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