Bird’s Best Buddy

Good morning!! Another week has rolled by, and it’s time for another challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  It’s once again time for our monthly theme of Christmas, and our generous sponsor is Pink Gem Designs.

2 “SINGLE” digi images OR 2 “Card Topper Kits of the winners choice.

It’s so hard to choose from the sweet images in this shop, but I chose Chilly With Birdhouse for my card.  I colored him up with my Prismacolor pencils, then set to arranging the card, following this sketch at The Sketchy Challenges as inspiration

I dove into my Christmas papers, to use up some scraps that I’ve accumulated.  I loved the look of the traditional Christmas colors with this guy, and, in real life, the green in the paper is almost identical to the green of his jacket….the tricks of photography, sigh.  I had a piece of wide red ribbon, which I added a snowflake button to, to finish the card off 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Sketchy Challenges – #130 Pictured above

Card Mania – #98 ATG

Delicious Doodles Challenge – Christmas – Traditional (colours or image)

Pixies Snippets Playground – Weeks 307 and 308

A Gem of A Challenge – #207 Buttons and/or Ribbon

Winter Friends

Good morning!  It’s time for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. , and this time our theme is “Winter”.  Very fitting with the weather that we’ve been having in Saskatchewan.  There are so many things that I like about winter….the slower pace, the beauty, the clothes….but then there’s the drivers in the snow, and that just pops my little “winter love” balloon!!  As always, we are sponsored by some wonderful sponsors, and this time, thanks goes to

Scrap N' Dipity
3 images of choice from Scrap N’ Dipity

and

3 images of choice from Lacy Sunshine

I used Rory and Her Snowman Friends, from Lacy Sunshine, for my card.  I colored the image with my SN and Copic markers, then added some sparklies to all the snow parts.  I took a walk on the pastel side of the color spectrum, and am quite happy with the result 🙂  I love the latest sketch, over at The Sketchy Challenges, so used it for inspiration for the layout of this card

This is a fabulous sketch to use up pieces of paper, which is precisely what I did!! I found some nice blue shimmer for the background, a few pieces of swirling snow patterned paper, and a piece of blue glitter CS that was just the right size 🙂  I matted everything up in white, and added an icicle diecut, using a Marianne die, for the middle band.  Of course more sparkle and bling was needed, so I glittered up the icicles, and added some pretty gemstones to finish the card 🙂

I would like to enter this in the following:

The Sketchy Challenges – Sketch #130

Morgan’s ArtWorld – #22 ATG

Crafty Friends – #70 Christmas

Angie’s Digital Stamps – #15 ATG with optional twist of Holidays

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of Nov. 7

Soar Above

Hi there 🙂 Hope everything is well with you..I’ve been feeling ill, and have had no energy, so some of my posts are a bit behind 🙁  This card is for the new challenge at C.R.A.F.T.   We have a sketch challenge for you this time 🙂

Of course we have some wonderful sponsors, and this time around it’s

Sweet N’ Sassy $10 voucher

and

5 images of choice from QKR Stampede

I love this sketch, because you can use different elements for the shapes, as I have, with the image, so I used the plane and 2 clouds from the image Soar Above the Rest by Sweet N’ Sassy. I colored it in with my SN markers, then fussy cut the 3 shapes out.  I glued them onto a scrap of paper from a travel themed pad, and edged it with some stripes from the same pad.  The background (hard on the eyes!) is from the same pad as well.  I used one of the sentiments from the same set as the images are from, and the other sentiment (you soar above the rest)  is featured on the inside of the card.

I’d like to enter this into the following:

Crafting by Designs – November ATG

Deep Ocean Challenge – #167 Inspired by a Song/Movie (the movie Airplane…Shirley, I had to watch it again  LOL)

Inspiration Destination – #137 ATG

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – ATG with Patterned Paper

 

Vintage Christmas

Good morning 🙂 Well, the snow finally came….but just a bit of it and it was mixed with rain, so it should be a really fun drive to work this morning!! I swear, everyone forgets how to drive when the first snow falls 🙁  Well, it’s starting to look a bit like Christmas, so this card, made for the new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. sort of fits the weather!! Our theme this time is “Add Ribbon and Distress Your Card”, with the fabulous and very generous Rick St. Dennis as sponsor 🙂

Rick St. Dennis

I was given Noelle Holiday Hat to use on my card.  I colored her up with my SN markers, then inked the background with Distress Inks.  I may have had a bit too much fun with the distressing part of this challenge, as all edges were torn, sanded….generally beat up, lol.  I layered up the card, following this sketch from The Sketchy Challenges:

using scraps of Christmas print paper, kraft card stock, and a piece of Kraft Core paper that I found in my stash.  For the ribbon, I cut 3 little banners from some gold ribbon that I found.  I stamped the sentiment twice, to give it a shadowed effect…. once with a dark green ink, and once in gold, which I heat embossed.

I’d like to enter this into the following:

The Sketchy Challenges – Sketch #129

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Weeks 303/304 ATG with Snippets

Crafting By Designs – Get Ready for Christmas, Oct. Edition

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #356 Christmas ATG/Traditional Christmas Colors

Creative Ladybird’s Creations – #30 ATG

 

Merry and Bright

Hi there, I’m a day late with this post 🙁  I’ve been really out of it with the cold/flu for the past week and a half, and it’s taking its toll on me.  A new challenge has started over at the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog.  We have our regular Christmas theme this week, for all of you that might be getting tired of Halloween makes!  Our lovely sponsors are:

All Dressed Up

and

Papernest Dolls Digis

I was given Little Angel, from All Dressed Up to work with.  I colored the little sweetie up with my Prismacolor pencils, then cut her out with a Xyron die.  After inking the edges of the image, I layered it on the poinsettia print card base with a die cut ornament corner and a heat embossed sentiment.  The one corner looked “naked” so I used just one ornament from another die cut to balance it out.  I hope you can dig up some of your Christmas stash, and join us for the challenge 🙂

I’d like to enter the following challenges with this:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #355 ATG Christmas/optional stripes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra Challenge – October Christmas ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper – October ATG with Pattern Paper

ABC Christmas Challenge – U for Unlimited (ATG), V for Vibrant

On the Farm

Hello!  It’s time for another challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  This time our theme is Shaped Cards (not square or rectangular).  Of course we have a generous sponsor for the challenge, and this week it’s

Melonheadz Doodles

I used elements from the Wash Day set for my card. I merged the cow and the barn, then printed them off “card size”.  After coloring them with my Prismacolors, I carefully cut it out, so the card was actually the shape of the image 🙂  I hope you can join us, and show us your shaped cards this week 🙂

I’d like to enter the following challenges with this:

Creative Moments – #128 ATG/World Smile Day

Inky Chicks – #89 Anything But Square

Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday Challenge – #105 Kiddy Cards

Not Just Cards – ATG

Bewitching

Hi there!! It’s hard to believe that another week has gone by, and we are already officially into autumn!! It also brings us to a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  Our theme this time is Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving….a broad selection for all your fall makes 🙂  We have the very talented Nikki Burnette as our sponsor this time 🙂

I colored the beautiful image, Taryn, up with my SN markers, having a lot of fun making the background with the glowing moon 🙂  For the background, I embossed a piece of dark blue CS, after inking the embossing folder with black ink to give the pattern some definition.  I added some birch tree die cuts, in black, for a bit “extra”.  Everything is matted in a green, and I used some orange sparkly alpha stickers that I had in my stash (and amazingly had the right letters for!), for the sentiment.  A few sparkly bats finished this bewitching card off 🙂

I would like to join the following with this card:

Crafty Catz – #384 Halloween

Classic Design Team Open Challenge – #17 ATG

World Wide Open DT Challenge – #26 ATG

Get Creative Challenges – #62 Autumn/Fall

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #66 ATG