Thursday, September 29, 2016

the spooky tree

 Where did this year go? I cannot believe that October is almost here. This means it is time for MY favorite time of the year... HALLOWEEN!!
 I LOVE this time of the year, and not because it is my birthday month, but because it just FUN. The weather is cooler and everything is creepy and candy coated.  
In keeping with the spirt, we created a card for Inky Paws Challenge #36  Halloween Theme. 
This card started out by creating a stencil of the negative part of the Branch Tree Die from Tim Holtz.  
Clear embossing inside of the stencil using the Spooky Street stamp set, gave the tree eyes and a graveyard trunk.  
Then layers of  distress ink over the embossing to make the eyes and graveyard look like it was coming out of the tree in a totally creepy way.
A water brush background gives the tree a haunting glow.
I hope that you enjoyed my spooky tree, don't forget to check out all the other Hallowen cards on the link listed below.
Bye for now


Friday, September 23, 2016

Mummmm Candy!

Happy fall everyone!
Today we have a cute little card for Lawnscape
Challenge # 138 Geometric!
Since it is the begining of fall I thought to go with every ones favorite shape for fall....
the triangle.  (AKA candy corn.)
For this shaped card we used the cute little stamp set Trick or Treat.
This set is the perfect set to accent the familiar colors of every ones favorite candy!
To punch things up, we have the bat holding our choice for trick or treat, TREAT of course.
Hope you enjoyed the card and it encourages you to create your own fun fall card.
Bye for now Diane

Sunday, September 11, 2016

My Gnome Home

Hey Gnome friends!                                                                       
Coming at you today with a card for Lawnscaping challenge #137 Texture-fied. 
I love texture and this card is no exception.   
We started with the Gnome house from "Gnome Sweet Gnome" set. Such a sweet stamp set with a lot of stamps to mix and match. Behind our Gnome home we added texture in the form of  Cuttlebug's "tiny bubbles" embossing folder.
 On the front of the card we added grass from "Gleeful Gardens" and some Flower Soft Moss (so fluffy!) A simple sentiment and the card is done. Thanks for stopping by. Please check out all the other amazing cards on the link listed below. 

Bye for now

Celebrate with Denim

Hey everyone.
I have another card for Stamptember using the "Henna Patterns" from Simon Says Stamp.
I fluffy heart the Henna patterns set, and choose to use it as my background. This card also incorporates the numbers and sentiments from the "Big Numbers" set from Simon Says Stamp.  The "big numbers"  set has the perfect shaped numbers, that cut out quite easy when using foam. After assembling the card I decided it needed a little something. I rummaged thru the fabric stash and found some denim fabric that I cut into a swatch for the background. Added on some sequin bling, and I have a cute little card that I am happy to share with everyone. I hope you enjoyed my card and don't forget to check out all the amazing cards on the link listed below.
Bye for now Diane.


Dream in Color

Happy Stamptember Everyone!

Today I have a card using the new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp "Henna Patterns". I must say I'm kind of obsessed with the versatility of this set.  For this card I started with a color smash back round.(distress ink pad stamped on a piece of plastic. water sprayed on the ink and a piece of paper smashed on the inky color that was created). Once that was dry, I decided to go all matchy and  I stamped on the flower, petals, and all the little accents using the same color as the background. Dabbed on white enamel accents to add some texture and to break up all that color. Using my "Dream" die (also from Simon Says Stamp) I created a sentiment using foam. Thanks SO much for dropping by and check out all the other amazing cards on the link listed below.
Bye for now.



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Burlap or Bust!

 Hello all you crafty people!

Today we are playing along with .
Inky Paws Challenge # 35 Burlap or Lace. 
For my card I am using a stamp set that I have had my eye on since I first started using Newton's Nook Stamps, and recently add to my stash, Spooky Time. I decided to use burlap for my card and to stamp right on top of the burlap. Because I wanted a crisp image, I had to stamp several times.(want to talk about scary) Using some of the other stamps in the stamp set I created a sentiment banner for the card. A quick trip to "the stash" and I had a base for the card.
( Haunted by My Mind's Eye)
When I put the pieces of the card together,  I found it to be a bit dull. Another quick trip to the stash, to add in the scalloped bottom courtesy of a boarder punch, some tea dyed Distress Ink and a few cats eye.

 I hope you enjoyed the card and thanks for stopping by.
                   Check all the other amazing cards on the link listed below. 

                                                               Bye for now.   Diane