Saturday, October 29, 2016

Guest designer for Scribbles Designs

The theme for the current challenge at the Scribbles Designs Challenge is Fabulous Fall.  Well, fall is my favorite time of year, and this pumpkin topiary from Scribbles Designs is a fun image for a fall card.
The image is called Pumpkin Fall Topiary.  I colored it with pencils, die-cut an oval, and added piercing around the edges. The image is mounted on this beautifully textured piece of card stock that looks like hand-made paper.  A sentiment, button-shaped brads, and ribbon finish of this card for a fall birthday.
                         


  Happy fall, y'all!

I would like to submit this card to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- autumn
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday --  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #254--  anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday  --  anything goes


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Textured Background

You don't hear the phrase DTP (direct to paper) very much anymore, but that's what was used here. DTP essentially means take your ink pad and apply directly to paper (or as some folks here in the South might say, "mash it on the paper.")  The green panel has Versamark DTP'd on it, then clear EP applied and heated. It has a pretty cool texture. After applying the die-cut, I reheated, sprinkled some glittery white EP and reheated again.
Every flower on the die-cut has a tiny red gem in it.
Sentiment is from Hampton Arts.  All the pieces but the base are snippets.

This card is for these challenges:
Rudolph Challenge Oct. -- Christmas
ABC Christmas -- V is  for Vertical
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #304 -- use a sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #254 -- anything goes
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground #252 -- use snippets


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

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ySGf2HZD_uY/VEMdHCcvQxI/AAAAAAAALcw/qpMA8vV9FZU/s1600/Leaves%2BWM.jpgI 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.

Buy Scribbles Designs here...
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