Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dragonfly in Brown and Teal

Here is another take on Meet Dragonfly digi from Ching-Chou Kuik. This time I felt like coloring it in brown tones with just a bit of  teal details
The papers are from older Bo Bunny pad and the metal embellishments from Prima.
I used a current sketch from Sketch Saturday.
and here is a different view:
I'm entering it into these challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge - Add some ribbon
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Fairytale Stampers - favorite colors - love the combination of brown & teal
Papertake Weekly - Sooo girlie

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sketch Saturday - DT Application

Sketch Saturday are having a Design Team Call and here is my application post.
My name is Alica and I live in beautiful Niagara Falls, Canada with my hubby and 2 kiddos.
I've been papercrafting for about 7 years now, but always occupied myself with other crafty pursuits too :)
I'm on Shopping Our Stash challenge blog DT and I also volunteer with Paper Playful challenge registry.
My style is varied - from CAS cards using ink & stamps to more elaborate colored images with lot of embellishments. I like to work with different images and try new techniques so I think I would be a good addition to your DT. It would also help me stretch my "sketch following" skills.

Some samples of my work:




Thanks for taking time to look at my creations and I hope you like them :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SOS178 - Fairy Thank You

This week at Shopping Our Stash we want everyone to be Thankful and either go with Thanksgiving theme or make a Thank You card,
Since it's way past our (Canadian) Thanksgiving I decided to use one of Ching Chou Kuik's beautiful digis and create a thank you card.
The Image is called Toadstool Fascination and it's colored with alcohol markers. Then I played a bit with Frantage embossing powders to give the background a little texture ans sparkle.

Challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration - Fairies & Mushrooms
Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook Challenge - Thank You
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge - Add some ribbon
Card Mania - use a digi

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Brr, it's cold outside

Brr, it's cold outside and the mice are nice and cozy by the fire. Enjoying a cup of tea and each other's company
I used House Mouse 3D decoupage sheet for this card and since the image is so detailed I left the background simple.
and here is a little detail of the decoupage:

Challenges:
House Mouse Monday Challenge - Brr, it's cold outside
Papertake Weekly -  2 or 4 legs
Gruffies & Guests - anything goes with the option of Christmas

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SOS177 - Not Ready For Christmas

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Not Ready for Christmas. We ask participants to use a holiday stamp set to make a non-holiday card or project.
I used my Ornamental Pine stamp set from Stampin' Up! to use this masculine birthday card:
For paper I used various small pieces from my scrap box. Sentiment is also from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room - use scraps
Glitter & Sparkle - Autumn Colors
Sweet 7 Challenge - color inspiration

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

SOS176 - CAS French Foliage

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Leaf Me  Alone and obviously - we want everyone to use leaves.
I went with my "go to" leafy set - French Foliage and created this CAS card:

The color strip was sponged with Tim Holtz Distress inks (Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge)..same colors I used for stamping the elements.

Challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration - leaves
Amusing Challenge - give thanks
Hiding in my Craftroom - Fall Colors
Crafting Desert Divas - Orange and brown

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ching-Chou Kuik - Bones Imprint in purple and green

This weekend I had some time to play with my new digis from Ching-Chou Kuik so I colored  a few and today I finally managed to turn one into a card. This one is called Bones Imprint:
The image is colored with a mix of alcohol markers (mainly Spectrum Noir) on X-press It paper. All the other papers come from my scrap box.
And here is one more picture

Challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Fitztown - Distressing + Digital elements
Fairytale stampers - use something new - new digi
Craft Hoarders Anonymous  - Layer It

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SOS174 - The Witch is in Town

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Halloween.. I don't make many Halloween cards, but have couple older stamps to use if I need to make one :)

The witch is from an older Inkadinkado set and I combined it with my new SU die cuts.
Background was brayered using Wisteria Wonder and Blackberry Bliss.
Challenges:
City Crafter - piece of sky
AAA - Halloween
Fairy Tale Challenge - Happy Halloween
Kitty Bee - dies or punches
Simply Create Too - Halloween

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Poinsettia in Pink and Blue

Here is a pink poinsettia card I made for  Jingle Belles' Pink Christmas challenge

Poinsettia stamp is from  Stampin Up set called Joyful Christmas and the swirls are from my all time favorite swirly set Baroque Motifs. The background panel started out white and was all sponged and brayered.

I'm also entering it into these challenges:
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - make your own background
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in October

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SOS173 - Birthday cake from Art Impressions

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called "Hello, Sweetie" so we can either depict something sweet on our project (candy, cupcake, ice cream, etc.) -OR- make something for our sweetie.
I went with the first option and finally used my Art Impression stamps that fell unloved for some time.

The image was colored with alcohol markers and I used papers from my scrap box. Sentiment is from the same set.

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Come and Get It - Women having fun