Saturday, April 30, 2016

Skating Penguin

Wow!  Another month flown by already!!  Welcome to our new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  As always, we are a month-long, anything (Christmas-related) goes challenge and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  The winner will receive 7 images of their choice!!  And boy, does Bugaboo have some adorable images to choose from.  For my card, I chose to use this adorable little penguin.  Isn't he so cute?
This sketch is so fun and is perfect for using up some scraps; I didn't even have to cut the red strip except for length.  Each of the patterned papers were scraps and the banner was cut from a piece of white scrap.    The banner was popped up with foam dots and the penguin was popped up with foam tape to create some different levels of dimension.  I just love how this card turned out!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "Little Penguin Winter-Skate" digi; Verve "Peace On Earth" sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders banner; the snowflakes are from Whimsy Stamps (but a friend cut it out and sent it to me along with a bunch of others--thanks Gail!)

Supplies:
Fresh Brewed Designs#16--anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Gals #69--anything goes
MFT #278--sketch
Fab N Funky #302--bright Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #228--anything goes
Creative Inspirations #250--for the boys or something sporty (Ice skating is sporty)
Tuesday Throwdown #291--anything goes
ABC Christmas--I is for Ink (I used marker ink for coloring, ink pads for stamping the sentiment and for sponging the banner)
Eureka Stamps #190--add some bling (rhinestones)
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #227--anything goes with snippets
Time Out #55--celebrations (Christmas) with die cutting/fussy cutting (I used both--fussy cut my penguin)
Little Miss Muffet #136--anything goes
Clear It Out--theme: nature (penguins and snowflakes) stash: greenery (green paper)
Holly Jolly--use a die cute


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Take Flight

Welcome to another What If? Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a sketch for you:
This is a fun one, and here is my card:
My brother is going through some tough decisions regarding work and I thought this would make a good encouragement for him.  I started by stamping the clouds in a light blue and then I stamped the plane in red over them.  I separated the sentiment into two sections by masking it and inking up the parts I wanted to use for each section.  Head on over to The House blog for the full details and make sure you check out what the rest of the DT did with this sketch.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "9111 Bi-plane Silhouette", "3403 Clouds" and "9117 Dreams Take Flight"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Banners"
Papers: Pink Paislee "Declaration"

Challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #328--seeing Double (I used both the plane and the clouds images)
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #226--anything goes with snippets (the white card stock is all from snippets and the papers were left over from other projects)
Brown Sugar Challenge #195--anything goes
One Stitch At A Time #260--wings (planes have wings)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Inky Impressions--Let's hear it for the boys
Shopping Our Stash #249--think ink (I used ink to sponge the edges of the circle die and the banner die, and I used ink for stamping, but NO coloring)
Tuesday Throwdown #291--anything goes



Monday, April 25, 2016

One layer


Today is my day to share my project of the week over on The House That Stamps Built blog.  I'm going to show you how to make this card with these two Repeat Impressions stamps and not a whole lot else:
 You will need:
-a card stock base (mine is white A2 sized)
-stamps ( used Repeat Impressions "Pointsettia" and "Noel")
-a straight edge
-washi tape
-markers (I used a black sharpie to draw the lines and a red sharpie to color the flowers, a gray marker for shading and a gold paint pen for the centers)
-ink (I used versamark and gold embossing powder, but you could just use black or a colored ink if you wanted it to be even easier--I also needed a heat tool for the embossing)

I used my straight edge to draw two parallel lines down the length of my paper with the black marker.
 I adhered a strip of washi tape to each of the lines to create a mask.  Then I stamped my poinsettia image several times within the "frame".
 I removed the tape and colored the images.
 Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment and added gold paint pen to the center of the flowers (I did this after stamping my sentiment so I wouldn't smear any of the gold paint.)  I added two YNS red gumdrops and the card is finished!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Noel" and "Pointsettia"

Challenges:
Christmas Card Challenge #21--anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #248--Any Holiday (Christmas)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #278--use a sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge #195--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--winter blossoms
C.R.A.F.T. #360--Christmas
Inspiration Destination #82--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #274--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #290--monochromatic
ART Impressions #182--show off you stamp
Sparkles #63--CAS

Friday, April 22, 2016

Vintage Christmas

Welcome to another Funday Friday challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  This week we have a beautiful sketch for you.  I almost always start my cards with a sketch and this one is a good one (but you'll have to hop over to Jo's blog to see it!)  Our sponsor for this week is Scrapper's Delight.  Here is my inspiration card for you:

I used "Victorian #2" and she just begged me for some paper piecing. : )  The papers I used are actually from an Autumn pack, but I loved the maroon colors and the patterns.  Isn't she a beauty?  I'd love to have a dress like that!  Head on over to Jo's blog for the full details and to see how the rest of the team interpreted this sketch.  And don't forget about the birthday celebration coming up.

Supplies:
Stamps: Scrapper's Delights "Victorian #2" digi; Verve "Peace on Earth" sentiment
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Verve "Flag it!" all three banners; Spellbinders "Classic Ovals, large" I used the outside of the largest die to cut my curved piece

Challenges:
Inspiration Destination #82--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #274--anything goes
Holly Jolly--use a die cut
Aud Sentiments--anything goes
ABC Christmas--H is for Hats
Crafty Creations #313--stitching, faux or real (my stitched rectangle die)
Sparkles #63--CAS
Unicorn Challenge #8--Favorite Time of the Year (Christmas!!)
Our Daily Bread Designs #273--O. (oval die) D. (digi image) B. (banner dies) D. (designer paper)
C.R.A.F.T. #360--Christmas
Scrapper's Delights #54--anything goes


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mothers

Time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week's What If? Wednesday challenge is an inspiration photo:
Ahhh . . . don't those cute little daffs make you happy?!  That's when you know spring has sprung, when the daffodils start blooming.  Here is my card for your inspiration:
 My Mom's birthday was yesterday, and I created this card for her.  I started out by inking up the "Vase of Tulips" stamp and wiping the ink (very carefully) off the vase part and then stamped the tulip part.  Then I stamped the image onto a post-it note and fussy cut the tulips and leaves so I could use it as a mask.  Then I stamped the jar image over the mask and voila!  The tulips are in the jar instead of a vase.  Love it!!  I used my straight edge and craft knife to cut out the inside of the jar so I could make this fun shaker element.  I used a blue watercolor pencil to color on watercolor paper and then used a wet paintbrush to create a water look in the jar.
 I stamped the sentiment "Mom's like you fill the world with sunshine" onto vellum and attached it with these jeweled brads from SU!  Then I filled up the shaker with sequins and tiny yellow and gold seed beads and added just a bit of coarse white glitter.
And here is the inside of the card:

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "1317 Vase of Tulips"; "9705 Jar"; "4020 Moms like you . . ." and "9206 Beautiful Days"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Challenges:
Aurora Wings #27--Say it with Flowers
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--anything goes
Open Minded Challenge #4--Easter/Spring/Pastels
Creative Fingers #107--anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #194--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #153--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #359--CAS
MFT color challenge #43--white, daffodil, sour apple, berrylicious (the blue "water" in the jar)
Word Art Wednesday #227--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
{Pin}spirational Challenge #163--inspiration photo

Craftin' Desert Divas--shake it up
Pattie's Creations #121--Easter/Springtime
Clear It Out--Theme: Nature; Stash: greenery (green paper and green sequins)
Crafter's Cafe #147--what season are you in? (we are in full-fledged spring mode with all the flowers starting to open.  Leaves should start to bud, soon!)


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Magic

Today is an exciting day for me as I was asked to be a Guest Designer with Crafting by Designs!!  Yeay!! 
The challenge is: Christmas.  Which is perfect because Christmas is my favorite time of year!!  He is my card for your inspiration:
Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Peace On Earth"
Dies: Spellbinders "Floral Doily Motifs"; PTI "Fancy Snowflakes"

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Unicorn Challenge #8--Favorite time of year (Christmas!!!!)
Creative Inspirations #249--Your Favorite Things (My 2 favorite things are stamps and dies)
Word Art Wednesday #227--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Southern Girls--patterned Paper Free for all
DRS Designs #222--2 + 2 + 2 (I used 2 stamps {the sentiment and the heart flourish}, 2 dies, and 2 designer papers)
Holly Jolly--use a die cute
Pixies' Snippets #225--anything goes with snippets (the brown paper is a snippet, I only had to trim it to the width of the card and all the white elements were snippets)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Hello

Welcome to another challenge from The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  It's a fan favorite: Anything Goes!  Our sponsors for the challenge are:


I got to work with an image from A Creative Need (a company I was unfamiliar with before this challenge) and I chose this beautiful Bird with Script Collage:
I wanted to create a soft, water colored vintage-y look after seeing the image, so I colored it with water colored pencils and then used my Stampin' Up! blender pen to soften and "water color" it.  (If you want to see a bold, gorgeous version of this, check out my teammate Robin, she also used this image, but in a completely different way.)  I knew I wanted to use this yummy seam binding that I've had for quite a long time, so my color choices were based on it.  Head on over to the LTSCB to see the full details and how the rest of the team interpreted the challenge.

Supplies:
Stamps: A Creative Need "Bird with Script Collage" digi; Raisin Boat "Flourishing Thoughts"
Dies: Spellbinders "Fleur De Lis Squares"

Challenges:
Come And Get It--things with wings
One Stitch at a time #260--wings
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--anything goes
Creative Fingers #107--anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #194--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #153--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--let's do the polka
Inspiration Destination Challenge #81--anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #67--die cuts/punches
Penny's Paper #273--anything goes
Creative Inspirations #249--Your favorite things (I used my four favorites: stamps, dies, ribbon, and pearls
Tuesday Throwdown #289--use Your Die cuts
Craft Dee Bow-Z--anything goes with handmade bow