Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge

Morning Peeps!  These weeks are flying by way too fast.  I can't believe that it is only 23 days till Christmas.  It's time to prepare for saying thank you for all those gifts you will be getting.  The Crafter's CafĂ© challenge blog has the theme of "Thank You" for this week.   I used "Say What Snowman" from our sponsor Oak Pond Creations.  I added a thank you sentiment to the banner he is holding.  There is also a second sponsor this week, Sassy Studio Designs.  Why not hop over and check out both sponsors.

Materials used:
SU cardstock
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Copic markers
Cameo to print/cut the image and cut the snowflakes
Recollections dp

Challenges entered:  Christmas is coming AG Baby It's Cold Outside Snow

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge 11-26

Morning Peeps.  Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the U.S.  Hope you all have a very happy day with lots of food, family and fellowship.  Once again, it's time for the Wednesday sketch challenge at The Outlawz.   While you are waiting for the turkey to be done, why not just create a card for this challenge.  This is the final week for our sponsor for this month, Deedee's Digis.  Hope you have had a chance to check out the great digis at that site.  The one I chose for this week is from "Happy Owlidays."  It is a precolored image.  This is what you get in the set.  Check it out.

This is the sketch to be used this week:

And the card I made with it:
I used the pre-colored image from the collection and printed and cut it on my Cameo.  The dp are from various 6x6 paper pads I have collected over the years.  The ribbon is from Celebrate It (Michael's brand).  The snowflake is the last of the glittered snowflakes from a package I bought a couple years ago. 
Challenges entered: Christmas Celebrations AG AG

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Release at DS4J

Happy Sunday all!  It's Sunday Release time at DS4J.  There are some great new images in the shop this morning.  You really won't want to miss seeing them.  The sun collection is really fantastic.  It has lots of images and sentiments.  That's the one I used for my card.  Then there is an adorable bunny acting as a bookend.  There is also a zentangle image for you to color.  Plus several more.

I printed the sunburst and the sentiment and cut them with my Cameo.  I also cut the grass with the Cameo.  I colored the sun with Copic markers.    The dp is from Bo Bunny Apple Cider Collection 6x6 pad.

Challenges entered:  Autumn colors AG AG 2 or more colors CAS

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Outlawz Sketch Nov. 19

Hi Peeps.  It's time for another challenge at The Outlawz Sketch challenge.  Our sponsor this month continues to be Deedee's Digis.  If you still haven't done so, hop on over to the site and look at the fantastic sets of digi stamps available there.  For my card this week, I chose to use "Rose Regards."  I've made enough Christmas cards so I thought I would make a get well card this week.

I used a precolored image and flipped it horizontally.  The papers/cardstock are all from Recollections.  Flowers are Prima and the sentiment is from Sweet 'N Sassy.  Bling is from Want2scrap.  I cut the banner on my Cameo and the sentiment tag is from Spellbinders.

Challenges entered: AG Any Digi Patterned paper

Santa's Letter

Hi Peeps.  It is getting to be that time of year again when we have to prepare for the holiday.  What better way to start preparing than to dash off that letter to Santa.    Berni at DigiStamps4Joy has chosen the theme for this challenge.  She chose Preparing for the Holidays/Fall as the theme.  This is midway through the challenge so hop on over to the blog to see some inspiration from the design teams and some who have already entered the challenge.  Then skip to the store and pick up some great holiday images.  I picked "Santa's Letter"  for my card.

My card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches square.  I used cardstock from Recollections Collection.  The ribbon also came from Michaels.  Of course, I used the print and cut feature on my Cameo to cut the image.  I then colored it with Copic markers.  It's a little hard to see in the picture, but the snow on the mailbox and fence posts is Pearl Pen Ice White.  The base of the globe is covered with Glossy Accents.  The bling snowflakes are from Want2Scrap.

Challenges entered: Winter Wonderland AG Christmas Ribbons or Bows Preparing for Christmas

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Tag

Hi Peeps.  It's Tuesday morning and time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.  This one was a lot of fun.  The theme is to make a Christmas Tag.  I used two cute digis from our sponsor, MyGrafico.  I used "Santa Sleigh" and "Reindeer 02."

I pulled a partial sheet of Christmas paper from my scrap stash and cut a tag with my Cameo.  Then I sponged a little Lipstick Red Distress Ink over it to tone it down a little.  I merged and cut the images with my Cameo and then colored them with Copic Markers.  I added a little Pearl Pen Ice White to Santa's Beard and cuffs.  For the reins, I used a piece of WRMK twine.  I cut the background with my Cameo and sponged it also.  I then added gold leaf pen to the edges.  The glittered snowflake and ribbon are from Michaels.  I used pop dots to raise the image off the tag.

Challenges Entered: Anything but a Card 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Release

Morning Peeps.  It's Sunday and time for the Sunday Release at DigiStamps4Joy.  There are some really cute new images this week along with some serious ones.  My card this week is a mixture of whimsy and reality.  For my image, I chose to use the new image called "First Snow."  It's just a background image so you can add other images or sentiments as you desire.  I chose to merge the "First Christmas" image with it.  I merged the images in my Cameo then printed it out and colored it with Copics.  The snow on the ground is White Glitter Ritz glitter added with Martha Stewart Glittering Glue.  The fur on the Santa cap is Pearl Pen Ice White. The falling snow are bling pearls from Want2Scrap.  The dots on the dino's body are Daffodil Liquid Pearls.  Ribbon is from Michaels.  The blue card base and the lighter blue image are both embossed.  I was given a stack of paper and it included these papers.  I don't know the maker.

Challenges entered: Christmas is coming The Great Outdoors Just Add Textire Winter Holiday and Ribbon Happy Holidays