Thursday, May 25, 2017

Santa Claus

Tried the Bokeh technique for this card, using red and green inks, but when I added the white, the red turned pinkish. The Santa is from a Hampton Arts set.

This card is for these challenges:
May Rudolph Days -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #334 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #284 -- anything goes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Camping fun

I found this image in a file of stamped images; someone sent it to me, and I don't know who sent it, or what company makes the image, but I think it is hilarious. Thankfully, a full-on raccoon attack has never occurred when I was camping, but there was one incident when some critters got into the Cheetos while we were sleeping, because I left the bag on the picnic table. Another time some critter literally ate thru a nylon canvas pack to get to some snack (trail mix, I think) while we were off having fun..

Anyway, every time I see this image in that file, I think "I need to use that," so this time I took action.

The image is huge, so it was simply a matter of coloring it with pencils. It is mounted on a snippet of orange paper, and there are a couple of leaves (die-cut from green snippets) in the corners (for that outdoorsy feel). The sentiment is a clear sticker, placed on a white snippet and cut with a fishtail edge.

This card is for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday:  Little Critters
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Furry Friends.
Pixie's Snippet Playground #281: use snippets
Word Art Wednesday #284: anything goes

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cookie Challlenge #69

Image may contain: foodIt's time for another cookie challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, and this time the prize is being offered by Sherri Baldy's My Besties line of digi stamps. To join in the fun, all you have to do is create a project inspired by these very pretty cookies.
I loved how pretty and delicate these cookies are, and I used that as inspiration for a Mother's Day card. I used a white panel with an embossed frame, and embossed the sentiment with blue pigment ink and clear EP. The sentiment was cut with a circle die and mounted on a kraft colored scalloped circle. For the embellishments, I found some pretty, multi-layered chipboard flowers.

This card is being entered in these challenges:
Victorine Originals #2 -- Flowers
Die-cut Divas -- May flowers
Word Art Wednesday #282 -- anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments -- Pastel colors
Creative Inspirations #275 -- Anything goes

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Golden butterflies

Today's card is sort of a snippets spectacular, with every bit of paper coming from the snippets file. There are two different gold snippets on the butterflies, which provided some nice variation on the butterflies. (the die is a yard-sale find, and I am not sure who made it.) The graph paper-style panel was the only bit I had of that, and I thought it worked so well with the butterflies I decided to keep it even after stamping the sentiment at a wonky angle.

This card is for these challenges:
CRAFT #415 -- birthday
Butterfly Challenge #78 -- gold
Cuttlebug Mania -- Have Wings, will fly
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- Going Dotty
Moving Along with the Times #45 -- Butterflies
Catch the Bug -- Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippet Playground #279 -- use snippets
Word Art Wednesday #282 -- Anything Goes
Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cookie Challegne #68

It's time for another challenge at if You Give a Crafter a Cookie, and this time the theme is "April showers/May flowers."  To enter the challenge, simply create a project inspired by the cookies.

My card features an adorable image from The Paper Shelter. I have a hand injury that makes coloring a bit painful, so I took advantage of the fact that The Paper Shelter digis come in both a line art and colored version. I printed the colored version on glossy paper. The frame is chipboard that I rubbed Versamagic Sea Breeze ink on, then wove a skinny brown ribbon through.

This card is entered in these challenges:
Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge -- rain
Word Art Wednesday #280 -- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday -- anything goes

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Vintage Christmas

This card features Mojo Monday sketch #495. To me, the sketch doesn't have anything that is an obvious  focal point, and I usually have trouble with that kind of sketch, but I am happy with how this came out.
The papers are all from a Recollections set called Vintage Christmas. 
The wreath has a ton of bling, with two different sizes of red gems.

This card is for these challenges
Mojo Monday -- Sketch 495
Winter Wonderland -- Add some sparkle or bling
Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge  #331-- use stars
Craftyhazlenut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- May
Crafty Sentiments -- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  #280 -- Anything Goes

Monday, May 1, 2017

Baking up a storm

I'm doing a swap that calls for a cooking theme. I dug out this set called Cuppie in the Kitchen from Taylored Expressions. The image is colored with pencils, with the colors picked up from the  fun background paper.
The sketch for this card is Sketch Saturday #459.

This card is for these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #461 -- choose a previous sketch
Word Art Wednesday #280 -- anything goes
Simon Say Stamps Wednesday -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- May