Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New Challenge - Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge

The girls at Double D Challenge are starting a new Challenge.  I just wanted all of your Halloween loving crafty people to know about it.  Can you believe that it starts today and will be going on all year with just Halloween cards?  Now, they say they are two old bats, but they are really Diane and Darlene and they are the best to work with and lots of fun. Check it out and play along if you would like.  


Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge

  • Starts off with a Halloween Jumpstart Challenge Oct 13th - Oct 28th 
    with winner announced Nov. 1st
  • Beginning November 1st all challenges will run from the 2nd through the 28th 
    with winner announced on the 1st of following month.
  • Theme is ANYTHING GOES HALLOWEEN
Good luck and Happy Halloween card making! 



                                                                 






Thursday, October 8, 2020

Seize the Birthday - Use Your Scraps

Lindsey has asked us to Use Your Scraps on a card. I was having some trouble with this challenge, but in the end, I was able to get a card done for you. 

  

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!
The choice is yours!

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!


Surprise Party Guest



My card 


 Gina K Designs card stock and design papers
                 The Sentiment is from Stately Flowers 8
                  Layering frame is Christmas Craft die




More inspiration here from the Design Team

Our Surprise Party Guest is....  
It's Angie Combalo and you will find her blog HERE

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                   






Seize the Birthday 200th celebration WINNERS!




The winner from my blog that met all of the criteria is.....
Julia Aston
Thanks for joining in the fun. 
Congratulations! 
Please contact me at sane_rn@yahoo.com, so that I can send your prize.
 Happy Crafting! 

 
 
                                                             






Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Double D Challenge - Wreaths

              Well, it is October and it is starting to get a bit chilly and we are thinking about packing up to get to Florida. I wonder how that will be this year with the Covid.  Sure glad I have my crafting.  


Here is the mood board for you. 
 
Here is my CAS card
On a white card base, I die cut the My Favorite Things Fishtail Tag.  In the middle of the tag, I stamped the wreath from Simon Says Stamps Wreath Greetings, several times in different green inks. The sentiment is from Power Poppy stamp, Amarylis Bliss. 
Are you wondering about that bow?  That is the Greetery die Fit to be Tied cut from silver paper. 
Then I added some green and silver jewels from my stash. 


Don't forget you have a chance to win if you enter. We pick a random winner for this prize. 



             

Check out the blog for more inspiration on this challenge. 
Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                     






Friday, October 2, 2020

Golden Pumpkins and Leaves

There is a new challenge out there called Color Hues! They are doing very well and I thought I would join in for this two week challenge.  Take a look at the colors.  Scrumpcious Gold and Cream.  So many kinds of occasions can be done in these colors.  I needed a card for a friend who is recovering at home from some recent surgery. This card will go along with some quick and easy meals for her to repair. It's good to do some kind things while we are all going through some difficult times.  It just feels good. 


Ok, so here is the card that I made. 
I have seen this embossing folder used recently in so many different ways.  I have only used it for baby cards. So this opened up a bunch of new ways to use older supplies.  The cardstock is Gina K Ivory and Gold. 


Cuttlebug embossing folder Matelasse
                             Memory Box dies Stitched Farm Pumpkins and Climbing Vine


I will be entering this card in
 Color Hues   https://colorhuesthecolorchallenge.blogspot.com
and Dies R Us Anything Goes #154   http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                  






Thursday, September 24, 2020

Seize the Birthday - 200th Celebration


Can you believe it? This is our 200th Celebration post of this Birthday Challenge. 

What a celebration we have planned for you.  

Read carefully so that you will enter correctly and have a chance to win. 

 For this challenge we want you to make a card and/or project that is inspired by the graphic below.  Whether it be the colors, the balloons, the watercolor vibe, or the numbers etc... Whatever sparks your creativity.  However for this challenge only, we are asking you to explain in your post how exactly you were inspired!

Remember for this challenge only, we are asking you to explain in your post how exactly you were inspired!

 
So we are NOT having an option of Anything Goes
 for this challenge. 

I was inspired by the entire logo as it is a new one for us this year
 and I love it so much.

 For this card I used, Simon Says die, Balloon Bouquet, Penny Black Happy Birthday die.  Inks are Distressed Oxide Squeezed Lemon, Dusty Concord, and GKD ink in Bubble Gum Pink and Turquoise Sea. 


Remember Nancy is offering 
2 Twenty-Five Dollar Simon Says Gift Certificates 
4 Mystery Design Team Members have prizes up on their blogs. 
That is a total of 6 chances to win a prize. 


I hope that you will be inspired!

Just to refresh, here are the rules to win again
             1.  You must enter the challenge and tell how you were inspired. 
         2. You must make a comment on each of the Design Team Blogs including the Surprise Party Guest.
             3. I will pick a random winner from that group of qualified winners.  

Please continue to hop to all of the other team members.  They have great stuff to inspire you and who knows, there may be another surprise around the corner.  What do you have to lose?   

Our Surprise Party Guest is....  
It's Angie Combalo and you will find her blog HERE




BINGO!!  I am one of the mystery team members that is offering a prize.  I have three Newton's Nook stamp sets that I will send to a  winner.  Two 6 X 4 and one 3X4 set. 

All three will go to one winner. 

Here is the blog if you have not come from there. http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                    






Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Creative Confetti - Colors of Fall

Hello and welcome friends to Happy Tuesday! One thing that I truly miss when we go to Florida for the winter is the changes that we see in the fall.  The cooler days and the wonderful colors of the leaves.  Yes, there is plenty of color in Florida all year long, but the seasons don't compare to the ones that we have in the north. The wonderful colors of fall just beg to be used on a project.

How to Play: For this week's challenge, let's see your fall colors on your entires. If you need a little help, I have provided some fall colors.  


I added green to these fall colors and you can as well.  I just want to see a project with fall colors. 


For my project, I choose the digital stamp from Power Poppy called Pumpkins and Pears. It is on sale right now and you can find it HERE

Pumpkins and Pears Digital Stamp Set







               Finishing the inside gave me an opportunity to stamp and color some leaves.

      Often I wait until I have a need for a card to put in the sentiment.  This one could be a Thanksgiving card, or a Hello, or even, How have you been, card.  

I printed this image on Copic friendly paper by Hammermill 100 lb, in the no-line version. 
Then I used my Copic markers to color it. 




YR18, YR 15, YR21
YG95, YG93, YG91
E37
C0, C1,C2,C3,C4

I used the die from Simon Says Stamp called Frames

I hope that you join me this week? Simply create, and then link up using the linky below! As we always say, if you get those fingers inky and play along, each and every link is an opportunity to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop!

Until next time

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                 







Friday, September 18, 2020

MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

This challenge is incredible and so are the prizes that are offered.  My friend, Nancy encouraged me to join in.  I  guess that all I need was a challenge and a little encouragement.  I set out to color a card with the stamp set called Flowers in Bloom.  I love the look of poppies and colored them that way.  I used an under paint technique with Copic markers.  B24, R29, R27, and R 24.  The stems are G99 and G94.  After the coloring was complete, I die cut the panel with the Bold Beautiful die. That die is amazing as it has an outline that can be replaced, and that is what I did.  I cut it a second one from black cardstock and replaced the white outline with the black.  The entire die was popped out with more black cardstock and then on the front of the card. 

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I will be entering this card in the My Favorite Things 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge in the Clean & Simple Genius.  Wish me luke as there a ton of amazing entries.  


Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                      






Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Double D Challenge - Don't Fence Me In!

It is a good thing that we have this mood board for inspiration as I was not sure what I would do for a card for this challenging Challenge. I was thinking Coyboy or horses, but instead, I when with a die that I have not used yet. 

I will get right to my card. 

This card is Paper Trey Ink all the way.  The dies cuts are from Make It Market Garden Gate set.  
I don't believe that it is available any longer. 
The grass on the bottom is My Favorite Things die.

This is the inside. More dies, and stamping, no coloring on this card. 

And there is a prize for a random winner 
                                       
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Wooden Gate & Fence

Almost all of the making for this card or one like it. 

Don't forget to stop by the blog to see more" Don't Fence Me In" inspiration! 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                 






Thursday, September 10, 2020

Seize the Birthday - Die Cuts Only

This challenge is going to be FUN! 
And it is time to make those cards! 

Remember if your not a toppings kind of person, just remember to make it a Birthday card. 


Cathy is our host for this challenge and she choose die cuts. 
Here is my card for your inspiration 

Supplies for this card are:
Memory Box stitched runner tags and Ragged Daisy
Inkadinado stamp delicate branches
Gina K designs Sentiment scripty sayings
Distressed Ink Peeled Paint

Remember to see what the team has for your motivation and don't forget our Surprise Party Guest. 
You will recognize her from her blog and youtube. 
It's Angie Combalo and you will find her blog HERE 


Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                                     






Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Double D Challenge - Colorful

           Do you believe that it is September and we have a new challenge for you this next two weeks.  Diane has chosen a fabulous theme as well. 
This time you just need to do colorful designs but we do have a mood board for inspiration. 
 
                        
                                       

I had just made a colorful background while watching Gina K's Stamp and Chat.  I used the circle background stamp from Simon Says, white embossing powder and washi tape from my stash. 
 Velum for the greeting. 
I added the lily from The Greetery 
                     I really love this die from The Greetery and made a ton of the lily's and the leaves. 
There is a prize of course for a random winner

Be sure to stop over and see the Double D Challenge post and the entire team
 has made cards for inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 
                                                             






Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Color Hues - Yellow and Green

I am writing a quick post to enter this card in the brand new challenge Color Hues.  Congrats to Nancy Leppek and her team and best wishes for great success. 

The Greetery Lily and Botanic cuts palm die.  The sentiment is from The Greetery stamp set called Balloon Bouquet. The background is a technique that I love from Gina K Designs. You can see that HERE.   I colored the background and the lily. 

                                               https://colorhuesthecolorchallenge.blogspot.com/




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