Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hero Arts and Die Cut Divas

We made it to April.  So with a new month comes a new challenge with the Die Cut Divas.  Hero Arts is our sponsor.  The challenge - Garden theme. 

This beautiful flower is in the Hero Arts set Bold Blooms CG362.  I just love it.  Just added some Copics to the blossom and the stem.  It is cut out with Spellbinders Labels 4.  The vine embossing folder is SU and the die cut vine leaf is Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish. The butterflies are punched with a Martha Stewart hand punch.
Black cardstock base, Burgandy (SU) layer and matching ribbon.


Challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Die Cuttin Divas - anything
Time Out - black and white with splash of color
Simon Says Monthly Challenge - use a stamp
Cheery Lynn - add butterfly

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Last Day of March

The challenge at Die Cut Divas for the month of March has been Spring and/or Children.  This digital image by Bugaboo (the sponsor for the month) combines both.
I'm not sure why I want to color flowers orange.  All my flowers in my flower beds are yellow, pink, purple - but no orange.  Maybe that's why!   The yellow centers of the little colored flowers are dots of Liquid Pearl.
So after coloring these flowers orange, I cut out some flowers and leaves with a Cuttlebug die set called Asterisks.  It is always fun to try to match the shape of the flower.  
All the coloring was done with Copics.
I think I will follow this little girl's example and go pick some flowers, tulips, but not orange!

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Little Claire's - springtime
Scrapping4fun - spring
Di's Digidesigns - spring is here
Die Cuttin Divas -anything and die cut
Through the Craft Room Door - anything

Monday, March 30, 2015

Color Inspiration at the Kraft Journal

It is time for another challenge at the Kraft Journal.  This week it is a color inspiration.
I did have lots of fun with this one. It was a little out of the ordinary for me - No stamping, No digital, No sentiment.

The flowers are cut out with my Silhouette.  After adding the centers, I used a Versamark pen to just darken the color of the flower around the center.  The leaves are cut out with a MFT leave die.  All the flowers and leaves are glued onto a piece of Buff Ivory card stock and the beautiful bow is made with Hand Stained Butter Bias Tape.
We hope you will enter the Kraft Journal Challenge.  It ends Sunday, 6 pm Central.

Challenges:
Papertakes - cuts 
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Di's Digidesign - Spring is here
Scrapping4fun - Spring or Easter 
Little Claire's - Springtime


Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun New Fold

Seeing "Quarter fold" several times this past week so I took on the challenge to make one.  I was surprised at how easy.
I used Doodle Pantry images and paper.  The pears are outline images which I colored with Copics but before printing the images, I added pre-colored lips and moustache (also Doodle Pantry).  The sentiment is computer generated.
I'm not showing the inside because I put a personal message in it but the inside is 4 1/4 X 51 1/2 so it allows for another layout and decorating or just a nice area for writing.

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sweet Stamps - quarter fold
Simon Wednesday - anything

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Some More Thanks

A quick post.  Another thank you card using the Meljen digi and the YNS sketch but this time in red, white, and blue.
The papers are Doodle Pantry.  The tiny little star brads in the middle of the digi stars I picked up at my local craft store.


Challenges:
Meljen - recipe
Craft Your Passion - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Your Next Stamp - sketch
30 Days Coloring Challenge
Simon Wednesday - anything

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thanks to Our Military

It is time to start a new box for OWH and of course I always added some cards of thanks.  This digital thanks letter is so great for children to write a letter to one of our service men or women.  But I thought it would be fun to "shrink" it and use it on the front of my card.  (Oh, I just got an idea - I'm going to print some up 4 x 5 and put them on the inside of some of my thank you cards and actually write on them.  Won't that be cute?)  But back to the card.  Just a little bit of colored pencil.  The buttons are actually covering digital stars. I love buttons and especially shaped ones.   These are my last three stars and unfortunately I have no idea where I bought them. (Insert sad face)  Dps are just pieces in my stash.  The base is Kraft from the Kraft Outlet.
The sketch is Your Next Stamp

Just a note - the Meljen Design store is closing the end of the month.  This digital is a freebie.  If you happen to like my idea, you will need to pick this digi up before the end of March.

Challenges:
Meljen Designs - recipe
Craft Your Passion - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Penny's Paper Crafting - favorite embellishment.  (
30 Day Color Challenge 
Your Next Stamp - sketch  


Monday, March 23, 2015

CAS Easter Card

Easter is less than two weeks away.  The new challenge which starts today at the Kraft Journal is Less Is More and either an Easter or Passover card.

I love this digital image by Doodle Pantry and the designer paper by Heartfelt Creations.  They just seem to go together.

 The card base is Brown Kraft from the Kraft Outlet.  I used  Spellbinders Label Four Die , edged it with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink which looks like Kraft ink before layering it with black.  In lieu of ribbon, I used a piece of Black and White Script Washi tape behind the cross image which I think highlights that panel and also ties in with the script on the designer paper.
I really like Clean and Simple, especially when it turns out looking quite elegant.  We at the Kraft Journal would love to see your Less is More cards.  The challenge closes Sunday 6 pm Central.

Challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania - frame it
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Scrapyland - Easter
Craftin Desert Divas - Easter
NBUS - script washi tape
Time Out - CAS black, white, splash of color
Scrapping4fun - Spring or Easter