Tuesday, August 16, 2016

DCWV Stack-a-holic Sketch Challenge for August 2016

I used DCWV's Magnolia Way stack to design my card for this month's
 DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge.  I used both the sketch and added the "sparkle" too for the twist.

I love the sheen and glitter on the flower papers.  The butterfly and the blossoms beneath the butterfly were fussy cut from papers that are also from the Magnolia Way stack.
Thanks for stopping by......................Paulette

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Kitty

The weather here in Madtown is sporting heat index values in the 100's.  Time to think of cooler temps.  There's a "Christmas in July" challenge over on the Hiding in My Craft Room blog HIMCR#260. 

Meet Rudolph!  He's a stamp I acquired back in the 90"s.  I think he's from All Night Media.  I added a bit of glitter to the snow and a dark pink rhinestone nose.  I think the sentiment is also from the same era and also All Night Media.  I punched out the snowflake, added a bit of glitter and a rhinestone center.

I've entered this in the "Christmas in July" Hiding in My Craft Room challenge HIMCR#260.

Thanks for visiting my blog---Keep cool!................Paulette

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

DCWV Stack-a-holic July 2016 Challenge

This month's DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge uses this sketch:

I used the gorgeous papers from DCWV's "The Magnolia Way" stack.  I cut the flowers with some QuicKutz cookie cutter dies.  I added a paper butterfly and a paper flower from Michael's $1.50 bin.  The butterfly and edges of the large die-cut flower were sponged with some Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress ink.

Thanks for visiting my blog today........................Paulette

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thinking of You...DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge for June 2016

I used papers from DCWV's Garden Charm stack to create this Thinking of You card for the June Stack-a-holic Challenge.  I used a Memory Box die to cut out the tiny butterflies from 4 different papers from the Garden Charm stack.  I added some ruby Stickles to the fussy-cut flowers on the left and added yellow rhinestone centers.  Using other papers from the stack, I cut out the sentiment and matted it with the dotted red paper.  I trimmed the edges of the sentiment panel with lace and mounted the panel on the card with pop-dots.  Some rhinestone flourishes complete the design.

This is the sketch that the challenge is based on:

Thanks for stopping by...................Paulette

I've Been Published in the Stampers' Sampler!

The Stampers' Sampler has published three of my Halloween cards in their Summer 2016 issue.  It's always exciting to see your work and name in print!  Here are the cards they featured in an article titled Frightful & Delightful:

Spooky Cat in the Hat

 Stamps: Hampton Arts 
Ink :Black Stazon
 Accents: Hat Sticker by Recollections, ribbons
Paper “Spooky Delights” by DCWV
Instructions:  Stamp cat on purple panel.  Add hat sticker.  Attach ribbons.  Mount purple panel on metallic layer and then onto orange layer.  Attach spider ribbon to black layer and mount the cat panel to this layer.  Mount on orange layer.

Hocus Pocus

 Stamps: Hampton Arts 
Ink :Black Stazon
 Accents: Firefly Stickles
Paper “Spooky Delights” by DCWV
Cut a strip of “graveyard” paper and attach to bottom of orange “Halloween sky” paper.  Stamp cat on white cardstock and use die to cut out cat.  Glue to card.  Add Stickles to eyes.  Stamp “hocus Pocus” directly to orange cardstock.

Spidey Sense

 Stamps: Stampendous
Ink: Black Stazon
 Accents: Spiders Ribbon
Paper:  DCWV
Image is stamped and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Hat portioned stamped on orange and green pattern papers and fussy cut.  Hat and hat band are paper-pieced on image.  Eyes are accentuated with  Crystal Effects.  Mat main image and added background layers.  Add spider ribbon.

I apologize for the poor quality of the photo of this last one---I forgot to take a picture before sending this card in.  This is a photo of the magazine page and unfortunately the photography in the magazine was a bit substandard too.

Thanks for stopping by.................................Paulette

Saturday, May 14, 2016

DCWV May 2016 Stack-a-holics Challenge

The DCWV Stack-a-holics Challenge for May uses this sketch:
For my paper selection I chose DCWV's Garden Charm stack.  The die I used for the circle flourishes is by Memory Box.  I punched the center circle with a 3" punch.  I added some lace, flowers and a butterfly as embellishments.

Wishing you a bright and colorful Spring................Paulette

Monday, April 25, 2016

Black and White Challenge

Dies R Us Challenge #47 is Black & White.  This black butterfly was hiding out under my craft table today.  I used a die by Marianne Creatables to cut it out.  As usual any opportunity to divert my attention from cleaning up my craft area is a welcome diversion.  I remembered this B&W cardstock from DCWV and found some black rhinestone flourishes I had recently purchased at a stamp show.  In less than 5 minutes this easy-peasy card was done.  I'm out of the mood now for clean-up chores but I love my card!

Have a great day............................................Paulette