Sunday, May 20, 2018

Happy -- Outlawz Sketch, Dragon's Lair Progressive Freebie

Ah, the weekend, and just a tad bit of free time to boot!  Yesterday was busy with errands and family commitments, but today I found enough time to color up a couple images and create cards with them.  One was for a DT project, but this one was just for fun!  

I used this week's sketch from The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge, and the darling ballerina is this month's progressive freebie at the Dragon's Lair Facebook Group.  The designer papers and bottle cap embellishment are also from the Dragon's Lair.  They are being entered in a challenge, too.

I colored the darling ballerina with Copic markers.  I wouldn't normally make her leotard that color, but I wanted to match the papers.  As it turns out, I like it.  I think she's rather striking with her green leotard!  Happy, I would say!

The doily behind her is from Cheery Lynn.  All the papers and the 'Happy' bottle cap are from The Dragon's Lair Designs Etsy store, or the free download. The ribbon is by May Arts. 

Just like this little ballerina, making this card made me very happy!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge -- May 16
Monthly Progressive Freebie -- The Dragon's Lair Facebook Group
Dragon's Lair Monthly Blog Challenge -- Citrus Celebration
D.L.Art -- May Linky Party
Not Just Cards -- ATG

Friday, May 18, 2018

No Better Friend -- for QKR Stampede Challenge Blog

It's Friday again!  Hurray!  The weather is finally warming up a bit here in the Northland, and I'm hoping for my first Harley ride this weekend.  Yeah!  A true sign of summer.

Friday -- that means it's time for a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  Every challenge every week is Anything Goes!  That means you have no excuse but to join us!

This week, I have a darling image that made, I think, a delightful card.  This is Springtime Bunny (Q-digi16104):

I colored Springtime Bunny with Copic markers, then used a Crafter's Companion Create-a-Card die set to make the easel card.  The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday stamp set.  6x6 papers are from my stash. 

I really hope you can join us this week (and every week) at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  We've got the greatest digis (like this one) that you can win for prizes.  Who wouldn't want to color up this cutie?!?  Come join the fun!!!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- May Linky Party
AUD Sentiment -- Cute plus sentiment
Lemon Shortbread -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Friday -- ATG

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Poof! You're 29! for Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a fairy godmother, where she could grant wishes like, "poof, you're 29 again?"  Well, maybe not 29, but 39 or even 49 sound good when I'm fast approaching 59!

This adorable Fairy Flying from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez is granting birthday wishes today:

Fairy Flying is a digital stamp.  I made her quite large so she'd be the focal point of the card.  I colored Fairy Flying with Copic markers.  The potion paper behind her, that helped her cast her magic spell, is also from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez.  It's the Science Digital paper pack

The sentiment on this card is from Whimsy Stamps.  If only it were true!  The crinkle ribbon is from a company that is out of business -- 3 Girl JAM.  The card stock is from my stash.  I used my We R Memory Keepers scalloped Corner Chomper on this card, and a Spellbinders die set. 

I am in my 3rd month of guest designing for Kinda Cute by Patricia 
Alvarez and it has been pure joy!  I am having so much fun with the wonderful images and papers.  Thanks to Patricia and her team for allowing me this experience!  There is a monthly Facebook Challenge to check out here, and an active blog with work from Patricia and the design team here.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- May linky party
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday -- For Ladies Only
Not Just Cards -- ATG
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- birthday
Outlawz Twisted Thursday -- ATG (no twist)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Joyous Wishes -- for 12 Months of Christmas

It's May, and I'm already thinking Christmas.  I like getting cards made throughout the year, so it's not such a rush the last couple of months.  Today is also the mid-month inspiration at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up

This month's optional theme is "make it feminine".  Our sponsors are A Day for Daisies and Decosse's Dynamite Doodles

I used this super fun image from A Day for Daisies called Shopping with Scotty to create this: 

I colored Shopping with Scotty with Copic markers, and used designer papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles.  The two papers shown here are from the You Better Not Pout paper pack.  

I used a sketch for this card that I found at The Outlawz.  It was the sketch from January 10, 2018.  I thought it would work well for what I had in mind.  The decorative brads are from Close To My Heart, but are retired.  The sentiment is also from Close To My Heart, and is also retired.

I hope you can join us this month at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  There's still plenty of time.  You can link up anything Christmas, but to be eligible for the prizes, please follow the optional theme. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Festive Fridays -- Christmas
D.L. Art -- May Linky Party

I Feel so Blessed -- for DigiStamps4Joy

It's the 15th of the month, so it's time for some mid-month inspiration at DigiStamps4Joy.  This month's optional theme is 'For Mom', or you can link up an Anything Goes project. 

I used the Daisy Moon (JA4) image, printed twice and flipped, and the Blessings Sentiment Set (MP298) to create this: 

I colored the Daisy Moon image with Copic markers, mirroring my coloring on both sides of the artwork, then placing the Blessings sentiment in the middle. 

I found these papers in my stash.  I don't know who makes them, but I thought they were a good match for the colors in the image.  I cut out the butterfly with a Sizzix die on gold foil paper.

I hope you find time to link up with us at DigiStamps4Joy, with our optional 'For Mom' theme.  I'd love to see what you create, and we've got great prizes! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cut It Up -- use flowers (and a die cut)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Birthday Wishes -- Sasayaki Glitter Progressive Challenge

It's Saturday, and with a high temperature of only 55 degrees, I did some yard work today, some house work, but also found some time for crafting.  I finished this card I started last weekend, and plan to enter it in a few challenges:

The image is the May progressive Freebie image from Sasayaki Glitter. It's image #158, Mia Wants to Say Happy Birthday.  I colored it with Copic markers.

I used a sketch from this week's challenge at The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge

The papers on the card are from Photo Play.  The circle dies are from Craftin' Desert Divas.  The tag die and sentiment are from Paper Wishes.  These a teeny bit of Timeless Twine, and some glimmer trim from Close To My Heart. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Wednesday Challenge -- Sketch for May 9
Sasayaki Glitter  -- May Progressive Challenge
C.R.A.F.T challenge blog -- birthday
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday -- birthday
Lemon Shortbread Challenge -- ATG
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode -- use a tag
D.L. Art -- May Linky Party

Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Mother's Day -- for QKR Stampede

It's Friii---daaaayyyyy!!!!!  Yes!   I'm retiring on May 31, so I suspect that soon Fridays won't have quite the same impact, but for now, I sure do look forward to them!

I also look forward to the start of a new challenge at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog.  The themes are always anything goes, so come link up this week!

Since this Sunday is Mother's Day, I saved my Mother-in-law's card to share until today, on the off chance that she remembers the name of my blog and is reading it.  I wouldn't want to ruin the surprise too much before she gets the card.

This card uses Flower Bouquet (Q-digi23803), colored with Copic markers.  I used some old Jillibean Soup papers on this card, some foil tape from Close To My Heart, a computer generated sentiment, and label dies from Spellbinders.  I'm hoping my Mother-in-law likes it, but at 83, she's getting hard to please!

I hope you can enter our challenge this week at QKR Stampede.  I'd love to see your creations, and we've got great digis you can win -- like this one!!!!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Papercrafter's Linky Party -- ATG
Ellibelle's Creative Moments -- For Ladies Only
D.L. Art -- May Linky Party
Pattie's Creations -- Flowers
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Polkadoodles -- ATG