Saturday, October 18, 2014

MTTC#263 - Tag It!

Hello friends and followers - happy weekend!!
The month of October is just practically evaporating for me.
This 3rd week of the month at My Time to Craft (MTTC) 
we have a little different and fun challenge for you.
MTTC #263 is Tag It!

We want to see your tags - not attached to a card or project.
Just a good ol' tag!  Here's mine for this week:

I mustache you...do you like it?  LOL
I used my new mustache die - just love it -
and popped it up using dimensional dots.
I colored the image with my Stampin' Blendabilities markers
and added some rhinestones for added bling.

I don't very often make tags but with images as cute as this
I think I might need to make a few more!

I'm entering my tag in the following challenges:
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #86 Use an Image with a Hat
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #40 - Anything Goes

I also made a second tag from the from set (Stampin Up!) 
but attached this one to a card. 

Fun huh?  
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #86 Use an Image with a Hat
Inky Impressions Challenge #181 - Anything Goes

I hope that you will decide to join us this week at MTTC.
My lovely DT pals have made some amazing tags for your inspiration.
Please go visit them and say "Hi".
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Friday, October 17, 2014

52CCT - October Recipe Challenge - One Layer Card

Hello friends!
Time for another challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (52CCT)
Our challenge this week has three little words that strike fear in my crafter's heart
ONE LAYER CARD.
Oh boy...I must admit that this is my least favorite type of card to make. 
But there's a reason we call it a challenge - to push our creative styles
and sometimes the challenges are harder for me than they seem to be for you.

So...enough whining...I rose to the challenge and this is what I made.

I stamped with three different blues starting with the
lightest and working my way to darkest.  
Kind of reminds me of a blizzard - LOL.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sister Act #79 - Anything Goes

I hope that you will decide to join us this week at 52CCT 
and share your One Layer Christmas Cards with us.
My teamies at 52CCT have made some amazing 
one layer cards to share with you.  Please go check them out!

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

Cheers to You! Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #251 (Sketch)

Hello friends - look at that we made it to Friday!
What a week I've had, I'm still trying to catch myself
and keep thinking "what the heck happened to my time?"
In any event...it's almost the weekend - whew!

I started this card last Sunday and finally got it done last night.  
There is a sketch at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge that I just had to play along with.
Here's the sketch for Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #251

And here's what I made using it:

Check out those pompoms! I saw a tutorial on how to 
make them using baker's twine and this sweet image 
seemed just perfect for such a technique. 

Sorry for a short post but I do need to get through
one more day at work so I best be on my way.

I'm also entering these great challenges:
 Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #117 Make Your Mark
Divas by Design - October 15th Texture
The Stamping Chef Challenge #51 - Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Celebrating Autumn and Thanksgiving

Hello friends - how are you today?
Are you enjoying the fall weather in the States?
I love fall - the cool evenings and warm nights with the
gorgeous colors of the leaves. 
I especially love the fall holiday of Thanksgiving
and all the yummy dishes that our family makes
when we get together to celebrate.

Speaking of fall, I have a card to share with you 
using one of Deedee's Digis 
fun NEW releases called  "Pilgrim Owls".
Take a look:

I managed to use up some of my stash from a season 
or two ago (still love that corn paper) - feeling 
pretty good about that, as well as some new 
enamel dots that I just had to have :o)
I love the rich warm color combo of this card.
Hope you like it too. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #117 "Make Your Mark"
Crafty Catz Challenge #250 - Autumn
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #40 - Anything Goes

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



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #228 - Buttons (Sponsored by Deedee's Digis)

Hello sweet crafty friends - thanks so much for stopping in to visit me.
I am on the DT for Deedee's Digis and am excited to share
a card I made for a challenge that Deedee's Digis is sponsoring.

The awesome challenge is Sentimental Sundays 
and the Sentimental Sundays Challenge #228 is...Buttons.

Here's what I made to inspire you to play along:

I took a bit a a different interpretation of this challenge and 
added lots and lots of digital buttons using one of the newest releases 
at Deedee's shop called "Goody Jars".

There is a fabulous tutorial on Deedee's blog about layering
digital images to create a look such as this where the buttons are
 placed inside the glass jar.  In addition to the
layering of the images, I also used the re-sizing and rotate tools
to make the buttons different sized and appear as if they 
are laying at different angles in the jar.  This was sooooo
much fun to do.  I could have sat and played for hours :o) 

I used the pre-colored digis for this card which made it very easy
to layer.  I printed the image twice so I could cut out the top
and the peppermint candy and then create a pop-up of those parts
for dimension.  Really love how this turned out - I hope you do too.

I hope that I've inspired you to play along this week at 
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #228 - Add a Button.
The wonderful DT at Sentimental Sundays have made some
terrific creations for your inspiration. Please go visit them and say "hi".
Don't forget...
Deedee's Digis is offering a wonderful prize for this week's challenge. 

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


Saturday, October 11, 2014

MTTC Challenge #262 - Santa

Hello friends and followers, hope each of you are doing well!
I'm excited to share my DT card for My Time to Craft (MTTC)
Challenge #262 - "Santa" because I finally used a stamp set 
that a dear friend gave me a few years ago (thank you Patrice!)
but it had gotten stuffed in a basket only to be forgotten until now.
Take a look:

I'm just so excited over  how this turned out.  I used my Stampin' Up
markers to color the stamp and get the variation in the colors
Then I ran the image through my Big Shot using my new
Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies and cut the image into 
3 layers.  After gluing the first layer to the cardstock base
I then used dimensional dots to pop up the second layer. 
Ohhh...oops.. before all the adhering I used a sponge dauber
and ran it around all the edges using Baked Brown Sugar ink (SU)
to give it an aged look and more dimension.  The last piece of 
the three I dropped down inside the frame I had created with the
other two pieces and viola!! LOVE it :o)  
I used a Qtip to give Santa his rosy cheeks and lips. 

Here's a look at the very simple inside

I hope that you will join us this week at MTTC #262 and show us
your rocking Santa creations! My lovely and talented DT pals
have also made some fabulous creations for your inspiration.
Please pop on over and say "hi".

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Festive Friday Challenge #42 - Photo Inspiration (colors and bow for me)
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #121 - Anything Goes

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

Friday, October 10, 2014

52CCT October Color Challenge

Hello friends - happy weekend!!
This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - 52CCT
we have a color challenge for you.
Take a look at this fun palette:

I used the pinks, the lighter blue and green for my card

The image and sentiment are from a new release digital set
at Deedee's Digis called "Ugly Sweaters". I hand-drew the wonky frame 
around the sentiment so that it would stand out a bit more.
I colored it up with my Stampin' Blendabilities markers
in Melon Mambo (light & medium), Old Olive (light & medium)
and Coastal Cabana (light & medium).  

This is a tall and skinny card measuring 3 1/2" x 7 ".
I kept it flat  (no embellishments) so that it will be easy to send out.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart #39 - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles  - Pink Christmas (noticeable amount of pink)
Paper Pretties PWC331 - CAS
Sister Act Card Challenge #78 - Anything Goes (sponsored by Deedee's Digis)

My lovely 52CCT DT pals have also made some wonderful
Christmas cards to share with you using this fun color combo.
Please go check them out and say "hi" while you're there.
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