Friday, November 27, 2015

Happiest Winter -- for The East Wind

It's Friday, which means there's a new release today at The East Wind.  Time after time, I get such joy from coloring Unky's images.  Her art is so GOOD!  It makes my coloring look so good, LOL.  Today's new release is 'Baby, it's Cold Outside.'

I colored 'Baby, it's Cold Outside' with Copic markers, then used a variety of Spellbinders dies to layer up the image and sentiment. The papers are from Fancy Pants. 

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Season's Greetings Shades of White -- for Polkadoodles

It's Friday, and it's time for some mid--challenge inspiration on the Polkadoodle's challenge blog.   This time, the theme is white, with one other color.   Hmm.  I thought long and hard about this one, and here's what I decided on...

I started with a Kraft base, then used white with shades of brown.  I just HAD to use these two beautiful deer.  They are so sweet, they speak to me.  It's deer hunting season right now here in NW WI, and while I know we have more deer in this state than people, I still don't like hunting season.  This card is my tribute to all the deer out there.  You can get the image individually here.  The whole Frosted Winter Octavia Collection Digital Download can be found here.  If you're more patient than me, and want the CD, that link is here. The shaped card design I used on this is also from Polkadoodles.  This is Elegant Card 2 SVG cutting file.  The sentiment is a freebie, found in the Polkadoodles store

The crinkle ribbon on this card is from 3 Girl JAM.  The banner die is from La La Land crafts. 

I hope you join us this coming week in our white plus one challenge.  It was a challenge for me, but a fun one.  Then, join our Facebook group, Polkadoodles Crafting, for even more inspiration!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Bit of Altered Art -- for Julia Spiri

It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge at the Julia Spiri Challenge Blog.  Today, we start challenge #7, alter something.  I chose to alter a Kraft container, and used a delightful (aren't they all?) Julia Spiri image to do it. 

I used "Girl with Hair Wrap" and colored her with Copic markers.  I used a Spellbinder die, cutting it out 3 times, to back the image with.  The Kraft container is covered with some Close To My Heart papers, matching the colors in my image.  The white lace, from Really Reasonable Ribbon, was inked on the edges with some Tim Holtz distress ink.  

I plan to use this container for a birthday gift.  I'm thinking it will be perfect to hold some hair accessories.

I hope you find time to join us at the Julia Spiri challenge blog for our altered item challenge.  It will run for 2 weeks. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Star Stampz -- All about Girls 
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG
Through the Craft Room Door -- ATG
D.L. Art -- ATG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- ATG
The Crafty Addicts -- ATG/Use a Die Cut

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

I have a card to share today that I made for a couple challenges.  It uses this month's digi from the Gerda Steiner progressive challenge.  I also concentrated on the color green, so I could enter it in the Pencil Case 'G' is for Green challenge.  Here it is:

The digi is colored with Lyra Rembrandt  Polycolor pencils.   I did some experimenting on the fur, intentionally not blending it.  The sentiment is a new stamp from The Cutting Cafe.  LOVE the font on this, and the large size! 

Other ingredients:
Spellbinders die
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Die-namics Stitched dies
Photo Play designer papers

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Progressive challenge -- November
The Pencil Case -- 'G' is for Green
Crafty Hazelnut' Christmas Challenge -- ATG, as long as it's Christmas
D.L. Art -- November Linky party

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Winter Birthday Wishes -- for Digi Choosday

It's Tuesday, which also means it's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday.  The theme, for the next 2 weeks, is Winter Birthday.  

Polka Doodles has so many wonderful Winter/Christmas collections that can be used for this theme.  I used one of the design sheets from the Octavia Frosted Winter Collection to create this card. It's available both in Digital Download (instant gratification) or CD.   I fussy cut lots of layers, then used 3D foam tape in-between.  The sentiment is one of the many freebies in the Polkadoodles store.  Have you snagged them yet?

Speaking of Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday, don't forget to take advantage of the Digi Choosday discount code, good for 24 hours, on ANY downloads in the Polkadoodles store.  Woohoo! 

The "with thanks" challenge at Digi Choosday is still going on for another week, so get those Thanksgiving themed projects inked up and linked up.

Join us at the Digi Choosday Facebook Group.  We'd love to see what you make!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
AUD Sentiment Challenge Blog -- ATG + a Sentiment
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Crafting from the Heart -- ATG
Cards In Envy -- Put on Extra Layers
Craft Your Passion -- ATG
Crafty Cardmakers -- Winter Birthday
Get Creative Challenges -- Birthday
Oo La La Challenges -- Let It Snow

Monday, November 23, 2015

Harvest Time -- for Crafty Sentiments

It's time for some new releases at Crafty Sentiments Designs.  The theme of this set of releases is Occupations.  The sweet rubber stamp that I was given to work with is a gardener.  She's working hard!

This busy gardener was colored with Copic markers.  The card base was cut out on my Silhouette Cameo.  I used 2 different ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and layered them.  The designer papers and sentiment sticker are from Echo Park. 

To see the other new releases, and to see what the other members of the talented design team have done with this rubber stamp, visit the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog.  The new releases will be available in the shop beginning Nov. 23. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Dreaming of Christmas Joy -- for Lacy Sunshine

It's Sunday, and we're starting a new challenge today on the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  The theme for the next 2 weeks will be "Sweet Dreams of Christmas".  We want to see moons, stars, napping blankets, etc on your projects, and make it Christmas!

This sweet girl, praying for Christmas joy for one and all, is Melanie Boo's- The Christmas Star.   I colored Melanie Boo with Copic markers.  I created the card using my Silhouette Cameo.  I started with a nesting star cutting file, did a little welding to get the card base, then layered the stars from there.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. 

There are always new digis showing up in the Lacy Sunshine Store, so check often.  To find out about specials and discount codes, join the Lacy Sunshine Color N Craft Facebook Community.  You'll also find great inspiration, conversation, and friendship there.  

Please join us the next 2 weeks for our Sweet Dreams of Christmas Challenge at Lacy Sunshine.  If you use a Lacy Sunshine image, you'll qualify for a free image at the next challenge!  Whoop!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Crafty Friends Challenge -- for the girls
My Time to Craft -- Let it Snow
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge -- ATG as long as it's Christmas
Scrapper's Delights Challenge -- ATG
Graph It Color Challenge -- Christmas
D.L. Art -- November Linky Party