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.

Challenges:
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

Challenges:
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.

Challenges:
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.

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SOS267 - Shaving Foam Technique meets Fox Builder Punch

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to try/learn a new technique. I always wanted to try the shaving cream technique, don't know why I didn't, so I finally did it.
You only need a shallow container filled with shaving foam, couple reinkers and several pieces of pre-cut paper. You can make a lot of different looking pieces from one "serving" of foam. Little messy, but fun, fun, fun!

I knew I'll want to use the background with my new Fox Builder punch from Stampin' Up! so I used brown, blue and green reinkers for my background. Sentiment is from Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the leafy embossing folder is also from Stampin' Up!

Challenges:
Sweet Stampin - no deisgner paper
Crafting when we can - use dies and punches
Polkadoodles - something beginning with F - fox
Cardz 4 Guyz - something beginning with F - fox
Retarte - anything goes

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