Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Crafty Sunday

I had lots of crafty time today, and a lot to show for it.  So, I'd better get right to it.  I actually made made my first card last night.  It is my entry into this week's 10 Minute Craft Dash #21 to feature stars, as well as Simon Says...Patriotic.  I used the Bead Die to cut red, white, and blue paper wedges, and then ran them all through with the Stars Impression Plate.

A close up so you can see the impressed stars.  Total time 9 minutes 43 seconds.  Yikes!

My next card is for this week's Retro Sketches RS #71.  I used the AE Balloon Animal and some papers from MME Hootenanny, which I got on sale last week.  I covered the entire balloon animal in Glossy Accents, and used a bit of Washi tape in place of the ribbon accent.

Edited to add that I am linking this card up to the Mixy-Matchy Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Next up is my card of the day for this week's A Blog Named Hero Playing Favorites Challenge.  My favorite Hero Arts stamp today is Dogwood, and oh, do I love this stamp.  I was inspired by a design I saw a while back on Simplicity,   I played around with various muted shades for this card, trying to find ones that worked together and gave the feeling of serenity I was going for.  I ended up with HA Wet Cement for the flowers, Versafine Smokey Grey for the sentiment, and Smokey Shadow paper for the scalloped border.

Hold on to your hats, because the next three cards are not for any challenges at all.  They are just things I felt like making as I was playing around with some of my newest purchases.

This first card uses a stamp from MFT Mod Borders.  I stamped a sort of random pattern with the triangle strip, and then colored in the open triangles with copic markers.  The sentiment is cut with Headline Alphabet dies using Black Shimmer Paper.

I think this might be my favorite of the bunch.  I started playing around with WMS Funky Feathers and my new Memento Teal Zeal ink, and came up with this pattern.

This is my last card for the day--more playing around with WMS Funky Feathers--this time I made a square card, and the feathers are topped with a die cut flower from Bigger blooms, using SU Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  I bought this ink as a substitute for PTI Melon Berry, and it is a very good match--only a little prettier, in my opinion.

I am also linking this post up to Stacey's Birthday Linky Party, as there are lots of birthday cards here for the party.

Supplies Used (PTI):
Wish Big
Stamps:  Star Prints
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, SU Night of Navy
Ink:  Real Red
Other:  WPlus9 Star die, Bead Die, Stars IP

Retro Sketches
Stamps:  AE Party Animal
Paper:  White, MME Hootenanny
Ink:  SU Brocade Blue, Real Red, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Spiral Notebook Die, Washi Tape, Glossy Accents

Feel Better Soon
Stamps:  HA Dogwood, Think Big Favorites
Paper:  White, Smokey Shadow
Ink:  HA Wet Cement, Versafine Smokey Grey
Other:  Heart Border Die, Woodgrain IP

Stamps:  MFT Mod Borders
Paper:  White, Black Shimmer, Winter Wisteria pattern
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Copic Markers, Canvas/Linen IP

Teal Happy Birthday
Stamps:  WMS Funky Feathers, Bigger Blooms
Paper:  White
Ink:  Memento Teal Zeal, New Leaf, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  MFT Fishtail Flags die

Square Happy Birtyday
Stamps:  WMS Funky Feathers, Bigger Blooms, Stylish Sentiments Birthday
Paper:  White, SU Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink:  SU Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Woodgrain IP, Bigger Blooms Die, Sakura Glitter Pen

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Oh my, oh my....each and everyone of your cards are just show stoppers! From the feathers, to triangles, to flowers and balloons! I love each and everyone and once again you have sold me on those funky feathers, just so fun!

  2. Five fantastic card Joyce, no favourites just lots of eye candy! Your Funky Feather creations are perfect!

  3. I love all of these and really think that I need that feathers set now.

  4. Great cards - love the bold CAS star card - especially the way the sentiment fits perfectly in the big star! Great to see cards made just because you wanted to play! Love the teal feather.

  5. really were busy! I think the peacock feather card is my favorite...those colors are amazing with the feathers. I really, REALLY love that one! I also really love the dogwood card. Wet cement. That is such a great name for the color of ink. It really does remind me of that. Very muted card, really liked it Joyce.

  6. Okay, now you have me regretting not getting the funky feathers set, too! Sigh....
    Great cards, Joyce! You are so talented my friend! I especially love the embossed stars you added to your first card!

  7. Goodness, Joyce, what a brilliantly creative Sunday you had ... and now we get to enjoy it too! These are all so stunning ... for me, the feathers take centre stage again ... I need that set! Anita :)

  8. I was thinking the dogwood stamped card was my favourite (gotta get wet cement) then I saw the funky feathers - love the pattern and colours you chose. Fabulous cards Joyce.

  9. You can get more cards made in a day than anyone else I know. Your mind must be working overtime. :) I love your new stamps but the dogwood is my favorite.

  10. WOW, you have been so busy, Joyce! What fabulous creations with your new stamp sets, lovin the balloon animals ~ so cute!

  11. Oh my goodness, Joyce! These are some amazing cards! From top to bottom...fantastic! Thanks so much for celebrating with me at the Birthday Linky Party!

  12. Thanks for the heads up on the Moxie Fab Mixy-Matchy challenge. I'm now following that blog.

  13. You're killing me with your productivity, Joyce! Wow, what a fantastic collection. I am smitten with those feathers, but all of these are so wonderfully clean and graphic.

  14. Wow fabulous cards!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us over at A Blog Named Hero! :)

  15. whew! busy day!! love the bright colors and the red white and blue diagonals are awesome!

  16. You are so making me wish I got those Funky Feathers! I bought the Fancy ones and have not inked them up yet. Love your 10 min card wow that looks great! All the cards here are beautiful , love the flower one too!

  17. All of your cards are amazing! I especially love the first one and how you used that die! Very cool!! Fab work!! :)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  18. That's a lot of nice cards! But my eye really went to the star card and am amazed you did all that cutting, embossing and gluing in 10 minutes!

    Also...the Dogwood card! Wow! Very nice!

  19. Wow!! You made a lot of cards!! I like all of them but LOVE the red, white and blue star card. Stunning!!

  20. Love your 10 minute card. The embossed stars is such a fab detail.

  21. OH MY GOSH!! I love that balloon animal. Glossy accents over the whole thing is brilliant! Great cards.

  22. I love that balloon animal! Crystal Glaze over the whole thing is brilliant! What great cards.

  23. Wow, you've been busy - I hope you join me at 52 Card Pickup again this week!

  24. Hey Joyce! Thanks for linking this up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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