Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Out of My Comfort Zone

There is a challenge at Stamp TV to make a Shabby Chic card.  It was definitely a challenge because I am not an artist and cannot think out of the box (or shabby).  But I did give it a try and would love to do another one - just not now.  In fact, this is probably my last post for maybe two weeks.  I will be without stamping supplies for about that long.. So Happy Memorial Day in advance.   Okay - on to the card.
The digital image is by Lineart.  The lace and two buttons are my mom's so they are antiques - just to make the shabby chic authentic ! LOL
Other challenges: CES - 3 embellishments http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/
Pollycraft - Embellish bingo  http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/search/label/challenges
My Grafico - anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just Monkeying Around /Multi-tasking

I used a digi by Designed2Delight.  After coloring him, I added crystal effects to the inner tube.  I don't have a water embossing folder so I used a Fiskars plate and embossed the old fashion way, one line at a time.
The rick-rack is stacked ontop the gingham ribbon.
Challenges: Clear It Out - coloring http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
Meljen Design - sketch http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-59-new-release.html
My Grafico - anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
Lily Pad - emboss http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2011/05/13/the-craft%E2%80%99s-meow-presents-an-embossing-challenge/
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/search/label/challenges
OWH - summer fun  http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/
Crafty Emmas - three embellishments http://craftyemma.blogspot.com/2011/05/ces-challenges-37-embellish-it.html
Digi Doodles - emboss http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-59-embossing.html

Beary Sweet Summer Day

This is Faith's latest adorable digi.  I printed him out onto GinaK's textured Tan cardstock and it  gives a little hint at fur,  then the nose and feet pads are pieced in. Used the Versamark pen to do some tone on tone  around arms, legs, etc. to give some depth.   I think I will make a few more with "thinking of you" as a sentiment, then send them all on to OWH.
The sketch is at Lily Pad http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/2011/05/20/lawn-fawn-presents-lucys-lovely-lines/
other challenges:
Clear It Out - coloring http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
My Grafico - anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
Designed2Delight - image http://designed2delight.com/blog/2011/05/fridays-image-challenge-summer-days/
OWH - summer fun http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/05/summer-fun-challenge.html
Crafty Emmas - three embellishments http://craftyemma.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 21, 2011

An Apple A Day

Another card for the OWH Summer Fun challenge as well as some other challenges.  The digi is by Doodle Pantry.
Challenges: City Crafters - stripes and dots http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/
Clear It Out - color http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
My Grafico - anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
Crafty Emma's - three embellishes http://craftyemma.blogspot.com/2011/05/ces-challenges-37-embellish-it.html
OWH - Summer Fun http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/05/summer-fun-challenge.html

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Daisy

Just a bright, simple card using the sketch at Sweet Stop.  I love this daisy from the GKD set "Flowers for Daisy". It has been beautiful weather the last few days, so this quick post then back to pulling weeds so I can see my daisies when they pop up.
Challenges:   Sweet Stop  - sketch http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/
Crafty Creations - flower, DP, ribbon http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/
Stamping Boutique - circles http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-6circles.html
Clear It Out - coloring http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
City Crafters - stripes and dots http://www.citycrafter.blogspot.com/
My Grafico - anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Just Ducky

Thought I would post just a fun card that I made for a grandson yesterday.  My daughter and I were talking about OWH http://operationwritehome.org/, the one million cards, and  how much the cards mean to children when they receive them from our deployed heros. She told me that even our 3 year old grandson carries around the cards that I send him and we see him every few weeks. Check out the OWH website and hopefully you will want to get involved too. 
The image is by Doodle Pantry.  "Hi" is computer generated.
Lots of challenges: OWH http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2011/05/things-with-wings.html
My Grafico http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
Sweet Stop http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/2011/05/sss108-may-14.html
Clear it Out http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/05/colors.html
Crafty Creations http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/05/anthying-goes-118.html
Really Ribbon http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-24-anything-goes-theme.html
Stamping Vacation http://stampingvacation.blogspot.com/2011/04/fountain-of-youth-going-to-zoo.html

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sailing Over the Ocean Blue

There is just something about the sea and sailing that is appealing - at least to the eye.  I love this ship by Clear Dollar Stamps.  I used a DP for the background, using turquoise ink and a dabber to change the color of the blue a bit.  The compass is embossed with copper EP.
Challenges: Clearly i Stamp - turquoise http://clearlyistamp.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/05/clearly-inspired-challenge-27-cic27.html
City Crafters - by the sea http://citycrafter.blogspot.com/2011/05/city-crafter-challenge-blog-week-56-by.html
Crafty Creations - anything goes http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/05/anthying-goes-118.html
Sentimental Sundays- anything and sentiment http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-54-anything-goes.html
Stamping Vacation - name your challenge http://stampingvacation.blogspot.com/2011/05/you-name-challenge.html  My challenge - to distress the edges
My Grafico anything http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beautiful Wings

It has been ages since I used this stamp by StampinUp.  But I do love it.  I had fun with the sketch at Sweet Stop http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/ cutting out a flower from some DP instead of cutting out an oval.

I sprayed the butterfly wings with a glimmer spray and popped up the flower and then the butterfly on top of the flower.  Lots of challenges for this card:
Stampin Sisters In Christ - http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2011/05/challenge-88-ecclesiastes-311a.html
Clear It Out - http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
Paper Pretties http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/may-release-blog-hop-and-pwc153.html
If the Shoe Fits http://iftheshoefitsscrapit.blogspot.com/
My Grafico http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
OWH http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Father's Day - Day to Relax

I'm making Father's Day cards to send off to Operation Write Home.  I remembered having this digital image by Bugaboo that I have never used.  Thought it would make a great Dad's Day card.  I always think hammocks should be mesh so I pieced some mesh onto the hammock and colored it a little with yellow pencil.  Cloud paper is digital paper by Doodle Pantry. "Dad" is GKD.
Challenges for this card: Sweet Stop - sketch http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/
Clear it Out - ribbon or trim http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
If the Shoe Fits - green  http://iftheshoefitsscrapit.blogspot.com/
Simon Says - piecing http://translate.google.com/translate?client=tmpg&hl=en&langpair=de|en&
Stamping Vacation - mesh http://stampingvacation.blogspot.com/2011/04/embellish-it-challenge-magic-mesh.html
My Grafico - anything goes http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
Doodle Pantry - use Doodle Pantry image http://doodlepantryblog.com/
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Time For The Tooth Fairy

It is so exciting for kids to lose their baby teeth, especially their first tooth.  I have 4 grandchildren who are going through that process and a 3 year old in the family who want to be like her siblings!
Here is the latest weekly digital by Faith at Designed2Delight.  I don't know that she had the tooth fairy in mind by that is this fairy's role in this card.
What is a fairy without sparkle? so I added Stickles to her wings, heart and flower centers. 
Challenges: http://designed2delight.com/blog/2011/04/flutterby-fairy-next-challenge-digital-stamp/