I’m on a posting roll, lately! This card was made with the gorgeous image, Orchid in Spring, by Ching Chou Kuik. I absolutely adore this (and all CCK’s) image! I colored her with my SN markers, then used this sketch
From Cheerful Sketches, as my layout guide. I’m venturing into the dreaded world of pastel colors, again. I’m going to beat this “fear” of pale colors yet!! I used some papers from a DCWV stack, some for the background, and some for the die cut shape on the corner of the image; a doily, some die cut flourishes, and butterflies cut with my Cricut. I mounted the image on a tag shape, that I punched the edge and top with. A simple sentiment was stamped along the top, then some strips of bling added. After assembling the card, but before adhering the butterflies, it became apparent that my love of glitter was taking over, so I added glitter all over the butterflies I love the effect!!
I’m entering this into the following challenges:
Ching Chou Kuik Challenge – Easter/Spring
Cheerful Sketches – Sketch shown in post
The Ribbon Girl – March Use Any Image
Digi Choosday – Week 12 ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG, week of March 21
Hello there!!! It’s just starting to look like spring here, so that must mean that it’s time to make a Christmas card!! This week at C.R.A.F.T., our theme is just that, Christmas! We have 2 amazing sponsors, Star Stampz and Digital Papercraft
I used Imagine Fairy Girl, from Digital Papercraft for my card. She’s not really a Christmas image, but I saw her reaching to put a star on the tree as soon as I came across the image I colored her with my SN markers, then glittered up her wings (of course….fairies need sparkle wings!) I fussy cut her out, then die cut 2 trees, which I cut up and layered, then decorated with glitter. I mounted them with foam pads on a die cut shape that I edged in doodles, and placed a glittery star in her hand. I put this on a DP background, then found some coordinating ribbon to accent the corners. A bow and a stamped sentiment finish this off
I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter Challenge – #285 Away With the Fairies
Winter Wonderland – For a Child
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – #325 ATG with the option (I didn’t use the option) of no pattern paper
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra Challenge – Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge – ATG
Hello!! It’s hard to believe that it’s the for another challenge over at Come and Get It!! Our theme this time is Cards For Kids, and we are sponsored by the generous PaperNest Dolls.
I must confess, time got away on me, and this was a late make!!
I used Ballerina Emma, and colored her up with my SN markers. Yesterday it was feeling very spring like here (today, not so much, with about 6″ of snow overnight), so I used soft pastel colors. I used scraps from 2 different paper collections, and cut the number 4 out with my Cricut. I used a die from Elizabeth Craft for the bunting. Pink ribbon bows, some yellow flowers, a Brad and glitter glue pulled everything together, ready for the fussy cut image to dance onto the card
I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Choosday – Week 9 ATG
Creative Knockouts – #183 Die/Punch Frenzy
Cute Card Thursday - #467 ATG
Gem of a Challenge – #189 Use 3 ‘B’s’ (ballerina, bows, bunting, blooms)
Send a Smile 4 Kids – Spring Colors 4 Kids
Good morning!! Today, I have a card made with one of KennyK’s fabulous images. Foxy Mama can be found here. I’ve entered it into the February challenge on the KennyK Facebook Group. Anyone that enters their ATG challenge qualifies to receive this month’s freebie…”Scarlett West“.
I colored this image with my SN markers, then started having fun with my new star border die, from Frantic Stamper. I did the inlaid die cut technique, using Silver mirror and glitter papers. For the sentiment, I used my Paisley and Chalkboard Fonts (I think) Cricut cartridges. I sprinkled a few of the leftover stars around for some extra zing.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Digi Choosday – Week 8 ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG week of Feb 21
Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #317 ATG
Inky Chicks – #79 Happy Birthday
Crafty Creations – #335 ATG
Cut It Up – #116 Birthday Cards
Hi there!! It’s time again for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. We realize how easy it is to leave our Christmas cards until the last minute, then fly into a panic in December, so we’ve been giving you Christmas theme challenges throughout the year to help out a bit. And with THAT preamble, you have probably guessed that our theme this week is Christmas!! Lol For our sponsor, we have the fabulous Nikki Burnette
I was given the beautiful Sadie, to work with. I colored her up with my SN markers, then glittered her wings up (because I have a firm belief that fairy wings sparkle!!) For the cup and saucer, I dotted parts of each with a white gel pen, then colored them over again with colored pencils to get the polka dot effect without losing shading detail.
For the papers, I dove into my Christmas scrap folder and had some fun I tied the bow, then adhered some candy canes that I fussy cut from another paper scrap and topped with Glossy Accents. A computer printed sentiment and some silver glitter baubles finished this card off
I hope that you can stop by the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog and enter a Christmas make, and while you are there, check out the beautiful inspirational projects that my amazing teammates have created
I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Robyn’s Fetish – Glitter and a Bow
Crafting When We Can – #125 Things With Wings
Wow, is there any possible way to get a decent picture of a card with this much sparkle going on? By the time I finished this little project, it looked like Tinkerbell threw up on me! Glitter everywhere! I used this sketch…..from this weeks Sketch and Stash challenge. I also saw that the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and Charisma Cards were calling for glitter/sparkle in their current challenges, so I decided to combine them. I just got some Frantage Mica fragments, and wanted to give them a whirl. I swirled some glue on a white oval and sprinkled some of the Frantage, along with purple glitter on it. I edged the oval with some black and silver shimmer chalk. Then I went digging around for some appropriate accents, and found the butterfly and flower stickers in my sadly neglected sticker stash. They are a transparent glitter sticker, so I stuck the butterflies onto teal paper, and the flowers on to cream, and cut them out. I layered and shaped them to give them some dimension before attaching to the background. This was layered on charcoal card stock, a doily was tucked behind, and a cream ribbon and bow was added. I stuck on some black gems to the flowers to give it a finishing touch. Now, I have to sweep and vacuum for a few weeks to get rid of the residue from the card.