Saturday, February 6, 2016

SS398 Pearls in My Hair

Here is a brand new sketch from Sketch Saturday:
pretty easy, right? And here is my take on the sketch:
I used an image from A Day For Daisies - our sponsor for this week  - it's called Pearls in My Hair and you can find it here.
I colored it with Copic markers, added some little pearls in her hair and a nice soft silk ribbon (love how this holds it's shape).
Card stock is Strawberry Slush from Stampin Up and patterned paper is from Color Crush pad from American Crafts.

Challenges:
Moving Along With Times - Things with Wings
Through The Purple Haze -  Things with Wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything with ribbon

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SOS237 - Tea Bag Dispenser

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Dreaming of Something Warm. Wish I was at a warm beach, but for now a nice warm cup of tea will have to do. And here is little tea bag dispenser I made.
 I used a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers and all the other things are from Stampin Up.
Papers are from pack callled Birthday Bouquet, cardstock is Pool Party and Blushing Bride. Stamp is from a set called A Nice Cuppa.

Challenges:
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything But a Card
Alphabet Challenge - X for X-tra fold (lots of folds here)
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SOS236 - Tea Party

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to get inspired by a book. My book is inspired by Mad Hatter's tea party from Alice In Wonderland.
It's all completely Stampin Up and almost no stamping, but cute and fun.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

SS396 - Birthday Elephant

It's Saturday again and that means a brand new sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday
Here it is:

and here is my take on it using an image from our sponsor Drawn with Character:

The elephant is colored with alcohol markers and since I'm in a mood for masculine cards I kept it simple and used green and gray. Sentiment is from Stampin Up and the patterned paper from Basic Gray.

Challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenge - Clean and Simple
Cute Card Thursday - just for boys
Seize The Birthday - Clean & Simple

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SOS235 - Bird of Paradise

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called 3,2,1 and we want everyone to use 3 of something, 2 of something and 1 of something,
For my card I used 3 flowers, 2 patterned papers and 1 image.
Image is called Bird of Paradise - by Ching-Chou Kuik (published under Sweet Pea Stamps). It's colored with alchohol markers. Papers are from Stampin Up as well as the flower dies - those are all from the new Botanical collection

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Get Creative  - Something New (new dies and papers)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SOS234 - Sky Is The Limit

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use something new. SO I used my brand new Stampin Up set called Sky is the limit and created another masculine birthday card.
I used Pistacio Pudding and Black cardstock and the background is also from SU. I have to admit it's a case of something I've seen online (not sure who made it), but I really liked the contrast of black and light green.

Challenges:
Crafty Friends - Use Something New
QKR Stampede - Something New
Cardz 4 Guyz - Happy Birthday

Saturday, January 9, 2016

SS394 - Stary Birthday

I was lucky enough to be chosen as a part of Sketch Saturday Design Team and here is my first creation:
using this week's sketch:
I'm always short on boy birthday cards, so I decided to make one. I used older Basic Gray papers and star die cuts in matching colors. Sentiment is from Stampin Up.

Challenges:
As You Like It - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Happy Anything
Fantasy Stampers - Happy Birthday

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SOS233 - Bloom With Hope in pink

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Call Me Monochromatic and like most of the DT I used pink as tribute to our friend Leslie.
I used stamps from SU set called Bloom with Hope, papers from Penny Black and other pink stuff from my stash. The sketch is from a current Sketch Saturday challenge.

Challenges:
Dragonfly Journey - Birthday
Fantasy Stampers - Happy Birthday

Friday, December 25, 2015

CCK - Cherish Christmas

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it.
This is my last post for Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge and Inspiration blog and since it's Christmas Day I just had to make one more Christmas card.
I used an image called Cherish Christmas and you can find it together with other Christmas images here. It was water colored using SU inks, watercolor pencils and aqua painter.
Red and Gold foiled papers are from Michaels, same as the sentiment sticker.

Challenges:
Paper Craft Crew - Tic Tac Toe - bottom row - Watercolor/punch/Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SOS232 - Botanical Vertigo card

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called "My Precious" and we want everyone to use something special, that you actually never wanted to use it.
for my card I used Vertigo sheets. If you never saw them before - they are thin plastic sheets from Imagine Crafts, that have this reflective layer, if you are staring at it for too long, almost makes you dizzy. They come in several patterns - this one is Taffeta. I got them some time ago - they look so cool and they were quite expensive, so I just took them out from time to time, looked at them and then put them back.
But I did it - cut into them and used them. I used Adirondack alcohol ink in Lettuce to color the main panel and a Cranberry one for the red flower. Looks better in real life, since you can see how the light reflects of it.
You can cut and  emboss the sheets in your die cutting machine, but I think they meant with the big dies, since I had a hard time using Thinlits on the flower.
The dies are from the new Botanical blooms set from Stampin Up, Polka dot strip and sentiment are from SU too.

Challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Allsorts - anything but Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes