Friday, October 24, 2014

HYCCT1424, Resist and F4A244, Pink Christmasm QFTD233, Lois (clownmom)

The challenge...make a pink Christmas Card in honor of October (cancer month).  My wonderful friend, Renee, sent me this image and I love it...thanks, Nay!!!  Didn't think you'd see it in pink did ya!

Today's HYCCT challenge is to do a resist technique. I chose Crayon Resist.

I love how this Darcie folder turned out...can't you just see that little boy building his snowman in the storm!!!

I love the SNS silhouettes!

Lucky for me, I saw jdmommy's (Anne's) card she made for Lois or I would have missed this challenge. I thought I signed up for emails, but must have done it wrong 'cause I never get a notice.

Lois and I have been on a couple design teams together and presently serve together on the CCEE challenge team. We also met in person at a stamp retreat in Florida (MFP). She is a daily challenge chaser, comments on cards and is just a truly lovely lady and a good friend.

Since I'm working on Christmas cards (have about 30 now), I chose this pretty card to case. I changed the theme, image and papers. Thanks for the inspiration, Lois!

Congrats, Lois...about time they recognized you and your talents! Enjoy your reign! Hugz!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CCEE1443, Autumn Colors

Well, Liz and Lynn want to see cards with the rich, wonderful colors of Autumn.

My leaves and verse are digitals...the verse is from TLC Creations; the leaves ???  I used the Spellbinder die "Radiant Rectangles" and a Cuttlebug folder.

Have a good one....come join us in this challenge.  Please link back to the CCEE Blog and add CCEE443 to keywords on splitcoaststampers.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bud and Anne's Anniversary, SC511 and HYCCT1422 - express love w/o putting in on front of card

Today is my friends', Bud and Anne 8th wedding anniversary.....two people who found each other late in life and are sooo happy!  I made this card for them.

This is the sketch challenge on splitcoast stampers AND the Hope You Can Cling To challenge to show love on the front of your card w/o a sentiment.  The little insert shows the inside of the card.  I'd say this little bee is in love!

Monday, October 20, 2014

HYCCT1419, HYCCT1420, TLC504

Barbara's challenge is to use an embossing plate and spread it around.

I must admit this is my second time to use embossing paste...just bought it a couple weeks ago to try (thanks for the push, Barbara!). My first attempt is now in the wastepaper basket!

I used a Crafter's Workshop tree stencil. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled blue glitter all over the card..yep, took awhile to dry! I love the effect of the glitter on the paste..looks like a starry sky!

Then, I cut some Spellbinder snowflakes and embellished them and I was done.

Pretty messy technique, but so worth it!

Julie issues this HYCCT challenge "In the past 15 years, more than 200,000 breast cancer deaths have been averted thanks to that ground-breaking test we know and love -- the mammogram. With this challenge, help spread the word! All you need to do is try one of these fun Splitcoast tutorials (Ink,Spray,Smash or Acrylic Smash), make a card to inspire others and encourage those women you love to "smoosh or smash" and get that annual mammogram!"

The CAS challenge is to use pink and orange. I did the ink smoosh.

 The challenge is to let it hang tassel is hanging out of the circle!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

HYCCT1418, IC483, Keep connected

Gail's (mammxsix) HYCCT challenge is to illustrate the idea of keeping connected. You can either connect the elements on your card via doodles, stitching, twine, tape, etc. and/or depict one of the means of connection: snail mail, telephone calls, girlfriend time, etc.

The IC challenge is to use the website Vietri for inspiration. I chose this plate for it's multi colors.

I chose this Copic Coloring Page digital with the little gal holding her cell phone and used a free TLC Creates digital paper with telephones for my background. Think I got the telephone connection and the girlfriends!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

HYCCT1416, No Stamps

 Today's HYCCT challenge is to use no stamps. I chose dies.

I watercolored my background, added Snow-Tex and glitter and used my Kemper Tool to "splatter" white acrylic. I've had this tool forever and never used it (other than to use it to get the small pieces out of my dies). The other day, Lydia posted a video on Facebook showing how to use it. Bingo...light bulb moment! Thanks, Lydia. However, next time, I shall somehow "tent" my card as my desk, ink pads, blocks, etc are all covered with "snow splatters"!! Live and learn!

Have a great day.

CCEE1442, Halloween Ghouls

OK, So Liz and Lynn say to create a card using your favorite ghoul, ghost, monster or witch to scare up some Halloween fun!

I chose Frankenstein.  He's telling ya to chill out!  Colored with Copics.  Sentiment cut on Cricut.

Have a great day!