Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SOS275 - Christmas Morning Forest

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Three Trees and obviously we want to see at least 3 trees on everyone's creation.
I took one of my good old classics -Lovely As A Tree stamp set and created this scene. It reminds me of misty early morning - with Santa on his way home after job well done. Sleigh is from Holiday Home stamp set. All papers and inks are also from Stampin Up.

Christmas Card Challenges - anything Christmas goes
Fashionable Stamping - trees
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - use a sentiment
Moving Along With Times - Trees or Leaves

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

SOS274 - Spooky Halloween House

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Hey, Ghoulfriend and we want to see anything Halloween related.
I don't have almost any Halloween themed stamps - so I played with my regular stuff.
I was inspired by Michelle Zindorf and used a stamp from Holiday Home set.  Sponged the background with Daffodil Delight and Tangerine tango, then I stamped the house (which is an outline stamp) and colored it in with black sharpie. Stamped the trees and bats and added some black ground/mist. The orange die cuts are from K&Co and the patterned paper is from a Christmas pack.

The Paper Girls - Halloween
Fantasy Stampers - Black Magic
Kitty Bee - Orange and Black
4 Crafty Chicks - Orange and Black

Saturday, October 15, 2016

SS434 - Lotus Sprite in Pink

It's Saturday and that means a new sketch at Sketch Saturday - here it is:
and here is my card:
I used a digi called Lotus Sprite from Aurora Wings and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. Yes, I need to work some more on my coloring skills :)
On the background squares (Melon Mambo) I used different embossing folders and highlighted the patters a bit with white ink. Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Love To Scrap - go pink
Die Cut Divas - embossing
Glitter 'n Sparkle - think pink
Allsorts - Let's Make It Pink
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

SOS273 Leafy Thanks Card

This week at Shopping Our Stash  we have a color challenge - here are the colors we are using:
and here is my card:
I used an older Stampin Up stamp set called French Foliage. Stamped the leaves on watercolor paper with Versamark, embossed them with white embossing powder and then played with inks in the background. I used some SU and some Tim Holtz inks. Then I just added more colored stamping and adhered the sentiment.

QKR Stampede - Autumn Leaves
Crafty Friends - Autumn Colors
Oh-La-La Creations - shades of Autumn
Dragonfly Journey - fall colors

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SOS272 - Anniversary Card with Birds

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Duck, Duck, Goose and we would like to see birds or feathers on everyone's creations.
For my card I used stamps and dies from Birds and Blooms Stampin Up set.
Background was brayered with SU and Distress inks. The birds looked to me like papa, mama and kid so I used the anniversary sentiment. :)

Make My Monday - no patterned paper
Dragonfly Journeys - Color Palette
Fantasy Stampers - Watch the Birdie
Crafty Catz - Birds of a Feather

Saturday, October 1, 2016

SS432 Kraftin' Kimmie Guitar Dude Birthday Card

It's Saturday and that means a new sketch at Sketch Saturday:
and here is my take on it:
I used an older Kraftin Kimmie Dude stamp, can't find it on their site so it's probably retired. Colored it with markers and used Bo Bunny papers for the background. I replaced the flowers with more masculine stars.
For the stars I covered a piece of white CS with several rows of gold and music washi tape and then die cut them.
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SOS270 - Birthday Fairy Wishes in Black, White & Silver

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Fairies and Angels. Easy, right? Especially if half of your stash is fairies and angels - then the hardest job is to decide which one to use :)

This is one of the Ching-Chou Kuik's fairies from time when they were sold under Sweet Pea Stamps brand - but I don't know the name of the stamp.
Felt like coloring her in shades of gray and then the rest of the card just developed from there - in shades of black & white with a touch of silver.

Dragonfly Dreams - Monochrome
Crafty Friends - Monochrome
A Gem Of A Challenge - Female Birthday
Crafty Ribbons  - Birthday

Saturday, September 17, 2016

SS430 House Mouse Exercise - Thank You Card

I made this cutie card using the newest sketch from Sketch Saturday

The House Mouse image was colored with alcohol markers, polka dot paper and gold buttons are from Stampin Up. I also added some stitching  with silver marker

Crafting By Designs - Stitching
{Pin}spirational - inspired by the cute mouse and bright splashes of color
House Mouse and friends - anything goes with HM
Retro Rubber - anything goes - my House Mouse stamp is couple years old, more than 2 for sure - probably more

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SOS268 - Mary Had A Little Lamb card

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Mary Had A Little Lamb and we would like to see farm animals on your creations.
I was going through my stash and found this adorable stamp with girl and a little lamb by Whiff of Joy so I took the challenge literally - here is Mary and her little lamb :)
I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and created the background by sponging a piece of pre-embossed paper (from Stampin Up) with Pickled Raspberry distress ink. Light green card stock is Mint Macaroon by Stampin' Up!, flowers and washi tape are from my stash.

Oh-La-La creations - girlie
Love To Scrap - 2 or more flowers
The Pencil Case - anything Goes
Ellibelle's Let's Color Linky Party - anything colored goes

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Mother and Baby card for Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog

This is a card I made for the newest Sketch Saturday challenge, that's sponsored by A Day For Daisies.
I used an image called Baby's Smile - you can find it in ADFD shop here.
and this is the sketch I used:
I used Stampin' Up! cardstock and sentiment and the patterned paper is from an older Martha Stewart pack. Image was colored with Copic markers.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - pretty ribbon
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes