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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Power and Spark Challege

Im entering the Power and Spark Challenge over at  the Power Poppy..
 I just love all Marcella's beautiful floral images! Ive never entered so thought today 
I would show off one of their new Beautiful Digi Images, Everything's Roses.
 The talented team did such an awesome job coloring this image I was totally enticed 
to get it. Jennifer Dove colored the teacup in black and made knobs instead of dots, 
I was mesmerized by how beautiful it was so I did try to make knobs too.
 My coloring is done with water color pencils and doesnt hold a candle to
 theirs but it sure was fun to color it anyways. Although it was matted on
 a royal blue to match the cup it looks black but it's not in real life! 
A little piece of lace and a tied on
 button, because this image doesnt really need any embellishments.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Happy Saturday!

Our Challenge this week at MFP is CAS with Hearts.
 Now I have to say CAS is a real struggle for me, totally unnatural. With that being
 said here is my take on it. I used some Tim Holtz  aged mahogany to splatter a heart .  The sentiments
 are from the Love Love Love Set. A card is born. but it seems so plain it makes me
 feel like it isnt done lol!  So for all you gals out there who make it look So easy
 I envy you. Come show us your version of CAS and make sure you
 have hearts. Your will find the rules here...


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown~B~

Good Morning Friends, today at Tuesday Throwdown 
 and they have provided us with images.

 Mine is the "Bee Mine" image and the
 theme for this week is Paper Piecing.This little bee is rather small so I just 
pieced his head, wings and yellow stripes. The wings were cut out
 and stickles  added to them before foam dotting them back 
on. I decided since the bee was yellow I would go with a Crazy Yellow color scheme 
for my Valentine's card. It's for my hubby so he will be cool with yellow lol! 
 After finishing my bee I cut him with a Spellbinder heart .
 The yellow was dry embossed and then added to the dp. The orangish red
 hand dyed ribbon was added to go with the orangish red
 design on the dp and we have a Crazy Yellow Valentine card!
 So it's your turn to show us what paper
 pieced beauty you can come up with!!
Stop over today....

Saturday, January 30, 2016

New Challenge



There is a new  MFP Challenge today...
This week it is Anything Goes today, so come join the fun..
We would be delighted to see your creations!

I needed a Valentine card so that is my theme for todays card.
.The dp is a scrap I had. I like the taupe and pink colors together.
 I just needed to see some
stitching on my card so I ventured out using my crazy
machine that will only sew backwards!! This sewing machine is really
making me crazy,,obviously something has gone haywire in the electronics!
 It is a real challenge
to try to get a sort of straight line, but here it is
with the edges distressed. Two of the
 hearts were cut with Spellbinders and the other one is the
 center of a doily cut out and a little faux stitching and dotts added.
.The rose image is from
 non other than the Rose Set. A little water
coloring and cut it out
 for some dimension. The bow is from cheesecloth.
I added the butterfly for a symbol of continued renewing.
 Both sentiments are from the  Love Love Love Set.
The little silver heart is very reflective adds
a shimmery touch.


I'm entering my card into the Challenge at:
...
Just Us Girls
 Using Die Cuts, Stamp, and flower...



Saturday, January 23, 2016

MFP Challenge


Are you as happy to see the weekend as I am??? It has been a loooong week!
 So the weekend brings a new  MFP Challenge. This weeks challenge is to make
 blue the predominate color. You can see the rules Here. I used the Oopsy Daisy image
 and colored it blue. You are supposed to only use a small amount of one other
 color but I cheated and had to color the lady bug! A ribbon made from 
some cheesecloth for a little embellie. The sentiment is from the
 Chrysanthemum Set and cut with a Spellbinder.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown....

Sorry late didnt know this didnt post this am

Our challenge for today is Under The Weather and 
our sponsor is our own Crafty Lady!!
 She gave us each a image of our choice to use. I chose the pansy image.
Don't you just love these pretty pansies.
 It was fun to color and lends itself to my favorite color!
So a little embossing and striped dp for a background to my pretty image.
 It was watercolored and cut with a Stampin Up die. A bit 
of hand dyed ribbon and the sentiment finish up this one. 
My teamies have all different creations to show you so stop
 over at Tuesday Throwdown and join us.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

MFP Challenge #3



Happy Saturday friends, hope all is well with you today.


Today Mark's Finest Papers has a new Challenge,
it is to make a Gate Card.  I received
 a box full of dps and some stamps from me friend Martha's friend LeAnne Pugliese 
from Wee Inklings.Stop over and check out her Beautiful creations.
 There is a wonderful variety of dps so I used one from the
Basic Grey Lemonade Collection. Kinda of reminds me of 
 a Mary Ingelbreit print, you think?
 The little scalloped edge was cut with a Stampin Up die. I used a 
Spellbinder Scalloped Oval for the pink closure and the sentiment was 
cut with a Hero Arts die. I'm kind of lost without my
 sewing machine, seems so plain!The sentiment is from the
    Great Flower Set. The little flower used is from the Small Flowers Set
All the Stamp Sets, paper and a variety of other
paper crafting items are available at the MFP Stamp Store.
. We would be delighted to have you share your
 gate card with us, so stop on over!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Techniques today

For our MFP Challenge II this week there is a tutorial on the technique, acrylic block printing.
 It makes nice backgrounds for your cards.NOW before you say you dont have
 acrylic blocks let me tell you neither did I. So dont let that stop you. I used a little
 plastic lid off one of my little mini stamp pads and it
 worked just fine as you can see!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Are you in cold Country??

Here in the desert Southwest we rarely have snow, as a matter of fact 12/31/2015
 was an exciting day for us as it was the first time snow had stayed on the
 ground in 65 years!! However we have frost and  had several nights
last week.Here is a tree the sprinkler sprayed Thursday night. 
 I took the pic just as the sun was coming up.

So all this to say that the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week is
 WINTER WONDERLAND!
 Our Sponsor is My Grafico and they have provided us with a darling assortment
of images. I have used one of the Frosty Friends Images.
The background was water colored and then some snowflakes stamped with a bit
of glitter added to them. The snow is torn layers with glitter added to the edges. A little tree
stamped and then the cute little snowgirl added. Stop over and check out
my talented teamies Great cards!



Saturday, January 2, 2016

MFP Stamp Challenge



It's going to be a Awesome 2016 Friends!! 

So today
 brings a new Challenge from Marks Finest Papers.
The former Speedy Fox & Friends will now become the 
 MFP Stamp Challenge and it is to be a CAS card. 
 Since cas are to be a quick and simple you all should be able to whip 
one of these out and join in the fun! I used a swirly embossing folder for both ends of
 mine and used the Azalea image from the Asian Delights Set. I have just used the edges 
of the image quickly coloring them and adding the black lines. The fun little smile die
 cut was in the little New Years package from my sweet friend Martha.
 This die does make me smile it is just so simple and cute
 Voila there you go a cas!!
Come on over and show us your's!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Last Challenge of the Year...

Today at Speedy Fox and Friends we are ending the year with one last color Challenge. Make a card using predominately BLUE. I have used a piece of scrap dp that I distressed for the bottom layer. The blues were both cut with Spellbinders and layered with some foam dots. The image is from the Oopsy Daisy Set colored with pencils. The sentiment was punched and tied on. Stop over this week to join in!