Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SOS300 - Caffeine Fix for the mice

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Caffeine Fix - pretty self-explanatory, right?
Here is what I created:
I used one of my House Mouse 3D sheets, cut out and layered them with dimensional tape. Embossing folder on the background panel is from Darice, Cardstock and Ribbon are from my Stampin' Up Stash.

Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Coffee or Tea
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Make My Monday  - Embossing
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image with Ribbon

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SOS295 - Embossed forest with deer

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Forest Friends and we want to see forest animals on everyone's creation
I have this lovely deer family die cut that I barely use and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. I wanted to create a nice background for them so I used my Woodland embossing folder from Stampin Up and used  this video tutorial  to create this woodland scene.

Challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - Masculine
The Male Room - wood
International Art & Soul - Embossing

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SOS294 - House Mouse & Spring

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Luck O' the Irish and we want to see predominantly green on everyone's creations.
I used a lot of oldies on this card - House Mouse stamp I had for years, Spellbinders Nestabilities I did not touch in ages and the striped paper and cardstock are from a wedding Simply Scrappin' kit from Stampin' Up.

Challenges:
Oh La La Creations - spring is in the air
Use Your Stuff - Dry embossing
Sweet Stampin' - anything but birthday
613 Avenue create - ATG + use stamps, not digis
Stamping Sensation - close to nature

Saturday, March 4, 2017

SOS292 - Power Poppy Roses

I did not manage to finish my card for the current challenge at Shopping Our Stash on time, but better late than never, right?
This week's challenge is this color palette
and here is my card:
I used a digi image from PowerPoppy and this month's pencil coloring tutorial from Kit & Clowder.
All the cardstock, ribbon and dots are oldies from my stash.

Challenges:
Craft Rocket - no patterned paper
Southern Girls - Nature Inspired
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Flowers

Saturday, February 25, 2017

SS452 - Rockin' Birthday with Anya

I made this card for the current sketch at Sketch Saturday
and here is the sketch
I flipped the sketch and used an Anya stamp from TGF - could not find the exact image name, I had it for years, so I think it's retired. Anya is colored with with alcohol markers and I made the resto of the card really sparkly. Silver foil CS embossed with SU embossing folder, red glitter paper and black glitter tape.

Challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz - teen cards

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SOS290 - My Heartless Valentine

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Heartless and we want to see romantic projects without hearts.
Even though it's Valentine's Day - I don't usually make Valentines so I went with cute little loving card that's going to be suitable for multiple occasions
I used a pre-printed image from LOTV, PP from 2 totally different packs, lace and flowers from my stash

Challenges:
Come and Get It - Love Is In The Air
Dragonfly Journeys - Love Is In The Air
Glitter 'n' sparkle - Love Is In The Air

Saturday, February 11, 2017

SS450 - Hello Spring

It's Saturday and that means a new sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday. Here is the current sketch

and here is my take on it:

I used a Ching Chou Kuik's digi called Hello Spring. Image is colored with metalic pencils and the background panel was done by applying various distress inks onto the embossing folder before running the CS through big shot.

Challenges:
Modsquad challenge - embossing
Cards und more - pets and furry friends
Color Inspiration Monday - anything hand colored goes

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SOS289 - Blue Lacy Birthday

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Winter Blues - we want to see a lot of blue on everyone's creations, but no winter theme.
I used my whole stash of blue Distress Inks (from Broken China all the way to Chipped Saphire) and a new Stampin Up set Delicate Details. The silver sentiment does not show as well as I imagined, next time I'll stamp it in black.

Challenges
613 Avenue Create - AG + blue & Sentiment
Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SOS287 - Fairy with Dragon

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called All That Glitter is Gold and we want to see GOLD on everyone's creations


I used a digi by Moly Harrison and attempted to color it using the tutorial from Kit and Clowder. Didn't work out as well as I imagined and I totally messed up the background so I cut the image out and adhered it onto Serene Scenery PP from Stampin Up. Added gold layer and gold accents and went to town with my gold Wink of Stela pen - it's on all the flowers and on all the yellow/orange surfaces of the image :)

Challenges:
Color Inspiration Monday - anything hand colored
Brown Sugar  - Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times - swirls and curls

Saturday, January 14, 2017

SS446 - Hello from the Beach

It's Saturday and that means a new sketch is being released at Sketch Saturday - here is my take on it:


and here is the sketch:
I used something old and something new - my brand new Stampin Up! stamp set called Amazing You  and papers from and old paper pack called Serene Scenery. I also used my new watercolor pencils and a brand new die.

Challenges:
Dream Valley - something new - new crafting goodies
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - patterned paper