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
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.
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,hereis 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
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."
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.
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
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.
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