Wednesday, May 15, 2024

It's Someone's Birthday!

The Creative  Crafters starts a monthly challenge every 15th of the month and I've made a birthday card as inspiration for this month.  

Remember this challenge is always
"Anything Goes".  

Be sure to join The Creative  Crafters challenge!

I die cut the patterned paper and backed it with dark blue paper.  I also cut additional "Happy Birthday Background" in a white and a dark blue.  I inserted the white letters into the empty spaces and added the 

Supplies:
Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background craft die
Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Poe Script craft die
Waffle Flower Layer Boxes Die - gift boxes
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles no longer on site
Scrap paper
Vagabond die cut machine 

I'm entering the following challenges:
The Paper Funday - "Anything Goes" (no opt twists) #65
Crafty Calendar "Anything Goes"
Let's craft and create post Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge (always Anything Goes)
Love to Craft Challenge (always Anything Goes)
NBUS Waffle Flower Layer Boxes Die
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge "Anything Goes using Paper"
DL. ART "Anything Goes 
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"



Saturday, May 11, 2024

Say Thank You

 A little bit of Craft Roulette

Project: Appreciation (Thank You)
Colors: Candlelight (yellow, orange against a blue sky)
Element: Leave it to... (the birds)
Random: Retiform: Retiform comes from the Latin word "retis," meaning net. It involves creating a network or grid-like pattern on your card using lines or shapes. For this reason it is also called the grid technique. (I used a grid of shapes)

I used a patterned paper for the tree leaves (3pieces) and I think those little birds are just darling and fulfilling the "leave it to the birds" part of the challenge.
Yeah, one more down!


Supplies:
Waffle Flower Postage Collage Die
Waffle Flower Hello Friend Combo stamps & matching dies
My Favorite Things Lush Landscape (tree)
My Favorite Things BB Sittin' Pretty Stamps & matching Die-namics
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Distress Oxide inks: abandoned coral, antique, fossilized amber and wild honey
Copic markers
Waffle Flower Shader 1+ Double Ended brushes - love the double ended brushes
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
The Paper Funday - "Anything Goes" (no opt twists) #65
Crafty Calendar "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge (always Anything Goes)
Love to Craft Challenge (always Anything Goes)
NBUS the little girl

Thursday, May 9, 2024

A Little Mixed Media at Craft Roulette

  Another Set of Categories to Work With

Project: HELLO
Colors: ROBUST
Element: WORKPLACE
Random: MIXED MEDIA

I'm not sure if an unknown chef is hitting one chef with a skillet, but it might be true!  
There's a big "hello" and dark blue is a ROBUST color.  Even chefs have tools of the workplace and I added a heart enamel dot, Nuvo drops, Wink of Stella and gold to the soup dish.  The Silver Moondrops have a lot of glitter to them, just a bit different than Stickles.  First time I've ever used this Nuvo product.

Supplies:
My Favorite Things Recipe for Happiness Stamps & matching Dies
Altenew Enamel Dots Lapis Lazuli
Nuvo Glitter Drops Silver Moondrops
Nuvo Crystal Drops Midnight Blue 
Nuveo Crystal Drops Gloss Dandelion Yellow
Copic markers
Wink of Stella
Gold Sharpie
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:

The Paper Funday - "Anything Goes" (no opt twists) #65
Crafty Calendar "Anything Goes"
Let's craft and create post Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge (always Anything Goes)
Love to Craft Challenge (always Anything Goes)
NBUS Nuvo Glitter Drops Silver Moondrops

Thursday, May 2, 2024

April's Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Enjoy exchanging Cards across the world and give yourself a little challenge.

See what choices we had to make our cards and where to find the Card Chain Challenge here!

 
I chose a pop-up card, of course.  I've made Christmas houses, haunted houses and now I think I've a young couple's house or else someone who likes a lot of dots. I cut the two people in the windows from a Scrappy Tails Coffee Shop stamped die-cut (the couple sitting at the table).  
I laid the layers out so I could take a before and after picture.  I thought I needed to put something in the windows, but looking at this photo, I think I may have been wrong.  Oh well, too late now.

I do like this too.  I usually don't add a different color door, but I thought this house needed it.  I just cut the door out with the die and hand cut down one side of the door where it hinges.  The blue cardstock is the same in the before and after photos.  The first photo didn't catch the full light.  The picture below shows how light this cardstock is and it's gorgeous. Yes, I do like this house too.  Sigh.  LOL


Supplies:
Poppy Stamps Winter House Pop-Up Easel Set Craft Die
Scrappy Tails Flower Shop stamps & dies - only one flower 
Scrappy Tails Coffee Shop stamps and dies - most of the items in the windows
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine
Paper in stash

I'm entering the following challenges:
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog "Anything Goes” no opt twist with this one
SheepSki Deisngs  "Anything Goes"


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

YAY For May

 The May Challenge

for Morgan's Artworld is 

"Anything Goes" May 1st to May 27th

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




I hadn't seen this Flower Butterfly Border before and grabbed it up.  Then, I thought "what do I want to do with this?  Do I fussy cut an image to put on top or do I fussy cut the border?"  I Fussy cut the border out and I do think it worked out so well.  You could do so many things with this border - put a quote inside or a stamped image.  I happened to have an image that I printed about 6 weeks ago and didn't use.  I think it really worked out well.  I do love how the border turned out.  And oh my gosh, no die cuts were used in this creation.  I even surprised myself.

Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld Flower Butterfly Border
Julia Spiri's image Sweet Temptation
Copic markers

I'm entering the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #5-2024
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes" #123 Moving Along With The Times - Anything Goes #166 Flowers
The Paper Funday - "Anything Goes" #65  no twists for me
Love To Scrap Challenge (always Anything Goes) #167
Love to Craft Challenge (always Anything Goes) #167



Waffle Flower in May

Waffle Flower is Die Cut Diva's sponsor for May's Challenge and I am excited to play with my Waffle Flower stamps and dies.  

First the Monochromatic Challenge project.  I'm thinking of pumpkin to deep pumpkin colors.  I look at this and I am forever changing my mind as to whether I like it or not.  LOL  You know what this was perfect for?  Something subdued.  My friend's mother-in-law passed away and this became a sympathy card which worked out well.   


Supplies:
Waffle Flower Postage Collage Die
Waffle Flower Postage Collage Stamp Set
Waffle Flower Postage Collage Everyday Stencil
OR You could get everything in the Waffle Flower Postage Collage Bundle which is what I did - money saver.
Altenew Window Slats #D Embossing folder
Distress Oxides
Vagabond Die cut machine

I know this next photo is not monochromatic, but I'm using the telephone die and one thing I like to do is to make something with my scrap papers to see how it looks right in front of me.  Oh, my gosh, you can make this with fewer dies or add them on like I did.  Each of the telephone dies come as pieces that you can add as different colors, patterns...  I used another set (books and coffee) with the deer and bird on books to make a Christmas tag.  All you need to do is make a hole in the top & tie a ribbon.  Lots of fun things to do with these dies.  
I'm entering the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #5-2024
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes" #123 Moving Along With The Times - Anything Goes #166 Flowers
The Paper Funday - "Anything Goes" #65  no twists for me
Love To Scrap Challenge (always Anything Goes) #167
Love to Craft Challenge (always Anything Goes) #167



Tuesday, April 30, 2024

End Of Month April Thank You to Ram Stamps

  Die Cut Divas' April Sponsor is RAM Stamps and I am working with a cute image as Inspiration, so please drop on over to enter the "Spring Card" challenge here.



I've made two Spring cards.  This Hot Air Balloon came out so much cuter than I thought it would be.  First, I grabbed a Copic marker and made a nice sweep on the balloon and... I thought it was "yellow", not the YG01 yellow-green that I chose.  There's not much you can do to go back to yellow, so I followed through and I think it turned out better than yellow would have.  I'm very happy with this card.  I like the colors the cute sentiments I chose to go with this image.

For my second card below, I used the "tiny wonders" image and just couldn't think of an embellishment to use, so left it pretty plain, plain, but cute.

Supplies:
Card#1
RAM Hot Air Balloon digital stamp
Copic markers
Kat Scrappiness Santa's Helper - "Special Delivery"
Waffle Flower Special Delivery Sentiments "with love"
Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched Rectangles
Vagabond die cut machine

Card#2
I cut the image square and then used a corner rounder (yes, I found it)
RAM Tiny Wonders digital stamp
Copic markers 
QuicKutz Nesting Scallop Squares (dies)
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
A Place to Start - AG w/twist of add 1 or more flowers
Creative Moments - Cute and Cuddly                                     







Sunday, April 28, 2024

Craft Roulette Randomness Was Good To Us (ME)

 I had most of my card done yesterday, but ended up looking for a sentiment that worked.  You can't see the sparkle on the sun? moon?  something in the sky!  LOL

Our parameters were:
Project: Card for a co-worker (Happy Birthday card for fellow card maker
Colors: Kites in the sky: Every color on the card
Element: April: made in April
Random: Sparkles: yes Wink of Stella on the yellow moon.

This is the first time I've used this die even though I bought it about 6 months ago.  I went totally scraps.  I 've had the "sky" calendar page for over 3 years and the rest of the scraps for months.  The mountain ranges are dies, but the  rest of the land are just scraps cut across the top.  I like this and it was easy to make.  I used a die to cut an A2 panel and then cut that panel with the Forest Window Die. I then just layered scraps of paper across on the calendar until it was done.


Supplies:
Waffle Flower Forest Window Die
Birch Press Awesome Ticker Tape no longer in store
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles die
Scrap paper, including an old calendar
Vagabond die cut machine

Monday, April 15, 2024

Need An Umbrella?

  Worldwide Crafters and Colorists.

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 April 15th through May 12th, 
2:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time

I do have some sad news - an announcement that Worldwide Crafters and Colorists will not be hosting another challenge.  This challenge will be the last month.  

Please visit Julia Spiri's shop for one of a kind marvelous images.  Julia is NOT closing her shop.  She will continue to have beautiful images for you to color.

Check out the Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge Blog here!

Another beauty by Julia Spiri!  
When I choose an image, they are often in unlined, sepia and lined versions.  As much as I want to color all three versions, I only have a limited time, just like everyone else.  This time, I was able to color all three versions.  
All three cards together so quickly.

This beautiful image is from 
Julia Spiri Enchanting Rainfall.


This image was printed in sepia and colored with Copics

This image was the unlined version colored in Copics

This was the lined version and colored in Copics


I'm entering the following challenges:
Ally's Angels  "Anything Goes"  #81
We Love Stamping Spring with alternative of "Anything Goes"







Make a Christmas Card at least Once a Month

ANNOUNCEMENT!
I am now a member of The Creative  Crafters and this is my first post for this "Anything Goes" challenge starting on the
15th of every month.  

Happy 15th, by the way, Taxes are due.  Ugh

Be sure to join The Creative  Crafters challenge!

Supplies:
Waffle Flower Postage College
Poppy Stamps deer - an older die
Rubbernecker stamp & die Santa Needs A Hug (no longer in Rubbernecker)
Elizabeth Craft Designs - sentiment from Joyful Wishes 
Distress Oxide Ink - Fossilized Amber
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"
Ally's Angels  "Anything Goes" 
We Love Stamping Spring with alternative of "Anything Goes"
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes"       
Polkadoodle's Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" 
Christmas Kickstart Challenge  Santa & his sidekicks #85
Fab an Funky - Christmas #593  Add a Sentiment
Merry Little Christmas Challenge (always Anything Christmas Goes) #55
Peace on Earth Xmas "Always Christmas & Anything Goes" #61
The 12 months of Christmas challenge - "Anything goes w/no/opt twist
Day of the Month Use Something Twice









Monday, April 8, 2024

Craft Roulette Strikes Yet Again

Why did I say Craft Roulette strikes yet again?  Do you see the challenges with this set of categories the wheel spit out?  Tri-Fold cards are definitely out of my comfort zone, but I can make them with a twist of my arm.  Sleigh Ride Colors means lots of white for me and the views would be lights in the windows, black shadows during the night or sun during the day and all manner of jackets and scarves.  Now come the kickers - a joke and something out of proportion.  Out of proportion sentiments fit in while something funny are the ostriches
(they must be out pulling the sleigh).  

Project: Tri-Fold Card
Colors: Sleigh Ride
Element: Joke(s) or Funny
Random: Out of Proportion

Front of Card

Card is open to find more Ostriches (the one on the left stuck his tongue out of the side of his mouth covering up his ear and (I'm going to stick with that).

Card opened up. 
The verse is about friends and is an old woodblock stamp.

Supplies:
Waffle Flower Postage College Die
Altenew Layered Plaid Cover Die A and Die B
Whimsy Stamps OMG! Word Die Set
Whimsy Stamps Oops Word and Shadow Die Set
Whimsy Stamps & Dies set Hey Ostrich
Poppy Stamps Evangeline Pinpoint Frame
Copic markers
The Paper Studio Enamel stickers
12X12 Paper unknown brand
Vagabond die cut machine

I'd like to enter the following challenges: Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes"       
FOUR SEASONS CHALLENGE BLOG  Anything Goes Spring
Polkadoodle's Craft Challenge "Anything Goes" 
Digi Choosday - "Anything Goes" 


Tuesday, April 2, 2024

March Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Card Chain Challenge

I hopped on making this card right away because I had the perfect die to use for "Postal" 
I've been trying out my new Postage Collage die lately, so I almost didn't read past "postal", but I think I've combined Friendship with postal and maybe went a little "postal" 

I kept this on my desk for several days because I just really loved the
Spring colors so much.  

Supplies:
Waffle Flower Postage Collage Die
Scrappy Tails Store Front Sentiment (part of Complete Flower Shop bundle)
Scrappy Tails Flower Shop stamps & dies (also part of Complete Flower Shop bundle)
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” #70 (not doing opt twist)
The Creative Crafters "Anything Goes" 74
Classic Design - ATG with option of 4 legged friends - no friends LOL
Ally's Angels  "Anything Goes"  #80
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #79
Beautiful Blossoms Anything Florals Goes  - not doing option
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"




Monday, April 1, 2024

April Flowers Come With Fantasy

   The April Challenge
for Morgan's Artworld is 

"Anything Goes" April 1st to April 27th

You can use any image or project you have posted in April. For purchasing Morgan's ArtWorld Images, please visit the website linked below

Morgan's Fitzsimons Art Studio    




Everyone has their own interpretation of an image and this is mine.  

Supplies:
Morgan's Artworld Fantasy Fae 57
QuicKutz Nesting Circles
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
Creatalicious - Anything Goes *  #275 (not following option)
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” #70 (not doing opt twist)
The Creative Crafters "Anything Goes" 74
Classic Design - ATG  (not doing opt twist)
Ally's Angels  "Anything Goes"  #80
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #79
We Love Stamping - Feminine
Beautiful Blossoms Anything Florals Goes  - not doing option
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes"








April Make A Spring Card

 Die Cut Divas' April Sponsor is RAM Stamps and I am working with a cute image as Inspiration, so please drop on over to enter the challenge here.



The Challenge is to "Make A Spring Card".  If we can't tell it's a Spring card, please write something telling us why you consider your entry a Spring Card.

I printed out three images from Ram Stamps so I could decide what size I wanted to work with.  I colored this small image so quickly that I started coloring the large image - I couldn't help myself.  I put the colored image in one of the die-cut blocks and tucked some cardstock under it to cut out the entire die. I decided to use one of the stencils that comes with this die bundle/  I used Copic markers to color through the stencil rather than distress inks so I could come closer to the colors I used in the image.  I really like the way it came out.


Second Card: larger and a different color choice. What a difference.
I must say, I like them both for the feelings they generate.  The first one is more calming and soothing, while the second is WAKE UP time!
Supplies:
RAM stamps Friendship Mouse
Copic markers
Vagabond die cut machine
Card #1"Waffle Flower Postage Collage Bundle
Card #2  Elizabeth Craft Designs Postage Stamp Squares
Card #2  My Favorite Stamps "Itty Bitty Summer" Sentiment

I'm entering the following challenges:
Creatalicious - Anything Goes *  #275 (not following option)
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes” #70 (not doing opt twist)
The Creative Crafters "Anything Goes" 74
Classic Design - ATG with option of 4 legged friends - only two legged
Ally's Angels  "Anything Goes"  #80
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #79
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff)





Sunday, March 31, 2024

End of Happy March Month

 I'm so pleased to have worked  with Lawn Fawn products this month.    Die Cut Divas have Lawn Fawn as a sponsor for the month of March.  Be sure to check before 9:00 p.m. Pacific time today to enter.

The theme for this month is "Anything Goes", so enter the challenge here.

This was a cute new set of stamps for me and they are so perfect for this magic picture!  These wolves are cuties and the sentiment fits perfectly on the card.
BEFORE YOU PULL THE TAB!

AFTER YOU PULL THE TAB!

Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer add-on
Lawn Fawn Wolf Before 'n afters stamps and dies
Lawn Fawn Home for the holidays (little heart stamps)
Copic markers
vagabond die cut machine

I'm entering the following challenges:
DL. ART "Anything Goes
Classic Design - ATG with option of 4 legged friends - cute little wolves
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff)
Ally's Angels  "Anything Goes"  #80