Thursday, June 23, 2016

Creative Knockouts #147 - A Charmed Life

Oddball Art is this week's sponsor at Creative Knockouts.  This forlorn little girl is named Cassidy.  She's going to a friend who is recovering from an operation.

The challenge is to add a charm to you card.  Unfortunately, there was no charm in sight in the piles around my craft room, but I found one of these little mini clips from my days as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  It's metal, and having moments of creativity leads to a charmed life, right?!?!  Take at peek at the DT cards here, and then play along with us!

Challenges Entered:
Mod Squad Challenge 6/22 - All that Glitters
Penny's Challenge #283- AG
Crafting from the Heart #117 - AG
Craft Your Passion#317 - AG
Dream Valley #134 - Summer Colors

Monday, June 20, 2016

Dizzy Daisy

I'm featuring one of todays new digis from the Babycakes Digis and Design Etsy shop called 919 Dizzy Daisy today.  She's one of artist, Sandra Caldwell's newest releases.  The rest of the DT has colored up other goodies from this week's release, which you can find at the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Group. (If you aren't a member, consider joining!)  Honestly, I don't know how she does it, but Sandra continues to crank out new digis every week for all of us to color.  Her creativity is amazing!

The sentiment is from Little Inker Designs and fits beautifully with the face of this flower.  The background print in an MFT birthday background stamp.  I just finished with Sandy Allnock's Copic Coloring class and learned some new color combinations, which I used on this flower.  Who would have thought that V15 could create so many lovely shading options!  Amazing, I tell you!!

Challenges Entered:
ABC Challenge 6/15 - J for Just as You Like It
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #111 - Use a Die Cut
Seize the Birthday 6/16 - AG Birthday
Let's Color Linky Party #10
The Pencil Case #22 -  V for Variety
Pile It On #110 - Use something old (bg stamp), new (digi), and blue (ink around oval)

Friday, June 17, 2016

A Day for Daisies Challenge #150 - Add Glitter

It's time for a new challenge on the A Day for Daisies Blog.  This one is all about glitter!!  My little girl is covered in Stickles.

We are featuring Fall Cuties this week - a collection of little acorn girls.  Mine is called Acorn Cutie C.  I decided to give her a summer look and colored her with yellows, using red as an accent color.  Stop by the ADFD blog and see what the rest of the DT colored up to inspire you!  Tammy has a free image for you to use to join the challenge.

Challenges Entered:
As You like It 6/16 - Favorite Die Stitched oval - I love all of the stitched dies.  The oval frames so many images so perfectly.
Crafty Girls #21 - AG
Little Miss Muffet #140 - AG

Friday, June 10, 2016

A Day for Daisies - June Club Kit Images

Hi Everyone,
Back for another week featuring Tammy's wonderful June Club Kit seal images.  This one is called Summer Seal Sitting.  I have so much fun coloring this seal.  I saw so many images of seals with a mottled skin that I decided to try it for myself and love the way this seal turned out.  I colored her with my W0, W1, W3,  & W5 markers and then added a bot of E41 and E42 on top to brown it up.  I'm not particularly fond of my colors for the flowers, but I love that seal!

Come and join our Flower Paper Challenge on the ADFD Blog.  You have one more week to play.

Challenges Entered:
Crafting From the Heart #116 - AG
Digi Chooseday June 7-13 - Add a sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner #75 - Pop of Color
Creative Inspirations #253 - Spring into Summer
The Paper Shelter #252 - Sentimental
Crafty Girls #20 - AG
Little Miss Muffet #139 - AG
Seize the Birthday (through 6/14)- birthday
Aud Sentiments #157 - Under the Sea + sentiment
Penny's Paper Challenge #281 - favorite embellishment (rhinestones & glitter)

Friday, June 3, 2016

A Day for Daisies Challenge #149 - Use Floral Paper

I took an ADFD hiatus in May due to too much going on at work. Arielle was a so understanding and it made my life manageable.  Whew!

Things have calmed down and OMG - I am so excited to share the new June Club images Tammy has drawn. . . SEALS!  This little one is called Summer Seal Waiting.

I have never colored a seal before and it was a blast!  I did a Google search and found hundreds of seals to look at.  I decided to make mine gray and white to play up that adorable face Tammy created.  Pop over to the ADFD Blog and peek at the rest of the seal collection.  The other DT gals have so much inspiration in store for you!

Challenges Entered:
Freshly Made Sketches #239/
Digi Choosday Wk #22 - Think summer
Shopping Our Stash #254/ - Elements (water)
Crafting By Designs June  - AG
Little Red Wagon #344/ - Fit it In
The Paper Shelter #251/ - Flowers Everywhere
Aud Sentiments #156/ - AG + sentiment

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Please Say, I Do!

I have a friend who is getting married in just over a month and thought this would be a perfect card to send to her as she is counting off the days.

Her sister (and only bridesmaid) is still looking for a dress to wear and her husband-to-be decided on royal blue tux (their colors are navy and white) - all adding a little stress for the bride, but she's trying not to lose it!  I think a card is in order!

This is a digi from Sandra Caldwell's Babycakes Digis and Designs Etsy shop, called Married Young #829.  It's just being released today with a whole batch of new digis.  Check out the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group to see the other cuties in the hopper for today!

Challenges Entered:
Cards in Envy 5/16/ - Deep Blue
Aud Sentiments #156/ - AG + sentiment
Crafty Catz #327/ - Getting Ready for Summer
Sweet Stampin' Challenge 5/28/ - Embossing
613 Avenue Create #178/ - AG

Monday, May 30, 2016

Eat Your Spinach!

This is another Sandra Caldwell digi, called Old Popeye #806.  You can find him in Sandra's Etsy shop.  Check out her Facebook Group HERE.

I love the whimsy Sandra draws with. This Popeye was fun to color.  I personalized a sentiment and the keep eating your spinach is popped out using pop dots.   I think my brother will get a kick out of this birthday card - he used to walk around pretending he was Popeye when we were kids! You'll have to guess who is older!

When work settles down, I'm thinking of doing something with Popeye and Olive Oly together.

Challenges Entered:
Aud Senitments #156/ - AG + Sentiment
Seize the Birthday 5/19/ - Add Dimension
613 Avenue Create #178/- AG
The Paper Players #297/ - Bingo (B-day, die cut, embossing)
 Pile It On #109 - Bingo (emboss, image, die cut)