Sunday, July 15, 2018

Merry Little Christmas challenge blog coming up!

My friend Leslie has created a new Christmas challenge blog:  Merry Little Christmas challenges.  The challenges will start on August 1st, so just a couple more weeks to wait!   I'm excited to be a part of this new challenge group, because I just love everything Christmas!

Here's the link to the challenge blog, so you can see all the designers and get ready for the fun ahead.  Hope to see you there, starting August 1st!

My Favorite Things sketch challenge

Here is this week's sketch challenge @ My Favorite Things:
Here's my card based on the sketch:

The stamped images and sentiment are from MFT Witch Way is the Candy set.  The bat and moon were colored with Copics, and then I added a few sequins and some black Nuvo drops.  The sentiment was stamped in white ink and embossed with white detail powder.  I love that cute little bat!

Monday, July 9, 2018

My Sketch World - July sketch

I'm so glad to see that Lucy Chesna has brought back her sketch blog - My Sketch World is back!  There is also a Facebook group so you can share your creations from the sketches.

Here is the July sketch.  I love the way the circle border adds such a fun touch!

Here's my layout from the sketch:

The papers are from Pebbles Land That I Love collection.  I die cut the circles and hearts for the top border and sprinkled in some clear sequins (because my granddaughter loves bling!).  The title tag is a Cricut die cut.  

You have all month to play along with the sketch.  Just join in with the My Sketch World Facebook group and post your creations!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Fusion challenge - cactus door

I love the Fusion card challenges because they give you a sketch and an inspiration piece, and you can use both or just choose one for your project inspiration.

This week's challenge included this sketch and photo:
I used the sketch for my card, but also used the cool colors of the photo.

Stamps: Concord & 9th, Simon Says Stamp, A.Jillian Vance

For a bit more of a challenge, I decided to make this a one-layer card, so I did some masking working from the butterfly, to the green strip layer, the blue strip layer, and the woodgrain border last.  The butterfly was colored with Prisma pencils, and then I added the stamped swirl and a few clear sequins.  This sketch is so versatile; I'm sure to be using this one again.

Sketches in Thyme - Sketch #331

Sketches in Thyme has their first July sketch challenge posted.  Here's the sketch by Bev Code:

I used a couple of pictures of my husband and oldest grandson to make this layout from the sketch:

Papers are from Elle's Studio and American Crafts.  I used some random stickers and tags from my stash and added a few enamel dots.  I like to scrap these random photos - no special occasion, but just glimpses of every day life.

Be sure to check out the sketch challenges at Sketches in Thyme this month!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Paper Shelter - Challenge #345

I was introduced to The Paper Shelter digi stamps from the classes I'm taking over at Kit & Clowder. They have a wide variety of digital stamps, and many of them come with matching digi papers that can be used for backgrounds.

This is the first time I've joined in one of their challenges.  This week's challenge was to use digital images or stamps on your project.   Here's my Halloween card for the challenge:

I used the digital stamp Les Petits Monstres from the Paper Shelter, colored with Copic markers and then cut out with my Scan 'n Cut.  (Yay, for no fussy cutting!)   I added a diecut background and frame and a glittery bat button to finish off the card.  There is a little bit of  clear Wink of Stella on the eyes and claws, but it doesn't show up well in the photo.  Aren't those monsters cute?  I hope you get a chance to check out all the digital stamps at The Paper Shelter!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

My Favorite Things - June sketch challenge

Here is the sketch for the June challenge @ My Favorite Things stamps:

Since I just received the Halloween stamps I purchased from the MFT retirement sale, I decided to use one of those sets for this card:

I used the MFT peek-a-boo window die for the rectangle cut openings, and then added the characters so it would look like they were looking out the windows.   The stamped images were colored with Copics and a little bit of Wink of Stella for some shimmer.  The sentiment and characters are from the MFT Frightful Friends stamp set, which is 50% off during the sale. Love these characters - just a little spooky but mostly cute, so they will be great for kids' Halloween cards.