Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SOS208 Awsomely Artistic with Button & Bow

This week at Shopping Our Stash we want everyone to use a Bauble, Button or Bow.
For my card I used a nice clear button and and twine bow. Stamps are from my new SU set called Awesomely Artistic and the card was inspired by a similar one made by Michele Zindorf.
I inked the main panel with Soft Sky and then used Coastal Cabana to make the circles in the water. Also tried to use Lost Lagoon for the circles, but it looked too dark. For the little branches I used about 4 different shades of green to give the foliage some depth. Cardstock, button and twine are also from SU.

Challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - something beginning with B - Button, Bow & Blue
Everybody Art - Clean & Simple
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SOS207 - Masculine Birthday

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called For The Boys and since we are past Father's Day I made this masculine Birthday card.

The stamps ans cardstock are from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
My Sheri Crafts - Masculine
Allsorts - Use stamps
Get Creative - for the boys

Friday, June 19, 2015

CCK - Time Will Tell

I'm back with another Ching-Chou Kuik creation  - this time using a digi called Time Will Tell - you can find it in Ching-Chou's Etsy store - here.

The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and the background paper is from K&Co,
Flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Don't forget there is still time to play in our blog and facebook June challenges. On the blog - the theme is All Creatures Big & Small and on facebook we want to see Purple creation. Also notice the great introductory price on a beautiful new digi called Sapphire.

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Ohh, so pretty 
Crafty Time - Girls, Girls, Girls

Friday, June 12, 2015

CCK - Graduation Dollie

Good Morning,
it's Friday again and I'm back with my newest creation using one of Ching-Chou Kuik's lovely images.
This week I'm using Graduation Dollie - perfect for this time of the year, when lot of people graduate from schools. You can find her in the Etsy store - here
If you would like to get some of her images, now is a good time as you can save 15% using coupon June15.
The image was colored with Spectrum Noir and Copic  markers. Papers are from an old Stampin Up  Collection as well as the dotty transparency. Sentiment and sequins are from SU as well. 

Challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack - sketch
Top Tip Tuesday - Cut It Out
Creative Knockouts - use your stash (very old DP)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

SOS205 - Cute Critter Alert

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Cute Critter Alert - self explanatory, right?
I was playing with watercolored bokeh backgrounds last week  and here is what I came up with:

The hedgie is from Penny Black and it's colored with Spectrum Noir markers. Sentiment and cardstock are from  Stampin Up, the heart punch too.

Challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps - Spots & Dots - think Bokeh qualifies and spots :)
Through the craft room door - Anything Goes
TGIF Challenge - watercolor

Friday, June 5, 2015

CCK Hello Spring

June challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge and Inspiration blog is called All Creatures Big and Small and here is a card I made for it.

The image I used is called Hello Spring and you can find it here. The image was colored with alcohol markers and I added some Stickles in her hair. I kept the whole card spring-y, using pastel colors and lots of flowers. The flower stamps and punches are from SU, other dies are from various manufacturers.

Challenges:
Crafty Creations - All Creatures Great & Small
The ABC CHallenge - K is for Kritters
Ladybug Crafts - Use Your Dies
Live & Love Crafts - In the Garden

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

sos204 Red, Red Wine

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Red, Red Wine and we want everyone to use either red as primary color -OR- use wine as your theme.
Remembering my unused stamps from Art Impressions I decided to put them in good use and created this card:
The image was watercolored using  Stampin Up inks, papers are from 2 different fall collections (SU & Basic Grey)

Challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs - Girlfriends
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Anything Goes



Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SOS203 - Misty Wild Princess

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use spray or mist of some kind.
Last time I was organizing my paper stash I re-discovered a whole pack of white on white embossed papers perfect for spraying - so I just had to use them.

For spraying I used Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist. The Image is called The Wild Princess and it's from Ching-Chou Kuik. Colored with my mix of alcohol markers.
Sentiment is from Stampin Up and bling is from Prima.

Challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - use ribbon or lace (lace)
Crafting When We Can - bling it up
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Top Tip  Tuesday - All About Hair Color

Friday, May 22, 2015

CCK Sweet & Fragrant

Hello crafty friends. 
I'm here today with another card for your inspiration, this time using a digi called Sweet and Fragrant. You can find her in Chin-Chou Kuik's Etsy store here.


This image is so soft and elegant, so I choose the colors to be mostly soft too. The image was colored mostly with Spectrum Noir markers, just the hair was colored with Copics. The background was subtly shaded with shimmery chalk (more visible IRL)

Glitter and Sparkle - use some ribbon
Polkadoodles - Girly, but no Pink
Little Red Wagon - use Dies

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SOS202 - Silver & Gold Christmas Star

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use SILVER & GOLD. Now that's a challenge :) I don't think I ever used those 2 together on one card. Here is what I came up with:
The star layers are embossed with gold EP, also used gold vellum and gold cardstock. Silver is the embossed background layer. All stamps and also embossing folder are from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
Robyn's Fetish - Stars, Stars, Stars
The Glory of Christmas - anything goes (or birds)
Creative Card Crew - Embossing