Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Outlawz Sketch for 12/25

I hope you are all enjoying the day.
I forgot when I did my card for last week that there was still one more to go for this year at The Outlawz Sketch ChallengeBugbaoo Stamps is the sponsor, but I couldn't find a digi to go with my title. So, I used this digi from DS4J.  This one goes in  my box to wait for next year to be sent out.
Recollections cardstock
Recollections dp
DS4J image
Copic markers
Kariser Craft sentiment
Miss Kate Cuttables Ho Ho Ho Title File

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It is so hard to believe that it is Christmas already.  I hope you are all enjoying the holiday.

The sketch for this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is one that I fell in love with when I saw it.  I actually used it for an earlier sketch.  (See Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown for November 20.)  I'll post it here again below. 

The sketch:

My card for the challenge:
The card I made for OWH a couple weeks ago.  This one is masculine. 

The same sketch, but totally different looks.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DS4J Challenge #82

The challenge for DS4J for this week is being hosted by site owner, Margy, and is an easy one - Anything Goes.  Because everybody is so busy right now, this challenge has been going since December 11th and will run through January 8, 2014.  Join in and have some fun.  Use a DS4J image and give yourself an extra chance to win a prize.  You can find the images here.

I used Cosmos Corsage for my image.  It is one of my favorites and I have used it on multiple occasions.  For this card, I used a 6x6 set that I got in 2012 during the Shop Hop.  I cut it down to size for OWH cards and went from there.  The image is colored with Copics, printed and cut with the Cameo and popped on the card. I added bling from Want2Scrap (also colored with Copics), cut the sentiment banner with a SU die and stamped it with a Hero Arts Stamp.


The Outlawz Sketch Challenge 12-18

 Only one more week until Christmas.  Where is the time going?  This ishould be my last Christmas card for this year.  Of course, if I decide to enter a challenge, I might have to make just one more.  This is the sketch over at The Outlawz Sketch Challenge for this week.  Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose to use the snowman with a star for my card.

Once more I dug into my scraps and found a piece big enough to make the background for this card.  The red is Recollections cardstock.  I embossed the shape behind the snowman with a snowflake folder.  I colored the snowman with Copics.  The corners were cut with a die and I don't remember who makes it.  I added Glossy Accents to the hat band, nose, heart and star.  I put Stickles on the corners.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge for December 11

It's Wednesday, time for the Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz.  The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  I used this image showing Best Friends.  This card will go to my BFF for all the help she has given me lately.

I thought the sketch would work better if I turned it a quarter turn to the right.  I colored the image with Copic markers after using the print and cut feature on the Cameo to cut it out.   I also cut the shape and the flourish with the Cameo.  The I added the pearls from Want2Scrap.  The dp is Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar Collection.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #33

It's time for the sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Why not go over there and see the inspiration the DT have made for this challenge. 

The sketch:

My card:
I used some really old papers that I have had for a few years.  I'm really trying to use up my stash but it seems like it's a bottomless pit.  I can't quite get to the bottom of it.  For this card, I used a Spellbinders die to back the image.  I cut and printed the image with the Cameo and used Copics to color it.  The image is from Jen Lee over at DigiStamps4Joy online store.  It's called Misteri with Bouquet.  The sentiment is cut with a SU die. 


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge for December 4

This is the sketch over at The Outlawz Sketch Challenge for this week. 
Our sponsor for December is Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose to use this monkey throwing snowballs.
For the background, I used a piece of scrap from my scrap bin.  The white is also from my scrap bin.  I punched the two large snowflakes and added a piece of bling colored with Copics.  The ribbon is ancient and I no longer know whose it is.  The two snowflake brads are from Recollections.  I added the sentiment on a piece of cardstock cut with a Spellbinders die.

DigiStamps4Joy Challenge #81

Challenge 81 at DS4J is being presented by our very talented DT member, Berni.  You can see her super work on her blog here.  She chose to use distressing as her theme.  I chose to use The Handyman image from DS4J store and make a birthday card for one of the men in my life.  I colored the image with Copics.  I used the blue jeans paper from Me & My Big Ideas and distressed the edges.  I also matted the image on a piece of adhesive cardstock and distressed the edges of the mat.  The sentiment is punched with a Stampin' Up punch and stamped with one of the sentiments from the Sweet Violets from Flourishes and popped it.  The buttons are Stampin' Up.  Twine is from my stash. 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 175

Oh, don't you just love the smells coming from the kitchen while you are baking those Christmas goodies?  The challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown is to use baking materials on your project.  I chose to use a cupcake wrapper as the background for my doilie.  My image is from our sponsor, Robyn's Fetish.

I used a piece of 6x6 Recollections Christmas paper and just cut I down to size, leaving the decorated border.  The doilie is from a Silhouette file.  I colored the image with Copics.  I left the sentiment off and can use this as a thank you after Christmas.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

DigiStamps4Joy Sunday Release, December 1

Welcome to DigiStamps4Joy weekly Release Sunday.  The digis in the store are so cute this week.   Hop on over there and have a look.  You can find the store here.  I chose to use Ms. Popup.  My mind is teeming with other designs I can make with this cutie.

She was a joy to color.  Inside the card will say "Happy Birthday".  I colored the stamp with Copics.  She is popped up with foam tape.  The doilies are from a Cameo file cut with American Crafts Winter collection.  I also printed and cut the digi with the Cameo.  The dp is from a 6x6 KaiserCraft Utopia collection.  The pearls are from Want2Scrap and colored with Copics to match the paper.  I printed the saying with the computer and hand cut the banner,