Friday, October 22, 2021

Jingle Bell challenge - Not a creature was stirring


Here is my card for the Jingle Bell Challenge this week that has the theme - Not a Creatrure was Stirring.
I used this cute Penny Black stamp with this cute pig and I used my new Impression Obsessions slimline background stamp for the background. The trees were cut with a Momenta die out of dark green paper..  The sentiment is from Paper Trey Inc. I used two shades of my distress oxide inks for the background and I used copic markers for the coloring of the pig image. 

Here are the details for the Jingle Bell challenge:

The Daring Cardmakers - Make it pink


This card was made for the Daring Cardmakers - Wear it Pink challenge. I used a pink designer paper to stamp this image from Unity stamps. I colored the skin and hair with copic markers. The image and black sentiment and background was stamped with Versafine Black ink. The background pattern was stamped onto the pink paper using an old background stamp from Stampin' Up using hot pink ink. 

TGIF339 Alcohol blending


I have not gotten my alcohol inks out in a while, so with the alcohol blend challenge going today for the TGIF 339 challenge, I decided to give it a go. This cat stamp is a new one I just got recently from Impression Obsessions and hadn't used yet. So I stamped it with versafine black ink on white paper and fussy cut it to use on this background that I did using Yupo paper. The butterflies were punched using colorful scraps with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.  I mounted this on a black cardstock card base.  
I am using this for the TGIF challenge and the Free for All Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. 

Check the details out here:  

TicTacToe 136


I love these kinds of Challenges and I really liked that it had a Christmas theme. I love getting my Christmas cards done ahead, so this card will help me add to my stash. I don't make the same card, I make about 100 unique ones. I used the line glitter, red, and green diagonal line on this grid. Here is my card:

The reindeer and the sentiment are dies cut in gold chrome paper. The glitter is the bold stripe on the smaller red strip of design paper. I loved how the large polka dots looked with the green and white striped dp. I am trying to branch out some this Christmas and am including some slimline cards to my mix. 

C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Christmas

The challenge for the C.R.A.F.T. challenge was a Christmas challenge to use non-traditional colors. I had this digital from Power Poppy that I thought would look unique in some of these colors we don't usually think of at Christmas. I used Copic markers for the coloring media. For the background I used some distress oxide seedless preserves ink to stamp some pine needles from Unity. Then I water colored with a brush and water to soften the look. I added some pine needles using shimmery gel pen. It doesn't show up so well in the photo but looks great in real life. I die cut the sentiment with gold chrome paper.

Check out the details for the challenge here:

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

CCEE2142 Numbers

 Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Frances here again to bring you another challenge.

Number It .... Include a number or numbers on your creations this week. You can make an aged birthday card; number themed designer paper, number themed embossing folders or dies. Anything goes as long as there is a number somewhere!

Let's take a look at what our Design Team created this week.

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This is an image from Art Impressions. The sentiment is from Stampendous. I used some Tim Holtz  blackout idea-ology paper to emboss with the numbers and then I sanded off the black to reveal the kraft color underneath. I colored the image with copic markers. Inside I added the words:
"Afterall, it's just a number!" I mounted this onto a kraft card base. 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Inkspirational Challenge 250

This was made for the Inkspirational challenge to make a card for a man or boy. I know a lot of men who love wildlife so I used this stamp from Repeated Impressions. The background is made from a Sizzix die (the radial one) and the circle is from Gina Marie. The sentiment s a Tim Holtz idea-o-logy sentiment tag that says "Never Stop Exploring." You can find the details of the challenge here: