Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - RAK


The CAS Challenge is to create a card as a random act of kindess (RAK) and then to send it!

For my card, I used stamp sets from Altenew.  The cardbase is cut from an A2 size PTI die.  I stamped the image and heat embossed then colored using zig clean color real brush pens and die cut it using a matching die from Altenew.

We hope you'll create a RAK card and then actually give it for no reason other than to be kind!  You can find the CAS Challenge HERE.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - CAS


The Sparkles Monthly Challenge this month is to create a CAS card.  For my card, I used a stamp set from Unity Stamp Co., stamped using Memento Black ink onto the white cardbase.

We hope you'll share your CAS cards with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge found HERE.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Outlawz Birthday Special Challenge Blog Hop

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY TO THE OUTLAWZ!
Welcome to our Special challenge

Our birthday challenge will run through February 28, 2018, at midnight Outlawz time. 

Sheepski Designs is providing the sunflower image...just visit the special challenge link for info on how to receive this fun image. 
In celebration, we are having a special blog hop with lots of prizes being offered.  

Here's the blog hop line up; be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment:


Monday Challenge: Shirley
Tuesday Challenge: Laurian
Wednesday Challenge: Sandra
Thursday Challenge: Jean Chaney
Friday Challenge: Anne
Saturday Challenge: Vickie Yeakley
Sunday Challenge: Deb F.
Progressive Challenge: Shell B

Here's the link with all the information so you can join in this fun blog hop and a chance to win a prize from one of the many sponsors.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - It's a Banner Year!


The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge theme of It's a Banner Year was chosen my DT member Teri to use a banner on your card and/or project.

For my card I used nesting banner dies from Gina Marie Designs.  The image and sentiment stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.  I colored the image using Prisma Colored Pencils and gamsol.  I embellished using a Prima Flower from my stash.

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Thinking Spring on the DRU Inspiration Blog


I'm sharing a monochromatic blues card on the DRU Inspiration Blog today.  Here in the USA midwest we have had lots of cold, snowy winter days.  These cold days make me think ahead to warmer, Spring weather!

To create my card I used these distress oxide inks and wateolor paper to create the background panel for my card:


I smooshed the inks onto my craft mat and then spritzed with water

Then I smooshed the watercolor paper panel onto the spritzed inks to create the background and used a heat tool to speed up the drying process

Next, I used a blending tool using the same colors of oxide inks to create a blended ink panel to use for the dies

Placed each die onto the blended ink panel and die cut them to arrange on the watercolor panel to create the card (shown above)

Here's a close up of the die cuts on the card

Here are the dies used found in the DRU online store:





Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Double D Challenge - Sequins


I have a lot of sequins in my stash of stuff!  When the Double D Challenge to use sequins was posted an idea popped into my head and this is the result!  

For my card, I first used some ruffled ribbon to create the flower and filled the center with sequins.  I decided to use more sequins on my card by cutting a strips of cardstock, applying adhesive and pouring sequins directly from the bag onto the cardstock strip.  Then, added a die cut border to the bottom of the sequined strip before adhering to the cardbase.  (the border was die cut from vellum using the Altenew Lace Die).  The sentiment is from the Penny Black Happy Snippets stamp set.

I'm entering my card in the Double D Sequin Challenge found HERE.

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Valentine's Day Cards


The Outlawz CAS Challenge this week is to create a Valentine's Day card!

For my card, I used an image from a retired Stampin' Up stamp set.

We hope you'll share your Valentine's Day cards with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge found HERE.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Paper A La Mode Challenge


This week's Paper A La Mode Challenge is sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps.

The challenge is using this photo inspiration

For my card I used Daisy May with Umbrella Flower digi image from the sponsor.

We hope you'll use the inspiration photo and share your cards/projects with us at The Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge.

Monday, February 5, 2018

HMFMC #259 - Anything Goes with Optional Sweets or Hearts!


The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #259 is Anything Goes with an optional theme of Sweets or Hearts!  I chose to use the Hearts theme for my Guest Designer Card.

I used the Tails of True Love stamp and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush watecolor pens and an aqua brush.  The "kiss me" candy heart is a brad from my stash.  I created a pocket for the front of the card using a tissue paper roll wrapped with designer paper, ruffled ribbon, and stuffed the roll opening with a pick of beaded tulle.  The tube could be used to hold a romantic note or a gift card for the recipient!

We hope you'll share your House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies cards and/or projects with us at the HMFMC #259 found HERE.

The PIP Challenge #1805



For my card, I used a Newton's Nook Newton Love's Coffee stamp set.  I colored the image using Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol.  The banner is a die set is from Gina Marie Designs.

The PIP Challenges are always anything goes!  We hope you'll share your cards/projects with us at The PIP Challenge #1805 found HERE.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Outlawz CAS Challenge - Sports Theme


It's Super Bowl Sunday so the CAS Challenge is to create a sports themed card/project.

For my card I used a Happy Hoppers image, colored using Chameleon Markers, sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Snippets set, and the background designer paper is from my stash.

We hope you will share your sports themed cards with us at The Outlawz CAS Challenge this week.