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

Friday, May 15, 2015

CCK Hydrangea Dollie

Hello and happy Friday to everyone.Today I'll show you a quick card made for Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge and Inspiration Blog using  the new Hydrangea Dollie image - you can find her and other dollie images in Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy Store.She's colored with alcohol markers  and I kept the card simple with just a fun embossed background and couple sequins. The background was made by inking the embossing folder with distress inks, spraying it with water and then embossing a piece of cardstock. Colored cardstck, sequins and sentiment are from SU.
There is still time to play in our Lovely Lace monthly challenge and also in challenge on Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group.

Challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Embossing
Sweet Stamps - Things with Wings
Outlawz Friday Coloring Challenge - Colors
Polkadoodles - Things with Wings

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SOS201 - Quick Washi Notes

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use our oldest washi tape.
Well, I had this "washi tape phase" when I had to buy every nice one I saw (especially if it was a good deal). Then I realized I barely ever use them, so I stopped buying them - so most of my washi tape are same old - so I used a bunch of them to create this set of quick note cards:
 Sentiments, punched flowers and butterflies and cardstock are all from Stampin Up
The glittery ones are not exactly washi tape, but glitter tape, but it kind of fits the set.

Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - teacher appreciation - I'm going to use this set for one of my kid's teacher.
Crafty Cardmakers - make your own background
Crafty Catz - clean  &  simple

Friday, May 8, 2015

CCK Rose With Thorns

Here is my card for the "Lovely Lace" Challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's monthly challenge blog.
I used and image called Rose with Thorns - you can find it in here. The image was colored with Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers.
Papers are from an old Pink Paisley paper pad. I used a lovely vintage looking off white velvet ribbon and cotton looking lace. The doily was distressed with Spun Sugar and Old Paper Distress Inks.
The cardstock is Baked Brown Sugar from SU. Edges are lightly distressed for more vintage-y look.

Challenges:
Scrap & Craft - Lace & Pearls
Fan-tastic Tuesday - use pastel colors
Creative Knockouts - distressing

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SOS200 - Big Flower Thank You

At Shopping Our Stash we are celebrating our 200-th challenge and since it's such a big number our challenge is called Big, Bold & Beautiful.
So obviously I used a big flower - I have a whole bunch of these in my stash, just waiting for challenges like this :)
Then I found this old pattered paper from Prima (from 2007 or 2008) with BOLD flower/script pattern (that I was walking around because it was too bold) and used it for the sunburst background. The minty green is the other side of it. Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SOS199 - CAS Thanks

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Opposite Day and we want everyone to try something that's opposite of their usual style.
I usually don't make these super clean and simple cards - but now I forced myself to not add any embellishments other than washi tape (which is also out of my comfort zone).
The sentiment (from this year SU sale-a-bration brochure) was embossed with clear EP and the I colorwashed the background using pool party and pistachio pudding inks. Then I colored in the word with aquapainter and more concentrated Pool Party ink. The papers are also pool party and pistachio pudding.

Friday, April 24, 2015

CCK - See The Rainbow


I'm back with another Inspiration Card today, using one of the newer images from Ching Chou Kuik called See The Rainbow. You can find it here in her Etsy shop.
  
The Image was colored with a mix of Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I colored the mermaid/girl in shades of grey to make the rainbow-y seahorses pop. The background is embossed Shimmer Sheet - look even more shimmery in real life.

This card/image would also fit our monthly challenge called Under the Sea and if you use one of the images from CCK then you get two entries for a chance to win.  Here is the link to the blog challenge.

Challenges:
Ching Chou Kuik Facebook challenge - all that shimmers
Use Your Stuff - anything Goes
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes with hand colored image
Crafts for eternity - anything goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Friday, April 17, 2015

CCK Purple Dragonfly

Hello Everyone!
I'm back with another card using one of Ching-Chou Kuik's amazing creations. This week I had chance to play with Purple Dragonfly - you can find her here. If it's not obvious, I just love dragonflies and butterflies :)
I decided to not use white cardstock this week, instead I printed the image on Kraft cardstock (this one is from Hobby Lobby and it's darker than SU Kraft (my printer refused to print on SU Kraft - maybe it's too thick) ) and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Card Base is SU coastal cabama, rest of the papers come from my scrap pile. Jewels are from Prima and the lace is from Stampin Up.

There is still time to play in our Under The Sea Challenge or in Facebook challenge called " All That Shimmers". Come and have a chance to win some fabulous digis.

Challenges:
4 crafty chicks - fairy
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - use a die cut
Kitty Bee - fairytale/fantasy
Crafting with Attitude - fantasy
Inky Impressions - Kraft it