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Friday, May 25, 2018

Remembering the fallen military heroes - Memorial Day 2018

This is my Design Team card for this week.  Once again the QKR Stampede challenge is Anything Goes.  You may complete up to 3 entries and post them before 6 p.m. Thursday May 31.  There are separate categories for QKR/Eureka images, and for images by other makers.  We hope you will join us.
Image:   Eureka- Star Flag Header; Sentiment - Eureka Freedom; misc. DP; Washi tape.  I distressed the edges and used chalk pencils for a softer look - to convey the impression of an aged banner.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Summer colors:   Dream Valley
Colored Image:   My Creative Scoop
Any:    Whoopsi Daisy
             A Perfect Time to Craft 
             Paper Nest Dolls 
             Cards Galore
            Lemon Shortbread
            Crafters Castle

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Another for Jan

This is part of a small collection I am making to give to my friend.  I used another favorite combination - teal with a bit of white.  The larger panel is Recollections, and the dots from DCWV.  The verse is from Verve, and the die cut a border die from Couture.  The circles are from Spellbinders.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Any/monochromatic:  Ikes World
 Fave color combo:    Die Cuttin Divas
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies

A gift for Jan

This will be included in a little packet of cards to give to a friend who just had surgery.
Image - freebie from Pattie - thank you!; colored with Prismas; butterfly punch, embossing folders - Cuttlebug Swiss dots; hearts by Darice; sheer ribbon; Spellbinder oval dies.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Summer colors:   Dream Valley 
Colored image:    My Creative Scoop
Favorite color (white with another):   Die Cuttin Divas
Flowers, with Pattie's image:   Patties Creations  
Embossed Background:   Rubbernecker
Any:   Pammies Inky Pinkies 
            Digi Choosday

Saturday, May 19, 2018

For Barb

This goes to a friend who is facing a long recovery from a broken hip.  If you have seen recent posts you know I have had too many cards like this to send!  You will also notice I get in a routine using similar items - often they are still on my desk and just handy to grab!  The stencil is one of a set I purchased years ago at a local store (long since gone).  The owner cut larger sheets of a type of very thin plastic into 3x6 pieces.  There are small circles, larger circles, tiny stars, hexagons and a couple of others.  I tend to forget about them, but they are handy to use.  IRL the color of the chalk is a better match than it appears on the screen.  I added sequins, Washi tape, and the Cheery Lynn Blessings die cut.  The TLC pre colored image has been in my folder for a while.
Sketch   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Stencil:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
                 Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
The little things - a bird's song:   Crafting by Designs
Inspiration (photo made me think of sequins):   Give a Crafter a Cookie
 Any:  Scrapyland

For Bill and Kay

Another in a series of cards going to members of our church in need of encouragement.
Image - a colored one in my files from TLC; DP also in my stash.  The stencil is one of a set I purchased years ago at a local store (long since gone).  The owner cut larger sheets of a type of very thin plastic into 3x6 pieces.  There are these circles, larger circles, tiny stars, hexagons and a couple of others.  I tend to forget about them, but they are handy to use.  I used SU chalk with the stencil.  I completed the card with a bit of ribbon and a Cheery Lynn die cut.
Sketch:   VLV sketches.
Stencil:    Simon Says Stamp Nonday
Wings:    Incy Wincy 
                Crafty calendar
Stencil:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:    Scrapy Land 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Graduation Time! DT card for Challenge #296 - QKR Stampede - Anything goes

I will need a few graduation cards - this year I think they are all in June - seems like west coast graduations are later than those in the rest of the country!  I find cards for college graduations are more difficult than for high school - some how the cutesy ones do not work for me!  I used the image from QKR Stampede ("Cap") and printed it twice, once on white and once on dark grey.  I fussy cut both, but only did the hat in grey,  I adhered it to the white one - instant dimension.  This was pretty easy to cut.  I slit the threads in the tassel - good enough for a paper one!  The Congratulations is also a QKR digi - I just roughly cut it out and edged it with a bit of ink. I found some adhesive stars so it was not too plain.  The background is Cuttlebug's congratulations folder - I embossed from the side, and did the Congrats a second time, along the right hand side. This is a card that would work well for a young man.
Please join us this week for another Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You may enter as many as 3 times.  There will be 2 winners of QKR digis - one for using their product, and another for any brand.  The deadline is 6 p.m. EDT, on Thursday.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
For a man/boy:   Pink Gem 
Any:   Crafters Castle 
           Angies Digital Stamps
           Lemon Shortbread
           A Bit More Time to Craft
           Morgans Artworld

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

For Scott's recovery

Stamp - LightHouse Scene by Hero Arts; misc. DP, dry embossing, Cheery Lynn bird dies, QKR sentiment; water colors; edging with ink pad.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Any, with Cheery Lynn die:   Scrapyland
Surf's Up:    Frilly and Funkie
Wings:    Incy Wincy
                Crafty Calendar 
Birds:      Dies r Us           
Any:     Penny Black at Allsorts
             Cards Galore

To support a friend

Here is another card to show support for a friend who is ill.  The verse is from Word Art.  I used purple accents and an embossed background.
Sketch:   StellaSaysSketch
Any:    Polkadoodle 
            Word Art Wednesday
             Angies Digital Stamps 
Support & purple ribbon:   Mod Squad

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2 cards for Crafter's Cafe DT - Beach Bear by

For this challenge #196  at the Crafter's Cafe I created 2 cards.  The theme is  All Creatures Great and Small - this Pearl - Beach Bear certainly fits - and is adorable, as well.  The set, from Wink Wink Ink,  comes with a black and white drawing to color, and a pre-colored image as well.  Since I could not decide which to use - I made 2 cards.

Hand colored image

Coloring with chalk pencils; sea shore papers by Debbie Mumm; Washi Tape; Spellbinder dies.
Challenges entered:
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
2 or more DP:  Star Stampz
Cute & Sentiment:   Aud Sentiments
Surf's Up:    Frilly and Funkie
Birthday:     C.R.A.F.T.  
 Any:    Lemon Shortbread

pre-colored image
This Wink, Wink, Ink image, Pearl - Beach Bear, is pre-colored.  I used Debbie Mumm papers that reminded me of a beach scene, and tied it together with a bit of twine.
Challenges entered:   
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Surf's Up:    Frilly and Funkie
2 or more DP:    Star Stampz
Scraps: (bits of dp left from other card!)    Hiding in my Craft Room

Sunday, May 13, 2018

for a friend

I need several cards for friends - this is to praise God for successful surgery and a good prognosis.  Image - Word Art, Aug,2014; DP -paper Pizazz; bleu ribbon, misc. flower and gem center.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Any:  Word Art Wednesday

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Birds and a Bow

Pre-colored image and BG panel from TLC; DaisyDee DP; Cheery Lynn sentiment; CuttleBug border die; gold metallic cord.
Sketch:   Feeling-Sketchy
Bow:   Craft-deebowz
Wings:    Incy Wincy
Outdoors:    Fabnfunky
Pattern Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any:    A Bit More Time to Craft 
            Pile it On 
            Word Art 
            Scrapyland  (Cheery Lynn die) 

Friday, May 11, 2018

DT card for QKR Stampede challenge #295 - Anything Goes

This will go to a special member of our church who is having some health issues.  The QKR Stampede digital image is called "At the park"; the sentiment is from their sister company - Eureka stamps.  We invite you to participate in our weekly anything goes challenge - you have until Thursday at 6 p.m. to submit up to 3 items.  You may win images in either category - QKR / Eureka or "other".  I hope to see your creations there.
The image is colored with Prismas. I tore the image and edged it directly from an ink pad for a shabby look - a favorite technique for distressing.   The top layer is a freebie digital from TLC, and the coral mat is dry embossed. For more texture I used an acrylic dot for the center of the Prima flowers.  Sheer ribbon and a bow complete the card.
Sketch:    Tuesday Morning Sketches
For a special lady:   Di's Digi Designs
Flowers:   Sasayaki Glitter
Hand made bow:   Craft-Dee Bowz
3D element:    Quick Quotes 
Any:  Crafters Castle
           A Bit More Time
           A Perfect Time to Craft 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Get well

Vintage colored (free) image from TLC;  Basic Grey cs, Prima flowers, Hot off the Press sentiment sticker.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Inspiration (color/flowers):   Sum More Fun
1-image; 2 words; 3 panels:  Unstampabelles
Get Well:  Pink Gem
Any:   Jo's Scrapshack