Friday, June 22, 2018

sending a SUMMER hello - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday June 22, 2018
 
It's time for another Free Friday image from Bugaboo.. You can see the design teams fun creations over at Catch the bug.
 
 
This is the fun Free Friday image called BEACH DUCK.. I used a My favorite things stitched die to cut the image out. Quite some time back I created a bunch of background papers by using Ranger Oxide inks on glossy card stock and smooshing. Once you let it dry you just buff the page and it turns out nice an glossy again. Well digging through my stash I found this piece which I thought worked great for water. So I adhered to the card base. I then used copics to color the image. I added Spectrum Noir around the sun area. I added glossy accents to the drink, water in the image and glasses. I used black Stazon ink to stamp the Simon says sentiment.

Challenges:
The daily marker - day22
Cards in envy - feeling blue/distress inks
Pammie's inky pinkies #1824 - anything goes
Alphabet challenge - G great outdoors






Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sending a happy hello - Aud Sentiments #206

Thursday June 21 - July 2, 2018
 
It's time for another fun challenge at Aud Sentiments #206
and our theme for the next two weeks is
ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 

Our sponsor for this challenge is We are 3
 
This is my card. I chose a gelli plate piece I created years ago by using acrylic paints and bubble wrap. The image I chose from We are 3 is called "Seaside anchor". We also got some tags that we could use. I chose this one saying "sending a happy hello".. I colored the image with copics. I then added some gems to the flowers. I fussy cut the tag out and added Stampin up gold cording tied in a bow. I used Lil inker stitch die to cut the image out. I added this to the background paper on a piece of craft foam for some dimension.  This is a very pretty image I love the feminine feel.

Challenges:
The daily marker - day 21
Crafting from the heart #211 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #359 - she's a stamping machine (vagabond)
Word art Wednesday wk. 340-341 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #168 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - flowers, flowers, flowers
Simon Wednesday - bright and cheerful
Pammie's inky pinkies #1824 - anything goes





Tuesday, June 19, 2018

I count myself lucky - Inspiration Destination #153

Wednesday June 20, 2018
 
Welcome to another challenge at
challenge.. ANYTHING GOES
 
 
Our sponsor is KINDA CUTE



I am using the fun image called 77 Stork and Elephant... aren't they cute???  I used My favorite things stitch die and cut the image out. I colored the images with copics. I added my cloud template. I then used Tech. Tuesday sentiment and Simon says speech bubble and die cut this out. I added this to Stampin Up designer paper and added some Close to my heart bling.  I thought this cute elephant was so lucky to have a friend like the stork. Can you see the cute little mouse??
Challenges:
The daily marker - day 20
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 25 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #359 - she's a stamping machine (vagabond)


 
 
 
 
 


I've always looked up to you - Sunny Day Crafting #25

Wednesday June 20, 2018
 
We have a new challenge at Sunny Day Crafting #25
and the theme is ANIMALS... ANY ANIMAL
(we are changing our theme for the rest of the year to be any animal.. so lets break out those fun animal images and play along..)
 
 
I wanted to create a card with giraffes so I chose My favorite things giraffes.. and I used the bird from Tech. Tuesday.. I stamped the giraffes and sentiment and leaves and colored with copics. I then decided I needed something else so that is when the bird came in. So I did one above the lettering and then one on the giraffes back. I used some Ranger ink and a brush to give some blue to the sky. I used Rubber seed grass stamp and some Stampin up ink. I then used a copic pen and added some brown for the ground and a few more blades of grass.
 
 
Challenges:
The daily marker - day 20
The crafter's café # 196 - for a child
Use your stuff #317 - inspired by a song (I will look up - Elevation worship)
Crafty sentiments - anything goes


Warmest winter wishes - The Merry Christmas challenge #25

Wednesday June 20, 2018
 
Hello and hope you're having a great June and enjoying your June weather.  Are you getting ready for a vacation or on one? I hope you have time to craft..
The theme is ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
 


I was going through my rack of dies and saw this fire place die from Taylored Expressions.. I had to use it.. So I used some Quick Quote scraps and die cut the pieces out.. I used some Ranger ink to distress the edges. I loved this piece when it was put together.. Then I looked at more scraps an used the dotted dp for the flooring. I used this Simon Says dp I got a long time ago and used it for the wall paper look. (I used this earlier paper June 6th)..  I then stamped the Paper Trey ink sentiment and added the wreath from Little B. I stamped the Mama Elephant images and colored with Zig water color brushes and added them to the card. I used a little stickles on the fire.  I hope I have inspired you to make a Christmas card and join in the challenge.
Challenges:
The daily marker - day 20
Allsorts wk. 472 - use at least 2 dies
Craftyhazelnuts's Chrismtas #390 - anything goes/non trad. colors
Inkspirational #163 - use small stamps
Pile it on #143 - holiday or lots of layers
heARTful stamping - anything goes
Use your stuff #317 - inspired by a song (chestnuts roasting on an open fire - Nat King Cole)
Crafting from the heart #211 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #359 - she's a stamping machine (vagabond)
Word art Wednesday wk. 340-341 - anything goes
Scrapy land #92 - anything goes (Taylored expressions die)

 
 
 

Happy Father's Day - Jeffrey

Tuesday June 19, 2018
 
This card is for my son Jeffrey who has given us 3 grand children..
This card is petty much the same as I did for my card yesterday but using a different color MME paper.  The stamp set is Sugar Pea designs. I used Stampin up ink for the argyle above and below the sentiment. The bling is from Close to my heart. The die is also SU.  I like the colors and the simplicity but masculine feel.
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #202 - anything goes/fathers day
Pile it on #143 - holiday or lots of layers



Congratulations - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday June 19, 2018
 
Hello everyone.. We have a new image in the store..
(I think it was in the old store)
Bugaboo image is Deacon Grad Sitter..
Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug..
 
Just in time for graduations.. I started by creating a large boulder for the grad image to sit on. I colored the image in with copics. I know I have seen senior rocks around where you take a photo of your grad on the rock and there is graffiti on the rock.. Usually in white but I didn't want to make it to in your face so I just did the darker gray and stamped a couple stamps that kinda gave a hint of an image. I then drew in the grassy area behind and drew in some trees. I used my cloud template. So once I was happy with that I colored Deacon Grad sitter with copics. I added a little white gel pen to his hat. I then stamped the Paper trey ink and heat embossed the Congratulations. 

Challenges:
The crafters café #196 - for a child
The daily marker - day 19
Crafting from the heart #211 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 25 - anything goes
Shopping our stash #359 - she's a stamping machine (used heat gun)







Monday, June 18, 2018

Happy Father's Day - Samson

Monday June 18, 2018
 
I sent this card below to my son for Father's day.. He's given me two wonderful grand children.
I had in my mind what I wanted to create but as I went along it changed. I guess until it's adhered down you can make any changes you want.. I started by finding this fun paper my My minds eye.. I then had a strip of the horizontal paper on my desk so I cut it so it was a little narrower (my other son got the other half.. - tomorrow's card) I added it to the stripe paper and then  I added this to a dark gray background piece. On vellum I stamped the sentiment from Sugar Peas design with Staz-on and then using Stampin up ink stamped the argyle above and below.. I used Stampin up stitch die to cut it out.. I didn't like it up against the strip so I turned a scrap piece left over from the stripe card front and die cut the wood grain other side and added this behind the sentiment. It looked better. I added Close to my heart bling.
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #202 - anything goes/fathers day
Jo's scrap shack #238 - anything goes
Pile it on #143 - holiday or lots of layers



Hello - Catch the bug ABC

Monday June 18, 2018
 
Monday at Catch the bug is ABC - ANYTHING BUT a CARD
 
 
Well usually I make tags/book marks or journal pages but today I decided to make a note pad cover. I scored a piece of card stock so it covered the front and sent around the top of the pad and half way down the back. (only cause my card stock wasn't long enough) The image is called 4 calling birds (this comes with a group of images from the Christmas set) which can be found in the Bugaboo store. I then colored the image with copics and used my cloud template for the sky. I had a scrap of water color paper from a test idea that I didn't end up liking so I used this and My favorite things Hello die and cut this out. I added a Simon says scallop stitch die strip under the bird. I will keep this on my table and write out my lists when needed. I like this idea.  I may have to do more of these.


with the cover lifted up
Challenges:
The daily marker - day 18
Allsorts wk. 472 - use at least 2 dies
Use your stuff #317 - inspired by a song (Adele - hello)


Sunday, June 17, 2018

thank you for thinking of me - Always Fun Challenges #63

Monday June 18, 2018
 
I have now joined another fun challenge team.. Always Fun Challenge.. We have a new challenge each Monday and you can enter up to three cards. Nice huh? 
So I hope you join us at Always Fun Challenges #63 
this week we have a SKETCH for you to follow
(ignore the Paper play sketches name - Janis owns the sketch and PPS closed last year) 
 

This is my card.. I used a wood grain white card stock and didn't want to cover it up with solid card stock, so I added a strip of thick vellum.. this is where the flowers and sentiment are. The stamps I used are Simon Says and Pretty Pink Posh. I used Mission gold water colors and some Prisma colored pencils. I heat embossed the sentiment and then some scraps and Stampin up dies for the leaves. I used some sequins (to hold down the edges for the vellum) This is all adhered to blue card stock base.

Challenges:
The daily marker - day 18
QKR stampede #300 - anything goes
Crafty catz #421 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 472 - use at least 2 dies
Cupcake inspirations #448 - colors
Dragonfly journey #120 - rose garden
heARTful stamping - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #202  - anything goes












You are a life saver

Sunday June 17, 2018
 
Well I was in a crafty mood to try to paint a water scene. I like the boat and life saver but I wanted to make a scene that was unusual. So I took out my little tin of Ranger and Stampin up re-inkers and painted in the water and sky.. on a separate piece of paper I stamped the boat and life saver and painted with the re-inkers. I fussy cut them out. I laid them down on the paper and just didn't work.. What was I to do with the life saver.. So I drew in the anchor and painted it. I then hung the life saver on the anchor.. now it looked better. I took a white gel pen and gave white cap effects. I stamped the sentiment and added this to the card. I think it's a fun scene. I love the large anchor.
 
Challenges:
The daily marker - day 17
Word art Wednesday wk. 338-339 - anything goes
Sugar pea designs #44 - sketch/colors
Artistic inspirations #202 - anything goes/fathers day
Shopping our stash #358 - summer colors
Jo's scrap shack #238 - anything goes
QKR stampede #300 - anything goes
Crafty catz #421 - anything goes
That's crafty - summer day






Saturday, June 16, 2018

Congrats - Graduation #10

Saturday June 16, 2018
 
OK this is the last card of my Graduation theme cards.. I am using the last Stampin up Congrats that was stamped aprox. a year ago.. I had to use it cause I didn't want to lose it or throw it away.. LOL. that's why I have so many scraps. I can't throw away anything. Ok I had to use this fun designer paper of books.. I kept singing "no more paper no more books no more teachers dirty looks"... LOL .. Is this perfect for a graduation card or what..  I hope you've enjoyed seeing my same design but different paper and choice of 3 different sentiment cards.. It's been so much fun to create. 
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #202 - anything goes/fathers day
Crafty catz #421 - anything goes
 
 
 
 
 


My blood type is - Catch the bug BINGO Saturday

Saturday June 16, 2018
 
Hello all and it is the middle of June already..
Dang the older I get the faster the days go.. Well on to today..
Today at Catch the bug we have a new challenge. BINGO
 
 
BINGO card to follow

 
Oh my I am a dog person and I am loving this cuttie.. He's Chihuahua 02... which means he comes in a set of three. now who doesn't love that.. you can find the image in the Bugaboo store I love the cute look on this face and since he was sitting in a coffee cup I thought this Tech. Tues. sentiment went perfect for this card. For the card I chose the middle row.. Distress / Die-punch / Bugaboo image. I have this old news print so I used some watered down Ranger ink and distressed this piece. I crumpled it and then ironed it out. I took the image and tore off the bottom edge and using Quick Quote chalk ink went around the edges. I colored the image with copics. For the flowers I looked through my scraps and using MFT small dies and EK smaller punch I cut the circles and using a brad to complete the flower I then added the flowers to the card. I went through my box of leaves and chose a couple to add to the flower scene. I think the dies for the leaves is Stampin Up. 

Challenges:
The daily marker - day 16
Sugar pea designs #44 - sketch/colors
Artistic inspirations #202 - anything goes/fathers day
The sisterhood of crafters - animal crackers
Jo's scrap shack #238 - anything goes
QKR stampede #300 - anything goes




Friday, June 15, 2018

Oh really! - Creative with Stamps #27

Friday June 15, 2018
 
This is Mid month reminder at Creative with Stamps #27
and the theme is CUTE ANIMAL
 
 
 
Note: CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.
 
This was a fun card to make. I had some images I colored last year using my Mission paints. So I went through my stash and found these Tim Holtz dog and cat. I just had to die cut them out. I then went through my Quick Quote scraps and using My favorite things circle die I added them to the card front. I cut off the excess and then added a strip of tan so they would have grounding. I then stamped the Dylusions sentiment and cut the sentiment out and using foam mounted and added this to the card.  I don't have a cat but from what I know about them this looks like what the cat would say to the dog.. LOL
 
Challenges:
The daily marker - day 15
Artistic inspirations #202 - anything goes/fathers day
Creative moments #145 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - animal crackers



You know you're old - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday June 15, 2018
 
Welcome to a Friday over at Bugaboo.. Where it's Free Friday. Check out the fun creations over at Catch the bug.
 
 
This is "Gus birthday rocking chair"  I love Gus and this is a fun image for that masculine birthday card you need for that special person. The sentiment also comes with the image.  I started by finding the background paper which is from Basic Gray.. I then colored the image with copics and used some of the colors from the dp.. I used My favorite things stitch die. I added the image then the sentiment distressing the edge with Quick Quote chalk ink. I added some Doodlebug dots and a little Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the image.  Cute huh? or maybe no..depends on your style..
 
Challenges:
The daily marker - day 15
Word art Wednesday wk. 338-339 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #202 - anything goes/fathers day
Try it one Tuesday - for the boys
Creative moments #145 - anything goes






So many of my smiles - GD -Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday June 15, 2018
 
Hello.. I am excited because today and for the next two months I am a guest designer over at Colour Crazy Challenge 
(it's going to take getting used to adding a U to Color..this side of the pond doesn't add it lol) 
Our theme is always ANYTHIG GOES. but we are a color /colour challenge so no pre colored images.
 
Back in April one of my cards was a winner on their challenge and I was lucky to be given the chance to be a guest designer.  Thank you so much Colour Crazy.. I appreciate the change to play along

Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up
 
This is my card using the image called Two little mice.  I think they are so cute. I remember my daughter had a couple mice in her younger years. I colored the image with copics. I added my cloud template. I then used My favorite things circle die. I embossed the turquoise background and then used My favorite things sentiment and heat embossed it. I added some Close to my heart bling dots.  Yup this card brings a smile.

Challenges:
The daily marker - day 15
Word art Wednesday wk. 338-339 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #202 - anything goes/fathers day
Crafty creations #368 - anything goes
Creative moments #145 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - animal crackers
Penny's paper crafty #384 - anything goes
Color throwdown  #497 - colors