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Monday, October 23, 2017

Birthday Vines



Stamp - Close to my Heart; Die-namics vine die' Button dies; twine; tiny circle punch; misc. papers.
Sketch:  Feeling-Sketchy
Vine and Twine:   Heart2heart
Any:   Crafty Creations

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Operation quiet Comfort

Over at SplitCoastStampers the Falliday Fest is wrapping up.  One of the destinations for a card drive is Operation Quiet Comfort - this time, specifically, a thank you for the military.  I combined it with the challenge to recognize something beautiful - in this case, gratitude for the troops protecting America the Beautiful.  The stamp is part of a Close to my Heart set.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Beautiful:  Heart2Heart

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas 2017, 10-21

This lovely DP came in a grab bag of supplies - no labels!  The stars are acrylic stickers; the stamp - Stampalicious; die cut added to the corner.  The bas cs is dark green.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Leaves (on dp):  Double D
Nature (tree):   Penny Black at Allsorts 
Creatures:  Southern Girls
Any Christmas:  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2

Scribbles Guest design with Sunshine Mason Jar



 

I have an exciting announcement this morning.  For the next three months, I will be a guest designer at the Scribbles Designs Challenge.  You are welcome to check out the theme and join in the fun.  The photo above is inspiration for this challenge which ends Nov. 15.  Check out the details of the challenge here:  Scribbles Designs Challenge.Blogspot
The Scribbles shop has so many cute images, including several already filled mason jars and the corresponding sentiments.  Find them here.  For my card I added a couple of extra suns - included with the image.  I colored the image with Prisma pencils, and fussy cut the jar and the suns, then tied a bit of raffia around the neck of the jar.  (Not to worry - GDT cards do not necessarily follow the theme!)
Challenges entered:  
Sketch and color:   Your Next Stamp  
Hand colored image:    My Creative Scoop
Thinking of you:   Mod Squad
Any:   Lemon Shortbread
            Artistic Inspirations 
            Crafty Creations
            A Perfect Time to Craft

Friday, October 20, 2017

Another Thinking of You for son-in-law

I scored bit at a yard sale last week end - got lots of fabulous papers, and a lovely Close to my Heart stamp set, including this Thinking of You stamp.  I could have purchased a lot more, but I am trying hard to be reasonable!!!  This is another card for our son-in-law who will be spending the next six weeks at a rehab facility, while he has therapy to recover from a stroke.- learning how to walk again.
This card is entered in the challenges below, but also in the Splitcoaststampers Falliday challenge - HBrown asked us to make examples using fall colors with no white or vanilla.  The leaves are die cuts.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Plaid:     Heart2heart
Leaves:     Dies r us
                  Crafty Sentiments
Close to Nature:    Penny Black at Allsorts  
Sentiment:    Dis Digi Designs
For the boys:   Dream Valley (10 Ch. max) 

Snowbird - QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge #266


 
This week the challenge at QKR Stampede is a true Anything Goes - no option.  Here in AZ the snowbirds are returning - although more frequently they are referred to as Winter Visitors.  They have  quite an impact on our community.  We hope you will join our weekly challenge - great QKR images are offered to the winners.  You may enter up to 3 times before the deadline at 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday. 
This snowbird image is called "Any Where South".  It is available here as a stamp or in digital form.  I colored him with Prismas,  The pieces of DP are sage colored, and I found some matching fiber.  I will also add this to my gallery at SplitCoastStampers - in LMcAree's Falliday challenge to use a bird.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Hand colored image:    My Creative Scoop
Dress up (this snow bird is all dressed up for the journey south!):  Incy Wincy
            Corrosive Challenges
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Crafty Creations 
            Lemon Shortbread
            Jo's Scrapshack 
            Pammies Inky Pinkies 
            Paper Nest Dolls 
            Through the Craft Room Door
            Scrappers-Delights
            Ikes World


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Recycled Christmas ~ 2017

Another recycled card.  I used this pretty holly branch panel, with its own gold border, from a card in my stash!  It is on cream cs, so I used shimmery cream cs for the background.  If you squint just right you may be able to see the evenly spaced score lines along the bottom.  The sentiment is from a set of dies I bought on line - it comes in a border, so I just cut off the words.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any:   Creative Fingers 
           Crafty Catz 


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall Thinking of You

This card will be sent to a woman in NC who is seriously ill and needs some cheer.  This is through the Tea Pot Party group at SplitCoastStampers.  I am also placing it in my gallery at SCS for a Falliday challenge - a textured fall card.  The top panel is glittery wire edged ribbon.  I took advantage of striped DP by K&Co, but added the negative sticker strips.  The die cut sentiment is from Cuttlebug.
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Colors:  
Stripes:   Pink Gem
Any:    Jo's Scrapshack

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Christmas 2017 - recycled

I am continuing with my personal challenge of recycling at least a few of the manycards I have been accumulating over the years.  Sorry the colors are not good - the DP is more of a teal and not as purple as it appears.  The dies came in an unmarked package.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Christmas:   ABC Christmas
                      12 Months of Christmas
Any:   Digi Choosday
           Word Art Wednesday
         

Shaped card - The Crafter's Cafe DT card ~ challenge #183

This week the challenge at The Crafter's Cafe is to create a shaped card.  I used Spellbinder's Opulent Ovals.  The image is Vintage Couture by digistamps4joy.  See more examples of this lovely vintage dress by fellow teamies here:  Crafters Cafe.  I colored mine with watercolor pencils and  a water brush.  The colored frame is a dark teal. 
Challenges entered:
Shaped card:   C.R.A.F.T.
Colored image:   My Creative Scoop 
Add a sentiment:   Dis Digi Designs 
Die cut + sentiment:     Aud Sentiments
Cool colors:   Artistic Inspirations 
Any:    Crafty Friends




Friday, October 13, 2017

For Terry

This is another card for our son-in-law who faces a long recuperation from a massive stroke.  Since my hubby is physically unable to travel to see him, I will send a lot of cards!  It has been a long time since I have used Riley.  Since Terry is a hunter, I thought he would appreciate this recovering moose.  I got to use some papers ((K&Co.) that were part of a yard sale purchase today - with brown mats..  (Hi, Dawn!)
Over at SplitCoastStampers one of the Falliday challenges, by StampMomma, is to use a fall card to acknowledge our blessings.  We are blessed that Terry has begun his recovery.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Fall:   Mod Squad
Stripes:   Southern Girls
                 Pink Gem
Nature:   Penny Black at Allsorts  
For the boys:   Dream Valley
Use brown:   Sami Stamp

SCS Falliday with QKR Stampede DT card

Once again the  weekly challenge at QKR Stampede is anything goes.  Including the optional "pumpkin" is totally up to you.  You may upload up to 3 projects before 3pm EDT on Thursday Oct. 19. Winners are awarded digis from the QKR Stampede store - you get extras if you use a QKR or Eureka image.  This cutie is called Autumn Breeze, and the I Miss You is from the store as well.    I am combining this with the Falliday Fest at SplitCoastStampers.  Annsforte is the hostess for this challenge which involved a technique new to me.  It is called the yarn block technique, and you can find more detail by checking out her link.  Briefly, wrap yarn or twine around a block - I used twine.  Apply white paint to the yarn, then "stamp" on dark cs.  This image is colored with watercolor pencils and a water pen.  I added a flower button by Basic Grey.  I also added glitter to the snowy background, but you can't see it here.
Sketch:    Cheerful Sketches
Hand colored:   My Creative Scoop 
Autumn colors:   Deep Ocean
Fall:    Crafty Sentiments
            Ikes World
            Mod Squad
Orange:    Sasayakiglitter
Inspiration:   Pinspirational
Add a sentiment:   Di's Digi Designs  
Any:     Createful Heart
             Digi Choosday 
             Pammies Inky Pinkies
             Paper Nest Dolls
             Lemon Shortbread
             Classic Design Team
             Through the Craft Room Door
             A Perfect Time to Craft
             Crafting-with-friends
             

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Masked CAS

I masked the edges to create the stripes with Twinkling H20 inks applied with a water brush.  Thanks is  Cuttlebug die, and I added a few punched circles.
This is a card created for 2 challenges at SplitCoastStampers - making for  a Falliday challenge, and a thank you for the Teapot Tuesday - we are sending RAK cards to first responders in Las Vegas.
Any:   Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
RAK:    Die Cuttin Divas
Thanks:   House that Stamps Built 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hugs and prayers for Terry

                                                      
I have a prayer request for those of you who would like to join us.  Our son in law, who is relatively young (late 50's) had a massive stroke on Fri.  All efforts to remove the clot failed, but thankfully tests reveal minimal swelling and bleeding.  Mobility on the left side is greatly limited, but his speech is fairly good.  We cannot go there because of my husband's severe pain, so that is hard.  Our daughter and grandchildren need our prayer support also.  I will be making him more cards!  This image is from Dearie Doll.  The sentiment is in my file but I could not find a source.  Papers are DCWV, and the oval dies are Spellbinders.
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Die cut + sentiment:   Aud Sentiments
Any:       Colour Crazy 
                Crafty Catz
                Creative Fingers 
                Polkadoodle 
                Word Art Wednesday