Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sketch Saturday #376

Hi Sketch Saturday Fans,
This is the fifth Saturday in August and that means you get to choose any sketch from #215 to design your card this week.  I am using a modified version of Sketch #295, myself.  You get the gist of the sketch, right?!?

Little Claire is our sponsor.  This is one of their digis called Woodland House.  I added a little bit of trees and grass to create a scene for the house.  Pop over to the SS Blog and check out the inspiration from our DT here and then play along with us this week!   

Challenges Entered:
Digi Choosday #34 - 2 or more papers
Crafty Gals #34 - Lots of Layers
Simply Papercraft #12 - AG

Friday, August 28, 2015

A Day for Daisies Challenge #129 - Add Some Plaid!

The A Day for Daisies DT is back with some more veggies this week.  My card uses the stamp Fancy Corn from the Veggie Lover Collection.  I decided to make my card and corn an homage to fall, rather than represent the yummy yellow corn that we have been enjoying this summer in MN.  I love how it turned out.  I haven't colored many veggies for cards; I've thoroughly enjoyed challenging myself these past two weeks.  As a matter of fact, the Fancy Carrots digi I used for last week's showcase card is on sale for 50% off in the ADFD shop.

Our new challenge on the ADFD blog is to Add Some Plaid.  I didn't realize how much of a challenge that would actually be until I looked through my HUGE stash of paper and realized I barely had three plaid patterns!  I found this plaid in a 6x6 pack of boy papers, but I think it works on this card.  (Now if it had been a polka dot challenge, I could have gone crazy!!)

Sketch #201 from Freshly Made Sketches helped me out with the card design.

Take a peek at the other great veggies our DT used for the challenge HERE.  I can't wait to see how you use plaid with your ADFD images!

Challenges Entered:
Freshly Made Sketches #201
Digi Choosday #34 - 2 or more papers
Crafty Gals #34 - Lots of Layers
Aud Sentiments #139 - Fall Fun

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #375

Hi Sketchers,
KennyK Downloads is the sponsor for the Sketch Saturday challenge this week.  I've worked with one of their new digi's called,  Martial Arts Girl.  She's going to a granddaughter who is in love with Tae Kwon Do.

Take a peek at the DT takes on this week's sketch here and then play along!

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Day for Daisies - Showcase - Veggie Lover

This week we're showcasing the Veggie Lover collection on the A Day for Daisies Blog.  We are in the middle of summer harvest where I live, so this collection is perfect timing for what is happening in nature.  My husband introduced me to the wealth of colors of carrots last year, so I decided to color mine to reflect some of the kinds we have sampled.  This image, Fancy Carrots, is a great reminder of summer garden blessings.  

The Add Sequins challenge has another week, so pop some sequins on one of your ADFD images and play with us this week.  Take a peek at the veggies the DT have created here.

CAS(E) this Sketch #137 was used to design my card.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Creative Knockouts #103 - Celebration Time!

The theme for our Creative Knockouts challenge this week is Celebration Time.  Sweet N' Sassy Stamps is sponsoring.  Sweet N' Sassy has both a selection of clear stamps and digital images.  I have used the digi, Kiwi Koala's Cuppa for my card.  Sweet N' Sassy's $10 gift certificate will be a fun prize to spend for one lucky winner!  Read more about the challenge rules here and then play along with us this week!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #374

Happy Saturday!  Woo - the weekend!  The perfect time to settle down in your craft space and knock out a card using the latest sketch from Sketch Saturday!  The Etsy shop Milk Coffee is our sponsor.  This is one of their images, called Madeline Yoga Pose.   The prize is your choice of 5 of the adorable digis in their shop.   Check out what the Sketch Saturday gals have created and then join us this week!

Challenges Entered:
Crafting By Designs 8/12 - 3 or More Layers
Cute Card Thursday #386 - AG
As You Like It 8/13 - Favorite 2 Embellishments and why
(Enamel dots and flowers - What's not to love about flowers and enamel dots give a great pop of color)

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Day for Daisies #128 - Use Sequins Challenge

The ADFD DT is back with another look at Tammy's gorgeous August releases.  My card features a lovely addition to the Timeless Beauty collection called, Vintage Lipstick.  She was such a joy to color!  I love those lips and the big eyelids to play with creating a "dusty eye"!!

 I made the background paper by stamping with Versa Mark and using clear embossing powder on top of patterned paper. You rub ink on top of the embossed paper and the clear embossing powder lets the patterned paper show through. My original patterned paper was white with green polka dots.  I used SU!'s Early Espresso ink.  The combination created a vintage look that went with the image.  

The sentiment is from Little Inkers.  I masked off the second part - which says, "a little smart assy!" and added it to the inside. I have the perfect friend to give this card to for a birthday card.  The sentiment is so her!

Take a peek at the DT inspiration and play along with our Sequin Challenge on the ADFD blog. You need to use an ADFD image to enter the challenge, so Tammy generously provides free images for you to use.

Challenges Entered:
Clear It Out 8/11 - Use brown
Addicted to Stamps and More #157 - Make Your Mark
Crafting By Designs 8/12 - 3 or More Layers
The Paper Shelter #214 - Lace or Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday #386 - AG
Little Miss Muffet #118 - AG

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #373

Good Morning Sketch Fans!  Happy Saturday!  Alex has a great sketch for you to work with this week.  It's a Simon Says Stamp! sponsor week - so that means a $25 credit to the store for the lucky winner!  I'm using a Verve sentiment and an old PTI stamp for my card. Unfortunately, I have a need for a sympathy card, so  I used this week's sketch for inspiration.  Our DT has created some fabulous cards to jump start your creativity this week.  Pop over to the Sketch Saturday Blog to check them out.

Friday, August 7, 2015

A Day for Daisies - August Release

It's time for our August Release at A Day for Daisies!  You will love the new images - a combination of mermaids and some new beauties. Coloring this image, Chubby Mermaid One, stretched my coloring skills - especially the hair. I had to create my own lines of movement,  It was so much fun working on her tail that I added water, sand, and an island to create a scene to surround her. Check out the variety of images the DT has used on the ADFD blog, and join us with one of the free images or treat yourself to a new purchase from the ADFD shop!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Creative Knockouts #101 - Friendship

 Challenge #101 for Creative Knockouts is sponsored by A Random Fan; the theme is Friendship.  I've used their image, Fighter Girl and given her a little bit of pink in her hair at the tips to make her seem a little spunky.  The die cuts are inlaid in the patterned paper.  I hope you'll play with the Friendship Challenge at Creative Knockouts.  Check out what the DT's done here!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #372

A Day for Daisies is this week's Sketch Saturday sponsor.  I'm using a sweet image called, Flowers in A Tea Cup for my card this week.  Pop by the Sketch Saturday blog and see what the DT has for you this week then play along with the sketch.

Challenges Entered:
Creative Inspirations #323 - Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner #30/ - AG
Creative Moments #73 /- Bingo (flowers, die cuts, image)
Southern Girls 7/30/- AG
Simply Papercrafts #10 - AG
Creative Fingers #88 - AG