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