Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Outlawz Sketch Challenge October 30 - November 5

There's a new Sketch Challenge over at the Outlawz!  Sandi's Samples has  been our sponsor this month. She will give a prize to our monthly winner.

Here is the sketch!
And here's my card using the Pumpkins 4 Sale image from Sandi's Samples.

I colored the image with copic markers. I could just see this wagon of pumpkins sitting alongside a rural property with a 4Sale sign. I used a spellbinders circle die to cut my image out. The brads are from Spare Parts and the jute ribbon is from Gina K Designs. Papers are from my stash.

Hope you will go over to the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and join in the fun!
Other challenges I'm entering:
Top Tip Tuesday - Seasons
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #16- Here Come the Girls

The theme this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges is "HERE COME THE GIRLS".  The sponsor is Crafty Sentiments. The prize is 3 digis of your choice.

This week is Team A and yes...........I am Team B but I wanted to make a card for the  challenge anyway.

My image is Summer Breeze from Crafty Sentiments! I colored her with copic markers. The Halloween papers and ribbon are from my stash. I drew in some bats and added a pumpkin sticker.

Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E02, R00, R21
Lips: R21
Eyes: B12
Hair: 100, YR27, C5, C7
Skirt: YR09, YR02
Sandals: YR02
Top: YR000, Black Bic Mark-it for the Faux Animal Print
Background: 0, YR0000, YR000
Floor: N3, C2, O

Hope you will stop by the challenge and see what lovely creations Team A came up with!

Other challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Show It Off Sunday
Make It Monday
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Lady Annes Challenge - Stamp of any kind

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Trick or Treat!

A year ago, I wasn't blogging.  I didn't actually start blogging until January so I missed out on Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving blogs but oh, my, am I ever making up for it. I've lost track how many Halloween cards I've made this year, but there's been a bunch.  And here is another one.
Gerda from Gerda Steiner Designs runs a monthly challenge and so far I have entered each one. The really cool thing is that she gives you a freebie digital image just for signing up to follow her newsletter. So if anyone is looking for a link to her newsletter, let me share it HERE.

The image for this month is a Trick or Treat image which I've featured on my card below!

I combined this challenge with a couple of other ones:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday (sketch is below and I turned it on it's side to coincide with my image orientation)
Another Challenge I entered was the 613 Avenue Create Challenge that has a Create Your Own Challenge theme this week.
Here is  the chart to Create Your Own challenge
What I used ---   Column 1: image, patterned paper, solid color paper
                      Column 2:  any sketch (Sweet Sketch Wednesday)
Column 3: Stickles
Column 4: bling
Column 5: twine
Other challenges I'm entering with this card:
Totally Gorjuss - string
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Created with Love - Halloween
Have a great day and thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Outlawz Sketch Challenge October 23-29

A new Outlawz Sketch Challenge!  I'm super excited about this one because it is my first challenge posting as a DT. So please click HERE and go check out the new challenge post. Sandra, Margaret, Pat, and I have all made cards using images from Sandi's Samples, who has  been our sponsor this month. She will give a prize to our monthly winner.

Here is the wonderful sketch that we got to work with:

And here is my card using Poinsettias from Sandi's Samples!
Except for the two poinsettia images, and the circles and scalloped circles Spellbinders dies, the other elements of the card were all included in a really lovely holiday paper pack!
I colored my images with copic markers:
Flowers: R24, R29, Y35
Leaves: YG67, Y35
Hope you will go over to the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and join in the fun!
Other challenges I'm entering:
Make It Monday - comments
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenge #15 Double Team Challenge

This week we have another Double Team Challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.  This means Team A goes up against Team B. You all get to vote for your favorite card over at the challenge blog HERE. Then, the losing team gets to vote for its favorite card and the Design Team member with the most votes gets a prize!!   The theme is "anything goes" with an optional Halloween Twist or Altered Art. 

Team A is sponsored by Digital Delights and will award a $5 coupon towards a purchase from its store!

Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Team B is sponsored by Art Eye Candy and will award a complimentary Little Owl Mini Workshop, a $10 value.

I am on Team B and I made a card using the Halloween twist! Here it is

Rubber stamp by Stampendous  "Mumeek"
Happy Halloween by Stamp Francisco
Copic Colors--Mummy: E50
Dog: E70, E71
Pumpkin: YR09, stem is YG67, eyes are FY1
Grass: YG61, YG41
Papers and ribbon from my stash
Hope you will stop by the challenge and see what the Design Team has come up with for you to  be inspired.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Plain Jane by TSC / Sketch Saturday Challenge

I always love it when I can combine two challenges into one.  My two challenges are the TSC Recipes Challenge, a facebook fan challenge, and the Sketch Saturday Challenge.

Here is the sketch from Sketch Saturday!

And here is my card using The Stamping Chef image "Plain Jane" and the challenge is to make her anything but I dressed her up in a sparkling mini dress and added some bling around the outer circle. Both circles were cut with my Cuttlebug using Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities.

I colored the image with copic markers
Skin: E000, E01, E13, R21
Eyes: B06
Lips: R85
Hair: E77, E44, E34, E30
Dress: YR04, YR000 with Diamond Stickles for the sparkle
Background: Colorless Blender marbleized with YR0000
Sentiment is from Gina K Designs
Thanks for visiting.....come back soon!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Creative Freebie Challenge-Part 2

Well, I got my second Creative Freebie Challenge image colored in last night and made into a card. The image is Lady Trina and was drawn by Sandi Huggett (Sandi's Samples).  I think she is lovely. Thanks Sandi for providing such a great image to work with!

Here is my card!

I colored with copic markers and added Diamond Stickles to the red dress!!   My die is from Spellbinders and the sparkly flowers are from Stampendous.  Decorated background paper from my stash!

Other Challenges:
Show It Off Sunday - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Wings and Things
Corrosive Challenges- Dress Me Up
4Kraftygirls - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Creative Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz Part 1

Creative Freebie Challenge Part 1-----because I only have one of the images made into a card far!! I hope to get the second image done tonight and then...............there will be Part 2.

So here is my card using the image by Anne Fenton.   Thanks, Anne for the Bee on Zinnia image.


I colored my image with copic markers:
       Zinnia:  RV19, RV04, RV02, Y38   Stem YG61
       Bee:   RV02, W1
       Background around flower:  Colorless Blender and G0000

I cut out the image with my Cuttlebug using a scalloped circle die by Spellbinders.
I cut out a second bumble bee and popped it on with a pop dot.
I stamped my sentiment on the layered patterned paper and that was it! Very simple.

Thanks for looking!

Outlawz Sketch Challenge October 16-22

The Design Team at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge has done it again!!! They have totally amazed me at what great inspiration cards they can come up with from a sketch (BELOW)!!

I didn't know if I wanted to make a "gatefold" card or one that just had two matching papers meet in the middle, but I chose the latter choice.
Here's my card from the sketch!

Sandi's Samples is our sponsor all month and someone will get a lovely prize for winning the monthly prize. My card is 6 x 6 inches square. I colored the image by Sandi Huggett (Sandi's Samples) with copic markers and used some patterned papers for my background layers.

Normally, I stick pretty close to the sketch, but my central image just seemed to be "floating" out there and so I varied away from the sketch just a little by adding a gold colored embellie to each corner to finish it off.  I think it added some much needed balance.

Hope you will visit the challenge and play along!

I'm also entering my card in:
Sister Act Card Challenge - card
Make It Monday - comment
Lady Anne's Challenge - stamp
613 Avenue Create - Pile It On

Have a great day!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #14--Lacy Sunshine and A Hint of Food

Good Monday morning, peeps!!!

It's Monday and we have another new challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!  First, our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine Stamps and the theme is "A Hint of Food!" So grab up your food themed stamps and come join us in the challenge this week.

Lacy Sunshine Stamps will be giving away $20 in digis for this week's winner!

The Design Team members got to choose an image and I picked Lil Scoop Sticky Wings

Here's my card

Background paper is some pretty strawberry paper from my stash
Image is Lil Scoop Sticky Wings by Lacy Sunshine
I colored Lil Scoop with copic markers
Skin: E000, E02, R20
Hair: Y21, YR12, Y28
Eyes: B000
Ice Cream: R21
Cone: E30
Dress and ribbons: R30, R21, G24 (ribbons and socks)
I used a Spellbinders Die called Fancy Ribbon Threader ( I cut the bottom part off--long story, short version is that it tore when I took the paper off the die....I wasn't being very careful). Actually like the way it turned out though! Instead of ribbon, I used a matching red piece of paper and threaded floss all around the border.
I added four pearls and a flower embellie and my card is done!

Hope you will check out the challenge and see what the other design team members came up with!!

                                          Have a fantastic week!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Outlawz Sketch Challenge October 9-15

Hi there! Is everyone ready for a new sketch at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge?  Take a look at this lovely sketch!

The Sketch Challenge is being sponsored by Sandi Samples all month long.
Here is my card using the sketch and an image from Sandi Huggett of Sandi Samples!
I colored my image with copic markers:
Skin:  E000, E11, R30
Hair: E43, E47
Lips: R22
Eyes: B12
Dress: BG01
Flowers: R22
Ground: T4
Background: 0, BG0000
I also used Spellbinders dies and flowers from my stash!
I'm also entering my card in the Make it Monday Challenge.
Hope you have a good week!

What's in Your Future..........and a Sketch

Hi peeps! 

Today I am combining two challenges! Simply Betty Facebook Fan Challenge and Sketch Saturday Challenge.

First, I will show you the sketch and then I will get to the Simply Betty challenge!

For the Simply Betty Challenge, we were given a choice of one of two images, Fortune Teller or Voodoo!! I chose Fortune Teller! Both images are available in Betty's store!
Simply Betty Stamps
Here is my card! I colored with copic markers and used Spellbinders dies for my die cuts. The gold gems and the papers and from my stash!! Hope you like it!

Have a great day!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #13 - IndigoBlu

There's nothing unlucky about the 13th Challenge of the Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

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The sponsor this week is IndigoBlu, a lovely stamp company that has high quality rubber stamps. The stamps make beautiful impressions. The winner of this week's challenge will get a stamp of their choice!

The stamp I used is called Blazing Poppies! I love it!

Indigo Blu
Here is my card--overall size is 6 x 6 inches
I used copic markers for the coloring of the Blazing Poppies by IndigoBlu
Flowers: RV42, YR01, Black Spica Pen for the centers
Leaves: YG45, G000, N1
Background : 0, YR0000,YR000, YR02

Embossing folder for the triangular corners
Sticker strips for the accents 
Hope you will visit the Challenge Blog for Through the Purple Haze Challenges and see what the rest of the gals have created for you with IndigoBlu stamps. You will notice there are two linkys----one for projects with IndigoBlu stamps and one for projects for those that don't have IndigoBlu stamps. We didn't want to leave anyone out. There will be a mystery prize for the second linky.
Have a great week!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy Bird-day to You

Today is World Cardmaking Day and of course, I made a card!

My card has fall colors and the adorable image is Bird Gardener and is a digi image by the talented Miranda Hall.  I see a great future for her as she is so talented with her "doodling".

Here is my card using Miranda's cute image which I colored with copic markers.

I am entering this card in a few challenges:
Color Me Creative - Fall Colors
Top Tip Tuesday - Flowers
Creative Fingers - Ribbon ( I used some jute ribbon)
A Die for a Sketch Challenge - Here's the sketch--I turned it on its side
Have a great week!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sending Hope

The TSC Recipes Facebook Fan Challenge this week is featuring a digital image by Tamara at The Stamping Chef called Sending Hope. It was a freebie for a limited time and we have until Sunday night to get our image colored up and entered into the challenge.

This is a beautiful image and just about everyone is familiar with the pink ribbon for breast cancer.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If this cancer hasn't affected someone you love or know, it will! There has been a lot of progress in this terrible disease, but more research is needed! If you are able, please give to one of the many cancer charities this month. Your money really does help.

I colored my image with copic markers and layered it with some patterned papers from my stash. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs. My card:

Copics I used:
Skin: E000 E11 R30
Lips: RV04
Eyes: B32 B93
Hair: 100 C7 C5 YR27 Y28
Top:  RV00 RV02 RV06 (Ribbon)
Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Every couple of weeks there is a new Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge! We are given two images to get creative with. First, I will start with the image so generously given to us by Anne Fenton. It is called Floral Swag and here is my card!

As always, I used copic markers to color my image. The fancy bottom of the white cardstock is actually a happy little accident. I used a die from the Radiant Rectangles set by Spellbinders and it didn't cut all the way through, so I just cut off the bad part. I kind of like how it turned out. The background paper is purchased paper from my stash.
My second card features an image from Sandi Huggett.  It is a Hibiscus.
Here's my card and once again, my coloring is done with copic markers.
Thanks, Sandi and Anne for the lovely images!!

Outlawz Sketch Challenge October 2 - 8

If it is Wednesday, it is time for another sketch challenge at the Outlawz!!  Here is the lovely sketch!

Our sponsor for the month of October is Sandi Huggett and her store is called Sandi Samples.
Here is my card using one of her images. This one is Lady Kathleen!
My sentiment is from Gina K Designs and I used copic markers to color my image:
Skin: E000, E00, R20
Hair: W5
Gown: YR02, YR82, YR000
Flowers on Hat: Y35, YR02, YG61 (leaves)
Hope you will hop right over to the OUTLAWZ SKETCH CHALLENGE and see what other inspirational cards the rest of the Design Team came up with!
Happy October!!