Monday, October 24, 2022

Sweet Christmas Wishes Cupcake Style

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "Oh bring us some figgy pudding" - operative word being "pudding" so we want you to include a Christmas related food 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.

I recently purchased this stamp set, Jolly Cupcakes by Pawsome Stamps and I had so much fun putting this slimline card together.  I used Copic markers to color the image then I went to work fussy cutting them.  For the background I used Anitque Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks and the stencil is Frosty Snowflakes by Simple Stories.  I used foam tape to adhere the images to the card and sprayed Sparkle Shimmer Spray over the entire card.  To finish it off I applied Glossy Accents.

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:
Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Stencil It (Nov 1)
Addicted to Stamps and More! - Stencil (Oct 25)

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Giant Happy Fall

Welcome to our SKETCH Challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls!  You will have until November 19th to link up your interpretation of our fabulous sketch. 

I hope you can see my interpretation of the sketch in my design.  

Instead of using rectangle paper layers I added the Giant Happy Fall sentiment by Lawn Fawn for the first layer and the die-cut Large Leaves by The Stamp Market for the second rectangle layer. The circle is represented by the wooden button.  

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





Challenges
Addicted to Stamps and More! - Die Cuts and/or Stencils #440 (Oct 25)
The Card Concept - Color Challenge #182a (Oct 31) .

What's up Witches?

It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Hallowe'en OR Black, Green, Orange & Purple if Hallowe'en isn't your thing.

Our sponsor for this challenge is KLM Designs and oooh, there are so many adorable images to play with.  I love Hallowe'en so I chose to work with Three Witches for this challenge.

I used Copic markers to color these three and set to work matching papers from Doodlebug Designs, Boos & Brews.

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


Challenges
Crafty Gals Corner - Halloween Colors #236 (Nov 9) .
Shopping our Stash - Frightfully Delightful #481 (Oct 25)
Try it on Tuesday - Halloween Time (Nov 1) .
Unicorn Challenge - Spooky and/or Cute #81 (Oct 29) .

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Frankly ...

 I love Hallowe'en and I love poking through my Hallowe'en images to find ones that I forgot I had, and this image is one of those.


I wish I knew where it came from, I've had it for so long I just don't remember so if anyone out there knows, I'd love to hear from you.

I colored Frank with Copics and decided to do something CAS with him. I used Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks to create the background and used a star stencil to brighten up the background.  I added the sentiment from Monster Mash by Sugar Pea Designs and used my trusty toothbrush with black paint and water to create the splatter, a few sequins and it's done.

I have a couple more images from the same line and will follow suit with this design and create a few more cards, easy peasy.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Challenges
Crafty Gals Corner - Halloween Colors #236 (Nov 9) .
The Male Room - CAS #167 (Nov 1) .
Paper Minutes - Stars #765 (Oct 17) .
Shopping our Stash - Frightfully Delightful #481 (Oct 24)
Unicorn Challenge - Spooky and/or Cute #81 (Oct 29) .
Crafting Happiness - Halloween #135 (Oct 31) .

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

White on White Bottle Brush Trees

WHITE ON WHITE is the theme for our October challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!   

Our challenge will run until November 8th so make sure to upload your creation by then for your chance to win a special prize.

A few months ago I purchased this die set from Spellbinders, Bottle Brush Trees Etched Dies and I've been waiting for the right time to use them and this is is!  

I created a slimline card full of white bottle brush trees and after gluing them down I cut out the black sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Reverse Christmas set and added some foam tape to the back.  I cut silver paper with the Christmas die from the Merry Christmas collection by Say it with Stamps.

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
Happy Little Stampers - ATG (Oct 30) .
Merry Little Christmas - ATG #46 (Oct 14) .
Peace on Earth Christmas - ATG  (Oct 14) .
Addicted to Stamps and More! - Die-cuts and/or Stencils #440 (Oct 24)

Friday, October 7, 2022

Let it Snow

This month at Winter Wonderland our challenge theme is Let it Snow.  We don't have a sponsor for this month so this month's challenge is Just for Fun!



I have had this Tiddlyinks image for a few years, even printed it out and there it sat, waiting to be colored.  The image is called Ricky Winter Lights unfortunately, I don't see that it's available anymore however there is a girl version Winterlights Wryn.

I had intended on creating a CAS card but it looked too bare so I decided to color in some winter lights.  Not perfect but it was my first shot at it! To add some falling snow, I used an toothbrush with a bit of water and white paint.  It it a bit messy but this is one of my favorite ways to add an overall snow dusting, it adds a nice soft and serene look and for this image, I think it's perfect.  To finish it off, I used some shimmer spray
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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.

Challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - S for Snow (Oct 8) .
Peace on Earth Christmas - ATG #25 (Oct 15) .
As You Like It Challenge - Snow & Why (Oct 12) .
 

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Spooky Boo

It's time for another fun and fabulous challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes and our sponsor for this challenge is Dr. Digi's House of Stamps!


Since I LOVE Halloween, I chose to work with Spook (Boo) for this challenge.  I colored the image with Copic markers and added glossy accents to the eyes and mouth.  I went to work fussy cutting around the image (I really don't like fussy cutting) then started putting my card together with some black twine and Trick or Treat banner from Doodlebug.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!



Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Halloween/Fall + Sentiment #298 (Oct 31)
Craft Rocket Challenges - Autumn/Halloween #97(Oct 27) .
Little Red Wagon - Spooky Halloween #674 (Oct 11) .

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Spooky Tree

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

Our theme this month is Black and Purple.  Show us your creativity using only those two colors!  You will have until October 31st to add your creation!

I started with using Multi Media Paper and Distress Oxide Inks (Black Soot, Shaded Lilac and Villainous Potion) to create the background. After that was done I spritzed with water and when it was dry I used Sheer Simmer spray in Gold.

The stamp set I used is from Darkroom Door called Twisted Tree. I stamped the images in VersaMark with black embossing powder.  To finish it off I added some sequins.

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
Dragonfly Dreams - Halloween / Autumn (Nov 4)
International Art & Soul - Trees #143 (Oct 8) .
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Halloween (Oct 28) .
Most Magical Time of the Year - Halloween #1 (Oct 31)