Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bingo - Catch the bug

Saturday December 16, 2017
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Catch the bug  Today we have a BINGO challenge
 
 
This is the BINGO card to use..

 
I chose the top row.. Texture  /  No designer paper / Bugaboo image..
 I made this background using a stencil and Texture paste colored with Stampin up ink. I set it aside to dry.  This image I colored during the summer with Prisma colored pencils. I cut the image down then went around the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink. I added clouds using my cloud template.  Once the background was dry I added the image. I chose not to add a sentiment.

Challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #219 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 446 - cold frosty colors
Hiding in my craftroom #331 - use a digi
Sugar pea designs #38 - anything goes
Creatalicious #129 - anything goes

Friday, December 15, 2017

Hope you perk up soon

Friday December 15, 2017
 
I have another fun card today. This is the last day of the Winter coffee lovers blog hop and I have had a great week playing along. I almost forgot that I had this stamp set from My Favorite Things.. it's an oldie..
I stamped the image and colored with Mission paints and fussy cut it out. I then used a large doily Paper Trey Ink die and added this to the stenciled star background using Ranger inks. I heat embossed the MFT sentiment and then added the die cut holy and gems.  This was a nice fast card to make.
 
 
Challenges:
Winter coffee lovers - day 8
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #508 - festive colors
Jo's scrap shack #219 - anything goes

Merry Christmas - Creative with Stamps #21

Friday December 15-31, 2017
 
Welcome back to mid month reminder for our challenge at
The theme is REINDEER..
This is a perfect time to get those last minute Holiday stamps made..
 
 
This is my card. I sure had fun making this card.
 I first used My Favorite Things stitched die and created a frame.
I took the inlaid piece and Ranger ink and created the background colors. I spritzed it with Mr. Huey shimmer spray.
I then took Tech. Tues birch tree die and used a little Ranger ink on them to give some color. I used Simon Says Reindeer die and cut two out and used Ranger ink to give color. The background silhouette stamps is from Stampin up.
The piece was complete for that part.. I then took Tech. Tues snowflake stamps and embossed with shimmer embossing powder which is kinda white. I then took Ranger inks and added over the background. To give a sentiment I used Simon Says banner and Merry Christmas and fussy cut it out.
This is so shimmery and pretty. I hope the computer picks up the look.
 
Note: CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win. 

Challenges:
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #159 - season greetings
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Simon Monday - winter/Christmas holiday
Use your stuff #292 - Christmas is coming
Crafting from the heart #187 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - stitch it
Cute card Thursday #508 - festive colors
4 crafty chicks #381 - Christmas / winter critters
QKR stampeded #274 - Christmas / or atg
Alphabet challenge - T - trees

We wish you a Merry Christmas - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday December 15, 2017
 
We have another great fun image for you today at
Bugaboo. it's FREE FRIDAY
Check out the fun creative projects the design team made over
 
 
This digi is called Penguin trio block - it comes in a row.. Cute huh.. again this was a set I colored with colored pencils during recovery from knee surgery.. I had no idea at the time I was coloring the images what to do but decided now to die cut them apart using the My Favorite Things square dies. Now what was I going to do.. I took some texture paste and added a bunch of glitter and stirred it together and using a snowflake stencil from Simon says I added the glittery texture paste. (I had a lot left over so I created another one using a different stencil and then the left over paste on my knife I wiped all over a piece of card stock. These will be used later for other cards) I added the fun images to the card front and then too a Taylored Expressions stamp for the sentiment. I added a snowflake button with some Jelli bean twine. Happy with the way the card came out.

Challenges:
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #159 - season greetings
Simon Monday - winter/Christmas holiday
Use your stuff #292 - Christmas is coming
The sisterhood of crafters - all about Christmas
Simon Wednesday - stitch it
Cute card Thursday #508 - festive colors
4 crafty chicks #381 - Christmas / winter critters
QKR stampeded #274 - Christmas / or atg

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Glad tidings and great joy!

Thursday December 14, 2017
 
Good day and I hope you're having a wonderful day and being creative. Today I am back with another coffee card. There are so many awesome creative cards/projects over on the Winter Coffee lovers blog hop. it's hard to keep up with commenting. I do love playing along each season.
This was a fun card to create. I started with using a stencil and Ranger ink an created the background wall. I then took a scrap of Quick Quote paper and thought this looked like a carpet so used it for the floor. I then stamped the Simon Says sentiment and tree, Mama Elephant bear and present, the Gerda Steiner coffee cups and colored them with Mission paints. I fussy cut the sentiment out and coffee cups and then created the scene.. I see a coffee cup under the tree... is this on your list??..  oh I added a Lil Inker die bow on the sign and white gel pen highlight and Spectrum Noir shimmer pen..
 
 
Challenges:
Winter coffee lovers - day 7
Alphabet challenge - T for trees
That's crafty - tis the season
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's #363 - Christmas
Simon Monday - winter/Christmas holiday
Use your stuff #292 - Christmas is coming
City crafters wk. 392- Christmas tree
The sisterhood of crafters - all about Christmas
Cute card Thursday #508 - festive colors
4 crafty chicks #381 - Christmas / winter critters

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Thanks a latte!

Wednesday December 13, 2017
 
I created another fun winter scene.. again this is with the Winter Coffee lovers blog hop in mind.. I started by using a scrap of blue card stock from Quick Quote for the sky.. I love that soft design. I then used some shimmer white card stock and Simon Says hills die and created the snow hills. I used some Quick Quote scraps and Simon Says die and cut the houses and trees. I backed the houses with some more scraps I then stamped the Reverse Confetti penguins and hat and the Simon Says coffee cup and colored with Mission water color paints. I die cut them out and fussy cut the coffee cup. I added a little white gel pen around the coffee cup making it look like a band. I then stamped the Gerda Steiner sentiment.
 
 
Challenges:
Winter coffee lovers - day 6
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Alphabet challenge - T for trees
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
Hiding in my craft-room  #330 - scraps


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thinking of you - Inspiration Destination #140

Wednesday December 13-26, 2017
 
It's time for another challenge at
Inspiration Destination #140.. 
Again it's ANYTHING GOES 
 
we will be on vacation for a couple weeks. can't wait to see you in 2018 at Inspiration Destination
 
 
Ok it's almost Christmas and I needed a break from Christmas cards.. I wanted to play again with my Ken Oliver Powder paints.. So this time I tried a different approach.. I added very little powder to the upper right corner and then spritzed with water (with out blowing it off- LOL) and held the paper so it ran.  and added a little more and more till I got this beautiful piece. I then took some Kuretake gold paint and watered it down and flicked it over the piece.. OH MY this is so pretty..
I took my Simon Says flowers and white embossed them then used my Zig markers and water colored them. I die cut them out and laid out the flowers/leaves. I stamped the Simon Says sentiment and used My Favorite Things banner die.  This is so pretty. Sure hope it comes across ok on the computer. 
 
Ok time to see my Christmas cards are and do I need to get more out..

Challenges:
Sugar pea #38 - anything goes
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #187 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #372 - anything goes
Crafty creations #356 - anything goes
Creative moments #133 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 312-313 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #153 - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #375 - anything but Christmas