Sunday, September 20, 2020

Card Chain Challenge Reveal for September

 I may have been too Christmasy in making my card, but I couldn't get "hot chocolate" out of my mind.   Here are the choices I had for making my card for the Card Chain Challenge. 


I went with shaped card and a happy "Smile".  I used a Cuttlebug cardboard that holds two "B" plates for the Cuttlebug from ages ago.  I love the design.  I hope my CCC friend likes it too.

Wouldn't that mug be great as a Christmas tag?  Just wondering...

It was fun to make and made me want to make Xmas cards.
Elizabeth Craft Design Hot Chocolate Dies
Elizabeth Craft Design Smile Die
Distress Ink Antique Linen 
Scrap paper
Vagabond dies

Monday, September 14, 2020

Spending Time with Julia Spiri Stamps

 I'm a Guest DT at the World Wide Open Design Team challenge and I have the cutest bandit EVER!  

You MUST be a DT on any Design Team in the World to be eligible to enter this Challenge ~ New exception rule, this challenge is now open to any of Julia Spiri Facebook Members, and you are not required to be on a DT.

The challenge runs from September 15th through October 12th, Sydney Time Zone 7:00 a.m. or if you're in California, like me, that's on Thursday, September 14, 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight. 

I think you could dress this kitty up any way you want and it is going to turn out perfect. I found the background first for this card and that determined my color choices.  A few stars and a "you're" die were all I thought this card needed. 


I'm sending this card to my oldest son's family just because we haven't see each other over 6 months.  They're all worth #100,000 to me.  

I hope you enjoyed these bandit cards.  This is quite a delightful image and so easy to color.

You can find this wonderful Julia Spiri Bandit Cat here.  So many opportunities for you to enjoy Julia Spiri's art.

Sponsored by Julia Spiri

You can join Julia Spiri's Facebook Group here.

Julia's New Store.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September with Morgan's Artworld

The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  
Challenge dates are June 1st to June 27th on Pacific Daylight Savings Time.
You can use any image or project you have created and enter up to three (3) times on the blog.

For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images, please visit the website at Creative Art Design Studio.  There will no longer be any sales from the Facebook shop.


We would like to invite you to our Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group. 
Please come and join our Group HERE!


Morgan's ArtWorld Pinterest Link: HERE
I just love how this scene turned out.  I had always put off coloring this because of the all grays, however, I am pleased that I could make as much variation in color as I did.  I used all the cool grays I had (C0 through C6).  I copied the image into Word and added the text boxes.  I thought this wording fit the image.  I used some ephemera from Elizabeth Crafts and a black velvet ribbon to add more interest.  I hope you like this too.   Morgan has a lot of teddy bears here, but this one wasn't up yet, but don't despair, you will find something you like.  Be sure to visit Creative Art Design Studio.

Another angle

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (197)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"
A Bit More Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"

Cheapo Dies at Die Cut Divas

Cheapo Dies is the sponsor for Die Cut Divas, so if you want to make Thanksgiving cards, Christmas cards or even Valentine cards, come on and join the fun this month here.

What holidays do you celebrate?  New Years Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas?   If we don't recognize the holiday, please tell us in your post what holiday you made your project for.

Cheapo Dies has increased their inventory with the addition of well  known die brands like Elizabeth Craft Designs, Memory Box, Sizzix, Hero Arts, PoppyStamps, Lawn Fawn and a whole lot more.  Be sure to check Cheapo Dies out here.

I'm going with Valentines Day.  I so rarely make Valentine cards that I decided I should use my wonderful heart die from Elizabeth Craft.  However, I did not find this die in the shop at this time, however I did find some beauties.  As a matter of fact, I found 28 pages of beautiful heart dies, so be wild and find your hearts at Cheapo Dies.

I die-cut the letters from white glitter paper, painted them with R35, which ended up too light, but went back over the letters with R29.  I thought the white heart needed something, so used a light R marker, but made a booboo, so darkened up the booboo at the bottom of the heart and feel it could go unnoticed. 

Close-up below

Sizzix thinlits ABC
Elizabeth Craft Designs Heartfelt Love at Cheapo Dies
Rubberneckers bundle Colleen stamp and die
Copic markers
Nuvo Red glitter drops 
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (197)
The House That Stamps Built - "Anything Goes"
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Monday, August 31, 2020

Last Day for Rachel Vass Inspiration at Die Cut Divas

The theme at Die Cut Divas for August is FLOWERS.  You only have until 9:00 p.m. Pacific time in California to enter your flower cards here.

Rachel Vass Designs has some of the most beautiful flower digital stamps and I have been super busy playing with them.

I arranged the flowers in a Word document, moving flowers and leaves around to make four cards on a 8 1/2 X 11 inch piece of Copic marker paper.  I have two styles below so you can see how they looked.

I made three cards with similar designs.  One Thank you card had a misspelled "Thank you" so I covered the original "Thank Yu" with a proper "Thank you".

I haven't used my sprays in a long time, but found my red SmoochSPRITZ and sprayed the red card  while masking off the flowers and sentiment.

I used a Copper Nuvo drops for my three dots on this card.

I told you I can't get enough of this set.
Rachel Vass "Special to Me" digi stamp  (I LOVE these images)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle dies
Vagabond die cut machine

Red "Thank you" card additional supplies:
Copic markers R81, R83, R85, G40 & I forgot to write down the greens

Yellow "Thank you" card additional supplies:
Copic markers G21, G24, G40, Y11, Y13, Y19
Green scrap paper
Crystal Drops Copper Penny

Yellow "So Sorry..." card additional supplies:
Copic markers G21, G24, G40, Y11, Y13, Y19
Flower scrap paper
QuicKutz rectangle die - cut flower image panel
Crystal Drops Metallic Bright Gold in three spots on card (1 in center of flower)

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Card Chain Challenge reveal for August

 Card Chain Challenge - Always a great way to keep in touch with each other.  The big reveal for all entries is at here on September 2nd.

We had color, sketch, theme and product/technique options to choose from.  I chose paper piecing, which I haven't done in quite some time.  On with the reveal!



I dressed up a Julie Nutting doll and added lots of glittery things to the whole card, including the outfit.  This is the first time I've used this doll that has a matching die.  I had lots of fun making this card from how to dress her to using a new stencil.  

Close-up below

Julie Nutting Stamps and Die Cuts (I cannot locate this set online)
Brutus Monroe Slim Line Stencil - Knot
Starform Transparent Glitter Stickers - Gold (sku 7010)
Hero Arts sentiments from old clear stamp sets.
Peachy Keen Stamps (Fashionista Face Assortment)
Nubo Crystal Drops (Gloss - Simply White) & Copper Penny
Copic markers - Earth tones for hair
Several die-cuts for sentiments (I cut these a bunch & didn't label them)
Clothes are scrap papers
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (197)
The House That Stamps Built - "Anything Goes"
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"