Saturday, October 14, 2017

For My Handy Man

Well I just noticed that next week is our wedding anniversary and I figured I best make a card for my hubby while he was outside puttering around. So using a Memory Box Tool Border that was in my birthday gift of die cuts I made this card for him.

I dry embossed a bluish gray panel with a Cuttlebug diamond plate embossing folder which sort of made a steel looking design. In each corner I added a screw looking brad before adding the Tool Border to the embossed panel. By the way the tools were already done up in the gray and red so that cut down on the work for me. This panel was then placed on a light brown card base. The sentiment is one I die cut using a Tonic Studios die. I also added a panel matching the color of the sentiment inside the card so that I could add my own personal message to my hubby!

I think my hubby will like this card as he is redoing an old granary over into a storage area right now and has lumber and tools handy for that project. He is putting in lots of shelves to place some of the things taking up room in his big machine shed.

I am entering this card into the Scrapy Land Challenge #75 -Anything Goes.

That's all for today. I wanted to get another Christmas card done but then I recalled I needed this special card so that of course took preference. Have a great rest of the weekend everyone. I love to have you visit me and leave comments too.

God bless,

Noel Wreath

Several weeks ago I bought this stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle so yesterday late afternoon I colored in the wreath image and the birds. The name of the set is called Winter Greetings Bird & Wreath. Originally I was going to have it all on a white panel but I was not too happy with the look so I changed my design up to this one,

I fussy cut (hand cut with scissors) the images and left a white border all around the wreath and the birds which I had colored in previously with Zig Water Color Markers. I arranged the wreath onto a Gina K. Designs Grass Green card stock base. I decided I wanted a little border around the wreath so I grabbed one of the fantastic die cuts from my birthday stash and used that to create a frame. Then I finished it by popping the birds into opposite corners. I also added a piece of white card stock inside so I could stamp or write a message.

I don't know about you, but I am loving the end result. It looks so vibrant and more festive having the green card base instead of having it all done on white. Oh, and in each of the berries I took a white pen and added a little dot to make them more realistic looking. I really love that scalloped frame too which by the way is a Die-Namics one from My Favorite Things. I loved it so much I did some shopping and now have one on it's way to me for future use.

Well, it appears our Saturday is going to be a rainy one. Maybe I can get some more cards done for my Christmas supply. But first I have a sink full of dirty dishes to do. No dishwasher here but me! LOL I hope your Saturday is going well too and thanks for stopping in.

God bless,

Friday, October 13, 2017

Fright Night

Once again I dived into the treasure trove of wonderful die cuts sent to me and this time I made one that will work well for Halloween. I simply punched out a small circle with a Post-It Note in the sticky area and added that to a white card base. This made a moon for my scene. Then I took the ink colors of yellow and orange first and sponged them on randomly. Then over the top of them I added some purple shades. Once I had it to my liking I then simply added the die cuts which are both from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I had to cut off part of the spooky tree in order for all to fit on the card front but I think it still looks like a great little scene. Inside I added another Cheery Lynn Designs die cut which is a Happy Halloween sentiment.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Double D Challenges-Fright Night
Scrapy Land Challenge #75-Anything Goes

Well, that does it for me today. I need to put my things away for the night and work on an evening meal. But I sure enjoyed working with these dies and I will be featuring more of them in the next few days.

Thanks for you wonderful comments too and I hope you have a great evening.

God bless,