Sunday, January 25, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges #8 - Anything Goes

Happy Sunday friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week it is "anything goes" as long as it is Christmas.


This is a digital image by From The Heart.  I printed the image on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copics, cut it out with Spellbinders Label 17, and added white Flower Soft to the snow and the hat.  I also sponged lt. blue ink around the edges before removing the die. I fussy cut the black mat. The black strip is cut with SU Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.  The DSP is from MME Merry Little Christmas 6x6 pad.  The black is Recollections and the base is MFT Smooth White CS.

Now check out all the fabulous cards by my fellow teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges.
I hope you will play along with us this week.

Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Merry Monday #142 Challenge - Houses

This is my card for this week's Merry Monday Challenge - Use a house(s) on your card.

ETA:  My card was chosen as an Honorable Mention at Merry Monday.
I was looking through my papers and found this DSP with houses on it.  It is from American  Crafts Peppermint Express 12x12 pad.  I thought the houses would be perfect for my card.  I fussy cut them out and used the background paper to add snow from Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil using embossing paste and SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  The snow banks are made with MFT Stitched Snow Drifts die.  The houses are mounted with foam tape, as well as the bottom snow drift.  The sentiment from Verve's Poinsettia Christmas is stamped in SU Cherry Cobbler ink. The mat is SU Not Quite Navy and the card base and snow drifts are MFT Smooth White CS.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Birthday for MFTWSC211

I was able to get my card done for this week's My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 211 after having been sick with a virus the past several days.


I used the MFT PI Happy Banner image, stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card, colored her with Copics and paper-pieced her dress and bow with Recollections Bold Basics DSP.  I stamped the banner a 2nd time, colored it in yellow to match the dots on the dotted paper, and fussy cut it out to add to the image.   The DSP is from the same pad, except the one behind the PI image, it is from an American Crafts 6x6 Paper Pad.   I used Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals dies.  The "Birthday" sentiment is part of a greeting from MFT LJD On The Line set (discontinued).  It is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 2 set and mounted with foam tape.  The girl is also mounted with foam tape.  The card base is MFT Smooth White and the mats are Recollections Black.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Christmas Card Challenges - Santa's Hats

Good Sunday Morning my friends.  It is time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and this week we have an Inspiration Photo (Santa's Hats) to challenge you.


I used this vintage Santa image from a discontinued MFT's set.  I stamped him on X-Press It Blending Card and colored him with Copics.  I cut him out with MFT Pierced Circle dies and sponged light ink around the image before removing the die.  I matted him with MFT Electric Red CS cut with MFT Circle 2 die.  I used the same red for the large mat and the Spellbinders Grommet Tag die.  I stamped the sentiment from Inspired By Stamping Festive Frames.  I added gold twine to the tag and mounted it with foam tape.  The Santa image is also mounted with foam tape.  The DSP is from Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas and the card base is MFT Natural CS.  I added 2 MME green enamel dots in the top two corners.

I hope you will check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Christmas Card Challenges and play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Seize the Birthday - A Sketch Challenge

Happy Thursday everyone.  It's time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday and  this week we have the "toppings" option to follow a sketch.




I turned the sketch sideways and made a masculine birthday card.  My card base and the white circle are MFT Smooth White CS.  The brown is SU Soft Suede.  The blue stars are punched from SU Baha Breeze.  The DSP is from Recollections Bold Basics.  I used SU Decorative Dots EF on the Soft Suede cross piece.  I used MFT Pierced Circle die and Circle Stax 2 die for the circle panels.  The sentiment from Verve's Birthday to You is stamped in SU Soft Suede. This panel and the punched stars are mounted with foam tape.

I am also linking my card to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - It's A Guy Thing.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Now check out all the fabulous cards by my teammates over at Seize the Birthday.  Hope you join us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Just Us Girls #275 - Stencil

Happy Wednesday friends.  My card today is for the JUGS challenge to use a stencil on your card.
Here is my card:
I used The Crafter's Workshop Mini Chicken Wire stencil and sponged Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon and Blue Bayou inks through it.  The card base and Spellbinders tag die are SU Lost Lagoon and the white is MFT Smooth White.  I added Lost Lagoon ribbon to the die.  The sentiment from CTMH Lifting Spirits is stamped in Lost Lagoon ink.  The MFT Upsy Daisy die is cut from SU Soft Sky, mounted with foam tape, and the leaves and fern are punched from Certainly Celery.  I added a gold rhinestone to the center of the flower and 3 smaller ones in the corner.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn

Monday, January 12, 2015

MFTWSC210 - Happy Anniversary


This is their first challenge this year and I am hoping to play along each week.  I missed several last year.  MFT has also started new blogs for the sketch challenges HERE and also for their monthly color challenges HERE.

I made an anniversary card for a couple at church.  I have two to do this month.  The card base is MFT Smooth White and the black mats are Recollections.  The DSP is from Recollections Bold Basics.  The scallop mat is cut with a die from MFT Blueprints 20,   The dotted paper and mat are cut with MFT Pierced Rectangle dies.  I put the black back in the die and cut a little off of 2 sides to make the narrow mat.  The flower is made with MFT Layered Rose dies.  I shaped the flowers, staggered the layers and added a black enamel dot to the center.   The sentiment is from a stamp I got at Hobby Lobby, and the only name it has on it is "Innie & Outie".  I used MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags and Fishtail Flags Layers dies.  The flower and sentiment are mounted with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate you taking the tine to leave a comment.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn