Our sponsor this month at the Crafting Circle’s Crafty Awesomeness Challenge is “Digital Stamps 4 Joy.” They were kind enough to provide us with two great stamps to use. Check out their web site here to see what else they have to offer. I also hope you’ll come and join us and maybe you’ll be this month’s winner. So give it a try!
My first card makes a great card for any golfer in your circle of friends or family. You can find the image called “Golf Stuff” here. I colored the image with my Copic Markers and also used a few Prisma Colored Pencils to color the golf ball. When it came to choosing a patterned paper that would fit the idea I had for the card, which was for a male friend, I dug through my 6×6 paper stacks looking for ones that I felt would be appropriate. The paper I chose was by Authentique and is called “Free Bird.” I just love how this paper stack combines these “Male” colors and uses lots of different patterns to keep the dark colors from being boring.
I topped the card off with taking some of my black embroidery thread and winding it around the first layer of the card and tying it into a bow.
Sorry that my Bugaboo Crafty Challenge for September is so late, but we were caught in the middle of Hurricane Irma and things are just now getting back to normal here.
I was thrilled to be able to do another card for my Christmas pile. This cute little digi and sentiment is called “Merry Christmas to Ewe” and both can be found here on the Bugaboo Store site. Don’t you just love that cute little face? I sure do.
My papers are from a stack by “The Paper Studio” called “Snow Day” and bought at Hobby Lobby. I’ve had it a few years now and I still love this aqua and red combination for Christmas. I’m hoping that I can find a new stack this year that I love as much as I do this one. If you’ve found any that you really like, please let me know.
I’ve colored my image with Copic Markers, picking up the colors in the paper. I decided to make it a shaker card using these smaller shaker windows that I had just bought from My Favorite Things. Unfortunately, I found the smaller window harder for me to work with, as some of the styrofoam “snow balls” were just a tad too big and they were a tight fit. I find that they don’t shake as well as I would like them to.
The Twine was from my stash and the large circle ring is cut with a Die-Namic die also from My Favorite Things.
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask them. Good luck with your entry.
I really think this digital image by Bloobel made for a very unique card, especially since I have several friends who love to skin dive. The image is called “Swimming Diver” and was released as the Bloobel Progressive Challenge for July.
I colored the image with Copic Markers and Prisma Colored Pencils. I also used a touch of “Diamond Glaze” on the goggles and bubbles. I then fussy-cut the image and attached her with foam pops.
I think I found the perfect pattern papers in my stash to use on this card. The “Sand/Beach” paper was a single sheet of paper by DCWV that I’ve had for several years, and the “Water” paper was from the “Happy Place” stack by Dean Lizzy for American Crafts.
The Dies are by Gena Marie, Die-Namics, and Memory Box.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a great summer and keeping cool!
This time of the year I’ve a large number of birthday cards to make, so I thought that this cute image called “Bug Birthday – Bird 4” would be a great place to start. This is also my card for the July “Bugaboo Crafty Challenge” at The Crafting Circle.Com.
If you haven’t checked out the new and improved “Bugaboo” Digital Online Store, make sure you do. She’s always got great sales going on and some of the nicest digital stamps around…and don’t forget to check out her Free Image each Friday.
I chose to color this image with my Copic Markers and also my Prisma Colored Pencils. The patterned papers were all from a new stack by Echo Park that I bought at a recent Convention. The stack is Called “Birthday Wishes.”
I cut my colored image with a Spellbinder’s Scalloped Circle Die, plus I used the Die-Namics “Bottle Cap Numbers” by My Favorite Things to cut out the date.
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you next time. Good luck on the Challenge.
My project this month for the Bugaboo Crafty Challenge is a Bookmark. Here in the U.S.A., we will be celebrating our Independence on the 4th of July next month and this image hits the spot. She’s called, “Stella Calendar Month July USA.” I also really liked the sentiment that went with it. LOL.
I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers and also used a Gold Prisma Pencil. I’m not sure who makes the pattern paper that I used, as I have had it for ages and didn’t find a name on the back. It’s from a 12×12 single sheet of paper so maybe it’s from Joanns or Michaels.
I also used small magnets so the Bookmark will hold securely to the page. I’ve had several fall out of my book lately and it’s very frustrating to try and find my place again. I think this will solve that problem.
I hope you’ll come and join us and good luck with winning something. Also – don’t forget to check out the Bugaboo Store for their weekly sales and Friday Freebie.