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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

salted watercolor

Reinkers, salt, water and glossy cardstock create  interesting patterns.  Find a tutorial here:  Salted Background  .I used blue ink to look like the night sky.
Image - Recollection; sentiment - QKR Stampede; distressed stripes embossing folder on white cs.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
Christmas, with a bit of orange:  Christmas Cards all Year Round

Sunday, October 23, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Felted paper

All of the challenges are posted for the special Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers, and I am in catch up mode - we have until Oct. 31 to complete our projects.  This one is to create felted paper, using a paper napkin.  Briefly, you use one layer of a napkin.  Make a sandwich - napkin, plastic wrap, cardstock.  Use newsprint top and bottom for padding.  (I used regular newspaper with copy paper next to the napkin.)  Iron at the hot setting - no steam - until the napkin and plastic wrap are fused to the cs.  I used this napkin to have another card to send to Bright-Star Center- for kids who are grieving for parents who have been killed.
Supplies:    napkin, sequins, Recollections dp; button EF..
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Celebration (kids):   Send a Smile4kids

SCS FF16 Peanut Brittle

I still have quite a few of the SplitCoastStamper Falliday Fest challenges to complete - not sure if I will make all of them but there is another week to  catch up!  This is StampMomma's challenge to be inspired by our favorite Christmas hard candy.  Several years ago my hubby started to make microwave peanut brittle and that has been a favorite tradition ever since.  I used the Swiss Dots EF to represent the nutty bumps, and of course the bg color for the golden brown peanut brittle.  Image and sentiment are both QKR Stampede digis.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Embossing:   Crafty Catz
Christmas:    Trimmies craft challenge

Saturday, October 22, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - metal

This Falliday Fest challenge at Splitcoaststampers requires a traditional Hispanic folk art metallic piece such as a heart.  I used a die to cut the heart from the foil lid of an International Coffee can (Hazelnut for me!).  I am also making this card to send to one of the charitable destinations - birthday cards for hospice patients.  I wass not comfortable saying Happy Birthday, so I combined die cuts from a couple of dies.  The bg is eggplant, embossed with more hearts (Darice).
Sketch inspiration:   Stamplorations

SCS Falliday Fest cards for Kids by Edna15

This is for another SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest challenge.  We are to use stars on a card for a young person, and the cards may be sent to  Bright Star Center .  They are destined for grieving youngsters - with the stars representing the person for whom they are grieving.  I had not heard of this organization, but it is definitely worth while.  I am quite lacking in materials for children, so had to dig deep!
Star DP by Recollections; Cuttlebug dry embossing; Elizabeth sentiment die; Provo Craft animal dies.
Sketch and primary colors:  Your Next Stamp
Celebrate:  Send a Smile4kidschallenge

Friday, October 21, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Kathleen Curry's Blue Christmas

This was an easy challenge from the Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers - most of my Christmas cards this year have been blue and white!  Image by QKR Stmpede, snowflake DP - Paper Studio; starry DP - Paper Pizzazz.
Sketch:  .Just-Hanna-Stamps
Christmas:   Trimmies craft challenge

QKR Stampede challenge #214 - Wild West DT card

This should probably be called the "Not so wild West".  I chuckled when I saw this in the QKR Stampede store - I am thinking it would be a cute card for teen guys - a hard age group for me.  At any rate, the challenge at QKR Stampede this week is "Wild West".  You may enter up to 3 times through Thursday Oct. 27.
Image and sentiment - QKR Stampede digis;  Paper Studio DP; boot charm by Sky Blue pink; circle dies, twine.:
Any:    Classic Design Team    
             Crafty Sentiments
              Lemon Shortbread
              Not Just Cards
              Inspiration Destination
              Love to Scrap
              Through the Craft Room Door 
Sketch:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday2

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SCS FF16annsforte3 Pieced Angel; using stamp a different way

This uses a wedding bell stamp (SU - Wedding Wishes) for a Christmas card, for Ashjoy's Falliday Fest challenge at SplitCoastStampers.    Paper by Paper Studio.  The sentiment is computer generated.
Sketch:   Feeling-sketchy

This angel is pieced with the pattern provided by Annsforte3.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - a glittery winter scene for Yvette

This is similar to a card I made a few weeks ago.
Image by QKR Stampede
Inspiration:   Muse Card Club

SCS Faliday Fest - Texture by LMCaree

The Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers continues - any one can enter, and there will be prizes.  Deadline is Oct. 30- Falliday-fest-Challenge-.  Lori wants us to show some texture!  The bg is distressed stripes embossing.  I used a piece of Decorative Mesh behind the image.  (I mentioned earlier - that mesh jumped into my card at Dollar Tree!)  It ravels easily, but I hope it will stay intact as it is fastened behind the image.  Punched stars (glitter cs) and metallic ribbon complete the card.  The image is QKR Stampede, colored with water color pencils.  Yes, you have seen this image a lot - I try to use the same image on most of my Christmas cards.
Sketch:   CheerfulSketches
Christmas with a bit of orange:  Christmas Cards All Year Round
Any:   Cards Galore
Case a card inspiration:   Crafty Gals   (Judy's card below)

Monday, October 17, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Texas Grammy - Spread and Shine

I have another entry for the SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest challenges.  Thanks, Bev, (Texas Grammy), for another fun challenge.  To create this background, I used VersaMark on the cs.  I added gold embossing powder, and swirled around a bit of black - I wanted only a few subtle splashes of black. This was then heat embossed.  I got the uneven result I was hoping for.
Both stamps are Verve.  Ink is Eggplant.  Bits of gold edged ribbon and Petaloo flowers complete the card.
Sketch:   Verve - #1
Sympathy:    Creative Corner
Embossing powder:   Sparkle n Sprinkle
Embossed:   Addicted-to-Stamps

Saturday, October 15, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - luvlee's snowy tree challenge

QuickCutz tree embossing folder; Cuttlebug Snowflake and Swiss dots embossing folders; loose glitter on tree, silver metallic paper ribbon; shimmery silver cs; blue cs, punched stars from glitter cs.
Sketch:  Cheerful Sketches
Any, with glitter:   Sparkle n Sprinkle

SCS Falliday Fest - Dini's Masking - Christmas

For the background:  I punched stars and used them as a mask.  Next I simply pressed (fairly lightly) the ink pad on to the white cs.  Voila!   A starry background!
I was at the Dollar tree store yesterday, and this roll of Decorative Mesh, another sparkly metallic ribbon, as well as a roll of burlap-like duct tape -just jumped into my card.  The mesh will be a little harder to use than I anticipated as it ravels very easily and will take a bit of effort to attach, but I think I will be able to make good use of it for a special added touch.  The image, which I watercolored, and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.
Sketch:  Catch the Bug
Sparkle:   Pile it on
Favorite Season (Christmas):   Deep Ocean
Masking/ SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest:   Dini's Masking challenge

Friday, October 14, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - JeanneS - Patriotic

The Falliday challenge Fest continues at Splitcoaststampers.  This challenge is to do a patriotic thank you card to send to Operation Quiet Comfort.
Sketch:  Come and Get It

QKR Stampede DT card - challenge #213 - Oct. 14

It is time for a new weekly challenge at QKR Stampede - "Pumpkins".  You may enter up to 3 times before 6 p.m. Thursday Oct. 20.  You have a chance to win this image, or any of the cute digis from their store.  Image - "Parked"; sentiment - by QKR Stampede; coloring with Prisma pencils;  DP - Fall stack by DCWV;  small acrylic circle.
It is also for the birthday challenge for the SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest challenge - by DrSonja.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Colored image:    Crafting Circle 
Halloween inspiration:   Tuesday Throwdown
Pumpkin:    Double D
Any:     Angies
             A Bit More Time to Craft
             Crafty Sentiments 
             Digi Choosday 
             Inspiration Destination 
             Jo's scrapshack
             Not Just Cards
             Classic Design Team Challenge