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

Sunday, May 13, 2018

for a friend

I need several cards for friends - this is to praise God for successful surgery and a good prognosis.  Image - Word Art, Aug,2014; DP -paper Pizazz; bleu ribbon, misc. flower and gem center.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Any:  Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Birds and a Bow

Pre-colored image and BG panel from TLC; DaisyDee DP; Cheery Lynn sentiment; CuttleBug border die; gold metallic cord.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Bow:   Craft-deebowz
Wings:    Incy Wincy
Outdoors:    Fabnfunky
Pattern Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft 
            Pile it On 
            Word Art 
            Scrapyland  (Cheery Lynn die) 

Friday, May 11, 2018

DT card for QKR Stampede challenge #295 - Anything Goes

This will go to a special member of our church who is having some health issues.  The QKR Stampede digital image is called "At the park"; the sentiment is from their sister company - Eureka stamps.  We invite you to participate in our weekly anything goes challenge - you have until Thursday at 6 p.m. to submit up to 3 items.  You may win images in either category - QKR / Eureka or "other".  I hope to see your creations there.
The image is colored with Prismas. I tore the image and edged it directly from an ink pad for a shabby look - a favorite technique for distressing.   The top layer is a freebie digital from TLC, and the coral mat is dry embossed. For more texture I used an acrylic dot for the center of the Prima flowers.  Sheer ribbon and a bow complete the card.
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches
For a special lady:   Di's Digi Designs
Flowers:   Sasayaki Glitter
Hand made bow:   Craft-Dee Bowz
3D element:    Quick Quotes 
Any:  Crafters Castle
           A Bit More Time
           A Perfect Time to Craft 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Get well

Vintage colored (free) image from TLC;  Basic Grey cs, Prima flowers, Hot off the Press sentiment sticker.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Inspiration (color/flowers):   Sum More Fun
1-image; 2 words; 3 panels:  Unstampabelles
Get Well:  Pink Gem
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Song birds

This pre-colored image, from TLC, has been in my files for a while - and it is one that will work well for a thinking of you card.  We have too many friends in need of a lift. I used Spellbinder circle dies and a Cheery Lynn sentiment die, as well a a bit of washi tape and a spatter of glitter.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Critters (birds):   Tuesday Throwdown
Animal  Magic:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Brand of dies sold in their store:  Scrapyland-
Things with wings:   Crafty Calendar
Any:   Crafty Gals Corner
            Word Art Wednesday

Friday, May 4, 2018

Bird House - DT card for QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge #294

Please join us again this week for the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may submit up to 3 entries by 6 p.m. Thursday, and have an opportunity to win some new images.  There is a category for Eureka/QKR stampede images, and another for others.  (Hint - use your cute QKR's!)  This time I selected an image called Bird House & Vines, and a verse to go with it.  I colored with Twinkling H2O's and some watercolors.  The panel with the cute trees is cs from WeRMemory Keepers, and the other is from my stash.  The larger bird is a Cheery Lynn die cut, and the tiny birds are punched.  I added a Cuttlebug border die cut with some metallic cord and a button.
Sketch, with some orange:   Cuttlebug Mania
May Flowers:   Die-cut-divas
Flowers:    Dies R Us 
Winged things:   Art Impressions
Hand colored image:   Star Stampz
Patterned Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterne Paper
Any:    Crafty Gals Corner
              Word Art Wednesday
             Jo's Scrapshack

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Unfortunately, my supply of sympathy cards is very low, so I need to add to the selection.  This precolored digi has been in my file for quite a while - from Luna girl.  I used a golden yellow for mats, and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and edging embossing folder for backing.   The butterfly is from C Designs, and the half pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty.
Sketch:  Your Next Stamp
Tic Tac Toe - left column:  House That Stamps Built
Sympathy:   Pink Gem

Center step card - Unicorns - DT card for Crafter's Cafe

The new challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to create a gatefold or step card.  I have shown two views of my center step card. You have two weeks to enter the challenge.   I enjoy cards with different folds, but I seldom make them.  For me, one of the challenges is to figure out what to use on each of the sections.  This time I used some papers from a Debbie Mumm collection -  including the word Dream, which I cut out from one of the papers.  The die cuts are a part of a Couture die, and I added a bit of Washi tape to the section above the image.  Oh, yes - the image is Lets be Unicorns by Scrap N; Dipity, one of the sponsors of our challenge.
Critter (& die cut):    Cut it up
Pattern paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Colors:   House that Stamps Built
Any:     Simon Says Stamp Wednesday