Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Christmas Tags at Christmas Craft Creations

 Christmas Craft Creations has a new challenge this month and our theme is Tags or ATC.  If you're not sure what ATC means, it's Artist Trading Cards.  These cards are small, 3.5" x 2.5" in size.  The choice is yours!

This month's prize was donated by our one and only Lynne! For your chance to win this beautiful tag die, remember to add our challenge badge to your post.

For my tag I used The Big Family of Little Snowman stamp set with matching dies.  

I colored the little fellas with Copic markers and used the dies to cut them out.  The circles were cut from stitched circle dies and I also used hillside dies to make the snowbank with glitter paper for that sparkle.  I stamped a few snowflakes then used pop dots on the snowmen and sentiment for some dimension.  

The sentiment is from the Puffy Holiday Greetings collection by Mama Elephant and finished it off with red gingham ribbon.

I look forward to seeing your ATC's or Tags so make sure to link them up here and remember to include our Challenge Badge for your chance to win!

The Cutie Pie Challenge - Gorgeous Gingham/Perfect Plaid #159
Dragonfly Dreams - Add Some Sparkle (May)

Friday, May 7, 2021

Winter Sports at Winter Wonderland

Time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland! Our theme for this challenge is Winter Sports and we have a wonderful sponsor, All Dressed Up.

This darling image is Sledging Pup and is showcasing a popular winter sport, one of my faves truth be told!

I colored the image with Copic markers and use circle Spellbinders on the image and red accent.  The background papers are all digital and purchased from Etsy (here and here). The sentiment is from the Puffy Holiday Greetings stamp set by Mama Elephant.

To finish it off I added some enamel dots, a button and snowflake.

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

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas #596
Time Out Challenges - Time to Move #187
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - ATG w/Critter #50
All Dressed Up - ATG w/ADU Image (May)

Friday, April 30, 2021

Sketchy Girls BINGO Challenge Reminder

 Welcome to the first reminder of our BINGO Challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls!

Our Sponsor this month is De Egel and they have graciously provided a wonderful prize for the winner of this challenge.

For my reminder card, I chose to follow the right line of the BINGO card - Ribbon, Gems, Yellow.

I used a No-name stamp set that I picked up at a local Thrift store and stamped the feather and sentiment with Versamark.  I sprinkled white embossing powder on the feather and gold over the sentiment then set the heat gun to it.

Once the embossing powder was set I used daubers with Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed) over the feather and then gave a light spray of Antiqued Bronze Mica.  I finished it off with gold ribbon on the top and two pink gems near the bottom.

You have until May 19th to link up your creation here. I look forward to seeing your creations!

Through the Purple Haze - ATG w/Optional Ribbon/Lace #179 .
Crafting Happiness Challenges - ATG w/Optional Bright Colors #94 .

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Monster Truck TIC-TAC-TOE Challenge

 Hello one and all! Time for a new challenge at Creative Knockouts!  This go-around we have a TIC-TAC-TOE Challenge for you.

Our fabulous sponsor is Jodie from Bugaboo Digi Stamps and the lucky winner will receive two digi images from her store!

Raising two boys meant our house was full of trucks ranging in all shapes and sizes.  I actually took my youngest to a Monster Truck show so when I saw this image Monster Truck I knew I had to have it!

My Tic-Tac-toe choices are Embossing (dry), Image and Sentiment.  

No-name Slimline die-cuts were used to create this card and I wish I made the trucks a bit smaller as I originally envisioned 5 trucks on the front however I was able to use the remaining two trucks elsewhere!

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the trucks then colored them with Copic markers.  Hillside die-cuts and an embossing folder were used to simulate dirt hills for the trucks to "drive" over.  The two outer trucks were taped flat and the middle truck has a spring backing (see below) so it moves and bounces.

As an afterthought I added the banner flags, this proved a bit more difficult since the two trucks were quite stuck to the paper so I reduced the number of flags. The sentiments are computer generated and as you can see, the last two trucks were used on the envelope as well as on the inside.

I really, really enjoyed making this card and it brought back a lot of memories of a time long ago when my boys were young, loud, dirty, stinky and above all, happy & loved.  Boys rock!

Cards 4 Guyz - Wheels #269 .
Dream Valley Challenges - For a Child #246 .
International Art & Soul - Card or Gift for a Man #107
Aud Sentiments - Use a Birthday Sentiment #273 .
Cute Card Thursday - Party #684 .

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Christmas Stockings

 Welcome! Today starts a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties! Our theme for this challenge is Stocking Fillers, so we want to see you use Stockings on your card!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is My Besties and one lucky winner will receive three digital images from their fabulous shop, thank you Sherri!

For my card I used Steampunk Christmas Sock.  I colored the image with Copic markers and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image.  It's hard to see in the picture but I added some gold cord pieces to the back of the stocking before adding pop-dots to the back.  The paper is from the Nutcracker Sweet Collection by Graphic 45.  For the sentiment I pulled out my ancient Dymo Labeler and added Ho Ho Ho.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

My Besties 3D and More - ATG (April) .
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round - G and/or H (I used Gold) .
The 12 Months of Christmas - ATG w/Optional Red & Gold