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Friday, January 19, 2018

QKR Stampede DT card - Anything Goes Challenge #279

For this week's QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge I used this adorable image - Bedtime Bear.  I distressed the edges and added a bit of chalk shading to the image as well as the edges of the patterned paper. The narrow strip between the papers is a sticker. The image and sticker are new to me.
The QKR Stampede challenge is open, with up to 3 entries, until 4 p.m. EST on Thursday.  
Prizes are given for a card using a QKR image and for one using any product.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Critter:   2 Crafty Critter Crazies
New to me:   A2Z Scrapbooking 
                       Deep Ocean 
Distressing:    Tuesday Throwdown 
Any:    Angies Digital Stamps
            Crafting With an Attitude
            Crafters Castle 
            A Bit More Time to Craft 
            A Perfect Time to Craft 
            Classic Design Team
            Love to Scrap
            Love to Craft
            World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Reverse Print

Image - SU Reverse Print; gold/white cord; misc papers
(IRL the colors match better than they appear on the screen!)
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any:  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Monday, January 15, 2018


Image and sentiment by Verve; coloring with Twinkling H2Os;  papers, pink ribbon, butterfly washi tape; Spellbinder oval dies.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Ultra Pink, with butterflies:   Butterfly Spot Challenge
Thankful:  Time Out Challenges
 Washi tape:   Crafting by Designs
Flowers:   Cuttlebug Mania
Any:   Art Impressions 

DT card for Crafter's Cafe Challenge #188 - Lots of Bling

I used Heart Doodle 5 by Scribbles to create this card with lots of bling - the theme for the current challenge at Crafter's Cafe.  We hope you will join us!
I used several different shades of shimmery Twinkling H20's to color the hearts, and a shiny gel pen to highlight the border doodles as well as the sentiment (It is a freebie from Scribbles.)  The pink background is shimmery cs.  I added pink gems and metallic cord for more bling.  Red glitter along the border provides even more bling - but I mostly covered it with the cord!
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Love:    City Crafter
Any:   Country View Challenges 
            Crafty Gals Corner
            Inspiration Destination 
            Crafty Sentiments
            Digi Choosday 
            Word Art Wednesday 
            Classic Design Team
            World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Starting on Christmas 2018

This meets a couple of my coals for this year - make more cards, and remember to upcycle.  This is paet of one of the lovely cards I have received -and that I am reluctant to toss!  I just added an embossed background (Swiss dots) and banner with a computer sentiment.  My interpretation of new beginnings - this is a new beginning for this image from another card - and I will use the verse on the inside.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Blue:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Christmas:    C.R.A.F.T
                       A Snowflakes Promise
New beginnings:    Ikes World Challenge
                                Paper Shelter                      

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sympathy remembering Wendy

Sadly, I need another sympathy card.  My sister's step daughter passed away yesterday.
This uses a stamp by SU and I can't think of the name.  I used watercolor pencils and an aqua pen for the soft look.    The die cut (Spellbinder) sentiment is from my stash,  and the embossed butterflies are a Darice folder. The gold  ribbon is new.
I am also trying to reach a goal of 300 cards for the year - I should be on track!
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Tic Tac Toe (middle row):   House that Stamps Built 
Something new:    Penny Black at Allsorts
Layer it up:  Tuesday Throwdown 
Embossing, die cut:  Cuttlebug Mania
Goal:   Cut it Up
Blue:   Simon Says Stamp Monday

Friday, January 12, 2018

Ice cream and cake

Image by TLC (check the site for freebies!).  Pattern paper by Recollections.  Twine, dark pink cs.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Birthday (inspired by photo #2 and #3):   Double D
Layers:Tuesday Throwdown
Any:   A Bit More Time to Craft
           Crafty Gals Corner
           Inspiration Destination

DT Card for QKR Stampede Challenge #278 - Anything Goes

We hope you will join us this week for the Anything Goes Challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter as many as 3 times for a chance to win digi images - the deadline is 4 p.m.. EST on Thursday.  If you use QKR/Eureka images and win, you get more images!  See you there...
This image is called Bathing Turtle.  The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.  I added some sparkle to the soap suds, and tied it with Baker's Twine. I used 3 different papers for the background, as well as the dark green.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
New to me (image, sentiment):   A2Z Scrapbooking
Pattern Paper:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
Pattern design inspiration:   Cupcake Inspirations
Any:   Angies
           A Bit More Time to Craft 
           A Perfect Time to Craft
            Cards Galore
           Art Impressions 
           Love to Scrap
           Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
           Classic Design Team  

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sympathy - Cross and Blossoms

I will most likely use this for a sympathy card.  The stamp, one I have had for a long time, is Cross & Blossoms,  by Paper Inspirations.  I stamped it on subtly patterned paper - all in tones of blue/blue green.  The mats and leaves are a dark teal.  The strip on the left  (patterned paper) is from a set of banner dies (Spellbinder) that I have had for a while, but have not used - so they are new to me. The leaves are from a Sizzix die, and the background is a butterfly folder by Darice.
Sketch:  Sketch-Tanten
New (banner border):   Die- Cut-Divas
                                         Penny Black at Allsorts
Flowers:   Cuttlebug Mania 
Die Cuts:    Happy Little Stampers
Blue:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any & Fav. color:  Digi Stamps 4 Joy
Pattern paper:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
Any:    Polkadoodle

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Kraft, black and white

(If this looks too dark, tilt your screen just a bit!)
This is a combination I really like - but for some reason, I struggled with this card.
Base - black cs; unnamed stamp; computer generated sentiment; Spellbinder ovals;   cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder, sheer ribbon; snippet of black and white DP.
Sketch:  Die Cuttin Divas
Kraft, black, white:  Mod Squad
Any, with a bow:  Craft-dee Bowz
Any:   Country View  
            A Bit More Time to Craft

Friday, January 5, 2018

Mistletoe Kitty in non-traditional colors

This adorable Mistletoe Kitty pre-colored image is from Imagine That Digi Stamps - as well as the sentiment. I used Spellbinder circle dies, a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Washi tape, and miscellaneous papers.
Sketch: Die cuttin Divas
Christmas/winter:  Imagine that Digistamp
Non-traditional Christmas colors:  Pile it On
Fun in the snow:  Patties Creations  
Cats only:  Show us Your Pussies
Any:   Polkadoodle

DT Card for QKR Stampede challenge #277 - Anything Goes

Beginning with this challenge, the QKR Stampede weekly challenge will be a favorite - Anything Goes.  You have a chance to win some QKR images - more if your entry uses a QKR/Eureka digi or stamp.  The deadline (up to 3 entries) is Thursday at 3 p.m. EST.  We hope to see your entry!
The digital image I selected is called Bandaged Cat.  I am not sure if this is technically paper piecing - since I printed and fussy cut the entire image from a piece of DP!   The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.  I used various pieces of patterned paper, adding sequins and bits of ribbon. The images are new for this challenge, and the sequins are from a never used pack.
Sketch (10 challenge max):   Feeling-Sketchy
New:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
             Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 
Cats only:   Show us Your Pussies
Any:     Scrapbook Stamp Society
             2 Crafty Critter Crazies
             Corrosive Challenges

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Sympathy, using Blue

Unfortunately, I need to add to my stash of sympathy cards.  This older SU image is a favorite of mine - I have lost track of the name.  I used water color pencils for some subtle coloring.
Sketch:  Your Next Stamp
Things with Wings:   House that Stamps Built 
Monochromatic:  Card Mania
Any - optional wishes:   Creatalicious