Friday, December 30, 2016

Blue and Yellow thanks

Most of us need a few thank you cards at this time of year!
Blue and yellow cs; Cuttlebug dies (thanks from Olivia alpha set, lattice border);  Darice butterfly embossing; Petaloo glittery flowers with yellow gems added; distressed edges.
Sketch:   Scrapping Everyday Miracles
Blue Bingo (middle line - dimension, blue and yellow, no DP):   Allsorts
Any:   Word Art Wednesday
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Crafty Gals Corner
            Inspiration Destination
            Simon Says Wednesday   
            Tuesday Morning

Snow Couple ~ QKR DT ~ Challenge #224

The QKR Stampede challenge for this week is to feature snow or snowmen.  You may enter up to 3 times by 3 PM EST on Thursday, Jan. 5.  If you are a winner, you will win some cute digis from the QKR Stampede shop.  This week I chose to use this adorable digi couple and the accompanying sentiment.  There are two anniversaries in our family this week, and this theme seemed appropriate.  In fact, the card is already in the mail!  I used Prismas for coloring.  The card is completed with the snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug) (on the top half of card only), some Washi tape, and a punched snowflake with glitter.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Snowflakes:     Addicted-to-Stamps
A day in the snow:    Cutie Pie Challenge
Winter Wonderland:     Aurora Wings
Winter:    Mixed Media World
Celebration:    Pile it On
Favorite of 2016:  Deep Ocean
Any:     Tuesday Morning
              Crafty Gals Corner 
              Angies Digital Stamps
              Inspiration Destination
              Lemon Shortbread 
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 
              Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  
              Word Art Wednesday

Friday, December 23, 2016

Santa - QKR DT card ~ Challenge #223

This is of course the last QKR challenge before Christmas, and the theme is Santa.  If you visit the QKR blog you will see many cute images and inspiration for this week's theme.  Come join us, through Dec. 30, with your Santa card!  You may win some images of your choice.  The Old Time Santa image is colored with prismas.  I used a snowflake embossing folder, gold ribbon and gold star stickers.  The sentiment is from my computer.  I die cut it with a Nestabilities label die.  (Using the next larger die for a mat made the piece too big, so I cut a red piece the same size as the white and off set it for a bit of contrast.)
 Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
Christmas:     Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
                        Crafting Circle
                        Deep Ocean
                        Angies digital Stamps
                        Come and get it 
                        Pile it on
                        A Snowflakes Promise
                        Whoopsi Daisy 
Santa:        Die Cuttin Divas        
Any, with dies:    Happy Little Stampers 
Anything but square:    Julia Spiri
 Any:      DLArt
                Paper Nest Dolls

Monday, December 19, 2016

HB, Kathryn

A friend asked me to make a card for her niece. 
Embossing folder (HB) - Embossabilities; Die - Couture Creations; rhinestones - Pizazz Aplenty.
Birthday - Paper Shelter
Any:    Through the craft room door

Friday, December 16, 2016

DT card for QKR Stampede ~ challenge #222 ~ Christmas card

Here is an easy challenge for this week!  QKR Stampede is requesting Christmas cards.  You may enter up to 3 times before 6 p.m. Thursday Dec. 22, for a chance to win QKR digis.  Check out the great examples by my teamies here.  Both the image and sentiment are by QKR Stampede.  I used some scraps of patterned paper, a bit of glittery ribbon, and pine branches by Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:    Cheerful Sketches 
Song - "Joy to  the World":    Christmas at Sweet Stampin
Colored image:    Crafting Circle 
Red & Green:     Cheery Lynn
Patterned Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Lots of layers:    Die-cut-diva
Ribbon:  Crafters Cafe 
We wish you a Merry Christmas:   Scrap it with a Song 
    (inspiration: Joy to the World - this is our wish for your Merry Christmas)
Any/Christmas colors:   Crafty Addicts
Christmas lights:   Allsorts 
Christmas:     Country View
                        Christmas Cards all Year Round
                        Kitty Bee 
                        Whoopsie Daisy
Any:    Classic Design Team 
              Lil Patch
             Paper Nest Dolls 
             Through the Craft Room Door


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Final prayer partner card

Image by Hero Arts; sentiments computer generated. This is for a pre-school prayer partner at our church.
Any - inspired by Andreja's post 12-1:  Feeling-Sketchy
Inspired by a song - "Away in a Manger":    Christmas at Sweet Stampin
Colored image:  Crafty Awesomeness
Patterned Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Christmas:     Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Card for a prayer partner

This will go to a pre-schooler from our church.  I make very few cards for little kids, so it is a bit of a challenge for me!   This is a Hero Arts image I have had for a long time.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Branches are a Cheery Lynn die cut, and the red.white strip is washi tape.
Christmas in red and green:   Cheery Lynn
Christmas:  Christmas Cards all year Round
                      Dies r Us 
                      Pink Gem Challenge
Sketch:     Sweet Sketch Wednesday2


Monday, December 12, 2016

Shepherd ~ Christmas

Image and sentiment - QKR Stampede; water color with aqua pen, textured blue cs; shimmery champagne cs; gold dp from a gift bag.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Christmas:    Creative Corner
                       Crafters Cafe
                       Christmas Cards All Year Round 
Winter Holiday:    Star Stampz

Sunday, December 11, 2016

For a prayer Partner

Friends at church often ask me to make personalized cards for their pre-school prayer partners.  I am glad to do this, but for this round I am having to use some short cuts!  This is a pre-colored digi from Dearie Dolls.  I used the computer for the sentiments.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches

Friday, December 9, 2016

QKR DT card - Challenge #221 ~ Christmas - non-traditional colors

This candle image by QKR Stampede works well for non traditional colors - the colors I selected remind me of the glow of candle light.  We invite you to enter the challenge at QKR Stampede this week, using non-traditional colors for your Christmas card.  Check out what my fellow design team members have created to get some great ideas!  You may enter up to 3 times by 6 p.m. EST Friday Dec. 16 - and you have a chance to win digis from QKR Stampede!
Image and sentiment - QKR; DP - Faith, by Paper Studio; Spellbinder oval dies; scrap of metallic gold paper, gold ribbon, piece of a gold floral stem. The image is colored with Prisma pencils, and I shaded both the image and sentiment with gold chalk.  White enamel accents add dimension for the candle drips.
Sketch (rotated):    Sketch Saturday    
Vintage Christmas:    Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Non-traditional colors:   Crafty Catz
Winter holiday:    DLArt
Christmas:     Kitty Bee 
                        Dies r Us
                        Christmas at Sweet Stampin 
Die cuts:    Creative Craft Cottage
Sparkle:    Digistamps4joy
Shine:     Cuttlebug Mania
Chalk:     Chalk n Stock. 
2 patterns:   Pile it on
Layers:    Die-cut-Divas
Any:      Lemon Shortbread
               Classic Design Team 
               Inspiration Destination 
               CCC Digi Creations


Monday, December 5, 2016


Verse - Studio G; image - Recollections; Paper Studio DP; Burgundy and shimmery champagne cs; Nestabilities Majestic Element dies; Cheery Lynn branch die. I added touches of color using shiny metallic ink. The pine branches are cut from shiny gold metallic paper.

EDIT:  This was originally posted about a week ago (Nov. 26?), but I have no idea how to restore the original post.  My apologies if you are coming from a challenge link.
Sketch:   Our Daily Bread
Shiny:   Cheery Lynn
Christmas with a die:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any Christmas:   Penny Black at Allsorts
                               Christmas at sweet Stampin  
Any, with sentiment:   Aud Sentiments
Any:     Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Traditional Christmas 2016


Image and sentiment - QKR Stampede; image colored with aqua brush and water; plaid DP - remember when; green DP - Faith by Paper Studio; star, gold strip stickers; loose glitter on and around 3 stars.
Glitter:   Sparkle n Sprinkle
Christmas:    Crafty Calendar
                       Crafters Cafe 
Any:   Angies Digital Stamps
           Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday
           Word Art Wednesday
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2

3-D tree

The tree is made with quite a few Cheery Lynn die cut pine branches, decorated with star stickers.  The background uses an  embossing folder - as I recall, Nellie Snellen's (no label!).  Bits of glitter create some falling snow.
O Christmas tree:  Simon Says Monday
Dimension (tree, embossing):    Mod Squad
Any:   Creative Craft Cottage

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Shepherd - traditional colors

Image - QKR Stampede, colored using aqua pen and water; Freckled Fawn acrylic star; DP - Faith pack by Paper Studio.  I like the torn edge to expose a bit of white, for an impression of texture.
Sketch:Tuesday Morning Sketches
Traditional colors:   Double D   
Many layers (7):    Whoopsi Daisy  
Two patterns:   Pile it on Challenge
Any Christmas:    Christmas at Sweet Stampin
Any:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Friday, December 2, 2016

Sparkly Christmas 2016

Cuttlebug Mania
Image - QKR; branch dies - Cheery Lynn; Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Spellbinder Labels Four die; blue, white cs; glitter; punched star.  I colored by "pulling" ink (printer ink) with an aqua pen - the last one I did looked a bit blue, not sure why this has more of a beige look.  I expected grey! I added a bit of sparkle on the blue border and on the embossing.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Christmas:   Allsorts
Holiday:    Hiding in my Craft room 
Light in the darkness - star:    Cuttlebug Mania
Blue and white:    Glitter n Sparkle
Sparkle:    Cheery Lynn
Any, with glitter:  Sparkle n Sprinkle

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Salted background Christmas tag - QKR Stampede challenge #220

This week the challenge at QKR Stampede is to create a tag for Christmas.  Since we are now Arizonans, I thought a Christmas cactus would be appropriate.  You may enter your Christmas tags (up to 3) by Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. EDT.
In order to showcase the Christmas cactus I used the salted background   You might find the tutorial here.  Briefly:  spritz glossy cardstock with water; add reinker as desired (I used an aqua brush); sprinkle with salt.  When dry, brush off the excess salt. The remaining salt adds texture.  I am hoping my colors remind you of the desert sand and sky.   I used a stencil for the stars, and glittery pens to add color.  The edging is done with stickles.  The shape is a Nestabilities die cut.
Christmas:   Allsorts
                       Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2
                       Fab n Funky  
Holiday:        Hiding in my craftroom
Non-traditional:   Stamping Boutique
Different coloring technique:   Julia Spiri
Die or punch:    Jo's Scrapshack
Tag:       Morgans Art World
Any:      Inspiration Destination
               Love to Scrap       

Sunday, November 27, 2016

White on white sympathy

Once again, I am in need of a sympathy card, and I have none in my stash.  We heard at church this morning that the son of friends had passed away - as of now, I do not know the circumstances.
Sorry, the white on white does not show very well but I like it IRL for sympathy cards.
I tried a different way to use the Spellbinder Majestic Element circle dies - used them to emboss only, with a plain circle die for the base.  I have had a hard time figuring out how to use these dies, but I like this result.  I used a small die to create a "branch" for the eagle (Our Daily Bread stamp).  The sympathy embossing folder is by Darice.
Edited- I forgot to mention that I fussy cut the eagle- had to do a bit of reconstruction after I accidentally declawed him!
Sketch:  Our Daily Bread

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mistletoe Kitty

Image - a Christmas freebie, including the pre-colored image, from Imagine That Digistamp; Paper Studio DP; Washi tape - mounted on white cs; button dies cut in gold glitter cs.  I use the dies to keep the card flat enough to mail.
Sketch:    Life-in-Snapshot
Bingo - diagonal - sentiment, digi image, button:   The Paper Shelter
Any using Imagine That Digistamp:  Facebook Imagine That Digistamp
Traditional Christmas colors:   Double D
Christmas:  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2
                     Hiding in my Craftroom 
Pattern Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any:   Crafty Catz  
            Show us Your Pussies

Friday, November 25, 2016

QKR Stampede DT card for challenge #219 - Angels

This angel is fairly non-traditional for Christmas, but I felt the stars gave her a holiday feel.  You are invited to join us at the weekly QKR Stampede challenge.  This week has a timely theme - angels. Check out examples by my fellow Design Team members here.  You may enter up to 3 times before 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, and you will have a chance to win cute images!
This image is called Praying Angel, but I opted to place a small heart in her hands.  She is colored with Prisma crayons.  The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.  I used pieces from a large gift bag (lots of gold paper for $1 at Dollar Tree!) for mats.  I fussy cut her feet so I could use a smaller die.  The dark red dp has some music and lyrics.  The starry strip is sticker paper layered on white cs, and I added a gold ribbon.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Getting ready for Christmas:    Crafting by Designs 
Tis the season:    Creative Knockouts
Cute Christmas:   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Trio-tastic (halo-3 stars):   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Non-traditional image for Christmas:   Incy Wincy
Any:    Angies
             Classic Design Team
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends    
             Lemon Shortbread
             Love to Scrap  
            Paper Nest Dolls

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tri fold Christmas 2016

I hope you can see the opening at the middle - not sure if this is called a trifold, double gate fold, or???
Image - QKR stampede; sentiment - Hampton Art; glittery star; gold striped sticky paper, blue and shimmery champagne cs.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
More than one ( stamp):    Paper Shelter
More than one fold:   Star Stampz
Special fold:    Fussy and Fancy 
Little animals:    Crafting by Designs 
Christmas Critter:    Simon Says Stamp 
Christmas:    Christmas at Sweet Stampin 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Operation Quiet comfort

This is a card I made to add to a group I am sending to Operation Quiet Comfort.  They are requesting patriotic type blank thank you cards (with no glitter).  It is a great cause and I would encourage you to check it out and participate.
This is also my Design Team card for this week's challenge at QKR Stampede.  The theme is Thanksgiving /Thank you.  You may enter up to 3 times by 6pm EST Nov. 24.  Prizes are digi stamps from their shop.
The image and sentiment are both QKR stampede.  The brads and papers are all from my stash.  I used the gold foil seal from a can of International Coffee to back the images.
Sketch:  catch the bug Stella Say Sketch
Thanks/Thanksgiving:   Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
                                          Pile it on Challenge
Thankful Heart:     Dragonfly Journeys      
Military:        Ikes World                              
Stars:    Country View Challenges
Layers:    Whoopsi Daisy 
Any:     Crafty-girls-Creations
              Lemon Shortbread 
               Paper Nest Dolls

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Shepherd boy

Image - Recollections, colored with water color pencils (which I have not used much recently); Sentiment - Hampton Art; glittery star; Washi tape; Distressed stripes embossing folder.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Christmas:   Penny Black at Allsorts
                      Imagine that Digistamp
                      Stamping Sensations
Any - twist-different coloring:  Julia Spiri
Any:        Word Art Wednesday      

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sympathy lily

My file label says this is from Aurora wings.  Embossing folder by Sizzix; unnwn sentiment; washi tape.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Colors - dark grey, ivory, green:  Your Next Stamp
Any:  Polkadoodle
           Word Art Wednesday

QKR Stampede Design team card - challenge #217 - Touch of Gold

The weekly challenge at QKR Stampede is an easy one - use a touch of gold.  You may enter up to 3 times through Thursday Nov. 17, at 6 pm EST.  You will have a chance to win some great QKR digis.  This sentiment is QKR.  I used a scrap of DP, purple cs, gold mesh, and Pettilou flowers.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Colors ( turquoise, pink, purple):   Rubber Dance
Any:   Angies Digital Stamps
            A Bit More Time  
            Inspiration Destination
             Great Impressions 
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends         


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Same colors and image - glittery Christmas

 I use the same image and similar colors for most of our Christmas cards - and am always happy to find a sketch to  use!
Image - QKR Stampede;  Cuttebug snowflake embossing folder; star stickers; silver glitter; silver strip; shimmery silver cs.  I hope you can see the glitter scattered over the snowflakes - and elsewhere.
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Glitter:     Sparkle n Sprinkle
Shine:      Simon Says Stamp Monday
V=vertical:    ABC Christmas Challenge
Snowflakes:   Crafty Catz
                       Pink Gem Challenge    
Christmas:   Digistamps4joy-
                      Imagine That Digi Stamp

Monday, November 7, 2016

Christmas with a touch of gold

Image- QKR Stampede; Stampourri sentiment; shimmery cream and blue cs; oval dies, metallic ribbon, star brad, snowflake embossing folder.
Sketch:   Mojo Monday
Snowflakes:  Gem Challenge
Get ready for Christmas:  Art Impressions
I see a Star:   City Crafter
Touch of Gold:   Mod Squad
Vertical:    ABC Christmas Challenge

Sunday, November 6, 2016

HB, Spence

Seems like in our family birthdays come in groups!  This is for our grandson - just did one for his wife and another for his sister!  The images in my digi file are labelled StampArt but at the moment I cannot locate a web site.  The HB is from a stamp I have had forever!  BG has a couple of fishing DP scraps as well as a scrap of dark brown cs., and I used some mesh from a roll.  I hope you can see the gold strips in the mesh.   It is so difficult to work with but as long as I am satisfied with a sort of uneven look it is fine!
Sketch:    Life-in- Snapshot
Birthday:   Patties Creations
Cute:    Aud Sentiments
Mesh:   Frilly and Funkie (10 challenge max)   
Scraps:    Pile it On
For someone special:    Crafty Friends
Touch of Gold:   Mod Squad


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sympathy - for Deanna

This is another sympathy card I need this week - the third for someone from our church in just a month.
The image and sentiment are both from my stash and are items I neglected to label.  I colored with Prismas
Embossing - Cuttlebug - Swiss dots; Leaves - Sizzix.  Butterfly punches, ribbon, rhinestones. (Try as I might, I cannot get the rhinestones to show on the screen.  I used them on each of the butterflies.  They are pale pink and very shiny.
Sketch:    C.R.A.F.T.
Colors (yellow, grey, green):   Your Next Stamp
Thinking of you:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Tic Tac Toe (embossing, floral, rhinestones):   Cuttlebug Mania
Any:    Creative Fingers

Sympathy - for Kelly's

I have needed quite a few sympathy cards the past few weeks, and my stash is empty.  This is one of my go-to styles.  I have embossed and stamped on Recollection shimmery silver cs.  The image, colored with Prismas, is Our Daily Bread.  I have several sentiments on the computer to get the size and style I would like. 
Embossing:  butterflies by Darice, Swiss dots by Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug border die, shiny gems.
Sketch:   C.R.A.F.T.
Colors:      Our Daily Bread
Tic Tac Toe - diagonal (emboss, die cuts, purple)   Cuttlebug Mania
Any:    Lemon Shortbread


Friday, November 4, 2016

Splatters or sprays - QKR Stampede DT for challenge #216

The challenge at QKR Stampede this week is to use splatters or sprays.  I saw this truck and it made me think of splashing (?) through the mud!  I spattered water mixed with reinker, using my aqua brush.  Both the truck and sentiment are QKR digis.   If you enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times you will have a chance to win some of these cuties - even more if you use a QKR image.  The deadline is always 6pm eastern time on Thursday. I had a bit of this Paper Pizzazz dp to use and selected colors from the paper.  I used my distressed stripes embossing folder (Cuttlebug) for the bg - it kind of reminds me of tracks.  The oval dies are Spellbinders, and I added some acrylic dots.
Sketch:    Die Cuttin Divas
Happy...:   CCC Digi Creations
Thinking of you:    Simon Says Stampblog Monday 
                                 Simon Says Stampblog Wednesday
Cute:      Aud Sentiments   
Die cuts:    Deep Ocean
Any:       Inspiration Destination
                Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper 
                Creative Fingers  
                Crafty Sentiments


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

HB, Hanna

Our granddaughter-in-law loves her little dog.  This is not the right breed, but was so cute I had to select it for her card.  The image and sentiment are from Beccy's Place.  I used papers from my stash, and added some shiny gems.
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch
Sentiment:    Aud Sentiments
Any:   Lemon Shortbread

Monday, October 31, 2016

Gatefold Anniversary (Joyce)

A friend who often asks me to make cards wants an anniversary card for her niece and hubby.  I used items from a Kanban kit - I really like the gold, cream, dark brown and black designs,  I thought a gatefold card would use several of the items.  The kit is large enough to make dozens of cards. I used the computer to create tags with the names"35", as well as the inside verse. I hope you can see the border for the pretty shape, as well as the panels framing the inside of the card.
Frame:   Tuesday Throwdown

Saturday, October 29, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Kelli Jo's snowman

I am quite sure this is the last card I need to do all 30 cards in the SplitcoastStampers Falliday Fest.  Our challenge is to build our own snowman.  This is way out of the box for me!  I used the snowflake embossing folder.  To follow the sketch, I added some curling ribbon - maybe you can imagine icicles or melting snow!  I used circle dies to cut the snowman and his hat.  Gems, washi tape, and an orange carrot nose complete the look.
Sketch:    House That Stamps Built
Snowflakes:   Gem Challenge
Vertical:   ABC Christmas Challenge  
Get ready for Christmas:  Crafting by Designs
Die Cuts:    Crafty Catz
Any:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
           Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge

SCS Falliday Fest - gift card

SCS Falliday Fest - trying Bokeh

This challenge, part of the 2 week long Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers, is to use the Bokeh technique - with a twist.  The twist is to use the white highlights only outside the chosen shape.  I colored the entire piece with watered down blue reinker.  I then masked stars, sponging white ink around them for a shimmery light effect.  This photo looks like I could have been a bit heavier with the white, but IRL I like the look.  The image is QKR stampede, and the sentiment is 7Gypsies.
Sketch #252:   SketchSaturday
Any:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Theme: stamps, sponging:    Stamplorations.
Frame:    Tuesday Throwdown 

SCS Falliday Fest '16 - CAKath

I have a few challenges left to finish in order to fill the requirements for Yeti status at the SplitCoastStampers Falliday Fest - 30 cards and 5 tutorial projects.  I may make it by Monday!  CAKath;s challenge is to feature a pet - and many will go as thank you cards for a Humane Society to send out.  Mine, actually, is for a request by our youngest granddaughter.  Her roomie is a cat lover - specifically, hairless cats.  I had to resort to a google search to find an image.  I used a bit of DP from my stash as well as a gold strip and some ribbon to complete the card. The sentiment is by 7Gypsies library stamp.
Sketch, colors:   Your Next Stamp
Cute:     AudSentiments

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pastor Appreciation #3

I just made it to recognize our pastors for pastor appreciation month!  We have a part time pastor and a deacon as well as the senior pastor, so this is my third card.  The digi is Word Art, and the papers are from a Paper Studio stack called Faith.  The die is Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any:    Word Art Wednesday

QKR Stampede DT card - Challenge #215 - Halloween

Wow!  This week has really gone quickly!  It is time for another card to inspire you at    QKR Stampede.  There are lots of  cute Halloween images available, both in digi and rubber format.  You may enter this week's Halloween challenge up to 3 times.  The deadline is 6 p.m. EDT.
This cute witch is called Trick or Treat, and the sentiment is also a QKR digi.  I colored her with Prisma pencils.  The DP comes from a DCWV stack - "Fall".  I used Spellbinder dies, and added a bit of twine.  I found a lot of challenges to enter this week.
Sketch:    Creative Sketchy Girls
Plaid:     Double D 
Boo:      Stamping With Dragon
Spooky:    Cuttlebug Mania
Too cute to spook:    Inky Chicks
Halloween/colors:    Di's Digi Designs 
Halloween:    Frilly and Funkie
                        Patties Creations
                        The Paper Girls
                        Angies Digital Stamps
                        Deep Ocean 
                        Sasayaki Glitter
                        Aloha Friday 
Any Holiday:   Hiding in my Craftroom
Fall:    Dies r Us 
            Whimsie Doodle
One for the Girls:   Dream Valley
Any:    Crafty Friends
             Digi Choosday
             Lemon Shortbread
             Inspiration Destination
             Paper Nest Dolls
             Jo's scrapshack
             Love to Scrap
             Not Just Cards 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - gingerbread

Image by Recollections; white ink. ric rack.
The challenge is to use a gingerbread cookie as inspiration.  Sorry about the bad photo.
Sketch:   Stamplorations

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - autumn colors

This is the second of 3 cards I made for the 2 pastors and deacon at our church - we are almost at the end of Pastor Appreciation month.  The verse is from Word Art Wednesday, and the die cut is Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Any:   Word Art Wednesday

SCS Falliday Fest - PattyB - Apple Crisp colors

I used the colors for a dark red apple, and browns with white to represent the colors of an apple crisp.  This is a card I made for our pastor for Pastor Appreciation month - barely made it this month!!!  The DP comes from the Faith stack by Paper Studio; verse by Word Art Wednesday, and the BLessings die by Cheery Lynn.  I have 2 additional cards for our other church staff.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Plaid:   Double D
Any:    Crafty Friends
            Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

salted watercolor

Reinkers, salt, water and glossy cardstock create  interesting patterns.  Find a tutorial here:  Salted Background  .I used blue ink to look like the night sky.
Image - Recollection; sentiment - QKR Stampede; distressed stripes embossing folder on white cs.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
Christmas, with a bit of orange:  Christmas Cards all Year Round
New technique (see above):    Crafters Cafe

Sunday, October 23, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - Felted paper

All of the challenges are posted for the special Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers, and I am in catch up mode - we have until Oct. 31 to complete our projects.  This one is to create felted paper, using a paper napkin.  Briefly, you use one layer of a napkin.  Make a sandwich - napkin, plastic wrap, cardstock.  Use newsprint top and bottom for padding.  (I used regular newspaper with copy paper next to the napkin.)  Iron at the hot setting - no steam - until the napkin and plastic wrap are fused to the cs.  I used this napkin to have another card to send to Bright-Star Center- for kids who are grieving for parents who have been killed.
Supplies:    napkin, sequins, Recollections dp; button EF..
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Celebration (kids):   Send a Smile4kids

SCS FF16 Peanut Brittle

I still have quite a few of the SplitCoastStamper Falliday Fest challenges to complete - not sure if I will make all of them but there is another week to  catch up!  This is StampMomma's challenge to be inspired by our favorite Christmas hard candy.  Several years ago my hubby started to make microwave peanut brittle and that has been a favorite tradition ever since.  I used the Swiss Dots EF to represent the nutty bumps, and of course the bg color for the golden brown peanut brittle.  Image and sentiment are both QKR Stampede digis.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Embossing:   Crafty Catz
Christmas:    Trimmies craft challenge
Favorite candy:  Incy Wincy 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

SCS Falliday Fest - metal

This Falliday Fest challenge at Splitcoaststampers requires a traditional Hispanic folk art metallic piece such as a heart.  I used a die to cut the heart from the foil lid of an International Coffee can (Hazelnut for me!).  I am also making this card to send to one of the charitable destinations - birthday cards for hospice patients.  I wass not comfortable saying Happy Birthday, so I combined die cuts from a couple of dies.  The bg is eggplant, embossed with more hearts (Darice).
Sketch inspiration:   Stamplorations