Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunshine & Caffeine -- No Square or Rectangle Cards at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Shaped Cards + Oval/Circles.


I used I used the Love in a Cup digi stamp from ArtByMiran. The coffee cup was made with a Heartfelt Creations die/stamp set. I colored the image, background of the cup, and the border of the frame with Copic markers. The frame was a gift from a dear crafting friend who has now passed away, so it's very special to me. She made it from foam with a mold. The doilies are from Recollections. The card base was made with green cardstock & a stitched circle die. The sentiment is from the Let It Shine set by Verve Stamps.


Inspiration/Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use More than One Stamp (Cup is a rubber stamp; sentiment is a clear stamp; image is a digi stamp)
Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop: Spring/Summer-themed Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa project (I used bright, summery colors)


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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Llama Drama -- Purple with Crafting with Dragonflies

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Purple.


I grew up with poem "I've never seen a purple cow" and have made cards with the poem before. This time, I changed it up a bit! I printed the poem on lavender paper, and framed with a heat-embossed die-cut. The llama, die-cut sentiment, and maracas are all from the same Recollections die/embossing set.


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cruisin' -- 1, 2, 3 with the UnstampaBelles

Our theme this month at the UnstampaBelles challenge is 1 + 2 + 3 (items or numbers), with the optional twist of journaling about the items. 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 1 image, 2 washi tapes, and 3 candy wrappers. My father-in-law recently returned from a cruise, and when I saw the little chocolates he brought back, I just had to get my hands on the cute wrappers! He is such a good sport; we sat and ate a bunch of them to add to my "collection"! Dark chocolate, yum! I fussy-cut the images from the wrappers.


http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2018/05/freshly-made-sketches-337-sketch-by.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
2 Sisters On The Blog #15: Three of a Kind (3 cruise ship candy wrappers)
Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch #337


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

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Classic Lady -- Pilin' on the Humor

The theme this month at Pile It On is Sports/Hobbies, with the mid-month optional bonus theme of Make Us Laugh. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps, and I used their Roadhog Rita.



http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2018/05/stella-says-sketch-challenge-610.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #292: Make Your Mark
Country View Crafts' Challenge: Be Humorous
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday: For Ladies or Girls Only
Stella Says Sketch #610: Sketch

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Fairies in Flight -- Happy Birthday to Crafting with Dragonflies!

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Birthday Card.

We're celebrating the 5th birthday of this fun challenge blog! Many thanks to Hilde for inviting me to join the team way back in 2013! I've so enjoyed being part of the team.

We have awesome sponsors; I used digital papers from the Delightful Dragonflies set by WeAre3.

I used my "Surprise Box" die set from Our Daily Bread Designs.


http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2018/05/cic446-stamplorations.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania: Interactive Cards
Cupcake Inspirations: Photo/Color Inspiration #446

Update: This was chosen as a Runner-up at Cuttlebug Mania!


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Friday, May 11, 2018

Cutie in a Cup -- Happy Birthday to Crafting with Dragonflies!

Our challenge this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Birthday Card.

I used this adorable Teacup Yorkie pre-coloured image from Paper Shelter.

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