Thursday, October 18, 2018

Happy Bird-day

A quick CAS card using an "Oldie' image from Bugaboo!



  The image is called Birthday Bird. I colored using Copics. The sentiment is SU. The die is from Gina Marie. I added a simple strip of Washi and a few sequins.

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- CAS
Little Red Wagon- Use a Digi
Always Happy Birthday- H-Bday
Incy Wincy- Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Monday, October 15, 2018

Dueling Darlings-Kindness : )

For the October Duel our theme is Kindness : )  Jeanette (Dazzlers)  and Kelly (Divas) are our hostesses.



I used the Sketch at  2 Sisters on the blog to get me started.  I used all of the DP's except for one and one of the Washi tape samples.  I just love this sweet image and theme!

Kit details:
Stamps- Stampavie- Teddy and Me
Picket Fence Studio- Comfort Words
both stamped on Recollections #110 white cardstock with Memento Black Tuxedo ink

DP- MME and Paper Studio
Ribbons-Amuse Silver Organdy, Crafters Square Black Glitter and Ribbon Boutique Turquoise.

Embellishments- Michaels- Washi
Recollections- rhinestones and flowers
Paper Studio hearts brads.

There was a 'Kind' die from SSS that I did not use, will use on a future project!

Be sure to hop along and see what the other Dazzlers- my team, and the Diva's have made!

Divas and Dazzlers links : )
Divas
Blogs : Barb  , Carol ,  Judy ,   Heather  , Kelly  LJ  Tami
SCS Galleries:  Suzy  , Terry S 

Dazzlers:
Blogs: Darlene  ,  Donna Jeanette  , Shelly- you are here, Terry L  , Tracie

SCS Galleries:   Paola , Terry A , Debbie B

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Stella Says Sketch

I think my favorite challenges are Sketch Challenges!  So, I had to make up a card with the Stella Says Sketch challenge 617.



 I had fun with this cute image- it is easy to color!  I added clouds in the sky and shimmer to the snowflakes with Wink of Stella .  The snowflakes are shimmery cardstock and punched with a Martha Stewart punch, then adorned with layered sequins. The sentiment is from Newton's Nook. The die I used is fom my stash- I did not label it, so no clue where it is from.....  The DP is MME- from a few years ago : )

Challenges:
Allsorts- Christmas
Winter Wonderland- Arctic Animals
C.R.A.F.T.- Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Friday, October 12, 2018

ATC's

For the last Unity ATC exchange, I had a fun time creating using alcohol inks and Distress inks.


  For the ATC n the left, I made a 'masterboard' using the entire 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock. I sponged on a variety of Distress inks in fall colors, added stamping and dabbed some brown on bubble wrap, then added some gold embossing.  I decided to add gold embossing around the edges of the ATC as well.  The sunflower set was a freebie from Unity last year , it included this sentiment.  I added the sentiment on vellum.

 For the ATC on the right, my goal was to try the Alcohol lift ink.  I dabbed on Copic reinkers onto white glossy cardstock, as they are Alcohol Inks- and I like the soft pretty lighter colors.  The lift technique did not work, so I just used the backgrounds anyway.  I made another sheet using yellows, then stamped on the flowers and the butterflies.  The sentiment was in a grab bag from Unity : )

I wish you a fantastic weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Best Witches

It's time for the Friday Freebie at Bugaboo!  How fun is this cute witch?  Just in time to make your Halloween cards!  


 I added so much shimmer to this card the purple circle behind the image is covered with Wink of Stella : )  The image is colored with Copic markers.  I left it nice and CAS!

Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday- Halloween
Southern Girls- Stripes please : )
Pile it On- Black, Purple and Orange


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Two-fer AG+New Release

 Today is a new release at Bugaboo- and it is a sweet one!!!  And, it is also Anything Goes at Tuesday Throwdown, so a twofer for me!!!


 This sweet group of playful pups- I colored the image with Copics. I added an embossed background with puppy paws all over it. I die cut the image and added a bit of twine and the sentiment. I punched out a scalloped oval die and sponged Soft Sky onto the top  for the fluffy sky.

 I have an Aunt that passed away a few years ago, and I had a few experiences where I would think of her and butterflies would flutter around or near me.  So, when I saw this sweet image, I thought of her....and, unfortunately a neighbor as well.  A neighbor lost her young son a few weeks ago,  When we first met, we would be out walking our dogs in the neighborhood.  We knew each other by the names of our dogs for the longest time!  (I was Peanut's Mom).   Anyway the pups and the butterfly are why I used this sentiment, which is by Create with TLC, and I will give this to the neighbor in memory of her son.

Stop on by Tuesday Throwdown to see what the other DT members have created -link HERE.
The Catch the Bug DT post is HERE .

Challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- AG with a critter
Create with TLC- used a sentiment from her : )
Make My Monday- Critters
Just Us Girls- Sympathy

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, October 7, 2018

COF- open it!

October 2018 ~ Hostess: Liz
scripture: Luke 11:9 "Ask and it shall be given to you, Seek and ye shall find, Knock and it shall be opened onto you."
challenge: Use stamp or something that was given to you by someone, use something you find in your stash, and create something that can be opened (like a card, a box, or open your Bible and do a journal page).

For our Crafters Of Faith challenge, I made a card for a friend who really got me into bird watching.  I had made a different version to send a few months ago, and my daughters dog- ate it!!!  He shredded a few books and some flashcards too!  LOL


 This is Our Daily Bread Chickadee image. I colored the image with Copics. I used a Cheery Lynn corner die. The border die - I did not mark it, so not sure who makes it.  I added some Washi in 2 corners, then embellished with pearls by Kaiser craft. Cardstock is SU.

Challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge- Use more than 1 Die
Alphabet Challenge- N is for Nature
Word Art Wednesday- AG

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly


Friday, October 5, 2018

Bugaboo- Friday Freebie

 I am joining Bugaboo as a Guest Designer through January : )  I am very excited, as I love Bugaboo images and have a huge collection of them : )  For my initial post, I am using the Friday Freebie available today.


 I left this pretty CAS, I embossed the background, added the image and (colored with Copics) in stitched circle dies by Memory box. I added a few Eyelet Outlet shimmery dots in silver and a touch of twine timed in a bow.

 You can grab this freebie HERE in the Bugaboo Store. For inspiration for using this image on a card, check out the Catch the Bug challenge blog HERE.

Challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude-AG
The House that Stamps Built- Up in the Air
Watercooler Wednesday- Feminine

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday Throwdown-Complimentary Colors

This week at Tuesday Throwdown, we are creating using complimentary colors.


Bugaboo is our Sponsor, and provided images.  This image is called flower-butterfly-vase. I love to color, so I picked Purples and Yellows and 'hit the town'.


 I used SU cardstock in Lovely Lavender and So Saffron.  The image is cut out using a Memory Box stitched die. After the first pass-thru, I moved the die over and made it 'narrower' vertically. The edging  is a Martha Stewart punch.
  The image is colored using Copic markers.

We'd love to have you join us for the challenge!  And, you may like to check out the other DT samples of the Sketch cards as well. You can find the challenge and DT cards Here!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Moongate challenge mingle

I joined in a Moongate mingle over at About Oriental Stamp Art (AOSA) Yahoo Group.


 I had just a couple of moongate images, but I picked this one. I stamped in Versamark and embossed it in black EP.
  I also embossed in black the border stamp on white and red, the cut it down the middle. It is an interesting look that I have not tried doing before, the black and white image stamped and embossed and pieced like that.

  Time is flying and I am running like a maniac to catch my tail!  I have not been abl
e to get to blogs to comment, I will get around this week- all is finally calming down!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly