Friday, April 17, 2015

CCK Purple Dragonfly

Hello Everyone!
I'm back with another card using one of Ching-Chou Kuik's amazing creations. This week I had chance to play with Purple Dragonfly - you can find her here. If it's not obvious, I just love dragonflies and butterflies :)
I decided to not use white cardstock this week, instead I printed the image on Kraft cardstock (this one is from Hobby Lobby and it's darker than SU Kraft (my printer refused to print on SU Kraft - maybe it's too thick) ) and colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Card Base is SU coastal cabama, rest of the papers come from my scrap pile. Jewels are from Prima and the lace is from Stampin Up.

There is still time to play in our Under The Sea Challenge or in Facebook challenge called " All That Shimmers". Come and have a chance to win some fabulous digis.

Challenges:
4 crafty chicks - fairy
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - use a die cut
Kitty Bee - fairytale/fantasy
Crafting with Attitude - fantasy
Inky Impressions - Kraft it

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

SOS197 - Cute Baby Elephant

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Lost & Found and we want everyone to use something that was forgotten or lost.
I used a Stampin Up set called  Zoo Babies - I totally forgot I had this set and almost bought another one... that's what happens when you have more stamps than time to use them :)
Everything I used (other than the scallop circle die)  is from Stampin' Up!

Friday, April 10, 2015

CCK - Magic Wish

Here is a card I made for Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge and Inspiration blog using a digi called Magic Wish.

The image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers. Flowers are from I Am Roses and Prima, sentiment from Stampin Up.
This month's challenge theme is Under The Seacome and play and if you use one of the images from CCK  you get two entries for a chance to win.  Here is the link to the blog challenge  http://cck-digitalstamps-challenge.blogspot.co.uk

Challenges:
Pile It On - Punches and die cuts
The Paper Players - die cuts
Fab 'n' Funky - bingo - middle row - sentiment/digi/die cut
Clear It Out - Anything Goes/stash: anything goes (old single sheet of double sided CS - used it all)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SOS196 - the Earth has music

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called The Earth Has Music. The name made me think of songbirds and I went to look through my stash for bird stamps.
I used an old retired  Stampin' Up! stamp set called Touch of Nature and a small sheet music stamp from Prima in the background. Sentiment is also from Stampin Up.
I stamped, colored and embossed the bird with clear EP, then sponged and stamped the background.

Challenges:
Retro rubber - sketch
Try it on Tuesday - they who have wings
Crafty Cardmakers - Wings
Challenge Up Your Life - embossing (use clear EP on the bird and also the dark green panel is embossed)
Amusing Challenge  - Birthdays

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

sos194 - Rainbow Anniversary

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash  is called Neon Rainbow and we need to use either neon or rainbow colors.
For my card I made a melted crayon background in rainbow colors and used my new die-versions die to make a CAS anniversary card. Sentiment is from Stampin Up and the only embellishment is a satin ribbon.

Challenges
My Time to Craft - Silhouettes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - use a die
Crafty Catz - No Design Paper

Friday, March 20, 2015

CCK Peony Kimono Maiden

And I'm back with another card for Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge and Inspiration blog. This one featuring a digi called Peony Kimono Maiden.

I colored her with my mix of alcohol markers. The brown DP is from Bo Bunny stamped with Baroque Motifs (SU) in Gold . The back panel is patterned vellum from SU layered over light blue cardstock.
I wanted to keep it mail-able so I left it pretty flat with just come butterflies, lace, rhinestones and bling.

Challenges:
Just Inspirational - Flourish and Bling
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - your favorite something - my favorite flourish stamp and digi from my favorite designer

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SOS193 - Simple Spring Birthday

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to make our own background - not just stamped, but more involved.
For my card I used a "new to me" technique called Nail Polish Marbling - you can find step by step instructions here. It's a bit messy and stinky, but it's easy and really fun.
I quite liked my background so I did not want to cover it up much, so I just added a simple flower, sentiment and ribbon to make it into a card :)

Challenges:
Cards in Envy - Spring (used fresh spring colors)
Use Your Stuff - make your own background
Come and Get It - make your own background

Friday, March 13, 2015

CCK Blue Sea Illusion

It's Friday and I'm back with another card featuring Ching-Chou Kuik's digis. This one is called Blue Sea Illusion and you can find her here.

I colored the image with alcohol markers and added some gold details with gold marker and Stickles.
The background paper is one of the Stampin Up's emboss resist papers, which I sprayed with yellow Glimmer Mist. I also added some gold Stickles onto the flowers.
It's all quite shiny, that's why I had to take a picture from an angle. All the cardstock is from Stampin up, as well as the gold sequin trim.

Challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky - focus on image
Simon Says Stamp - things that fly
Digi Choosday - Lace / Bling

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SOS192 - Number birthday

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Counting on You and we want everyone to use numbers.
My mom is turning seventy soon, so I decided to make a card for her.
Flowers are from SU stamp set called Bloom with Hope and the sentiment + numbers are from Memorable Moments. Flowers are colored with Blendabilities, branches with Copics.

Challenges:
Crafty Cardmaker - for a special woman
The Crazy Challenge - happy birthday
Outlawz Monday Challenge - greeting
Addicted to stamps - use a number

Friday, March 6, 2015

CCK Treasure in Hand

Good Morning! It's Friday (yay!) and that means my turn  to show off my latest creation on Ching-Chou Kuik's Inspiration and Challenge blog. This week I'm using image called Treasure in Hand and I made it more frilly and fancy than usual  - since that is our challenge for this month.
Image is colored in my favorite colors with alcohol markers and it's a perfect fit for my daughter who is a bookworm :)
Sentiment is from Doodle Pantry and the background print stamp is from Stampin Up.

Challenges: