Friday, September 27, 2013

2 Colors Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Haven!  Our theme is use "Two Colors".

Our sponsor for this challenge is MyGrafico and they are giving away one stamp set to the winner!  Make sure you check them out, they have a great collection of digital images, as well as a freebies!

The two colors I chose were purple and black, pretty obvious I know!  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out this coffin card.  I went through my Hallowe'en stash and found some purple and black netted ribbon as well as the rest of the embellies I used.  For something different, I used some googlie (hmm, is it googley?) eyes for the centre of the flowers and the charm is from The Charm Barn.   The label in the centre is from the Vintage Halloween Labels by MyGrafico.

My Grafico - It's not just for Digital Images, they have a whole sidebar full of wonderful things to enjoy. Grab a cup of coffee and a snack because you will find yourself spending some quality time at My Grafico.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

S is for Stockings or Sketch

It's time for our "S" Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!  Our theme is Stockings or Sketch ... so you have two ways to enter this challenge.  Create something using Christmas Stockings OR find a sketch, use it and share it along with your creation!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Meljen's Designs and the winner will receive 4 digi images of their choice!

For my card I used a stocking image as well as used a sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  I colored the image with my Copic markers and added some glossy accents to the candy canes and Lace Stickles to the stocking.


Prize - 4 Images of winners choice.
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too! Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

Monday, September 16, 2013

School Time at Creatalicious

September means School is in, yahooo!  I for one am glad to be sending my boys off to school, time to get back to the grind and the wonderful routine!

Creatalicious is celebrating school with a the challenge theme of "School Time".  Our sponsor for this challenge is Scrappiness Designs and they will supply the winner of this challenge with a $7 gift certificate for any purchase at their store!

I used the Hey, Robot cards, elements and papers to create this card to welcome back the kidlets to school.  This is my first time with using digital kits and wow, is it ever fun and quick!

For the welcome back tag I used some leftover Creative Memories stickers to spell Welcome back and used some ribbon from my stash and attached them to the tag with colored staples.  The school charm is also from my stash.

Now it's your turn to get your creative juices going, I can hardly wait to see what you create!

STOP It's your Birthday!

It's challenge time again at Cards for Men!  Our theme for this challenge is "String it Up" so add some string to your creation and enter for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate from our sponsor, Digital Delights!

I colored this Digital Delights image with my copic markers to match the paper from the Surprise! Collection by Boy Bunny.  I used my circle embossing folder on the red and blue flags, added some bakers twine, a button and there you  have it!

Make sure to check out the fab creations from our Design Team!

Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with my little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Hey There - Sketch Challenge at Digi Haven

Time for a sketch challenge at Digi Haven!  Thanks to our fab team member Kevin for coming up with the sketch!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Beccy's Place and the winner will receive three digital images of their choice!

The colors really look more vibrant that this pic shows!  I colored the image with my Copic Markers then pulled out papers from the Surprise! collection by Bo Bunny and got to work on Kevin's sketch.  I used my circle embossing folder on the flag and corner to add a bit of dimension.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Beccy Muir is a very talented artist who's adding lots of gorgeous new images to her STORE all the time .. you will also want to take a moment to visit Beccy's Place Blog where you will also find monthly challenges, a long index of free digi images and a variety of detailed card folding tutorials and instructions.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Altered Art Challenge and DT Call at Crafting Cafe

Time to broaden your horizons at The Crafting Cafe and try something different by creating an altered art project!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Delicious Doodles.  The winner will receive 4 images of their choice!

The Crafting Cafe is also having a Design Team call.  If you would like to  join this fab team, make sure you at DT after your name when you link up your creation! 

Oh, I struggled with this one!  There were so many possibilities and so many wonderful images from our sponsor, Delicious Doodles.  Once I narrowed my digi choice to Lovey-Dovey Silhouette, I went thru my stash and this is what I came up with:

And the result was this:

I printed the image on some smooth & sparkly white paper the cut it down to fit inside the frame.  I painted the frame white and stuck some black and clear rhinestones on the right side of the frame.  I covered the rest in glass glitter by Stampin Up!  I added white bows and white flowers on the corner and placed some glass diamonds inside.

Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Add a bow
Stamp n Doodle - Wedding
Ink on my Fingers - Birds

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Angels Among Us

R for Recipe is the challenge at ABC Christmas Card Challenge!  
The Recipe:  3 papers, 2 ribbons, 1 image

We have two amazing Sponsors for this challenge, The Ribbon Reel and Saturated Canary!

For my card I used Angels Among Us by Saturated Canary.  I colored the image with my Copic markers then added some glossy accents to her eyes and Diamond Stickles to the angel feathers.  The papers are from the City Sidewalks Collection by Pink Paislee and the ribbon is from my stash.

Just Inspirational Challenges - Ribbons
The Sweet Shop - Sketch

Prize: 2 Digi images from her lovely Shop.

Hello!  My name is Krista Smith.

After opening up my digi shop in the beginning of September 2011, I've been busy filling orders and drawing new designs:).  I am really thrilled and very humbled that people are so receptive to my designs and seem to enjoy coloring them a lot!  I am so inspired by these amazing colorists!!  I have met so many wonderful, talented ladies through this business and look forward to building new friendships, too!   My personal blog,Saturated Canary, is filled with bits of my family life, artwork, and a slight obsession with fashion;). I also run a new challenge/ inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge with my amazing design team.  I'd love to meet you and be inspired by your own creations!  Do stop by and say hello!:)

Krista Smith

Saturated Canary LLC

Monday, September 2, 2013

Let's Float Away

It's challenge time over at Cards for Men and you will have until September 15th to create a tag or add a tag to your creation for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from our fab sponsor, Fresh Brewed Designs!

That's right, our theme is "Tag It" and our amazing design team has come up with some great creations so make sure you check them out and leave them some love!

 I chose to work with this image by Fresh Brewed Designs called Heart Hot Air Balloon.  When I saw this image I immediately thought about some paper I had in my stash, "What's Up" by BasicGrey.  I matched up my Copic markers with the colors in the papers and created a tag with the "let's float away" sticker and added a flag both from the same collection.

Now that I have an image to go with the paper collection, I can hardly wait to make additional cards!

Hi. I am Heather Dennis. I am a homeschooling mother of 2 wonderful children, the wife of 12 years to the love of my life, a Christian and the owner of Fresh Brewed Designs. I have loved to draw and create ever since I was a child. My daughter has inherited my love of art and recently inspired me to start creating again.
All the images in my shop are hand drawn. I offer a wide range of images from coffee, cute and inspirational. I also love to create custom drawn images, so if you are looking for anything in particular, please feel free to drop me an email.

The Male Room - The Great Outdoors
Stampin' Royalty - Circles
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Christmas Fairies

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round has a new challenge theme for September "Christmas Fairies".  There are so many beautiful fairy images to choose from, there is something definitely magical about them!

This image, Winter Fairy Halla, is by Mo Manning. I completely fell in love with this image and when I was putting the card together I was so focused on the image and sparkle I didn't even think about putting a sentiment on the front.  So inside the card it reads, Wishing you Warm Winter Wishes.

I colored the image with my Copic markers and used my clear Spica sparkle marker to add some lines of sparkle, as well as Star Dust Stickles.  The rhinestones were from our local craft store and the paper is from the Powder Mountain collection by Bo Bunny.

Cute Card Thursday - Things with Wings