Color Crazy#41

I’m not sure how my dates are getting mixed up folks, but I’m late with this posting! My apologies!

Our new anything goes challenge is ready to go at Colour Crazy and our sponsor this week is the awesome Ching-Chou Kuik.

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I’m highlighting a really cute digi called Toadstool HeadToadstool Head and this is a really versatile one.  It could be used for any occasion, as you will be able to tell when you head over to the blog and see the DT creations for you!

Myself, I chose to do an autumn card.  I colored her in autumn hues with my copics and then added a bit of wink of stella to her head wings and legs.  The DP is just from my stash and then I cut out a few leaves with a punch and tucked them in behind with a tag and some fun burlap for a bit of texture.

Head over to the blog, to check out the rest of the great DT inspiration and to play along with us!

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C4G #205 – Triangles

Hello from another wintery day in Calgary folks..yep another snowfall.  This is just nuts!

I am not ready to give up on fall yet, which is why I have an autumn-y card for you for the challenge this week at Cardz4Guyz..

It’s my challenge theme this week and it’s TRIANGLES!  Let’s get some of the three sided shapes on your projects to share!

 

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For mine, I used some old Farmhouse paper from 2012 !  I made a triangle out of it and then matted it with some brown cardstock.  I added in a layer of leaves from my stash and a hello sentiment die from SU.  I also found some little triangle enamel shapes from Heidi Swapp that went really well with the paper.

Don’t forget to play along with us this challenge, can’t wait to see what you have to show us!

Entered into these challenges:

Daisy Chain Challenges: Autumn/Fall

Die Cut Divas: Autumn or Halloween

Happy Craft Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers:  Anything Goes with a Die

 

 

Forest Frolic UYS #332

I’ve had this little deer die cut for awhile now and have been dying to use it, so I thought it would work great for the Use Your Stuff challenge this week which is

Forest Frolic

The theme is to create a project that features something that you would find in the forest, could be a critter, trees, bushes, lumberjacks, whatever sparks your imagination…..

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The deer and the grass were sent to me in a swap awhile ago so I was excited to finally get to use them.  The embossed background is from provocraft and I’ve had it forever.  The enamel dots are I believe doodlebop….believe it or not, all these items have been hanging around my desk for awhile now, so I was happy to create a fun little card with them.

Be sure to hop on over to the UYS blog and see what the rest of the design team found in the forest and to play along with us! See you there!

Entered into these challenges:

Die Cut Divas: Fall Colors

Crafty Friends Challenge: Autumn Colors

Ellibelles Creative Moments: Signs of Autumn

Sisterhood of Crafters: Fall is in the Air

Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Fall Goes

 

 

 

 

 

Merry, Merry

Yep, it’s October and I’m making Christmas cards!  Nuts right?  We’ve already had snow, so it makes perfect sense!

Our October challenge is up on the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog and this month our theme is

SANTA / ELF/ FAIRY

Your project should have at least one of those three elements!  Mine has 2.  🙂

I took my inspiration from this card I saw on Pinterest:

153 Likes, 6 Comments - Studio Katia (@studiokatia) on Instagram: “Olga (@olga.moss)’s card features new Friends of Winter Stamp Set with added cute googly eyes and…”

and I put together this!

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The stamp is a new one I just picked up from Studio Katia that I thought was so adorable!  I stamped and colored the elves and Santa with my copics and then cut out one elf to be popped up.  I cut out the Merry from the Stampin Up Christmas Thinlits about 4 times from glitter paper and layered them together.  The last step was to add some Pearlized Smooch for the hats/bears and then some Nuvo drops in a white to add the snow everywhere.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us this month.  Stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created to inspire you!

Added into these challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut Challenge: Christmas optional: Something with S

Color Crazy Challenge Blog: anything goes

Addicted to Stamps: Christmas Comes Early

Hiding in my Craft Room: Anything Goes

 

 

 

C4G #204 – Autumn/Leaves

Fall is here, although if you are where I am it’s starting to look more like winter **shudder**.

Cardz4Guyz challenge is up!  Our theme this week is Autumn/Leaves, so an autumn card or one that shows leaves as your prominent focus!

I’ve pulled out my autumn box of scrappy goodness to play with over the next few weeks.  In it I found these cute little trees that I had cut out last year for a swap and had some left overs so I thought it would be perfect for this challenge!

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I did it on my Cricut Explore Air from the Create a Critter 2 set.  Very cute set!  The DP is just from my stash, I received it in a swap last year so I thought it went perfectly with the tree.  I punched out a bunch of little leaves to go across the bottom and popped them with some pop dots.  The sentiment is a Jenn Hadfield for Pebbles sticker and then I added some Nuvo drops in red to finish it off.

I am excited to do some fall projects  over the next little while because I just love the colors!  Be sure to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created to inspire you and hope to see your creation in the link up!

 

Entered into these challenges:

Crafter’s Castle: AG + option of Fall/Halloween

Crafty Friends: Autumn Colors

Just Us Girls: Photo Inspiration:

Polkadoodles: Anything Goes

Crafter’s Cafe: Autumn/Spring

Cardz4Galz: Thoughts of Autumn

Cutie Pie Challenges: Shades of Autumn

Always Fun Challenges: Always Fun Challenges: Fall Colors

Make My Monday: Autumn/ Fall Colors

Scrap From Your Heart: Fall Colors

 

 

Today is a Good Day (SGC)

As you are reading this, I am in deep preparation for my weekend crop with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine…although it is actually called the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival, we just call it Carnival!  It’s on Friday & Saturday this week.  My two friends and I have been going for several years and it is one of the 5 crops that we attend yearly!  It’s a big deal! 🙂

Southern Girls Challenge is new today….Team Trace is wanting to see spots!  Spots & Dots is our theme this week!

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My image is from Paper Shelter called Hammock Days.  I colored her with my copics and then fussy cut and laid her out against my embossed dot background.  I added a few banners from some scraps in my stash that had some small dots on them, and then a cute little word tag from Tim Holtz.

 

 

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A sweet little card for a sweet image.  I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us this week!

Talk to you soon, and happy crafting!

 

C4G – All at Sea

Ahoy Mateys!  We have a bit of a nautical theme for you this week at Cardz 4 Guyz – 

ALL AT SEA
Anything to do with the sea, fishing, sailing, 
swimming, cruising etc

This is a pretty broad and fun challenge and I know that everyone is going to have some really fun projects to share on the blog with us.

I had a lot of fun creating mine..

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I found a piece of this color resist paper from Stampin Up that I haven’t used in a very long time….I colored it with some Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Ink and blended the colors on top of each other to get a few different shades.  I then inked and colored and fussy cut a few of the Jellyfish and a star from the Lawn Fawn So Jelly set.  I stamped the sentiment from the set onto some vellum – again something that I’ve not used in awhile and then added some enamel dots.  I thought it still needed a little something so I added a few stamped bubbles and then (even though you can’t see it) I went over the jellyfish with some Wink of Stella.

I hope you enjoy the card (which is being sent for this week’s card to my Split Coast Stamper Baker’s Dozen partner) and be sure to play along with us on the blog too!

Entered into these challenges:

Coloring in Scrapland: Anything goes with an optional Color challenge

Scrapbookstampsociety: Anything goes with an option animal aspect

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: All Creatures Great & Small

A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes

Creates & Makes: Anything Goes

Crafting with An Attitude: Anything Goes

Papercraft Challenge: Animals