Thursday, July 22, 2021

Unicorn Swim -- for All Dressed Up Stamps

 Today, I'm showcasing one of the New Releases at All Dressed Up Stamps. Twice each month, the design team showcases the month's new releases to draw attention to them.  Today is one of those days. You'l find the New Releases, and all the fantastic All Dressed Up digis in the All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy Shop

There are 3 new releases this month, including the adorable Unicorn Swim.  I feel cooler just looking at her splashing around!


Isn't she sweet?  I colored Unicorn Swim with Copic markers, then fussy cut the image.  I cut the rocking card base out on my Silhouette Cameo 3, with a file I found in the Silhouette Design store.  I used papers from Crafter's Companion.  The sentiment is a die from Tonic Studios. 

You can see what the other design team members created with this month's new releases by visiting the All Dressed Up Facebook group, and the All Dressed Up Blog. You'll find challenges in both of those places with chances to win ADU images!  Join us!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Everybody Art -- Summer
Unicorn Challenge -- Summertime
Use Your Stuff -- Summer Fun

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Hey Sunshine! For The Paper Shelter

 It's Wednesday, and a new challenge begins today at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Today is the start of the Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge.  The challenge will run for 4 weeks.  Both teams are participating, prizes are as wonderful as they always are, but the teams are taking a break from commenting.  But PLEASE!  Enter and have fun while we take a bit of a break. 

There are so many adorable Summertime images in The Paper Shelter Store, and since this is the start of our Summer Break, I decided to color one of them up. This is Summer Attitude:


I colored Summer Attitude with Copic markers, then fussy cut that darling image out.  I used Distress Oxide inks and inked a background, hoping for sea, sky, and sun.  

The palm tree is a die by Spellbinders.  I found the surfboard paper at PixelScrapper.com. The 'Hey Sunshine' is from an old card kit I had.

You have a month to join our Anything Goes Summer Break Challenge at The Paper Shelter. If you use an image from The Paper Shelter Store, and you're the winner of the challenge, you'll get a $30 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter Store.  Wow!  Use any other image, and you win any 3 images of your choice.  Still a great prize! 



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
Use Your Stuff -- Summer Fun
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Towards the Sunshine -- for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Blog

 It's Tuesday, and it's the day that I'm fortunate enough to be able to post on the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog. I love an opportunity to color up these wonderful images!  You'll find them here in the GJZCCK Etsy Shop

This week, the design team was challenged to use dots &/or stripes on their project.  I chose to use dots (OK, big dots that look A LOT like sunflowers) and stripes on my project. The image is called Towards the Sunshine.


I colored Towards the Sunshine with Copic markers and fussy cut the image.  The papers on this card are by We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are part of the Sunflower Collection.

I hope you visit the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog often.  Then, check out the CCK Facebook group for even more inspiration and another challenge. 


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

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Black & White -- For Paper ala Mode Challenges

 It's Saturday, and a new challenge is underway at Paper ala Mode Challenges. It all happens over at The Outlawz Challenges.  The challenge will run for 2 weeks, is sponsored by We Are 3 Digital Shop, and has the theme of Black & White. 

Bonnie has some beautiful floral printables in the We Are 3 Digital Shop that can either be colored, inked, or left as is.  For the sake of this Black & White challenge, I left the Floral Mums printable alone.  I have colored it up, and it's gorgeous!



I printed the Floral Mums printable on a 5x5 square, then used the flower shaped die to cut it out.  I used a slightly larger layer to back it with for some contrast. 

The 'Thank You' sentiment is from the All Occasion Sentiment Set.  I used the same set of flower shaped dies to cut it out, and several layers of designer paper to make a flower.  

The dotted papers on this card are from the Mostly Dots papers. 

I hope you can join us this next 2 weeks at Paper ala Mode Challenges for our Black & White challenge.  One participant will be given a gift certificate to the We Are 3 Digital Shop.  Great prize! 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Nautical Thanks -- for Dies R Us Challenges

 It's the 15th of the month, and it's time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges.  The challenge will run for the next 2 weeks.  It is Anything Goes!  Just use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store.  Easy, right?

I recently celebrated a birthday, and got some awesome gifts.  I needed some thank you cards to let those friends and family know their thoughtfulness was appreciated.  Since it's summer, I thought a nautical themed card would be appropriate:

The 'Thanks' word shaped die is by Crafter's Companion.  It cuts out the outline, then the letters (which are all connected).  

I cut the letters out of a piece of Nautical paper from We Are 3 Digital Shop. I inked the edges with Colorbox Royal Blue Ink

Some of the ephemera were also cut out of Nautical paper, and were inked with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.   The sailboats are dies from Impression Obsession. The other nautical ephemera is by Crafter's Companion

I hope you can join us at Dies R Us Challenges these next 2 weeks for our Anything Goes challenge.  Remember, just use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store

For those of you in Canada, check out the awesome Didi Crafts Store for fantastic crafts supplies and great shipping rates. 


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

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Fabulous & Feminine -- For The Paper Shelter

 It's Wednesday, and that means there's a new challenge beginning today at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  Every Wednesday, a new challenge begins.  This week, team B brings you the challenge (me!) and the theme is 'Feminine'.  There are so, so, so many wonderful feminine images in The Paper Shelter Store, that you just have to take a look!  Find your favorite (or several), color it up, and enter it in our Feminine challenge this week.

When I was exploring The Paper Shelter Store, I found this Victorian lady.  I thought she was so elegant.  Definitely feminine!  I decided to create with The Lady...

I colored The Lady with Copic markers.  I used a stitched oval die to cut her out, and inked the edges with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink.

The papers on this card are by Crafter's Companion. So is the 'Fabulous' die.   I cut the card base out on my Silhouette Cameo 3, using a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store.  The piece of lace is from my stash. 

I hope you join us this week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog for our Feminine Challenge. If you're the lucky winner, and you used a Paper Shelter image, you'll win a $30 gift certificate to The Paper Shelter Store.  Wow!




I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- July Linky Party
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image
Passion for Markers -- dies &/or punches (dies)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Monochromatic Fairy -- for Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Blog

 It's Tuesday, and this is the day that I am fortunate enough to post on the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog.  The challenge theme this month is Embossing.  I hope you can join us!

This week, the design team was given the challenge of making a monochromatic project.  I used Green Clover to create this:

I colored Green Clover with Copic markers, then fussy cut the image.  I placed her on a stitched oval die.

The background paper is by We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is one of the Fairy Land papers

I hope you visit the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration & Challenge Blog often to see what the talented design team is up to, and to enter this month's embossing challenge.  I also hope you visit the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Group for more inspiration and another challenge.



 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin Challenge -- Unusual Hair Colors
D.L. Art -- July Linky party
The Fairy and the Unicorn -- anything fantasy
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a hand colored image