Saturday, November 21, 2015

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

Good Morning Friends. Been a while  since Ive posted. Sorry havent been to visit you all much.
 My family was here for my brother in law's service. Spending time together was the priority. 
Life can change so quickly, my BIL was diagnosed with cancer a few short months ago 
and already gone! Hug your loved ones and tell your friends how you much you care for them,
 you might not get another opportunity.....   
That is my heartfelt advise for the day SO now On with the Challenge..
.Today we are embossing flowers on Vellum.After stamping with Versamark you embossed you
 image then add a little color on the backside of the image. Cut it out and add it to you card...
easy as can be!   I made up a little set of  three/

The first on using the Lily Image. Some sunny yellow, a little dp from Lawn Fawn and
 a MS punched edge. A little string of jewels and butterfly for a bit of embellishment. 
Simple and easy to send thru the mail; The dp was stitched along the edge.
 I think my machine is just about toast, joining the growing group 
of malfuntions at my house!! It will only sew backwards lol!!

The next one uses the Coneflower Image. The dp is one of those year stacks.
 The little edge was cut with a Stampin Up border die as was the little white one.
 The frame is a Scalloped Oval Spellbinder. The dp was stitched on
.This one will be easy to mail also.

The last one is the Rose Image. Got a little carried away on this one not so mailable!
 The the striped dp is from Stampin Up and cut with a Spellbinder Decorative Square.
 The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn and a handdyed bow. The little border behind
 is also from the year stack and cut with my new punch
 from my sweet friend Martha!!.

All the images and sentiments plus a myriad of Stamping Goodies
 are available at MFP Stamp Shop
 Hope you all will stop my at try this technique!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Good Morning it is time for TT Team B Challenge. It is Thankful and our
 sponsor is DeeDee's Digis. She has generously supplied us with our choice of images
. I am using one from the Autumn Blessings Set. After coloring I was adding a little shading
 to the twigs with a copic and all of a sudden big drops of ink came out. I had to cut a piece
 of to salvage the image to thats why it may seem a little off. A little checked dp and a
 border cut with a PTI die. The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinder banner die. 
This challenge cuts pretty close to the heart today.
 My sister's husband passed away Thursday after a shocking diagnosis of cancer
 in June She turns 60 tomorrow and They would have been married 43 years!She was
 determined he was her soulmate and they were married on her 17th birthday.
 I am thankful he was a part of our family for all these years. He was a tower
 of strength and always willing to help whenever needed. He was much more than 
just a BIL he was more like a brother.  Im also thankful that 
he was a wonderful husband to my sis 
and father to my nephews and niece.
 His passing has left a huge hole in our family but we
 have the blessed assurance that we will see him again one day!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

Today our challenge is to create a background with inks,stencil and water.
You will find the tutorial HERE for the Challenge. I used Tim Holtz
weathered wood, dusty concord and pine needles inks for the color. 
Then. using a  Balzer Design Stencil,  the Mini Swirly Garden,
 I spritzed the water over it and dabbed. It made a nice quiet design.
 I then stamped the flower from the Hydrangea Set and water colored it.
 The sentiment is from the Ivy and Blossoms Set.The little bottom
border was cut with a Stampin Up die .All was stitched onto the
 aqua base, which by the way was a big chore!!
Have you ever tried to sew backwards?? My sewing
machine is joining the ever growing menagerie of malfunctioning stuff around here
It wont go forward it will only go backwards, kinda crazy 
but hey I just went with it and thats why it looks a little wonky LOL!!. 
This is an easy technique that gives
 a great variety of results depending on color and stencils.
 Check out my teammates lovely creations!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

Good Morning Friends!! Today the Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge
 is Monochromatic Layered Stamping. I have used three different inks in aqua and teal colors. 
The base is stamped in the lightest color using the image from Just A Note Set.
 The Geisha image is from the Calm and Wisdom Set stamped in the medium color. 
The sentiment is stamped in the darkest color. A little distressing and a 
sheer ribbon attached with a teal button finishes it off. My teammates have
 some very nice cards you will want to check out!! 
Hope to see you join us this week.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week is Too Cute to Spook. 
Our sponsor is 2Cute Ink
. They have given us these cute images to work with this week. It is Team B's turn
and my teammates have some Great inspiration for you, so stop by! I have used the
  Sleepy Time Kitty  image. 
Embossed the orange and added the borders cut with a Stampin Up die.
 The image was water colored and cut out with a Spellbinder die
 then foam dotted on.
 The boo was cut with a Stampin Up punch.
Wanted it to look fun and cheery not really halloweeny so added
 it to the aqua base. 

I have entered my card into the Peaceful Garden  Cat Lovers Blog Hop

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friends of Speedy TV

Good Morning Friends!! Today at FOSTV we are challenging you to
 Use a Large Sentiment and fill in with some small images.The background has a bit of 
watercolor added to it before stamping.  I have used the sentiment from the
 Happy Thoughts Set. The flowers are from the  Ivy and Blossoms Set
  and the dragonfly from the Dragonfly Set.The flowers were colored with
 markers and the dragonfly stamped with a teal ink.  I matted it on the aqua 
and added the teal border cut with a SU die. 
This is quick and easy so hop on over and join in us today.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Round and Round~~~

Saturday again and time for Friends of Speedy Fox Challenge.
 Round the corners is your challenge today. So its is
Easy peasy, you can round corners on any part of your card!! 
Hop over and share your creation with us!!
 I used a image for the Block Flowers Set.
 Stamped with versamark and heat embossed with some brown powder. 
I cut it out and attached to the mat then rounded the corners. The dotted dp is cut 
with a Spellbinder Label # 17. I just did a little meandering stitch around the edges 
because it looked so plain. Rounded these corners also. The Hello is from
 the  Chrysanthemum Set cut with a SU punch. Im hoping this publishes 
today as Im going to be on the roof at sun up roofing. Hoping to get it finished today
if the weather will be cooporative, please no rain!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Do you like to watercolor??

Hope so because that is our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week!
 Our Sponsor is Freckled Fawn and they have provided us with these pretty
 little silver puffy hearts.There is a whole page of them in a variety of shapes and sizes. 
They reflected the shadows and look dark but really they are light and 
look very soft and pretty on the card. I started with green, blue ,purple and
 yellow water colors. Letting them puddle, run and dry. The image is an
 old Carol Wright that I also watercolored and cut a portion of it out 
with a Spellbinder. This was a fun card to make. I also
 made up several other background with  other colors since I was at it.
 Hope you stop over and show us your watercolor creations!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Lemons Lemons

Yes Im using some sunny lemons today for the Friends of Speedy TV Challenge. 
Our challenge is to use 3 panels on your card. It could be for your background or for 
your images. I randomly stamped the Lemon Image all over the panels then colored them 
with water color pencils and a bit with copics. I used chalk for the blue background.
 A little faux stitching around the panels, then added to the yellow base. 
The sentiments are from the  Dogwood Set and the Bring on the Sun Set
After matting I foam dotted them on and it was a pretty quick card.You can find
 these sets and Many more plus all your other stamping goodies at MFP Stamp Shop. 
My talented teamies switched it up using the panels several different ways so 
check out their awesome creations and then come show us yours!! 
Have a fabulous week friends!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Speedy Fox and Friends Saturday Challegne

Good Morning Friends, today at Speedy Fox and Friends we are challenging 
you to Collage Stamping.
Using different stamps to create a collage effect. I have used several different 
Marks Finest Papers Happy Birthday Stamps and created the background using 
different colored inks with the different stamps. Then using different inks
 I also added some background colors. Next I used the Lily Stamp
 then added the butterfly. I then stitched it onto the gold and added it to 
the green polka dotted base. Although it looks really dark its
 just a nice medium olive green, in person looks nice.
 A little row of jewels and the cards done.
 Its a fun technique and you can created so many different looks with it
. Come join us and give it a whirl!!

Sorry my post wasnt up..Just checked my blog and see my post
 didnt fire. This has happened a couple times lately dont know what Im doing wrong.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Tuesday to you all!

It is time for a new Tuesday Throwdown Challenge today.. Our theme is Clean and Simple. Our Sponsor is Sugar Pea Designs. I didnt have one of their image to use but you will love all their GREAT stamp sets and dies, so check them out! I used and old no name Stained Glass stamp for the image. Die cut the window using a Spellbinder Die and then added the image to the inside. A sentiment and there you go one quick card. Easy Peasy this one was! Come by and join in our fun this week....