Sunday, February 1, 2015

For a guy

(The black is for contrast for the photo only)
New:  using the AI Pop Ups.
Old:  everything else - heart paper, shiny red cs, sequins, yellow base, sentiment, oval die, corner rounder
Sketch:  http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/
Use hearts:  http://artimpressions.com/
Layers:        http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
New:           http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
Try something new:   http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 31, 2015

On Eagle's Wings

This will go to friends who are now in extended care.
Technique / Supplies:
Stamps - On Eagles Wings (ODB); DP - Prima, Something Blue, Cuttlebug hearts; Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder (on hearts and grey bg),  Pizzazz Aplenty shiny twine
One per column: (left to right) - image & Patterned paper; die cut; solid cs & embossing; flowers (on DP); twine:  http://avenue613.blogspot.com/
Sketch:   http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/
Use ODB stamp:  http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/
Birds:  http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
Wildlife (eagle) with embossing and die cuts:  http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Shabby chic (distressed edges; sponging with chalk):  http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/
Embossing and die cuts:  http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/
Hearts:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/ 
Any- inspirational:   http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
Any:      http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
              http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/






AI Pop Ups






I just bought the AI pop ups sets - I had not realized how many cards I could make - probably over 100 with all the sets!  There will be a lot of them displayed here.  This is from Set 1 - I only used two of the main images. They will be fun and easy to use.  I must admit that I did a little extra - I roughly traced around the main image, on white cs, and quickly cut inside the lines - to create a stuffer backing for the pop up.  Since I was not too concerned about being exact, it only took a couple of minutes, and added some sturdiness. The inside verse:  Things could be worse.  we could be trying on bathing suits.  (the black bg is for the photo only)
Also new - the HB folder by Embossibilites.  It is 6x6 so can be used in either landscape or portrait formats, and allows a bit of a choice as to which part to place on the card. 
One of my resolutions is to also use up some old supphttp://sweet7challenge.blogspot.com/lies - I have had these brads for several years!  The sentiment is from a library stamp by American Crafts.  The oval is cut with Spellbinders Majestic Elements.  For the strip I used a bit of polka dot washi tape on the orange cs.
Sketch:  http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/
Warm colors:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Birthday:  http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/   
SDC177 - New Year's Resolution:  http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/
New:   http://sweet7challenge.blogspot.com/
            http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/
            https://acreativeneed.wordpress.com/join-in-the-monthly-challenge/
            http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/happy-2015.html
Any:    http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/

Friday, January 30, 2015

Coffee rules

This is a pre-colored digi from Dearie Dolls - she has so many cute freebies!  I have no "coffee" sayings, so I did a Google search for "free coffee quotes" and found several sites, including a pretty complete thread at SplitCoastStampers.  Thanks, everyone! It is pretty hidden, but I embossed the backing to the sentiment with part of a folder that includes hearts.  In addition to the new digis, the heart ribbon is brand new.  The other strip is probably an antique - it came in a box of trims I got at an estate sale  Everything else is from my stash.
Sketch:   http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/
Hearts:   http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
Hearts / flowers:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/pile-it-on-53-hearts-andor-flowers.html
Ribbon and bows:   http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/
New:  http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/happy-2015.html
           http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:   http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/
           http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Any one ready for spring?

We in AZ have not suffered with the winter weather like some parts of the US - and the rest of the world, too.  However, the forecasters are predicting rain for the  Phoenix Open and many of the Super Bowl festivities - probably a nightmare for organizers and fans. 
The Polkadoodles challenge is to case a card - I am not sure if this is close enough - I used the card by DT member Alex at Sketch Saturday for a great deal of inspiration (especially colors), though my papers and stamps were not the same.  I used the Sunburst stencil from Stamper's Anonymous for the sentiment bg, and then dry embossed the entire bg layer.  The double sided DP is by Craft n' Craftin, and the bottom strip is Washi tape.  All but the card base and bg layer were cut from scraps.  I used chalk for the stencil, and ink for the sponging on the Especially for You.  I added a few Cheery Lynn branches to back up the flowers.  THe vine at the left is shiny cs, and I added bling to the flowers.
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Bling:   http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
CASE:  http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/01/week-3-case-it-polkadoodles-challenge.html
Chalk:   http://chalknstock.blogspot.com/
Scraps:   http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.ca/
Any, with a Cheery Lynn die:  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
Stencil and embossing:  http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/
Any:       http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
               http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/
              http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What's Up?




Image- AI Gossip;  unknown heart DP; pink lace, half pearls, Petaloo flower, silver sticker strip, sparkly gel pens, Prismas

Sketch:  http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Pearls and lace:  http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
Bling:  http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Hearts (on DP):  http://www.drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/
Lots of embellishments:  http://creativeknockouts.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-01-22T00:00:00-06:00&max-results=1
           http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/

Sympathy - purple and lavender

New:  Sympathy embossing folder (Darice)
Not so new:  Happy Harmony (SU), cs, butterfly punch, ribbon, Fiskar scallop punch, CB Textile EF
Sketch: http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.ca/
I have a new Embossing folder(Sympathy):  http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
Embossing folders:  http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/
                              http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2015/01/happy-new-year-and-new-challenge.html 
Any:   http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/
           http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ 
Scraps - except for the card base, all pieces are scraps -  http://alohafridaychallenges.blogspot.ca/

What heavenly body?


(The black bg is not part of the card -for  photo only)
New:  Birthday folder, light teal ribbon
Old:  Rubbernecker image, Prismas
Sketch: http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/
A  new embossing folder and a new roll or sheer ribbon:  http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/2015/01/friday-challenge-new.html
Lots of layers:   http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:                    http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/
Challenge 179 - funny :   http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/sdc-january-2015-challenge-links.html

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Black and white with red

New:  Birthday embossing folder by embossalicious.
Old (some very old LOL!):  striped paper, heart die, stamp by Hampton Art, black grosgrain ribbon, Swiss dots EF, Cuttlebug 2 piece heart die.
Favorites - I hope I am not limited to one! - dry embossing, die cuts, this flower stamp
Sketch:  http://liastampz.blogspot.com/
Include red:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
Inspiration (classy look; black, white, red):   http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-59/
                     http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/
Favorites:  http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2014/12/freshly-brewed-challenge-january.html
Hearts:       http://stampedblessings.com/amusing-challenge/
                    http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/
Something new:   http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
Any:            http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/ 
  http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-10-30T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=1
                     http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/
New:           http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 24, 2015

For Kyle

A friend asked me to make a card for her nephew.  I find teen boys hard - but this works for a computer addict!  The image was unlabelled in my downloads - I think it may be clip art.  Let me know if you recognize it!  I mounted the letters on orange - IRL there is more of a contrast.  The left strip is a double row of Washi tape.
New:  DP by My Mind's Eye; washi tape
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
The letter "b"- boy, blog, birthday, book:  http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
For a (young) man:  http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
                                 http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
At least 3 shapes - oval, rectangle, ?(HB), letters:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
New:  http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/?p=9185
           http://livelaughstamp.blogspot.com/search/label/Monday%20Morning%20Challenge
Any:   http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/
           http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
           http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Friday, January 23, 2015

Colorful get well

There are so many wonderful stamps and digis available - recently I have discovered http://freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2015-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2016-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=24 .   I have no connection, other than wanting to point out the availability.  This is a pre-colored freebie.
New:  stripes by My Mind's Eye - adventure
Other - sentiment by 7Gypsies, metal ?  (the name escapes me!)
Sketch:  http://feeling-sketchy.blogspot.com.au/ (not entered - due to 5 challenge limit)
Bingo - I did the middle column and diagonal - animal, strips, embossing; balloons, stripes, bright colors:  http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-01-20T07:00:00-05:00&max-results=20
"B" - balloon, blanket, box, blue, beige, bow:   http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
Under the weather:  http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/
 Any:    http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
            http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/
            http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Flowers and Hearts

Supplies:  ODB - Happy Birthday set; Cheery Lynn - Blessings and dragonfly dies;  Spellbinder - heart; Gingham and pink cs - AMuse; chalk pencils and gel pens.  Technique:  sanding (embossed heart); use of circle die to cut rounded edge of main panel.  This card is being sent to SplitcoastStampers Teapot Tuesday challenge recipient - she has a discouraging medical prognosis and is in need of cheer. love and blessings. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/teapot-tuesdays-f260/mmtpt338~-january-20-2015~-joys-nature-can-calm-weary-soul-t595917.html
Sketch:  http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/
Inspiration - pink and red from photo:  http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/
Inspiration - heart; chocolate and pink inspired the pink and brown flowers:  http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
Bingo - middle row - flowers, free, 2 or more layers:  http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/
Spring:   http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/
Cheer - see description:  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
Love/hearts:  http://stampedblessings.com/amusing-challenge/
Image that is colored:  http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
Add a heart:  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/

Any:    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/01/dlart-january-linky-challenge.html

Pink butterflies

NOTE:  the black bg is not a part of the card, but to provide contrast for the photo.
New:  I found a larger birthday embossing folder - and here I just used a bit of it! (Embossalicious, through Crafter's Companion, purchased at JoAnn's.  I am including this information because I have wanted a folder I could use for landscape and portrait style - would also work for up to 6x6 squares).   Also new - butterfly folder by Darice.
Other:  ODB image from Faith set; chalk pencils, Spellbinder Majestic Elements oval dies, half pearls, ribbon.
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Inspiration - pink floral and lots of white:  http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Embossing:  http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/
White:         http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/
Spring:        http://www.throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/
Color an image:  http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
No circles:   http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/mir
New:           http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/
Any:           http://agirlwhocraftschalengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
                    http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/

Monday, January 19, 2015

A tractor for Lloyd

I have recently neglected the Tuesday Teapot challenges at Splitcoaststampers  - I seem to run out of week before I run out of cards to make!  We are to follow a suggested theme story, then, if we wish, send the card to a recipient - usually one in need of cheer.  Lloyd had been married for 65 years when his wife passed away - he is understandably lonely and could use some cards.  He enjoys tractors and used to have a large garden.  This image was in my WishRAK stash (SplitCoaststampers) so came in handy.  The sentiment is Verve, and other items are from my stash - including a Washi strip along the right edge.
Teapot Tuesday:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/teapot-tuesdays-f260/mmtpt337-~january-13-2015~-tonights-success-factor-depends-tractor-t595663.html
Sketch:   http://yournextstamp.com/blog/
Black and white, including a die cut (tag):    http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/
Monochromatic:    http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/
Sentiment and ribbon:  http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/
Simple:   http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:       http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/

A touch of red

New:  Butterfly embossing folder by Darice[ Friendship Dazzle sticker from Paper Wishes; gel pens
Stash:  red, white cs; Fluffles by Stampendous; metal heart brads; circle dies
(Note:  the black bg is for the photo only and is not part of the card.)
Sketch:   http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/
Add a heart:    http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/
Red; red/white: //dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/01/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-148.html
                           http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-58/
Punches/dies    http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/
Any:                   http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
                           http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/