Saturday, May 30, 2020

Beccy's challenge for the Reed family

Details to follow - and here they are.  I again used an image from Beccy's Place.  This card will go to the family of our daughter in law.  Her 90 year old father passed away with complications from pneumonia - not the virus.  He had been in relatively good health so this was unexpected.  The simple Swiss Dots embossing folder works well with this image.  I added ribbon and a bow.
Sketch/any:  Beccys Challenges
Any:    Pink Gem Challenge
             Crafty Catz 
              Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
              Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For Shirley

Our friend Paul passed away recently.  It is a sad time anyway, and more so right now as families have not been allowed to visit hospitals.  The simplicity of this image by Beccy has always appealed to me, and I like the black and white.
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Beccy's image:   Beccys Challenges

Friday, May 22, 2020

Congrats on earning your PHD, Melissa

Our great niece just earned a PHD - what an achievement!
I had a piece of black cs that I had previously used for an oval cutout.  It was just the right size and shape, so I used it as a frame for the starry patterned paper.  The sentiment is a strip of patterned paper, and the gold stars are acrylic.
Sketch:   Catch the Bug
 Shoot for the stars:   Cut it up
Palette:   House that stamps built

2020 - Non-graduation for Evan

Our great nephew (or is it grand nephew?) is a 2020 graduate.  I was able to use paprs and embellishments from my stash.  The Congrats is part of one of the first Cuttlebug die I ever purchased - many years ago!    I used an unknown die to cut the base for the tag.
Congrats to all the graduates who have been experiencing such a difficult time in recent weeks.
Sketch:   Catch the Bug
Tag It:   Cuttlebug Mania 
 Any:   Polkadoodle
              Crafty Sentiments

Friday, May 15, 2020

Crafter's Cafe DT card Challenge #242 - Feminine

For this challenge at the Crafter's Cafe I selected this image #832 from My Besties.  I chose to highlight a few of the flowers with a water color pencil. Shiny acrylic gems are used as the centers forthe dimensional flowers. I hope you will join us during the next two weeks with your lovely feminine cards.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Tic tac toe - right column:    House That Stamps Built
Any:   A Perfect Time to Craft 
            Lavinia World Challenge 
            Corrosive challenges 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #241 - DT card

This is my Design Team card for the May 1 challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.  The challenge is Anything Goes, and I selected this cute pre-colored digi called Budding Love from the Creative Bug.  I appreciate the availability of pre-colored images.  Injections are helping slow the macular degeneration, but I don't see well enough to color very well!  The sentiment is a digi from Eureka.
 Check out the Crafter's Cafe site, and join us for this two week challenge!  Remember to limit your total challenges to ten.
I like this image as it will be  a fun one to use for anniversary cards - I send a lot of them and it is nice to have a fresh idea!
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Favorite non-birthday challenge:   As you Like it (5-7)
 Color Palette:   House that Stamps Built  (5-5)
Any:   Southern Girls   (5-6)
            Simon says Stamp Wednesday
            Through the Craft Room Door  
            A Perfect Time to Craft  (5-8)
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends    (5-3)

For some reason the links don't seem to be working - I will have to see if I can fix them!