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Thursday, July 21, 2016

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges Has All That Glitters

Today brings a new GDT make for 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog. The theme is "All that Glitters" and I created a hybrid card. A hybrid card is the merging of digital and paper crafting. My paper crafting uses a digital image from Bugaboo called Dottie 2-Step, coloring her with Copics. I also printed out my sentiment. After adhering my image onto digital paper, I used Photoshop to complete my card. The details are below:
Copic-colored Image: Bugaboo’s Dottie 2-Step
Papers: Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles Grungy Christmas Textured Paper Kit, Red, & Glitterati Paper Kit, Gold; Bokeh Solid Color Set 1, Blue; Pixel Scrapper Marisa Lerin’s “Yesteryear” Paper 02
Sentiment: My Mind’s Eye Lil Cowpoke cardstock quote
Font: Rosewood Standard
Digital Elements: DeeDee’s Digis’”Happy Trails” stamp set- Wagon Wheel & Hat on Cactus; Pixel Scrapper Melo Vrijhof’s “Thankful Harvest Elements- Rope 2; Pixel Scrapper Pauline Thompson’s Star Brad 7 & Bright & Beautiful Glitter Scatter 1

Do you "do" digital? Or 100% paper-crafting? Or like me, creating hybrid canvases and cards? Whatever you create, link up to 4 Crafty Chicks to show off your art! Happy crafting!

Monday, July 18, 2016

In the Good Old Summer Time at the Outlawz Greetings Challenges

Happy summer, crafters! For those in the northern hemisphere, that means sunny days and hot weather. This week at the Outlawz Monday greetings challenge, the theme is Summer Recreation. What do YOU do to keep cool and active?
This week's summer brings Lacy Sunshine to sponsor and inspire us. I colored up this pretty image called Sandy Boo - Collecting Seashells. Using Copics, I extended the beach from which she is gathering her shells. After popping her onto an embossed and inked card face, I embellished with twine and tiny colorful seashells. My sentiment says it all.
Do you play beach volleyball? Swim at the local pool? Play tennis or roller blade? Whatever you choose for recreation, let it inspire you to create something for this week's challenge at the Outlawz Greetings. Don't forget to keep hydrated as you craft! LOL
Challenges I am Entering:
Southern Ridge Trading Co. - Memories of Summer Mixed Media
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting when We Can - Based on a Movie (Teen Beach Movie)
Eclecctic Ellapu - Life's a Beach
Cupcake Inspiration - Tropical

Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas Blooms All Year Long

Flowers always seem to perk up a living space and Christmas flowers are no exception.  Christmas just doesn't feel like Christmas if there isn't a poinsettia, a wreath, some holly leaves and berries, or some pine boughs and pine cones scattered about. That's why this month the 12 Months of Christmas Link-Up offers the theme of CHRISTMAS BLOOMS in their challenge.

I decided to go CAS with this acrylic Christmas card.
I colored a digital image from Robyn's Fetish called Prissy Poinsettia. Robyn's Fetish is the guest sponsor for this month's challenge.
In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has a Christmas plant or flower somewhere in the design. Examples include: Holly and berries, laurel, poinsettia, Christmas cactus, wreath, etc. Whether you choose to feature the bloom as part of your image, within the papers or as part of your embellishments, it is completely up to you. However you display the blooms, please keep in mind though, that they should feature prominently. If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.
My card background is a patterned paper called Garlands from the Paper Kit Christmas Blooms from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. 

Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of three images from Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps. 

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge. If that isn't enough incentive to create a couple Christmas cards and link up at the 12 Months of Christmas blog, I don't know what is! Here's one last look at my acrylic Christmas card using Prissy Poinsettia:
Challenges I am Entering:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Christmas challenge - N is for No Rules
Crafty Creations - Clean & Simple
Cardz for Guys - Christmas in July
Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenges - Anything Christmas Goes

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Happy Summer, crafters! Today brings a new challenge to Scribbles Designs Challenge blog, and we want to see how your garden grows (at least in your crafting project). I created my card using a digi image from the Scribbles Designs Store.called Tomato Doodle.
After coloring my images, I framed them with cardstock and popped them onto my card face, which features patterned paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles from her Bokeh Paper Kit. Don't you love that sentiment? I found it at It's word art from Melo Vrijhof's Veggie Patch collection. I embellished with the following:
 Pixel Scrapper Melo Vrijhof’s Thankful Harvest Elements Rope 2 & Pixel Scrapper Janet Scott’s Paint Stamp Template 207 (heart)
This challenge runs for a month from today through the 14th of August. Get your inks out and strap on your garden gloves and let's see what you can create that shows us how your garden grows.
Challenges I am Entering:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry - Anything Digital Goes
Naughty or Nice - Anything Goes
Southern Ridge Trading - Memories of Summer

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Flowers are Blooming at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good morning, crafters! Time to show off my DT make as this month's GDT for 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog. Today I created a Tic Tac Toe and storage box filled with flowers. I thought it would be perfect for this week's theme of FLOWERS. And it is perfect for my granddaughter, who crafts and loves to play Tic Tac Toe. What can I say, she's 8 years old.
I started with an empty box that I believe held a man's wallet and covered it with patterned paper on the sides and the drawer. I decided to recess the playing board, so built up a frame from layers of cardboard and covered it with green tissue paper. The face of my Tic Tac Toe board is covered with handmade paper.

Since the theme is FLOWERS, I loaded my frame with blooms, and my playing pieces are jeweled flower gems. Then I filled the drawers so my granddaughter can craft her little heart out.
Where will your Muse lead you this week? Whatever you make, link it up with 4 Crafty Chicks challenges. And as always, crafters, have fun!
Challenges I am Entering:
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes/no cards
Rhedd's Creative challenges - Anything Goes/no cards
Southern Girls - Flower frenzy

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It's Christmas in July at Ike's World Challenge Blog

 While December 25th  is still a few months away, here in the States we celebrate Christmas in July because that's when the stores start selling ornaments, decorations and holiday lights. I kid you not, I went to Hobby Lobby and they were clearancing out their summer items to make room for their Christmas inventory!!
Well, Ike's World Challenge Blog has a new challenge this fortnight, and it is Christmas in July, crafters' style. Create a card, canvas, layout or other artsy project with Christmas in mind for your chance to win a gift certificate to Ike's Art Store.
I got to play with a digital image called Christmas Pixie. I love coloring her up in Christmas colors and decorating my cards with her. It's one of my favorite images! Did I mention that if you use an Ike's Art image, you get double chances of winning.AND Ike always offers a FREEBIE at the start of each new challenge. Why don't you check out the blog and double your chances of winning?!
Whatever you do this week, have fun!
Challenges I am Entering:
Catch the Bug - Christmas in July Tuesday BINGO grid (I chose the bottom line going across)
Holly Jolly Christmas challenges - Inspired by a Song  ("Have a Holly Jolly Christmas")
Crafty Boots challenges - Christmas in July
Get Creative challenges - Celebrations
Doodle Pantry - Anything digital image Goes

Monday, July 11, 2016

Button, Button, the Outlawz Needs a Button

Happy Monday, crafters! It's a new week, and a new challenge at the Outlawz Monday Greetings, and Rick St Dennis is this week's guest sponsor. I got to play with this awesome digi image called Morning on Valhalla, featuring a favorite character of mine, Morning Goddess.
I snagged a metal art piece at my local thrift store and distressed it by sanding the edges and inking them. After coloring my image with Copics, I framed it with a paper doily before standing it up against the pole holding my sentiment. I re-colored the "O" in LOVE and framed it with a paper doily as well., adding a button to the center of the flower. I added some bunting on the base of my art, then threw some flowers at my Goddess' feet.
This year, hubby and I celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary! I know, I can't believe it either! LOL I used my Pan pastels to color up the number 40 and hung it onto my piece with a couple more buttons. It's my anniversary present for him and I hope he likes it. (After 40 years, it gets mighty difficult to figure out what to get him)
I hope you check out Rick's Shop to see all the amazing images he has to offer. And don't forget to link up your card or project, using at least one button, of course, at the Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge.
Happy Crafting!
    Challenges I am Entering:
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes       
Naughty or Nice challenges - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting when We Can - Based on a Movie (The Honeymooners)
We Love2Create - Anything Creative/mixed media