Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I'm back!

I have been MIA for just a month.  DH and I really enjoy cruising, so we were off on another relaxing jaunt.  This time we visited ports in western Europe, then crossed the Atlantic to Fort Lauderdale.  It was all very enjoyable on board the Celebrity Infinity.  We did encounter some fairly rough seas, and had to miss Lisbon due to dangerous conditions.  We were not in any of the hurricanes, but we did visit Bermuda in the aftermath of two of them. 
There is still some unpacking to do, and more laundry waiting, but the draw of the craft table is just too great!  I am not much into Halloween (I know, I am bucking a trend...) but I thought this would work.  I used a digi from Anonymous stamps, and some papers from a fall/Halloween stack by DCWV.  I hope you can see the cobwebs and stars and moons.  The bird is a Cheery Lynn die cut from textured cs.
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Purple, lime, orange, black with a die cut:  http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/
Halloween colors:  http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.com/
For the boys:   http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:   http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Haunted/Halloween:  http://anonymousstamps.blogspot.com/
                                   http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/
                                    http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/
                                   http://deliciousdoodleschallenge.blogspot.com/
                                   http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/   
                                   

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Another fall birthday

This will be for another family birthday coming up soon!  Joan's Touch has a challenge to use something already cut, alter it, and create a card.  I had this circle cut in purple.   I thought I had a good solution - use gold Brilliance ink to give it a gilded look.  The final result is not very sparkly and does not look gilded, but does have a look of fall.   I also used a "bubble" embossed piece that was in my drawer ( I have a lot of pre-embossed pieces).  I used Ranger disress ink to sponge.  That folder is available at Joan's Garden shop.  The Blessings die came from that shop.  I used the Thanksgiving look image at ODB for inspiration.  Oh, yes, several of the pieces of CS and DP were sort of pre cut - from my scrap collection.
Sketch: http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:  http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
Fall; alter item already cut; embossing; item from Joan's Garden:  http://www.joanstouch.com/
 Inspiration (lower left):   http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Blessings:   http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Too much like spring?

This kind of looks like spring - not sure if I will use it now or wait for a feWolors.  I used matching Washi tape.  The verse is in my collection of items sent to me through WishRAK at Splitcoaststampers.so I donot know the source.  I am not going to have much computer access for a while, so my postings will be limited - just hope I can check out a few of the challenges!
Sketch:  http://joannamunster.com/2014/09/15/ibsic-86/
Inspiration/colors:  http://papersweeties.com/category/blog/
Uplifting:  http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Support for friends

This will go to friends from church- both husband and wife are undergoing some health challenges and need support.  The DP (from Faith stack)  has words such as Faith, Salvation, Glory,  The Blessings and Leaves dies are CheeryLynn and the arch shape is Spellbinders - one of my very neglected die sets. The flowers are Cuttlebug, and  the "heart"paper is Paper Pizzazz.
Sketch:  http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
Die cut flowers: http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge
Fall:  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
Fall colors:  http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/
hearts: http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thinking of you - Vintage fall colors

We have a friend whose liver cancer seems to be diminishing, and she is feeling better - thanks to answered prayer and good medical prayer.  I want to send a note of encouragement.  I have a pad of DCWV papers called Heirloom - I liked the look of this for a bg.  And I am no good at stitching with a pen or needle, so I used some from a sheet of stickers for this one.
Sketch #2:   http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/ 
Vintage, with distressed edges and layers:  http://www.joanstouch.com/
Technique - distress:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
encouragement:  http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
Stitches:  http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pastel cupcake

Interpreting an inspiration challenge is not always easy for me.  The Alley way challenge offered several choices - even harder to decide!  I was looking for some DP that I had in mind, when I noticed this piece - by the Paper Studio  It was part of a sort of grab bag - lots of paper, and this is the first I used these cupcakes!  It fits the color part of the inspiration, and I was inspired to use this sketch for the circles as well.  The Alley Way image is colored with Prismas - some Stickles added to the icing and to the pink flower.
Sketch:  http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
Inspiration:  http://beinspiredchallenge.blogspot.com/
Circles:   http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge
Birthday: http://www.bloglovin.com/frame?blog=3542740&group=0&frame_type=b&frame=1&click=0&user=0http://www.bloglovin.com/frame?blog=3542740&group=0&frame_type=b&frame=1&click=0&user=0

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall birthday

This uses a number of papers from a fall/Halloween stack I got a couple of years ago.  I rarely use anything Halloween related, but I figured if I used the fall items I would still be ahead - though I now have enough to last for my lifetime!  I used the Spellbinder circles - I forget the exact name.
Sketch:  http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.com/
Autumn:  http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/ 
Colors of autumn:   http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/