Thursday, November 16, 2017

Color Throwdown Challege #469 using SSS & CZ Design Coolest Yulest

Happy Thursday!

I busted out all my Turkey Day cards so I got to play with the
The colors are Light Blue, Blue and Silver.

 I loved the colors so much that I made two cards. 
One using black as the acccent and one with just the challenge colors. 


I made the above card using the Simon Says stamp and CZ design Coolest Yulest stamp set.
I used Distress Oxide ink in Broken China and Salty Ocean for the background. I then heat embossed the images with a silver glitter embossing powder.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and stamped with Versafine Ink. 


I used a few of the same images and same ink to stamp the inside. 

I will post tomorrow with the second card I made for this challenge. Until then, I hope you have a fantastic day and I will see you next time.
Cher 






Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thank You Card using SSS Emma background and Distress Inks



Hey Ya'll

Today I have a Thank You card to show you. 
Man I just love Distress Inks with embossed resist background. 


I first heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Emma background stamp with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. 

I used Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean to smoosh the background into .

 In between the pouncing I would dry the background to get better definition without muddling all together. I used my fave rectangle stitched die from the MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13. 



I used my Silhouette to create the sentiment. I used the Lucinda Handwriting font, welded the letters together and then did a offset of 1.00 that I cut from some vellum. 

I put the background onto some shimmery card stock I got from Michaels and then put onto a Neenah  110 lb card base. 


See you next time!
Cher 




Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Birthday Card using Simon Says Stamp If the Hat Fits stamp set.


Hey Everyone!
A friend at work asked if I would make her a Halloween inspired birthday card for her Mom and I just had to try to replicate the card Kelly Latevola made. Here is the link to her blog post that I was inspired from.

This Simon Says Stamp If the Hat Fits stamp set has been my absolute fave Halloween stamp set so far.


I used Distress Inks for the background and Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers for the hats.

I really went out of my comfort zone with adding the white gel pen accents to the hats like Kelly did but I'm so glad I did because it really gave me the confidence to do it again.

I went a little wild on the inside and stamped with Distress Oxide Inks using the Honey Bee Stamp set , Celebration Box.

I made the envelope using some pattern paper in my stash.

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next time.
Cher

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Color Throwdown #466

Happy Thursday!

This weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #466 colors are Plum, Olive and Rust. I'm a new stamper so I am using again the SSS Fractile Leaves stamp set. I wish I could find some Thanksgiving stamps but of well..leaves will do.


I first stamped in Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then water colored with Distress Oxide inks. I used Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves and Wild Honey. I also used some Barn Door Distress mixed with the Wild Honey to get the rusty color. I was a tad apprehensive since one oxide and one regular but it came out great.

After they dried I fussy cut them all out. I then took the seedless preserve ink and splattered it onto some Olive card stock.

I used the same Rust concoction to color some white cardstock to make the sentiment banner.
The sentiment comes from the SSS Ornate Leaves stamp set.

I popped it all onto a Kraft card base.


The inside sentiment is from the SSS essential greetings set.

Thank you for coming by and see you next time!
Cher

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Color Throwdown #463 using SSS Fractile Leaves.

Happy Saturday!
I didn't think I would be getting to a post for the Color Throwdown Challenge #463 this week but thanks to Hurricane Nate....I had some time after prepping the house. 

The colors this week are Orange, White and Kraft.

I used the same SSS Fractile Leaves stamp set  in last weeks throw down but i just couldn't help using it again this week. 


 I used Ranger White Detail Embossing Powder to heat emboss the leaves and sentiment. The sentiment comes from the SSS Ornate Leaves stamp set. 



I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor markers in orange tones for the leaves. I then embellished with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Orange Marmalade.

Thanks for stopping by and be safe if in the path of Huricane Nate!
Cher 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Color Throwdow Challenge #462 using SSS Fractile Leaves

Happy Thursday! 

Today’s post is for the Color Throwdown #462. 
The colors this week are Rust, Green, Orange and Blue. 


I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors for the background and the images. 

I wanted a messy watercolor background to be able to show off these 
Simon Says Stamp Fractile Leaves. It sort of reminds me like the leaves fell into a river. 

I hear embossed the leaves and sentiment with Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder. 

The Autumn Blessings sentiment comes from the SSS Ornate Leaves stamp set. 

I used the same embossing powder to make a matte to put the watercolor piece onto. 

Thank you so much for coming by and I’ll see you next time! 
Cher 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Color Throwdown #461 featuring Crazy Dogs stamp set


Hey All,
It has been a while since my last post and I apologize. My MacBook Pro is causing me to go crazy cause the screen is not working. I am using a Windows laptop till I can try to fix it and I am just not used to it.
I do tech support for cellphones as my day job and have patience all day. When it comes to me and a computer....I have none!

Anywho... here is my submission for this weeks Color Throwdown #461.
The colors this week were Purple, Green, Yellow and Orange. Those colors scream Halloween to me.



I used a Simon Says Stamp Diamond Circles Stencil and ink blened with Distress Inks, I used Carved Pumpkin , Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed and Lucky Clover.

All of the Elements and Sentiment are from the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Dogs, Crazy Things and Crazy Talk Stamp Sets. I colored all the images with the same Distress Ink Color plus Black Soot.

Thank you so much for coming by and see you next time!!
Cher

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

MFT Chinese Takeout and Good Fortune Birthday Card



Welcome back!

I can now show this birthday card I made for my awesome disinter in laws birthday!

Oh man MFT just made such a great release when came out with this set and the Sushi date one back in March.
I even won a $25 voucher from MFT as part of the release  and of course I got those sets and dies.

I did not come up with this design but I was inspired by one of the inspiration cards on their site made by Debbie Olsen.
I just loved the layout she chose with the blue background. 



I used Distress Ink  in Tumbled Glass and blended onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

I used Antique Linen and Tea Dye for the fortune cookies and
Hickory Smoke for the handle of the box. I also used Antique Linen for the chopsticks.

I stamped the Pagoda and Enjoy with Memento Dew Drop Ink in Lady bug form the Good Fortune stamp set. I  then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to make them shiny.

I used some patten paper in my stash as the background and popped onto a card base made from some Neenah 120lb card stock.




I used the Sushi Date stamp set for the sentiment and the soy sauce bottle which i colored using Spectrum Noir markers.

I stamped the same pagoda onto the envelope in the Lady Bug ink.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Cher 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

MFT Card Challenge Sketch #345 using Friends Forever


Welcome Back!

I am doing another week in the My Favorite Things Card Challenge #345

It was a fun sketch and couldn't not participate in it. 

Sketch Challenge 345 #mftstamps

When I saw the sketch I knew I had to do a shaker card. 


I used some pattern paper in my stash for that strip on the left. I then used some green card stock and a houndstooth embossing folder to create the background. 

The shaker is filled with random sequins and chunky glitter. 

I used my SSS stitched circle dies to create the bit to make a frame for the shaker winder. 

I used Distress Oxide Ink to color in the bear from the MFT Forever stamp set and then fussy cut it out. 

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and is white embossed onto some black card stock. 

Thank you so much for coming by to check out my submission. 

I hope to see you next week!
Cher

Color Throwdown #455 using Altenew Halftone Circles

Happy Thursday!

I have my submission for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #455.

The colors this week are white, aqua, light pink and lavender. 


I used Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China, Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick to stamp the circles form the Altenew Halftones Circle stamp set. 

The sentiment is from the MFT You Trio Din-namics set and the the All About You stamp set.. I used the wink of stella pen to add some glitter and then coated in Glossy Accents. 

Thank you for coming by!
See you next time!
Cher

Thursday, August 3, 2017

MFT Weekly Sketch Challenge using Otterly Love You Stamp and Die Set


Hello Again!

I have a new Challenge Today. 
I love My Favorite Things Stamps and Dies and decided to try my hand at their card sketch challenge. 


Here is the Sketch for this Weeks Challenge #344

Sketch Challenge 344 #mftstamps
I made the banner style shape by cutting on my trimmer and using the stich die in the MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13 set.  

I ink blended Salty Ocean and Broken China Oxide Inks and then used a Distress Sprayer to add the water for a ocean like background. I then sprayed some Glimmer Mist on it to add some sparkle. 


The images and sentiment come from the MFT Otterly Love You Stamp and Die set.


 I colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers.  The sentiment was stamped onto some random pattern paper I had and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

After everything was assembled I used some glossy accents on the otter noses and to make some bubbles for the fish. 

Thank you for coming by and I will see you next time!
Cher

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Color Throwdown #454 using Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs and Crazy Talk




Happy Wednesday!

Todays Color Throwdown Challenge #454 hit close to home. The inspiration pic was of a Jack Russell. 


My little pup Luna is a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix so I had to make a card featuring her. 





The colors this week are Green, Kraft and White. 

Since I knew I was doing Luna , I did her on the obvious of grass to incorporate the green. 
I blended Lucky Clover Distress Oxide and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks  
and then die cut using the MFT Die-namics Grassy Fields. 

I wanted clouds but didn't want to add in blue so I just die cut out of some white card stock  using the Avery Elle  Pierced Clouds Dies.


I used the Crazy Talk stamp set to add the sentiment into one of the clouds and heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder. 

I colored Luna using Spectrum Noir Markers and then added some glossy accents onto the eyes and the tag on her collar. I then attached it to a white card base. 

Thank you so much for joining me today and I will see you next week for another Challenge!
Cher 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Birthday Card using SSS Favorite Puperoni Stamp Set




Hey guys!

I have a birthday card using the adorable
Simon Says Stamp Favorite Puperoni stamp set.



I used the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for all the coloring.
I die cut the panel using the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics set.

I used same pattern paper in my stash for the background and the envelope.

Hard to see in the pics but put some Glossy Accents onto the party hat to add some dimension and shine.


Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you have a great day!

Cher

Friday, July 28, 2017

CTD#453: Distress Oxide Birthday Card using Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy Happy stamp set


Happy Friday!

I am back from vacation and ready to do this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge #453.
 Slightly jet lagged but wanted to play so bad.

This weeks colors are Pink, Yellow and Green. I was inspired by a post on the Lawn Fawn Instagram page.



I wanted to play with my Distess Oxides. The background is not quite what I was picturing but after finished I figured would be good for a man card. Yeah it has some sequins but he will just have to get over it.. it's a birthday card and needs some sparkle. 


I did the smooshing technique of putting color on the craft mat, spraying with water and smooshing the card stock into it. After each pounce I would dry with the heat tool. I used Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber and Lucky Clover Distrress Oxides. 

The sentiments are in the same distress colors and I used the Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy Happy stamp set and dies. 

Thank you for coming by and see you next time!
Cher

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hope card using the SSS Hope Blooms and Tropical Leaves Stamp Sets

Welcome Back
I am off in vacation in Hawaii so I could not do a Color Throwdown
this week but figured I'd share this tropical inspired card. 

This was a fun card to stamp and watercolor.



I used the Simon Says Stamp Tropical Leaves stamp set and
stamped with Distress Inks. I knew the coverage on stamping would not be solid since Distress Inks but that's what I wanted. I stamped and then used a water brush to spread out the color.

Distress Inks Used:
Twisted Citron
Evergreen Bough 
Mowed Lawn 
Peeled Paint

I then splattered some of the same inks onto it. 

The sentiment is from the SSS Hope Blooms stamp set and white heat embossed onto some black card stock. 



The envelope is made from the same watercolor paper and I used the same colors to have it matching.

Thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next time.

Cher 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Color Throw down #451 using Altenew Cube Builder

Happy Wednesday! 

Today's Color Throwdown Challenge had some bright summery colors
 of pink, dark pink, green and white.



I had gotten in my order of the new Distress Oxide Inks and I just had to play. 
I also ordered the Altenew Cube Builder Set and knew I had to combine the two. 

I used Candued Apple and Worn Lipstick for the pinks. I just couldn't find a good green. Lucky Clover was too green  and Peeled Paint was too yellowy so instead i first put down the Lucky Clover and went on top with the Peeled Paint. I loved how it turned out.



This stencil was just so fun to use and the result is just incredible!

After the stenciling was done I spritzed with some shimmer spray and water to get some oxidation and sparkle happening,

I used the Hooray Stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps and the coordinating Hooray Honey cut. The Happy birthday was from the same stamp set and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I just couldn't leave well enough alone and had to add some sequins to it.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I may be doing a challenge submission next week but I am going on vacation so I shall see how my jet lag is when I come back!

Cher

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ColorThrowdown #450 Using Avery Elle Shine Bright Stamp Set

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you all had a great 4th of July!

Today I have my submission to the Color Throwdown Challenge #450
The colors for the challenge are Red, White, Yellow and White.


I used one of my favorite stamp sets, the Avery Elle Shine Bright set, to make this card.


I stamped and heat embossed the light house with clear embossing powder. 

I then watercolored it with distress inks. I used Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, and Black Soot.


I then used some Bristol Smooth Card Stock and ink blended Tumbled Glass for the sky and Salty Ocean for the water. I used Broken China Distress Oxide to stamp the waves. 

I used Tea Dye to do a wash of color onto some water color paper. I just free hand cut out to make the sandy area. 


I used the stitched rectangle die from my beloved MFT Blueprint 13 Die-namics to cut out the sand and the background piece. 

There is a light shining stamp in the kit but i instead smoothed the Squeezed Lemonade onto some paper and then freehand cut it out like the stamp is but bigger. I then used some Wink of Stella onto the light to add some sparkle.


I used the clouds that came in the die set but I thought were too plain. I used the Marvy Snow pen to literally make those clouds puffy. this was my first time using it and man I was not disappointed!


As always, thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next time!
Cher 



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #449 using MFT Garden Flourish Background

Happy Challenge Day!


The colors for todays Color Throwdown #449 are Orange, Green and Brown.

I can't lie, when i saw the colors at first i was like...what the heck am I gonna make that is not gonna look like fall? 
It may still look like a fall card but I love how it came out. 



I first heat embossed the MFT Garden Flourish Background in white. 
I then used Distress Oxide Inks in Orange Marmalade and Peeled paint to ink blend onto it.


I used a Paper Studios embossing folder to emboss onto some Kraft card stock in my stash.  I am not sure of the name but it is a bunch of circles and reminds me of bubbles. 

I cut two thin strips of the same kraft card stock and then covered up the glue line from attaching the vellum to the distressed piece. 

The sentiment is a die from the Avery Elle  A Tag for All Die Set. I used my Wink of Stella Glitter pen in clear to add some sparkle to the sentiment. 



Thank you so much for checking out my submission for this weeks challenge
 and I will see you next week!

Cher




Monday, June 26, 2017

I Miss You card using the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers card kit

Hello Again!
Happy Monday! 


Today I have another card from the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers card kit. 

The theme of this card is foam tape. I wanted to go nuts with the texture.
I saw a inspiration card on the MFT blog and I wanted to replicate but in my own way


I used the card stock in the kit to heat emboss the images with Ranger detail white embossing powder.

Some are flat on the card base and some popped up with foam squares. 

The You is from the You Trio Die-namics set in the kit.  It is hard to see in the pics but I brushed some Wink of Stella on it to add some shimmer.

I used the banner die and the sentiment from the All About You stamp set that comes in the kit using the same embossing powder.

The envelope is from the kit as well and matches with the navy card stock used on the card. 



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Color Throwdown #448 using MFT Beautiful Blooms

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have the card I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge #448.
The colors this week are Purple, Hot Pink, Mint and Teal.


I wanted to use my new floral builder set from 
My Favorite Things called Beautiful Blooms to make a thinking of you card for my mother in law. 
I hate even calling her my mother in law....shes my Mom.

I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet and Broken China.
I stamped using the inks and then went over them with a water brush to fill in. 
When all done I used Black Soot Distress Ink to add some splatter. 

I die cut the piece using the rectangle die from the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics.  I matted it onto black card stock.


The sentiment came from the same set and I white heat embossed it onto some black card stock. I then popped it up with some foam tape. 



I used the same flowers to add onto the envelope. I then added some Glimmer mist onto the card and envelope to add some sparkle. I admit I was a tad heavy handed with it on the envelope. Luckily was the envelope and not the card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and 
I will see you next Wednesday for another Color Throwdown Challenge!

Cher







Monday, June 19, 2017

MFT Sushi Date Birthday Card

Hey Guys!

I just loved the March release from My Favorite Things. Pandas.....love, Sushi.....love, put them together....Uber Love!


This card was fun to make because gave me a chance to do a lot of coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers. I still need some practice but I am happy with the outcome.

I literally stamped, die cut and colored every image from the stamp set. 


I ink blended the background with worn lipstick Distress Oxide ink and then splattered with water to get the splotchy effect. I attached the lantern to the bamboo with some light grey embroidery floss so that it looked like it was hanging.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and I heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder onto some black card stock.



I used the remaining images on the inside and stamped the Happy Birthday from the MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set in Versafine Black Ink.

See you next time!!
Cher

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #447 using SSS Emma Background and Distress Watercoloring



Happy Thursday!

I couldn't make my card yesterday for the throw down since I went to  U-pik farm and picked a ton of veggies. I am not kidding I was washing, prepping and freezing all day long. 

I was so tickled on Monday because I was recognized for the card I made for Challenge #446.  
Who me? That just made me so excited and spurred me to keep doing these challenges!

The Color Throwdown Challenge #447 this week is Navy, Aqua, Light Blue and Kraft. 


I was a tad stumped this week but decided to go back to what I love and do some water coloring onto a embossed background. 

I white heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Emma background onto some Bristol Smooth Card Stock.

I tried 3 times to do on water color paper and failed each time. I was careful to not use too much water on the Bristol and had no issues with pilling. 


I used quite a bit of distress colors to mix up the brown and the light blue. I used Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy.



I cut out the background using the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics rectangle stitched die.

The sentiment is the SSS Happy Birthday Die. I cut it out twice and added Glossy accents to add some dimension and shine. I finished up by using some sequins to add some sparkle. 




 Thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next time!

Cher 


Saturday, June 10, 2017

MFT Sketchy Flowers Kit You are Fantastic Watercolor Card


Hey Guys,
Happy Saturday! 

I got some time to play with the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers Card Kit.


I stamped the two flowers randomly on a piece of watercolor paper with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. I then watercolored with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. 

I used the large rectangle die from the Blueprints 13 Die-namics set to cut out the background piece.

I used the black watercolor to make a washy looking gray to then cut the scripty You Die die. 

I also used some dark gray card stock to cut the banner from. The sentiment also comes the kit names All About You. I heat embossed it with Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder. 




Thanks for coming over and soon I will have another card I made from this great kit!
Cher 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Color Throwdown Challenge #446 using the MFT Sketchy Flowers Card Kit

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have my submission for The Color Throwdown Challenge #446.


The colors for this week are Green, Yellow and Coral.



I have been playing with the My Favorite Things Sketchy Flowers Card Kit a bunch lately and just had to use it for this challenge.

I watercolored the flowers with Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. 

I also used Black Soot Distress Ink to do the splatter.

I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped up a couple with some foam squares.

The sentiment banner, sentiment and You is also from the card kit. 

The wood pattern paper is from a Joannes. It is from ms. sparkle & co. wood paper pad. It is a great pad and only $1.99!

I also used a white gel pen to add some dots to the flowers centers. 

You can't tell in the pics but I used a Wink of Stella  glitter pen on the flowers and the YOU. 



Thank you so much for coming by and I will see you next week!
Cher