Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fitztown - Fall Colors


I used a Fitztown image from a set of images called Vintage.  They are available in either colored or black and white. I needed a quick card this week and it was wonderful to have this great image available all ready to use.  I think it  makes a great masculine card.  If the images are not in the store yet you can write to: sales@fitztown.com and supply a link to this post.  They will be happy to help you.  I absolutely love the corrugated paper.  I have used it a few times recently and love the look.  

Cardz 4 Guyz - No Patterened Paper



I made this card for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, No Patterned Paper.  I used the Sketch below, but didn't realize that I cut the curves on the wrong side of the paper.  Good thing it was not a sketch challenge. The image is from The Graphics Fairy.  The belt buckle is from Tim Holtz.

Friday, September 12, 2014

QKR - Things with Wings

This week's challenge at QKR Stampede is Things with Wings.  I chose this bluejay image available here.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  The beautiful digital paper is from Carina Gardner.  I used quite a bit of pastel chalks with this image to give that old look.  The fall leaves were cut with the Silhouette.  They are also chalked which really turned out nice, it just doesn't show in the photo.

 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Heart Pieces   Use a Digi Stamp
Milk Coffee Challenge  Colors of Autumn
Creative Knockouts  Outdoors
Chalk 'n Stock  Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps  Make Your Mark
Creative Moments  Fall Colors
Divas by Design  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash  Bird Image
A Little Bit of Crafty  Distress It
CCC Digi Creations  Digi/Things with Wings
Mema's Challemge  Fall Colors
Natalie and Amy's Challenge  Things with Wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon  Autumn Colors w/ Ribbon or Trim
Art by Miran   Anything Goes
Simply Create Too  Autumn/Fall



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz CAS


This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is CAS (Clean and Simple.)  Last week's challenge was Man's Best Friend and I had colored two images.  I used the shihtzu last week so I decided to use the golden retriever this week.  I colored him with Copic markers.  No digital papers this time!  The image is from Just Inklined.  They have a huge collection of different dog breed images.  All of which I own, of course!  I almost can't resist buying lifelike animal images when I see them.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Cute Ink  Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations  Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network  Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenge   Must have an Animal
Cards and More  Clean and Simple
Pattie's Creations  Dog or Cat
Di's Digi Designs  All About Animals








Monday, September 8, 2014

Fitztown - Anything Goes


This week's challenge at Fitztown is everybody's favorite, Anything Goes.  I used the image Fae 22.  I have been having lots of problems coloring, My vision is messed up right now.  I had some bleeding into my eye and it left black streaks in my vision.  Fortunately, the blood will be absorbed in a while and my vision should be back to normal.  It the mean time, it's not painful, just a nuisance.

I colored the image with Copic markers.  The digital papers are from Tin Teddy on Etsy.  They have some nice papers, but getting them downloaded is much more difficult that with other merchandisers.  I don't think I will buy again just because of that.  I have been hoarding this hand dyed silk ribbon that I bought in several colors years ago from Really Reasonable ribbon.  I finally decided to use a piece.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle  Use a Digi
Robyn's Fetish  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls  Add Ribbon
Through the Purple Haze  Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend  Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  Anything Goes
Art by Miran  Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - Man's Best Friend



This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz was my pick.  Of course, I chose to make it an animal challenge...what else!  I used this Shihtzu digi from Just Inklined.  The digital papers are from Echo Park.  I colored him with Copic markers.  I'm not real happy with my coloring.  It's not exactly what I envisioned but, I'm satisfied.  I had more problems with my markers.  I don't know what is going on with them.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Robyn's Fetish  Use a Digi
Scribble and Scrap  Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze  Anything Goes
Di's Digi Design Challenge  All About Animals
Fussy and Fancy  Pets or Favorite Animals
2 Cute Ink  Anything Goes
Digi Makover Challenge  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs  Cute Animal








Saturday, August 30, 2014

QKR - Blog Hop - He's All Boy !


QKR Stampede and her sister company, Eureka, is having a blog hop.! If you reached my blog from Karal's  you're on the right track. Otherwise start at the QKR Stampede Blog! The only thing you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to comment  design team member's blog post.

Four prizes of two free digis will be awarded.  (2 winners for QKR & 2 for Eureka)

Start Hopping !!! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fitztown Banners or Pennants Inspiration Card


 Isn't this image the cutest!  It is by Morgan Fitzsimons and is available in her Etsy shop, MorgansFaeWorld.  The challenge this week at Fitztown is Banners or Pennants.  I colored her with Copic markers.  The digital papers are from Adrienne Loomis.  I really enjoyed coloring this image!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Random Fan  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments  Animals
Die Cuttin' Divas  Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Digi Choosday  Blooms
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown  Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge  Cute Little Animals
Fairytale Stampers  Everything Goes
7 Kids College Fund  Anything Goes




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - Steampunk


Here is my card for the Xardz 4 Guyz Steampunk Challenge.  The image is from Download Inspiration  on Etsy  The paper is from Vectoria Designs also on Etsy.  The gears are by Tim Holtz.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Through the Purple Haze   Anything Goes

Friday, August 22, 2014

QKR - Monochrome


I completely forgot to post this card.  I seem to do that a lot lately.  I made sure I got it done in time for the website and forgot all about my post.  Anyways, the challenge this week at QKR Stampede is Monochrome.  I used this Couch Potato image, available here.  I love the paper pieced sofa.  The digital paper is from Cartabella.

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. 

 
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