Tuesday, October 6, 2015

SOS222 - Henry with Cupcake

This week at Shopping Our Stash we are using our oldest birthday supplies. This was a bit hard, because when I started stamping I tried to buy things that more universal, not specifically just birthday.
But I found this Henry Celebrating Mouse from Whiff of Joy and it's pretty old (from 2009 I think) so I decided to use him.
Colored it with alcohol markers and sponged the edges with distress ink. The papers and ribbon are from Stampin Up and both long retired, same as the cute mouse-y image.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

sos221 - Wooden It Be Nice

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Wooden It Be Nice and we want want participants to use wood veneer, papers, letters....
I played with stamps from a retired Stampin Up called Clockwork in masculine colors and added a  wood sentiment.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SOS220 Smiling Anya

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Show Us Your Smile. Easy, right?
For my card I used one of my very old Anya stamps from The Greeting Farm, it's long retired so not sure about the name - could be Popstar Anya?
I colored her with distress inks and aqua painter,. The lacy looking paper and the gold foiled one are from SU, Pink cardstock is from my random stock. Also the gold sequins and cord are from SU

The Pencil Case - Make It Bright
C.R.A.F.T - add some bling
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday goes

Friday, September 18, 2015

CCK - Papillon

For my inspiration card this week I used the beautiful Papillon image. You can find it in Ching-Chou Kuik's Etsy store - here
I decided to go with the challenge theme on our Facebook group and kept it all Clean & Simple. The image was colored with alcohol markers - mostly Copics, some SU Blendabilities. The I added some dot with white gel pen. The background papers is from BoBunny and the sentiment from SU.

Addicted to Stamps - make your mark
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything with PP
Through the Purple Haze - Happy Birthday

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

SOS219 - Baby & the Moon

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Outta This World and we want people to use their alien/space/monster images or celestial objects.
Since I'm an alien/monster free crafter I went with stars and the Moon and a baby:
The moon image is from an old Flourishes set called Rock-a-bye Baby. The background was made using a star template on watercolor paper. I embossed the stars with clear EP and then water colored the background using Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay ink. The moon image is also watercolored using SU inks.

Daring Cardmakers - Wonderful Watercolors
Amusing challenge - Heat embossing
Simon Says Stamp - use stamps
Crafty friends - anything goes
Cards und More - no designer paper

Friday, September 11, 2015

CCK Gentleness

It's Friday and that means my turn to show you a card I made for this month's challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge and Inspiration blog - Colors of Fall. For my card I used and image called Gentleness - you can find it in the Etsy store - here.
I have to say fall colors are not my favorite, but here is what I made:
The image was colored with alcohol markers with touches of pencils and glitter pen. Cardstock and ribbon are from Stampin Up. I found these Japanese handmade papers in a thrift store some time ago and they were perfect for this challenge. Then I just added a couple of sequins and a card is done.

Crafting for all seasons - tic-tac-toe - middle row - ribbon, digi, bling
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Crafty Catz - Autumn Colors

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SOS217 Wetlands

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called "Put a Bird On It" - easy right - here is what I created.
I used a Stampin Up set called Wetlands - masked an oval on a white base, sponged crumb cake, bermuda bay and daffodil delight. Then I added a bit of texture with Gorgeous Grunge. After removing the mask stamped the birds and the sentiment.

CAS on Sunday - splash - make a card with water on it
Crafty Cardmakers - no patterned paper

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SOS216 - Bokeh Jellyfish

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is  called Splish Splash and we want everyone to use Wet Medium
For my card I used jellyfish from SU stamp set called From Land to Sea. Stamped them on watercolor paper, embossed them with white EP and then watercolored the background with reinkers - I used Elegant Egplant, Peacock Feathers and Mint Macaroon. After it dried I added the white circles for bokeh. Card stock is all SU, except the purple one (this one is from my scrap box).

Crafty Cardmaker - No Patterned Paper
Get Creative Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Alphabet Challenge - N is for No Design Paper
Crafty Friends - Clean and Simple

Thursday, August 20, 2015

CCK Sunshine gift box

For my inspiration creation this week I used a Lil Sweetie image called Sunshine. You can find her in Ching-Chou's Etsy store - here
I decided to not to make a card, but decorate a little gift box for my niece's 14th birthday. She likes Ching-Chou Kuik's images and the box fits a bunch of square (5.5 inch) cards perfectly.

I started with a plain box from chocolates which I spray painted with gold enamel paint. Turned out pretty smooth and even, much better than painting with brush. The image was colored with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers. Then I just used stickers and wood veneer shapes from Marshalls.

Crafty Cardmakers - warm summer colors
Not Just Cards - anything goes

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SOS215 - Layered Peacock

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use layers - since I was never into super simple, one layer cards, this was no problem for me :)
My entire card was made using a paper pack from Heartfelt Creations - it has images, frames, layers, plain papers, sentiments and everything is matching - perfect for layering. No stamping involved, just added a ribbon and some gems.

Dragonfly Dreams - Flying High with WIngs
Pile it On - Bright Colors
Crafty Boots - Fair and Square
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes