Sunday, April 14, 2024

There is Magic about You!

 Hi Friends,


Today I am sharing this card that I made using some of my favorite Fairy Hugs stamps.



Ingredients:

Neenah Solar White paper
White card card stock
Black ink
Distressed edge ruler

For this 5 1/2 inch square cars I started by making the card base with White card stock.  I took the Fairy Hugs Fairy~Scapes Sea Fair paper and ripped the edges with the Distressed Edge ruler, inked the edges with Salvaged Patina distress oxide and added it to the card base.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper and added different distress oxides to the paper and spritzed it with water.  When it was dry I took the Black ink and the Fairy Hugs stamp Lantana and stamped her onto the paper.  I took the Fairy Hugs stamps Make A Wish and the Kitsch Pink distress oxide and stamped that onto the paper.  I took the Distressed edge ruler and ripped all the edges and than inked them with Salvaged Patina distress oxide. and added that to the card.  I took some White paper, Black ink and the Fairy Hugs stamps About You stamp and stamped that onto the paper and ripped the edges with ruler and inked the edges with Salvaged Patina distress ink and added that to the card.  I took the stars stamp from the Fairy Hugs stamps Stardust Wishes Set and Salvaged Patina distress oxide and stamped the stars around the card.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lori


Friday, April 12, 2024

Always Respect Mother Nature

 Hello Friends!


Today I am sharing this card that I made with an older Hero Arts Monthly Kit about Mother Nature.



I made this card with the December 2019 Hero Arts Monthly Kit.  I colored it with Copic markers.  I just think this is such a beautiful stamp!  


I am entering this card in the Double Trouble Challenge #163 ~ "Let's Get Krafty" and the Inspiration Station Prompt #60.  Both of these Challenges are honoring Earth Day.  I was inspired to make this card from the photo below:


 

When I saw this photo it made me think of Mother Nature protecting the World and this old stamp and die set seemed perfect for these two challenges!


The Double Trouble Challenge #163 ~ "Let's Get Krafty"




The Inspiration Station Prompt #60 Challenge



Be sure to hop over to both challenges to see all the awesome cards made for these challenges.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to do your part for our Earth and Recycle!

Lori

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #61

 Hello Christmas Lovers,


Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge Blog ~ POE Challenge #61.    We have a great Inspiration Board to help get your creative ideas flowing!


          Here is my card for POE Challenge #61:



Ingredients:


Hampton Art Warm Wishes stamp
White card stock
Pink Snowflake paper
Tan paper
White paper
Copic markers 
Black ink      
Victorian Velvet distress oxide

I started by making the card base with White card stock.  I took the Pink Snowflake paper and inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress oxide and added that to the card base.  I took the Cottage Cutz Christmas Fawns dies and assorted papers and cut out the deer, the branch, birds and ornament.  I used Copic markers to color the birds and ornament.  I was inspired by the photos of the deer and the pink ornaments in the photos on our Inspiration Board below.



 


Please be sure to hop on over to the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge to see what the Design Team have created and than it is your turn to create Anything Christmas for this challenge!  We can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori. 

Friday, April 5, 2024

We Have the Whole World in Our Hands

Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing a card that I made for the Double Trouble Challenge 163 ~ "Let's Get Krafty and the Inspiration Station Prompt #60.


Here is my card:



April brings Earth Day and both of these Challenges are honoring Earth Day.  Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to show support for Mother Earth!  I think that we all should be stewards of the earth because there is no Planet B!  The first Earth Day was held in 1970.  The official theme for 2024 is "Planet vs Plastics" and we all should do our part to recycle.


Here is the inside of my card:



And:





For the Double Trouble "Let's Get Krafty" we are to use recycled paper or Kraft card stock.  I chose to used some corrugated kraft paper on my card.  We were also to use shades of Blue since Earth is the Blue Planet.  For the Inspiration Station Prompt #60 we are to us the photo below for Inspiration:




When I saw this photo the first thing that came to my mind was one of my childhood favorite songs "He's got the whole world in his hands" and that is what inspired my card.  So I found an image on Pinterest with several hands holding up the world.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I do believe we all hold the world in our hands!


I am entering this card in the following Challenges:


The Double Trouble Challenge #163 ~ "Let's Get Krafty"




The Inspiration Station Prompt #60 Challenge



Be sure to hop over to both challenges to see all the awesome cards made for these challenges.


Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to do your part for our Earth and Recycle!

Lori

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for April

Hello Ghoulies,


Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog.  We are a year round Halloween Challenge because we are all a bit batty for Spooky cards!  I hope you will join us for this fun Challenge,  we have an Inspiration Board below in case you need to get those creative juices flowing!!


Here is my card for the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for April:



Ingredients:

Black ink
White card stock

For this A2 card I started by making the base of the card with White card stock.  I took a piece of Fairy Hugs Sea Cavern paper, inked the edges with Black ink and added it to the base of the card.  I took the Lavinia Stamps Willow the Witch, Sacred Tree and Forest Spruce and some Black ink and stamped them onto the card.  I was inspired to make this card from all the Witches shown in the Inspirational Board listed below.

Inspirational Board:


 

Remember, you can create ANYTHING Halloween you would like and our mood boards are here for your inspiration.  You do not have to follow it as the theme, but you certainly can if you would like!!  Don't forget to stop by the Two Old Bats Halloween April Challenge to see all the Spooky cards the Design Team has created!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Monday, April 1, 2024

Four Seasons Challenge ~ April ~ Anything Goes Spring

Hello Friends,


Welcome to the Four Seasons Challenge for April with a theme of Anything Goes Spring.   


I was inspired to make this card from the picture on the lower left hand side of the Inspiration Board listed below my card.  I have always like the saying "April Showers Bring May Flowers" so I couldn't resist making a card about that!


Here is my card for the Four Seasons April Challenge:



Ingredients:

 Flower stamp
White Card Stock
Blue Sky paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Black ink
Copic markers
Distress Oxides assorted colors

For this A2 card I started by stamping the Colorado Crafts Company All Weather Friends stamp with Black ink onto Neenah Solar White paper and colored it with Copic markers and than cut it out with the Colorado Crafts Company All Weather Friends die.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper and a cloud stencil and  assorted Distress Oxides and made clouds on the paper.  I took the cloud paper and the Scrappy Tails Crafts A2 Cloud Frame Cover Plate and cut out the frame.  I took a piece of Blue Sky paper and added the Cloud frame to that and added that to a White card base.  I took the Bunny with the umbrella and added him to the card.  I took the sentiment and stamped that with Black ink onto the card, I also stamped the rain drops.  I took a flower stamp and stamped that with Black ink, colored the flowers in with Copic markers. 

Inspiration Board:



If you are new to the Four Season's Challenge Blog (a monthly seasonal themed challenge), PLEASE hop over and join in the fun!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Saturday, March 30, 2024

You SLAY Me!

Hello Friends,

Today I am playing along with the LUNAR NEW YEAR CHALLENGE 

and here is my card for this challenge:





For my card I used the My Favorite Things Magical Dragons stamps and dies.  I colored the dragons and the Knight with Copic markers.


I am entering this card in the Lunar New Year Challenge for March:



Please be sure to hop over to the post to see all the great cards created for the March Challenge.


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


#lunarnewyearchallenge