Pages

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Seaside Memories.....

Hello everyone: I have a simple card today featuring a long-forgotten rubber stamp from Inkadinkado, that's all I can tell you.


I don't even remember when I got it or what's its name but, none the less, it's a pretty image and I'm glad I decided to use it today, inked up with Stazon black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils, the sentiment is from a very old Flourishes set called "Seaside Life" (2009).

******************************************************
This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The sentiment and the seashell are from the Flourishes set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Sketch by Linda.



Get inspired by Seashells.

Challenge #120 "Summer"
Creative Craft Cottage

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
XO
Maria.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Christmas Candles and Pine Leaves.....

Hello everyone: I have another super easy and fast Christmas card to add to my stash, I must say that the "Christmas in July" theme out there is the perfect chance to get some Holiday cards ready and into your stash.


This image is also from the retired Flourishes set called "Christmas Candles", I created THIS CARD a couple of days ago with the same set.
I stamped the image on a panel that I embossed with the retired SU embossing folder called "Pine Bough" sponged with Old Olive and Garden Green inks, the candles and leaves are colored with Prismacolor pencils. I didn't add any sentiment, I think it would've crowded the panel.

*******************************************************
This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The little pine branches on the top and the candle on the corner are from a Power Poppy set called "Merry Littles", the sentiment is from the candles set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

Challenge #505 "It's Begining to Look a Lot Like Christmas"
little red wagon

I turned the sketch on the horizontal.

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
XO
Maria.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Christmas Candles and Snowflakes.....

Hello everyone: I have another card to add to my growing Christmas Card stash so I know I'll be set when the Holidays roll around.


The image is from an old Flourishes set called "Christmas Candles" (2011), stamped with Stazon black ink and colored lightly with Prismacolor pencils, the embossing is done with a retired SU folder called "Northern Flurries", I lightly sponged it with Tumbled Glass distress ink and added a few Rhinestones for a little bit of bling.
*****************************************************
This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The snowflakes on the border are stamped with a retired SU set called "Spirited Snowman", the sentiment is from the candles set and the little candle on the corner from a Power Poppy set called "Merry Littles".

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Challenge #62 "Christmas in July"
International Art & Soul


#445 Anything Goes/For a Man or a Boy
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge


Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
XO
Maria.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

CELEBRATE!!!!!

Hello everyone: There are lots of parties in these warm months so here's a card for a birthday girl who's turning 9 next Saturday.


The image is from a "There She Goes" stamp set called "Wrapped in Joy", the banner is from a Flourishes set called "S'more Fun" and the sentiment is from Flourishes also called "Marcella's Mixed Tape: Vol. 1"

********************************************************
This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is from SU called "Delicate Details", the sentiment from a Power Poppy set called "Potted Primroses", the little gift from the There She Goes set.

I'm Playing along with the following challenges.




#137 "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

Challenge #109 "Anything Goes"

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge ...

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Summer Heat!!!!!

Hello everyone: Summer is in full swing up here and I wish I could just go to the beach every day to do exactly what this little bunny is doing, how about you?


This bunny is from the Happy Hoppers collection from House Mouse and it's called "Umbrella Nap", I stamped it on Canson Mix Media with Stazon Black ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. I had to stamp the umbrella again because I messed up big time when I was coloring it, the tip of my pencil broke and it made a dark line on it, I tried to erase it with no luck, so I redid it and fussy cut it, the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Sunny Harvest.
I punched out the sun and sponged it and the sun rays with Daffodil Delight, the sky is done with Broken China distress ink, I used one of the stamps in the retired SU set "Gorgeous Grunge" for the "sand".

***************************************************
This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.


The border is from a retired SU set called "Bordering Blooms", the sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Best Day Ever and the little glass from an unknown set bought a long time ago from a bargain bin.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


#295 Anything Goes/matching envelope.

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #176
Clean and Simple Summer Card.
addicted-to-stamps-challenge

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.
Hugs.
Maria.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Strawberry Fields Forever.....

Hello everyone: Remember that Beatles song? I sure do and I love it!!! So listening to that album I created this little tag, it would look really sweet attached to a jar of homemade Strawberry Preserves.


I stamped and cut the panel with a stamp and die set from Papertray Ink called "Half & Half". I bought this bundle some years ago from eBay? or maybe from a blogger? you know, some crafters sell their stuff.
The basket of strawberries is from an old Flourishes set called "Strawberries" released in June of 2013, I stamped it on white card stock and colored it with Prismacolor pencils then, fussy cut it, I used an Exacto knife to cut under the basket handle and I stamped the top of the image on more time for the strawberry stems then, I glued it to the tag, the sentiment on the top is from another old Flourishes set called "Berry Sweet Frames", released back in June of 2013, the one on the bottom from the Strawberries set.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.


Anything Goes Color Challenge
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

#160 "Food or Drink
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge

I think this is discontinued, couldn't find it at the PTI store.
The dies are still available.
Image result for papertrey ink half and half stamp set

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments, they always make my day.
XO
Maria.