Saturday, August 31, 2019

Design Team card - The Crafter's Cafe challenge #226

The current challenge at The Crafter's Cafe has a theme of Fairies/Mythical creatures  
  1. if you prefer, look for an object in your House to use in your  project.  I chose to use an elf image from Scribbles Designs.   I colored the image with markers.
  2. Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches

Thursday, August 29, 2019

HB Myril

This features a free printable from TLC - I really like all the vintage prints they offer.  This is for hubby's brother - I thought it would remind him of working on the farm when he was little - although it was a long time ago, the machinery they used was definitely more modern!
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any:    Simon Says stamp Wednesday
             Cards Galore

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

For Anna

This is for our granddaughter who is an elementary teacher.  I know that she really encourage reading so when I saw the TLC image I realized it would be perfect.  Then I found this little pack of  Mary Engelbreit school papers (by Studio8)  on the top of my stack just waiting to be used.  To accommodate the image and the 6x6 papers, I made a square card.  The center part of the DP is embossed with the Cuttlebug happy birthday folder. (FYI - the main layer with the book border is all one piece.)  The bottom strip is a bit of another sheet in this set.
I just realized I missed adding my link to the blogs.  Maybe I can still catch a couple of these challenges!
Sketch ( turned):   Tuesday Morning Sketches

Any:     A Bit more time to craft
              Cards Galore
              Creative Crafters
             Lemon Shortbread
              Through the Craft Room Door
              Pink Gem 
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #225 ~ Dots and/or Stripes OR I spy with my little Eye something beginning with A

Sketch #165  for Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
The current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe features easy-peasy options - dots and/or stripes OR something with A.  Actually, I used all of them for my example.  I chose the pre-colored image called Ambrose Dunderton from Dr Digi, for the letter "A".  I can always use an image for guys!  I also appreciate the availability of pre-colored images.  With my advancing macular degeneration I find it is increasingly difficult to do a decent job of coloring images.  (Monthly shots are helping, but I do not see edges line up straight!!)
I hope you will join us over the next couple of weeks.  You can enter 5 times, entering no more than 11 challenges,  and there is a chance to win some digis.
Sketch:    Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
 Any:         Through the Craft Room Door
                   Creative Fingers 
                   Scrappers Delights 
                   Crafty Calendar 
                   Morgans Art World 
                   Digi Choosday
                    Cards Galore 

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hanna's shower

Our grandson and his wife are expecting their first child in November.   just happens to be our first great grandchild.  There will be a shower in a few days, so this is the card which has already been sent off.  They are not revealing the sex, so I tried to make this neutral.  I realize that on the screen the buggy looks blue, but IRL it is purple - a color chosen to go with the bg paper and the brads.  This image has been in my files for a while - credited to Kinda Cute Cards.  I colored with Prismas.  The DP is by Paper Studio, and I used the fancy ovals from Spellbinders to back the fussy cut image.  I think I obtained the jar full of baby brads as pert of a yard sale combo purchase -  I have few baby cards to make so was glad of a chance to use some...including the Hugs.  The strip behind the image is from a roll of wide gold mesh ribbon.
Challenges entered:   
Sketch:   The House that Stamps Built
Any:   Pink Gem Challenge 
            Cards Galore Challenges 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

DT card for Crafter's Cafe Challenge #224 - ribbon and lace or Steampunk

The new challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is to use ribbon and lace, or, if you wish, create something with a Steampunk theme.  I chose this cute image from Sheepski Designs called Smile.  It seems to me that a somewhat feminine design suits this cutie very well!
This image is a digi in black and white.  I enhanced the outline using a moderately wet aqua pen along the ink lines.  The eyes and nose were done with black Twinkling H2O.  The Happy Birthday is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and I used a Spellbinder Labels die to cut the background for the image.  The strips are all ribbon from my collection.  Like many of you, I could make a card with this format every day for years and have more than enough ribbon!  The horizontal strip is dark gold lace over black cs.
 Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any (with Spellbinder die):   Scrapyland
 Critters  (with a die):   Cut it Up
 Animal:   Crafting Happiness
Furry Friends:   Tuesday Throwdown
Any:   Simon Says Stamp