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.

Grateful

Grateful

Well, I guess it’s officially fall now!! The calendar does not lie :)  It’s also time for another challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  This time our theme is Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving.  That pretty much allows for anyone’s taste in cards :)  Of course, we have some super sponsors, and this time, they are:

  and    

GratefulI was given the Long Tall Cattails image by DRS Designs.  I bounced around a few ideas in my head, but things really started coming together for my plans for this card when I saw this color combination over at

Cupcake Inspirations.

My orange color in my card looks way redder, thanks to the joys of photography :P  I printed the cattails up, and colored them black, to give them the silhouette effect.  I fussy cut them out, and covered them with Glossy Accents to give them some dimension and shine.  For the background, I played with one of my favorite background techniques, that I discovered a few years ago.  For this, you use some fusible webbing (from your sewing stash), I just used pieces of fusible hem tape.  I heated the paper enough for the web to adhere, then sprinkled embossing powder on it.  I did this multiple times, alternating dark purple, orange sparkle and forest green (actually called “Pond Scum”) embossing powders.  When the web and embossing powders are heated together, the web separates and makes some beautiful effects :)  I cut a window in this, matted it in a dark purple card stock, and layered it on a piece of black, which I had stamped and embossed the sentiment on in the orange embossing powder.  After adhering the cattails, I added a few black baubles for balance.

Courtney's Kitties

More Kitties :)

Hello there!! I hope everyone had a great week, and is ready for the new challenge at Come and Get It Challenges :)  Our theme this week is Lots of Layers – a great way to use up scraps, I find.  The sponsor is

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who have some fabulous images for the lucky winner to choose from.

Courtney's KittiesI used Cat/Kittens from our sponsor.  I’ve been practicing my fur coloring lately, and this was a great image to continue with :)  I used my Spectrum Noir markers, with a few touch up/accents with a very fine point Micron pen.  I work with a girl who loooooves kitties, and the color pink, so made this into a birthday card for her.  I die cut the backing of the cats from a pretty pink polka dot print, then found 2 other coordinating prints for some of the other layers. I stitched around the edges of these pieces to add a bit of definition.  Everything was matted on white card stock, which I edge distressed and inked.  The flowers were from my stash, as was the ribbon (I was going to go with MORE pink for the ribbon, but the lime green really popped, and coordinated well with the flowers).  I added some adhesive pearls to finish the card off.

Snowman Trio

3 Little Snowmen

Good morning :)  I hope everyone has had a wonderful week, and there are lots of smiles in your life :)  We are back to the regular schedule of bi-weekly ATG challenges at Creative Fingers.  This time around we are sponsored by

     and     

Stop by the challenge blog and check out the amazing creations of our talented DT, and enter your own ATG creation :)

Snowman TrioI was given the Little Snowman set from Scrap N’ Dipity.  I was having a hell day and did not have any mojo at ALL!! :(  I colored parts of the snowman with my SN pens, did a confetti background with same, then hit the little guys with glitter.  I found some coordinating papers, and layered them up…..love the light blue sparkle paper :)  I cut a sentiment on my Cricut, then added some bling to balance it out.  That’s all I got …..  darn life!

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