Sunday, August 01, 2021

August 2021 calendar page

Sunday August 1, 2021

Last year probably around this time of the year I made a card using a similar design. I loved it so much and when it came time to create a page for our group of girls for 2021 this is what I wanted to create so I can look at it and the quote for the whole month.  For the background I took a large sheet of water color paper (3 of them- I had to make 12 pages for 12 girls) I used Prima water colors and painted the sheets. I added a little Kuretake Gansai gold water colors.  I dried them. As they finished totally drying I used my Paper trey ink background die and cut 12 white pieces. I die cut the navy blue card stock 12 times using another PTI die and stamped the Verse rubber stamp sentiment and heat embossed. I then cut the watercolor paper down to an A2 size and assembled the pages. I distressed the calendar month with some Ranger ink and added it to the page. I finished with some Pretty Pink Posh jewels.. I am excited to know that 12 people will enjoy this fun quote for a whole month. 


 Challenges:
Beyond the blue - anything but a card
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Krafty chicks #570 - anything goes



It's penguin-ing to look a lot - Sparkles Christmas #127

Sunday August 1, 2021

Hello

It's time for another month long challenge over at

our theme is 
CHRISTMAS MUSIC


I digging through my Christmas papers I found two music designer papers one was old vintage looking and then the other was this one.  I knew what stamp set I wanted to use so decided on this one which I think turned out perfect. I used a snowflake embossing folder and white card stock. I then took Simon Says die and die cut the hills/ground. I added this to the card along with the music dp. I took some glitter paper and Martha Stewart punch and added this strip to the card top. I stamped the Lawn Fawn images and sentiment on watercolor paper and using Prima watercolors painted them. I die cut them out and fussy cut around the sentiment. I added some more of the glitter icy piece under the sentiment. 

Challenges:
Try it on Tuesday - feathered friends
Fab 'n' funky #534 - anything Christmas
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Little red wagon #612 - Bette Davis eyes (any eyes)
Krafty chicks #570 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #553 - anything goes Christmas/opt. ribbon
Crafty animals #53 - anything goes animals

Fun in the sun - Do-Al(l)Creative #56

Sunday August 1, 2021

Hello

It's time for a new month long challenge over at

Our theme is
It's one of our twisted sister months.. so that means a combined challenge
TRANSPORT - VINTAGE FOR A MAN


I have very few travel images but remembered this Stampin up motorcycle image so stamped it and used a light copic to add a little color. I dug through my papers which I am not short on... lol  found this DCWV paper that had a vintage look. I cut the image down, added my cloud template and Ranger inks to create the sunny sky. I backed on a piece of black card stock. I added some twine and a Teressa Collins wood dot. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and heat embossed.


 Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Krafty chicks #570 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 31 - anything goes
Gem of a challenge #16 - anything goes

Friday, July 30, 2021

I love you - Alphabet challenge I - Insects

                                                         Friday July 30, 2021


Hello

time for another challenge over at

I for INSECTS

So I made this card for another challenge and then decided I didn't want to use it.. So I waited till this challenge came up.. I am using the Bugaboo stamp Ladybug Floral Collage.. I used Marianne tag die and added a ribbon. I colored the image with copics and used Nuvo drops on the ladybug heads and little orange dots. I used an embossing folder for the piece on the right and brushed Quick Quote chalk ink over the top. I added this to two pieces of QQ scraps. I added the Reverse Confetti - I love you to the image line area.  I added sequins and dots of Nuvo drops. 

Challenges:
Shopping our stash #450 - quit bugging me 
Little red wagon #612 - Bette Davis eyes (any eyes)
Krafty chicks #570 - anything goes




Thank you for your kindness - Colour Crazy wk. 30

Friday July 30, 2021

Hello

It's time for a new challenge over at

Our theme is
ANYTHING GOES


Our sponsor this challenge is

I am using the image called Peonies.. I colored with copics. I went over the flowers with Spectrum Noir sparkle brush. I then used My favorite things die. I went around the edge with Ranger ink. I used my dry wall mesh as a stencil and Ranger ink to create some interest to the background. I then added the image. I stamped the Simon Says sentiment and finished with some Stampin up jewels.

Challenges:
My time to craft #462 - no pattern paper
Lemon shortbread #151 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Krafty chicks #570 - anything goes



 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Looks like you are - Cardz 4 Galz #152

Thursday July 29, 2021

Hello

We have a new challenge over at 

Our theme is
DIES/PUNCHES

This is my card. I used my cloud template and Ranger ink and created the sky. I then took Kraft card stock and tore a rough edge and used Ranger ink to dust across the edges. I added to the card base. I then took My favorite things stamps and water colored with Mission paints. I added to the card. I added some Stampin up foliage and a MFT butterfly and bird.. The sentiment I added to the bottom. 


 Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
Mix it up #51 - anything goes / opt. aperture
Sweet stampin - create your own background
Use your stuff #427 - summer fun
My time to craft #462 - no pattern paper
Shopping our stash #450 - quit bugging me 
Little red wagon #612 - Bette Davis eyes (any eyes)



I've always looked - Aud Sentiments #280

Thursday July 29, 2021

Hello 

Being it's a longer month we get an extra 
Thursday so here is another challenge over at

Our theme this challenge is
ANYTHING GOES


Our sponsor this challenge is 

I am using the image called Kawaii Valentine Giraffe.. I colored the image with copics. I used My Favorite Things stitch die and added to some DCWV designer paper. I tucked in some Epiphany crafts banners from a punch out of some scraps. I added some twine and the MFT sentiment cut with Tech. Tues. banner. I added a little Spectrum Noir sparkle to the hearts on the giraffe. 


 Challenges:
Lemon shortbread #151 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 30 - anything goes
Little red wagon #612 - Bette Davis eyes (any eyes)
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
Krafty chicks #570 - anything goes



Wednesday, July 28, 2021

You go, Gull!

Wednesday July 28, 2021

Hello

I had this card in mind so while it's was there I decided to make this card. It was so easy. I cut a circle out of some type paper and then using my cloud template and Ranger inks I created the clouds and water. I had this seagull already painted from a few summers ago from My favorite things and done with Mission Gold watercolors. So I added it to the card on foam dots and stamped the MFT sentiment with Quick Quote chalk ink.. I am loving how it came out. 


 Challenges:
CAS on Friday #210 - tiny images
Crafting happiness #160 - anything goes
Pammies inky pinkies #2130 - anything goes
Use your stuff #427 - summer fun
Lemon shortbread #151 - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - feathered friends
Digi choosday wk. 30 - anything goes
Little red wagon #612 - Bette Davis eyes (any eyes)
The sisterhood of crafters - the ocean is calling me I must go



Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Smile it's your birthday - Cardz 4 Guyz #276

Tuesday July 27, 2021

Hello

It's time for a new challenge over at

Our theme this challenge is
SHADES OF BLUE

So digging through my stamps I was trying to decide what to create. I saw this Simon Says background stamp and usually I paint inside so thought I would just use 3 shades of blue and ink it up. I stamped and I didn't really quite see the three shades ... but it was blue so stuck with it. I used scraps from Quick quote and My favorite things smile die and stacked three layers and added to the card along with heat embossed sentiment. I finished with some blue sequins and Nuvo drops in the center.. 

Challenges:
Daisy chain #54 - dies and/or stencils (die)
Word art Wednesday wk. 501-502 - anything goes
Krafty chicks #569 - any occasions
Scrapping 4 fun #197 - happy birthday
Polkadoodles wk. 30 - anything goes
Crafting happiness #106 - anything goes



 

Hello life - Crafty Sentiments

           Tuesday July 27, 2021

           Hello

 It's time for a new challenge over at

Our theme is 
ANYTHING GOES



I am using the image called Faith Hi.. I can't find her in the store but sure if you're interested in her you can asked the store.  I colored the image with copics. I used Rubber Seed and Stampin up ink to create the grassy seaweed. I went over the mermaid tail with Spectrum Noir sparkle brush. I added some gems to her hair bubbles and Nuvo drops to the air bubbles. I added to a piece of blue card stock then to the flip flop dp from Memory box. The sentiment is from Tech. Tues.

Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
QKR stampede #424 - anything goes
Use your stuff #427 - summer fun
Polkadoodles wk. 30 - anything goes

Monday, July 26, 2021

Love the little things in life - Always Fun #224

Monday July 26, 2021

Hello
I don't know what's going on at AFC.. 
the postings have been far and few.. 
I noticed today's posting is not up. 

Today we have a new challenge over at

Our theme is 
ANYTHING GOES

I have quite a few stencils and still struggle using them. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do for this card. I decided to look for stamps first. Saw this one from Club Scrap that I haven't used for a long long time.. So I stamped it on some rust card stock. I used My favorite things stitch die. I then thought the next to figure out a color and stencil. So I know blue is the complement color to the rust color so I chose this Ranger ink. I found a nice Newton's nook stencil and created the background. I then found a sentiment that was a sticker..  I added a little Spectrum Noir sparkle brush to the image in different areas. 


Challenges:
Daisy chain #54 - dies and/or stencils (stencil/die)
My time to craft #462 - no pattern paper
Polkadoodles wk. 30 - anything goes
Crafting happiness #106 - anything goes



 

Friday, July 23, 2021

Have a Fin-Tastic Birthday - Crafty Catz #561

Friday July 23, 2021

Hello

This challenge will run this week and then we 
are on a summer break till Sept. 3.

We have a new challenge at

Our theme is
ANYTHING GOES / OPT. GONE FISHING


Our sponsor is Bugaboo stamps
the store has now closed. 


Gus is one of my favorites along with Stella at Bugaboo.. I chose to use this image, Gus the fish whisper. I colored him with copics. I used my cloud template and Ranger ink. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle brush on the water. I added to a piece of DCWV paper and stamped the Tech. Tues. sentiment on a piece of scrap and used a Spellbinder banner die. I added the bow of twine and added the My Favorite Things fish which I water colored with Mission gold paint.
 
Challenges:
Crafty animals #52 - anything goes with animals
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
Mix it up #51 - anything goes / opt. aperture
Daisy chain #54 - dies and/or stencils (die/stencil)
Crafting happiness #105 - anything goes
Simon Says Monday - food or drink (fish)
Use your stuff #427 - summer fun
Digi choosday wk. 29 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #501 - anything goes
Krafty chicks #569 - any occasions
Scrapping 4 fun #197 - happy birthday



 

Love - Colour Crazy wk. 29

Friday July 23, 2021

Hello

We have a new challenge going on over at 

Our theme is
ANYTHING GOES


Our sponsor is  Ching-Chou Kuik


I am using the image called Lotus in June. I colored the image with copics and used Spellbinder rectangle die. I added to a piece of DCWV dp. I added some Stampin up cording and stamped this Asian coin and colored with some Markers I used Simon Says circle die to cut out.. I stacked it three times to give some weight and sturdiness. I then stamped the Stampin up Love and using SU die cut this out and distressed the edge with Ranger ink. I added some more SU cording.  I went over different parts of the image with Spectrum Noir sparkle brush. 

Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
Daisy chain #54 - dies and/or stencils (dies)
A gem of a challenge #15 - anything goes
QKR stampede #424 - anything goes
Crafting happiness #105 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 29 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #501 - anything goes



 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

you're so cool - Crafty Sentiments

Tuesday July 20, 2021

Hello

We have a new challenge over at 

Our theme is 
ANYTHING GOES


I am using the image called Ice cream day  I love her long hair.. I colored the image with copics. I added sand stamp with a Rubber baby buggy bumper stamp. The grass is from rubber Seed and both are stamped with Stampin up ink. I used my cloud template and Ranger ink. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle brush to the ice cream. I added the Simon Says sentiment. 


Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
Daisy chain #54 - dies and/or stencils (stencil)
Lemon shortbread #150 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 29 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #15 - anything goes
Crafting happiness #105 - anything goes
Simon Says Monday - food or drink
Use your stuff #427 - summer fun



 

Monday, July 19, 2021

don't count the days. make them count. - Make My Monday #153

Monday July 19, 2021

Hello..

It's time for a new challenge over at

Our theme this challenge is 
TREES


I used a My favorite things image of the kid on the tree.. The red rubber trees don't have a name but I stamped them in the background. I colored everything with copics. I used my cloud template and Ranger ink for the sky. The sentiment was a sticker sheet and sorry.. I don't know who they are by or from. 


 Challenges:
Love to scrap #147 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
Daisy chain #54 - dies and/or stencils (stencil)
Polkadoodles wk. 29 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #15 - anything goes
Beyond the blue #24 - stencil time (clouds)
QKR stampede #424 - anything goes
Crafting happiness #105 - anything goes

Sunshine and good vibes - Always Fun #223

Monday July 19, 2021

Hello

We have a new challenge over at

Our theme this week is
ANYTHING  BUT A CARD

So this is a mini album that is 4X6. The kit is called Sunshine and good vibes from Quick quote. All the papers and everything is in the kit but the chalk ink.. which you can find on their website store.  It's a great company and they are in quite a few craft stores.  They are in the county I live in and I do test kits for them before they go out into the public. This is one of the kits I worked on.  I used the chalk ink to distress the edges on most of the dies. The ribbon was in the kit. 


Inside pages



 Challenges:
My time to craft #461 - ribbon/bow
Polkadoodles wk. 29 - anything goes
Crafting happiness #105 - anything goes

Friday, July 16, 2021

you are the simply the best - Catch the bug

Friday July 16, 2021

Hello

It's Friday so it's Free Friday over at


This image is called Watermelon butterfly bear  I colored the image with Copics. I used My favorite things oval die and Spellbinder die. I added to some designer paper?? I added some twine and then took some leaves I used from a SB die and colored black and added to the twine as they look like seeds. I added Glossy accents to all of the seeds to give a glossy real look. I added some glitter to the bear. The sentiment is from Simon Says. 


Challenges:
Crafty animals #52 - anything goes with animals
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
Daisy chain #54 - dies and/or stencils (dies)
Creative fingers #212 - anything goes
My time to craft #461 - ribbon/bow
Simon Monday - lazy days of summer




 

the blessings of happy home - Alphabet challenge H

Friday July 16, 2021

Hello

We have a new challenge starting over at

H is for HAPPY.. happy in your sentiment

I was looking through some scraps and found this fun colorful DCWV paper so digging in more scraps I found this Stampin up paper and used Tech. Tues. dies die cut the house, happy, home. I layered the yellow behind the house so it showed sunny windows.. I layered 3 of the happy home. I stamped "the blessings of" and cut it out. I tied the twine around the card and tied the bow and added a SU punched heart. I went over the letters and heart with Spectrum Noir sparkle brush.

Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
Mix it up #51 - anything goes / opt. aperture
Daisy chain #54 - dies and/or stencils (dies)
My time to craft #461 - ribbon/bow
Crafting happiness #104 - anything goes


 

Birthdays are for fun - Colour Crazy wk. 28

Friday July 16, 2021

Hello

We have a new challenge over at

Our theme is 
ANYTHING GOES


Our sponsor this week is Hetty Clare Art

I am using the image called Birthday Chef. I colored him with copics. I used Simon Says die to cut him out. I stamped the SS sentiments with Stampin up ink. 


 Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #690 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #150 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 28 - anything goes