Merry Christmas….

It’s time for our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge at The Crafting Circle.com.  This time we could make any type of card so I chose to make another Christmas Card for my pile, which is slowly growing.  I better get moving ’cause it will be here before we know it!

I used a pre-made card base from Hobby Lobby.  The black and white striped paper is by Canvas Corp. and was a scrap from a previous card.  I fell in love with the paper with the old car with the Christmas tree on top and just had to buy it.  It’s a single sheet by The Paper Studio and is sold at Hobby Lobby.

I turned this into a shaker card using the “Merri Christmas” Die Circle and matching plastic dome.  These are both by Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. I used a single circle punch for the black dots on the paper and put a shaker “flake” on each one.  I probably should have dry embossed the card background, but I didn’t think of it in time. The “flakes” are from Hobby Lobby.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries into the challenge.

Dee

 

Love Bug Hello….

Welcome to the “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge” for August.  Our featured digital stamped images this month are from Kitty Bee Designs. The one I’m using is called the “Flower Love Bug” and can be found here. 

I colored the image using my Copic Markers and highlighted it with a white pen.  The checked patterned paper cardstock is from the “It’s A Boy” Dots and Stripes by Carta Bella. I used the Die-Namics “Hello” Die by My Favorite Things.  The Foliage is a die by Memory Box and I believe the Stitched Rectangles might be a Gina Marie Die, but I’m not completely certain. The Corners were in my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and please join us in the challenge.

Smile…!

If this big guy doesn’t make you smile…nothing will!  His name is “Ogre” and is another of Lisa’s “Quirky” Bloobel Digital Stamps.  I wanted him for a birthday card, but I couldn’t resist putting “Smile” on the front. Inside I’ll put – It’s Your Birthday!” That should work just fine.

I made the card following Sketch #4 on the Crafting Circle “Just For Fun” Wednesday Monthly Challenge. Come over and take a peek and join us for some fun.  I love following a sketch.

I’ve colored him with my Copic Markers and a few Prisma Pencils. I used Diamond Glaze by Judi-kins on his eyes and Wink Of Stella on the background of the oval. That’s hard to see in the photo, but trust me…it looks great in person.

I’ve used two dies by Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  The first is their Stitched Ovals and the second is their Scalloped and Stitched Rectangles. The Pattern Papers are also from a MFT stack called “Rainbow Stripes.” The sentiment was hand written. Other papers and the Embroidery Floss was from my scraps.

Thanks for dropping by.

Who Rules….

“You Rule My HEART!!!!”  That’s what popped into my head as soon as I saw the New Freebie Friday Progressive Challenge digi stamp by Janice Cullen Collyer of Scrapper’s Delight. The image is called “Honey’s Ruler” and can be found here. Janice’s images are always a “delight” to color, but when I saw this image I also remembered that I had this “ruler” ribbon somewhere, and I thought it would work perfect. Now I just had to find it!

The thought of the yellow ribbon also brought to mind one of my favorite color combos of black, white, gray and yellow.  What do you think?  I think it worked great.  I wanted the words to be a little “wonky” looking so although I printed them on the computer, I didn’t make an effort to cut them out evenly.  Along with the image also comes two great digital sayings, one of which I used on the inside of my card.  I think the recipient of the card will be very happy!

I don’t usually use a pre-made card base, but on this one I used a white base made by “The Paper Studio” from Hobby Lobby. The image is printed on “Copic X-Press It Blending Card” and colored with Copic Markers. The solid cardstock is from Recollections and the patterned paper is named “Black and White Ribbon Stripe” by Canvas Corp. The corners are the stitched die from a set of fantastic corner dies by My Little Paper World. The ribbon, rhinestone, and buttons were in my stash and are probably from Joanns or Michaels.

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