Thursday, April 29, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Hi Crafty Friends,
It's Frances here today and she has one last challenge to share with you this month.
Super Heroes - Yesterday 28th April was Superhero Day. Include a superhero or two on your card this week. (Interpret Superhero, any way you like).
For my card I used a digital from Mo Manning for my adorable super hero. I colored it with Copic markers.
Friday, April 23, 2021
You can find these two challenges here:https://theseinspiredchallenges.blogspot.com/2021/04/inspired-by-ib-171-i-woof-celebrating.html
Here is my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week:
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Frances is back today with another fun challenge for you all.
Apparently the 21st April was Tea Day, create a card that features tea or coffee.
Let's take a look at what the Design Team created for this challenge.
I used a Sizzix die for the lacy corner, a stamp from Unity for the image, and a sentiment from Gina Marie. The lacy stamp I am not sure of the source but thought it tied into the theme and style of this card. The flowers are a Sizzix die as well.. I used the smashed disress oxide ink to stain the ivory background cardstock. The card base is dark brown.
Monday, April 19, 2021
I used my Blowing Dandelion house mouse stamp from Stampabilities dated 1989 to make this card. I have collected stamps for well over 25 years so it was fun to get to use this precious one from my collection. I stenciled the clouds for my background. I added a little sparkle pen to the seeds from the dandelion that are flying in the air but it doesn't snow up so well in my photo. I colored my images with Copic markers.
Here is where you will find the details for this challenge:
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Saturday, April 17, 2021
This card was made using the Crafty Catz challenge as my motivation this morning. I had just bought some Tim Holtz's Ideology Blackout kraft pad which I dry embossed with a Sizzix 3.D embossing lace folder and then I sanded the black off to reveal the kraft paper underneath. Then I added the Tim Holtz paper dolls. With the flip side of the paper, which is kraft, I punched out my letters for SISTER. Then with another kraft scrap I stamped a Gina K birthday sentiment onto it and distressed the edges.
Friday, April 16, 2021
Here is my card for the very vintage challenge for Daring Cardmaker this week. Iused antique photo ink to stamp the background and blend around the edges. I stamped the Unity image and sentiment in versafine black. I added two other stamped images to the background that were a floral stamp from Unity and a texture background from Hero Arts. I ran a strip of washi tape up the side.
The challenge details can be found here:
Here is my card for the Dating Cardmaking challenge to use black, white, and a choice of color. I made my choice red.
The details of the challenge can be found here:
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Hi Crafty Friends,
It's time for another challenge here on the CCEE Stampers Challenge Blog.
Apparently yesterday was "Look up at the Sky Day" so for our challenge this week include a sky of some type on your card.
Let's take a look at our Design Teams cards they have created for the challenge.
My card is made with a stencil from A Coloful Life and the stamps are from Art Impressions. I used broken china distress oxide inks for the stencil on the sky and colored pencils for the image.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
I am very eclectic in buying my craft supplies. I used two stencils from two different companies the plaid is from Stamplorations and the snowflake is from Gina K. The image I used and sentiment is from Unity. I also like to make my Christmas cards during the entire year, so I decided to make this one a Christmas/winter card. The inks I used for my stenciling are distress oxide inks from Tim Holtz. The image and sentiment are stamped using versafine black ink. I colored the image with Copic markers.
I had a grandmother who quilted and stenciled back in the 1950s and 1960s. Stencils were a little different then, and she used fabric instead of paper and paints instead of inks. I have been so fascinated using these new designs and methods as part of my paper crafting.
I was excited to see the challenge today for Just Us Girls to make use of more than one stencil. This particular pairing I had not tried before, But I like how it turned out. Hope you do too. You can find the details of the challenge here:
Friday, April 9, 2021
I did this card for the Color Throwdown Challenge to use kraft, yellow, pink, and green. I a\lso did this for the Mixmedia challenge on Splitcoaststampers to use torn paper. This cactus from Unity just seemed the perfect image to use with these colors. It grows in the dessert (kraft), it is green has pink or yellow blossoms, and loves the sun (yellow). You can find these challenges here:
I used distress oxide inks to sponge on the torn edges of the pink and yellow. I useed versafine black ink to stamp the image and sentiment. I used copic markers and colored pencils to color the cactus, white get pen to accent the thorns, and yellow stickles for the flower centers.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
This is for the Perfect Pantone Challenge going on this week for the Mod Squad challenge. I used water color paper. I traced the background leaves using the negative side of Spellbinder leaves die. I used a gray wax crrayon. Then I used yellow and gray distress oxide inks on the background. I stamped the Gina K rose and Gina K sentiment on white paper. I cut it out and added to the card. The card base is gray cardstock. I rose whas water colored using the distress oxide inks.
You can find the details of this challenge here:
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Hi Crafty Friends,
It's Frances here again, bringing you another fun challenge this week ...
Apparently today is Zoo Lovers Day. Create a card that includes at least one animal you might find in a zoo.
Now let's take a look at what the Design Team created this week.
You can see them over on the CCEEstampers blog site HERE.
Here is my card madee with a Stampability banner stamp, a sizzix embossing folder, a Gina Marie elephant die set, and distress oxide inks. The sentiment is a strip from a Tim Hotlz snarky sassy talk tablet. The striped design paper was used to represent the bars at the zoo.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
I have enjoyed making use of stencils especially with Distress Oxide Inks, and this stencil is one I ordered from Stamplorations. For this card, it looks like a lattice in a garden that little girl is sitting in. I used Stampin' Up stamps for the pot and plant and the bricks. The sentiment is a stamp and die that was offered for free a few months ago on Stamplorations too. A definite perk in deed! they have a monthly stencil challenge over at Stamplorations, so thought this would be a good entry and since I have used two of their products in making this card, I can enter an additional never endling contest they have there too. Getting a chance to win prizes is certainly a great incentive for me. You can check out all the fabulous things going on over then here on the blog site: