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:
Color My Heart: Color challenge #297 Nutmeg, Glacier and Sorbet
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

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

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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Thinking of you











 Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this month is
 Father's Day or Masculine
and our sponsor this week is

My card is a stretch for the theme but the image is from Mari Ko Creations.   I used water colors for the flower and leaves and blended the colors.  For the background of the image,  I used grey and blue colored pencils and a blender stick and a bit of Vaseline .   The butterfly is cut using a My Favorite Things die out of designer patterned paper by DCW that is iridescent.   I mounted that onto a blue paint chip from the local hardware store and then onto patterned paper from Recollections.  All of that mounted onto a pale blue side fold cs base.  I added a couple of paper flowers in the corner to fill that space.

I hope you have fun playing along in the challenge.  I wish you the best of luck.

Have a great crafting day !

Dawn

Friday, May 4, 2018

Kittah hugs

Hello from the design team 






Give a Crafter a Cookie
The theme this round is




 Fairies





and our sponsor this round is



 For the image I used water color and blended to brown.  For the wings, they are totally a wink of stella and no color.  I trimmed the image and set it on a soft green paint chip from the hardware store. I tied the soft green satin ribbon around this piece.  I then trimmed down the tag behind that from kraft cs and stamped with black StazOn using a stamp set by Stampalicious.  The patterned paper is from Recollections. All set on top of a top fold soft blue cs base.
I dropped some robin egg blue neuvo drops across the top of the kraft cs.
I love the glistening wings with the wink of stella. 

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

Daffodils



Hello Everyone, this is my design team contribution for
The Theme this month is "FLOWERS'

The digi stamp is "Daffodils Circle Scroll"
 from Pattie's Creations.

For this card ... this is pretty much a single layer. I cut a large circle to use as a mask and then I blended distressed inks all around the scroll in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Carved Pumpkin directly onto the image.  The flower petals of the daffodil I used markers and then hit them with a Wink of Stella. 
I added the peach, orange and white gross-gran ribbon across the bottom and then some gold and orange sequins in the corners and a couple of orange Nuvo drops



Thank you so very much for stopping by.  I do hope you'll play with us at Pattie's Creations.  Let's see your beautiful flowers for the month of May. 

Happy Crafting 

Dawn

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mommie

   Hello again
This is my Design Team card for 
The theme this month is 
Lace and Pearls/Mom's Day

For my card, I started with a pink tag with a precut heart in the corner. I first layer on the tag, I used a flower stencil and Picked Raspberry distressed ink.  The next layer was another stencil, rising bubbles and gold Heidi glaze.  I used a piece of scrap white and a printed 'mom' with scroll work on either side.  I cut that down and then used a water brush and painted Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry over it and attached it to the tag.  I then edged the tag with Picked Raspberry ink.  I set that aside to dry.
For the front panel, I cut a piece of pink and white dotted card stock and edged that with a scallop punch from Martha Stewart.  I then grabbed a piece of cream card stock and punched a all around punch from martha stewart and edged that with Antique Linen.  I added that to the pink and white polka dot front.  I wrapped all of that with a cream lace ribbon. 
Out of brown cs I cut the scrip Yay  a couple of times and stacked them together and added a wink of stella to shine it up.  
Now to put them all together.  I used a side fold pink base and edged that with Picked Raspberry.  Next attached the dotted front with the scallop edge.  Now the tag: I added a pink satin ribbon to the hole punch and then attached the tag on an angle.  I then attached the Yay to the bottom.  
Time to bling:  I added pink Nuvo drops into the heart, scattered paper flowers from Recollections and more cream Nuvo drops on the top and bottom edge. 

I hope you give the challenge a try and play along with us at Through the Purple Haze.
Have a great crafting day.


Dawn 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Color Resist

Hello Everyone, 
It is my turn for the monthly technique challenge.
at
Try Stampin - or not - on Tuesday

I am going to share with you -- color resist -- to try this month. 
Now, you can use embossing powders and masks to hide where you want to avoid color but we're going to use a white crayon.
I like to use this technique when I'm on the go and don't have access to my craft room tools or heat gun. 
 It's just a dollar store crayon, nothing fancy at all.
You're going to need some ink to blend and a blending tool and a fun stamp. 
 I tend to work with flowers when using this technique and white card stock.  But I guess with the right choice of inks you could work with colored stock as well.
The stamp I'm using I got at Michael's during their 50% off stamp sale and it's by Cam & Chloe.
Stamp your image so you get a nice bold/clean impression and let it dry.  (I used StazOn only because my other ink pad needs to be reinked)  

Then just color in the areas you want to resist with your white crayon. 
 I'm going to color in the flower centers and petals.  It's that easy.   

You may need to tilt the paper in the light to make sure you have all the coverage you want, white on white can be hard to see under certain lighting.

Once you have everything covered that you want, let the color flow with your ink.

I'm going to use Distress Inks: Antique Linen,  Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac on one -- Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick on the other --- just to give you two different looks on the same stamp.

This technique is great for single layer cards too where you mask off the area and stamp, color and blend.. because you're not using a heat gun, the paper won't warp on you at all. 

Once you're done and have the coverage you want - take a paper towel and wipe over your piece ... 

just trim it down (or not - if you masked it off) and add it to your fun.


I can't wait to see what you share with this .... let's have some fun!!

Here are my finished cards for this project




Have FUN !!
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting

DAWN

Rain Boot


This is my design team card for
and the theme this month is
APRIL SHOWERS 
BRING MAY FLOWERS
*** show us your flowers ***

This is a Bugaboo Stamp and I used both markers and colored pencils on it.
The sentiment was bent around the stamp.  Wink of Stella was brushed in the flower centers, the butterfly, dragonfly and lady bug.
Some drops of Nuvo in clear in the corners.
This was set on a black front to frame it all and then onto a lavender top fold card base.



I hope you'll play along with us on this challenge.  Flowers are my favorite to color.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have an awesome day.



Dawn

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Happy Beeeee Day


Hello Everyone
from the Design Team of
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie


OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS CHALLENGE IS
ONE OF MY FAVORITES

For my card, I colored the image with distressed inks and a waterbrush, colored pencils and markers.  I also added wink of stella to the wings for special flight enhancements. 
I then cut the image with my stitched oval dies also cutting a much larger one out of yellow cs and edging that with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The bottom strip was edge punched with a Martha punch.  The paper is from American Craft.   The "B" was cut with my cricut using the Plantin Schoolhouse font letters out of the same paper and a shadow cut with black cs.  The Happy and Day were stamped, trimmed and then added with dimension tape.   Paper flowers in the corners and a couple of drops of Neuvo in orange as well. 

Thanks for stopping by
Have a great crafting day !!
Dawn
  

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

mom



     Hello from the Design Team of 

with a twist of Mother's Day.

For my card, I started with pink cs for the front and ran that through my bug with a swiss dot folder.  The frame was cut out of purple cs with my cricut and the Cindy Loo cartridge.  The inside of paper of the frame is from DSW and has glitter swirls as well.  The flag is cut by hand with a lime green cs.  The circles are cut with my stacked circle dies the larger one in hot pink cs and the smaller one from florescent yellow cs.  The mom was cut with the hot pink cs with my cricut with a free hand font. I ran white faux stitching around the frame. Rounded off the corners with my chomper and drops some soft pink Neuvo in the corner and around the petals.

Here is the sketch for the challenge:











Have fun and Happy Crafting

Dawn

Friday, April 6, 2018

A Mother's Love ............









 Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this month is
 Mother's Day or Pearls 
and our sponsor this week is

For my card, I worked the image from Crafty Sentiments with both colored pencils and markers and a bit of a 'wink of stella' in all of the hearts.   I cut the circle with a circle die from a piece of baby blue card stock and then ran that through my machine with a Swiss Dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  With another piece of light blue card stock, I cut it down to fit along the edge and then trimmed it with a Martha Steward scallop and dot edge punch.  Next, a piece of white gross-grain ribbon tied on the side and all mounted onto yet another shade of blue card stock.  Some pretty paper flowers in the corner and it's all set to go.
I hope you'll give the challenge a try and I want to wish you luck in the prize.


I would like to add this card to the following challenges please:
CAS of Friday: Mother's Day
Through the Craftroom Door: ATG
Crafty Sentiments: ATG
Watercooler Wednesday; Feminine ATG
4 Crafty Chicks: Flowers
Southern Girls: Favorite Color Combo - blue, anything with blue
QKR: ATG
Polkadoodles: ATG
Unicorn Challenge: Use Ribbon


Have a great crafting day !
Dawn

Hatch Day



Hello Everyone, this is my design team contribution for
The Theme this month is 'Ducks and/or Bunnies'

The digi stamp is 'Duckie in Egg' 
 from Pattie's Creations.

The digi stamp was colored with markers and distress ink.  I used a water brush to ink the egg to give it that mottled look using Tea Dye, Antique Linen and Old Paper.  The duckie was colored with marker.  After it all dried completely, I fussy cut.
The circles were cut with my stacked dies.  Both patterned papers are from Recollections.  The  bottom plaid paper was cut with a Fiskars scallop edge punch.   The sentiment is computer generated.  The inner circle is hand stitched with an orange marker. 
All assembled and trimmed onto an orange base.  
The pale yellow satin bow and paper flowers finish the look.  
Everything set on an orange side fold base.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Simon Says: Birthday
Sunny Day Crafting: Chicks
The House That Stamps Build: All Creatures Large and Small
Little Red Wagon: Old McDonald
Stamp Ink Paper: Birthday
Star Stamps: Flowers
Tic Tac Toe: Flowers//Punch//Animal
Animal Friends= On the Farm



Thank you so much for stopping by ... I hope you play along and wish you luck.

Happy Crafting


Dawn

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Varrrrooooom


Hello from the design team of
The Theme for this challenge is
TRAVEL



Our sponsor for this round is  The Cutting Cafe,

For this card, -   I cut the pieces from the .pdf/.svg file from the CUTTING CAFE.  I cut all three car images from card stock and paper.  The card base (that folds)  is from grey cs.  The card front is from black cs and the pattern paper is from Recollections (All Occasions Paper Pad).  The tires and windows were cut from cream cs to coordinate with the pattern paper.  Glued according to image placement.  Using a My Favorite Things die 'Hooray' I cut from black cs ... I curved that over the rear tire and used one of the pieces from the set to connect that across the car.  Once dry, I covered that  Ranger gold glitter Stickles,  The inside of the card was stamped with a Recollections Birthday Doodle set and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. 





Thank you for stopping by and I really hope you join us in the fun at 

Have a great crafting day. 
         






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

Crafty Hazlenut : Patterned Papers 
Creative Knockouts: ATG
Craft By Design: ATG
Craftahalics R Us : Birthday


Thanks for stoppin by
Dawn