Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cookie Challenge #55

It's time for another challenge at If You Give A Crafter A Cookie. It's a fun one. To play along, simply create  a project inspired by the cookies and link up to the blog. 

My card features an image from The Stamping Boutique, colored with pencils (along with white gel pen to add the stripes on his pants).  The rest of the card is made up of snippets. The printed bits are the last leftovers from a kit I picked up years ago, and it turned out I had a brad that matched those ghosts perfectly. There is black rick-rack on the seam between the two printed papers.

My card is for these challengs:
Pattie's Creations #127 -- Halloween
The Paper Shelter #269 --Halloween
Creative Inspirations #260 -- Halloween
Shopping Our Stash #274 -- Hey Ghoulfriend (that'd be a great sentiment for my card!)
Crafty Ribbons #172 -- ribbon or lace
The Ribbon Girl -- Any image
Crafty Sentiments -- Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #252 -- Anything goes
Pixies Snippet Playground #251 -- use snippets

Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy owlidays

Well, I did think about printing out "happy owlidays," but I didn't do it.
This is an attempt to turn a non-holiday stamp into a Christmas card.  I took the owl on a  branch and hung some ornaments from her branch.  The ornaments are little die-cuts I bought a bag full of in the post-Christmas clearance a few years ago, either at Michal's or the Dollar Store. I think it was actually supposed to be used like table confetti or something, but I, of course, thought "Christmas cards!"
The ornaments are plain red, so I added some details with a white gel pen just to make them a little interesting. Little hanging ribbons are hand drawn as well. Owl stamp is black-embossed with some details colored in pencil.

This card is for
ABC Christmas -- U is for Under the pile (something at least 1 year old from stash = ornaments)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #303 -- cute
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge-- patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday#252 -- anything goes

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Scribbles Guest Designer am a guest designer for Scribbles Designs for the quarter, and I'll be doing guest projects from now to the end of the year.  For my first project, I used used the image called #644 Leaves. Since it's a simple outline image, it's perfect for my favorite technique, paper-piecing. I used a variety of snippets with fall colors for my paper-piecing.
Remember ladder ribbon?  I found some deep in a box, and even if it's not in fashion, I quite like it.  A leaf-shaped brad  finishes the card off.

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Scribbles sponsors a monthly challenge at the Scribbles Challenge Blog. This time, the challenge is Fabulous Fall. Check it out and play along. (They posts freebies most Fridays, too!)

I am entering my card in these challenges:
Word Art Wednesday -- Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground --  Use Snippets

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cookie Challenge #54

It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, sponsored this time by A Day For Daisies. There are lots of was to go with this inspiration, so get crafting.

My card features a VERY old SU image, which I pull out every fall.  I also used some fall-themed decorative tape to create some strong diagonal elements in this card.

This card is for these challenges:
CRAFT #384 -- inspiration photo
Word Art Wednesday #250 -- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful  Wednesday -- anything goes

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Quick and easy Christmas

I couldn't work up a lot of energy for cardmaking, but I did manage one cute card by keeping it CAS.  The strip of snowmen is a snippet; I have a whole stack of bright and busy patterned paper like this, and I am coming to realize this this might be the best use, because cover the whole card with it is just too busy. 
I believe this snow couple is a Crafty Sentiments image; it was in a  folder of images I had already printed out. They are colored (sparingly) with pencils; I wanted to stick to the basic red/green/black/white scheme. Also mounted on a snippet.

This card is for these challenges
Rudolph Days -- Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas -- T is for two
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #300 -- use a  sentiment
Pixie's Snippet Playground #248

Friday, September 23, 2016

Christmas blues

I was intrigued by this week's Sketch Saturday layout, and this is what I came up with.
The image (sent to me in a card swap) is colored with pencils, with sparkly spica pen added to her little star. The blue piece is embossed with a Sizzix/Stampin Up folder. The brown card stock is two-sided, and I used the opposite, lighter color to mat the main image.
The star brad started out silver and I used alcohol ink to give it a brown stain. (That's a handy-dandy tip for any time you have a metal embellishment you want to change the color on.)

This card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #430
Holly Jolly Christmas #81 -- embossing
Winter Wonderland Tic Tac Toe (blue/emboss/sparkle)
Christmas ard Challenge #41 -- color challenge (blues and browns)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #299 -- Cute Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- Anything Christmas

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cookie Challenge #53

A new challenge has been posted  at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie. It's time to do some fun and games cards (or whatever the cookies inspire you to do).  There are two chances to win, with prizes from All Dressed Up and from Bugaboo, so you could use this opportunity to make a guy card and maybe win some great images. My card features a Bugaboo image, which I colored in pencils. The sentiment is a rub-on, and I added some very masculine black grosgrain ribbon as a  tab to keep the guy theme going. 

This card is for these challenges:
The Ribbon Girl -- use any image
Crafty Sentiments -- for someone special
Word Art Wednesday #248 -- anything goes