Tuesday, March 3, 2015

HB, Peggy

This is for a friend who has difficulty seeing.  I hope the texture and big letters will enable her to see this.  I also used a very large font for the inside greeting.
Supplies:  circle dies;  Cuttlebug Olivia letters; Embossalicious HB embossing folder; chalk, flowers from my never ending Petaloo collection; half pearls; black grosgrain ribbon.
Sketch:   http://yournextstamp.com/blog/category/challenge/
Black and white with ribbon:  http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/
Circles:   http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/
Tic Tac Toe (middle row - dry emboss, ribbon, pearls):   http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/
Any:      http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Erika is 80

A friend asked me to make a card for her sister who is going to be 80.  She wants something special and I hope this will be ok.  I have lots of cards saved on Pinterest and got some inspiration there.
Supplies:  Floral frame die by Tattered Lace; Leaves embossing - Sizzix; Floral embossed strip - Cuttlebug border; sentiment - Our Daily Bread; letters - maybe LifeStyle?; numbers - Cuttlebug; sheer ribbon; Petaloo flowers, tiny black beads.  I used some shimmery cs for the floral die panel.
Birthday:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
No coloring:   http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/odbdslc228-no-coloring.html
Embossing - a favorite technique:  http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-64/
No rules:     http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

Happy March!

WOW!  This year is already about 1/6 over!  Where does the time go...
First of all, my apologies for an Oops... will have to fix this one!  The embossing folder has images going in different directions, but not upside down!  I grabbed the layer and started adding tape - not paying attention to the direction.  No time to work on it any more now as we have to leave early for church....
Supplies:  Misc cs, stamp by CraftSmart;  SU sentiment (very old!);  markers; orange gem, Washi tape.
Sketch #86, spring:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Spring:  http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/
One colored image and one sentiment:  http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/
Layers:     http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
Birthday:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
Animal:     http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
Rubber stamp:  http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
Any:        http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wings of Eagles

This is one of my favorite verses - by Our Daily Bread.  I have some patterned cs with a blend of greens and blues in a harlequin pattern.  It is part of a collection and only about 6x8 - I cannot bear to cut into it yet, so I decided to make my own with chalk and theCuttlebug Argyle embossing folder.  I hope it is ok that I used the same chalk colors to sponge the sentiment layer - the ODB challenge is no colored image. 
Other supplies: vintage lace, washi polka dot tape, pearls, glitter (on mat); Nesties Labels, lifeStyle embossing folder.
Sketch #81:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
No colored image:  http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Embossing, stamp  and die cut:  http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/
Tic tac toe - Lace, pearls, sparkle:  http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.ca/
Spring colors:   http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/#
Layers:  http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
No rules:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Any:   http://stampedblessings.com/amusing-challenge/

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lots of Washi

A current challenge at Stamplorations is to CASE one of the examples - I chose one by Vicki Dutcher (Hi, Vicki) - the design appealed to me, and I was also intrigued by the opportunity to use up some of  those many rolls of Washi tape I own!  I like having choices, but at the rate of 3-4 inches per card, it will last forever!  I changed Vicki's colors, sentiment, and embellishments, but kept the overall design - and the Washi tape idea!
Other supplies:  stamp by Raindrops on Roses, gems, Prima flower, SU Teal ink.
CASE:  http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2015/02/inspiration-post-february-27.html?showComment=1425069534265#c3252831876316520202
Distress:  http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
Lovable (See sentiment):  http://liastampz.blogspot.com/
Spring color:    http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/
Cool colors:      http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Thinking of You:  http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/
Use a stamp:    http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:    http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Circles and a Flourish - Get Well

Dp and medallions - Kangan Lovely in Lace collection; Spellbinder flourish and circles (To make mats behind small medallions);  Cuttlebug Get Well
Sketch:  http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
Inspiration (circles): ///cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
Spring flowers (on bg):  http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Pattern Paper:  http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Focal sentiment:  http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/
Any:  www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring purple

The bird and "lace" are pieces from my Lovely in Lace kit; Paper Pizzazz DP; $ sentiment stamp; sheer ribbon.   FYI - I felt the bird needed some contrast, so I traced around the original die cut, then just cut about 1/8 inch larger. 
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Purple:   http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
Wings:   http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/
Frilly:    http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/
Ribbon:  http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party
Any: http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/

dots, pink and burgundy

Supplies:  sentiment - part of a freebie set from Paper Sweeties;  Image - a Day for Daisies digi, colored with prismas, markers, and shiny gel pens;  glitter (on balloons); circle from Lovely in Lace collection; unnown dp- burgundy cs
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Inspiration - polka dots and colors:  http://papersweeties.com/category/blog/
Glitter:  http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com/search/label/challenges
Child play time:  http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Favorite color(s) (some of many!!!):  http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/
Circles:     http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/
Up in the air:   http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.ca/
Any:           http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New stuff

I am asking for ideas - reactions - opinions.  I just received an order through Create and Craft, a new tv series of infomercials - several hours a day - on satellite tv, etc., as well as on line.  One of the items I ordered was a set including tons of card fronts, inserts with verses, die cuts, etc.  Has any one else seen these or used them?  I will have enough for hundreds of cards - I know I will tire of them before I get to the end - but there are lots of possibilities.  I think I will have a chance to make easy cards for a lot of veterans!  This is from a packet called Lovely in lace.  The floral panel is pinched from the lacy border - though I trimmed a sliver in order to show the burgundy bg for contrast.  Added_  Cheery Lynn hummingbirds, and a sentiment by Elizabeth. I added glitter on the floral centers as well as the eyes of the birds.   I used a leafy embossing folder by Sizzix for the card base which is burgundy shimmery cs.  I used one of the birthday sentiment sheets from my new pack - cut 5.5 x 11, folded and attached to create a double layer on the inside of the card. 
Sketch:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
Loose glitter:  http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.com/
Floral:  http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
Favorite colors (I have several!)  http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.
Up in the air (Hummingbirds):   http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.ca/
Wings:  http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/
Bingo:  http://papersweeties.com/category/blog/
Any; twist - birthday:   http://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, February 23, 2015

Easter Blessings

My Easter stamp is missing, but I think the Cheery Lynn Blessings die works - this card is for Easter.  The stamp is Cross and Blossoms by Paper Inspirations; I used a strip of shiny metallic gold that I have had for several years, the bg (the Lord's Prayer) is from Faith by Paper Studio; the mat is a shimmery burgundy.  I added a bit of Stickles to the blossoms - you probably can't detect it here.
Sketch:   http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
Holiday, with gold item from stash:  http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
Sparkle:   http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
Center row of Bingo (die cut, freem glitter):  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
D is for Die Cuts:  http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/
Any:  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/

HB, Joel

This is for a teen aged relative of a friend of mine - he hunts a lot so I used a hunting theme.  The stamp is pretty old - label says Embossing Arts.  I used a variety of papers, and some packing twine.  It is pretty slick, so I pulled it between my finger nails to soften it - worked well.  Now it is easier to tie.  The birthday embossing folder is a resent acquisition, from Embossalicious.  It is about 6x6 which provides some flexibility.  I highlighted the words with brown chalk.  The circle is raised on pop dots. I used Kraft for the main image and the bottom panel.
Sketch:  http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
Critter:   http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/
Animal:  http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/
Texture:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Birthday:   http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-02-18T08:00:00-05:00&max-results=4
Kraft:     http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Any:       http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Back of card

This is the "back" of the previous post.

Front and back #2

Here is another of the Art Impressions Pop Up cards.  The challenge is front and back - this is not a front and back stamp, and a different interpretation, but I  want to enter it any way.  This image is the front of the card.  I used pop dots to layer the images on the front, but kept the two guys and a tree branch for the inside.  I added Memory Box fence to both front and back, as well as some "sky" cs and an embossed "road"  (on Kraft cs) to the front.  (See "Back of Card" in the next post.)
Sketch - loosely based on this sketch (5 challenge limit):   http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
Front and back:   http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/
Celebration - birthday:  http://www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/
Birthday:       http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/challenges
Paradise - for these guys, sitting on a bench is just that! -  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/