Sunday, July 27, 2014

More Cards for Men

We are on the second week of "Cards for Men".  Go to the short at the top of my sidebar and put in an entry. 
I needed to make a number of cards quickly for some men who had been in the hospital.  This is what I came up with.  I made about ten in 45 minutes so I am ready to send them through the mail tomorrow.  The image and sentiment were from Sentimental Susan on the Stitchy Bear Outlet website.   I left the image uncolored as that takes time and I wanted  very plain cards for the men.
This card is very simple.All the papers used are card stocks. Since it is a card for man I decided to use hues of green and blue The sentiment is from Sentimental Susan on Stitchy Bear Outlet site - our sponsor and the image is an old painting by Harold Knight (1910). Have a magical week and keep on playing along with us!
For week two I've created a card featuring products from our sponsor Sentimental Susan at Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and from Dezinaworld.  Parts of this card were created digitally.  I started with the vintage image from Dezinaworld and added the sentiment and stack of books on a white background, both from Sentimental Susan. i also added the monocle and compass (Dezinaworld) digitally.  After printing my little digital collage, I added it to cardstock covered with designer paper.  To that I added a fleur de lis brad by Alphastamps and the phrase "noteworthy" which I found in my stash.  All elements were distressed with "old paper" distress ink
This is the second week in the For a man challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.   This great slogan comes from Sentimetal Susan and is available at Stitchy Bear Outlet.   I have team the digital sentiment with a Daisy Trail digikit called Swirling Memories.   I really love the effect of the lamp post shadow.

Very similar to the card I made for week 1, this time using Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet 'BSA silhouette' by Sentimental Susan, this time printing the sentiment at the same time as the bike, on to the print out from a google map.

When I saw this image frlwom sentimental  Susan at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet I knew it would be my hubby's birthday card.  We both rode motorcycles for years and it was fun. I just left it as I printed it from the computer and cut it with my ovals and added some silver brads,. The sentiment is also from Sentimental Susan as is what is on the inside. Come on over to my blog to see what the inside says.

(Note from me, Vicki)  Please keep Barb in your prayers as she is going through some difficulties with her vision.  I think this card is beautiful and I miss her work when her vision keeps her from creating.

Thanks to Stitchy Bear Outlet for their sponsorship.  Go to the top of my sidebar for the shortcut to this challenge.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Looking Toward the East

Here is a card using La Isla Bonita paper and Gecko Galz image from the Asian collection. Behind the card is an envelope to match. The flower was made by taking a couple of artificial flowers apart and layering them. The two flowers ended up making a nice flower for my card.

Tea Time

It is not too late to enter the "Tea Time" challenge at Gecko Galz.  But hurry as it will end this weekend.   You will find the challenge listed under photos on the Gecko Galz Facebook page.   Here is a Tea Box I made for the challenge.

The tea box will hold a number of tea bags.  It is adorned with a number of tea -related stamps from Gecko Galz and the top has some roses that I made along with leaves and four rhinestones giving it a little bling.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What is your favorite color?

Your Favorite Color is the theme for the challenge of the Lunagirl Moonbeams the next two weeks.  So pick your favorite color (if you can) and create an entry with that color as the main color of your project. 

I decided that Yellow would be my favorite color for this time.  My favorite seems to change with my moods.  Therefore I thought I would be "cheerful" with yellow.  Below is my first creation for the challenge.

This is a flip card using a Lunagirl image from the yellow collage sheet.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Guys Like Getting Cards Too

Guys like getting cards too so let's switch gears and make "A Card for a Man".  That is the challenge the next two weeks.  Let's see what the gals on the Design Team made.
This card for man was very simple to make.  It is a gate card opening at the center and the image going  to the left..  The background looks like tire tracks and the image is from Sentimental Susan on Stitchy Bear Outlet site.  Keeping in mind that it is a card for a man, I did not any embellishment at all.


A clean and simple card made with a print out from a google map which I then ran through the printer again to add the Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet 'BSA bike' by Sentimental Susan (our sponsor).I then added the computer generated sentiment mounted on a scrap of blue card.

Other than the "Route 66" stamp by Inkadinkado, this was a digitally created card.  The gorgeous motorcycle digital image is by designer Sentimental Susan and is offered by our generous sponsor Stitchy Bear.  I added the motorcycle to digital background rainbow paper by McMahon 5 and added a third digital image, the "happy birthday" sentiment by Clear Dollar digital stamps.  Most of my early dates with my husband were on his motorcycle so I made this card for his birthday.
For the first week of Card for a Man, I used an image by Sentimental Susan: a lovely violin and it can be found on our sponsor’s site Stitchy Bear. The background paper is from Aneczka W Design and the sentiment from the net. Keep playing along with us and have a magical week!
I have made this card today using a digistamp from Sentimental Susan  - available at the Stitchy bear outlet.  I have used stash from Kanabn's McKenzie and Stampunk ranges to collate the card and the beautiful acetate overlay is from Hunkydory.

I am pleased to have Sentimental Susan sponsor this challenge.  The digitals can be found on Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hot Weather Means Going to the Beach

Don't forget that Lunagirl Moonbeams are still enjoying the summer with a "Bathing Beauties" challenge.
This piece of cardstock has been lying on my work table forever and I was tired of moving it around so I decided the best thing to do with it is use it.  I am not sure how I made this background.  I just know it started out as a piece of red cardstock.  I know, it is hard to believe!   If you look closely, you will see a hint of red.
Below you will see what I made with a piece of it.  At least there is not quite as much to move around until I can use the rest.  Yes, I am sure, at least I hope, not the only one who saves all the leftovers from a project.
The sand was made with a piece of tan cardstock stenciled with a little brown ink.  And, of course, the image is from Lunagirl!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Use a Digital Background

This is the second week of the challenge "Use a Digital Background".  Below are some examples of using digital backgrounds created by members of the Design Team. 
My background is from the Retro Flower package by Coosty Creations which can be found on my sponsor's site Stitchy Bear.  My image is this cute Zen owl from Gecko Galz.  The sentiment is "Words of Wisdom", a sticker.

I am using another digistamp that comes with matching backing papers today.  I used Promarkers to colour the penguin and Easel on the topper and added the slogan using Serif Craft Artist 2.  The digistamp and Papers are available from Coosty Creations - available at the Stitchy bear outlet.
For Week 2 of the Background challenge I made a card using a digikit called Coffee. The kit is by Coosty Creations and is available at the Stitchy bear outlet. The image is from an old French poster. Keep playing along with us and have a magicak week!
I love the digital backgrounds created by Coosty Creations and generously provided to our DT by Stitchy Bear.  This week I chose papers from the Penguin series.  I took one of CC's penguin digi stamps and digitally added it to some cool icy blue background design also by CC.  The penguin is painting a picture so I digitally cropped some of the penguin digital background paper and place it on the easel.  After printing my digital creation I added a border and a penguin stamp to act as the "model."  I confess this creation really makes me grin.  I hope you will link up a digital background creation of your own for our challenge!

Once again my card was completely created digitally, this week using images and background papers from Digi Bear's Digi Outlet's Coosty Creations orchid beauty pack, kindly supplied by the sponsors. I added the image of the orchids with a candle floating on water with a reflection, changing the size and colour to tone with the background.

Week 2 of the Backgrounds challenge I used the Orchid background paper and made a very simple card so the paper is the star. I did print the fower to use but unfortunately my vision at this time wouldn't allow me to colour it. It was beautiful too.Celebrate is from Stampin'up and the sparkl buttons from the dollar store.

Drop in onto Stitchy Bear Outlet's site and see all the background digital stamps by Coosty Creations.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Lunagirl's Bathing Beauties Challenge

A little color-blocking was done on this card showing one of the bathing beauties found on the Lunagirl Moonbeams site.  Lunagirl is having a Vintage Seashore and Bathing Beauties challenge.  The Design Team would love to see what you create, so hop over there and enter.

Play in my challenge!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Challenge #90-"Use a Digital Background"

This challenge theme calls for you to use a digital background.
This card has a beautify digital  background  from the Coffee digital package by Coosty Creations found on Stitchy Bear Outlet.  The image is from Gecko Galz and I  think this makes a perfect card for a man.   Some bling stickers add an ornate touch and the sentiment is a K and Company sticker.
Coosty Creations has some fabulous digital background papers and I had a ball working with two different papers on the coffee theme which were generously supplied by Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet.  The mug is from one digital background but I cut it out to use with the coffee beans digital background.  I have a lady stamp from Silver Crow Creations leaping into that wonderful cup of coffee and I thought the washi tape that said "rue de chocolate" on it was a perfect complement because who doesn't like to enjoy coffee and chocolate together?  The word "heaven" is also from Coosty Creations.
I used a digital degrade paper and an adorable image from Coosty Creations. The kit is called Orchid Beauty and it was kindly provided by our sponsor  Stitchy Bear. The papers are gorgeous and they can be used in many different projects. I colored my orchid digitally and added some pearls  and a lovely sentiment. I must confess I am in love with my card. I made it for my niece. Hope she likes it too. Have a magical week and keep playing along with us!
Leona Roberts
I am delighted to be joining the DT for the next couple of months.  I have a tag to share today, made using a digikit and digistamp flower called Retro Flower.  The kit is by Coosty Creations and is available at the Stitchy bear outlet.
For Week 1 of the Background challenge I chose the giraffe background paper. I layered it on Early Expresso and added it to a base of Dusty Durango. Likewise layered the giraffe (which is from Stampin'up retired set called In the wild.) with early expresso and dusty durang. of course I didn't have any brwon ribbon with me so I just added a scrap of brown caardstock with the bg paper on it and a button. The Happy Birthday is a gold sticker.
My card was completely created digitally using images and background papers from Digi Bear's Digi Outlet's Coosty Creations coffee pack. Although I love papers, embellishments, etc, I sometimes like working with digital components, changing sizes and moving around until I've got the desired effect, so I really enjoyed working with these papers and images.

Thank you to Coosty Creations for sponsoring this challenge.  This designer can be found on Stitchy Bear Outlet. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

An Art Journal Page

Here is an art page journal I made using a Gecko Galz image.  There are many layers of acrylic paint on this page.  I am entering this in Unruly Paper Arts.

Color-Blocking Background

This card is one I made recently for Gecko Galz.  It has a subtle color-blocking background,  This is one of the beautiful images Gecko Galz carries in their extensive inventory.  I hope you will drop by to see all the creations of the new Design Team.  They will be post July 1.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Second Week of Challenge

This is the beginning of the second week of my challenge "Weekend Activities".  The Design Team looks forward to seeing what you create.  Look at the top of my sidebar for the shortcut to my challenges and you may enter as many as two entries.

Here is what the Design Tram created for inspiration.
My image is called "Do You Want to Play?".. it is a BB Kakes images found on the Stitchy Bear Outlet site.  I think this is such a cute image.
I used the BB Kakes 'stitcher fae' image, kindly supplied by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet, the sponsor of the challenge. I coloured this with spectrum noir pens, adding Art Institute glitter to her wings. I cut out the image using a Spellbinder marvellous squares die, brushing the edges with peacock feathers distress ink. The main background paper is an old piece of Daisy Bucket and the torn strip is from American Crafts 'amy tangerine' plus one paper pad that I recently bought with a prize voucher. The added 3D embellishments were from an Express Yourself DIY pack
This very darling digital image from digi designer BB Kakes, provided by our wonderful sponsor Stitchy Bear Digitals is both experiencing the heat of summer and is herself quite a hottie.  I kept my design simple and layered a nice die cut on complementary card stock.  I added a sun and the word that i think describes this situation to a T.  I colored the digi with pencils. I have to admit I can identify with the idea of getting overheated!  You have one more week to share your weekend activities creation -- and hopefully you are not too hot!
For the second week of  “Weekend Activities"-Stitchy Bear (BB Kakes),I made a card using an image called “Want to play” and it is so cute. I layered it on a light pink cardstock  and added some flowers, a lovely sentiment and a decorative adhesive paper tape.The effect was amazing.Have a magical week! 
My image is from Stitchy Bear BB Kakes and it's called  Let's Play. Coloured with a combination of Copics and Spectrum Noir markers. I seemed to have made my image faily large, probably to be able to colour it better. I was at Wal-mart last night and couldn't resist the 6 X 6 patterned cardstock pack, not paper it was a good weight. Because there was some gray in the kpattern I decided to use it as and accent colour.along with the prink. Stop by my blog and  have a peek at the inside.
Thanks to the creators on the Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet site for sponsorship of my recent challenges,  Click on the logo above to go to the site,