Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Vintage Lady Coffee Card

This morning I grabbed a few minutes and did a bit of hopping on the 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and found this free digital from Tlc Creations which I think is called Paulette. Anyway I saved it to my computer and this afternoon made a card with it.



The digi was in black and white and lightly sketched but for my card I added some subtle colors with my colored pencils. Then I added Versamark ink all over the cut out image and added some clear embossing powder from Gina K. Designs and heat set it. I then layered this to a black double stitched square die cut which was cut with a Gina K. Designs die. Next I added this to a panel of pattern paper which came from my gift box of yellow items which I won in the hop last year from The Cutting Cafe.

Along the edge of this panel I added a row of the Filigree Leaf Die from Gina K. Designs which I cut out in various Fall colors. Then along the other side on the bottom I added the sentiment and pumpkin which were from the Harvest Blessings set by Joy Clair. The pumpkin and sentiment were stamped with Gina K. Designs black ink and then I colored the pumpkin in with some Copics.

This main yellow pattern paper panel was then layered onto black card stock and then again some orange card stock before I placed it on the white card base.

Now that was fun and I was glad I got time to get a card done again today. We are in a tornado watch until midnight so I may have to turn off the computer later on if there is a lot of lightning. So I am rushing this post. Hopefully, I got all the details in. Thanks for visiting and I hope you are able to do some of the hop as well.

God bless,
Verna

Monday, September 18, 2017

Brentwood The Owl

This is the third card I have made for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and this time I used another freebie digi that is available for a limited time during the coffee hop. You can get it at JessicaLynnOriginals.com and even though I am not too fond of using digital stamps, this little guy just caught my eye and I had to use him in a card as well.


I used this digital stamp in a little scene and I took a tree die by Diemond Dies and die cut it from a scrap piece I had foiled using Deco Foil Amber Waterfall. I just love that Deco Foil and ever since I got myself a laminator I have used foiling a lot in my cards.

This Brentwood image was colored with my Copics and then that was layered also over the tree die image. Next I die cut this panel with a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die. I had previously sponged that panel of white card stock with light blue ink from Gina K. Designs. All were then placed on a base card of white card stock and that completed my simple scene.

Even though I had to work with tomatoes again today I am glad I managed to get a little bit of card making done. I hope all of you are having a fun week and if at all possible will take in some of the fun of the Coffee Hop too. You never know! You could be a lucky winner as there is lots and lots of prizes.

Thanks for the lovely comments you always leave too.

God bless,
Verna


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Another Coffee Card

I was doing some commenting on the 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop when I came across this free digital stamp from Craftin Desert Divas so I grabbed it and today I made a quick card using it. I used the already colored version on the stamp set and from there used pattern papers and dies to make my card. I love how it turned out too! And having the image already colored felt a bit like cheating but it sure did go a lot faster and it matched all the items I wanted to use too!


I used two sets of Gina K. Designs square die sets to cut out the image. I also added some frost on the pumpkin with Gina K. Designs Frozen glitter. The plaid paper is from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall Paper Pack. This pattern paper and the sentiment were die cut using dies from the Die-Namics Blueprints 29 set. I outlined all of the layers with black card stock. After adhering all of the items to a white card base I then added some little orange rhinestones along each side of the sentiment.



Oh, this is such a fun and cute image and it is perfect for this time of year. I hope many of you will join in on the 2017 Coffee Lovers Hop. It is a fantastic fun thing and there is lots and lots of prizes being awarded too besides getting free digital stamps. By doing the hop this is getting me a jump start on my Fall card designs.

Well, thanks for the visit and for the comments. I love each and every one.

God bless,
Verna

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Puppy Halloween

Oh, my! I was really caught off guard with all the garden preserving I had been doing that I completely forgot that the 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was starting this week. So I am a bit behind but at least I will get one card in for the event.


2017 fall hop

I just fell in love with that cute little puppy image and decided that was a design to be used on my Halloween cards this  year. The sentiment is also on the set from Sparkle N Sprinkle which is called A Puppy's Halloween #863.

I stamped the sentiment and puppy with Gina K. Designs black ink and then colored it in with Copics. The sentiment I cut apart so that I could insert a coffee pot which is from a Stamplorations set called Bunnies 'N Beans. My plaid paper which I die cut using a Memory Box Cross Stitch Border die is from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall paper pack. And the card stock I used is all from Gina K. Designs.

I also added some fiber which is a braided orange and white which I thought worked well with this design. It is from DL Arts.


I will also be entering this in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge for this month.

Oh, this felt so good to make a card again. At least my hands are stained from ink now and not from tomatoes. LOL Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments. I love reading each and every one of them. Have a great Sunday.

God bless,
Verna

Friday, September 8, 2017

Losing The Lines

Wow! This is my second post of the day. And, again I tried the "no line" stamping. This time I went with an Autumn theme and made a Thanksgiving card. I used a leaf and sentiment from the Simple Things Stamp set by Gina K. Designs and the leaf was stamped three times with the Memento Desert Sand ink. I used alcohol ink markers which were a combination of Copics and Bic Mark-It pens.


I fussy cut around the leaves and then layered that panel onto some Gina K. Designs pattern paper from the Grateful Heart paper pack. These two layers were then added to a white card stock base. I then stamped the sentiment with Gina K. Designs black ink and fussy cut it out. The finishing touch was to add some gold nailhead stickers from the Mark Richards line.

I will be entering this card into the Mod Squad Blog Challenge as well in which we were to lose the lines when stamping our images. I think this time I did a little better. LOL

Well, that's all for today folks! Have a good evening and thanks for visiting.

God bless,
Verna

No Lines??

Well, at least I tried to make a no lines card design. But I am afraid my coloring that way does not compare at all to some of those artists out there who can do it so beautifully! None the less I did my best and so I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge in which we are to use the "no lines" technique.


I stamped the design from the Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet mini stamp set with Memento Desert Sand ink onto Gina K. Designs layering weight white card stock. Since I wanted to use alcohol inks I decided I had better go with a Memento ink. And, I used a combination of Bic Mark-It alcohol ink markers and my Copics. I had to go that route as so many of both sets of markers are dried up and of no use anymore. I should make another purchase one of these days.

I die cut the panel out with my Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die and also cut out another panel of Gina K. Designs green gingham pattern paper for a layer before adding it to a base card of Gina K. Designs white heavy weight card stock. Once I had it all layered together I then added the sentiment from the same stamp set using Gina K. Designs black ink. My final addition was to add some pink rhinestones as an embellishment.


Well, even though it is not as an accomplished looking coloring as some others do I still like it and especially so after I added it to the gingham pattern paper layer. I just cannot seem to get a no line look. Maybe the secret is not to outline things so much but for some reason I cannot help it. I started out that way and it really looked bad so I ended up adding some of the design of the image with darker pink.

Yesterday I had my checkup on my leg and it is as good as it is going to get I guess. I still have a divot spot on my ankle. I go back to see him in a year again unless something develops in the meantime. My next doctor appointment is to a podiatrist to see if I can get some help with my feet.

Well, here it is the weekend already. This morning I froze some tomatoes again. And, sorted out a bunch of others which will be ready to care for in a day or two. So there is not a big break in the garden. I think in a couple days I will need to do some more dill pickles too. So my life is busy and productive one way or the other.

Take care all of you in the middle of the hurricane and for all who are being pushed out of their homes by wild fires too. It sure is a time for much prayers including for the threat from North Korea.

God bless,
Verna

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Adding Some Glitter

The Double D's Blog Challenge is entitled Glitter-Glitter-Glitter! So I made a new Christmas card using a brand new set from Gina K. Designs called Perfect Poinsettia which is illustrated by Claire Brennan. This is a multi-step type of stamping set but since she has an outline you can use it as just an image to color in as well. And, also included in the set is some sentiments. So not only is the stamped poinsettia from that set but so is the sentiment. And I glittered it up by adding strips of red glitter paper from Stampin' Up!


I added some green gingham paper which is from the Gina K. Designs Winter Whimsy paper pack. When I fussy cut the poinsettia and leaves out I left an outline of white card stock showing as I thought it would make the image pop more against the background. All was assembled together and added to a white card base.

The red inks I used were Lipstick, Red Velvet and Cherry Red. For the green I used Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus. And, for the center I started out with Lemon Drop then added Sweet Corn followed by Prickly Pear last. The sentiment was stamped with black ink. All the inks were from Gina K. Designs.

Well, I am still quite busy these days with garden and then over the weekend we had company which was nice. I even sent some of my garden stuff off with them so that I could find a small frame of time to make a card. When this set arrived in the mail yesterday I knew I wanted to try making one with it.

Now tomorrow I have a check up on my leg and also want to do some shopping so that will take care of most of the day.

And, it was quite cold this morning. Our thermometer showed 40 degrees. I am so glad we shut all the air conditioners off. It still was quite chilly in the house overnight but it did make for great sleeping.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful beginning to your week. And that you enjoy the rest of it too. And my thoughts and prayers are with all in Texas and for those who are facing the onslaught of Irma too.

God bless,
Verna