Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz

Mother Nature is not being too kind to those in the Northeast of the USA, but we are having unusually nice weather for January here in the Midwest.  Will be 50 degrees today and snow is coming for the weekend! But for now, I will enjoy it and try not to feel guilty!!

Without further ado, we have a new Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz!
Wednesday Sketch

Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place. She will give the monthly winner 3 digis from her shop.

Here is the sketch for this week!

And here is my card for this week using Dalmation from Beccy's Place. Because I love dog digis so much, I bought the Dog bundle! Really cute!!!

 Not much coloring involved on this one, just used some Copic T0 for some subtle shading around the inner part of the dog image and T4 and T6 for the floor. The red collar is R27 and R11. I used a little bit of Diamond Stickles for the gems on his collar after coloring in with a gold galaxy marker.

The paw prints are stickers and the dog bones and from a die set by Paper Smooches called Dog Icons.  Inside my card are more die cuts from the same set. My sentiment, I Ruff You is from a Dog stamp set by the Image Tree. Here is the inside!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope you will visit the Outlawz! Hope you are safe if you are in the path of Winter Storm Juno!
Challenges I am entering:
Beccy's Place January Challenge - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's - ATG/Add layers
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
DL Art Linky Party Challenge - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Animals
Crafting by Designs - Movie inspiration  101 Dalmations

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A New Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz

Hi Craft Friends!!
We have a new Sketch Challenge up at the Outlawz! Hope you will stop by and check it out!

Wednesday Sketch

Sponsor is Beccy's Place
Prize is 3 digis from her store

Here is the sketch for this week!
And here is my card using Watering Can by our sponsor, Beccy's Place.

Challenges I am entering:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Sketch
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned paper
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Something New (new digi image)

Thanks for visiting and hope you will stop again soon!

New Challenge at TTCRD

Hi everyone!!
We have a new challenge posted over at Through the Craft Room Door!!

But first, check out the latest issue of TTCRD magazine!

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Limited Runs. The prize will be 3 digital images from the Etsy Shop. Please visit the shop and see the great designs!

New Badge

 I used the image Art Deco Flower from Limited Runs.

SUPPLY LIST: Overall card size is 6 x 6 inches
Art Deco Flower by Limited Runs
Colored with Copic Markers:  BG0000, B12, B14, B28, G40, G43, G03, G05, B63, V17, Y13, Y15, Y02, Y35, YR12, YR04, YR07, YR68, R27, R56, R29, RV00, RV06, RV55, RV66, RV69
Diamond Stickles for some sparkle
Image cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Die (Nestabilities)
Papers are by DCWV, Haute Pink paper stack
Ribbon is a leftover piece
Gold brads from my hoarded stash
Adhesive is Xyron Create a Station  and Elmer's Tape Runner

Challenges I am entering:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Color It (I used Copic markers)
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and come back again!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A New Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz!

Hi Crafty Peeps!
We have a new Sketch Challenge up at the Outlawz! Hope you will stop by and check it out!

Wednesday Sketch

Sponsor is Beccy's Place
Prize is 3 digis from her store

Here is the Sketch!

And here is my card! I think I will probably give it to my grandson for Valentine's Day since he loves dogs! The image is "Basset" from the dog set by Beccy's Place. My sentiment is from a dog stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers. I colored with Copic markers.

Challenges I am entering:
613 Avenue Create  - Techniques (Techniques I have used: Copic Coloring, Layering, using punches, using Die Cut Machine, using Decorative Scissors, stamping, using Digital image)
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Crafty Boots Challenges - use something new....I used a new digi and new sentiment
Marker Pop Challenge - Anything Goes -Copic markers
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - anything Goes
Perfectly Rustics - Animals

Thanks for visiting and hope you will stop again soon!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

First Sketch Challenge of 2015 at the Outlawz

All of us at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge are excited and happy to wish you a great new year!! This week is our first challenge of the new year, but guess what, we have 51 more of them for you in 2015!!!
If you haven't been over to the Outlawz lately, click on the link and check it out. Not only are our seven daily challenges going strong, we have a new challenge, too. A Progressive Freebie Challenge that runs for a whole month. If you haven't already, you need to check it out!

We would really love for her to take a visit to our Sketch Challenge!
Wednesday Sketch

For the month of January, Beccy from Beccy's Place is our sponsor. She will give a prize of 3 digis from her store to our January winner.

Here is the Sketch that Sandra picked for us to use!

Beccy let each of us pick a digital image from her shop and when I saw Bird on a Wire, I knew that was the one I wanted!!  So here is my card using Bird on a Wire from Beccy's Place.

I colored my image with Copic markers and layered it onto some papers from my paper stash and then finished off with a sheer pink bow and some Jolee's embellies.
Copic colors used:  G40, G000, BG11, BG93, BG90, BG000, W0, E15, E19, E70, R30, R39 and Copic Opaque White for some accents on the bird.

I'm entering my card into these challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Favorite Embellishment (Ribbon and Bow)
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Clean and Simple
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will stop by our challenge. Have a great day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

Some exciting news!  Not only is there a new TTCRD challenge, the newest issue of the TTCRD magazine is available. See the preview video below!

Here is a link to the main website where you can view the new issue if you are a subscriber or you may start a new subscription if you wish! Great deal----$18 for the year and you get at least 6 issues with free digis and loads of inspiration projects and tutorials.  LINK IS HERE!

Now, onto the new challenge!! Click HERE to go to the challenge!

Here is my card using Deedees Digis image Flowers from her set Little Miracles.

Supplies used:
Flowers image from the Little Miracles set by Deedees Digis was printed on X Press it cardstock.
Flowers image colored with Copic markers:
     Background: B0000, B00, G40, RV0000, W1, Colorless Blender, Copic Opaque White
     Leaves: G24, G46
     Coneflower:  RV13, RV14, RV52, E08, E15, E39
     Dragonfly:  W0, W5, RV13
Pink patterned paper, green paper, blue cardstock all from my paper stash
Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder for the green layer
Sentiment by the Happy Stamper
Happy Birthday in gold is by Starform text peel off stickers
Gems by Studio G

Challenges I am entering:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Shiny and New ( gems)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my blog!! Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Through the Craft Room Door- New Magazine Issue ROMANCE

The January-February 2015 Through The Craft Room Door magazine is now available for your viewing pleasure in the "Subscribers Only Area"
The theme is "Romance" and we have lots of sweet paper craft tutorials, tons of inspirations and projects you can create, including a new Kid Friendly craft section!



Our Featured Digi Artist is Paola Jofre of My Whimsical Little World and we have some awesome inspiration cards to go along with the adorable images she has given us for you to download.
A new feature we have added is a challenge you will be able to play in for a chance to win a sweet prize pack and be published in the next magazine for another chance to win. So check out our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!
If you do not currently subscribe to the magazine you will need to go to the top of the page on the website and click on the Subscription/Renewals tab.
I look forward to seeing you there!

As a member of the Design Team, I have a tutorial on making Glittered Hearts, a fun quiz on crafting terminology, and some inspiration cards using our freebie images and also some cards with our theme of Romance. 
My cards are below. If you want to see details, you will need to subscribe. Well worth it at $18 per year and you get freebies, past and present, and this issue has so many tips and tutorials you will find it worth every penny!!  Ever wonder how you can keep you scissors from getting gummed up after cutting sticky stuff or you want to try alcohol marker pens but don't want to pay the price for the more expensive ones? There is a way to experiment without breaking the bank! And so much more!!
This card has one of the freebie images from Paola.

 This card has another one of the freebies from Paola!

We also have a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.This is a 'play along' challenge. Submit your card to the Gallery at TTCRD and tag it TTTJan2015 and you could win a fun prize package. Deadline is February 15, 2015 for this fun challenge!! You can find the Tic Tac Toe in the magazine. Here is an anniversary card for that one!
Here is a vintage style Valentine card.

An inspiration card that can be used for Valentine's Day or simply to let someone know you love them!

Another Romance inspiration card. This one I gave to my niece who just got married last month!

So I hope you will stop by the website and don't forget to enter your projects in the TTCRD Challenge that runs weekly and starts every Tuesday!!

I will be back shortly to enter my cards in some challenges!
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Be Mine
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Favorite Word - Love
Dragonfly Dreams - Favorite Color - Purple

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to visit!!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Progressive Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz

I'm so happy to say that the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge has gone over so very well! Over 100 images of Tangled Wednesday donated by Simply Betty Stamps were sent out and so far, we have had over 60 entries in this month long challenge!! All of us on the Design Team are very thrilled about this!!  Thank you Betty for donating this super cute image!

For the next challenge, we have as a sponsor All Dressed Up.

Grab button for All Dressed Up

If you took part in this progressive challenge in December, you automatically will receive by email the All Dressed Up image called Little Christmas Girl. If you didn't take part but want to, it is easy to join in the fun.

Here is how it works!

First, if you're not a member of the Outlawz, join!  Click HERE  to go to the main Outlawz site.
Second, join the Progressive Freebie Group- it is listed under Challenges at the top of the Main Page
Third, you will need to register to play. Do this by sending us an email to outlawzprogressivechallenge@gmx.com with your name and email address and we will make sure you get your free image.

We hope you will enjoy playing with the lovely freebies we have lined up for you and we also have some prizes along the way! All members that play each month for six months will be entered into a draw for a $20 GC to be used at one of our sponsors' stores!

The rules are very simple: join the challenge, join the progressive/freebie group, send us an email to register and then enter a project made with the image supplied before 6:00 p.m. EST on the last day of the month and you will automatically get the next image. If for any reason you don’t get your project made and you would like to rejoin us, you can buy the image of the month from the sponsor's store and as long as you enter it before the end of the month you will get the next one free and you will then get them automatically each month you enter a project.
Please do not add your image to Pinterest, or your blog or anywhere it can be copied from without a watermark. You can not share these images with anyone – if your friends or family want them send them here to join in and get their image or if they don’t want to join the challenge please send them to the sponsor's store to purchase the image.
When you have made your project please enter it into the gallery and Inlinkz (use the tag PF02 for the January challenge) to be entered into the draw for the site wide prizes from our other wonderful sponsors – check out the Outlawz side bar for this month’s prizes!
I decided to make a gift box for my project. The heavy paper is from my Christmas stash and I used the Popcorn Box Big Pro Die by Sizzix to make the box. My image is colored with copic markers and I added some green gems for a little pizazz. A closeup of the image is below.

I am entering my gift box into these challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you will join the Progressive Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz!  A big thank you to the sponsors for donating images as we wouldn't be able to do this without them!!

Happy New Year!!