Thursday, December 31, 2020

Kat Scrappiness Cityscape

 Die Cut Divas is having a challenge and it is "Anything Goes" so whether it's Christmas, Thank you or any kind of card/project, check out the challenge here.

Kat Scrappiness is our terrific sponsor for December 2020 and not too much time left to enter our Anything Goes challenge, so hurry to enter.  

Kat Scrappiness

The challenge is Anything Goes
Be sure to use a die-cut machine (using a die or embossing folder)

I chose to use the Cityscape die again.  I'd like to give the Kat Scrappiness DT, Maria Russell credit for being the inspiration for this card.  I watched the YouTube for the die Cityscape and saw her wonderful A2 card using this die set.  At the end of the video, there are lots of inspiration cards that I could have used, but I rather liked the multicolored city.  

I tilted the card so you could see all Wink of Stella on the buildings

A Close-up of the depth on the building, which I really like.
Kat Scrappiness Cityscape
Elizabeth Craft Happy Birthday die
Distress Oxide inks
Wink of Stella
Vagabond die cut machine

Thursday, December 17, 2020

December Card Chain Challenge Reveal

 Usually we don't send cards in December, but this year cards are flying all over the world with the Card Chain Challenge.  We had a tic-tac-toe challenge and here's what I went with - Torn Edges/Friendship/Blue.   I wanted to make a holiday card and thought I could come up with something using these parameters.

Remember when we all made hills with torn edges and many of us turned to using die-cuts?  Well, back to the basics of torn edges I went.  Blue is a great color for cold holidays and a friend can receive a holiday card too.  I liked the dark blue card for a background, but it was too stark so I took Hero Arts Unicorn White ink and a blending tool to make a frosty night sky and I love it.  I think I hit on a good design and color scheme as I had been coloring the gnomes in reds and greens.  

Rubbernecker Michael Winter Gnome stamp and matching die cut
Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Tree Line
Die-namics cute cloud outlines
Torn copy paper sponged with broken china distress ink
Nuvo  Crystal Gloss - Midnight Blue
Navy blue card stock sponged with Hero Arts Unicorn White ink
Distress inks chipped sapphire (happy holidays) and broken china (hills & trees)
Vagabond die cut machine

Monday, December 14, 2020

December Craft Room 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.

I got to play around in my craft room with Julia Spiri's craft room this month as a Guest Designer for DT World Wide challenge. 

The challenge runs from December 15th through January 12th, Sydney Time Zone 7:00 a.m. or if you're in California, like me, that's on Monday,     December 14, 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight. 

Hi there from Arlene.  I have two cards made with the same image.  

First, I took an image that was not meant for a slimline card (just a challenge for me to make a slimline card with an image that not really meant for a slimline card and resized it to fit on my slimline card. Of course when you resize something, you can get a somewhat pixelated image, but not so much so that you can't work with it. I added writing (squiggles, really) to some of the documents and really like the way this turned out.

You can see the original image below my second card.  

A2 size card below. (close-up on right)
Image shown below
Supplies Cards:
Julia Spiri Craft Room digital stamp
Kat Scrappiness Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline die (SLIMLINE CARD)
KSCraft Star Border (SLIMLINE CARD)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Florals 3 (A2 CARD)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles (A2 CARD)
Die-namics Stitched Oval STAX die (A2 CARD)
Copic markers
Nuvo  Crystal Drops in various colors
Gold pen
Cream colored cardstock
Vagabond die cut machine

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December 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 love this image for Christmas time and this is the first time I've colored her in red and I just love it.  This is a birthday card and I gave it to my granddaughter a week ago.  You can't go wrong with any color for her jacket and even her hair.  

Angled picture

Morgan's digital image "Winter 10"  NOW in the Shop
Elizabeth Craft Designs "happy birthday"
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle dies
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Stitched Rectangles dies
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Polkadoodle Anything Goes 
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built - "Anything Goes"
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes"
Mix it Up - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"
A Bit More Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes"

Kat Scrappiness Sponsors Die Cut Divas

My inspiration card for December at Die Cut Divas!

I do like silver and black and love the silver backing the buildings, but it does make a rather masculine card.  So I thought I'd embrace the masculine feel.  Adding the silver stars added some nice texture to the sky.     

Elizabeth Craft Designs 4th of July dies - stars
Hero Arts stamps 
Scrap silver, blue and black papers
Vagabond die cut machine