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Friday, February 23, 2018

SCS Tea pot party #500

Once again, I have used this Impression Obsession stamp (borrowed from a fellow stamper) to create a card for the 500th challenge at the Tea Pot Party at SplitCoastStampers. If you are looking for a heart-warming place to send your extra cards, try us out.  Each week teapotters create cards to send to someone in need of cheer and support.  (This week is a bit different - we can send to someone we personally know, and I will send this to a former member of our church who has moved due to health issues.)  The theme of the challenge is a mode of transportation - well, I am stretching that a bit, but I wanted to try out this borrowed stamp and pair it with the scripture from TLC.  I completed the card with an embossed piece, Washi tape, and shiny gems.  I also had to "stretch" the sketch due to the size of the stamp.  This is similar to a previous card, but I used white rather than beige, and the layout is different.  If you have seen both - which do you prefer?
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
Critter:   2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Animal:   Mod Squad
For a friend:   Aud Sentiments 
Nature:   Southern Girls (10 Ch. Max)
Any:   Corrosive Challenges 
            Lemon Shortbread
            Word Art Wednesday

DT Card for QKR Stampede Challenge #284

It is time for another Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.  You are allowed up to 3 entries and winners will receive digital images from QKR - there is a bonus if you use QKR or Eureka images.  The deadline is 6 p.m. Thursday.  We hope to see you there!  The image I used is called Bouquet, and I also used a QKR Stampede sentiment.  The coloring is with water color pencils and an aqua brush.   The narrow strip is Washi tape, and the papers are all from my stash.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Spring:   Crafty Sentiments 
Colored image:  My Creative Scoop 
2 or more layers:   Crafty Calendar
Mood board - flowers:  VO Stamps
Flowers:   Pink Gem 
TicTacToe - dies, DP, pastels:   House that Stamps Built
Any:   Angies
            Paper Nest Dolls 
            Crafting with an Attitude
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Digi Choosday
            Lemon Shortbread


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Tea Pot Party card for a friend

Some of you may have seen previous posts about the Tea Pot Tuesday challenge at SplitCoastStampers.  This is a challenge open to any one (to post in the gallery, you must join the SCS site, but that is easy to do).  Each week there is a theme and destination posted - usually, some one in need of support and cheer.  This week is the 500th challenge - what a milestone!  In honor of the occasion we are to select some one we know to receive our cards, and the theme is transportation.  Well, I stretched the theme a bit - this is such a great Scripture, and I just borrowed this stamp, so I had to use them.  I will send the card to friends from church who moved to another city.
Stamp - Impression Obsession; verse - freebie from TLC; Washi tape, shiny gems
Sketch:   Tuesday Throwdown
For a friend:    Aud Sentiments
A way with words:   House that Stamps Built:   
Any:   Crafting With an Attitude
           Digi Choosday
           2 Crafty Critter Crazies
           Word Art Wednesday

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Best wishes, Iva

I have another card for my sister-in-law.  She had hip replacement last week, then developed complications so the recovery will not be as easy as hoped.  This is one of her favorite colors.  IRL the embossed layer is a pale color, and for the base I used a purple lightly patterned with grey - you may be able to see a bit of that at the left.  I used half of an 8.5x11 sheet, printed on the inside, and left the patterned paper for the back of the card as well. I used another of my new Darice embossing folders - Butterfly on Flower.  I used the negative of the Elizabeth Craft die cut, and tied a bow with shimmery, sheer pale purple ribbon.

Die cut:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Purple, Pattern Paper, Butterfly:  Butterfly Spot
Colors:   Cuttlebug Mania
Feminine:   Trimmiescraft
Any, with bow:   Craft-dee Bowz
Any:   Through the Craft Room Door
            Creative Knockouts  (8 Challenge max

Saturday, February 17, 2018

New embossing folder

I stopped at JoAnns to look for something else and discovered the Darice embossing folders at half price - could not let that bargain go by!  I am making some cards for a local Navy mom to use to send to her son's buddies - and others.  I thought this would work for a military/masculine birthday and then later for July 4.  I highlighted with chalk and some glittery stars and sequins, and a sentiment by Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I need to check to see if glitter and sequins are ok to send.  The verse inside includes a happy birthday greeting.
CAS: Incy Wincy
          Always Happy Birthday
Sequins:   Double D
Decorate it!  Paper Shelter 
Add a die cut:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:   Word Art Wednesday          

3 DP and 3 embossed panels

I am very disappointed but have no time to fix this now.  I think if I re-do the embossed panels and use a different color chalk to highlight it will improve the look.The embossing is by Cuttlebug, and the papers by DCWV.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
3 or more patterned papers:  Southern Girls
Any:   Whoopsi Daisy
            Digi Choosday 

Friday, February 16, 2018

QKR Stampede Anything Goes challenge #283

I have seen a few cards using a similar bg for some bees, so I decided to try one.  Once again, the weekly challenge at QKR Stampede is Anything Goes.  You may enter as many as 2 times through 4p.m. EST on Thursday, and you will have a chance to win some QKR Stampede images - and there is a separate category if you use an image from QKR Stampede or sister company Eureka.
The bees are fussy cut, and I highlighted "bee" in the sentiment - they are mounted on die cuts.  I used chalk with a stencil for the top panel, some DP for the bottom, and separated the two with Washi tape.
Sketch:  Stella Says Sketch
Critter:   2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Die cut:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
For a friend:   Aud Sentiments
Layers, with love:  Cut it Up 
Any:    Angies
            Classic Design Team
            Crafting with an Attitude
            Jo's Scrapshack
            Simply Papercrafts
            Crafters Castle
            Corrosive Challenges

Thursday, February 15, 2018

DT card for Crafter's Cafe - challenge #190 - Easy recipe!

The February 15 challenge #190 at The Crafter's Cafe is an easy recipe: 3 papers, 2 butterflies,         1 flower.  You may enter up to 3 times, with a maximum of 10 challenges entered.  My image is from Bugaboo.  In case you are not able to see it - the butterflies are punched from the third paper. and layered with the deep pink cs.  The strips are stickers from Hot off the Press, and I added some shiny jewels.
Sketch:  Atlantic Hearts Challenge
"P" = pattern paper, (dark) pink     Butterfly Spot
Inspiration:   MHK Designs
Inspiration - color and dots:   Pinspirational Challenges
Pattern Paper:   Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Any:  Creative Fingers
           Jo's Scrap Shack 
           Angies Digital Stamps

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Valentine for hubby

After 60 years, it is hard to come up with new ideas!  I chose to use DP with words this time.  These are all papers from a Martha Stewart stack - I got it on clearance a few years ago.  Since I don't make many Valentines, it has lasted a while!  The panel on the left is actually Christmas burlap - but the red works!  I added some shiny gems.
Sketch (10 challenge max.):  Feeling-Sketchy
Love is in the air:   Simon Says Stamp - Monday 
It must be Love:      Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday
Say it with words:   Fab n Funky
A Way with words:    House that Stamps Built
3 or more pattern papers:  Southern Girls 
Any:  Whoopsie Daisy

For Iva

Spellbinder die and embossing on cornflower blue; lace, various circle dies; Cheery Lynn butterfly die; unknown floral DP with a cream bg,  silver "pearls"
Sketch:   Verve
Flowers, pearls, lace:   Fussy and Fancy
Cornflower blue and cream, with a butterfly:   Butterfly Spot
Any:   Through the Craft Room Door 
            Digi Choosday
            Lemon Shortbread
            Pammies Inky Pinkies
            Emerald City Crafts  (10 Ch max)

Friday, February 9, 2018

QKR Stampede challenge #282 - ATG - with "All tucked in"

I thought this looked like a good get well card - we probably need a lot with all the flu going around!
This cute image is from QKR Stampede.  We hope you will join QKR Stampede this week for the weekly "Anything Goes" challenge.  You may have up to 3 entries, and you might win some images - more if you use a QKR/Eureka image.  The deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday each week.
These papers are from my stash; the image and sentiment from QKR Stampede - colored with Prismas.  I added some sequins with shiny jewel centers, Washi tape, and a bit of ribbon.
Sketch (rotated):  Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Sequins:   DoubleD
Any with a critter:   2craftycrittercrazies 
2 or more layers:    Crafty Calendar
3D embellishments:   Pile it On
Any:   Crafty Sentiments
            Crafty Gals
            Lemon Shortbread
            Crafters Castle 
            Classic Design Team 
            Create and Inspire
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends


Sunday, February 4, 2018

SCS TeaPot Party - Cheer for Aunt Betty

The SplitCoastStamper Tea Pot Party honored "Aunt Betty", a 90 year old who lives alone on a farm.  The winters get to be long, so we are trying to break up the time by sending some cards.  I think these flowers and the lady bug might be found on her farm.  Part of the challenge is "sewing" so I used a faux stitch embossing folder and some metallic gold cord.  The image,"Painting Ladybug", by From the Heart, is a pre-colored digi.  I have several favorite colors, but this coral and yellow combo is high on the list!  The sentiment is a cuttlebug die cut. layered in yellow and red for added dimension..
Sketch:  House that Stamps Built
Favorite color:  Tuesday Throwdown
Wings:   Crafting by Designs
Dots and stripes:   Allsorts
3d Embellishments  Pile it on
Lots of red/pink:  Star Stampz
Any:  Crafty Sentiments