XOXO

XOXO

Good morning!! Welcome to a brand new challenge at Come and Get It Challenges :)  Today we have the theme of “Valentines”, and our sponsor is My Besties by Sherri Baldry.  So, get out all of your “love”ly supplies, and make something up for your sweetie, and be sure to share it with us :)

XOXOI was given this sweet image to work with, and decided to have fun with the traditional valentine colors of red and pink!! After coloring the image up, I cut out a bunch of hearts with my Cricut, and tucked them behind the image, so they were peeking out. Then, I cut out an XOXO, again with my Cricut, matted everything with a red card stock….and was done this sweet Valentine :)

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

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Color of Love

Cute Card Thursday – #463 Be My Valentine

Color Crazy Craft Challenge – ATG Week 5

Feeling Crappy

Feeling C….y

Hi there!! As we ease into February, we also have a new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers for the next 2 weeks.  We have a regular sponsor, the fabulous Rick St. Dennis! :)

There is soooo much to choose from at his store, that it’s more than worth your while to enter for a chance to win one of his fantastic images!

Feeling CrappyI was in a “mood” when I got this stamp…..you can only guess what kind!! Lol!  The mood passed, so I decided to make a Get Well card.  The inside of this card says “…..that you’re feeling crappy”.  I printed the image onto kraft paper, and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment was printed at the same time as the image.  I wanted “something” to embellish it, and came up with a roll of toilet paper, rather than ribbon or bling :)  I cut a strip of paper, ran it through with my perforating blade to make the squares, then rolled it up.  I tore a few sheets off….just because :)  Hopefully this card will elicit a smile from the recipient!

Ruffle Your Feathers

Don’t Get Your Feathers Ruffled

Good morning!! It’s time for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  Where does the time go?? It’s hard to believe that we’re already into February of this year!!  We will be choosing the “Star of the Month” over at C.R.A.F.T., and we have the fabulous Rick St. Dennis sponsoring us for the star.

 Our challenge will be sponsored by the wonderful Crafty Ribbons

The team have used images by RSD, so be sure to check them out and leave some love :)

Our challenge this week is this inspiration picture:

so, whatever inspires you from this picture to get creative, use it!!! If it itsn’t really obvious where your inspiration comes from, make sure to let us know in your blog post :)

Ruffle Your FeathersI used the image Bird of Paradise, as I was obviously inspired by the bird :)  I was going to stick with the color scheme, but then all the pretty colored pencils started to call to me!! One word of advice, with detailed images such as the ones like this, don’t print them so small!!! I almost went blind coloring this lovely lady in!  After coloring her with my Prismacolors, and smuging some chalk in the background to ground her a bit, I moved on to the rest of the card.  I used a feather embossing folder on the bright green background, then wrapped some  sheer black ribbon around the card.  I tied a fluffy bow, and it needed “something” …… and I’m not one to put flowers on everything, so I muddled over it, and rummaged around until I found the bag of feathers that I got the beauties I used from.  A few black enamel dots (eep, almost out!!), and a stamped sentiment finish this card off :)

 

Gerberas

Celebrating…YOU

GerberasHi there!! Today, I have a card that I made for a special friend to celebrate her birthday…much like we celebrate the fact that she is a part of our lives <3  I used the gerbera daisies that came with the Kit and Clowder’s “Elements of Nature” class.  Some are colored with my SN markers, and the others are with my Prismacolors, but all with the same techniques :)  I fussy cut them out and set them aside while I did a watercolor wash on some paper, then added salt to give it some texture and design.  I printed a big birthday sentiment out on my computer and then cut it out with a nesting die.  I had a rubber stamp that was also a gerbera daisy, and used this to stamp and heat emboss the card black, for a cool, coordinating background.  After positioning everything, I die cut some leaves and scattered a few sequins for a bit of bling :)

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

Digi Choosday – Week 4 ATG

Crafty Gals Corner – #107 ATG

Simon Wednesday Challenge – ATG

As You Like It – Favorite Flower, and why…..Love gerberas because they are so bright and cheerful, and come in such a wide array of colors :)

Allsorts Challenge – #400 Let’s Celebrate!

BFF

Kitty Love

BFFGood morning!! Hope everything is going well for you, as we go into a new week!  Today I have a card for you this was made for a challenge on the Kit and Clowder Facebook group, using this sweet image from Some Odd Girl.  I colored Crazy Love Tia with my SN markers – which have been feeling a bit neglected since I got my Prismacolors!  I paper-pieced her jacket and jeans with some scraps that I had on hand, and shaded these pieces with my markers.  I also added some “tears” in the jeans with some white gel pen (that wasn’t working too well).  I found the adorable paper with the paws in hearts, and knew it would be perfect for this card!!  It coordinated with the denim print paper that I also used.  I found the circular “friend” sentiment – one that I’ve had for years, and have never used before!! The paw border was from the same paper collection as the heart background paper, and the punched border incorporated more hearts :) I added a sprinkling of brads in one of the corners for some balance, and called this card done :)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

{Pin}spirational Challenge – inspiration picture

Crafty Creations – ATG #333

Creative Inspirations – #267 Cute Critters

Mod Squad Challenge Blog – Show Your Love

Southern Girls - Retro Challenge, Smash That Stash – Buttons and/or Brads

Over the Moon

Over The Moon

Hey there!! It’s time for a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.   Our theme is Love/Valentines/Anniversary this time around, and we have

All Dressed Up stamps sponsoring us.  Try to make some time to check out the LOVEly makes of my fellow DT members :)

Over the MoonI used the sweet Over the Moon image from the sponsor. I colored it with my Prismacolors, with touches of Wink of Stella on her dress and veil, then decided to use the background technique from the latest monthly pencil class over at Kit and Clowder. The colors are way different than what’s used in the class, but that’s the nice thing, the techniques can be applied to any project in any color.  The papers are some that I just purchased a while ago, when some of my friends and I went on a road trip to the only scrapbooking store in the area.  I took the metallic bits from the paper pattern, and used some gold mirror cardstock to mat everything and to cut the Mr. and Mrs. with my Cricut.  Some gold ribbon and a rose finish this card off…..the layout was inspired by this sketch:

over at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Week 400 -Let’s Celebrate!

Tuesday Throwdown – ATG #327

Wolf Friend

Wolf Friends

EEEEP!!  I didn’t get this posted at anywhere close to the right time!! There still IS  a teeny bit of time left to enter our current challenge at Come and Get It, though. Our theme this time is “No Designer Paper”, and the sponsor is the wonderful Nikki Burnett.

                  Wolf Friend                                                                                   I used Fallon, supplied by the sponsor :)  I colored it with my Prismacolors, then fussy cut it to go over the embossed (and lightly inked) background. I die cut some birch trees to place over the embossing. I stamped a sentiment on another strip and this finished my project off :)

Christmas Bunny

Here we go with….A Christmas Card!!

Well, my 2016 resolution was to make Christmas cards all year, to avoid the rush close to the holidays (which I did, but some personal stuff caused a totally different kind of rush, and I never got any of my cards mailed!!)……it worked out so well, that I’m going to continue with this :)  Over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, we have a Christmas theme challenge every month, which keeps me on track.  That’s our challenge theme this week :)  Our fabulous sponsor is:

Christmas BunnyI used the adorable image “Christmas Tree Time“.  I colored the image up with my new Prismacolor pencils, then used 2 dies to cut out the wonky shape :)  The card base was cut with my Cricut, and after backing the trees with some glitter paper, I added a Joy (also cut with Cricut), and some stars to finish this off :)

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

ABC Christmas Challenge – A is for ATG or B is for anything starting with B (blue, bunny, birds)

A Day For Daisies – January challenge – 2 or more layers

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra Challenge – January ATG

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Lots of Glitter

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.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

SUYP Cat Lovers Challenge – #14 Furrything Goes

Country View Challenges – January ATG

Digistamps4Joy Challenge – ATG #132 with optional twist “All About Love”

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!! :)

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