Thursday, October 14, 2021

October 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 at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge runs from October 15th through November 12th, Sydney Time Zone 7:00 a.m. or if you're in California, like me, The challenge starts on a Thursday, October 14, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight. 

I needed a birthday card and this is perfect for counting sheep and not birthdays, right? In Word, I added the text box with the note "Count Sheep, Not Birthdays".  In retrospect, I should have used a different font.  The matting panel is colored with the darkest Copic color on the sheep.  


Close-up below

Supplies:
Julia Spiri Counting Sheep
Kat Scrappiness Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline dies
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes”
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” (I did not do the opt twist)
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #10-2021
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Creations "Anything Goes" monthly #426




Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Creative and Organized?

 I made myself clean up my desk as I had new dies all over the place.  I did create two items though, one a small card or tag and the other a mini-slimline card.

I've used this Santa in another small card or tag (not sure what I will ultimately use it for).  I do like the background I used on my other card better, but I like this one too.  Supplies for both cards are at the bottom of this post.


The next time I color this cute image, I will make the dragon yellow or at least have more color.  I do like my old truck though.  The trim is ribbon that I've had for years.



Card 1 Supplies:
Whimsy image digital from Crissy Armstrong Collection "Tight Squeeze Santa"
Whimsy Christmas Red, Gold & Green digital papers from Crissy Armstrong
Rubbernecker Stamps Nested RC Square Sm. Stitch
Elizabeth Craft Designs (star & centers) Sleight Gift Card Holder Pop-up
Elizabeth Craft Designs brrrrr from a Winter Word set (unable to find it)
Card stock from stash
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Card 2 Supplies
Whimsy image digital from Dustin Pike "Dragon Delivery"
Digi Doodles digital Winter Ombre Paper Pack Slimline
Momenta die cuts Nested Rectangles
Ribbon from stash
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

Entering the following challenges:

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Card Chain Challenge Reveal for September

 The Card Chain Challenge is not just a challenge, but a get-together of card makers who put their heart into sending something they've made to one of the world-wide card makers who sign up for the challenge.

Below are the challenge directions for the September challenge.  You can sign up for the October Challenge at Card Chain Challenge, so be sure to check out the challenge for October.

I had several choices and I don't usually do a lot of flowers, but I thought I'd use the Altenew Book Club stamp and die set.  I die cut the Mini Slimline Embossed Edge Die and stamped the Altenew Book Club onto the panel, colored it and then cut the circle in the Book Club to raise the sentiment.  I die cut the sentiment, put glue on the wrong side of the die, so I just added another die and adhered the sentiment to the circle.  

Now you may be wondering why I listed the Mini Slimline Diamond Wire & Wood Grain Frame Die set when it looks like I didn't use it, but you see, I did use only the border, cutting out the diamond part of the die by hand.  I thought I'd try it and I'm satisfied with it.   I do love the colors I used.  I'm sent this to Joanne in the UK.

SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE BELOW



Altenew Book Club stamp and die bundle
Tonic Studios Hello There Sentiment die set
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” (not doing optional twist)
DL. ART "Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #10-2021
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"





Friday, October 1, 2021

October with Morgan's Artworld

The October Challenge for Morgan's Artworld is "Anything Goes" from October 1st to October 27th, Pacific Time.

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/
Join Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group HERE!
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I absolutely love this image and have used it before, but it's still so captivating that I had to use it again.  It's an Incredibly beautiful image and I work to make her ever more beautiful.

Close-up


Supplies:
Morgan's image "Vintage Cameo" at Creative Art Design Studio
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle die
Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Square Die
I don't remember what the little leafy dies are
Scrap paper
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge “Anything Goes”
Love to Craft Challenge “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt twist (not doing option)
DL. ART " Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #10-2021
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"
Crafty Creations "Anything Goes" monthly 



It's The Beginning Of A Scrapflower estudio Month At Die Cut Divas


I played around with a cute gnome from Scrapflower estudio, a new sponsor for Die Cut Divas.  Sharing my efforts here as well as at Die Cut Divas.  
The challenge is "Anything Goes".

The sponsor's prize will be 4 digi stamps of the winner's choice.

The Scrapflower Estudio image I used has an image with a blank sign and the other image has a sign bearing the sentiment "Merry Christmas" (the image I used).   After I finished coloring, I thought I had too much brown, but now that it's mounted, I'm good with the color.  I used white Nuvo drops on the red patterned paper and popped the (manually cut out) image on foam tape.  


Close-up of gnome
Supplies:
Scrapflower Estudio Sign Nordic Gnome
Kat Scrappiness Never End Square Dies
QuicKutz Nesting Scallop Square Dies
Copic markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops (Gloss Simply White) & (Copper Penny)
Vagabond die cut machine







Wednesday, September 29, 2021

A Little Christmas Santa to YOU too!

 Someone is going to get a small card or a great tag with their Xmas gift this year.  My little card measures 3 3/4" X 3 3/4" square.  I purchased the dies over 6 months ago, if not longer and just never used them until now.  My card:   ta da!

What a fun image to work with.

Supplies:
Whimsy image digital from Crissy Armstrong Collection "Tight Squeeze Santa"
Whimsy Starry Night digital Sky
Rubbernecker Stamps Nested RC Square Sm. Stitch
Elizabeth Craft Designs (star & centers) Sleight Gift Card Holder Pop-up
Elizabeth Craft Designs brrrrr from a Winter Word set (unable to find it)
Card stock from stash
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - funny ho ho
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #38 - anything Christmas goes



Friday, September 17, 2021

Welcome to the Mushroom House At The North Pole

  I'll bet that title title put some fear into some of you wondering what a Mushroom House was doing at the North Pole.  I received my ECD Mushroom House and couldn't wait to work with it.  I've got a normal mushroom house done, but that has to wait, however my mind kept returning to the current challenge at Christmas Kickstart Challenge of Funny Ho, Ho! 

I hope you like this because I think it's so darn cute, I want to jump up and down, but I'm afraid I'll squish the house.  I wanted both Mr. & Mrs. Santa living here.  It's bright and cheery and fun.

Mushroom Xmas House with door open.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Mushroom House die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Igloo  (sign)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Cute Winter Sentiments 
Hero Arts From the Vault Mr. & Mrs. Santa stamp & cut set (not available)
Copic markers for the Santa couple & Y8 copic for the window pane
Distress ink (Vintage Photo for the sign)
Vagabond die cut machine.

I'm entering 
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" # 219
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge  "Anything Goes" # 505
Dies R Us "Anything Goes" USING any die brand DRU sells

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Mid Month Reminder to Check Out Die Cut Divas and Morgan's Artworld

  The Die Cut Divas' challenge is sponsored by none other than Morgan's ArtWorld and the challenge for both challenge blogs is "Anything Goes". 

Challenge dates for Morgan's Artworld are September 1st to September 27th on Pacific Time.

Challenge dates for Die Cut Divas are September 1st through September 30th, closing at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/
Join Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group HERE!
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When I saw Linda's butterfly card posted September 1st, I was blown away by its beauty and I was inspired by her card to use the same image in my card.  I printed out a background I thought would complement the colors I used on my butterfly.  I colored the matting and sentiment with one of the deep blues I used on the Butterfly.  I am very happy with the results and hope you will enjoy coloring your own butterflies. You can see another card by Linda here.
Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld at Creative Design Studio Fae 18 (includes 4 butterflies)
Kat Scrappiness Embossed Edge Nesting Slimline die
Sunny Studio Scalloped Frame
Tonic Studios mini sentiment die set Cherish Every Moment
We Are 3 digital paper Mountain View (slimline papers)
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A Cute Dragon for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

 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 at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge runs from September 15th through October 12th, Sydney Time Zone 7:00 a.m. or if you're in California, like me, the challenge starts on a Tuesday, September 14, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight. 

I had a great time coloring this image and found a phrase I thought would fit a fun filled card for a friend of any age.  I guess I'm in somewhat of a blue stage this month and aqua became my dragon's go-to color.  
Julia Spiri Nanny Dragon
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Technique Tuesday Say it - Hugs
Copic markers
A little heart in my stash from a friend
Eyelet Outlet and Brads (enamel dots)
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge #62 - “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt Monochrome
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #91  - "Anything goes"
Crafty Creations #425 - "Anything Goes" 
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes”



Thursday, September 2, 2021

Card Chain Challenge Reveal for August's Exchange

 I'm always up for the Card Chain Challenge and you can sign up now for August, but you only have until August 6th.  You can sign up here.  We'd love to have you join us.  Card Chain Challenge always includes color, sketch, theme & product/technique options.  You can see August's options below and then my card.


I chose stamping with a Julie Nutting doll that I can't find anywhere to identify this little gal that has a letter in her hand, a 2014 design.  The background panel was made years ago and feels like I stamped and stenciled with distressed inks on a watercolor paper.  This is a mini slimline card and seems to be a great size for the smaller Julie Nutting dolls.   

Inside of card with leftover strip of the background panel on the outside.
Supplies:
Julie Nutting Doll (hand cut)
Hero Arts "Crafty friend's" wood block stamp (sentiment)
Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Embossed Edge Die
Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Diamond Wire & Wood Grain Frame Die
Little B "Handwritten" (sentiment - hi)
Kat Scrappiness Ice Ice Baby Enamel Dots
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes" 
Through The Craft Room Door “Anything Goes”
Colour Crazy - "Anything Goes" Week 34
Crafty Sentiments - "Anything Goes"
 








Wednesday, September 1, 2021

September with Morgan's Artworld

          The Die Cut Divas' challenge is sponsored by none other than Morgan's ArtWorld and the challenge for both challenge blogs is "Anything Goes". 

Challenge dates for Morgan's Artworld are September 1st to September 27th on Pacific Time.

Challenge dates for Die Cut Divas are September 1st through September 30th, closing at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/848616968526756/
Join Morgan's ArtWorld Facebook Group HERE!
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I've had this image since 2015 and I think this is the first time I've used it.  Using Word, I typed the quote and wrapped the digital image in front of the quote.  However, I didn't see the background was in gray until I printed everything out, but I thought I'd use the them anyway.  

Card # 1

Card # 2
Supplies:
Card # 1
Morgan Fitzsimons Old Roses Frame
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers E11, E13, G 14, G17, G21, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y38
Vagabond die cut machine
Sentiment is quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson
Card # 2
Morgan Fitzsimons Old Roses Frame
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers G 14, G17, G21, Y00, Y13,
Magenta stencil - (no name, but has lots of dots)
Vagabond die cut machine
Sentiment is quote from Oscar Wilde

I am entering the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - # 8 -“Anything Goes”
Love to Craft Challenge # 62 - “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog # 53 - Anything Goes”
DL. ART  "Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - # 91 - "Anything goes"
Crafty Creations  #425 - "Anything Goes" 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Last Day of the Die Cut Divas' August Challenge

  Spending time with Altenew this month.


Die Cut Divas challenge for the month of August is "watercolor real or faux".
"Watercolor real or faux" includes splattering of water on distress inked panels, application of a water spritzed stencil to pull up distress inks from a distress inked panel and smooshed backgrounds, so there's lots of techniques you can go with for watercolor real or faux. I'll leave it up to you.

Not great, but not bad for a beginner to watercolor. Making this into a mini slimline card was just so easy because the die-cut is a perfect size. I might try my hand at more watercoloring - out of my comfort zone and knowledge, but I love how quickly the colors go on. I'm sure you could do much better with this lovely stamp and matching die.


Supplies:
Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline Embossed Edge Dies
Papers from stash (dark blue is a scrap folder)
Water color paints
Vagabond die cut machine




Saturday, August 14, 2021

August With World Wide Open Design Team

 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 at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge runs from August 15th through September 12th, Sydney Time Zone 7:00 a.m. or if you're in California, like me, The challenge starts on a Saturday, August 14, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight. 

I love that little girl and whatever colors you might choose to color her in would be perfect because she just seems to perky and adorable.  I decided to go with mostly light colors on the scene except for that cut little girl.  I hope I've given you some inspiration and hope you are as charmed by the image as I was and am.

By the way, I embossed the blue panel and found out I had embossed it on the wrong side, however, I thought it made for a unique design.  I wish I knew what company made this folder, but I wasn't keeping track of folders at the time I purchased this.  I do like the unusual texture though.  The snowflakes are an off-white and navy blue.
Supplies:
Julia Spiri Sledding is Fun
Spellbinders die cuts for both the card base & raised panel
Snowflakes & stars from a bag of goodies sent by a friend
Embossing folder - not sure as packaging is gone & no name on folder 
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 of mixed media
DL. ART "Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #90  - "Anything goes"
Crafty Creations #424 - "Anything Goes" 
Color It! Create It! Show It Off!  "Anything Goes" * 
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes”

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

August Brings Another Christmas Card

 I saw an inspiration photo and chose to use a die that I have never used, but has been in my binder for a year.  I cut the wreath twice from two slightly different green card stock and layered them.  I thought red glitter paper would certainly show the season and then went searching for a patterned background.  It's great to have scraps until you run out.  LOL

I glued the wreaths together, then glued the "Season's Greetings" onto the wreath so I could work with some Nuvo drops for a festive look without being concerned about the paper underneath.  I did use some light blue Nuvo Drops, but they didn't show up that well, so went with white, red and some pumpkin for the rest.


Photo Inspiration from Christmas Kickstart Challenge
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Oval (not in ECD store)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Season's Greetings by Suzanne Cannon (not in ECD store)
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss (Ripened Pumpkin, Red Berry, Carribbean Ocean & Simply White)
Red Glitter paper & paper scraps
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:


Monday, August 2, 2021

Reveal for Card Chain Challenge for July

 Again, lots of options to make a beautiful card for your partner in the Card Chain Challenge.

As you can see, I went SUMMER all the way and I definitely used scraps out of a small piece of yellow and light brown cardstock, plus a scrap manila folder for the sand. The sand die-cuts actually make the shoreline so the only wave I used was the one that's tugging on the surf board.  I used several die-cuts to make this scene and I think it's a happy summer scene.  Who wouldn't want to be on the beach?

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Sun & Surf stamps & dies (flip-flops, ball, wave, sun, anchor & surfboard)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Palm Trees (sandy hill & palm trees)
Sunny Studio Happy Camper stamp & matching die (camper)
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Pinked Slimline Dies (includes the inner die used here)
Copic markers (sky, ball, surfboard, flip-flops, anchor, coconuts & camper)
Vagabond die-cut machine
Scrap papers.







Sunday, August 1, 2021

August With Morgan's Artworld

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

Challenge dates are August 1st to August 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 am a fan of Morgan's canal scenes.  I love them all.  I may have to make a collage of my canal scenes for myself.  The boats intrigue me and I can't help myself, so I had to choose a canal scene this month to work on.  Yes, I just had to.  I think this is the first time I've used the Copic E40s to color a boat, but I like how they came out.


Supplies:
Morgan's ArtWorld Canal Side 4
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Elizabeth Craft Designs Magic (sentiment)
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I am entering the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes”
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt twist mixed media
DL. ART "Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #8*2021
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"