Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cable Knit, Red Buffalo Checks, Snowflakes=Great Winter ATG Card at All Dressed Up!

Happy New Year Dressy's!   
Welcome back to a brand new year 2017 and with it comes a brand new challenge. We hope you have had a lovely holiday and found some time to create!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations.


The Image I chose to work with is called A Time for Walkies.  Since we're close to Valentines' Day, I used some deep reds and black then threw on some Chunky Frantage for the great snow effect.  I used as one of the backgrounds a great paper that looks like a White Cable Stitched Sweater-it is so neat!  Then added some Red Buffalo Check design paper and some wooden snowflakes--real rustic!
 We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of the 14th Feb to enter your creations using the link below.

There are no new releases this month as Wendy is having a well deserved break but be sure to check at the beginning of February when we will be bring you some brand new inspiration. 

And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. Why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images. 

And don't forget to visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous image.
 We will invite one of these winners back as a guest DT for our next challenge.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge is ALWAYS Anything Goes!

 This is a pleasant reminder that over at Color It, Create It, Show it Off we've still got our Challenge going on here and are just waiting for your entry!
We invite you all to play along with us.  There is a 3 entry limit and our challenge is Always Anything Goes.  It runs from the 1st of the month until the 29th of the month and the winners are announced on the last day of that month.
This card features an image of Sherri Baldy's known as Img 920 and can be found in Sherri's Shop here.  I LOVE  the soft colors I used on her-to me she always seemed to be ready to sit or lean up against a wall or box, something like that.  So, I created with Copics a stone wall.  Used a beautiful blue and brown paisley print paper and accented it with some blue & white baker's twine, tied with a silver dragonfly charm.

 Perfect for the Friendship card! On the inside liner, I combined a fishtail banner with a stamped sentiment on it against the paisley backdrop.  Wouldn't you just love to get this in the mail?
Be sure and join us for some fun and prizes on our Challenge page!  Can't wait to see what you come up with at Color it, Create it, Show it Off

The Theme is WINTER over at Come and Get It Challenge-I'm featuring Ppinky Dolls!

Do you ever have an image you're working with that just puts a smile on your face and makes your project go quickly?  Well this image from Ppinky Dolls Art that I used on the Come and Get It Challenge was it for me- the THEME is Winter!
Now normally I would highlight the image right on the front of my cards but, with this image "Winter Walk", I wanted to accent the wispy hair and soul-searching eyes.  So using my circle die, I created a "peek-a-boo" hole which I then covered in a matching lime green embossed snowflake patterned paper.  The sentiment stamp is from KKS and perfect for so many things!  I think this trim makes it look like snowballs around the opening and I glued a silver snowflake charm to the seam.  When opened, now you can see the whole image that I colored with Copics.  Another sentiment from KKS great for Birthdays and an accent of silver balances the inside.
At Come and Get It, we have Challenges every week and have some Awesome Sponsors!  We really want you to come out and play-there are some wonderful prizes available and it's a great place to get inspired with new ideas!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Anything Goes in this Post for January-MoonFlower sponsoring Crafting When We Can

 This lovely image is from MoonFlower Digi Stamps  and it is called Elf Maiden.  I just love the long flowing hair and she has many other gorgeous females on her site.  These were provided for us over at Crafting When We Can Challenges and we're always grateful to use beautiful images.  Our ATG Challenge runs for 2 weeks so there's plenty of time to Start the New Year out right and jump right in to our Challenges with your creations.
The design paper I used made me think of a muted watercolor-just loved it!  After coloring her with my copics and mounting it with an oval mat,  I found a great sentiment from KKS that could be used for several occasions.  Little mini pink pearls edged the oval image. On the inside liner of the card, I used a muted light lavender print with another KKS sentiment that worked well with the general theme of my creation.
So come and join in the fun at Crafting When We Can -the Theme is Anything Goes so any of your creations would fit right in!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Birthday Challenge at My Besties International Challenge-All Month Long!

If you're like me, I never have enough Birthday Cards for friends and family.   This is Img121 and she is one of the Sweet Treat Besties in Sherri Baldy's shop found here.  

At the My Besties International Challenge, they are celebrating their 4 YEAR BIRTHDAY and with this Challenge, they have a big prize pack to go out to their random winner and Top 3 Winners this month! 
This beauty is colored with Copics and then the mat is edged with a row of paper lace with dew drops in the center of the chevrons.  The interesting paper has some glossy embossed cupcakes on it with some glitter on the shapes.  I added a sheer white chiffon bow and a cute stamp that says "Got Cake?".  On the inside, I used confetti paper with another sentiment--It's all about the SWEETS Ladies!

It runs all month long so there's plenty of time to get your beautiful creation entered into the Challenge!  Come join us for the FUN!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Snowflakes are Blowing at Color It Create It Show It Off w/ Sherri Baldy's Images

 What a great way to start out the New Year than with a New Challenge at Color It Create It Show It Off!   We are using Sherri Baldy images and this one, that is perfect for any Winter Occasion, is called Img 911 and can be found here in the store.  Done in Pinks and Grays, I added my favorite "go-to" for snowflakes, White Chunky Frantage.  I then mounted her on some glittery ornament paper pack called Silver Bells by KaiserCraft (as is the blue silver foil background paper.  I wrapped the card front with some snowball fiber and added some clear dew drops.
On the inside liner, I kept it pretty simple, using a weathered wood look in soft blue.  Added a
Merry Christmas sentiment that was already pre-printed in the Kaisercraft pkt.  Wonderful to have all the accents you need in one place!
Challenges for this card:

Monday, December 26, 2016

Great Christmas cards created with Sherri Ann Baldy imges! Purple & Lime love it!

One of my favorite Christmas card digital images this year was the one you see here from Sherri Baldy!  We know it as Scan 102 and she can be found HERE in Sherri's store, newly released.
I always have a love/hate relationship with the colors of purple but thought I'd tackle it for this card-because of the awesome paper I found that contained purple/lime, one of my favorite combinations.
After coloring with copics, and accenting all the beads, stars, and snowflakes with stickles and liquid pearls, I matted her with lime green and then wrapped the image with purple sheer chiffon ribbon.  I added a great sentiment stamp from KKS and a silver Tree charm with narrow bow.
The inside liner continues the color theme and a larger clear stamp from KKS.  I love how festive this card turned out!!
I'd like to enter this in the following:
My Besties International Challenge-Winter
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge- Option Christmas