Saturday, December 15, 2018

Crafter's Cafe challenge #210 - Glitter and/or Christmas

We hope you will join us for the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe - Christmas, and/or glitter - choose one or use both!  The challenge runs until the end of December.  NOTE:  we will take a little break and resume on January 15.   I have chosen to feature this cute snowman set from MMedelIllustrations.
I colored these cuties with watercolors.  I added glitter to tri the hats and enhance the background snowflakes.  Punched snowflakes and silver ribbon complete the look.
Sketch:  Mojo-Monday
Christmas:   Countryviewchallenges
                    Simon says stamp Wednesday
Season's Greetings:  Love to Scrap
winter greetings:   Simon says stamp Monday  
Tic tac toe (top line and diagonal):  House that stamps built
 Any:   Love to Craft
            Aud Sentiments 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Snowman with Plaid

This cute snowman is called Snow Posh, by .Creative Bug   one of the sponsors of the cuttent challenge at the Crafter's cafe.  The theme of the challenge is Use Lace and/or Christmas, and it runs for two weeks.  We hope to see you there - check out the prizes, rules and other details here
I used more of the plaid cs to paper piece his hat and scarf.  The sentiment is computer generated.
Sadly, Becy's month of Christmas challenges is drawing to a close -  I did not actually make it to "S", but I had fun trying.  Maybe next year!! 
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
"S" - snowman:   Beccys Challenges
Inspiration (plaid and white):  Tuesday Throwdown 
Christmas:  Crafting by designs 
Any:  Crafty Sentiments 
           Pammies Inky Pinkies
           Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
            Whoopsi Daisy           

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Luke 2:4-5

Luke 2:4-5 (quoted around the image) ...Joseph went up from the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, to be registered with Mary, who was with child...
Image and sentiment - digis from QKR; misc. papers; burlap, gold cord.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
:"L"- Luke 2:  Beccys Place

Christmas Joy 2018

Image - digi by TLC; misc. papers, Kraft mat; metallic gold ribbon.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Bingo day 11  - botttom row:  Beccys Place

Saturday, November 24, 2018

For Margie

A friend fell on Thursday - as a result she has a broken bone in her lef.  She already had serious back problems, so I am pretty sure recuperation will not be easy. 
Items used - misc. papaers. a strip of mesh, large brad, ribbon and colored image by antiqueimages.blogspot.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Include a sentiment:    Di's Digi Designs

Friday, November 23, 2018

Christmas 2018 - more recycling

This is a great sketch to use as I continue my recycling efforts - so many images are quite large.  Here I cut around the wings to make the image fit the A2 size.  I added some gold sticker strips and also recycled a metallic gold package envelope for tha mat as well as the die cut "Joy".
Sketch:  Case this sketch.
CAS:    Allsorts
"H" - Hark the Herald angels ((or Heavenly Host)   Beccys Challenges

Thursday, November 22, 2018

3 pieces recycled

For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving today...enjoy the day and I hope you have much to be thankful for.  Our list is long - including faith, family, friends amd freedom .  Later we will join several others at church - there will be a turkey dinner served for those who, like us, are far from family today.  I have my green bean casserole ready to go!
Once again I found pieces of old cards to recycle - the lovely picture and two glittery pieces for the background.  It does not show but the whole left panel is glittery, as are the snowflakes and the star.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
"G" for glitter and Glory to God: Beccys Challenges
CAS  Christmas:  Allsorts

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Christmas 2018 with Beccy's image

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

Friday, November 9, 2018

Using new dies

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 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

HB, Spencer

Our grandson recently had  a successful moose hunt - with a bow and arrow.  I dug this image out of my Wish RAK box - I thought he would enjoy it.  The camo bg is by Paper Studio, and the trees from Paper Pizzazz. The strip is a bit of decorated duct tape and I used Dazzles for the black strips.
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Make some one smile:   Penny Black at Allsorts (removed due to subject matter)
2 patterned papers:   Crafty Friends
Any:   2 Crafty Critter Crazies 
            Crafters Castle

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

christmas 2018 - Nativity

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

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Christmas 2018, "D"

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

Christmas 2018 - red and white

Pre colored image from Beccy's Place; computer sentiment; Swiss dots embossing folder; Spellbinder circles to cut aperture; cheery Lynn branch; red cs.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
C - cardinal, Christmas:   Beccys Challenges
CAS :  Cutitup
Any:   Scrapyland

Saturday, November 3, 2018

HB, Adrienne

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 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Beccy's Christmas 2018 - "B"

Sweet Sketch Wednesday2

Precolored image and sentiment from Beccy's Place Nativity set; background upcycled from a Christmas card; ,metallic silver ribbon.  (The Nativity set was a recent prize - thanks, Beccy!)
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
 B - blue, Baby Jesus:  Beccys Place
Any;  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
           Word art Wednesda 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Altered card for Christmas

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

The Crafter's Cafe - DT card for "masculine" challenge

I received some great papers from DeCosse;s Dynamite Doodles, and used them to showcase the sentiment - also from there.  I added twine, and a backdrop of the birthday embossing folder from Embossalicious.
Please join us over the next couple of weeks for the Masculine challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.  See the blog for details and lots of fun inspiration - as well as the prize list.
Sketch:     Catch the Bug
Lots of layers:   Art Impressions 
 Take flight (flying frogs???)  Simon Says Stamp Monday
 Any:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Using a corner die

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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Pre colored image and sentiment  Beccy's Place; small butterfly punch, glitter flakes (flower centers); corner die; glossy accents and gems (on butterflies); cloud embossing folder; floral Washi tape.
"G" - green, gold, grape, gems, glossy accents, glitter, butterfly -  Butterfly spot challenge.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches 
Keep it local (butterflies):  Beccys place

Friday, October 26, 2018

Recycled Christmas

Thanks to Sketch Sat. for another chance to use an image from my stack of cards to recycle.  The snowy bg paper is by Paper Studio.
U - snow UPON the roof ; V - Very quick:  ABC Christmas challenge
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday.
Any:   Morgans Art World
            Hiding in my craftroom
            Jo's Scrapshack

Recycling again

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

Christmas 2018

Details later...


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Recycled Christmas 2018 - Mojo Monday Sketch

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   

Saturday, October 20, 2018

More butterflies

CS - from my new watercolor pad by Recollections; unknown DP for the Spellbinder butterflies and Cuttlebug sentiment; black borders; burnt orange acrylic dots.
Sketch:  Tuesday morning sketches
Black, purple, orange:   Pile it on challenge
 "B" - border, burnt orange, butterfly:  Butterfly Spot
Embellishments (dots):   Art Impressions
Any:  Pammies inky pinkies 
            Cute daisy may

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Teapot Party sends cards to cancer patients

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

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe challenge - "feminine"

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.
Any:    Digi choosday \
             Jo's scrapshack

Friday, October 12, 2018

No stamping for MMTPT232

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, here is 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
Flowers:  Dream Valley
Inspiration:    Give a crafter a cookie
Any:   Word art Wednesday
            Paper nest dolls

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy birthday, Paul

Image - TLC digi (posted July 2016); pine branch die cut by Cheery Lynn;  Washi tape;  sentiment, embossing,circles, cs from my stash.   Yeah!  I used several items from my vast collection!  This image shows a guy relaxing in his canoe - enjoying the pleasant autumn day.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Autumn:   Pattie's Creations
Trees/leaves:   Allsorts
Any:    Lilpatchofcraftyfriends 
             Crafters castle   
             Creative fingers
              Crafting with an attitude
              Creative Knockouts

Monday, October 1, 2018

Crafter's Cafe DT card for challenge 205 - black, white, one color

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.
We hope you will join us at the Crafter's Cafe for the current challenge.  And we have special news for this challenge:
"The still new Double Trouble Challenge, held on the1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, coincided with our October 1st challenge. We have joined for a linking up of the Black, White plus 1 colour,

If you decide to link your project on both challenges, you have a chance of be a randomly selected winner at The Crafter's Cafe and also  a randomly selected winner of Double Trouble  where the prizes are: If you are in North America, you will receive their "Bag of Things" and if you are outside of North America, you will receive a monetary gift from a popular digital company!  That gives you a chance of winning one of five prizes."
 Check it our here:  Double Trouble Challenge
Challenges entered: 
 Sketch  #291:  Sketch Saturday
Favorite color:    Dare2bartzy.
Christmas comes early:   Addicted-to-stamps-
"B" - black, border:   Sir Stampalot
             House that stamps built 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Some new old items to use

I belong to a local crafter's group.  Our leader some times gets items a family is wanting to give to good homes.  The last time, I scored on several lengths of lace and other trims.  I finally had a chance to use the orange lace and the dragonfly trims.  They were a good match for the Our Daily Bread image ( one i had already colored).  I used Spellbinder circle dies and DP from my stashand I added some  shiny orange gems to the dragonflies.
Sketch:   Feeling-sketchy
Circles:   Art Impressions 
Bling:   Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge 
Dies:    Happy Little Stampers
Dragonfly critters:   2 crafty critter crazies    
Lace:    Creative craft cottage
Any:   A bit more time to craft

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Christmas 2018

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.

Sketch:  Tuesday Morning sketches
Embossing:   Paper shelter
Christmas:   C.R.A.F.T.
creatures:   Frillyandfunkie   

Any:   Pammies



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Upcycled birthday card

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 

The Crafter's Cafe challenge #204 - DT card

  • 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.  
  • Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
  • "B" - bat, black:   Stamping Sensations
  • 3 or more layers:   Crafty Gals Corner 
  • Fall:  Aud Sentiments
  • Critter:   2 Crafty Critter Crazies
  • Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies 
  •             Sum More Fun     
  •             Paper Nest Dolls

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Confirmation 2018 - last card


This is the last of a series of cards I have made to send to members of this year's confirmation class at our church.  We are mostly mature members, and I think it is so important to do all we can to encourage the younger members.  Image - Sweet 'n sassy;  Darice embossing folder; die cut sentiment by Cheery Lynnlabels die cut by Spellbinder; Washi tape and gold ribbon.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Die cut:   Scrapyland
Embossing:   Crafty Friends
Encouragement:  Crafting by designs 
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack 
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Aloha Friday 
             Word Art Wednesday. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Confirmation card #2

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

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Confirmation 2018

Each year I try to send cards to young people who are being confirmed in our church - as a reminder of the support of members. This image by Sweet n Sassy is great to use, and I always like the white and red combination.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Book:    Tuesday Throwdown
Any:    Through the craft room door
             Word Art Wednesday
             Lemon Shortbread

Saturday, September 1, 2018

DT Card for the Crafter's Cafe challenge #203 - use 3 of something

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 the Crafter.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 Happy Birthday folder, with splattered Walnut ink from my old stash.  I think this birthday folder is the first embossing folder in my stash!

Sketch:   Housethatstampsbuilt
Oldest stash item:  Pile it on
Splatters:   Tuesday Throwdown
What makes you happy:   Diecuttindivas.
 Any:   Simonsaysstamp Wednesday
             Corrosive Challenges
              QKR stampede 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Christmas 2018 Recycled

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #202 - birthday and/.or buttons

I used buttons on this birthday card, but if you enter the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe you 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

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Happy birthday, Norm

Allsorts challenge
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

Friday, August 10, 2018

Happy Anniversary, Myril and Iva

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Silhouette Christmas 2018

I tried something new for this card - I used gold sticker strips to add a border to the card.  The left side features rick rac and a couple of gold strips. The silhouette image is a Stampendous stamp and the die cuts are Spellbinders.
Sketch/colors:  Your Next Stamp
Christmas:   Cutitup challenge
"B" = Bethlehem border:  Pennyblackatallsorts 
silhouette, with die cuts:   Die-cut-divas
New to me technique - sticker border :  Pileitonchallenge

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Sunset background

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Crafter's Cafe - 2nd DT card for challenge #201- Travel and/or relaxing

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. 

Crafter's Cafe - DT card for challenge #201 - Travel and/or Relaxing

This pre-colored image by one of the sponsors,Polkadoodles (Primrose, the Darling Buds)  is great for the current theme at the Crafter's Cafe.  She is definitely relaxing among the flowers and butterflies.  Please check out the details of the challenge - Travel and/or Relaxing - and join us during the next two weeks.  There are great prizes available!.
Image - precolored digi by Polkadoodles;  papers - Garden Party by DCWV; punched butterflies
Challenges entered:
Sketch:     Creativesketchygirls:  
 warm wishes:   Pileitonchallenge
Flowers:  (10 ch max)   Southerngirlschallenge
Any - option - use yellow (flowers):  Craftycatz
Any:   Polkadoodle
           Simonsaysstamp Wednesday