Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SOS186 - Love Me Do

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Love Me Do.
I'm not making Valentine's day cards so I made this vine (or other) bottle tag - using my friend Lisa's instructions and supplies
the tag started as printed Kraft paper, then I stained it, stamped it with SU roller. The lips are not a stamp, but actually my lips kissing the paper - using regular lipstick and then embossing it with pink EP. The Eifell tower is also embossed and the dotty  heart is made with pearl pen. Then just some lovely lace with roses and chipboard heart and a lovely tag is done.

Challenges:
Just Inspirational - heat embossing
Through The Purple Haze - Love is in the air
Perfectly Rustic - Hugs & kisses

Friday, January 23, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik - Hi Deer

This week I got to play with Hi Deer image from Ching-Chou Kuik and here is my card:

I'm tired of winter and wish for spring so I used fun cheerful colors and a lot of flowers. I colored the image with markers and shaded the sky with Prismacolor pencils.. 
The background papers have been in my stash for so long that I have no idea where they come from. Card stock is Mossy Meadow from SU.

Challenges:

Crafter's Cafe - stitching
Digistamps for Joy - Bingo (flowers/free/two or more layers)
Little Red Wagon - shhh (no text or sentiment)
Without Words - dreaming of spring

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps - Calla Lily Valley

here is a card I made for the first part of the Progressive challenge on Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group. The theme is Anything Goes with Sweet Pea image.
I used a Ching-Chou Kuik image called Calla Lily Valley and colored her with alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir  & Blendabilities). Added some Stickles here and there and a glittery butterfly.

I'm also entering it into these challenges:
Crafty boots - butterflies
The Crazy Challenge - embossing
Pile it on - Fantasy

SOS185 - Glittery Christmas

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use some kind of specialty paper (glittery, corked, flocked) anything you hoarded  collected and felt sorry to use.
For my card I used a lovely red glittery card stock. To make the lacy pattern, I used one of Martha Stewart anywhere punches I borrowed from a friend.
It looks so pretty that I did not want to cover it up, so I just layered it on white CS and added a white satin ribbon and poinsettia stickers/die cuts from K&Co.

Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - anything Christmas

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik - Moonlight Gathering Birthday Card

It is Friday and therefore time for me to show you an inspiration post for the Ching-Chou Kuik's Digital Stamps Monthly Challenge Blog.

For my card I have used the Moonlight Gathering image from Ching-Chou Kuik.


I colored the image with mix of markers and Prismacolor pencils. Mostly used markers for base colors and then added shading with pencils. I wanted to create a moonlight scene - colors somewhat bleached in the light of the moon. 
Since the image is quite complex I left the background quite simple, just matting the image and layering it on a silvery glitter paper background with glittery paper lace as the only embellishment. Sentimet is from Stampin' Up!

Challenges:
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes + something new (brand new digi)
Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Green Moth Maiden

This is a card I made for the color/coloring challenge at Kit & Clowder facebook page.

The image is from Ching-Chou Kuik and it's called Green Moth Maiden. I colored her with a mix of markers (Spectrum Noir, Copic, Blendabilities)

I'm also entering her into these challenges:
Cards und More - use a doily
Crafty Cardmakers - something old, something new (new image, old everything else)
A Gem of a Challenge - something new (new digi)
Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Wild Princess

This is my first post as a part of Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge Blog DT. This month's challenge is to use Flowers and Ribbon and the whole DT is using the same image - The Wild Princess. Do you like her? Play along in our challenge and receive it for free.
The image was colored with Alcohol markers (princess & butterflies) and Prismacolor pencils (background). Embossing folder I used is from Stampin' Up  and  most of the cardstock too.

Clear It Out - Anything Goes (scrap papers and flowers from my stash)
Tuesday Throwdown - Favorite embellishment (flowers)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SOS183 - Butterfly basics

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use something new. Easy, right?
For my card I used a new stamp (SU Butterfly basics),butterfly die (new from Stampin Up as well) and new ribbons/trims as well
The card base is Blackberrry Bliss and the Butterfly is Rich Razzleberry sponged with Blackberry bliss.
Challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life - Kraft Cardstock
Fun with Shapes - All is New- new crafty stuff
Cards und More - Use a Doily
Sweet Stamps - something new - new stamp and die and ribbons

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

SOS182- Mousey present

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Thrice as Nice and we want everyone to use at least 3 patterned papers.
I used a House Mouse image colored with alcohol markers and 3 different patterned papers from a Recollection pad I had for a year (if not more). Sketch is from CardMaker magazine.
..and did I tell you I got the Animal Coloring Class from Kit and Clowder... so watch out for my fabulous little furry creatures in near future ;)

Challenges:
House Mouse Monday Challege - Christmas or New Year (yup, still in Christmas mood)
Kit & Clowder - coloring Animals
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas
The Outlawz Coloring Challenge - Anything Goes/Christmas

Friday, December 26, 2014

Petals of Rainbow

Today I was playing with one of the newly released images from Ching-Chou Kuik called Petals of Rainbow - the roses reminded me of the multicolored roses I saw not so long ago and here is my card:
Image was colored with a mix of Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. Paper is from a long ago swap. I kept the card pretty clean and simple, good for mailing. :)

Challenges:
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes