PIO #147

Hey everyone! I’m happy to announce that I have been accepted to the Pile It On challenge blog and I am so excited to be a part of the team!

Pile It On

 

 

This is my first challenge with the blog and the theme is Black/Purple & Orange.  Your project would have those three colors or a combination thereof, as the primary focus.

The Challenge begins at 7AM CST (U.S.), and closes at 11:55PM CS  the Saturday before the next challenge begins, with a bonus theme on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Our sponsor this month is Ike’s Art.  I am using an image called Frankinella for my Halloween Tag.

 

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I used a large manilla tag and added some Halloween paper from my stash.  I then added some Dusty Concord Spray Stain to some Heidi Swapp Metallic white paste and mixed it together and put it onto the tag with a crackle stencil from Tim Holtz.

My image was colored using my copics and I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her dress.  After placing it on the tag, I added a few pieces of Halloween ephemera from my stash and some enamel dots from Doodlebug.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog.  The rest of the DT has created some awesome inspiration for you.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Entered into these challenges:

Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes

Fab N Funky: Orange/Black/Green

Little Red Wagon: Use a Stencil

Unicorn Challenge: Autumn or Halloween

Creatalicious Challenges: Anything goes with option of Texture

Creative with Stamps: Halloween or Leaves

A bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes

Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes

A Gem of a Challenge: Halloween Colors

 

 

 

 

 

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Cup of Thanks

Hey you! Thanks for stopping by!  Today I’ve got a fun card for you for my guest spot on the Color Crazy Challenge Blog.  I’m using an image from Lemon Shortbread called Hot Cuppa Girl.   I just colored her with some basic markers.  I wasn’t really going for any shading or definition.  My DP is just random sheets from swaps that I have done recently.  I paired it with a sentiment from the Cup of Tea set from My Favorite Things.  A few Nuvo dots to finish it off and voila!  I hope you like it and be sure to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

 

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For You

Our new challenge is up at Brown Sugar Designs this week.  It’s an anything goes challenge and our great sponsor this week is

 Scrap N Dipity

I have a feeling your prize is going to have to do with getting some free images from this really great store, but you will need to stop by the blog to know for sure and to play along!

For this week’s challenge I created a tag.  I had a specific tag in mind…I am in a swap on Splitcoaststampers and it is a ‘color wheel’ swap, so my partner wanted items in a certain palette….in this case coral/grey/red/yellow/green.   So I thought it would be fun to make a tag to go with her goodies that I bought using those colors!  The image is called Scrapbooking Christine and I tried to color her in the palette colors with my copics.  I also added a few little embellishment and then colored a wood tag that I had and stamped a little FOR YOU on it.  For a finishing touch, I added some twine, a little doily on the bottom and then went over everything with a Wink of Stella clear pen.  Just for a touch of shimmer…I hope she likes it!

 

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It’s your turn to get creating and I will be excited to see what you are working on this week!  Happy Crafting Everyone!

A pretty fairy

Happy Friday everyone!  For us here in Canada, this is what we refer to as “May Long”…as in May long weekend or Victoria Day and unofficially the beginning of camping season!  I unfortunately am not camping this weekend, although my husband is heading to our farm in Saskatchewan to open it up for the year!

We have a fun new challenge for you at Brown Sugar Challenge blog..this week’s theme is WASHI!  Break it out and use it up everyone!

Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up.  They have such lovely images!

My image is called Flower Fairy…I think she is just adorable.

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So again, just using some DP from my stash bin.  My washi is from Simple Stories and it is the 2 strips of yellow dots on this card!  My sequins are from Neat and Tangled  (sweetheart sequin mix) and the sentiment is from Stampin Up (butterfly basics).  I colored the image with my copics.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog to play along and see what the rest of the DT has created to inspire you this week!

Feathers! UYS Challenge # 263

Have you stopped by the Use Your Stuff blog yet?  We have a fun feather challenge up for you to play along with…feather stamp, stencil, die, doodle….if you have a feather, we want to see it! The DT have some really great projects for you this week!

Here’s mine, with a bit of mixed media play!

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I just had fun with this. I used some milk paint and some distress inks…a little stamping and inking. The feathers and die are from Stampin Up.  The script stamp I have had in my stash forever!. I got the little heart tag in a swap and the ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to head over to the blog to play along and see what the other DT has created for you!

Love is in the Air

With Valentine’s day coming up so soon, you had to know that I would be posting another Love project.

Our challenge is up at Red Carpet Studio this week.  One of my favorite movies……LOVE ACTUALLY  is our theme!  We would like to see a project about love, something that you love, a place you love, something that you love to do, oh the love choices are endless for interpretation!

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This week we are lucky to be sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls! 

The Paper Nest Dolls

 

I’ve got a tag for you today.  I love to play with layers and techniques so I thought this would be fun.  I got this from a make and take class I did at a scrapbook convention one year.  I just loved playing with different mediums  and making them all come together.

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There is some stamping and inking and modge podge (oh who doesn’t love MP).  I really love that mesh overlay.  I don’t play with mesh nearly enough.  Paper images and some pearls and lace for that vintage feel.  I wanted to give it some pop of color so I added some diecut hearts from my stash.  Just a lovely vintage Parisian feel to this.

I hope you will play along with us at RCS this week for a chance to win a great prize from our sponsor!  Show us what you love!!!

Old St. Nick

Ahh another blissful Thursday!  It is snowing like mad here in Calgary.  Has been all day yesterday and again today.  I like a White Christmas as much as the next person but this is just getting ridiculous!!!  My son’s Christmas concert is today as well, so quite looking forward to that.  I hear that his class are ‘gingerbreads’ 🙂

We have another fun challenge for you at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  I have been having such a great time with the ladies and these challenges.  Hard to believe that I only have one more after this one! 😦

Our challenge this week is distressing…adding that little bit of fun texture and dimension to your projects.  I decided to create a bit of a vintage tag for the challenge this week.

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This tag is actually going onto a page in my December daily.  I basically just wanted to start creating layers, so I cut the tag out of some cardstock and then used my Tim Holtz distress inks to color.  I distressed the edges and added a vintage music stamp to it.  After that, I just started creating some layers with a bunch of different embellishments I had around.  I inked up some lace, added some stickers, die cuts, tags and I had a cute little wooden star that I added some distress ink to as well as some smooch spritz.    Finally just some ribbon from my box and a button to hold it together.  I hope you like it and will come and play along with us.  The girls have created some wonderful projects for your inspiration this week.