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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/

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New and Glittery for Janet

If you look at my other cards, you will notice that this style is pretty much out of my comfort zone - and for good reason - I just do not do it well.  However, one of my resolutions is to try something new once in a while!  Your comments are welcome.
New supplies - Spellbinder Flourish Impressabilities - sponged with lilac ink.  Side note - I looked for suggestions on how to use the Impressabilities - so far, I have not seen any.  Can you help?
Seldom used: Die-namics Swirls die; Petaloo glittery flowers.
Other supplies:  ODB sentiment from Birthday collection; glitter (on swirls); cs.
Sketch:   http://www.cardabilities.blogspot.ca/
Colors:   http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Encouragement:  http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
Glitter:  http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.com/
Sparkle:   http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.com/
Inked bg:    http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
No circles:  http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.uk/
New:   http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/
            http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:  http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/

Shades of purple and peach








New:  Darice butterfly embossing folder; gel pens
From my stash:  ODB stamp, Prismas, cs, Cuttlebug border die, Spellbinder circles, ribbon, gems
Sketch:  http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Colors:   http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Bow:    http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/
Spring flowers:  http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
New:    http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/
             http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
             http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
             http://livelaughstamp.blogspot.com/2014/12/monday-morning-challenge-no-2.html
Any:     http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/01/dlart-january-linky-challenge.html
             http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 17, 2015

New die and embossing folder

I have been using some new papers for all the "new" challenges the past couple of weeks.  Finally, I got a few more new items.  There is a bit of a story... Not long ago JoAnn.com had a great sale on paper crafting items, including essentials.  I needed glue - but of course had to increase my order to qualify for free shipping.  I'll bet a few of you can relate to that!
New:  Darice "gears" EF, sentiment die by Elizabeth crafts.      Same as new - High Hopes Snoozin Sam - I think he fell asleep and his envelope stuck to another - just located it! 
Need to use up - screw brads, kraft cs!    Other supplies - Prismas, gel pens, white chalk (on embossed piece - hard to see, but it gives dimension IRL), Spellbinder circles.
Sketch:  http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/
Furry friend:  http://highhopesstamps.blogspot.com/
Pick 3 items - die cut, white, embossing:  http://www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/
Java love:  http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/
Humorous:  http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
KISS - keep it simple, stampers:  http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
New:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Any, with chalk:  http://chalknstock.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/

Friends - in blue

Favorite - I have lots, but die cuts are high on the list!  So are these great AI images! 
New - The dp on the left comes from a box I just opened.  Glitter pens (for cups).
Stash - Prismas, Washi tape, 2nd DP, bg cs, Spellbinder ovsls.
Sketch (rotated):  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/ 
Java love:  http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/2015/01/challenge-151-java-love.html
Favorite:  http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/
Monochromatic:  http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/
Blue and white:  http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/search/label/Linky%20Party:  
Inspiration  (blues, with white and a bit of silver):  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
LTSCB (letters, tape, seniors, coffee, blue  (only 1 is required but I got them all!):  http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:  http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/01/dlart-january-linky-challenge.html
          http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, January 12, 2015

Herb Expressions for a birthday


New:  DP by My Mind's Eye (Adventure 6x6 pad)
Not very old to me:  HerbExpressions (SU)
Stash:  CB birthday folder, sequins, SU Mellow Moss ink
Notes:  I used white ink to swipe directly on the embossed bg for a bit of highlighting.
I have a stash of sequins that were in my late mother's sewing box.  They come in packages of over 500, with a price label of .19!  At the rate I am going the sequins I have will last another 30 years or so!
Sketch:  http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Polka dots:  http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
Inky bg:   http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
New:  http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
           http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/
          http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Colored digi

New:  DP - My Mind's Eye Adventure. I am just starting to use stamps from MFP.  The pre-colored digi, from Dearie Dolls, is also fairly new in my collection.  Check out Dearie Dolls for a lot of cute freebies - colored and not.
Stash:  Spellbinder oval dies; Washi tape; brads.
Sketch:  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
Pre-colored digi:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/A
New:  http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/challenges
           http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
New and Cute:  http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/
Any:   http://liastampz.blogspot.com/

Heat embossed butterfly

I seldom use my collection of embossing powders, so appreciate a challenge to get me going!  I used silver embossing powder to give the butterfly a more elegant look.  In addition, I used a technique rare for me- fussy cutting.
Supplies:  Paper Studio dp, Costco black handmade paper; Cuttlebug birthday folder, also seldom used scalloped rectangle dies; MFP butterfly stamp.
Sketch:  http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/
Black and white, with die cuts:   http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/
Heat embossing:  http://www.fashionablestampingchallenges.com/
Favorite embellishment (hard to say, but I really like ribbon):  http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/
Any:   http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
           http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/
           http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/
           http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2015/01/dlart-january-linky-challenge.html



Friday, January 9, 2015

Kraft thank you

New - DP by Teresa Collins - memorabilia;   New as in never used - embossing folder by Paper Studio.
Old - Kraft, black, white cs; inkadinkado stamp; Recollection sentiment, black ribbon, button.
Sketch:  http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/
Kraft/Thank you:  http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2015/01/make-it-monday-challenge-205-thank-you.html
Thank you:   http://stampedblessings.com/
Button:  http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/december-challenge-buttons.html
Old/new:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
New:  http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
           http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Any:   http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.com/
           http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-10-30T00:00:00-05:00&max-results=1
           

Glittery vintage

New:  Digital colored download from Antique images; dark blue cs
From stash:  vintage lace, CB Olivia number die cuts; CB textile EF; sky blue cs; glitter (on flowers)
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Color (sky, rose, blush):   http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
Glitter:  http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/
Special (75th birthday):  http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/monthly-challenge-52-special-card.html
Numbers:  http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/
Pre-colored image:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/pile-it-on-50-digi-paper-andor-pre.html
Any:   http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/
           http://frillyandfunkie.blogspot.com/  
           http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ 
           http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/

Wheee!

Wheee! is my first thought when I see this image (pre-colored from Beccy's Place).  I like to color, but sometimes it is fun to use something done by some one else!
New:  DP from Adventure by My Mind's Eye
Could just as well be new (almost never used):  lines EF by Lifestyle Crafts; sentiment by MFP
From my stash:  digital image, coral (orange) cs, bling
Sketch:  http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
Pre-colored image:  http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/pile-it-on-50-digi-paper-andor-pre.html
Tic-tac-toe (row 1- Sentiment, layers, embossing):  http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2015/01/week-1-tic-tac-toe-polkadoodles.html
Old/new:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
New:    http://artimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/
             http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Kitty HB

New- brand new roll of ribbon; metallic gel pens
Old (all have been around for a LONG time!):   Debbie Mumm DP,  High Hopes kitty, MFP sentiment, brads, Spellbinder oval dies
Sketch:  http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/
Colors (lavender, yellow, coral, green):  http://joannamunster.com/2014/12/15/ibsic-89/
Orange (coral):  http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com/
For a child:   http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/
New:  http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
           http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Old/new:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Any, with High Hopes:  http://highhopesstamps.blogspot.com/
Any:   http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
           http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/

White on white

New:  Verve Faith Medley stamp; green gel pen; new (to me) use of border punch "over the edge"
Old: Swiss Dots (CB) EF; Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Martha Stewart leafy punch, Hampton Art stamp and chalk pencil (lavender); Spellbinder Majestic element oval; gems; sheer ribbon.
The fancy ovals are layered over the stamped oval layer.
Sketch:  http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/
New:  http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
Old/new:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Tic tac toe - top row - sentiment, image, die cut: http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.com/
White on white with Cheery Lynn die: http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.ca/
It takes two (butterflies):  http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:  http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/
          http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
          http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
          http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Glittery anniversary

Once again, I have a digi that I failed to label (I have since learned to be more careful.)  Please, if you recognize this, let me know! I used my new shiny gel pens to color. The two hearts are a repeat from the center of the main EF, by Sizzix.  Not sure why the subtle gold glitter looks like globs...
BTW - the black layer is for the photo only.


Sketch:  http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/
Two by two:  http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/
Sparkle/inspiration (glimmer - embossed on shiny cs):  http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-56/
A touch of orange:  http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com/
New (gel pens):  http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
 Glitter:  http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Any:  http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/
          http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/
          http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/ 
        

Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Baby

I need to replenish my stash - no baby cards there right now!  So these colors are great - could be a boy or girl, I think.  I do not have much in the way of images - hope this works.
Old:  Provo DP, CB congrats, ribbon, Penny Black image
New:  glitter (on sentiment), aqua cs.
Sketch - I had to do one more - this is the last challenge (sigh):  http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/
Color (Pink, aqua, ivory, glitter):  http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/
Baby:  http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com/ 
Fave challenge - to die for:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
New:  http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
           http://doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com/ 
New, with a die cut:  http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/
Old/New: http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
 Any:  http://stampedblessings.com/amusing-challenge/
           http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Get well, Ervin

DH's twin brother has been in the hospital again, pneumonia this time.  At his age, there are always concerns.  Your prayers would be welcome.  Fortunately, he should be able to go home today - still not too late to send get well wishes.
Old:  twine, rust cs, sentiment stamp; circle and wonky circle die.
New:  CS - My Mind's Eye Adventure pad (couldn't resist after Christmas bargain); pre-colored Dearie Doll
Sketch:  http://digisketchchallenge.blogspot.com/
Fave Previous challenge - spots and dots:  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
New beginning - beginning good health for BIL:  http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-12-15T12:46:00%2B01:00&max-results=3
Any w/ twist - new:  http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/
Old/New:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
         http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/  
         http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/
          http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/
          http://avenue613.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 2, 2015

Get Well, Margaret

It seems like I have a lit of family get well cards recently.  This is for a sister-in-law (see previous post).  I fussy cut this digital image from Dearie Dolls - if you like digis, check out all the freebies on her web site.  In keeping with the Cupcake inspiration, I used lots of white and pastel chalk pencils.  The blue is a metallic cs.  The sentiment is Cuttlebug.  The image is new to me, and the supplies/tools have been in my possession for a few years.  EDIT - the black is for image contrast only - not a card layer.
Sketch:  http://seemsalittlesketchy.blogspot.com/
Inspiration (white, texture):  http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/
Inspiration:  (white, muted color, shiny blue cs):  http://www.addalittledazzle.com/dazzling-diva-challenge-56/
Old and new:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
Mostly white:  http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.ca/search?updated-max=2015-01-02T07:58:00-05:00&max-results=8
Any:   http://avenue613.blogspot.com/
           http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/
           http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
          http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.com/2014/12/AG-CH-14.html

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thank you in the new year


Happy New Year!  May 2015 be filled with blessings for you.  This is also a thank you to everyone who designs, supervises, comments, creates - and more - to keep the blog challenges going!
The actual card will go to my sister-in-law.  She will be having shoulder replacement surgery next week - several months ago had back surgery that really did not work well, so it is not easy for her.  Your prayers would be appreciated.  I know she appreciates my cards, so I enjoy making them for her.
I am going to try some new things, but also use some of my supplies that have been gathering dust!  For the color challenge (teal, dusty blue, navy, white)  Jo at Trimgym (See C.R.A.F.T. below) created several bg papers - they were freebies and much appreciated.  I used two of them on this card.  I also used a Hampton Art stamp, with a 7Gypsies library sentiment, and some ribbon I have had for a few years. I added glitter to the stamped flower (SU Night of Navy ink.)
Sketch:  http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/
Colors:  http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
Old (stamps, ink, ribbon) and new (Pattern papers):  http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/
Bow:  http://jellyparkchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Any, with glitter:  http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.com/
Any:  http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/
          http://notjustcardschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
          http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
          http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/2014/12/december-krafty-previewsday-three.html