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This was  challenge to use dies/punches and with the beautiful trees chosen from Fred She Said 

Of course anyone knowing me realizes that a red card is almost next to impossible.  Just not a colour that have ever liked so rarely used for cards as well. 

That said, decided to go with pink, green and copic markers, then when done decided to glitter the trees.   Huge mistake,  because the glitter hid all the design of the trees, so back to colour some more.  These stamps are so well designed that had to redo. 

Then took the glitter pen and dabbed all over for snow on the tree and in the air, but you really have to look to see any in the picture.  Could not get them to show without a glare. 

The dies used were SU squares and Nellie Snellen Scalloped Ovals.
Stock is Close To My Heart
Papers are digi from Cuddly Buddly

If you want to see what the rest of the Design Team has done, please go to the challenge  here

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. 

Hi All

This is for Atlantic Hearts Challenge 96 

Recently I had the opportunity to find some beautiful digital papers,  but my printer does not do the justice.  Still playing with the settings to get them the hued needed, but did use one from Rainbow Connections this morning. 

Decided this card required butterflies and this paper,and tried a few things, ending up with this. 

 The stock is Close To My Heart, Gypsy and White Daisy, and the lace from the fabric store.
Butterflies are a set of Amuse Art dies,  and popped up.  
Sentiment is a Gina K set called Birthday Duo.

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by 

This is the sketch for you

Hi all., 
This is the first card for the Holly Jolly Christmas  Challenge DT

The digi is Holly Bells Tag from Stitchy Bears

Decided to do pastels, going with a rose/mauve, grey, but had to add ribbon and it needed the silver.
Coloured with prisma and EK pencils - yes, no markers, to keep lighter and softer.

The paper is digital as well from Elaine Shedrake and also on the inside.
Sponged around the layer and stamped with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet and then the ribbon from SU used to make like a gift. 

The beautiful corner snowflake cut in the sparkle stock was from a friend.  Thanks Diane, thinking that is a die for the "need" list. 

That's it.,  Hope you like the non-traditional look of the "package" and will join in the challenge this week.  

This is actually one done for Christmas, then deciding no.   Think it would be good for a wedding, or something along those lines. 

Without a layer and adding ribbon would change, so will play around with it again, \

The top layer is not stamped as no idea what is wanted on it yet.  

This was using the decorative labels 4 and lacy ovals  with some of the left over crystal type stock.  This is one sided so not really using for cards any more as does not give the look wanted, but great for playing with. 

it is 5 x 7 and depending on the sentiment or whatever decided on could be the way pictured or turned tall. 


This is a new Sue Wilson die and have been playing around with it as able to use a couple of ways, but this card is the first one done with it. 

Did with the flowers on the top right on one and bottom left on the other, and since never put these on a card before, hoping they are adhered properly.

This was photographed after the other one was sent out and had it on a chocolate background to try using for a change.    It was the second one with the flowers on the top side.

The inside has the wee middle die cut on one side and the large one for the message completing that. 

Here is the first one

As you can see makes a difference so may just keep doing on white.   And yes taken in the same room, different light. 

The colours wanted were for a soft spring/water type so chose SU Coastal Cabana and CTMH White Daisy with the marker for ink. 

The flowers found on a walk about a store one day and have been in a drawer waiting to be used, so thought it was time :) 

Was wondering about ribbons but could not find one that fit this and looked like it belonged, so stopped.  

Enjoy and have a wonderful day everyone.

 For  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #94

Absolutely loved this set when my friend showed it to me as have persons it fits perfectly. So of course it had to come and live here. 

Sometimes you luck in at finding exactly the right thing for a card for people and this is the second set found like this to be able to use so feel fortunate. They do not like fussy, so these sets not only fill that idea but are of something they love as well.   

For This card used CTMH Colonial White, SU Early Espresso, Momento Rich Chocolate ink and the Fabric Weave embossing folder from SB again.

It is almost a clone of the design which is not often done and did not realize until finished, snapped and watermarked etc.  So it stays. On the inside it has the embossed Colonial White on the left side and regular on the right for stamping or writing and edged with the ink as the front.

Here is the original sketch and thanks for stopping in

This is one played with to do in a class and used all Close To My Heart paper products on it. 
 The paper is from the new Seasonal catalogue and called Hopscotch, the stock Colonial White, the ink for the background stamp is Crystal Blue.

The background stamp is from a set of  16 from See D's that was found at a shop going out of business when looking for marker stands.  Found both   :)
 The flower stamp which was a gift a few years ago, is well used.  Lends itself to almost anything.   It was coloured with Momento Markers  

They had fun doing it so that is what counts

Thanks for stopping in. 

This was one for a class this week and we had fun with it., 

The frame is made with the spellbinders matting basics A and B
Close To My Heart products are 
 Stock:     Daisy White 

    and Smoothie  Ink

Heart is a cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge 
 matching the stamp set called "Seal Love"
The  Hearts embossing folder is one in the new  Catalogue - Seasonal Inspirations 1 which is out until March 31st.

Of course the inside matches and is ready for a stamp or personal message, 

Thanks for stopping by 

Belong to a couple that are about digis which is what I started with when starting in the colouring, and so still do them.  This one is a favourite from Cuddly Buddly and the paper is from Best Creations

Used copics on this one as well,  E50, 51, 53, N1, YG03, B000 and G43

Since these are the originals from three years ago the E are all drying out so mad scramble here to find the blender refill as have not had to use to try and get a few more cards out of these.

The stock of course is Close To My Heart Daisy White

It was due last night so already posted there, but here it is.  And,  the paper is white embossed, raise and shiny which was why it was purchased three years ago as well.   Needed a dainty pattern for this one.  

This is the original sketch

This is for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch 92.  It only had something across the bottom of the card, but those knowing me at all, realize that is "Not Gonna Happen" as the saying goes.  

Still think it is bare, but that is probably because the second one of this type done, and the first with Distress Inks.    :) 

So Here it is.  

Got out the CTMH Daisy White and the Saddle stock, Tim Holtz distress inks and one lonely little Momento dew drop.  (not having all the colours of distress or CTMH and that was the closest to add)

That said,  After cutting with the Basics B spellbinders die, left the stock in the die and started to play with the Vintage Photo ink on the bottom of the card and up more to the right.  Next came the Peanut Brittle from Momento over most of that and above it. 

For the sun, took Spiced Marmalade distress, sponged a darker to lighter space more like what was wanted, and added Broken China around and over the rest of the top of the card.    After looking through the distress here, found that could put the Salty Ocean over at the top and edges to add to the colour depth, so played with that.   

Next came the stamp.  Have two with palms, played with then both, but the other one has a hammock between the trees, so even if not stamping the water, who hangs a hammock in the middle of nowhere??    Using the palm from the one called Aloha from Gina K, stamped with Momento Black but leaving the bottom off the trees as if coming through the sand, then turned the stamp to use some of the fronds of the tree to make an edge of them across the bottom as if on the fringe of something,    That's it.   Hope you enjoy.  Was actually fun to do.  

Here is the  Challenge

 Here is the original sketch,    Not too close am I.   ??


Thanks for the beautiful comments, and sorry to have had to do this even until those comments causing it stop. 
Just hoping I put the right thing on here for the rest of you to comment.

Thanks.  New post tomorrow so will see if it was done correctly then.  :)

This is the card for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #90

Again, not one that am very happy with.  Thinking my mojo went to Hawaii or somewhere out of this winter.

It is Gina K Blue Raspberry stock with paper from her Shabby Spring package from last year.  This was mixed with Close To My Heart Colonial White which had Momento Bahama Blue added to it for a background.

The stamp is one a friend will recognize as it came from here in a package of goodies a couple of years ago, and has gotten lots of use.  

Ink was Memento:  Bahama Blue,  Dandelion, Potters Clay and Bamboo Leaves. 

Ribbon from a store as usual and the half pearls to finish from Close To My Heart. 

That said:  here it is and the sketch below.   Thanks for stopping in again.






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