Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pilin' On the Cute & Spooky

The theme this week at Pile It On is Cute &/or Spooky. We're sponsored by Sami Stamps, and I used their Scaredy Cat digi stamp.




Inspiration/Challenges:
Allsorts: Orange, black, purple
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes with Twist of Halloween
Cards in Envy: Trick or Treat + Flat A2 card
Craft Rocket Challenges: Spooky
Deep Ocean Challenge: Halloween
Get Creative Challenges: Halloween Colors
Moving along with the Times: Halloween
Pattie's Creations: Fall or Halloween Image
Sami Stamps: Anything Goes with a Sami Stamps image (Scaredy Cat)



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Friday, October 23, 2015

Pinktober at Crafting with Dragonflies

This fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies our theme is Pinktober / Support Breast Cancer Awareness. I used Fashion model with Beehive Hairdo by SLS Lines to create this BCA card for a friend:


Inspiration/Challenges:
ABC Challenge: T is for Two
Crafty Boots: Pink
Tuesday Throwdown #267: You Have My Support
Eclectic Ellapu (Pink Team): For a Cause
Ooh La La Creations: Pretty in Pink


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Sunday, October 18, 2015

October Challenge at Unstampabelles - Sun

 The UnstampaBelles October challenge is Sun, with the twist of lots of gold. Remember: no stamps!

This fun sun character & are the sentiment are from Cricut's Campin' Critters cartridge.


I used gold paper for the card background & yellow for the base. The rest of the card is gold, yellow, or white shiny paper that I inked with yellow ink. The trees are die-cut and embossed with different gold powders.


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Black, Orange, Purple & Ghosties at Crafter's Cafe

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge this fortnight is Black, Orange, Purple & Ghosties. We're sponsored by Lacy Sunshine, D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles, and Deedee's Digis. I used Fangletta from Lacy Sunshine to create this cute & spooky card:


The ghosts are from Cricut's Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. The backing paper is by Graphic 45, and I embossed the spider web design onto a die-cut Vellum shape. The sentiment is heat-embossed with neon purple. I added a strip of black tulle and some glittery fabric ribbon.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #142: Halloween + a sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Corner: Halloween
Eclectic Ellapu (Purple Team): Halloween/Dark/Horror
Inkspirational: Glow (glow-in-the-dark glitter on the skull)
Shabby Tea Room #261: BOO-rific Photo Inspiration
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #382

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Pilin' on the Funky & Freaky

The theme this week at Pile It On is Funky and/or Freaky. We're sponsored by SLS Lines, so I used their lovely Zentangle Fashion Lady digi stamp:




Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore: Halloween OR Make a Card
Fab 'n' Funky #276: Sassy Ladies
Our Crafty Corner October Challenge: Anything Goes/Getting ready for Halloween
Love to Scrap: Ribbon or Lace + digi stamp
Sparkle N Sprinkle October Challenge: Use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking (loose glitter on clear tape holding ribbon)
Suzy Bees: Something that Starts with S (Sea creatures)
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2: Sketch #70
Whoopsi Daisy October Challenge: Hand colored image (colored pencils & Copics)


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Friday, October 9, 2015

Recycling with Crafting with Dragonflies

I'm hosting the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge this fortnight, so I chose my favorite theme: Recycling/use something not intended for crafting.


My mom & I visited a great new store near my house yesterday that sells Southeast Asian foods. We found these beautiful sliced "nuts" called Sopari and Mom immediately knew she wanted to use them on cards! You should have seen the look on the owner's face when we bought them...he said, What are you going to do with these‽ but was happy when we told him we were using them as art. Ends up that they are betel nuts, one of the original stimulants. So don't lick this card!

For the background, I cut up a white Styrofoam take-out container and embossed it in my BigShot. The banner is a rubber tourniquet that I cut with fringe scissors. I added some hemp twine & a beautiful Hamsa charm that my best friend gave me for my birthday. The flowers were die-cut from a stiff fabric, and I added betel nut centers & leaves die-cut from an aluminum can. The sentiment is a stamp from IndigoBlu, a happy coincidence considering my color scheme!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafting with Dragonflies #45: Recycled items
Mojo Monday: Sketch #418
Dream Valley Challenge #116: Recipe (bottom row: Flowers, Embossing, Blue)



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