Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Outlawz Sketch Challenge

A new Sketch Challenge has just gone up over at the Outlawz.
Wednesday Sketch

Our sponsor for the whole month of October has been Polka Doodles. What a great sponsor and a great bunch of awesome images at the shop.

Here is the great sketch we get to work with this week!

I rotated the sketch 90 degrees so my image would work better. Here is my card using Angel from Polka Doodles.

I kept it pretty simple because I wanted this cute little angel to be the main focus!!

Hope you will stop by the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and see what the other Design Team girls have made!

Challenges I am entering:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Occasions (Christmas)
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Monochrome
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge October 28- November 3

TTCRD Challenge October 28 - November 3

Paper Craft Magazine, September 2014 Issue
is now available for your viewing in the Subscribers Only Area at Through The Craft Room Door.website: http://craftrmdoor.ning.com. It is loaded with paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create. Come see Colleen Schaan's craft room - trust me it will knock you off your feet - it totally rocks. Art by Miran is this issue's Feature Digi artist and has given the subscribers the sweetest images for you to download. Come on over and join us! The Design Team and myself look forward to seeing you there.


Hi crafters!!
It's another Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door!! Here is the LINK to enter!
This week is Team A and our sponsor is Little Blue Button.


Here is my card using Caroling Sam by Little Blue Button Stamps

Supply list:
Image: Caroling Sam by Little Blue Button
Papers:  Holiday Friends by Imagine That
Adhesive: Elmer's Tape Runner and Xyron Creative Station 9 inch
Hand-held Corner Rounder by USI-laminate
Snowflakes: La Petites by the Paper Studio
Blue gem: unknown company (was sent to me in a swap in a bulk container)
Copic markers:  E11, E000, E00, E01, R20, RV11, B45, B41 for skin, lips, eyes
                        Y26, Y28, Y21, Y24, E18, Y21 for hair
                        B21, B23, B24, T4, YG01, YG03, YG05 for clothing
                        T1, T3 for ground
                         YG01, YG03, YG05 for leaves
                         YG01, colorless blender for background
                         E84, E87 plus a Gold Galaxy Marker for the Bell
 Bic Mark-it alcohol marker Rambunctious Red for the holly berry and ribbon on the sign
Aleene's Glitter Snow
Diamond Stickles for the hat tassels
Challenges I am entering:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - a hat
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge -Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure and visit the challenge!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Outlawz Party and Wednesday Sketch

I hope you have been taking part in the festive party activities over at the Outlawz!!
Our party goes through Sunday the 26th. We hope to have 3000 members by then!! We're close!!

Every day this week, the various challenges are offering additional sponsor prizes and of course we still have our regular sponsors, too!!
So, over at the Sketch Challenge, we have Polka Doodles which is our regular October sponsor. The prize for the October winner is 3 digis to be chosen from the ones given to the DT to be featured this month.


We also have prizes being given for this week's winner by

Deedee's Digis  $15 Gift Certificate

Little Blue Button Stamps  2 x $10 Gift Certificates

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons  $15 Gift Certificate

Now, here is our sketch for this week!!  You can enter the challenge by clicking HERE!

And here is my card using Polka Doodles Geeky Girl.

I colored Geeky Girl with my Copic markers and used a stencil for some background color.
The background paper is a digital paper from the Garden Fairies set by Panda Bear Designs sold at Stitchy Bear.
The ribbon trim is a jute decorative trim (no brand name) and the embellie that looks like a starburst is a color-ready wood element from a set by Close to my Heart.
The brown paper strips are from my paper bin that is overfilled at the moment.

I'm going to enter the following challenges:
Love to Create - fall colors
Party Time Tuesdays  - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 20, 2014

It's Party time at the Outlawz!! Come see!



Hope so, because we are having a huge party at the Outlawz!! Yes, you read it right!! A party! At the Outlawz!! 
We are just about to 3000 members! Woohoo!! And we hope that by the end of our celebration we will have our 3000 members and be on our way to 4000!!

The Outlawz ladies have been working hard and have a boatload of sponsors, lots of prizes, and some fun and games for you, too! I believe there is also an extra challenge or two!!

If you are here at this blog, then you have the opportunity to participate in our SCAVENGER  HUNT!!

Yes, each of us listed below has placed a clip art image on our sidebar! Write down what you see because on the OUTLAWZ  MAIN PAGE,  you will see a  black PARTY!  tab at the top under the Outlawz banner.  Follow the links to get to the Scavenger Hunt as well as the other activities that are going on.

 Let’s get started!

Here is the list of 14 DT members along with their blogs. Just visit each one and write down the Party clip art that is on the sidebar. You will  need this to complete the hunt!
If you get lost along the way, go back to the Outlawz Party tab and resume!
Cara         http://creativechaosbycara.blogspot.com/
Peggy        http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com/
Penny O      http://pennyskrafts.blogspot.com/
Linda W     http://scrappingheaven.blogspot.com/
Andrea        http://andneil.blogspot.co.nz/
Pat M        http://patacakespages.blogspot.com/
Ina           http://littlebitsofcraft.blogspot.com/
Janet          http://mainelycards.blogspot.com/
Alex          http://prettypaperandinkyfingers.blogspot.com
Linda O       http://allthingscreativeandfun.com/
Kathi         http://kathstales.blogspot.com/
Charlene   http://www.crystaldolphins.net/blog/
Darcy        http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com/ (You are here and this is the final stop-- Now head back to the Outlawz for instructions on completing the game.)

And here are the items you are looking for. They should be easy to find. Look on the blog sidebars near the top!

Pumpkins,  Party Balloons, Fireworks, Party Girl, Color Star, Party Penguin, Penguin Painter, Dancing Couple, Party Animal, Party Mask,  Party Hat, Party bunting/banner, Party Confetti, Party Gnome

Complete instructions for entering the Scavenger Hunt is on the Outlawz Main Page  PARTY! tab.  

Have fun!!!! And don't forget to see what other activities are going on during our Party Week!!
in fact, we are also having a Freebie Challenge with a Sketch as an extra challenge to offer you a freebie from a great sponsor and a chance for another prize!
The sponsor is Deedee's Digis and she is offering a freebie at her store site.

Here is the Sketch! If you are a regular Sketch member, you may remember this sketch from earlier this year! It is perfect for our party theme!!
Here is my card using Deedee's freebie set!
Go check it out because she is also giving a $15 Gift Card to her store to the winner!
Challenges I am entering:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (must be a card)
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you at the Party!!

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #64 STARS/SNOWFLAKES

 A new challenge has started at Through the Purple Haze Challenges! The theme is Stars / Snowflakes!
Through The Purple  Haze Challenges
And our sponsor this week is the awesome Aurora Wings! Mitzi will give a digi prize to our winner this week.
I was thrilled when I got to use Aurora Wings Holly Sprite. She is so adorably cute. I decided to go with non-traditional Christmas colors rather than the usual red and green!
My card measures 5 x 7 which is my usual card size if I'm not doing a 6 x 6 inch. My supply list is below the card!

Image is Aurora Wings Holly Sprite printed on Xpress-it cardstock.
Papers are from a holiday set by Imagine That
Snowflakes and stars are LaPetites by Paper Studio
Diamond Stickles (of course) for my background glitter.
Adhesive is Elmer's Craft Bond tape runner
I used Copic markers to color my image.
E000, E01, E02, E11, R20
B41, B91, Colorless Blender
G24, G94, G99, R24, R11
B0000, B000
Be sure and visit Through the Purple Haze Challenges and see what Andrea, Sylvia, Teresa, Fiona, Katya, Jacqui, and Dawn have made with their Aurora Wings images!!

Challenges I am going to enter:
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
A Random Fan - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Outlawz Sketch Challenge has a new challenge for you

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge has a new challenge up and running!
Wednesday Sketch

Our sponsor for the month of October is the incredible Polka Doodles.  Be sure and stop at the store and see all of the lovely images!!


Here is the new sketch we are working with this week!

For my DT card, I used Merry Maison from Polka Doodles! Such fun. A week or so ago, I tried my hand at digital coloring using Photoshop Elements and it was so fun I had to try it again. It is no substitute for coloring with markers as that is soooooo relaxing and I love my Copic markers, but this is fun too! And I used my copics to do some shading over the top of the colored image and I thought it turned out really well.  Here is the image after I colored it digitally and before adding my copics and Stickles.

Here is my card after I added some copics and of course my favorite Stickles, Diamond Stickles.

I'm going to enter the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Add some yellow (my windows)
Totally Gorjuss - Traditional Christmas Colors
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Add something round (snowflake embellie on the right side)
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Challenge - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope you are having a great week!