winter Wishes

Sharing another Christmas card today.  This one is a little more traditional and country feeling ~ much more me lol.  This adorable image is from Bugaboo Stamps and I love all the little snowmen peeping in the windows.

I really love how this card turned out.  

For this card I used the following goodies:
Bugaboo Stamps ~ Snowmen Block Digi
Prismacolor Pencils
Your Next Stamp ~ Jingle Bell Border Die
Paper Studio ~ Old World Winter Stack
Bazzill Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
Red Glitter Enamel Dots

This card has been entered in the following challenge:
Bugaboo Stamps Stella Says Sketch Challenge #518