Monday, April 27, 2020

Red and Green Challenge

Traditional Christmas colors Red and Green is our theme at Christmas with the Cuties!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sherri Baldy from My Besties Shop.  She has generously donated a wonderful prize for the winner.

This image is Wonderland Nixie Pixie Elves of the Woodlands Bestie Doll Img11.

I colored this adorable image with Copic markers and used stickles on the gingerbread house icing for some sparkle.  The background papers are part of  Gingerbread Patterns for Christmas collection by Nics Digital Designs on Etsy.

Now it's off to you, just remember your image has to be cute/whimsical!

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes #70
Christmas 24 - Make it Sparkle #008
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes #21

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Friendship Challenge at Creative Knockouts

What could be better than a friendship challenge during these crazy times.  How nice would it be to send a card to that someone special to let them know you're thinking of them!  Creative Knockouts is giving you an incentive to create those friendship cards!

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Artsy Stamper.  Beverly has so many lovely and unique designs and she has generously donated one digital set to the lucky winner.

I chose to work with one of the images and sentiment from the Field Flower Silhouettes Set.  To stretch the flowers out along the bottom, I duplicated the flower image and flipped it to create a side-by-side image and included the sentiment at the top.

 I found some digital paper on Etsy that I used as a background for a sunset vibe.  Its called Pink Dunes Sunset by Visual Gypsy.  I was so happy with the way it turned out, I made two cards and I know I'll make more!

I don't know about you but with social media people forget about sending cards by mail, just think how surprised your friend will be getting it old school!

Prize:  One Digi Set

Creations in Pink #21 - Anything Goes Mainly in Pink

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Marble Background Challenge at Creatalicious Challenges

Good morning crafters! Creatalicious Challenges has a new challenge starting today, as always "Anything Goes w/Twist - Marble Background.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Cute as a Button.  Make sure to visit their shop and browse through all their adorable images, so many to choose from!  The winner of this challenge will win 2 digi stamps of their choice!

This image is Bloom where you are Planted.  Since tulips are my favorite spring flower, I jumped at the chance of using this beautiful image.  I have made multiple cards with this image as I absolutely love it.  I colored her with my Copic markers and used marble background paper from Chantahlia Design on Etsy.

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

Prize: 2 digi stamps

Cute as a Button - Anything Goes w/optional blue/pink
CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch
Creativ Fusion Arts & Crafts - Spring Flowers #16

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Button, Button who's got the Button

Yup, you guessed it, Creative Knockouts is having a "Button" Challenge!  Buttons are a great embellies to add to any creation, they come in so many shapes, sizes and colors so have fun!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Jan's Digi Stamps and the lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend in their store!

This image is from the  Shower of Tulips Collection and it's a perfect Springtime image.

I used Copic markers to color the image and in keeping with the splash of red, I used red and white baker's twine and red buttons.  I also added some glossy accents to the bow and some tulips.

I hope you all have some fun with this challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations.  Thanks for stopping by!

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Jan's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes x
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes w/a Sentiment x
CCC Digi Creations - Add a flower(s) x
Crafty Gals Corner - Easter/Spring
Mod Squad Challenge - Spring has Sprung x

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Christmas Craft Creations Challenge Launch

It was announced last month that Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge is closing their doors HOWEVER, the remaining team members have worked together to create a new monthly challenge blog, Christmas Craft Creations!  We are still looking for a couple more DT members so if you are interested let us know!

Our first challenge at Christmas Craft Creations is "Use a Stamp".  Dig out those rubber stamps and show us what you got, I know you all have a stash somewhere!

I purchased this stamp last year and this is the first time I've used it.  This is Top Hat Snowman Clear Stamp by Woodware Craft.  It comes with three sentiments, the one below, "Dreaming of a White Christmas" and "May your Christmas Sparkle".

I colored the image with Copic markers and since the size of the stamp is quite large, I kept the layout simple, only adding some baker's twine and a button.  This stamp is perfect for assembly line cards, quick and easy!

Now it's your turn to brush off those stamps and start creating!  Make sure to pop over to CCC for some inspiration by our fab Design  Team.

Stay healthy and safe!

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes #69
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round - Snow Buddies
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes #21

Friday, April 3, 2020

Angels / Anything with Wings

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well and keeping busy (crafting!) during this period of self isolation.  I hope our new challenge at Winter Wonderland will motivate you to create something new!

Our challenge this month is "Angels / Things with Wings".  Our sponsor for this challenge is Sherry West Art and the winner of this challenge will receive a special surprise from Sherry!

This image is Merry Christmouse.  So pure, innocent and peaceful.  I colored her up with Copic markers.  The paper is part of the Winter Wonderland Collection by Doodlebug.

I have to share a funny story about this image.  After I printed it off, it sat on my desk for a few days before I started coloring.  While coloring I was looking at the space between her hands and was trying to figure out if it was part of the dress or maybe a heart...I wasn't sure so I colored it as part of her dress.  I finished the coloring and the name of the image came to mind and I thought hmmm, why is it called Christmouse then it hit me - she's holding a mouse!  So, out came the colorless blender and lightened the blue and recolored the tiny mouse grey.  I really need some fresh air!

Christmas 24 - Sketch
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Sherry West who is the owner-designer of Sherry West Art is a digital and rubber stamp artist, colouring book artist and the author-illustrator of a very silly new children's book title "It's Raining Cats!  It's Raining Dogs!  It's Raining Bats! And Pollywogs!" (Morgan James Publishing) which is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more.

She is a member of the Society of Children's book Writers and Illustrators, an ESL teacher, a published educational curriculum writer, award winning poet and semi-pro photographer who work has been accepted by Getty Images.

Married for 20 years to a very patient guy with 3 really funny kids, 2 fluffy dust bunny chinchillas, 1 huge hairy dog and 13 random cats.

Her art is being sold as rubber stamps by Stamp Addicts in the UK and
 has appeared on Hochanda twice.