Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'll repeat myself once more... I fell in love with card making when I discovered a House Mouse stamp at Hobby Lobby years ago.

Winter's Nap is what I'm using for my card.  Yup...using the large circle burst this time around.  The challenge #183 at House Mouse is: Add a little sparkle  I add diamond sickles to the flame.

A2, copics for coloring, MB bow die, gold foil card stock, glitter

inside....the blank area is for my little note

Other Challenges:
Inspiration Emporium November Challenge

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I think I'm skipping right over Christmas and going to straight snow and warm, cozy cards.  Even in the South, the cold weather has come in wayyyy to early!

I'm using the image WINTER FRIENDS from From the Heart Stamps.  I'm participating in their weekly sketch challenge with a twist #87.  I don't know what constitutes decorating the inside but I always try to add a "little something".   Not much color in snow so I used pearl snowflakes, diamond sickles and a green/blue plaid scarf to give added interest and texture.

A2, papers from Jack Frost by American Craft

side view...use copics for all coloring

inside...MB snow border

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm revisiting the darling, little Quirky Turkey from Doodle Pantry.  I'm sending this to my grand daughter. It was quick and easy, especially using the great pre-colored image.

Join in our Doodle Pantry November Challenge #52 for a chance at a GC and you will receive the set, Gingerbread House Ants, free for using a Doodle Pantry image (not just sentiment) in the challenge.'s 17 degrees!!!

A2, not quite that yellow, Circle Burst die, stitching, Fanciful Florish by Cheery Lynn, EK flower punches

cut turkey face with Cameo, pop-ups for dimension, old Thanksgiving clear stamp $1 in AC Moore bin

Grass die, EK leave punch border die

Carolina Girl (Cely)
This sweet image called Angel Joy is the November Stamp of the Month at From the Heart Stamps .  I received her free for participating in their October Challenge.  So, now I will use her for their November Challenge,  They are also having their "weekly challenge #86 with a twist" so I'm participating in that too.

A very CAS card letting Angel Joy be the center of attention.

A2, stitching, copics coloring, and lots of sickles on her wings and halo

just another angle of the card, used Lili Inker banner die

Carolina Girl (Cely)
This is a new House Mouse cling stamp I bought after seeing my friend Stephanie's card.  A House Mouse was the wood stamp that got me longing to make cards...the rest is history.  I have already made one card for the is my second.

I added glitter, MB pine branch, a snow flake, stitching and some twine.  I consider it CAS for me and will mail easily.

Challenge:  challenge theme is "Brrrr....It's cold outside" .  They have House Mouse Hop going on through tomorrow.

A2 vertical, copics for all coloring

another angle

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yup, my friend commissioned me to do a 3-d box card for her mother.  She told me all the things her mother the flowers, planting, and the Denver Broncos!

On the belly band, I used the beautiful Doodle Pantry set called Rubber Boots. For the inside I used a public domain Bronco and made into an svg.  The tools are from the Silhouette store and the images I bought many years ago from Trina Clark on-line.

A2, Fiskar punches, writing using Cameo, faux stitching, copics

close up

Mom's garden made using my Cameo, all images using Print & Cut feature on Cameo, box from Silhouette Store.

different angle, bow was gift from fellow crafter

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Here I go again waiting till the last minute to finish my card...but it REALLY was a busy week for me.

Now to the card... I got too involved with the card...haha  I have the window open, a cat ready to pounce on the birds or leaves and a cat playing with a leaf in its mouth from leaves falling into the house because "someone" left the window open on this nice fall day!

The image is found at From The Heart Stamps called Raking Leaves Birdbrain.  For the challenge #85, it was to follow the sketch and/or twist...which was use a gate fold or make a window.  Yup, if you know me, I must make one card a month using my

A2, vertical fold, my window svg, leaf punch, MB cat dies, pop-ups for dimension on windows and embossing on window for more dimension

another view of front

Inside, used copics for all coloring, shading on birds and some leaves, and a Fiskars cloud punch with foam dot for dimension  I didn't want to do anymore to the puc since it is wonderful the way it is

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Charlie Horse was the first stamp I bought on-line and now it is making a come back at Doodle Pantry in digital form.  This girl is happy!!!This one is called Charlie Autumn.  I also used Fall Patterns set.

I totally cased my friend Lola at Little Card Maker.  Yup, instant love for her card and interacting card design.  Find the tutorial HERE.  I love using Print & Cut on my Cameo while also making extra cuts so these were leftovers that came together quickly for a card I can't wait to send to a friend who loves horses.
A2, grass die cut, vellum punched clouds with white wet embossing

raffeta, pop-ups for dimension, FALL cut with Cameo

old maple leaf punch
Still plenty of time to join our Doodle Pantry Challenge 51 for a chance to win a GC and receive the Smore's set free if you use a Doodle Pantry image.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
It's a House Mouse Hop the next few days.  I would love the chance to win some goodies and it's a great excuse to make a card with one of my House Mouse stamps.  My love for card making began when I purchased my first rubber stamp at Hobby Lobby 8 years ago.....a House Mouse stamp....and the rest is history!

The challenge theme is "Brrrr....It's cold outside" or anything goes as long as you use a House Mouse or one in that family of stamps.

The stamp itself is rather large, so I put the main stamp on the inside of the card, and teased you with a circle burst die window to get your interest.  The bells are from the Silhouette Store.

A2, copics, Memory Box bow and small circle burst dies

another angle of front, pop-ups on bells for dimension

copics and Lil Inker rectangle stitched die

Other Challenges:
Jingle Bells :  Creature Feature
Crafty Calendar November Challenger - All About Christmas
CHNC Challenge Extra for November - Anything Christmas Goes
Gruffies & Guests Challenge 11 - Anything Goes with the option of Christmas
Carolina Girl (Cely)
I'm headed back to the mountains for some more apples and sweet potatoes....just the trip is a lot of fun...seeing the beautiful trees with their Fall colors is breath taking!

It's November release day at Doodle Pantry.  I chose the Pumpkin Cut File set along with several images from Doodle Pantry sets...Pumpkin Peeps, Let Us Be Thankful, Pumpkin Monkey and Pilgrim Sheep.  I used scraps, except for kraft base, to bring this sweet card frame together.

Our November Challenge #54 will start at noon.  Great chance for a GC and receive free Gingerbread House Ants set for using a Doodle Pantry image (not sentiment) on your challenge card.

4.8x4.8, Lil Inker Flag Banner Die, rafetta, yellow brad

front view

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I've made birthday cards, yet didn't get them sent out on time.  How do I manage to make cards and then not send them?  Bad habit!

The card is pretty self-explanatory.  The Art Impression airplane stamp is sold at Michaels.  I hope they start selling more...with a coupon it's a great price and instant gratification rather than waiting for the mail.

5x5, Lawn Fawn stitched cloud dies, Lil Inker stitched banner, cut out using my Cameo and colored with copics

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Ok...not a great start for the football season, but we love them.  Actually, we are a "house divided".  My youngest son lives and breathes Carolina....USC!

I have less than one hour to meet deadline for From The Hearts Challenge...use any past sketch.  I love the Birdbrain Football Fanatics.  See the sketch below that I used.

A2, Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles, my own stitching, copics, homemade enamel dots

another view

FTHS sketch I chose

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Sniff Sniff...ahhhh...the Autumn smells!  I love the summer, but I must admit the comforting colors and smells of Autumn are hard not to love.

When I use my Print & Cut feature on my Cameo, I always cut out extra pieces in case of boo boos and sometimes not really knowing where I'm going with a project...haha  Anyhow, I had extra pieces from October 1st card using Autumn Patterns and this little pillow box project is my end result using my leftover pieces.

A sister's birthday is Thanksgiving, so I will be enclosing a gift certificate as one of her gifts.

Join our October Doodle Pantry Challenge #51... chance to win a GC and receive a free designated set by using a Doodle Pantry image.

Pillow Box file from Silhouette.  I cut and piece so I could use a 8.5x11 rather than a 12x12.  I also used scallop punch, pop-ups, raffata and an acorn charm

Just another angle

Carolina Girl (Cely)
I don't know why I'm on a kick with "lightbulbs".  Is it one of the newest images for cards?  This one is taken from My Favorite Things Die-namics, but I used Studio for the cut  and one  typed. I cased Lori at Inkingaloud.

I didn't show my table and chairs today.  I waited too long and the lighting wasn't right, but I haven't forgotten to do it.

A2 vertical

A2 vertical, glitter, Lil Inker flag banner, Lil inker stitched circles, and my own stitching, along with pop- ups for dimension
cut out letters and used faux stitching on each letter.  I like the other better and will probably redo the circle on this one.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Two entirely different themes today.  First, a pic of my shabby chic door. Friends wanted to see what I did with the old orange door.  My style is "eclectic" too say the least.  I wanted something to hide part of the refrigerator that was next to our dining area.  I started off with a completely different idea but this is the end result.  The top area for glass I haven't decided upon....frost etched glass or leave empty.

Tomorrow, I will show you my homemade table and shabby chic dining chairs.  My son says they are ghetto and embarrassed by them when he brings friends over to the house...haha

The last 2 pics are some fun, quick cards I made using My Creative Time "You're Brilliant" stamp and die set.  However, I used the filament image from Mama Elephant. Peachy Keen faces.

This pic was taken after I had clean the door and patched.  I worked on this at a neighbors house while our house was being built. 

if you look carefully you can see a slow cooker of pinto beans cooking..haha and a piece of one of my ghetto chairs as my son says

another angle.  I set some Fall wine glasses in cubby where I usually have more wine on display.  The light works by the way and I love the old glass door know

A2 vertical, stitching and faux stitched border on right, wet embossing, homemade dots, silver glitter for tips of bulbs

my own handwriting for "watts up", Peachy Keen faces...boy, it's been awhile since I've used those

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Oh's apple time. We drove to the mountains to get our 1st supply of apples for making apple butter, apple desserts, apple fried pies and apple cider. And, of course, on the drive back we had to stop and get some hot boiled peanuts...yum yum!

Apple Market is the From The Heart Stamp of the month - October.  I've been playing along in their progressive challenge in which I receive the next month image "free".

I'm also participating in the weekly Sketch of the Week with a Twist No. 83.  I chose the twist...sponge.  I sponged the front of the card, the sky on the inside and the grass, along with a little sponging on the die cut leaves.

It was cold and very windy at the apple market

A2, grass and tree die MB, vellum cloud, wet embossing, Lawn Fawn birdie

outside, Doodle Pantry Autumn Designs and large leaves from Silhouette Store. leaves and acorn

inside angle, leaves from Fiskar Fall border punch, pop-ups on clouds

If their is one card die that is a "must", it is the Karen Burniston Lots Of Pops die.  You could make an svg but it is  quicker to just grab this die and cut cut cut.

Carolina Girl (Cely)
Yup, the leaves are turning beautiful colors and falling.  Saturday, I strolled my 1 year old grand-daughter through piles of leaves as we enjoyed the sounds of crunching leaves.  I let her crush leaves with her little hands. Yup, it was a great day!

Well, here's Charlie Horse doing the same thing...sorta.  Nothing like a good back rub!

A2 vertical, MB birdhouse and tree, grass die, pop-up die

leaves from Fiskar Fall border punch

Outside of card, leaves and acorns from Silhouette Store, I made the words with Studio, raffetta, pop-ups for dimension

Join in on our Doodle Pantry Challenge 51.  You will receive the Smore's Set free if you use a Doodle Pantry image.