Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SOS265 - Good Word for Christmas Card with Stampin' Up Dies

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called What's the Good Word? and we want you to use word dies.

For my card I decided to use dies only - and I used Flourish dies from Stampin' Up with a last year's Christmas Greetings sentiment die (also from Stampin Up). 

Timeout Challenges - Holidays with no stamping
Come and Get It - punches & dies
HLS - anything with dies

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

SOS264 - Card Sharks/Mice

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Card Shark and we want to see anything card related or made of/with. I was a little stumped by this challenge at first, cause I don't really have any card related stash, but then I remembered this cute House Mouse image I got from a swap ages ago and decided to use it.
I colored it with Prismacolor pencils, used some ages old paper from my stash and a sketch from My Time To Craft.

Challenges:
My Time To Craft - Sketch
Di's Digi Designs - animals acting like humans
Critters and Creatures - anything with a critter

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Christmas Ornament in Black and Kraft

The Embellished Ornaments stamp set was my favorite last year and I'm really happy it stayed in this years catalogue too. It's less than half a year till Christmas so why not start with Christmas cards?
I cased from Amy K - you can find the original here. The white & gold patterned paper is from last year's Holiday Catalogue and the enamel dots started out as plain white ones and I colored them in with black Sharpie.

Challenges:
The Glory Of Christmas - use Kraft paper
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Use Gold or Silver

Saturday, August 6, 2016

SS424 - Fairy Thanks

It's Saturday and that means a new sketch at Sketch Saturday. Here is this week's sketch:
and here is my card:
 I used an older fairy image from Ching-Chou Kuik and colored it with Prismacolor pencils.
Challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes + embossing
The Pencil Case - Anything  colored with pencils
The Outlawz - Paper A La Mode - Fantasy

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SOS263 - Balerina Silhouette

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use Silhouettes.
I found this balerina QuickKutz die in my local thrift store some time ago and instantly fell in love with it. She looks really graceful and light.
I wanted to create something like a shadow effect so I layered the same die in black, gray and silver.
Background script is stamped, embossed in white and then sponged with aqua inks.

Challenges:
Broken Fairy Designs - AG + embossing
Just Us Girls - Let's Hear It For the Girls
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - Resist technique
Cardz 4 Galz - No patterned paper

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

SOS262 - Flowery Field Congrats

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called A Stitch In Time and obviously we want to see any kind of stitching on your creations - real or faux.
I used a Stampin Up stamp set called Helping Me Grow. I cut up the daisy stamp and created a whole field of daisies with masking. For watercoloring I used Stampin Up inks and the paper is shimmery white.

Challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz - No Patterned Paper
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SOS261 - Halloween Matchbox

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called You Are Matchless and we would like you to create a Matchbox or a Matchbook.

If you are wondering why a Halloween box in summer - I actually had parts for this box in my UFO pile, so I thought that this is a perfect opportunity to finish it.
I used some fun Halloween papers from MME Lost & Found and some Halloween embellies I found around my craft room. So it's a very Shopping my Stash project :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SOS260 - Birds and Branches

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to get inspired by our bedding.
So here is a picture of my wrinkled duvet with birds and branches that were my inspiration

..and here is a card I made. I used different colors (Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake and Tiptop Taupe)
Stamps, inks and dies are all from Stampin Up. For the background I did a watercolor wash and stamped with the mesh stamp couple times.

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes + Birds
Come and Get It - make your own background
Animal Friends - Animals + dies
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe - Things with Wings

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

SOS259 - Say What?!

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Say What?! and we want everyone to use speech bubbles.
Since I don't have any stamps or dies that would create speech bubbles I had to get creative and make my own
I used stamps from Art Impressions and drew my own speech bubble around the sentiment. Image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers and everything else is from my old stash.

Challenges:
DRS Designs - the heat is on
Just Us Girls - Summer
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Girls of Summer

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SOS258 - Watercolored Poppies

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called How Does Your Garden Grow and obviously we want to see flowers, fruits, veg and anything else garden related.
For my card I used stamps from an older Flourishes set called Poppy Patch, stamped the images in water soluble ink and used my aqua painter to pull the colors out for a quick and messy watercolor look. Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - I is for Ink It Up
Stampotique - all things garden