Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cookie Challenge #47

It's Anything Goes this time at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.  And there are two sponsors, so two chances to win a prize -- a $10 gift certificate to Imagine That digis or three images from Lemon Shortbread.
Since it's almost Independence Day here in the U.S., I used red, white and blue as my color scheme with this fun image from Lemon Shortbread.
 Hope you can find some time to join the fun because anything goes.

This card is for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
CRAFT -- ribbon and sparkle
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #236 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Don't melt

It's hot outside. Think snow.
This card uses a cute snowman from I Heart Stamps and also uses their weekly sketch. The snowman is colored in pencils with Wink of Stella added to the white on the snowman for sparkle.  I hand-stitched the snowflake elements on the side, using three strands of floss. I tried adding Wink of Stella on top of the floss, but I'm not sure how visible it is.

Sketch158This card is for these challenges:
Rudolph Days -- Christmas
I Heart Sketches #158 - sketch
Catch the Bug -- color challenge (blues and grays)
Winter Wonderland -- stitching
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #287  -- use a sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra -- anything Christmas

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Making lemonade

I was inspired by the sketch at this week's Share the Joy Challenge to try something a little different. I needed to make a picnic card for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge at SCS, and the best image I could find was this pitcher, so I created a pitcher of lemonade and placed it on a picnic table (figuraturevely speaking).
The image is a digi from Tiffany Doodles. I paper-pieced the umbrella with a snippet of plaid, colored the lemonade and added Glossy Accents, and fussy-cut the image. I used another plaid snippet to be a tablecloth, and a snippet of craft to be the table.  The sentiment is from Impression-Obsession.

This card is for these challenges
Share the Joy #41 -- sketch
Pixie's Snippet Playground #235 -- use snippets
Word Art Wednesday #236 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- used two patterned papers.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Delicate butterflies

I'm really happy with how this card came together.
Lots of snippets on this one. In fact everything was cut from snippets. The olive oval is just created by using two Nesties.  The vine is a Tim Holtz die, and the layered butterfly dies are from SSS.  The flowers are punched. The white layer is embossed with Swiss dots folder and popped up from the base.

This card is for these challenges
The Butterfly Challenge #56 -- olive + oval
Cuttlebug Mania -- midsummer flowers
Pixie's Snippet Playground #234 -- use snippets
CRAFT #369 -- animals
Word Art Wednesday #236-- anything goes

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Christmas wishes


As in much of North America, it's blazing hot now, so why not think fondly of winter?
Here's a Christmas card I made using the current sketch from Sketch Saturday. The image is colored with pencils. For the candleholder, I used a silver pencil I found when I was going through old boxes before moving them again.  It's one I used to use to mark fabric for quilting, and it has a nice metallic shimmer. White Wink of Stella adds sparkle and shimmer to the snow piled on the window ledges.

This card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #417
Winter Wonderland -- Add sparkle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Shimmer
Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge #286 -- Christmas
Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Extra -- Christmas
Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #236 -- anything goes

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cookie Challenge #46

The inspiration cookies
It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.
I love flowers, and I have dozens of flower images. However, I decided to go the die-cut route this time. The die is a Sizzlet die, and I just grabbed some snippets and cut multiple flowers, then mixed and matched pieces to create pleasing flowers in a pleasing pattern. The sentiment is from Victorine, I think.
Hope you can join the challenges this time. The sponsor is Aurora Wings, with a prize of a $15 gift certificate to their shop.

My card is for these challenges:
Happy Little Stampers die cut challenge -- anything goes
 Die Cut Divas -- anything goes
Creative Inspiration-- spring into summer
Pixie's Snippet Playground #233 -- use snippets
Word Art Wednesday #234 -- anything goes
Wonderful Wednesday and Monthly sketch from Kraftin' Kimmie

Friday, June 10, 2016

Back in business

Woo-hoo.   I feel like I might finally be back to being a crafter. I have spend the last 3 months packing, moving and unpacking. Sadly, the crafty stuff had to be the last unpacked, and it's finally close to being organized. Yay.  So I took the time to play in a few challenges.
I used the current Mojo Monday Sketch for this card, featuring a digi image from Pattie's creations. The image is colored in pencils. The dark green layer is actually from a advertising brochure, but it has a nice mottled texture and it's glossy, so it's an interesting element.  The start is a sticker, and there are a few tiny gold star stickers  sprinkled about as well.

This card is for these challenges:

Mojo Monday #451
ABC Christmas -- L is for (lamppost)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #284-- vintage
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #234 -- anything goes.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Cookie Challenge #45

It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, and it looks like we're heading to a wedding. The prize sponsor for this challenge a AliciaBel, a digistamp company, and Beccy's Place, which is giving away three images or an  entire set.

The image used for my card is an AliciaBel digi called Elegant Bride.
A few touches of sparkle on the Elegant Bride image.

Inspiration cookie #45.
I went digging through my stash and found a
"wedding words" dp to use behind the image, which is colored in pencils, with a few accents in Wink of Stella and Spica pen. An elegant white ribbon and some flowers with matching pearls were the perfect finishing touches.

I hope you can join us at the Cookie Challenge. (Go wherever the inspiration takes you. It doesn't  have to be wedding-related as long as it was inspired by the cookies).

I am entering my card in these challenges:

Catch the Bug- Stella Says Sketch #409 -- sketch
The Paper Shelter #251 -- Gems/pearls
Crafty Sentiments -- Flowers Everywhere
Word Art Wednesday #232-33 --anything goes