Delicate Thoughts

Hi there 🙂 It’s hard to believe how fast November is flying by!! This is my last inspiration card of the month for the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is Remembrance/Thanksgiving/Thinking of You. However the DT was put to the task of using pink and/or blue for their projects this week. I used the beautiful Poppy Glamour for this card, and colored her up with my Copics.

After managing to get her framed up with a pretty oval diecut, I layered her with pieces of coordinating papers that were a magazine freebie years ago. The sentiment was die cut and then I added some pearl embellishments, including some teeny tiny ones on her bracelet and blouse. Although this isn’t a color palette that I normally use, I love the delicate look of it!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – #391 ATG with Snippets

Creative Moments – #203 ATG

Cute Card Thursday – #661 Sentimental

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 24 ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – November ATG with Patterned Paper

Memories

Hello 🙂 I’m sharing my second inspiration card for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is Remembrance/Thanksgiving/Thinking of You. I used the greyscale image, Spring, for this sympathy card. I colored it up with my Copics and matted it with black.

I fiddled around with a few different layouts and ideas, but they seemed too fussy for a sympathy card. I kept it very simple by printing off a sentiment on the background and adding a black mat to match the one on the image.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #44 ATG with a Critter

Classic Design Challenge – #11 November ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – November ATG

Simon Monday Challenge – Remembrance/Thinking of You

DL Art – November ATG Linky Challenge

Profile Of Beauty

Hi there 🙂 I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! This card features a gorgeous image from Mariola Budek. Along with all the lovely work she has available in her store, she also generously offers a number of free images in her Facebook group (this image is one of the freebies!!). I colored her up with my Copics, then cut her out…partially with a die, and fussy cutting the rest.

I found some ribbon in my stash that matched the flowers, and added it to the layers of cardstock with a black dolly accent. The corners were die cut with a Cheery Lynn die, and the sentiment was stamped. I added some black baubles to balance out the overall card design.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Ally’s Angels – #40 ATG

As You Like It Challenge – Favorite His or Hers Birthday Cards? Hers! Why? I seem to be drawn to female characters when coloring, and I find embellishing cards for girls and women easier.

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #484 ATG

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #132 ATG

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 45 ATG

Winter Sled Friends

Hey there 🙂 I have another wintery card to share, featuring Hollybobs Sleightime from Polkadoodles. I colored this sweet image up with my Copics, then stamped a seasonal sentiment to the side of it.

I layered it up with some blue and pretty snowflake papers, and arranged a number of silver and white die cut snowflakes around it. The pompom trim reminded me of little snowballs, so was perfect for the card. To balance things out, I added a few sparkly embellishments.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Dragonfly Dreams – Christmas/Winter

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 46 ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – November ATG

Christmas Crafts All Year Round – Family and Friends

ABC Christmas Challenge – W for Winter Wonderland (and X for Xtra Special)

Chilly Trio

Good morning 🙂 This card is pretty indicative of what it looks like outside here. We got snow, lots of snow (a foot!,) last weekend….in addition to some pretty brutal winds…a true prairie blizzard!! Although the city was pretty much at a standstill, we’re moving now 🙂

This is my card for the new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. We are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this time, always a favorite with the DT 🙂 I used Winter Trio for my card, and colored it with Copics. I added the snow with my blender pen and a white Posca.

I found the striped background paper in my stash. I’m trying to use up some of my pieces of paper, rather than always cutting into full sheets, and this one paired up nicely with the image 🙂 I die cut the pretty snowflake border, and layered it over some red card stock for definition. I layered everything with a strip of green, and added a die cut and assembled bow. The sentiment is also die cut, then the letters inlaid with the same green as I’d used for the bow.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Dragonfly Dreams – Christmas/Winter

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 46 ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – November ATG

Christmas Crafts All Year Round – Family and Friends

ABC Christmas Challenge – W for Winter Wonderland (and X for Xtra Special)

Shabby Thoughts

Hello there 🙂 I hope everyone is staying safe, and doing what they can to protect others, all while trying to remain sane!! I’m sure I’m not the only one that is SO done with the pandemic and all that it’s brought! Our challenge theme for this month at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group is “Remembrance/Thinking of You/Thanksgiving”. All of these take on new meaning in these uncertain times.

For my first DT inspiration this month, I used Peony Kimono Maiden, to make a shabby chic Thinking of You card. I used my Copics to color this beautiful image up, then stamped the sentiment and distressed and inked the edges.

I found a pretty piece of patterned paper in my stash, that went beautifully with the subdued colors of the image. I layered this up with some coordinating solid color cardstock, all of which I’d distressed and inked. I tucked in 2 doilies before attaching the image. A bow, tied with crinkle ribbon from DL Art, and some pearls finish my card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

DL Art – November ATG Linky Challenge

Cute Card Thursday – #659 ATG

Crafty Creations – #415 November ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #11 November ATG

Worldwide Open DT Challenge – #10 October/November ATG

Sympathy Wreath

Hello there! Today, I’m sharing my (late) DT inspiration for the current ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. We are being sponsored by the generous Jan’s Digi Stamps, who kindly provided the DT images to work with. I chose the Fall Cotton Wreath with the sympathy sentiment (there’s a number of sentiments in the set, to make this a super versatile set!) I colored this up with my Copics, and admittedly struggled a bit, as I printed it up smaller than was smart!

I cut the image out with a die with a pretty edge, then rummaged through my paper stash, trying to decide on what to do!! Since I like to keep my sympathy cards quite simple, all the printed papers that I tried were just too fussy for what i wanted. I decided on a plain brown cardstock, with some pops of blue to match the bow in the image. I did a little angular cut out to add a bit of interest without complicating the card design. Some square gems gave the project a bit of understated sparkle.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog – October ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of October 27

Creative Inspirations – October ATG

Aud Sentiments – #263 ATG with a Sentiment

As You Like It Challenge – Favorite Color to Pair With Blue? Brown! Why? I love the natural and calming feel of this combo 🙂

Halloween Dusk

Hi there! Well, Halloween is less than a week away now….time keeps flying!! This is my last inspiration project for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge. Our theme this month is Halloween/Pumpkins/Halloween Colors. I finally got around to doing a Halloween project for inspiration lol. I used Exotic Night for my card and colored her up with my Copics.

I stuck with a Halloween color scheme, and used some orange paper that I stenciled with bats. The bottom part of the card is a brick wall die cut, layered over gray paper. This reflected the wall in the image. I layered everything up, tucking some branch die cuts behind the image, and adding a strip with a printed sentiment.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Incy Wincy Designs – Halloween and/or Fall/Autumn Colors

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #262 Halloween or Fall Sentiment

Crafty Calendar Challenge – October Halloween

Country View Challenge – October Halloween (make a scene)

Morgan’s Artworld Challenge – #10 October ATG

Hello Baby!!

Hello 🙂 I noticed that I’m getting pretty low on baby cards, so it was the perfect time to play with this adorable Giraffe and Bird, from Rachelle Anne Miller. I decided to do a girly card, and break out the pink….it IS the month for it, after all! I colored the image in various shades, to really pack a punch of pink!

I used a slimline die to cut the basic shape of the card, then die cut a window into it. I made a card base from some pink card stock that went with the image colors, and attached the cut out. I die cut a sentiment, and attached it in the window, after coloring the ‘baby’ a light pink. A few clouds, also edged in pink, finish this CAS slimline card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creations In Pink – #27 ATG in mainly pink

CCC Digi Creations – #119 ATG

Dreaming of Scrap – #84 ATG + Pink

The Crafter’s Cafe – #253 Use Some Pink for Breast Cancer

Rachelle Anne Miller’s October Facebook Challenge – ATG with optional Fall/Halloween or Mostly Pink

Amethyst Lily

Hello there 🙂 It was my bestie’s birthday the other day. Her favorite color is purple, and fave flower is a lily. In fact, her blog and Etsy shop take from these 2 favorites, and are called Amethyst Lily Designs 🙂 So…..I thought it would be a good bet that she’d like a birthday card implementing this 🙂 I used one of the gorgeous images from Power Poppy’s Alluring Lily digital stamp set. I colored it with my Copics, then fussy cut it out.

I wanted to keep this beautiful bloom the focal point of the card, so I stuck with a CAS design. I stamped and heat embossed a design from Technique Tuesday, with clear ink and powder, on the background, to give a bit of subtle elegance. The narrow mat and die cut sentiment are a black shimmer card stock. A few white sequins embellish the card, without detracting from the overall design.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Power Poppy Creative Confetti – this card fits with both the Birthday and Emboss Like a Boss themes

Allsorts Challenge – Week 595 Celebration Time

Crafty Friends Challenge – #147 Embossing

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #10 October/November ATG

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 22 ATG