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

Saturday, May 28, 2016

SS414 Birthday Apples

Here is a card I made with the newest Sketch Saturday sketch:
and here is the sketch I used:
The apples image is from Flourishes (long retired) - it's colored with alcohol markers, the peach colored paper is from Penny Black's Painted Blooms collection

Challenges:
Dragonfly journey - Tooty Fruity
Ceative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Star Stampz - Hand Colored Image
Let's Color Linky Party - anything with colored image

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SOS253 - Slatted Baskets

This week at Shopping Our Stash we want you to make anything but a card - easy, right?
I made couple of slatted baskets, using a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.
They are fun to make and you can make them in various sizes. Papers and sentiment stamp are from Stampin Up
Challenges;
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SOS252 - Sounds of the Sea

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Sounds of the Sea and we would like to see projects with beach/ seashore/ under the sea theme. Easy, right?

I decided to use one of my favorite Stampin Up sets called By The Tide (so sad, it's one of the retiring ones) and make a shaker card. Background is a watercolor wash using SU inks, fish is cut out and popped up for more 3D scene. The wood veneer sentiment and DP are also from Stampin Up, both retiring as well..

Challenges:
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - male projects
The Paper Players - CAS project with Wild animal
Simply Create too - Thank You

Saturday, May 14, 2016

SS412 - House Mice & watermelons

Here is a card I made using the newest Sketch Saturday sketch:

and here is the sketch:

The House Mouse stamp is colored with Prismacolor pencils and I used the new Emerald Envy CS for the base.

Challenges;
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Furry Friends
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
The Pencils Case - summer colors

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SOS251 - May Flowers in Pink

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called April Showers Bring May Flowers - pretty straight forward, right?
I went with the flowers part and used Stampin Up's Helping me Grow set.
I used Distress Ink Water Bleaching technique - if you never tried it before, you can find the tutorial here. I used Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry inks.

Challenges:
Eureka Stamps - April Showers Bring May Flowers