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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Challenge # 18

 
MFP Challenge is Anything goes this week.
We would be delighted if you would join us this
week! Stop over and show us your creation.


 Im in tag  and watercolor mode this week so here
 we go with another one.  I started out cutting the
bottom of the tag with a Spellbinder Fancy Tag
 die and the top with the Scalloped Oval die, the
 embossed a strip across the bottom
. Using some Tim Holtz  Dusty Concord &
 Peeled Paint along with some Stampin UP
 Old Olive to created the background. I have
 used the Iris from the Bearded Iris Set.
 After stamping and coloring is twice I cut them
 both out to use on the tag. They looked so flat
 so I added some cheesecloth behind them.
 The butterfly is cut with a Cherry Lynn die
 and jewels added. The sentiments are from the
 Today Tomorrow and Forever Set & the       .
The ribbon was dyed to match. Although you
 cant really see them their are some
 purple sequins scattered too.





I love Irises, they come in such a wide array of  colors
making them so versatile, able to use in all kinds of
combinations. I actually colored up several different ones
but the yellow turned out to look the best with the
background so yellow it was! It is a great one to color and cut out.
Check it out along will all the  other GREAT sets at the MFP Shop.

The sequins and jewels show up here.
You can see the embossed border a little better here.










Monday, April 25, 2016

Team B's Challenge

Tuesday Throwdown  is being sponsored Newton's Nook this week
The CHALLENGE is Anything Goes.I have used the Freebie Sunflower Image.
 They also have many GREAT stamp Sets you can order.
I decided to make a tag. I printed out the image multiple times and then
 cut and layered it with foam.My background was colored with
 some ink and water colors.



The bottom was cut with a Spellbinder
Elegant Square die.  A flourish and some
 leaves made out of some a corregated coffee sleeve
 were added to the Sunflowers. I printed out the rest
of the sentiment to go with the Bloom sentiment
and doodled them.Lastly I used some multicolored
 crochet ribbon to tie on.
The colors look kinda bright in these pics in  person they are bold but look richer and the
dimension is much more obvious too.























The pic on the right and below gives you a better idea of the
dimension. The ribbon looks nice as it also has lots of teal
 in it to go with the tag color.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

This weeks Color Challenge

at MFP's is the color purple, my Favorite!!. You can use  neutrals
 black and white plus a small amount of another color. I have added  a tad of green.
 Using purple I created a striped dp for the base and distressed it
. Another piece was embossed and some purple and  paste added to it.
 A flower image from the Camellia Set was stamped with gold embossing
 powder and cut out with a Spellbinder Elegant Squares. The sentiment from the
         Oopsy Daisy Set was stamped and cut out with a Spellbinder Fancy Label 
and some background colors added to it. My flower was 
cut with the Spellbinder Rose dies
 and distressed  with a little cheesecloth and leaves tucked in
behind. A tiny flower was added to the sentiment and 
a few matching sequins scattered.
A layer of lace and pearls were added because girls always
need some pearls and lace in their life!

I'm Entering into the
Fussy and Fancy....Female Birthday
The Cut It Up Challenge...flowers and diecuts

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday Challenge

I'm so happy to see Saturday this week, Been and Xtra long one!!
 However the good thing is after a long week come a Great new Challenge at MFP! 
 This week it is a Joy Fold Card.  
You will find the instruction here. The image is from the Dogwood Set, colored with
 water color pencils. A little embossing, a few pearls and a butterfly to add a little pizzaz.
 This is a fun card and easy to make so Join us this Week!!

 It opens for the message....


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Good Morning Ladies, today at Tuesday Throwdown
 our Sponsor is Sweet N Sassy and the Challenge is Die Cuts.
 They provided us with images, mine is called  Melody of Love.
 After coloring it I used a Spellbinder Rectangle to mat it on.
  The dp is Autumn Flowers from Hampton Arts.
  The sentiment was also die cut. The top edging was cut with 
Spellbinder and a Stampin Up border dies. A hand dyed
 bow and jewel for embellies.
Stop over and join us this week!





Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April Power & Spark Challenge

Over at the Poppy Power Blog the new Challenge has begun and its a real challenge. 
You Pick Three..colors that is to be used for your card.
 I thought how is this possible...so set out to see what would happen. 
I dont have many Copics so really had to contemplate on what would work with what I have.
 Seemed the 3 that could be used to shade and color together would be these.
 Actually it wasnt quite as hard as I thought it would be but still a challenge lol!!
I Love the new Tulips in Hobnail Pitcher image so used that for todays card.
After I got my image all colored I dropped a big drop of alcohol on it and the
color spread out all over SO after all the time I spent coloring  it
I was Not starting over !!
The only way to save it was to cut it out and add it to the Spellbinder mat.
The checked dp actually matches better in person, it doesn't so pink. I had a little 
piece of ribbon that I had dyed for another project so used that and the
little piece of lace from Ribbon Resource
. A sprinkle of sequins and sentiment and 
I was surprised I did make it with 3 colors!!



Saturday, April 2, 2016

Happy April~~~

Things are heating up WAY to quickly here in the desert.
 I was hoping the heat would hold off for a bit but no such luck!
 And Most people are wanting warmer weather lol. Well this is the first week
 of the month at MFP Challenge and that means CAS and the
 theme this week is Rain...A Rainy cas 
that can only have one layer other than the base, lots of white and at least 
one stamped image. I admire all you who make CAS look so easy and wonderful.
 I really struggle with these!So I have used the umbrella and
 sentiment from the Rain Drops Set.
The clouds are cut with a die and embossed and a  little rain added.
I colored the umbrella and dotted it so it wouldn't look so plain.
After it was done and I took the pic I see I shouldnt
have dotted it since the clouds were 
embossed with dots, oh well to late lol! 


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown

Gosh where has March gone??
 Is it just me or does this year just seem to be flying by!!
Our Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is to Add Lace. 
 Our Sponsor Ribbon Resource gave us a lovely assortment of laces
to use for our cards this week.
Although Im not so good at vintage, lacey cards they are my FAVorite. So this is
my attempt. I used an old VIP image, colored and cut out.
The dps are Wisteria from Basic Grey and distressed on the edges. A
lace strip was added to the stripped dp.
A little dyed ribbon and a pearl for some embellishment.
The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinder Opulent Oval.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Green Green Green

Everything is coming up green this week, because that is the MFP Challenge!
 You can use black ,white or brown with a small amount of one other color if you choose.
 I just used green black and white.Started with a solid green and then added the green panels
 matted on the white. Using a stripped piece topper to tie the two together. A little PTI border 
die and some little black brads. The sentiment is from the  Hydrangea Set.
 cut out with a Spellbinder oval. The flower was made with a Spellbinder bitty flower
 die and a bit of white ink added to the edges. A little cheesecloth tucked in around it
 and its done!  All you have to do is make a green card
 and stop over and enter the challenge.


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Happy Saturday Friends!!


Already Saturday again and time for a new Challenge at MFP.
  It is to make a Layered Mountain Fold card.Be sure to check out the
 tutorial to do it correctly. The top layer opens.... I started with a base of some
 green dp and added my topper. Another green dp cut with my new Stitched Ovals 
a gift from my sweet friend Martha! I used the flower from the Oopsy Daisy Set. 
 Colored it then cut with the next size Stitched Oval. The wedge is tied on with a
 little purple button and some lace added to the edge. Lastly I added the very 
pretty purple sequins that Martha also sent me. I love that some are iridescent and 
several different shades of purple, six different ones in all.. This card is easy 
and fun so be sure to join up with us this week!



 A side view so you can see how the top layer is the one that opens.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Round and Round and Round We Go

Yes that right its a Round card we are looking
 for this week at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.
  Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and they gave us some delightful images 
to work with so be sure to stop over and check out their store. I  love this  
sweet Rory On The Beach image.After coloring her I added a couple tiny shells
 that my grandson and I had picked up a few years back when they lived on
 Whidbey  Island. Used a Spellbinder die to cut her out. Added a
 cheesecloth bow and a little starfish charm and the sun! 
Some faux stitching since my machine has 
lots its mind and a little distressing.