Saturday, July 28, 2018

Experimenting with Tri-fold Nativity by AI

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.

Christmas:   Diecuttindivas
Inspiration:   Pinspirationalchallenges
"On" (star on roof):  ABC Christmaschallenge 
Any:   Createsandmakes
           Simonsaysstampblog Wednesday

Friday, July 27, 2018

QKR Stampede DT card Anything Goes challenge #306

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
            Lil patchofcraftyfriends 
            Simonsaysstampblog Wednesday

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