Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You're One in a Melon!

It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  Our theme this week is "Layer It".  I had fun with this one!

I made a tri-fold step card, using the following Digital Delights by Louby Loo products:  Watermelon Time Set and Wicked Watermelon Digital Paper Pack.

I added some layers to this by adding a rhinestone flourish, and by making a flower from the paper pack using a heart-shaped punch.  There's a Pinque Peacock 3/4 inch fabric covered button in the middle of the flower for yet another layer.
Here's what the card looks like closed up:

And here's a view of that adorable Watermelon Time image up close, colored with Copic markers:

Our sponsor this week is:
Come play along at Delightful Challenges "Layer It" challenge for your chance at the $10 voucher!
Summer's almost over -- I'm off to enjoy the last of the watermelon!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pinque Peacock Challenges -- sparkle and bling
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- August Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- Anything but a birthday
My Heart Pieces -- Use a Digi Stamp

Birthday Roses for DigiStamps4Joy

It's Wednesday, and time for some mid-challenge inspiration at DigiStamps4Joy.  The current challenge is "Circles", and it goes through Sept 2. 
I love to color flowers, and choose them every chance I get.  For this card, I chose roses:

See why I like to color flowers?  Aren't those pretty?  This digi stamp, found in the DigiStamps4Joy store, is called Rose Trio.
I colored the image with Copic markers, then used 2 different sized Lifestyle Crafts circle dies to cut out the image and the layer behind it.  The designer papers are by My Mind's Eye. I used some 3 Girl JAM Aqua Splash crinkle ribbon from the Caribbean Bundle.  Cardstock and sentiment are from Close To My Heart. Some Aqua Skittles finish off the card.

There's a month-long party happening at DigiStamps4Joy, starting Sept 3.  Join us for our blog hop, and random prizes throughout the month.  It's the 100th blog challenge!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- August Linky Party
Aloha Friday Challenges -- In the Garden
Paper Creators Crafts -- Bows, Bling, and Blooms
A Random Fan Challenge # 13 -- ATG with a hand colored image
Loves rubber Stamps Challenge -- Two or More Patterned Papers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Joy to the World

Yea! Another Christmas card done!  This one uses the free digi image provided this month from DigiStamps4Joy.  Since I used this month's freebie, I will get next month's free also.  Score!

I usually stick with traditional Christmas images, so this was a bit of a stretch for me.  I also forget to use embossing folders, so I broke out this pretty snowflake design for the background by Darice..  I used a Spellbinder ornament die and a Spellbinder tag die, some Timeless Twine in Cherry Red, and some Icicle Stickles. She is colored with Copic markers, and the edges are inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in Spun Sugar because it sounds like a Christmas color! The sentiment is a Close To My Heart retired stamp.
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- August Linky Party

Monday, August 25, 2014

Summer Beauty

Although it's still summer, there are signs of Fall in the air.  But, I'm not ready to let it go yet!  I have a summer card to share with you today, that I'm posting for Timeless Twine.  It uses some of my favorite products and favorite things -- twine, doilies, stamps, and butterflies.  Oh yeah!

Here are the Bella Creationz/Timeless Twine products I used on this card:

Papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I got the butterfly in a scrapbook kit long ago.  I'm sorry, I don't know who made it. A We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper finished some of the edges.
Enjoy summer -- it won't be here much longer!

Find Joy! for Eureka Stamps

It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps. This week's theme is CAS (clean & Simple).  Since I never think my cards are very complex, this one was an easy one for me, and I kept it very simple, letting the sentiment have center stage.

I used the digi "All Things" (digi26903) on this card.  The background is various Tim Holtz inks.  I used some Timeless Twine in Pumpkin Orange to finish off the card.
Come join the Eureka Stamps CAS challenge this week!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Joy is Not in Things -- for Fitztown

Hello, and happy Monday.  It's challenge time at the Fitztown Challenge blog. This week's theme is:  Banners or Pennants.  Banners make me think of a celebration.  I needed to make a birthday card for a very special friend celebrating her 60th birthday.  I didn't want it to be a typical birthday card, but rather, a beautiful card about happiness.  Fitztown's stunning images helped me achieve what I was after:

I used Fitztown digistamp Garden 9 on this card.  I love to color flowers, and sunflowers are one of my favorites.  So, this card was a joy to make. I used Copic markers to color the image.  I made the image quite large so it would be the showcase of the card.
Designer papers and sticker sentiment are from Close To My Heart.  Pearls are from Basic Grey.
I hope Lori likes her non-traditional birthday card!
Come enter the Fitztown Banners or Pennants Challenge.  You have 2 weeks!

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

Art by Miran -- ATG
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- August Linky Party
Stamplorations -- Stamps & diecuts
Graphit Challenges -- Summer Florals

Ice Cream! for DigiStamps4Joy

It's Sunday, and that means there are new releases in the DigiStamps4Joy store. This week, there are once again some amazing new releases for you to check out!  I had the privilege of having 3 to choose from to work with.  I chose "ice cream".  Really, who wouldn't, LOL?

This is the newly released digi, icecream. You can find it with other new releases in the DigiStamps4Joy store.

I colored the image with Copic markers, then inked around the edges while it was still in the Spellbinder die, using it as a stencil.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Old Paper around the edges.  There's some red Stickles glitter glue on the cherry to make it sparkle a bit.  The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company.  It is a kit of the month stamp from a couple years ago.  The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye.  The crinkle ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM.  I used Christmas Candy ribbon from the Seasons Bundle.
DigiStamps4Joy is having a blog hop, and a month-long celebration starting Sept 3.  Come join in the hop and the many, many prizes!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Color Me Scrappy -- color challenge
A Girl Who Crafts -- AATG
Bearly Mine Challenges -- ATG
Cards Galore Challenges -- ATG
Doodle Pantry Challenge -- Any Digi goes
Sisters of Craft -- ATG
Art by Miran -- ATG
Sister Act Card Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- August Linky Party
Stamplorations -- Stamps & diecuts (3 of 3)