Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's Party Time at The Outlawz

Come join in the fun at The Outlawz.  There will be games, a scavenger hunt, word search, word scramble and prizes, prizes, prizes.  Tell your friends about it.  Everyone is welcome to attend this party.  Each challenge group will be having their own challenges.  Seven groups, seven challenges in all plus their usual challenge for the day.  Come as you are, no need to get all dressed up.

We have an extra challenge for you this week.  In addition to the regularly scheduled Wednesday sketch challenge (which is in a different post):

there is a special party celebration sketch:
Here is the card I made using this sketch and the image provided by our sponsor for this challenge, DeeDee's Digis.  This wonderful set will be available today.  If you have never used DeeDee's digis, then you are missing out on a whole lot of fun.  Most of her collections have multiple digis - some colored, some for you to color.  A lot of the collections also have matching digi paper for you to print out.  There are also some freebie collections for you to try before you buy.

I used the "Fun & Festive" collection for my card.

There wasn't much for me to do in making this card.  I used the colored cake image, and the digi paper with the diamonds.  I cut the starbursts, image, small stars and banner with my Cameo and added a little bling from Want2Scrap.  The lettering is from a set of 7/16" letters from Making Memories, called Chunky Fiesta.  I have had that set of letters for almost 10 years.  I was surprised they still stuck.  The gold is from Starfoam (at least I think that is the  name of the company).  Again, it has been in my stash for a lot of years.  I have been hoarding it because it was more expensive than I usually pay for a single sheet and I really didn't have anything special to use it on.  This card is for a friend's birthday which we will celebrate tomorrow.


The Outlawz Sketch - October 22

Hi, Peeps!  These Wednesdays seem to roll around quickly.  It's once again time for the sketch challenge over at The Outlawz.  Hurry on over and get some neat inspiration.  Then join in the fun. This sketch was fun to use.  Our sponsor for this month is Polkadoodles.  Check out their site.  There are some really cute digs there.  I used Witch. 

The sketch:

My card:

The card base is Stampin Up cardstock.  The other cardstocks are Recollections.  I printed and cut the image with my Silhouette Cameo and colored it with Copics. I also cut the oval shapes with the Cameo. The dp is a digi from Doodle Pantry.  Ribbon is Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The flower is from Recollections.

Challenges entered:   AG Orange and Green Halloween/Harvest Halloween  Fall/Halloween Halloween, Spooky, Fall Halloween Bingo (black, orange, player's choice, Witch AG Mystical creature (witch) AG (Halloween option) Kid Halloween Halloween

Kitty Plays Catch

Hi Peeps!  It's time for  the mid-challenge over at DigiStamps4Joy.  Challenge 102 is being hosted by Jackie.  She chose the theme of Animals.  I decided to use a nice fall image for my card, "Kitty Plays Catch" (although, I think "kitty" looks more like a skunk).  It makes a nice Fall card.  You can find "Kitty Plays Catch" here along with a lot of other great digi images.  Why not take a little side trip after you leave me some love and look at all the DS4J images?

For the card base, I cut and folded a 5 1/2 x 11 inch piece of white cardstock to make a 5 1/2 inch square card.  I sponged the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.  I added a piece of fall leaves paper from my stash for the next layer.  Then I cut a file from Silhouette in brown for the frame.  I printed the image on Neenah solar white cardstock and cut it with the same Silhouette file, only a little smaller.  I used Copic markers to color the image.  Then I sponged a little Broken China and Forest Moss for the sky and grassy area.  The embellishments are from Bo Bunny Fall Dimensional Stickers.

Challenges entered: Leaves Fall colors Autumn Colors Colors of Season Autumn colors Autumn Animals Fall Leaves Falling leaves Anything Goes/Fall Colors Fall Pet/Animal

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Who Wants A Hug

If it's Tuesday, it must be Tuesday Throwdown challenge time.  I am sooooo happy and excited to be back on the design team after ten months' absence for healing from my knee replacement. It's feels so good to be back in the saddle again. The theme for this challenge is Halloween Color.  That can be black and orange with a little yellow and white thrown in, which are the usual colors we think of for Halloween.   Our sponsor for this challenge, Doodle Pantry, had this adorable Owl, at least I think it's an owl, in non-traditional colors.  Enter new Halloween colors: purple and green.  I just love this little guy.  I chose to use a pre-colored image.  The design paper comes in the file with the owl, along with a few sentiments.    Go over to their site and check it out.  The spider and web are from Miss Kate Cutables.

Challenges entered: Halloween Celebration (Halloween) H is for Hopeful Halloween Halloween Halloween Purple, orange, black, lime green Halloween Dies and/or punches

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sunday Release DS4J Oct. 19

Happy Sunday peeps.  It's Team B's turn to post the Sunday Release at DS4J.  We had some interesting images to work with this week.  I chose to use the Vintage Geek Girl.   You can find the  new images here.

I had made this card base several months ago waiting for just the right image to show up.  I no longer have to push the base from side of my desk to the other.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the double layer background.  I used the print and cut feature to cut the image.  Copics were used to color the image.  The butterflies are cut with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch.  The bling us from Want2Scrap.

Challenges entered:  AG AG


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Puppy Love

Morning Peeps!  I design for four teams and they all post on either Tuesday or Wednesday.  It keeps me busy on Monday and Tuesday.  :)  My biggest problem is keeping them straight.  This challenge is for The Outlawz.  We are sponsored this month by Polkadoodles.  They have some really cute stamps.  Why not click on the link and see what they have to offer.  Anyway, for this sketch, I used "Puppy Love" from Polkadoodles.

I rummaged through  my stash of pet paper and found this unidentified scrap with paw prints and thought it would make a nice panel.  I used Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip for the center of the panel and flourish.  I have no idea where the paw buttons came from.  I have had them for more years that I'd want to admit to.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I had a hard time trying to decide if she was wearing a hat or just a flower in her hair.  I decided to go with the hat while other teamies just used a flower.  That's what's so much fun with stamps.  You can interpret them any way you want.  I used the flourish from the Silhouette store.   I have no idea any more what the yellow card base is from.  I guess I should keep track of the manufacturers, but it is not easy for me to do.  I'm too disorganized.

My card:

Challenges entered:  AG AG AG AG AG


The Crafters Challenge with Isabelle

It's time for my second card at The Crafter's Challenge.   I am on a kick using different shapes for my cards.  This shape is from the Silhouette store called Center Step Card.  Our Sponsor is Rick St. Dennis and the theme is Image With a Hat. 

The card base, as I said, is cut with my Cameo on Recollections cardstock using the Center Step Card.  The DP is Recollections Blue Christmas 6x6 paper pad.  The big snowflake in the back is also a Silhouette file, Snowflake Layering Set.  I used American Crafts 12x12 Winter Collection cardstock.  The blue snowflakes on the front are Darice adhesive backed craft foam.  To keep the exposed parts from sticking to the under layers, I put a little baby powder on them.  Or as my friend says, I "destickfied" them.  The little white snowflakes are cut with Cheery Lynn Snowflakes die.  I used the Cameo for Isabella.  First I opened the digi in the program and traced the outline.  Then I added an .0625" offset and cut it out.  I used Copic markers to color her.  The fur on her outfit is Pearl Pen Ice White.

I would love it if you would leave a comment and then go look at the other great DT inspiration.  Then why now make a card with an Image With A Hat and show us your work.  You can win a nice prize.
Challenges entered: Christmas Snowflakes Christmas  AG AG