i cased a card of heather’s, queen for the day at splitcoaststamper. since i didn’t have a similar stamp, i used a flourish, punched some flowers and made mine a bit smaller – this one measures 3.5 x 5 inches. thanks for popping by.
i enjoy playing the queen for the day challenges at splitcoaststampers because i get to case cards and honour those who leave such encouraging comments. i found a card in pam’s gallery that used some very pretty papers; instead of a bow i added this chipboard shape i found at michaels with the queen for the day theme. thanks for popping by.
i made five of these CAS cards for the monthly christmas card challenge at splitcoaststampers that i’ll give to my dad as part of a set for him to send out. the images were cut from notecards i found at michaels last year and i added a peel off sentiment. i didn’t even have to add any stickles; the glitter is already there. thanks for popping by.
this is my hostess sample for the last VSN mini challenge last night – slimming down, which was to use the colour kraft, no more than 2 layers of card stock and it has to be encouraging. in the spirit of slimming down, this is a scrapling that was put together very quickly, although now i need time to recuperate and catch up with other challenges. thanks for popping by.
tonight is a mini Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) event at splitcoaststampers; it’s a fun event where challenges are posted hour on the hour from 6 to 11 pm EST and you have 45 minutes to complete each challenge. don’t worry if you can’t complete them as they’re posted, you have until 7:00 PM Central Time on Monday to submit your creations. everyone is welcome to play along. if you’re new to VSN, and have questions, visit this thread. if you stop by this thread, you’ll find tips and guidelines. hope to see you there! the main VSN event is Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26.
this week’s penny black saturday challenge is a fun idea of DT member BETH – to choose 4 items from a buffet; so many choices! in the end, i chose 3 gems, ribbon, patterned paper and three flowers. the image is watercoloured and i added stickles to the flowers and covered the leaves with glossy accents.
this is an homage to judi, splitcoaststampers’ Queen For The Day! since i also love penny black stamps, i was inspired by this cutie, but i watercoloured it and popped it on the base. thanks for popping by.
the buzz is that the Queen For The Day challenges will now become a part of the ‘regular’ splitcoast challenges! it’s a fun weekly challenge, started by Anne Ryan, that honours stampers who regularly participate in weekly splitcoaststampers’ challenges and leave encouraging comments (more than 3 or 4 words) on other stampers’ cards.
this week’s Queen is Pat, aka Foxy67, and i was inspired by this card in Pat’s gallery. the image is watercoloured and i added stickles wherever i could. thanks for popping by.
this is for the first inspiration challenge of this new year at splitcoaststampers; i’m just a bit slow to start. i was inspired by the blue check patterns in these napkins. i used a plaid stamp on the smaller flowers, the scor-pal for the mat, blue dew drops for the flower centres and blue pearls on the butterflies. thanks for popping by.
this is the second card i made yesterday; this one is for the Queen For The Day #40 challenge at splitcoaststampers. i found this adorable mouse and ornament card and had to case it with a hedgie. i watercoloured the image, sponged the edges and popped it on foam dots onto snowflake embossed paper; added a bow and it’s done. thanks for popping by.
this is my second christmas without my son, so i’m losing myself in card making and having a very untraditional christmas. this was one of two cards i made yesterday. the inspiration challenge at splitcoaststampers took us to an album cover site; i loved the typography section so i finally found a use for this text paper. thanks for popping by.
this month’s splitcoaststampers‘ fan club central theme challenge is a contest with a musical theme, so i watercoloured these singing mice and added stickles for snow. i think the one with the glasses is lip syncing because his book is upside down. it was more challenging to find an etsy item than to make this card, but i found this beautiful tea light candle holder. thanks for popping by.