Tuesday, September 21, 2021


Are you ready for a Sketch challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls?!  Time to get your creative juices flowing because we want to see your interpretations of our sketch!

Our fabulous sponsor is SheepSki Designs and the lucky winner will receive 3 digis of their choice.

This adorable image is Acorn Ale, now who doesn't love gnomes and beer?!

I created somewhat of a scene with my cloud stencil then used a sponge dabber to create the ground.  The two "thirsty" gnomes were colored with Copic markers.  For the sketch layout I used papers from the Fall Fling Collection by Lawn Fawn

I hope you have as much fun with your creations as I did with mine and I look forward to seeing your interpretations!

Prize: Three (3) Digital Images

A Place to Start - Patterned Paper, Please (Sept)
Dream Valley Challenges - 2 or more Patterned Papers (Sept)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Hello Friend

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy and the lucky winner will receive 3 digital images of their choice!

I chose to work with At Home for this challenge since it reminded me of my sister and her new Golden Retriever puppy, Barley.  I think Barley is bigger than she is!

I colored the image with Copic markers and decided to frame the image using my Fab Frames dies by paper Smooches and the paper from Summer Fresh collection by Simple Stories.  I added some paper flowers and a button to finish off the card.

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

Prize: 3 images

Crazy 4 Challenges - Let's do Flowers (Sept)
A Place to Start - Patterned Paper, Please #9 (Sept)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Ready for a new challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges?  Our theme as always is Anything Goes with an optional twist ... "Friends".

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

This image is Blossoming Winnie and now that our weather has started to change, I decided to color her in rich Autumn colors.  I used Copic markers to color then added some glossy accents to the flowers, added a paper leaf as an accent, along with gold sequins and ribbon.  The background papers are from the Forever Fall collection by Bo Bunny and both papers have leaf patterns in the beautiful Autumn colors.

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

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Autumn Leaves
Sweet Stampin'Colors of Autumn
Alphabet Challenge - L is for Leaves
Simply Create Too - Fall Leaves

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Gettin' ready for Christmas

 Welcome back for a new challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!  This month we have a sketch challenge and I'm so looking forward to seeing your interpretations! 

I purchased this stamp and die set at a local thrift store, I'm not sure what it's called but it's so much fun to play with. 

I used a hillside banner die as a template to draw the clothesline then I started stamping.  For Santa, I stamped him on a separate page and used the coordinating die-cut.  I colored the images with Copic markers then added pop-dots to Santa.  

The black embossed background was made by using the Christmas Knit Sweater embossing folder from Stampin' Up! To finish it off I sprayed some shimmer and pewter spritz all over.

CCAYR - R (Red Suit)

Friday, September 3, 2021

Stay Cozy

Anything but a Card is our theme for our new challenge at Winter Wonderland and our fabulous sponsor is Stampers Delight!  

This image is Chibi Get Well Girl,  I figured one way to keep those winter blues away is to stay nice and cozy, inside and out so I decided to create a Teabag Holder.  

I cut a piece of red cardstock measuring 3.5" x 7.5" and scored at 3.5" and 4" then cut background paper to fit.  After using Copic markers to color the image I used circle/scallop diecuts for the image and border.  I attached ribbon to the front and back and made it long enough to tie the ends together. 

On the inside I stamped the Stay Cozy sentiment by Penny Black then added a border with black pen.  I used thin double-sided tape to attach the diaganal cut background paper along the edges and slipped the teabag inside.

CCAYR - R for Ribbon