Sunday, July 20, 2014

Create A Background - Crafting When We Can #74 & DT Call

Hello and happy Sunday! It is time for another challenge at Crafting When We Can. Today's challenge is to create your own background. You can stamp, ink, doodle, create a scene - whatever you do, just create your background.

The sponsor or this challenge is The Stamping Chef and I was given the image Mademonsieur to create my masculine inspired card, thank you!

I used a Hero Arts stamp called Journey to stamp my background on to plain cardstock. I colored the image with Copics. The Eiffel tower is a brad from my stash. I made my sentiment on the computer but made it a little too large to put on the front and I was too lazy to reprint it so it found it's way on the inside.

There is also a Design Team call going on at Crafting When We Can until August 10th. So head on over to create your own background and to check out the DT call if you are interested on being on a fun team and like to create!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Friendship - Creative Knockouts #46

Hello and happy Thursday! We have another challenge over at Creative Knockouts this week and the theme is friendship. The sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs and they were kind enough to provide me with the image for today's card, thank you!

I colored the image with my Copics and I added a little metal flower. I got the idea to have just a little burlap peeking out from under the image from Kelly.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Crafting When We Can #73 - Friendship

Hello and Happy Sunday! I hope every one has had a fabulous Fourth of July holiday. I had a nice weekend. My oldest daughter came home for the weekend and we had a fun BBQ.

The challenge over at Crafting When We Can is Friendship and the sponsor is Penny Blossom. I used an image from La La Land Crafts called Genie Marcie. I colored her with Copics and made the sentiment on my computer.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Child's Play - Creative Knockouts Challenge #44

Hello and Happy Thursday! It's challenge time over at Creative Knockouts. This weeks challenge is Child's Play and the sponsor is Inky Impressions, who was kind enough to provide Baseball Nickolas for me use for todays card. Thank you! I colored him with Copic markers. The sentiment I created on my computer. The glitter star was from my stash that I received as part of a swap. The star eyelets are also from my stash and the star DP is from my scrap stash. Love using up those scraps!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Birthday BBQ

Hello and happy Tuesday! My father-in-law's birthday is coming up so I needed to make the elusive masculine birthday card, LOL.  He will be 86 years young at the end of June. I stamped a simple Happy Birthday sentiment on the inside and colored the image with my Copics.

 It is hard to see the detail but I did use the wood grain embossing folder from the Paper Studio with my Cuttlebug. I am getting a lot of use out of that folder!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Crafting When We Can - Callenge #42 Recipe

Hello crafty friends and happy Sunday! Today over at Crafting When We Can the challenge is a recipe challenge. There are three "recipes" to choose from:

‘B’ Option
‘G’ Option
‘R’ Option
Ric Rac Ribbon
Geometric Pattern

The Sponsor this week is Artbymiran and she was kind enough to provide me with Blowing Bubbles Big Eyed Girl for my card. Thank you! I chose option G for my recipe.




Thursday, June 19, 2014

Creative Knockouts - #42 Embossing

Hello and happy Thursday! It is time for a challenge at Creative Knockouts. This weeks challenge is embossing - heat or dry embossing and is sponsored by the Stamping Chef. The Stamping Chef was kind enough to provide me with Barn Brat to use on my card today - thank you!

I decided to use an embossing folder for today's challenge. It's funny but I do have oodles and oodles of embossing powder but I rarely heat emboss! I colored my image with Copic markers. I also used something from my stash. Can you guess what it is? EYELETS! I haven't used those in forever.

Thanks for stopping by. Now head on over to Creative Knockouts and show us your embossing!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Crafting When We Can - #71 Leftovers

Hello and happy Sunday! It is time for another challenge at Crafting When We Can. Today's challenge is Leftovers. In other words, use those scraps. We all save them, those bits of scraps that are just too precious to throw away! Now it's time to use them up! I am always going to my scrap piles of solid cardstock before I go and cut up a whole sheet. I'm not as good when it comes to the DP I save.

The sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs and they were kind enough to give me Latte Momma Sassy to use for my card, thank you! I colored the image with my Copics. All the paper used was from my scraps, even the card base!

I used a sketch from Your Next Stamp's June challenge.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Creative Knockouts - Challenge #40 Die/Punch Frenzy

Hello and happy Thursday to my creative peeps! I hope the weather has been warm and sunny. I have been taking advantage of the weather and spending lots of time in the swimming pool. That is pretty much for plan for the summer! LOL

Challenge # 40 at Creative knockouts is all about using those dies and punches. The sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies. They were kind enough to provide me with Christmas Poinsettia (thank you) for this weeks card. I used Adorning Squares and Labels Three from Spellbinders.

Another fun thing, I bought some Cryogen White paper from The Paper Temptress. Ooh la la, this paper sparkles and you can see the sparkle even after coloring it with Copic markers! If you haven't tried this paper yet, you should!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Crafting When We Can #70 - No Line Stamping

Hello and happy Sunday. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. The weather has been gorgeous. It is starting to feel like summer!

This week at Crafting When We Can is no line stamping with digital stamps. Yes, you can achieve the same affect with digital stamps as with ink. There is a nice tutorial on how to print your digital image at the Crfting When We Can Challenge blog. Basically, you can change your color setting in your word processor program to washout which lightens the entire image, then print.

I have learned a few things creating this card. Instead of reprinting my image and fixing it, I left it so you too can learn from my mistakes! I learned that when there are faces involved, it is better to color with light colors otherwise you can't see the details in the face like the eyes, nose and mouth. If it was a person, then that would have been easy but I was using this cute bunny image, Carrot Patch Bunny from Inky Impressions (thank you). I should have used a much lighter brown or even grey to color this bunny. Maybe even gone back over the face with a black multiliner pen. 

So now it's your turn to try some no line stamping (ink or digi) and head on over to Crafting When We Can and show us what you created!

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