Sunday, July 31, 2016

Butterfly Rose Flower Girl

Butterfly Rose Flower Girl
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps is sponsoring the latest Classic Design Team Open Challenge. I chose Butterfly Rose Flower Girl for my Inspirational Design Team Card.

I colored the lovely image using Prismacolor Pencils, a Prismacolor Blender marker ad a gold metallic Gelly Roll Pen. She was cut out leaving a narrow white edge.

I covered the front of a base card with a magenta card stock and adhered a pink die cut sheet over the top, trimmed to fit. Where I cut the die cut sheet in the middle, I covered with decorative ribbon. I adhered the lovely colored image to the top of the die cut sheet.

I hope this lovely card will inspire you to join the Classic Design Team Open Challenge, where Design Team members can display their work and anything goes is always the theme.
Challenges:
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2016/07/challenge-26.html?m=0
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-34.html
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-161.html
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.com/2016/07/anything-goes-challenge-july-24th.html

Friday, July 29, 2016

Featured Digi at Markers! Papers! Digis!

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
 Digistamps4Joy is participating in a 3-day Hot Hot Summer event in the Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook Group. Lots of prizes to be won, and this image - Summer Ice cream" - will be available at half price only $1 from 29 July to 15 August for the coloring competition on Facebook.

Today Margaret Kieser the owner artist of Digistamps4joy is in the spotlight over at Markers! Papers! Digis! She is offering this adorable digi for $1. It's called Summer Ice Cream, and is a re-release of one of artist Jen Leeflang's works.

I couldn't wait to make a card using this sweetie. I colored her using the following Copic Markers:
E0, E11, E13, E15, E18, E23
R20, R23, R29, RV02, G99
Y11, Y38, Y15, YG03, YG17
V12, Colorless Blender 0

After coloring this digi, I cut out the image and adhered her at the top of two layers of card stock and on the yellow base card. The birthday sentiment was cut on my Cricut die cutting machine.

While you are looking for this digi, check the shop out for other lovely digis!

Challenges:
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-34.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-20.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-186-anything-goes-woptional.html


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Book Elf Card

book elf
Star Stampz
Star Stamps is the current sponsor of the challenge at A Snowflakes Promise. I chose to use Book Elf for my Design Team inspirational card. I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and Prismacolor Blender Marker. I placed the colored image in the Craft Artist 2 program and merged it with a background and various elements from several digikits. I finished by adding some text.

I hope my card has inspired you to try your luck at the challenge at A Snowflakes Promise, where the theme is the current season.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Leggy Cheerleader/ Re-release Digital Stamp

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
We are having a special release day today at digistamps4joy. It's the re-release of those oldies but goodies. For my Design team inspirational card, I chose to use Leggy Cheerleader. I colored the image using the following Copic Markers:

E00, E02, E13, E15, E18
R20, R24, R29
B34, B37
Colorless Blender 0

I used the Cricut Machine to cut the lettering and printed the fireworks background using the Sparkle Sky digikit and Craft Artist 2.

If your having a bad day maybe  cheerleader card will cheer you up! This might be just the card to make and enter the digistamps4joy challenge.

Good luck and see you soon.
Challenges:
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-33.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-20.html
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-161.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/15th-august-2016-world-wide-open-design.html

Lilie for You/ a Re-release Digital Image!

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
It's time for the new releases at digistamps4joy, but today we are doing something a bit different. We are re-releasing some oldies but goodies. I chose to use Lilie for You for my Design Team inspirational card.

This lovely girl was colored using the following Copic Markers:
E00, E02, E13, E15, E18
YG03, YG61
B000, B00, B02, B05
BV11, V17, RV63
R20, R81, R83
Colorless Blender 0

The grass was cut with a die that came with Elizabeth Craft Designs #780 - Garden Bench. The die cute paper was from a pad by Recollections.

After coloring the girl, she was cut out. The die was used in the Cuttlebug Machine to cut the grass out several times. Silver metallic card stock was adhered to a white base card and the die cut sheet was layered on top. Grass was glued in a row at the bottom of the card and the cut girl was adhered to the top.

Check out the re-released digital images at Digistamps4Joy and see all the new oldies! Wouldn't one of these make a great entry into the challenge at Digistamps4Joy?

Challenges:
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-23_16.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-20.html
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-161.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/15th-august-2016-world-wide-open-design.html

Monday, July 18, 2016

Clown Birthday Card

Clown with Balloons
SLS Lines
SLS Lines is the current sponsor of the challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I chose to use Clown with Balloons for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored this image with Prismacolor Pencils and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program where it was merged with a background (St. Augustine, Fl. Carousel) created by my husband Sandy Brooke. I finished the design adding the text, "Happy Birthday."

I hope my card has inspired you to try your luck at the Crafting from the Heart Challenge, where anything goes.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Winners of the July 7th-thru 14th Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop

 The following are the winners for each of the individual blogs. You should also check at the main blog to see if you were one of the top winners! Go to: http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com/
Winners List
http://carla-writes.blogspot.nl/ -------Veronique Baadjou
http://karinsartscrap.blogspot.nl/ --------Jennifer Bradley
http://granmargaret.blogspot.nl/ ------- Faith - Daffodil Cards
http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.nl/... -------- Olga Fink 

Wonderful to see all your comments, I hope to see you again in the future!
Carla

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Tesla is on time!





http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=89_206

http://scrappersdelights.com/store/


There is a challenge still in progress over at Scrapper's Delights. Again, I chose to design another Steampunk card, for my Design Team Mid Inspirational Card. I used the Cogs and Gears Stand again and also Tesla Steampunk for my card. These were colored using Prismacolor Pencils and a Recollections gold metallic pen.

The two were merged in the Craft Artist 2 program. They were saved, printed out and cut out.

I placed a small piece of card stock in the Sizzix Pocket Watches Embossing folder and put it through the Cuddlebug Machine for the background, which I stained with Distress Ink.

I layered this over  black card stock and white base card, and placed Tesla on her stand at the top.

I hope you enjoyed my card and will try your luck in the challenge at Scrapper's Delights.
Challenges:

 http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-33.html
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2016/07/challenge-25.html?m=0
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-17.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/ 
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-24.html

Friday, July 15, 2016

Boots on Plaid

Steampunk Boot 1

http://scrappersdelights.com/store/

I'm still in the Steampunk mode and since the Crafty Girlz Challenge is currently just for fun, for this card I used Steampunk Boots -1 by Scrapper's Delights.

The boots were colored using Prismacolor Pencils and metallic Gelly Roll Pens. I cut them out leaving a narrow edge of white. They were adhered to the top of several layers of card stock. The layers were adhered to a white base card.

I hope to see your work at Crafty Girlz where anything goes!

Thanks for visiting, come again!
Challenges:
 http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-33.html
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2016/07/challenge-25.html?m=0
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-17.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/ 
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-24.html

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Time and There's Music in the Air!


B73 Sound of Music
Mari Digis Challenge
There is a new challenge at Mari Digis. I chose to use B73 Sound of Music for my design Team inspirational card.
http://maridigisstore2.blogspot.com.br/
 She was colored using Prismacolor Pencils and cut out leaving a slight white edge. A base card was covered with purple card stock and mountains were cut from card stock on the Cricut Machine and smaller flowers were cut using the Cuttlebug Machine. I adhered the scenic bit to the purple card and glued Maria on top.

I hope Maria and I have inspired you to participate in the challenge at Mari Digis, where anything goes.
Challenges:
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.com/2016/07/anything-goes-challenge-starts-july.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-184-anything-goes-woptional.html

Rock Star Birthday Girl Card

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/200478260/melonheadz-rock-star-2-graphics-bundle?ga_search_query=rock+star&ref=shop_i
https://www.etsy.com/shop/melonheadzdoodles
Melon Headz is the sponsor for the current challenge at A Snowflakes Promise. I chose Rock Star for my Design Team inspirational card. Isn't she cute?

I colored this cutie with Prismacolor Pencils and a bit of recollections metallic gold pen. I placed her in the Craft Artist 2 program and merged her with a background and elements from the Showtime digikit. I added the text from the program to finish off the card.

I hope you are inspired to participate in the challenge at A Snowflakes Promise.
Challenges:
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.com/2016/07/monthly-challenge-7-patriotic-use-your.html 
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.com/2016/07/anything-goes-challenge-starts-july.html 
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-184-anything-goes-woptional.html

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Bedtime Betsy Easel Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
Bedtime Betsy is just one of the many new and wonderful releases that have just been included in the shop at Digistamps4Joy. I colored this little girl using the following Copic Markers:
E11, E13, E15, RV02, RV17, RV19, B000, B02, B05, B32

I made the colored image, the focus on an easel card. You can pick out a new digi and design your own easel card.

The following is a very easy easel cad to make:
Cut a piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 11 and score it at 5 1/2 and at 8. Valley fold on each of the score lines.

 I adhered a plaid scrapbook sheet to  the easel card upright back and a pink sheet to the bottom portion. The colored image was centered on the plaid and adhered to the upright portion of the card. I cut out several small pieces of card stock and layered them with text at the top. This was glued to the bottom portion of the easel to hold the up right in place for display.

Check the current them for the challenge at Digistamps4joy. maybe you would enjoy participating in the challenge and displaying your work. I'm looking forward to seeing your creation!
Challenges:
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-17.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-184-anything-goes-woptional.html
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-19.html

Friday, July 8, 2016

Teddy Heart Birthday

Morgan's Artworld Shop

There's a new challenge at Morgan's Artworld and the theme for this month is animals. I picked Teddy Heart for my Design Team Inspirational card. Isn't he just adorable?

I colored this cutie with Copic Markers. I placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program, where it was merged with a variety of pieces including text, background color and print fabric.

I hope this adorable birthday card will inspire you to participate in the challenge at Morgan's Art World, where the current theme is animals.
Challenges:
 http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-32.html

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tutu Tammy: July Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop

Tutu Tammy
Digistamps4Joy Shop
Welcome to the blog hop event going at Digistamps4joy.  A team members made easel cards embellished with either glitter or sequins. If you follow the list of blogs below you can leave a comment on each and have a chance to win a Digistamps4Joy digi stamp from each one! By leaving a comment on each, you can earn an extra digi here on the main blog. So, you can earn a total of 5 digis! Isn’t that a cool prize?
 Here is the list of Design Team members included in this hop:

6 Sami Williams
7 Tertia Jacobs
 8 Main Blog DS4J

The following is a very easy easel cad to make:
Cut a piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 11 and score it at 5 1/2 and at 8. Valley fold on each of the score lines.

I used Tutu Tammy for my digi. She looks so much like my dancing granddaughter. Her recital was wonderful and she loved getting this card.

The image was colored using Prismacolor Pencils and Stickles Glitter Glue. I cut the image out leaving a narrow white edge. I layered 2 sheets of card stock and used a gold metallic Gelly Roll Pen to decorate the sheets. I adhered the layered sheets to  the easel card upright back and another sheet to the bottom portion. The word was cut from card stock on the Cricut Cutting machine and glued in place. A pearl was adhered to act as a stop for the upright portion of the card. Tutu Tammy was glued to the upright using soft pads to form a 3D image.

I hope you enjoy the hop, I'm looking forward to reading the comments and seeing what you can make with the wonderful digi stamps from Digistamps4joy shop. Take part in our challenge and show your creations!
Challenges:
 http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-6-glamourous-girls-and-pearls.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-32.html








Monday, July 4, 2016

Surfboad Scene


Patties Creations
Crafting from the Heart is currently sponsored by Patties Creations Digital Stamps. I chose Hang Thirty for my Design Team inspirational card.

These boards were colored using Prismacolor Pencils and placed in the Craft Artist 2 program. They were merged with a beach background created by artist Mo Manning and other elements were added from the Craftscapes Summer Seaside digikit.

I hope you plan to participate in the challenge at Crafting from the Heart, where anything goes.
Challenges:
http://deliciousdoodleschallenge2.blogspot.com/2016/07/july-beside-sea.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-32.html
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-319-always-anything-goes.html
http://lacysunshine.blogspot.com/2016/06/a-new-anything-goes-challenge-june-26.html
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-160.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Cogs, Gears and Girl!

http://scrappersdelights.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=89_206&products_id=878
http://scrappersdelights.com/
A new challenge has just begun at Scrapper's Delights. I chose to design another Steampunk card, for my Design Team inspirational. I used the Cogs and Gears Stand and also Chastity Steam Punk 2 for my card. These were colored using Prismacolor Pencils and a Recollections gold metallic pen.

The two were merged in the Craft Artist 2 program. They were saved, printed out and cut out.

I placed a small piece of card stock in the Sizzix steampunk Embossing folder and put it through the Cuddlebug Machine for the background, which I stained with Distress Ink.

I used some metallic card stock and gain used the Cuddlebug Machine, to cut the Gadget Gears from the Sizzix Die.

I layered these over a black base card, and a gold metallic card, placing Chastity on her stand at the top.

I hope you enjoyed my card and will try your luck in the challenge at Scrapper's Delights.
Challenges:
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-32.html
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2016/07/challenge-24.html?m=0
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2016/06/challenge-18.html
 http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/welcome-to-creative-artistes-challenge.html
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/ltscb-80-anything-goes.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-28/

Friday, July 1, 2016

Daylily Corner Progressive Challenge at Digistamps4Joy

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=540
http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
The Digistamps4Joy stamping group on Facebook is currently sponsoring the July Progressive Freebie Challenge. If yo made a card for the June challenge, you can claim on to work on for the July challenge. If you missed the June Freebie you can purchase the current Freebie Daylily Corner in the shop for $1.00. For more information on the great opportunity, go to the Digistamps4Joy Facebook group.

Here are the details on my Design Team Inspirational card:

I used the following Copic Markers to color the floral image:
RV63, RV66, YG13, G99

I cut out the colored digi leaving a narrow white edge.

I cut mats of black and olive green card stock and layered them together on to a white base card. The cut digi was adhered to the top. Small green adhesive pearls were placed in the center of 3 flowers.

I cut the sentiment out on the Cricut machine using the Beyond Birthdays cartridge. It was adhered to the layered card.

I look forward to seeing your work on this lovely image.
Challenges:
http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/welcome-to-creative-artistes-challenge.html
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/ltscb-80-anything-goes.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-28/

Dandelion Days

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/dandelion-days-winnie-fruit-punch-printable-digital-craft-stamp-download-digiscrap/
polkadoodles
Polkadoodles is the current sponsor of the challenge at Creative Lady Birds. I chose Dandelion Days to use for my Design Team inspirational card.

I used Prismacolor Pencils and Recollections Silver metallic pen to color this cute little girl. I placed her in the Craft Artist 2 program, where I merged her with two colored mats and some text.

I hope this card has encouraged you to try your luck at the Creative Lady Birds challenge, where anything goes.

Painted with Love

Paintd with Love
Digistamps4Joy Shop
There's a new challenge at Digistamps4Joy and the theme is as always ATG and the optional twist is to use dies and or punches. I chose to use Painted with Love for my Design Team inspirational card.

This cute image was colored using Prismacolor Pencils and then cut out. The hearts were punched with a Martha Stewart punch and the text was cut on the Cricut Die Cutting Machine. A green piece of card stock was adhered to a base card and the image, words and hearts were adhered to the card.

I hope you are inspired to try your luck in the challenge at Digistamps4Joy.
Challenges:
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/challenge-32.html
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2016/07/challenge-24.html?m=0
http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.com/2016/06/challenge-18.html