Oct 21, 2023

October Double Duty with Lawn Fawn!

On the 22nd of each month some friends challenge ourselves to create 2 different cards repeating the same image, sentiment, etc on each card.  We have a predetermined list of the stamp company or specific challenge for each month and then...away we go!

This month we feature Lawn Fawn.  I chose their "Sunny Squirrels" stamp set and "Sunflower Greetings" dies in addition to the matching dies for Sunny Squirrels. Some of the background layers were cut using "Card Layers 1" dies by Jaded Blossom and a partial circle shape from an unknown source in my stash. I think I bought it at a stamping rummage sale.

Here are the supplies:

And here are my two creations:

Duplicated on each card:

      • Base stock is Stampin' Up's Naturals. I really like the little flecks of colors on it. 

      • Gray stock.

      • A scrap of paper from a pack that I used to have. I have no clue who made it. 

      • Flat circle die cuts which are blended with yellow and blue or slate inks. 

      • Sunflowers which are colored with Chameleon pencils. 

      • Enamel dots by Stampin'Up.


Just look how frisky and cheerful these little squirrels are!

The red squirrels are cut from the reverse side of the DP with the leaves.

I love this set by Lawn Fawn and think it's versatile enough for many occasions.

Lawn Fawn included it in our kits supplied for the Fall, 2022 Crop & Create Delivered virtual card making event. How nice is that?

Thanks for visiting my bitty blog today! I hope you check out more Double Duty cards made by:




Oct 15, 2023

October Creative Crew Challenge

Today is the 15th and that means it's posting day for the Creative Crew's challenge cards.  

Jeanette is this month's hostess and the challenge is "Something We Love". We are to use our own supplies. I've had a lifelong love of birds, all breeds, all sizes.  Of course I also love to make cards, so combining the two seemed perfect.

This card is made from a kit of supplies sponsored by Honey Bee Stamps. It was part of their class at last month's Crop & Create Delivered, a virtual card making event brought to us by Scrapbook and Cards Today.

All papers, dies and the sentiment stamp set were made exclusively for the event, so they only have "Crop & Create Fall 2023 as a name.

There is some subtle ink blending on the bird, pine cones and some of the branches and leaves.

Here's another view showing some of the dimension:

I haven't put a sentiment on it yet. Once I decide who is receiving it I'll pick out the sentiment

I'm not one who typically makes a card using only die cuts, but I really like this set of dies and paper.  And of course, there's that adorable bird!

Jeanette, this was a particularly good theme. It made me think repeatedly of all the various parts of life that make me happy.  Sometimes, a good reminder of my blessings is just what I need to lift my spirits!

Thanks for stopping by and please drop by the blogs and galleries of the other Creative Crew members: 

Barb - Barb's Inkin' In Retirement

Carol - Lost in My Craft Room

Jeanette - Cre8tive Play

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry - It's Totally Terry

Tracie - Crafty Creations by Tracie

Oct 11, 2023

Hot Mess = Success!

Time for another Hot Mess = Success card!  Requirements:  Get messy and make a card.

This month I used a set of supplies from a class taught by Simon Hurley at September's Crop & Create Delivered virtual card making event.

Simon's class featured these products:

Winter Scene Maker Layering Stencil

Royal Flush Solar Paste

An exclusive stamp set made specifically for the Crop & Create Delivered event

Ranger's Detail Blending Tools

(Yes, that's my newest indulgence, the glass mat by LDRS Creative)

Here's my card:

Blue ink was applied to white card stock. 

Then the trees, houses and base were inked using the different sections of the stencil.

Next the snowfall was created using the Royal Flush Solar Paste applied with a scraper.  It dries quickly, so then I created the glowing windows and doors with the final segment of the stencil. This step used Slippery When Wet Lunar Paste applied with the little Detail Blending Tools.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and is heat embossed in white.

Here's another angle showing more of the pretty snowflakes from the Solar Paste: 

I really like using the Lunar Paste and the Solar Paste!  They are super smooth and apply easily. But have soapy water handy because they dry really fast and you want to get them off your stencils right away.

Be sure to stop by the Hot Mess Team and admire their creations!  Here are their links: