Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Check Out Die Cut Divas For the Last Day of the "Anything Goes" Challenge

 You only have today until 9:00 p.m. to enter the Die Cut Divas November challenge sponsored by Birch Press Design.  You can make anything as it's an "Anything Goes" challenge.   The randomly picked winner will be published on November 3rd.

Here is my inspiration card for Die Cut Divas using Birch Press Design products.

This was the first card I made with this easy to put together die set from Birch Press Design.  I kept this pretty simple, using a left over store bought card to die cut the colorful mosaic.  I selected a spot on the mosaic that was one color to cut the cap for this bauble.  

I also made some glittered Christmas tags without the pop-up mechanism

Close up so you can see the shine of the glitter.
Birch Press Design Christmas Ornament Pop Up Easel die set
Store bought card for the colorful panel
Scrap white paper on hand
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following Challenges:
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes"                     
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge "Anything Goes" #535
Through The Craft Room Door “Anything Goes” Digi Chooseday "Anything Goes"

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The front of a Journal

 My friend, Quadira, showed a group of Toastmasters how to make a lovely journal on Monday night, so I thought I'd share the front of my journal.  This is the type of journal which is made with a regular card and matching envelope size.  Pages are inserted and the holes punched out and tied with string.  I had never made this style of journal and it was fun to see how it all went together.  I wanted to cover up the front of my card, so I embossed this flower and found a stamp & die package I had on my desk with some delightful bird die cuts from a 3D embossing folder.   I had already water colored this bird and it was perfect.

We covered the envelope with patterned paper and created our individual and unique journals.   Thank you to Quadira.

I'm sharing some links to Quadira's websites below.

Quadira's links

Supplies for my journal:
Card base - old store bought card or A2 size card base
Altenew Mini Delight Tropical Greeting Stamp & Die set (may have been free)
Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades embossing folder
Distress inks Shabby Shutters & Abandoned Coral
String in stash
Vagabond die cut machine

Friday, November 25, 2022

December Card Chain Challenge SIgn Ups

 If you want to receive and send something special and hand made, join the International gang at the Card Chain Challenge.  I copied the information below directly from their challenge page, so have some fun and join us.  I joined the challenge already and I know what I want to make already!

Saturday, November 19, 2022

3D Embossing - First Time

 I wanted to try out the 3D embossing folders, so I ordered a Sizzix Texture Embossing folder to test it out and I am quite impressed with the depth of the embossing.  I assume most brand named embossing folders would do the same.

Because I wanted to quickly do a card and see how this would work with distress inks, I sponged Shabby Shutters over most of the card, defining the vining and leaves more and  applied the Abandoned Coral distress ink to the blossoms.  It worked out fairly well, much better than in the photo, in fact.

Sizzix 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder
Shabby Shutters and Abandoned Coral distress inks
Vagabond die cutting machine
I can't remember where the sentiment came from.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Polkadoodle's Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" # 47
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes" # 46 
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes" # 24   
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" # 247 Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge "Anything Goes" #534


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge for November

 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 November 15th through December 12th, 
2:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight

This image is so very cute and I could have made the mushroom darker or a different color, but I was in the mood for light and airy, if a mushroom can be airy. I used a marker for the grass, but Distress Oxide for the sky.  Yes, it was a bit hairy sponging the sky in by the mushroom, but I think it came out fairly well.  I drew in some more grass and used only one color Copic marker which I applied lightly in some places creating spots of light and dark on the lawn.

Close up below.

Julia Spiri The Mushroom House

Poppy Stamps Winter Porch Pop Up Easel Set craft die ( I did not use the porch)
Elizabeth Craft Designs (both Thanks die cuts)
Distress Oxide Inks Broken China
Copic markers for the mushroom house and grass.
Vagabond die cut machine

I am entering the following challenges:
The Paper Funday - "Anything Goes" #47 (optional twist - colors of Fall) 
Love To Scrap Challenge "Anything Goes" #157
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) # 44 (digital image - brand new)
Ally's Angels  "Anything Goes"  #63

Thursday, November 3, 2022

October Card Chain Challenge Reveal


I just couldn't make up my mind for about a week about what challenge theme, product, technic or sketch option I wanted to do.  Finally, Voila!  I went for "Use a Brush".  I was so thankful to one of my team mates at Die Cut Divas for stamping, embossing & die cutting some flowers on Water Color paper for me.

Altenew Craft Your Life project kit - Hello Beautiful (thank you, Dawn for the die cut.
Yellow note card (base for all the dies)
Water color set (old set)
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” w opt twist
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes 11-2022
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Inspiration for Die Cut Divas "Anything Goes" challenge


It's wonderful to be working with Birch Press Design products.  Their  dies are so intricate and lovely.  Birch Press Design is sponsoring the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog 

The Theme: Anything Goes Challenge  Prize: winner gets $20 gift card to the store.

I know everyone will want to go shopping at  Birch Press Design.

I couldn't resist the Adornment Peony and distress oxides.  It was only obvious that I had to use the die cut "WOW" with this flower.  It's all about the "WOW" person in your life.

Birch Press Adornment Peony
Birch Press String Art Frame
Yellow card panels
Distress Oxide inks - pre-made so I'm not sure of the inks I used
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes" wk 43
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes #612
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #71
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” #62 w opt twist DL. ART "Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes 11-2022 Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes" 
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) #44
Stamping Sensations Challenge  All Things Autumn

Inspiration for November Morgan's Artworld

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

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

My inspiration card for November is an image I've had for years, but never colored.  Shame on me.  She is lovely.  Remember, you can color her anyway you want.  
Image of Fantasy Fae 26 below

Morgan's Artworld Fantasy Fae 26
Spellbinders Nestabilities Arched Windows 1
Kat Scrappiness Boxed Sentiment Strips Dies 
Hero Arts Everyday Sayings (Thinking of You)
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I am 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 Encore - "Anything goes" 
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes" wk 43
Crafty Catz "Anything Goes #612
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff)