Monday, September 29, 2014

Christmas Greetings!

Hello friends!
After I finished my chores last night I sat and did some
browsing through my favorite challenge sites to see what I've
been missing lately.  I came across a couple that I just couldn't 
resist this week - so I quickly put together this card to play along:

Please ignore the crooked sentiment - arghh!! 
I stamped it the first time and it was way off - so I flipped the 
panel over and tried again and I still got it a bit off.
I even used my Stamp-m-Jig but I must have been had my head tilted.
 In any event - I didn't want to waste the cardstock
so I decided that the crooked sentiment would just have to 
add some "homemade" charm to the card - ha ha!

As soon as I saw the sketch at The Paper Players Challenge #215,
I remembered that I had these left over snowflakes from a previous class project.
They were just perfect for this - take a look

I also used the colors from The Challenge #15 (Always Playing with Paper)
which is one of my favorite color combos - especially for Christmas!

And last but not least...I'd like to enter this at 4 Crafty Chicks - 4 CC #213
where they want to see a Trio of Pairs (3 pairs of snowflakes).  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting. D

Sunday, September 28, 2014

From the Heart - September Digi and Challenge #80

Hello friends - hope you are having a terrific day!
Somehow the weekend just blew right by me as if I was standing still.
I got a lot done - but now I'm realizing what I didn't get done and 
I have to go back to work tomorrow - Boo! I think the work week 
should be 4 days and we should get 3 off (1 extra day to craft) - hehe.

In any event... I have a card to share with you today 
using the September stamp of the month called "Flappy Birthday"
for the From the Heart progressive challenge - hope you like it!

In looking at my card a revelation about my cardmaking skills
popped into my head.  I use a lot of bright colors in my creations!
(This was really more of a no-brainer than a revelation).
They just make me feel happy, happy, happy!
Oh... and I LOVE cute images such as these ;o)
Do you have a "signature" style of any sort?

I am entering this in the following challenges:
I {heart} sketches #80 w/twist (I didn't use the twist)
The Alphabet Challenge - Q for Quadruple (use 4 of something)
I used 4 panels of dsp on my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today - I'm sure glad you did!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #249 - Sketch

Hello sweet friends and followers - hope you are all doing well.
It's time for another fabulously FUN challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!

Sadly this is my last post as a Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Guest - sob!
I've had so much fun this month getting to know Kimmie and the 
other wonderful Krafty Gals.  They are such a wonderful bunch
and I feel so blessed to have won the opportunity to be a guest
designer this past month.  Thanks so much Kimmie and Gals!

So...back to the challenge this week.  Our hostess is Krafty Girl Stephanie!!
 And because you love sketches so much, her challenge is another SKETCH!!

Isn't it a great one?! So  many possibilities!
I LOVE sketches and am one of those crafters who tend
to stick pretty close to the sketch.

Here's my card for this week's challenge using "Perfect Poison":
With Halloween right around the corner I decided it would be fun to make a card 
using this awesome image for the occasion.  My daughter really liked how I
made the green glow around her - like she had already drank some of her potion.  
I also made the cocktail sparkly but it's difficult to see in this photo.
I used some of my stash of older papers and the black lace ribbon.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC39 - Halloween/Fall
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges Twisted Thursdays - Anything Goes w/AG twist
Inky Impressions IIC 178 - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef Challenge #48 Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #134 Fussy Cut
Divas by Design - Pretty in Glitter

I'd love for you to join the  Kraftin Kimmie challenge #249 this week.
You could WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!!

Don't forget the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS at 25-50% OFF!
And this weekend is your last chance to scoop up the September Gimme Kimmies Kit with ALL the new stamp sets together at a discount!!

Please go check out the wonderful creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests this week!
You'll be very glad that you did!
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin’! D

My Time to Craft Challenge #260 "White on White"

Hello crafty friends!
Here it is the last weekend of Septermber.
Did it go by as fast for you as it did for me?'s time for another weekly challenge at My Time to Craft (MTTC).
This week MTTC Challenge #260 is 'White on White'.

We want to see your crafty creations where everything is white except
the image or sentiment.  All white background & embellishments is the key.

Here's my card to inspire you this week:

I think the key to white on white cards is to create 
texture and dimension to help keep it from being boring.
On my card I used an embossing folder, some white twine
white sequins & tiny clear rhinestones.
I'm happy with how it turned out - I hope you like it too :o)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #90 Anything Goes
w/optional Create Your Own Challenge (see below)
where I used (in order of columns) - bling
sentiment, solid color paper, sequins, baker's twine.

Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #114 CAS
ABC Christmas Challenges - S for Something Festive
Creative Card Crew - 71 Twine

The rest of the lovely and talented team at MTTC have also 
made some gorgeous' White on White' cards for your inspiration.
Please go visit them and say "hi" and then link up 
your own gorgeous creation. I can't wait to see what you make!
Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D  

Friday, September 26, 2014

52CCT - September Embellishment Challenge "Diamonds & Pearls"

Hello friends - happy weekend to you!
Since it is the last month of September we have a embellishment challenge
for you over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (52CCT)!

I must admit...this one threw me a bit out of my comfort zone.
I just kept thinking that I needed to make something really elegant
and that is not my usual style.  I stewed and fretted off and on all week 
but my MOJO just wasn't there.  Finally I decided to dig
through my stash to see if something might inspire me.
First I found lots of different stars and then 
I found these great rhinestone (diamonds) swirls. 
Suddenly an idea began to form in my poor befuddled brain.

Here's what I came up with finally - take a look:

So that wasn't so bad...I made it way harder than I needed to.
I think I was just under too much stress from work this week
to even try to think creatively.  In any event, I'll just bet
that you already have some fabulous ideas for a 
Christmas card using diamonds and pearls.

My lovely 52CCT teammates have made some really 
gorgeous cards to share with you. Please go visit them and say "hi".
I hope you will decide to join us this week. I can't wait to see what you make!

Til next time...hugs and merry crafting! D

Happy Halloween from Zephyr McBroom

Happy Friday all!
I have a fun Halloween card to share with you that I made for the
Kit and Clowder Colouring Competition
(in the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group)
Zephyr McBroom by Rick St Dennis.

Here's my card:
I really had to resist the temptation to color her face
in normal skin tones - was afraid I wouldn't get the shading 
to look right. But I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Sure glad I've taken some of Alyce's colouring classes!
Even though I haven't gotten through all the lessons I feel so 
much more comfortable with my colouring skills.

This image brings back fun memories for me because I 
always wanted to be a "pretty" witch for Halloween.
(Mostly so I could wear lots of makeup and a black wig - LOL). 

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
MOJO Monday 364 (using this great sketch)

The Stamping Chef Challenge #48 Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenge #208 - Autumn/Fall
Paper Pretties - Halloween/Fall
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog Challenge #113 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today! 
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes (Cuddle Up)

Hello sweet friends and followers so happy you are here to visit!
 It's time for the last WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY challenge for September
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  and we hope you can play along!! 

I've been having so much fun this month as a Krafty Guest! 
Here's my card this week to inspire you:

Yesterday was the first full day of fall - but it has felt more like 
summer than fall.  The colors are gorgeous and the nights are cool
though so that means winter isn't too far away and soon I'll be  
wanting to do the very same thing as this darling bear and his mouse friend! 

I stamped the image with a lighter brown ink with the intention of 
trying the no lines coloring technique.  It started out that way 
but somehow went a bit astray and I wasn't sure how to "fix" it.
Not my favorite card of all time - but I LOVE this darling
image so will give it another try again.
This set called "Cuddle Up and Stay Warm" is available in the Shop

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges - Challenge #43 Photo Inspiration/AG
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #37
Papertake Weekly - Oh How Cute!

I hope that you will decide to join us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie.
The other lovely Krafty Gals and Guests have made some amazing
creations to inspire you this week. 
You can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design. 
You can make a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....ANYTHING GOES!! 
Do be sure to submit a NEW creation though.  
The challenge is open until September 30th  at midnight! 
 At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from
all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! 
 So go get krafty - we can't wait to see what you make!!