Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy 5th Birthday to CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge

It's getting late here and after the busy day I've had, I'm ready to shut things down and get some rest so I'm keeping this post short.  But, I just had to share this card I made to help celebrate the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge's 5th birthday. 


Stamp Set:  Heart Balloons (My Favorite Things), Stitched Stems - sentiment (Taylored Expressions); Ink:  Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions); Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Sugar Cube; Dies:  Celebrate Die (Taylored Expressions), Heart Balloons Die-namics (My Favorite Things); Other:  Banner Punch, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, White Signo Pen

The colors I used are from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.


Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #146 - Kath's "All About Christmas" Challenge

This week Kath is hosting our "All About Christmas" Challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  One of the cards I made at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event is this fun slider card.  I think one of my younger grandchildren is going to love getting this card at Christmas.

You know, I've made only one other slider card and have steered away from then since.  I used pennies for the weight and they are just to heavy to mail.  But, one of the things I learned when making this one is that there are plastic discs that are light weight and so much nicer than the pennies.  Looks like slider cards are back on the list of cards I want to do.


Stamp Sets:  Quick Critters - Winter Stamp & Die Combo, Snow Day Background; Inks:  Oreo, Sprinkles; Dies:  Build a Scene - Mountain Tops, Make A Snowflake, On the Right Track - Build a Scene, Stitched Banner Stacklets Dies; Cardstock:  Cherry Pop, Salt Water Taffy, Sugar Cube, Toffee; Other:  On the Right Track Discs, Pop Dot Adhesives, Salt Water Taffy Enamel Shapes


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the WatercoolerWednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, November 27th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Café,

Marsha

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Give Thanks

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  Vickie is our host this week and she has challenged us to "Give Thanks".  It can be anything showing thanks like a thank you card or something for which you are thankful.

One of the things that rarely happens when I make a card is not using any stamp sets or inks.  That is what happened with this card.  The Golden Grove Paper Pad has turned out to be a nice set of papers to have for creating.  I mixed several pieces together and came up with this Autumn card.  No stamping and no stamping.  It doesn't get any easier than this.


For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Silver Thanks

There's nothing like waiting until the last minute to get a card made and challenges entered.  I'm not usually a procrastinator and I really can't say that's what happened here.  I've just got a lot going on and haven't had a lot of time to spend in my craft room.

When looking for my silver paper, it suddenly occurred to me that I didn't have any.  I'd used up the last of it on another project quite some time ago and it never made it to my shopping list.  So, I had to improvise.  I stamped the background image from the You've Got This stamp set using VersaMark and heat embossed it using Silver Embossing Powder then, cut it out.  It's not completely filled in as that background is not a solid one.  I rather like the way it looks with just a wee bit of white peeking through.


Stamp Set:  You've Got This (Stampin' Up!); Ink:  VersaMark; Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Sugar Cube; Dies:  Hills Die Set (Your Next Stamp), Thanks Die (Taylored Expressions); Other:  Silver Embossing Powder

The sketch I used is from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-249-sketch.html

The colors I used are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  The colors are blue, light blue and silver.  Fun colors for me as blue is my favorite color and silver has always been my preference.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2017/11/color-throwdown-469.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, November 17, 2017

Peace

It seems like it's been ages since I last sat at the craft desk and made a new card.  Life has been moving fast for me this past month.  It's been a whirlwind of doctor's appointments and various tests.  Only one more hurdle to jump and life can go back to normal.  But, that is a discussion for another day.

For now, it's time to share this pretty white on white card I made for The Paper Players.  The card base and the snowflakes were done using Sugar Cube.  For the wreath I used Shimmer White to offset it from the white of the card base.  It let's you see more detail of the Wreath Cutting Plate.  It's one of my favorite dies from Taylored Expressions.  The snowflakes are cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!  The word peace is a die from Taylored Expressions.


Stamp Set:  None; Ink:  None; Cardstock:  Shimmer White, Sugar Cube; Dies:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Wreath Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions)

The color I used is from The Paper Players Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2017/11/pp370-color-challenge-from-nance.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #145 - Judy's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week Judy is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I needed a Thanksgiving card for a guy I know so I decided to send him the one I made in my Fall Shine class at Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event.  It was perfect for a masculine card.


Stamp Set:  Simply Stamped - Leaves; Inks:  Chocolate Truffle, Plum Punch, Pumpkin; Dies:  Label Stacklets 2, Simply Stamped - Leaves Dies; Cardstock:  Plum Punch, Sugar Cube, Toffee; Other:  Copper Glitter Tape, Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder, Floral Vine Embossing Folder; Tommy Art:  Copper Metallic Paint

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, November 20th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, November 13, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #238

Hello and welcome this week's sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Just before I sat down to design my card, I went through the drawer where I throw all of my left over die-cuts and punched pieces.  All of the flowers except the ones on the upper left and lower right were in my drawer and just begging to go on a card.  It was a great way to use them up.  Now I get to start over.


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, In the Meadow, Jar of Love; Inks:  Basic Gray, Dapper Denim; Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Emerald Envy, Marina Mist, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango; Other:  Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Embossing Diffuser (Tim Holtz), Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Mini Bloomers 2 Dies (Taylored Expressions), Pearl Basic Jewels, Stitched Oval Stacklets (Taylored Expressions)

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #144 - Penny's "All About Birthdays" Challenge

This week Penny is host to our "All About Birthdays" challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Here is another of the cards I made at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event last month.  I love that Curly Q Cutting Plate.


Stamp Set:  Simply Said - Birthday; Inks:  Cookie Monster, Lemon Meringue, Oreo; Cardstock:  Cookie Monster, Granny Smith, Lemon Meringue, Poppy Seed, Sugar Cube; Dies:  Balloon Strings, Bold Balloons, Curly Q Cutting Plate; Other:  Clarity Stencil Brushes

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, November 13th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Let The Sparks Fly

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  Darlene is our host this week and she has challenged us to "let the sparks fly" on our projects.  So, grab those sparkles and glitters to show us how you let the sparks fly!

Sometimes you just can't get a decent photograph no matter what you try.  That was the case with this photo.  You can't see the glitter and sparkle but, I assure you, they are there.  I'm thinking I may need some new bulbs for my lamps or my digital camera is slowly giving up.  I've had it for quite some time.  Anyway, the bow has glitter on it and when the light hits it, it gives this little sparkle.  The gold rectangle is cut from glitter paper but the kind that is smooth and doesn't rub off.  I like that.


Stamp Set:  Thankful Life (Stampin' Up!); Ink:  Elegant Eggplant; Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Sugar Cube; Patterned Paper:  Glizty Glitter Cardstock Stack (DCWV), Golden Grove (KaiserCraft); Other:  Glitter Ribbon, Stitched Rectangle Stacklets (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Tear Drop Circles (Spellbinders)

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Autumn Colors

It's the first Saturday of November and you know that means it's time for our November challenge at Crafty Calendar.   Our theme is all about Autumn Colors.  And, for this challenge, you can use any stamp or image you wish.

This is one of the cards I made in the Fall Shine class taught by Lori Craig of Imagination International.  It was one of the classes offered at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event.  As you can see we did some stenciling and some rock and roll stamping.  I wish the photo did this justice as the card is very pretty.


Stamp Set:  Simply Stamped - Leaves; Inks:  Chocolate Truffle, Dijon, Mulled Wine, Pumpkin; Cardstock:  Mulled Wine, Sugar Cube; Other:   Bold Lace Cutting Plate, Build a Tag 1, Gold Thread, Simply Stamped - Leaves Dies, White Pearl; Tommy Art:  Copper Metallic Paint

For all the challenge details and to share your project at the Crafty Calendar Challenge, just click on our name.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, November 3, 2017

Feathers

Today I have for you a clean and simple card showing off my Light as a Feather Stamp & Die Combo from Taylored Expressions.  While I did have the Baja Breeze and River Rock colors, my red is not Riding Hood Red as I'm out of it.  I substituted a red but I'm not sure which color it is as it was a scrap in my left overs box and it looks more orange in the photo than what it really is.  And, as you can see, I have this little spot going on at the top of my photo.  I'm not sure if that means there is dust within the lens as I've cleaned everything twice now and it still shows up.  Sigh... I'm hoping it doesn't mean that my camera is wearing out.

Now I'm off to run some errands while the sun is still shining.  It's been gloomy and cloudy the last few days and the sunshine is a welcome relief. 


Stamp Set:  Light as a Feather Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Baja Breeze, River Rock; Cardstock:  River Rock, Sugar Cube, Unknown Red; Dies:  Light as a Feather Stamp & Die Combo; Other:  Linen Thread, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)

The colors and sketch that I used are from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-247-double.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #143 - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes"

This week Gail is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I'm sharing one of the cards I made at a class I attended at Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017.  Actually, in the coming days you will see more of the wonderful cards I made at the event.  It was a day and a half of fun filled creating.

This card is from the Fall Shine class that was taught by Lori Craig of Imagination International.  The flowers and feathers were painted rather than inked.  While all but one feather was done for us, we were able to play with the Turquoise Chalk Color and the Timbrillo Paste.  We mixed the Timbrillo Paste into the Turqouise Chalk Color and applied it to card stock and let it dry.  That didn't take long at all.  Then, we cut out the feather.  The next step was to sand that feather which allowed the sparkle of the Timbrillo Paste to shine through.  I do hope you can see it in the photo as it gives the most pretty glitter to the feathers and flowers.  It was a fantastic class!


Stamp Set:  Unknown - sentiment; Ink:  Chocolate Truffle; Cardstock:  Peapod, Sugar Cube, Toffee; Dies:  Bloomin' Accessories, Bloomin' Stacklets 1, Bloomin' Stacklets 2, Designer Mini Tags, Fine Feathers, Wreath Cutting Plate; Other:  Linen Thread, Subway Tiles Embossing Folder; Tommy Art:  Indian Orange Chalk Color, Plum Chalk Color, Sunflower Chalk Color, Turquoise Chalk Color, Timbrillo Paste

Here is a close up view of the flowers and feathers.  Hopefully, it will show some of the sparkle from the Timbrillo Paste that was mixed with the Chalk Colors.


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha