Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cookie Challenge #71

It's time for another Cookie Challenge, and it looks like we are heading to the beach. All you have to do to participate is make a project inspired by the cookies and link it up on the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Blog.  There are two chances to win this time: Scribbles Designs and Lemon Shortbread are both offering digis. Winners are selected by random draw.

For my card, I used a cute little surfer girl from Lemon Shortbread. I found some fun beachy patterned paper to go with it.

I'm entering these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments -- summer
Die Cut Divas -- summer fun
Word Art Wednesday # 286 -- anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Non-traditional snowflakes

I love this blue and lavender color combo; I don't think I've used it for a Christmas card before. The busy panel here was made by repeatedly stamping a snowflake image to fill the space, stamping several generations before reinking. It's a technique that was featured on Splitcoast a few weeks ago, and it results in an interesting textured background..

The singular snowflake was inked in purple and clear-embossed.  The snowflakes are from Purple Onion Design.

This card is for these challenges:
Winter Wonderland -- add a snowflake
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #337 -- non-traditional colors
ABC Christmas -- More than 1
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #286 -- anything goes

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Goodbye Mojo

(Well, hopefully not to my mojo), but goodbye to Mojo Monday, which is ending its run. I always love their sketches and have never been able to participate as much as I'd like to, so I made a real effort to do the final challenge.

This is the card I made; a Father's Day card for my FIL. The image is from Rubbernecker, and the sentiment is made with an alphabet set. I dug out a bunch of different blue snippets and dry-embossed the large navy panel. I also added a strip of blue-and-white ribbon.

This card is for these challenges:
Mojo Monday #500 -- sketch
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- make it masculine
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- make it masculine
Pattie's Creations #135-- masculine
Double D -- Blue and white
The Ribbon Girl -- June card challenges
Pixie's Snippet Playground #285 -- use snippets
Catch the Bug -- theme: fast and furious (cars...)
Scribbles #53-- Big wheels.
Word Art Wednesday #286 -- anything goes

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Going Fishing

It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, and this time the theme is near and dear to the hearts of the men in my life. Yuppers, looks like we're going fishing. All you have to do to take part is create something inspired by these cookies.  You could win images from Miss Daisy Stamps just for posting a project. My card features a Miss Daisy image called Catch More Fish, which includes a couple of sentiments, too. The fish is colored with pencils. I was pretty sure it was a bass, so I found some online images and based my colors on that. The image is layered on kraft paper and framed with piercing. The sentiment is accented with a funny little dimensional sticker someone sent me.


The card is being entered into these challenges:
Die Cut Divas -- Summer Fun
Victorine Originals #3 -- Fathers/masculine
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Circle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday --- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #284 --- anything goes
The Paper Shelter #296 -- make it digital
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Santa Claus

Tried the Bokeh technique for this card, using red and green inks, but when I added the white, the red turned pinkish. The Santa is from a Hampton Arts set.

This card is for these challenges:
May Rudolph Days -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #334 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #284 -- anything goes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Camping fun

I found this image in a file of stamped images; someone sent it to me, and I don't know who sent it, or what company makes the image, but I think it is hilarious. Thankfully, a full-on raccoon attack has never occurred when I was camping, but there was one incident when some critters got into the Cheetos while we were sleeping, because I left the bag on the picnic table. Another time some critter literally ate thru a nylon canvas pack to get to some snack (trail mix, I think) while we were off having fun..

Anyway, every time I see this image in that file, I think "I need to use that," so this time I took action.

The image is huge, so it was simply a matter of coloring it with pencils. It is mounted on a snippet of orange paper, and there are a couple of leaves (die-cut from green snippets) in the corners (for that outdoorsy feel). The sentiment is a clear sticker, placed on a white snippet and cut with a fishtail edge.

This card is for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday:  Little Critters
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Furry Friends.
Pixie's Snippet Playground #281: use snippets
Word Art Wednesday #284: anything goes

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cookie Challlenge #69

Image may contain: foodIt's time for another cookie challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, and this time the prize is being offered by Sherri Baldy's My Besties line of digi stamps. To join in the fun, all you have to do is create a project inspired by these very pretty cookies.
I loved how pretty and delicate these cookies are, and I used that as inspiration for a Mother's Day card. I used a white panel with an embossed frame, and embossed the sentiment with blue pigment ink and clear EP. The sentiment was cut with a circle die and mounted on a kraft colored scalloped circle. For the embellishments, I found some pretty, multi-layered chipboard flowers.

This card is being entered in these challenges:
Victorine Originals #2 -- Flowers
Die-cut Divas -- May flowers
Word Art Wednesday #282 -- anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments -- Pastel colors
Creative Inspirations #275 -- Anything goes