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Friday, August 26, 2016

Keep your eye on the ball - QKR #206 DT card

Ithttp://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ looks like I took this challenge very literally!  This is Golfing Bear, a digital image from QKR Stampede.  I selected this QKR sentiment to go with it.  I am sure it refers to age, but I thought why not here?  I don't golf, but maybe there is someone who might have considered fudging on a score...!  I colored the image with chalk pencils, for a soft look, and hand cut the image to go right next to the grassy dp (Paper Studio) .  The oval and "golf balls" are die cuts.  I dry embossed the balls with the Swiss Dot EF and enhanced the dimples with glitter.  The card is 4.5 x 6.5.
CHALLENGES:
Sketch:   Glitter n Sparkle
Die cut embellishment (golf balls):   Pile it on Challenge
Summer fun:   Crafty Calendar
                          Pink Gem Challenge 
SummerTime:  Come and Get It                         
Vacation:       Ikes World   
Any:      Great Impressions
               Lemon Shortbread
               Lil Patch of crafty Friends
               Through the Craft Room Door
               Love to Scrap
               Craft Your Passion
               Crafty Sentiments




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sunny blessings

These are colors I seldom use but I thought the verse just asked for a sunny color scheme!
Image - Verve; Blessings die - Cheery Lynn, DP from my stash; Craft Essentials flowers; gems from Pizzazz Aplenty; Washi tape; doily (die cut with scallop circle) ; Nesties dies
Sketch #2:   VLV sketches.
Doily:   Cheery Lynn Designs
Any:      Stamped Blessings
               Lunagirl Moonbeams 
                Love to Scrap
                Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Edith is 100

 I am trying to put some order in the chaos of my craft room.  I am so blessed to have an abundance of supplies - I do find it difficult to purge as I keep thinking I will have time to use what I have...some day.  At any rate, this is an image from a very old SU set called Natural Beauty - it was i my box of items received through Wish RAK.  I colored with Twinkling H20's, andmatched with a piece of DP that was part of a pad I bought years ago.  This cranberry is one of my favorites.  I added cranberry half pearls, pieces of a doily, and sheer ribbon.  This goes to hubby's aunt - the last survivor of our parents' generation.
Sketch:   Our Daily Bread
Birthday:    Paper Shelter 
Die cuts:    Mod Squad
Any:    Stamped Blessings 
             Lunagirl Moonbeams
             Digichoosday. 
             Fab n Funky 
             Inspiration Destination
             Tuesday Throwdown

Friday, August 19, 2016

Shepherd Boy Christmas

I make most of my Christmas cards using the same image and sentiment, so I enjoy trying different layouts and backgrounds. This non frills version is great for a guy on our list.
Shepherd Boy by QKR; sentiment by Hampton Art; cream ribbon, die cut with hand made paper; Labels 4 dies.  I bought a pack of 25 sheets of this striped cs (Not paper!) at a craft expo for  $1 - but I forget the name of the vendor.  Lots of great deals there!

Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Neutrals:    Double D Challenges 
Q-Quick Layout:    ABC Christmas Challenge
Masculine:    Aud Sentiments

Christmas 2016

Digi mage from QKR Stampede; Hampton Art sentiment; washi tape, narrow yellow ribbon.

Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Any:       Tuesday Throwdown
Quick Layout:   ABC Christmas Challenge 

Shaped card - QKR Stampede Design Team card for Aug.18-25


This week, the challenge at QKR Stampede is to complete a shaped card.  I am not very good at free-hand cutting, so I opted to use Spellbinders Labels One dies - I actually used 3 different sizes.  You have an opportunity to win adorable QKR images - you can enter up to 3 times by 6 p.m. Thursday, August 25.  See details here:  QKR Stampede
I enjoy humorous cards, and these images are such fun!  The card front is QKR "Magic Card", and the inside is QKR "One Year Older",

I cut the image using the medium sized die.  Then I cut the next larger from a metallic blue.  My idea is that the metallic is a bit more magical!  The cutting is a bit different in that I folded the card stock, and left a narrow strip at the top attached.  You can see that I used a tie - mostly for embellishment.  I adhered the image to this blue layer - now there are three layers. I cut the card base using the largest of the Nesties.  I folded the card stock, smoothing the fold with a bone folder.  I then positioned the largest Nestie so that a but of the fold did not get cut.  (See the flattened edge of the left  photo.)  In the left photo you can see the outline of the white card base.  I added a bit of  border faux stitching in gold.  By placing both images on the outside of the base, I have left the inside available for a sentiment or note.

I colored with a blue Prisma and metallic gold pen.  Some glitter was added to the edge - more magic dust!

CHALLENGES:  
Stash (cs):      Broken Fairy
Dies:       Come and Get It
                Happy Little Stamper
                Mod Squad
Border:     Simon says Stamp - Wednesday
Glitter:      Sparkle n Sprinkle
Bingo - row 2:  Crafty Gals Corner 
Any (twist of vintage):   Julia Spiri
Any:  Glitter n Sparkle
           Classic Design Team
           Crafty Catz
           Paper Nest Dolls
           Digi Choosday 
           Lemon Shortbread
           Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
           Crafting by Designs
           A Bit More Time to Craft

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SCS - MMTPT421 - Farm life for Marilyn

Each week the Tea Pot Party gals at Splitcoaststampers create cards to send to someone who may have a special need.  This week our cards go to Marilyn, who has had to give up her life on the farm for a retirement situation - and she misses her farm life.  Any one is welcome to join the party here:  Teapot Tuesdays.
Recipe:  images - SU  walk this way;  Misc DP, CB sentiment; glitter on sentiment; Prisma pencils.  The DP and black mat were both scraps - just about exactly the right size!

Sketch:  Feeling-Sketchy
Scraps:     Jo's Scrapshack
Glitter:     Sparkle n Sprinkle
3 animals:    Morgans Artworld
Make your mark:   Addicted to Stamps

DTGD - Cathy's challenge

You may know that I do not do many CAS cards, but this did seem to work for me.  The sentiment is by Cuttlebug, and the butterflies by CC Designs.  I cut them from some scraps of "splattered" cs.  This was posted in my SCS gallery on 8-8.
Things with wings:   Crafting When we Can
CAS:    Stamplorations

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MMTPT420 -for a fan of pirates.

The recipient of this Tea Pot Party card is Al, who has had severe medical issues and is doing rehap to regain strength.  He is a fun loving guy who enjoys pirates, so this Dearie Doll pre-colored image is perfect.  See details of the Tea Pot Party here:   Splitcoaststampers teapot-tuesdays- mmtpt420
The red, white and blue is one of my favorite combinations but does not always work for me!  I used washi tape, dp that reminds me of ocean water, and Cuttlebug letters.  I used scraps for the DP bg and for the blue letters and strip.
sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Scraps :  Jo's scrapshack
Favorite colors:   Creative Corner
Any:    Polkadoodle

Monday, August 15, 2016

SCS DTGD - another entry - giogio's challenge 50th anniv

I like the look of the ivory and gold.  The ivory is shimmery cs from Michaels.  This was origially posted to ;my SCS gallery on Aug. 7.  Image by Eureka.  I used script and swiss dot embossing folders as well as a bit of rose DP and a square gold gem for more elegance.
Text bg:   Stampotique  (5 CH limit)
Any:    Lunagirl Moonbeams
             Julia Spiri

Sunday, August 14, 2016

SCS DTGD - KelliJo - shaker card

Here is another of the Dare to Get Dirty Cards - uploaded to my Splitcoaststampers gallery on Aug. 8.  I used a small baggie to create the shaker card.
Container:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any:  Penny Black at Allsorts

Saturday, August 13, 2016

SCS DTGD - cook22 challenge - a pocket card

This was a fun pocket card to make.  I added a flowerpunched swirls, die cuts, Cheery Lynn Blessings die cut, and a book mark. The bg was embossed, then soaked in a bit of coffee. To enhance the look, I sprinkled on some dry granulated instant coffee to add to the vintage look.  This was first posted in my SCS gallery on Aug. 5.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Nature:   Cheery Lynn
Punches/dies:   The Paper Shelter


SCS Dare to Get Dirty - Cullenwr - summer vacation

I am still adding cards from my SplitCoastStampers DTGD gallery,  This one was added for Wanda Cullen on Aug. 8.  I used some travel themed papers, ribbon, an oval die cut and Cuttlebug sentiment.
Summer vacation + die cut: Die-cut-Divas
For the men:   Creative Craft Cottage

SCS Dare to Get Dirty - Jan Temkko

I am adding the last of the Dare to Get Dirty challenge cards.  Here I used shades of purple (I am not sure why this DP always looks blue on the screen).  The image is an older one from SU.  The original post was Aug. 8
Flowers:  Crafters Cafe