Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to Caveman Times with Lacy Sunshine at Seems a Little Sketchy!

 The Generous Sponsor, Lacy Sunshine, will be donating 3 images of their choice to the winner of this next challenge.  Here is the Sketch that Seems a Little Sketchy would like you to use.  There's always some variances in that you can flip the design, substitute shapes etc. as long as you keep the same "idea" -we like to be accommodating!  After  all, it's supposed to be fun!!
Lacy Sunshine has a series that I just adore called Eleanor (cute little girl with HUGE glasses), Pickles (adorable frog), and Tilly (the Dino).  They're very intricate designs but when you just learn to deal with a section at a time, so easy to complete. Since I needed to enlarge my digi to color the details, my shape is rounded rectangle instead of circle (see, accommodating).  To make it a birthday card, I added a glossy chipboard tag I braded on the front.  The neatest thing I added was a deep green acrylic ribbon slide to put some bubbly dinosaur paper through it.
Our challenges last 2 weeks-plenty of time for you to join in the contest-we'd love to see your creations!  Come have some FUN with us!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall like colors are featured on Squigglefly's latest challenge

 The challenge this week at Squigglefly is to use the colors Brown, Red, Orange & Yellow and I thought that the image called Sunflower by Norma Burnell was perfect for this!  I can just smell the crisp Fall air just thinking of these colors~ Norma's intricate designs have such awesome details!  She has a whole series of these lovely gals so check her out in the shop.  I used a "vine ribbon" and some fall bling from The Paper Studio, along with digital paper.  I put some crystal Stickles on her wings but wanted to really focus on her face for the most part.  Thanks for looking and come join us for a week's worth of fun and the chance for a free digital image!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

All Dressed Up Stamps and Dilly Beans Stamps are sharing the SPOTLIGHT at Southern Girls Challenge this week!

All Dressed Up Stamps has some great images for us to use at Southern Girls Challenge-this one is called Mirror Mirror and I LOVE it!  Perfect card for that Tween in your life..  Our challenge this week was for something with texture so I chose design paper that has some embossed bling on the birds tail feathers And the addition of some charms to the dressing table and hanging from the buttons. 
I've had these in my stash just waiting to find the chance to use them: perfume atomizer on the table, and a pearl glazed mirror and red nail polish bottle.  A mat of dotted swiss Bazzil frames the image~and I inserted some shiny silver mirrored cardstock in the oval mirror shape. (you can see the computer screen in the reflection).

 I also decided to do another image from one of the other sponsors, Dilly Beans Stamps-they have some great images also!  The one I used is called "Hooter Framed" and such fun!  I mounted the copic colored image with a burlap styled mat.   I framed him in a Memory Box die cut that has a tree insert with green & cream punchie branches for some texture.  The "ribbon" that's got the copper ribbon slide through it is actually the trim edge on the design paper-more and more companys are using pretty trim for their advertising.
 There you go-2 choices of great stamp organizations that will help you come up with some brilliant ideas to enter our 3 week long challenge.  Come check us out and join right in with your creation!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Opportunity's Knock'in at Tiddly Inks Stamps! Join in the Fun!

 Tiddly Inks Stamp Co. is giving all paper crafters a great opportunity to show off our creations with a Design Team Call!  Normally, these positions are hand picked.  However, they've decided to open the flood gates and have an Open Call and will get MANY submissions of artistic creations. 
I'm submitting 2 in this post:
The first one is called SchoolGirl and is so appropriate for this time of year!  I fancy cut the image after coloring with copics, elevated her with pop dots.  I also cut an extra locker door, created a black space "inside" the locker, added the add'l door, and propped it open with the wedge of extra books on the floor.  Added an extra lock and she's ready to go.  If you follow me, you know that I often talk about my pre-teen Granddaughter that will be starting back to school soon.  With her long blonde hair, I couldn't resist this cutie and of course, had to add my fav twist -paper piecing.  I think she will be glad to receive this "note of encouragement" for a Great School Year!

My second submission is a more personal one that gave me such a chuckle!  It is called I Love My Job and I'm sure represents many of my fellow crafters as they go about their daily routine.  There's many time that we all feel buried but we persevere through it and are stronger for it.  Tiddly Inks has so many of these cute digital images!
For the background "paper" I used a printed canvas from Recollections Signature line with timepieces printed all over it.  Perfect for feeling the pressure of the ever present Time Clock!  The edges were sealed with Fray Check which, when dry you can't even see-a must with canvas.  I printed the image on so wood grain paper so I could fancy cut the desk from it.  Of course, you had to have the emergency red phone, multiple papers done in creams/grays/and pale blues, and the much needed laptop.  The sentiment is from a SU set from my stash.  This will make the perfect card for a fellow worker that works hard every day to help us all out at the office.  

I've seen so many absolutely Gorgeous creations already submitted for the DT call--they are one lucky group to have so many followers that are determined to join them.  A testimony to their place in the Digital world!  Good Luck to All!

QKR Stampede once again Sponsors Seems a Little Sketchy!

I tell you QKR Stampede has some of the cutest
images for us to use this week at Seems A Little Sketchy!  And if you're chosen as a winner of the 2 week challenge, they will give you 5 digital images so come join us!
This is the Sketch that you need to follow-Of course, you can change the angle, move some of the objects around, as long as you keep the same basic shape!  The Image I'm using is called Air Mail and I used some feathers (think they're Quail from Hubby) tucked into the curve of the colored wing sections by slitting it with an Xacto blade.  Inside I used some more Star eyelets and continued with the Red, white and Blue theme.  Had a great time with this challenge-hope to see you visit us 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the "BUG" challenge at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

 This week's challenge at Cupcake Inspirations is being sponsored by Doodle Pantry and participants were to take a hint from CI's design post:  BUGS!  Aren't these adorable!!  Someone is Very creative out there for sure.
In support of the challenge, I chose one of Doodle Pantry's images called Birthday Birdie and got a little carried away!  The background papers all come with the set also~I fancy cut the image, leaving a slit in the tail feathers to insert some fun green dyed feathers, FC the hat and icing and then pop-dotted them for dimension and BLINGED them up big time with seed beads.  I use these also in shaker boxes for sure.  I added a "bug-butterfly" metal charm/brad -was so happy that the color matched so well!
Doodle Pantry is giving away a $10 prize for the winner of the challenge so get yourself over to play this 1 week challenge-they'd love to see your entry!

Monday, August 4, 2014

It's BABY time at Squigglefly this week~Come play with us!

 I'm using a favorite image of mine by Fawn Palmer, one of the many talented artists at Squigglefly--it's called Baby in a Tutu and is unique in that it's a "coming and going" image.  While I didn't use the second digi, it would be so cute!  I don't know what the draw is for paper piecing but I'm on a roll lately!  I started out with double images and then cut the arms, shirt, and head out of the second one.  I used this stretchy ruffled sheer ribbon and glued it around the tutu pattern, then layed the cut image over the ribbon with pop dots for dimension. I think it will make a nice card to parents of a child that's just beginning to crawl and into everything!  The Fun's just starting!  This weekend Squigglefly launched some terrific new images and they are so awesome-check them out as soon as you can!