Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie - Sketch Challenge 101

Just as the post title says this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge is a sketch challenge.  The hardest part of this challenge was deciding which Kraftin' Kimmie stamp to use.  I seem to be building up a nice little inventory. Each month there's a stamp I just have to have and you know when you're ordering online and paying for shipping you might as well get your money's worth and order a few stamps. (No willpower) Yikes!!  I wonder if there's a support group for this??  Anyway I chose Lilybelle since I haven't used her in awhile. I wish it was a better picture as her dress and wings are more sparkly then the picture shows. (Not sure if sparkly is a real word but all you stampers know what I mean).

Supplies used:
Lilybelle stamp - Kraftin' Kimmie stamps
Background paper - American crafts-Silly string
Die cut  circle- Spellbinders nestabilities Lacey Circles
Die cut flourish -Die namics Vintage Flourish

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pike's Playground - "All Things Shiny" Challenge

Since my Halloween cards and done and in the mail it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards.  I love to make Christmas cards, it's my favorite type of card to make.  When Pike's Challenge this week was "all things shiny" I started thinking snowflakes and snowman but then came across this cute christmas monkey and thought I'd use him instead.  I colored the digi with copics and added jewels for the lights on the light strand to fulfill the "all things shiny" requirement.

Supplies used:
Christmas Monkey digi - Doodle Dragon Studios (Christmas in July #85)
Background swirls - Stamper's Anonymous- Creative Block #18
Happy Holidays sentiment- Hero Arts
Jewels - Pat Catan's

Thanks for stopping by. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - It's a little Sketchy

It's Hambo Hoedown time and for this week there's a sketch to follow.  The digi and sentiment I received this week (for playing last week) is called Zombie Bunny and he's just so cute (for a zombie).  Each week we get a great digi from Hambo Stamps to use in the challenge.  If you haven't joined the Hoedown, you gotta try it.  Check it out here.  When do you ever see just 1 zombie??  Check out any zombie movie (old or new), "The Walking Dead", "Plague of the Zombies" even the Michael Jackson video "Thriller" didn't have just 1 zombie.  So I just had to have more than 1 Zombie Bunny for my card.

I shrunk and copied the Zombie Bunny digi then colored them with copics markers.  The Tree background is also a Hambo Stamps digi.  I stretched the trees a bit to make them more proportional to my zombie bunnies.  The background stamps and "Happy Halloween " are from Stampin' Up. The pumpkin embellishment is a Jolee's Boutique sticker and the spider brad is from Eyelet Outlet.  Thanks for checking out my blog.  Please leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.

Sassy Cheryl's - Sketch Challenge with Pink

For the month of October Sassy Cheryl's theme is Pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness.  For this week's challenge #86  there is a sketch to follow in addition to using the color pink.  To check out her challenges click here.

The digi is titled "Little Elf Mim" and it's from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I don't remember the official name for the corner stamp I used, but it is a Stacey stamp.  The white swirls were made using the Memory Box die Elegant Scrollwork.   I colored the image using copics markers and attached the image to the card using pop dots. They're not your traditional Christmas colors but I like the way the pink looks.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's - Show Me #47

I saw this cute card with a little girl named Sally on one of the blogs I follow.  So I checked out who Sally belonged to and found this great site SassyCheryl'sdigis and many other great digis.  I checked out her Sassy Challenges blog and the challenge is to Show what crafty thing you're working on and it doesn't have to be a card or paper project.

My favorite thing is making cards, I love to color and cut but I also enjoy painting things.  So here's what I'm working on.   I just finished this little guy "Frankenstein",  hopefully you recognize him.

His boots, hands, nose and bolts are cut from wood, painted and then glued to his body.  The chain around his neck is just what it looks like, a piece of chain.  Everything else is hand painted.  I'm also working on a Turkey, just getting him started.  I have the base coat of  "woodland brown" painted on his body (Euro Paver brick).

Below is the pattern and what the turkey will look like when finished.  I purchased these patterns from, just look under Patio Paver Pals. They also have all kinds of  great wood patterns.

I hope you enjoyed what I'm working on.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge - All Wrapped Up

Halloween, my favorite time of year for cardmaking.  There are sooo many great stamps and digis for Halloween.  And the colors for Halloween - Black, orange, purple and green when I think of these colors I think of Halloween.  Those are the colors we were to use for this week's Hambo Hoedown challenge "All Wrapped Up".  Because I played last week in the challenge I received this cute Mummy digi to use this week with the Halloween colors.  If you haven't joined this challenge then check it out here.  Each week you receive a great digi file (drawn by Tim)  from Hambo Stamps to use in the challenge.

I used the Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder called Rays (it looks like a sunburst ). I embossed the 4 Halloween colors and then matched them up and cut them down to the size to fit and attached to a white card base. I colored the Mummy digi with my Copics markers and added him to the card with pop dots.  The sentiment was included with the digi file and I added a squiggly brad then attached both to the front of the card. A simple Happy Halloween sentiment is included inside. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pike's Playground "Spooktastic" Challenge

If you haven't seen the great images by Dustin Pike then you have to check them out at Doodledragonstudios.  He's got some great hand drawn images and usually has a weekly freebie that's worth checking out.  Halloween is almost here what a fun holiday to celebrate and decorate for.  I love making cards for Halloween, there are so many great stamps and digitals available for Halloween.  This week's challenge at Pike's Playground is a Halloween challenge - use Halloween colors and a Doodle Dragon image. That's easy- the hard part was deciding which Doodle Dragon image to use. I chose Dudley (Witch Dragon image) because he's just so darn cute (I'm not really into scary-eventhough it's Halloween). 

The Spooky background is also a Doodle Dragon Studios image.  I colored both images with my Copics markers.  Dudley and the sentiment (which was computer generated) are attached to the card with pop dots to make them stand out more.  Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Surprise

Most of my posts have been for challenges lately so I thought I would take time to post a small project that I made for Halloween.  My mother and her 3 sisters get together each week to visit over coffee and I enjoy making small gifts or projects  for them because they all enjoy them so much.  When checking out the Halloween candy aisle at the store I spotted these cute chocolate eyeballs that I knew would go perfectly with the  Eye Monster digi from Hambo Stamps.

He was so cute (and easy) that I colored 15 of these before I knew it.  I colored the Eye Monster with COPICS markers and computer generated the sentiment " Eye wish you a Happy Halloween".  I put 9 - 10 chocolate candy eyeballs in a small ziploc bag and attached the sentiment and eye monster to the bag.  Below is a sample of some of the treats I made.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge #36 - Alpha Name

I received this awesome digi called Flower Monster from Hambo Stamps to use in this week's alpha name challenge.  If you haven't seen Hambo's digital stamps, you've got to check them out, there are so many great digis. The challenge is to create a project that uses an item that starts with the first letter of your first name.  My name is Debbie so I had to use an item on my card that starts with a "D".  I used dirt.  The Flower Monster reminded me of a monster who ruts around in the dirt digging up flowers to eat.

I created a bunch of flowers for the Flower Monster to pick using the flower trio digi we received a few weeks ago from Hambo Stamps.  I tore the card and smeared dirt on it to make it look like the Flower Monster had been munching on it.  I glued dirt ( D for Dirt and D for Debbie) on the card and on the Flower Monster's hands and feet. I've never glued dirt to a card before,  but that's why they call it a challenge.  Here's a closer look at the dirt on and below the Flower Monster's foot.

I hope you like my card, with dirt, thanks for looking.

Kraftin' Kimmie challenge #98 - Paper Piecing

This week for the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge Nicole has challenged us to use paper piecing somewhere on our project.  I like paper piecing but many times I get so involved in coloring with my copics markers that I forget all about paper piecing.  Paper piecing just gives your projects a really different look.  For this week I chose Lisette and made a birthday card that I will send to a  good friend of mine.

I paper pieced Lisette's jacket to match the background on the card and colored the rest of her and the cake with my copics markers.  I used the Chinese Knot border punch for the side borders and Magic mesh for the center.  The paper background squares were cut using the Quickutz Nesting Squares die. The card body is actually a purple, but the picture makes it look more blue than purple.  The sentiment was computer generated.  Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pike's Playground Challenge - Make me Laugh

It's been cold, rainy and overcast all day here in Northern Ohio so it was a good day to get crafty.  I checked out Dustin Pike's blog because he always has some really great designs and many times offers a free digi.  I've never entered one of his challenges before, but he's got a challenge going on this week titled "Make me laugh", who doesn't want to laugh so I thought I'd enter my card.  My card represents the first thing I thought of when I saw this digi, so this is the perfect challenge..I hope it makes you laugh.

and the inside reads

I used the SU Perfect Plaids set to create the background.  I hand cut and created the stop sign using the Don Juan cricut cartridge for the STOP letters.  I colored this great Dustin Pike digi of Dudley (sorry I don't know the official name of the digi) with my COPICS.  The sentiment was computer generated and the Stop sign brad is from Eyelet Outlet.  Thanks for looking.