Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sunflower Tea

This afternoon I took time off to make a card using a stamp set I won last year in the coffee blog hop. It is a lovely set called Tea In The Garden by Laura K. Bray. I decided my flowers would be sunflowers as they are always a fantastic fall flower I think.  All the stamps are from that set and I made my background by repeated stamping of the small floral image and then adding some random splats of color with my Copic pens. This will be also entered into the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.


I used colors I associated with Autumn and used them for coloring and for layering. I was quite happy with the way it came together too. The background panel was cut with a Cottage Cutz double stitched die and the other layers I just cut with my scissors by eyeballing. 


I think this would make a nice note card that would work for many occasions by adding an inside message.

There is still a couple days left for the hop so if you want to join in on the fun and have a chance for oodles of prizes get those tea, coffee or hot cocoa cards entered. You could be a lucky winner.

Thanks for visiting and for commenting. I so enjoy reading all of the lovely messages.

God bless,
Verna

Stamplorations Halloween Card

Another freebie offered on the 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop was this darling image from Stamplorations. So I downloaded that one as well, colored it with Copics and this morning made a card using it and lots of plaid papers from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall Petite Paper Pack.


I die cut the Stamploration image with a Gina K. Design Small Double Stitched Oval die and then did another one of Gina K. Designs Fresh Asparagus card stock using the Gina K. Designs large single stitched oval die for a layer. I also die cut a small tag from the Gina K. Designs Decorative Tag set from white card stock and then added to a layer of the Fresh Asparagas as well. On this little tag I stamped in black ink the Hello which is included in a set called Shadow Play from Altenew.  I then added a orange brad to the tag and placed it on my layers which I added to a base card of white.

I am entering this in the Stamploration Never Ending Anything Goes challenge too.

We had a big storm last night but no major damage for us but we did get lots of rain again. Anyway, I shut the computer down and unplugged it as there was a tremendous amount of lightning and I did not want to take any chances of ruining my computer. We lost one that way before so we learned our lesson.

Anyway, I appreciate your visits and comments and I hope you have a wonderful day.

God bless,
Verna

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