Mermaid’s “Hello”

Hello!! Here is my latest DT inspiration for the Sheepski Designs Facebook challenge.  The challenges are always anything goes, but we’ve now started to add optional themes to help get your creative juices flowing.  This month, it’s Sparkle and Shine.  I used the beautiful Hello image, by Andrea at Sheepski Designs.  For a discount on this, or any other image you may want to purchase, I have a discount code for you to use:

SKISUSAN10

After coloring the image with my Prismacolor pencils, I found some glitter paper, and some design paper with a subtle print and began laying out the card according to the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

I die cut the circles to show the glitter CS underneath, edged them in silver glitter glue, and put some clear acetate over the openings.  Then I raised the top layer with some foam dots, and attached the little fish behind the windows with thread, so they “swim” when you move the card.  Some cheesecloth and die cut shells, and a glittery sentiment on a white banner, finish this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – Sketch #125, shown above

Digi Choosday Craft Challenge – Week 47 ATG

Colour Crazy Challenge – Week 46 ATG

Allsorts Challenge – Week 442 – Glitter

Morgan’s Artworld – #23 ATG

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

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

Hello Fall

Good morning!! Back to work today after the long weekend….but it was a great break, visiting with friends, baking, and lots of time to craft!  I was browsing through my digi files….I may have a bit of an addiction….and found this image by Holly Durr (in the file titled “Holly Durr”  – go figure).  Sadly, Holly has closed her digi shop down, so she can concentrate on other areas of her art….I’m so thankful that I found her before it closed, and was able to scoop up a few of her images!!! I think I may have mentioned on a previous post that I was done with fall/autumn cards….well, here’s one more….I could’t resist printing this beauty on Kraft and coloring her up with my Prismacolor pencils 🙂  I cut the image out with a Nellie Snellen nesting die, then inked the edges with Distress Ink.  I found this fab sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and decided to use it for the layout 🙂

I embossed a piece of brown CS for the background, then started messing about, trying to figure out the other elements.  The scribbly circles are cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die, and the “hello” was cut twice, to make a shadow,  I also heat embossed the top “hello” with gold.  I played around with so many embellies and die cuts, but couldn’t find anything else that looked right….Off to the dark corners of the craft room, to find something that I forgot I had….and it worked!!! I found a package of these vellum fall leaves….fit the bill perfectly 🙂  This is seriously my last fall card for the year….maybe 😀

I’d like to enter this into the following:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 – Sketch 125 pictured above

Mod Squad Challenge – It’s All In the Color!! (no white or ivory on front of card)

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

Allsorts Challenge – Week 441 Colors of Autumn

Crafty Calendar Challenge – November Challenge – Autumn Colors

 

Merry Friends

Hi there 🙂  With the snow outside, it feels “natural” to make Christmas cards!!  It’s creeping up, as well, so time to stock up!  For this one, I used a sweet image from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  These sweet girls, Irma and Vieno,  are bundled up, ready for whatever weather blows in 🙂  I got this fabulous paper in a recent swap, so wanted to use it as well….and….hold on to your hats….I actually matched the coloring to the paper!!! Doing it this way works SO much better than winging it and hoping things match up! LOL  Yeah, yeah, what a concept, huh?  Anyway, after I colored the girls with my Prismacolor pencils, I die cut them out with a Nellie Snellen nesting die.  I wanted to use as much of these coordinating papers as I could, so I turned to the current sketch at The Sketchy Challenges for inspiration (did I ever mention that I loooove the sketches from them??? check them out!)

For the middle band, I used a piece of ribbon and some green twine.  I die cut the stamped and embossed sentiment out with another Nellie die, then cut a few snowflakes with some snowflake dies that, like a dummy, I didn’t record the manufacturer, and with soooo many snowflake dies out there, I can’t give credit where it’s due 🙁  I’m so happy with how this card turned out 😀

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

The Sketchy Challenges – #130, shown above

Dream Valley Challenge – #167 Add a Sentiment

Digi Choosday – Week 45 ATG

Deep Ocean Challenge – #167 Inspired by a Song/Movie (song You’ve Got a Friend in Me)

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #11 ATG

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

 

Autumn Hello

Good morning 🙂  Another Autumn card for you today.  I found this cute image from Ike’s Art, in my files.  It doesn’t seem to be available anymore (or I’m blind), but there are TONS of cute images in the store to choose from!!   I used this sketch, from The Sketchy Challenges, as my layout guideline:

After coloring this cute fall pooch with my Prismacolor pencils, I stamped 3 leaves with an Ink A Dink a Doo stamp, and colored and fussy cut them out.  I found the perfect papers in my stash, and lay everything out.  I added a sentiment, stamped on a fishtail banner die cut (cut with an unbranded die).  Snow is in the forecast today, so I’m thinking that these will be the only pretty leaves that I see for quite awhile 🙁

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

Ike’s World Challenges – #100 ATG with optional celebrations (congrats on the 100!!!)

The Sketchy Challenges – #129, with sketch, shown above

Crafty Friends Challenge – #69 – Cute

Addicted to Stamps – #156 Autumn

Simon Monday Challenge – All Creatures Great and Small

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

 

Birthday Jazz

Hi there!! This card that I’ve got here features an adorable image from The Paper Shelter, called The Saxophonist.  I merged him onto a music print digital paper from Digital Divine Designs, then colored him up with my SN and Copic markers.  I went with a monochrome scheme, with only the saxophone “popping” with color.  I used another music pattern from the same pack for the card background, then started laying things out, using this sketch from Feeling Sketchy as inspiration:

I used an unbranded die to cut out the musical pattern from a bright CS to coordinate with the sax, then adhered the sentiment that I printed on my computer on top of it.  For the 3 elements on the left side of the card, I dove into my brads, and scored the music notes 🙂

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

Feeling Sketchy – Sketch #179 pictured above

Dream Valley Challenges – #165 One for the Boys

Digi Choosday – Week 41 ATG

The Paper Shelter Challenge – #313 Music and Dance

Aud Sentiments – #190 Use a Die Cut and A Sentiment