3.16.2017

Happy Birthday, another be-lated...

I made this card with this gorgeous color selection/challenge that I found - LOVE these colors!  And although the challenge is closed, I definitely wanted to use these beauties!  I made this ~





So another quickie post, but such is life these days!  I'm so glad you could spare a few minutes of your precious time coming to visit!  Hope to see you all around soon!

Hugs,
TK

3.15.2017

Happy Healing, be-lated challenge

I used the Freshly Made Sketches #278 from Jen M to make this card.  I had a leftover negative die cut that I really wanted to use but coloring behind the negative didn't prove to work too well for me, so I was on the search for another way to use it when I saw a sketch...  Unfortunately the challenge ended before I had time to post BUT with all that in mind, I created this
 And a close-up...
Here's the inspiration...


This has been mailed, so I wanted to get it posted.  Thanks for stopping by and perusing!

Hugs,
TK

3.11.2017

Sending Prayers

I needed to make a card and since I haven't been in my craft room much, I needed a little inspiration.  So I took to checking out some of my favorite blogs and while I found quite a few beauties, I knew immediately that I had to CASE this card from Lisa Addesa of I'm In Haven fame.  Check it out...



While I love her white-on-white and bold stand-out sentiment, I wanted to add just a touch of color and gray fit the bill.  I also wanted to tone down my sentiment. My card is one of those that we all hate to make and it really took me quite awhile to post, well over a month...  Take a gander ~


I haven't been around much, so I'm glad you spared a few moments to visit me here.  Happy weekend to all!

Hugs,
TK

2.26.2017

Happy Birthday!

Sorry this'll be a quickie post, but my time hasn't freed up much but I am hopeful!  I made this card, mailed it, and the recipient should have it so it's safe to post.  I actually used a recent sketch challenge but since I didn't have anything that fit from the sponsor, I'll not mention the specifics unfortunately!  It was a wonderful help though...


Pretty self-explanatory, but my best wishes were sent!  A little Wink of Stella on the inlaid die cut, unfortunately it doesn't show a lot but sorta looks like diamond sparkle..  Love ya, Kirsten!

Hugs,
TK

1.26.2017

NBUS #9 - w/camo; Addicted to CAS #103 - WISH; SSS Wed: Anything Goes

This card is zipping it's way to it's recipient but I wanted to get it posted and linked up for these fun challenges!  My goal was to enter Darnell's fun challenge, because who can resist Darnell, AND what better way to use our NBUS?!  Along the way, it occurred to me that I could join in a couple extra challenges, and Darnell's okay with that!  So here goes...



I started with a heat embossed floral grouping, watercolored with distress inks, die cut my camouflaged sentiment word then popped it up with a few layers, and cut it into a stitched rectangle.  It was then mounted on another stitched rectangle, sentiment added  and a plus a couple outline floral images to the inside.

I'm entering these at:
   NBUS #9
   Addicted to CAS #103: Wish
   Simon Says Wednesday:  Anything Goes
           

Supplies:
   WPlus9 - Doodle Buds (NBUS)
   SSS Sending & Wishing (NBUS die)
   PTI Inside & Out Well Wishes
   LI Stitched Rectangles
   VersaMark, EP, Ranger DIs

Thanks for popping in and taking a look-see!  I hope to see you in these challenges too!

Hugs,
TK

1.23.2017

CAS Watercolour - January 2017: Snowflake

Once again, I have a couple of cards to send over to the CAS Watercolour challenge and join in the festivities.  A bonus?  I've actually amassed (well amassed might be an overstatement) a couple cards for next Christmas!  Now I'm not one to plan or even start a year ahead, but the challenge seemed to lend itself to it so I took advantage!

Card #1:
   Watercolour (distress inks)
    Snowflake stamp:  Great Impressions Snowflakes (NBUS)
   Perfect Pearls, generously spritzed all over

Card #2:
   Watercolour (Distress ink & Perfect Pearls, mixed)
   Snowflake Stamp:  PTI Take 3: Winter (NBUS)
 

Now you might be wondering where the snowflakes are (no, not the little ones) but they're there.  They're kinda "artsy", so I'll give you a little closer look...  The little ends almost remind me of the little "bleeding hearts" flowers!

See 'em a little better now?  They're kinda peeking out of little frames, with some texture to boot so I wanted to make sure you could verify their very existence!

Well that's it for me today!  Whew!  Again, the feast or famine thing but at least I'm still creating, right?  These cards will go to:

Edited to Add:  I guess I've learned another valuable lesson!  Today I learned that you must use different blog posts to link up additional cards to the same challenge!  I guess it doesn't really surprise me, but I posted my cards in one post, thinking I was saving myself some time.  So, now the first was linked and the second is strictly for viewing   :o)
Wow!  Thanks to Cat Craig, she helped me link up my second card...

Hope your week is an awesome one with cardmaking the goal!

Hugs,
TK

CAS MixUp - January 2017

A couple cards to join in the fun over at CAS MixUp card challenge.  I made two so wanted to post them together.  I tried a "new to me" technique called Shaving Cream technique.  While it was quite messy, I did have the optional bonus of having my craft room smell like a freshly shaved face for about 3 days - LOL!  It was fun and I made quite a few panels in different colors; however both these cards are with the same colored panels.

The first card up:
   Shave Cream technique (liquid ink refills)
   Die cutting and Inlaid dies
   Stamping, Embossing with powder

Second card:
   Shave Cream technique (liquid ink refills)
   Die cutting
   Dry embossing  (LF Stitched Borders "NBUS")
   Stamping  (PTI Stylish Sentiments:  Birthday)


These cards will both go to:

Edited to Add:  I guess I've learned another valuable lesson!  Today I learned that you must use different blog posts to link up additional cards to the same challenge!  I guess it doesn't really surprise me, but I posted my cards in one post, thinking I was saving myself some time.  So, now the first was linked and the second is strictly for viewing   :o)
I've also just noticed that my card is distinctly similar to Loll's!  Yikes! She's the Master!  I will say there was no intention of this, in fact I usually do not look at the "examples" until after so as not to be swayed!  I would say "great minds think alike" but clearly a Master is the best!
Wow, Thanks to Cat Craig, I've learned something else!  She helped me link both cards...

Hope you enjoyed your visit, and please come back again soon!  Your visits and comments mean the world to me!

Hugs,
TK