Saturday, January 22, 2022

A Special Surprise

How do you surprise the owner of an international corporation for her birthday?  Very QUIETLY!!!

And that's exactly what all of her Design Team members have been working on in the background for the last 6 weeks leading up to today.  

Today is Nikky Hall's Birthday!  

It's time to Celebrate and wish her the best on her special day!



For my card to Nikky, I selected Birthday Gifts, from the Winnie Winter Celebration.

A little birdie told us her favorite colors are shades of aqua, so I selected mostly Copics in those colors with a few brown and red accents.

When my coloring was completed I die cut the edge using Penny Black's Elegant Stitching die and then added several vinyl mini snowflake stickers.  I made the aqua card base to coordinate with the Copics used and covered it with the swiss dotted paper before adhering the completed image.  The snowflake border at the top was left over in my bits and pieces stash from Christmas and was perfect for the top of the card.  To complete the card I added the white organza double bow.

The other challenge was how do you know when to mail from the US to arrive at the UK on time?  Well that's an unknown as I write this blog, hope that it does arrive safely whatever day that may be. It's certainly filled with lots of love and Happy Birthday Wishes! 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

A Perfect Time to Craft ~ January 

Classic Design Challenge ~ January 

Cards Galore Encore ~ January 

Daisy Chain ~ Challenge 59 ~ Wintertime 

QKR Stampede ~ Challenge 436 

Sheepski Designs ~ Challenge 58 ~ Square 

World Wide Open Design Challenge ~ January 

Seize the Birthday ~ Challenge 230 

Crafty Gals Corner ~ Challenge 227 ~ Snow Much Fun

 Pam’s Pearls

 

Copics: Clothes: BG49, BG53, BG15, BG45, Shoes: E23, E25, Candy Cane & Berries: R46, Holly: G07, YG61, YG25, Snowflakes: B60, Bird: FBG2, YR27, Raccoon: N4, N6, N0, Y00, RV10, Present: R39, R56, BG57

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Your Biggest Fan

Today I'm joining in with Team C on the Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team and our sponsor Patties Creations.  I'm sharing her Dinosaur Love digital image with my slimline Valentine card done in non-traditional colors. 



After sizing the image for a 3 3/4" x 8 1/2" slimline card, I printed it on Neenah 110# cardstock.  I used shades of purple and orange Copic markers for coloring.  When completed I added the sentiment from Penny Black Kisses and Wishes.  The decorative edge was added using Gina Marie Designs Big and Little Chain Slimline die.

I used a coordinating dark orange solid cardstock to make the card base and secured the colored image, then added the lavender organza bow to complete the card.

Be sure to visit the Color Crazy Challenge blog to see the other Design Team cards and to enter your card for the weekly challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:  

Creative Knockouts ~ Challenge 436 ~ Pretty Cute Stamps 

Time Out Challenge ~ Challenge 205 ~ In Love 

Mod Squad ~ Valentine's Day 

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ 4 Legged Friends 

Watercooler Wednesday ~ Challenge 333 ~ Occasions 

Cutie Pie ~ Challenge19 ~ Simple Starts 

 Pam’s Pearls

 

Copics: Girl: R01, E93, E95, YR18, YR85, W5, Heart, YR18, BV08, Boy: BV00, BV01, BV02, BV13, BV08, V22, V25,  W5, Tie: V25, YR18 

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

God Always Has A Plan

Today I'd like to share a masculine sympathy card I recently made.  One of the managers my husband works with lost his wife to Covid so of course he wanted to send a special card of condolences.  I selected Unity Stamps, 'Good Ol' Days by Tierra Jackson.

Like most guys, we knew that he liked vintage cars. I felt like the sentiment I selected was perfect both from the life's journey perspective and as an expression of comfort.  

Here's the finished card.


 After stamping the image on Neenah 110# cardstock, I used my Copic markers for coloring.  I selected the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Layers Dies for the decorative edge and covered the A2 white card base with a coordinating stripped green paper.  After securing the image to the card base, I added the sentiment which I had matted with a solid black mat.

Although this was used as a sympathy card, it's versatile enough for about any masculine use.  

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Cardz4Guyz ~ Challenge 287 ~ Spots/Stripes 

Ike's World ~ Challenge 152 

Through the Craftroom Door ~ Jan 18th Challenge 

Stamps + Fun = Creativity  ~ Challenge 408 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 174 

Word Art Wednesday ~ 527-528

 Pam’s Pearls

 

Copics: 

Car: YG99, YG96, YG97, YG93, YG91, Metal: C3, C4, N3, N4, N5, Light Y00, Background: B000, Shadow: W3, W2 

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Sending Kisses

After a long weekend of cardmaking with several girlfriends, I've got a nice stash of new cards to share with you.  What a fun and relaxing time along with getting to play with lots of my new stamps.

Today's card is from Penny Black and this image is called Kisses



To make this card, I stamped the image on Neenah 110# cardstock and used my Copic markers for coloring.  When the coloring was completed, I returned the image to my Misti and stamped the sentiment 'You Are Loved', using brown Versa Claire ink.

The edging is done using Pink and Main's Scalloped Edge Square die. I added a dark green mat, cut 1/8" larger than the square die.  

The 5 1/2" card base is covered with a pink swiss dotted paper. Then I secured the colored image and mat to the card base.  Lastly, I added the white organza bow to the card at the top fold.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

The Cutie Pie  ~ Challenge #167 

Dream Valley ~ Challenge #261 

Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ January

 Pam’s Pearls

 


Copics: Hair: Y11, E50, Y23, E43, Dress & Socks: RV10, RV02, RV00, Ribbon Belt: RV32, Shoes: C3, C4, C5, C7, Leaves: YG63, YG93, Flowers: RV32, Y18, Y38, B24

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Sweet Treats for You

Happy Monday from Jan's Digital Stamp Shop's Design Team! 

While winter storm 'Izzy' is dumping her snow over the east coast this weekend - I'm spending the long weekend with several girlfriends crafting away waiting for a peek at the snow that never came here where I am in SC.

For my Sweetheart Candy card I've selected the 'Slip and Lock' Technique.


I worked with two different images from this package to make this card.  First I took the 'double candy' image and duplicated it to cover the size of an A2 print.  This is my background paper which I cut into two rectangles to fit the front panels.  

Next I sized the candy jar to about 2 1/2" tall, printed it on Neenah 110# cardstock and colored it with my Copic markers. 
I used Penny Black's Elegant Stitching die to get the delicate edging. 

For the card base I cut white card stock to 4 1/4" x 11" and folded the two sides in to meet in the middle. Each side is  covered with the solid mauve paper, then the printed candy image.

I also backed the colored image with the mauve paper.  To make the slider part, which attaches this piece to the base, I cut 2 pieces of white cardstock the same size as the matted piece (behind the colored image). Next the white pieces are folded in half lengthwise.   With the fold side toward the center, each of these are glued to the back of the colored image.  The video I followed is referenced below - it's probably easier to see this than to follow my directions! 

However I do hope you will visit Jan's store and her Challenge blog.  There are several beautiful cards there by my fellow design teammates.  ALSO ~ Check out this month's Freebie in Jan's Store ~ Top Hat!

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

CD Sunday Challenge 76 

Allsorts ~ Week 659 ~ Add a Heart 

Moving Along With the Times ~ Challenge 138 

Time Out ~ Challenge 205 ~ In Love


 Pam’s Pearls


Copics: Y11, RV10, BG11, BG01, BG0000, V25, V22, BV000

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Dream A Dream

Today I'm posting with the Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team and our sponsor this week is Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Designs.  For my project card, I've selected Dark Lilies.



This image was quite large and I loved coloring it!  Of course those that know me, know I love hummingbirds so picking this one was an easy choice.  I enlarged her just a little to fill the image to an A2 card front size and printed it on Neenah 110# cardstock.  My Copic colors are listed below for your reference if desired.  I selected a deep purple 1/8" mat and then a green and purple patterned mat to cover the white 5 1/2" card base. The purple organza bow is tied around the patterned mat and card base prior to adding the colored image and solid mat.  

I've completed the card by adding the sentiment from Stampendous, Floral Reflections which I stamped with Versa Fine Clair Monarch.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Ike's World ~ Challenge #152 

Through the Craftroom Door ~ Hello 2022

Ave 613 ~ January Challenge 

CD Sunday  ~ Challenge 76 

A Perfect Time to Craft ~ January 

Sheepski Designs ~ Challenge 58 ~ Square 

Crafty Animals ~ Challenge #57


 Pam’s Pearls 



 
Copics: Hair:YR21, YR24, YR27, E39, E59, Lilies: V25, V28, V30, Lips & Nails: V12, Leaves in Hair: G17, Eyes: G09, G17, Hummingbird: YG61, YG01, BG90, B05, B32, B05, B24, V12

Be Grateful

Happy Friday morning from the Polkadoodles Design Team.  Our challenge this week was to make a Cheerful Winter card.  

I've selected Winnie Heavenly Angel from the Woodland Songtime Collection.



 As you can see, my finished card is a 'fancy' fold where the back is longer than the front.

To make this card I sized the image to almost 4" square and colored her with my Copic markers.  I added layers of soft lavender clouds using a die cut stencil and Purple Passion chalking ink.  

After die cutting the edge, then I added clear Wink of Stella to all the edges of her hood, sleeves and dress ruffles. 

And Crystal Stickles for the snow ~ 

Once dry, then I added the sentiment on the back left and the three tiny gems to complete the cheerful winter greeting card. 
Be sure to visit the Polkadoodles Challenge blog to see the other Design Team cards and to enter your card for the weekly challenge.
 
Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.
 
I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

 Pam’s Pearls


Copics: Halo: Y26, R46, YG63, Girl: Dress/Hat: BV01, BV04, BV00, Wings: BG10, RV10, Hills: RV10, RV13

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spellbinders Label 15 die

Purple Passion chalking ink for clouds with handmade stencil

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Owl Always Need You

Today I'm sharing a quick little card I made for a coffee challenge.  This image is from Jaded Blossom's, Don't Give A Hoot.



I selected the larger owl and cup image and stamped using Memento Black ink.  For the sentiment I used Versafine Black to give a crisper image.  

For coloring the owl I used Copic Markers E31, E30, B24, and YR24.  The cup is done with YR14, YR12 and YR27.  

After selecting the plaid matting I used Penny Black's Elegant Stitching Rectangle dies for the edge of the image and the matting.  I made the card base of solid orange cardstock to coordinate with the other shades of orange.  After securing the two layers to the base, I completed the card with the brown twine and the wooden 'love' heart. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Ike's World  ~ Challenge 152 ~ Fur 

Crafting Happiness ~ Challenge 119 

Cutie Pie Challenge 167 

CD Sunday ~ Challenge 76 

 Pam’s Pearls


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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Words of Hope

Today I'm sharing one of Graciellie Design's beautiful florals that I used for a sympathy card.  

This lovely spray of flowers is from her Words of Hope package.


To make this card I sized the flowers to just under 4" long and placed the sentiment closely nested under the leaves.  After printing on Neenah 110# cardstock, I used Copic markers for coloring.

The die I used says 'Elegant Frames' but unfortunately, no manufacturer for me to share with you.  I've had it longer than my record keeping! 

I matched the pink cardstock for the base with the lighter shades in the flowers and secured the layers as shown in the photo.  To finish the card I added the yellow organza ribbon with the cross in the knot. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge #173 

A Perfect Time to Craft ~ January 

Cards Galore Encore Challenge ~ January 

Creations in Pink ~ Challenge #41 

QKR Stampede ~ Challenge 435

 Pam’s Pearls

 

Copics: RV00, RV17, RV55, RV66, V000, G46, G94, YG95, YG63, Y26, Y28, Y13

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Monday, January 10, 2022

You Are Each Unique as a Snowflake!

Even though we rarely see the winter snow storms here at the lake in South Carolina, I love how each one is different and uniquely made.  For one of the weekend challenges we were to make cards that celebrated the uniqueness of each snowflake.

For my cards, I searched YouTube for a snowflake technique and decided to try the Baby Wipe method, something I'd never done before.  Here are my results and then a few things about the process. 



For those, like me, who aren't familiar with this technique, you simply fold over a couple of baby wipe and place them on an acrylic block. Choose three ink colors that you have the refill bottles for.  I used Stamping Up Costal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder and Cherry Cobbler.  Then I randomly dropped large drops of color until the area was as big as the biggest stamp I want to use. 


Now you're ready to go to work - Using three sizes of snowflakes I stamped around the edge of my cardstock that I'd cut to fit the front of an A2 sized card.  

 
Randomly fill in with the three different sized stamps until you have the look you like.  For mine, I've used Unity Stamp Co, Kit of the Month 10/17, Conspiracy of Love.

Next I pulled several encouraging sentiments (most are from Penny Black) and stamped each using the SU Cherry Cobbler ink. Then I mounted them on either the matching burgundy or purple cardstock making the base out of that paper. 

The end results are as unique as each of us are...






 Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.

 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Word Art Wednesday #525-526 

Stamping Sensation ~ January 

We Love Stamping ~ January 

Just Us Girls ~ Challenge 614 ~ Inked Background 

Penny Black ~ January 

Krafty Chicks ~ Challenge 593 

 Pam’s Pearls

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