Starry Celebration

Hi there 🙂 I’m here to share my DT inspiration card for Creative Fingers Challenge. As always, our theme is ATG, as we love to see whatever your creativity comes up with!! I used the Ribbons and Stars Border digital image from the Eureka line at Stamp On It. I printed it up with the sentiment. After coloring it up with my Copics, I added some gold sparkle Nuvo to some of the stars, and gold metallic gel pen to others. The starry embossing folder was the perfect thing to give the bright yellow background some “oomph”. Black matting accented everything nicely. I love making cards that are suitable for males or females, young or old, and this one fits the bill to perfection!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

QKR Stampede Challenge – #452 ATG

Bizzy Becs Challenge – September ATG

The Corrosive Challenge – #9 September ATG

Baby Animals

Good morning 🙂 I have a sweet card for a special new arrival this morning. I thought that this image from All Dressed Up, and the designer paper that I found in my stash, were meant to be together!! I colored up Jungle Friends with my Copics, trying to match the colors in the paper as closely as possible.

I arranged the layers, using both sides of the paper, some solid color card stock, and a piece of ribbon. I popped on the image with some foam dots to give a bit of dimension, then placed some pearls on the punched scalloped border of one piece. My bow tying abilities were put to use with another piece of ribbon, and after finishing, I placed a couple of die cut pins in the centre. A stamped sentiment finished this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

All Dressed Up – #131 August ATG Challenge

Mirtillamente Challenge – #13 ATG

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 19 ATG

Digi Choosday – Week 36 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #189 ATG

Sending Love

Hi there 🙂 I am honored to be chosen as the first GDT over at Your Scrapbook Place! If you’ve never checked out this challenge, you really gotta!!! It’s always ATG and has wonderful sponsors and inspiration every month <3 September’s sponsor is My Besties, and the DT (and me!) were given some sweet images to work with. I used Little Violet Image 270, and colored her up with my Copics, choosing colors that coordinated with the papers I used.

I chose 3 papers from the paper collection that I thought of as soon as I saw this image, and layered 2 of them up with mats, and die cut the other one into a scalloped circle for the sentiment. A quick die cut sentiment, and some square stones to add a touch of bling, finished this card off. Big thanks to the team at Your Scrapbook Place for inviting me to guest design with them this month!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2236 ATG

Digi Choosday – Week 36 ATG

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #529 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – Aug. 30 ATG

Creative Knockouts – #469 ATG

OMG

Hi there 🙂 Well, it’s been awhile, but summer has thrown even more at me, and I’ve been dealing with that, and not in the mood for blogging. Another restart!!! I have a co-worker that’s getting up there in years (aren’t we all!), but he has a fantastic sense of humor. I had him in mind when I made this card, featuring a bunch of candles from the Lili of the Valley Candles Stamp Set. I merged 3 of the big groupings together so they fit a slim line card shape, and also printed off some of the “extras”. I colored them with my Prismacolor pencils, then fussy cut the extra candle shapes, and popped them up here and there with some adhesive foam.

I added some gold sparkles to the flames of the popped up candles. I had printed a part of the sentiment when I did the candles, and after everything was colored and assembled, I added a die cut sentiment, that I also popped up with foam. Hopefully this card will bring a smile to an extra special co-worker 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Crafty Calendar – September ATG

As You Like It – Favorite Cardbase? Slimline! Why? No worries about envelopes, as you can get a box at the dollar store for cheap 🙂

Dragonfly Dreams – Happy Birthday

Crafts Galore Encore – September ATG

Coloring With Pencils – August ATG

Merry Mice

Hi there 🙂 I kept going with the whole Christmas in July thing, and made this card up. This is an adorable image from Di’s Digital Stamps (although ALL her images are adorable!). I colored these sweeties up with my Copics, adding a few accents with white Posca.

I messed around with a few different layouts, before deciding on trying something new. I don’t know what this kind of card is called, but it’s a fun card type for larger images.

After getting the card base assembled, I layered on some red and white paper that I’ve had lying around for years. I centered the image on the inside of the card, so it shows through, then added an inlaid die cut sentiment and some sprigs of holly to the front piece. A few white enamel dots and some red gemstone “berries” finish this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Di’s Digi Challenge – Die Cuts and/or Punches

Crafty Gals Corner – #233 Christmas in July

ABC Christmas Challenge – N is for New (card type), O is for Old (paper, gemstones)

Passion for Markers – #652 Dies and/or Punches

Mirtillamente Challenge – #12 August ATG

Brunches of Wishes

Hi there 🙂 This was an extremely fun – and challenging – card to make. My kid’s boyfriend was approaching, and when I asked for card ideas, I was told: “His favorite color is green, he likes to cook and eat, but his favorite is breakfast – he even has a tattoo of bacon and eggs. Oh, and he likes rainbows….not the arch kind…the prism kind.” This little speech was accompanied by an evil gleam in the eye, lol. Challenge accepted!!!!! First thing was to find some cute breakfast-y images, and I really scored at Terevela Design on Etsy!! I chose to use the Kawaii Breakfast set, because they were just too darn cute with their little faces! I picked out a few of the characters, then colored them up with my Copics and fussy cut them out. I’d been thinking about making him a shaker card before hearing the “requirement” list, but I was not deterred!! I brought out some of my Fimo, and made up some little breakfast shaker elements 🙂 I made the sun into the shaker element, and positioned everything on the green (of course) card base. The sentiment was printed on my computer, and leads into the inside of the card….

I love how this all came together, and was pleased to hear that he absolutely loved the card 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #527 ATG

Incy Wincy Designs – August Food and Drink +/or Monochrome

Crafts Galore Encore – #102 August ATG

Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenge – August ATG

Creative Knockouts – #464 Birthday Wishes

Celebrate!

Hi there 🙂 I needed a festive birthday card, and reached for this amazing image from Power Poppy. I used the no line version in the Cuppa Cupcake set, and colored it with my Copics. I had the background papers picked out and a general idea of what I wanted to do, do I was able to color in the background of the image to match the papers, and give the glass an even more transparent look.

I cut a number of streamers out of coordinating colors of scrap paper, and a shiny “celebrate” with a Paper Rose die. A few silver sequins finish off this fun and festive card.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Incy Wincy Designs – August – Food and Drink and/or Monochrome

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #527 ATG

Passion for Markers – Week 652 Dies and/or Punches

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 16 ATG

Country View Challenges – August Happy Birthday

Birthday At the Beach

Hi there 🙂 With the beautiful summer weather that we’ve been having, I just had to do a summery card!! This image from Bugaboo stamps fit the bill perfectly 🙂 I had fun coloring JJ up, using a whole rainbow of Copic colors – a great way to “test” seldom used markers to make sure they aren’t drying up!

I had the perfect background paper to go with the rainbow colors in the image. I die cut the sentiment in the image piece, so the striped paper would show through the negative part. I added a couple summer drink brads, and a squiggly strip of white to finish this card off 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Creative Inspirations – July Summer Sun

Paper Funday Challenge – #43 ATG with Optional Twist, A Day at the Beach

Let’s Craft & Create – #185 AG + Fun In the Sun

Simon Wednesday Challenge – ATG

Good Luck

Hi there 🙂 I just got an order for a card for a person leaving their job to pursue other interests. Wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t have any that would be “right” in my stash!! So, I made this quick card, featuring an image from Crafty Moments. The group of birds was perfect for this card, I thought, as it was from a group of co-workers 🙂 Although there hasn’t been any new posts for years, the blog is still alive, and there’s some cute freebie images there 🙂 I colored up the birds with my Copics, and added a cloud background. A quick run of an ink pad around the image, and some matting had it all ready to adhere to the backing. I die cut the sentiment twice and popped it on the card.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG July 19th

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2230 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #186 ATG

A Gem of a Challenge – Week 15 ATG

Falala

Hi there 🙂 It’s hard to believe that July is drawing to a close soon!! At least I’ve managed to get a few Christmas in July cards done, although not nearly as many as I wanted to! I used an adorable image from Mo’s Digital Pencil for this card. I colored up Singing Elf Flynn with my Copics, then fussy cut him out.

I wanted to use a musical theme with this card, so dug around and found a piece of a page from an old book of music. I trimmed it into shape with a slimline die, then took a closer look at the words…lol….not Christmas! Well, being stubborn, and never wanting to throw things out, I got out some of my seldomly used sprays and gave the piece a few quick squirts to disguise the words. I went through my scrap drawer, and discovered 2 things. 1. I had no scraps of blue to match the image. 2. I have tons and tons of white scraps from trimming the card bases I make!! I took a handful of these white scraps, and cut out the sentiment and a bunch of snowflakes. I then colored the shadow part of the sentiment with one of the same markers that I used on the image…..tada! perfect match 🙂 I was laying things out, and the words were still bugging me (tbh, they still are, but oh well). I found a small snowflake stamp, and stamped and embossed the background in some random places, to disguise the words even more. I glued down little Flynn, then positioned the sentiment and die cut snowflakes. A teeny bit of sparkle on the snowflakes and a blue mat (colored with Copics) finish this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – #433 Christmas in July – I managed to use up some of my pile of white snippets with the snowflakes and sentiment, as well as the piece of book page 🙂

Creative Knockouts – #462 Christmas in July

Crafty Gals Corner – #233 Christmas in July

Papercraft Challenges – #84 Christmas in July

Your Scrapbook Place – July ATG