Friday, December 7, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 214

Hello crafty friends...
Welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #214.   Our theme for this challenge is ...




The inspiration photo made me think of ornaments, so I created a card with a large ornament.  


I created a circle ornament from white glitter paper using the Ornament Tag die.  On red and green glitter papers I stamped and die cut a few flowers and leaves from the Pretty Posies stamp and die sets.  I glued my flowers and leaves onto the white ornament die cut and glued that onto my card.  I added the "Merry" from the Merry die set and a few Nuvo drops as my finishing touches. 

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, December 5, 2018

Scrapy Land - Challenge 103

Hello craft friends,

Welcome to Scrapy Land Challenge 103... our theme is always "anything goes".


I created these two cards for this challenge using the Impression Obsession Christmas Stitched Words die set, a little pattern pattern and some vellum.  Super easy cards.



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.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 213

Hello crafty friends...
Welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #213.   Our theme for this challenge is ...



So for my card I used gold glitter paper and gold metallic paper.  First I positioned and die cut the Funky Flakes from the gold glitter paper that would become my card top panel.  I used score tape to attach this panel to my card base.  It was during this step that I kind of messed up.  the score tape was so strong that it didn't give me a chance to adjust the die cut flake openings, so when I added my metallic die cut flakes I end up with gaps that showed the white card base :(    



As you can see, I made some of the flakes dimensional by adding a second flake that was only glued at the base.  



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 21, 2018

Scrapy Land - Challenge 102

Hello craft friends,

Welcome to Scrapy Land Challenge 102... our theme is always "anything goes".


For this post I created a shaker card using the Cheery Lynn Design Lace Christmas Stocking die.


Since this die cuts out the entire stocking, I glued it onto a clear plastic sheet that was larger than then stocking.  I die cut craft foam using the die to get an exact shaped shaker pocket. 

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.

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. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 210

Hello crafty friends...
Welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #210.   Our theme for this challenge is ...



A color combination of pinks and grays.  I love gray, but I have to admit I don't use pink too often.  So I took up the pink challenge and created two cards using stamps from the Peaceful Garden set.



here's a close up of card one... 



here's a close up of card two...


 
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 3, 2018

Scrapy Land - Challenge 99

Hello crafty friends... welcome to the start of Scrapy Land Challenge #99.  Come join us... our theme is always "anything goes".

I'm in full Halloween card making mood now, but the die I'm going to showcase is not a Halloween die.  It's actually a die that most people will not even see.  The Elizabeth Craft Designs Scissors Spring Mechanisms die is something must of us who love dimension on our card can't live without. 

   

I used it to give dimension to my cute (digital) bat on the front of my card.  If I had used foam, I would have gotten dimension, but not movement.  I could have used an action wobble, but didn't have any on hand and those babies are expensive.  You can make hundreds of these spring mechanisms for the cost of a pack of action wobbles.


Here's a peek under the bat... notice that I trimmed the spring to just one level, making this die more useful, because you can adjust the height to your project.  I should also mention that the spring dies are actually intended to make elements on the inside of a card spring up when the card is open. 




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.

We are only 1 challenge away from our big 100th...


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Challenge Time - SSS Wednesday

Hello crafty friends,

I been having tons of fun playing with the new Bushy Tailed CAS-ual Fridays Stamp set.  I love critter stamps sets. 


Here's my recent card...



I stamped the fox and the raccoon on my card front panel, which I cut with a stitched rectangle die first.  I used watercolor zig brushes to color my critters and my backgound.  I used the label and the "so glad we're friends" sentiment in the center of the card on foam for dimension.

Wish me luck, cause I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes, starting 9/26/18  :)

Friday, September 28, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 209

Hello crafty friends...
Welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #209.   Our theme for this challenge is ...



and I made this...

I used the Flower-case AlphabetFull On Floral stamp sets to create all my floral elements.  The Hello I hand wrote after practicing with a pencil mamy, many, many times.

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, September 19, 2018

Scrapy Land - Challenge 98

Hello crafty friends... welcome to the start of Scrapy Land Challenge #98.  Come join us... our theme is always "anything goes".

For this challenge I created a double shaker 5x7 card and tag using the carved diamond pumpkin die from Poppystamps:


I think my card needs something to call it finished... maybe a sentiment?

As for my tag... I used the die on both sides of the tags card stock to create a see-thru shaker tag:


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.

We are only two challenges away from our big 100th now...

Friday, September 14, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 208

Hello crafty friends...
Welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #208.   Our theme for this challenge is ...



A theme I was happy would match with the stamp set I wanted to used very well.  The new unicorn stamp and die set. 



I love that this unicorn is not as cartoonie (is that a word?) as most others in the market.  Don't get me wrong, I like and own some of those myself, but I just love the realism ( can I say that about a mythical animal?) and how tall and beautiful this unicorn is. 

I used my prima metallic watercolor set for all the coloring on this card.  First, as a background wash on my tag, as a blue wash on the card front, as a more pigmented color on my flower petals and the unicorn and finally as splashes on the card front.  I placed my sequin to follow the path of my blue element. 


I used the following CAS-ual Fridays Stamps products:
Tin Roof stamp set
Be A Unicorn stamp set
Unicorn Fri-Die 


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.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

IO Challenge - Fall Rainbow

Hello crafty friends,

Made time to play in my craft room this weekend, stamped and colored a few of my IO Halloween stamps.



Jumped over to the IO Challenge blog to see what the theme of their current challenge was and created this card for it:


The theme for the challenge was rainbow colors and since I wanted to make a Halloween card, I pulled out my mini distress inks cubes and using IO's Cover-A-Card Gradation stamp I create a Fall layering of colors.

I used the Halloween Banner stamp in the center of the card.  I simple colored the stamped element with my Copics and covered it with my clear Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush Pen.

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