Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Just Sailing By....for Scrapy Land Challenges

It's the 3rd Wednesday in September, and we're starting a new challenge today over at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog. We've started switching things up a bit, and we're now giving away one $15 gift certificate chosen by Random.org.  The design team chooses top 3 and honorable mentions.

I often like cards without too much "clutter".  I want the image to make a statement, so I keep them pretty simple.  I don't want the viewer's eye to get lost looking for the message in the card.  Today's card is a case in point.  Clean and simple, and to the point:



There's just one die on here, but it makes an impact, doesn't it?  The Scrapy Land Store sells 7 different sailboat dies.  This one is by Impression Obsession.  I like the clean lines of it.  It's called Sailboats, and there are 3 dies in the set.  This is the biggest die in the set. 

The papers on this card are from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  I thought it needed some nautical themed papers.  I computer generated the sentiment, then glued that sailboat at the edge so it could sail right off the card.

Scrapy Land products used on this card:


I hope you are able to join us at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  Our challenges are Anything Goes, as long as you use a die found in the Scrapy Land Store.  Scrapy Land sells many brands of dies, so chances are, you already own one!  Make something and link up!  I'd love to see what you create! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Well, Doggone! for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

I'm posting today for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  She has more than just kinda cute digis. They are darling.  You'll see what I mean in a second!

For today's card, I used both a digital image and digital papers created by Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

This is Girl Running with Dog:

I colored Girl Running with Dog with Copic markers.  The designer papers are called "Red & Blue Basic" digital paper.  There are 12 different papers in the set, and they are all fantastic! I've used 3 of them here. 

I used the current sketch at The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  Here's the sketch: 

I added a couple of die cuts that I cut out from a Cheery Lynn set.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The border is a die from Diamond Press. The image is cut out with a Spellbinders die.

Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez has a great Facebook Group.  You'll find it here.  You'll also find great inspiration on her blog here.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- ends Sept. 17
Animal Friends Challenge -- ATG
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party

Monday, September 16, 2019

Never Lose Your Sense of Wonder - for the Path of Positivity

It's the 3rd Monday of the month, and it's time for some mid-challenge inspiration on the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. This month, the optional theme is, "curiosity".  Our sponsor for this month is Bugaboo Stamps, and our ongoing sponsor is Scribbles Designs

I used the adorable Deacon Bugs to create this card:



I colored Deacon Bugs with Copic markers, then computer generated my sentiment, sticking with the theme of 'curiosity'.  Deacon Bugs definitely seems curious, going off to explore nature, with his bug net and pail to collect his specimens.  He's a boy after my own heart!  I, too, love to go on hikes exploring.

I used 2 papers from the Autumn Woodland Collection from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The Fall ephemera was cut out with dies from Yvonne Creations.  

The 'Curiosity' theme is optional.  You can link up any positive themed project you make at The Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  You have until Oct. 6.  I'd love to see your creations!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Crafty Friends Challenge -- Autumn Colors
Send a Smile 4 Kids -- Cute Fall Cards 4 Kids
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- rounding the corners

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Always Beside You --Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo Stamps

It's time for a Stella Says Sketch on the Catch the Bug Blog.  The Bugaboo Stamps team is using a sketch today.  Every other Sunday, Stella has us get our sketch on!

I feel like I'm often in need of sympathy and thinking of you cards. I created a card today that I think could be used for either purpose:

I used Right Beside You Silhouette on this card.  And now, here is the sketch for this week:
As you can see, I used a square instead of the circle, and didn't need to add a sentiment, but other than that, I followed it closely.  

I printed Right Beside You Silhouette onto smooth card stock, then used a variety of shades of Distress Oxide inks to get the effect I did.  The black floral print paper was purchased long ago at Hobby Lobby (my first trip there EVER).

The current Stella Says Sketch challenge will run for 2 weeks, so you have through Sept. 29 to enter.  I hope you can join us!

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

You Are Fabulous! for Dies R Us Inspiration Blog

I'm posting today on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  It means that I had a chance to play with some really fun dies and paper supplies found in the Dies R Us Store!  The Dies R Us Store has so many different manufacturer's dies for sale in it, and one that they have all the time now is Birch Press Design.  I am in love with these dies!!

Here's what I created using the 4 layers of the Regal Peacock die set:


Here's a picture of the supplies I used on this card.  Along with the Regal Peacock die set from Birch Press Design,  I also used a 'Fabulous' word die from Frantic Stamper, and a Birch Press Design stamp set called, "Just Because" (ordered during a special pre-sale event).

I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out what colors I thought I would use, then ended up changing my mind as I went along.  This picture shows what the dies look like, and what I thought I was going to use for the layers.  They ended up being a bit different than this in the end:

Here are the pieces once they've been die cut.  I have several pieces with different color options because I still wasn't sure which would look best with the background paper I had in mind:

Once I had them die cut, it was time to assemble that glorious peacock tail.  I used Scraperfect Best Glue Ever for all the layers except the top layer.  For that layer, I used Stick It Adhesive Sheets.

Here's the peacock  (still unsure of body color):

I wanted to add the words "You are"  to the "Fabulous" sentiment.  So, I only needed the first 2 words of the sentiment stamp I was using. I could have cut the stamp apart, but decided to mask it instead.  Here, you can see I covered the portion of the stamp I didn't want to use with tape.  Once I inked the stamp, I removed the tape, and could then stamp just the two words I wanted:


In the end, I thought the dark bodied peacock had the most contrast against the paper I used, so that's the one I used.  It took me a long time to decide!

Supplies used on this card found in the Dies R Us Store:





I hope you visit the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog often to see the wonderful dies in use that available in the Dies R Us Store.  There is also a Dies R Us Challenge Blog where you can use all those great dies you purchase!   Join the fun!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
QKR Stampede -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG
D.L. Art -- ATG

Hello, Bear -- for SheepSki Designs

SheepSki Designs is sponsoring this weekend's event at Kit & Clowder's Facebook Group.  If you visit the Kit & Clowder group and follow the instructions, you can get this image for free.  Color it up and join in the fun!



This free (for this weekend) image is Panda/Bear (image #161).  I chose to color mine like a young Kodiak bear, though he doesn't look very fierce! 

I colored Panda/Bear with Copic markers, then fussy cut it.  I got the texture in his fur using a colorless blender.  

The double stitched squares are cutting dies from The Scrapping Cottage.  The 'Hello' sentiment is a cutting die from Crafter's Companion. 

The papers on this card are some very old Close To My Heart papers. 

Come join the fun and get the freebie from SheepSki Designs.  Check out Andrea's Etsy Shop here.  You'll find challenges for SheepSki Designs images on the Challenge blog here, and in the SheepSki Designs Facebook Group, too. 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafting with An Attitude -- ATG
Through the Purple Haze -- furtastic
Animal Friends Challenge -- ATG
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG

I Love Fall -- for Sketch Saturday

I love Fall!  The season is upon us here in the Northland!  The geese are gathering on the small lake across the road from my house, colors are starting to turn, nights are cooler (cold!), and days are shorter.    I love sketches!  I also love Sketch Saturday!  Every Saturday, there is a new, wonderful sketch, and a new great sponsor! 

Today, Sketch Saturday is sponsored by Star Stampz.  If you haven't heard the news, Star Stampz has started up their challenge blog again, so enter in on the fun!

I'll show you my card first, then the sketch, then tell you about my card:


Here's the sketch for this week:
I used Star Stampz image, Sunflower on this card.  I colored her with Copic markers.

Papers for this card were found in the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  I used 5 of the papers in the Sunflower Collection.  The sentiment is also from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is one of the Itty Bitty Fall Sentiments

I added a bit of cord to fit the challenge at Star Stampz.  It's from Really Reasonable Ribbon. 

I hope you are able to join us this week (and every week!) at Sketch Saturday Challenges.  We've got the best sketches, and wonderful sponsors!  Plus, I'd love to see how you interpret the sketches. 


There's a Sale at We Are 3 Digital Shop!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Star Stampz -- ribbon, lace, twine or cord
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- Layers
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG

Friday, September 13, 2019

Back to Skool -- Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps

It's Friday!  What makes Friday even better, is that every Friday, Bugaboo Stamps gives away a freebie! For an entire week!  Then, just like clockwork, here comes Friday, and BAM!  Another Freebie!  How great is that?!?

School has been underway for a couple weeks now in the small town where I live, and I know the kids are working on their spelling, reading, and so much more.  Today's card features Deacon, and he's needing a little help with his spelling...



This is Deacon - School Sign It 3, colored with Copic markers.  The sign part is blank, so you can fill in whatever you want. I computer generated my sentiment.  If you need a thank you card for a teacher, I think this would be a great one!

I fussy cut Deacon - School Sign It 3, then used a past sketch at Sketch Saturday to jump start my creativity. You'll find tons of great sketches there!  The school themed papers were found at Pixel Scrapper (just search 'school').

Go to the Bugaboo Store to find this week's Friday Freebie, color it up, and you'll be ready for tomorrow's challenge. Check out what the other designers did with Deacon - School Sign It 3 when you visit Catch the Bug. There's a new one every Saturday at Catch the Bug Challenges. Stella Says Sketch has gone back to every other Sunday, now that summer is over, so there'll be a new one of those this Sunday. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Digichoosday -- ATG
AUD Sentiment -- Fall/Autumn sentiment
Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- See You in September

Life is All About Balance -- for Colour Crazy Challenge Blog

It's Friday, and that means there's a new challenge underway at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog.  The theme is always Anything Goes, as long as you hand color your image, using whatever medium you prefer.  

Out sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps. I colored up this darling image, Asana.

I'm not too good at standing on one foot since developing peripheral neuropathy from chemotherapy, but I sure do admire Asana her sense of style here!  She has this yoga pose down well!

I colored Asana with Copic markers, computer generated the sentiment, found a paper that seemed to have a bit of an oriental flair to in at AMB Illustrations, and topped off the card with some puffy gold circle stickers.

Life-- it really IS all about balance!

I hope you can join us this week and every week at Colour Crazy Challenges!  We have great sponsors.  Like Little Blue Button!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Not Just Cards -- ATG
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- scrap your hobby (card making)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hidden Secrets - for Lavinia World Challenges

It's time for challenge #9 at Lavinia World Challenges!  I am having so much fun with these awesome stamps, found in the Lavinia World Store, but first, let's go over the rules of the challenge:  you must use an acrylic or a rubber stamp (not digital). The theme is always Anything Goes. You do not have to use Lavinia Stamps, but it doubles your chances of winning the awesome $15 gift certificate up for grabs.  There are also Honorable Mention awards, all chosen by the design team.

I tried something a bit different for today's card --



I have had this Lawn Fawn cutting die forever, and have never used it. I thought it was time to see what it did.  Once I got it cut, I decided to use a different Lavinia Stamps image or sentiment in each of the windows, then blend it all together with distress oxide inks.    

I started with the sentiment  "Secrets are Hidden", stamping it with Versafine Clair ink in Fantasia, then using clear embossing powder over the top.  Next, I stamped with Versafine Clair in Summertime (and embossed with clear powder again) the image of Rory from the Darcy and Rory set.  The rabbit was next.  It is one of 3 from the Whimsical Hares set, stamped with Charming Pink Versafine Clair ink and headset with clear embossing powder.  Lastly, stamping it 3 different times because it was smaller and I wanted to fill up the space in the window, I stamped the Flutterby Miniature using Versafine Clair Golden Meadow and clear embossing powder.  

After all the stamping and embossing were done, I just needed to get busy inking. I used a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks to achieve the look that I got.  I used Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Broken China, Salty Ocean, and Squeezed Lemonade.

That's it for this card!  I hope you are loving these Lavinia Stamps as much as I am!  The stamps are magical, and it's such a treat to go back to when I used to play with inks, sprays, and embossing powders.  I can barely remember how to use it all!

Please join us this 2 weeks for our Anything Goes Challenge at Lavinia World.  Just make sure you are using an acrylic or rubber stamp -- no digital.  Thanks!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- Sept. Linky Party
Crafting by Designs -- ATG
Crafty Creations Challenges -- ATG
Outlawz Crash Your Stash -- embossing Powders



Saturday, September 7, 2019

Celebration Puppy -- Rediscovering Cottage Cutz

I had some spare time this afternoon, and my order from The Scrapping Cottage arrived, so I just had to play!  I discovered a 60% off sale going on, and took advantage, picking up quite a few things I "had" to have.  I quickly broke two of my favorites out of their packaging and made this card for a friend's upcoming birthday:

Oh my gosh!  That puppy with the leash makes me smile!  He is so like my dog, Winter, it is uncanny! 

The adorable puppy is Good Boy Puppy. The sentiment is also from The Scrapping Cottage. It is Celebrate.  I really like the script on this particular word die!  I certainly didn't need another word die, but I'm so glad I purchased it.  And yes, I DID need the Good Boy Puppy!  Life is much better with this die in my arsenal!

I made the background using a stencil, 2 different Spectrum Noir inks, and a fine liner pen.  I blended the inks together with the hexagonal stencil over 1/2 of the paper, then traced around the stencil with a pen.  I carefully removed the stencil and the tape that was holding it in place, and my background was ready.

The Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge for the past 2 weeks theme has been "Walking the Dog".  I am finally able to enter that challenge with this card.   I will look for some more to enter it in, too:

The Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes -- Walking the Dog
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Crafty Sentiments Challenge -- ATG
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG
TTCRD -- ATG

Oh Happy Day! A New Release at All Dressed Up Stamps

It's the 7th of the month, and there's a New Release showcase going   on at All Dressed Up Stamps.  You'll find inspiration in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group, and in the All Dressed Up Blog.  The 4 new releases, and all the wonderful All Dressed Up Stamps can be found in the All Dressed Up Etsy Store

I had the absolute joy of coloring up Floral Wellies, one of the 4 New Releases:



Since Autumn is coming on fast where I live, I went for earthy, Autumn-like colors with these Floral Wellies.  The possibilities, though, are of course endless!  

I used papers from We Are 3 Digital Shop to create this card.  The 2 designer papers are both from the Autumn Woodland paper collection

I used this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Here's the sketch:

Check out all the New Releases in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group, and on the All Dressed Up Stamps Blog.  Shop for them HERE!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches -- Week #519
Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge -- something beginning with 'B' (Boots)
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- ATG
The House that Stamps Built - things that begin with 'B' (boots)
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG

You are Fabulous, Girl! Catch the Bug and Sketch Saturday Challenges

I'm doubling up on my posting today. Normally, this would be my Sketch Saturday post, but Bugaboo Stamps is the sponsor, and the challenge starting today at Catch the Bug is Anything Goes, so I thought I might as well support the Bugaboo team at the same time.  So, one card, 2 challenges.  Win, win!

I'll start by showing you my card, then show you the fun and easy sketch this week at Sketch Saturday.  I really, really liked working with this one, and know I will use it often!



Isn't she fabulous?  I'll show you the sketch, then tell you all about the digi at Bugaboo Stamps and where to find her.

Here's this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday:
Claire has the best sketches! This one is a keeper, for sure!  

Now, for the Bugaboo Stamps deets.  This digi is Fashion Girlz 001.  I think she is so darn adorable!!!

I colored Fashion Girlz 001 with Copic markers, then obviously used the sketch to build the card.  Next, I had to find papers.  My source for that is almost always We Are 3 Digital Shop.  I can find papers for whatever I need, all in Bonnie's Etsy Shop.  The fun designer papers on this card are from the Howdy Paper Collection

The 'Fabulous' sentiment is a word cutting die from Crafter's Companion.  The banner is a die from Diamond Press.  The heart is a die from Spellbinders.  The last thing I added were the enamel dots, from Close To My Heart.

And, that, blog readers, is a wrap!  Thanks for visiting today!
Check out what the other design team members created using this sketch at Sketch Saturday, and visit the Catch the Bug Blog for inspiration, then to enter this week's Anything Goes Challenge!  Don't forget to pick up yesterday's Friday Freebie.  It's available just for this week in the Bugaboo Store!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge -- Layers
Creative Moments -- optional theme, Lovely Ladies
The Paper Shelter -- Dress it Up
Watercolor Wednesday -- Feminine
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Hobbies (shopping)

Friday, September 6, 2019

Hello Friend -- For Di's Digi Designs Challenges

Hello, Friend!  It's time for a new challenge at Di's Digi Designs Challenges, and a mouse and butterfly have become the best of friends today!  The theme for the next 2 weeks is "hand colored images", so link up anything that you color, with whatever is your medium of choice.



This card uses Mushroom Mouse.  It is available in both black & white and colored, but of course, for this challenge, you'll want the black & white variety.  

I colored Mushroom Mouse with Copic markers.  There are signs of Autumn showing up in the trees and plants where I live, so I was striving for Autumn colors in Mushroom Mouse

The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.   They are the Fairy Delight papers.   I used 4 of the papers from the pack on this card.

The fun woodland/mushroom border and falling leaf is a die from Craftin' Desert Divas.  She just closed her business.  I will miss her fun dies. 

The last few days I have had the most fantastic butterfly in my yard.  It is similar to a Tiger Swallowtail, only bigger, and the markings aren't quite right.  It loops along, flying in the breeze, and brings me such joy!  Two days ago, there were 8 Blue Jays trying to catch it, but it eluded them all.  I was so pleased to see it the next day!  

Check out all the wonderful stamps and digis at Di's Digi Stamps Store.  Purchase something that strikes your fancy, color it up, and enter our 'hand colored image' challenge.  You have 2 weeks!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Stitching Real or Faux (in this case, faux)
QKR Stampede -- ATG
DigiChoosday -- ATG
Animal Friends Challenge -- ATG
2 Craft Critter Crazies Challenge -- ATG with a critter


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Lucky I Have You -- for Scrapy Land Challenges

It's the first Wednesday in September, and we're starting a new challenge today over at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog. We've started switching things up a bit, and we're now giving away one $15 gift certificate chosen by Random.org.  The design team chooses top 3 and honorable mentions.

Dies can add that decorative touch to a card that takes it from "that's nice" to "oh, my!"  That's what happened with today's card.  I used 3 stitched border dies found in the Scrapy Land Store, and it added that "wow" factor to my card: 



I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border Dies, using 3 different dies on 3 different designer papers.  I colored my image first, found papers that matched my coloring, then picked the Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border Dies to match the papers and image.  I really liked the way it "spiced up" the card.

The papers on the card are from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The sentiment is an acrylic stamp from Close To My Heart, and the pearls are from my stash.  Oh, and the cute image is from Polkadoodles, colored with Copic markers. 

Scrapy Land products used on this card:



I hope you are able to join us at the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog.  Our challenges are Anything Goes, as long as you use a die found in the Scrapy Land Store.  Scrapy Land sells many brands of dies, so chances are, you already own one!  Make something and link up!  I'd love to see what you create! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
DigiChoosday -- ATG
Crafty Sentiments -- ATG
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG
Polkadoodles Challenge -- ATG
A Gem of a Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- Stitching Real or Faux (faux, in this case)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

No Chocolate in Heaven?!? for Bugaboo Stamps

It's  Tuesday, and that is New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps, or in today's case, it's re-release of a great Oldie that you might not have seen in awhile.  This digi sums up a common philosophy I have about heaven!



This  is Ruby - No Chocolate in Heaven, floating on her cloud, and philosophizing about a life well lived. You gotta love Ruby!

I colored Ruby - No Chocolate in Heaven with Copic markers, then used several Spellbinders dies to cut her out and create the card shape.

I used the current sketch at the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge to jump start my creativity.  Here it is:

Today is the last day of the challenge, so I'm sneaking in under the wire on this one.

Papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. The cloud paper is from the Back to Basics Collection, and the bright pink paper is from the Garden Dance Collection.

I tried making a Hershey's Kiss to use as an embellishment, but it ended up looking like the emoticon for a pile of poop, so I opted for chocolate ribbon instead!  Much more appealing to the eye!

Ruby - No Chocolate in Heaven -- she's 1/2 price this week, so head on over to the Bugaboo Store!  Then, head to the Catch the Bug Blog to see what the other uber talented Bugaboo Stamps DT did with this fantastic stamp!



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- ends Sept. 3
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Make My Monday Challenge -- use shapes on your card
ART-astic Challenge Blog -- use humor
Outlawz Monday Challenge -- Layers

Monday, September 2, 2019

Never Stop Exploring - for the Path of Positivity and Bugaboo

It's the first Monday of the month, and it's time for a new challenge at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog.  Bugaboo Stamps is one of our sponsors this month, and I'm on the Bugaboo design team, so I'm doubling up and posting this on the Catch the Bug blog also.
We're also sponsored by Scribbles Designs each month, with a chance to win a gift certificate from them each month, just for following our theme and linking up.

Speaking of themes, they are optional.  This month's optional theme is "curiosity".  You can follow that theme, or link up any positive themed project you'd like.

Bugaboo Stamps has a stamp for anything you can imagine.  Even curiosity! 

Since school started late last week in the small town where I live, I made a bookmark with this cute, cute image.  This is Bugaboo Stamps digi, Knobby Knees Girl Bugs, colored with Copic markers. 

I used a few different dies to make this bookmark.  The largest tag die is from Paper Wishes.  The smaller tag, including the piece where the computer generated sentiment is, was purchased in the Dies R Us Store are by Creative Expressions.  The pretty dragonfly die is from Cheery Lynn. I used a foil stamp and foil machine to create the background on the large tag. 

It's Anything But a Card day today at Catch the Bug. Check out what the other Bugaboo Stamps designer created today. 

Join us this month at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for our optional themed curiosity challenge.  I'd love to see what you make!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Pink Gem Challenge -- ATG
Crafts Galore Encore -- ATG
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- Craft your Hobby

Sunday, September 1, 2019

A Krafty Snowman -- for the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

September 1 -- a new month, and another month closer to Christmas! If you make any Christmas cards this month, link them up over at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  You can link up any themed card, but we do have alternate themes.  If you want to win this month's featured paper pack, you need to use the alternate theme -- Kraft paper -- somewhere on your card.

Our sponsor this month is Pattie's Creations.  I colored up this darling Snowman 1, knowing it would look wonderful on Kraft paper!



Was I right?  Isn't Snowman 1 adorable?  I love the look of colored pencils on Kraft paper, so I colored Snowman 1 with Faber Castell colored pencils.  

We are sponsored every month by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  Lisa creates the papers you can win for following the alternate theme.   The word art paper that I used as the background paper on this card is from her Snow Much Fun kit. 

I used the current sketch at the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge on this.  Here's the sketch:

I used several dies from Spellbinders dies for the circles and the scalloped circles.  The snowflakes are cut out with dies from Lawn Fawn. 

As you make Christmas cards this month, don't forget to link up at The 12 Months of Christmas, and make a Kraft card or 2!  You'll want to win our great prizes from our wonderful sponsors!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge --ends Sept. 3
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge -- ATG

With Sympathy -- for SheepSki Designs

It's September 1st, and it's time for another challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog. The challenges go for a month, and this month, the theme is "Die Cuts &/or Punches."  I don't have many punches anymore, but I surely do own dies.  I used several on this card featuring Lily Jug from SheepSki Designs:



I colored Lily Jug with Copic markers, hoping to make my lilies look like tiger lilies.  I hope I succeeded! 

To make sure the card fit this month's "Die cut or punches" theme, I used several sizes of a die set from Spellbinders to cut out the Lily Jug image and to back it. 

I'm forever in need of sympathy cards, so I chose an appropriate, "with sympathy" sentiment for this.  I thought it went nicely with the Lily Jug

The papers on this card are from the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The orange paper is from the Back to Basics Collection. The blue background paper with writing on it is from the Snowmen paper collection

Finishing off the card is the pretty blue ribbon. It's from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I hope you join us this month at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog for our 'Add Die Cuts &/or Punches' challenge.  You have all month, and you can win Andrea North's wonderful digis as prizes -- like this one!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations -- ATG with Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -- ATG
QKR Stampede -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Fridays -- ATG

So Pretty --for All Dressed Up Stamps

It's September 1, and that means it's time for a new challenge over in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group. This month's theme is "Add a Flower."  Wendy Burns has so many girly images, and any one of them work beautifully with this add a flower theme!  Check them out in her All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop here.

I used the very sweet digital stamp entitled "So Pretty" for my DT inspiration this month:



I colored So Pretty with Copic markers, then used All Dressed Up digital papers to create the card.  Did you know All Dressed Up Stamps has digital paper? This card uses papers from 2 different packs -- the Girl papers and the Wedding papers.

I used several sizes of a Spellbinders oval stitched die, then added some paper flowers purchased at Really Reasonable Ribbon to finish off my card.

So Pretty was so fun to color up and design with!  All Dressed Up Stamps bring me such joy.  I hope you find time to enter the "Add a Flower" challenge in the All Dressed Up Facebook Group this month.  I'd love to see your creations, too.  Check out the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog for even more prizes, inspiration, and fun. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Polkadoodles Challenge -- ATG
Allsorts -- Feminine
Outlawz Monday Greetings-- ATG