Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween is a Fun Time For Me

It's Autumn with Bugaboo Stamps and time to inspire you to join the Die Cut Divas' Autumn Challenge.  Make it Autumnal or Halloweenish and join us at Die Cut Divas.
Bugaboo Stamps

I have always loved Halloween because it was always fun to dress up and give out little Halloween cards at grade school as I was growing up.  Now I love greeting Halloweeners at my door to see the fun costumes and give some candy out.  I made a spooky card for this last day of October, fun and a bit spooky.

Close-up below.

QuicKutz Nested Squares
Memory Box Loopy Rings
Copic markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Ebony Black
Vagabond die cut machine

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Card Chain Challenge Reveal for October

 I try to join the Card Chain Challenge every month because it is so much fun to send and receive hand made cards.  November is open for sign-ups.

For October, we had lots of choices, as always.  I chose spooky, although my card isn't very spooky.  It does have a spooky house though.  I hope my partner in the challenge likes her card.  This is the first time I've used this stamp and I even forgot I had it.  It was fun to get out the Distress inks and play as well as stamp and try to figure out what ghoulish figures might be in the windows.  I don't know if I really figured it out, but I think some of them were ghosts and maybe some mummies.

You can find the reveal right here.

Rubbernecker haunted house
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle dies
My Momenta (capital letters)
Distress inks - wilted violet, ripe persimmon, mustard seed, peeled paint 
Black multi-liner to accent the house more
White Gel Pen
Vagabond die cut machine

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Bugaboo Happy Halloween Cat

I made a very simple card for you and I, myself, am surprised how much I really love it.

                    Bugaboo Stamps

The prize is a $12 gift code to The Bugaboo Digi Stamps store for your digital stamps.

QuicKutz Nestic Oval dies
Copic markers YG01, a little YG05, RV63

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Lots of Fun With Julia Spiri Mice

 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 am loving being a Guest Designer for this wonderful DT World Wide challenge. I have two cards for you, so scroll on down to see both.

The challenge runs from October 15th through November 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. 

Close-up below.

SECOND CARD - a bit quirky
I popped up the sentiment for a "just because" kind of card. This is only part of the image.  I just loved that tea pot house, so I resized it to make it larger.  I love the way that mouse is taking it easy.
I made a mistake on the left curtain of the kettle house.  I drew the circle all the way around the left side where the curtain was supposed to be hanging out the window - too dark a color to easily get rid of.  I put a dot of Nuvo to make it look like the other dots on the house - I SAVED it.

Here's the coloring page so you can go for the full image if you want.  Really CUTE!

Supplies for slimline card:
Fun Town, a Julia Spiri image
Kat Scrappiness Rectangle die (largest)
QuicCutz Nesting Circles (different sizes so I could cut them all at one time)
QuicCutz Nesting Rectangles for one of the sentiments
QuicCutz Nesting Ovals for one of the sentiments
I stamped and pre-cut the sentiments from several stamp sets
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Caribbean Ocean
My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Supplies for square card:
Fun Town, a Julia Spiri image
QuicCutz Nesting square dies
I stamped and pre-cut the sentiments from several stamp sets
Nuvo Crystal Drops Metallic Autumn Red
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Crushed Grape
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Thursday, October 1, 2020

October 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 had printed out two images and cut both with the same die.  I colored one image and put it aside.   It wasn't until I picked up both in my hand that I knew I wanted to use both the black and white image and a colored image on my card.   I've always thought this image was a beauty and the beast theme.  Some of you may not like this image, but the woman has the most gorgeous features to color.  This image does not seem to be available at this time, but I would keep on checking at Creative Art Design Studio.

Close-up below

Morgan Fitzsimons image (not currently on the website here
Spellbinders Nestabilities Arched Windows One
Copic markers
StarFoam stickers
Vagabond die-cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle Anything Goes (week 40)
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Anything Goes (week 39)
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes"
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"

It's Autumn with Bugaboo Stamps

It's Autumn with Bugaboo Stamps and time to inspire you to join the Die Cut Divas' Autumn Challenge.  Make it Autumnal or Halloweenish and join us at Die Cut Divas.
Bugaboo Stamps
Thoughts of rain enter our heads come October and this bear just appealed to me because he's cute and holding a patched umbrella.   We have a long summer with no rain (as always) and now it's time to fill up our dams and get wet! 

 How much cuteness can you deal with in the rain?  I looked up a quote about Autumn and found a very thoughtful and wonderful quote that I think fits October musings very well.  The quote reads "Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons" by Jim Bishop.

I zig-zagged my way across the sky surface with a BG0000 or BG000 marker to add a bit of interest.

Bugaboo Umbrella Teddy
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle dies
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine