Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's stuck in my head!!!!

And this time I'm not referring to the annoying head cold I've had for over a week!  What's stuck in my head is this children's song.....

A great gray elephant, a little yellow bee,
a tiny purple violet, a tall green tree,
a red and white sailboat on a blue sea,
all these things you gave to me,
all these things you gave to me,
Thank you, God.

and there are motions!

Now you might be wondering why this is stuck in my head, along with my head cold.  
You might think I am just over medicating.  
I assure you I am not.  

The newest challenge, #84,  at Pumpkin Spice Challenge  Blog is
Elephants or Grey and Pink.   I think it is a wonderful theme, aside from the side effects.  I am hoping that once I get this card posted those side effects will disappear, although it is a cute song. 

Now that I look at this card, I do believe I have a little bee brad that would look delightful on one of those flowers.  I will add it before sending to my niece for her birthday.  But you, my friends, will just have to imagine it because I am not taking another picture.
The digi image is Ellie from Tiddly Inks.

Besides the challenge at Pumpkin Spice, I am entering this happy little number in the following:
Come and Get It Challenge - Use 3 of Something (flowers)
Jellypark Friends Challenge - All About Pets and Animals
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #220 - Anything Goes with a Flower
Pile It On Challenge #38 - Shiny (balloons, thanks to a layer of liquid glass, and bling)
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Add stripes or checks
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #46- Anything Goes with Twist: Spots or Dots
The Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pretty Petals 
Clear It Out Challenge - Crazy for Polka Dots w/ Stash item- polka dots

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Now this is a conglomeration!

Check out all the things I removed from my messy crafting table, just by making this one card:
  • 1 piece of glossy cardbase.
  • 1 strip of card stock  8x2.5 (cut in half and pieced in the middle)
  • 1 piece of burlap I had previously cut but decided not to use
  • 1 piece of glossy paper that I had stamped with multiple stamp pads, spritzed with water, blotted and let dry hoping I could use it for something else but it didn't look right.  So I die cut a leaf out of it for future use and used the negative after mounting it on
  • 1 leftover piece of orange CS which turned out to be the perfect size to mat the negative
  • 1 piece of text weight kraft on which I stamped the CTMH turkey with Versa Mark and embossed it with SNS antiquities EP that I got out to use on yesterday's card
  • 1 already punched kraft paper circle, also stamped first the design in ink and then the sentiment with VM and heat embossed.
My tidying up is moving right along!

I may get back to tidying after entering this card in a few challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe 194 - My Style (is to use everything and anything at hand)
QKR Stampede Challenge # 105 - Fall Colors
Simply Create Too Challenge #70 - Fall/Autumn
Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - All Creatures Big and Small (turkey)
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #86 - Colors of Autumn

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tidying up

was my main intention when I approached my craft/dining room table this morning.  With this miserable head cold, my brain is barely functioning and creating is just too much to ask of it right now.  Mindlessly putting things back where they belong was even a stretch and possibly dangerous.  I may never find those items again.  But, out of the chaos and mind fog, I did make this CAS card using the negative from a Cherry Lynn Designs die cut, a piece of glitter paper that was thankfully near the top of the paper pile, some fall ribbon (if you can see the gold leaves on it), an old, old, old CTMH sentiment stamp and some SNS antiquities embossing powder.
I cleared the negative off the table, but now I have EP, a heat gun, and stamp to put away.  This didn't work out the way I planned. 

I might as well enter this in a few challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe 194 - My Style (Since the title of my blog is "That Might Look Good on a Card", I guess My Style is just picking up something and finding a way to use it, like this negative.  The gals at my card club often bring me their negatives and wait to see just how I end up using them.)
Scrappyland Challenge #2 - Must use a die that Scrappyland sells (Cherry Lynn) and heat embossing.
Sparkle N Sprinkle September Challenge - Anything Goes with glitter, embossing powder or flock. (I used EP)
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Anything Die Cut

I think my cold needs a nap now. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anniversary card

I've made this  anniversary card for my DH's sister and her husband.  They'll appreciate the pun.

The digital image is from Spyder's Other Corner, Dragonsmoore.  The sentiment is a stamp I borrowed from a friend.  I used Spellbinder's Nestabilities to make the gold foil frame.  Inside the card it simply says, "Happy Anniversary".

These fish are swimming into the follwoing challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut
The Sailing Pineapple Challenge #17 - Use a Die Cut
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Sept 16-22 - Always Anything Goes

That's enough.  I have a head cold and my mind is not functioning.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blue Ribbon...

is the name of the CTMH paper pack I've used to make this birthday card for a dear "blue ribbon" friend.
I followed this week's sketch 
from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, which I'm beginning to like as much as Mojo Monday.  All the main papers are distressed and embossed.  I cut the butterflies using the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge.  The sentiment is also CTMH.

This card is fluttering into the following challenges:
Fantastic Tuesday Challenge #53 - Anything Goes with 2 shades of Blue 
Sparkle's Forum Challenge #60 - Things with Wings 
Bitten by the Bug 2 Challenge - Celebrate Cricut 
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Favorite Technique (mine is dry embossing!)
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #102 - Use a punch (I used a punches for all 3 circles.)


Tuesday Throwdown Bows & Butterflies Challenge

I have been a fan of  Deedee's Digis  for quite a while now.  What a delight to have her sponsor the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week.  I've used a digi image from her Sunshine and Smiles set.  The first time I saw it I knew those fence posts were perfect for bows.  I've used a new butterfly embossing folder that I just picked up at the Westminster show last week-end.   
My teammates have made some awesome cards using more of Deedee's fabulous digis.  Please stop over at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog, take a peek and give them some love.  They all work so hard.  And I know you'll want to check out Deedee's store and her monthly challenge, too.
Hope I'll see some of your Bows and Butterflies in the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week


You'll find this card entered in these other fun challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Autumn Colors
Just Inspirational Challenge  - Bows
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Autumn (The kraft paper and baker's twine are my oldies.) 
Try Stamping on Tuesdays Challenge #185 - Yellow, Orange & Brown

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mocha Mojo Monday Latte Anyone?

Yes, it is Monday. 
For some of us that requires multiple cups of Joe, 
although I prefer tea, 
to get started.
It truly amazes me how long the lines are at places like Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and even the mini-marts, just so people can get a cup of coffee.  
For today's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card, I dug out an old (but favorite) HOP stamp set to make a coffee themed card which I could enter in the current challenge at Pumpkin Spice.  I hadn't used these stamps before (I generally use the tea related stamps in the set.) so that qualifies this card for the NBUS challenge, too.
Last week I received some fabulous Graphic 45 paper pads from Pumpkin Spice, which I recently won in their Freebie Friday giveaway.  To thank them I have used some of those papers for this card.  I double stamped the coffee cup, once on the circle and a second time on scrap.  The 2nd cup I embossed with clear embossing powder to give it the look of a ceramic mug before fussycutting and popping onto the 1st cup.
I am entering this card in the following:
Pumpkin Spice Challenge # 83 - Coffee or Coffee Color 
NBUS Challenge #2 - Anything Goes + I chose option 4. 
 Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Sparkle n Sprinkle September Challenge - Anything Goes (I've used embossing powder)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #229 - Use an embossing folder
That reminds me.... 
This time of year Wawa always has a pretty good Pumpkin Spice Cappucino.  Mixed with the French Vanilla, it is awesome.  
Looks like I'm done here.