Friday, November 9, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 212

Hello crafty friends...
Welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #212.   Our theme for this challenge is this sketch...




I created this card using the Bushy Tailed stamps set.  



the card front in raised on foam for dimension, under it distressed inked several colors to make the cute animals pop.  My banner is glued flat to the gray card front. 
Remember... 10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.   If the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.




Thanks for stopping bye... until next time, take care.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Scrapy Land - Challenge 101

Hello craft friends,

Welcome to Scrapy Land Challenge 101... our theme is always "anything goes".



I made two cards for this challenge using an Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp and die set.  Scrapyland has several scene making stamp and die sets available, most of them are by Lawn Fawn.


I stamped several background trees for depth and added several trees in front on foam tape for dimension.  I wanted a soft fall feeling, so I used light watercolors pencils.  I did a little surgery on one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frame dies so it would frame my scene.



On my second card I created a winter scene, this time placing the birch trees behind a partial die cut circle using one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Circle dies

Thanks for stopping bye.... I hope you'll join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Scrapy Land - Extra

Hello crafty friends...

UPDATED 11/1/18... well, I got my dates mixed up and posted this card a week early. So I'm calling it an extra bit of Halloween fun, and going back into my card room to make another card for the real #101 post.  LOL

Welcome to Scrapy Land Challenge 101... our theme is always "anything goes".  Today is Halloween, my favorite day of the year.  How many of you have a Halloween tree in your house?  Well, I created one for this post featuring a spellbinders christmas tree die.


The die I used is not currently available, but there several similar tree dies available that would work just a well.  I created three sections for my shaker stuffing, which is a mixed of small beads and craft crystals.  The front panel is raised on craft foam to accommodate the shaker.  I kept the card front clean and simple, letting the tree by the only design element.

Thanks for stopping bye.... please join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Clowns

Hello Crafty Friends,

There are a lot of scary things in the world, bugs and clowns are high on my list.  This stamp set by Whimsy Stamps called Creepy Clowns is prefect for making some scary cards.   My card has both the clowns from the stamp set popping out from the background. 



I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:


Thank you for stopping bye and wish me luck.

Halloween Kitties In Pumpkins

Hello Crafty Friends,

I can't believe Halloween is next week and October is almost over.  I have to get all the Halloween cards I've made ready for mailing this weekend.  But before I send them all out, I've selected a few of my favorite to submit to challenges.

This card, created with a watercolor background full of stamped Pumpkin Kitty from Impression Obsession hides a surprise.


I used Chibitronics lights to make most of the jack-o-lanterns light up.  Here's a short video showing it light up.

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:

Impression Obsession's Happy Haunting Challenge

Thank you for stopping bye and wish me luck.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 211

Hello crafty friends...
Welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #211.   Our theme for this challenge is this photo...



Here's my interpretation of the photo...


I LOVE FALL and I loved the wood background of the inspiration photo, so I used wood-grain embossing folder for my cards main background.  Next incorporated the photo's single large leaf as several smaller leaves using the Pretty Posies stamp set.  I used the banner and the "thanks sooo much" sentiment from the Bushy Tailed stamp set to connect my two leaf groupings. 

I used metallic watercolors to color my stamped leaves and to "distress" my wood-grain backgound.  All the elements have a great metallic look to them, but sadly the pictures don't show it. 



Remember... 10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.   If the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.



Thanks for stopping bye... until next time, take care.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Scrapy Land - Challenge 100

Hello crafty friends...


WELCOME TO OUR 100TH CHALLENGE! 

We are so excited to share this huge milestone with you.  
This is a CELEBRATION where YOU win the prizes!


 Each prize package will be a fun Mystery Box worth $25  



Here are the four ways you can win:
 One Random Choice Winner
 One Designer Choice Winner
 One Blog Hop Winner (more info on this below)
 One Additional Random Winner if the Scrapy Land Challenge blog
 goes over 100 entries (so please share with all your friends).


Our 100TH CHALLENGE theme is CELEBRATION.  
However, the Anything Goes theme is also an option... Just make sure a die cut from any brand that Scrapy Land sells is included on your project.  Here's my project... 



The theme of celebration doesn't have to be a birthday or anniversary card.  It can be the celebration of your kid's first steps, the purchase of a new home or as in my case... a card celebrating Halloween, which is my favorite holiday.

I used these fun dies for this card... IO's Six Witches, don't they look like they are having a fun time?  The card front was created with the Party Light Collage die, which only cuts the middle oval with the banner "lights".  I created a shaker element... note to self, double check the orientation of your card before closing your shaker element. Lastly, I added a Celebrate die from ECD. 

Our 100TH CHALLENGE BLOG HOP will run until Nov. 4th, and will feature lots of great CELEBRATION theme inspiration from our Designers.  The Blog Hop Winner will be chosen from comments left on each of the Designers' blogs and on the Scrapy Land Challenge blog.

have fun hopping... your next stop is Sherry blog.