Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SOS262 - Flowery Field Congrats

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called A Stitch In Time and obviously we want to see any kind of stitching on your creations - real or faux.
I used a Stampin Up stamp set called Helping Me Grow. I cut up the daisy stamp and created a whole field of daisies with masking. For watercoloring I used Stampin Up inks and the paper is shimmery white.

Challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz - No Patterned Paper
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SOS261 - Halloween Matchbox

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called You Are Matchless and we would like you to create a Matchbox or a Matchbook.

If you are wondering why a Halloween box in summer - I actually had parts for this box in my UFO pile, so I thought that this is a perfect opportunity to finish it.
I used some fun Halloween papers from MME Lost & Found and some Halloween embellies I found around my craft room. So it's a very Shopping my Stash project :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SOS260 - Birds and Branches

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to get inspired by our bedding.
So here is a picture of my wrinkled duvet with birds and branches that were my inspiration

..and here is a card I made. I used different colors (Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake and Tiptop Taupe)
Stamps, inks and dies are all from Stampin Up. For the background I did a watercolor wash and stamped with the mesh stamp couple times.

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes + Birds
Come and Get It - make your own background
Animal Friends - Animals + dies
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Things with Wings

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

SOS259 - Say What?!

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Say What?! and we want everyone to use speech bubbles.
Since I don't have any stamps or dies that would create speech bubbles I had to get creative and make my own
I used stamps from Art Impressions and drew my own speech bubble around the sentiment. Image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and everything else is from my old stash.

Challenges:
DRS Designs - the heat is on
Just Us Girls - Summer
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Girls of Summer

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SOS258 - Watercolored Poppies

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called How Does Your Garden Grow and obviously we want to see flowers, fruits, veg and anything else garden related.
For my card I used stamps from an older Flourishes set called Poppy Patch, stamped the images in water soluble ink and used my aqua painter to pull the colors out for a quick and messy watercolor look. Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - I is for Ink It Up
Stampotique - all things garden

Saturday, June 25, 2016

SS418 - Baby Bear


It's Saturday and that means time for a new card made using the newest sketch from Sketch Saturday:

and here is the sketch
I used my new 3 step teddy bear stamp from Stampin Up. Polka Dot papers and sentiment are also from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - animals
Moving Along With Times - New Baby
Fantasy Stampers - Teddy Bear Picnic

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SOS256 - Let Me Take a Selfie

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to create a Polaroid Scene. I decided to get my barely used Art Impression stamps out and pair them with my brand new Dylusion sentiment stamps.
The image (colored with alcohol markers), was layered on some very old papers from my stash. The just a bit of washi tape, faux stitching, pretty clip and a card is done.

Challenges:
Pile It On - Old, New, Blue (old papers, new sentiment stamps, blue papers and cardstock)
Art Impressions Challenge - Aging with Attitude
Crafting with Attitude - anything goes
Lawnscaping  challenge - off kilter
Creative Moments - anything goes + real or faux stitching

Saturday, June 11, 2016

SS416 - Hedgie with Cupcake

Here is a card I made using more goodies from the card kit swap and the newest sketch from Sketch Saturday:
This week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and the winner will get a $25 gift certificate - so come and play with this fun new sketch:
The image was colored with my assorted alcohol markers and all the elements (other than the green cardstock and the sentiment) are from the lovely kit.

Challenges:
Crafty Catz - Animal Magic
Alphabet Challenge - H for Hand Colored Image
Fairy Tale Challenge - with a cherry on the top
Addicted to stamps and more - make your mark (used markers)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

SOS255 - Tea for Two

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Tea For Two and we want to see anything Coffee or Tea related.
I decided to use a card kit I got couple months back in a swap on SCS and created this card:
Papers, image and ribbon are from the kit, just added some gold touches and a sentiment from a Stampin' Up set.
The tea cup image (my guess it's from Heartfelt Creations) was colored with alcohol markers (mostly Blendabilities that surprisingly still work).

Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - G for Girlie
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - non cute

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SOS254 - Seahorse Mermaid

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called The 4 Elements and we want everyone to choose and element (earth, wind, water, fire) to use on their creation.
I choose water and this lovely stamp with mermaid and seahorses from Sweet Pea Stamps (designed by Ching-Chou Kuik)
 I colored the image with alcohol markers using a color palette from Sunday Stamps. I embossed the whole image with UTEE for extra glossy/watery effect,
Papers are from Stampin Up and flowers from my huge stash.
Challenges:
kitty bee designs - fairytale/fantasy
Through the Purple Haze - under water
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Bingo - pearls, patterned paper, embossing
Sunday Stamps - colors