Sunday, May 15, 2022

May With 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.

The challenge runs from May 15th through June 12th, 
2:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight





Supplies:
Julia Spiri The Venetian Girl
QuicKutz Nesting Ovals
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine
Starform stickers

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes"
Colour Crazy -  "Anything Goes"
Gem of a Challenge - "WK 8 Anything Goes"                         
Dies R Us "Anything Goes using a product DRU sells) # 193




Mid Month Reminder for Christmas Kickstart Challenge

 This year has had me making Christmas cards every month, so I'll certainly be ready for the season.  Here are my latest mini-slimline cards made as inspiration for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge.  There are now challenges with Christmas and Winter so you can find one that fits your winter cards.

My first card has lots of presents and instead of Santa, a gnome is in charge of all the gifts and stockings.

Supplies:
Whimsy Gnome for the Holidays set (stamps & dies)
Cas-ual Fridays Sleighride - the sleigh
Elizabeth Craft Designs Santa's Sleigh - trees & gifts
Elizabeth Craft Designs  Santa's Sleigh - gifts
Foam star in stash
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

My second card sports a new die cut and is a mini-trifold card.




Supplies:
Sunny Studio Holiday Express stamps & matching dies
Whimsy Mini Slim Tri-Fold die set
Magenta stencil (no name on stencil)
Copic markers
Distress inks cracked Pistachio & Milled Lavender
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes" Wk 19
Colour Crazy -  "Anything Goes" Wk 18
Gem of a Challenge - "WK 10 Anything Goes"                         
Dies R Us "Anything Goes" (brand Dies R Us sells) - card # 1
Krafty Chicks - Christmas
Peace on Earth Xmas "Always Christmas & Anything Goes" # 16




Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Seasons Greetings on a Christmas Kickstart Month

I'm the elf for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge this month.  This challenge is always about Christmas and this month, it's also about MINI-SLIMLINE cards, so get ready, get set, GO!

As guest, I was able to choose the challenge of the month, so if you don't like mini-slimline cards, blame me!  I'll gladly take the blame.  

The challenge starts May 2nd at 10:30 a.m. GMT or 2:30 a.m. Pacific time, San Francisco, USA and ends May 30th.  

The card base for a mini slimline card is typically 3" X 6" (7.63 X 15.24 cm).   These are approximate sizes and we won't be checking to see if your card meets the exact standard for either size. )

I decided to make a simple but fun card for my first card - first? - yes, I had to make two.  I used the same darling Santa in both my mini-slimline cards.


Second Card below
Supplies used on both cards:
Whimsy Classic Santa digital stamp
Momenta Nested Borders Rectangles
Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Copic markers

Card 1
Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing folder - (older folder)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Igloo (sign)
I believe the sentiment "Stay Warm" is from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Card 2
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sleigh - sleigh (sleigh only)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Santa's Sleigh  Gifts & trees from paper scraps)  
The Paper Studio Embossing folder (older folder)

I'd like to enter the challenges:
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" (w/opt Mother's Day - not using the opt)
Dies R Us "Anything Goes USING any die brand DRU sells" # 192
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - "Anything Christmas goes" #44
Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge  "Anything Goes Christmas" 





Monday, May 2, 2022

A Balloon Toast

 I made a card for a friend I made through Toastmasters (20/20 Visionaries in the Sacramento area via Zoom).   I was able to give her my card last week because I flew to Chicago to visit her.  We had a great time with me giving her a hard time about the COLD.  She would respond with "poor California girl".  Since she has opened her card, I can now post it.  I thought making this image part of the party balloon was fun and cute.  She agreed.

I do love that Big Balloon die and I only used it once about six months ago.  Shame on ME!

 

Supplies:
Art Impressions Wine Divas
Elizabeth Craft Designs Big Balloon - not on ECD website anymore
Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday - not on ECD website anymore
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I want to enter the following challenges: 
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" (w/opt Mother's Day - not using the opt) Dies R Us "Anything Goes USING any die brand DRU sells" # 192 Colour Crazy  "Anything Goes" Wk 17 Simon Says Wednesday "Anything Goes" Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (w/optional twist which I'm not using)

Reveal for My Card at the April Card Chain Challenge

 Slimline Cards - Don't you love them?

I also love scenes and so I made a slimline scene card for my partner in the Card Chain Challenge.  I always look forward to these exchanges.  Because so few of us engage in the actual mailing of cards, it's very special to send out a card and to receive a card.  I hope more of you will participate in the Card Chain Challenge.


  
Supplies:
Kat Scrappiness Slimline Waterside Die
Memory Box Flying Birds dies
Memory Box Auto Parts
Memory Box Sporty Boats
Stash cardstock
Vagabond die-cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Polkadoodle's Craft Challenge  "Anything Goes"  Wk 18
Digi Choosday  "Anything Goes"  Wk 17
Colour Crazy  "Anything Goes" Wk 17
Simon Says Wednesday "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes" (w/optional twist which I'm not using)





Sunday, May 1, 2022

Morgan's Artworld in May

 The May Challenge for Morgan's Artworld is "Anything Goes" from May 1st to May 27th.

You can use any image or project you have posted in May. For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images, please visit the website at Creative Art Design Studio 


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Join Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group HERE!

Sometimes you need a sympathy card and I wasn't sure how I would color this at first.  I die-cu the image with a mini-slimline die.  I started coloring with yellow and then went to a dusty rose color on top of that for the rose.  Since I color with Copics for the most part, I started with Y04 on the candle flames, using Y00 for the glow and touches of YR00 and Y04 on the flower petals.  Shadows on the candles have a light touch of E40.  Only two colors on the leaves, G17 and YG21, which I would never have used except I wanted yellow glow on dark leaves.
Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld at Creative Design Studio Rose Candle Greyscale
Momenta Nested Borders Rectangles dies (mini-slimline dies)
Hero Arts Everyday Sayings (sentiments)
Copic markers
Kat Scrappiness Ice Ice Baby Enamel Dots
Vagabond die-cut machine

I'd like to enter the challenges:
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes"  Wk 9
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge "Anything Goes" 520
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes” #4
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #67
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” (no opt twist of 3D)
DL. ART "Anything Goes" May 2022
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #5
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes" May 2022 #99





A Cas-ual Fridays Day For Me

 
I hope your creative juices are flowing as I'm sure the first of the month is always busy, but I took time off to play. I hope you do too. The Die Cut Divas challenge is starting today and I've made something to show you.

ATTN: Cas-ual Fridays Stamps is offering a $20 gift code to their store to the lucky winner. Prize is restricted US o
r Canadian player at this time.

The Theme is “Anything Goes”
The prize is a $20 gift code.
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps winner is restricted to a US or Canadian player.

I had the Love Notes stamps in my stash and had never opened the package.  Shame on me!  I was able to line up the music score and the sentiment stamps on my Misti and stamp everything at one time.  I have used the treble clef die before and I think everything works well together on this card.  Those last notes are black, not red or brown.  I couldn't seem to take a picture that maintained the true color.
Supplies:
Cas-ual Fridays Heart Note Dies
Cas-ual Fridays Love Notes stamps (all the sentiments)
Cas-ual Fridays Bubbly stencil (all the wonderful bubbles
Distress Ink - faded denim
Kat Scrappiness Shades of Teal Enamel Dots
Misti
Kat Scrappiness Ice Ice Baby Enamel Dots
Vagabond die-cut machine

I'd like to enter the challenges:
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes" WK 9
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge "Anything Goes" #520