Friday, June 11, 2021

Field of Flowers -- For Bugaboo Stamps

 It's Friday -- and that means it's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps! You'll find the link to this week's freebie, plus awesome inspiration, over on the Catch the Bug Blog

Today's image is part of a set called Mini Set - Flowers, in case you miss the freebie, but still want the design. There are 7 flower designs in the set, including this one:


I colored Mini Set - Flowers with Copic markers. I cut it out with a square stitched die from The Scrapping Cottage, and cut out the same die in a pearlescent yardstick for some contrast.  I computer generated the sentiment right into the stamp design.  The background paper is from my stash.   The flowers are from Prima.

That's my inspiration with today's freebie, Mini Set - Flowers.  Visit the Catch the Bug Blog for awesome inspiration, and a new Stella Says Sketch Challenge beginning on Sunday. 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- ATG + a sentiment

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Purple Dragonfly -- For Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Blog

 It's Tuesday, and I'm posting today for the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge blog. I love my days to post there, because I so enjoy coloring up the beautiful images!  Our challenge theme this month is Things that Fly.  With that theme in mind, I found a beautiful image in the GJZCCK Etsy shop called Purple Dragonfly.


I colored Purple Dragonfly with Copic markers.  Those wings were so much fun to color!  

That filigreed bordered frame is a die by Crafter's Companion.  The dragonfly is a die by Cheery Lynn (one of my favorites).

Check out the Ching-Chou Kuik Inspiration Blog often to see what the other talented designers are up to. You'll find more inspiration and another challenge in the CCK Facebook group


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
We Love Chocolate Baroque -- Hand Colored Image
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Books are Magic -- For Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

 It's the 1st Sunday of the month, and it's time for a new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. The challenges are always Anything Goes, and it will run for 2 weeks.  For the next 2 weeks, we have the awesome sponsor, Ching-Chou Kuik!  I adore the art of Ching-Chou Kuik,  so it was pure pleasure for me to "work" with these images.  Besides, I was just waiting for an excuse to color up this particular image that I received.  This is Lil Bookworm Fairy



I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite CCK image out of all of them I've collected, but this would surely be in the top 5.  I am an avid book reader, so it tugs at my heart.

I colored Lil Bookworm Fairy with Copic markers.  I cut her and and backed her with dies by Spellbinders, inking around the outside of the die with Wisteria ink by Close To My Heart.  The background paper is by Crafter's Companion.  The sentiment was computer generated.  The crinkle ribbon was from my stash. The tiny cat die is from my stash, but I believe it originates from a Crafter's Companion Advent set. 

I hope you are able to join our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  I'd love to see your creations, and you could win a wonderful prize from Ching-Chou Kuik, and pick wonderful digis, like this one!



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

Saturday, June 5, 2021

What a Trip -- for Paper ala Mode Challenges

 It's Saturday, and it's time for a new challenge at The Outlawz.  The Paper ala Mode Challenges, that is!  The challenge starts today and runs for 2 weeks.  We are sponsored by the awesome We Are 3 Digital Shop, and we have a theme.  This time, the theme is "What a Trip".  If you are a scrapbooker or a maker of mini albums, this challenge is for you!

The design team was given the most awesome papers, printables, and sentiments to work with for this challenge.  They were very vintage and so much FUN!


That awesome vintage lady, tickets, and clock are all part of the same printable.  There are 4 of them in the set.  All are very vintage.  You'll find the Trains Printable Set here. Then, there's the Trains digital paper collection. There are 8 papers in the collection -- all of them gorgeous!.  The sentiment is part of the Travel Sentiment Set.  There are 5 in the collection, in several different fonts.  Together, this whole collection is amazing and makes very quick, very beautiful cards.

What a Trip!  I so hope you join us for this challenge at The Paper ala Mode.  you have 2 weeks to enter.  One lucky winner will get a gift certificate to the We Are 3 Digital Shop

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

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Noah's Big Flower -- for Cute Card Thursday

 It's Thursday, and that means there's a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog.  However, starting today, the Cute Card Thursday Challenge will be monthly, with the challenge starting on the 1st Thursday of the month.  Challenges will be Anything Goes from here on in, with an optional theme.
 That's right -- Anything Goes!  We will also have 2 sponsors for twice the wins each month.   Cute Card Thursday will be sponsored each month by All Dressed Up Stamps & Whimsy Stamps!  That is so awesome!!  That's 2 incredible sponsors!  Every challenge!!! 

Whimsy Stamps has some great digital images, including this one called Noah's Big Flower!



I colored Noah's Big Flower with Copic markers.  I used a variety of cutting dies to make this slimline card.  The card base and the outer dies are by Anna Griffin.  The heart base die is by Scrapbook.com.  The die that Noah is on is by Tutti Designs.  The blue stitches hearts are from Queen & Company.  The Sentiment is part of a stamp set by Tonic Studios. 

Now that Cute Card Thursday Challenges are month-long, I hope you find time to join us!  Remember, they are Anything Goes, with an optional theme of transportation.  I guess Noah is using his feet to deliver is his flower!!!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Passion for Markers -- Make it Cute
The House that Stamps Built (Repeat Impressions Challenge)-- All About the Boys
Little Red Wagon -- Make it Masculine
Simon Says Stamp -- Masculine
Watercooler Wednesdays -- Make it Masculine

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Happy Birthday, with feeling! For The Paper Shelter

 Today is an exciting day for me!  It's my first day posting for The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  The Paper Shelter has a new challenge that starts every Wednesday.  The challenge has an easy to accomplish theme.  Prizes are very generous, and even more amazing if you use a Paper Shelter image.  So, check out the awesome Paper Shelter store, and color up an image, or use the pre-colored option and create a card for this week's theme -- Birthday!  I'm on team B, so will be posting every other week, but I'm super excited about this adventure!

Birthdays!  They should include friends, family, favorite foods, and in my opinion, music!  So, with that in mind, I colored up the most adorable The Saxophonist image.  The amazing thing about The Paper Shelter products is that they come with a black & white version (used here), a pre-colored version, one matching paper, and one composition.  That's a lot of bang for your buck! 

I colored The Saxophonist with Copic markers.  I bet you can guess what tune he's playing on his saxophone, can't you?  After all, this is a birthday card!

I used nesting dies and a banner die by Crafter's Companion on this card.  The 'Happy Birthday' stamp is also from Crafter's Companion.  The musical notes are dies from Spellbinders. 

The background paper on this card is from We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It is one of the papers in the Tones of Gray set

I hope you can join The Paper Shelter Challenge this week for our Birthday themed challenge.  I'd love to see what you create, and we have incredible prizes you could win -- like this The Saxophonist image! 





I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- June Linky Party
Paper Minutes -- With Glasses
The House that Stamps Built (Repeat Impressions challenge)-- All About the Boys
Little Red Wagon -- Masculine
Simon Says Stamps -- Masculine
Watercooler Wednesday -- Make it Masculine 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Wishing you Happiness -- for SheepSki Designs Challenges

 It's the first of the month, and that means there's a new challenge getting underway today over on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog.  Challenges run the whole month, and have a theme.  This month, the theme is 'Layer it Up'.  Using a SheepSki Designs image isn't a requirement, but we sure like to see them! 

Layer it up!  That's kind of an Anything Goes theme.  You can use any image you want, just add a few layers, and you're good to go.  You'll find many wonderful SheepSki Designs images in the SheepSki Designs Etsy Shop  that will fit this theme and any occasion.  Check it out!

I've been wanting to color up the truly lovely Butterfly Hair and used this challenge and my reason to do so.  Here's what I created...

I colored Butterfly Hair with Copic markers.  The papers and banner are from Crafter's Companion.  The stitched butterfly is a die from Queen & Company.  The gems are from my stash. 

'Layer it Up'!  I hope you join us for our challenge this month at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesdays -- Butterflies