Tuesday, November 17, 2020

November Card Chain Challenge

 I try to join the Card Chain Challenge every month because it is so much fun to send and receive hand made cards.  We have choices of the challenge option that we'd like to do and I wanted to do the Aperture or Window card.  I've used this beautiful Hero Arts die before, but I did something a bit different with this.  As I was going through my stash looking for papers, I discovered a beautiful card (front only) I had received from a non-card maker.  That became my window backing instead of making a card base from scratch.  I used 3 dies and glued them together.


Sketch Option

Theme Options: Animal with Hooves 
(that's deer/camels/cows/goats etc or any other ungulates that take your fancy
Stars / Friendship

Product / Technique Options: 
Glitter /Aperture Card


Supplies:
Hero Arts Window on the Garden Fancy Die
QuicKutz nesting scallop square dies - can't find these online but We R Memory Keepers has some that look exactly like these
Front of a commercial card as window backing
Copic markers








Saturday, November 14, 2020

One More Card for The Christmas Kickstart Christmas Challenge

 I just didn't have time to get my card done for The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, but I do have time to join the Christmas Kickstart Christmas right here.  You have to use an embossing folder and a stamp.  I embossed the cup in my first entry and love how the embossed cup looked.  Here I added some Nuvo drops to the cup and mad a pull tab card (my very FIRST).  The pull is a little off from the top, so I will really have to watch that for next time, but I think it works out great for the coffee cup.  

The striped panel is double-sided and the arrow is from the back side of this panel.  

I'm also going to join the Let's Squash It! challenge. 




Card with the little lady pulled up out of the cup

A side close-up view for you.

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Hot Chocolate die
Hefty Doodle Slimline Pull Tab
Rubbernecker Stamps Daisy stamp and die
Sizzix embossing folder
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss - Red Berry
Stamping Up paper




Flowers From Julia Spiri

 World Wide Open Design Team challenge 

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.

I got to play around with flowers this month as a Guest Designer for DT World Wide challenge. Please know that I have taken poetic license with the flowers, the colors, the way they're colored, everything!

The challenge runs from November 15th through December 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 wanted a faded out background so I took G00 and squiggled it all over the place, just random patterns and it seems to have worked for me.  I cut two of each word, glued the doubles together to make them stand out more.  As you can see, remember is not exactly matched up, but I still think it works well.  I've had a bout of Vertigo and it took me awhile to complete this project, so I only have one card for this month.  I so wanted to make a slimline card and had everything cut to make it, but coloring is taking much longer than usual on many things.

Supplies:
Julia Spiri Peony Bouquet
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Caribbean Ocean and Woodland Green
Distress ink Cracked Pistachio
Vagabond die-cut machine

Have a Happy Thanksgiving if you're in the states.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Another Hot Chocolate Cup for you

I didn't get any time until this evening to work on another card.  It sometimes takes me a bit to find patterned paper to go with a project, but I knew I had something that would go with my cup and Hero Arts Elf from a couple years ago.  I do love stamps with matching dies.

Supplies:
Hero Arts Santa's Elves Stamp and Cut
Elizabeth Craft Designs Hot Chocolate dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs words (joy is one of the words) die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle die
Cuttlebug Provo Craft embossing folder 
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss - Simply White
Copic markers
Dark brown paper for chocolate running over the side
Stamping Up paper for the die cut background panel
Vagabond die cut machine

I'll be joining in on a couple challenges with this card.
 The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop right here.

The Christmas Kickoff Challenge right here.













Wednesday, November 11, 2020

I'm Joining the Coffee Lovers BLog Hop, Better Late Thank Never!

It took me long enough and now I don't want to stop making cards.  I love these special times of the year and even though I don't drink coffee, I love hot chocolate. I did use a small card backing, but I love how it turned out.  I'm so happy to join The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop right here.

I glued the two die-cut cups papers together and put all the dies on a small card I had left over from cutting some slimline cards.  I'm really happy with this card and I may make a few more to send out as it was really super easy.


Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Hot Chocolate dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs brrrrr
Distress ink for the marshmallow

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November with Morgan's Artworld

    
The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  
Challenge dates are November 1st to November 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.





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We would like to invite you to our Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group. 
Please come and join our Group HERE!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/

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Morgan's ArtWorld Pinterest Link: HERE
https://www.pinterest.com.au/MorgansArtworld/
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I thought I would show you how I usually color, first the skin tones, adding more depth as I go.
     
    
   

                

I also printed just the butterflies, adding them on top for depth.  I took a black multiliner and drew over the scrollwork on her face and chest.  I am happy with this coloring.  I hope you enjoy her too.
Supplies:
Morgan Fitzsimons Fantasy Fae Digi Stamp 2 here 
Little B Scallops die
QuicKutz circle die
Memory Box Loopy Rings
Copic markers & mulitliner
Vagabond die cut machine


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle Anything Goes 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (189)
The House That Stamps Built - "Anything Goes" 
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes"

A Frantic Stamper Month at Die Cut Divas

                                                    
Frantic Stamper is the Sponsor of 
Die Cut Divas in the month of November

I wanted to go slim line for my first card of the month.  I also couldn't do without these cute tea stamps when I saw them.  Most of my friends enjoy a nice cup of tea and I'll be using this set a ton!  I hope you join the Divas at Die Cut Divas this month for a month of "thanks".
     
                                

Supplies:
Your Next Stamp Holiday Tea at Frantic Stamper
Your Next Stamp matching die for Holiday Tea at Frantic Stamper
Elizabeth Craft Designs Thanks die at Frantic Stamper
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Woodland Green and Simply White (Frantic Stamper)
Whimsy Stamps Slimline Windows die  (three different colors cardstock cut)
Vagabond die cut machine