Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Some new old items to use

I belong to a local crafter's group.  Our leader some times gets items a family is wanting to give to good homes.  The last time, I scored on several lengths of lace and other trims.  I finally had a chance to use the orange lace and the dragonfly trims.  They were a good match for the Our Daily Bread image ( one i had already colored).  I used Spellbinder circle dies and DP from my stashand I added some  shiny orange gems to the dragonflies.
Sketch:   Feeling-sketchy
Circles:   Art Impressions 
Bling:   Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge 
Dies:    Happy Little Stampers
Dragonfly critters:   2 crafty critter crazies    
Lace:    Creative craft cottage
Any:   A bit more time to craft

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Christmas 2018

I am so happy how this turned out!  I cut the deer and tree panel from one of the cards in my stash.  The sentiment is from Eureka, and the snowflake bg is embossed from a very much used Cuttlebug folder.  It;s hard to see, but I added Stickles for some sparkly snow.

Sketch:  Tuesday Morning sketches
Embossing:   Paper shelter
Christmas:   C.R.A.F.T.
creatures:   Frillyandfunkie   

Any:   Pammies



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Upcycled birthday card

Recently I have tried to do more upcycling than previously.  I have reached the point where I really must do something about that stack of cards I intend to use some day...!!!  I also need to use my stash of supplies, stamps, etc - if I make 500 cards a month I might make a dent! (Just kidding, of course!  These days, I am lucky to get a dozen or so a month.)   Here I have used a lovely image from a card - one of the few I have suitable for a guy!  I added the stamped sentiment, and used Spellbinders Labels 1 dies for the image, and sticker strips for the edging.
Sketch:  Inspire Create
Upcycle:  Shopping our Stash
Birthday card:   Cutitup
CAS:   a2z scrapbooking 
Dies:   Crafty Sentiments.
Any:   Lemon shortbread 

The Crafter's Cafe challenge #204 - DT card

  • Challenge #204 at the Crafter's Cafe is to follow a seasonal theme - either spring or fall.  Here in Arizona it is hard to think of anything but summer - the forecast is for close to 110 on Saturday!  That being said, as fast as this year is passing by, Halloween is really just around the corner!  This cute Halloween Sign  image is from Paper Nest Dolls.  I used several scraps of paper from a collection by The image is colored with water color pencils and an aqua pen, and I added some shiny gems.
  • Please join us with a maximum of 3 entries over the next two weeks - you will have a chance at one of several prizes.  
  • Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
  • "B" - bat, black:   Stamping Sensations
  • 3 or more layers:   Crafty Gals Corner 
  • Fall:  Aud Sentiments
  • Critter:   2 Crafty Critter Crazies
  • Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies 
  •             Sum More Fun     
  •             Paper Nest Dolls

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Confirmation 2018 - last card


This is the last of a series of cards I have made to send to members of this year's confirmation class at our church.  We are mostly mature members, and I think it is so important to do all we can to encourage the younger members.  Image - Sweet 'n sassy;  Darice embossing folder; die cut sentiment by Cheery Lynnlabels die cut by Spellbinder; Washi tape and gold ribbon.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Die cut:   Scrapyland
Embossing:   Crafty Friends
Encouragement:  Crafting by designs 
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack 
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Aloha Friday 
             Word Art Wednesday. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Confirmation card #2

I will send cards to the newly confirmed members of our church.  We are pretty much a very mature congregation, so it is encouraging to have younger members.  I want to show support for them whenever possible.  This is for the young man in the group.
Image - Sweet n Sassy; DP - Faith, by the Paper Studio; sentiment die by Cheery Lynn.
Sketch:  Your Next Stamp
Any:   Leanns World101
            Kitty Bee
            Word Art Wednesday
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Confirmation 2018

Each year I try to send cards to young people who are being confirmed in our church - as a reminder of the support of members. This image by Sweet n Sassy is great to use, and I always like the white and red combination.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Book:    Tuesday Throwdown
Any:    Through the craft room door
             Word Art Wednesday
             Lemon Shortbread

Saturday, September 1, 2018

DT Card for the Crafter's Cafe challenge #203 - use 3 of something

The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to use 3 of something.  I have the 3 circles, of course, but if you look carefully I have 3 punched bones in the corners.  This image is calIed Happy dog - and I   think this doggie is happy about that!  The image comes from one of our sponsors, the QKR Stampede.  Check out the Crafter.s Cafe blog for details.  There are some fun prizes to be won.;
Circles - dies by Spellbinder;  Image - Happy Dog by QKR Stampede;  BG- Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder, with splattered Walnut ink from my old stash.  I think this birthday folder is the first embossing folder in my stash!

Sketch:   Housethatstampsbuilt
Oldest stash item:  Pile it on
Splatters:   Tuesday Throwdown
What makes you happy:   Diecuttindivas.
 Any:   Simonsaysstamp Wednesday
             Corrosive Challenges
              QKR stampede