Saturday, November 28, 2015

More Wreath Building

Hi all!  Today I have a card for several challenges:


I used the Wreath Building Kit stamp set from TCP again, this time stamping the grapevine wreath in brown, then layering a leafy sprig and berries on top.  Finally I embossed the sentiment in detail white EP.  I cut the panel with a Stitched Square die.

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Friday, November 27, 2015


Hi all!  I took advantage of some… ok, MANY Black Friday sales and Power Poppy was one of them.  I got several new images including this Easy Breezy Coneflowers set (it comes with 2 matching sentiments, but I chose not to use them this time).


I printed it on watercolor paper and watercolored with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  I added some Lucy sequin mix and a sentiment tag from Mama Elephant.

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

YNS Challenges

Hi all!  It’s time for new challenges over at the YNS Blog.  For the next 2 weeks we have this color challenge:


And we have this sketch:


I went with the sketch and came up with this:


I used the Holiday Hello stamp set, matching die set, the Stitched Rectangle Die Set, and the Double Stitched Hills die set to make the wavy vellum piece.

I stamped the cat with Memento ink and colored her with Copics.  Then I used the MISTI to overstamp her with Versafine ink, and then cut her out with the matching die.  I embossed the sentiment on the vellum with gold EP and attached it to the patterned paper panel with multi-matte medium.

This is also for MarkerPop – Hanukkah or Christmas (colored with markers), Papertake Weekly – Take your pick (I used the colors red and green on her hat), and SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes.

We hope you’ll play along with us!  You can find all the details on the YNS Blog.  TFL!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sending Hugs

Hi all!  Today I have a card for a few challenges:


Isn’t that flower gorgeous?!  It’s from the Altenew set Beautiful Day and is a multi-step image.  For both the flower and the leaves, I left out the first step so the highlights would be white.  It also meant 2 less coordinating colors that I had to find in my collection.  The sentiment was gold embossed and is from the same set.

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Monday, November 23, 2015


Hi all!  I have a card for a few challenges:


I used a new set called Wreath Building Kit from The Cat’s Pajamas.  I used my MISTI to make sure the branch lined up correctly and then I stamped the berries in.  The sentiment and banner were embossed in gold and then cut out with my ScanNCut 2.  I cut out the kraft panel with the Stitched Square Die Set.

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

YNS Feature Day

Hi all!  It’s YNS Feature Day and this month our theme is Christmas.  Here’s what I came up with:


I wanted to show a Christmas use for a non-Christmas set - Woodland Cuties.  I simply put a Santa hat on the cute little fox.  The hat is from Silly Monsters Incognito Three

BTW, I stamped the fox on watercolor paper and embossed with clear powder.  Then I watercolored him and cut him out with the Woodland Cuties die set.  I did the same with the hat, except I fussy cut it out and added it to his head.  The sentiment is from Cozy Christmas Jessica

And check out this sweet sale:


This is also for the following challenges:

I hope you like my card and you can go over to the YNS Blog to see all the inspiration from the DT and leave a comment for a chance to win the stamp set of your choice!  ~Maureen

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hello Friend

Hi all! Here’s a card for today:


I used Altenew’s Halftone Hello.  I stamped with Versamark and embossed with detail white EP then watercolored over it.  I stamped the “friend” with my MISTI using Versafine and cut out the panel with a Stitched Rectangle die.

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.  I hope you like it and TFL!