Saturday, June 15, 2019

DT card for Crafter's Cafe challenge 221- masculine

This cute robot could work for a child or adult - I think it works well for some one when the usual car, golf, or fishing don't apply!  The image is called Bob, from Sheepski Design, a sponsor for the current challenge at The Crafter's Cafe The theme this time is boys/men, or rain/sun (weather) ... or both!  I shaded the image by using a wet aqua pen.  This added the touch of color I wanted.  The metallic background embossing is from a folder by Darice, and the sentiment is Sparkle 'n Sprinkle  Die cuts are by Spellbinders.  The horizontal stripe is Washi tape, and the vertical panel uses metallic ribbon.  Though this looks blue, it is actually silver and black.
Sketch (In honor of their 10th anniversary, Sketch #1 is revisited!):   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Men/boys:   Crafty Gals Corner
Tic Tac Toe - left column:  Cuttlebug Mania
Any:   Digichoosday
           Lemon Shortbread
           Scrapyland
           Aud Sentiments
           Crafting With an Attitude
           A Perfect Time to Craft    
           Word Art Wednesday
           Pammies 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #220

The new challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to use embossing, or have girls/women as a theme.  I selected girls/women.  The practical reason is that I needed a special graduation card for our granddaughter.  The paper from  DeCosse's Dynamite Doodles, In Flight,  complemented the image from Julia Spiri ~Aviator Cat  I also used the sentiment from the set Nothing is Impossible.  I followed the suggestion of the artist and divided the sentiment - line 2 (Nothing is Impossible) is inside.  Our GD likes her cat, but she will have to leave him behind as she heads for fighter pilot training in a couple of months.  I used Spellbinder dies for the circles.
Sketch:  Mojo-Monday
Any:    Pink Gem Challenge
             Digi Choosday 
             Show us your pussies
             Through the Craft Room Door
             Scrapy land- 
             Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge
             Word Art Wednesday

             

Monday, May 20, 2019

For USAFA grads

Next week our granddaughter graduates from the Air Force Academy.  We have met several of her friends, and I want to share this card with them.  I saw this Julia Spiri Aviator Cai image on Facebook, and had to have it - Granddaughter and some of her friends are headed to the AF Pilot training after graduation.  The logo is from the AF site.  The die cut is by Spellbinders.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
Any, with a vendor die:  Scrapyland
Any, with a cat: Show us your Pussies

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe DT card for Challenge #219

 We hope you will join us for the current two week challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.  There are several options to choose from.  You may do a shaker card, a tag, or include something I spy with my little eye ~ something beginning with M -or any combination of these.  I chose a Motivational Message from Scribbles - suitable for a graduate.
I used dies from Spellbinders.  The subtle DP is from Recollections, and the stickers from Paper Wishes. I also used bits of Washi Tape.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Crafter's Cafe ~ DT card for May 1


have not posted much recently - I have been spending time at the hospital and a rehab center..my husband fell and broke his hip three weeks ago.  He is progressing ell, but will need a lot of time to recover.  That is not so easy at age 86.
This card is my design team card for the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe - your creation should have a background you made yourself, and/or use dies or punches.  My background is made with an embossing folder, and I used Labels2 dies by Spellbinder.  The images are from a set provided by Sparkle and Sprinkle.  The main image is a pre-colored digi, and I used a bit of the same image in the black and white form.  The sentiment is one of several from this Spring Floral set.  I added some clear glitter to the flowers - and elsewhere, to be honest.

Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Use glitter: 


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Spencer's graduation




More later...
For our oldest grandson, who graduates from med school...




Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Crafter's Cafe challenge - time or traffic lights

The current Crafter's Cafe challenge gives a choice - use time as a theme, or traffic lights as a color choice - red, amber, green.  Or really challenge yourself and combine the two!  I used this image from the sponsor - Scribbles.  I am addicted to cappuccino so it is a natural!  I found the bg paper in my Scribbles folder from a while back.  The middle panel is a piece of packing 'filler".  I have saved some of those hot cup sleeves, but could not locate their hiding place.  I thought this paper gave that look. 
Sketch # 323:  Sketch Saturday

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Happy birthday Deb

Maybe not the usual birthday card, but our daughter lives near the front range of CO - they have had a lot of snow and were without power for 2 days - am sure she is ready for spring!  This is  a lovely new image from TLC. The main bg papers are from a pad by Recollections - I like the subtle coloring.  The dies are a labels set from Spellbinders.
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
Flowers:    Crafting by designs
Any   Scrapyland 
           Word Art 
            ttcrd. 
            Cute Daisymay 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ready for spring


First of all, thoughts and prayers to all who have been experiencing such bad weather and natural disasters, as well as to the families of victims of attacks.  We used to live in Omaha so those images of flooding are especially troubling to us.
This pre-colored image from Beccy's place is a favorite even though I am not a cyclist.  She looks like she is  ready for spring, having so much fun, and is carrying her basket of goodies home from the market, perhaps.  It also gave me an excuse to use a bit of Washi tape that I have had for some time.  I also used favorite oval dies from Spellbinders and two patterned papers.
Food (in basket):  Beccy's Challenges
For the ladies:  Dies r us 
                           Crafty friends
Hello, spring:    Cut it Up
 Patterned papers:  Your Next Stamp  
                                                                        Favorite image/die  Allsorts 
:                                                                       Any:   Jo's Scrapshack


Inside card

Friday, March 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #215 - Borders OR Include some Metal

The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to use metal or show a border - or both.  I used this sentiment from Decosses Dynamite Doodles as a border - than added a border to that using black ribbon topped with silver metallic ric-rac.  The soda can stick on also has touches of silver.
Sketch:  Stamploration