Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


The Songs & Rhymes Challenge theme is based on this song:

Find inspiration in the Song: Teddy Bear Picnic
If you go down in the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise
If you go down in the woods today
You'd better go in disguise!
For every bear that ever there was
Will gather there for certain
Because today's the day the
Teddy Bears have their picnic

For my card I used an image from the retired Stampin Up set Button Bear stamped onto watercolor paper and watercolored using distress inks and an aqua brush.  The honey pot was fussy cut and popped up using a dimensional.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects using the Teddy Bear Picnic them with us at The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge theme is Halloween or Fantasy!  The sponsor is Fred She Said digi stamps.  

For my card I used the pre-colored Halloween Rosey digi.

We hope you'll share your Halloween and/or Fantasy cards with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

HMFMC #277


Created for the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #277 - anything goes with the option of autumn/fall colors.

ANY Themed creation using these COLORS 


free-harvest-wallpaper-1

For my card I used the "turning over a new leaf" woodblock stamp.  Die cut using a Gina Marie Designs die and leaf die.  Various designer papers in fall colors used to create background layers.  Image colored using Copic markers.  The leaf die cut was stamped using a sentiment from Penny Black Happy Snippets set.  Embellished using a brown gingham multi-loop bow.

Entering my card in the HMFMC #277 challenge.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sparkles Monthly Challenge


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge theme is to use only two of these colors:  Orange, Black, Green, and Purple.

I chose to use Orange and Black to create a 4 x 4 square card.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this month using the color theme at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

The PIP Challenge #1841


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Gerda Steiner Designs.  For my card, I used Squirrel with Acorns digi stamp.

Our challenges are always anything goes.  
We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge #1841.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


This week's Songs & Rhymes Challenge theme is from this song:
Song of the Lavender fairy 
from Flower Fairies of the Garden book by Cicely Mary Barker
"Lavender's blue, diddle diddle" - So goes the song; All round her bush, diddle diddle,
Butterflies throng; (They love her well, diddle diddle, So do the bees;)
While she herself, diddle diddle, Sways in the breeze
"Lavender's blue, diddle diddle, Lavender's green"; She'll scent the clothes, diddle diddle,
Put away clean - Clean from the wash, diddle diddle, Hanky and sheet;
Lavender's spikes, diddle diddle, Make them all sweet!
(The word "blue" was often used in old days where we should say "purple" or "mauve")

For my card, I used the retired Stampin Up set Fairies.  Stamped the image using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and colored using Nuvo Watercolor Pencils and an aquabrush.  I embellished with sequins.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects using this week's theme as inspiration.  The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge found HERE.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge is sponsored by 
Fred She Said:


The challenge theme is to use pattern paper and a button.

For my card, I used Fallen Maple Leaf Colored digi image from Fred She Said.  I used a banner die from Cheapo Dies to create a shaped card with a side fold using Kraft Cardstock.  Pattern paper is from my stash.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week using pattern paper and a button at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Help us celebrate October! If we get 20 entries this month, there will be an extra digi prize for a randomly drawn entrant!  

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today using the Exclusive Cheapo Nativity Line Die.

Details can be found on the Cheapo Dies Blog.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Cute Spooks!


DT member Terri is hosting the "Cute Spooks (anything Halloween) challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

For my card I created a 4 x 4 square card using a Michaels Dollar stamp from my stash; I've had this "cute" stamp for several years!

We hope you'll share your "cute spooks" cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafers Challenge.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


This week's Songs & Rhymes challenge theme uses these lyrics as inspiration:

Song:  Autumn Leaves
The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

For my card, I masked the white cardstock layer and sponged distress inks to create the colorful strip and then die cut the leaves from watercolor paper and used distress inks to watercolor each die cut leaf to create a card using autumn leaves.

We hope you'll use the inspiration song and share your creations with us at The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes challenge.

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said Designs.  The challenge theme is Fall scene or Harvest.  For my card I used the Pumpkins & Sunflowers digi image.

We hope you'll share your Fall or Harvest cards/projects with us this week.  The Paper A La Mode Challenge found HERE.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My card is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today using the Owl Scene die.  Details on the Cheapo Dies Blog found HERE.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

HMFMC #276 - Anything Goes or Halloween/Fall


Created my card for the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #276 using the optional theme of Halloween!

This adorable mousey stamp is from a House Mouse stamp set I've had for several years.  The set includes several mousey stamps and sentiments and is dated back to 2006.  Yes, I've been a House Mouse Designs fan for many years!

For my card, I used designer papers, Black cardstock, White cardstock, Spellbinders Pumpkin dies, Stampin Up Edger die, and embellished with a multi-looped black ribbon bow and pearl (I colored the pearl using Copic marker); image stamped using Memento Black ink and colored with Copic markers.

I'm entering my card in the HMFMC #276 found HERE.

Monday, October 1, 2018

The PIP Challenge #1839


This week's PIP Challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs.

For my card I used the Halloween Trio stamp set and dies from Newston's Nook.  Image was colored using Copic markers.  The background die is a Halloween Scene die cut from Impression Obsession.

We hope you'll share your anything goes cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Songs & Rhymes Challenge - Ebony & Ivory


This week's Songs & Rhymes challenge theme is from this song:

Song:  Ebony and Ivory
Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony 
Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don't we?

For my card I created a piano keys card by cuting white cardstock into 1/2" strips and the black cardstock into 1/4" strips and layering the white and black strips onto black cardstock.  I embellished using a CheeryLynn Designs die cut flower and flourish.

We hope you'll find inspiration in this week's theme and share your cards / projcts with us at The Songs & Rhymes Challenge.

The Challenge sponsor is:
Anne Fenton
Prize is:  3 pre-selected digital stamps
  http://annescards4u.blogspot.com
Designer/Owner Anne's Digital Art

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Time or Clocks


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge theme is "time or clocks."

Our sponsor is Sheepski Designs.  For my card I used the "coffee break" digi image from the sponsor.  The clock embellishment is from my stash.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


My tone on tone card using the happy birthday heart die is on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.  

Details can be found HERE.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Fall is in the Air


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme is "Fall is in the Air."

For my card I used Spellbinders Pumpkin dies to create a pumpkin shaped card.  The Flourish is also cut from a Spellbinders die.  The image is a Pumpkin Spice Latte digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I colored the image using Copic markers and embellished using clear sequins.

We hope you'll share your fall cards/projects with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #275


The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #275 (HM&FMC #275) theme is anything goes with the option theme of Sports/Activities.

For my card I printed an image from the Project Book CD, Juggling Raspberries!  I die cut the image using 3 Deckled Rectangle dies and then layered them to give a layered 3D effect.

I'm entering my card in the HM&FMC #275

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Songs & Rhymes Challenge - Going to the Chapel



Going to the chapel and we're gonna to get married.
Going to the chapel and we're gonna to get married.
Gee, I really love you and we're gonna to get married.
Going to the chapel of love.

For my card I used the Penny Black Village Christmas stamp and the sentiment from Unity stamp set From this Day Forward.

We hope you'll be inspired to share your cards/projects with us this week using the Going to the Chapel theme.

For the month of September our sponsor is:
Anne Fenton
Prize is:  3 pre-selected digital stamps
 http://annescards4u.blogspot.com
Designer/Owner:  Anne's Digital Art.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge - Make it Girly


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge theme is "make it girly!"

Our Sponsor this month is  Sheepski Designs

For my card I used the Perfect Pointe digital stamp from the sponsor.
The image was colored using Copic markers.  Background is glitter cardstock and lace ribbon with a looped flower embellishment.

We hope you'll share your "girly" cards/projects with us this week at the Paper A La Mode challenge found HERE.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration


I'm sharing a fun pumpkin patch card on the Cheapo Dies Blog today using the Exclusive Pumpkin Patch die.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The PIP Challenge


This week's PIP challenge sponsor is

For my card, I used Basket of Hope pre-colored digi stamp.  The sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Snippets stamp set.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week at The PIP Challenge.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge


This week's Songs & Rhymes challenge uses this for inspiration:

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream 

For my card I used images from a Dare2BArtzy stamp set.

We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us this week using the song Row Row Row Your Boat as inspiration.  The challenge can be found HERE.

The challenge is sponsored by
Anne Fenton
Prize is:  3 pre-selected digital stamps
http://annescards4u.blogspot.com
Designer/Owner:  Anne's Digital Art.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sparkles Monthly Challenge


This month, The Sparkles Monthly Challenge is to use die cuts!  For my card I used the Cheapo Dies Unbranded Scallop Stitch Rectangle die.  The image is a retired Stampin Up image from Stew Pot Pals stamp set.

We hop you'll share your cards using a die cut / die cuts with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge


We are creating gatefold cards this week at The Paper A La Mode Challenge.


I created a belly-band for my gatefold card to hold it closed.

Our Sponsor this month is  Sheepski Designs
 For my card I used the Pigs Can Fly digital image provided by the sponsor.
We hope you'll share your gatefold cards with us this week at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cheapo Dies Inspiration



I have two fun Halloween cards on the Cheapo Dies Blog today.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Cozy Plaid


The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge theme is "cozy plaid."

For my card, I used plaid designer paper background.  The image and sentiment are from Unity Grunge Leaves stamp set.  The image panel is 100% cotton watercolor paper.  I first spritzed the die cut watercolor paper (die cut using Cheapo Dies Stitched Scallop Rectangle nesting die) and then inked the leaf images using distress inks, sprtized with water and stamped onto the wet paper.  When dry, I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.  The black cardstock is a die cut frame using Cheapo Dies Stitched Scallop Rectangle nesting die

We hope you'll share your "cozy plaid" cards/projects with us at The Sisterood of Crafters Challenge.