Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pilin' On the Things with Wings

The theme this month at Pile It On is Large Sentiment and/or Things with Wings. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Pickled Potpourri, and I used their Happiness Digital Stamp.


https://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/2017/11/november-2017-vlv-sketch.html
https://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/2017/11/connie-can-crop-challenge-64.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Connie Can Crop: Colour Challenge
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
SheepSki Designs Challenges: Show us your Wings
Viva La Verve Challenge: Sketch


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Peach & Lavendar Xmas - Christmas Card using non traditional colours at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is to make a Christmas Card using non traditional colors.


Papers from SMIRK https://cg-says.blogspot.com/search/label/Smirk
Ornament stamp & sentiment from the "Heirloom Ornament" clear stamp set by Spellbinders.




Inspiration/Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5  #193 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Naughty or Nice Challenges (M, P1, C5) #45 - Walking in a Winter Wonderland
WOW Embossing Powder Challenge (M, P1, 3E, use embossing powder) Christmas

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Primary Cake -- November with the UnstampaBelles

This month at the UnstampaBelles challenge we're All about the Cake! The optional twist is to use only Primary Colors. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps. You need to follow the twist to be considered as the DT Favorite, but you only have to follow main theme to win our prize.


I used the last of a sheet from Imaginisce's "Hello, Cupcake" collection for the banners and little candles. those little buggers took a while to fussy-cut, but it was worth it! Check out the little faces of some of them, too cute. I cut the pop-up cake on my Silhouette Cameo using an SVG/SCAL file I'd had for years. The blue background paper was dry-embossed with a Swiss Dots folder after cutting the middle out. I added the border on the message section with a red gel pen. The sentiment is cut with a Sizzix die from a polka dotted paper.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room: Use Scraps (all the papers are from my off-cut/scraps stash)
Seize The Birthday: Birthday + Optional Topping Of Circles

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

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Autumn Neighborhood Box Card -- Autumn Colors at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Autumn Colors.



The box card die set is from Lawn Fawn. The leaves are from a TIm Holtz die, and the cars are from Taylored Expressions. I added the fence to the pop-up pieces with a Memory Box die.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Cut it Up #134: Thank You Cards + die cuts
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges: Gratitude

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Iguana Wish You a Happy Birthday

I recently asked one of my favorite digi artists, Ike, if she had any iguana images, and she came up with two great designs! I used her Iguana 1 digital stamp, along with a sentiment from TLC Creations and a frame from Pickled Potpourri, to make a relatively simple card for my brother-in-law.
I colored the image with Copic markers, and used rubbing alcohol & a terrycloth towel to create some visual texture. The background papers are trimmed to line up. 

Here's our pet iguana, Percy. The birthday boy gave him to us in August of 2000!

Inspiration/Challenges:
Ike's World Challenge #100: Celebrations
Pile It On: Large Sentiment

Update: I was a lucky prize winner for Ike's Celebration Challenge!

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Gift of Friendship-- Pilin' On the Large Sentiment

The theme this month at Pile It On is Large Sentiment. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Pickled Potpourri, and I used their Warmed Me Up digital stamp set to make a present-themed shaker card.

The sides are wrapped with ribbon.

http://die-sketch-tanten-challenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/37-vom-1510-141117.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #98: Use a Sentiment
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes + option: Tag
Paper Shelter Challenge: Use a Digi
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Anything Goes with Ribbon 
Sketch-Tanten (Sketch Aunts) Challenge: Sketch #37


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Friday, November 3, 2017

Ornament Gift Card holder - Use your Stash plus Bling at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is to Use your Stash plus Bling on your card. Everything I used has been in my stash for at least a few years!


The ornaments are created with outline stickers from Mark Richards & mircofine glitter. The brad moves to open the card.


The patterned paper  is from SMIRK. I added a message section on the inside; the idea is to include a gift card.


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