Chistmas Window, 1950s

Happy Black Friday Shopping! This Christmas card was inspired by the colors at The Color Throwdown Challenge this week. The colors reminded me a 1950s color palate. The November 2018 set from Hero Arts was used for the window. The fire was colored in prismacolor pencils and the remainder of the card was colored in Copics: R27,R29,R46,E55,E57,B02,B12, G07, C0,C1,C3,E23,Y24. Silver and Gold Gelly Roll pens were used for the ornaments. It is hard to see the siliver balls in the wreath, but they are there (my photography is lacking😁). Wink of Stella clear was used for the colored ornaments. The background was a wallpaper I downloaded from the internet and cut out. I pieced the white and blue for the background. My favorite part is her pearl bracelet with Just White Nuvo Drops.

Happy Shopping, y’all!

Christmas Windows 2

Welcome back! I started a series of cards with my last post…. Christmas Windows. I love and miss the store windows at Christmas! This is my second window in this series, inspired by the Card Concept Challenge, Holiday Home. This is fairly simple mixed media piece done with the majority of the same dies as it’s predecessor. The obvious difference are the colors. I used Distressed oxide Tye Dye, Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany. The window is made from a Spellbinder’s Die: Four Seasons. The girl’s purse is from from a Karen Burniston’s die set. The embossing powder is Aroma Spiced Candy by Emerald Creek Crafts. I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Weekend Crafting, y’all!

Christmas Window

This is my attempt at an “old-school” Christmas window one might have seen on 5th Avenue. The color scheme is Winter Blues inspired by Double D Challenges; the girl inspired my shopper’s hair and dress colors, the blue jay is sitting in the tree, the wreath is on the awning, the snowy branches inspired the trees and the blue-green inspired the Speckled Egg window background. I used quite a few different companies’ stamps for this card. The girl shopping is a stamp from May May Made It, stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Copic B21, C1,B24, E55,E23 and E57. The window and wreath are from Hero Arts November 2019 and April 2018. The awning was colored with B21 and B24 then cut out and the bottom of the awning mounted on foam tape with the top of the awning glued down to give it a more 3D effect; this is hard to see in this picture🙃. The window scene is Distress Oxide Speckled Egg then sprayed with a misting of a light blue perfect pearls. The snowy tress, hills, bird and deer are from Cricut Access. My background was cut out with a Lawn Fawn stitched die and the top 2/3s embossed with a brick embossing folder; I then used a score board to embossing the sidewalk. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Holiday Helpers and embossed using Versamark and Emerald Creek’s Aroma Chocolate Dream. I believe Emerald Creek has the BEST embossing powders. That’s about it! I hope you enjoy!

Have a fun Friday, y’all!

Kitty Rides

I have tried for years to coax one of my cats to ride our Roomba with no avail. But now, I have a cat in the house riding a Roomba. Thank you MFT! I loved their current color challenge and couldn’t wait to play! I used tan cardstock as a base for everything. The background was created with a Confetti stamp, Versamark Ink and Ranger tan embossing powder combined with Distressed Oxide in Pink Raspberry, Speckled Egg and Peacock Feathers. The floor is a wood grain stamp by LawnFawn stamped with Distressed Ink in Antique Linen and the paw prints in Tea Dye. The cat and roomba were stamped on tan cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black with simple copic coloring in R2,R4,C9,C7 and C5. The hello die cut is a Sizzix die cut from the same cardstock.

Hug your furry friends, y’all!


This is the Way

The nice people over at As You Like It Challenge’s topic is His or Her Birthday. Although, I make more cards for women, the challenge for men is fun in such a different way. This card (although going to a 15yo girl) is definitely a more male themed card. The recipient plays VR games and is an Arc Trooper (think Star Wars, Clone Wars). This card is made exclusively using the Cricut machine. I used the Foil Quill for the sentiment. The foiling looks fabulous. However, it is tough for me to get a great photo as the silver foil lines are quite thin (It says, “Eat cake, you will. This is the way.”). The arc trooper was a digital download that I altered using paint 3D trying to get it as close to her armor as possible. 🤞 The rest is simple Cricut use. The color scheme for this was inspired by the Less is More Challenge.

Craft you will. This is the way, y’all!

O’ Christmas Tree

“How lovely are your branches!” This clean and simple card was inspired by the Double “D” Challenge, pine trees/pine cones. Although the color scheme is simple, grey, red and white, I was trying to achieve a tailored look for this card. I think that goal was achieved. The stamp is from a Gina K stamp set. The ink is grey fog from Gina K and Versafine Onyx Black ink for the sentiment. Can you believe it is only 47 more days to Christmas.?

Have a Merry Sunday, y’all!

Never Fear….Coffe is Here

Calling all coffee lovers!! The card reads “never Fear (outside) coffee is here(inside)”. The coffee loving critters from the Rabbit Hole Designs are just too adorable. A cat enjoying his morning coffee as he walks down the hall. This was created with a single stamp and some Copic coloring. The sentiment comes from MayMayMadeIt’s Chin Up stamped with Versafine embossing ink and Ranger’s White embossing powder. I hope you enjoy!

Cheers, y’all!