Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tea for 222


A new challenge, #222, is live at PINspirational Challenges, sponsored by Little Blue Button Digital Stamps. To get into the random draw for a $10 gift voucher, just make a project inspired by the photo Deanne found on Pinterest.

For my card, I used a stacked teapot image from Scribbles Designs, which lent itself to some fun paper piecing.  I found a bunch of old coordinating papers and created a fun set of china that I would personally be happy to have in my kitchen. The handles are simply colored with pencils.

The sentiment is of unknown origin, but it seemed to fit the image. I added some pinkish gems to the sentiment after cutting and matting it.

This card is for these challenges:
Time Out Challenge #115-- food and drink
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1832 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #346 -- anything goes
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com/2018/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.htmlCraftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sweet Christmas birds


     Some things are just too darn cute to pass up. That's how I felt about this image from Crafty Sentiments. I think they are supposed to be European robins -- European robins are tiny and cute, unlike North American robins, so I tried to color them as such (with my good friend Google images offering guidance in the way of many gorgeous photos).
     The layout for this card comes from SCS, this is the sketch challenge of the week. It even called for the little banners, where I used printed ribbon to include a sentiment. The snippet of plaid paper is ages old; I think it was from the first or second year I made Christmas cards (which translates to sometime in the previous century.)

This card is entering these challenges:
ABC Christmas -- R is for Robin
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes
CRAFT #479 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge #397 -- anything Christmas
Pixie's Snippet Playground #332 -- use snippets
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
HLS Christmas Challenge -- anything Christmas
Creative Inspiration -- holidays
Word Art Wednesday #346 -- anything goes


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Santa bearing gifts


I'm slowly compiling Christmas cards, thanks in part to all the wonderful people who sponsor Christmas challenges all year 'round. This one features a tiny stamp I've had for a long time, and I don't think I've ever used it before. It's a simple, silly image, but I think it works well with the patterned papers I matched it with. Santa is colored with pencils, with silver gel pen giving some details on the gifts. White gel pen dots highlight the red frame around Santa. The fishtail flag is made from a nice piece of ribbon that has a holly leaf pattern woven in it.  I especially like using this ribbon on cards because it doesn't fray.

This card is for these challenges:
July Rudolph Days -- anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland -- Christmas gifts
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge #396  -- for man or boy
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned papers
Word Art Wednesday #346 -- anything goes

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Let's go for a ride


     It's time for a new PINspirational Challenge #221, and this looks like a fun one because it features one of my favorite sunny day activities, biking. All you need to do to participate is create a project based on the challenge image and link it up. all entries are entered into a draw for two digs from All Dressed Up

     My card features an image from All Dressed up, which I colored with pencils. There's also a little shiny silver gel pen action on the metallic parts of the bike. The sentiment comes from I-O, embellished with a  Pima flower with a Nuvo dot center.

The card is entered in these challenges:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1830 -- a sunny day
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes
The Paper Shelter -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #345 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper


Friday, July 27, 2018

Bookmark


     I love reading, but I go through slumps where I read very little, although I always have at least one book started. Thankfully, my reading mojo seems to be back, and I've flown through the last few books I've picked up.
       Along the way, I noticed my bookmarks are wearing out, so I decided to make a new one. My prime rule of bookmarks is that they be flat because I think bulky embellishments are not good for the pages of a book. Die-cut flowers are flat, so they fit the specs.
       For this project, I used a large tag and the MFT Stitched Bloom Set. I used a variety of snippets to create the flowers and leaves, then arranged them around a sentiment (pretty sure it's from I-O).

Entering this project in
Happy Little Stampers July Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Die Cut Divas -- anything but a card


Monday, July 23, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside


     Hi everyone. Just wanted to remind you that there's still a week left to enter the current PINsperational Challenge, which has a Christmas theme. For my card, I used a cute snowglobe image from Pattie's Creations, sponsor of the current challenge. Enter a project and you may win the random draw for some Pattie's images of your choice.
     I colored the image with pencils and added some Tim Holtz glitter in the snow spots. The image was fussy-cut and placed on a square of patterned paper (it's from a vintage-looking mat set from Michael's) Twine and ribbon add to the festive feel.

This card is entered in these challenges
Catch the Bug -- Baby It's Cold Outside, Christmas in July day 1
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #395 -- red
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
CRAFT #477 -- Christmas
The Paper Shelter #348 -- ribbon or twine
Word Art Wednesday #344 -- anything goes

Friday, July 20, 2018

Bikini time

Here's a summertime card featuring some fun images from Scribbles Designs. One thing I like about Scribbles is that so many of the images are perfect for paper-piecing, like this bikini.
I used the current Sketch Saturday layout, substituting one beach ball and one bottle of sunscreen for the multiples on the sketch.
This card is entered into these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #522
Scribbles Designs #67 -- Fun in the Sun
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Crafting By Designs -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #344 -- anything goes

Thursday, July 19, 2018

To infinity, and beyond


Here's a quick, fun card using an image from Bugaboo. I added a fitting sentiment on the bottom of the panel. The image is colored in pencils, with Wink of Stella adding sparkle to the stars.  I also used Wink of Stella on the wooden star embellishment -- worked like a charm and basically dried instantly. For the background, I found some space-themed patterned paper (that's Saturn in the upper right corner). The layout here is the current Stella Sketch from Bugaboo.

This card is for these challenges:
Catch the Bug -- use patriotic colors
Stella Says Sketch #612 -- used layout
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- add some sparkle
Crafty Sentiments -- add a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday #344 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1828 -- anything goes

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas in July


This snowman would surely melt outside right now, but it's Christmas in July at the PINspirational Challenge #220. That a look at this inspiration photo, then cool down by making a Christmas card or two. You'll be glad come December, and you will be entered in a draw from a gift certificate to Pattie's Creations digi stamps.
I used a snowman from Pattie's Creations for my card. The image is colored in pencils, with sparkle added to the snowy elements with white Wink of Stella. The embellies include itty-bitty buttons and Glossy Accents on the tiny heart.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Shopping our Stash #362 - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Add a little sparkle
Crafty Sentiments -- include a sentiment
Winter Wonderland -- Simply Snowmen
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #394 --  anything Christmas
Crafting Fron the Heart #215-- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #342 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Butterfly jar





     It is way too hot to think about running around chasing butterflies, but this image from Scribbles Designs makes it look like fun (as long as you let the butterflies back out, of course).
     This card uses the Stella Says Sketch layout from Bugaboo, and is also based on the current Buttterfly Wheel at The Butterfly Challenge.  The wheel is based on W this go-round, and I chose the color wisteria and washi tape for my card.
      I've had ths set of butterfly-themed washi tape for ages, and I used it to the max here, including the sentiment strip and the little flags on the side of the image. (I actually folded the tape over to make tabs, which added a little dimension that cuase that awful reflection in the photo.)  The image is colored with pencils.

This card is being entered in these challenges:
Butterfly Challenge #103 -- wisteria and washi
Catch the Bug -- Stella Says Sketch#612
Catch the Bug -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #342 -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Summer Fun
Scribbles Designs -- anything goes
Crafting By Designs -- anything goes
Pamme's Inky Pinkies #1827 -- anything goes

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ornamental


     I have really fallen behind on my Christmas card goal, but this week I finally made one. This features a technique I saw on SCS recently. Basically, you die-cut an item and cut the negative into a strip to create a column of color.  I think you can probably figure out what I did easier than I could explain it.
     The die I used is a Sizzix tag tie that looks like an ornament to me.  I used snippets of red and green and added a line of sequins along the center of each ornament. However, my red sequins are flat and the green ones are not, so the look is a little inconsistent. 
      This is a fairly quick and easy technique that I might use to make more cards. However, I think the strip looks a little wide so I may do some adjustments.

This card is for these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #393 -- anything Christmas
Crafty Sentiments -- Christmas in July
Pixie's Snippet Playground #330 -- use snippets
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1827 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #342 -- anything goes

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Wish I were there


     The new PINspirational Challenge is taking us to the beach. The prize is offered by Elisabeth Bell, who created the sweet image used on my card. To get into the random draw for a gift certifcate to her shop, all you have to do is create a project (doesn't have to be a card) inspired by the photo.

     Because the image is so cute, I wanted to highlight it and keep the rest of the card CAS.  The image is watercolored with Distress Inks (with the skin tones in pencil). For the background, I just did a quick watercolor wash.

This card is for these challenges
The Paper Shelter #345 -- use a digi image
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge -- July
Word Art Wednesday #340 -- anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations -- anything goes
Crafts Galore -- anything goes


Monday, July 2, 2018

Dance in the Rain


     I  finally put ink to this lovely stamp I picked up on clearance so many months ago I don't really remember when. The inspiration for this activity was the current Butterfly challenge. The current "wheel of choices" all start with the letter V.  I went with violet and vintage. The image already had a vintage feel, which I highlight with some crocheted lace and silver butterfly charm that looks sort of antique.
This card is for these challenges:
Butterfly #102 -- vintage and violet
Crafting From the Heart #213 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #340 -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #49 -- anything goes

Friday, June 29, 2018

Wedding card


     Here's a wedding card that uses really old stamps. The cake and glasses are a from a cube stamp (with images on fives sides, cool idea that never took off, I guess); I'm pretty sure that's from All Night Media. The congrats is an old Stampin' Up set. All images are white embossed, with pearl accents on the congrats panel.
     The color in the photo is a little deceiving... the brown is lighter in person, more of a pinkish beige, and there's a pink tint to the patterned paper as well. This card was inspired by the mood board at Sum More Fun, which features weddings and a color similar to what I used.

This card is for these challenges:
Sum More Fun #31 -- weddings
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- food and drink
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #340 -- anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1825 -- anything goes

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hinged card


     This card design was featured at SCS several weeks ago, and I finally finished a card based on their tutorial. I don't recall ever seeing this tilting card style before, although it was listed as an "everything that's old is new again" idea. The tilt is a fun surprise for the  recipient.
     The instructions on the tutorial are quite clear, so there's no need to repeat them here. The card features a die-cut reindeer from Whimsy and die-cut holly leaves from a Spellbinders set called Little Leaf Sets, and of course those are Nestability ovals. Those are red sequins posing as holly berries. The decorative border was made with a Recollections punch.
     All the printed papers are papers are from a mat stack from Michael's, The Paper Studio line.

This card is being entered in these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge #391 -- anything Christmas
Rudolph Days for June -- Christmas
Die-Cut Divas -- animals
The Holly and the Ivy #32 -- anything Christmas
Crafting By Designs -- getting ready for Christmas
Pixie's Snippet Playground #329 -- use snippets (All die-cut items are snippets, as is the "tis the season" layer)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #340 -- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Long may you run*


     There's a new {PIN}spirational Challenge up, and this time it's a rustic scene. You could go a lot of ways with this -- barns, rural scenes, or of course a truck. Whichever way the photo inspires you, link up a project and you may be the winner of a gift certificate to Fred She Said digital stamps store.
     For my card, I chose to do a truck, using paper piecing to give it a paneled look, kind of like a "woody." The truck (digi from Inktegrity) is colered in pencils with silver gel accents on the chrome and white gel pen o the lights. Sentiment is from Impression-Obsession.
     * If you don't recognize that, it's the title of a Neil Young song that always makes me cry, supposedly about an old vehicle of his, but it feels like it's about a friend.

This card is for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- transport it
Crafting By Designs -- paper piecing
Word Art Wednesday #338 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges -- use patterned paper
Scribbles Designs #66 -- anything goes
Crafty Friends Challenges #86 -- anything goes

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Santa's list


It's been a while since I've posted a Christmas card. This one features a variety of patterned papers that are all from a pack I got at Michael's. The Santa, Santa's List and sentiment were all on a page emphmera. The sparkly red strip is actually an awesome piece of ribbon that has embossed holly on it -- it's gorgeous in real life. For added sparkle, there are sparkly flat faux gems (anyone have an official name for these?) in lines of three along the right top and bottom corners.

Entering these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #388 -- anything Christmas
CRAFT #471 -- ribbon or sparkle
The Paper Shelter #342 -- letters or numbers
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #338 -- anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1822 -- anything goes

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

World Cup countdown

Deanne has selected a timely inspiration photo for us this time at {PIN}spirational Challenges. With Father's Day and the World Cup both on tap this month, we can all get sporty.
This challenge is sponsored by Imagine That! digital stamps, with a random draw for a gift certificate to their store, so I hope you get in the spirit and link up.

This card features the "impossible card" layout that has been making its way around the web. Once  I learned how to do it, I was amazed at how un-impossible it is. It's SO easy!.  (SCS has a good tutorial and I'm sure others abound).

The Soccer Nut image and sentiment are from Bugaboo and were colored in pencils. Everything but that sporty background paper is a snippet (and this sort of card looks to be a really good way to use up snippets, since the largest piece you need is only a quarter sheet).

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
CRAFT #470 -- outdoor fun
Crafting by Designs -- For the Boys
Scribbles Designs #65 -- masculine
Pixie's Snippet Playground #327 -- use snippets
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Catch the Bug -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #336 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge --  use patterned paper

Saturday, June 2, 2018

All about the Snippets





Di from Pixie's Snippet Playground asked me to provide the mid-challenge inspiration card this go-round, and here's what I came up with.

This scene card is all snippets, aside from the base. It started with a 4-inch by 5 ¼-inch blue snippet. I cut three snippets of green patterned paper using the curved Whimsy Stitched Edge die, then arranged them on top of each other to create the “hills,” trimming off the edges to fit. The clouds are white snippets cut with Whimsy Stitched Clouds die.  The sheep are from a set by The Alley Way (which is sadly out of business) called With Wondering AWE. They were stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with pencils, and fussy-cut. The sentiment (from The Alley Way set More Than Words) was stamped in the same black ink. Once the scene was all assembled, it was placed on a top-fold A-2 card.

This card is being entered in these challenges:
Dies R Us -- Sunshine or Clouds
CRAFT - Come Play Outside
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #336 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge -- use patterned paper

Friday, May 25, 2018

Joyful

     Maybe it's just me, but every once in a while, I'll see a sketch that will keep nagging at me until I try it. That's the situation with this week's Sketch Saturday layout. It was just different enough to stick in my mind.
     The JOY stamp is from QKR Stampede, colored with pencils. For the three small elements, I punched tags from snippets of Christmas patterned paper that echoed the elements in the JOY stamp -- candy canes, holly, and Christmas decorations. Each is attached with a small silver brad, which also supplied an embellishment to draw attention to the sentiment below, a stamp from an unknown source.

This card is for these challenges:
ABC Christmas -- J is for Joy
Rudolph Days for May -- anything Christmas
Crafting by Designs -- Getting Ready for Christmas/Christmas card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- use two stamps
 



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Cat fun


     The Cookie Challenge is going to the dogs, and cats. Look at this fun inspiration for the current challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, Challenge 94.  The sponsor is Beccy's Place, which is offering digis to the winner of a  random draw. Come join in the fun.


     For my card, I had a little fun with a set from The Alley Way, with a cat checking out the fishbowl. Everything is colored with pencils, and the fishbowl has microbeads on the bottom along with Glossy Accents.

My card is entered in these challenges:
Crafty Friends #83-- animals
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1819-- anything goes
Crafting from the Heart #206 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday # 335-- anything goes



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Snow fun

 
   Here's a Christmas card featuring a stamp I didn't know I owned. I vaguely remember getting it as a gift. Isn't it a sweet image?
     Pretty self-explanatory card. Colored with pencils, Wink of Stella for snow, got a little over-enthused with the red ink edging...
     Layout is the current Stella sketch from Catch the Bug.
Card is entered in these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #385 -- anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland --- Christmas in the Snow
ABC Christmas -- K= Keep it Simple
Catch the Bug -- Stella Says Sketch #610
Word Art Wednesday #335 -- anything goes
 Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Monday, May 14, 2018

Flowers


     Life has been insanely busy lately, but I'm taking a breather to post a card.
     This card features a lovely flower die from Memory Box, which I die-cut with a Cuttlebug in green and hot pink  papers from the snippets file. The pink flowers were cut "off the vine," so to speak, and placed on top of the green diecut. The sentiment (a Tonic die  I won courtesy of Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge -- thank you!) was cut from the same green paper (which, BTW, complements the printed paper so much better IRL, as do the flowers). The butterfly is popped up on dimensional tape over the satin  ribbon.

This card is entering these challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - use ribbon or lace
Butterfly Challenge #100 -- Hot Pink and Hearts
Catch the Bug -- say it with flowers
Pixie's Snippet Playground #326 (all die cuts from snippets)
Dies R Us #96-- Flowers
Word Art Wednesday #335 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Flowery feminine fairy

   
Are you ready for another Cookie Challenge?  It has been posted at If you Give a Crafter a Cookie, and it's all about fairies. This time, our sponsor is A Day for Daisies, and to get in the draw from some free images, just make a project inspired by these cookies.
    My card features a very sweet little fairy (Flying Fairy Happy) from ADFD.  I colored her in pencils, and her dress/wings are paper pieced from vellum for an ethereal look. She's surrounded by flowers on the image, and to carry out the flower theme, there's flower printed paper, a Pima flower and several punched flowers, all with Nuovo drop centers. For more girly touches, how about a doily (sponged light blue) and blue seam binding.

This card is entered in these challenges:
Double D -- flowers
Scribbles Designs -- feminine
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes
Crafting by Designs -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #332 -- anything goes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Watercolor flowers


I'm quite happy with how this card came out. The flowers were made with a set of flower silhouette stamps, using the watercolor technique that involves coloring the stamps with markers and spritzing with water before applying to watercolor paper. The sentiment (pretty sure it's from Victorine Originals) is stamped on watercolor paper and mounted on foam tape to get some dimension on this card.

This card is for these challenges:
Butterfly #99 -- denim, dark salmon and dimension
SumMore Fun #26 -- mood board/inspired by the flowers
Double D Challenge -- friendship
Crafty Friends #82 -- flowers
HLS watercolor challenge -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- flower power
Word Art Wednesday #331 -- anything goes

Friday, April 20, 2018

Flying Greetings


We have lots of family birthdays coming up, so I've been making cards. Here's one for the airplane lover, featuring a die-cut sent to me by a friend, so I'm not sure of the maker.  The clouds, however, are from Whimsy. The sentiment is from Endless Creations, stamped in navy.

This card is for these challenges:
The Paper Shelter #335 -- birthday card
Crafty Sentiments -- Only for Bosy
Die Cut Divas -- anything with dies
Happy Little Stampers -- anything with dies
Word Art Wednesday #330 -- anything goes

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bee happy


     The newest challenge for If You Give a Crafter a Cookie is up and running. The sponsor this time is the ever-popular Bugaboo, which is offering four images, and all you have to do to get in the draw is link up a project inspired by the cookies.
     I think it's pretty obvious where I drew my inspiration this time.  I used a bunch of stamps from my stash to recreate one of the cookies on a circle cut with a Spellbinder's Nestabilities die. The flowers are from Victorine Originals, embossed in white with Nuovo drops in the centers. The large bee is of unknown origin, black-embossed with the little flight trail doodled in. The little tag includes a smaller bee (also unknown origin) doctored from a larger stamp and "happy" doctored from a full sentiment. ( I did a lot of doctoring here, didn't I?) The tag is edged in yellow and accented by a yellow satin bow.
This card is entered in these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- doodling
Die-cut Divas -- Anything goes with dies
A Snowflakes Promise #50 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #330 -- anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1815 -- anything goes
The Ribbon Girl -- use ribbon/anything goes

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Penguin message


It's taken me a long time to ink up these guys. I purchased this set on a mega-clearance sale at least two Christmases ago, and I'm pretty sure I haven't used any of the stamps before now. They are colored with pencils, with spica pen on the JOY, and metallic silver gel pen adding detail on the the little "hook" part of the ornaments.
I used the Catch the Bug/Stella Says Sketch layout, which called for a sentiment in the lower right corner. Since the main image includes a sentiment, I used the little ornament stamp in the corner.

This card is entered in this challenges:
ABC Christmas -- H is for hat
Winter Wonderland -- cute critters
Word Art Wednesday #330 -- anything goes
CRAFT #463 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Card Challenge #381 -- anything Christmas
Catch the Bug -- Stella Says Sketch #608

Monday, April 9, 2018

Snow in April


Well, thankfully no snow here in April, but it was a cold, rainy, dreary weekend where snow wouldn't have felt out of place, aside from the calendar.
I made this card using the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, attracted in part by that fun element of a sentiment down the side. I turned to one of my fave snowmen images, from Paper Cupcakes, which ceased business several years ago. The image is colored with pencils, with Wink of Stella on the snowy parts.
Aside from the green panel, this was a project that ate up snippets -- hurray. I really like it when it's just a matter of trimming the tiniest bit off a snippet but using it pretty much as it was (thereby preventing you from creating even more, smaller snippets) and I accomplished that will all the snippets here.

This card is entered in these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #133 -- use sketch
Pixie's Snippet Playground #323 -- use snippets
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #380 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned papers
Word Art Wednesday #329 -- anything goes

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Modes of Transport

It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie, and as you can see, the cookies this time have a transportation theme. The Cutting Cafe is the sponsor, and to get in the draw all you have to do is link up a project inspired by the cookies.

My card features an iconic VW Bug convertible, which is an image from Pattie's Creations. The glittery paper filled with Jeeps is from an set of safari-themed paper that's been sitting for ages. It was time to bring it out, I thought.  The dotted line down the middle of the ribbon makes it look like a road, so I thought it fit the theme perfectly.

This card is being entered in these challenges:
Crafting By Designs -- April Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl -- April Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1813 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #329 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use pattern paper

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring flowers

Here's a fun little image from Bugaboo that makes a cheerful card. The image is colored in pencils with Spun Sugar distress ink around the edges.
I used the layout from the Catch the Bug sketch Challenge (Stella Says Sketch), and added a few sequins for added interest.
The theme of  flowers in a container comes form the mood board at Sum More Fun.
The border and butterfly are punches, and there are some Nuvo drops on the bug body for dimension. The sentiment is from Stamplorations.

 
This card is entered in thse challenges:
Butterfly Challenge 98 (teal and thistle colors;  not sure if punched borders or sequins count as two identical items)
Catch the Bug -- Stella Says Sketch 607
Sum More Fun #25 -- mood board
Crafting by Designs -- anything goes
Crafty Sentiments -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #329 -- anything goes