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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Purple Onion Sweetie.....

Hello everyone: Besides loving flower stamps, I love cute little critters for my cards. This time I have a card I made with one of my favorite companies that make adorable and super cute images, specially the Stacey Yacula collection for Purple Onion Designs. Here is the card I made, I will link it to a few challenges at the end of this post.


This cutie pie image is called Winterberry (small snowman). I stamped it to a folded white card base with Stazon black ink and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil. The snowflake die is from Poppy Stamps and it's called Snowflake Breeze.
The little sentiment is from Power Poppy from the set Merry Littles.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


Sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called Poinsettia, the snow flakes from Penny Black's set called A Bright Tomorrow.
I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
Muse Christmas Visions #76 Card by Kimberly Wiener.

Cut It Up! Challenge #113 "It's Snow Fun"
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #233 "Anything Goes"
Time Out Challenges #74 "Winter or White on White"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



Friday, January 13, 2017

Smells like Christmas.....

Hello everyone: Participating in Christmas challenges gives me a great head start on my Holiday cards, by the time it's time to send them out, I'm way ahead of the game.  Here is a card I made for that purpose and I will link it up to a few challenges at the end of this post.


This image is from a Power Poppy set called Spice it Up, I can almost smell the aroma of the clove studded oranges on this gorgeous Holiday arrangement.
I stamped the image onto a die cut panel of Strathmore multi media paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and an aqua painter. Added a bit of bling with a few Rhine Stones and a golden bow. The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, (discontinued).
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from the same set and the little mug of hot cocoa is from another Power Poppy set called Merry Littles, it has lots of endearing little images and great sentiments, this is my "go to" set for finishing the inside of my Holiday cards.
I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.

Merry Monday "NOEL"
The Paper Shelter Challenge #276 "Add Ribbon/Lace"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

B mine, Valentine.....

Hello everyone: Well, I'm getting a jump start on my Valentine's Day cards, I know we are still in the middle of January but, heck!! time, sometimes, just runs away from me so, I'm taking advantage of a few challenges to make my first Valentine, hope you like it.


This image is from a very old Flourishes stamp set called "Sweet Love", I really love this image with the sweet cookies all decorated and ready to eat.  The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, (discontinued), the sentiment from the set. I colored this image with SU markers and I put a bit of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Diamonds on the pot. The ribbon is also from SU.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


Sentiment from the set, the little hearts were punched with the SU Owl Builder Punch.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #479
Moo-Mania and More "LOVE" Challege.
The Paper Shelter Challenge #276 "Use Ribbon or Lace"
Creative Moments Challenge #109 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #105 "Use Pattern Paper"

Thank you so much for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

One of a Kind.....

Hello everyone: We have a new challenge for you over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, this time we want you to use STICKLES on your cards, easy peasy, right? This product adds a lot of sparkle to any image, any time of the year.  Here is the card I made to hopefully, inspire you to join my teammates and I in the gallery.

Now, isn't she glamorous? she is ready for a night on the Town, super fabulous dress.
This darling image is from Stamping Bella and it's called Audrey Loves Makeup
I stamped the image onto a piece of Strathmore multi media paper with Stazon black ink, the dress, bows on her hat and the little bow on her purse were covered with red stickles, I put a couple of layers being careful not to cover the outer lines, I didn't want the stickles to look like a big blob.
I let it dry overnight and then, I colored the rest of the image. Her necklace and details on her purse are done with a gold gel pen, the hat, purse, gloves and shoes with a black water color pencil and a very small brush. 
The sentiment is from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents but I think it fits this image perfectly. The pattern paper is from my stash of Lili of the Valley beautiful paper pads, I'm hoarding this paper, I love it and it's sadly discontinued.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is also from the Sassy Succulents stamp set.
I hope you play along this week with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, for more awesome inspiration, hop over my teammates blogs and check out their fabulous creations.
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I apreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.