Decaf??

Good morning all 🙂  We are already past the half way point of November…and into another brand new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers!  Our sponsor this time is one of my favorites for adorable animal images….Wink Wink Ink

I was given the image Night Owl, to use on my project.  An owl and coffee…..how much more ME can you get 😉  I colored him up with my Prismacolor pencils, then fussy cut him out.  I had purchased coffee DP paper on a recent girls weekend I had with a friend, and this card was perfect to use it on 🙂  The coffee cup background, the flower background that I die cut with a stitched die, and the sparkly border piece were all from different sheets of the same set 🙂  I used this sketch, from Feeling Sketchy as inspiration for the layout.

Sketch #181

The sentiment was stamped with a LDRS stamp, then die cut out.  I die cut a flourish, to mimic a bit more steam, and the card was done 🙂  I hope that you can join us with any of your creations at the challenge, we’d love to see your work!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Feeling Sketchy – Sketch #181, shown above

Deep Ocean Challenge – #168 Things With Wings

Creative Moments – #131 ATG/optional Thanksgiving

Digi Choosday – Week 46 ATG

Artistic Inspirations – #190 ATG

Holly

Hello! It’s time for another ATG challenge over at Creative Fingers 🙂  This time, we have 2 fabulous sponsors,

and

I was given the gorgeous image Holly Christmas from Elvenstar Art to use on my project.  I first merged her into a holly frame clipart that I had in my files, then colored everything with my SN and Copic markers. I used this sketch:

from Tuesday Morning Sketches as my inspiration for the layout.  I kept it very simple color wise, using my favorite color combo 🙂  I added an embossed piece for the top element, using a wonderful magazine freebie that I got a few years ago.  I hope you can join us by sharing a project over at our challenge 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Tuesday Morning Sketches – Sketch #427

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 44

Crimbo Crackers – #144 Quick and Easy Christmas

Creative Knockouts – #218 Embossing Delights

As You Like It Challenge – Christmas or Non-Christmas….Christmas!! Why?  Love the colors and the festive feel of Christmas cards.  Also, these are the cards that I seem to give out most, so it’s fun to keep making them throughout the year :_

Best Monster

Hi there!! Hope that you are enjoying the fall weather, and are getting all your Halloween preparations done!! It has been an absolutely gorgeous October here in Saskatchewan, Canada, with no snow yet.  Although I love the look of snow, I cannot stand how stupid drivers get when it comes!! It’s as if they’ve never seen it before, and every time you get behind the wheel, you take your life into your hands 🙁  Anyway…lol…it’s time for a brand new ATG challenge over at Creative Fingers!  We have two sponsors this time:

Maria Medel Illustrations

and

We Are 3

We would love to see your creations….remember, it’s ATG!!

I have been given Maria Medel’s Cute Frankie to use for my card. Love the expression on this goof’s face 🙂  I colored him up with my SN and Copic markers, then fussy cut him out.  I used 2 different prints from a pad of DP for the background, then separated the 2 pieces with a strip of dark grey CS.  I added some screw head brads to “join” everything together.  The sentiment was printed on my computer, with the letters being emphasized with just a touch of silver colored pencil.

I’d like to join the following with this:

Angie’s Digital Stamps – #14 ATG with optional Spooky, Scary Etc

Cupcake Inspirations – #427 Monsters

Artistic Inspirations – #188 ATG

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie – #80

Deep Ocean – #166 Halloween

Coffee :)

Good morning 🙂  Today marks the start of a new ATG Challenge at Creative Fingers.  Our sponsor is the one and only Bugaboo Stamps!

For my card, I used the Coffee Word Art image. After printing it out on some tan CS, I cut it out, then adhered it to a coffee bean print DP.  The other side of the coffee bean print was a coffee word print, so I used that as my background.  Everything was matted with black CS, and I added a tag with a cute coffee sentiment stamped on it (can’t remember the maker of this particular set).  A few adhesive embellishments in the corners provided a bit of balance to the card design.

 I’d like to enter the following with this:

Inspiration Destination – #135 ATG

The Crafty Addicts – #41 ATG/Autumn Colors

Crafty Friends – #68 ATG

CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper – October ATG with Patterned Paper

Hedgehog Thanks

Good morning 🙂  It’s the first day of fall here, and also the first day of a new ATG challenge at Creative Fingers. We have the fabulous Lemon Shortbread as a sponsor this time 🙂

There are so many adorable images in the shop, but I decided to go seasonal, and use an image that I’d won a while back, called Hedgehog Leaves. I colored this cutie up with my SN and Copic markers.  I forgot how much fun fall leaves are to color!!  After cutting the image out, I began assembling the card, following this sketch, from Creative Sketchy Girls:

What a fabulous sketch, with so many possibilities!!  My leaf print background paper is a scrap that I’ve had for a very long time, and was just the right size for this card, I dug in the scrap bin for a dark brown piece, and inked the edges with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  A small piece of burlap finished off the layers.  I cut the “thanks” with an unbranded die, from another scrap of brown paper.  A few leaf brads were added, just because they looked good, and were feeling neglected lol.

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

Mod Squad Challenge – Leaves

Creatalicious Challenges – #123 ATG with optional twist of Leaves

Lemon Shortbread Challenges – #50 ATG

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 299 & 300 ATG with snippets

The Crafty Addicts – #40 ATG/use a brad or button