Monday, September 14, 2020

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #251 seasons

This card is about 5 x 7.  I used this digital image from Eureka - Matthew 2:1-2.  The challenge for the rest of the month at the Crafter's Cafe is "seasons", so I chose the Christmas season.  You might even try food seasoning like salt and pepper.  As you can see, I have used several layers.  Stars and Scripture begin with SThings I love include the Scripture, Washi tape, and patterned paper.  I also really like die cuts.  This die is from a set from Peachy Cheap.  I layered the yellow and black,, but must admit it is a challenge to adhere skinny letters!

I know Blogger is changing, and I do not do well with change, so I hope the following links will work.

Sketch:   Stick it Down

Things I love:   Allsorts

Lots of layers:   Creative Knockouts

"S"/Cbristmas:   Christmas all Year Round     

Any:   Word Art




Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Crafter's Cafe challenge #250 - ATG

Please join us this week for the Anything Goes challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.  I selected a free digital image from my files - from TLC.  This is a birthday card for my sister in law (shhh. #83).  She was a teacher, so the book theme is appropriate. 
Sketch - from the archives at Sketch Saturday.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Happy Birthday, Nora Dorothy ~ Crafter's Cafe Challenge #249

The new challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to include dots and/or stripes.  I found someof each in an old Debbie Mumm collection.  Our first (and so far, only) great grand child will be one in November. so I am actually ahead of the game!  While our grandson completes his med school residency they are living near a beach in Florida, so this tropical theme is quite appropriate.  We obviously have not been able to see her in person but we see a lot of photos and videos on Facebook. 
Some of you may recall that I am not coloring much due to macular degeneration, but I did dust off the Prismas for this one.  I added the Cuttlebug number 1 backed by a couple of die cut flowers.
Please join us over the next couple of weeks for this challenge at the Crafter's Cafe..  I am sure you have some dots or stripes you can use!
Remember the limit of ten challenges entered in addition to the Crafter's Cafe challenge.
Sketch:  Get Creative
Summer fun:   Crafty Gals Corner Challenges 
Leisure:      trimmiescraftchallenge
 Summer memories:   Simonsaysstampblog Mondaychallenge 
Tropical Treat:   Art Impressionsstamps.
 Any:   Word Art Wednesday.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Crafter's Cafe #248 ~ DT card - Anything Goes

This classy looking car is from QKR.  I used torn edges to back up the car, and black and gold cord for ties.  Please join the Crafter's Cafe anything goes challenge during the next two weeks, for a chance at some prizes!  We ask that you limit the number of challenges entered to 11.
(Sorry, I am having difficulties with Blogger - it must be a new version.  )
Any:       Creative Fingers
                 Through the Craft Room Door

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Crafter's Cafe challenge #247 - male

This cutie is a digi called Puppy Love - Heart String from Bugaboo,  There are several male dog lovers in our family so for me it is definitely a masculine card!  I you look closely you might see paw prints on some of the circles!  The hearts are colored with markers, and I used a Spellbinder die for the mat.  I hope you will join us at the current Crafter's Cafe challenge to do a masculine card.  You have until 5 A.M.  EDT July 29 to enter.  You may enter as many as 5 times, but remember - no more than 11 total challenges per card to be eligible for the draw.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
Masculine:   Cardz4guyz
Dots:      Tuesday Throwdown
Any:      Arty Divas
              Crafty Sentiments     
              Lemon Shortbread     

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Happy Birthday, Cheryl

This uses a photo of an AZ sunset.  We need something positive about our 110 degree heat!
I rotated the sketch to fit the image.  This is a birthday card for my sister in law.

Sketch:    Sweetsketchwednesday2

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