I will have several more cards using this pre colored image from Beccy's Place. This time I needed a fairly quick card to include in my Shoebox... If you are not familiar with this program, Franklyn Graham sponsors a program through Samaritan's Purse- shoeboxes stuffed with necessities and some toys are sent to children all over the world.
Embossing folder - weaving; star confetti; gold sticker stripe; Sketch: Sweet Sketch Wednesday2 "F" for Holy Family: Beccys Challenges Christmas: C.R.A.F.T. Any: Pammies Inky Pinkies
I just got a set of Christmas dies from Peachy Cheap, This image and sentiment were included, though I ordered the set for others that were included. I am not sure about this - but I can see I need to use a solid background rather than this pattern paper. That will be for another day! The strips and mat are shiny gold. For day 6 at Beccy's Christmas challenge, I used embossed edges on the oval die cut, and ecru colored cs. Maybe I should add e for eyes - m y macular degeneration is bothering a lot today, and the print is jumping around a lot! Sketch: Sketch Saturday Day 6 -"E": Beccys Challenges Any-oprion, holiday: Crafters Castle Any - option, Christmas: Angies Christmas: Double Trouble
Da'sy 5 of Beccys challenges is to use colors - custard, moss, bisque and cocoa. I think the colors in the plaid (by Paper Studio) are at least close. I have used a pre colored image from Beccy's Place, and a sentiment from my computer files. Sketch: Stamplorations. Colors: Beccys Challenges Pretty papers: Allsorts Any: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
When I selected this paper (from a Recollections Watercolor pad) I could see a glow at the top that reminded me of the angels on high - now that I have the card here, it is no longer very visible. Oh, well,,,
QKR image, computer sentiment; bit of gold ribbon and gold paper; Spellbinder dies. The verse around the image is Luke 2:4-5...Joseph went up from Galilee to the city of David... with Mary who was with child. Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches "D" - die cuts, dark blue: Beccy's Challenges: Any: Scrapyland CAS Cut it up Any: Word Art Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
There are several family birthdays coming up. This is for our youngest granddaughter - she is on the Wings of Blue team at the Air Force Academy - yes, she parachutes out of perfectly good planes! I used chalk and fussy cut the image - it is from my files but I forgot to list the source. The planes are clip art, and I used an embossed cloud background - lightly sanded. Sketch: House that stamps built Take flight: Simon says stamp Monday Any: Jo's scrapshack. 2Crafty critter crazies
The image and slim blue panels are from the front of an old card; the embossed stars panel is the back of that same card. Whether you call it altered, upcycled or recycled, I saved nearly all the card from the trash! The other bg panel is burlap ribbon. I hope I will be able to complete quire a few cards for Beccy's November challenge. The text is computer generated. Sketch: Mojo-Monday A for altered: Beccys Challenges
Sentiment and pre-colored image by Beccy's Place (Thank you!); unknown die; butterfly punch, shiny gems on butterflies; oval die by Spellbinders; sheer ribbon; watercolor paper bg by Recollections. Local: the edging die reminds me of the metal work we have decorating our front door. Sketch: Tuesday Morning sketches Local: Beccys place Green, gems and a butterfly: Butterfly Spot Gems: Allsorts Any: Pink Gem Scrapyland
I have saved a lot of images from cards we have received, and it is time to use some of them. Besides having an opportunity to use attractive pictures, it helps me - my eyes will just not allow my to color images any longer. This Sketch Saturday sketch is perfect for using such picutres. I added some shiny twine and a punched border (Martha Stewart punch) Sketch: Sketch Saturday Any: Jos Scrapshack Whoopsi Daisy
Yeah! Mojo Monday is back - every 2 weeks or so. I am addicted to sketch challenges so this is welcome news. Once again, I am recycling a card from my stash (the ones I am using are all pre-2017.) The papers, unmarked, are from my collection, and I added a bit of burlap for texture. and roughed the edges to go with the vintage look of the image. Sketch: (Mojo) - Poetic Artistry Christmas: Happy Little Stampers Traditional Christmas colors: Allsorts Circles: Crafty Friends Any: Pammies Inky Pinkies
Check out the weekly challenge at SplitCoastStampers, MMTPT534. This week our cards go to a group called Card Care Connection. Feel free to join us in supporting that group - but no verse on the inside of the card.
I dry embossed the background, and die cut the butterflies and greeting from a recycled pecan pit box! Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches.happ Dies: Happylittlestampers Any: Creatalicious challenges
The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to create a feminine card. You may enter as many as 3 times, with a maximum of 10 challenges entered. We hope to see you there - there are several prizes up for grabs!
I was able to use this sweet pre-colored image,Just-thinking-winnie-special-moments from Polkadoodles. The papers are from my stash, and the lace and daisies are from a donation to my local craft group.
I have missed a lot of SplitCoastStampers Teapot Tuesday challenges, but certainly wanted to join last week. Anita has been supplying cards for her chemo group to use - but Anita herself is not always feeling up to making more cards. The Teapotters are helping her out by sending an extra card or two - mostly thank you and birthday cards. I made this one, and will enclose a few others from my RAK stash. If you would like to know more,hereis the link.
I used this pretty floral image from a "store bought" card I received. Supplies: washi tape, Spellbinder Labels die, Cuttlebug sentiment from Olivia set - probably the first CB set I ever bought! Sketch: Sketch Saturday Autumn: Use your stuff Die-cut-divas Dare2bartzy Flowers: Dream Valley Inspiration: Give a crafter a cookie Any: Word art Wednesday Paper nest dolls
The current #205, at the Crafter's Cafe is to use black and white with one color. This adorable angel from Cute as a Button just seemed to need to be surrounded by gold! I prepared several of the angels while doing this card, so I will be prepared to make a few more Christmas cards.
Details: O Holy Night image by Cute as a Button; Snowflake embossing folder by Cuttlebug; unknown DP; glittery gold mesh and cheer gold ribbon; gold glitter, Spellbinder oval dies; Twinkling H20 Egyptian gold. (I do not do well with adding glitter, and I wanted to use some sparingly on the angel's wings and robe. I made a wash of white glue and water to paint on designated areas, then added some Tinsel embossing powder by Recollections - then heat embossed. This achieved the desired result.
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I am so happy how this turned out! I cut the deer and tree panel from one of the cards in my stash. The sentiment is from Eureka, and the snowflake bg is embossed from a very much used Cuttlebug folder. It;s hard to see, but I added Stickles for some sparkly snow.
Recently I have tried to do more upcycling than previously. I have reached the point where I really must do something about that stack of cards I intend to use some day...!!! I also need to use my stash of supplies, stamps, etc - if I make 500 cards a month I might make a dent! (Just kidding, of course! These days, I am lucky to get a dozen or so a month.) Here I have used a lovely image from a card - one of the few I have suitable for a guy! I added the stamped sentiment, and used Spellbinders Labels 1 dies for the image, and sticker strips for the edging. Sketch: Inspire Create Upcycle: Shopping our Stash Birthday card: Cutitup CAS: a2z scrapbooking Dies: Crafty Sentiments. Any: Lemon shortbread
Challenge #204 at the Crafter's Cafe is to follow a seasonal theme - either spring or fall. Here in Arizona it is hard to think of anything but summer - the forecast is for close to 110 on Saturday! That being said, as fast as this year is passing by, Halloween is really just around the corner! This cute Halloween Sign image is from Paper Nest Dolls. I used several scraps of paper from a collection by The image is colored with water color pencils and an aqua pen, and I added some shiny gems.
Please join us with a maximum of 3 entries over the next two weeks - you will have a chance at one of several prizes.
I will send cards to the newly confirmed members of our church. We are pretty much a very mature congregation, so it is encouraging to have younger members. I want to show support for them whenever possible. This is for the young man in the group.
Image - Sweet n Sassy; DP - Faith, by the Paper Studio; sentiment die by Cheery Lynn. Sketch: Your Next Stamp Any: Leanns World101 Kitty Bee Word Art Wednesday Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to use 3 of something. I have the 3 circles, of course, but if you look carefully I have 3 punched bones in the corners. This image is calIed Happy dog - and I think this doggie is happy about that! The image comes from one of our sponsors, the QKR Stampede. Check out theCrafter.s Cafe blog for details. There are some fun prizes to be won.;
Circles - dies by Spellbinder; Image - Happy Dog by QKR Stampede; BG- Cuttlebug HappyBirthday folder, with splattered Walnut ink from my old stash. I think this birthday folder is the first embossing folder in my stash!
This is another example of recycling. I used the main image, and other parts of the same card for the background elements. You can't tell from the photo but there is some glittery texture to enhance the snowy, starry look. This will be added to my stash for Hearts for the Troops to send off to some sailors.
Sketch: Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Inspiration - light, and some colors: House that stamps built
winter: Incy Wincy
Technique - new to me - using more than just the main image of card to recycle: Pile it on
I used buttons on this birthday card, but if you enter the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafeyou may choose one or the other - or both, as I have. I know many of you have a button collection around there someplace! This image is part of a set available from one of our sponsors, Sparkle n' Sprinkle. The birds in the background are a part of the set as well. Actually, I have also had it in my collection as a freebie from Beccy's Place - thanks to both of you. It is a favorite of mine - so versatile as it can be a masculine birthday card, as I have done here, or it could be a thinking of you or sympathy card. Sketch: Tuesday morning sketches Embellishments: Beccys Place Wings: Star Stampz Die cut circle: Happy little stampers Tic tac toe (metallic ribbon, button, off the edge): House that stamps built Any: Crafting with an attitude Jo's scrapshack Patties creations Polkadoodle
With my eye sight declining, I am more and more relying on pre-colored images. This one, from Beccy's Place, seemed a good choice for a brother-in-law. One of his hobbies is making home made ice cream - not quite like these cones, but it may work. Do you think this works for a masculine card? I added some dew drops - for dripping ice cream. There are also button brads and some washi tape. Sketch: Sweetsketchwednesday2. Embellishments: Beccys place Tape it up: Simonsaysstampblog - monday For a man: Allsorts
I am so grateful for pre-colored digis - this one from TLC. I used some gold sticker strips and the "negative" dots to create a frame and add accents. Sketch: Sketch Saturday Theme - frame, also flowers: Butterfly Spot
I was inspired by several cards created by Janette Kausen for a recent Spellbinder blog hop. I missed the hop but still saw some impressive work. If you are looking, Janette, you do not need to worry about competition from me - yours are so stunning. But I will work on them!
Supplies: Darice embossing folder; black ribbon, Spellbinder die cut, various inks. Create your background: Simonsaysstampblog Wednesday Any: Diecuttindivas. Birthday: Dare2bartzy
This week I created a second card as a member of the Crafter's Cafe Design Team. This image is from Mari Digis Store. She is definitely relaxing - and probably dreaming of a vacation! Please join us during the next two weeks - there are great prizes available.
I used the spotlight technique and highlighted her cute little kitty - using a water color wash for the rest of the image. The background papers come from an old collection whose name is unavailable.
(footnote - I am struggling with the onset of macular degeneration - coloring images is a huge challenge so I am going to be using other techniques as I am most reluctant to give up card making!) Sketch: Sketch Saturday Any, with a cat: Show us our Pussies Holidays: Pink Gem challenge Any: Jo's Scrapshack.
This uses a new set, Nativity, from Art Impressions - a prize that I just won. It includes 4 stamps and 2 dies. You see the 3 layers in the view above - the main stable and sentiment, the inner manger, and the baby revealed in the last view. The two dies create openings to show the inner layers.
I used chalk and stencils for a background - in subtle colors.
Once again the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede is Anything Goes. Join us here by 6 p.m. Friday, with up to 3 entries, and you have an opportunity to win digi images from the shop. There is a separate category for QKR/Eureka images, and for non-QKR. Stop by to see what great cards the other team members have created!
This week I used the image I Corinthians 13:13 - I am not sure if I will use it for a wedding or anniversary card. I had a bit of Anna Griffin paper to use - very elegant looking, I think!
Other supplies -Spellbinder circle dies; Fiskar border punch, shiny leaves and sprigs from a floral stem; flowers from my stash.
Sadly, this is my last DT card for QKR Stampede. I have enjoyed a long stint first with Eureka and then with QKR Stampede. A special thanks to Karal and the rest of the team for their support and encouragement. On a personal note, I am having to step aside because of a deterioration of my eye sight. I have been diagnosed with macular degeneration for several years. Until just recently it was the lesser dry type. Now I have the "wet" version in one eye. Over a period of a couple of months I have noticed a marked change. There is a considerable amount of distortion - wavy lines, missing bits, blurriness. I can no longer do a decent job of coloring images, and it is a challenge to read and comment. I will be taking a series of shots, which may slow the progress of the damage to my eye. If anyone has any personal experiences with this condition I would welcome your comments. Needless to say, this is a very discouraging diagnosis. I am relying on prayer and the skill of my doctors to preserve as much vision as possible. Challenges entered: Wedding/anniversary: My time to Craft Inspiration: Cupcakeinspirations Any: Scrapyland Angiesdigitalstamps Crafting-with-friends Lil patchofcraftyfriends Wordartwednesday Simonsaysstampblog Wednesday
I used both the sentiment and image from an old Christmas card combined with flocked snowflake DP and a starry embossing folder. The ribbon is glittery and the DP has a shiny bg. I was going to add glitter but since it is being sent to Hearts for the Troops I skipped the glitter - that is usually a
no-no for the military. The circle die is from Spellbinders.
A little sparkle: Simonsaysstamp Monday
Die cuts: Scrapyland Simonsaysstamp Wednesday
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.