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