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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

Autumn Smile

Good morning all 🙂  I think that this card will be one of the last fall-ish ones that I make for awhile, as we have piles of snow here, and the temperatures are quite chill- and I seem to match my cardmaking with the seasons, for the most part….

This image is from a relatively new shop – Silly Shells, and wow! does she have some fabulous images!!  I colored up Bounty Full of Flowers with my SN colors….I stuck with fall colors, since they are fall blooms. lol.  I tried a number of things with arrangements and papers…but everything just seemed to detract from the gorgeous image.  CAS it is 🙂  I die cut “smile” from the main piece, then cut it 3 more times from some scrap, and stacked it to give it some dimension.  Love this die, but I cannot for the life of me remember where I got it from 🙁  A friend of mine and I recently went on a girls spa weekend, and both of us being crafty, naturally found every craft store in the city 🙂  I got a *few* packs of sequins in some fabulous colors…a whole 3 of which I’ve used here to finish the card off!

I’d like to enter this into the following:

Allsorts Challenge – #441 Colors of Autumn

Crafty Calendar Challenge – November Challenge; Colors of Autumn

Let’s Craft and Create Challenge – #131 ATG/option of Fall Colors/Thankful

Dies R Us – #84 Anything Fall

 Aud Sentiments Challenge – #192 Bingo plus a Sentiment,  I used the left vertical line….Flowers, Yellow, Die Cuts

 

 

Pug Present

If this isn’t just the cutest little guy, ever!!! I wouldn’t mind getting him from Santa 🙂  This card was made for a swap over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook group, and when I searched to find something about my partner, the one thing that stuck out was that she LOVES her little pug 🙂  So I took it from there, and was lucky enough to find this adorable little guy, from Just Inklined.  I colored him up with my SN and Copic markers, then carefully added a holly pattern, with a small stamp, to the gift box.  I layered everything up with white CS and mirror card (which was, as always, a joy to photograph), that I’d die cut a window into.  The holly was cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die, and the sentiment was done with an unbranded die.  I added a red bow and some silver baubles to finish this card off.  I hope my swap partner likes it!!

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Week 439 Christmas Creatures

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #7 ATG with Critters

Incy Wincy Designs – Oct. 16 – Nov. 5; Dress Up (all dressed up like Santa!)

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #357 ATG with optional theme (I didn’t do the option) something with wings

Crafting By Designs – Get Ready for Christmas, October Edition

 

 

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

Feeling Ducky

Good morning, and Happy October (!!!) to you 🙂  I recently got this cute die from a page that sells amazing unbranded dies, at an even more amazing price! I had to use it ASAP, so did a quick look through of my digi files, and found these images from the Mother’s Day Ducks set at Scrap N’ Dipity.  I colored the ducks up with my SN markers, then fussy cut them out.  When cutting the background with the die, I extended it to make it a bit bigger, then glued it onto a darker blue background.  The sentiment is one that I printed out, then I ran a sewing tracing wheel along the edges before affixing it to the card.  Some colorful dots that I made by melting cheapo plastic pony beads from the dollar store.  I had some duckies left over, and wanted to continue with the sentiment on the inside

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

Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge – #104 Water Fun

Scrapping 4 Fun – #100 Animals

Sketchy Challenges – #127 ATG

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #7 ATG with a Critter

Floral Congrats

Hi there 🙂  The card I have here is very unusual for me, as it doesn’t have a colored image, but I’m loving it!! I played with some of my other obsessions in the quest to accumulate enough craft supplies and tools to last for the next millenia….dies and flowers 🙂  For the background, I used a Tim Holtz die, and placed the cut out piece over a light blue CS background sheet.  The sentiment is from Tattered Lace, and is cut from some silver mirri card.  I’ve been really stocking up on flowers, and then tending to hoard them, rather than use them, but here, these flowers fit the bill perfectly.  I die cut the lacy leaves with a Tonic Studio die.  To balance out the shine of the sentiment, I used my last little silver baubles from Recollections.  I love these embellishments, they came in sheets with a generous amount of 3 different sizes, and the silver and gold ones had such a nice metallic shine…..and of course they were discontinued 🙁  Isn’t that the way it always happens??

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

Fab N’ Funky Challenge – #363 Floral Embellishments

Cupcake Inspirations – #423 Floral

Dies R Us Challenge – #81 Fancy Corners

 

Snow!!

Good morning!! Today brings us to another challenge at the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog, and it’s time for another Christmas themed challenge!!  We are being sponsored by two wonderful companies this time:

Digital Delights

and

Oddball Art

I have used the adorable image Snowy, Slippy and Flurry from Digital Delights, and have colored the cute trio up with my SN markers.  I had a bit of fun with my white gel pen on the word, to give it a bit of oomph! After it was all colored, I matted it with a coordinating blue CS, and placed it on a background that was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I added some die cut snowflakes, cut from the same blue CS, and added some little blingies in their centres 🙂

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge – S for Sketch, T for Trio….I used the Trio option (Snowy, Slippy and Flurry)

Crafty Creations – #350 ATG

Creative Inspirations – #280 Seasonal

The Paper Shelter – #309 Embossing of any Kind

The Corrosive Challenge – #9 September ATG