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

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fitztown German Shepherd



Here is my animal fix for the week!  I just couldn't resist this German Shepherd image by Morgan Fitzsimons.  It is not available at the Fitztown shop yet, but if you email:  sales@fitztown.com and supply a link to this post they should be able to provide the image.

I colored him with Copic markers and the paper is from October Afternoon.  It's one of my favorites so I bought lots.  Can't afford to run out!  Chalks were used around the edge of the image for distressing.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Great Impressions  Animal Friends
Robyn's Fetish  Animals
A Gem of a Challenge  Animals Any
Animal Friends Challenge  Must have an Animal
Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe  Anything Goes with Chalk
Digi Galore  Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  Masculine
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door  Anything Goes
House that Stamps Built  Fur or Winged Things
As You Like It Challenge  Do you prefer images of people or animals, and why?  I definitely prefer animal images.  I have always loved animals and it gives me great joy to bring them to life on paper.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fitztown - Angel and Duckling


This is another beautiful image by Morgan Fitzsimons.  I have used several recently.  Please, visit the Fitztown Store to check the selection of gorgeous digital images. If you want to buy an image and can't find it in the shop, please send an email to this address: sales@fitztown.com with the link to the image (posting) you would like. They are stocking the store and the all images may not be there yet.

I colored this image with Copic markers.  I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter from Stampin' Up to the wings.  The corner pieces were cut with thw Silhouette.  The digital papers are from Echo Park.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine  Let's Go Digital
Cards Galore Encore  Stamp or Digi
CMD Challenge  Animal
Imagination Crafts  Anything Goes
Just for Fun  Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft  Anything goes
Eureka Stamps   Farm Animals
Crafty Creations   Things with Wings
Creative Moments  Anything Goes
Crafting by Design   Anything Goes
House that Stamps Built  Winged Things


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - Baby Boy


 Cardz 4 Guyz challenge this week is "Baby Boy."  I don't recall where I got this image.  It was in my folder marked Freebies and I know I got it about four years ago because I used some of these animal images in some of my first cards.  It is very well suited for a baby's card.  The image is colored with Copic markers.  The digital paper is from Carina Gardner.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Digi Sketch Challenge  Shades of Blue
Love to Create  3 or More Design Papers
Melonheadz Friends  For Kids
Addicted to Stamps  Polka Dots
Come and Get It  Animals
Glitter 'n Sparkle  Babies
Robyn's Fetish  Stripes or Dots
A Gem of a Challenge  Child/Baby

 
.Custom blog design by Blogger Boutique.