Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge March 30

It's Wednesday again.  Time to check out the new sketch challenge at The Outlawz.  Our sponsor for this month has been Aurora Wings.  The image I used is called "Hibiscus Spirit."  I intended to cut the image with a little white border using my Cameo.  For some reason, the Cameo wanted to just outline a rectangle, not the image, so I had to fussy cut it by hand.  Not an easy task with my current eye problem.



Materials used:
American Crafts cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Stampin' Up cardstock
Basic Grey printed cardstock
Unknown ribbon
Copic markers
Martha Stewart punch
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Simon Says   AG
Inky Impressions  For the girls
Frilly and Funie  Square
Crafty Gals Corner  AG
Crafting for all Seasons  Die cut/punch
Crafting by Designs  AG


Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Birthday

Morning Peeps!  Welcome to my first entry in the brand new challenge blog -- A Beautiful Mess.  This site is just starting up.  Hop on over and join in the fun. It is always Anything Goes and will be open for a month.  New challenges will be posted on the last Friday of the month.  Our sponsor for this first challenge is Sassy Studio.  I have used Buttercream Babe-Garden Party.

I printed and cut the image using my Cameo.  I then colored it with Copic markers and used Wink of Stella glitter pens on the deep pink flowers and the handle of the umbrella,  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops on the tassels of the umbrella and for the three green dots.  I love the Nuvo Crystal Drops because you can make the dots any size you want.  I made the bow out of a scrap of ribbon that was not big enough to do anything else with.  Because the printed paper had gold foil stars in it (hard to see in the photo), I used the gold ink to sponge the edges.  I also added Glossy Accents to the bow to make it stand out more.

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
KaiserCraft 6.5x6.5 Hidden Treasures Paper Pad
Silhouette Cameo
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter Pens
Glossy Accents
Nuvo Crystal Drops
American Crafts Ribbon
Starfoam Stickers
Color Box Mini Gold ink
Foam Tape

Challenges entered:
 2 Crafty Girls  AG/ Die Cuts or Punches
Crafting with an Attitude   AG
Crafty Girls Creations  AG
Cre8tive Hands  AG
Digital Delights by Looby Loo  AG with stamp
Little Miss Muffet  AG

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge March 23

It's Wednesday and time to head over to The Outlawz Sketch Challenge with our great sponsor, Aurora Wings.  For my image, I chose to use one I have had in my stash for quite awhile.  It's called "Warrior and His Pack of Wolves - Tempest of Ice."  I used Copic markers to color it and tried to follow the color suggestions on Aurora Wings' site. 

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Stampin' Up cardstock
American Crafts cardstock
Martha Stewart punch
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Want2Scrap Bling
Copic markers

Challenges entered:
Everybody Art  AG
Lemon Shortbread  AG
Our Daily Bread  AG
Sweet Stamps  AG


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge March 16

Morning Peeps.  Wednesday means another sketch challenge at The Outlawz with our great sponsor, Aurora Wings.  My image is called "We Are Not Evil." 


Materials Used:
Recollections cardstock
Stampin' Up cardstock
Copic Markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Cameo to print image and cut rickrack
Really Reliable Ribbon
Brad from my stash

Challenges Entered:
Cards and More  Use ribbon
Lemon Shortbread  AG
Sweet Stamps  AG

Monday, March 14, 2016

Art by Miram Progressive Challenge March

I discovered this challenge when I made a comment on one of my follower's blogs.  I love the digis that Art By Miram does so I signed up for this month's digi.  It's called Sweet Sally.

Recollections cardstock
Stampin' Up cardstock
Anna Griffin Carmen Lace embossing folder
Cameo corners file
Copic markers
Nuvo Crystal drops
Foam tape

Art by Miram
Amusing  Shades of green
Dragonfly Journeys  Go Green
Glitter 'N Sparkle Use green
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  AG
Pile it On  Green and 2 other colors
Crafty Friends  AG
Elliebelle's Creative Moments  AG with something colored

Saturday, March 12, 2016


Just playing today.  I looked at Paper Playful to see what Easter challenges were available because I wanted to use this 2 Cute Ink image.  I am a member of the digital club at 2 Cute Ink and this was one of the new images for this month. The sentiment was a freebie.

I used my Cameo to cut the square center step card using Co'redinations cardstock and a sheet of printed Easter paper from my stash (maker unknown).  Again, using the Cameo, I printed and cut the image and sentimnent.  I colored both with Copic markers and Wink of Stella Glitter Pens.  The lace is Recollections.  I used Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops to make the purple pearls, the spots on the egg and the center of the flower in the sentiment.  I added Glossy Accents to the bow tie and his nose.  I popped the image on the card with foam tape.

Challenges entered:
2 Cute Ink  Easter
Cute Card Thursday  Lace
Aud sentiments   Easter
Creative Corner  Easter
Suzy Bee's Blooomin' Challenge  AG/Easter
Fancy Stampers  AG/Easter
Creative Hands  AG

Friday, March 11, 2016

Two More Weeks

It's only two weeks until the first challenge at A Beautiful Mess.  It promises to be a lot of fun.  Save the date and the link and make sure to join us at March 25.

From the Heart Progressive Challenge for March

I just love the image set that FTH posted for this month.  Click on the link to see the whole set. 

Materials used
Bazzill cardstock
a scrap of printed paper from my stash  (Basic Grey?)
Want2Scrap bling colored with Copic markers
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter pen
Foam tape to pop image

From the Heart  Progressive image
Art by Miram  AG
Crafting with Friends  AG
Creative Fingers  AG 
Morgan's ArtWorld  Include a sentiment
PDE Linky Party  AG
Simply Papercraft  AG

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge March 9

Morning Peeps.  It's time once again for the sketch challenge at The Outlawz.  This month's sponsor is Aurora Wings.  I used Kitten in a Teacup.  As usual, I used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the image.  The bling was clear so I colored it with the same color Copic marker that I used in coloring the image.

Materials used:
Core'dinations cardstock
Cryogen cardstock
Copic markers
Want2Scrap bling
unknown brads and flowers

Elliebelle's Creative Moments  AG with a Critter
Make My Monday   Square
Melonheadz Friends  Include an animal
Digi Choosday  Flowers

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Nerdy Bunny

The Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz has this adorable bunny from Gerda Steiner as it freebie this month.  He's called Nerdy but Nice Bunny.

I used some ancient Easter egg paper from my stash, some ribbon from Michaels and bling from Darice.  I printed and cut the bunny with my Cameo.  The ornate egg behind the bunny is also a Silhouette file..  I colored the bunny with Copics and popped him with foam tape.

Scrapper's Delight  AG
Ellliebelle's Creative Moments  AG with colored image
Catch the Bug  AG
A Gem of a Challenge   Spring

Friday, March 4, 2016

Celebrating National Agricultural Day

I decided to enter the Outlawz Festive Fridays challenge this week just for fun.  I used a Dearie Dolls pre-colored image for my card.  The background cardstock papers are from DCWV and American Crafts.  The bow was in my winnings from a DT game.  The bling is from Want2Scrap, colored with Copics.  I used a die from Little B.  I popped the circle die cut with foam tape and then popped the image on top of the circle.


Challenges entered:
The Outlawz Festive Fridays  National Agriculture day
Aliciabel Challenge Blog  AG
Art By Miram  AG
Crafting with Friends  AG
Creafty Catz  3 different papers (three shades of green
Kitty Bee Designs  In the Garden
Pattie's Creations   Green
Simply Papercraft   AG

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge March 2

Morning Peeps.  A new month means a new sponsor at The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  This month our sponsor is Aurora Wings.  Check out the fantastic designs there after you leave me a comment.  For my first card this month, I've used Violet Sprite.  However, yellow seemed to be calling my name to color this card.  I had several large scraps of Basic Grey paper that I decided to cut into 6x6 inch squares.  The background is one of those squares.  The green cardbase, leaves and oval are Core'dinations cardstock.  Of course, I used my Cameo to print and cut the image and then colored it with Copic markers.  I used foam tape to pop her up.  The flower was one I made using a  baby wipe that I had used to clean up some color off my mat.  The dots are Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I turned the sketch a quarter turn to the right.
Challenges entered:
Crafting by Designs  AG
Double D Challenges  Feeling Green
Fresh Brewed  Spring
Inspiration Destination  AG
The Sisterhood of Crafters  Spring
Stampin' Royalty  Spring


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March

Morning Peeps!  Or should I say "Top of the Morning?"    This is my first card for March.  This month, we have both St. Patrick's Day and Easter.  I don't usually do St. Patrick's Day cards, but I had this patterned paper as part of a collection.  I decided to use it as my DT card for Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge. 


I used a 5.5 inch card base made from Bazzill cardstock.    It has a little bit of texture to it, but it doesn't show in the picture.  The patterned paper is from a DCWV stack of "Everyday" paper.  The image is from Deedee's Digis.  Unfortunately, it is no longer available since she closed her shop at the end of last year.  I printed and cut the image and sentiment using my Cameo and added Glossy Accents (clovers and ribbon) and Crackle Accents (snail shell) to give it some sheen.  I used foam tape to pop it.   I also cut the shamrocks with the Cameo and added some Eucalyptus Stickles to make them sparkle.  I popped them with foam tape, too.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used  Woodland Green Nuvo Crystal drops to the corners.

Challenges entered:
Artistic Inspiration  AG
Crafting from the Heart   AG
Craft Your Passion  AG
Our Crafty Corner  AG
Melonheadz Friends  Include an animal