Monday, September 26, 2022

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Challenge

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "I saw Mommy kissing SANTA CLAUS" - operative word being "Santa Claus" so we want you to include Santa somewhere 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.


This image is Peace Santa from Gerda Steiner Designs  however I see it is no longer available.  I revised the digi image somewhat to single out just Santa.  

After I printed the image, I used Copics to color then masked Santa and used Distress Ink for the background. I sprayed the card with Sparkle Shimmer Spray to set the ink then stamped the sentiment using Jolly and Merry by Mama Elephant.

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:
Merry Little Christmas - ATG #49 (Oct 15)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - CAS #140 (Oct 30)
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas (Oct 7)
CAS on Sunday - Christmas #240 (Sept 28) 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Autumn Blessings

 It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is "Pick 2 or more: and our amazing sponsor for this challenge is Pattie's Creations!

For this challenge, I'm working Autumn Blessings.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the beautiful collection of leaves to add a window in the center.  I printed the sentiment on turquoise card stock then started assembling the shaker card, my choice of 2 or more.

I FINALLY got the hang of making shaker cards, I figured out that the foam tape I had used in the past was too thick so the sequins inside was too loose.  Yeah me, lol.

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 #198 (Oct 6)
CCEE Stampers - First Day of Autumn CCEE2237 (Sept 29)
Moving Along With The Times - Trees and/or Leaves #146 (Sept 29) 
Color Throwdown - #711 (Sept 26)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Autumn Hugs

Welcome to our new SKETCH Challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls!   Our sponsor for this challenge is Digi Doodle Studios!

This adorable image is Opal  and considering fall is upon us, I colored the image with Copic markers, using rich autumn colors.  After making the layers I started die-cutting multiple "hugs" then glued them together for some dimension and finished it off with Nuvo drops. The paper is from Sweater Weather by Lawn Fawn, definitely one of my fave paper packs.

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






Challenges
Stamping Sensations - Feminine (Sept 28)
Tic Tac Toe - #179 Fall, Plaid, Die Cut (Sept 22)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Snowman Hugs

RIBBON or TWINE is the theme for our September challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!   

Our challenge will run until October 13th so make sure to upload your creation by then for your chance to win a special prize.

I've used this image a number of times, it's just too much fun to color.  This is Snowman Selfie by SheepSki Designs.

I used Copic markers to color the image and then went thru with a white gel pen for some accents.  I wish I could remember the name of the paper but it looks like I used it all for it's nowhere to be found, now that's disappointing!  I added some purple twine at the bottom and the sentiment is from from the Merry Up collection by Penny Black.

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
Aud Sentiments - Christmas + A Sentiment #297 (Oct 4)
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Snow (Snowman count?) Oct 8
Merry Little Christmas - ATG #46 (Oct 15)

Friday, September 9, 2022

Fancy Dressers - New Release

Hello all! I'm back with one of my creations using the NEW RELEASE Fancy Dressers Collection 1 & 2 by Kate Hadfield Designs.

This collection is full of kids in costumes and it was difficult to choose which images to use first, so I used three to create birthday cards.




Copic markers were used to color the images and as you can see, I ventured out of my comfort zone to create a shaker card using Fancy Dressers 2 as well as the Happily Ever After collection. 

The collections have colored illustrations as well as stamps for those who want to color the images themselves. 




Make sure to check out the Gallery for some inspiration from our members and fabulous Design Team.

Challenges
Little Red Wagon - Cute #670 (Sept 13) .
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Frame it (Sept 11)  .
Dragonfly Dreams - Happy Birthday (Sept 30)

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Crinkle Crunch

It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes and our sponsor for this challenge is Twinkle Lane Designs.

I chose to work with Autumn Girl for this challenge, not only do you get this beautiful image, it comes with 3 sentiments.

I used Copic markers to color the image and to cut the squares I used Dotted Square die-cuts by Sizzix.  The paper is from the Sweater Weather collection by Lawn Fawn.  To finish it off I added some sequins and sprig of foliage.

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

Challenges:
Color my Heart Color Dare - Color Challenge #512 (Sept 15) .
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Orange/Rust, Free, Layers #178 (Sept 15) .
613 Avenue Create - Leaves (Sept 30)

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Happy Fall

A new month brings a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges!

Our theme this month is FALL/AUTUMN and you will have until September 30th to link up your creation!

For my card I used Heidi from Digi Doodle Studios.  Autumn is by far my favorite season, I love the crisp sweater weather and all the changing colors.  

I colored Heidi with Copic markers and added Crackle Accents to the leaves for a bit of dimension.  To finish it off I added a button and foliage die-cuts next to the sentiment, also from Digi Doodle Studios.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you hop over to Get Creative Challenges for some inspiration from our fabulous Design Team!

Challenges
Inspiration Station - Autumn Splendor #37 (Sept 18) .
Sunday Stamps - Autumn Rays #291 (Sept 16) .
The Paper Players - Fall Fun #607 (Sept 9) .

Friday, September 2, 2022

Meowy Christmas Everyone

This month at Winter Wonderland our challenge theme is Winter Animals and our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up!

This image is Meowy Christmas and since we have two cats I find this image to be completely adorable!  

After coloring the image with Copic markers, I used an embossing folder, Christmas Knit Sweater by Stampin Up to create a textured background.

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, August 25, 2022

Guess What Day It Is!

It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is "FUNNY". Our sponsor for this challenge is Pattie's Creations and the lucky winner will receive 4 images of their choice!

When I came across Carmine the Camel I immediately started to chuckle - camels make me think of the Happy Hump Day commercial where the camel walks through an office.


Truthfully, this card still needs some work - it's just so bare.  The sentiment should be larger as well as Carmine - work in progress for sure.  Anyhoo - I colored Carmine with Copic markers and after he was cut out I added one of those springy things to the back so he jiggles back and forth. The banner was made using Bitty Banner Alphabet Die-namics by MFT.

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


Monday, August 22, 2022

Sunbathing Snowman

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "Frosty the Snowman was a jolly ..." - operative word being "Snowman" so we want you to include a snowman somewhere 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.

This image is Snowman Sunbathing by Kinda Cute.  It's such a cute image and I've had it for a while but have always been stumped on how I was going to use it.  I thought about layers of tropical Christmas paper but it just wasn't working for me so I decided to go simple and I love it!


I started by creating a beach background with Distress Oxide Inks using the following:
  • Sand: Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge and Frayed Burlap
  • Water: Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean
  • Sky: Squeezed Lemonade,  Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral
I stamped the sentiment using the Merry Christmas set by Say it with Stamps then I fussy cut the snowman and applied some foam strips to the back.  I thought the sky was missing something so I added some clouds using die-cuts by Paper Roses.

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:
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Never in a Nativity #65 (Aug 31) .
Time Out Challenges - Make your own Background #220 (Aug 24) .
The Funkie Junkie Boutique - Chillin' in the Heat (Aug 23) .
Simon  Says  Stamp - Christmas (Aug 24) .