Wednesday, February 1, 2023

February and Hero Arts

The Challenge at Die Cut Divas for February is:
Add some GOLD 
(heat embossing, foiling, gold pen, gold thread, gems/sequins/enamal dots...)

This is the first time I'm using the Hero Arts "You're Magical" stamps and I am somewhat surprised by how well I liked this simple card.  I knew I wanted some stars for the background and I stamped and die cut a number of the messages that come with this set.  I used the cloud die cut, trimmed it and the sentiment die cut with gold Smooch ink  I hadn't opened the bottle for YEARS, and try as I might, I just couldn't get it to mix, so I scraped the sides and finally created the effect I liked and dotted the sky with bits of gold.  I put the cloud and sentiment pieces on double sided foam tape and laid them out on the sky, moved them around a bit until I was satisfied with the design.  Once finished, I thought it looked like stars were raining down from the cloud.   



 (thank you to my team mate Linda for lots of die cuts from the coordinating die set and for the entire stamp set)

Supplies:
Hero Arts You're Magical stamp set (Thank you Linda)
Hero Arts You're Magical Bundle
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles die
Lily of the Valley (LOTV) digital Clouds Part 2 #10 background
Smooch - gold - hasn't been re-opened in years
Pilot gold marker extra fine point

I'm entering the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog "Anything Goes” w opt twist
DL. ART "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encoree - "Anything Goes" We Love 2 Create "Anything Goes"



February Challenge for Morgan's Artworld

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/
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I made a Shadow Box card with this lovely creature.  I've had her since 2015 and never printed her out before.  So glad I did.
Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld Orchis Last Enchanter
My Favorite Things Shadow Box Die-Namics
Elizabeth Craft Designs Best Wishes - no longer available at ECD
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” (monthly on the 1st)
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt twist (monthly on the 1st)
DL. ART "Anything Goes (monthly 1st of a month)
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes (monthly 1st thru 27th)
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"



Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Goodbye to Lawn Fawn at Die Cut Divas

I hope the new year has given you
a good start and inspiration for the rest of the year. 

The Die Cut Divas challenge will end at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time, so I hope you hop on over to enter the challenge.  

I'm quite envious of the prize, so good luck to you all!  
Lawn Fawn's Prize is a $25 gift card.

I really love this card.  It turned out exactly as I hoped. I watched the YouTube video to put together the Platform die, which was so easy to follow.  The die is not that hard to put together, really, just knowing where to glue the sections needs to be followed for best results.  

I colored all the critters, bow, hearts, leaves and flowers which were already die cut by Cindy.  I die cut a piece of Window Plastic in a circle and trimmed it into about a 3/4th circle to fit at the very back of the platform.  I find the Window Plastic is a sturdy film for such a backing.  I decorated to my heart's content, even sticking some of the flowers and mouse on the plastic.  You can cover the back with the tops of the flower if you wish to hide any glue dots.  

I don't want to give this away! But I will... sniff, sniff.   LOL

Seen from slightly above

Close-up from 2nd row to the back

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Platform Pop-up dies from Cindy
Lawn Fawn set Dandy Day clear stamps & dies from Cindy
Judikins Embossable Window Plastic
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Love To Scrap Challenge (always Anything Goes) #159
Love to Craft Challenge “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog "Anything Goes” w opt twist
We Love 2 Create  mixed media (I hope this comes under mixed media)







Saturday, January 21, 2023

First Christmas Card of the Year

 I never would have thought of making my background with the rays of a sun, but the Christmas Kickstart Challenge made me think outside my little box.   had some time yesterday to cut out the dies I needed and do most of the card, but still had to choose sentiments today and final touches.  
Sounds like a beauty contest?  



I'm not sure if the stenciled backdrop makes this feel like Winter, but it certainly will brighten any one's Winter Blues!  
Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Set - (unknown name of Winter words) brrrrrr
Not sure of the brand for the Warm Wishes sentiment
Copic marker R27 on cabin
Stickles - Diamond
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - stencils or masking #70
Merry Little Christmas Challenge (always Anything Christmas Goes) #48
Peace on Earth Xmas "Always Christmas & Anything Goes" #32
Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge  "Always Christmas #144 Sparkle/Glitter
FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE BLOG!  Anything Goes Winter




Sunday, January 15, 2023

Steampunk All The Way 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 January 15th through February 12th, 
2:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

There is a grayscale image and a line image included in the digi stamp set.  I used the regular image here in Card #1 and I do like the way it turned out.  I can see just about any color used for skin and blouse.  The other elements are from other dies to enhance the shadow box card.

Card #2
I printed out two images, this one is the grayscale and printed slightly larger than the first image.  I was into lavenders and gave that a whirl.  I used three dies that I thought would go with a steampunk image and ta da!  

Have fun with your images and stamp your own personality with them.
Supplies Card #1
Julia Spiri Steampunk
My Favorite Things Shadow Box Dia-namics
Memory Box Mini Gears (old die set)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Metal Dies Props 1 (old set)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Steampunk Charms (old set)
Copics markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Supplies Card #2
Julia Spiri Steampunk
Elizabeth Craft Designs Metal Dies Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Metal Dies Props 1 (old set - gear)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Steampunk Charms (old set - glasses & bow tie)
Copics markers
Wink of Stella on lavender die cuts
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Paper Funday Challenge  #49 Anything Goes  (no optional twist here)
Love to Craft Challenge “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog "Anything Goes” w opt twist
DL. ART "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes 1-2023
Crafts Galore Encoree - "Anything goes" #107
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) - (digital image - brand new)
Ally's Angels  "Anything Goes"  #66
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge "Anything Goes" # 198


Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Card Chain Challenge

 If you like Snail Mail, you'll love to join the group at Card Chain Challenge as we send cards around the world and make the world a bit smaller.  

You have until January 6th to sign up for the January card chain challenge.


The more the merrier!

Monday, January 2, 2023

Card Chain Challenge Reveal for December

 I really enjoyed the challenge at the Card Chain Challenge in December.  It was such a fun challenge to participate in.   Here are the selections we could make in the Tic-Tac-Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!

  I chose Funny, Black, Friendship, Snow Flakes and Pop up.   This is an extremely busy card, but it's a happy card!  I hope I met the challenge line.
Is it funny?  I think so.
There's black and a snow flake on the POP UP card.
This card is for a friend!

Close-up of the front of the card.
Inside the Door!
Supplies:
Hero Arts Fancy Die  Happy Holidays
My Favoirte Things BB Adorable Elephants stamps & dies
Poppy Stamps Winter Porch Pop Up Easel set
Sentiments printed and cut
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog "Anything Goes” w opt twist
DL. ART "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encoree - "Anything goes"
SheepSki Designs SEASONS #70
Winter Wonderland Anything Christmas Goes
Sweet Stampers "Anything Goes"