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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Christmas '18 recycled

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.
Sketch:  Tuesdaymorningsketches
A little sparkle:   Simonsaysstamp Monday
Die cuts:   Scrapyland
                 Simonsaysstamp Wednesday

HBirthday to a sailor

This is another card I will donate to a local group called Hearts for the Troops.  The organizer, a Navy mom, sends birthday cards to her son's shipmates.  I wish I had time to make more!  This is a Dearie Doll colored digi.  The vertical stripes are Washi tape, the horizontal ones are ribbon, and I used Spellbinder circle dies.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Die Cuts:    Scrapyland
                   Simonsaysstamp Wednesday
Critter:     2craftycrittercrazies
Ribbon:     Thepapershelter
Cat:    Showusyourpussies
Any:    Craftingbydesigns


Friday, July 20, 2018

DT card for QKR Stampede, anything goes

For our weekly challenge I have used an image called "Duck" and the accompanying sentiment - from QKR Stampede.  Please join us - you may be a winner and earn some images!  The deadline is 6 p.m. EDT Thursday.
I used a little chalk to add some color to the duck, but I mostly left it the way it printed.  The papers are from my stash  I added a sparkly piece of cord.  The die cuts are Spellbinder circles.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning sketches
Die:   Scrapyland
          Simonsaysstamp Wednesday   
Layers:   Diecuttindivas 
Animal:   Crafting-with-dragonflies 
Sparkle:    Simonsaysstamp Monday
Any:   WordartWednesday

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Recycling for Christmas 2018

The image and background mat are recycled from an old Christmas card.  I added some gold mesh and shiny ribbon as well as DP from my stash.
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Any die:    Simonsaysstampblog Wednesdaychallenge
Christmas:   12 months of Christmas
                    Kitty Bee 
                     Sasayaki Glitter
                     Whoopsie Daisy
Add sparkle:   Simonsaysstampblog Monday

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe challenge #198 - Lots of Layers


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.
"o" - layer ON layer:   ABC Christmas Challenge

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Christmas 2018

I am determined to upcycle several of the Christmas cards I have been saving.  Unfortunately, I am also addicted to sketch challenges, and many of the sketches do not work well with the shapes of cards I have.  So when there is one that works, I want to jump at the chance!  This is a sort of spotlight technique - after I cut the oval I decided that I could use the rest of the image for a background - bonus!!!  The card base is actually a double sided piece of cs  The stars are punched, and I added gold cord.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
"on" the snow:   ABC Christmas Challenge
 Christmas in July:    Whoopsie Daisy
                                 Kitty Bee\
                                  Star stampz.
Any:   12monthsofchristmas

Friday, July 13, 2018

DT card for QKR Stampede #304 - for Cheryl

This image with an old fashioned look is perfect for my sister-in-law whose birthday is next week.  She loves to read - summer or winter!  I kept the black and white color scheme to maintain the vintage feel.  The "Girl Reading" image is from QKR Stampede.  Please join us for the anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week.  You may submit up to 3 entries by 6 p.m. Thursday.  Winners receive digis from the store.
The papers I used are from an old pack from Costco, and I used oval Spellbinder dies.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
New to me image:   Disdigidesignschallenge
Summer fun:   Simonsaysstamp Monday 
Girlie:   Crafty Calendar
Dies:    Dies 'R Us
Vintage:   Pileiton
Anything goes:    Papernestdollschallenge

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Another card for a sailor.

Sweek Sketch Wednesday2

Here is another card to donate - to be sent to sailors who are deployed - see more details in my previous post.  I hope that some one will enjoy this cardboard boat image by Dearie Dolls - a pre-colored freebie.  I have so many supplies I am trying to use - the corner items are stickers.  I added twine and some shiny gems. Spellbinder dies were used to cut the ovals.
Sketch:   Sweetsketchwednesday2.
Red, white, blue:  Simonsaysstamp Monday
                             Simonsaysstampblog. Wednesday
 Patriotic:   Cutencraftychallengeblog
Masculine:    Artimpressionsstamp
Inspiration:    C.R.A.F.T. 
(Spellbinder) dies:   Diesruschallenge.blogspot

Saturday, July 7, 2018

For a sailor

I have been giving some cards to a local group called Hearts for the Troops.  A navy Mom most recently "adopted" an entire navy ship - sending care packages and cards. One of the sailors should enjoy this.  I hope to have a few more cards for her to send for birthdays as well as some to include in the care boxes.  For this card I used a pre-colored Dearie Doll digi, embossing by Cuttlebug, washi tape, a bit of pattern paper, and die cuts by Spellbinder.
Sketch:   Diecuttindivas 
animals  (Fish):   Crafting-with-dragonflies
Patriotic:    Cutencrafty
Red, white, blue:     Simonsaysstamp Monday
                                 Simonsaysstampblog Wednesday
Any, with Spellbinder die:   Scrapyland
Inspiration - colors:   VOstamps
Great outdoors:   Housethatstampsbuilt
Nautical:    Daranddiane  
Any:    Pammies

Friday, July 6, 2018

Happy Birthday, Terry

  QKR Stampede DT card

Challenge #303 - Anything Goes

This card is already in the mail - our son-im-law's birthday is Saturday.  He loves to grill and does a good job - this image suits him so well!  The always Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede runs from Friday morning through Thursday at 6 p.m. EDT.  You may enter as many as 3 times.  There is a winner for using an image from the QKR shop, and another winner for others.  We look forward to seeing your great creations!
The image is called BBQ Grilling - image and sentiment are both from the QKR Stampede shop.  I had some fun gingham DP from Paper Pizzazz, and an extra 3-D ant sticker to use. The backing is the Cuttlebug HB folder. and I added a couple of strips of Washi tape.
Sketch #256:  Sketch Saturday
Birthday Bash:   A2Z Scrapbooking
Red, white, blue:   DLArt 
Summer:    Dragonfly Dreams
Any:    Cardsgalorechallenges

Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe
Challenge #197 - CAS (Clean and Simple)

We invite you to join us during the next two weeks for the CAS challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.  There are several prizes up for grabs - so keep it simple and post your entries.  You may enter up to 3 times - any project - with a maximum total of 10 challenges entered.
This image,"Special Sweet Joys". is furnished by Mari Digis.  I colored her with Prisma pencils, and added a grassy die cut by Die-Namics.  The other edges are shiny green and gold stickers from Hot off the Press.  The sentiment is an acrylic sticker from my stash.
Sketch:  Catchthebugblog
 Inspiration - wooden building, long grass:  Pinspirational Challenges
Inspiration - tiny pink flowers:  Cupcakeinspirations
            Through the Craft Room Door

Friday, June 29, 2018

First Christmas card for 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge 302
Anything goes



Once again, the QKR Stampede weekly challenge is anything goes.  Come join us for a chance to win some of the great images available at their shop.  My choice this week is "Bethlehem with Verse",   I am always looking for something to express the celebration of the first Christmas - as well as an image I can use for multiple fairly quick cards.  I selected the QKR Stampede image "Bethlehem with verse" as well as one of several Merry Christmas sentiments found in the QKR/Eureka shop - in a variety of fonts.  We hope you join the fun - you may enter as many as 3 times before 6 p.m. on Thursday.  
To complete the card I used red cs dry embossed with stars (Cuttlebug), a gold gift bag recycled for the frame,  and a piece of gold twine.  (Note:  the metallic gold does not look gold here on the screen, and the stars are much more visible IRL.)
Challenges entered:   
Sketch:   /Stella Says Sketch
Frame:   AAA cards
Celebration:     Star Stampz
Christmas:   Merry Monday
                     Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge  
Quick and easy Christmas:   fabnfunkychallenges
Holiday:    Hidinginmycraftroom
Twine:    http://crafting-with-dragonflies
Any - Bingo (embossing, metal, red):   angiesdigitalstamps
 Any - lilpatchofcraftyfriends
            Through the Craft Room Door
            Crafty Gals Corner

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Patriotic BIrds

Image - AI Windows on the World series; coloring with Prismas and a red marker'; Ribbon by Model Crafts' DP from AMuse; butterfly punch.  The edge of the image is heat embossed with Old Gold - a bit hard to tell in the photo.
Sketch:    Feeling-Sketchy
The written word:   Country View
Patriotic colors:    Art Impressions
In the Garden:    Penny Black at Allsorts
Bright and cheerful    Simon Says Stamp wednesday
Red, white, blue:   Gem
Any:   Crafty Sentiments
         Word Art Wdnesday

Friday, June 22, 2018

You've been on my heart

QKR Stampede - Challenge 301
DT card - Anything Goes 
I seem to be on a run of doing bright cards - not my usual style, but the colors seemed to fit this image.  This is for challenge #301 at QKR Stampede.  We hope you will join us with a maximum of 3 entries - if your card is a winner you could select this or other images.  There are 2 winners - one for using a QKR Stampede or Eureka image, and the other for any image.  The deadline for entries is 6 pm Thursday, EST.
This image combines a sentiment with the image - you will find it in the shop under the title  "On my heart".  It is also available without the verse - called Butterfly and sunflowers.  This is perfect for so many occasions when you want to remind some one you are thinking of them. The image was colored with Prismas.  I used patterned papers from my stash; violet cs for mats; my Victoria embossing folder;  sheer raspberry ribbon from Pizzazz Aplenty; shiny rhinestones and a die cut butterfly from my collection of pre-cut items.  The butterfly and flowers certainly remind me of summer!
Challenges entered:  
Sketch:  Cheerful Sketches
Tic Tac Toe diagonal (gems, embossing, ribbon):  Housethatstampsbuilt
The written word:   Country View 
Bright colors:   Dare2bartzy 
Bright and cheerful:   Simon says stamp Wednesday
Embossing:    Die cuttin Divas
Summer:   Thats Crafty
                   Cuttlebug Mania 
Flowers:    Crafting by Designs
Anything that Flies:   Patties Creations 
Butterfly:    Double D 
You're on my mind:   Tuesday Throwdown
"V"  vertical, violet, and a butterfly:   Butterfly Spot
Any :   Crafting with an attitude 
            Crafty Sentiments
            A bit more time to craft 
           Whoopsi daisy  
            Creative Fingers
           Paper Nest Dolls
           Word Art Wednesday


Friday, June 15, 2018

QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge - DT card

This is another fun image from QKR Stampede - and one that worked perfectly for a birthday card for hubby.  I used a QKR sentiment for the inside of the card, with a strip of washi tape for trim.  The card is finished with a left over bright DP, twine, and a highlighted bit of the Cuttlebug  birthday embossing folder.
Challenges entered:
Sketch:  Yournextstamp.
Teal and red:  Double D 
Bright colors:   Dare2bartzy. 
Summer colors:   Crafty Gals Corner
3 of something (3 panels):  Crafty Calendar 
Frame:   Cuttlebugmania
Frame:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Song  (Cole Porter You're the Top):  Ikes World
Sentiment:    Aud Sentiments
Scraps:  Hdinginmycraftroom
Any:    Lemonshortbread


Crafter's Cafe DT card for challenge #196 - For a Child

We hope you will join me and the rest of the amazing DT at the Crafter's Cafe for this challenge - for a child.  You have until the end of the month to post your entry - and to have a chance to win some fun images!  My image, called Spring Cleaning, is from  Scrap N Dipity.  I colored her using Prismas, and found some craps of very bright DP to display her.  I used the negative of the Happy Birthday die for the greeting.
Challenges entered: 
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Bright colors:   Dare2bartzy 
Lots of yellow     Pink Gem
Birthday:   Rubbernecker 
Any:   Cards Galore
           Paper Nest Dolls


Friday, June 8, 2018

Last graduation card?

Hat image by QKR Stampede; star embossing folder by Cuttlebug; scallop punch;  Spellbinder circle dies; sentiment from a scrap of DP; Washi tape.
Method:  I like this idea for the right edge of the card.  As per sketch, I punched the scallops.  I wrapped a length of Washi tape (I used 3/8 inch wide) all around the inside edge of the card - so it adds interest to both the inside and the back of the card.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Graduation:    DLArt
                         Quick quotes
Black & white  + gold:   Addicted-to-stamps- 
Any:     Crafters Castle

More graduation cards

I used a couple of Chip board stickers that have been collecting dust - time to use them!   The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug, and I added a bit of Washi tape.  I cut the black circle with a Spellbinder die.
Sketch:   Die Cuttin Divas
Graduation:  DLArt
Black and white  + 1 color:  Addicted-to-stamps
Masculine:   Dream valley
Any:  Pammies inky pinkies 

Design Team card for QKR Stampede challenge #299 - anything goes

I need several cards for guys in the next few weeks.  This is for my brother's birthday.  He is not especially interested in cars, but since he and the car are both "vintage" I thought it appropriate.
 I used the image "old car" as well as the sentiment from QKR Stampede.  The new challenge at QKR Stampede begins now and ends at 6 p.m. EDT Thursday.  You may enter as many as 3 times, and there are separate categories for QKR/Eureka images, and for "other".  We encourage you to use your QKR Stampede/Eureka products.
I added a touch of silver (stars and cord) to the black/white theme.  The finished size is 4.5x6.25.

Note to blogger users - I have been frustrated by the lack of e-mail notices for comments.  I hope I solved the problem by writing a comment and clicking on the box that asks for e-mail notification.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp 
What a guy:   Tuesday Throwdown
Black and white + 1 color:   Addicted-to-stamps 
Any:        Polkadoodle 
               A Bit More Time
              Cards Galore       
             Love to Craft   

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Another Graduation card

DP by the Paper Studio; Dearie Doll free digi, colored with chalk pencils; sticker numbers and other embellishments; Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinder circle dies.
Sketch:   Ttuesday Morning Sketches
Graduation:    DLart
Frame:   Cuttlebug Mania
Letters/numbers:    Paper Shelter
Any:   Jos scrapshack.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Graduation 2018

This year we have lots of graduations in our extended family.
Image (fussy cut) and sentiment - QKR Stampede;  Congrats EF by Cuttlebug; Spellbinder oval dies; glittery gold star (chip board); gold sticker strips.
Sketch (10 Ch. max):   Feeling- Sketchy
Graduation:   DLart
3 of something (white, black, gold):   Pink Gem 
Any, with Spellbinder die:  Scrapyland
Any, option of black and white:   Crafty Catz
Any:    Jos Scrapshack  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The window is open

I don't have a door, but I "opened" the window by cutting off the dividing bar on the lower half.  That gives the adorable puppy a chance to lean over the window sill! I was able to use 2 prize images just received from We Are 3.  They are window view images.  To the left is an image with trees, and of course the cute little girl and her puppy - pre colored.  The bright papers are from Recollections.
Sketch:   House that stamps built
Openings:   Art Impressions 
Bright and Beautiful    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Anything that flies:   Patties Creations
Frame:   Cuttlebug Mania
Colors- hot pink, harvest gold, hunter green: Butterfly Spot 
Any:   Crafty Catz

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Birthday bear

I got to ink up and cut out a part of the prize I just won at Die Cuttin Divas - RubberNecker products.  This adorable bear stamp came with matching die.  I colored him with soft chalk pencils.  The DP is from a Stampin Up pad.  The burlap, sentiment and die cut buttons were all in my stash.
I am pretty sure this bear just got out of his winter den and is watching for summer to arrive - he looks like a little cub, at any rate.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday.
Tic-tac-toe (column #1):  House that Stamps Built
Masculine:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Cute bear:  Cute n Crafty
Ready for Summer:   Rubbernecker
Any:    Die Cuttin Divas
            Digi Choosday
           Crafty Gals Corner 
          Simon Says Stamp .Wednesday

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Honoring Eagle Scout Daniel

The image is from a borrowed stamp whose name I have forgotten.  I die cut (Spellbinder oval) the BSA logo from the announcement of the Eagle scout induction for a nephew.  The Congrats is a Cuttlebug die cut.
Sketch - rotated:   Your Next Stamp
Masculine:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Butterflies and Birds:  Cuttlebug mania
Any, with a die cut:   Cute Daisymay
                                    Die cuttin divas
Any:    Simon Says Stamp .Wednesday 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Coffee Drinking non aging Maxine!

This is an image that has been in my RAK stash for a long time.  Can any one help me with the origin?  I colored her with Prismas.  The flowers are a variety of die cuts - some are Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:    House That Stamps Built
Hand colored image:   My Creative Scoop
Flower power:    Paper Shelter
Colors:   Your Next Stamp
Coffee:   Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Happy Anniversary, hubby!

This is doing double duty.  Today is our 61st anniversary - I must admit that I sometimes run out of ideas after exchanging so many cards over the years.  (He has anniversary, birthday and father's day within about 3 weeks so that increases the challenge.)  But this certainly expresses how I feel,  In spite of health challenges over the past few years, he does so much to make me feel loved.

This image is from QKR Stampede.  I hope you will join us for the anything goes challenge.  You may enter up to 3 times - the deadline is always Thursday at 3 p.m.
I used Twinkling H20's to give some shimmer to the hearts and the cup.  The papers are from a Beau Papier collection.
Sketch:    Die-sketch-tanten-challenge.
Hand colored image:   My Creative Scoop.
Coffee cup:  Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Any:   House that stamps built
           Simon says stamp Wednesday  
           Crafty Gals Corner
           Lemon Shortbread

Bonus DT card for Crafter's Cafe - TIc Tac Toe

I had an opportunity to select a bonus image for the current Tic Tac Toe challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.  I was happy to select All American Owen from the Paper Nest Dolls.  He will make a great card to donate to the local group Hearts for the Troops - but not so great for the tic tac toe grid LOL!
  The embossed layer is by Darice and looks like fireworks.
Diagonal - white, patterned paper, dry embossing

Come join us during the next two weeks!

Challenges entered: 
Hand colored image:   My Creative Scoop.
Masculine:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any:    Lemon Shortbread
            Crafty Gals
           House that Stamps Built
          Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 

DT card for Crafter's Cafe - tic tac toe

Please join the Crafter's Cafe challenge during the next two weeks - following the tic tac toe challenge - that is tic tac toe with a twist - be sure to use the center square.  since that is Patternrd Paper it should be pretty easy!  My image is called Time Well Spent, and comes from Creative BUg on the Loose - look for this great father-son image under Family Connections.
I colored the image with Prismas.  The DP has fishing lures - they are very subtle and hard to see!
These are the tic-tac-toe squares I completed - nearly all of them!  Diagonals:  white, patterned paper, embossing and yellow, patterned paper, black; also - first column - white, twine, black.

Challenges entered:
Sketch (turned):     Sketch Saturday   
Masculine:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Hand Colored image:   My Creative Scoop
Any:    Crafting- With- Friends
             Simon Says Stamp Wednesday        

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Turtle Day

Unknown image from my stash; misc. papers; Cuttlebug HI die cut; spellbinder rectangle dies; Die-namics grass die; Prismas to color; die cut butterfly from my stash (I have a lot of die cuts sent to me as RAK's)
Sketch:   Die-sketch-tanten-challenge
Use a turtle:    Die Cuttin' Divas
Things with wings:   Crafty Calendar
Butterflies:    Allsorts Challenge
                       Cuttlebug Mania
H is for Hunter Green:    Butterfly Spot
Any:         Cards Galore

RubberNecker prize- Roses

I was lucky enough to win several RubberNecker stamps at a recent Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.  This is actually a two step stamp, but I need to practice a bit using that technique - no extra time today!  I did watercolor these lovely summer roses. The sentiment is a library stamp from 7Gypsies.   At least, when we lived in Nebraska, roses certainly meant summer  - not so much here in Arizona!  Also, when I see them, I am reminded of the old song "Red Roses for a Blue Lady".
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Ready for Summer:    Rubber Necker
Song:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
More than one stamp:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any Bow:   Craft-dee bowz 
 Any:   Crafty Sentiments 
            Pammies Inky Pinkies    
            Penny Black at Allsorts.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Remembering the fallen military heroes - Memorial Day 2018

This is my Design Team card for this week.  Once again the QKR Stampede challenge is Anything Goes.  You may complete up to 3 entries and post them before 6 p.m. Thursday May 31.  There are separate categories for QKR/Eureka images, and for images by other makers.  We hope you will join us.
Image:   Eureka- Star Flag Header; Sentiment - Eureka Freedom; misc. DP; Washi tape.  I distressed the edges and used chalk pencils for a softer look - to convey the impression of an aged banner.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Summer colors:   Dream Valley
Colored Image:   My Creative Scoop
Any:    Whoopsi Daisy
             A Perfect Time to Craft 
             Paper Nest Dolls 
             Cards Galore
            Lemon Shortbread
            Crafters Castle

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Another for Jan

This is part of a small collection I am making to give to my friend.  I used another favorite combination - teal with a bit of white.  The larger panel is Recollections, and the dots from DCWV.  The verse is from Verve, and the die cut a border die from Couture.  The circles are from Spellbinders.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Any/monochromatic:  Ikes World
 Fave color combo:    Die Cuttin Divas
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies

A gift for Jan

This will be included in a little packet of cards to give to a friend who just had surgery.
Image - freebie from Pattie - thank you!; colored with Prismas; butterfly punch, embossing folders - Cuttlebug Swiss dots; hearts by Darice; sheer ribbon; Spellbinder oval dies.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Summer colors:   Dream Valley 
Colored image:    My Creative Scoop
Favorite color (white with another):   Die Cuttin Divas
Flowers, with Pattie's image:   Patties Creations  
Embossed Background:   Rubbernecker
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies 
            Digi Choosday

Saturday, May 19, 2018

For Barb

This goes to a friend who is facing a long recovery from a broken hip.  If you have seen recent posts you know I have had too many cards like this to send!  You will also notice I get in a routine using similar items - often they are still on my desk and just handy to grab!  The stencil is one of a set I purchased years ago at a local store (long since gone).  The owner cut larger sheets of a type of very thin plastic into 3x6 pieces.  There are small circles, larger circles, tiny stars, hexagons and a couple of others.  I tend to forget about them, but they are handy to use.  IRL the color of the chalk is a better match than it appears on the screen.  I added sequins, Washi tape, and the Cheery Lynn Blessings die cut.  The TLC pre colored image has been in my folder for a while.
Sketch   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Stencil:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
                 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
The little things - a bird's song:   Crafting by Designs
Inspiration (photo made me think of sequins):   Give a Crafter a Cookie
 Any:  Scrapyland

For Bill and Kay

Another in a series of cards going to members of our church in need of encouragement.
Image - a colored one in my files from TLC; DP also in my stash.  The stencil is one of a set I purchased years ago at a local store (long since gone).  The owner cut larger sheets of a type of very thin plastic into 3x6 pieces.  There are these circles, larger circles, tiny stars, hexagons and a couple of others.  I tend to forget about them, but they are handy to use.  I used SU chalk with the stencil.  I completed the card with a bit of ribbon and a Cheery Lynn die cut.
Sketch:   VLV sketches.
Stencil:    Simon Says Stamp Nonday
Wings:    Incy Wincy 
                Crafty calendar
Stencil:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:    Scrapy Land 
             Desiref  (Create with TLC)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Graduation Time! DT card for Challenge #296 - QKR Stampede - Anything goes

I will need a few graduation cards - this year I think they are all in June - seems like west coast graduations are later than those in the rest of the country!  I find cards for college graduations are more difficult than for high school - some how the cutesy ones do not work for me!  I used the image from QKR Stampede ("Cap") and printed it twice, once on white and once on dark grey.  I fussy cut both, but only did the hat in grey,  I adhered it to the white one - instant dimension.  This was pretty easy to cut.  I slit the threads in the tassel - good enough for a paper one!  The Congratulations is also a QKR digi - I just roughly cut it out and edged it with a bit of ink. I found some adhesive stars so it was not too plain.  The background is Cuttlebug's congratulations folder - I embossed from the side, and did the Congrats a second time, along the right hand side. This is a card that would work well for a young man.
Please join us this week for another Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter as many as 3 times.  There will be 2 winners of QKR digis - one for using their product, and another for any brand.  The deadline is 6 p.m. EDT, on Thursday.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
For a man/boy:   Pink Gem 
Any:   Crafters Castle 
           Angies Digital Stamps
           Lemon Shortbread
           A Bit More Time to Craft
           Morgans Artworld

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

For Scott's recovery

Stamp - LightHouse Scene by Hero Arts; misc. DP, dry embossing, Cheery Lynn bird dies, QKR sentiment; water colors; edging with ink pad.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any, with Cheery Lynn die:   Scrapyland
Surf's Up:    Frilly and Funkie
Wings:    Incy Wincy
                Crafty Calendar 
Birds:      Dies r Us           
Any:     Penny Black at Allsorts
             Cards Galore

To support a friend

Here is another card to show support for a friend who is ill.  The verse is from Word Art.  I used purple accents and an embossed background.
Sketch:   StellaSaysSketch
Ribbons:    Addicted-to-stamps
Any:    Polkadoodle 
            Word Art Wednesday
             Angies Digital Stamps 
Support & purple ribbon:   Mod Squad

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2 cards for Crafter's Cafe DT - Beach Bear by

For this challenge #196  at the Crafter's Cafe I created 2 cards.  The theme is  All Creatures Great and Small - this Pearl - Beach Bear certainly fits - and is adorable, as well.  The set, from Wink Wink Ink,  comes with a black and white drawing to color, and a pre-colored image as well.  Since I could not decide which to use - I made 2 cards.

Hand colored image

Coloring with chalk pencils; sea shore papers by Debbie Mumm; Washi Tape; Spellbinder dies.
Challenges entered:
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
2 or more DP:  Star Stampz
Cute & Sentiment:   Aud Sentiments
Surf's Up:    Frilly and Funkie
Birthday:     C.R.A.F.T.  
 Any:    Lemon Shortbread

pre-colored image
This Wink, Wink, Ink image, Pearl - Beach Bear, is pre-colored.  I used Debbie Mumm papers that reminded me of a beach scene, and tied it together with a bit of twine.
Challenges entered:   
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Surf's Up:    Frilly and Funkie
2 or more DP:    Star Stampz
Scraps: (bits of dp left from other card!)    Hiding in my Craft Room