Saturday, June 4, 2016

Christmas Tea with Me.....

Hello everyone: The Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge has a really fabulous sketch and I used it to create this cheery Christmas card.


This image is from a retired Flourishes set called Christmas Tea, I stamped it onto Canson water color paper  with Versafina Onix Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I use SU markers and the aqua painter to color it.  Having a cup of tea in one of this cups must taste delicious.


I love the beautiful Holiday detail on this cups, I think they are so elegant. The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley and, unfortunately their line of beautiful papers is discontinued, I was lucky to grab about ten 8"x8" pads when they announced they were not bringing them back, (sigh).
The sentiment is from my stash but the little Holy and Berries are from this set.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The inside sentiment and the little cup are also from the set.
Here is the sketch that inspired my card, which has some modifications to accommodate my image.
Hope it's ok.

SIP Sketch Challenge 50 800
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.
Stamps used to make this card.




Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happy #200 CASology.....

Hello Dear Friends: I posted this card yesterday but, something happened to the post, when I came to check it was gone so, I hope it's ok that I post it again for you, I always send the posts to myself so, I'm going to write it just like I did yesterday. I apologize if you came to see my card and there was nothing on the blog.

Hello dear friends: I've been AWOL for more than a week!!! my last post was on the 26th. of May but I haven't made a card longer than that. My hubby was on vacation for 10 days and, even if it's fun to have him around, at times it was a bit nerve wracking, LOL!! I really tried to come up here to my craft sanctuary but, hearing him trashing around in the kitchen or sweating bullets in the yard, made me feel kind of guilty and, to be perfectly honest, I really don't like to turn him loose in my kitchen, he tends to use every single pot or pan to make a simple pancake batter, bacon and eggs so, I rather go down there to keep my eyes on him.
But enough of this, lets get started, shall we?
The CASology challenge blog is celebrating it's 200th. challenge so, to celebrate, I made this card.


I used the sketch from "Less is More" and the CAS on Sunday request for us to use SPARKLE on our cards. This sweet image is from a super old "There She Goes" set, I stamped this cutie patootie onto a piece of Canson water color paper with Versafine Onix Black ink and colored it with SU inks and markers, the greeting is from a retired SU set called "Perfecly Penned" and it's also stamped with Versafine ink.  I fussy cut this little girl and used dimensionals to separate her from the diagonal piece of gold gitter paper, I also cut a little piece to add to one of the gifts.


I love her dress and boots in bright Daffodil Delight.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment and the little gift are from the same set.
Here are the banners that inspired my card.





CAS on Sunday
Use sparkle on your cards.
Thank you for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Stamps I used.