Sunday, May 21, 2017

you're the best - Happy Fathers day

Sunday May 21, 2017
 
I have been having so much fun in my craft room making cards. I try to make one daily.. With Father's day coming I want to get some cards made.. I am getting request from people who need them.. I am not sure I like this card though.. mainly because I don't like the coffee cup not having any grounding. I did the dots by Paper Trey Ink.. it's two stamps a ring and solid circle. I used Ranger inks. When that didn't work I tried the Jelli bean twine.. Still didn't ground the cup but better.. The coffee cup is Simon Says stamp. The sentiments are from Simon Says.. I added some clear Nuvo drops to the coffee area and few drops around card.
I colored the coffee cup and coffee with copics.
 

Challenges:
Crafting by design - you're so special
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers






Saturday, May 20, 2017

Let's PAWS a minute - Catch the bug - BINGO

Saturday May 20, 2017
 
We have a new challenge at Catch the bug.. BINGO.. I love bingos. so many choices.
 
 
This is the BINGO card..

I liked the Guy and dog Free Friday earlier this month.. I had to use again..

I chose the bottom row.. Washi Tape (along the bottom of my card) Orange (background/pants/sequins) Embossing (sentiment)  I am using the image called Guy and Dog which you can find at the Bugaboo store  I used Kuretake Gansi Paints and created the background on water color paper. I then used some Rubber seed grass stamps and added them along the bottom of the card. I used two different Washi tapes and added them under the grass. I colored the image with copics and fussy cut it out. I used foam dots behind the image. I embossed the sentiment from Tech. Tuesday with Stampin up black embossing powder. Added some orange sequins.  The black behind the card is just background piece, not a part of the card.  So lets see what you create.. I hope I inspired you. 
 
Challenges:
AAA #90 - embossing (sentiment)
Pile it on #130 - animals
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Use your stuff #264  - metallic
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
The crafters café #173 - birthday
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Deep ocean #155 - our furry/feathered friends
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
As you like it - fav. skin/fur color and why (copic E00-E11-R20-sometimes E31  for humas. I like the almost true white skin color it gives. (I don't feel comfortable with other skin tones. I've tried and they get too weird.. I did not put R20 on this guy but most times I do for men or women. for Animals in the brown tones I use copics E43-E44-E47 most time because my dogs are in the brownish tones. )
Creative fingers #130 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 20 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers
Allsorts wk. 416 - happy birthday
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever






Friday, May 19, 2017

Happy Birthday flowers / leaves / medallion

Friday May 19, 2017
 
Well I was playing again in my craft-room.. I keep seeing so many medallion cards created and I knew I had a Stampin Up medallion and so I took an A2 size water color paper. I stamped the medallion and heat embossed with Simon Says antique gold. I then smooshed some Ranger oxide inks in blue, green, yellow on my craft sheet. I spritzed it with water and laid the water color paper in it. I then heated and spritzed with water and re-dipped in the spritzed watered down in and dried and kept doing this till I got the results I was pleased with. I then took my Paper Trey Ink flower die and cut out three sizes. I was going to use the stamp set with it... but I had so much going on with the background I didn't want the stamped flowers to be toooooo much.. So I just took some Ranger inks and sponged it on the flowers. I added a sequin to the center and added some Nuvo drops. I then added some die cut leaves by Stampin up.. (I do test kits for a local scrapbook company and I always have so many left over scrap pieces that are not big enough to use for backgrounds but perfect for small die pieces.. so I spent a long time die cutting scraps from the left overs from my cards and scrapbook scraps) I then took a Simon Says sentiment and using Stampin Up ink stamped and trimmed down and added. I added the flower and sentiment with foam dots.  I was going to add sequins to the background but again it's so busy with the medallion I didn't want to over do..  What do you think???
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
Stars stampz - for mom/special lady
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green
AAA #90 - embossing (medallion)
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Use your stuff #264  - metallic
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
The crafters café #173 - birthday
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Tuesday throw-down #343 - texture
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Crafting by design - you're so special
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
Color throw-down - colors
Fab 'n' funky #351 - create background
Crafty gals corner #123 - add flowers
Creative fingers #130 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 20 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers








It's your bird-day! Catch the bug Free Friday

Friday May 19, 2017
 
It's Friday and you know what that means.. It's Free Friday at Catch the bug.. I hope you can head over to the Bugaboo Store and get this image while it's free..
 
 
This is my card using the FREE image called SB flower swing..
I thought this would make a cute birthday card.. I used a piece of scrap Quick Quote designer paper. On one side is the dark purple and the other side is the lighter design. I used My Favorite Things circle scallop die. I used some OLD Quick quote purple ink and distressed the card base and the dp strip.. then threw it in the garbage.. the ink pad is so old. I bought it YEARs ago.. It's lasted forever (bought in 2012).. I love Quick Quote chalk inks..
I added the sentiment which is from My Pink Stamper.. I then added some Stampin Up punched flowers and Martha Stewart leaves.. I added some Nuvo drops inside the flowers. I colored the cute image with copics and added Nuvo drops in the flower center and some white gel pen on the purple flowers and her head band.. It's a Sweet image and it would be good for spring, birthdays, mother's day, Easter.. Changing up the colors you could use this year round. Maybe even Christmas with some Christmas colors..  Hope you head over to the Bugaboo store and pick up this cute image. If you need more inspiration head over to the Catch the bug blog and see the DT inspiration.

Challenges:
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Pile it on #130 - animals
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
The crafters café #173 - birthday
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Deep ocean #155 - our furry/feathered friends
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Creative fingers #130 - anything goes
Crafty catz #371 - anything goes/opt. 2 or more layers






Thursday, May 18, 2017

What is meant to be - Oldie but Goodie at Catch the bug

Thursday May 18, 2017
 
Welcome to Catch the bug where being Thursday it's OBG - Oldie But Goodie day..
 
 
 
 This is my card using the Bugaboo image called Meant to be... you can find it in the Bugaboo store.
I colored the image with copics and then used my white gel pen to add dots. I layered the card and added some sequins and stickles. This card was so easy to make..BUT!!! I had filled my copics a few days prior and my orange colored decided to blob out .. !!!!!!HORROR!!!!!.. it was the last color I was using of course.. SO I used my "0" pen to push it back as much as I could and it still had that tinge of color where it shouldn't of been so I took the blue copic pen and went around the image.. OH now I am glad it did blob out because I love the way the blue now makes the colors pop more then before.. I guess it was a happy error.. horror.. I hope you check out the images at Bugaboo and pick up this pretty image.
 
 

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - encouragement
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
Crazy 4 challenges #385 - green/emerald green
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Cards in envy - anything goes/favorite color combo (green/rust/orange/purple)
Use your stuff #264 - metallics
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Crafting by design - you're so special
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
Crafty gals corner #123 - add flowers
Moving along with the times #45 butterflies




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I dont want to seem like - Aud Sentiments #180

Thursday May 18-29, 2017
 
Well it's time again for another challenge at Aud Sentiments #180  Our theme is ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 

Our sponsor for these next two weeks is IKE'S ART
 
 
This is my card using Alice Rabbit.. I had plans to go for an Alice and Wonderland looking card but after trying one time and not liking I went with this.  I used a Tim Holtz stencil and gold texture paste and did the clock background. When dried I took some Silver Nuvo paste and did the dots which is also a stencil. I then cut the card down and thought what will I do with that left side. I took some Washi tapes (there are 5) and added them. The red look too wide so I took a small strip from the cut off and added it down the center of the red. I colored the image with Copics and added some Prisma color pencils in different areas. I took a cute Dylusions sentiment and cut it apart and added it.  (my hubby said that sounds like me!! WHAT??!! ok maybe a little)  I hope you can head over to Aud Sentiments and get some inspiration from the DT.

 
Challenges:
Pile it on #130 - animals
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
Use your stuff #264 - metallic
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils(gold texture past is stencil design)
Tuesday throw-down #343 - texture
Deep ocean #155 - our furry/feathered friends
Cards und more #185 - cards for women
Penny's paper-crafty #329 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - a bit of sparkle
Fab 'n' funky #351 - create background
Creative moments #118 - anything goes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I love you more than ice cream / Inspiration Destination #128

Wednesday May 17, 2017
 
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Inspiration Destination #128 - this challenge is ANYTHING GOES
 

 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Paper Nest Dolls
 
 
This is my card and I am using Ice Cream Avery... Cute little girl and fun just in time for summer.. I could and do eat ice cream year round and do.... I need to eat it during the day.. I have issues having it at night.. bummer. but sleep is more important than ice cream..  I took my card base and added the yellow and red water color paint and splattered blue (on the card ... my desk and anything within shot.. dang those spots can sure fly).. I dried it and then used copics to color the image and staying with the water color painted colors. I used My favorite things stitch die and cut her out. I added some Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the ice cream, boots, belt. I heat embossed the Simon Says sentiment with Stampin Up black embossing powder. After I adhered the image I added some My minds eye and Ek stickers to the card.
If you head over to the Inspiration Destination site you can see what the DT did with their image.. Get some inspiration if you need it..  Thanks for stopping by and ALWAYS thanks for the lovely comments.
 

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 282-283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #370 - anything goes /opt. mirror card
Scrapping 4 fun #90 - ladies
A gem of a challenge #194 - spring fever
AAA #90 - embossing (sentiment)
Artistic inspirations #179 - anything goes/opt. cas
A bit more time to craft #44 - anything goes
Creatalicious #115 - anything goes/opt. stencils
Penny's paper-crafty #329 - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #351 - create background
Creative moments #118 - anything goes