Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - Stepper Card

Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is to create a Stepper card.  I used  this image from Digi Doodle shop. The digital paper is from CanStock Photo.  The image is colored with Copics.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fitztown Challenge - Wet or Dry Embossing


This week's challenge at Fitztown is Wet or Dry Embossing.  I used this absolutely gorgeous tiger image by Morgan Fitzsimons.  It is available at MorganFae's World on Etsy.  I colored him with Copic markers.  I used a Stampin' Up embossing folder that I absolutely love for the texture.  I once again tried to keep the card design minimal so the animal would stand out.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Bastel-Traum  Animal Motifs
Cards Galore Encore  Anything goes
Doodle Pantry  Any Digi Goes
Mema's Crafts  Anything Goes
Scribbles Design Challenge  Animal Planet
Sisters of Craft  Anything Goes
Art by Miran  Anything goes
Brown Sugar  Anything Goes
Graph'It Challenge  Furry Stuff
Crafting for All Seasons  Animals
Creative Moments  Animals
Inky Impressions  Animal Friends
Nutcrafter's  Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty  Anything goes


Clear It Out  Embossing Wet or Dry
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  Anything Goes
Scrap Creations   Animals
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  AnythingGoes
Crafting at the Weekend   Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  Anything Goes

Friday, August 15, 2014

QKR - Add a Button


The fun challenge this week at QKR is "Add a Button."  I used this cute bunny, available here.  The digital papers are from the Carina Gardner Evening Blooms collection.  The large flower  button is from my grandmother's button collection.

The doily is from Cheery Lynn Dies.  I have so much trouble with this die.  I cut a doily with wax paper to make sure the die releases so that problem is solved.  I cannot get it to cut the center of the doily all the way through.  I must have put it through twenty times.  I kept changing he position of the metal plate, added a shim of paper, nothing worked.  I got an imprint of the center, but no cut.  

This is the first time I've tried the dot background.  I still need a lot of practice with it!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz Buttons and Bows
In the Pink  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls  Anything Goes
BaffiesKreativladen  Buttons and Bows

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fitztown Wednesday Inspiration - Anything Goes







































This is my inspiration card for the Fitztown :"Anything Goes"  challenge.  I used this lovely rooster image, available here.  I colored it with Copic markers.  The paper is from my stash.  The beautiful flowers are from Live and Love Crafts.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Fan-Tastic Tuesday  Anything Goes
Scrap Creations  Birthdays
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink  Animals
Crafty Boots  Flowers
Stamp and Create  Anything Goes
 

Friday, August 1, 2014

QKR -Rodeo / Western

This week's challenge at QKR is Rodeo / Western.  I used thus cute digi,  Li'l Cowgirl.  The digital papers sre called Giddy-Up Girl by Cartabella.  She is colored with Copics. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Guest Designer - C.R.A.F.T. Challenge


I am a Guest Designer this week for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge..  
The challenge is "Wish You Were Here."  

 I designed this card using a Fitztown image, available here.  She is colored with Copics.  I added some Stickles for glimmer.  The papers are from my stash. 


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes/Sentiment
Addicted to Stamps  Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe  Use a Digi
Crafty Creations  Just for Fun
Divas by Design Anything Goes
Paper Shelter  Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - Anything but a Card



This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is "Anything but a Card."  That kind of challenge usually sets me off into a panic and this time was no different.  The night before it was due I still had no idea what I could do.  I remembered I had colored this tiger from Fitztown and hadn't used it yet so I figured I would make a tag with it.  I found the paper online at CanStock Photo.  That paper really makes the tag for me.I colored the image with Copics. Thr grasses are cut with the Silhouette.

All of my challenge entries disappeared again.  It seems to happen every time I check my blog with my cell phone.  Ticking me off!   I am trying to get all the challenges back.  Sorry if I miss some,


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

City Crafter  Animal Magic
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink  Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends  Things with Wings or Tails
That Craft Place  Anything Goes
Susy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons  Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Fantasy Stampers  Animal Magic
Art by Miran  Anything Goes
Brown Sugar  For the Boys
Crafty Catz  Anything Goes
Sister Act  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges  Add a Ribbon
Crafter's Cafe  Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky  Walk on the Wild Side
Paper Shelter  Anything Goes


Friday, July 25, 2014

QKR - Swimming


QKR's challenge this week is "Swimming."  These images are available here and here.  The digital paper and elements are from Echo Park.

I have to apologize to all my dear cardland friends.  I haven't been very organized lately and haven't gotten to visit blogs as I should.  I am back to work now and that has thrown me for a loop.  Plus, it's monsoon season and that makes me absolutely miserable.  Our cooling system doesn't work when there is humidity in the air and we have had tons of humidity lately.  So here we are in the Arizona desert in July with almost no cooling.  Doesn't exactly make you look forward to doing anything.  It will get better.  Monsoon season only lasts a few weeks.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Sketch Challenge


The challenge this week at Cardz 4 Guyz is to follow the sketch.  I think I came pretty close.


I used this wonderful image from Whimsy Stamps.  I have so many images that I have had for years and never used.  This is one of them.  I colored him with Copic markers.  The digital papers are from Basic Grey.  I added a sentiment inside to make this a male birthday card.  I always need those.  I chose not to add a sentiment to the front.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink  Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends  Things with Wings or Tails
My Craft Creations  Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations  Vintage
Through the Purple Haze  Distress those Makes
Great Impressions  Aninal Friends
Scribble and Scrap  Anything Goes
That Craft Place  Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday  Things with Wings



Guest Designer-Through the Craftroom Door

I am a Guest Designer this week for Through the Craftroom Door!  The challenge is Anything Goes and this week the sponsor is Fitztown.  My favorite!  I chose this amazing Fitztown image, available here.  Check it out.  There are quite a few different country scenes available.

I found myself addicted to getting this done, to the dismay of my husband.  Every time I could spare a minute I was back coloring.  I really enjoyed seeing it come together.  It is larger than my normal size card,  it's 5 1/2 by 8 1/2.  Fortunately, I do have this size envelope so mailing won't be a problem.  The larger size made it much easier to do the detail.

Copics:  B000, B21, B37,  B41, B45, B91, B93, B95, BG23, 
COO, CO, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, 
E00, E07,   E08, E09, E21, E23, E25,   E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39, 
E42, E43, E44, E51, E53, E95, E97, 
G07, G14, G16, G20. G21, G24, N0, N2, R01, R21, R27
W00, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W9
Y17, Y21, Y26, Y28, YG13, YG17, YG67, YG95, YG97, YR20, YR21, YR12


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

(I consider this to be a summertime card due to the greenery on the trees
and the flowers just in case there are any questions)

Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge  Summertime
Crafting Musketeers  Summertime (GDT)
Sisters of Craft   Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes
Fab 'n Funky  Feels Like Summer
Frilly and Funkie  Cool Water
Penny's Paper Crafty  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks  The Great Outdoors
4 Crafty Girlz  Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz  Anything Goes
Sister Act  Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts   Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays  Anything Goes

Friday, July 18, 2014

QKR - Vacation

The challenge this week at QKR Stampede is "Vacation."  I used  the image, Enjoying the Sun, available here. I definitely had no mojo while working on this.  I'm feeling entirely burned out.  That could be because I couldn't sleep and it's two thirty in the morning.  Oh well, it is what it is!

I really wanted to tear up some sand paper for the beach sand, but if I woke my husband up at two for a piece of sandpaper, that would not go over well!  I ended up tearing up cardstock, but it's very hard to see the layers in the photo.  The digital paper and images are from Echo Park.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bean Bag Chair for Lucas, Finally !

I bought the fabric for this chair at least nine months ago.  It's looks very shiny in the photo.  It is actually a faux suede.  I planned on making it on Christmas break...didn't.  Then I planned on Spring break, didn't again.    So I figured with six weeks off for summer break I'd have lots of time.  Ha!  I now have four days left, but I started the chair last night and finished it this morning.  I had to make sure I did it this time.  Tom bet me I wouldn't be able to get it done.  I didn't want to lose the bet!  I had to laugh.  He kept telling me Lucas wants his beanbag chair!  Lucas is only 22 months old.  He doesn't know what a beanbag chair is.  Well he has one now.  Fortunately, I have lots of peanuts left for refills.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - At the Beach


 The challenge this week at Cardz 4 Guyz is At the Beach.  I used this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil, Kai in the Sand.  It's available in either a male or female version.  The digital papers are from Arizona Redhead. I purchased them on Etsy from AZRedHead


 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink  Kids
Cutie Pie Challenge  Cute Digi
Love to Scrap  Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room  Fun in the Sun
Di's Digi Designs  Summer Fum
Mo's Digital Challenge  Birthday for a Boy
Creative Card Crew   Sea/Beach
Artistic Inspirations  Anything Goes

Friday, July 11, 2014

QKR - Paper Piecing


This week's challenge at QKR Stampede is Paper Piecing.  I chose this cute image Clown 13602, available here.  I used digital papers from Carta Bella.  I resized the paper so the print for his clothing would be smaller.  I colored the image with Copics.  The greeting is from Stampin' Up.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz DIY


Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is "DIY."  I chose this image from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  It's called Man about the House.  I selected it because as soon as I saw it, it reminded me a lot of someone I had met when I worked in NYC years ago.  Forty one years to be exact.  Although, he was a security guard, not a fix-it man at the Federal Reserve Bank.  I remember him being such a sweet, gentle man and he always had a story to tell.  

I colored this with Copics,  I think the letters were from Tim Holtz, but I'm not sure.  I used a corrugated paper for the background

I am entering this card in the following challenges:.

Scribble and Scrap  Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts  Anything Goes

 
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