Sunday, July 3, 2022

Jolly Gnome

This month at Winter Wonderland our challenge theme is "From our Gnome to Yours".  Pull out those adorable gnomes and play along.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Conie Fong Art and the lucky winner will receive 3 digital images of their choice! Along with this amazing prize, she is also offering a 25% discount at her store for the duration of our challenge - thank you Conie!  The discount code is WINTERWONDERLANDJULY.


This little fella is Wreath Gnome and he's so darn cute I can't stand it!!  I colored him with Copic makers then fussy cut around him.  I used my Cricut Joy to cut the letters then used foam tape on all to create the word "Jolly".

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:
613 Avenue Create - ATG w/optional Black & White (July)
Dare 2B Artzy - Christmas in July (July)
Taylor Made Cards 4U - Holidays in July (July)
Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenge - Christmas in July #7 (July)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Christmas #432 (July 4)

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Summer Fun at Creative Knockouts

It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Outside Fun and our own Kelly is sponsoring this challenge and the lucky winner will receive a $25 Close to my Heart surprise package!

I pulled out an image that I've had for a long time, Gloria by Mo Manning. I hope this card will bring us some much needed Summer weather our way, I'm tired of all the rain!


I used Copic markers to color the image and added glossy accents along the way.  The papers are scraps from my stash and the sentiment was computer generated.

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 - Summer + Sentiment #294 (June 30)
Double D Challenges - Beach Time #93 (July 3)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Summer Colors #554 (July 5)
Try it on Tuesday - Here comes Summer (July 11)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Scary and Bright Christmas

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme for this challenge is "Have yourself a merry LITTLE Christmas" - operative word being "little" as in "child". That's right, we want to see Christmas cards made for a child 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 printed out these adorable creatures, Christmas Monsters by Pretty Grafik Designs and colored them with Copic markers.  I added glossy accents and went through adding some deets with a white gel pen.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Pretty Grafik has 70% off right now, how can one resist?!

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:
Dream Valley Challenges - Any Occasion #273 (July 23)
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Cute Christmas Critters #137 (June 30) .
ABC Christmas Challenge - "L" for little (July 9)

Monday, June 20, 2022

Unicorn Swim

Welcome to our Outdoor Sports Challenge at Creative Sketchy Girls!   Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up and the lucky winner will receive 2 dig stamps of their choice!

This adorable image is Unicorn Swim.


I started with creating the background using a stencil called Cellular by Dina Wakley Media and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink.  To get the water effect I used the stencil multiple times in different positions to create the layered effect.  

I used Copic markers to add color to the image which I fussy cut and used foam squares to attach.  Along with the baker's twine, I added a button and sequins along the way.

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


Challenges
All Dressed Up - ATG #129 (Jul 14)
Dragonfly Dreams - Outdoors (Jul 2)
Challenge up your life - Summer #148 (Jun 27)

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Viking to you

It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is "Patterned Papers", more specifically, we want you to use two (2) or more patterned papers on your card.

Our sponsor for this challenge is KLM Digital Designs and the lucky winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to be used in their store!

I chose to work with Viking Gnome digi stamp for this challenge cause he's just so cool and it comes with 3 awesome sentiments!

I used Copic markers to color the image, matching them to the papers from the Twila & Norbert collection by PhotoPlay. I decided to add some "hardware" to the corners using some brads I found in my stash.

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


Challenges:
Get Creative Challenges - At least 2 patterned papers #112 .
Little Red Wagon - Digi Do #658 .

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Dad, you are ....

Hello all! I'm back with a couple of my creations using images by Kate Hadfield.  Since Father's Day is coming up, I decided to create a couple of cards for the special Dad's out there.

The first card was created using the "We Go Together Extras" Collection.  This collection is a freebie when you subscribe to The Doodle Den, so make sure you head on over to sign up!


The image above actually comes with fries however I just wanted the holder so I could add my own "fries".  I also added the sentiment along the front. For the fries I used my Cricut Joy to trace and cut the sentiments.  


This second card is a quick an easy make, using pre-colored Father's Day Journalers, also a freebie at The Doodle Den,  I used Essential Alphabet Dies from MFT to cut out "My Hero".  I added some foam tape to the back to give it a bit of dimension.

Make sure to check out the Gallery for some inspiration!

Challenges
Stamping Sensations - Make it Masculine (June)
Dare 2B Artzy - Masculine (June)
Cardz 4 Guyz - Father's Day #298 (June) .

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Country Home Christmas

TREES is the theme for our June challenge at Christmas Craft Creations!   

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

The image "Country Home Christmas" is from Power Poppy and I've been itching to use it.


I used Copic markers to color the image and Circle die-cuts were used as well as Swallowtail Tags for the sentiment.

The background papers are from the Winter Collection by Echo Park Paper.

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
Get Creative Challenges - Patterned Paper #112  (Jun 30)

Friday, June 3, 2022

Merry Berry Christmas

This month at Winter Wonderland our challenge theme is "Flying High".  Our sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said and the lucky winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to their store!



This image is Winter Chickadee and I used  Copic markers to color the image.  Instead of using background papers I decided on an embossed background of holly and accented the berries with red pearl dots.  The sentiment is from Holly Berries stamp set by Hero Arts.

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:
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - ATG #44 (June 15) .
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Cute Christmas Critters #137 (June)
Everybody Art Challenge - Pearls and/or Glitter #515 (June 12) .

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Fun Fold with Popsicles

It's time for another fab challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme for this challenge is Fun Folds, ooooh the options are endless!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Twinkle Lane Designs and the lucky winner will receive an £8 voucher code to be used for digis of their choice!




 
To create this card I found a couple of cards created by Connie and thought would give it a try.  The popsicle image is only one of the images from the Mini Ice Cream collection. Connie's post is easy to follow and I had no problems other than trying to decide what paper to use.

I used copic markers to color the popsicles and used my Cricut Joy to cut out the scallop rectangle then went to work assembling the pieces. I'm looking forward to playing with this fun fold a bit more with different color papers and patterns.


I'm so glad you stopped by and make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!


Challenges:
Double Trouble - Something, Anything, Everything #112 (Crafter's Cafe) (June 5) .
The Crafter's Cafe - Spots and/or Stripes #285 (June 12) .
Dream Valley Challenges - Summer Colors #271 (June 11) .

Monday, May 23, 2022

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

Join me for our new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties!  Our theme as always is Anything Goes with an optional theme of "Take a trip down Candy Cane Lane" - you have a choice to add in a candy cane or two or use red and white 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 called Waiting on Santa by Little Loves in all of Us which unfortunately is no longer on Etsy.

I colored the image with Copic markers then went thru with a white gel pen to finish it off.  I decided to make a mini-slimline card so I could use a larger image.  The background paper is from the Christmas Cheer Collection by Bella Blvd. Studio.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut with Swallowtail Tag dies by Spellbinders.

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 - Tree and/or Gifts (May) .
Christmas Kickstart - Mini Slimline #62 (May) .