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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Teapot Party sends cards to cancer patients

Check out the weekly challenge at SplitCoastStampers, MMTPT534.  This week our cards go to a group called Card Care Connection.  Feel free to join us in supporting that group - but no verse on the inside of the card.
I dry embossed the background, and die cut the butterflies and greeting from a recycled pecan pit box!
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches.happ
Dies:    Happylittlestampers
 Any:   Creatalicious challenges

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe challenge - "feminine"


The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to create a feminine card.   You may enter as many as 3 times, with a maximum of 10 challenges entered.  We hope to see you there - there are several prizes up for grabs! 
I was able to use this sweet pre-colored image,Just-thinking-winnie-special-moments  from Polkadoodles.  The papers are from my stash, and the lace and daisies are from a donation to my local craft group.
Any:    Digi choosday \
             Polkadoodle 
             Jo's scrapshack
 

Friday, October 12, 2018

No stamping for MMTPT232

I have missed a lot of SplitCoastStampers Teapot Tuesday challenges, but certainly wanted to join last week.  Anita has been supplying cards for her chemo group to use - but Anita herself is not always feeling up to making more cards.  The Teapotters are helping her out by sending an extra card or two - mostly thank you and birthday cards.  I made this one, and will enclose a few others from my RAK stash.  If you would like to know more, here is the link. 
I used this pretty floral image from a "store bought" card I received.  Supplies:  washi tape, Spellbinder Labels die, Cuttlebug sentiment from Olivia set - probably the first CB set I ever bought!
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Autumn:   Use your stuff
                   Die-cut-divas 
                    Dare2bartzy
Flowers:  Dream Valley
Inspiration:    Give a crafter a cookie
Any:   Word art Wednesday
            Paper nest dolls

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy birthday, Paul







Image - TLC digi (posted July 2016); pine branch die cut by Cheery Lynn;  Washi tape;  sentiment, embossing,circles, cs from my stash.   Yeah!  I used several items from my vast collection!  This image shows a guy relaxing in his canoe - enjoying the pleasant autumn day.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Autumn:   Pattie's Creations
Trees/leaves:   Allsorts
Any:    Lilpatchofcraftyfriends 
             Crafters castle   
             Creative fingers
              Crafting with an attitude
              Creative Knockouts
             

Monday, October 1, 2018

Crafter's Cafe DT card for challenge 205 - black, white, one color


The current #205, at the Crafter's Cafe is to use black and white with one color. This adorable angel from Cute as a Button just seemed to need to be surrounded by gold!  I prepared several of the angels while doing this card, so I will be prepared to make a few more Christmas cards.
Details:  O Holy Night image by Cute as a Button;  Snowflake embossing folder by Cuttlebug; unknown DP; glittery gold mesh and cheer gold ribbon; gold glitter, Spellbinder oval dies; Twinkling H20 Egyptian gold.   (I do not do well with adding glitter, and I wanted to use some sparingly on the angel's wings and robe.  I made a wash of white glue and water to paint on designated areas, then added some Tinsel embossing powder by Recollections - then heat embossed.  This achieved the desired result.
We hope you will join us at the Crafter's Cafe for the current challenge.  And we have special news for this challenge:
"The still new Double Trouble Challenge, held on the1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, coincided with our October 1st challenge. We have joined for a linking up of the Black, White plus 1 colour,



If you decide to link your project on both challenges, you have a chance of be a randomly selected winner at The Crafter's Cafe and also  a randomly selected winner of Double Trouble  where the prizes are: If you are in North America, you will receive their "Bag of Things" and if you are outside of North America, you will receive a monetary gift from a popular digital company!  That gives you a chance of winning one of five prizes."
 Check it our here:  Double Trouble Challenge
Challenges entered: 
 Sketch  #291:  Sketch Saturday
Favorite color:    Dare2bartzy.
Christmas comes early:   Addicted-to-stamps-
"B" - black, border:   Sir Stampalot
             House that stamps built 
             Scrapyland 
                        
 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Some new old items to use

I belong to a local crafter's group.  Our leader some times gets items a family is wanting to give to good homes.  The last time, I scored on several lengths of lace and other trims.  I finally had a chance to use the orange lace and the dragonfly trims.  They were a good match for the Our Daily Bread image ( one i had already colored).  I used Spellbinder circle dies and DP from my stashand I added some  shiny orange gems to the dragonflies.
Sketch:   Feeling-sketchy
Circles:   Art Impressions 
Bling:   Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge 
Dies:    Happy Little Stampers
             Scrapyland
Dragonfly critters:   2 crafty critter crazies    
Lace:    Creative craft cottage
Any:   A bit more time to craft

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Christmas 2018


I am so happy how this turned out!  I cut the deer and tree panel from one of the cards in my stash.  The sentiment is from Eureka, and the snowflake bg is embossed from a very much used Cuttlebug folder.  It;s hard to see, but I added Stickles for some sparkly snow.




Sketch:  Tuesday Morning sketches
Embossing:   Paper shelter
Christmas:   C.R.A.F.T.
creatures:   Frillyandfunkie   



Any:   Pammies


 

   

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Upcycled birthday card

Recently I have tried to do more upcycling than previously.  I have reached the point where I really must do something about that stack of cards I intend to use some day...!!!  I also need to use my stash of supplies, stamps, etc - if I make 500 cards a month I might make a dent! (Just kidding, of course!  These days, I am lucky to get a dozen or so a month.)   Here I have used a lovely image from a card - one of the few I have suitable for a guy!  I added the stamped sentiment, and used Spellbinders Labels 1 dies for the image, and sticker strips for the edging.
Sketch:  Inspire Create
Upcycle:  Shopping our Stash
Birthday card:   Cutitup
CAS:   a2z scrapbooking 
Dies:   Crafty Sentiments.
Any:   Lemon shortbread 



The Crafter's Cafe challenge #204 - DT card


  • Challenge #204 at the Crafter's Cafe is to follow a seasonal theme - either spring or fall.  Here in Arizona it is hard to think of anything but summer - the forecast is for close to 110 on Saturday!  That being said, as fast as this year is passing by, Halloween is really just around the corner!  This cute Halloween Sign  image is from Paper Nest Dolls.  I used several scraps of paper from a collection by The image is colored with water color pencils and an aqua pen, and I added some shiny gems.
  • Please join us with a maximum of 3 entries over the next two weeks - you will have a chance at one of several prizes.  
  • Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
  • "B" - bat, black:   Stamping Sensations
  • 3 or more layers:   Crafty Gals Corner 
  • Fall:  Aud Sentiments
  • Critter:   2 Crafty Critter Crazies
  • Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies 
  •             Sum More Fun     
  •             Paper Nest Dolls

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Confirmation 2018 - last card

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This is the last of a series of cards I have made to send to members of this year's confirmation class at our church.  We are mostly mature members, and I think it is so important to do all we can to encourage the younger members.  Image - Sweet 'n sassy;  Darice embossing folder; die cut sentiment by Cheery Lynnlabels die cut by Spellbinder; Washi tape and gold ribbon.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Die cut:   Scrapyland
Embossing:   Crafty Friends
Encouragement:  Crafting by designs 
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack 
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Aloha Friday 
             Word Art Wednesday. 
 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Confirmation card #2




I will send cards to the newly confirmed members of our church.  We are pretty much a very mature congregation, so it is encouraging to have younger members.  I want to show support for them whenever possible.  This is for the young man in the group.
Image - Sweet n Sassy; DP - Faith, by the Paper Studio; sentiment die by Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:  Your Next Stamp
Any:   Leanns World101
            Kitty Bee
            Word Art Wednesday
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends