Thursday, January 19, 2017

Christmas candy

I'm still not feeling very creative, but I wanted to start on Christmas cards. This is what I came up with. The stamp is from a Tim Holtz set I won as a Rudolph Days prize last year (thank you Mo). I added a little color with pencils and added a little shine with some paper glaze on the candy.  I found some candy-themed paper to add to the sweet theme.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #316 - anything Christmas
CRAFT #399 -- Christmas
ABC Christmas -- A is for anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #266 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra/January -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge/January -- Use patterned paper

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Seeking Inspiration

I have been totally lacking in inspiration for a while now and I'm looking everywhere for a mojo boost. I did find one from Darnell, who suggested trying colored pencils on kraft for her new NBUS challenge.
It's a technique I've wanted to try, so I found this never-been-inked image from Inpression Obsession and stamped it on a pale kraft paper. It might have been a little more dramatic with a darker paper, but I think it works.
The layout is a sketch from Bugaboo's current birthday bash. There's some  grosgrain ribbon and a half pearl to add to the festive quality.

This card is for these challenges:
NBUS#8 -- NBUS stamp, new technique
The Ribbon Girl -- any image
Catch the Bug -- birthday bash Day 2/sketch
Word Art Wednesday #266 -- anything goes

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cookie Challenge #60

It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.  All you have to do is create something inspired by the fun cookies, and you're in the random draw for prizes. This time, you have a chance to win digis from Bugaboo or Pattie's Creations.

For this challenge, I used a new fold I picked up at Splitcoast. I am really not big on folds, but this one is SO easy, I will definitely be using it again. And this card stands up well for display. I covered all the panels with a fun dotted snippet I have had for ages.

I used a Bugaboo image on my card, colored with pencils, with a little white Wink of Stella on the snow. The image is mounted on a coordinating scalloped circle, cut from another snippet.  The sentiment is on a white snippet, accented with a die-cut snowflake and coordinating half pearl.

I am entering this card in several challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania -- Winter Wonderland
Catch the Bug -- Anything Goes
Time Out #74 -- Winter
Pattie's Creations #130 -- use an animal image
Sweet Pea Mix it up Challenges #27 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #264 -- Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments -- Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground -- use snippets

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A cozy birthday

Wow, I can't believe my three months as a guest designer for Scribbles Designs is ending.  This is my final card showcasing the fun digis from the Scribbles Designs Store.

As I mentioned in a previous post, Scribbles has some images that are prefect for paper piecing. For this card, I used a snippet of striped dp to "upholster" the chair. I used more of the snippet for the sentiment and banner detail. The animals are colored in pencil, and there are a few sequins scattered around.  (live links to these images in the shop are further down in this post.)

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Pixie's Snippet Playground #260 -- use snippets
The Paper Shelter Christmas Break Challenge - anything goes
CRAFT #395 -- anything goes
Sweat Pea Mix it Up challenge #26 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge December -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #262 -- anything goes

(These are live links to the Scribbles store for the images I used.)

#438 Cozy ($3.00)

#0136 Happy Birthday($1.00)