Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sparkle and Shine at Creative Knockouts

Challenge time over at Creative Knockouts and our theme is "Sparkle and Shine"!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Fred, She Said Designs and the lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store!

I chose to work with Dragonfly Flower Doodledallion SET for this challenge.  You have to check this set out!  Along with the digi stamps, you get the colored version as well as different flower designs and sentiments.

I know it doesn't look like it but there is some sparkle and shine on my card, you just have to look closely!  I used clear sparkle embossing power on the blue flower petals and the dragonfly and pulled out my spica pen to trace around the leaves.  Glossy accents was used on the dragonfly for the shine and to top off the sparkle I added clear sparkly background paper.

Hop on over to see the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Dragonfly Dreams - No Patterned Paper
Stamping Sensations - Things with wings
Sweet Stampin' - Things with wings

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Be A Mermaid

It's challenge time over at Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with a twist ... we want you to "add some sparkle".

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter and the lucky winner will receive 3 digi stamps of their choice!

This image is Little Mermaid on Vacation and comes with color images along with the digi stamp, it's a fab package!

I colored her up with Copic markers and used Stickles to add some sparkle in her hair and tail.  The paper is Mermaid Dreams by Echo Park.

Now it's your turn to show us your sparkly creations!  Make sure you check out the Design Team for some inspiration.

Prize:  3 digi stamps


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Green and Orange Christmas Joy

I'm finally getting a start on my Christmas cards this year, unlike last year when I was in a mad rush to get them done.

This image is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps, Christmas Words - Joy.  This image is perfect for quick coloring and simple to add to any background.  I colored the images with Copic markers and applied glossy accents to add some dimension.

I added faux stitching around the border and finished it off with twine, button and sequins.  The background paper is from the North Pole collection by Doodlebug Design Inc.

Unlike drawing in faux stitching like the card above, I used my stitched border diecut on this card.  The background paper is from the 6" x 6" paper pad Really Rainbow Christmas by Lawn Fawn. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have provided you with some Christmas inspiration!

Christmas with the Cuties - Going Green (green card)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes (orange card)
Alphabet Challenge - J is for Joy (green card)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas (orange card)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Card for a Child at Creative Knockouts

It's challenge time over at Creative Knockouts!  For this challenge we would love to see you create a card for a child.

Our sponsor for this challenge is our own Kelly and the lucky winner will receive a $25 surprise package from Close to my Heart!

We've finally had some great summer weather and with kids enjoying their summer vacation, I chose to work with this adorable image  Swimmer Girl from Kinda  Cute by Patricia.

(Apologies for the shadows in the picture, this was taken at 1am and I wasn't seeing clearly)

Swimmer girl was colored with Copic markers, I used paper from Echo Park "Good Day Sunshine" so I tried to keep the colors consistent with the papers.  I added some faux stitching and diecut circles to finish it off.

Make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!  I look forward to seeing your creation!


Creative Craft Cottage - Summer
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Girls just wanna have fun
Sweet Stampers - Summer
Cards for Galz - Summer Fun

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer Wild Thing

This card making hobby of mine leaves me with stacks of cards that just sit in a pile, waiting to be used.  I finally gathered them up and put them on display for sale at work.  A co-worker came across a card I made back in 2013, it's the male version of this card (Bob can be found here on my blog). 

She laughed at the card and said her girlfriend's birthday was on Friday and she wished it was a female image instead ....

... it was quite a few years back (6 years in fact) when I purchased this image Betty, along with her partner Bob from Fresh Brewed Designs (sadly, they are no longer open).  I combed through my images and when I found her I created this card.

I am so happy with how it turned out, I even took a chance at creating clouds, a big feat for me!  I'm in love with the papers and in love with this card, I had a lot of fun creating it.


Cardz 4 Galz - Sun, Sea, Sand
Moving Along With The Times - Splish Splash
Double D Challenges - Birthday/Mood Board
Crafty Cardmakers - Here Comes Summer