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Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe challenge #198 - Lots of Layers


This is my card for challenge #198 at the Crafter's Cafe.  Please join us during the next two weeks. The theme is lots of layers, and this sketch is perfect.  In some spots, there are 9 layers.  I used papers from my stash, and a piece that is probably upholstery trim for the corner squares.  That adds some nice dimension.  The image, Drummer Boy, is from one of our sponsors - Cute as a Button. The sentiment is a part of the image.
"o" - layer ON layer:   ABC Christmas Challenge

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Christmas 2018

I am determined to upcycle several of the Christmas cards I have been saving.  Unfortunately, I am also addicted to sketch challenges, and many of the sketches do not work well with the shapes of cards I have.  So when there is one that works, I want to jump at the chance!  This is a sort of spotlight technique - after I cut the oval I decided that I could use the rest of the image for a background - bonus!!!  The card base is actually a double sided piece of cs  The stars are punched, and I added gold cord.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
"on" the snow:   ABC Christmas Challenge
 Christmas in July:    Whoopsie Daisy
                                 Kitty Bee\
                                  Star stampz.
Any:   12monthsofchristmas

Friday, July 13, 2018

DT card for QKR Stampede #304 - for Cheryl

This image with an old fashioned look is perfect for my sister-in-law whose birthday is next week.  She loves to read - summer or winter!  I kept the black and white color scheme to maintain the vintage feel.  The "Girl Reading" image is from QKR Stampede.  Please join us for the anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week.  You may submit up to 3 entries by 6 p.m. Thursday.  Winners receive digis from the store.
The papers I used are from an old pack from Costco, and I used oval Spellbinder dies.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
New to me image:   Disdigidesignschallenge
Summer fun:   Simonsaysstamp Monday 
Girlie:   Crafty Calendar
Dies:    Dies 'R Us
Vintage:   Pileiton
Anything goes:    Papernestdollschallenge

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Another card for a sailor.

Sweek Sketch Wednesday2

Here is another card to donate - to be sent to sailors who are deployed - see more details in my previous post.  I hope that some one will enjoy this cardboard boat image by Dearie Dolls - a pre-colored freebie.  I have so many supplies I am trying to use - the corner items are stickers.  I added twine and some shiny gems. Spellbinder dies were used to cut the ovals.
Sketch:   Sweetsketchwednesday2.
Red, white, blue:  Simonsaysstamp Monday
                             Simonsaysstampblog. Wednesday
 Patriotic:   Cutencraftychallengeblog
Masculine:    Artimpressionsstamp
Inspiration:    C.R.A.F.T. 
(Spellbinder) dies:   Diesruschallenge.blogspot

Saturday, July 7, 2018

For a sailor

I have been giving some cards to a local group called Hearts for the Troops.  A navy Mom most recently "adopted" an entire navy ship - sending care packages and cards. One of the sailors should enjoy this.  I hope to have a few more cards for her to send for birthdays as well as some to include in the care boxes.  For this card I used a pre-colored Dearie Doll digi, embossing by Cuttlebug, washi tape, a bit of pattern paper, and die cuts by Spellbinder.
Sketch:   Diecuttindivas 
animals  (Fish):   Crafting-with-dragonflies
Patriotic:    Cutencrafty
Red, white, blue:     Simonsaysstamp Monday
                                 Simonsaysstampblog Wednesday
Any, with Spellbinder die:   Scrapyland
Inspiration - colors:   VOstamps
Great outdoors:   Housethatstampsbuilt
Nautical:    Daranddiane  
Any:    Pammies

Friday, July 6, 2018

Happy Birthday, Terry

  QKR Stampede DT card

Challenge #303 - Anything Goes

This card is already in the mail - our son-im-law's birthday is Saturday.  He loves to grill and does a good job - this image suits him so well!  The always Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede runs from Friday morning through Thursday at 6 p.m. EDT.  You may enter as many as 3 times.  There is a winner for using an image from the QKR shop, and another winner for others.  We look forward to seeing your great creations!
The image is called BBQ Grilling - image and sentiment are both from the QKR Stampede shop.  I had some fun gingham DP from Paper Pizzazz, and an extra 3-D ant sticker to use. The backing is the Cuttlebug HB folder. and I added a couple of strips of Washi tape.
Sketch #256:  Sketch Saturday
Birthday Bash:   A2Z Scrapbooking
Red, white, blue:   DLArt 
Summer:    Dragonfly Dreams
Any:    Cardsgalorechallenges

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe
Challenge #197 - CAS (Clean and Simple)

We invite you to join us during the next two weeks for the CAS challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.  There are several prizes up for grabs - so keep it simple and post your entries.  You may enter up to 3 times - any project - with a maximum total of 10 challenges entered.
This image,"Special Sweet Joys". is furnished by Mari Digis.  I colored her with Prisma pencils, and added a grassy die cut by Die-Namics.  The other edges are shiny green and gold stickers from Hot off the Press.  The sentiment is an acrylic sticker from my stash.
Sketch:  Catchthebugblog
 Inspiration - wooden building, long grass:  Pinspirational Challenges
Inspiration - tiny pink flowers:  Cupcakeinspirations
            Through the Craft Room Door

Friday, June 29, 2018

First Christmas card for 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge 302
Anything goes



Once again, the QKR Stampede weekly challenge is anything goes.  Come join us for a chance to win some of the great images available at their shop.  My choice this week is "Bethlehem with Verse",   I am always looking for something to express the celebration of the first Christmas - as well as an image I can use for multiple fairly quick cards.  I selected the QKR Stampede image "Bethlehem with verse" as well as one of several Merry Christmas sentiments found in the QKR/Eureka shop - in a variety of fonts.  We hope you join the fun - you may enter as many as 3 times before 6 p.m. on Thursday.  
To complete the card I used red cs dry embossed with stars (Cuttlebug), a gold gift bag recycled for the frame,  and a piece of gold twine.  (Note:  the metallic gold does not look gold here on the screen, and the stars are much more visible IRL.)
Challenges entered:   
Sketch:   /Stella Says Sketch
Frame:   AAA cards
Celebration:     Star Stampz
Christmas:   Merry Monday
                     Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge  
Quick and easy Christmas:   fabnfunkychallenges
Holiday:    Hidinginmycraftroom
Twine:    http://crafting-with-dragonflies
Any - Bingo (embossing, metal, red):   angiesdigitalstamps
 Any - lilpatchofcraftyfriends
            Through the Craft Room Door
            Crafty Gals Corner

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Patriotic BIrds

Image - AI Windows on the World series; coloring with Prismas and a red marker'; Ribbon by Model Crafts' DP from AMuse; butterfly punch.  The edge of the image is heat embossed with Old Gold - a bit hard to tell in the photo.
Sketch:    Feeling-Sketchy
The written word:   Country View
Patriotic colors:    Art Impressions
In the Garden:    Penny Black at Allsorts
Bright and cheerful    Simon Says Stamp wednesday
Red, white, blue:   Gem
Any:   Crafty Sentiments
         Word Art Wdnesday

Friday, June 22, 2018

You've been on my heart

QKR Stampede - Challenge 301
DT card - Anything Goes 
I seem to be on a run of doing bright cards - not my usual style, but the colors seemed to fit this image.  This is for challenge #301 at QKR Stampede.  We hope you will join us with a maximum of 3 entries - if your card is a winner you could select this or other images.  There are 2 winners - one for using a QKR Stampede or Eureka image, and the other for any image.  The deadline for entries is 6 pm Thursday, EST.
This image combines a sentiment with the image - you will find it in the shop under the title  "On my heart".  It is also available without the verse - called Butterfly and sunflowers.  This is perfect for so many occasions when you want to remind some one you are thinking of them. The image was colored with Prismas.  I used patterned papers from my stash; violet cs for mats; my Victoria embossing folder;  sheer raspberry ribbon from Pizzazz Aplenty; shiny rhinestones and a die cut butterfly from my collection of pre-cut items.  The butterfly and flowers certainly remind me of summer!
Challenges entered:  
Sketch:  Cheerful Sketches
Tic Tac Toe diagonal (gems, embossing, ribbon):  Housethatstampsbuilt
The written word:   Country View 
Bright colors:   Dare2bartzy 
Bright and cheerful:   Simon says stamp Wednesday
Embossing:    Die cuttin Divas
Summer:   Thats Crafty
                   Cuttlebug Mania 
Flowers:    Crafting by Designs
Anything that Flies:   Patties Creations 
Butterfly:    Double D 
You're on my mind:   Tuesday Throwdown
"V"  vertical, violet, and a butterfly:   Butterfly Spot
Any :   Crafting with an attitude 
            Crafty Sentiments
            A bit more time to craft 
           Whoopsi daisy  
            Creative Fingers
           Paper Nest Dolls
           Word Art Wednesday