Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Thank you for the many wonderful things in my life - Pause Dream Enjoy #8

Wednesday February 21, 2018
 
I am back with another fun challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy #8 ..
 the Orange team has a COLOR CHALLENGE for you..
 
 
COLOR /THEME

 
This is my card. I added the red cardstock to the background and the dark chocolate over that.. love dark chocolate.. and card stock. I stamped the Simon Says flowers and used Mission paints. I then embossed the sentiment from Simon Says.. I used My Favorite Things leaf die and scraps. Once everything was done I then added the flowers/leaves to the card. I added the Stampin Up wood heart which I colored with brown copic and went over it with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.. I love the pinks against the dark chocolate. Perfect for that special someone you love letting them know how much they mean to you. If my dad was still with us.. this would be for him. He taught me so much. I miss him every day. 

Challenges:
That's crafty - I heart you
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
My time to craft #364 - all you need is love
A gem of a challenge #213 - any flower
AAA cards #109 - die cuts only
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #195 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers
Cards in envy - give it some heart
Crafting by designs - friendship
Creative moments #137 - anything goes/opt. fairy
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes



They say you're only young once - Craftaholics R Us #

Wednesday February 21, 2018
 
Hard to believe February is almost over.
I hope it's been a great month for you.
The Green team is back with another fun challenge at
Craftaholics R Us #8 and our theme is a favorite..
ANYTHING GOES  ... woo hoo  love that theme
 
 
 
So with a new year there are birthdays so I took advantage of the ATG's theme and made a birthday card.
This circle was cut a long time ago and with the My Favorite Things stitch die. I used Art Impressions "they say" sentiment and then a Simon Says "happy birthday" and stamped on the circle. I had a piece of  My Favorite Things die strip so used it for the grounding for the pets. The Crazy dog and cat were colored during the summer of 2017 using Mission paints. I die cut a Lil Inker balloon and used the Spectrum Noir glitter pen over the balloon and then added it to the card and added embroidery floss as the string. I added a white gel pen highlight to the balloon.
The background Kraft I ran through a numbers embossing folder and used Ranger ink and just skimmed the top to bring the numbers out.

Challenges:
Scrapping 4 fun #109 - animals
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi
Dragonfly journeys #112 - year of the dog
Crafting from the heart #195 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers
Digi choosday wk. 8 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes


May the simple joys - Bugaboo new release

February Tuesday 20, 2018
 
Hello and welcome back. Today Bugaboo has a New / Old release. You can check out the DT's creations at Catch the bug..
 
 
This image is Edward St. Pats...  I really don't do St. Patrick day cards. So I just colored this a little different and kept the green to the background embossing folder by Tim Holtz. I colored the image with copics. When it was done I took my ruler and sent around the edges with a copic pen to make it look like the image was on a mat.. Well when I was done for some reason the lines of the ruler left this lined almost cross hatch look.. I almost cra---- my pants.. then I looked closely and was so happy it landed where it did and not on the image EXCEPT for his hand holding the flowers. So I used Paper Trey ink sentiment and added this in this area.. I added some twine to the bottom and made a circle die punch flower with a brad in the center. I added this to the twine bow.. 

Challenges:
4 crafty chicks #390 - lots of layers
Scrapping 4 fun #109 - animals
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
Alllsorts #455 - hand made flowers
Hiding in my craft room #340 - button or bow
A gem of a challenge #213 - any flower
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi
Crafting from the heart #195 - anything goes
Always fun #46 - zoo animals
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers




Monday, February 19, 2018

Hugs on valentine's day - Monika and Billlie challenge

Monday February 19, 2018
 
 
Well it's time for Monika and me to do our challenge between the two of us.. Monika of Creative with Monika chose the theme for this card between the two of us..
Background heat or dry embossed, masculine and valentines day card..
 
So I started with kraft paper and used a masculine looking embossing folder. I then took My favorite things and cut out the "hugs".. I did a couple layers of black and then the top was red.. Then I had a scrap of water color paper that was cut off of another project and I took Simon Says branch die and ran that through.. then found a scrap of reddish and brown water color scrap so die cut the hearts and foam mounted them.. well now I didn't like the red on the hugs.. so I tried teal.. nope didn't look right, tried a few more then found a scrap of green wood looking designer paper so cut that out and liked it so added this to the top of the "hugs". I then heat embossed the "on valentine's day" and added it over the hugs. I used Spectrum sparkle pen over the hearts.  I am liking and think it looks masculine..  Please head over to Monika's blog and see her masculine valentine's day card. she's great at masculine cards. 
 
 
Challenges:
 Crafty gals corner #159 - add a heart
Crafting by designs - be my valentine
Simon Wednesday - die cut
As you like it  favorite way to add sentiment (I love using die cut letters and then embossing a small strip to complete the sentiment. It give a lot of interest and adds to the design of your card.)
Jo's scrap shack #221 - anything goes
QKR stampede #283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #404 - anything goes /opt. pretty ribbon
That's crafty - I heart you
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
My time to craft #364 - all you need is love
AAA cards #109 - die cuts only
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers
Cards in envy - give it some heart





 
 


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Always thinking of you - Catch the bug

Sunday February 18, 2018
 
Stella Says Sketch challenge #604 at Catch the bug 
I love playing with sketches  and this was a fun one..
 


I have this fun image from Bugaboo..  This is 3 Square Floral - thinking of you.. I thought would be good for that loved one you're missing. Or a valentine card.. I colored the image with copics. I added ribbon along the edge and for the sentiment banner I stamped Stampin up "always"   so the card actually says "always thinking of you".. I added a button (I broke the shaft off the back).  I hope I have inspired you to play along.
Challenges:
4 crafty chicks #390 - lots of layers
Jo's scrap shack #221 - anything goes
QKR stampede #283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #404 - anything goes /opt. pretty ribbon
Polkadoodles wk. 7 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
Hiding in my craft room #340 - button or bow
My time to craft #364 - all you need is love
A gem of a challenge #213 - any flower
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi

Friday, February 16, 2018

If I was meant to POP out of bed - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday February 16, 2018
 
Middle of the month already.. We are back at Bugaboo with another Free Friday and take a look at the DT's creations at Catch the bug..
 
 
This is Margaret Toaster.. I colored the image with copics and then added Quick Quote designer paper behind. It was missing something and I just happened to have these circles off to the side of my craft table so I added a few behind and liked the look. 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Jo's scrap shack #221 - anything goes
QKR stampede #283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #404 - anything goes /opt. pretty ribbon
Polkadoodles wk. 7 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Smile you're awesome - Creative with Stamps #23

Thursday February 15, 2018
 
So did you have a great Valentines day?..
It's our anniversary.. We had a nice celebration.
We're back with a Mid month reminder for the February challenge at Creative with Stamps #23 the theme is HEART
 
 
Note: CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.
 
This is my card. I started by using a Great Impressions wood block stamp and Stampin up ink and stamping the stamp all over the card. (the stamp is a group of intertwined hearts) well it didn't look too good when I was done because there was just too much white... So took out a redish Ranger ink and went over the card.. well the red wasn't red enough more coral looking so then I grabbed some purple Ranger ink and went over the card.. Now you can hardly see the Stampin up inked hearts so I went back over the card with black inked hearts.. I liked it better. I then die cut the My Favorite Things "Smile" in a pink that looks like the background color. I layered it two times and added it to the card front. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the letters. I couldn't find the dot for the i so I colored a half pearl with a copic and added it. I heat embossed the MFT sentiment and added it to the card. I like the monochromatic look.. Hope you are inspired and if you need more mojo head over to CWS blog and see the DT creations.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Try it on Tuesday - love is in the air
Allsorts wk. 454 - love is in the air
Crazy 4 challenge #421 - valentine/anniversary
My time to craft #364 - love is all we need
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #161 - have a heart
Use your stuff #299 - love is all around
Always fun #45 - valentine
(Pin)spirational #209 - photo
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes

Crafty creations #360 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #159 - add a heart
Simon Wednesday - die cut