Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April showers

This card features a little paper piecing to get the bright colors on the umbrella. The image is by Crafty Sentiments, with some very light pencil coloring. The flowered ribbon is from my stash.
Random thought: I like the difference in dot patterns on the blue vs. the green paper, compared to two papers with identical dot patterns.

This card is for these challenges:
Sugar Pea Mix it Up Challenges #30 -- (inspiration photo of bright umbrellas)
Double D Challenge -- brights
Catch the Bug -- theme: Raining Cats and Dogs
Ribbon Girl -- Card challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Hip hop
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- spring colors
Word Art Wednesday #278 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Happy together

Just a CAS holiday card. Not much to say beyond Hampton Arts image, unknown paper snippet and a Doodlebug sticker.

This card is entered in these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #328 -- Snowman
Winter Wonderland -- Christmas birds/animals
ABC Christmas -- I is for informal
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #276 -- anything goes

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hopping down the bunny trail



It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.  This challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said Designs. All you need to do to play along is to create a project inspired by these cute cookies. My card features a Studio G image and sentiment. The bunny is stamped on a snippet of ivory paper and mounted on a snippet of blue. (Actually everything on this card is a  snippet that coordinatea with the dotted paper, all of which I have been hoarding for ages.) The buttons are die-cut from an MFT die and there's embroidery floss tied on each.

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This card is entered in these challenges:
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Creative Inspirations #272 -- spring/Easter
Cuttlebug Mania -- Some Bunny to Love
Artistic Inspirations #176 -- Easter
Crafty Sentiments -- Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground #275 -- snippets
Word Art Wednesday #276-- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper





Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sweet Snowman

I found this snowman image tucked into a swap card I received, so I don't know who makes the image, but it's a a sweet one. I simply colored it with pencils, die-cut the oval, and added piercing around the edge.
The card base has been sitting in my Christmas file for ages -- as I recall I started to do a sketch challenge ages ago and abandoned the project for forgotten reasons (realistically, probably lack of time). The snowman and a die-cut snowflake seemed to fit perfectly with what I had, and I have no idea what the original sketch called for. I am making a concerted effort to take advantage of half-made items and put them to good use.
This card is for these challenges:
ABC Christmas -- I is for Informal
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #327 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- anything with patterned paper
HLS Christmas Challenge --  anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #276 -- anything goes

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring has sprung





After a few false starts, I think spring has settled in, so I made a very springy card.
The image is from Bugaboo, colored in pencils to pick up the colors on the paisley print patterned paper. The image panel is edged in black and matted on green. The layout comes from the Stella Says Sketch Challenge going on at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug challenge.
Because of the busy image and the busy papers, I wanted to keep embellies pretty simple. Here I embossed some pale yellow cardstock and punched out a butterfly.

This card is for these challenges:
Catch the Bug: Stella says Sketch #506
Butterfly Challenge #75 -- colors of the night sky/repeat -- the varied blues on the boot are my night sky colors
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #276 -- anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Too fun to waste

Today's card features a recycled/upcycled image from a store-bought Christmas card I received. The bird in the hat cracks me up (and there's another image cut for the same card waiting for its upcycling).

The birds are mounted on a panel embossed with a sheet music folder, and I'm keeping it CAS to keep the focus on those birds.

This card isi for these challenges:
Double D Challenge -- Things that Fly
Simon Says Stamp Monday-- Things with Wings
Rudolph Days March Challenge -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #326 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #276 -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cookie Challenge #65

This time around, it looks like the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge is going to the dogs. How cute are these inspiration cookies? All you you have to do to play along is make a project inspired by the cookies. 
There are  two prizes up for grabs: digi images from Kitty Bee Designs and All Dressed Up.
I played with diagonals in my card.  The patterned paper is a snippet, with the dog on another snippet. The bowl and bone were fussy-cut and added to the card. I thought it would be fun to add the sentiment alongside the diagonal too. 
My card is for these challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #275-- anything goes