Monday, April 22, 2013

April Showers

This cute little penguin is a precolored digi image from Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studios.  I cut out image with Spellbinders dies then embossed the background layer with Swiss Dots folder.  Added two brads to the banner and assembled all pieces.  Image is on pop dots.
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 255
Digi Haven Challenge - Rain/Umbrella 
QKR Stampede Challenge 35 - Punches Or Dies
Dream Valley Challenge 55 - Things With Wings
Eureka Stamps Challenge - Animal Catwalk

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Rainy Day

Love this cute little monkey playing in the rain. I wanted a different size for my card so I scanned the stamped image into my computer and colored it with PSE.  Printed out the image and cut it out with Spellbinders dies.  I used designer paper from Doodlebug Designs called Snips and Snails.  Buttons are from Studio G.  Used a Fiskars punch for the scalloped border. 
Catch The Bug Challenge - Bingo - Button, Border, Designer Paper
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge 29 - 1 Image 2 Papers 3 Embellishments
(The 3 embellishments are the punched border, twine/bow, buttons)
Digi Haven Challenge - Rain/Umbrella ( I digitized a stamped image and colored with PSE) 
Hope that qualifies as a digi image since it was done with my computer and printed out.
QKR Stampede Challenge 35 - Punches or dies
Fab n Funky Challenge - 1,2,3 (1 Image 2 Papers 3 Embellishments)
(The 3 embellishments are the punched border, twine/bow, buttons)
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch Layout
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Buttons, bows and polka dots

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fishing you a happy birthday

My card was inspired by Jen's card.  I used sketch 254 with her basic design but changed the image and made the balloon pop over the edge of the first image layer.   Colored the image with copics and paper pieced the balloon.  This is a fun way to use up leftover scraps of paper.
Aud Sentiment Challenge 78 - For a guy ( This is for a little boy)
Dream Valley Challenge 54 - Happy Birthday
Eureka Stamps Challenge 35 - For the boys
Come And Get It Challenge - Kids birthday cards
Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge 123 - Use a sentiment

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Penguin holiday tag

Created this holiday tag with a digi set called Penguins Winterland from My Graphico. 
 Cut out all pieces.  Embossed the blue background with Snowflakes embossing folder. 
 Tore the edges on the white pieces to make them look like hills of snow.
  Assembled all the pieces then added a gingham bow to the top.
My Graphico Challenge - Anything goes
Hanna & Friends Challenge 169 - Anything but a card

Natures Sketchbook

A bad thunderstorm is moving through our area this morning so I'm staying inside and working on some cards for OWH.  I made this card using a butterfly stamp from the SU set called Natures Sketchbook.  Stamped the image randomly all over a 8.5 X 11 sheet of white cardstock.  Let the ink dry, then cut out a 3.75 X 5 panel for my main image.  Sorry the photo is a bit dark.  The white on white was a challenge to photograph and I had to tone it down a bit as the white was overpowering.  I also scanned in the sheet I stamped and saved as a jpg file so I can use this again in the future without having to stamp a whole sheet again.
Sweet Stamps Challenge - Stamp your own background
My Graphico Challenge 148 - Anything goes
Catch The Bug Theme Challenge - It's a bugs life
Bugs = cocoon, caterpillar, butterflies

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Happy Birthday - 2nd post today

Birthday card I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo using a
SVG cut file called Blooming Mum from My Scrap Chick. 
Happy birthday stamp is from the Critter Party clear set by Penny Black.
  Used Versafine black ink to stamp happy birthday saying on the bottom.  
Pause, Dream, Enjoy Challenge 7 - Dew drops, pearls or buttons
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 121 - Red, black and white
One Crazy Stamper Challenge - Black, white and one other
Dutch Dare Challenge 211 - Birthday
Simon Says Challenge - Happy Birthday

For a special little boy

Card for a little boy.  Used Cottage Cutz Springtime Window Die, Bugaboo Monkey Thinking Digi, Doodlebug Snips & Snails Paper, Brown Brads, Pop Dots under shutters.
Inky Impressions Challenge - Card for a child
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 165 - Use 2 different papers
(Monkey print and blue stripe on curtains)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

"Bird Call" Embossed Birthday Card

I bought a embossing folder called "Bird Call" a long time ago, but never used it.   I did a search on the internet to find ideas for using it and discovered a wonderful designer and website filled with lots of embossed cards.  My card is based on this card made by Suzie B.  I used the same basic card layout, but I added a tag with the Happy Birthday saying instead of stamping a saying on the top of one of the layers. Supplies: Cuttlebug Bird Call Embossing Folder, Kraft, Black & White Cardstock.
7 Kids College Fund Challenge 70 - Things With Wings
Simon Says Challenge - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper April Challenge - Black, White & 1 Other
ABC Challenge - K Is For Kraft
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Birds