Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friends of Speedy Fox and Friends

Happy Saturday, hope all my U.S. friends had a great Thanksgiving. 
Today our FSFF Challenge is to make a grid Background. You will find the instructions here.
 I used a Tim Holtz green for the grid.My image is from the Coneflower Set. Mushroom are
 from the Mini Mushroom Set.
 The sentiments are from the Today Tomorrow and Always Set.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

Good Morning Friends. Been a while  since Ive posted. Sorry havent been to visit you all much.
 My family was here for my brother in law's service. Spending time together was the priority. 
Life can change so quickly, my BIL was diagnosed with cancer a few short months ago 
and already gone! Hug your loved ones and tell your friends how you much you care for them,
 you might not get another opportunity.....   
That is my heartfelt advise for the day SO now On with the Challenge..
.Today we are embossing flowers on Vellum.After stamping with Versamark you embossed you
 image then add a little color on the backside of the image. Cut it out and add it to you card...
easy as can be!   I made up a little set of  three/

The first on using the Lily Image. Some sunny yellow, a little dp from Lawn Fawn and
 a MS punched edge. A little string of jewels and butterfly for a bit of embellishment. 
Simple and easy to send thru the mail; The dp was stitched along the edge.
 I think my machine is just about toast, joining the growing group 
of malfuntions at my house!! It will only sew backwards lol!!

The next one uses the Coneflower Image. The dp is one of those year stacks.
 The little edge was cut with a Stampin Up border die as was the little white one.
 The frame is a Scalloped Oval Spellbinder. The dp was stitched on
.This one will be easy to mail also.

The last one is the Rose Image. Got a little carried away on this one not so mailable!
 The the striped dp is from Stampin Up and cut with a Spellbinder Decorative Square.
 The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn and a handdyed bow. The little border behind
 is also from the year stack and cut with my new punch
 from my sweet friend Martha!!.

All the images and sentiments plus a myriad of Stamping Goodies
 are available at MFP Stamp Shop
 Hope you all will stop my at try this technique!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Good Morning it is time for TT Team B Challenge. It is Thankful and our
 sponsor is DeeDee's Digis. She has generously supplied us with our choice of images
. I am using one from the Autumn Blessings Set. After coloring I was adding a little shading
 to the twigs with a copic and all of a sudden big drops of ink came out. I had to cut a piece
 of to salvage the image to thats why it may seem a little off. A little checked dp and a
 border cut with a PTI die. The sentiment is cut with a Spellbinder banner die. 
This challenge cuts pretty close to the heart today.
 My sister's husband passed away Thursday after a shocking diagnosis of cancer
 in June She turns 60 tomorrow and They would have been married 43 years!She was
 determined he was her soulmate and they were married on her 17th birthday.
 I am thankful he was a part of our family for all these years. He was a tower
 of strength and always willing to help whenever needed. He was much more than 
just a BIL he was more like a brother.  Im also thankful that 
he was a wonderful husband to my sis 
and father to my nephews and niece.
 His passing has left a huge hole in our family but we
 have the blessed assurance that we will see him again one day!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

Today our challenge is to create a background with inks,stencil and water.
You will find the tutorial HERE for the Challenge. I used Tim Holtz
weathered wood, dusty concord and pine needles inks for the color. 
Then. using a  Balzer Design Stencil,  the Mini Swirly Garden,
 I spritzed the water over it and dabbed. It made a nice quiet design.
 I then stamped the flower from the Hydrangea Set and water colored it.
 The sentiment is from the Ivy and Blossoms Set.The little bottom
border was cut with a Stampin Up die .All was stitched onto the
 aqua base, which by the way was a big chore!!
Have you ever tried to sew backwards?? My sewing
machine is joining the ever growing menagerie of malfunctioning stuff around here
It wont go forward it will only go backwards, kinda crazy 
but hey I just went with it and thats why it looks a little wonky LOL!!. 
This is an easy technique that gives
 a great variety of results depending on color and stencils.
 Check out my teammates lovely creations!