Friday, May 20, 2022

Welcome Little One - Boy

 Welcome to our SKETCH Challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls!   Our sponsor for this challenge is The Hedgehog (De Egel) and the lucky winner will receive a special surprise!

The digi image below is Daphne Sitting on a Cloud by Amanda Jayne Designs.  I started by coloring the image with Copic markers then masking it off and used a blending brush with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Ink.  Before removing the masking I sprayed with a bit of water and let it dry then used Nested Round Tags die cut by Maker's Movement.

The papers are from the Bundle of Joy Boy Collection by Echo Park and the sentiment is from the Baby Stamp Set by Honey Bee Stamps.

(Unfortunately I couldn't get the light right when taking the picture and editing just made it worse)


Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creations using our sketch above!



Challenges
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #162 - Die Cut, Embossing, Masculine (May 26)

Cardz for Guyz - Wildlife #296 (May 29)
Taylor Made Cards 4U - ATG w/optional Masculine (May)
Daisy Chain Challenges - Add an Animal (May 28)

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Adventure Awaits

 It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is "Finish the Inside".

Our sponsor for this challenge is Pretty Cute Stamps and the lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to use in their store! 



I used Wooden Sign by Pretty Cute Stamps to create this gate fold card.  I think gate folds are perfect for showcasing the inside.

The background paper is Explore More from the Let's Lumberjack Collection by Echo Park and once I finished layering, I colored the sign with Copic markers and applied foam squares to the back of the left side.  To keep the card closed, I used Velcro circles on the right.

The front looked a bit bare so I used Hidden Leaves die cuts by Sizzix to add some foliage and a splash of color with the turquoise, which I carried on into the inside. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team
 then it's your turn to start creating!





Challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - ATG (May)
A Perfect Time to Craft - ATG #5 (May)

Friday, May 6, 2022

Blue, Green and Orange Snowman Selfie

 This month at Winter Wonderland we want to challenge you to use only three (3) colors (not including neutrals).

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sheepski Designs and the lucky winner will receive 3 images of their choice!


This image is Snowman Selfie and as the post title indicated, I used blue, green and orange on these selfie-lovin' characters.  After coloring with Copic markers, I took a white gel pen and started adding a few lines here and there.  

I'm so glad you stopped by and now it's your turn to show us your Christmas cards and for some extra inspiration, make sure you check out our Design Team's creations.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Happy Duckling March

 It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Star Stampz and the lucky winner will receive 3 images of their choice!


This darling image is Duckling March and I decided to try to create a bit of a scene behind all that cuteness.  I used Copic markers to color the image and decided to use oval die cuts and as you can see, it's pretty plain and simple. I may just have to go back an add a bit of something ...

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!




Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May Layout at Kate Hadfield Designs

A new month brings a new Layout over at Kate Hadfield Designs.  While I haven't quite gotten into digital scrapbooking, I like to use the layouts in my card designs.

I did some broad interpretations for my layout, using Mini Hexagon dies from Spellbinders and rather keeping the shapes in straight lines I altered it slightly (there is a fabulous sample on the back of the Spellbinder package).


I have to admit, the picture doesn't do the card justice, in person it looks so much better.  The "Mother" sentiment was created using my Cricut Joy and green glitter cardstock.


I hope you check out the Gallery for some wonderful scrapbook layouts created by my teamies and don't forget to grab the Blocked and Squared 2 Freebie to create your own layout!


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Born to Create

Hello all! I'm back with a couple of my creations using the Pins & Needles Stamp Collection by Kate Hadfield.

This collection is full of fabulous crafty elements and it was difficult to choose the images to use!


I love this one and I'll be laminating it so I can hang it in my craft room!  The border is a freebie from The Doodle Den.


A little play on words for this one! The ball of yarn is also from the  Pins & Needles Stamp Collection and the sentiment was computer generated.  After coloring the image with Copic markers I went to work using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink, Ebony Black and Simply White, I also added a touch of White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

Make sure to check out the Gallery for some inspiration from our amazing team and fellow crafters!

Challenges
Just Us Girls - Photo Inspiration #629 .
SoSS - L is for Layers #208 .

Monday, April 25, 2022

Last Christmas I gave you my HEART

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "Last Christmas I gave you my HEART" - operative word being "heart" so we want you to include a heart on your card and don't forget, your creation must be Christmas themed and feature a cute image.  

We have moved to a JUST FOR FUN challenge and I hope you will continue to play along so you have a chance to proudly display our Winners Badge or Top 3 Badge.

Both the image and sentiment are from Scribbles Designs, #905 Hearts Truck and #048 All Hearts Come Home.


I colored the image with Copic markers and would loved to have added glossy accents on various hearts but my bottle has mysteriously disappeared ... I'm sure once I purchase a new bottle, the old one will appear.

The papers are from the Tula & Norbert's Christmas Party Collection by Photo Play. 

Now it's your turn to show us your Christmas project and make sure you check out the Design Team's creations for some inspiration and remember - projects must be Christmassy and have to be Cute!

Challenges:
CCAYR - Red & Green w/Circles and/or Ribbon (Apr) .
Happy Little Stampers Christmas - ATG w/optional Glitter (Apr)

Thursday, April 21, 2022

I've Been Chicken You Out

 It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Wings & Things or Furry Things.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Pattie's Creations and the lucky winner will receive four, yes 4 images of their choice!


I chose to work with Silly Chickens on Coop cause they crack me up!  I used Copic markers to color the image, white gel pen to add dots and finished it off with glossy accents.  The background was made using Fossilized Amber and Spice Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks with Honeycomb stencil by PhotoPlay.  The sentiments were computer generated.

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





Challenges:
Pattie's Creations - ATG #193 (April) .
Papercraft Challenges - Animals on the farm #81 (May 14)
Colorful Options - Yellow (April) .
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Feature a Creature #549 (April) .
Ellibelle's Corner - Animals (April) 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Tartan / Plaid over at Christmas Craft Creations

Tartan / Plaid is the theme for our April Challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!  Our challenge will run until May 10th so make sure to upload your creation by then for your chance to win a special prize.

I decided to make two cards, one tartan and one plaid.  These are quick and easy cards and I like these when you're creating a bunch of cards at the same time.


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to jump over to CCC and check out the fabulous creations by our Design Team.

Please remember to add our challenge badge (above) to your post for your chance to win!


Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenges - H for Ho, Ho, Ho
CCAYR - Red & Green w/Circles &/or Ribbon .

It's Piggy Party Time

Welcome to our "Add an Animal" Challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls!   Our sponsor for this challenge is our own Claudia and Lisbeth and the lucky winner will receive a special surprise!

I created a slimline card with an image by Woodware Stamps called Pig party.

I used Copic markers to color the party piggys then went to work adding glossy accents to various features.  After putting the layers together I added some buttons and finished off with the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creations!


Challenges
Ike's World - ATG - Critter Crazy #154 (April) .
Unicorn Challenge - Include an Animal #75 (April)
AAA Birthday - Critters #36 (April)
CCC Digi Creations - Include an Animal #135 (April) .