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Friday, October 24, 2014

Best Fishes -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friday, and time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede.  This week's theme is "Under/By the Sea."  Well, living in land-locked Wisconsin, this one challenged me a bit!
After some thought, here's the direction I went:


I used the QKR Stampede image (digi22002) 'Goldfish' for this card.  I sized them at various sizes and colored them with Copic markers.  Designer paper and card stock is from Close To My Heart.  The glitter paper is from American Crafts.  The green ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used 2 Spellbinders dies on this card. The sentiment is computer generated.
Join us this week for our "Under/By the Sea" challenge.  I'd love to see what you make!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

U Rock -- for Delightful Challenges

It's Thursday, and time for a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This week's theme is "Three's a Crowd" (use 3 of the same embellishment).  I have the most adorable digi image to share with you today!


I used 'Driving Mister Scottie' as the focal point of this card. He's available in either uncolored or colored in the Digital Delights by Louby Loo Store.  I colored him with Copic markers. I used the License Plate Love Sentiment Set for the 'U-Rock' license plate.
Papers for this card are from Close To My Heart, as are the brass studs. I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the image.
Our sponsor this week is Cut N Paste Memories.  The prize will be announced.
Join us this week for Delightful Challenge's 3's a Crowd challenge.

Orange, Black, Cats -- it must be Halloween! for Snapdragon Snippets

Hello, and happy hump day!  How did it get to be Wednesday already? I hope you are having a great week! I am posting today for Snapdragon Snippets.  They have soon many great designs!  The hardest part of this assignment was narrowing down what to make. Since I'm on a quest to get at least 50 Halloween cards made for my nursing home residents, I knew I wanted to make some cards.  Here's what I did....
This first card is the SDS Halloween Black Cat Rocker Card (Silhouette Online Store). It is also available as part of the JGW Bewitched Bootique kit at SVG Attic. OR, you can look for this file in the BRAND NEW Snapdragon Snippets Store!
 It was very fun to put together, with it's various layers to cut and assemble.  There is a tutorial here that can help also.
I also made two very easy cards -- 5 minute assembly.  You gotta love that!

These cards are the SDS Candy Corn Card, found in the Silhouette Online Store.  They can also be found at SVG Attic as part of the Spooky Cards set.
Here's one more look at a Candy Corn card-- simple, but really cute!

Halloween is almost here.  I better get my craft on!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peace at Christmas

I've been participating in the DigiStamps4Joy progressive challenge since I joined the team in February. It has definitely helped me get some Christmas cards made ahead of the season.  I used this month's free digi to make 2 cards.  They look very similar, but if you look at the placement of the poinsettias, it is 2 different cards:


This digi is one of 3 sentiments.  I just love this saying! 
The flowers are stamped and cut with a set from Heartfelt Creations.  I used inks and a water brush over them.  Papers, brads, and inks are from Close To My heart.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
DigiStamps4Joy Christmas Challenge -- Oct.
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles -- 12 months of Christmas Cards link up

Fab Shoes! for Amy Doodle Stamp Co.

Hello, and happy Tuesday, crafty friends!  I'm super excited to be posting today as my first official post on the Amy Doodle Stamp Co. design team!  These digis are just soooo cute and fun to color!

I got together with two of my best friends for lunch yesterday and wanted to take treat boxes with some chocolate in them for a small gift.  This digi worked perfectly!



This delightful witch is called "Witchy Wilda". I colored her with Copic markers, using some unusual skin tones and hair color (unless, of course, you are a witch!) She is stylin', though, with that fab hat and those SHOES!
I cut her out on a Spellbinder die and mounted it on a treat box that I cut out on my Cricut.  I used the Cricut Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge.  The designer papers are by DCWV.  The sequins are from Simon Says Stamp. I used 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon to tie the box together.
You'll be seeing lots more wonderful fun from Amy Doodle Stamp Company.  Check out the Facebook group, too! We have lots of fun and there's learning and encouragement going on there also. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dream -- guest designing for Path of Positivity

I'm guest designing again today for he Path of Positivity Challenge blog, and I am excited for the opportunity! This month's theme is 'courage'. 
The sponsor this month is Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I chose a beautiful butterfly image to work with for today's card and created this:


The Sparkle N Sprinkle butterfly digi was a joy to color with Copic markers.

The sentiment is a stamp from Unity Stamp Company.
I believe that following one's dreams takes incredible courage.  To have a dream, then dare to live that dream, is the definition of courage!  Monarch butterflies, migrating thousands of miles each spring and fall, are as courageous as it gets.  Butterflies = courage!
Come join the "courage" challenge this month at Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.

Happy Halloooooween! for Eureka Stamps

It's Monday, and time for a new challenge at Eureka Stamps Challenge blog.  This week's theme is 'orange & purple'. With that theme, I HAD to go with Halloween!


I used two Eureka digi Stamps on this card: digi10103(431) -- Halloween Border and digi3907 -- Happy Halloween.  The designer paper s from DCWV.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Card stock is from Close To My Heart.  The bats were cut out on my Silhouette, using a file from the Silhouette Online Store.
Join us this week at Eureka Stamps for our Orange and Purple challenge.