Sunday, February 3, 2019

Happy Sunday and Some Challenge Entries

Happy Sunday!! I am sure you are all getting ready for the Super Bowl as I type this. Even though the Patriots are one of the teams, I am not so into football so I plan to be crafting tonight. Chris is on a business trip to Texas so I am all by myself.

Haven't posted much but not because I have not been crafting. Had  situation with my dog last week. He ate a BAG AND A HALF of chocolates that were on my craft room floor. (don't ask-my bad-they had been there for over a week too and he had not touched them) He was mad because I kicked him out of our bed. We had to bring him to the emergency vet last Thursday, where he stayed overnight for some IV care. Zack seemed fine when I picked him up Friday. Then Saturday morning he was not putting weight on his front, left paw so I had to bring him to the normal vet for x-rays. Only thing wrong was his arthritis. So we pretty much spent $1300 on him in three days which adds up to a weekend away somewhere. Darn dog!!

I had some time to play this weekend with some challenges. The first card I created with two photos as my inspiration and used a sketch from January to make my card.

I started off my card by using the Echo Park "Falling For You" stencil with Ranger Candied Apple Distress Ink on a Neenah white 4" by 5 1/4" card base. I then added it to a top folding, A2 card base.

I added two panels of red scrap patterned scrap paper over the stenciled background and then added some Hello Bluebird images (the bird is from "Pig Day" and the elephant from "Puddle Play") that I had colored in using Copic Markers for the Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge.

I added some CAS-ual Fridays "Fun-Fetti Fri-Diecut hearts, that I covered in Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss and Glossy Accents. I popped the sentiment on from My Favorite Things "Bitty Bears" set last.

I ADORE how this card came out and want to make a few more of these for my stash for Valentine's Day.

I was inspired by the plate of red hearts in Time Out Challenge #128 inspiration photo, and the red heart picture in the Inspired By Challenge photo for my card. I used a January sketch Freshly Made Sketches #368 for the actual card layout.

For my second card, I used a sketch from last weeks CASE this Sketch as my jumping off point for another Valentine.

 I started off by blending Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Ink on an A2 Neenah White, top folding card base. I spritzed some water on top, dabbing it off to create some texture on the card front. Again, I stenciled hearts in Candied Apple Distress ink using Echo Park's Falling For You Stencil.  This is my NEW favorite stencil, I think!!

Next I added a sentiment using Lawn Fawn's "Cole's Alphabet" dies, replacing the "O" with a little pig from Hello Bluebird's "Farmyard Little Bits" stamp set. The letters were all die cut from paper scraps I had, and the pig was colored in with Copic Markers.

My last step was to add several moonshine sequins, dabbing some Diamond Stickles in the middle to cover up the holes and the card was complete.

I am entering this card into Sunday Stamps #197 Color Challenge, Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge "Love is In the Air," and Just Us Girls Challenge Word Week #473: Love.

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS night. Thank you for stopping by!!

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