Wednesday, August 31, 2016

FALL is in the air at MY Besties UK Challenge- Come and Play-Anything Goes with SPARKLE OR BLING!

 Our MY Besties UK Challenge this month is all about the upcoming Season..Fall/Autumn!  The crisp air and frost on the pumpkins will soon be with us and I just love the freshness that's all around!
In celebration of this time, I'm using Sherri Baldy's  Img 075 Sophia,  and I colored her with copics in Navy and oranges.  I was so thrilled to find this modern design paper from Cloud 9 Design and the blue circles are glittered!  I made a dimensional card by putting a braided brown ribbon across the bottom of the card, added individual pumpkins fancy cut and elevated with pop dots, then added a black doily with some swirl burst brads with colored stones by Karen Foster -reminds me of fireworks or fireflies...
On the inside liner, I used the same paper but put an insert using a great orange patterned paper.  A cardstock sticker for the season finishes it off.
Now lets see what creations you come up with!!  The theme is Fall and I'm sure you are itching to use some of those gorgeous Autumn papers!  Our challenge ends on the 28th of the month and you may enter up to 3 times if you use a Sherri Baldy image.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Saturday, August 27, 2016

My DT debut at Come and Get It Challenge is "Black & White + One" -Sami Stamps is the Sponsor!! 2nd Place WINNER!

I've been invited to become a DT member over at a Great Challenge site called Come and Get It Challenges and this is my first card with them!  The Challenge was "Black-White +One (color)".  The Sponsor for this challenge is Sami Stamps and she truly has adorable digi stamps!  The winner of this challenge will receive a $12 Gift Certificate to her store!!  How great is that!?
For my 6x6 card, I had this terrific B&W snowflake paper and this great image called Warm Love from one of her earlier collections.  It's one of my all time favorites for winter scenes~  I used a brilliant aqua blue for the accents on her and accented with a mat of blue glitter paper, blue metallic snowflake and white glittered sheer leaves. On the inside liner, I showcased the snowflakes again with the metallic blue SF accent--it's just waiting for me to attach a sentiment for that very special person!  And of course if it's Snowing I LOVE to put White Frantage on my cards--Eeeeek!
I hope you will join us for this weekly challenge and show us your creation!  Can't wait to see it!
I'd like to enter this in:
Anything Goes Challenge - Sami Stamps
I'm a 2nd Place WINNER!!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Always Anything Goes over at Craft Your Passion! Sponsored by Crafty Sentiments this week! Ya'll Come!

I have a real cutie for you this week and her name is Emmi Lou-Poppy for You from Crafty Sentiments .
 If you're lucky enough to win the Challenge on Craft Your Passion, You will win 3 digi images of your choice from Crafty Sentiments!
After coloring this cutie with Copics, I used Aged Rose Frantage embossing enamel from Stampendous around her, heated it up and ooo'd and awww'd! I mounted a deep pink polkadot embossed cardstock as a mat, added a blinged out Butterfly to her flower and gems to her vintage inspired design paper.  I used a paper lace strip combined with a perky striped paper at the bottom-will have to use this again 'cause I just love it!!
On the inside liner it's the beautiful stripes again, joined with a die cut frame and a KKK stamp-I love how complete these these sentiments make the cards!
I know you crafters must have some great stamps handy from this wonderful company so why don't you join us in our challenge!  No worries though is you don't, our challenges are Always Anything Goes and NOW, you have the link!  See you over there!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Use Die Cuts at Crafting When We Can--Sponsored by MelonHeadz!

 You Crafters will know what I mean when I say I was just in "the groove" when I put this card together for Crafting When We Can!  Our Sponsor this week is Melonheadz and let me tell you, when you get one of their sets to work with-they are stuffed with SO many images!!  I love this one called Pumpkin Patch 2 and it was so much fun!  Our theme was use die cuts and mine would be the autumn leaves. 
I double matted the square image of the Boy in the corn field.  Now, since these images are png's, I was able to overlay the sign post OVER the boy's scene before I printed it.  The little girl is colored & cut separately and then I fancy cut her so I could pop her out with a dimensional pop dot.  I accented the distressed autumn color design paper with the fall leaves and then used a clear sticker with the sentiment.  On the inside liner, I picked a printed Fall orange paper and then used a stamp from KKK- perfect for Autumn.
Come on over and enter your creation to our challenge!  We'd love to see all your craftiness!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

New DT Opportunity at My Besties UK Team! It's time for SAME BUT DIFFERENT! It's a Winner for me!!

I'm so honored to be asked to join the Design Team of My Besties UK Group!  This is my first card with them and I can't tell you how I agonized over every Copic Stroke that I made~I just wanted it to be perfect you see!
The 15th of every month we post our creations, each of us using the same image but with our own Flair added!  Thus the title "Same But Different".  The Winner of that My Besties UK Challenge will get the Image we use FREE!  I decided to work with red and tried to get the depth into the flower. For me, it's a difficult color to truly get accurate. After working for hours on the coloring, I double matted Img 933 Valentine.  mounted it on a cut-back card front-hoping you can see on the insert picture. Added a brushed silver dragonfly brad in the corner and faceted jet black bling in the corner.  The inside has a complimentary liner of patterned tone on tone design paper, a flourish sticker to accent the white ink stamped sentiment.
I think it will make a great card for a friend of mine-she will Love the Big eyed Girl image from Sherri Baldy!  Make sure you come back for the main My Besties UK Challenge on the 1st of every month, and watch for the theme, where
our winners will receive the following
1st prize 4 images of choice
2 prize 2 images of choice
3rd prize 1 image of choice

Monday, August 8, 2016

Always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion-Using Lacy Sunshine Image AND DT call!

 We always get so many creative images at Craft Your Passion to use in our DT posts!  This week is no exception with one from Lacy Sunshine called "Charlie's Flower".  Such a cutie! 
My daughter's favorite flower is a daisy, no matter what color!  So I had such fun coloring this one up and even put Lemon Ice Stickles on the center for a bit of Sparkle, even put some stickles on her wings!  Lacy Sunshine images are often intricate but the final effect is awesome.  After finding some papers that coordinated, I added some Pebbles Candy Dots in a sparkly glitter down in the corner.  Love the effect of the intersecting circle die cut! On the inside liner I used a mat that I stamped with a KKS sentiment.  Always great to have some uplifting messages to send your friends. 
We always get some great sponsors over at Craft Your Passion so if you think you may be interested in joining us come and visit!  There's a DT call out right now that lasts until the end of August-we'd love to see you there!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sami Stamps is sponsoring our Challenge at Crafting When We Can.."Things with Wings"

Well, I fell head over heals in love with this image from Sami Stamps!  This image is called "Bird on my Toes" and is one I used for the CWWC Challenge.  It's so modern and fresh and really reminds me of my daughter and her love of Gardening and Animals.
I used Copics for the coloring-sorry for the photo fading the effect of the sky-it's full of fluffy white clouds!  I used a strip of wide burlap ribbon with the edges frayed out to run behind the image.  I distressed the edge of patterned paper with my Tim Holtz tool and added a stamped sentiment from KKS on the front as well as the inside.  The field of grass looked a bit bare so I added sprigs of grass and "flower stems" around her and then added some flower Bling!  We are so blessed to be able to use fine sponsors such as Sami Stamps.We'd love to see your entry so come over for a visit!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps- Wonderful Wednesday Challenge