Saturday, December 2, 2023

CCK - Crimson Moon

This is a card I created for this month's challenge at Ching Chou Kuik's challenge and inspiration blog using a decoupage image called Crimson Moon.

if you never used a decoupage image here is a closer look - it's a set of images you cut out and layer on top of each other with dimensionals creating a 3D effect

For the background I used some japanese patterned paper, cardstock, glitter paper and gems from my stash

The Fairy and the unicorn - anything fantasy goes
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Warm Wishes Christmas cards

I finally started making some Christmas cards - it's snowing outside (first time this year) so it's a perfect time for starting to think about Christmas (I was thinking about Christmas cookies too)

I made a few quick cards using Graphic 45 Warm Wishes papers using sketch challenges 

For this one I used sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday 

This one used sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

one with sketch from The Paper Players

and one without using any sketch

Try It On Tuesday - Traditional Christmas
The Holy and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas

Saturday, November 25, 2023

CCK - Purple Dragonfly

I'm back with another card featuring a Ching-Chou Kuik image - this time I used an image called Purple Dragonfly.

I tried something a bit different this time - I printed the digi on kraft cardstock and colored it with Prismacolor pencils. The pencils give you a nice coverage but the effect is a bit different than coloring on white.
For the background I used a bit of patterned paper, washi tape and a kraft ribbon for extra texture. And also a background die with white CS.

The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Fantasy Goes 
Tic Tac Toe - Middle row - coloring, free, gems
Crafter's cafe - Feminine

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Watercolor Christmas

I made these cards for our newest challenge at Shopping Our Stash - challenge is called Splish, Splash and we want everyone to use a water based media or image with water in it.

For my cards I used stamps that came with a recent Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine.
Images and sentiment were stamp with Versamark on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder.
Then I just swiped ink pads across the paper and blended the color with water brush. I used mostly distress ink, except for the darkest purple which is Blackberry Bliss from Stampin Up. The blue one looks a bit flat in the picture, there is more difference between the colors IRL.
Added some water splatter for more Splish, Splash effext and just a few sparkly gems for decoration

My Time To Craft - Got To Be Christmas
Stamping Sensation - Christmas
Allsorts - Christmas Time

Saturday, November 18, 2023

CCK - The Seahorse

I'm back with another card created for Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge and inspiration blog. This week I used an image called The Seahorse and it's from Circle Kimono Ladies series

I decided to make a shaker card with image in the background. Image was colored with alcohol markers, papers and sequins are from Stampin Up, sentiment a sticker from Tim Holtz.

I Spy With My Little Eye - Sparkle and Shine (shiny sequins)
Classic Design Challenge - Anything  Goes
Worldwide Crafters and Colorist - Anything Goes with Coloring

Saturday, November 11, 2023

CCK - Winter Watcher

I made this card for November challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge blog. It feels almost wintery here so I decided to make a card in cool colors. I used and image called Winter Watcher.

I used a spotlight technique and matched the pale purple ad grey colors from the image with patterned papers. Added some peel of stickers from Love from Lizzie and a snowflake die cut

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

SOS509 - Emboss Like a Boss

 I made this card for our current challenge at Shopping Our Stash. We want to see embossing on participants' creations and I decided to do a bit of both - hot and dry

I used the Prized Peony stamp set from Stampin Up and for embossing I emboss the velum in the background and also heat embossed the sentiment

613 Avenue Create - embossing

Path of Positivity  - Texture

Triple B - blooms

Crafty Catz - AG + show some flowers

Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act

Saturday, October 21, 2023

CCK - New Leaves

I'm back with another watercolor creation - this time I used a Ching-Chou Kuik image called New Leaves

For the background I used an embossed cardstock with leaf pattern and added a SU ribbon and rhinestones from my stash.

Alphabet Challenge - O is for Owl
Fab 'n' Funky - Make it Female


Saturday, October 14, 2023

CCK - Red Panda

Hello everyone!

I'm back with another inspirational post for Ching Chou Kuik's Challenge blog. This week I decided to use an image called Red Panda.

I watercolored it, layered the image on a sparkly ombre cardstock and decorated the card with a bunch of Prima flowers in autumn colors.

Moving Along with Times - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Autumn Colors
613 Avenue Create - AG + option: Autumn Colors

Saturday, October 7, 2023

CCK - Holy Venice Night

I made this card for this month's challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's challenge and Inspiration blog. I chose a pre-colored image called Holy Venice Night and created this low key Christmas card. I didn't add any sentiment so it can be used as a generic holiday  season card, but adding the gold touches makes it more festive.

Join us and participate in our challenge this month as everybody who plays will receive this lovely digi image

Merry Little Christmas CB - Anything Christmas
Most Magical Time of the Year - Anything Christmas or Halloween