Wednesday, October 17, 2018

I've Got Your Back -- for Sasayaki Glitter Stamps

It's the middle of the month, and it's time for some mid-challenge inspiration on the Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is Halloween/Harvest.

I used Sasayaki Glitter's image #64, Naughty Alien, to create this:

I colored Naughty Alien with Faber-Castel Polychromos pencils.  Once I got done, I wasn't sure if the Naughty Alien looked expertly shaded, or if he looked like a 5 year old picked up the pencils and colored!  Oh well, I had fun either way.

The sentiment was computer generated.  Papers on this card are from Echo Park. 

I hope you can join us this month at Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog.  There's still plenty of time to enter our Halloween/Harvest themed challenge.  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- October Linky Party
A2Z Scrapbooking Challenge -- Frightfully Fun

Monday, October 15, 2018

Crazy for Candy -- for the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

It's the third Monday in October, so it's time for a bit of mid challenge inspiration at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. We've been featuring an optional color each month this year.  This month's optional color is purple.  Or, you can enter any positive themed project you'd like!

We have 2 sponsors this month.  Today, I'm working for a very fun image from one of our sponsors, Limited Runs Stamps. I used Monster 5 (found in "new images") to create this:

I colored Monster 5 with Copic markers, using primarily blue violet colors.  

The spider web paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop. There's some purple glitter paper behind the monster.  Both the monster and the glitter paper were cut out with dies from Spellbinders.  The sentiment on this card is from Close To My Heart. 

The optional purple challenge goes all month, so I hope you find time to join in the fun.  I'd love to see your creations at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  

With Gratitude -- for DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog

It's the 15th of the month.  That means it's time for some mid-challenge inspiration on the DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog. The challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional theme.  This month, there's a free digi up for grabs on the DigiStamps4Joy blog. Go grab it, then join us for the challenge

Here's what I made using the free digi, Cheese & Wine:

I colored Cheese & Wine with Copic markers.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Paper Wishes.  

Papers on this card are from Paper House.  The ribbon is from my stash.

I hope you can join in on the DigiStamps4Joy challenge this month.  The challenge runs all month, so there's still plenty of time! 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

So Grateful -- for Dies R Us

Greetings, fellow paper crafters!  Today is my first post on the Dies R Us inspiration blog!  Woohoo!  I'm so excited! 

I love shaped cards!  If you're a regular visitor to my blog you'll see many shaped cards. You can use many different dies to make shaped cards.  Follow this post, and I'll show you how.

First, the finished card, then how I did it --

Here's  the supplies I used (more details later):

I created the card base using the largest Spellbinders die.  Pictured below is how I did it.  
Notice that I left one edge of the die hanging off the paper, which is already folded in 2, like the card base.  I like to use washi tape to hold my dies in place.  You can easily remove it after you run it through your die cutting machine.

Here's the card base after it's cut out.  I cut out another piece of paper using this same die and tape it over the top, hiding the flat edge on the left.  

Here's the card again!  A fun shape, easily constructed.

Supplies found in the Dies R Us Store:

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Thank you card

Just a Note -- for Kitty Bee Designs

I'm on the Kitty Bee Designs blog today, with this little panda cutie! 

I just got back from flying across the county to visit my best friend.  I thought I'd send her this card to thank her for her hospitality...

I used Happy Mail Panda on this card, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut to fit on the tag.  

There are so many fun designs in the Kitty Bee Designs store!  You'll do yourself a favor if you check  them out.  You won't be disappointed!

The designer paper on this card is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is one of this month's new releases, Pinkalicious paper collection. 

Join in on the Aloha Friday Challenges.  They start on Fridays, and last for 2 weeks. 

Howdy, Cowboy! for Catch the Bug Challenges

Howdy, crafty pardner!  There's a new challenge starting today at Bugaboo Stamp's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, and the theme is All About Cowboys, so put on your chaps, polish up your spurs, saddle up, and join the fun!

I used Cowboy Fence 2, and the sentiment from Cowboy Howdy on this card:

I colored up Cowboy Fence 2 with Copic markers.  He's so swank leaning against that fence, isn't he?  All he needs is a blade of grass hanging out of his mouth!

The papers on this card, that add so much to how fun it is are from 2 different companies.  The cowhide patterned paper is from Imagine That! Digistamp.  The red gingham paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The cork heart embellishments are from Close To My Heart. 

I hope you can join us this week for our Cowboy-themed challenge at Catch the Bug challenges.  We've got great prizes you can win, and I'd love to see what you create! 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Heartfelt Thanks -- for QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

It's Friday!  Fri-yay!  That means it's time for a new challenge on the QKR Stampede Challenge blog, where there's a new challenge every week, and every challenge is Anything Goes! 

I got out my colored pencils for this week's card, and used the Eureka Stamps digi, Waterfall Border (ES-digi37401) to create this: 

Once the image was colored with Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils, I backed it with black card stock.  Then, I used 2 digital papers from the We Are 3 Digital Shop, At The Beach.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Craftin' Desert Divas.  The aqua shimmer trim is from Close To My Heart. 

I hope you're able to join the challenge this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  I'd love to see your creations, and we've got great digis you can win!