Thursday, May 19, 2022

Adventure Awaits

 It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is "Finish the Inside".

Our sponsor for this challenge is Pretty Cute Stamps and the lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to use in their store! 



I used Wooden Sign by Pretty Cute Stamps to create this gate fold card.  I think gate folds are perfect for showcasing the inside.

The background paper is Explore More from the Let's Lumberjack Collection by Echo Park and once I finished layering, I colored the sign with Copic markers and applied foam squares to the back of the left side.  To keep the card closed, I used Velcro circles on the right.

The front looked a bit bare so I used Hidden Leaves die cuts by Sizzix to add some foliage and a splash of color with the turquoise, which I carried on into the inside. 

Thanks so much 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:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - ATG (May)
A Perfect Time to Craft - ATG #5 (May)

Friday, May 6, 2022

Blue, Green and Orange Snowman Selfie

 This month at Winter Wonderland we want to challenge you to use only three (3) colors (not including neutrals).

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


This image is Snowman Selfie and as the post title indicated, I used blue, green and orange on these selfie-lovin' characters.  After coloring with Copic markers, I took a white gel pen and started adding a few lines here and there.  

I'm so glad you stopped by and 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, May 5, 2022

Happy Duckling March

 It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes!

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


This darling image is Duckling March and I decided to try to create a bit of a scene behind all that cuteness.  I used Copic markers to color the image and decided to use oval die cuts and as you can see, it's pretty plain and simple. I may just have to go back an add a bit of something ...

Thanks so much 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!




Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May Layout at Kate Hadfield Designs

A new month brings a new Layout over at Kate Hadfield Designs.  While I haven't quite gotten into digital scrapbooking, I like to use the layouts in my card designs.

I did some broad interpretations for my layout, using Mini Hexagon dies from Spellbinders and rather keeping the shapes in straight lines I altered it slightly (there is a fabulous sample on the back of the Spellbinder package).


I have to admit, the picture doesn't do the card justice, in person it looks so much better.  The "Mother" sentiment was created using my Cricut Joy and green glitter cardstock.


I hope you check out the Gallery for some wonderful scrapbook layouts created by my teamies and don't forget to grab the Blocked and Squared 2 Freebie to create your own layout!


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Born to Create

Hello all! I'm back with a couple of my creations using the Pins & Needles Stamp Collection by Kate Hadfield.

This collection is full of fabulous crafty elements and it was difficult to choose the images to use!


I love this one and I'll be laminating it so I can hang it in my craft room!  The border is a freebie from The Doodle Den.


A little play on words for this one! The ball of yarn is also from the  Pins & Needles Stamp Collection and the sentiment was computer generated.  After coloring the image with Copic markers I went to work using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink, Ebony Black and Simply White, I also added a touch of White Blizzard Glitter Drops.

Make sure to check out the Gallery for some inspiration from our amazing team and fellow crafters!

Challenges
Just Us Girls - Photo Inspiration #629 .
SoSS - L is for Layers #208 .

Monday, April 25, 2022

Last Christmas I gave you my HEART

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "Last Christmas I gave you my HEART" - operative word being "heart" so we want you to include a heart 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.

Both the image and sentiment are from Scribbles Designs, #905 Hearts Truck and #048 All Hearts Come Home.


I colored the image with Copic markers and would loved to have added glossy accents on various hearts but my bottle has mysteriously disappeared ... I'm sure once I purchase a new bottle, the old one will appear.

The papers are from the Tula & Norbert's Christmas Party Collection by Photo Play. 

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:
CCAYR - Red & Green w/Circles and/or Ribbon (Apr) .
Happy Little Stampers Christmas - ATG w/optional Glitter (Apr)

Thursday, April 21, 2022

I've Been Chicken You Out

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

Our sponsor for this challenge is Pattie's Creations and the lucky winner will receive four, yes 4 images of their choice!


I chose to work with Silly Chickens on Coop cause they crack me up!  I used Copic markers to color the image, white gel pen to add dots and finished it off with glossy accents.  The background was made using Fossilized Amber and Spice Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks with Honeycomb stencil by PhotoPlay.  The sentiments were computer generated.

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 #193 (April) .
Papercraft Challenges - Animals on the farm #81 (May 14)
Colorful Options - Yellow (April) .
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Feature a Creature #549 (April) .
Ellibelle's Corner - Animals (April) 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Tartan / Plaid over at Christmas Craft Creations

Tartan / Plaid is the theme for our April Challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!  Our challenge will run until May 10th so make sure to upload your creation by then for your chance to win a special prize.

I decided to make two cards, one tartan and one plaid.  These are quick and easy cards and I like these when you're creating a bunch of cards at the same time.


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
ABC Christmas Challenges - H for Ho, Ho, Ho
CCAYR - Red & Green w/Circles &/or Ribbon .

It's Piggy Party Time

Welcome to our "Add an Animal" Challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls!   Our sponsor for this challenge is our own Claudia and Lisbeth and the lucky winner will receive a special surprise!

I created a slimline card with an image by Woodware Stamps called Pig party.

I used Copic markers to color the party piggys then went to work adding glossy accents to various features.  After putting the layers together I added some buttons and finished off with the sentiment.

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


Challenges
Ike's World - ATG - Critter Crazy #154 (April) .
Unicorn Challenge - Include an Animal #75 (April)
AAA Birthday - Critters #36 (April)
CCC Digi Creations - Include an Animal #135 (April) .

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

KINDA CUTE HOP


Welcome!  I'm really excited to be a part of this fabulous Blog Hop hosted by Patricia of Kinda Cute and so glad you stopped by.  If you’ve arrived here from Kim's blog, you’re in the right place however if you've missed Patricia's blog first, please hop over there for all the deets!

Seeing as we are so close to Easter, I created my card with that in mind using the adorable Easter Bird image.


I used Copic markers to color the images and have to admit, my first attempt was to color the egg with bold & bright colors but to me, it just didn't work so I opted for a white egg with a touch of softer tones. I'm really happy with the soft colors and I hope you like them too!  

To create the tag, I used Nested Round Tags by Maker's Movement and decided on a chicken wire embossing folder to add a bit of dimension. to add some color I used Tiny Banners and Toppers die cuts by My Craft Spot with papers from the simply Spring Collection and Hoppy Easter by Doodlebug.

Now you can hop along over to Mugha and check out her talents and just keep hopping along and visit all of us, remember to leave some love cause you could win 5 digital stamps just for commenting – you don’t wanna miss out on that!

If you get sidetracked along the way, here’s the list:

Challenges
Get Creative Challenges - Springtime #110
Dragonfly Dreams - Spring/Easter (Apr) .
Can you handle the Pressure? - ATG w/twist of Easter (Apr 20) .
Daring Cardmakers - A Little Bird Told Me (April 15) .

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Summer Trainers

 It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is For the Girls.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous All Dressed Up and the lucky winner will receive 2 images of their choice!

I chose to work with Summer Trainers for this challenge. I think this image is so cute!


I colored the image with Copic markers and searched my stash of papers until I found the right combo.  I came across this card by Stacey at Stacey's Creative Corner and loved the layout so decided to give it a try.  

I used square die-cuts by Spellbinders on the image and blue and yellow papers then tried to get them as even and straight as possible! The sentiment is computer generated using my new Cricut Joy to write the sentiment then cut out the banner and banner background.

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





Challenges:
All Dressed Up Facebook - Cute .
Seize the Birthday - Stripe it Up #235 .
Dies R Us - Challenge #190 .
Die Cut Divas - Tic Tac Toe (Layers, Yellow, Flowers) .

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Birthday Wishes

Hello all! I'm back with one of my creations using the Happy Birthday Stamps Collection by Kate Hadfield.  This collection is a freebie when you subscribe so make sure you head on over to sign up!

We also have a new freebie scrapbook template this month, Stamped & Stitch and I incorporated the design in my card below.




I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the image then went to work coloring with Copic markers.  I incorporated Washi tape, buttons and a flower in the design then stamped the sentiment and assembled the card. I would have loved to add glossy accents to the icing however my bottle has disappeared ... sigh.

I hope you have a chance to create a card or scrapbook page with this fab template and make sure to upload it to our gallery!

Challenges
Seize the Birthday - Stripe it Up .

Friday, April 1, 2022

Across the Miles

 This month at Winter Wonderland our challenge theme is Winter Sports and our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Dr. Digi House of Stamps.  The lucky winner will receive ### of their choice!


This image is Rescue Squad - gotta love this kinda rescue! I used Copic markers to color the image and matched it with papers from the Welcome Winter Collection by Carta Bella.  I wasn't sure what sentiment to use and happened across this one from Bold Season by Stampendous - I think it's perfect.  Added a few embellies and called it a day!

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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

That's How I Roll

Hello all! I'm back with a another card using the Audaciously Awesome Collection in collaboration with our own Kate Hadfield and Kim Jenson of The Lily Pad.


This collection is full of super bright and fun colors in all elements and papers!  I did not do any of the coloring, this is all a print and cut card.  The numbers 3-2-1 are from All About Me Alphabet and is a freebie, you can grab it here.

Make sure to check out the Gallery for some inspiration!

Sk8er Birthday

Hello all! I'm back with one of my creations using the Srsly Stoked Collection by Kate Hadfield and Kim Jenson of The Lily Pad. If you would like to pick up this fabulous collection it is now 50% off!


This collection is full of bright and fun elements and papers!  I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the images then started putting the card together.  The "Happy" letters are from the Old Type Alpha Collection that is a freebie!

Make sure to check out the Gallery for some inspiration!

Monday, March 28, 2022

Yeti for a White Christmas

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" and don't forget, your creation must be Christmas themed and feature a cute, cute image.  


This Yeti and sentiment is from the Yeti Set Go set by Lawn Fawn and it comes with matching dies.  After coloring the image with Copic markers I used the die to cut it out then went to work on the background.  I used Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks and sprayed with Shimmer spray.  Once dry I used white texture paste on the Frosty Snowflakes stencil by Simple Stories and Stitched Hillside Border dies to create the snow banks.

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:
ABC Christmas Challenge - E for Embossing (Mar) .
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Snowflakes #60 (Mar) .

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Hippity Hoppity

 It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is "Pick 2 or More", ribbons, bling, buttons, die-cuts, punches ... you get the idea!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Pattie's Creations and the lucky winner will receive 4 of their choice!

I picked Hippity Hoppity Bunny Gnome to work with for this challenge and I'm so glad I did!
I colored the image with Copic markers and used oval die-cuts to create a frame.  I printed the background digital paper by Erin Bradley Designs and the sentiment is also digital but I'm not sure where it's from.

In honor of our theme, I used 2 die-cuts, 3 ribbons, 3 pieces of sequins and 3 Happy Easters - I finally remembered the theme BEFORE I created my card, yeah for me!

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



Challenges:
Daring Cardmakers - Hello Spring! (Mar 25)
Unicorn Challenge - Dots and/or Stripes #74 (Mar) .
Get Creative Challenges - Use Green #109 (Mar)
Dream Valley Challenges - Springtime #266 (Mar) .

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Make a Wish Punk Style

Welcome to our Sketch Challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls!   Our sponsor for this challenge is Oddball Art Co. and the lucky winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!



This image is Tanith #101 and I had some fun with her.  After coloring her with Copic markers I decided to make the ledge that she was sitting on a bit more pronounced.  Something still was missing so I took a big gamble and decided to add a brick wall behind her.  I used a stencil and outlined the bricks with my lightest Copic and once I was done I started coloring in the blocks ... something was still missing.  Took out my black Micron 005 marker and did some loose outlining, that's the ticket!

I wasn't sure what sentiment to use, and ended up with a simple "Make a Wish".  

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



Challenges
C.F.A.F.T. Challenge - Female #630 .
Allsorts Challenge - Feminine #668 .

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Birthday Fairy

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

While we don't have a sponsor for this challenge, we hope you still join us for fun!

This darling image is Twila Fairy by CC Designs.  I did purchase the digital version some time ago however it looks like digital images are no longer available.



I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the image then I went to work coloring.  I added glossy accents to the flower crown and Nuvo White Blizzard glitter drops on the wings and Honey Gold glitter drops to the wand.  I found some glitter background paper that matched the dress perfectly.  The sentiment is from the Curly Greetings collection by Woodware Stamps. To finish it off I added a couple of hearts and gems for extra bling.

Make sure you check out the Design Team's creations for some inspiration then start creating!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Feminine .
Creations In Pink - ATG Pink #44 (Mar) .
CCC Digi Creations - Include/Add Flowers #134 .
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - One for the Girls #71 .

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Go-Kart Fun

It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Birthday Wishes.

Our sponsor for this challenge is one and only Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and the lucky winner will receive 2 images of their choice!

Since my hubby is obsessed with go-karts at the moment, I chose to work with GoKart Gordon for this challenge. I decided to make two different cards, one birthday as that's our theme and the second a retirement card. 


I came across a sketch at Stick it Down and decided to give it a try. I colored the images with Copic markers and fussy cut them out.  

In support of Ukraine, I used blue and yellow on my first card and matched it with papers from On the Go Collection by Bo Bunny.  For the second card I used papers from the Celebrate Collection by Authentique.  

Thanks so much 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:
Paper Minutes - Driver's License/Vehicles #734 .
Use Your Stuff - Masculine #443 (Mar 19) .

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Happy Freezin' Season

SLIMLINE is the theme for our March challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!   

The stamp set I used for my Slimline Card is called Let it Snow by Avery Elle.  While I'm not overly happy with the results of the embossed trees, I do love the stamp.


The background was created by using Distress Oxide Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Saltwater Taffy and Squeezed Lemonade and followed up with Ranger Texture Paste and Snow Flurry stencil by Talyored Expressions.

This was my second attempt on embossing it still didn't turn out right.  I tried using white pigment ink and white embossing powder then just Versamark and white embossing powder, even stamping it twice but can't seem to get full coverage on the trees.  

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

Friday, March 4, 2022

Christmas Presents

This month at Winter Wonderland our challenge theme is Christmas Presents and our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Stampers Delight!

This image is Kawaii Xmas Gift Parachute and perfect for our challenge!


I used Copic markers to color the image then added some glossy accents and sparkle along the garland using a silver glitter paint pen by Craftsmart.  The clouds were created using a stencil and Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink, the sentiment is by Darcie's Coolest Christmas collection and the final touch was to spritz the card with Sparkle Shimmer Spray.

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 - D for Distressing .

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Spring is sure to follow

 Yes, eventually Spring is sure to follow!  Not sure about you but I've had enough of this winter and the sunshine can start any time now.


This cute little critter is from the Signs of Spring Collection by Kate Hadfield.  There are so many fun elements in this collection but this little fella caught my eye.

For my layout I followed the design by one of my fave bloggers, Shani from Paperesse.  Her layouts and papers are always fabulous.  

I found these papers in my stash, unfortunately I have no idea where they are from.  The image was colored with Copic markers and after matching the papers and following Shani's design the card is complete!


Challenges
Critter Crazy Challenge #60 (Mar 25) .

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Luckiest Shamrock

It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes.

Our sponsor for this challenge is KLM Digital Designs and the lucky winner will receive $15 gift certificate to use in their store!

Since we are near to St. Patrick's Day, I chose to work with St Patty's Day Gnome for this challenge.


I used Copic markers to color the image then set to work on the layout using papers from Tulla & Norbert collection by Photo Play.  The paper border was created using a border embossing folder, added a baker's twine bow and a flag in matching colors.  

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


Thanks for stopping by!


Challenges: