Happy Birthday Audrey!!

Hi Friends! Just popppin in to share a card I made for a wonderful friend! (Shhhhh, it's Audrey's Birthday on Saturday),  I  actually got it in the mail on time yeah!! I had to post today as I won't be by my computer Saturday and my blogger is having trouble scheduling :-( ! I had to make one more Fall card as the season is going to fast and that makes me sad! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I'm having Thanksgiving at my house this year :-)  What are your plans?

 

I cut out the background with my Cameo, then I drybrushed some white paint onto the background. I cut the leaves with some PTI dies and the paper is  woodgrain paper I bought in Sacramento and then I inked on the colors. The sentiment is PTI also. I finished with some twine
 
 
 I hope your birthday is FABULOUS my friend!!!!
 
 
 
 Hugs, Char

City Crafter Challenge Week 238 Just a word


Hi Friends! It's been a fabulous week so far! And today is a new challenge up at City Crafter, and the fabulous Ros is our hostess this week and she has chosen the
 
THEME: Just a Word ( Create a project with a ONE word sentiment)


 
I started by flicking watercolor on the background with various shades of green. I also watercolored a panel with green and yellow. After that was dry I used a leaf die cut from PTI. The Hello is from Wplus9 and to finish off I added a few acrylic dots in gold.
 
 
This week's Guest Designer is Karolina 
 
 So come and link up your one word card with us at CCCB - If you're looking for more inspiration take a look at what the rest of our team has created up on the Blog
The winner for this challenge will be invited to be a Guest Designer at CCCB :-)


Have fun and have a great day! Hugs, Char
 

November 16: Paper Sweeties November Release Rewind!

Hi Friends! I hope your having a great weekend! Today is the last day of Paper Sweeties sneaks and you can find  these adorable stamps and dies here

 
 
I cut the background with my Cameo. The coffee cup is a die called Handmade with love sweet cuts that I cut using patterned paper , then I embossed with sticky embossing powder and then sprinkled with glitter that I burnished in. The snowflake is from handmade with love stamp set and sweet cuts . I embossed with silver and finished off with a gem. The sentiment is from a prior release called Make the season bright

 
Be sure and visit the awesone DT!
 
Nancy Penir

Hugs, Char

November 15: Paper Sweeties November Release Party!

Hi Friends! I'm back again with another card made for the November Paper Sweeties Release!!!
 
For my card I embossed an image from the Happy Holiday Stamp Set with white embossing powder and water colored it in. I did the same for the ornament but added a coat of glitter over it.




Please be sure to visit the talented DT for wonderful inspiration!

Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*


Homemade With Love
Holly Days
Happy Holidays
I Love You

Sweet Cuts - Homemade With Love
Sweet Cuts - Holly Days

Be back tomorrow :-) Hugs, Char

Thanks, you are awesome!!

Hi Friends! Just a quick card I made for my boss. He is the best boss anyone could ask for :-). I used the Winnie and Walter stamp set called V for CheVron . I used a variety of Archival ink colors and that's about it. A very quick and easy card. I'm terrible at Masculine cards, but I like how this one turned out. I'm off to go get my sweet grandbaby and spend the afternoon with her! I hope you have a great day!!!

 
 
 
 
 
I'm entering this card into the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge :-)

Hugs, Char

November 14: Paper Sweeties November Release Countdown!

Hi Friends! I'm back today to share another peek at Paper Sweeties November Release! Up today is a card I made with the stamp set Holly Days and Holly Days Sweet Cuts . I started by using Distress Inks on the background then I used clear embossing powder and a snowflake stencil, then I added some stickles on top. I made the snow background and finished off with the cute little trees and cabin

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back again tomorrow with another creation using new products , please visit the other gals on this amazing team!

Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*

Hugs, Char

November 13: Paper Sweeties November Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi Friends :-) It's time for Sneak Peeks!! Paper Sweeties new release is coming out on November 16th!! 1st up is this adorable little Christmas cupcake! I paper pieced it, and added some dots and a touch of Wink of Stella. I love the sentiment that comes with this set!!

I used the Homemade with love set!

Be sure to hop along and see the rest of the DT's creations!

Jinny Newlin *special Guest Designer*
Nancy Penir

These are the newest sets that will be available to purchase on the 15th...
Homemade With Love
Holly Days
Happy Holidays
I Love You

Sweet Cuts - Homemade With Love

Sweet Cuts - Holly Days


I'll be back tomorrow for more peeks! Thanks for stopping by, you girls are the best!! Hugs, Char

City Crafter Challenge #237 Christmas ~ CAS

Hi Friends! It't time for a new challenge at City Crafter and the wonderful Kirsty is our hostess this week! Her theme:
 
Theme: Christmas CAS (make a CAS holiday card - ok, more specific - ONLY one layer christmas card)
 

O.K. girls I have to say this challenge was the HARDEST one for me EVER lol!! One layer cards with nothing else had me stressin!!!

 
 
I decided to get out the embossing paste and a Memory Box stencil. The snowflakes are pretty in person, but I failed to capture the texture. Take my word on it O.K. :-) The sentiment is from Simon Says. I love the lettering. I rounded the corners and that's it. I REALLY wanted to add more but I had to slap my hand and remember that the challenge is only 1 layer :-)
 
Guest Designer this week is Susie !!
 
The prize package this week is
 Maya Road Chipboard Alphabet sponsored by Kirsty
 
Be sure to stop by City Crafter and see the DT's wonderful cards!
 
Hugs, Char
 

City Crafter Challenge # 236 ~ My deer

Hi Friends!! It's time for a new challenge at City Crafter and Stella is our fabulous hostess!! She has chosen the theme
 
Theme: My Deer (create a card or project using a deer)
 
 
 
For my card I cut the card base with my Cameo. Then I cut a layer of gold glitter paper a bit smaller. This fabulous wreath stamp is from Lori! I bought this wreath and a darling snowman stamp too!  I embossed the wreath with gold and just colored the berries with a red copic. The deer is from PTI as well as the banner,sentiment, and snowflakes.
 
 
 
This week our Guest designer is Imke Ludwig !
 
Would love to see what you create! Just link your card of project to City Crafter here
 
Have a wonderful day my friends! Hugs, Char

The Mixed Media Card Challenge~ 5 Christmas


Hi Friends! It's that time of the month again for The Mixed Media Card Challenge!! This month the DT is using an awesome stamp set from Stamplorations called Holiday Sketches and Vignette : Christmas Block !!  I love the Vignette stamp with all the different letters and the bells are so pretty!



Challenge : Christmas with an optional of using bells



For my card I embossed the background with white and blended with distress inks . The vignette stamp was embossed with gold. There's a layer behind the vignette stamp that I stenciled with embossing paste and then inked. The bells were colored with distress markers , I also used for gold leaf and then a coat of Wink of Stella.



Prizes:
1 winner - $15 gift certificate (randomly drawn from entries with optional element)
1 winner - choice of stamp set from select categories (randomly drawn from all entries)

I'm also entering this card into the Curtain Call Challenge Boho Bright!

 


 Have a great Weekend! Hugs, Char

Paper Sweeties Novemberr Inspiration Challenge #25 - 'Holiday Joy'

Hi Friends! It's time for this month's Paper Sweeties November Challenge! I love the colors  of this challenge!


For my card I used Abigail. I paper pieced her with some digital paper. The sentiment and Angel outfit are from Christmas Blessings stamp set.

Hop around and see what the talented DT made!
November Guest Designer:  Jill Norwood

Hugs, Char

Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year


Hi Friends! Well,, the week is almost over! I'm going to go see that sweet little baby this weekend! I was sick and couldn't last weekend. But, all is better! I can't wait!
 
I saw this sweet little guy over at W plus 9 and needed him :-) He's so cute! He's from a set called "Merriest Wishes" . I colored him with my distress markers. The background snow is from a stencil at Simon Says called Falling Snow

 
 
Have a wonderful day!! Hugs, Char
 

City Challenge Week# 235 Stripes

Hi ! It's my turn to host this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog and I've chosen the Theme:
 
STRIPES (Make a card of project with stripes)
I love these jars!
 

 
For my card I used PTI Tinsel and Tags set. I was impressed at how easy these are to make. I decided to make a card and attach the ornament to the front . I had a terrible time photographing it because of the shine. I hope you can see the little scene O.K. I cut the background strip with my Cameo and dry brushed it with white paint.

 


This week our Month long Guest DT is Greta! Be sure and stop by her blog and see her wonderful creations!

 

 
I hope you can play along ! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Char



 

Eek!

Hi Friends! Just poppin in to share a card I made with my Cameo. It was quick and fun! Feeling under the weather today, its stormy outside with heavy rain and wind, so I have a pot of stew going and just kickin it!
 

 
Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs, Char
 

Ciity Crafter Challenge 234 A piece of sky

Hi Friends! Ros is our fabulous hostess this week at City Crafter and has chosen the theme:
 
A piece of Sky (make a card or project that includes one of the following - Stars, moon, sun, rain, cloud, snow)

 

Here's my card: I started by embossing the moon with white embossing powder. It is a resist for I could so the sky and not worry about ink sticking to it. I blended some distress inks in the background to make the sky. After I added the inks and was happy with the sky I splattered water to make stars like in the picture. The spooky clouds are from PTI as is the fence,cat and sentiment. I added some ink around the clouds and on the fence to make it look like the Moon is shining on the fence. I used Chipped Sapphire, and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. I also embossed the fence with a wood grain embossing folder.

 

 
 
Our Guest Designer this week is the fabulous Greta!! She is our month long Guest Designer!
 
This week 's prize is sponsored by Ros !
(Fairy Paper pack)
 
 
I hope you can play along this week!! Hugs, Char

Thankful for you

Hi Friends! One more fall card...I think :-) I made this card with PTI Leaf Prints Stamp Set. I started with Harvest gold as the first layer. Then I added Autumn Rose, Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet Sorbet. I added some gold embossing to some of the stamp tips. The sentiment is from Autumn Adornments. A bit of splatter of gold in the background and some twine to finish.




I hope your having a great day!! Hugs, Char

Paper Sweeties October Release Rewind

Hi Friends! Well it's time for Paper Sweeties Rewind!! We're rewinding the showcased new stamps and dies!!

And we are combining the new with the previously released sets.


I used Trim theTree (new) , Sweet Cuts Joy (new)  and Santa Claus stamp set (previously released)  for this card. I colored an ombre look for the sentiment, colored in the Santa with distress inks and embossed the tree in gold, added for texture to his  suit and beard and that's it!
 

Isn't this a great release?
Have you seen all the DT's projects?

Trim The Tree
Joy
Sweet Cuts - Stand Add-on: Scarecrow
Sweet Cuts - Snow Friends
Sweet Cuts - Trim The Tree
Sweet Cuts - Joy
Hugs, Char

 

Paper Sweeties October Release Party!

Hi Friends! Today's the day, Paper Sweeties Release Day!!

 
For my card I used Trim the tree stamps set and trim the tree sweet cuts, Sweet Cuts - Joy
 
It's Release Day at Paper Sweeties!

All the great stamps and dies are finally available to purchase!
Paper Sweeties stamps- Trim the Tree - Embossed in Gold
Joy is a die cut from the new Sweetcuts-Joy.

Now you can buy the dies to match the sets!
 
All the designers have more inspiration for you.
 
Amber Kroening
Annette Allen
Annette Witherspoon
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin
Kerin Sylvester
Larissa Heskett (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer
Maria Patrick
Michelle Bala
Mynnette Kitchen
Nancy Penir

Trim The Tree
Joy
Sweet Cuts - Stand Add-on: Scarecrow
Sweet Cuts - Snow Friends
Sweet Cuts - Trim The Tree
Sweet Cuts - Joy
 
See you tomorrow :-) Hugs, Char

City Crafter Challenge # 233 Inspiration Photo Challenge

For Paper Sweeties 2nd day of sneaks go here 
 
Hi Friends! I have 2 posts for today. :-) It's Kirsty's turn to host this week and she's chosen the theme:
 
 Inspiration photo challenge by Kirsty (tell us what inspired your project)
 


 
I started by flicking some gold, orange and blue paint on the background. The stamps I used are from Cocoa Daisy. I use to belong to their stamp club and am ashamed to say I haven't had a chance to use alot of them, so these stamps were perfect for this weeks challenge!  
 
 
 
Our Guest Designer this month is the fabulous Greta!
 
Be sure to stop by City Crafter and see what the talented DT cooked up!
 
And last, but not least is this fabulous card my friend Audrey sent me for Halloween! This lady is so talented and a wonder woman! Take a look at her blog and see all the decorations she did for her house, spooktacular!! I tried getting her to my house to decorate but shes one busy lady...I think wonder woman, don't you?  Thank You Audrey, I LOVE IT!!
 
 
And I'm getting around to post these fabulous cards from my friend Sue and Kirsty! They sent me these cards for my B'day...I have all of these cards sitting in my entertainment center and my daughter says, "Mom, these need to come down !" And I said no they don't...I'm working on a special place in my scrapbook room for all my cards from friends because they are SO SPECIAL! Thanks again SUE and KIRSTY!!!
 
Sue's Card 
 
 Kirsty's card
 
 
Hugs, Char
 
 

October 14: Paper Sweeties October Release Countdown!

Hi Again! I'm back for a second sneak peak of the October release of Paper Sweeties!
 
For this little guy I watercolored the whole card. I absolutely love watercoloring and can see myself doing it forever! I used Stand add on 3

 
 
Larissa Heskett (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer
Nancy Penir








Make sure to check back tomorrow for the big release. You will not want to miss it!!

Hugs, Char
 
 

Paper Sweeties October Release Sneak Peeks!

Hi Friends!
It's  the 13th of the month  and that means Sneak Peeks for Paper Sweeties.!! Today is the first day of an awesome release! It's exciting that my favorite holidays are coming soon!! I wish they were spread out a bit more though. Seems like they come and go so fast.  So let's start with these fun designed Christmas trees from Paper Sweeties: Trim the Tree stamp set and sweet cuts with this fun sentiment from sweet cuts Joy dies.

 
Check out the talented DT!!
Larissa Heskett (off this month)
Lysa Rohrer
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by

Have a great day!! Hugs, Char

Happy Spooky Halloween

Hi! Well I finally started PT on my frozen shoulder...Praying it gets better! Have patience with me on leaving comments...I try but my arm starts hurting so I don't get to you guys as much as I want :-(. I can use the arm to do most everything as long as I have my arm close to my body but typing I have to extend it and it tires easily. OK nuf complaining lol
 


For this card I stamped some, embossed some but a very easy card to make. The sentiment is from PTI and the stamps I believe are from stampendous and it's called Halloween diamonds. I love that little skeleton!
 
I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you guys so much for your encouragement and kind comments! Hugs, Char

City Crafter Challenge # 232 Leaves

Hi! It's time for a new challenge at City Crafter and this week Anna is  our hostess and she has chosen the theme:
 
Theme: Leaves (make a project with leaves)



 
I die cut a bunch of leaves and inked them up with distress inks and then put a coat of Ranger Glossy Accents over the leaves, the border is PTI, the wood grain paper is a digital paper. (Not sure where I got it) Finished with twine.

 
Our special guest this week is the fabulous Greta!! Please stop by her blog and see her wonderful work! Welcome Greta!!
 
Also there's some awesome creations from the DT, check it out :-)
 
I hope you can play along this week! Hugs, Char

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi Friends!! Happy World Card Making Day! I had to take a friend to Sacramento to catch the train so I'm not sure what the challenges are over at Walter and Winnie today,  but did a few cards with my favorite Halloween stamp Moonlight  set before I left ! I]ll get back late today and hopefully have some time on Sunday to make more :-)

Edited to aldd this challenge Winnie and Walter Color Challenge
 
 
I started out by watercoloring the background. The leaves were cut with my Silhouette and are digital cuts from Winnie and Walter as is the frame. I shrunk them to 2" and boy were they so fine and fragile lol....coloring them I had to be so careful not to rip them, next time I'll make them a bit bigger :-). After the frame was cut I pulled out the sentiment and embossed gold around the outline. The splatters are Hero Arts Gold glimmer spray. I LOVE the spray, its a very pretty gold for the holidays!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
Have a great day!! Hugs, Char
 
 

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