Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Day for Daisies - Little Striped Dress

It's my turn to post a card on the ADFD Blog and I chose this quick to color image, Little Striped Dress.  I made the decision that the part on hair of this little miss would be a bit wonky.  Looking at her dress, if I were doing this again, I'd vary the highlight a bit - it's too straight, but I love the look of the balloons!
After fussy cutting her, I used the white background paper, which has been sitting on my desk for about a year (discarded from another card adventure).  The word "happy" was already die cut and I just had to die cut the word "birthday" from black paper (both from MFT).  "Stick It" adhesive paper is was perfect for adhering this super-skinny die cut.  Look carefully and you will see the three rhinestones that complete the card!

November's challenge on the ADFD Blog starts Friday.  Hope you will stop back and see what all of the DT created and play along!

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Gals #95/ - AG
Penny's Paper Challenge #301/ - AG
As You Like It 10/20/ - Old or New Stash (Old - it gets things off of my desk!)
Aud Sentiments #167/ - Cute + a sentiment
Southern Girls 10/27/ - Pop It Up
Less Is More #300/ - Celebrations & Festivals

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Baby Girl CAS

It's a sketch week at CAS Colours & Sketches.  I'm throwing my hat in the ring for their DT, so cross your fingers for me!

I needed a girl baby card, so pulled out a retired set from Amuse Studios called I'm Here for this card. Just some stamping on patterned paper and fussy cutting.  Super simple!  I couldn't get the clothespin stamps to work, so I ended up drawing them in.  I was in Seattle last spring and visited the Amuse store.  This red-rubber set was in their sale bin for $5!  Love that kind of a deal as much as I loved to opportunity to visit the shop.

Challenges Entered:
CAS Colours & Sketches #197/
Dream Valley Challenges #143/ - One for the Girls
Crafting from the Heart #133/ - AG
Craft Your Passion #335/ - AG
Through the Craft Room Door/10-25/ - AG

Monday, October 24, 2016

No Lion- Once Sketch, Two Cards!

I'm back today with an image from Sandra Caldwell's new release this week.  This image is called #1133 Barely A Coward.  I started coloring the lion in traditional colors and then as I was going to work one day, I had the idea to color him in blues for a baby card (boys have been born in my family lately).  My idea for blue changed when I pulled out my 6x6 pack of boy baby papers.  The sentiment on the left is from PTI and the one below is a die from Mama Elephant.  I borrowed an idea from one of my fellow DT members, Bonnie Irving, and double fussy cut the turquoise lion from Bermuda Bay paper,

The sketch from this week's Paper Players challenge is used for the card layout on both cards.

Check out Sandra's Etsy shop for all of today's images and Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Page to take at peek at the DT work.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

CAS Condolences

This is my second post for today.  I've needed a sympathy card for a colleague and decided to use the colors from CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #196.  I used Wild Wasabi, More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler.  It's also an entry for their DT Call.  CAS isn't my normal style, but I love to stretch myself with CAS cards.  The stamp set is Banner and Wreath from Avery Elle.

Challenges Entered:
CAS Colours & Sketches #196/

A Day for Daisies - First Flight

Hi Everyone,
Back with another ADFD images, called First Flight.  I just love this one.  I know I say that a lot, but there is something about Tammy's style that continues to draw me in.  I think it's the sweet faces.  Aren't these two girls cuties?  I think I'll send this to my granddaughters.

Freshly Made Sketch's #259 provided the layout for the card.  I dug into my stash for some Halloween paper from Crate Paper and started coloring.  I masked the image and stamped over it with a SU Polka Dot background stamp.  As I started to add new things to the card, it pulled my eye away from the image, so I elected to keep it CAS.  No enamel dots, die cut sentiments, ribbons, bows, extra sentiments, etc.!

I hope you will play along with our October Halloween Challenge on the ADFD Blog.  There's just one week left!

Challenges Entered:
Freshly Made Sketches #259/
Crafting By Designs - Halloween Challenge
Crafty Gals #94/ - Be Fab-BOO -Lous
Creative Inspirations #260 - Halloween/Fall
As You Like It /- Old or New Stash & Why (Old because it creates room for new!!)
Creative Knockouts #164/ - Embossing
Cute Card Thursday #448/ - Halloween
Crafty Catz #343/ - AG + Embossing
Simply Create Too #120 - Halloween

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sandra Caldwell New Release Day

Back with another new release from Sandra Caldwell.  This week's image is called 1105 Cute as a Daisy.  She's one of a whole bundle of newly released images.  Check out Babycakes Digis and Design to shop or the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group to see what the rest of the DT has created.

Challenges Entered:

Crafty Girls #27 /- AG
Creative Knockouts #163 /- AG
Crafty Friends #42/- Autumn Colors
613 Avenue Create/ - AG/optional: green & gold
Little Patch of Crafty Friends #44 /- AG

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday New Release for Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

Monday means new digis are available in the Babycakes Designs and Digis Shop.  This one is called 702 Circus Balloon Pig.  Pop over to the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook Group and see the other images the DT has for you - and then go do some shopping!

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Day for Daisies - October Challenge

It's a new month, which means a new challenge for A Day for Daisies and since it's October, we have a Halloween Challenge.  The DT was asked to use images that were first released five years ago.  So many cute digis to choose from!  Here's the original post.  What a fun idea to take a walk back through time!

I just love this little girl and her cat, called Happy Halloween Night.   I hear that Tammy's images are so appealing and fun to color from many folks. I feel the same way!  I really concentrated on that Jack-o-Lantern and tried to make it look like it was lit with a candle.  IRL, the color around the image looks more like a dusky night.  I used BV20 and 23.  Stop by the ADFD Blog and see what the rest of the DT created for you.  You can always find our challenge posted in the upper right hand column.  Come and play along this month!  There are so many delicious ADFD images to choose from.

Challenges Entered:
CAS(e) this Sketch #193/
Crafting By Designs October Challenge - AG
Little Red Wagon #362 - Purple Orange & Green
Simon Says Stamp Wed. -10/5/ - Halloween
Crafty Girls #27 /- AG
Cute Card Thursday #446 /- AG

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Seven Daughters - A Day for Daisies

Tammy's been back at the drawing board and this new image, Seven Daughters is free in the ADFD Shop right now.  Isn't it a beauty?!?  AND it's free!

Two of my granddaughters are over for the weekend, so we have all been working on various projects in the craft room.  This morning, Anika was happily mixing paint colors from a minimal number of craft paints I have around the house and painting her own version of Seven Daughters. Here's her painting!  Mine took all day to finish, but she knew exactly what she wanted.  I love the variation she came up with for hair and skin.

If you popped over from the ADFD blog, I promised to post the color combinations I used for the hair and skin of these beauties.  I'm always on the look out for ideas and this card has some combinations I haven't used before and I hope you find the information helpful.  They look better on the card than they show up in the photo.  I especially liked the dark browns with the blue undertones and the dark browns of girl 3.

Girl 1:
Hair - C9, 7, 5, 3, B21
Skin - E30, YR31, + E21over the top, R11

Girl 2:
Hair - E50, 51, 23, 33, 42
Skin - E50, 51, E 11, R20

Girl 3:
Hair - E77, 47, 29, 49 
Skin - E51+31 on whole face, 33, E93

Girl 4:
Hair - E50, 51, 23, 33, 35 
Skin - E51, 11, BV000, E93

Girl 5:
Hair - E50, 51, 42
Skin - YR00 + E21 on top, E23, R20

Girl 6:
Hair - E74, 77, 44, 47, 49, B24
Skin - E13, 15, 93, hint of 18; color over top with E31

Girl 7:
Hair - E09, 13, 15, 18, 44
Skin - E00, 21, 11, R20

Challenges Entered:
Aud Sentiments #165/ - AG + Sentiment
Crafty Friends #41 /- Special Occasions