Thursday, July 28, 2016

Cookie Challenge #49


It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, where we ask you to be inspired by a photo of incredible cookies. Love the colors this time!

This challenge has  two chances for prizes. Sheri Baldy is offering 3 digis from her store, and Robyn's Fetish is also giving a prize of 3 digis.  Be inspired and join the fun.

My card features a sweet summer image from Sweet Pea Stamps, colored with pencils. The image is mounted on an embossed yellow snippet for a little texture. I dyed a couple white silk flowers by sponging blue ink on them and wetting them a little to spread the ink.

This card is for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Texture
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes
CRAFT #374:  Summer
Word Art Wednesday #240: Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday: Anything goes


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Showing off some paper

I decided to go simple with this Christmas card. I've always liked this paper, and it usually gets buried behind an image, so I thought it'd feature it this time around. I added a sentiment, embossed on a vellum overlay, and a little charm to finish it off.

The card is for these challenges:
ABC Christmas -- O is for overlay
Rudolph Challenge -- anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland -- use a charm
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #291 -- use a sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge  Extra -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge-- use dp

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Vintage doily

A friend in France sent me some gorgeous paper doilies, which she got from a friend of hers who used them in a restaurant that is now closed. I just had to showcase one.  It adds so much texture and elegance to the card.
I went looking through my stash for dp that looked vintage and had some red in it. I got lucky, for sure -- the paper perfectly echoes that beautiful doily. 
The image classifies as vintage, too, I think.  It comes from the very first stamp set I ever bought, an SU set called Nice and Easy Notes (or something similar).

This card is for these challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- add some textures
The Ribbon Girl -- July any image plus ribbon
Word Art Wednesday #240 -- anything goes

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bits and pieces

I'm always impressed by people who can make cards from the leftovers on their desk.  Not sure that this will impress anyone, but I used leftovers to make this card. I made a card using this image a week ago, and I had printed out two copies. The previous card used a die-cut scallop, and I decided to use the negative as a frame. The Bugaboo image is colored with pencils, with Spica pen on the wings and Wink of Stella on the stars. Add a silver-embossed sentiment and silver cording, and it's a card.

I'm entering these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #290 -- cute
Crafty Ribbons #160 -- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #239 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cookie Challenge #48


It's time for another cookie-inspired challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.
The prize this time is sponsored by Sami Stamps, which is providing a $12 gift certificate to their store.
My card features a Sami image that any cat owner can relate to. (Personally, I got in the habit of placing all the unbreakable baubles on the bottom of the tree, keeping the delicate ones for higher reaches that at least my cat never went for.)
The image is colored with pencils, with Wink of Stella adding sparkle in the center of that ornament. The sentiment is computer generated.
Hope you can join us in this challenge.  You just have to be inspired by the cookies.

This card is for these challenges:
Winter Wonderland -- make it cute
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #239 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge --Must use patterned paper.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Still Christmas in July

Here's another Christmas card, using the sketch Bugaboo has for its Christmas in July challenge that is taking place all week.
The image is from Bugaboo, colored in pencils, with a little Spica pen glitter on the wings and halo and Wink of Stella on the stars.  The larger piece of purple paper is a snippet of some alcohol ink marbling, and the punched border is another snippet. Gold-flecked twine is wrapped around the top and bottom of the marbled paper. The sentiment is a little wonky, but let's call it a joyful angle.

This card is for these challenges
Catch the Bug Christmas in July -- day 2, sketch
Winter Wonderland -- Make it Cute
Pixie's Snippet Playground #237 -- use Snippets
Holly Jolly Christmas #76 -- inspired by a song (Angels We have Heard On High)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #289 -- use purple
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge -- anything Christmas

Monday, July 11, 2016

Christmas in July

I kind of like Christmas in July challenges.  You can enjoy crafting without the hustle and bustle of Christmas, and you can think cool thoughts while the air conditioner cranks its heart out.
So, here's a Christmas card, featuring my interpretation of the current sketch from Sketch Saturday.
The sentiment (from Whimsey) is silver-embossed. The largest snowflake is from Purple Onion, stamped in cobalt blue. The medium snowflake is stamped in SU Bliss Blue and the smallest is in Colorbox ice blue.
This card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #420
Catch the Bug Christmas in July Day 1 -- snowflake theme
52 Christmas Card Showdown -- color challenge -- blues/white/silver
Word Art Wednesday #238 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra -- anything Christmas.

Friday, July 8, 2016

BBQ time

We cook out a lot in the summer, which makes me happy because the kitchen stays cooler, and my husband is the grill master, meaning I don't have to cook as much. So let's celebrate outdoor cooking.
Here's a card featuring an old set by Studio G. I thought I had a die for a flower that might work for the sun, but I ended up hand-cutting the sun element (and  frankly, I'm not thrilled with it.)
I used the current Mojo sketch and the inspiration board from the Double D Challenge.


The card is for these challenges:
Mojo Monday #455
Double D -- simply gingham
The Paper Shelter #256 -- Sunny Days
Creative  Inspirations #255 -- summer
Time Out #61 -- inspired by quote: "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"
Word Art Wednesday ##238 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper.
 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The little things

Hope you're staying cool, wherever you are.
Today's card features a cute image a friend sent me, so I can't supply any information about the  source of the image. It does make for a cheerful card, however. The image is colored with pencils, with a little  spica pen glitter on the ladybug's antenna. (An aside: I wasn't even sure ladybug had antenna so I just checked.  They do, but they are quite short and undramatic.)
Many of the design cues for this card came from the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge board,  where I chose the row that called for felt, critters and starts and stripes.
This card is for these challenges:
Tic Tac Toe #13 (far left row, down)
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- red, white, blue
Crafty Sentiments -- flowers
Word Art Wednesday #238 -- anything goes
Catch the Bug -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- patterned paper.