Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Outlawz June Progressive Challenge -My Fair Lady

Outlawz Progressive Challenge June 2017

The image for the month of June is 'My Fair Lady'  by Sheepski Designs, and a fair lady she is indeed. Great fun  to colour, the hard part was deciding what colour she should be (I choose brown shades and the rest was easy).  I used a fancy die cut borrowed from a friend for the image border and Whisper White, Early Espresso and  Creamy Caramel for  the cardstock. The flowers were cut from a Memory Box die called 'Fabulous Phlox'.  I finished it off with three brown half pearls. 

6. PIP Challenge #1725 Anything Goes

Monday, June 19, 2017

Crafty Cardmaker Challenge #191 - Here Comes Summer

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #191 Here Comes Summer- June 19th - July 3rd. 2017

June is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Here Comes Summer.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it is Summer themed..

Tiddly Inks  makes the most delightful digital images and  I choose this image titled 'Wryn Floating Along' as my choice to represent  Summer.  I coloured her with Copics and Prismacolor markers.   The cardstock is from Stampin Up and the colourful background paper is from a DCWV paper stack called 'Razzel Dazzel'. The flowers are from stash.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #190 - Bird House

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #190 For a Special Man/Boy or Father's Day - June 5th - June 18th, 2017

Margaret is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is For a Special Man/Boy or Father's Day.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows either of our masculine themes.

Grandson's Birthday:

Grandson's birthday and a bird house card for him. Trying for a masculine look so browns and greens and bit of burlap.  The image is a colouring book image, sentiment from Doodle Pantry and leaves from a Stampin UP  rubber stamp (coloured and hand cut out).

1. A gem of a Challenge:#195 For the Boys/Men
2. Crafting with Dragonflies: #82 Anything Goes
3.  Creative Ladybirds Challenge: # 27 Anything Goes
4. A Bit More Time to Craft:#45 Anything Goes
5. A Perfect Time to Craft: June 2017 #26
6. Sweet Stampin'Challenge #27 Anything Goes
7. Cute as a Button: Challenge#35 For the Boys

Monday, May 22, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #189 Floral Profusion

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #189 Floral Profusion
Jackie is hosting the challenge today, and the theme is 'Floral Profusion'. We would love to see your creations covered in flowers, lots and lots of flowers.

As usual anything you enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has lots of flowers on it.

Recipe for  my card is as follows:
Image: Local King Rubber Stamp 'Shadow Flowers'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Stampin' Up's Rich Razzelberry and whisper white
Ink: Stampin' Up's Rich Razzelberry
Punches: 'make' unknown for the four small flowers bought at Michael's
Die:Fabulous Phlox by Memory Box (large flower); Spellbinders Scalloped Circles
Other: white half pearls
Techniques: retiform for the flower background,edge sponging, and hand embossing for the rich razzelberry cardstock border.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Outlaws Progressive Challenge - May 2017

The image this month is called 'Chicken Run' by Di's Digi.    So darn cute, just love it. He looks like a duckie to me though lol!.  I will be using it as a Birthday Card  for one of my little grand relatives.

Card Details
The image was coloured with Copics . 
I used a sponge and Stampin' Up ink  to create the sky and Prismacolor Markers  for the grass.
To complete the scene I used a portion of a fence from  Impression Obsession die titled DIE034-U.
The striped designer paper is from a Graphic 45 paper pad called 'Time to Celebrate'

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #188 Add a Sentiment

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge  #188Pam is hosting our challenge, and the theme is Add A Sentiment.   As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it as a sentiment, the more prominent the better. 

Brother's Birthday Card - It's a Man Thing
My younger brother's birthday card. He is retired and lives beside the lake where we grew up  and  while he is certainly not lazy,  he has his moments of laying back and enjoying life :O).

Card Details:
Stamp: Just Inklined 'The  Good Life' digital stamp; background stamp  - Stampin Up's 'Hardwood'for background
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry (no longer available)
Colour: Prismacolor Markers
Ink: Stampin' Up's 'gumball green', 'creamy carmel'
Die Cuts: Stampin' Up's Banners , Spellbinders rectangles 'A2 Matting Basics A  
Other: hemp cord,  embossing powder
Technique: Heat embossing for the wooden background

Won a Top 3 pick at Inspiration Destination


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Christmas Santa

A card for Christmas 2017  using a Bugaboo sketch and a stamped image from Close to My Heart D1443 -Share the Magic'. The background was created with  a  Stampin Up   'Merry Medley'  stamp and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used an embossing folder from  We R Memory Keepers titled Sequence #1  for the patterns on the thin vertical strip and the wider horizontal strip. I added  six white circles for some embellishment and to complete the sketch.

Won at Catch the Bug challenge

1. Catch the Bug  'Stella says Sketch' challenge #509
2. A Gem of a Challenge: # 193 Embossing Wet or Dry 
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #332 Anything Christmas Goes
4. Scrapper's Delight #66 Anything Goes
5. Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything Christmas
6. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #5