PTI BLog Hop

Hi!! Its time for Papertrey blog hop!

Wish you the most beautiful day

Hi and Happy Friday! Just wanted to share a card I made with the new Altenew stamp set called "Beautiful Day." I used 3 different Stampin Up colors in pinks for the flower. I have to tell you, in doing any kind of a three or multiple step stamping the Misti is a must have! It sure helps you achieve a perfect stamping every time!


Have a wonderful weekend friends! Hugs, Char

Warm Wishes

Hi Friends! Happy Monday!
Just sharing a quick card I made this weekend. I used MFT Winter Wonderland. The mountains are from mama Elephant,  snow capped mountains. I used distress ink and blended the background. Colored everything in with Copics
And, it's almost that time again for Visions of Sugarplums! Lori started this wonderful idea a few years back and I love all the Christmas inspiration!!  Mark your calendar for December 6th. We will have some wonderful designers and lots of eye candy!
Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Char

Warm Wishes

Hi! I hope you have a wonderful weekend? We've finally had some much needed rain!  I can honestly say I don't care for rain but it's wonderful when you can stay indoors and practice coloring. I've found coloring to be a great stress reducer!

I found a ton of digital images that I love from a site called Sassy Cheryl's.  I love, love her illustration's! So I have a lot of them to continue to  practice! I know I need help with the copics and I have always had trouble with my light/dark areas. I'm slowly buying at least enough to have three of each color. I want but don't think I need, or can afford the whole collection! Anyway, if you have any pointers on her, or critique's I'd love to hear them!
Have a great day! Hugs, Char

Have a holly jolly christmas

Happy Monday! The start of another week. It's funny it was just summer and in another few weeks it will be Thanksgiving! I thought about starting my Christmas decorating already it get a head start lol! I need to get my fanny in gear and go shopping. Have you guys started holiday preparations yet? I'm always interested in hearing about peoples traditions. What's yours?
Today I have a quick card featuring a stamp set from Stamping Bella "Christmas Soldiers". These guys are having fun lol!  I added some watercolor in the background and that it. I wanted it simple and that's not easy for me, I always want to add more!
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Char


Hi Friends! I haven't made a lot of Thanksgiving cards yet, I am into Christmas cards at the moment!

I used Tim Holtz poinsettia stencil and some molding paste for the background, then I embossed the poinsettia in gold and  water colored the Mondo poinsettia by Julie Ebersole. I also embossed the sentiment with gold .
Playing along with the lovely Virginia's Challenge!
Have a great day! See you soon! Hugs, Char

Papertrey's October 2015 Blog Hop

Hi Friends! Its time for Papertrey's blog-hop! I just got my new goodies and had some time last night to play along.  It's Christmas crafting again! This time of year it seems we go from halloween to Christmas!

For this card I ink smooshed the background with some distress Ink, then added for gold splattering. The greenery if papertreys new stamp set called Spruce & Sprigs. 
The sentiment is from a set called Wet Paint Holiday Tags and I LOVE this stamp set!

This little guy is from Make It Market Holiday Pin ups . I decided the Star Scribbles needed something hanging in the center, so I added this cute little reindeer!

You're on the nice list

Hi Friends! Well its my favorite time of the year, fall! The mornings are crisp and the days are beautiful! The trees are starting to turn colors :-). I cherish this time of year! It seems like it goes all to fast though. I've been so busy with family stuff and will continue to be busy for an indefinite amount of  time. But I've started making cards again when I can :-). I miss it!

We took Kinley to the pumpkin patch a few weekends ago, it was a lot of fun!

Kinley -  She's getting so big :-( getting ready to feed the goats
Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Char



Hi ! I hope your having a great week? I have been enjoying the cooler weather and the trees are turning colors,  yay!!! This is my favorite time of the year! I have only made the one Halloween card. Not sure why that is because I love Halloween!

I picked out some bright distress colors for this card huh? The colors are Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade. I started by embossing the background with the pretty butterflies from a set called Wild Hibiscus from Altenew. I used Queens Gold embossing powder from Ranger. It is a beautiful gold, and has less "green" then others, But for detail embossing the 'fine' embossing powders are the best! After embossing the butterflies, I blended all three colors over the butterflies and then sprinkled water drops to get the spots. I die cut 4 sentiments and glued them together to get added dimension. Then I sprinkled gold glitter on the top one. The hello die is from Avery Elle.

My card is a loose interpretation of the sketch, but I'm playing along this week at Case this sketch !
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!! Hugs, Char

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi Friends! Happy World Card Making Day! I couldn't let the day go by without a card :-)... It seems like theirs not as many challenges this year. I can always count on Simon Says having one!


I broke down and bought the goodies for Tim's birds. I chose those and will eat bread and butter all week lol!! I began by blending distress inks for the background, I colored the bird with Zig clean brush pens. I received those for my birthday and I LOVE them!! They blend easy and the colors and vibrant! I finished off with some Wink of Stella over the bird , hat and pumpkin! 

What are you making today?

Hugs, Char

Halloween Party Day Three!!

Hi Friends! Welcome back to day three of the Halloween Blog Hop! Today I am joining in the Halloween Party ! I don't know about you but I have hopped around and have been in Halloween Heaven! These girls are rocking the Halloween!!

    Lori Hairston Chouxchoux Paper Arts is hosting the Halloween Party! And, she will have a Mega Prize Giveaway and a $15 Lawn Fawn gift certificate!!! So, to be able to win please visit all the participating blogs and leave a comment for them. For every comment you leave, you get your name "in the hat". All winners will be announced on Sunday, September 27th!

For more fun, there is be a challenge that you can link to! You may link Halloween/Fall projects by Saturday, October 3rd. Link to the challenge HERE.

The random winner of the challenge will be announced on October 4th and receive a $25 gift certificate from Lawn Fawn! There will be some prizes along the way, too, from these sponsors...

Pillow Box and Peek-a-Bat Dies
The Cutting Cafe
Three Sets-Winner's Choice
$25 Gift Certificate

1st up is a set from PTI that I've never used. In keeping with the adorable graphics Lori used I thought this cat set would be perfect. I used distress inks randomly on a stencil, added water and laid it on the paper. Used distress inks and a blending tool for the circle, embossed the sentiment in white.

For this card I laid down a stencil, added versamark thru the stencil and then pulled up the stencil and added embossing powder to the web. Then I added distress inks to fill in the cracks blending as I went with orange and yellow in the center.The vellum skelton and sentiment are from Crate Paper (After Dark).

For this card I did the same technique as the 1st card. I just laid different inks on a stencil and added water. The rest of the card if from Carta Bella (Trick or Treat)

Be sure to join me in visiting these lovely ladies to see their Halloween goodies:
Thank You girls for all the love and support, your the best!! Hugs, Char

Lori's Halloween Blog Hop

Hi Friends!Have we got a lot of fun for you....Halloween projects, freebies, and prizes, too! And how about a Link-Up Challenge??? With an awesome prize, I might add. We'll get to all the prizes just a little later.... Don't miss even one of the Halloween Party Surprises!

  Lori was kind enough to ask me to participate in her blog hop and I was thrilled! For one, I love Halloween! Lori's blog hop starts today and goes thru the 22nd. I will be posting on the 22nd. She has fabulous sponsors and I wanted to post a reminder so you don't miss a day of it :-) !! Be sure to link up your project to Lori's blog so you can be eligible to win some fabulous prizes!

Heres the low down:
Lori  will put your  name "in the hat" for every comment you make. So if you comment on each blog each day you will get the  most chances to win. Be sure to comment on Lori's blog to make it easier for her to pick them up.
Winners will be announced on Sunday,Sept. 27th. Here's the awesome Sponsors!


The Cutting Cafe

Lawn Fawn: Pillow Box Die and Peek-a-Bat Dies
The Cutting Café: Three Sets - Winner's Choice
The Funkie Junkie Boutique - $25.00 Gift Certificate
Plus Lori is giving away a  MEGA Halloween Party Prize!!
Here's the link list:
Sunday, Sept. 20th
Monday, Sept. 21st
Tuesday, Sept. 22nd
Char Cundy  (I'll be posting Tuesday)
While I'm not back regularly, I will be back hit and miss. I want to say a big Thank You to my wonderful friends who sent me gorgeous handmade cards and well wishes! It means alot to be thought of, and while I can't talk about it yet I will just say I have alot of huge life altering changes in my life that will keep me busy for awhile.
Have fun hopping!!! See you Tuesday! Hugs, Char



Hi Friends,
I just wanted to let you know why I've been MIA....I've had a horrible family tragedy. Please keep me in your prayers.
Thank You, Char

Winnier of theWinniw and Walter Leading Lady ~ Month of June

Hi! I know I was suppose to post the winner of my Leading Lady Month, and I'm a few days late, I'm sorry for that. The winner of the 30.00 gift package is : Lisa!!! , Congrats Lisa!! Send me your information and I'll make sure Shay gets it!

Thank You everyone who left such sweet comments, I felt loved!!

Hugs, Char

Winnie and Walter Week 4 Vellum

Hi Friends! Happy Saturday! I'm so excited to be back for another round of fun! This month flew by!  I 've had a blast being here and sharing some fun techniques.  I have been a big fan of Winnie and Walter from the beginning and was over the top excited to be June's  Leading Lady!  Shay and Julie are wonderful !! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you girls! Thank You for your  kindness and generosity !

The topic today is Vellum!
Vellum is a translucent paper that is used by a lot of card makers. It can adapt itself to lots of different techniques. Because it's a different type of paper, it has to be handled differently than other papers,  It can add lots of dimension to your cards. Vellum comes in many different colors. I just used the clear but it comes in many colors! 

On this card I used the fabulous Multifaceted Cutaway to start. I added bits of patterned paper for interest. I tore some vellum and placed on top of the die. then I layered some hearts, die cut some xoxo's  from Audrey Cutaway's to place on top of that . For the top piece I die cut the word "always" on a plain piece of cardstock, backed it with patterned paper and stamped "Love You" on you on top with "The Big, The Bold and the Happy" I finished off with some cut hearts and a beautiful gold embossed rose from Maggie's Roses :Cutaways, and some water colored leaves from the same set.

I love this stamp set called In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya and thought it would be fun to stamp with different flowers and ink colors to make my background. I then added a layer of vellum over the top to soften. Sometimes I like to sew the vellum, it adds character to the card ! I then added an additional square of vellum under the dark blue  sentiment. The sentiment is from In a word, Hello. I love all these big dies because I feel they make a wonderful impact on your cards, or projects!

I  stamped a heart from the True stamp set, embossed with gold embossing powder and then colored the back of the heart with red copics. The tag is from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways. (LOVE THESE) , I also stamped strips from True in gold embossing powder and vellum. The sentiment is also from the same set. The border is from Audrey Cutaways. I love the sweet scallop in this versatile set! I finished off the a small tag from the same set, tied it to the heart and added another heart on top. Added gold accents.

This card was fun to make. I love to et inky! I started by cutting  a circle, used a blending tool and some pink and purple distress ink and blended the two colors. After that was  dry, I splattered some water drops because water reacts with the distress ink and causes the ink to lighten where the water lands. Kind of looks like a broka effect to me. I used the stamp set Sparkle and embossed the stamp with silver embossing powder. The sentiment is embossed in white. I splattered some silver paint on the base of the card, and added sequins to finish.

And my last card is water colored with vellum flowers. I started by cutting a stencil of sorts with the Multifaceted die and acetate running it  through my bigshot to cut. If you don't get a clean cut try using a metal shim, and if you still don't get a clean cut, use an exacto knife to cut away any leftover pieces.. I wasn't going for a solid cover with my water colors, I just wanted to get some of the lines in the background. I embossed some flowers from In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya  with some bright green embossing powder, and the leaves were embossed with white. After embossed, I hand cut them and placed on top of some gold thread. The sentiment is from The Big, the Bold and Friends

Also as Julie and Shay are so generous they have given me a $30 gift card to the Winnie & Walter store over on my blog  so if you hop over there and leave me some love I will choose a random winner from all the comments left on my Leading Lady posts through  June! You have until next Saturday until I choose the winner.

This has been so much fun! Thank You for your support and new friendships made! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Char