Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween haunted house









I had a lot of fun making this little haunted house. It's made of card stock. There is vellum in the windows which give the tea light inside a soft glow. Look closely, there is a skeleton hand coming out of the ground by the gravestone, an owl, a skull and lots of bats flying around.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

It's that time of year


As soon as the weather turns, I turn...to Halloween, Fall, Orange, crispy leaves. I do love summer but I also enjoy the changing seasons. So now it's time for Halloween cards. I love making them! I have some grandchildren who will receive these. I used the new Tim Holtz 'pumpkin head' stamps for the awesome pumpkins. I colored them with orange markers. I used a brick embossing folder on the background and stamped random webs, spiders, bats and such. I added brads in the corners for a finished look. The fences are diecuts. 
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Finally doing some paper crafting

It's been awhile! summer came and with that came lots of company, as I live near the Atlantic ocean and so I get lots of summer company. Then I did a lot of traveling too. So now I have a pocket of days to craft before my next group of visitors arrives.







For the paper and flowers I used Heartfelt Creations paper and flower dies. The sentiment is from Altenew.  The flower centers are prills- so cool, they come in all different colors.  I stamped the flowers with a background stamp for more interest and each one also has wink-of-Stella shimmer on them.  I made this for a friend who's favorite color is purple.   
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 31, 2017

pop up card

I made this for my granddaughter's upcoming birthday. (I added "happy birthday" to the front). The fun thing about these pop up cards is that they lay flat and so you can mail them. When opened, they 'pop' open. I think that is a fun way to send a card!  I didn't use any dies for this, as I don't own any. I found a tutorial on YouTube that was very easy to follow. I just goggled 'pop up card tutorials'.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Card for my Granddaughter

I like to send my 16 year old art cards. And she loves receiving them. This is the one I sent this week. I used an easy technique to frame it. I die cut the rectangle from the rectangle background. I then used oxide ink to color the smaller rectangle blue. I adhered the larger rectangle on card base. I popped up the blue inside with foam, giving it nice dimension. I then added the winged woman and the saying.
Very easy!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Grow a friend

It does take a long time, doesn't it? I made this for an old friend. She wanted to give it to one of her old friends. I love that. The colors in this are subtle and quiet, just like a friendship.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ice cream cone cards



I copied this idea from my friend Diane . I loved her card and so I made two similar ones. I love both the folding and the ice cream cones. Perfect card for anyone, kids and adults alike.
I used glitter on these cones- heat embossed glitter. It gives a wonderful shine.

Happy Crafting! And stay cool!