Thursday, October 27, 2016

Junior Hatter Batty

Hello friends!  This evening I am sharing a fun Halloween card using Junior Hatter Batty.  I am wishing you a Happy Halloween!  Be safe and have fun!  I will be on my way to Argentina with my family as my second son Scott will be getting married, Nov. 5th.  I am feeling excited and anxious at the same time.  I don't like to fly, and this will be a very long flight.  It will be a wonderful celebration and worth the flight.  Here is my card.

I cut the bat and the haunted house from some patterned paper and created this simple Halloween scene.  Junior Hatter Batty was colored with Copics and colored pencils.  I think that is my preferred medium, at least for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by and again, have a safe and fun Halloween.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, October 20, 2016

LMMS Challenge #149 - Anything Goes

Hello Everyone!  Time for a new challenge at LMMS.  Challenge #149 - Anything Goes.  For my card I used this sweet image, Polka Dot Pals Qamrah.

I colored this image with colored pencils.  I am liking the soft color pallet I chose.  Check out what the other desingers have created here.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, October 13, 2016

LMMS Driffoxie Carving Pumpkins

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a Halloween card I made with a new image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  This is Driffoxie Carving Pumpkins.

I colored this image with colored pencils and added some glitter to the wings.  Layered it onto some gingham paper and added some gingham ribbon,  I love gingham, lol.

Thanks for having a look!

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, October 6, 2016

LMMS Challenge #148

Hello everyone.  There are some new faces at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I hope you will join us in welcoming the new members of the Design Team.  I look forward to getting to know them better and enjoying their crafty inspiration.  You may find Challenge #148 and meet the new Design Team members here.  Now on to my card.

I used Grandpa the Reaper to create this fun, whimsical Halloween card.  I punched the moon with a large circle punch.  I thought the ghostly paper was a fun choice for the moon.  I cut the words spooky and eek from some patterned paper.  Grandpa has been colored with color pencils.  I punched the cat, rat and the bat to complete the card.  I hope you like my card.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Polka Dot Pals Hauntly

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a Halloween card with you.  I used Little Miss Muffet's Polka Dot Pals Hauntly.  Such a fun image.  You can check out other images in the LMMS store.  Halloween is so fun!

I tried to create a spooky scene with the moon and clouds.  I added some black netting from the dollar store.  The finished card is 5x7 inches.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, September 22, 2016

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest 2nd Entry

Well time is almost up for entering the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest.  I was hoping to get 3 done but I spent so much time trying to get some decent pictures.  A photographer I am NOT!  I created the template for this card many years ago and posted a very amateur tutorial if you would like to see it here.  That was from 2009.  The idea was born even earlier because when I first created it I used a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock.  You can see the card I made back in 2008 here.  Through the years I have tweaked the design and I now use an 8x11 piece of paper.  Enough of my rambling, here is my card.

I used BB Hog Heaven to create this birthday stand.  The patterned paper is MFT Birthday Blowout Paper Pack.

Here is a close up of the flooring I created with the Fishnet Cover up die.

I ran it through the bigshot but let the pieces remain.  I think it makes the perfect tile floor.

Here are some more photos to show the details.  I used the no-line coloring technique by stamping the pigs with Memento Angel Pink and then colored with colored pencils.  Their party hats were made with this die.

I used my score-pal to make the shutters and siding, however I realized as I was writing this post, my siding is Wainscoting, as it is vertical. haha  

The card folds flat to fit in an envelope for mailing.  You just have to remove the brads from the awning.

Here are a few more pictures to show the detail.

I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the cupcakes.   The 3 on the counter are adhered to a thin clear strip of plastic.  The doily for those 3 cupcakes was made with this die.
Finally the countertop edge was made with this die.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  I had so much fun making it!

Hugs and smiles,

LMMS Challenge #147 Anything Goes

Hello friends!  It is time for a new Anything Goes Challenge at LMMS.  There are some new Halloween images in the store and this is a card I  made with one of them. Polka Dot Pals Ghostly.

I really enjoyed coloring this cutie and creating the background too!  I used copics and colored pencils.  I drew the fence and the sidewalk and used a few punches to finish the card.  You can check out the details for challenge 147 here.

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As always, I appreciate your visits.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Favorite Things Superstar Contest

Hello friends!  My Favorite Things is having a contest with a fabulous prize for 10 winners.  There is some serious competition with over 380 entries.  I wouldn't want the job of judging all those cards. There are just under 2 days left to enter.  You can see more details here.

Here is my card.  I made a slider with a few of the images from 2 stamp sets, Farmtastic and The Whole Herd.

This is a picture with the barn closed.  The  milk cans, pig, and cow are images I used for the slider element.

When you pull the slide you are able to open the face of the barn and look what's inside.
I paper-pieced my images with some gingham papers from my stash.  I love gingham and polka dots.

Here is a close-up of the slider.

Finally here is a photo of the dies and stamps I used.

I used MFT inkpads to sponge the edges of the images to add some depth.  The gingham papers are from my stash.  The cardstock is MFT.  Thanks so much MFT for a chance to play along!  Now to finish my second card.  The clock is ticking..........

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Summer Snails LMMS

Hello everyone!  Today's card features Summer Snails from LMMS.

I used shades of yellow and orange to color up these stacked summer snails.  I had fun coloring the snails shell.  I like trying to have a smooth blend when coloring with my copics.  There are several snail stamps to choose from if you would like to take a look.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, September 8, 2016

LMMS Challenge #146

Hello friends!  Time for another Anything Goes challenge  at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I have used a new image called Jr. Hatter Cinder.     I colored her with Copics and added a little beauty mark to her cheek.

I used some of my favorite colors and gingham ribbon to complete the card,   Thanks for having a look!

Hugs and smiles,