Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ATG over at All Dressed Up--I used a "Summer Fayre" Image

Welcome back to a brand new challenge. We had some fabulous entries last month, so check back on the 29th our winner and top three as chosen by our DT!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 

 I've used the Wonderful ADU image called "Summer Fayre"-perfect for this time of the year.  Love the whole concept of this-sitting out among the trees with banners flying and some goodies ready out on the table.  Colored her soft and feminine and was lucky enough to find a great paper match!  Used a KKS sentiment stamp on the outside and inside of the card.  On the inside was a simple strip of the distressed orange paper with a cupcake stamp!

We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of the 14th August to enter your creations.   And don't forget there will be more amazing examples from the DT using this month's new releases back here on the 22nd.
And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. This month the theme is Girlz Rule - why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images?
Also, visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 

We can't wait to see what you all make!
See you again soon

ATG w/ Added Theme By The Sea - Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge

This is my DT card for Color It Create It Show it Off ~~Reminder Post~~  We want to "remind" all of you to get your entries/projects entered into the CICISIO Challenge.    It's been going on since the First of the month with the theme ATG / By The Sea and Nautical items are everywhere!
My image is called Sailor Boy and can be found here.  There are so many clever ideas - you must check them out!  I had this awesome "wave-like" paper and even fancy cut out a section to let the cardstock fish pop up from the waves!  I let the sisal rope peak out of the top corner and then trimmed the edges with some cut outs of a rope design paper!  The sentiment is from KKS and makes a great masculine Happy Birthday Card!  Now be sure and get your entries turned in over at the Challenge-you've got a couple of weeks left and a great chance to win some images from Sherri Baldy!
Entering this in the following Challenge:
My Besties International-Theme is Nautical
Simon Says Stamp-Nautical

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sketch Challenge at Come and Get It Challenge! Knitty Kitty is our Sponsor-come out and Play!

I always enjoy making Birthday cards and need several of them -I'm using this adorable image from Knitty Kitty to create my project for the Come and Get It Challenge.  The Theme of this Challenge is to use this Sketch--You will notice that I turned my sketch to accommodate the rectangular shape of my image: called Hanging Around for You. That's the beauty of sketches-they are very versatile!
This is a 6x6 card with multiple layers, an adorable handcolored image and lots of embellies.
On the inside, I used more of the floral paper and a large Birthday Greeting stamp. 
CAGI is excited to see YOUR project--we are always an ATG challenge but are now using THEMES each month.  We have great Sponsors for our challenges and it's a great way to win a prize!

Monday, August 7, 2017

All Dressed Up is Sunning on the Beach with ATG Challenge New Releases!

Welcome back to a brand new challenge.  We had some fabulous entries last month, so check back on the 29th-our winner and top three as chosen by our DT will be announced!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is-
Anything Goes
but you must use an All Dressed Up Image.

Not got any?  There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules!  Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store-} here. 
We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 

For this challenge, I used Summer Fun from the ADU store.  Would so love some time to just sit back in a Sling chair on the beach and soak up the sun-just like this image that the talented Wendy Burns drew up!  A bright orange sundress and a cheery turquoise chair sets the scene on the "sandy" beach--compliments of sand Flower soft.  To Achieve the Frothy waves, I used the chunky white embossing Frantage- it also helped hide the white edge of the sandy outcrop.  It's definitely a layered piece-first started with the cloud paper, then the fancy cut wave paper, then the image.  I colored her with copics and stamped a KKS sentiment on the front.  Then on the inside a great wave paper and another stamp with a Get Well Greeting.    
We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of August 14th to enter your creations using the links.     

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 Over at the Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge this month, we are using the Theme By The Sea!  Perfect for the season what with everyone heading to the Beach or Pool to beat the Heat~I'm using img 086 and she can be found here in Sherri Baldy's Shop.
I LOVE this throw-back to sort of a vintage style bathing suit!  I always color on the heavy side with copics so I wanted to challenge myself to keep it light and airy.  I think I achieved that with the baby blues and taupes- splash of melon in there also.
The best feature on this card is the medium I used for the splashing waves and foam--Frantage with blue & silver glitter and white chunky bits.  It did amazing on getting the ocean action!  First time I'd tried the sand dunes so expanding my horizons!  Tied some khaki Bakers Twine around the matted image and attached a silver sunglasses charm.  On the inside panel, I used some floating bubble paper and a great Sentiment stamp from KKS!  Be sure and enter a card or project yourself into our monthly challenge--great chance to receive a choice of images from Sherri!
I'm entering this card in the following Challenges:
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes for August
Creative Moments- Anything Goes for Summer
The Paper Shelter- Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design-Anything Goes
My Besties International- ATG Option Nautical
Scrapbook Stamp Society-ATG option Summer
My Besties French Challenge-ATG

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Bugaboo Stamps sponsors us over at Come and Get It where "flowers" is the Theme!

No automatic alt text available.Just looking at this image from Bugaboo Stamps puts a smile on my face!  She's called Kidz Flower Basket and the theme over at Come and Get It Challenge is "Flowers".  I've got a daughter all grown now with blonde hair that has always shared my love of flowers.  And as Daisies are her favorite flower, I colored this beauty like I remember her.  Love all the details on a Bugaboo Digital Image and the images are so clear-makes it easy to color.  Used a very Spring like paper and complimentary assorted flowers on the front panel. One the inside panel I always like to finish it off so used an oversized polka-dot print and a KKS sentiment which is always perfect!  Hope this puts a smile on YOUR face too!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Cherry Blossom Geisha Girl Get Well Card--a Sherri Baldy image!

Having a bit of fun this weekend, mounting a Sherri Baldy  image I colored up with copics a while back--she's a Geisha called Cherry Blossom and can be found in Sherri's Store.  It's wonderful just coloring when you have a moment and then always having an image on hand!
I used Glacial Blue Wink of Stella on her flower beads hanging off of her flower cluster, and added a shiny silver corner accent with gem on the matted image as well as a hanger over the Get Well sentiment.  I've been saving this parasol paper sheet forever for just the right card-was so excited that it worked out for this one!!  On the inside, I used a creamy yellow crackle paper with a great KKS sentiment stamped on the inside. Hope my friend will thoroughly enjoy it!  Thanks for stopping by!