Monday, February 19, 2018

Hugs on valentine's day - Monika and Billlie challenge

Monday February 19, 2018
 
 
Well it's time for Monika and me to do our challenge between the two of us.. Monika of Creative with Monika chose the theme for this card between the two of us..
Background heat or dry embossed, masculine and valentines day card..
 
So I started with kraft paper and used a masculine looking embossing folder. I then took My favorite things and cut out the "hugs".. I did a couple layers of black and then the top was red.. Then I had a scrap of water color paper that was cut off of another project and I took Simon Says branch die and ran that through.. then found a scrap of reddish and brown water color scrap so die cut the hearts and foam mounted them.. well now I didn't like the red on the hugs.. so I tried teal.. nope didn't look right, tried a few more then found a scrap of green wood looking designer paper so cut that out and liked it so added this to the top of the "hugs". I then heat embossed the "on valentine's day" and added it over the hugs. I used Spectrum sparkle pen over the hearts.  I am liking and think it looks masculine..  Please head over to Monika's blog and see her masculine valentine's day card. she's great at masculine cards. 
 
 
Challenges:
 Crafty gals corner #159 - add a heart
Crafting by designs - be my valentine
Simon Wednesday - die cut
As you like it  favorite way to add sentiment (I love using die cut letters and then embossing a small strip to complete the sentiment. It give a lot of interest and adds to the design of your card.)
Jo's scrap shack #221 - anything goes
QKR stampede #283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #404 - anything goes /opt. pretty ribbon
That's crafty - I heart you
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
My time to craft #364 - all you need is love
AAA cards #109 - die cuts only
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi
HeARTful stamping - anything goes




 
 


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Always thinking of you - Catch the bug

Sunday February 18, 2018
 
Stella Says Sketch challenge #604 at Catch the bug 
I love playing with sketches  and this was a fun one..
 


I have this fun image from Bugaboo..  This is 3 Square Floral - thinking of you.. I thought would be good for that loved one you're missing. Or a valentine card.. I colored the image with copics. I added ribbon along the edge and for the sentiment banner I stamped Stampin up "always"   so the card actually says "always thinking of you".. I added a button (I broke the shaft off the back).  I hope I have inspired you to play along.
Challenges:
4 crafty chicks #390 - lots of layers
Jo's scrap shack #221 - anything goes
QKR stampede #283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #404 - anything goes /opt. pretty ribbon
Polkadoodles wk. 7 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
Hiding in my craft room #340 - button or bow
My time to craft #364 - all you need is love
A gem of a challenge #213 - any flower
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi

Friday, February 16, 2018

If I was meant to POP out of bed - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday February 16, 2018
 
Middle of the month already.. We are back at Bugaboo with another Free Friday and take a look at the DT's creations at Catch the bug..
 
 
This is Margaret Toaster.. I colored the image with copics and then added Quick Quote designer paper behind. It was missing something and I just happened to have these circles off to the side of my craft table so I added a few behind and liked the look. 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Jo's scrap shack #221 - anything goes
QKR stampede #283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #404 - anything goes /opt. pretty ribbon
Polkadoodles wk. 7 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Smile you're awesome - Creative with Stamps #23

Thursday February 15, 2018
 
So did you have a great Valentines day?..
It's our anniversary.. We had a nice celebration.
We're back with a Mid month reminder for the February challenge at Creative with Stamps #23 the theme is HEART
 
 
Note: CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.
 
This is my card. I started by using a Great Impressions wood block stamp and Stampin up ink and stamping the stamp all over the card. (the stamp is a group of intertwined hearts) well it didn't look too good when I was done because there was just too much white... So took out a redish Ranger ink and went over the card.. well the red wasn't red enough more coral looking so then I grabbed some purple Ranger ink and went over the card.. Now you can hardly see the Stampin up inked hearts so I went back over the card with black inked hearts.. I liked it better. I then die cut the My Favorite Things "Smile" in a pink that looks like the background color. I layered it two times and added it to the card front. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the letters. I couldn't find the dot for the i so I colored a half pearl with a copic and added it. I heat embossed the MFT sentiment and added it to the card. I like the monochromatic look.. Hope you are inspired and if you need more mojo head over to CWS blog and see the DT creations.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Try it on Tuesday - love is in the air
Allsorts wk. 454 - love is in the air
Crazy 4 challenge #421 - valentine/anniversary
My time to craft #364 - love is all we need
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #161 - have a heart
Use your stuff #299 - love is all around
Always fun #45 - valentine
(Pin)spirational #209 - photo
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes

Crafty creations #360 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #159 - add a heart
Simon Wednesday - die cut



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

To my friend - Aud Sentiments #197

Thursday February 15-26, 2018
 
Welcome back to another challenge at Aud Sentiments #197  Our theme for this challenge is FOR A FRIEND + SENTIMENT 
 

 
Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up
 
 


I am using the image called Fairy Magic.. I used copic to color her and the butterflies. I embossed the background with an embossing folder. I heat embossed the sentiment that is from Dolphin song. it's an old wood stamp. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the wings and butterflies.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #390 - lots of layers
As you like it - favorite way to add sentiment (I like to get the card done and added the embossed strip under the image. I try to use the same color as the bg so it ties it together. Also using foam dots to give it a nice depth.

woof woof Happy Birthday - Always Happy Birthday #2

Thursday February 15, 2018
 
Did you have a great Valentines day? We had a nice one and celebrated our anniversary.
Mid month reminder that we have a challenge at
and the theme is CAS (clean and simple) and happy birthday
you can enter up to 4 times in the month.. 
Do you have more birthdays to enter? 
 
 
I got a free birthday stamp from Simon Says in Nov. for my birthday.. This is the stamp.. Isn't he cute. I stamped the dog on water color paper and used my Mission water colors to paint the scene. I used My favorite things stitch die. I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed and cut the words out. I love the cuteness of this card.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes
Crafty creations #360 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - die cut
As you like it favorite way to add your sentiment (I love cutting the words out and adding them at wonky angles so that it gives the eyes a way to travel over your card.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day - Inspiration Destination #144

Wednesday February 14, 2018
 
Welcome back to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #144
and the theme is
ANYTHING GOES optional twist... USE A REAL STAMP..
NO  DIGI'S..
 


for my card I used Simon Says stamps an stamped all over the background and then used bronze embossing powder and heated. I went over the paper with Ranger inks watered down. I went around the edge with Ranger ink just distressing it.. I used Stampin up heart and cut out the designer paper which also has bronze in it. I stamped SS sentiment and added it. I then stamped a row of hearts and added this.


Challenges:
AAA cards #108 - love
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Cards in envy - love you so much
Try it on Tuesday - love is in the air
Allsorts wk. 454 - love is in the air
Crazy 4 challenge #421 - valentine/anniversary
My time to craft #364 - love is all we need
Dragonfly journeys #111 - love
Addicted to stamps #161 - have a heart
Use your stuff #299 - love is all around
Always fun #45 - valentine
Die cuttin divas #365 - valentines day
(Pin)spirational #209 - photo
Simon Wednesday - die cut