Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz

Gosh, January is gone and done!  Time flies!
We had so many cute cards turn up in our January Progressive Challenge! I think everyone loved the Bunny Cupcake Wagon by Di's Digis.

We have a new Progressive challenge at the Outlawz  that starts February 1 and runs through February 28th.

Our image this month is Wild Rose and is donated to us by Beccy Muir of Beccy's Place.




Here is my card. Hope you will stop by the challenge and see what my teammates have made with this beautiful image!



I used a combination of Copic markers and Colored Pencils to color the image. I cut my image and placed it over a die cut by Anna Griffin. And then added a few tiny rhinestones to finish it off. The centers of the roses are yellow Stickles. The butterfly die cut is from Stampin' Up1

ABOUT OUR CHALLENGE:

We had a great response for our January challenge.  If you took part in this progressive challenge in January, you will automatically receive by email the new February image. If you didn't take part but want to, it is easy to join the fun.

First, you must be a member of the Outlawz. If you aren't a member, just drop by and ask to join. After your request is approved, you can join the Progressive Challenge or any of our other seven challenges.

Next, you will need to register to play. Do this by sending an email to the address on the challenge page with your name and email address and an email will be sent to you.
 
Rules: 
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 place it onto the challenge page for February, enter it into the Gallery (use the tag PF39 for the February challenge) and the February Inlinkz 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 hope you will check out this challenge and see what my teammates have come up with!! Great fun!!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Outlawz Sketch Challenge 1-31-18

It's the last Wednesday of January! Thank goodness that I can soon turn the calendar to February. That means spring is not too far away. We have our final January sketch challenge too at the  Outlawz.  Hope you will visit our Sketch Challenge.


Our sponsor for January is

The lucky January winner will get to select 3 images from the shop



Here is this week's sketch.




And here is my DT card.

My image is Hettie Hedgehog's Christmas List and is by our sponsor, Creative Heart. I've never colored a hedgehog before so I googled a picture of one. I started with Copic markers and then finished with colored pencils and a white Sharpie Poster Paint pen. 

I used Elizabeth Crafts "Chains" die to make my white trim and then added some red gems. The snowflakes are stickers.

I am entering this card in the Createful Hearts Challenge Blog. It is Anything Goes with an Optional Twist to Add a Heart.

Hope you will come by the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and see what my talented teammates have come up with! 


Thanks for dropping in! I truly appreciate you taking the time to come by and look and leave a comment!
Darcy

Friday, January 26, 2018

Festive Friday's Challenge 1-26-18 at the Outlawz

TGIF! We have a new week of themes at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge

This week our themes are Let's Go Skiing, Snowflake of Many Colors, Build a Snowman, and Christmas!
For my card, I chose Christmas, and my image is by our sponsor Anne's Digital Art.

 Here is my card!


I colored up my image with Copic markers and then set out to find a patterned paper for the background. It is like a paper store in my basement. Didn't take long to find this pretty non-traditional paper and I chose the pattern because it seemed to make an extension of the rolling snowy hills. I added Diamond Stickles to the shaded snowy areas and to the tops of the fence posts and mailbox and sign. 


Hope you will come over to the  Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge and see what my teammates have made. So much talent over there!   

Festive Fridays




Our sponsor this month of January is Anne's Digital Art. She has some freebies on her blog, so stop by there and grab some.



I hope you will join us at Festive Fridays Challenge and you can get a head start on your Christmas cards, too!!  


Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you will leave a comment. I appreciate you taking the time to do that so much!!

Darcy

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Outlawz Sketch Challenge with Poppies

I made this card pretty quickly as I have been knee deep in a mess. I decided to reorganize my craft room after going to a friend's house to stamp and seeing her brand new craft space. Everything was so organized and clean looking. So I began my overhaul!! I did manage to fill two trash bags of stuff. I had embossing powders of every color imaginable, some 20 years old! How long has PSX been out of business? And Embossing Arts Co?  I don't do much embossing and if I do, it is usually black or white. I did keep my silver and gold though. I have one cabinet left to do and that is the one under my sink. That shouldn't take long. Anyway..................

Just as we had a January thaw and almost 50 degrees, I continue to dream of spring and blossoms as I made my card for the  Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz.  


Our sponsor for January is

The lucky January winner will get to select 3 images from the shop



Here is this week's sketch.




And here is my DT card.

I used an image from our sponsor called Bouquet of Red Poppies. The poppies I grow in my yard are bright orange, so I did orange ones. I layered with matte silver cardstock and black cardstock. The flourishes and pearls are from my stash.

Hope you will come by the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and see what my talented teammates have come up with! 

I'm entering this in the Createful Heart Blog Challenge.


Thanks for dropping in! I truly appreciate you taking the time to come by and look and leave a comment!
Darcy

Friday, January 19, 2018

Christmas at the Outlawz Festive Fridays

It's Friday!! We have a new week of themes at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge

This week our themes are Sleigh Ride, Winter Trees, Hot Chocolate, and Christmas!

For my card, I chose Christmas, and my image is by our sponsor Anne's Digital Art.

 Here is my card!


I guess you would probably say this is a non-traditional Christmas card. I saw a Christmas card once with a duck on it and was trying to remember how it was done. Well, I couldn't remember as it was years ago and I didn't keep it. Sigh!!! But here is my version. I was going to do a hilly scene in the background behind the lake, but of course, my card would end up being way too huge, so I scrapped that idea and just went for the water against a background layer of blue and brown patterned paper. The paper was actually from a Christmas paper pack. Very non-traditonal colors!!  
I colored with Copic markers and added some penciling and white dots from my Sharpie Poster Paint Pen.  The sentiment is from Penny Black clear stamps.


Hope you will come over to the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge and see what my teammates have made. So much talent over there!   

Festive Fridays




Our sponsor this month of January is Anne's Digital Art. She has some freebies on her blog, so stop by there and grab some.



I hope you will join us at Festive Fridays Challenge and you can get a head start on your Christmas cards, too!!  


Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you will leave a comment. I appreciate you taking the time to do that so much!!

Darcy

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sketch Challenge January 17, 2018

Still cold here in Iowa! The main topic of conversation here besides politics!! We are expecting the 40s in a couple of days though! It will feel nice!!

I continue to dream of spring and blossoms as I made my card for the  Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz.  


Our sponsor for January is

The lucky January winner will get to select 3 images from the shop

 


Here is this week's sketch.




And here is my DT card.

I used an image from our sponsor called Eastern Yellow Robin Australia (but I wanted to make a bluebird) and colored it with copics. I cut it out with a Stitched Circle die and then layered over a blue cardstock die cut from Cheery Lynn English Floral Doily die.

I used the Flower Shop punch by Stampin' Up! and a leaf punch by Stampin' Up! to make my corner embellishments. No bling or sparkles on this one except for the pearls added to the center of the flowers and around the doily.

Hope you will come by the Outlawz Sketch Challenge and see what my talented teammates have come up with! 


Thanks for dropping in! I truly appreciate you taking the time to come by and look and leave a comment!
Darcy

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winter Cardinal at Festive Friday's Challenge

We have a new week of themes at the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge

This week our themes are Polar Bears, Card with Cardinals, Birthday Card, and Christmas!

For my card, I chose Card with Cardinal and my image is by our sponsor Anne's Digital Art.

 Here is my card!


I was so excited to begin coloring this gorgeous cardinal image by Anne Fenton, Anne's Digital Art. I started with Copic markers and then went over the image with colored pencils (Polychromos) to add some texture to the feathers. I added some dots with my Sharpie White Paint pen with an extra fine tip to give the illusion of snow. I then cut the image using a Marianne die. My papers are from a Christmas pack I bought at Hobby Lobby. I finished with a little silver bow by Little Birdie Crafts. These bows are so pretty and I need to find some more of them. My card is 6 x 6 inches. 

Hope you will come over to the Outlawz Festive Friday's Challenge and see what my teammates have made. So much talent over there!   

Festive Fridays




Our sponsor this month of January is Anne's Digital Art. She has some freebies on her blog, so stop by there and grab some.



I hope you will join us at Festive Fridays Challenge and you can get a head start on your Christmas cards, too!!  


Thanks for visiting my blog and hope you will leave a comment. I appreciate you taking the time to do that so much!!

Darcy