Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Autumn Colors

Autumn Colors is the challenge this week at Crafting for all Seasons, I hope you will join us. I have used an image from our sponsor called Goldfish Boy by Kenny K. I have used promarkers to color him. The picture isn't as good as I would have liked as the color of his shirt is a bit brighter than it is and the pants are a darker brown. but my main colors I have used is Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. The bag with the goldfish in it has glossy accents on it, to make it look more real, the sentiment is from Stampin up, of course supposed to be Best Wishes, but changed it using the F from another sentiment in the set. and the little fish are outline stickers I've had around for ages. Thanks for looking

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

White on White Christmas

Hi Everyone, It's Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge again, and this week we have a white on white challenge for you. Judy is the hostess and this was her choice. I have made a simple card, but has lots of sparkle. I have used the Snow flurry Die from Stampin Up and cut it out from White glitter paper, and added a rhinestone to the center of it, and then made the card look like a present by having two embossed panels and two plain ones, then stamped the Merry Christmas in Smokey Slate. The sentiment is from the Merry Messages stamp set from Hero Arts. I finished it off with 5/8 white satin ribbon from my stash. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Haunting Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and this week we have a challenge, just for that. I hope you can play along with us over at Come and Get It. For my card I have used the set from Stampin' Up called Wicked Cool. I've used Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry for the card stock, the ink is Stazon, and basic Grey, the boots are colored with Stampin Write Markers in Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry. The ribbon is a grosgrain ribbon in Rich Razzleberry. Thanks for looking.
I will also enter into the following challenges.
365 cards: I stamp for Halloween
Cut it Up: Halloween must use dies (circles)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Design Team Call at Crafting for All Seasons

Here's what would be expected from you as a DT member:
  1. Make a project once a fortnight according to the theme, sponsor images may be available. Post your project timeously to the DT blog and post on your own blog at 9.00am GMT on the day of the challenge.
  2. Comment on numbers assigned to you ( two numbers out of ten).
  3. Choose a Top Three after the challenge closes.
  4. Have fun!!
If you think you could do all that and would like to be considered for the team please write a blog post sharing details of the Design Team call, telling us a little bit about yourself and linking to three projects of your choice which you feel best showcase your crafting style.

This DT call will be open for up to two weeks...please get in early if you're interested as the call will be closed if we have lots of early interest.

Go here to put the link to your blog with the post about yourself and projects.
It's a fun team to work with so come and join in. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Christmas Thank You

This week at Holly Jolly we have Julie as our Hostess and she has asked us to make a Christmas Thank you card, I hav  e chosen a simple layout with a vintage theme.  The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler, then the layer is very vanilla, embossed, then a gold paste has been rubbed on. The sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned set by Stampin up. The flags are made using the Holly Jolly designer paper. The Poinsettia, is a stamp from Verve, stamped in Cherry Cobbler, then fussy cut and the branches under it are punched using a Martha Stewart punch out of Always Artichoke paper from a old designer pack, and I. Finished off the flower by adding some champagne glass glitter. 
Thanks for looking. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Down by the Water/Sea

Hi Everyone this week we are sponsored by Bugaboo over at Come and Get It, and I have chosen the Turtle-Fishing Rod for my card, as the theme this week picked by Shell is Water or Sea Creatures.
I have used Promarkers to color the image, and Have used Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist as my colors. The layout is a simple one and thought it worked great for a young boy's card. the paper in the background is from my stash and is embossed using the Square Lattice Embossing folder. Thanks for looking. Hope you have a great week.
I will also enter into the following challenges
Little Claire's Monthly Challenge:  #38 Child's Birthday
Hiding in my Craft Room: Color it
Daring Card Makers: Digital (image)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Paper Piecing with Wags 'n Whiskers

Hi Everyone, This week at Wags 'n Whiskers our challenge is to use paper piecing.
  I have  used the image called Lets Go Team. I love this technique and used it on her dress. The rest of the image was colored with Promarkers, The card stock used is Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, and Pool Party. The flowers are from my stash and the paper was the Sycamore Street Designer paper from Stampin up during Sale-a-bration this past year. Thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Too Cute To Spook

This week at Crafting for All Seasons we have a Halloween Challenge for you. I have used the stamp from the Greeting Card Kids by Stampin up for my image, the paper is from the retired Frightful Sight also Stampin Up. I have used floral die cut behind her, and embossed it along with the black piece with the spider web embossing folder, I used a gel pen to make the web white on the black, added some spiders, that I got from someone long time ago, and the sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, also from Stampin Up.
Hope you pop over to the blog and check out the other DT's creations, and join in the fun. Have a great week.
  I will also enter into the following Challenges
The Ribbon Carousel :  Fall or Halloween

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CCAYR guest designer spot.

Hi Everyone,  I was asked to be a Guest Designer  at Christmas Cards All Year Round, for the Month of October, the theme for this challenge, is Getting Ready for Christmas, so anything related to that. My first card was colored with Markers, it is a Meljen's Design image, and thought it was so cute.
The second on is colored with markers as well, it is from Stampin up, called Greeting Card Kids, the greeting is from More Merry Messages. The third is direct to paper stamping, using the Scentsational season set by Stampin up.  Thanks for the guest spot, now go hop on over and join in the challenge.
thanks for looking.  My apologies to the owners of CCAYL blog for getting this up late but had some computer issues. Thanks for having me as your Guest Designer.


Inspired by a Christmas Carol

This week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, Meighan, is our hostess, and she has asked us to make a card inspired by a carol, I have chosen the set by Stampin up called Evergreen, which as the words to Silent Night on it. I love this set. I  have stamped it on velum in pear pizzazz, and Early Espresso, then cut out with oval and place a very vanilla oval behind, I then used designer paper from last year's Candlelight Christmas set, and cut it out using the Apothecary die. I used champagne glitter paper for the star and scallops, then finished it of with a double bow and ribbon using the vanilla seam binding. Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Faux Technique Challenge

This week at Come and Get It Meighan is the host, and she has asked us to use a Faux Technique. For my card I have used the faux tearing technique. I have made a scene using the new Wetlands set from Stamping up. The colors used are Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, and Wild Wasabi.
This was inspired by a this card on Pinterest. Thanks for looking
I will enter this into the following challenges as well
Die Cuttin' Divas- Use Brown.
Simon Says Stamps- Use a stamp
365 cards: Pick me- tool ( sponge)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stars and Stripes for Baby's First Christmas

Hi Everyone, this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, we have a stars and stripe theme. Yeah I know are we in July, no, but I thought it would be a fun theme for a Christmas card. We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this week and I have chosen to use the image called "Boo Peeker - Moon" for my card. It's a baby image, that I took and made into a Baby's First Christmas card. The paper behind is from a DCVW stack that I have had for a while now. the sentiment I made using the new free form tool in My Digital Studio and the star from the Nursery Necessities. The image was colored using my promarkers, the colors are Real Red, and Pretty in Pink for the card stock. Still love that color for baby cards. Anyway thanks for looking have a great week.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thanks, Thanksgiving, Gratitude

This week at Come and Get It we are having a Thanks, Thanksgiving, and Gratitude Challenge, It is Thanksgiving here next week in Canada, so it was my choice for the challenge, and that's what I chose. For my card I have used, Burlap to make the ribbon, I used French Foilage, and the sentiment is from Word Play. I stamped the images in Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, and Baked Brown Sugar for the splotches, and sentiment. Hope you will come and join us for our challenge, and please go check out what the other designers have pulled together for the challenge.
Thanks for looking

I will also enter into the following challenges
Addicted to CAS  Fall / Autumn
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Autumn Colors

Friday, October 4, 2013

New Design Team, New Challenges

Hi Everyone, Last week I was asked to join the Wags 'n Whiskers Design Team and I accepted. It's a great opportunity for me, and I look forward to the new challenge. This is my card for the first challenge as a member. I have used the image named Nichola for my card, The theme is Think Pink, (Breast Cancer Awareness) which is near and dear to my heart since I am a survivor of breast cancer for 6 years now.
Anyway I have used Promarkers to color her, and have used Blushing Bride designer paper from 2 years ago. I have also used Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock, as well as some gems, and glitter. Thanks for looking. Look forward to the new challenges ahead. Thanks Lacey and Nikki for asking me to join your team.
Thanks for looking

I will also enter it into the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons: Anything goes with Ribbon
Crafty Creations: Winged Things
LEJ Designs: Things with wings
Shopping our Stash: Pink or Cancer Awareness/ support

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pins and Lace

This week at Crafting for all Seasons, we have a new Challenge for you it is Pins and Lace. The first thing I think of with that title is vintage. So that is what I did a vintage card using the stamps, Everything Eleanor, and After Thoughts, which was used for the sentiment. The colors are Blushing Bride, and Soft Suede with Very Vanilla, added some spritzing, pearls some lace ribbon and of course the pins with the pearls. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

No Patterned Paper

This week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, It's Paige that is hosting this week and she has asked us to create a card using no patterned paper. So I decided to try out my new dies I got recently from Memory Box. I sponged the background with Blue Sky ink then added the trees that were cut out from the die, then sponged with Smokey Slate, I then added the foreground of white glitter paper to make it look like hills, then mounted the deer trio onto the snow. I used the Blue Sky card stock as a border, then mounted it onto a piece of white which I stamped the greeting from The Christmas Lodge set, then mounted it all onto a base of Chocolate Chip.Check out the other beauties at the blog .
Thanks for looking,