Friday, October 23, 2020

Holiday Hugs …

I have a present for you, but I need to borrow your arms for wrapping paper.  ~Author Unknown

 

Good Morning!

Sandra has added more new digi images to her ETSY SHOP this month and this week I am using #3297 Pretty Christmas Hippo.

 


The glittering poinsettias were created by using the Dream Weaver Embossing paste and stencil. While still wet I poured the glitter over the top waited a minute then dumped off any excess.

Supplies

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Card Stock
  • Banner punch from Stampin Up!
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Dream Weaver Embossing paste
  • Glitter from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Stash: Rhinestones, star brad & fabric poinsettia
  • Stencil from Stampers Anonymous
  • White gel pen
  • Wink of Stella glitter pen 

Don’t forget to visit her Facebook page where there is always something happening!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643440135938124/

 

Thanks for stopping by!

(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Rain or Shine …


Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. ~Plautus

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which today at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Jan’s Digi Stamps. This challenge will run thru November 2, 2020

Sharon has chosen a blue monochromatic challenge for us this fortnight.



Supplies used
  • Image “April Showers” printed on Whisper White cardstock from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Stash
  • ProMarkers
  • Wink Of Stella
  • Color board

 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Embossing Paste

Very gay they were with snow and sleigh-bells, holly-boughs, and garlands, below, and Christmas sunshine in the winter sky above. All faces shone, all voices had a cheery ring, and everybody stepped briskly on errands of good-will. ~Louisa May Alcott, "Seamstress," Work: A Story of Experience, 1873 

Good morning!

We have a new Crash your Stash Challenge starting at The Outlawz Challenges and our Sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps with a $12.00 gift card

https://bugaboostamps.com/

http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BugabooStamps/

https://www.pinterest.com/bugaboostamps/_shop/

https://twitter.com/Jodie__Mackrell

Our cue this month is embossing paste.

Rather embarrassing story; While I love the look of embossing paste, I just don't love the clean up process for the product because you have to be diligent cleaning up your tools when using this stuff. So needless to say its been a while since I used my paste. In fact. I actually had to wipe the dust off mine before I could open it. I will say that I am super impressed that it was still good to use! 

I did wind up making two cards using this paste and glitter so that was good! LOL



 

Supplies:

  • Bugaboo image “Clyde Christmas” printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card Candy from Jot
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) and Neenah
  • Design paper from Colorboks and scrap bin
  • Dreamweaver embossing paste
  • Ink from Stampin Up! and Memories
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Printworks
  • Stencil unknown
  • Sulyn ultra fine glitter
  • Tag punch from Stampin Up!
  • Wink of Stella 

Now come on over to The Outlawz Challenges to play along with us or one of the other challenges that are always in process!

(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Autumn Leaves …

The bright summer had passed away, and gorgeous autumn was flinging its rainbow-tints of beauty on hill and dale. ~Cornelia L. Tuthill, "Virginia Dare: Or, the Colony of Roanoke," 1840

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which today at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by Jan’s Digi Stamps. This challenge will run thru October 19, 2020

Jacqui’s challenge for us this fortnight is 3 colors - orange, red and green and no pumpkins allowed!

I actually messed this one up. I had the image upside down when I stamped the image. Didn’t notice it until I started to photograph the card! I managed to pull the image off the card without tearing it. Them I proceeded to fussy cut it out. I used a Stampin Up ink pen to color some of the open white spaces. Very tedious and not perfect but salvaged!


I’ll add a sentiment later, just not sure if this will be a fall card or a Thanksgiving card yet.

Supplies used
  • Image "Wisp of Autumn" printed on Whisper White cardstock from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from Stampin Up! (Base) and Core-dinations
  • Design Paper from DCWV and Close to My Heart
  • Embossing Folder from Carta Bella
  • ProMarkers
  • Color board

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara

Thursday, October 1, 2020

SheepSki Designs: Fall / Halloween


No spring nor summer's beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face....
~John Donne, "Elegy IX: The Autumnal"

Good morning!

Another challenge has begun for all you SheepSki Design fans! This month our challenge is to make a card that celebrates Halloween of Fall. Your choice!

For my card I am using the image Winter Warmer #183 and a sketch I Spy Sketches


This card actually gave me fits to make. It seemed like something constantly went awry in the making of.

It started with me masking the image to ink in a background … My mask not only slipped but somehow red ink that was on the piece of paper I used for the mask transferred onto the cardstock. It was unfixable so I fussy cut the image out and set aside to cut new background mats.


Returning to my workbench I could not find the image.

Anywhere!
5 minutes of searching finally found it had slid under my glass mat.

Then in the process of stamping the sentiment, I slipped and smeared the ink … the banner was created to cover THAT mess.

So … the card is finally done with a few modifications to the sketch! And I’m happy with it.

Supplies

  • Image printed on Stampin Up Whisper White card stock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design paper from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Ink from Stampin Up!
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamps
  • Textured background paper from my stash
  • I Spy Sketch ISSC08


Now ... You have two ways to play along with SheepSki Designs!

BLOG ... Where you can use any hand colored image for a chance to win 3 images ... BUT, if you use a SheepSki Designs image and are the winner, you get an additional image choice

or

FACEBOOK ... Where you must use a SheepSki Designs Image for a chance to win 3 images

As a bonus, when you are done shopping in the STORE, use this code “skiandrea10” at checkout to receive a 10% discount off your purchase! So, come along and play one or both! Can't wait to see what you create!
(Hugs) Cara