Monday, July 26, 2021

Happy Holidays CAS

 Hard to believe July is almost over, 5 months to Christmas!

Continuing to build on that stash of Christmas cards, Christmas with the Cuties has a new challenge, Clean and Simple (CAS).

We have a fabulous sponsor with some super cute Christmas images - Just Me Digital Stamps.  Make sure to check out the adorable images!

This image full of cuteness is Christmas Bear with Snowman.  I printed the image with a border then colored it using Copic markers.  For a bit of dimension, I fussy cut the banner and applied pop-dots to the back.  

What I loved about working with this image is it took no time at all to color and put together, absolutely perfect for mass producing which I intend on doing.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek and I look forward to seeing what you create!
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Wooly or Fluffy or Furry .

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Life is like Bubble Gum

Good day peeps! A new challenge is among us at Creative Knockouts  with a theme of Die-cuts and/or Punches.  

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

I had fun with this Bubblegum Machine image and I love the sentiment too!  I used Copic markers to color the image as well as a white gel pen to finish it off.  Next was to start hole punching various colors to simulate the gumballs.  The embossed background was made using Thatched Slimline Embossing Folder from Whimsy Stamps.

So glad you stopped by and I hope to see your creations using die-cuts and/or punches!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Happy Piggy Birthday

Creative Sketchy Girls has a new challenge this month and we have a fun sketch for you to play with for the next 30 days!

Sponsors for this challenge is our own Claudia and Lisbeth and they have a special surprise for the winner!

The image I chose is Pig - Birthday Cupcake.  I used Copic markers to color the image then paired it up with papers from the Party Time Collection by  Doodlebug Designs.  I used star die-cuts for the birthday sentiment then started creating my layers including using blue ribbon as a layer.  To finish it off I added some enamel dots in the corner.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek and I look forward to seeing your sketch interpretations!

Simon Says Stamp - Food and/or Drink .
My Time to Craft - Ribbons/Bows #461 .
Alphabet Challenge - Use Happy in sentiment .
CCC Digi Creations - For the Men/Boys #127 .

Friday, July 16, 2021

Let the Good Times Roll

 Welcome back! Today I'm sharing my creation for our new challenge at Creatalicious Challenges and until July 15th, our theme is Transport/Travel.  

Our own Melanie has donated a special prize for the winner of this challenge, make sure to hop on over to check it out!

This image is one that I have had for many years, it's called Scooter by Kenny K.  Unfortunately this is another artist who closed shop.  I colored Scooter with Copic markers then used my white gel pen on the white lines (where I may have colored over).  I fussy cut the image then added pop dots to the back.

I used the brick stencil to create the background with Aged Mahogany and Fossilized Amber then added the borders at the bottom of the circle and finished it off with a button (ohh, again this embellie is so old).  The sentiment is from Simple Sentiment Strips by Whimsy Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Beyond the Blue - Stencil Time BB24 .
Country View Challenges - Use a Stencil .
CCC Digi Creations - For the Men/Boys #127 (July) .

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Be Jolly

 Christmas Craft Creations has a new challenge and this month our theme is Anything Goes!  

We have a number of prizes up for grabs so make sure to take a look and start creating! 

This grumpy little fella is Gruffy Little Gnome by Meljens Designs. I adore this gruffy guy and have had him in my stash for years, I was happy to see he's still available! 

I colored him with Copic markers then fussy cut the image and added pop dots to the back of Gruffy and the sentiment for extra dimension.  I added a few snowflakes with some thin circle pop dots as well as to the banner.

The sentiment is part of the Joyful Greetings set by Paper Smooches and the papers are from Really Rainbow Christmas collection by Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see your creations!

Remember: Add our Theme Badge (above) to qualify for your chance to win!

Shopping our Stash - Christmas in July #449
Dare2BArtsy - Christmas in July .
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas in July

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Treat yourself / You are the Coolest!

Happy Summer and welcome to a new challenge at Creative Knockouts! Our theme for this challenge is "Something to Say".

Our fabulous sponsor is Twinkle Lane Designs and they are generously donating 2 digi sets to the lucky winner, thank you Twinkle Lane!!

I ended up making two cards using the mini ice cream cone and lollies images from the Ice Cream Cone Set.  I used my Cameo to print and cut the images then I colored them with Copic markers.  I added glossy accents and tossed in some glitter as sprinkles on the ice cream cones.  The banner is from the Virtual Friends Add-ons stamp set by Lawn Fawn and the sentiments are computer generated.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all staying cool in this summer heat!
Prize: Two digi sets

Coloring in Scrapland - Stripes/Blue (Sept)
The Crafting Challenge - Summer (July) 
Clever Dexter Challenge - #19 Hello Summer (July) .
Do-Al(a) Creative - Summer #55 .

Friday, July 2, 2021

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Winter Wonderland has a new challenge for July - "Christmas Music / Songs" and our fab sponsor is Stampers Delight and the lucky winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!

This cutie is Chibi Smile and I used Copic markers to color her up, in Christmas colors of course! I used a music embossing folder on red cardstock and since the lyrical sentiment (computer generated) mentions Christmas trees, I found some background paper that matches.

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