Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy birthday, Terry ~ Crafter's Cafe DT card for challenge #246

The challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is Anything Goes.  You have two weeks to enter, but be sure to enter no more than 10 other challenges,  I selected this adorable image from Sheepski.  I need a card for our son-in-law  He is working at training a puppy named Harriet.  The breed is wrong, but I copied the coloring from a photo we have.  I hope he enjoys the effort!  The strips are Washi tape  I distressed the edges of the layers, and applied some ink directly from the ink pad to the beige layers.
Sketch:  CAS on Friday
Any:    Lemon Shortbread
             Through the craft room Door      
 Cute:    Allsorts
  Masculine:   Dare2bartzy. 


Sunday, June 28, 2020

For Betty

Once again I used a favorite image from Beccy's Place for a sympathy card.  I like the simplicity of this silhouette - and since my eyesight is deteriorating, I tend to choose images that do not need coloring. The watercolor bg CS has shades of green, blue and purple.  A strip of washi tape and lacy ribbon complete the sketch.
Sketch:    Casethissketch
 Colors (purple, blue, green):  Colormyheartcolordare.
 Any:  Beccys Challenges\
            simonsaysstamp Wednesday

Friday, June 26, 2020

Anoher sympathy card = for Marge

Marge lost her husband to leukemia - just 18 days after diagnosis.  He was 89, so lived a long and very blessed life.  I wanted to recognize their deep faith as I made this card.  I used washi tape and a Spellbinder die cut cross as embellishments.
I have several copies of this image in my folder but have lost track of the origin.  If you recognize it, please let me know.\
I missed the deadline for Sketch Saturday!
Any:  Polkadoodle.
           Word Art Wednesday
            House that stamps built
           Simon says stamp Wednesday
2 Patterned papers:  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Crafter's Cafe challenge - Things with Wings

Penguins are a personal favorite.  We have been fortunate enough to have visited several sites in the southern hemisphere with large penguin colonies - they are so fun to watch.  This guy looks pretty proud of his catch!  The pre-colored image is from Dr. Digi.  The current challenge at the Crafter's cafe is things with wings.  We hope you will join us   I used a scrap of patterned paper to represent the sea, and some sheer orange ribbon as well as a narrow ribbon for the bow = both in orange to match the feet and beak.  The sentiment is from an acrylic collection, and I used a metal charm as an anchor.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Something Metallic:  Simon Says Stamp
Animals and Nature:  Art Impressions
Any:   Angies

Friday, June 12, 2020

For Marie Tucker

Unfortunately, I need to send another sympathy card.  Marie has a deep faith, and I hope she finds this a comforting (digi) verse.  The scroll frame is embossed on shiny silvery cs.
Sketch:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Metallic paper:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:   Word Art Wednesday
            Southern Girls
            Lemon Shortbread

Monday, June 1, 2020

Crafter's afe DT challenge card - #244

The current chalenge at the Crafter's Cafe is anything goes - I hope you will join us!  My image is Baseball Bear by All Dressed Up.  i used pastel chalk to add some color.  The strip is Washi tape; Labels die cut, fussy cut the bat and foot of the image; sentiment from a long time possession - Cuttlebug die. Baseball always makes me think of summer, patriotic colors and holidays like July 4.  Maybe just not this summer...
Sketch #490:  Sketch Saturday
Any:     Pink Gem
              Crafty Catz 
              Art Impressions               
               Simon Says Stamp
               House that stamps built    

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Beccy's challenge for the Reed family

Details to follow - and here they are.  I again used an image from Beccy's Place.  This card will go to the family of our daughter in law.  Her 90 year old father passed away with complications from pneumonia - not the virus.  He had been in relatively good health so this was unexpected.  The simple Swiss Dots embossing folder works well with this image.  I added ribbon and a bow.
Sketch/any:  Beccys Challenges
Any:    Pink Gem Challenge
             Crafty Catz 
              Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
              Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For Shirley

Our friend Paul passed away recently.  It is a sad time anyway, and more so right now as families have not been allowed to visit hospitals.  The simplicity of this image by Beccy has always appealed to me, and I like the black and white.
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Beccy's image:   Beccys Challenges

Friday, May 22, 2020

Congrats on earning your PHD, Melissa

Our great niece just earned a PHD - what an achievement!
I had a piece of black cs that I had previously used for an oval cutout.  It was just the right size and shape, so I used it as a frame for the starry patterned paper.  The sentiment is a strip of patterned paper, and the gold stars are acrylic.
Sketch:   Catch the Bug
 Shoot for the stars:   Cut it up
Palette:   House that stamps built

2020 - Non-graduation for Evan

Our great nephew (or is it grand nephew?) is a 2020 graduate.  I was able to use paprs and embellishments from my stash.  The Congrats is part of one of the first Cuttlebug die I ever purchased - many years ago!    I used an unknown die to cut the base for the tag.
Congrats to all the graduates who have been experiencing such a difficult time in recent weeks.
Sketch:   Catch the Bug
Tag It:   Cuttlebug Mania 
 Any:   Polkadoodle
              Crafty Sentiments

Friday, May 15, 2020

Crafter's Cafe DT card Challenge #242 - Feminine

For this challenge at the Crafter's Cafe I selected this image #832 from My Besties.  I chose to highlight a few of the flowers with a water color pencil. Shiny acrylic gems are used as the centers forthe dimensional flowers. I hope you will join us during the next two weeks with your lovely feminine cards.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Tic tac toe - right column:    House That Stamps Built
Any:   A Perfect Time to Craft 
            Lavinia World Challenge 
            Corrosive challenges