Friday, June 14, 2019

My Time to Craft Chalenge #399 ~ Watercolor

Hi Crafty Friends,

For our My Time to Craft challenge we're using water colors; pencils, paints, pens, whatever to color an image or create a background.

I watched a Jennifer McGuire video on how to make a split design card and thought this style would be perfect for a background I had water colored and a new stamp I had just purchased.

Isn't this fun?!

I cut the clouds and sea using La-La Land Crafts Stitched Clouds and Hills border dies.  I also cut them in velum for an offset.  The image is Caffeinated Shark from The Rabbit Hole Designs as is the sentiment.  I colored the shark using Copic markers on Gina K Pure Luxury card stock.  The split design is attached to the background that I water colored using Spectrum Noir Aqua pens diluted with water and brushed on with a large bristle brush. 
I think I'll be making other cards using this split design technique.

Please join our water color challenge by following the link above.


Cut It Up Challenge #176 ~ Welcome Summer

Hi Crafty Friends,

We are welcoming summer over at Cut it Up Challenge Blog.

My card box project was inspired by a project from the Make N Take/trunk show put on by Irina Blount from La-La land Crafts at our local Memories for the Making store.  We're so lucky to be close to Irina so we get to have her come at least once every two months!!!

This box is 4 inches square and comes with a piece of acetate for the window.   I made it into a card box so there is actually a folded card attached to the back - great to write a personal note and/or use as a stand. 
Here's a list of the materials I used:
Jaded Blossom Stitched Squares and Tropical Dies
La-La Land Crafts kraft box, Pocket Tag dies, and Water Waves Stencil
The Rabbit Hole Designs Sofishticated stamp set
Distress Oxide Ink, Distress Ink, Momento Ink, and Copic Markers

This challenge is being sponsored by Newton's Nook.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas #423 ~ Masculine

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I used papers from Authentique's "Mister" paper pack to create this Masculine card for our
Die Cuttin' Divas challenge.

Sometimes it's fun to just play around with patterned papers and let the card "evolve."
This paper set included a sticker page so I used several for my sentiments.  The trophy die is from the Crafter's Companion Advent Calendar.  I also used Jaded Blossom stitched rectangles, and some flags and border from La-La Land Crafts.  I love the wonderful color combinations that Authentique includes in their themed paper sets.

I hope you'll join us in this challenge.  Follow the link above to show us your masculine projects.  Don't forget a die cut!


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Die Cuttin Divas #422 ~ Sketch Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Die Cuttin' Divas first challenge of the month so it's time for a sketch.  You'll find the challenge sketch at the bottom of this post.

We have an aunt who is moving to Florida to be with her daughter and grandsons so I wanted to make her a farewell/new home card.

I've used lots of crafty goodies on this card and tried a new technique; using Copic markers on die cuts!  What do you thing?

Here is the challenge sketch
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and here are the products I used:
La-La Land Crafts Grass and Mushroom Border, Fairyland house, Twig dies
La-La Land Crafts Hearts Forever, Hello Lovely, and Once upon a Time background stamps
Jaded Blossom Whimsical Gnomes stamp set and 50 States and Add-on stamp sets
Jaded Blossom Scallop Rectangle, Stitched Rectangle, Scallop Circle, and Stitched Circle dies
Whimsy Stamps Cloud background stamp
Distress Oxide Inks, Versafine Ink, Stickles Frosted Lace, Copic markers, Gemini Jr.

Follow the Die Cuttin Divas link above to join our challenge.


Friday, May 31, 2019

Pearly Sparkles Monthly Challenge ~ June ~ Man's World

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's time for our new monthly challenge at Pearly Sparkles.

Our theme for June is It's a Man's World.

I know most of you are thinking birthday or Father's Day but unfortunately I needed a sympathy card for a friend taken from his family way too soon.

DoveArt Studios has some of the most amazing stamps and I chose Honey Run for this card.
Most of us are "county folk" here in my town so I thought this image would be perfect.

and here's the inside:

Materials used for this project -
DoveArt Studios Honey Run stamp
Crafter's Companion embossing folder
Jaded Blossom Flag Dies
Impression Obsession Leafy Branch die
Jaded Blossom Wishing you Comfort stamp set
La-La Land Crafts Sympathy Clear Stamp set
La-La Land Crafts Wood Grain background stamp
Versafine black ink / Momento black ink / Ranger Distress Ink
Copic Markers
Gemini Jr.

Be sure to visit our link above to see more masculine cards from the design team and to link up YOUR card for this month's challenge.


Fun Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack

Hi Crafty Friends,

Team A for Jo's Scrap Shack is up this week sharing our Fun-day Friday Challenge #284 projects.

Remember that our challenges are Always Anything Goes!

Here's my project using the Flamingo Birthday set from our sponsor
Imagine That Digi Stamp.

Along with the image, this set included the balloons digital paper and the sentiment.  I used the La-La Land Crafts stitched flags for the sentiment and Jaded Blossom Balloon dies for the banner.  The image is colored using Copic markers.  

Just an FYI,
we will be taking a break from our challenges for awhile.  We hope to be back before the end of summer.  I hope you'll play along with this challenge and then keep checking back to see when our challenges resume.


My Time to Craft #398 ~ Make it Krafty

Hi Crafty Friends,
Our challenge for My Time to Craft is to use Kraft paper.
I love using Kraft paper for my card projects.  All of my daughter's Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations were made using Kraft paper bases.  I'm now in the process of making 50th Anniversary invitations, also with Kraft paper bases.  Here's how they turned out.
My wedding flowers were daisies so when La-La Land Crafts released their spring kit which included a daisy background stamp I was thrilled.  The daisy line art stamp was also included in the background set.  I used my MISTI to add the line stamps so they would be uniform on all of the invitations. I used my Silhouette to cut the gold numbers and shadow using glitter paper from Michael's and AC black card stock.  Then I added gold Stickles to the daisy centers.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Invitations Galore set.

I hope you'll join us in our Kraft challenge.  Just follow the link above.

Cut it Up Challenge #175 ~ Happy Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

Who doesn't need a stash of Birthday cards? 

 Our challenge at Cut it Up Challenge Blog
is Happy Birthday.  
Our sponsor, Spellbinders, provided dies for us to use for this challenge.

I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the dies and just added a few sequins for some extra sparkle.

I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  Just follow the link above for a chance to win $25 store credit from


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas #421 ~ Tic Tac Toe

Hi Crafty Friends,

Our Die Cuttin' Divas challenge for this week is to follow the Tic Tac Toe grid.

I LOVE Tic Tac Toe challenges.  It takes challenge themes a little farther by giving  me more guidance.  You'll find the Tic Tac Toe grid at the bottom of this post.

Here's my project following the center squares top to bottom.

I used Jaded Blossom Scallop Circle dies and La-La Land Crafts stitched border dies cut using my Cuttlebug (I love my Gemini but when I go to a crop I take my Cuttlebug - it's quieter).
I used Copic markers to color this fun Caffeinated Crab from The Rabbit Hole Designs.  All of their stamps just make me smile.  I cut the stamped out using a Scan N Cut2.

Come play Tic Tac Toe with us.  Just follow the link above and don't forget to use a die cut as well.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Die Cuttin' Divas #420 ~ Add a Turtle

Hi Crafty Friends,
In honor of Turtle Day on May 23 we're adding turtles to our projects at
Die Cuttin' Divas.
I found this cute little turtle cut file at Miss Kate Cuttables.

Her files are so easy to cut on my Silhouette and I love the easy directions she provides.
I added the palm trees using La-La Land Crafts' island die along with LLLC's stitched tag and stitched border.  The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Turtley Rad set.

I hope you'll play along with this week's challenge.  Just follow the link above.

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