Tuesday, March 26, 2013

These are the Days

I'm hoping this card will not jinx the good weather that is finally upon us!  I was asked to make a birthday card for someone who loves to snowboard.  I searched and searched for a snowboard image but the majority of them were young boys, this card is for an adult.  In my searches, I came upon this clipart and thought it would work quite well.


The image is colored with my copic markers and added glossy accents to the headband (yes, the color is actually red, not orange, really!), gloves and bindings.  After adding the tags I needed something for the top right of the card so I found my lone grey button and strung some bakers twine thru the holes.  The papers are from the Notes to Self Collection by Echo Park

Challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cool Men
My Craft Creations - Bingo for Men (Sport, Twine, Red)
Ohh La La Creations - It's a Man Thing
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - One for the Boys

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Felt or Fabric Challenge

The challenge theme at ABC Christmas Challenge is "F" for "Felt or Fabric".  Time to pull out your material scraps and add them to your creations!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet Stamps and the lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate the their store!


I decided to play with this Mitten Template from the Silhouette and thought the left over
felt from my son's stocking would work quite well.  After cutting out the template with my Silhouette Cameo, I put it together using some felt snowflakes I had in my stash.  I have to say I love the way the card sits and think it's quite unique looking.  Will have to make more of these, they are quick and easy!

Make sure you check out the creations from our talented Design Team!


Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store
SweetStamps.com manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting. 

Challenges:

Crimbo Crackers - No Stamped Image
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - No Red or Green
Forever Friends - Shaped Cards

Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy Easter to Ewe

 Hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner!  To celebrate, Cards for Men's challenge theme is Easter.  You will have until March 31st to show us your Easter creations. 

Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and Jodie will award the winner 7 digis of their choice!




This adorable image from Bugaboo is Happy Easter to Ewe.  I colored him up with my Copic markers and added a bit of glossy accents.  The paper is from  the Generation Tech Stack by DCWV and the pennants were made by using Pennant Punches by QuicKutz and the sentiment was cut out with Fishtail Flag Stax by Die-namics.


 

 
Bugaboo Bio – 

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge,Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stampsstamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug



Challenges:

Creatalicious Challenges - Easter
Hiding in my Craft Room - Designer Papers x 3
My Sheri Crafts - Easter
Digi Haven - Easter
Simply Create Too - Easter or  Bunnies

Sunday, March 17, 2013

On an Easter roll

 Not sure what's going on but I've been on a roll and have created a few Easter cards this weekend...maybe it's because I've been trying to forget the stairclimber that keeps calling my name but I'm too lazy to get my cardio over and done with today!



This is an image by Bugaboo stamps,  Hoppy Occasions - Easter.  I colored the image with my Copic Markers and added some stickles and glossy accents.  The sentiment is from the Easter Sentiments collection by Whimsie Doodles.  I used an embossing folder by Sizzix for the bottom of the card and the blue paper and the ribbon, etc. is from my stash.
 
Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Clean and Simple
Creative Moments - Add a Sentiment
 


 

This also is an image and sentiment by Bugaboo, Happy Easter to Ewe.  The papers are from the DeLovely collection by Cosmo Cricket.

Challenge:
Sketchy Friday

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Favorite Color Challenge at The Crafting Cafe


The theme for our March challenge at The Crafting Cafe is "Favorite Color".  For this challenge, I chose PINK

Our sponsor for this challenge is Delicious Doodles and the winner will win 4 digis from the very talented Teri!



I colored Steampunk Fairy by Delicious Doodles with my Copic markers and added a bit of sparkle with my Spica markers.  I made the tag some time ago at a craft class at our local shop, Creative Accents.  I was so excited when I pulled it out and saw it matched! 

I did some searching through my craft stash and pulled out the stuff I thought would work on this tag.  This kind of work is completely out of my comfort zone ... I have a hard time with random but I have to say I'm quite excited out the outcome!


Now make sure you head over to The Crafting Cafe and check out the fab creations the Design Team has come up with so far then get creating!!


Challenges:
Hotshot Craft Blog - Anything but a Card
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything but a Card
Southern Girls Challenge - Tag
Crafts and Me Challenges - Tag
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Add something Metal
City Crafter Challenge - Shades of Pink
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Pretty in Pink
Artistic Inspirations - Things with Wings

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Eyes Down at ABC Christmas Challenge


It's time to keep your Eyes down for a game of Bingo!  That's right, our theme at ABC Christmas Challenge is to pick your bingo line and start creating!

We have two amazing sponsors, StampFairy and ShapeEZ!  Make sure you check them out!




Bingo:  Not a Square, Flowers, Glitter

For my creation, I  used the Flip Ornament template by ShapeEZ and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the shapes.  There are so many possibilities with this template, this is just one of many ideas.

 I chose Mimi Winter from StampFairy to work with and I love how she turned out.

I colored her up with my Copic markers and added Glossy Accents to the heart and Stardust Stickles to the snow.  The paper is from the North Pole collection by Doodlebug Designs and the tag is from The Yellow Bicycle.



Now it's your turn, which line are you gonna choose?



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Monday, March 4, 2013

Just Chillin' at Cards for Men!

Yippee, March is here and to celebrate Cards for Men is hosting a Monochrome challenge.  You will have until March 17th to show us your stuff!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Digital Delights and the winner will receive a $5 gift certificate!


This darling image is Mr. Gnome.  I colored him up with my Copic Markers using all "E" colors.  I added some faux stitching on all the edges of the paper from the et cetera Collection by Bo Bunny.

The sentiment is computer generated and popped it in a flattened bottle cap and topped it with and acrylic cabochans both by Bottle Cap Inc.  I couldn't resist adding a Woody's bottlecap since it was a perfect color match!



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Challenges: