Monday, November 27, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas 2017 - Isaiah 9:6

Hubby and I send cards celebrating the birth of Christ.  I just found this image on Pinterest - It came from this blog.  I think I will use it several times.  I already have about 3 dozen cards made but I need more, and will donate some to  our church Quilter's group who are having a craft sale this week.  The stars embossing folder is by Cuttlebug; the tree punch is from the Paper Studio and the ribbon is Offray.  I used bits of gold sequins to trim the little trees.  This verse evokes for me a portion of Handel's Messiah - included in my list of favorite Christmas music.
Sketch (part of a month of Christmas challenges):   Beccy's Place
Christmas carol:  Allsorts 
Red and Green:   Christmas Blog Challenge
Large sentiment:   Pile it On
Christmas:    Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
                       Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2
Any:    Word Art Wednesday
            Corrosive Challenges

Saturday, November 25, 2017

M is for Music - Christmas 2017

At one time I hoped to do most of  the "month of Christmas" alphabet challenge at Beccy's Place.  Well, more visitors than usual, then an unexpected hospital stay by hubby put an end to that idea.  (Hubby is back to normal now - they think he had a reaction to medication that caused disorientation.)  So, rather than do the A, B, C's in order I will just try to do a few more - here, M is for Music.   Inspired by Christmas Carol:  Angels we have Heard on High.

Image - Christmas Carol Angel by Lemon Shortbread; Snowflake embossing folder by Cuttlebug; Misc. DP; metallic silver ribbon (WalMart).
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
M ~ Music:  Beccys Challenges 
Christmas:   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Christmas Carol:   Allsorts 
Any:   Lemon Shortbread
            Scrappers- Delights
           Word Art Wednesday

Scribbles Designs Nov. 25 Inspiration

#A 17 Leaf Doodle 4
This is my end of the month inspiration card for Scribbles.  Check out their blog for details.  The current theme is "A tree-mendous time of the year:, and you may enter up to 3 times before 9 pm PST, Dec. 14.  This doodle leaf design is such a great one for so many situations.  I chose to use it for a sympathy card.  Unfortunately, my stash needs to be replenished.
I colored the image with Prisma pencils.  The DP I used has more of a green color IRL.    The sentiment is found here.
Challenges entered:  
Sketch:  Incy Wincy Designs
2 or more stamps:  Addicted-to-Stamps
Colored image:  My Creative Scoop
Any:    Pammies Inky Pinkies
             Lemon Shortbread 
             Word Art Wednesday 
             Through the Craft Room Door 
             Crafty Catz 
              Morgans Artworld

Scribbles Designs will be turning FIVE in January and we are looking to expand our team. If this is something you might be interested in, you can head HERE to find out all the info you need to know in order to apply.

Whether you have previous experience or have never been on a team, it doesn't matter. We'd love to hear from people with all levels of experience.

DT Call ends December 15, 2017. 
We look forward to meeting you!

Friday, November 24, 2017

QKR Stampede DT card for challenge #271- Anything Goes

I am always in need of thinking of you cards, and this image by QKR Stampede combines a cute image with a serious message.  I found some pretty DP (by Recollections) for backing, and used a bit of mesh/ribbon for an accent.  Half pearls complete the card.
The weekly challenge at QKR Stampede begins today.  The usual theme is Anything Goes - no option this week.  You may enter up to 3 times by 3pm EST on Thursday. 

Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Large sentiment and things with wings:   Pile it on 
Texture ( 10 challenge max):  Dream Valley
Any:   A Bit More Time

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Heavenly Angel - Christmas 2017

My calendar for the day was clear, and I thought I could make a dent in the list of cards I would like to complete for a craft show at church, as well as add to my Christmas card stash.  Instead, I spent the morning struggling with a balky computer, and then time on line with a Geek Squad agent.  Now I am waiting for a technician to do an analysis.  Computers are great except when they give us trouble!
I did finish this card.  I recycled a strip from an old card - IRL it is a shiny green/fold, with stars.  I added a "negative" strip from a page of gold stickers.  The image is marked 2002 - Santa Rosa, and the sentiment is computer generated.   I dry embossed (Cuttlebug) stars on dark green cs for the background.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
"H" for heavenly angel and horn:  Beccys Place
Add a sentiment:   Crafty Friends
Christmas:  Trimmies C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.
                      Crafty Hazelnuts Christmasc Challenge
Any:     Word Art Wednesday
             Inspiration Destination

Friday, November 17, 2017

More recycled Christmas Cards, 2017

I am still trying to figure out how to use this great die cut.  This time, I used an old, glittery Christmas card as the backdrop.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The metallic gold ribbon is also glittery.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
"G" (gold, glitter):  Beccys Place

Christmas 2017 - recycled - F for follower

This image is another die cut from a previous year's card.  The sentiment is computer generated, and I added a couple of strips of burlap.  This is for F in the alphabet challenge from Beccy's Place.  Could be F for follow the star.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
"F" :   Beccys Place

Thanksgiving Blessings ~ QKR Stampede #270

This week the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede has the option of "Give Thanks".  I like the look of a large sentiment with a background of patterned paper.  The challenge is open through 3 p.m. Thursday, and you may enter a maximum of 3 times.  Prizes are available for using QKR images as well as non-QKR.   This is one of the sentiments available from QKR Stampede.  The papers are from a DCWV Fall stack. I mostly covered the paper that includes the words family, foliage, and harvest - things for which we are thankful.   I added a bit of glittery fall leaf ribbon.  The wire edge adds a bit of texture.
Challenges entered:
Sketch (turned):   VLV Sketches  
Colors of Autumn:    Allsorts Challenge
                                    Crafty Calendar
Autumn Glitz:   Rubbernecker
Thankful:   Come and Get It 
Thanks:   Die Cuttin Divas 
Gratitude:    Dare2b Artzy 
So very Thankful:    Tuesday Throwdown
Monochromatic:    Di's Digi Designs
Large Sentiment:    Pile it On
Any:      Glitter 'n Sparkle
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
              Lemon Shortbread
              Scrapbook Stamp Society
              Paper Nest Dolls 
              Digi Choosday
              Word Art Wednesday
              Through the Craft Room Door



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Crafter's Cafe #185 - Tic Tac Toe ~ DT card

This is my card for the Design Team examples for the Nov. 15 challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.  The challenge is to choose a line from the Tic Tac Toe grid - with a twist.  The middle square - "charm" is required.  My line, a diagonal, is:  blue / charm / designer paper.  My image, provided by Bugaboo, is called Video Guy.  I like this image as it fits the masculine age group that can be a bit of a challenge.  Little did I realize that it was a bit more of a challenge for me, as my charms fit for a guy were pretty much non existent.  This key is the best I could do!  I added Washi tape.  The DP has been in my stash for a long time, as have the circle dies.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Digital image:   Star Stampz 
Sentiment:   Dream Valley
For Boys:    City Crafter
Masculine:   Cuttlebug Mania 
Any:     Emerald City Crafts 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Christmas 2017 ~11-12

This image is from my stash, colored with Prismas.  I used labels 4 Die cuts, ric rac for dimension, and dp from my stash.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning
"D"   Beccys Place

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Scribbles Designs Guest Designer

DT Call

Scribbles Designs will be turning FIVE in January and we are looking to expand our team. If this is something you might be interested in, you can head HERE to find out all the info you need to know in order to apply.

Whether you have previous experience or have never been on a team, it doesn't matter. We'd love to hear from people with all levels of experience.

DT Call ends December 15, 2017. 
We look forward to meeting you!

This is the card I made for the inspiration post this week at Scribbles Designs.  This image is called Cozy.  It has already been sent, and received by our Granddaughter-in-law.  She has a beloved dog named Gracie - do you see her name?  She loved the card, and told us that Gracie's favorite spot is on the back of the sofa!  Check out the lovely inspiration photo for the weekly challenge here.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is a freebie available at the Scribbles Store.
I used papers from a DCWV Stack called Teens, and a snippet of ribbon from my stash.  I added a few bones - I have a tiny punch from the $ bin at Michaels!
Challenges entered:  
Sketch:    Cheerful Sketches
Critter:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies 
Any:     A Perfect Time to Craft
             Crafty Girlz 
             Creative Fingers 
             Jo's Scrapshack
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
             Corrosive Challenges 
             Paper Nest Dolls      

Friday, November 10, 2017

Recycle Christmas 2017

Here is another of my recycled cards for this year.  I have lots of beautiful cards to recycle, but I also am addicted to using a sketch challenge as a starting point.  Here the real challenge is to find a pre-made card with an image that works wirh a sketch!  This one uses Labels 4 dies, some cs from my stash, and a starry embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  So, for the "C" challenge - Christ child, Christmas, card, Cuttlebug, cord, and, of course challenge.  This is for Beccy's 30 days in November Christmas challenge. 
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
"C" -  Beccys Challenges
Any:   Polkadoodle

QKR Stampede #269, ATG-option, Touch of Gold

This is my Design Team card for the weekly Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede - with the option of a touch of gold.  You have until 3 pm Thursday, Nov. 16, and you may enter up to 3 times.  There is a separate category for anyone who uses a QKR Stampede or Eureka image.  I will add an anniversary or wedding sentiment later.  You may see a few embossed hearts across the top of the black layer.  I used metallic gold cs for the Majestic Elements (Spellbinders) circle, and a bit of the leftover "negative" of the circle for the strip dividing the cream and black bg layers.  A few half pearls complete the elegant motif.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Any:   Creative Fingers
            A Perfect Time to Craft
            Crafty Girlz
            Love to Craft
             Jo's Scrap Shack
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Classic Design Team Challenge


Thursday, November 9, 2017

B is for Baby Jesus

This card features two recently acquired dies.  The sentiment is cut from an ornate circle die.  I cut a small piece of yellow cs to fit behind the stable roof for the star.  The BG is a Cuttlebug star folder.  I cut the oval opening to frame the manger scene.
I am a bit frustrated because the red in the photo is not the red IRL, which is a bit darker and more subdued in appearance.
Sketch:    52 Christmas Card Throwdown
B is for Baby Jesus:   Beccys Place

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Beccy's 2017 Christmas challenge "A"

I am planning to enter as many cards as I can in Beccy's alphabet challenge.  This is "A" for angel.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Beccy's  Christmas "A":  Beccys Place
Any/Christmas:  Angies Digital Stamps
Add a sentiment:   Dream Valley
W for white:  ABC Christmas Challenge
                         Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Monochrome Thanks for fall

Paper from DCWV fall stack; Cuttlebug Thanks die; Close to my Heart Stamp, VersaMagic Gingerbread ink; gold cord.  The background has no stamping - the design is all part of the DP.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Signs of the Seasons:   Heart 2 Heart
Fall:   House that Stamps Built
           Dies r us 
Thank you:   Cut it up Challenges
                       Cuttlebug Mania
Thankful:   Die-cut-Divas
                    Creative With Stamps (10 ch max) 

Friday, November 3, 2017

For Terry

This is such a fun sentiment for a humorous get well/thinking of you card!  Image and sentiment by QKR Stampede.  The image is watercolored, using my aqua brush.
Water colors:   Tuesday Throwdown
Any:   Word Art Wednesday

QKR Stampede DT card - Challenge #268, Anything Goes/option - Angel

This angel is called Caroling Angel.  I trimmed her with gold and a bit of copper.  Please join us at the QKR Stampede challenge this week.  The challenges are always Anything Goes, and it is up to you if you wish to choose the option (Angels).  The use of QKR Stampede images is also optional - there is a separate QKR Stampede winner who gets additional images.  You may enter up to 3 times by 3 p.m. Thursday.
Both sentiments are computer generated.  A bit of copper ric rac separates the pieces of DP.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Copper and gold:   Rubbernecker
All dressed up:    Incy Wincy
Christmas - optional, wings:   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 
Any holiday:   Hiding in my Craftroom
Any:   Crafty Creations
           Classic Design Team Challenge
           Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

TCCC #184 The Sound of Music

This week MUSIC is the theme for the challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.  Check out the blog for some great inspiration from the team members.  Some of us used images from one of the sponsors - Dr. Digi. I selected this one called The Sound of Music.  I did my best Julie Andrews imitation!  I am not sure she ever wore a green jumper in the film, but I thought green went with the DP I was using.  I have more than enough supplies to last a couple of lifetimes, but, alas, not much for the music theme.  I used several bits from my DCWV Heritage pad, including a music piece.  You may enter the challenge up to 3 times, with a maximum of 10 challenges entered.  The challenge will run for 2 weeks.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Dress up:   Incy Wincy
Hand colored image:    My Creative Scoop 
Girls have fun:   Crafty Catz
Any:    Digi Choosday
             Lemon Shortbread