Angel Cat

Angel Kitty

Hello there!! I’m here today with my post for the latest ATG challenge at Creative Fingers.  The new year brings with it some new sponsors for our challenges, along with old favorites :)  For this fortnights challenge we have 2 sponsors:

Crafts and Me

http://www.craftsandme.co.uk/

and Wink Wink Ink

https://www.etsy.com/shop/WinkWinkInk

Angel CatI was given Angel Kitty to work with, and I was so excited, as this is the first time I’ve used a Wink Wink Ink image :) I was hoping that my new Prismacolor Pencils would arrive by the time I did this card, but they didn’t, so I colored it up with my SN markers, and added definition with my existing colored pencils.  Pet sympathy cards are so hard to make, as I am an animal lover, and know how hard it is to lose a fur baby.  But, I also appreciate it when others share in my grief, so I make sure I have a few sympathy cards on hand.  I incorporated rainbows with the background paper, and cut some clouds, freehand, for the kitty to rest on.  A sentiment that was cut with my Cricut, and a few gems finish this card off.

Third Birthday Bears

Birthday Bears

Hi there!!! It’s time for our first challenge of 2017 over at Come and Get It Challenges :)  Appropriately enough, the theme is “Anything New”.  This gives you a chance to show off some new crafty stash, a new technique…..well…anything new!!! Annnnd, it gives you the chance to win a $15 voucher from the ever popular Bugaboo Stamps!

Third Birthday BearsI was given the adorable Scene It Birthday Bears to use on my card.  Other than the new digi (colored with my SN markers), I also used a new stencil in the background….inked with distress inks; new ribbon, and a new fold  :)  I perked the card up a bit with some blue glitter on the number 3, and some balloons, that I cut with my Cricut, then added Glossy Accents to.  Hope you like it, and that you can join me and the fabulous design team in our Anything New challenge!! :)

Hula Girl

Hula

Hello, and Happy New Year!!! My blog has been down and out for over a month, but hopefully all the issues are resolved now!!! Just in time for a brand new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.!!  We’re starting the New Year with a fun recipe challenge :)

 Our wonderful sponsor this week is

who have tons of adorable images to choose from!!

Hula GirlI’m using Hula Halina for my card.  I colored her up with my SN markers, adding some definition to the hair with an ultra fine point pen.  I found the bright summery hibiscus printed paper in my stash, and then matched it up with some bright stripes, from a completely different collection.  The three flowers were cut with my Cricut, and I added some sparkle to them before popping them up on some foam dots.  I hope you can join us, and make sure you check out the fabulous creations of the DT here.

 

Deer Friends

Deer Friends

Good morning!!! Today is the start of our new weekly challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  Our theme is Christmas, and since time is quickly passing, and before we know it, the day will be here, it’s a great time to link up a card or two :)  Our fabulous sponsors are:

The Paper Shelter   Oddball Art

 and

I used this beautiful image from The Paper Shelter, called Holy Night.

Deer Friends

I’ve had the image for a while now, and couldn’t decide what to do with it….then the idea of a monochromatic card came to me.  I colored the image with my SN markers, then added some embossed die cut trees, that I brushed with matching Distress Inks to give a bit of definition…before adding some twinkly embossing powder.  I stamped the background paper and embossed with the same embossing powder (a mix of white and tinsel)  A stamped sentiment, some ribbon, punched twigs and some embossed gems (same powder :)) finish this card off.  I’m so happy with this card, because it is very rare that I get a picture of something in my head, and the finished product matches!!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Glitter N’ Sparkle – #214 ATG

Artistic Inspirations – #167 ATG

Craft Your Passion – #338 Always ATG

Crafty Sentiments – Snowflakes

Lemon Shortbread – ATG #28

Crafting by Designs – Little Animals

Crafty Creations – Animals #328

Deep Ocean Challenge – Inspired by a Song or Movie – song: Winter Wonderland

Fab N’ Funky – #327 Digi Girls or Hats

Inky Chicks – Winter Wonderland #75

The Paper Shelter – #273 More than One of Anything – trees :)

Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday Challenge – Christmas Critters

Tic Tac Toe Challenge –    I used the diagonal Scene, Use Dimension and Texture

Christmas at Sweet Stampin – Anything Christmas Goes

Sasayaki Glitter Challenge – November – Winter

Open Minded Crafting Challenge – #11 Christmas/Hanukkah

Sparkles Monthly Challenge – Christmas is Coming

Crafts Galore Encore – November ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Monthly Extra Christmas Challenge – November

Digistamps4Joy – #130 ATG with optional twist Christmas is Coming

Classic Design Team Open Challenge – November

Just Keep On Creating – November ATG

Joy Snowman

Snowman With Skates

Hi there!  Another challenge has begun over at Come and Get It :) Our theme this week is Ribbon and/or Twine, so it’s a great time to use some embellishments that you may have neglected.  As always, the DT have gone all out, showcasing some images from our sponsor:  

Joy SnowmanI used the Snowman With Skates image from Bugaboo Stamps for my card. After coloring the image with my SN markers, I had a go at a background…which I’m fairly happy with :) I added some snowflakes with gel pen, and some puffy embossing powder for the snowman to sit in. I thought I’d go for ribbon AND twine on this card, wrapping some around the base and adding some to the stamped sentiment.

Fishbowl

Best Fishes

Oops!! I’m late in posting my card for the new challenge at Creative Fingers :( Hopefully, it’s better later than never!!!  As always, our bi-weekly challenge is ATG, so whatever your creativity produces, we would love to see!  Our sponsors this time are Scrappers Delights and Art By Miran.

artbymiran   Scrapper's Delights

Fishbowl

I was given the Fishbowl set from the fabulous Scrappers Delights to work with. I love this set, because there are so many elements, which leave endless possibilities to create with!! I merged a number of the elements in the fishbowl, then colored it up with my SN markers. I then printed an empty fishbowl on acetate, and colored the ‘water’ on that. Of course, the glass look doesn’t show on my picture!!! Isn’t that always the way?  I cut it out and stuck it to an easel base. Some twine, a sentiment and another coral image complete this card :)

Frosty Wishes

Frosty Wishes

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post of any kind, as life has been throwing me a number of curve balls lately, and it’s been all I can do to keep my head above water!!  With that being said, I better get back into the groove of things, and start swimming again!!

Frosty Wishes

This card is for the latest challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  with the theme being Wintertime.

 Our sponsors are

 Star Stampz and Sweet N’ Sassy .

 I used the adorable Light Up My Life image from Sweet N’ Sassy for my project.  I had the light bulb print paper left over from a Christmas stack, and took the color scheme from that, as I colored the image in with my SN markers.  I did a bit of inking around the edges, and added some sparkle for snow.  I used coordinating scraps from the same stack for the layout, added some die cut snowflakes, a bit more sparkle, and a sentiment that I cut with my Cricut.  I hope you can stop by the C.R.A.F.T. blog and check out the amazing projects my fellow DT members have created, and enter your own Winter project :)

I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Pixies Snippets – week 254

ABC Christmas Challenge – W for Wishes

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Anything for Christmas Goes

Fall Cupcake Box Top

Fall Cupcake Box

IMG_20161006_072259517Good morning!! Wow!! Have we had a pile of snow, here in Saskatchewan, Canada, the last few days!!!  I think we all thought the weather man was joking when a storm was forecast!! NOT!!! Oh well, that’s what we get, living where we do :/ It’s time for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. today.  We have a gorgeous inspiration picture for you this week.

There’s so much that can be taken from this rather simple picture, as you can see if you pop by the blog and see the DTs projects!!  We have two wonderful sponsors this week:

 

Fall Cupcake BoxFall Cupcake Box TopI was given the image Too Good to Eat Cakes, by All Dressed Up, to work with on my project. I was inspired by the colors, and the fall “feel” of the picture. It was quite the process with this, as my brain was all over the place, and I wasn’t satisfied with anything….  I colored the image with my SN markers, and wasn’t happy with the way they looked, so I went in with colored pencils to give some more depth….much better.  Then I messed around with the background, settling on a confetti background, which I worked on for way too long…..it looked pretty good, until I cut it out into a circle, and managed to make it look all wonky.  I tried about 52 card layouts, paper choices, embellie combos….nothing looked right….  I got the idea for a box and quickly printed up the template on kraft card…..I stamped some birthday words and a pattern on the lid and found a nice fall colored ribbon piece to accent it.  I had to fussy cut the cupcakes out of the background that took too long to do (lol)  before affixing it to the lid.  I’m so happy with how this FINALLY turned out, and plan to make some more little gift boxes to have on hand :)

Leaf Sympathy

Fall Thoughts

Hi there!! This is a rather late post for this weeks challenge over at Come and Get It Challenges.  We have the theme of “Fall” – although it is cold, and snowy and slippery here :(   But it will go away….to early for winter lol.  We also have the fabulous Eureka Stamps as a sponsor, who has such a great selection at their store, you will be spoiled for choice, if you are the lucky winner!!  The DT has come up with some gorgeous projects, so stop by and be inspired :)

Leaf SympathyI was given the Leaf Background image from our sponsor to use for my card.  I had so much fun coloring these leaves, and experimenting with some different color blends with my SN markers!! I kept it to a simple design, using triple time stamping, and just adding a quick sentiment strip and a few enamel dots :)

Silver bird

Silver Bird

Hi there!  Apparently, I forgot to post this….it’s been “one of those weeks”- but the difficulties I’ve been having with a person at work resolved itself in a HUGE bit of karma!  :)

Anyway, this is my card for the current challenge over at

As the badge says, the theme is Holiday, where any of your holiday makes qualify for an entry…..an this can be any Holiday that you may celebrate :) We have

as our wonderful sponsor this week, offering 2 digital images to a lucky winner.  Stop by to be inspired by my amazing DT team mates!

Silver birdI made a quick card, using some old stamps from Inkadinkadoo.  I stamped and  heat embossed the bird and sentiment in silver.  These were some of the first Christmas stamps that I purchased years and years ago :)  I then masked it off, and inked the sides with Dusty Concord and Peacock Feathers Distress inks.  I added some purple, teal and silver sequins, and matted it all with a silver shimmer card stock.

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