Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Pink Watercolor

Hello Hello

A special birthday card going out.

I started with white cs and stamped the flowers by Fiskers random on the piece.  I then painted watercolors in the petals of the flowers and let that dry.
From dark grey cs I stamped the sentiment and then edged it with a scalloped Fiskers edge punch.
I ran pretty daisy grosgrain ribbon down the edge between the sentiment and the scalloped edge.
All mounted onto a lighter shade of grey cs side from base.  I added coordinating paper flowers as well.






I would like to add this card to the following challenge if I may:
Jo's Scrap Shack:  ATG
Polkadoodles: Atg
QKR Stampede: ATG
Creative Fiingers: ATG
Inkspirational: Birthday
Use your Stuff: Birthday
Cute Card Thursday: Ribbon
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Outlawz: Friday



Just Us Girls: Watercolor










Thanks for stopping by ....





Happy Crafting
Dawn

Yellosphere

Hello everyone from the design team
This week we have a tick-tack-toe 
challenge for you:



For my card, I went with the middle down.  Yellow, geometric and circle.
I started with a black and white printed paper with the circled lines.  I blended Scattered Straw, Wild Honey and Fired Brick on top of the printed black and white paper.
I then had a small piece of white card stock that I ran through my machine with a swiss dot embossing folder.  I punched a 2" circle on the one side.
I secured the blended paper behind the open circle.
Next with dark yellow cs, I die cut using a Spellbinders die a large postage stamp cut.
I had a scrap piece of yellow polka dot  paper that I cut 2 long strips and I attached that onto the large die cut.
I then cut a piece of pale yellow cs and stamped the sentiment with a Tim Holtz stamp and Walnut Stain distress ink and clear embossing powder.
Now to layer it all together.  I attached 2 small flags from yellow scrap with 2 gold brads.
All on a pale yellow top fold cs base.


I hope you have fun playing along with the challenges if I may please:


Card Mania: ATG
Creative Fingers: ATG
Inkspirational: Birthday
Crafting from the Heart: ATG
Use Your Stuff: Birthday
Die Cut Divas: Layers
Through the Craft room Door: ATG
Southern Girls: TicTacToe = Ink, Stamp, White
Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG
Crafting By Design: ATG
Crafty Sentiments: Add a Sentiment.



Happy Crafting !!!
Dawn





Thursday, July 12, 2018

tweet wishes



Hello again .... what a fun tweet!!


For this card, I started with white card stock and I masked off the circle in the corner.  I then blended distress inks of Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed and Spun Sugar from the corner and then blended again to the bottom Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber and Tea Dye. I removed the circle mask and then blended Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade into the body of the sun.

The stamp and die set is from MFT (Tweet Wishes) and I used all markers (sharpie actually) on the die cuts. 
The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped in Aged Mahogany distress ink and then topped with clear embossing powder.  The musical notes were added by hand.
All topped onto a top fold, forest green cs base.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:

Sunny Day Crafting:  Any Animal
The House the Stamps Built:  The Great Outdoors.
Crafting by Design: ATG
Crafty Cardmakers: Use two dies or punches.
Sketch Saturday: Sketch 521
Simon Says : Summer Fun - Fun in the Sun
Tuesday Throwdown: Color Combo
Creative Knockouts: Summer Fun.


Thanks for stopping by ...
wishing you all happy crafting ...


Dawn



lacy flowers



Hello Everyone ...


For this card, I started with a flower stamp by Beccy's Place.  I used distress ink as watercolor for the flowers and leaves.  I then cut the image with a  circle die that I anchored on top of a Wilton doily.  Now to build the front panel.  I covered the entire panel with pattern paper by Recollections.  I set the doily and image into the corner and then added a bunch of paper flowers I had in my stash.  I tied a tight ribbon bow and added that to the corner.  The sentiment was stamped and then edged with Spun Sugar distress ink.





I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Crafting by Design - ATG
Polkadoodles - ATG
QKR Stampede: ATG
Tuesday Throwdown: color combo
ModSquad: Birthday with flowers.
.C.R.A.F.T.  - Shabby Chic
Alphabet Challenge - H is for Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by !!

Have a great crafting day.

Dawn

Did someone say cake?


Hello everyone from the design team at

our cookie for this challenge is 



our sponsor for this fortnight challenge is:



 For my card, I started with the image from 'All Dressed Up' and I used all marker.  I trimmed it down for my front.  To frame it, I found a piece of dark purple cs and I trimmed one side with a Martha Stewart edge punch.

I covered the from panel with purple polka dot paper from Recollections.  I love how the white dots from the printed paper poke into every other flower in the cut edge. 

I tied a purple satin ribbon and bow across the bottom of the panel and then added clear gems in various sizes around the card.

 All of this was set onto a dark purple side fold cs base.
Sooooooooooooooo cute.

I really hope you have fun playing along ... there's nothing more inspirational than baby critters of any kind.

Wishing you all luck on the challenge.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Addicted to Stamps - Birthday
Pause Dream Enjoy - ATG
Outlawz - Make it Funny
Shopping Our Stash - Feed Me
Sunny Day Craft - Any Animal
Jo's Scrap Shack - ATG
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
TTCRD - ATG
ModSquad - Birthday with flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbons and bow.

Thanks for stopping by .......................
Happy crafting


Dawn

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Baby Rattle

 
Hello .... 

For this card, I started with masking off a piece of white CS and blending Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Warn Lipstick and Mustard Seed. 
I then blended Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard seed on a piece of scrap and cut the letters for baby with my Circut using Plantin School House font cartridge. 
From a piece of pink cs, I cut the baby rattle using the Cricut Sampler cartridge.  I then cut the rattle out with my Spellbinders circle die.  Using the negative die cut as a  mask, I blended the same distress colors onto the white cs with the blended edge.  With the die cut circle, I used a white gel pen and faux stitched around the edge and the rattle itself and then raised it over the sponged circle with dimensional tape.
I grabbed a piece of grosgrain ribbon from my stash -- as well as a few matching flowers -- cropped the corners round and then mounted the whole kit and kaboodle onto a white top fold cs base.  So cute for a new baby.  

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may please:
Die Cut Diva ... add a circle
City Crafter ... in the pink
Fantabulous Cricut ... for a baby
Jo's Scrap Shack ... ATG
Cards for Gals - for a little girl
Simply Create Too ... no patterned paper
Card Mania .... ATG
Sparkles ... Pretty ... Pretty in pink.
Cute Card Thursday ... ATG
Outlawz ... Tuesday color combo. 
Dies R Us ... ATG

Thanks for stopping by ....
Have an amazing crafting day !!!

Dawn

Friday, July 6, 2018

Birthday Tea




Hello from the Design Team from
BROWN SUGAR CHALLENGE
Our Theme this month is to use
2 different pattern papers

Our sponsor for this month is


For my card, I started with the stamp from 'A Day for Daisies' and I colored it all with colored pencils.  I covered the balloons and the big 'G' with glitter.  The two designer papers are from the same pad - Simple Stories.  I also used a piece of lavender cs and used a Martha Steward edge punch.  The blue polkadot stripe is Recollections washi tape.  I added Neuvo drops around the digi stamp in bubblegum pink, cream and robin's egg blue.
All attached on a top fold lavender cs base.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:
Cute Card Thursday = ATG
Creative Knockouts = Birthday
Cards for Gals = Little Girl
4 Crafty Chicks = Birthday
Crafty Hazlenut = Patterned Papers
Outlawz = Tea Pot
QKR = ATG #303
Polkadoodles = ATG week 27

Thanks for stopping by.
Looking forward to your creations

Dawn

Beach in your heart

Hello Everyone, this is my design team contribution for
The Theme this month is
"Under the Sea"

The digi stamp is "Seashell Border One"
 from Pattie's Creations.

For this card ... I started with the sentiment on white card stock.  I then blended Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac in layers across the piece.  The graphic was printed on sand card stock and I used color pencils on the image.  I then fussy cut the one edge only and left the the other side to frame the inked piece. A couple of  Nuvo drops in sand beige.

I hope you try out the challenge at Pattie's Creations with the Under the Sea Theme .... Looking forward to seeing all of the great creations.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Crafting by Design = ATG
Watercooler Wednesday = Feminine ATG
Simply Create Too = No Patterned Paper
Dragonfly Dreams = Summer
Card Mania = ATG
Addicted to Stamps = CAS
Colour Crazy = ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack = ATG
Double D Challenge = Nautical/Beach

Have a great crafting day.


Dawn



Thursday, July 5, 2018

Bon Voyage


 Hello again
This is my Design Team card for 
The theme this month is 
MARINE

My card was worked entirely with my cricut.  I used the "Stand and Salute" cartridge.  From, I cut the boat, the anchors, the wording and the wave frame out of various pieces of card stock (blues, black and grey) .  I covered the wording with a Wink of Stella to make them shine.
I then cut a piece of white card stock for the front panel.  I blended  Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood and Salty Ocean and then flicked white on top. 
I layered all the pieces with Ranger's Multi Medium.  The sentiment was edged in Faded Jeans distress.  I added a couple of navy Neuvo drops in the corners. 

I hope you have fun playing along with us at TTPH. 
Looking forward to your ocean creations.


I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
C.R.A.F.T = Inspiration picture of  Boats
Double D Challenge = Nautical Challenge
Crafting from the Heart = ATG

Happy crafting ...............................

Dawn


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Zoom ......


This is my design team card for
and the theme this month is
Planes and Trains.

For my card,  I started with a cute digi stamps from Polkadoodles.  Such a fun image.  I used markers and colored pencils.  The sentiment is from Polkadoodles as well.
I trimmed the graphic down and rounded the corners.  I then edged it with Cracked Pistachio distress ink.  Framed it with black cs and then again with mint cs.
The front panel is  paper from Recollections which I rounded the top corners as well.  The sentiment was edged in Cracked Pistachio and the trimmed on the angle.  Three acrylic drops on the side and everything was added to a top fold mint cs base.
I hope you have fun playing along with us at Stinkin' Inkers.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Crafty Hazlenut:  Use Patterned Paper
Stamp Ink Paper: Designer's Choice
CASology: Zoom
Just Us Girls: ATG
Southern Girls: Just a bit of FLASH
Polkadoodles: ATG
QKR Stampede: ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack ATG 

Thanks for stopping by ...
Have a fun crafting day.

Dawn

Monday, July 2, 2018

Gator Love

Hello everyone,

This is my Design Team card for the monthly
 Technique Challenge at 

Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.


The challenge technique this month is paper tearing.   

I am also combining with this weeks sketch challenge here at Try Stampin' on Tuesday (see sketch below).

For my card, I started with a Bugaboo Stamp and I colored the cute little gator with colored pencils.  I used a Wink of Stella for the outer skin for some shine and shimmer.  For the underside of the tail and the belly, I covered with Glossy Accents. 


I use a Spellbinders postage stamp die to cut it and then trimmed it down smaller still. 


I covered the front panel with a green and white gingham from Recollections.  I then tore lime green cs to match the sketch on the angle. 


I framed the image with a darker shade of green cs.  The balloon was cut with Simon Says balloon die out of DCWV cs and adhered with dimensional tape to give it lift off of the card.  


The sentiment was stamped on green cs and gold embossing powder with a Stampendous stamp. 


All of this set on a green side fold cs base.


Here is the sketch for you:





I hope you have fun playing along with both challenges.








I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:

Crafty Hazlenut: Must use patterned paper
Crafting from the Heart: ATG #213
Creative Fingers: ATG #149
Outlawz: Celebrate
Sunny Day Crafting: Any Animal
Color Crazy: ATG



Thanks for stopping by ..... 


Happy Crafting !!!


Dawn

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ice Cream .....


Hello everyone from the design team at

the cookie for this challenge is 



This sponsor for this fortnight is:


For my card, I started with the Elizabeth Bells image on white cs and I used both marker and colored pencils.  I used a Spellbinders postage stamp die and I  trimmed it down and edged it with Spun Sugar distress ink. I backed that with bubble gum pink cs.
With a pale pink front panet, I cut a piece from a Recollections baby pad on an angle and then edged that with lavender satin ribbon.
The sentiment is glued on an angel and the image is raised with dimensional tape.  All on top of a dark pink side fold cs base.

I hope you have fun playing along with us on this challenge and I wish you all the best of luck.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Make My Monday: Ice Cream
Simon Says M: Food
Inspiration Destination: ATG
Outlawz: ATG
The House That Stamps Built: ATG
Simon Says W: ATG
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Little Red Wagon: Summer Fun
4 Crafty Chicks" ATG w/summer
Sweet Stamping: Food

Happy Crafting !!!!!


Dawn.



Monday, June 25, 2018

YAY Happy Dance

   

     Hello everyone ... I have a cute birthday card here today.
The printed paper is from American Craft and I used it for a total front.  The YAY is cut from dark purple card stock from a die from My Favorite Things and spread in that arc.
The stamp is from Bugaboo and I used both colored pencils and markers.  The sentiment is also from the same die and stamp set from My Favorite Things and I used distress ink in Seedless Preserves and topped with a clear embossing powder for shine and texture.  I rounded off the top corners with my chomper.
I added tons of Neuvo Drops scattered about in lime green, orange, pink, cream and pale blue all over.
All set on a top fold dark purple cs base.





I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:

Use your Stuff: Mood Board - Pastels and fun
Craftahalics R Us: ATG
Simon Says: Bright and Fun
Sunny Day Crafting: any Animal
Creative Knockouts: 4 the Girls
Star Stampz: Celebrate
Crafty Friends: ATG
Animal Friends: Elephants


Thanks for stopping by here today.  I love visitors.
Feel free to leave me a comment and have an excellent crafting day..

Dawn

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Little One



Hello everyone from the Design Team of
Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday ...

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge (see below) with the option of using your scraps.

For my card, I started with an digi stamp from 'Drawn by Krista' which I used color pencils.  I cut it down and edged it with Vintage Photo distress ink.

The scraps are from a left over piece of Recollections and cut that into strips and then edged them with Vintage Photo distress ink as well.

Following the sketch, I attached the strips to teal green cs front and then tied brown and white bakers twine.  I attached the image and the sentiment (also edged in Vintage Photo) with dimensional tape and then added robin egg blue Neuvo drops.
All of this was added to a side fold kraft cs base.

Here is the sketch:




I hope you have fun playing along with us.





I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Craftahalics r Us: use Kraft
Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG
The Male Room: Little Boys
QKR Stampede: ATG
Use Your Stuff: Inspired by a Song - Baby Giraffes by Baby Genius (it's an acquired taste LOL)
Creative with Stamps: Cute Animals
Daisy Chain: For the Boys
Crafty Hazelnut: Use Patterned Paper
The Unicorn Challenge: Masculine
Ikes World: Inspired by a song - Baby Giraffes.






Have a great crafting day and thanks for stopping by.

Dawn

Thank you so very much for the recognition. 



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Calla lilies


Hello everyone from the design team
Today's cookie is



Our sponsor for this fortnight is


For my card, I started with the Fred She Said image on white cs and used color pencils on the flowers.  The sentiment is from FRED, SHE SAID as well.
I cut down the image and then used a fancy edge by PennyBlack.  I cut a pale yellow just slightly bigger to frame it and used the same edge die to get the curves.
I then cut a front panel out of darker yellow cs and ran that through my machine with an embossing folder by We Are Memory Keepers, basket weave.
All of that was set on top of a top fold card base out of the same shade of yellow cs.
I hope you enjoy playing along and I wish you all the best of luck.
Have a great day and happy crafting.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Water Cooler Challenge: Occasions
Simon Says: Frame it
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: ATG
Addicted to Stamps: ATG
Crafting from the Heart: ATG


Thank you for the recognition !! 















Thanks for stopping by

Dawn

Monday, June 11, 2018

gear it up .....




This is my design team card for
and the theme this month is
The Guys Have it 


For my card, I started with a kraft cs front panel.  I cut a piece of stripped paper in earth tones that I had in my scrap for the bottom portion.  I then cut a variety of gears with my circut with the 'Accent Essentials' cartridge out of blue and kraft cs.    I punched a 2 inch circle and stamped the 'fun times' with a Hampton Arts rubber stamp in Walnut Stain distress ink and clear embossing powder to give it shine.  I then edged the circle with the distress ink as well.
For the rest of the pieces, I totally covered the gears with Versa Mark and then covered the pieces entirely with clear embossing powder which gives them a plastic look.
The sentiment was printed on blue cs with walnut distress ink and a Tim Holtz stamp.

All of this was set on a kraft top fold  cs base with a couple of drops of robin's egg blue Neuvo drops.
Thanks for playing along with us this month.
Lets see all those guy cards ....


I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Fantabulous Cricut: Fathers
Crafty Card Makers: For A Guy
Always Fun Challenge: Male
Bitten By the Bug:  Dad
Simply Create Too: Male


Happy crafting

Dawn

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Beachy Birthday


   Hello again
This is my Design Team card for 
The theme this month is 
a Beach Theme


For my card, I started with a digi stamp by Tea for Time.  To color, I shaded with color pencils and then accented the head band with marker and topped the skirt with wink of stella to give it a tulle shimmer look.  The background was blended with distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Shaded lilac and Antique Linen.  Added clear crystal gems in the space and it's off and running in the mail.
I hope you have fun playing along with us at Through the Purple Haze.  I can't wait to see you summery works.  Happy crafting !!


I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Fussy and Fancy: Summer Fling
Crafty Friends:  Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Beachy
Crafty Girls Corner: Summer Colors
That's Crafty: A summer Day

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a great crafting day. 

Dawn

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blocks






  Hello from the Design Team  

This weeks challenge is a color challenge.







For my card, I started with white cs and a Darice block embossing folder.  After running it through the machine, I blended distress inks (Red Brick, Pumpkin and Blue Lagoon) across the piece.  From a scrap of paint chip in pumpkin, I stamped a Tim Holtz 'Happy Birthday' stamp with Walnut Stain distress and then clear embossing powser.  I mounted all of that onto a pale yellow top fold cs base and added an orange glitter acrylic drop.

Happy Happy 
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have fun in the challenge .... happy crafting. 



Dawn

Friday, June 1, 2018

Super Star Shake


 Hello everyone,

This is my Design Team card for the monthly
 Technique Challenge at 

Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.


The challenge technique this month would be SHAKER Cards.


For my card, I started with lime green card stock that I ran faux stitching with a black sharpie and I cut the stitched star die with a die by My Favorite Things.  The other stars are all left overs from other cuts that I had in my stash.  I covered the stars with both glossy accents and wink of stella.  Behind the cut star is a piece of black glitter paper by DCW.  The star was filled with purple silver and teal sequins and cut crystal nuggets. The sentiment on bright yellow cs and raised with dimensional tape and cut on an angle.
All mounted on a black cs top fold base. 
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in this technique challenge.
Thanks for stopping by 


Dawn


Whooooooo




This is my design team contribution for
The Theme is 'Anything that Flies'

The digi stamp is 'Hootie'
 from Pattie's Creations.


For this card, I started with a piece of white card stock and blended Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Shaded lilac and set that to the side 
The stamp was colored with both colored pencils and markers and then I fussy cut the whole image out very carefully.
The quote bubble and flag were cut with a die and then edged with Antique Linen to tie them together.  
Next I grabbed a piece of grey card stock and cut that for the front panel.  I then used my score board to emboss some lines across the the panel and changed up the width of the lines to make them random.  
I set the blended piece and then the owl onto of that ... then the flag and bubble were set using dimensional tape to raise them up.  Some cream Nuvo drops on the flag and around the card.


I hope you play with us and I can't wait to see what you come up with.



Have a great crafting day.



Dawn

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Grads

Hello from the design team 









Give a Crafter a Cookie
The theme this round is





 Graduation





and our sponsor this round is

For the image I blended color pencils and markers   I added the date on top to make it current and used school colors.  I used a round die to cut the image and blended distress ink along the edge . The block patterned paper is from Recollections.   The front panel is silver card stock.  The added crystal stone drops and flowers in the school colors filled the space.
Looks like I need to sharpen my corner chopper as well.  

I wish you all the best of luck if you're playing along and I can't wait to see your creations.




Have a great crafting day.

Dawn

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mermaid

   

Hello everyone from the Design Team at 

The challenge this week is a sketch (see below) with a optional theme of Crazy Critter and I chose the crab.

For my card, I started with white CS and blended distress inks in blues for the water, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass.  I then used my oval dies to cut two, one from the inked paper and one a little larger from pale blue cs to frame it.
The mermaid image is from Aurora Wings and the crab image is from Drawn by Krista.   I used colored pencils, markers and distress ink on both images and topped the mermaid with Wink of Stella. I fussy cut them both out.
The bottom paper is a scrap piece I have left over from DCW and the top piece is blue cs with a faux stitched edge in gold gel pen.  The sentiment is sponge edged with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.  A cluster of navy Neuvo drops on the edge to finish it off.

Here is the sketch for this weeks challenge:













Time to get crafty and play along !! Have fun !!

Thanks for stopping by .....

I would like to add this card to the following challenges please:
Through the Craftroom Door:  ATG
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Simon Says Monday: Inspired by a song - Mermaid by Sade
Crafting from the Heart; ATG
Little Red Wagon: Waterworld
Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG

Have a happy crafting type of day !!


Dawn

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sunshine

Hello from the design team 








Give a Crafter a Cookie
The theme this round is





 PETS





and our sponsor this round is




For the image I blended color pencils on the dog and used water color for the glowing background.  I covered the nose and tongue with Glossy Accents.   I trimmed the image , rounded the top corners and attached that to a scallop tag cut with my cricut with faux stitching in orange. The two yellow patterned papers for the front are from Recollections.   I then attached the front to a dark orange side fold base.
A couple of coordinating button and some crystal stone drops for additional fun. 

I wish you all the best of luck if you're playing along and I can't wait to see your creations.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
The Alphabet Challenge = "D" is for Dots
Star Stampz =  2 or more patterned papers
4 Crafty Chicks =  Buttons
Tuesday Throw Down = Crop your image


Have a great crafting day.

Dawn

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Purple Wishes ......

 
   Hello from the Design Team of 

with a twist of shades of all one color.
I chose Purple

For my card I chose two different shades of purple card stock and a printed stripe piece from Recollections.
I ran the lighter shade through my machine with a We Are Memory Keepers - basket weave embossing folder.
The paper on the bottom and a satin ribbon to divide them both.  The oval frame was cut with my Circut and the stamp was Concord Distress Ink with clear embossing powder using a stamp set by Stampalicious.  A few paper flowers for accents and the card is ready to send.

I hope you'll all play along with us at
'Try Stampin' or not on Tuesday.  






Here is the sketch for you to follow along. 
















Have a great crafting Day

Dawn