Sunday, October 28, 2018

Using a corner die

Sentiment and pre-colored image by Beccy's Place (Thank you!); unknown die; butterfly punch, shiny gems on butterflies; oval die by Spellbinders; sheer ribbon; watercolor paper bg by Recollections.  Local:  the edging die reminds me of the metal work we have decorating our front door.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning sketches
Local:  Beccys place 
Green, gems and a butterfly:   Butterfly Spot 
Gems:   Allsorts 
Any:    Pink Gem

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Pre colored image and sentiment  Beccy's Place; small butterfly punch, glitter flakes (flower centers); corner die; glossy accents and gems (on butterflies); cloud embossing folder; floral Washi tape.
"G" - green, gold, grape, gems, glossy accents, glitter, butterfly -  Butterfly spot challenge.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches 
Keep it local (butterflies):  Beccys place

Friday, October 26, 2018

Recycled Christmas

Thanks to Sketch Sat. for another chance to use an image from my stack of cards to recycle.  The snowy bg paper is by Paper Studio.
U - snow UPON the roof ; V - Very quick:  ABC Christmas challenge
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday.
Any:   Morgans Art World
            Hiding in my craftroom
            Jo's Scrapshack

Recycling again

I have saved a lot of images from cards we have received, and it is time to use some of them.  Besides having an opportunity to use attractive pictures, it helps me - my eyes will just not allow my to color images any longer.  This Sketch Saturday sketch is perfect for using such picutres.  I added some shiny twine and a punched border (Martha Stewart punch)
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any:   Jos Scrapshack
            Whoopsi Daisy

Christmas 2018

Details later...


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Recycled Christmas 2018 - Mojo Monday Sketch

Yeah!  Mojo Monday is back - every 2 weeks or so.  I am addicted to sketch challenges so this is welcome news.  Once again, I am recycling a card from my stash (the ones I am using are all pre-2017.)  The papers, unmarked, are from my collection, and I added a bit of burlap for texture. and roughed the edges to go with the vintage look of the image.
Sketch:  (Mojo) - Poetic Artistry
Christmas:      Happy Little Stampers
Traditional Christmas colors:   Allsorts 
Circles:   Crafty Friends 
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies   

Saturday, October 20, 2018

More butterflies

CS - from my new watercolor pad by Recollections; unknown DP for the Spellbinder butterflies and Cuttlebug sentiment; black borders; burnt orange acrylic dots.
Sketch:  Tuesday morning sketches
Black, purple, orange:   Pile it on challenge
 "B" - border, burnt orange, butterfly:  Butterfly Spot
Embellishments (dots):   Art Impressions
Any:  Pammies inky pinkies 
            Cute daisy may

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Teapot Party sends cards to cancer patients

Check out the weekly challenge at SplitCoastStampers, MMTPT534.  This week our cards go to a group called Card Care Connection.  Feel free to join us in supporting that group - but no verse on the inside of the card.
I dry embossed the background, and die cut the butterflies and greeting from a recycled pecan pit box!
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches.happ
Dies:    Happylittlestampers
 Any:   Creatalicious challenges

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Crafter's Cafe challenge - "feminine"

The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to create a feminine card.   You may enter as many as 3 times, with a maximum of 10 challenges entered.  We hope to see you there - there are several prizes up for grabs! 
I was able to use this sweet pre-colored image,Just-thinking-winnie-special-moments  from Polkadoodles.  The papers are from my stash, and the lace and daisies are from a donation to my local craft group.
Any:    Digi choosday \
             Jo's scrapshack

Friday, October 12, 2018

No stamping for MMTPT232

I have missed a lot of SplitCoastStampers Teapot Tuesday challenges, but certainly wanted to join last week.  Anita has been supplying cards for her chemo group to use - but Anita herself is not always feeling up to making more cards.  The Teapotters are helping her out by sending an extra card or two - mostly thank you and birthday cards.  I made this one, and will enclose a few others from my RAK stash.  If you would like to know more, here is the link. 
I used this pretty floral image from a "store bought" card I received.  Supplies:  washi tape, Spellbinder Labels die, Cuttlebug sentiment from Olivia set - probably the first CB set I ever bought!
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Autumn:   Use your stuff
Flowers:  Dream Valley
Inspiration:    Give a crafter a cookie
Any:   Word art Wednesday
            Paper nest dolls

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Happy birthday, Paul

Image - TLC digi (posted July 2016); pine branch die cut by Cheery Lynn;  Washi tape;  sentiment, embossing,circles, cs from my stash.   Yeah!  I used several items from my vast collection!  This image shows a guy relaxing in his canoe - enjoying the pleasant autumn day.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Autumn:   Pattie's Creations
Trees/leaves:   Allsorts
Any:    Lilpatchofcraftyfriends 
             Crafters castle   
             Creative fingers
              Crafting with an attitude
              Creative Knockouts

Monday, October 1, 2018

Crafter's Cafe DT card for challenge 205 - black, white, one color

The current #205, at the Crafter's Cafe is to use black and white with one color. This adorable angel from Cute as a Button just seemed to need to be surrounded by gold!  I prepared several of the angels while doing this card, so I will be prepared to make a few more Christmas cards.
Details:  O Holy Night image by Cute as a Button;  Snowflake embossing folder by Cuttlebug; unknown DP; glittery gold mesh and cheer gold ribbon; gold glitter, Spellbinder oval dies; Twinkling H20 Egyptian gold.   (I do not do well with adding glitter, and I wanted to use some sparingly on the angel's wings and robe.  I made a wash of white glue and water to paint on designated areas, then added some Tinsel embossing powder by Recollections - then heat embossed.  This achieved the desired result.
We hope you will join us at the Crafter's Cafe for the current challenge.  And we have special news for this challenge:
"The still new Double Trouble Challenge, held on the1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, coincided with our October 1st challenge. We have joined for a linking up of the Black, White plus 1 colour,

If you decide to link your project on both challenges, you have a chance of be a randomly selected winner at The Crafter's Cafe and also  a randomly selected winner of Double Trouble  where the prizes are: If you are in North America, you will receive their "Bag of Things" and if you are outside of North America, you will receive a monetary gift from a popular digital company!  That gives you a chance of winning one of five prizes."
 Check it our here:  Double Trouble Challenge
Challenges entered: 
 Sketch  #291:  Sketch Saturday
Favorite color:    Dare2bartzy.
Christmas comes early:   Addicted-to-stamps-
"B" - black, border:   Sir Stampalot
             House that stamps built