Monday, August 3, 2020

Flowers in Memory -- for JDS Challenges

It's the first Monday of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at JDS Challenges.  Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges are always anything goes, and run for a month, so this challenge will go until Sept. 6.  You can link up absolutely anything you have made from crocheting to paper crafts to gardening -- anything goes!  There will be 2 gift certificates given away at each challenge -- one for a Jan's Digi stamp image, and one random project.  There will also be 3 designer choice awards. 

For this month's inspiration, I used the beautiful Church Sympathy Set. I used it to create this:



There are several images in the set, both in black & white and in pre-colored.  I used one of the black & white images, and one of the sentiments, and colored the image with Spectrum Noir water color pencils and a damp paint brush.  I cut that layer out with a stitched oval die.  I foiled the layer directly behind that, using my Gemini Hot Foil Press machine, then cut that out with a slightly bigger stitched oval die.  The 2 papers behind that are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  The paper behind the ovals is from the Glorious Collection.  The largest piece of printed paper is from the Fairy Dreams papers. The 2 largest dies are from Crafter's Companion. 

Check out the Church Sympathy Set and other fantastic set in the Jan Mayhew store. Then join us this month in our Anything Goes challenge at JDS Challenges.  I'd love to see what you make!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Love to Craft -- ATG

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Butterflies & Berries -- for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

It's the first Sunday of the month, and there's a new Anything Goes challenge starting at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  Challenges run for a month, so you have plenty of time to link up with us, and we have wonderful sponsors!

Speaking of wonderful sponsors, this month's sponsor is Ching-Chou Kuik.  I just love her images, so I jumped at the chance to color up this Butterflies & Berries image, found in her Etsy Shop.  

Here's Butterflies & Berries, colored with Copic markers:



The pretty background papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Shirley's Roses Collection

I used dies from Crafter's Companion to cut this out, then added ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I hope you join us this month at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for our always anything goes challenge.  Remember to check out our wonderful sponsor, Ching-Chou Kuik!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge blog -- Autumn/Fall Colors
Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Group -- Autumn/Fall Colors
Dragonfly Dreams -- ATG
D.L. Art -- August Linky Party

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Walk, Anyone? for SheepSki Designs

It's August 1, and it's time for a new challenge at SheepSki Designs.  Challenges are always month-long, beginning on the first of the month.  This month's theme is "No Rules"  You can create anything you like!  Now, that's a great theme!  There are so many wonderful images in the SheepSki Designs Etsy Shop.  Why not pick your favorite and enter this month's challenge? 

I've been wanting to color up the darling Walkies digital image, so this month's challenge was the perfect excuse:



I colored Walkies with Copic markers.  I had fun experimenting with my blues and my greens on this card.   I computer generated the sentiment.

The fun papers are from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  They are from the Fantasy Textures collection. I used some Nuvo Jewel Drops to finish off the card. 

I hope you can join us this month for our " No Rules" -- Anything goes challenge at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog. I'd love to see your creations! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Animals
Crafter's Castle -- ATG
Polkadoodles -- ATG
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges -- Fantasy World

You Are Llamazing! for All Dressed Up Stamps

It's August 1, and that means a brand new challenge over on Facebook for All Dressed Up Stamps.  You'll find it in the All Dressed Up Stamps Facebook Group.  This month, the theme is Fur, Feathers &/or Wings.  You'll find many great images in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop that fit this month's theme. 

I've been looking for an excuse to color up the darling Llama image, and this month's Fur, Feathers, and Wings theme gave me the opportunity:



I colored up Llama with Copic markers, making sure mama and baby were slightly different colors of fluffy white.  I found that awesome llama paper at AMB Illustrations.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The sun is a die from Crafter's Companion. 

I hope you can join us this month at All Dressed Up Stamps for our Facebook Challenge!  I'd love to see your Fur, Feathers, and Wings creations made with an All Dressed Up Stamps image. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a critter
Crafty Animals -- ATG with an animal
Pink Gem Challenge -- ATG
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- Animals

Birthday Cake for You! And for Dies R Us Challenges

It's August 1, and that means a new challenge starts today at Dies R Us Challenges.  Every 1st and 15th of the month, it's challenge time! The theme for the next 2 weeks is: Desserts.  Any kind of desserts.  The only requirement about your project is that you use at least 1 die of a brand sold in the Dies R Us Store.  And, there are many brands sold there, so the door is pretty wide open! 

Desserts -- what would like be without them?  Chocolate, ice cream, cake, the list is endless.  One of my favorites is birthday cake because it also marks a special occasion.  So, when thinking of desserts, I thought of birthday cake and birthdays, and created this:



The die that is front and center is by Tutti Designs.  It is called Birthday Topper.  I cut it out using a sky blue foil paper by Tonic Studios.  The balloon and string are by Frantic Stamper.  They are part of a set called Birthday Icons

The confetti background paper is by We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is one of the papers in the Celebrate Collection





I hope you join us for our Desserts Themed challenge.  There will be a gift certificate given away at the end of the challenge, and 3 designer choice awards.  I'd love to see your take on the dessert theme!  Don't forget, for Canadian customers, Dies R Us has a sister store. Check out Didi Crafts -- shipping to both Canada and the US!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L.. Art -- August Linky Party
Seize the Birthday -- Anything Birthday Goes
Crafter's Castle -- ATG

Fall Colors Challenge -- at The Outlawz Paper ala Mode

It's Saturday, and every other Saturday, a new challenge starts at the Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode.  The theme for the next 2 weeks is Fall Colors.

It's hard to believe we're heading towards fall already isn't it? But here in the Northwoods, there are already signs...


Our sponsor at Paper ala Mode challenges all year long is We Are 3 Digital Shop.  We are so blessed!  The papers are the cute digital image are from the We Are 3 Digital Shop Etsy Shop. That cute bird is the Hearts and Home Digital image. I colored it with Copic markers, but it also comes in a pre-colored version.  The 2 fun papers I used here are part of the Thankful paper collection

I used the largest circle die I own.  I believe it's about a 6 inch circle, used my scoreboard to score it down the middle, and voila!  I had a rocking card.  I added the couple smaller circles and some colored leaves die cut from Crafter's Companion dies to complete the card. 

I hope you can join us the next 2 weeks at The Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode for our Fall Colors Challenge.  I'd love to see what you create!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tis Gingerbread Season -- A new Release for Bugaboo Stamps

It's Tuesday!  It's New Release day at Bugaboo Stamps!  Every Tuesday, you'll find a new release (or sometimes a re-release) that's 1/2 price for a week.  Today's new release will keep you motivated to make those Christmas cards coming.

Here's Gingerbread Christmas Pocket:



I colored Gingerbread Christmas Pocket with Copic markers, then fussy cut it. Those cookies look good enough to eat, don't they?

The papers I used on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are the newly released Victorian Christmas papers

The 'Tis the Season sentiment die and the Christmas icons dies were all purchased at the Dies R Us Store. The sentiment is by Sue Wilson.  The Christmas icons are by Impression Obsession

You can see other fantastic ideas for this cute Gingerbread Christmas Pocket at the Catch the Bug Blog. Then, head to the Bugaboo Stamps Store to pick it up for 1/2 price!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
Cute Card Thursday -- CIJ
Digichoosday -- ATG
Crafty Sentiments -- ATG