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Friday, April 20, 2018

Pink flower - DT card for QKR Stampede #292 - ATG

I hope you are ready for another anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may have up to 3 entries - deadline is Thursday, 6 pm EDT.  The winner can select 2 digis - and there are 3 images for a winner using QKR/Eureka images.  Check out the inspiration by my fellow team members at the QKR Stampede blog
 This image is called "flowers"; the sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.  I used watercolors, Washi tape, sheer ribbon, a small butterfly punch, circle dies, and paper from my stash.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Hand colored image:  Di's Digi Designs
                                      My Creative Scoop
Small butterflies:  House that Stamps Built
Small:   Pile it On
Spots/Dots:   Incy Wincy
Flowers:   Allsorts 
                  Love to Scrap
                  Rubber Buggy
                  Whoopsi Daisy 
Flower Power:   A2Z Scrapbooking 
Dies and punches:   Creatalicious
Pastel:    Star Stampz 
Die cut, Digi, Dimension:     Butterfly Spot
Any:     A Bit More Time
             Artistic Inspiration
             Paper Nest Dolls
             Crafters Castle



Sunday, April 15, 2018

Guest DT for DS4J "Dropping in"

It is my honor to be the guest designer for the mid-month inspiration post at Digi Stamps 4 Joy.  The challenge is Anything Goes - with the option of bright colors.  I selected this image - "dropping in" - so I could use bright colors for the parachute. The details are here.  I wanted to make a card for our granddaughter.  She is a member of Wings of Blue at the US Air Force Academy.  At last count she had some 450 jumps.  Of course, her parachute is much more subdued!
The bright stars DP is Recollections.  I chose the darker bg paper to look like a night sky - but the details do not show up on the photo!  It is embossed with my new cloud embossing folder.  Dotted ribbon, red gems, and the die cut greeting (Cuttlebug) complete the look.
Challenges entered:

Sketch (reversed):    Feeling-Sketchy
ATG - opt. "me time":   Creative Moments 
ATG with a critter:    2 Crafty Critter Crazies
All creatures:    House that Stamps Built
Inspiration - colorful transportation:   Give a Crafter a Cookie
Any:   Crafters Castle

Surprise Kitty DT card for Crafter's Cafe World Art Day

This  is my DT card for the new challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.  We are recognizing World Art Day by creating works of art or using artistic techniques. That sounds like just about anything card makers would do - so be sure to get your entries in!    Take a look at the blog to see the artistic creations done by my fellow DT members as well as to check out the details of he challenge.
 Here is my framed portrait of Surprise Kitty by Knitty Kitty Digis.  You can buy this cute image at their store here.  I colored her with Prismas and Twinkling H20's- to add a bit of shimmer to the cake.  The words on the bg paper include "I love my kitty" and Purrrrrrrr....
Challenges entered
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Critter:    2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Any cat:    Show us your Pussies
Any:   Creative Moments
            Crafters Castle. 
            Angies Digital Stamps

Friday, April 13, 2018

DT card for ATG at QKR Stampede - Gone Fishing - HB, Ethan

Spring time and fishing - they go hand in hand in my family - especially for our son, son-in-law and our grandsons.  I have used this image from QKR Stampede called Gone Fishing.  We hope you will join us at the QKR Stampede weekly challenge - you may add up to 3 entries by 3pm EDT Thursday.  You have a chance to win this or any QKR image. If you use a digi from QKR or Eureka you have another chance to win - 3 images for that!  Take a look here to see what my DT teammates have made to inspire you this week.
This is for my grandson's birthday.  He is a hot shot fireman and spending the summer in Alaska - looking forward to fishing if he ever gets a day off!  I colored the image with Prismas, and used a computer generated sentiment.   I used some fishing DP for the bg and added twine and tiny fish stickers - I am sure he hopes for something bigger!!!
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Hand colored image:    Di's Digi Designs
                                        My Creative Scoop
"Me time (for grandson!!!)"  Creative Moments 
Critter:     2 Crafty Critter Crazies 
Spring:    Hiding in my Craft Room 
Think Small:   Pile it On 
Nature:   Incy Wincy \
Twine:   Double D Challenge
Masculine birthday:   Paper Girls
Birthday sentiment:    Aud Sentiments
Add texture (twine, stickers)   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:   Artistic Inspirations 
           A Bit More Iime 
           Paper Nest Dolls


Monday, April 9, 2018

Tea Party - MMTPT506 for Libby

Here is another TeaPot Party  card - this time for 3 year old, Libby, in need of some cheer.  (I posted the card for her twin earlier.)   The superstar pre-colored digi is by Dearie Dolls.  Some washi tape, a sentiment by Cuttlebug and DP from my stash complete the card.
Sketch:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Encouragement:   Calling all Sistahs
Girl Power:    Paper Shelter
Any:   A Bit More Time to Craft 
           Through the Craft Room Door
           Inspiration Destination 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

TeaPot party for Jackson - MMTPT504

I am finally having a bit of time to catch up on some challenges.  This TeaPot party (SplitCoastStampers) is for Jackson.  He is an 8 year old with health issues and other problems - and is in need of some smiles.  I thought this smiley bouquet from QKR stampede would work.  I colored in watercolor pencil - and am not sure why the photo looks so bad!  IRL the pots and flower centers are not at all blotchy!  Oh, well...
The card is finished with Washi tape, some twine, and a sentiment die cut from Cuttlebug.  The DP is Recollections.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Trio (of flowers):   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Twine:     Double D
Any:    Inspiration Destination
            Crafty Sentiments  
            Crafty Gals Corner

TeaPot Party for Miles

Miles is a 3 year old twin who likes super heroes and is in need of some encouragement.  THis pre-colored digi by Dearie Dolls is perfect!  The Washi tape is really a pretty bright yellow and white.  I added a Cuttlebug sentiment.
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches

Friday, April 6, 2018

Re-do of Cuttlebug Mania DT card

I finally had a chance to do a few additional challenges.  This week Cuttlebug Mania featured cards from their first blog post 5 years ago.  I chose to do my version of Rachel's card.
I followed her layout, and used a large butterfly, but used dark brown, gold and cream. I like the layout, and the large butterfly - which I seldom have a chance to use!  I used my Platinum6 machine and a Cuttlebug die to do the floral strip just below the butterfly. All other elements are from a Kanban kit I have had for a few years - except the Hot Off the Press birthday sticker and a strip of Washi  tape.   IRL the sticker is gold, and the butterfly has more gold than appears here.
5th anniversary:  Cuttlebug Mania
Beauty of Nature:   Incy Wincy 
Wings:    Make my Monday
Any (10 CH max):   Polkadoodle.
                                  Paper Nest Dolls

Gatefold engagement card for grandson

 I don't make many cards with multiple folds  -  but our grandson's engagement is an event worth commemorating with a special card.  I used Spellbinder's Labels 4 die to cut the image and to create a window for it. I used my ScorPal to create the folds.   My "surprise" includes images of a firefighter and nurse (Dearie Dolls pre-colored) which I cut out and placed on the inner panels.  Our grandson is a hot shot firefighter - in Alaska this summer.  His fiancee is a travel nurse.  Both really enjoy the outdoors - fishing is a high priority - and I had enough of this paper for the front of the card.
The photos do not show this, but the base is double sided cs - I cut the mat and the letters from the side which also forms the back of the card.
I most likely will not make many of these cards - for me, very time consuming!  I realize the delicate image does not quite go with the outdoorsy DP - but I wanted to incorporate the heart theme as well as references to the interests of the couple.

Trio (3 visible Labels 4; 3 words):  Simon Says Stamp Monday
More than one score, with a surprise:   Scor-Pal
Gate fold card:   Art Impressions
Things that make me happy (family):   Cut it Up
Anything but square:   Delicious Doodles
Hand made bow:    Craft-dee Bowz  
Hero (hot shot firefighter, nurse):  Cardz4guyz
Any:  Digichoosday 

QKR Stampede Dt Card - ATG

I saw this image in the QKR shop and decided it would be a wonderful image to use - although I am not sure of what the occasion would be.  I think I will save it and give it to hubby for some non-occasion!  I am not into making home decor items, but it would be great for a poster.  My cup truly runneth over  -- sometimes, when the day is not going quite right, I need a reminder to thank God for all the blessings every day.
At any rate, this is my card for the challenge at QKR Stampede this week.  You may have a maximum of 3 entries.  The deadline is Thursday, 6 p.m. EDT. You may use any image, but show us your QKR/Eureka stamps and you have a chance to win in that category. 
I completed the card with ribbon, washi tape, a die cut button (with twine) from Hot off the Press, and DP from my stash.
Sketch (#357, April 18):   Sketch Saturday.
Bow:     Craft-dee Bowz
Twine:    Double D
Any:    Jo's Scrapshack.
              Creative Fingers
             Creates and Makes
             Crafty Gals Corner 
             Lemon Shortbread
             Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper 
             Word Art Wednesday 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Have a Blessed Easter

I am a bit late with the greeting - just not time to add to the blog!  We are having a good day - hubby's pain has eased a bit over the past couple of weeks and he is feeling more like getting out a little.  We attended the youth breakfast at church before services.  Otherwise it is a quiet day.  It is good to share with you the joy of the resurrection. 
Image and sentiment by QKR Stampede; Cuttlebug border die.
Sketch:    Your Next Stamp
Easter:     Cut it Up
                 Aud Sentiments
                 Deep Ocean
                 Die Cuttin Divas
Die Cuts (10 Ch Max):    Southern Girls
Any:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  
            Die-cut- Divas

DT card for challenge #193 at the Crafter's Cafe: sketch and/or colors

This time the challenge at the Crafter's Cafe offers an option - follow the sketch or use the colors blue, green and yellow - or combine them.  I have opted to use both.  This image, Birthday Crocodile from Lia Stamps, is perfect for the green - colored with water color pencils, Twinkling H2O, and an aqua pen.. I would not have thought of using blue, but I like the combo a lot - and the touches of yellow work well.  This spotty embossing folder, some Washi tape, and a plastic clip are finishing touches.  The sentiment is computer generated.
Stop by the Crafter's Cafe blog to see the inspiration by the DT, and to see details on how to win some great prizes!  You may enter as often as you wish, with unlimited challenges.  The deadline is Friday April 13.
Sketch -   Crafter's Cafe
Digi, using cool colors:   Paper Shelter. 
Any:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
           Cute Daisy May 
           Crafty Sentiments 
           Crafty Gals Corner 
           The Crafty Addicts 
           Not Just Cards  
           Jo's Scrapshack
           Inspiration Destination

Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter 2018

This is another Easter card using digis from QKR Stampede.    I used green and shades of brown and orange.  The circles were cut with Spellbinder dies.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
No more than 3 colors:   Incy Wincy
Easter:    Die Cuttin Divas
                Fab n Funky
Any:   A2Z Srapbooking

Easter Blessings to you

This is my wish that all of you will have a blessed Easter.  We rejoice in the news of the Resurrection of Jesus.  Our plans are to have Easter breakfast served by the youth of our church and attend the festive services.  Hubby is not able to travel, but his pain has eased some what so he should be able to take part in these activities - we are so grateful for these blessings.  Our family is scattered, but we have enjoyed many family visits over the past couple of months. 
This card (and one similar) is already in the mail.  I used the image a couple of years ago, but am happy to use it again.  Both the image and sentiment are from QKR Stampede.  I embossed the teal background, and added a bowBrown and green complete the image.  The DP strip is DCWV Garden Party.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
3 colors:  Incy Wincy
Bow:  Craft- Dee Bowz
Easter:    Aud Sentiments  
Spring colors:  Dream Valley (10 Ch. max)
Faith:    Rubbernecker 

DT card - ATG for QKR Stampede Challenge #289 - Butterfly

We hope you will join us for this week"s anything goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter as many as 3 times to win some images - the deadline is 6 pm EDT Thursday.  I used the QKR image called Butterfly.  To me, the butterfly and DP look like spring.  I cut the butterfly wish scissors - actually, there are two of them.  For the one on the bottom, which is also colored, I left a tiny white border and outlined in black.  I also curled it a bit for a dimensional effect.  The flowers are from a Stampin Up punch, with jewel centers.  The scalloped borders and sentiment are Hot off the Press stickers.
Sketch:   Rubber Buggy
Favorite color:   Dare2bartzy 
Two identical items (borders, butterflies):   Butterfly Spot Challenge
Pattern paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Spring:    Animal Friends
Any:    A2Z Scrapbooking
             Cards galore 
             Morgans Artworld
             Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
             Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Easter Blessings 2018

This card will be late - just have not had time until today!  Image and sentiment from QKR Stampede; papers from an old stack called Garden Party (DCWV). I used teal, brown, and green in addition to the base white and black ink.
Sketch:  Feeling-Sketchy
Bow:   Craft-dee Bowz
3 colors:    Incy Wincy
Holiday:    Hiding in my Craft Room 
Easter/Spring:   Aud Sentiments 
                             Deep Ocean
Any:    House That Stamps Built 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

deb's 60th b'day - Oh NO!

Sorry for the very bad photo - am not sure why the flowers have such a washed out look.  This card is already on its way, so I can't re-do it!  I wanted to make a very special card for our daughter's 60th birthday.  (No, I can't believe it!  And, yes it does make me feel a bit older - but she hasn't stopped having another birthday each year!)  This is a front-step card - I was inspired when I saw this beauty - Cheribdesigns.  However, I am sure I did not correctly follow her instructions.  The stamp is one by Northwoods - a yard sale purchase for 25 cents!  The sentiment die is by Sizzix, and the bunnies, butterfly  and flowers from a selection of no-name dies.  I made the base so it opens from the right side, with a computer generated verse inside. This card could illustrate a pastime of gardening - or is it sitting by the mailbox waiting for my latest stamp order?
More than one fold:   Scor-Pal
Spring:    Cuttlebug Mania:
                 Mod Squad
Pastime:    Art Impressions
Rabbit:    Delicious Doodles
Wings:   Double D
Creatures:   Penny Black at Allsorts.
Bingo (DP, stamp, color):  Aud Sentiments
L=layers, letters:   Butterfly Spot
Birthday:   Star Stampz
Colors:   House that Stamps Built  
Floral:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday