Sunday, May 2, 2021

Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 I always try to join in the Card Chain Challenge (CCC) as it's so much fun to receive something in the mail!  You still have time to join in CCC for May.  The sign-up deadline is May 6th.  All entries will be revealed at CCC on the 2nd of June.  

I chose the challenge of using die-cuts and I used lots of them for this summer "Fun in the Sun" card.  Maybe April was too soon to think of summer, but I couldn't stop thinking summer!

As you can see, there were a number of ways to challenge yourself to create a card to send by snail mail.  


I am still on a "slimline High", so to speak.  I've pre-sponged panels and die-cut them for future uses.  While I'm inky, I like to work on more than one project or image.  I thought this Distress Oxide mix of colors was perfect for a beach scene of sun, palm trees and beach related paraphernalia  Having dies made for slimline cards saves a lot of time in trying to adapt other dies and gives a great finished appearance to a card.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs dies Palm Trees Summer, Beach 
Elizabeth Craft Designs dies Sun and Surf
Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp set Beach Sentiments
Sunny Studio Stamps - slimline Scalloped Frame
Distress Oxides and Distress Inks
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I am entering the following:
Polkadoodle  "Anything Goes"  WK 17
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" WK 16
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes" # 213
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes & Layering" MIUCB #49
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"




Saturday, May 1, 2021

May With Morgan's Artworld

 The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  

Challenge dates are May 1st to May 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.  


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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/

I know this is a WINTER scene and swirling skies aren't usually swirling pink, but I couldn't help myself.  The colors really flowed liked spun sugar and I guess, I can imagine the background as spun sugar, going round and round.  Once I started, I couldn't stop spinning   I just received a die order and the petals beckoned to me, just the petals.  They seemed to be an other-worldly element.  I might actually make her into a more normal Winter scene the next time I print this lovely image out again.  .  

Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld Winter 9 digital stamp
Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares dies
Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Square Die
Poppy Stamps Meadow Flower (just the flower used)
Copic markers (primarily R81, R83, R85 for the red tones)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Craft Drops - white
Papers in stash
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle  "Anything Goes"  WK 17
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" WK 16
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes" # 213
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes & Layering"  MIUCB#49
Digi Choosday -  "Anything Goes" Week 17
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"
A Bit More Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"  #138
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes" # 5-2021

Happy Cas-ual Fridays

Remember to check out the  Die Cut Divas challenge and the Die Cut Divas' Sponsor, Cas-ual Fridays Stamps for all kinds of images. The challenge is Tic Tac Toe.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Prize: $20 gift code
This is a Tic Tac Toe challenge month. I chose Emboss it/ Friendship/Blue to work with for this card focusing on the sentiment.

I chose a simple design with a birthday theme using this Bubbly Stencil. I stenciled the panel with Broken China distress ink, sponged Blue Print distress ink on paper and die-cut Awesome and friend from the paper. After I embossed (wet embossing) "Happy Birthday" on the card, I added the die-cuts. A few Nuvo drops completed the panel which I adhered to a white card sponged with broken china distress ink on about 1/4 inch on all sides.

Supplies:
Casual Fridays Stamps Bubbly Stencil
Casual Fridays Stamps Frankly'isms (happy birthday)
Casual Fridays Stamps Bubbly stencil
Casual Fridays Stamps Friend die (not in stock)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Rectangle Stitches die
Kat Scrappiness Awesome Me die
Distress inks Broken China and I think Blueprint Sketch on the sentiments
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Midnight Blue (dots within dots)
Vagabond die cut machine

Friday, April 30, 2021

Last Day for April's Challenge With Poppystamps

                                     

Die Cut Divas' sponsor for April is Poppy Stamps, a line of stamps and craft dies from the creative people at Memory Box!   Known for their popular floral patterns and whimsical designs, Poppy Stamp products could be the difference between your card being good or great!   You only have until 9:00 p.m. Pacific time to enter.

Check out Die Cut Divas.  
Poppystamps is offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner!

   THEME: WINDOW or APERTURE CARD

Don't you love that clear plastic sheet that has a rippled pattern on it? A friend had saved these flimsy clear sheets from some medical materials and gave them to me. Happy Day! I love it when I upcycle.

Santa was good to me last Christmas and brought me some wonderful dies. I do have a couple snow globe dies, but I really like the size and framing on this globe. I think this deer is going to be a favorite of mine as it dons the front of the card and another sits on a snowy hill inside the card.

When you don't know what to do with the front of the card, embossing can be the solution and I thought falling snow fit the ticket on this card.


I used Distress Oxides in Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans on the inside panel of the card, spritzed with water and popped the reindeer in the same position as the reindeer on the outside of the card with a couple small glue dots.    I still had a couple  snowbanks (also used on the outside of the card) and tucked the largest one just under the hooves.  It'll be a nice place to sign your name. 

Supplies:
Poppy Stamps Dashing Reindeer (TWO reindeer - one inside & one outside)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Falling Snow embossing folder (unfortunately, some branded manufacturers do not put their names on embossing folders)
Distress Oxides - Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans
Thin plastic sheet from a friend's clear bandage partitions die-cut with a circle die 
Copic marker BG10 for the front snowbanks
Vagabond die cut machine





Thursday, April 15, 2021

Julia Spiri and Antique Cars

 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 found myself falling in love with this antique car and the cute couple sitting therein.  They look like they're ready to enjoy the highway and wonderful spring weather.  I used Copic markers and made a couple mistakes on the car and so had to deepen the colors and also some places I would have wanted to have more shine.  But I really do like this little card and the couple tootling along in it.

The challenge runs from April 15th through May 12th, Sydney Time Zone 7:00 a.m. or if you're in California, like me, The challenge starts on a Wednesday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight. 


Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Little B Handwritten (hello die is part of the set)
My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil
Copic markers
Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch
Vagabond die cut machine

I am entering the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes"  Wk 15
Through The Craft Room Door “Anything Goes”
Colour Crazy - "Anything Goes" Wk 14
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"
The House That Stamps Built - A1421 (Signs of Spring)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies  "Anything Goes"- #2115

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Delight in Morgan's Artworld in April

 The theme is always "Anything Goes" at Morgan's ArtWorld.  

Challenge dates are April 1st to April 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/




Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld Angel 8 digital stamp
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Hero Arts sentiment,  I think
Copic markers in the R81,R83mR85 & RV91, RV93 ranges with YG colors, E01, E11, E13 skin tones (I forget the hair tones)
Vagabond die cut machine


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes (211)
The House That Stamps Built - "Anything Goes" (A2421)
Mix it Up Challenge Blog  - #48 "Anything Goes" I did not do the optional "no stamping"
Digi Choosday - Week 13  "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"
A Bit More Time to Craft - #137   "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - #4-2021  "Anything Goes"

Open That Window With Poppy Stamps

My inspiration card for Die Cut Divas' opens a window into winter with warm wishes and a stylized reindeer.  The sponsor for April is Poppystamps, a line of stamps and craft dies from the creative people at Memory Box!   

Poppystamps is offering a $20 gift certificate to the winner!
   THEME: WINDOW or APERTURE CARD
Those are NOT smudges on the front panel, but LOADS of Wink of Stella. You know how difficult it is to photograph sparkle and shine. I was going to open the window all the way through to the inside of the card, but realized I'd have NO room at all to write a note inside. The snowflakes and reindeer are under the clear embossable Window Plastic. The "warm wishes" sentiment is atop the window plastic.


I hope you can see the sparkle and shine on my card from this angle below.



Supplies:
Poppystamps Stained Glass Snowflake
Poppystamps Dashing Reindeer
Poppystamps Photo Cut - older die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
JudiKins Embossable Window Plastic
Bronze glittered paper from stash
Wink of Stella
Vagabond die cut machine