Monday, July 6, 2015

One more for a young man

I rarely make the same card twice, and I do not often make similar ones.  However, sometimes I have similar supplies out, and also print 2-3 digital images at once.  This time, I decided to complete a card similar to the last one, especially since I have need of cards for young men.  I used miscellaneous scraps, a freebie from Create with TLC, some dotted Washi tape, a punched strip and bit of ribbon.
Sketch #74:      http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Dots:                http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Sticky stuff (Washi)  http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/     
For the boys:    http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Any:                 http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ 

For the young men

I really struggle to make cards for 20 something males - too old for cutesie, and probably not into too much golf yet!  If they hunt or fish, I can do it.  Please, let me know if you have other ideas!  Here, the gems may be too much - it just seemed too severe with nothing but the sentiment and Washi tape!
Sketch #86:       http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
For the boys:     http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Any:                  http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Life is Beautiful

Supplies:  Stamp by Unity - great in black and white!;  Misc. papers; Dazzle corner embellishment; Embossing folder -by Cuttlebug.
Sketch:       http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Feathers:  
Animal & Sentiment:  http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Emboss:     http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/  
Any:       

July 4

I had intended to complete and post this for a Happy July 4 greeting.  However, our wi fi was too slow to check out the challenges I wanted to.  Then our daughter and son-in-law came for an unexpected and most welcome overnight stay.  Now I have a chance to complete this - and I can say I hope every one had a great week end - and for those in the US - I hope we have had a chance to appreciate the meaning of the holiday.
This House Mouse image is cut with Spellbinder circle dies.
Red, white, blue:   http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ 
              http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/06/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-159.html
Stars and Stripes:  http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/ 
Red:                         http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/
Celebrate:               http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
Pattern Paper:        http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Summer:                   http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
                                  http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/
Any:                          http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Christmas 2015 #7

(Our wi fi has been acting up - often far too slow to complete my entries, so I am trying to get a bit caught up when I can.)
Supplies:  dark green, shimmery vanilla cs; Unity stamps, Your Next Stamp tag die, green ribbon, computer generated Merry Christmas.
Sketch:    http://joannamunster.com/
Sentiment:  http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
Emboss:   http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/
Tune - Away in a Manger:  http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
Any:          http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/
                  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/ 
                  

Christmas 2015 #6

I am trying to catch up after a couple of busy days - and days when our wi-fi was just too slow to add links.  This is part of a collection of 6 cards I made for a friend.  She is SO happy with the result, which makes me pretty happy too!  Image by Unity; cuttlebug Snowflake embossing on shummery vanilla cs; Spellbinder dies.
Sketch:              http://stickitdown.blogspot.ca/
Embossing:       http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
Christmas:        http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/
Sentiment:         http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:                   http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/http:

Friday, July 3, 2015

Christmas 2015 #5

Supplies:  dark green, shimmery vanilla cs; stamps by Unity; Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, tag die by Your Next Stamp; shiny vanilla cord; leafy branch die by Cheery Lynn; sparkly glitter sprinkled on branches and main image. (I know you cannot see it here!).
Sketch:       http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/
Christmas:  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
Embossing: http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/

Christmas 2015 #4

Supplies:  Ivory shimmery cs; dark green cs; verse bu Unity, greeting computer generated, tag die by Your Next Stamp; misc. DP, ribbon, gems.
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Christmas 2015 #3

This is similar to a recent post,  with slight differences.
 Supplies:  Ivory shimmery cs; dark green cs; Nellie Snellen embossing folder snowy scene; Lifestyle embossing folder (the shapes remind me of Christmas trees!); Cuttlebug Snowflake EF; star on the tab colored with gold metallic pen.  My friend has requested this card and I will add personalization to the lower front of the card, based on her input.
Sketch:     http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/
Christmas celebration:   http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/:  
Any:          http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christmas 2015 #2

I am getting a few Christmas cards completed - but for a friend, not ourselves.  There will be several that are similar.
Supplies:  dark green cs;  shiny vanilla cs; shiny vanilla cord; stamps by Unity; Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder; Spellbinders oval dies;  a scrap of DP.  This card is 4.5 x 6.
Sketch, using an oval instead of a circle, due to shape of image:  http://joannamunster.com/2015/06/15/ibsic-95/
Dies and embossing with a sentiment:    http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
Christmas:    http://beccysplace.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/july-challenge.html
Shiny:  http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/
Any:     http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Happy Birthday, Terry

This is a re-post of a card I made a while ago - it works very well for our son-in-law.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Speedy recovery

I did take some liberty with this sketch - just had a hard time figuring out how to put circles together!  Instead, I cut Cheery Lynn butterflies from the reverse side of the DP (Craft n Craftin).  The swirls are Die-namics dies, and the sentiment computer generated.  I tore it and distressed with red chalk.  I also sponged a bit of red on the main image (Stampin Up Sweet of You set.)
Sketch:            http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/p/link-list.html
Sunny colors:  http://www.flonzcraft.com/vsc/
Sentiment:       http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Summer:         http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/ 
Any:                http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/
                        http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/2015/05/ag-no-34.html



29 Again

This is a die cut image and sentiment from one of the Art Impressions pop up kits.  This sketch gave me a chance to use bits of some kind of bright dotted dp that a friend gave me   I used this verse inside: " Oh what a relief...  When it's your birthday, not mine!"  The red cs is embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folder, and I highlighted some of it with orange chalk.
Sketch:   http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/
Birthday: http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/
Any:       http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
               http://liastampz.blogspot.ro/2015/06/challenge-89-anything-goes.html
               http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/06/dlart-june-linky-challenge.html

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sympathy, Blue and white

Image - Garden Collage (Stampin Up); sentiment - Paper Inspirations; Butterfly embossing folder - Darice;   circles - Spellbinder circles;  mat - dark blue cs; 3 strips of dark blue ribbon.
Sketch:      http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
 Trio of ribbons:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Sentiment:   http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:    http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Thinking of you


I had a great day at our RV park craft sale Saturday, and have to fill some spots in my stash!
Sentiment - ODB Happy Birthday; DP - small panels from Prima, bg - Costco; Burgundy cs;  DieNamis delicate flourish die
Sketch:                   http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/Trio - 3 DP:            http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Pattern paper:         http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Any, with ODB:  http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Inspiration colors: http://joannamunster.com/2015/06/15/ibsic-95/
Any:                       http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Another lazy day

Stamps by Art Impressions, colored with Prismas.  DP was a gift; bg is burgundy.  FYI - the images on the dp were not all located in the best spots, so I cut out a small panel that had been under the circle, backed it with burgundy, and placed it where the sketch had a panel to the left of the image.  Accents are Washi tape.
Sketch #1:   http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/p/link-list.html
Summer:     http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/
Die Cut (Circle):   http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
 Any:           http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/06/dlart-june-linky-challenge.html

Lazy summer day

He must be relaxing after fun in the sun!  The strip is cute  Washi tape that has 3 different patterns, each about 1 1/2 inches.  The image is from my pre stamped stash.
Sketch:     http://joannamunster.com/2015/06/15/ibsic-95/
Summer:  http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge
                 http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/
What makes you smile?   http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.at/2015/06/what-makes-you-smile.html




Saturday, June 27, 2015

Christmas 2015

I am making a couple of samples for a friend who has requested a few Christmas cards. 
Embossing folder - Nellie Snellen; chalk highlight; Unity sentiment; Cuttlebug snowflake folder with Stickles for highlights.
Sketch:  http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:     http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
            http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/
Name that tune (Winter wonderland):  http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy birthday, sister

Note- this color seems off - the flower and some stripes are more of a pale pink, and the Washi tape matches the pink stripe.  Oh, well...
Stamp by Hampton Art; Impression Obsession sentiment; Craft 'n Craftin' DP; Pastel chalk creation coloring.
Sketch #3:    http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/
Birthday:      http://thepapergirlschallenge.blogspot.com/
Use DP:        http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:             http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/06/dlart-june-linky-challenge.html

Black and white

Stamp - Unity; Blessings die - Cheery Lynn; silver and black cord, embossing - Cuttlebug Argyle; black cs; unknown DP.
Sketch:   http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Black and white:  http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk/
Die cut:  http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
Any:       http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/#