Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Dogs in Shades -- An All Dressed Up Stamps New Release

Today is one of the days each month that new releases are featured for All Dressed Up Stamps.  There are 3 New Releases each month, and they (all all the wonderful digital images) can be found in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop.  

Today, I had the absolute please of creating with Dogs in Shades.  It is so much fun!

I separated the Dogs in Shades images and used them separately.  After coloring them with Copic and Spectrum Noir markers, I fussy cut them.

The star cut and emboss folder is by Crafter's Companion.  The hardest part was getting the dogs sized to fit in the stars.  I computer generated the sentiment. 

To see the other new releases, and what the other talented design team members created, please visit the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook group and the All Dressed Up Stamps blog.  You'll be glad you did! 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Crafty Animals -- ATG with an animal
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image
Allsorts Challenge -- Any real animal
My Time to Craft -- embossing

Dance like its your Birthday -- for The Paper Shelter

 It's Wednesday, and that means there's a new challenge starting over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Challenges run for a week.  This week, the theme is "Party Time!!"  That's a fun one!  If you use a Paper Shelter image and you're the random winner of the challenge, you get a $30 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter Store.  How great is that?  Use any image, and get 3 images of your choice.  Either way, it's pretty awesome!

Party time!  I went with a birthday theme for my design team card for this challenge.  I thought this Go Go Girl was so darn cute!

I think I hear the Bee Gees all the way from the 80's!

I colored Go Go Girl with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The tags are from Close To My Heart.  The sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from Crafter's Companion.  The sequins are from Queen & Company.  I finished the card off with some Timeless Twine. 

I hope you can join us this week at The Paper Shelter challenge blog, for our Party Time- themed challenge.  I'd love to see what you create!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image
Cutie Pie Challenge -- Birthday 
Dream Valley Challenge -- 2 or more patterned papers
Dragonfly Dreams -- Happy birthday

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Spring Bookworm -- for Ching-Chou Kuik

 Today is my day to post for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog!  I love Tuesdays!  The challenge that runs all month has the theme of Think Pink for Breast Cancer.  We want to see your pink Creations.  

This week, the design team was given the added challenge of using handmade flowers on our project.  I used Spring Bookworm, and created some flowers to add: 

I colored Spring Bookworm with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers.  I then fussy cut the image, die cut out a stitched circle (Crafter's Companion) and placed Spring Bookworm on it. The slimline die and the 'Friend' sentiment are from Diamond Press. The flowers are dies from Spellbinders that I colored with watercolor markers and layered. 

I hope you can join our "Think Pink" Challenge.  You'll find another challenge and great inspiration in the CCK Facebook Group


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a colored image
Passion for Markers -- Day of Peace (wings)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Church Blessings -- For Dies R Us Challenges

Here it is, the 15th of September already!  That means it's time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges The challenge will run for 2 weeks, and they are always Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store

I was in need of a sympathy when I made the card for today's challenge, so I found a beautiful die by Crafter's Companion that I thought would work wonderfully for a sympathy card. This is the Church Blessings Create-a- Card die:

The sentiment is a digital stamp from Eureka stamps.  I printed it onto a Tutti Designs Cross Stitch Nesting Tag.  And that's it!  My sympathy card is complete.

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for our Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us.  Just use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store

For our Canadian customers, you'll find so many incredible products at Didi Crafts. You'll find reasonable shipping prices, too!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Dahlia -- for Ching-Chou Kuik

 It's Tuesday, and it's my day to post on the Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog.  I love any chance I can get to play with the gorgeous Ching-Chou Kuik images! We have a challenge underway, with the theme of Think Pink for Breast Cancer.


For today's pink creation, I used the gorgeous image, Dahlia. She's pretty in pink, I think:


I colored Dahlia with a combination of Spectrum Noir and Copic markers.  The ornate frame behind her is by Spellbinders.  The design team was given the added challenge of using buttons this week, and I thought this frame lended itself well to the 4 buttons.  The background paper and the pearlescent paper are both from Crafter's Companion.  The 'Faith' sentiment is from a company no longer in business. 

I hope you can join us this month for our "Think Pink" Challenge.  There's another challenge in the CCK Facebook Group, and great inspiration there, and on the CCK Inspiration & Challenge Blog


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Passion for Markers -- Something Beginning with 'B' (Buttons)
D.L. Art -- September linky party
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Shades of Blue for Paper ala Mode Challenges

 It's Saturday, and that means it's time for a new challenge at Paper ala Mode challenges, over at The Outlawz.  Challenges this year are sponsored by We Are 3 Digital Shop, and have a theme.  This time, the theme is "Shades of Blue". One lucky participant will win a gift certificate to the We Are 3 Digital Shop. There are beautiful papers, sentiments, and printables to choose from!

Shades of blue -- my favorite color!  I enjoyed this challenge very much!


I used several digital papers from the Textured Scenes Collection.  The pretty deer amidst the trees is one of the Silhouette Scenes printables. There are 4 in the set. The sentiment is one of the Hugs Sentiments. There are 4 in the set. 

I used Stitched Hillside dies by Lawn Fawn to create the layers of snow, and a frame from Lawn Fawn.  The mirror card is by Crafter's Companion. 

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks for our Shades of Blue challenge at The Outlawz Paper ala Mode

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Attitude is Everything -- for The Paper Shelter

 It's Wednesday, and a new challenge starts every Wednesday over on The Paper Shelter Challenge blog. This week, our theme is "use ribbon,  string, &/or lace".  I love using twine (string) so I used that, plus a little ribbon on my DT card.

One of the newest releases in The Paper Shelter store is The Bricklayer.  I find her enchanting, and full of possibilities!

I colored The Bricklayer with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The sentiment was computer generated.

The brick wall die cut is a die from Crafter's Companion.  I thought it was perfect for this Bricklayer image.  I cut the image out and framed it with Spellbinders oval dies. I used some Timeless twine, and a bit of crinkle ribbon by D.L. Art

I hope you can join us this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Remember, the theme is: use ribbon, string, or lace.  If you're the random winner, and you use an image from The Paper Shelter, you'll win a $30 gift certificate to the store.  Otherwise, you'll get any 3 images of your choice!  Fun, fun, either way!



I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a Hand Colored Image
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party