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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Christmas 2017 (8-22)

Stamp by Santa Rosa; Star embossing folder by Cuttlebug; misc. ribbon; white and dark green cs.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Christmas:    A Snowflakes Promise

Friday, August 18, 2017

Shaped card for QKR Stampede challenge #257

This week the challenge at QKR Stampede has the option to create a shaped card - no squares or rectangles.  When I saw this image at the QKR store, I thought of making an ornament - something I rarely do.  Actually, this could be used as a card, creating an ornament for the recipient.   We would be pleased if you would join our challenge.  You are eligible to win digis by entering up to 3 times before 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 24.  The challenge is always anything goes with an optional theme.
The image is QKR Stampede's Mary and Joseph Circle Stamp by Eureka (sister company of QKR).  If you cannot read the verse, it begins:  Joseph went up from Galilee...
I used a couple of the circles from Spellbinders Majestic Elements for the outside circles.
In retrospect, I would do a bit more to visually separate the layers,  I used white, burgundy and black cs, and a bit of gold paper recycled from a gift bag. I added some glitter to the star and the outer black circle.  The "hanger" is cut using a die from Spellbinder's Banner Basics Three.  I cut it twice from the gift bag paper, and again from cs.  I glued this sandwich together, gluing the lower portion on either side of the ornament, and added a gold cord bow.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Shaped card:   Crafty Calendar
Recycle:   Pile it on Challenge 
Christmas:     Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2
Animal:   Dragonfly Dreams
Bling:   Creatalicious Challenges
Any:    Crafty Friends
            Day Dreamer
            Jo's Scrapshack
            Lemon Shortbread
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Pammies Inky Pinkies
            Tuesday Throwdown
 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

SCS DTGD - Cheryl's

I have almost finished adding the 35 cards I did for the Dare to Get Dirty challenge at SplitCoastStampers.  This is a card from Aug. 8.  I have not used it often, but this Pink Gem image is so cute - and goes with the Verve sentiment.  I used some mesh for texture.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Pastel colors:   Dare 2 b Artzy. 
Any:  A Perfect Time to Craft
          Paper Nest Dolls 

SCS DTGD - Lydia

I used last week's Sketch Saturday design, but missed the deadline for posting it!  This is one more of the cards from my SCS gallery (posted 8-8) that I want to add to my blog.  I used some Oriental DP (DCWV) that I need to quit hoarding.  I added a die cut blossom, sentiment, and some cord.
Die cuts:  Die-cut-Divas
Pattern Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft
            Cards Galore

SCS DTGD ~ Thanks

Another card I previously posted in my SCS gallery (8-8).
Spellbinder Majestic Elements for the frame; Cuttlebug -Thanks; shaving cream bg.
Any, using a die:  Die-cut-divas.

SCS Dare to Get Ddirty - Butterfly sympathy for Flynn family

I am catching up here, adding cards that have been on my SplitCoastStampers gallery since 8/8.
This uses the Darice embossing folder and a Kanban butterfly.  Unfortunately, I need to use it now.
CAS: Stamplorations
Butterfly:   Creative Craft Cottage

Friday, August 11, 2017

SCS DTGD - lots of circcles

This is another card I placed in my SplitCoast gallery on Aug. 8.  I added some sparkly highlights to the embossing and a coiple of the flowers.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Any:  Crafting with an Attitude

SCS DTGD; Christmas Joy 2017

I am catching up on my blog - several cards that were placed in my SplitCoastStampers gallery on Aug. 8. The stamp is by Rubber Stampede.  I used several ribbons for backing.
Sketch:   Verve Sketches.
Christmas:  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2

HB, Norm / SCS DTGD

I am catching up on adding cards to my blog - they are already in my SCS gallery - posted 8/8.
Image - Our Daily Bread; sentiment from my sentiment stash; hand made bg; Cuttlebug embossing folder; gems, corner rounder punch.
Sketch:    Try Stamping on Tuesday
Birthday:    Pink Gem
                    Simon Says Stamp Monday    

QKR Stampede Challenge #256 - Anything Goes: Option - Music

This angel with her harp is an adorable image from QKR Stampede - and I have chosen to use a matching sentiment.  The weekly Anything Goes challenge includes an option of "Inspired by Music". Take a look at what all the DT members have done HERE, and, if you click on the link to the shop, you can find all of the stamps we have used!  You may enter the challenge up to 3 times.  Winners receive digis.  Remember, the music theme is optional.
I used shiny markers for most of the coloring, and Twinkling H2O for her dress, so she is pretty shimmery!  Other items used include a Cuttlebug Stars Embossing folder, Washi tape, and square gold gems.
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Any:    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Lemon Shortbread

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Imagine That - 8-10-17 Inspiration

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

For a few months I have the pleasure of being a guest designer for Imagine That Digistamp.  This cute Jenn is my card for today.    If you visit the blog here you will see the great cards created by the other designers.  And if you visit the store, you will find this set including Jenn and several sentiments, a well as a lot more.  The pixilated dp is available in a set here as well as a part of this bundle.
I colored her with Prismas, backed her with Textile embossing, and added a shiny pink bow.  The oval die is by Spellbinders Majestic Elements.  There is some glitter, and I used shiny paint for her boots and trim on the hat.
Challenges entered:
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Die cuts:   Come and Get It
Monochrome:   Glitter n Sparkle 
Any:  Lemon Shortbread 
          Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
          Angies 
          Classic Design Team Challenge
          

 


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

SCS Dare to Get Dirty - Kelli Jo

Image - Santa Rosa ??; Sentiment - StampinUp; Glitter (on angel and on borders); dark blue, med. blue and white CS; Gold ribbon, Cuttlebug Star embossing folder
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Traditional blue and gold:   12 Months of Christmas

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Imagine That DigiStamp FLAMINGO release TODAYFlamingo B

Flamingo Bird-day

For a few weeks I have the pleasure of being a guest designer for Imagine That DigiStamp.  What fun it is to use their fun and fanciful sets.   The most difficult part is deciding which image to use!  Today is release day for 3 fanciful flamingo sets.  I used this flirty flamingo to make a cute birthday card.
This set is available here.  You will also be able to see the Flamingo Beach set which was released earlier.

Monday evening will see the release of another Flamingo set.  There is a coordinating paper set as well.  All of these newly released sets will also be available for purchase in a bundle.  As you can see, these are adorable flamingos.  In each set you will have a pre-colored image as well as one in black and white.  There are several sentiments, and a couple of coordinating papers.  Happy shopping!
If you stop by the Imagine That Creative Playground,  you can see what the other Design Team members have been up to.

In addition to the image and sentiment from the Flamingo Birthday set, I used  DP from a Debbie Mumm paper pad and a bit of ribbon.



Monday, August 7, 2017

SCS Dare to get Dirty Edna B




                                                     

 This is a digi that I labelled "anonymous" in my file.  It has been there a long time and I think that was a digi company.  I colored the image with Prismas.  I printed a second image and cut out and colored the blossoms to add dimension.
Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Hand coloring:   Star Stampz
No words:   Incy Wincy

SCS Dare to get Dirty ~ EdnaA

These items came from a kit by Kanban - I  have enough for dozens and dozens of cards!  The stars are punched.
Pastel:   Dare 2 b Artzy.
Any:    Dream Valley
Monochrome:   Glitter n Sparkle

Sunday, August 6, 2017

SCS Dare to Get Dirty - Rebecca

My second shaker card  - I discovered they are not as difficult as I thought they might be.  I used an oval die to cut layers of cs, cardboard, and acrylic.  I cut  frames of the black cs and the cardboard by using a smaller oval.  A Spellbinder die was used to cut the fancy border, and a birthday embossing folder completed the background.  No name on the balloon stamp!  Recycle:  I used acrylic from packaging, and cardboard from a flat rate envelope.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Birthday:   Pink Gem
Recycle:   Pile it on 
Any:    Artistic Stamper 

SCS Dare to Get Dirty - ashjoy

I have had this bicycle die for a while and am glad to have a chance to use it - inspired by the Cuttlebug Mania challenge.  I got a package of dies with no name!!!  The HI is from the Cuttlebug Olivia - an old alpha set.  I used a Darice fall scene for the background.
Inspiration challenge - Cuttlebug Mania

SCS DTGD ~ VASunshine - for Peggy

Heart embossing folder by Darice; stamp by Stampin up; Washi tape, SandyLion heart sticker; lace

SCS DTGD Kiagc

I used a new Cuttlebug Star embosing folder as a backing for this shaker card - one of a handful I have ever made.  The image is part of a cube stamp that has no manufacturer named.  The sentiment is by SJ.
Sketch:    Feeling-Sketchy
Circles:    Pammies

SCS DTGD NatureCoastCrafter

I still have several cards to complete by Wed. for the 2017 Dare to Get Dirty challenges at SplitCoastStampers.  Pre colored image by Dearie Dolls, Stickers by SandyLion. water color plaid.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning
Colors of U.S. flag:   Allsorts

Saturday, August 5, 2017

SCS Dare to Get Dirty - Margs


I am way behind - need to have to 35 cards done by Wed., if I want to do them all!  I am about half way...
This uses watercolor pencils for a wash for the background.  The stamp is Stampabilities, and the sentiment from a $ bin.
One layer:  Incy Wincy

SteamPunk for SCS Dare to Get Dirty - Robin

I rarely use this stamp - I have had it for a long time - it is marked Limited Edition but I can't read a maker name.  To me it goes with this Steampunk EF by Darice.  I embossed on a piece from a gift bag (I used to be able to get huge bags for $1 at Dollar tree).  I then lightly sponged black ink for some highlights.  Some screw top brads, snippets of ribbon and light sponging complete the design.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Circles:    Pammies
No Sentiment:  Aud Sentiments
Any:  Dream Valley
           Morgans Artworld

SCS Dare to Get Dirty - Margs'

It does not show well on the screen but the dark raspberry shiny cs is embossed with my Embossalicious birthday folder.  The die cut has no name - it was a freebie with a magazine and I have forgotten which.  The 80 is for my Sister - in -laws birthday.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Embossing:   Ikes World
Celebrate:    Crafty Gals Corner
Any:    Morgans Artworld.
             Digi Choosday
 

Friday, August 4, 2017

SCS DTGD - Smilyn Stef

Supplies:  Cuttlebug Embossing folder, chalk, Washi Tape, $1 stamp.  CAS cards - especially with one paper layer only - are most definitely a challenge for me!

Sketch:  Freshly Made Sketches.
One layer card:  Incy Wincy

SCS Dare to get Dirty - Nancy Litrell

Technique:  Placing small amounts of ink (different colors) on cutting mat; spritz with water, smooosh tissue paper and smooth with fingers to cover tissue paper; let dry,  It is a bit fragile so I left the slightly distressed look..  I wanted earth tones for the lower layer and my inks were not juicy enough, so I used small ink pads and applied directly to the tissue paper.    Stampendous stamp; dark blue cs.
Sketch #251 -  Sketch Saturday.
Critter:   2 Crafty Critter Crazies

SCS DTGD~ Texas Grammy

Here is one more entry for the SplitCoastStampers Dare to get Dirty challenge week - Fan Club membership required. I used gold glitter glue for a resist with blue refill ink - mixed with water.  I cut an oval frame with my Spellbinder dies to add a bit of dimension and separation.  Completed with metallic gold ribbon and a computerized sentiment.  The stamp is an oldie from Rubber Stampede.
Sketch:   Feeling- Sketchy
Christmas:   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
                      Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2

SCS Dare to Get Dirty (Kiage) with QKR Stampede challenge #255 - ATG/option- humor

This Roller Skating turtle, a digi from QKR Stampede, cracks me up - especially with this QKR Stampede sentiment.  We hope you will join us for the weekly Anything Goes challenge - the theme of humor is strictly optional.  You may enter up to 3 times before 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 10.
There is a prize for an entry using a QKR or Eureka image, and another prize for any image.
Technique:  various shades of blue used for a water color wash to resemble waves, and  beiges dusted with glitter glue for a sandy beach.  I dusted off several Twinkling H20's to color the turtle.
Blues and greens:  Country View
Any:   A Bit More Time to Craft
           A Bit More Time to Craft Extra    
           A Perfect Time to Craft 
              


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SCS DTGD 2017 ~ LuvLee

I purchased this stamp at a yard sale - it is by Art Impressions but I don't know what it is called.  I think this cute bear is pretty happy to be celebrating a nice summer day with an abundance of flowers!
Recipe:  Coloring with Prisma pencils; Cuttlebug border dies; Spellbinder ovals;  honeycomb pattern from a stencil.
Flowers:   Come and Get It
Fur/Feathers:    Aurora Wings
Critter:   2crafty Critter Crazies. 
Anything but Square:   Making Memories 
No Sentiment:    Aud Sentiments

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

SCS DTGD - JustWriteDesigns

I am still trying to complete each of the challenges for the Dare to get Dirty week at SplitCoastStampers (membership required to participate).  I used a water color wash for the background.  The tree is from a company called Ann-ticipation and the branch by Hero Arts.  I am experimenting to find a simple card for multiples.  I am learning it is hard to stamp crisply on watercolor paper.
TEXT:   Art Impressions

Monday, July 31, 2017

SCS DTGD jay bee

One more Dare to get Dirty challenge completed!  I am trying to fill in gaps in my card stash - and I am always in need of get well and thinking of you cards.
Image - pre colored Dearie Dolls; computer sentiment; Debbie Mumm DP.
Sketch/colors:    Your Next Stamp
Anything but square:   Making Memories
Text:    Art Impressions
Any (5Ch limit):    Cute Card Thursday

Sunday, July 30, 2017

SCS DTGD 2017 - LMcAree

Image - pre colored digi by Beccy's Place; misc papers; Martha Stewart border punch.  The doo-dads in the lower part of the image are an accident  I think worked out ok.  I was trying to use a punch with a bit of a scroll and tiny flowers.  It jammed and cut parts each time I tried.  So I just used the bits and pieces to fill in an area indicated by the sketch.  I hope that eventually I will get the punch to work!
This is one more entry in the Fan Club annual challenge at SplitCoastStampers - membership required to participate.
Sketch #231:    Sketch Saturday
Edge:   Simon Says Stamp Monday
Inspiration:   Allsorts
Something sweet:   Patties Creations:
Anything but Square:    Making Memories
No sentiment:   Aud Sentiments 
Any:   Beccys

SCS DTGD - NWilliams

I have been waiting for a chance to use this DP (DCWV Heritage) together with this sentiment - and I think she looks like she could take on any one on her way - and she did not have time to change from her slippers LOL!  It also gave me a chance to use a chip board strip from a Basic Grey packet.
Sketch #377:   Sketch Saturday
Make it old - Respect the age:    Rubbernecker
Edging (Basic Grey strip):   Simon Says Stamp

SCS DTGD - Jacqueline

I am trying to complete all the challenges for this year's Dare to get Dirty challenges at SplitCoastStampers - open to their Fan Club members.  It should also give me a chance to work a bit on Christmas cards.   Image -a new one from Recollection, colored with water colors.  For the small panel I used a bit of mesh from a roll - a nice touch to add but it frays a LOT!  The blue panel is embossed with a stars EF.  Old:  I have had the blue cs, the oval dies, the mesh and the embossing folder for some time.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning
Christmas:   Gem Challenge

Saturday, July 29, 2017

DTGD17understandblueA

See my previous posts for more information about the annual Dare To Get Dirty challenges at SplitCoastStampers.  You do need to join the Fan Club to participate.  This Rubbernecker image is a favorite, but I just do not have many occasions to use it.  I backed it with a panel using a technique with water and re-inkers.  The image is stamped in Memento Txedo Black and colored with water color pencils and an Aqua pen. I used this panel from DCWV Heritage to resemble old fashioned wallpaper, and of course that tub as well is the fellow in it are vintage!
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Make it old - respect the age:    Rubbernecker
Colors (blue, green, beige):    Your Next Stamp
For the Boys:    Penny Black at Allsorts

DTGD17dini








 See my previous post for information on the SplitCoastStampers Dare to Get Dirty annual challenge. 
Image, filmstrip  and sentiment - Snappy Sandy by Imagine That DigiStamp (I cut the word Smile from a more wordy sentiment);  shiny blue marker for boots; blue Prisma crayons; misc. paper scraps; black ribbon;  the border around the black and white strips is from the negative part of a sticker page.
Black and white with one color:  Double D 
                                                        Tuesday Throwdown
 

DTGD17stampersandeeA

This week Splitcoaststampers is hosting the annual fan club challenge.  If you are a Fan Club member at SCS you are more than welcome to join.  I didn't count, but I think there are more than 40 cards to make, and I am hoping I can accomplish that.  We'll see!  You can find the challenges here:  Dare-to get-dirty-2017.  
DP - DCWV HeritageRubbernecker image; oval dies, ribbon.  Technique - sponging, distressed edges, crystal effects on the glasses; Prisma pencils.
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches
Respect the Age:    Rubbernecker
Pattern Paper:    Crafty Hazelnuts

Friday, July 28, 2017

HB, Anna QKR Stampede DT card - Anything Goes/Option Down on the Farm

Maybe this image is more suited to last week's ,Up up and away!  At any rate, this happy cow was down on the farm at some time in the past LOL!  This is my DT card for the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede - anything goes. Details:  If you wish, you may do the option of Down on the Farm.  Up to 3 entries are allowed before 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday Aug. 3.  There are 2 winners - one using QKR or Eureka images, and one for any vendor.  Winners get digis from the company.  We hope you will join us!
Recipe:  black, white cs; yellow marker; striped Washi tape; pale yellow lace; gold metallic ribbon; gold glitter (on moon and stars); shiny acrylic gems; QKR Stampede image and sentiment; Cuttlebug edging die cut.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Bling, lace and ribbon:   Dream Valley 
Black, white, one color:    Tuesday Throwdown
You've got the edge:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any, with ribbon:   Reasonable Ribbon
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft
            Lemon Shortbread 
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 
            Jo's Scrapshack 
            Crafty Sentiments
            Crafty Gals Corner
            Paper Nest Dolls 
            Paper Shelter
            Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Sketch:    Stella Says Sketch #512